Switch management IP change

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MarkusAlbisser
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Switch management IP change

Hi all

 

After the initial setup of the switch via http://my.meraki.com where I configured IP address, mask, gateway and DNS, this switch then comes online within the dashboard via the configured gateway. 

 

The point now is that we have to route Internet via another gateway, means I have to change the default gateway of this switch, which I can do within the dashboard. When now something happens with this new gateway, I lost the management of the switch.

 

Is there a way that I can get back to the initial setup page by accessing the switch directly? I still can ping the switch within the local network, but I cannot access this switch by using http://switch-ip. I am thinking to a similar case of the MX appliances, where I can access to this local status page and then login to the MX device and change the network parameters.

The only way we found now is to factory-reset the whole switch again and then start from scratch. But I am pretty sure there is another way to do so.

 

Thank you

Markus

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PhilipDAth
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Re: Switch management IP change

If the switch loses connectivity it will roll back the change.  I can't remember how long.  4 hours.  Not sure.

 

Can you not plug into the management port of the switch?

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ww
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Re: Switch management IP change

Did you disable the local status page at the dashboard settings?

 

https://documentation.meraki.com/General_Administration/Tools_and_Troubleshooting/Using_the_Cisco_Me...

 

This does not work?

 

 

MS - 1.1.1.100
In order to access this address, configure a device with the following IP settings, and then browse the address in a web browser.
IP Address: 1.1.1.99
Subnet Mask: 255.255.2555

MarkusAlbisser
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Re: Switch management IP change

Hi ww

 

Thank you for your reply here. You mean that from within the local network, I should be able to access my switch by using http://switch.meraki.com? But this then resolves in the Internet, I don't think I can access it in this way. But I can check that one once the switch is online again (unfortunately only next week, but I then will update the post again here).

 

The other one you are saying is that the ip address 1.1.1.100 is still active, even if my switch has for example 10.11.12.13? Saying I also then can configure a laptop with for example 1.1.1.101, then I can browse with HTTP to 1.1.1.100 to get the local device page?

 

Thank you

Markus

ww
Kind of a big deal
Kind of a big deal

Re: Switch management IP change

1.1.1.100 should work in case the switch has no dedicated  management port, and you did not disable local access in the dashboard 

MarkusAlbisser
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Re: Switch management IP change

Thank you ww. I will test that one next week (probably Thursday or Friday) and then update the threat here.

PhilipDAth
Kind of a big deal

Re: Switch management IP change

If the switch loses connectivity it will roll back the change.  I can't remember how long.  4 hours.  Not sure.

 

Can you not plug into the management port of the switch?

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MarkusAlbisser
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Re: Switch management IP change

Hi Philip, thanks for your input. I will check that one next week when we have the chance again to be onsite.

 

MarkusAlbisser
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Re: Switch management IP change

Unfortunately I was not able to test this topic, connecting to the management port and get it from there. But I would say to close this threat as solved, getting back to the management port will be the correct answer.

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