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HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - management port

 
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HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - management port

Hi,

I need to configure the static IP settings of the management port of a 5130 switch.

I don't have the switch in hand yet, so I checked several HPE user guides for the HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series.

For some reason I am not able to find simple instructions for that basic task.
Can someone point out the correct user guide and chapter?
Thank you.

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Re: HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - management port

Pretty strange...did you already check the HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - Layer 2 - LAN Switching Configuration Guide (very first Chapter: "Configuring Ethernet interfaces" -> very first Paragraph: "Configuring a management Ethernet interface")?


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Re: HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - management port

Can't find anything abou IP Configuration there. 

Is this not as simple as one would expet for a management port?

Are there several configuration steps required?

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Re: HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - management port

Perhaps you need the Layer 3 IP Services Configuration Guide

HPE FlexNetwork 5130 EI Switch Series Layer 3—IP Services Configuration Guide

 

Go to page 23 which covers assigning an IP address to an Interface

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Re: HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - management port

IMHO considering Layer 3 for OoBM (Management) Port is a little bit too much (indeed OP didn't ask about a routed interface nor about a VLAN).

Layer 2 guide I linked on my first post above should be good enough if just one read it...if reading just half sheet (exactly at page 10 of 289, first page of first Chapter) is a difficult task or it is too much...there is no hope.

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Re: HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - management port

My question was "How to set IP for management port"

This doesn't describe that:

Configuring a management Ethernet interface
A management interface uses an RJ-45 connector. You can connect the interface to a PC for
software loading and system debugging, or connect it to a remote NMS for remote system
management.
Support for management Ethernet interfaces depends on the device model. For more information,
see the installation guide.
To configure a management Ethernet interface:
Step Command Remarks
1. Enter system view. system-view N/A
2. Enter management
Ethernet interface view.
interface
M-GigabitEthernet
interface-number
N/A
3. (Optional.) Set the
interface description. description text The default setting is
M-GigabitEthernet0/0/0 Interface.
4. (Optional.) Shut down
the interface. shutdown By default, the management Ethernet
interface is up.

Pointing out this chapter doesn't help much.

Maybe I don't understand the way the management port works.
Is the management port the physical port I would connect via SSH, Telnet or Webview?
Or would you use a normal port and configure the switch differently?

That's why I ask in the community. I'm aware of all the guides regarding this switch series.
Pointing out those guides doesn't help much in understanding the basic setup one would do.

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Re: HPE FlexNetwork 5130 HI Switch Series - management port

Since I was searching for an answer to the same question and this page was quite high in the results I'll share what I found for posterity.

I found the answer on this site, it's in German but the code is english and translate works well enough.

I short, this is what I had to do:

Create a management vrf (Comware calls it vpn-instance):

ip vpn-instance MGMT

Configure management port with vrf and IP:

interface m-gigabitethernet 0/0/0

ip binding vpn-instance MGMT

ip address x.x.x.x 24

exit

Setup the static route for MGMT vrf:

ip route-static vpn-instance MGMT 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 x.x.x.y

where x.x.x.y is the gateway address of the management subnet.