Setting the Management IP Address

The management interface is the logical interface that allows remote management of the switch using any of its front-panel ports.

To enable management of the switch over an IPv4 network by using a web browser, SNMP, Telnet, or SSH, you must first configure it with an IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway. The configuration parameters associated with the network interface do not affect the configuration of the front-panel ports through which traffic is switched or routed.

By default, the 200 Series software expects the management interface to have a DHCP address and to be associated with VLAN 1.

To configure the management IP address on a 200 Series switch, follow either of these procedures: