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Confusion installing NAM


I appologize up front for asking rather boring questions, but i don't seem to get it when it comes to the nam:)

I have a 6509 as follows:

Router#sh ver

Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software

IOS (tm) c6sup2_rp Software (c6sup2_rp-JSV-M), Version 12.1(11b)EX1, EARLY DEPLO


Router#sh mod

Mod Ports Card Type Model Serial No.

--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------

1 2 Cat 6k sup 1 Enhanced QoS (Active) WS-X6K-SUP1A-2GE SAL0605HG0F

3 48 48 port 10/100 mb RJ45 WS-X6348-RJ-45 SAL0606HQS9

4 48 48 port 10/100 mb RJ45 WS-X6348-RJ-45 SAL0606HQK1

9 2 Network Analysis Module WS-X6380-NAM SAD060502SW

Mod MAC addresses Hw Fw Sw Status

--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------

1 0005.7485.0b48 to 0005.7485.0b49 7.1 5.4(2) 7.2(0.90) Ok

3 0008.207d.fd94 to 0008.207d.fdc3 6.0 5.4(2) 7.2(0.90) Ok

4 0005.7485.34d0 to 0005.7485.34ff 6.0 5.4(2) 7.2(0.90) Ok

9 0001.6477.8644 to 0001.6477.8645 1.3 4B4LZ0XA 2.1(1a) Ok

Mod Sub-Module Model Serial Hw Status

--- --------------------------- --------------- --------------- ------- -------

1 Policy Feature Card WS-F6K-PFC SAL0605HK8L 2.0 Ok

1 Cat6k MSFC 2 daughterboard WS-F6K-MSFC2 SAL0604GW98 2.0 Ok


As you can see, i am running Native IOS on the MSFC.

the documentation for 2.1(1a) says that it does not have native IOS support....I must upgrade to 2.1(2).

My first point of confusion is how to configure IP connectivity to the NAM. There is reference to the 'management port' and that you need to associate it with a VLAN. How is this done? Does that mean I need to associate port 9/1 with a vlan that the msfc has a port defined for?

Also, are there any other issues I need to worry about while trying to get the NAM to the proper SW rev for my Cat?

thanks in advance


Re: Confusion installing NAM

Yes, you're correct about the Native IOS support with NAM. According to 'Table 3: NAM Software Compatibility' at:, for NAM 2.1(1a), there is NO Native IOS Support available and you must upgrade the NAM to 2.1(2). And per the above matrix, here what you need to upgrade to on the switch '12.1(11b)E or later with a Supervisor Engine 1A with an MSFC 2, or a Supervisor Engine 2 with an MSFC 2'.

In order to configure IP connectivity to the NAM, you must first need to be in the NAM to configure the basic ip configuration. There are two ways you can access the NAM: 1) By doing the session command from the switch enable mode and 2) By doing a telnet to the NAM which is by default disabled and won't work unless the NAM is configured first for the ip connectivity. In your case since the NAM is in slot 9, you can use the session processor 1 command then use the default roo/root to login to the NAM CLI.

For doing the basic ip configuration on the NAM like ip address, default gateway etc, see the section 'Configuring the NAM->Cisco IOS Software->

Initial Configuration' at the URL mentioned above.

For upgrading the NAM to 2.1(2), see the procedure 'Administering the NAM->

Cisco IOS Software->Upgrading the NAM Software' at the same URL above.

The above URL also have the procedures for other NAM configurations for http access and other related info.

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