Installing Netvisor ONE and Initial Configuration > Using the Serial Console Port for Initial Configuration
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Using the Serial Console Port for Initial Configuration
This procedure assumes that you have already installed the switch in the desired location and powered on the switch.
Do not connect any ports to the network until you configure the switch. You can accidentally create loops or cause IP address conflicts on the network.
If you are going to cable host computers to the switch, there is an option to enable or disable host ports by default.
1. Connect the console port on the rear or front (depending on the model) of the switch to your laptop or terminal concentrator using a serial cable.
2. From the terminal emulator application on your computer, log into the switch with the username network-admin and the default password admin.
3. Begin initial configuration using the initialization procedure displayed:
Informational Note: Netvisor ONE supports IPv6 addresses for the in-band interface.
Warning: Be sure to type in a static IP address for the management interface during the initial configuration. Netvisor ONE initially uses DHCP to obtain an IP address, but Netvisor ONE does not support DHCP after the initial configuration.
switch console login: network-admin
Password: admin
Last login: Fri Oct 3 12:23:04 on console
Command Line Interface v2.5.4
System setup required:
System Name (switch): hostname <return>
network-admin Password: password <return>
Re-enter Password:****** <return>
Enable mgmt link aggregation[disable|enable|active-standby] (disable): active-standby
This might reset SSH connections after the setup.Are you Sure? (no): yes <return>
Mgmt IP/Netmask: ip-address/netmask <return>
Mgmt IP Assignment:
Mgmt IPv6: IPv6-address/netmask
Mgmt IPv6 Assignment:
In-band IP/Netmask: ip-address/netmask
In-band IPv6/Netmask:
In-band IPv6 Assignment:
Gateway IP ( <return> or ip-address
Gateway IPv6 ():
Primary DNS IP ( <return> or ip-address
Secondary DNS IP ( <return> or ip-address
Domain name ( domain-name <return>
NTP Server:
Secondary NTP Server:
EULA accepted:
EULA timestamp:
Automatically Upload Diagnostics (yes): <return>
Enable host ports by default (yes): <return>
system info:
Switch Setup:
Switch Name:                  T6001
Switch Mgmt IP:     
Mgmt IP assignment: static
Switch Mgmt IPv6:             2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7334
MGMT IPv6 assignment: autoconf
Mgmt Link State: up
Mgmt Link Speed: 1g
Switch In-band IP:  
Switch In-band IPv6:          2001:0db8:85a3:0000:0000:8a2e:0370:7315
Switch Gateway:     
Switch DNS Server:  
Switch DNS2 Server: 
Switch Domain Name: 
Switch NTP Server:  
Switch NTP Secondary-server
Switch Timezone:           US/Pacific
Switch Date:               2019-03-03, 13:02:39
HostID: 184551182
Location ID: 1
Upload Diagnostics:        yes
Enable host ports:         yes
Analytics Store:           default
Fabric required. Please use fabric-create/join/show
Connected to Switch; Identifier:0x000044; Ver: 0.19.3398
When you setup a switch for initial configuration, disable host-facing ports until ready to plug in host cables to the switch. If Netvisor ONE does not detect adjacency on a port during the quickstart procedure, the ports remain in the disabled state. To enable the ports after plugging in cables, use the port-config-modify port port-number host-enable command. Netvisor ONE enables host ports by default unless you specify no during the quickstart procedure.
Netvisor OS Command Line Interface 3.0
THEM. [YES | NO | EULA]?: yes
Switch setup required:
Switch Name (e68-leaf-01):
network-admin Password:
Re-enter Password:
Mgmt IP/Netmask (
In-band IP/Netmask (
Gateway IP (
Primary DNS IP (
Secondary DNS IP:
Domain name (
Automatically Upload Diagnostics (yes):
Enable host ports by default (yes): no
<CLI (network-admin@e68-leaf-01) > port-show
switch port status                config
------------ ---- ------------          ------
e68-leaf-01  25   phy-up,host-disabled  10g
<CLI (network-admin@e68-leaf-01) >port-config-modify port 25 host-enable
<CLI (network-admin@e68-leaf-01) > port-show
switch port status                config
------------ ---- ------------          ------
e68-leaf-01  25   up                    10g
With switch-setup Enable host ports mode set to no, all ports have this port-config-setting set to no. This can be viewed using the following command:
<CLI (network-admin@Spine1) > port-config-show format port,host-enable,
In this mode, when any port comes up physically, Netvisor ONE automatically sends and receives LLDP packets to look for peer switches. If LLDP packets are received and Netvisor ONE forms an adjacency, Netvisor ONE continues normally. If Netvisor ONE does not detect an adjacency within in 5 seconds, Netvisor ONE flags the port as host-disabled. With this flag set, Netvisor ONE only accepts LLDP packets and does not initiate packet transmission.
<CLI (network-admin@Spine01) > port-show
switch    port ip mac hostname  status       
--------  ---- --------     ---------------   --------  -------------------------------------------
Spine-01  34 66:0e:94:cc:ee:fc E68-pa    up,PN-switch,PN-other,LLDP,
Spine-01  5                                             phy-up,host-disabled
config      trunk
---------   --------
fd,10g      auto-128
After completing switch discovery and fabric creation, enable host, server, or router traffic switching, and enable the ports using the host-enable option:
CLI (network-admin@Leaf1)>port-config-modify port 5 host-enable
switch-setup-show displays enable-host-ports setting. You cannot change this global switch setting after the first initial switch-setup is performed. However, you can configure individual ports for host-enable or disable by using the port-config-modify command.