Questions tagged [management]

For questions about network device management or network management in general. For instance how you configure and manage your network device or what you can do to secure it.

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Configuration of a Dell managed switch clashes with my network understanding

I got the opportunity to play around with a Dell managed switch from the 2000 series with OS10. I tried to configure a management IP adress 10.10.12.141 (/24) according to the manual but somehow ...
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Difference between control plane, data plane and management plane?

I think I understand these concepts, but I'm a little rusty. Can someone give a concise, easy-to-understand explanation of these concepts? The planes are logical concepts, aren't they? Is this a Cisco ...
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What is the easiest way to regain access to the Sonicwall configuration management after I have locked myself out by deactivating https management

I am a newb and misconfigures my Sonicwall Soho 250; it has two Interfaces configured: Fritzbox without any management activated, and WAN, where only ping and https management was activated. I ...
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Configure Out of Band management on MLNX-OS

I'm trying to setup Out Of Band management on a MLNX-OS based Mellanox switch It seems by default the mgmt0-1 interfaces are in the same VRF as all other interfaces, and I assume I have to create a ...
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what do em0, em1, em2 and em3 interfaces refer to on Juniper routers

Can someone explain what these interfaces are for? I know em0 is used as a management interface on the router to connect via ssh but why are the other two there? I have also noticed, sometimes they ...
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Which Python modules are you using for network management and automation? [closed]

I was wondering if anyone has some favorite modules for doing things like SNMP, CLI screen scraping, netconf, etc...
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Rate limiting xFTP traffic originating from a Cisco IOS router

We have some routers on marginal cell links that we need to pull files from using TFTP or FTP. During file transfers connections to the router become so slow as to be unusable. Is there a way to rate-...
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Accessing Meraki Device using CMX - MSE API

How do I access a Meraki Device? Similar to the way in this tutorial. Cisco DevNet: CMX Mobility Services - Tutorials - MSE API Introduction Here is snapshot of the Public IP of my Meraki device I ...
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How do i factory reset a Allied Telesyn AT-9924t?

I have connected to the switch from my Win7 computer with the following equipment. (the blue cable isnt the exact one, but nearly the same) When i restart the switch while connected with Putty or ...
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switch died after slow to rapid failure now DHCP will not function across network even with new switch

ok so i'm running out of ideas here. we have/had 3 managed switches in our server rack and one in a closet; one hp procurve 3500yl 48 port with poe for 2 APs and 2 catalyst 2960s in the bottom of the ...
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snmp server and/or switch, help [closed]

i own and have configured a c2950-24 L2 switch. upon starting it up it asked if i wanted to configure snmp. i followed threw some steps but i have no clue how to actually use snmp. my switch logs when ...
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Running XML agent on IOS XR

I'm trying to configure the dedicated XML agent on IOS XR 4.2.3 (ASR9K) . The API guide says to do the xml agent aaa authorization exec default local which I did, and I can connect to the router ...
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SNMP object not in the MIB

i'm working on an SNMP app that needs the ptopo MIB object with the object ID of 1.3.6.1.2.1.79 after enabling SNMP v3 on 2 layer 3 switches dell z9100-on brocade slx 9140 and creating a view on ...
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How to Reset AlliedTelesis GS950 Websmart hardware

The switch described above had a management IP address configured. Unfortunately, the IP address of the switch was lost and the management cannot be accessed anymore. Is there a hardware reset on this ...
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What exact does MIB represent in SNMP? How is it different from OID?

In SNMP, we represent each entity of information using object and to identify each object uniquely, we use OID (Object Identifier). Now there is another terminology - MIB. I know it stands for "...
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DLink switch loses configuration on power off!

We just bought a DGS-1210-28P smart switch, it is my first experience with a business class switch, however I found a pretty weird behavior. The switch loses all of its configurations, even management ...
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Mgmt Vlan vs other SVI s

Think of a layer 3 switch. Assume that we have a management vlan and a mgmt vlan interface. And we have other svi's on the switch. The question is this. I know that mgmt vlan is for telnet/ssh, simply ...
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Restrict VTY SSH access to only MGMT VLAN and loopback

For the sake of the fact that i'm not allowed to share actual configuration, every posted config below is made up or altered. We have more than 250 locations spread over our country. All locations ...
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Do we have an SNMP MIB for URIB

As we know that URIB (Unicast RIB) holds various route entries that have been added by routing protocols running on the box (like BGP, EIGRP, etc). Typically, "show ip route" woudl display all entries ...
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Joining OOB for network and server equipment [closed]

Say I have some network equipment with management interfaces on a VLAN X. Now say I also have servers with double interfaces: one for production and one for management. Is it considered a good or bad ...
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Can a switch that does NOT support VLAN capability be considered a managed switch if it has other features?

So the question is in the title. If a switch does not support Virtual Local Area Network capabilities can it still be considered a managed switch? What other features should it have to be considered ...
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Management Plane protection (MPP)

I'm new to networking. I was trying to understand What MPP is ? What kind of attacks is it preventing? How is it securing router from those attacks?
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Configuration recovery on Extreme Networks Summit 200

I need to upgrade a small network I know nothing about. The only manageable switch in an Extreme Networks Summit 200, running ExtremeWare 7.3 (from 2005!). Of course, the default admin password has ...
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Cannot ping or SSH into new Catalyst 2960-CX switch from the server VLAN (1)

I recently setup a Cisco Catalyst 2960-CX switch at work (I'm a SysAdmin at a SMB). Our workstations use VLAN 3, but our servers use VLAN 1. The management IP of the new switch (in VLAN 3) is 192.168....
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Sarbanes Oxley for Network Engineers / Architects

Our organization has recently restructured IT and has separated network engineers into new roles such as architect, implementation engineer, and operational support engineer. There are concerns ...
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Pinging/ssh-ing into just trunk interface. How is it done? [closed]

I'm a junior network technician and I was tasked at work to do a switch upgrade. The most important part of this task is to set up SSH so we can at least get into the switch remotely configure once ...
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Nagios to monitor network in Cisco packet tracer

I would like to do a network management tool. I need to know how we can use Nagios XI to monitor the network devices that present in the Cisco packet tracer?? Thanks in advance
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How can different views onto same data model be defined in YANG?

RFC6020 contains the following statement "A NETCONF server may implement a number of modules, allowing multiple views of the same data" (my emphasis). I want to do exactly that, so that my NETCONF ...
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Static IP's vs DHCP from management standpoint

I was recently graced with a new job opportunity in a large higher ed NE department. This is my first job working with a large network of several thousand users. Throughout my education, I followed ...
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Switches Can't Ping Each Other but PCs Can

I have an HP ProCurve 2910al running pretty much factory defaults on it at 192.168.1.50. There are 2 VLANS on it. Ports 1-12 are VLAN 1 (untagged) Ports 13-21 are VLAN 2 (Untagged) Port 22 is a ...
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Architecture for management network in large data center?

I've read about data center network architectures - Fat-tree, Clos (or spine-leaf), DCell, BCube... None of these make any specific mention of the management network, which I expect would be out-of-...
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Does Network Device Management VLAN Need To be On An Access Port Or Can It Travel In A Trunk?

SO I am building a network of 6 switches. 1 primary switch would feed a trunk of 4 VLANs to 5 other switches directly (i.e. all coming from the primary switch). To keep the switches secure I want to ...
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Is there a point to have VLANs if each PC client can access them all?

At work we have a config where VLAN 1 is the main network and VLAN 2 is the phone system. The workstations connect automatically to VLAN 1 but can also access the control panels of each phone through ...
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In an agentless SNMP device, at what level does the SNMP agent run? In the Hardware? In the Operating system? Or somewhere else?

I know that there are devices that now support agentless SNMP configuration. However I believe that the SNMP agent application has to run somewhere. It has to be some code running somewhere stored on ...
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Regarding Console and management connectivity basics

When we talk of console connection, i understand the following: Someone has a physical access to the device(say, a router)and has inserted a cable into the console port of the router/switch.The other ...
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How To Limit a VLAN to a Specific Bandwidth Quota

I have a Cisco Router 1900 series and I would like to limit the bandwidth used by a subnet/subinterface. This subnet/subinterface (192.168.10.*) uses most of the bandwidth making it useless for other ...
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Switch Configuration Security — Signed Configurations

Assume a scenario where a network technician in an organization may remotely access network devices for routine maintenance, but should only be able to set up network configurations (e.g. VLAN ...
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Why management interface is always vlan interface and not just physical interface?

In Cisco switches/routers or any other vendor, why the management interface is always a vlan IP interface and why not just fa 0/1 or fa 0/2 ip interface. What's the reason behind vlan ip interface for ...
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Regarding NETCONF

I am trying for basic operations on IOS-XR (Cisco) using Netconf.This includes initially setting up a netconf connection as below: ssh [hostname] -p 830 -s netconf As soon as, the connection is ...
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Value of Terminal Server in a Data Center

I am working with a customer with atleast 2 private data centers. They have no terminal servers providing console access to their networking gear (switches and routers and firewalls). They have ...
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Manage access point in a different subnet

I am trying to setup a separate private network for a rented office in our building. I think i have succeeded in setting up two private LAN networks using port based VLAN's (192.168.10.0/24 and 192....
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Serial to RJ45 connection to Brocade FWS 648S 48port Switch

this is going to sound really dumb, but I've forgotten how to connect and manage a switch if the console interface is serial and the other end is an RJ45. The switch I'm working on is a Brocade FWS ...
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vlan management without assigning an interface to the vlan

I am using VLAN 40 to manage switches, but you have to assign a port to a VLAN for it to come up, is there a way to do this without wasting a port on the switch?
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Switch bandwidth management

How is bandwidth managed in an unmanaged network switch? Suppose that port 1 is connected to a a very busy server. If suddenly machines connected to ports 2, 3 and 4 decide to send a massive amount ...
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Cisco 2960-X IP Address

I want to access my 2960-X on my "server-network". I have configured a network 10.0.0.0/24 (VLAN60) on the Router, which is connected to the switch over a trunkport. Also VLAN 40, 80, 90 is ...
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Can I run an application on a managed switch?

If a layer 2 managed switch supports management functions and entails a "management plan" it must require an OS. If it is a typical network operating system, *nix based, does is have a full file ...
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CISCO ASA5512-X no Console Output

Situation: We bought new ASA5512-X. It worked everything okay. I had access over SSH on the ManagementPort which was directly connected to my PC. Then I realised there is a configuration already on ...
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sniffing through my company's lan [closed]

I'm in charge of the network in my company and i have to check the visited websites.We have a edgeMAX router (firmware version 1.8) with DPI and enabling netflow exporting.DPI (as is it implemented in ...
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Disable port Netgear GS728TP

I have some Netgear GS728TP smart switches with some CCTV camera that run over them. Occasionally these camera's freeze and require the network plug pulling on them to reset (They are PoE) Some of ...
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How to manage the Ethernet switch that is on WAN?

I never keep a managed switch outside the firewall. However, I have a situation where I have to do that. I am connecting two Sonicwall NSA220 in HA configuration. So I have to use a small Ethernet ...