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it sounds a bit strange, but how can i find out the IP Address which i can connect to? The Switch works fine, but i need to do some changes. I have console access to it, but i want it, because it's more comfortable, to do over SSH.

rsa & dsa keys are generated und ip ssh server enabled.

Now I only need to know which IP address the Switch has. It is our only DELL Switch in the company. The others are Cisco.

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You have to look in the configuration of interface vlan 1 (in a "show running-config" result)

If there's no IP address under interface vlan 1, then you can configure it with the following commands (thanks to Steve Jenkins)

console> enable
console# config
console# interface vlan 1
console(config-if)# ip address 192.168.1.222 /24
console(config-if)#ip default-gateway 192.168.1.1
console(config-if)# exit
config(config)# exit
console#

You will find the manual at this Dell support page

  • Thanks. Works. Dumb thing is, when I get myself a IP in the same subnet i can't go online because of the configuration. But i can live withit! I am happy not to configure it in the serverroom. Thanks! – SystemCookie Mar 16 '16 at 12:41
  • This is an example of a basic configuration, you can also configure an IP on the switch in another vlan if it better fits your network addressing. – JFL Mar 16 '16 at 12:53
  • There is ah configuration on it. An no longer employee has set it up. The VLAN1 IP is 172.16.16.62 in my Case. And the LAN i am normally working on hast the IP 192.0.0.0/24. – SystemCookie Mar 16 '16 at 13:07
  • It really depends of your overall enterprise network configuration. If other systems use an IP in the 192.0.0.0/24 network in the VLAN 1 and the 172.16.16.0/X network is not used anywhere else you should be fine to change the IP of the Dell switch, but you need to have a good overview of the network. – JFL Mar 16 '16 at 14:07
  • I am actually really confused, because Port 1 (g1) has Gateway IP 172.16.16.1. But if plugin my PC and say use DHCP. I get an IP assigned from the 192.0.0.0-network. How does this work? I'm really new to network administration. I know that the switch is connected to a Port on a Cisco router with IP 192.0.0.1. This port has no VLAN configuration. Just physical IP assigned etc. But that's actually offtopic to this question but i don't want to spam hundreds of questions ... – SystemCookie Mar 16 '16 at 14:21

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