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Questions on VMPS

We would like to use VMPS to create hose-based VLANs.

Our network is build on a Cat6509, Cat3500 and Cat3550 type switches.

As far as I can find only a Cat5000 is able to act as a VMPS server.

Questions;

Can a Cat6500 act as a VMPS server?

Is there software available so we can install a VMPS server on a system instead of on a switch?

T.i.a. for your respons,

Carlo.

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Re: Questions on VMPS

As far as I know, all fairly recent CatOS versions support VMPS Server functionality. IOS doesn't support this yet (to my knowledge), but CatOS has for a while. I don't know what the first version of CatOS that supports this is, but it goes at least as far back as 6.3: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a008007fb1d.html

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Re: Questions on VMPS

Carlo:

6000 and 6500 series switches will work as VMPS servers (I'm running a 6509 as vmps server).

I'd guess that the core functionality of vmps HAS to run on a switch since it's a function of mac address to vlan mapping. Unless some alpha Geek has written code to pull CAM contents into 3rd party software and do the dynamic MAC-to-vlan mapping and then push it back into the CAM..

Rich

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Re: Questions on VMPS

Rich,

I found software at http://sourceforge.net/projects/vmps

But I prefer to use the cisco servers.

We are running CatOS 5.5(17)on a 6509 with supervisor1 and MSFC1 and it seems only to support vmps client.

Is this CatOS version related?

What version are you running?

Carlo.

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Re: Questions on VMPS

As far as I know, all fairly recent CatOS versions support VMPS Server functionality. IOS doesn't support this yet (to my knowledge), but CatOS has for a while. I don't know what the first version of CatOS that supports this is, but it goes at least as far back as 6.3: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/products_configuration_guide_chapter09186a008007fb1d.html

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Re: Questions on VMPS

Look into the Cisco URT solution...

Much more versatile, but at a cost.

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Re: Questions on VMPS

URT won't work for us because we are using a lot of network attached devices without authentication i.e. netcams and measurement equipment.

I'll see if we can upgrade our CatOS.

Thanks to all for your contribution.

Kind regards,

Carlo.

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