I am configuring a switch for the 1st time (Cisco Nexus N9000 Switch) to do some server performance testing in my lab.

I have the serial console working and can log into the switch and run commands.

I want to do the following

1) Give the switch a static IP for remote management
2) Activate all the ports on the switch
3) Create a few VLANs with 8 or more ports each

The commands that I have tried so far for 1,2&3 haven't worked. I would really appreciate how I can do 1,2 & 3

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    Have you looked at the manual?
    – Zac67
    Apr 26, 2019 at 6:26
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    So which commands did you try, and what error message did you get?
    – Teun Vink
    Apr 26, 2019 at 6:58
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First you need to make sure this switch is in Nexus OS mode. This switch is delivered from CISCO in ACI mode, to configure 1,2 & 3 you need to make it in nexus mode which requires below steps:

  1. Install the Nexus OS into switch: You can contact TAC or may refer online
  2. Check Show version: it should show the NX OS
  3. Now you can configure 1,2,3

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