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Managment Port on Nortel Switch

Managment Port on Nortel Switch

Managment Port on Nortel Switch

Anyone know how to configure a managment port on a Nortel switch?

RE: Managment Port on Nortel Switch

Hello, in the switch main menu you will find an option  Console/Comm Port Configuration... (If that is your question) After you´ve choosen this option you will see
anything like this:        

Console/Comm Port Configuration

      Comm Port Data Bits:                  8 Data Bits
      Comm Port Parity:                     No Parity
      Comm Port Stop Bits:                  1 Stop Bit
      Console Port Speed:                   [ 9600 Baud  ]

Here you´re able to toggle the port speed and nothing else. Make sure that your terminal have the same speed settings. In the same menu you will find options to configure inband connections (telnet. ) with passwords and anything else.

Hope i could help you. Be free to ask further questions.


RE: Managment Port on Nortel Switch

I'm sorry, I didn't ask the question correctly.  What I want to do is analyze packets for every port on the switch.  When using a Cisco switch, I can specify a port as a "management" port for network monitoring.

How do I do this with a Nortel switch?

RE: Managment Port on Nortel Switch

the buzz word for Nortel is port mirroring,

so as an example in a baystack 450 switch under switch configuration is port mirroring configuration, where you can specify about a dozen options

I tried to remain child-like, all I acheived was childish.

RE: Managment Port on Nortel Switch

When reading through my documentation on my 450 switch I found that port mirroring will only allow me to mirror two ports to another port at a time.  If you are actually using all of the bandwidth of your switch ports without having a higher speed on the mirrored port you will lose packets.  This could be bad assuming you are mirroring the ports for use by an IDS.

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