03-02-2011 01:56 PM
Hello helpful folks,
Please help me with the following questions regarding the 48k switch. There is nothing connected to the switch, so rebooting is no problem at any time:
a) I understand that there are 3 IP addresses required. One for the chassis, one for each CP. I dont quite understand why IP address needs to be assigned to the chassis. Please explain.
b) Out of the 3 IP addresses, which IP address should/can be used to launch webtools and manage the switch (e.g: zoning). IP address of the chassis, or active CP?.
c) I need to change the existing IP addresses on the switch. Which IP address do i need to change first?. The chassis or the active CP or standby CP?
d) Can webtools be launched by typing the IP of either the chassis, the active CP or standby CP. If yes, then what is the difference?
03-02-2011 03:15 PM
A> its actually not the chassis which holds the 3rd ip adress. The 3rd adress is hold by the active CP blade and used for switch chassis management.
Which answers B and D> zone using the 3rd adress
C> I don't think it really matters as you can change ipadresses from the both CP's for all. And should all else fail you can use the rs232 interface to set ipadresses etc.
03-04-2011 10:55 AM
You're right but alway enter via Virtual IP for web tool, so at this time do you have two CP , two IP each CP and do you have one IP for virtual, remember alway use virtual IP for everything to work, webtool, SAN health or DCFM this is IP Management. if you need change all IP you need first per CP's and then Vitual IP.
03-09-2011 11:34 AM
Web-Tools and /or DCFM communicate with the Active CP IP Addresse.
each CP must have a unique IP Addresse.
The BackPlane IP Address must be in same range as the CP Address
--->>> I need to change the existing IP addresses on the switch. Which IP address do i need to change first?.
start the command "ipaddrset", and you see what you can start as first
you don't have another option
03-09-2011 11:16 PM
Web tools / DCFM can use Chassis IP address, hold on active CP which have its own IP address. It's better to use Chassis IP address as it's still reachable in case of CP failure.
Chassis IP addresses and CPs IP addresses must be in the same subnet.
Backplane IP address do not have to be in the same subnet as CPs. My opinion is that backplane is internal and should stay internal with internal/different subnet
All my 48K (6.3.2b) works fine with following kind of configuration :
03-14-2011 11:20 AM
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