Let me start off by saying I am a newbie to Cisco. I have some very basic knowledge on how the IOS works.
That being said - I am looking to deploy Cisco Network Assistant to manage 5 Cisco 2960 switches.
Each switch was pretty much unwrapped from box and installed, no configurations made. Each has the default VLAN 1. Each switch is connected to one another as well.
I've attached a basic pic showing how they are all connected.
After doing some research, the application is stating the switches each need to have their own IP in order to be remotely managed over the CDP protocol.
My question is - how do I set up each switch with an IP address so that it can be managed by the Network Assistant PC? I tried to assign an IP to VLAN1 on one of the switches, but was unable to ping it after doing so.
Each VLAN is hosting the same subnet of 192.168.16.0/24 so there is no routing needed.
Any help is greatly appreciated.