Confirming Connectivity on the Network


After connecting your switch, take the time to ensure connectivity by pinging an external IP address (supports both IPv4 and IPv6), and pinging a domain to ensure domain name resolution.


To ping the external network from the switch, use the ping command:


CLI (network-admin@switch) > ping 2010::2


PING 2010::2(2010::2) 56 data bytes

64 bytes from 2010::2: icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=1.69 ms

64 bytes from 2010::2: icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.412 ms

64 bytes from 2010::2: icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.434 ms

64 bytes from 2010::2: icmp_seq=4 ttl=64 time=0.418 ms

 

CLI (network-admin@switch) > ping 98.138.253.109 : 56 data bytes


PING 98.138.253.109 (98.138.253.109) 56(84) bytes of data.

64 bytes from 98.138.253.109: icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=51.8 ms

64 bytes from 98.138.253.109: icmp_seq=2 ttl=47 time=51.9 ms

64 bytes from 98.138.253.109: icmp_seq=3 ttl=47 time=53.6 ms


To ping a domain, use the ping command again:


CLI (network-admin@Leaf1) > ping yahoo.com


PING yahoo.com (98.138.253.109) 56(84) bytes of data.

64 bytes from ir1.fp.vip.ne1.yahoo.com (98.138.253.109): icmp_seq=1 ttl=47 time=52.2 ms

64 bytes from ir1.fp.vip.ne1.yahoo.com (98.138.253.109): icmp_seq=2 ttl=47 time=52.5 ms

64 bytes from ir1.fp.vip.ne1.yahoo.com (98.138.253.109): icmp_seq=3 ttl=47 time=51.9 ms

64 bytes from ir1.fp.vip.ne1.yahoo.com (98.138.253.109): icmp_seq=4 ttl=47 time=51.8 ms