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FTD 1010 (7.0.1) Outside interface management



I have two questions regarding the FTDs ability to have management moved off the management interface to the outside interface.  I do not have a FTD 1010 to play with in the lab. In the documentation it says that we can issue the command configure network management-data-interface and connect the FMC to the outside interface. 

  1. Am I still able to access the management interface after issuing this command?
  2. The IP Address I assign is that the outside interface IP address for the firewall, or would this be an additional address?  For example I use this command and assign .101.  Once it is registered to the FMC is this the outside interface or do I go add .100 after in the configuration?
> configure network management-data-interface
Data interface to use for management: ethernet1/1
Specify a name for the interface [outside]: internet
IP address (manual / dhcp) [dhcp]: manual
IPv4/IPv6 address:
Netmask/IPv6 Prefix:
Default Gateway:
Comma-separated list of DNS servers [none]:,
DDNS server update URL [none]:
Do you wish to clear all the device configuration before applying ? (y/n) [n]:

Configuration done with option to allow manager access from any network, if you wish to change the manager access network
use the 'client' option in the command 'configure network management-data-interface'.

Setting IPv4 network configuration.
Network settings changed.


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Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

Hello Kylerossd,

Once "configure network management-data-interface" command is executed, the Management default route will be changed to route through the data interfaces. And If you are connected to the Management interface with SSH, your connection may drop. You must reconnect using the console port.

Also 1 interface will have only IP address assigned to it. so IP which you will be assigning to interface ethernet1/1 will be your management ip.

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