Dedicated Management Port on 7304 NSE-150

Answered Question

This may sound like a stupid question but I am being forced to ask! Can the dedicated fast ethernet port on the 7304 NSE-150 be used as a normal router port or is it (as the name implies) for management only? If so what are the drawbacks?

I have this problem too.
0 votes
Correct Answer by Marvin Rhoads about 7 years 10 months ago

It is as the name implies - management only.

Reference the configuration and installation guide (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/7300/install_and_upgrade/7304/7304_fru/7304_nse_icg/3967ov2.html) which states, in part:

"The NSE-150 has an RJ-45 media port that provides 10/100-Mbps connectivity. It is not used for regular traffic. It is used to connect to a network management station and for downloading images. You should not switch to or from this port."

Hope this helps. Please rate this post if it does.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 5 (1 ratings)
Loading.
Correct Answer
Marvin Rhoads Fri, 03/13/2009 - 07:32

It is as the name implies - management only.

Reference the configuration and installation guide (http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/7300/install_and_upgrade/7304/7304_fru/7304_nse_icg/3967ov2.html) which states, in part:

"The NSE-150 has an RJ-45 media port that provides 10/100-Mbps connectivity. It is not used for regular traffic. It is used to connect to a network management station and for downloading images. You should not switch to or from this port."

Hope this helps. Please rate this post if it does.

Joseph W. Doherty Fri, 03/13/2009 - 10:59

NB:

Another engineer didn't read this find print for a 7304 NSE-100 and configured it for routing. The 10/100 port did route, but very, very poor peformance (it may have driven CPU to 100% too).

I.e., reason for the restriction, might be not so much that you can't, just the port wasn't architected for production traffic forwarding.

Actions

This Discussion