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Cisco® Field Manual: Catalyst® Switch Configuration by Steve McQuerry, Dave Hucaby

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3-2. IP Addressing & Services

  • Switches use IP addresses and services for management purposes.

  • IP addresses can be set or obtained using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP), BOOTstrap Protocol (BOOTP), or Reverse Address Resolution Protocol (RARP).

  • Gateways, routes to networks, and default routes are established to allow communications with devices that are not local to the management network.

  • Static entries or DNS servers can be used to resolve computer names.

  • Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) services are available for some switches to provide a configuration interface.

  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) service allows for switch configuration and management.

Configuring an IP Management Address

IP addresses are used in Layer 2 switches ...

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