I normally configure a switch such as a 2960 by opting out of the initial 'out-of-the-box' prompt-driven question and answer configuration mechanism and just configuring from scratch myself but on a recent configuration task, I decided to use this prompt-driven mechanism. It seems pretty standard stuff except for one strange (to me) element: I was prompted which port would be used for the management network. I wan't allowed to ignore so just said FastEthernet0/1 but what does this actually mean? Does it mean that this port cannot be used for connecting 'ordinary' (non management-network) IP addresses? Does it mean that this port is only on the management VLAN (if VLANS are in use)? Is it trunk mode or access mode?
Would appreciate any pointers on this.