Cisco 3550 without ip's, advantages and disadvantages?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by joeblow, May 13, 2004.

  1. joeblow

    joeblow Guest

    I have 'inherited' a network with six 3550 switches. One of them has an
    ip, five of them do not. I can get to all of them using the web display
    manager. Can someone point me to a discussion on the advantages and
    disadvantages of having or not having an ip assigned to the box?

    thank you
     
    joeblow, May 13, 2004
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  2. joeblow

    mh Guest

    simple answer: assign them each an IP address

    Otherwise how do you get TFTP to the box to work ,SNMP, etc, etc
     
    mh, May 13, 2004
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  3. joeblow

    Steinar Haug Guest

    [mh]

    | simple answer: assign them each an IP address
    |
    | Otherwise how do you get TFTP to the box to work ,SNMP, etc, etc

    They *can* be managed as a cluster, with only one externally visible
    IP address. Whether that is a good idea is another question entirely
    (we never use the cluster facility for 3550).

    Steinar Haug, Nethelp consulting,
     
    Steinar Haug, May 13, 2004
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  4. joeblow

    mh Guest

    If you are using CMS then this would explain this paticular setup.

    I would pose the question of how would you get to a particular switch
    if CMS is broken. I suspect you would have to be one the console port
    of the "broken" switch

    Now just imagine that you are home....
     
    mh, May 13, 2004
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  5. joeblow

    mh Guest

    Right, until CMS screws up ...
     
    mh, May 14, 2004
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  6. joeblow

    joeblow Guest

    So what I'm hearing is that there is no downside to assigning an ip to
    each unit; and there's no reason not to? The previous guy was just lazy?

    thanks folks,
     
    joeblow, Jun 1, 2004
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