Creates an EX3500 management policy and enters its configuration mode. Once configured and applied on a EX3500 switch, the management policy controls access to the switch from management stations using SNMP.
The EX3500 management policy is either applied:
  • Individually on an adopted EX3500 series switch (in the device configuration mode), or
  • To an EX3524 and EX3548 profile, which is then applied to an adopted EX3500 series switch.

EX3500 devices (EX3524 and EX3548) are layer 2 Gigabit Ethernet switches with either 24 or 48 10/100/1000-BASE-T ports, and four SFP transceiver slots for fiber connectivity. Each 10/100/1000 Mbps port supports both the IEEE 802.3af and IEEE 802.3at-2009 PoE standards. An EX3500 switch has an SNMP-based management agent that provides both in-band and out-of-band management access. The EX3500 switch utilizes an embedded HTTP Web agent and CLI, which in spite of being different from that of the WiNG operating system provides WiNG controllers PoE and port management resources.

Going forward NX7500, NX9500, and NX9600 WiNG managed series service platforms and VMs can discover, adopt, and partially manage EX3500 series Ethernet switches without modifying the proprietary operating system running the EX3500 switches. The WiNG service platforms utilize standardized interfaces to push configuration files to the EX3500 switches, and maintain a translation layer, understood by the EX3500 switch, for statistics retrieval.

WiNG can partially manage an EX3500 without using DHCP option 193, provided the EX3500 is directly configured to specify the IPv4 addresses of potential WiNG adopters. To identify the potential WiNG adopter, in the EX3500‘s device configuration mode specify the adopter‘s IPv4 address using the controller > host > <IP-ADDRESS> command. WiNG service platforms leave the proprietary operating system running the EX3500 switches unmodified, and partially manage them utilizing standardized WiNG interfaces. WiNG service platforms use a translation layer to communicate with the EX3500.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Service Platforms — NZ7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


ex3500-management-policy <POLICY-NAME>


ex3500-management-policy <POLICY-NAME>
<POLICY-NAME> Specify the EX3500 management policy name. If the policy does not exist, it is created.


nx9500-6C8809(config)#ex3500-management-policy test
nx9500-6C8809_Management Mode commands:
  enable       Modifies enable password parameters
  http         Hyper Text Terminal Protocol (HTTP)
  memory       Memory utilization
  no           Negate a command or set its defaults
  process-cpu  Process-cpu utilization
  snmp-server  Enable SNMP server configuration
  ssh          Secure Shell server connections
  username     Login TACACS server port

  clrscr       Clears the display screen
  commit       Commit all changes made in this session
  do           Run commands from Exec mode
  end          End current mode and change to EXEC mode
  exit         End current mode and down to previous mode
  help         Description of the interactive help system
  revert       Revert changes
  service      Service Commands
  show         Show running system information
  write        Write running configuration to memory or terminal


Related Commands

no Removes this EX3500 management policy