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Setting Switch IP Address

We have a CAT 6506 which has various trunk links to 2950 edge switches.... I want to be able to access the edge switches remotley via their ip addresses...

Do i need to assign the ip address to VLAN1 on the 2950 and then assign a ip address in the same range to VLAN1 on the 6506?

Or is there another way



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Re: Setting Switch IP Address


If you want to access only 2950 via telnet then there is not need to set the IP on 6506. You need IP on both the boxes only when you want to telnet to both of them.

You can assign an IP to only one vlan SVI on 2950 as this is a L2 switch and allows you to have only one SVI enable on it. You can use any vlan to manage it like vlan 2 vlan3 or vlan X but only one SVI will be UP/UP.

As 6506 is a L3 switch so you can telnet to it using any Vlan as all the vlan SVI's will be up/up

To enable telnet to the switches,set the enable password first and then

conf t

line vty 0 4

password xxxxxx



-amit singh

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Re: Setting Switch IP Address

If I set the IP address on VLAN1 for example for the 2950, will i then be able to see this address from any other vlan within my VTP domain?

does this need to be a new ip range or can it be address from one of my existing subnets i.e. the subnet the switch clients are connecting to

Re: Setting Switch IP Address

I would assume your 6500 has a layer 3 (MSFC) which routes between vlans. You can use vlan 1 (for ex.) on all the switches and configure ip addresses, such as, -> 6509 -> 2950-1 -> 2950-2

and so on.

Set the default gateway on the 2950s to (which is your 6509's ip address on vlan 1). This will help the switch to communicate with any other vlan, that you have in the network. Your 6509 MSFC config will look like,

int vlan 1

ip add

description Mgmt Vlan.

int vlan 2

ip add

description Data vlan

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Re: Setting Switch IP Address

thanks for the replies problem now solved