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Is there any advantage or reason with vertical chassis switch?

When I was looking for Cisco 6500 series chassis, I saw that there are horizontal(6509E) and vertical chassis(6509VE). Although 6509VE has same(or almost same) chassis height as 6513E, but 6509VE ...
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1answer
47 views

Will a Cisco WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 switch module fit in a 3825 router chassis

I currently have a NME-XD-48ES-2S-P 10/100 switch module in my 3825 router and am looking to upgrade it to a 10/100/1000 switch. I found a pretty good deal on the WS-X4548-GB-RJ45 switch module, but ...
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1answer
120 views

How to enable Cisco switch port mirroring without rebooting?

I have a Cisco WS-C2960S-24TS-S switch and would like enable a port mirror for network analyzer (such as Snort). I could not see any options in the GUI interface. Is it possible, and how do I enable ...
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0answers
67 views

Cisco Auto Smartports on catalyst 2960-s

I have Cisco Catalyst 2960-s, I want to configure user defined macros on it. I searched a lot in Cisco documentation but its not for beginners :( How to create a user defined macro that runs when a ...
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Cisco switch inter-vlan access

I have Cisco Catalyst 2960-s switch and I want to configure three Vlans (A; B; C) I want to : Allow traffic between A and B Allow traffic between A and C Block traffic between C and B or if ...
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169 views

How to allow IGMP traffic on Cisco switches?

I have a network formed by some Cisco switches (a 2960 at the center, some 2950s for distribution). The network uses VLANs, and there are trunks between the various switches. Computers in the same ...
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High latency/drops between Cisco switches in two locations. How to troubleshoot?

I'm receiving user complaints about poor network application performance between two parts of a large warehouse facility. The software is a curses-based terminal application running on a Linux server. ...
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1answer
53 views

Cisco MOTD from external source

Is it possible to have the MOTD Banner set from an external source while maintaining a hard coded value (if present)? Possibly like a TFTP server? Only way I have ever seen this done is via it being ...
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1answer
123 views

Programmatically interfacing with Managed switches (Cisco 3750)?

I work at an organisation that has a few thousand computers and around 100 switches. To help with the stock take for the computers I would like to programmatically access the managed switches to find ...
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2answers
713 views

Cisco IOS debug commands and packet monitoring

There is a long list of debug commands. Are there any debug (or other IOS) commands which can capture detailed packet or frame (layer 2, 3) data across an interface? I know we have ...
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1answer
346 views

Cisco 3750 switch wont transmit radius request to server

We have a radius server running on our lan and i am able to authenticate against it through direct link to the server. However when we want our clients to connect through our switch (cisco 3750 ...
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1answer
315 views

Find client IP connected to VLAN from Cisco Catalyst 3600 by SNMP

I would like to get using of course SNMP, list of client IPs connected to VLAN in Cisco Catalyst 3600. So far, I have pseudo-algorithm made by me which obtains those IP addresses, but I am not sure ...
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189 views

Cisco WS-C4948 vlan1 management from outside

I'm trying to get a catalyst going for remote management using cisco network assistant. I've basically, enabled telnet; enable conf t line vty 0 15 password {password} login exit gave it an IP ...
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2answers
687 views

XenServer 6.0.2 and Cisco 3550 vlan configuration

I am running a couple of xenserver 6.0.2 hosts with multiple vm's on them. All the xen hosts have 4 physical network ports connecting to the cisco. Each port is untagged in xen but is tagged to a vlan ...
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HP to Cisco spanning tree root flapping

Per a recent question I recently configured both my HP (2x 2900) and Cisco (1x 3750) hardware to use MSTP for interoperability. I thought this was functional until I applied the change to the third ...
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2answers
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Configure spanning tree from HP to Cisco hardware

I have three switches I'd like to configure in a loop - a Cisco stack (3750s) and two HP 2900 series. Each is connected to the next with a 10 gig backplane of one form or another. How do I configure ...
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1answer
146 views

Cisco redundancy modes

I am using a Cisco 6500 series with an SSO redundancy configuration. The show redundancy output is as follows: Hardware Mode = Duplex Configured Redundancy Mode = sso Operating ...
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Trunking between Cisco 1800 router and Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch

I would like to establish trunk between Cisco router 1812 and Catalyst 2960 switch. What I would like to have is that router gets ip address on his fe0 interface and on fe2 provides trunk with 3 VLANs ...
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Is my Cisco switch port bad?

I've been chasing a packet-loss and network stability issue for a handful of end-users on an internal network for the past few days... These issues surfaced last week, however the location was struck ...
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2answers
338 views

I can't display running-config on cisco catalyst at privilege 15

Note: All password have been replaced or redacted. I'm trying to create a (rancid repo) account that can use the command "show run" without enabling and using a second password. Right now, I add ...
3
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1answer
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How do I find out which physical port my ethersvi MAC address corresponds to on a Cisco switch?

I'm doing a layer2 network map (my first) and this is the first virtual mac I've encountered. From the mac address table of switch1, I have VLAN 1 6416.8d98.52c0 DYNAMIC Te0/1 and on the ...
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2answers
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How do I draw a layer 2 (link layer) network map containing Cisco and *NIX boxes?

I've been tasked with drawing a layer 2 network map of our very small datacenter network. There is one 1841 cisco router, two 3560 cisco catalyst switches and 4 solaris sunfire T-1000 boxes. I have ...
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2answers
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How do I change my password on a Cisco Catalyst 2960 switch?

I was given a username and a temporary password on a catalyst switch and I can't figure out how to change my password... Upon googling, I found this but when I raise my privileges to 15 by typing ...
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What is this item that came with my Cisco switch?

We just received a new Cisco Catalyst 2960, and in the box came an item we've never seen before. Interestingly enough, the documentation shows an image of the object, but it is not listed anywhere ...
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Configure cisco switch remotely without console access

Since Cisco in their newer firmwares disabled access to the web interface before password is set on the switch I need an alternative way of configuring switches remotely. I read up on the Cisco Smart ...
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1answer
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Why is my Nexus 5548UP not adding ARP entries for the trunk to a 2960S?

I have a Nexus 5548UP trunked to a Catalyst 2960S. I have verified that spanning tree is working. I explicitly made the 2960S the root bridge for all VLANs as a temporary measure since it is trunked ...
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2answers
428 views

Teaming on Cisco Catalyst switch

Hopefully an easy one for someone... If I'm setting up either an MPIO or Team/bond on a Windows server, does a channel group need setting up on the Cisco Catalyst switches that they're connected to? ...
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Vlan Management Policy Server ( VMPS) Configuration and Management

I am trying to design a topology in which I need to use VMPS and unfortunately the resources are rather few on the internet. Based on this Configuration document VMPS I have created a sample ...
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1answer
223 views

Can't ping/SSH into brand new Cisco Cat4510 switches

I have copied configs and IOS from known good/in place switches (making obvious changes to VLAN IP's, ports, etc), but cannot ping VLAN1 on the new switch from my laptop though I can from another ...
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1answer
148 views

Multiple ACL on Cisco Catalyst with QoS classes - behaviour

I would like to limit the traffic to 2 Mbit for several IP addresses. With the following configuration, will each IP be limited to 2 Mbit or is it all IP addresses combined? Configuration: ...
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1answer
194 views

Cisco BPDUGUARD and BDPUFILTER

What happen if I have both ENABLED spanning-tree BPDUFILTER and BPBDUGUARD on a specific port?
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1answer
485 views

CISCO: ARP Poisoning Countermeasures

How can I prevent the Cisco Catalysts 2950/2960/3550/3750 from being vulnerable to ARP Poisoning? Can this be avoided with the ARP INSPECTION? Thanks
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235 views

Cisco switch sending out excessive STP packets

I have a Catalyst 2900 that's sending out an STP packet about once ever 1-2 seconds. Is that excessive?
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213 views

Multiple catalyst switches

We're about to do a major office move, which will involve re-cabling everything in our premises. We're in two floors of a single office building, with 2-4 comms cabinets on each floor; each of these ...
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2answers
775 views

Management VLAN Cisco Catalyst

I have configured a couple of VLANs on a Cisco Catalyst switch with IOS, i will put all the ports that clients is connected to, into these VLANs. I want to configure the native VLAN [vlan 1] as ...
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2answers
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Cisco router and switch configuration

I want to configure a Cisco 2600 series router to be DHCP server. To the ethernet port i want to connect a Cisco Catalyst 2900XL 24 ports switch, in this switch i want to connect a computer in port ...
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1answer
496 views

Setting spanning tree link “priorities” in Cisco switches

I've got a pair of C2960G-48 switches (running IOS 12.2(46)SE, if it makes a difference) with redundant trunks in place. On these switches there are a bunch of VLANs that carry quite heavy traffic at ...
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CISCO 3550 HW Crash

were facing 5 Cisco CAT 3550 crashes now, we send out configuration to 3rd party company CISCO Gold partner and did environment power checking with the server site, no clue as yet what would be the ...