How to configure an IP Address on Dell Networking PowerConnect Switches

How to configure an IP Address on Dell Networking PowerConnect Switches


This articles explains how to configure an IP address on a Dell Networking PowerConnect Switch.

Table of Contents

1. Assign IP address (Out-of-Band) interface thru command line configuration
2. Assign IP address to a VLAN interface thru command line configuration
3. Assign IP address (Out-of-Band) interface thru Web GUI
4. Assigning IP Address to a VLAN Interface thru Web GUI



Assign IP address (Out-of-Band) interface thru command line configuration


Use the IP address command in Interface Configuration mode to set an IP address for the service port. Use the no form of this command to return the ip address configuration to its default value.

Not all PowerConnect switches have a dedicated Out-of-Band port. That model would need to use a VLAN interface for remote access.

This process is only for Legacy PowerConnect switch devices. If you are looking to set an IP address on a N Series switch click here to be directed to that KB Article.


Example:

Command

Purpose

Console#configure

Enter configuration mode.

Console(config)# interface out-of-band

Enter the out-of-band interface.

Console(config-if)#ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0

Set the IP address and subnet mask you want assigned to the interface.



Assign IP address to a VLAN interface thru command line configuration


Example:

Command

Purpose

Console#configure

Enter configuration mode.

Console(config)# interface vlan 15

Enter the vlan interface.

Console(config-if)#ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0

Set the IP address and subnet mask you want assigned to the vlan interface.


The specific VLAN must be created before you can enter the VLAN interface and set the IP address.


Assigning IP address to (Out-of-Band) interface thru Web GUI

Use the Out of Band Interface page to assign the Out of Band Interface IP address and subnet mask or to enable/disable the DHCP client for address information assignment. DHCP is enabled by default on the OOB interface.

To display the Out of Band Interface page, click System → IP Addressing → Out of Band Interface in the navigation panel.



To enable the DHCP client and allow a DHCP server on your network to automatically assign the network information to the OOB interface, select DHCP from the Protocol menu. If you statically assign the network

information, make sure the Protocol menu is set to None. Then enter the desired IP address, Subnet Mask and Default Gateway IP address.

Assigning IP Address to a VLAN Interface thru Web GUI


Use the IP Interface Configuration page to assign a VLAN IP address and Subnet Mask, the Default Gateway IP address.

To display the IP Interface Configuration page, click Routing → IP → IP Interface Configuration in the navigation panel.

1 From the Interface menu, select the desired vlan.
2 From the Routing Mode field, select Enable.
3 From the IP Address Configuration Method field specify whether to assign a static IP address (Manual) or use DHCP for automatic address assignment.
4 If you select Manual for the configuration method, specify the IP Address and Subnet Mask in the appropriate fields.
5 Click Apply.



Clicking "Apply" saves to running-config only. To save to startup-config click diskette icon at the top right of the page or System → File Management → Copy Files. Toggle "Copy Configuration" select source = running config and destination = startup config. Lastly, Click "Apply".






Article ID: HOW10389

Last Date Modified: 04/05/2018 09:52 AM


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