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Cant access remote management interface

The data link is completely okay. I can access MGMT IPs of routers (10.0.0.2 |10.0.0.4) from 3750 but not from PC. I can access 3750 MGMT IP (10.0.0.1) from PC . Any idea why ? Note : All management ...
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HP Procurve 5412zl Management unresponsive via IP when cpu high

I've got at least one problem of consistently high CPU on an HP 5412. It works fine while the management interface is unavailable, but i'm unable to login to SSH or the web. It seems to happen at ...
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SNMP IF-MIB stats export interval in Cisco IOS

I'm developing a SNMP Monitor for my company. I've done it before, and that is why I'm not sure why I have the behavior, and because I'm not a network engineer, I'm not a 100% sure where to go and ...
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SSH to Access Switch Management Console from other VLANs

The infrastructure I currently work on has 3 switches: One 3560X which is acting as a core switch and as a VTP Server with below characteristics: no aaa new-model system mtu routing 1500 ip routing ...
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Trunking MGMT Vlan Cisco x Dell

@edit: SOLVED!!! - See my answer below! how's going? Scenario: Trunk two Switches (Dell 6224 and Cisco SF300) for accessing them from the MGMT VLAN. Cisco ge2 -------TRUNK-------> Dell 1/g22 ...
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Management VLAN Configuration

how u doing? Just got a Cisco SF300-24 for studying switch configuration and I'm in doubt about the Management VLAN. In my conf, I made this VLANs: Vlan Name Ports ...
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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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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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What could cause a previously working point to point to be accessible from only one side? [closed]

I have two sites that are connected using a pair of Motorola Canopy 5.7 Ghz backhaul units. They have been working for years without a problem but this morning we had a power outage for a few hours ...
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Change IP address in Cisco Prime infrastructure

Is it possible to change the Cisco Prime Infrastructure platform's IP address after PI has been installed ? This reference in the docs seems to indicate that you can. ncs/admin(config)# interface ...
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What is IP address management ? Why its needed ? How does the vendors like Bluecat Networks and Infoblox solves the IPAM problem? [closed]

Recently I heard a term IPAM i.e IP Address management. Theoretically I got the definition from Wikipedia, but couldn't understand its actual need. Since for that we have DHCP then What is the need ...
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Choosing components of a wifi customer tracking system [closed]

We are installing customer WiFi for our retail locations and want to run analytics on customer usage. Information we would like to know: How often a customer visits a location? What locations a ...
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Is there an SNMP MIB for Cisco Track Objects

My goal is to write a service check that pulls the status of a Cisco track list that is performing a Boolean OR. I have a screen scraper in place currently, but that is really not ideal in terms of ...
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Measurement of Traffic Parameters using SNMP

First, do 'Octets' in ifInOctets and ifOutOctets actually refer to packets? Can someone explain in detail? Also, if I want to measure the traffic flowing between certain set of nodes, how do I ...
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Using SNMP to Find a Switch Port Number from a MAC Address [duplicate]

I am following this guide http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/docs/ip/simple-network-management-protocol-snmp/44800-mactoport44800.html but it is not working for me. I have set this up on one network ...
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Cisco Router config alternatives to Cisco SDM (i.e. no Java required)

We have an old Cisco 850 Series router hanging around here and happen to have a need for it temporarily until we get our new Palo-Alto into place. Now, after I reset it and try to pull up the ...
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What is the difference between ipNetToMediaPhysAddress and dot1qTpFdbPort?

I see the object description of ipNetToMediaPhysAddress from ipNetToMediaTable as the "The media-dependent `physical' address". Putting it simple, does it mean it returns the MAC addresses of all the ...
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When is TFTP used? [closed]

It seems like a strange idea to transfer files using a connectionless protocol - so in what situation would you not care about if the entire file is delivered or not? I read somewhere that TFTP is ...
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Catalyst4500 Sup7E “mgmtVrf” vs “Mgmt-vrf”

Background I recently upgraded a pair of Catalyst4500s from Sup6E to Sup7E. Before the upgrade, I pre-loaded IOS-XE 3.4.1SG on the Sup7Es, and loaded the migration configurations into bootflash: on ...
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Transaction based CLI on Ethernet Switches

I am familiar with CLI on managed Ethernet switches. However, recently I came across a term 'transaction based CLI' on switches. I am not exactly sure what is that and purpose of having it in switches....
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Is there a good way to standardize on an RS232 over RJ45 pinout that is used for connecting to network device console ports?

These best practices espouse having a dedicated physical console connection to network equipment for management. Assuming your device is within RS232 range of your management workstation, this would ...
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NX-OS: Importing already mirrored config into a switch-profile

I'm running NX-OS version 5.2(1)N1(5) on a pair of Nexus 5020s that are mirrors of each other for all intents and purposes. After OS upgrades some of the configuration that was inside the switch-...
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Solution for network inventory?

I am trying to figure out a way to keep track of network equipment, including chassis and service modules/line cards. So when I need to find something, I know where I can find it. 1) telnet access ...
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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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Router neighbour config discovery

I am new to the whole networking world and I apologize if this is a re-post of a question. What I want to know is that is there a mechanism for routers to discover its environment. NOT what a ...
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Translating SNMPWALK output into human-readable format

I am asking this question which is related to a question I previously asked and was comprehensively answered by @MikePennington. When I asked that question, I intended to know how to poll arp table ...
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Is there a better way to design a Out-of-Band Management Network?

I've been asked to assist in the design of a "OOB" management network, but I have a limited number of resources available. I have the following: 1 Cisco 3750-X stack pair w/ a C3KX-NM-1G network ...
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Locate a host on Network

What is the best method of locating a particular workstation on a VLAN ? I sometimes need to do this, if a workstation IP address, shows up on an ACL Deny torrent use High bandwidth usage (Top ...
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Brocade 'management-vrf' feature

Say you have used the management-vrf <vrf-name> configuration command on your Brocade device and setup a loopback in that VRF with a IP address from your management network for that remote site. ...
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What do I need to do in order to enable remote HTTPS management of a SonicWall NSA3500

I am trying to make a few changes on a firewall by connecting remotely to a desktop at work. I need to do a change that I think may reset and change the LAN interface.... I am worried about being ...
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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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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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Easily deploying new VLANs in a large environment

How do people handle the need to add VLANs to all switches on their network (or even a subset of devices)? We are adding around 6 new VLANs per week at the moment and as the network grows this is ...
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Sending Cisco NCS/Prime Infrastructure reports without encapsulating them in a zip

Is it possible to configure Cisco NCS/Prime Infrastructure to send reports via email without encapsulating them in a zip?

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