Network OS Administration Guide

Supporting Network OS 6.0.1a

Part Number: 53-1003768-04

Configuring a static IPv4 Ethernet address

  1. Connect to the switch through the serial console.
  2. In privileged EXEC mode, issue the configure terminal command to enter global configuration mode.
  3. Enter the interface management rbridge-id/port command to configure the management port.

    This command enters a management interface configuration mode where you can choose configuration parameters for IPv4 and IPv6 addresses.

    • A Top-of-Rack (ToR) switch has a single management port, and the port number for the management port is always 0.
    • On a modular switch with two redundant management modules, you can configure two management ports. The port numbers are 1 and 2.
  4. Enter the no ip address dhcp command to disable DHCP.
  5. Enter the ip address IPv4_address/prefix_length command.
  6. Configure an IPv4 management VRF with a default gateway address.
    device(config-rbridge-id-1)# vrf mgmt-vrf  
    device(config-vrf-mgmt-vrf)# address-family ipv4 unicast
    device(vrf-ipv4-unicast)# ip route <default-gateway-ipv4-addr>
    device(vrf-ipv4-unicast)# exit
    device(config-vrf-mgmt-vrf)# exit
    device#(config)# copy running-config startup-config
  7. Verify the configuration with the do show running-config interface management command.
    Specifying an IPv4 address with a subnet mask is not supported. Instead, enter a prefix number in Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) notation. To enter a prefix number for a network mask, type a forward slash (/) and the number of bits in the mask immediately after the IP address. For example, enter, "" for an IP address that has a network mask with 24 leading 1s in the network mask, representing
    switch(config-Management-1/0)# do show running-config interface management
    interface Management 1/0
    no ip address dhcp
    ip address
    vrf forwarding mgmt-vrf
    no ipv6 address autoconfig
  8. Apart from the two IP addresses on the management modules, modular switches also supports a chassis virtual IP address. Using this virtual IP address, you can login to the switch. The VCS virtual IP address binds to the active MM automatically.
    switch(config)# rbridge-id 1
    switch(config-rbridge-id-1)# chassis virtual-ip
    In DHCP mode, the chassis IP address is obtained by means of DHCP.