The external switch connected to the management port would be used for out of band (separate from the data network). You can also configure the switch for telnet/ssh on the inband (data) network. This would be configured as you would on any other router/switch platform without management port.
Our network is hybrid, we have CIsco Sw and IBM Sw.
For the IBM solution the configuration of mgmt port is inband (data) and use an interface called IP2 where assigning an IP address we can manage via ssh the sw. In this case we've created a dedicated Vlan 15 and assigned as IP 10.10.10.15/24 to the interface IP2.
In Cisco Sw the only ways I know is either to create a dedicated Vlan with an IP or using Out of band, but in this case I've to use an external Sw.
Which is the best solution to have the management port on Cisco Sw without to use out of band?
On the first one you wouldn't use the management port. Use another switchport.
You cannot assign a vlan to the management port because it is not a switchport. The management port will act as an end host. The only thing you need to do is connect that port to a switchport on vlan 15 or directly to a router as long as there is access to the 10.10.10.0/24 and put an ip on it like this:
interface FastEthernet0 ip address 10.10.10.15 255.255.255.0
I've already tried to connect the mgmt port to a access port (configurated it in switchport access mode and tagged with vlan15 ) on the same SW , both ports are in up state without problems.... but nothing, I can't able to ping that from my remote PC.
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