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I am wanting to setup the management port that is located on my supervisor module and use that to manage the switch through in an attempt to be more secure. Haven't been able to dig up any docs on this yet.
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by:dtadmin
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Is it possible to use the management port for maintenance verses telnetting in on the ip address of vlan 1?
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by:ngravatt
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yes.

create another vlan and give it an ip address.  then assign the mgmt port to that VLAN.

you would then want to restrict access to the mgmt port.
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by:dtadmin
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I already have a management vlan configured. So all I need to do is assign the management port to that vlan?
Another question is that the management vlan I already have is setup on all the ports on my 3rd module. Can I just take a patch cord from the management port to an open port on module 3?
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by:ngravatt
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what type of sup plane to you have.

issue the 'show module' command.


i am thinking that you do not need to use the patch cable.  if you assign the IP to the mgmt VLAN, then assign the port to the vlan, you can 'access' the mgmt port though any other trunk port or what ever is between you and that switch.

If you are directly connected to the same switch, once you create the vlan and assign a port to it, bring it up, you should be able to ping it.
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by:dtadmin
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that makes sense. I have an ip assigned to the management vlan. All I need to do then is assign the management port to the vlan? How do I access the management port? I don't see it in the configuration anywhere.
My sup module is a WS-SUP720-BASE
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by:ngravatt
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once you assign the port to the VLAN, you can access it through any port on the switch.

assign it to the vlan, then ping the IP address of that VLAN.  If you can ping it, then telnet to it and you are good to go.
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by:dtadmin
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I understand all that.

I'm trying to figure out how to add the management port to the VLAN.......
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are you referring to the console port?  or the loopback port?

if there is a configurable management port, it should be listed under the running config.
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