How can I SSH to my Servers from Cisco IOS. My only current access to router is via console port.

  • Can you share your configuration? Nov 14 '14 at 2:48
  • Is your Nexus a L2-only switch and routing is performed elsewhere? Also be careful when posting configs and sanitize passwords, etc.
    – cpt_fink
    Nov 17 '14 at 0:06
  • With the Nexus, you have to be careful with the built in management port, as it is in a seperate VRF. So if that is where the Nexus has the Layer 3 interface to these servers, you just need to specific the VRF when pinging/etc.
    – Eric
    Apr 3 '15 at 18:26
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    – Ron Maupin
    Jan 5 '21 at 18:18

Ah, been there, done that!

Which vrf are you pinging from. By default the IP is on the MGMT vrf. So you do a ping sourcing it from the mgmt vrf.

Also that mgmt network has to be routable to where the IPs of these servers you are pinging are sitting. Otherwise, it wont ping , even if it is on the same switch.

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