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Service port interface

What is service port interface in WiSM? I know it is used to communication with Supervisor Engine but just want to know in details ?

Please help

thnx

subharose

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Re: Service port interface

The service-port interface is reserved for out-of-band management of the controller and

system recovery and maintenance in the event of a network failure. It is also the only port that is active when the controller is in boot mode. WiSM use the service port for internal protocol communication between the

controllers and the Supervisor 720. For example, if you want to use "session slot x proc 1" to access WiSM's CLI through sup720, you have to enable a service VLAN which is local to the chassis and is used for

communication between Cisco WiSM and Catalyst Supervisor 720 over a Gigabit Interface on the Supervisor and a service port in the Cisco WiSM. See following link for more detail:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2706/products_tech_note09186a00808330a9.shtml

New Member

Re: Service port interface

thanks a lot buddy

regrds

subharose

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Re: Service port interface

Can the service-port interface be placed in its own VRF if it's only used for intra-chassis communication between the Sup720 and the WiSM(s)?

Silver

Re: Service port interface

It's not "only" used for intra-chassis communication - or at least, it doesn't have to be. Although no default gateway can be assigned on the service port interface, so it has no way to get off-subnet, you can certainly spread that vlan around as far as you want and communicate directly with the wism from your desk or wherever the service vlan is trunked to.

No idea on your VRF question, though.

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