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How do I change the management IP on a switch?

Scenario:

Vlan1  is not being used.  It is shutdown on all network switches.  My network  is using the IP addresses from the Vlan 410 interface as the management  IP. The switch in question is a Cat 3750G configured as a layer 3  switch (IP routing is enabled).  This is the core switch in my network.   There are 7 Vlans configured on the switch starting with Vlan 169.  My  problem is this switch is using the IP address from the Vlan 169  interface as the management address rather than the address from the 410  interface. How can I force the switch to use the Vlan 410 interface IP  as the management IP?  Note: this is not a trunking issue so native Vlan  configuration has no bearing in this scenario.  All other switches on  the network have only 1 Vlan interface and it is Vlan 410 so they are  all using the IP on the Vlan 410 interface by default.

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How do I change the management IP on a switch?

Can you help me understand how you determine which of the active vlan interfaces on your 3750G is the "management" interface? It seems to me that for a layer 3 switch with multiple active layer 3 interfaces that any of the active vlan interfaces can be used to manage the switch.

Or perhaps another way of asking my question is to ask what problem does it create if the switch uses the address from vlan 169 rather than the address of vlan 410?

HTH

Rick

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Re: How do I change the management IP on a switch?

The core switch in question is at a remote site.  The layer 3 switch at my location has an ACL that only allows the managment IP subnet across the WAN.  Since this swtich is using the wrong interface it is being denied when I try to ping or telnet.  I know there are other ways around the issue, but I'd rather fix it if possible rather than do a work around.  Also you can see which interface is being used as the management interface using CDP detail from a neighboring switch.

Hall of Fame Super Silver

How do I change the management IP on a switch?

Can you tell us a bit about the routing on the remote switch that is using the address of vlan 169 and not 410? Your symptoms sort of suggest that the routing from that switch to the WAN might be using a next hop out of vlan 169 rather than out of 410, which would cause that switch to use a source address from vlan 169.

Depending on what kind of traffic is coming over the WAN and being examined by your access list you might try configuring protocols which allow it to use the vlan 410 address as source (for example logging source-address, ip tftp source-address, ip tacacs source-interface, ntp source, etc).

HTH

Rick

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