Cisco Wireless LAN Controller Configuration Guide, Release 7.4
Configuring Service-Port Interfaces
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Configuring Service-Port Interfaces

Configuring Service-Port Interfaces

Information About Service-Port Interfaces

The service-port interface controls communications through and is statically mapped by the system to the service port. The service port can obtain an IP address using DHCP, or it can be assigned a static IP address, but a default gateway cannot be assigned to the service-port interface. Static routes can be defined through the controller for remote network access to the service port.


Note



Restrictions for Configuring Service-Port Interfaces

  • Only Cisco 7500 Series Controllers and Cisco 5500 Series Controllers have a physical service-port interface that is reachable from the external network.

Configuring Service-Port Interfaces (GUI)


    Step 1   Choose Controller > Interfaces to open the Interfaces page.
    Step 2   Click the service-port link to open the Interfaces > Edit page.
    Step 3   Enter the Service-Port Interface parameters:
    Note   

    The service-port interface uses the controller’s factory-set service-port MAC address.

    • DHCP protocol (enabled)
    • DHCP protocol (disabled) and IP address and IP netmask
    Step 4   Click Save Configuration to save your changes.
    Step 5   If you made any changes to the management or virtual interface, reboot the controller so that your changes take effect.

    Configuring Service-Port Interfaces (CLI)


      Step 1   To view the current service-port interface settings, enter this command:
      show interface detailed service-port
      Note   

      The service-port interface uses the controller’s factory-set service-port MAC address.

      Step 2   Enter these commands to define the service-port interface:
      • To configure the DHCP server, enter this command: config interface dhcp service-port enable
      • To disable the DHCP server, enter this command: config interface dhcp service-port disable
      • To configure the IP address, enter this command: config interface address service-port ip-addr ip-netmask
      Step 3   The service port is used for out-of-band management of the controller. If the management workstation is in a remote subnet, you may need to add a route on the controller in order to manage the controller from that remote workstation. To do so, enter this command:

      config route add network-ip-addr ip-netmask gateway

      Step 4   Enter the save config command to save your changes.
      Step 5   Enter the show interface detailed service-port command to verify that your changes have been saved.