After configuring a Shortel ST1D switch, I connected the LAN1 Port from Shoretel ST1D to my Cisco 4507R switch. I attempted to ping the IP that I set specifically on the ST1D switch and I wasn't able to reach that IP.
-I ran a
show mac address-table | i on the port that I plugged into and found the mac address.
-I took that and ran a
show arp | i *mac address* and found that the new Shoretel ST1D switch registered with a completely different IP assigned by DHCP.
-I found out right after that we have a DHCP server sitting behind that switch which would hand out IP's to whatever device connects to that switch.
My question is, why would DHCP assign an IP even though I specifically directed the Shoretel switch to assign that particular IP to itself? Why would DHCP take priority over a static IP address?
--A side note, I checked to make sure the static IP that is on the shoretel switch configuration was not taken by any other device prior to plugging into the Cisco 4507R switch.--
Here is the Shoretel switch configuration if it helps:
Current system configuration:
DHCP = enabled
FTP user name = anonymous
FTP password = tskl
Ethernet address = 00:10:49:X:X:X -omitted-
Service IP address = 192.168.31.6
IP subnet mask = 255.255.255.0
Server IP address = 0.0.0.0
Controlling Server IP address = 0.0.0.0
Gateway IP address = 192.168.31.1
Image Server address =
DNS IP address = 192.168.20.240 192.168.32.215
Time server IP address = 0.shor.pool.ntp.org 1.shor.po
Ethernet link set = no link
Ethernet link requested = automatic
Domain name =