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IPS network Module, need help!!!


I recently installed IPS network module in my 3662 router. I am having problems making the IPS log anything.

When i access the web interface of the IPS, i see only 1 interface available under virtual sensor, the interface is fast 0/1. and the media type it shows is Backplain.

I am confused, i thought that fast 0/1 on the IPS network module was the management interface??? on the IPS?

Why don't i see another interface that is connected to the backplain of the switch???

Many thanks

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Re: IPS network Module, need help!!!

There are 2 interfaces on the NM-CIDS.

In version 5.0 they are called:

FastEthernet0/0 and FastEthernet0/1

FastEthernet0/0 is the external copper interface that you can plug a cable in to. It is the command and control port for managing the NM-CIDS. It can not be used for monitoring (can not be applied to the virtual sensor)

FastEthernet0/1 is the backplane interface. It receives packets from the router for monitoring. This is the interface that should be applied to the virtual sensor.

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