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

The ExtremeSwitching switches provide 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 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.



The ExtremeSwitching X435-8T-4S, X435-8P-4S, and X435-8P-2T-W do not have dedicated management ports. You can use front panel ports for management connectivity for these switches.

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.