Lab - Basic Switch Configuration
Background / Scenario
Cisco switches can be configured with a special IP address known as the switch virtual interface (SVI). The
SVI, or management address, can be used for remote access to the switch to display or configure settings. If
the VLAN 1 SVI is assigned an IP address, by default all ports in VLAN 1 have access to the SVI IP address.
In this lab, you will build a simple topology using Ethernet LAN cabling and access a Cisco switch using the
console and remote access methods. You will examine default switch configurations before configuring basic
switch settings. These basic switch settings include device name, interface description, local passwords,
message of the day (MOTD) banner, IP addressing, and static MAC address. You will also demonstrate the
use of a management IP address for remote switch management. The topology consists of one switch and
one host using only Ethernet and console ports.
: The switches used are Cisco Catalyst 2960s with Cisco IOS Release 15.2(2) (lanbasek9 image). Other
switches and Cisco IOS versions can be used. Depending on the model and Cisco IOS version, the
commands available and output produced might vary from what is shown in the labs.
: Make sure that the switches have been erased and have no startup configurations. If you are unsure,
contact your instructor. Refer to Appendix A for the procedures to initialize and reload a switch.
: Refer to the Instructor Lab Manual for the procedures to initialize and reload devices.
template used by the Switch Database Manager (SDM) does not provide IPv6 address
capabilities. Verify that SDM is using either the
template or the
template. The new template will be used after reboot even if the configuration is not saved.