Using the 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet Management Port

The management module provides a dedicated 10/100 Mbps or 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet management port. This port provides dedicated remote access to the switch using TCP/IP. It supports the following management methods:
  • Telnet/SSH2 using the CLI interface
  • SNMP access using Extreme Management Center, Ridgeline or another SNMP manager
The switch uses the Ethernet management port only for host operation, not for switching or routing. The TCP/IP configuration for the management port is done using the same syntax as used for virtual LAN (VLAN) configuration. The VLAN management comes preconfigured with only the management port as a member. The management port is a member of the virtual router VR-Mgmt.

When you configure the IP address for the VLAN management, the address gets assigned to the primary MSM/MM. You can connect to the management port on the primary MSM/MM for any switch configuration. The management port on the backup MSM/MM is available only when failover occurs. If failover occurs, the primary MSM/MM relinquishes its role, the backup MSM/MM takes over, and VLAN management on the new primary MSM/MM acquires the IP address of the previous primary MSM/MM.

On a SummitStack, the master node is accessed using the management port primary IP address for other platforms. The primary IP address is acquired by the backup node when it becomes the master node due to a failover. You can also directly access any node in the stack using its alternate IP address if the node's management port is connected to your network.

For more information see Logging into a Stack.