Network Connectivity Configuration

The network interface is the logical interface used for in-band connectivity with the switch via any of the switch's front panel ports. The configuration parameters associated with the switch's network interface do not affect the configuration of the front panel ports through which traffic is switched or routed.

The Network Connectivity page allows you to change the IPv4 and IPv6 information using the web interface. To access this page, click System > Connectivity > IPv4 or IPv6 in the navigation menu.

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Network Connectivity Configuration for IPv4 and IPv6 Fields

Field Description
IPv4 Fields
Network Configuration Protocol Specify what the switch should do following power-up. The factory default is None. The options are as follows:
  • None: Do not send any requests following power-up.
  • Bootp: Transmit a BOOTP request.
  • DHCP: Transmit a DHCP request.
DHCP Client Identifier The DHCP Client Identifier (Option 61) is used by DHCP clients to specify their unique identifier. DHCP servers use this value to index their database of address bindings. This value is expected to be unique for all clients in an administrative domain. The Client Identifier string will be displayed beside the checkbox once DHCP is enabled on the port on which the Client Identifier option is selected. This web page will need to be refreshed once this change is made.
IP Address The IP address of the network interface. The factory default value is

Each part of the IP address must start with a number other than zero. For example, IP addresses and are not valid.

Subnet Mask The IP subnet mask for the interface. The factory default value is
Default Gateway The default gateway for the IP interface. The factory default value is
MAC Address Type Specify whether the burned-in or the locally administered MAC address should be used for in-band connectivity. The factory default is to use the burned-in MAC address
Burned-in MAC Address This read-only field displays the MAC address that is burned-in to the network card at the factory. This MAC address is used for in-band connectivity if you choose not to configure a locally administered address.
Locally Administered MAC Address Specifies a locally administered MAC address for in-band connectivity instead of using the burned-in universally administered MAC address. In addition to entering an address in this field, you must also set the MAC address type to locally administered. Enter the address as twelve hexadecimal digits (6 bytes) with a colon between each byte. Bit 1 of byte 0 must be set to a 1 and bit 0 to a 0. In other words, byte 0 must have a value between x'40' and x'7F'.
Management VLAN ID Specify the management VLAN ID of the switch. It may be configured to any value in the range of 1 to 4093. The management VLAN is used for management of the switch. This field is configurable for administrative users and read-only for other users.
IPv6 Fields
IPv6 Mode Enable or disable IPv6 mode.
Network Configuration Protocol Enable or Disable DHCPv6 Client protocol on the management port. The factory default is None.
IPv6 Stateless Address AutoConfig Mode Enables or Disables the IPv6 stateless address autoconfiguration on the management port. The factory default is None.
DHCPv6 Client DUID Displays the Client Identifier used by DHCPv6 Client when sending messages to the DHCPv6 Server. This entry displays only if IPv6 Network Configuration Protocol is set to DHCP.
Change IPv6 Gateway Select the checkbox to configure an IPv6 Address.
IPv6 Gateway Enter the IPv6 gateway address (do not include a prefix).
Add/Delete IPv6 Address Select to add or remove IPv6 Addresses. The fields New IPv6 Address and EUI Flag are visible when Add is selected.
New IPv6 Address Displays when Add IPv6 Address is selected. Adds IPv6 address.
EUI Flag Displays when Add IPv6 Address is selected. Sets the EUI flag while configuring a new IPv6 address when selected. The Default is deselected.
Dynamic IPv6 Addresses Lists the IPv6 addresses on the network interface that have been dynamically configured through IPv6 autoconfiguration or DHCPv6.
IPv6 Addresses Displays the configured IPv6 addresses.
Default IPv6 Routers Displays the default IPv6 Router address(es).

If you change any of the parameters, click Submit to apply the changes to the system. If you want the switch to retain the new values across a power cycle, you must save the configuration.

Click Renew DHCP IPv4 Address to force the interface to release the current DHCP-assigned information and submit a request for new information.