managment ip for cat 6500

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Sep 16th, 2010

Hi all

I would like to use the uplink port on my cat 6500's as like an out of band management port, what is best practice for this? would it be to assign an ip address to the interface itself ?

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Correct Answer by Reza Sharifi about 6 years 2 months ago

carl_townshend wrote:

Hi all

I would like to use the uplink port on my cat 6500's as like an out of band management port, what is best practice for this? would it be to assign an ip address to the interface itself ?

cheers

Carl,

If you want to have an out of band management port, it can not be your uplink port.  So, since the 6500 switches do not come with out of band port, you need to pick a physical port from the sup or from a module and make it you out of band port.  If you need an in band managment than that is just another vlan and will be added to you uplinks.

HTH

Reza

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Reza Sharifi Thu, 09/16/2010 - 18:13

carl_townshend wrote:

Hi all

I would like to use the uplink port on my cat 6500's as like an out of band management port, what is best practice for this? would it be to assign an ip address to the interface itself ?

cheers

Carl,

If you want to have an out of band management port, it can not be your uplink port.  So, since the 6500 switches do not come with out of band port, you need to pick a physical port from the sup or from a module and make it you out of band port.  If you need an in band managment than that is just another vlan and will be added to you uplinks.

HTH

Reza

vvasisth Fri, 09/17/2010 - 00:53

For the 4006, Sup 1 and Sup2, you can configure the me1 for your out of band ethernet management.
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps663/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a008007d3e8.html
For the 4006 sup3 and 4507 sup4, there is no out of band ethernet managment option. The me1 is only active in rommon.


The Ethernet management port (me1) is used (in ROMMON mode only) to recover a switch software image that has been corrupted or destroyed due to a network catastrophe. This port is not active while the switch is operating normally.
http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat4000/inst_nts/78_13686.htm#32993
For the sup720, there is no out of band ethernet management option.

Regards,

Varun

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