My network generally runs older routers (2600 series) with 16 port switch modules (NM-ESW-16). This has always worked great since I can configure the router and the switch ports on the fly, making changes to either as necessary.
Well I am upgrading to 2811 routers, and we wanted to get gigabitethernet ports on our switch modules. I think I made an error when I purchased a few of these switch modules: NME-16ES-1G.
The first problem, is that the switch ports don't even show up on the router config, I have to establish a session into the switch, (And I can't seem to get back to the router unless I manually switch off power and restart). I don't like this type of switch module, it's like I'm running a completely separate device, and while having a layer 3 switch is cool, It doesn't let me setup routing protocols so I don't like doing it this way. I want to go back to using a switch module that simply adds a ton of ports to my router like the NM-ESW-16. (Note: The NM-ESW-16 does actually work in the 2811 and would be perfect if it were Gigabit speed.)
The seconds problem is that the NME-16ES-1G isn't actually a Gigabit switch. It has a single gigabit port, but the 16 ports are all Fastethernet, and not gigabitethernet.
So ideally, I am looking for a switch module that I can fully configure from the router interface that has 16 gigabitethernet ports, and works with a 2811. Is tehre such a thing?
IE I want to do this... (Sample config I just made up on the fly illustrating what I'm looking for)
Thanks, that did help me get out of the switch module session and back to the router.
I've been browsing several hardware sites and can't seem to find anything more advanced than the NM-ESW-16 module that would suit my ideal purpose. I know they are old, but do you think they might be the best option for 2811's?
@Edwin - That is wild that 2811 is now EOL. I just bought several of them and am unlikely to upgrade to 2900 series any time soon, but thank you for the suggestion.
Yes, you are in fact establishing a session to a separate device running it's own IOS (they are actually 3750 in network module format). I believe you can get upgraded IOS above the standard IP BASE image for them. Reza already gave you the command sequence to switch between sessions. You can also set up vty sessions if you like - once configured.
Just wanted to be sure you were aware the 2811 has received it's EOS / EOL notice:
This is actually a pretty cool feature, i didn't even know it existed until I was looking for a solution to advertise a subnet (prefix in BGP talk), only if a certain condition existed. This is exactly what conditional advertisements does
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Attached policy provides CLI access to the Cisco 4G router over text messaging. Two files are in the attached .tar file:
2. PDF with instructions on how to load and use the .tcl file.