Manually Configuring the IP Settings

If you are using IP without a BOOTP server, you must enter the IP parameters for the switch in order for the SNMP Network Manager or Telnet software to communicate with the device.
  1. Assign IP parameters to the switch.
    1. Log in to the switch with administrator privileges using the console interface.
    2. Assign an IP address and subnet mask to a VLAN.
    3. The switch comes configured with a default VLAN named default. To use Telnet or an SNMP Network Manager, you must have at least one VLAN on the switch, and that VLAN must be assigned an IP address and subnet mask. IP addresses are always assigned to each VLAN. The switch can be assigned multiple IP addresses (one for each VLAN).


      For information on creating and configuring VLANs, see VLANs.
  2. Manually configure the IP settings.
    1. Connect a terminal or workstation running terminal emulation software to the console port, as detailed in Using the Console Interface.
    2. At your terminal, press [Enter] one or more times until you see the login prompt.
    3. At the login prompt, enter your user name and password. The user name is not case-sensitive; the password is case-sensitive. Ensure that you have entered a user name and password with administrator privileges.

      If you are logging in for the first time, use the default user name admin to log in with administrator privileges. For example: login: admin

      Administrator capabilities enable you to access all switch functions. The default user names have no passwords assigned.

      If you have been assigned a user name and password with administrator privileges, enter them at the login prompt.

    4. Enter the password when prompted.
      When you have successfully logged in to the switch, the command line prompt displays the name of the switch.
    5. Assign an IP address and subnetwork mask for the default VLAN by using the following command:
      configure {vlan} vlan_name ipaddress [ipaddress {ipNetmask} | ipv6-link-local | {eui64} ipv6_address_mask]
      For example:
      configure vlan default ipaddress
      The changes take effect immediately.


      As a general rule, when configuring any IP addresses for the switch, you can express a subnet mask by using dotted decimal notation or by using classless inter domain routing notation (CIDR). CIDR uses a forward slash plus the number of bits in the subnet mask. Using CIDR notation, the command identical to the previous example is: configure vlan default ipaddress
  3. Configure the default route for the switch using the following command:
    configure iproute add default gateway {metric} {multicast | multicast-only | unicast | unicast-only} {vr vrname}
    For example:
    configure iproute add default
  4. Save your configuration changes so that they will be in effect after the next switch reboot.
    If you want to save your changes to the currently booted configuration, use the following command: save

    ExtremeXOS allows you to select or create a configuration file name of your choice to save the configuration to.

    1. If you want to save your changes to an existing or new configuration file, use the following command:
      save configuration {primary | secondary | existing-config | new-config}
  5. When you are finished using the facility, log out of the switch by typing: logout or quit.