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Catalyst 2900 Tips for OnPlus

Portal Feature
Constraints/Notes
Discovery

No Catalyst 2900 CatOS devices are supported. Supported devices must be IOS-based.

If CDP is enabled, the device will be discovered properly. However, when 2960 switches are stacked, discovery becomes more complex.

For CDP discovery to work, the advertisement must come from the master. This means that there should be a connection from the master to either the OnPlus Agent or another device that is capable of providing CDP neighbor information to the OnPlus Agent.

If the CDP advertisements are seen coming from one of the slave switches, the portal cannot associate those with the stack.

Access/Device Information

Regardless of whether your credentials are provided, you will discover the device's MAC address and IP address.

If the Cat 2900 series router has SSH access, and Level 15 credentials are entered under Access > Login and Access > Enable in the Device Information window on the portal, the device information collected will include Serial Number, PID/VID, device type, model name, and description. In addition, the device's ARP and CAM tables will be used to discover additional devices.

Device Configuration Backup and Restore

The backup of an Cat 2900 series router consist solely of storing a copy of the startup-config file.

To restore the configuration, the saved file is copied to startup-config, and the router is rebooted, loading the new configuration.

Backup and restore both require device access credentials (login and enable access).

Upgrade Firmware

To enable firmware updates, make sure that you have entered Level 15 login credentials and password.

Remote Access

The normal web access will not work. If you have CP Express loaded on the router, it will try and load that program up and run it. This is a Java program and does not work properly through the http tunnel that is being created.

Remote access is possible with the following method using a generic tunnel:

To get a CLI prompt, use port 22. Once the tunnel is opened, copy the link into your SSH program and make the connection.

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Is the Catalyst 2950 supported?

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The specific model 2950 has not been tested yet, but the 2900 series model should get the enhanced support in OnPlus. Follow the tips listed above based on use of the 2960. If you run into any issues let us know. We will be added more testing to the list of Cat models over time.