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Connecting a QFX5100 Device to a Network for Out-of-Band Management

 

You can monitor and manage the QFX5100 device using a dedicated management channel. QFX5100 devices have a minimum of two management ports: a 10/100/1000BASE-T RJ-45 port and a 1-Gbps small form-factor pluggable (SFP) ports. Some product SKUs have an additional 1-Gbps SFP port that can be used either for fiber or copper connections. Use the management ports to connect the QFX5100 device to a network for out-of-band management.

Caution

Configuring the two management interfaces within the same subnet is not supported.

Note

You cannot use the management ports to perform the initial configuration of the QFX5100 device. You must configure the management ports before you can successfully connect to the QFX5100 switch using these ports. See Configure a QFX5100 Device.

Ensure that you have an appropriate cable available. See Cable Specifications for Console and Management Connections for the QFX Series and The Hardware Compatibility Tool.

To connect a QFX5100 switch to a network for out-of-band management (see Figure 1):

  1. Connect one end of the cable to one of the management ports (labeled C0 and

    C1) on the QFX5100 switch.

  2. Connect the other end of the cable to the management switch (see Figure 1).
Figure 1: Connecting a QFX5100 Switch to a Network for Out-of-Band Management
Connecting a QFX5100
Switch to a Network for Out-of-Band Management