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CISCO PRIME INFRASTRUCTURE APPLIANCE

Hello.

 

The ETHERNET 2 Port in the CISCO PRIME INFRASTRUCTURE  APPLIANCE. Is it in use??  

Can i connect my network in this port? O what is the purpose of ETHERNET 2 port?

 

Thank you!!!

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I had a peer actually use it for out of band to be able to GUI and transfer files. The only catch was that he had to set the interface ip on a different subnet than the management.  Other than that, most of all the PI appliances we have used we only connect and set one interface. 

-Scott

-Scott
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Rasika Nayanajith
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Refer this post

https://supportforums.cisco.com/discussion/11856911/need-use-both-ports-prime-ncs-apl-k9

"When both NICs are used, one will be for reaching the GUI for access and the other for sending SNMP traffic over to the managed devices, but most folks use just one"

HTH

Rasika

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I had a peer actually use it for out of band to be able to GUI and transfer files. The only catch was that he had to set the interface ip on a different subnet than the management.  Other than that, most of all the PI appliances we have used we only connect and set one interface. 

-Scott

-Scott
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Thanks Scott.

DID YOU MEAN THAT THIS PORT IS USING LIKE A SERVICE PORT IN A WLC?

DO YOU recommend the implementation of this appliance with one port ethernet?

Jorge,

It isn't like a service port.... my peer needed a work around because they had to backup the server and didn't have access to the network, so they used the second port to connect directly to a laptop.  I do recommend only using one port.

-Scott

-Scott
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I get it! Thank you for you reply!!! I appreciate your help!!

Regards!

Thanks Rasika.

DO YOU recommend the implementation of this appliance with one port ethernet or use 2 ports?

Marvin Rhoads
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Adding to Rasika and Scott's correct replies, realize that the appliances are based on general purpose server platforms - the old one was IBM OEM and the new appliances are Cisco UCS-based. Those servers have a set of hardware components that are designed for general purpose requirements.

When Cisco builds the Linux and ADE-OS that runs on this general purpose hardware, they don't necessarily maximize the potential use of every bit of that underlying hardware.

Thank you Marvin for you reply!! That's a important data for me!

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