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Configure the Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch

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Follow this procedure to set up and configure the Cisco Nexus 92300YC switch.

  1. Connect the serial port to a host or serial port.

  2. Connect the management port (on the non-port side of the switch) to the same network where your SFTP server is located.

  3. At the console, set the host side serial settings:

    • 9600 baud

    • 8 data bits

    • 1 stop bit

    • parity: none

    • flow control: none

  4. When booting for the first time or rebooting after erasing the running configuration, the Nexus 92300YC switch loops in a boot cycle. Interrupt this cycle by typing yes to abort Power on Auto Provisioning.

    The System Admin Account setup is displayed.

    Show example
    $ VDC-1 %$ %POAP-2-POAP_INFO:   - Abort Power On Auto Provisioning [yes - continue with normal setup, skip - bypass password and basic configuration, no - continue with Power On Auto Provisioning] (yes/skip/no)[no]: y
    Disabling POAP.......Disabling POAP
    2019 Apr 10 00:36:17 switch %$ VDC-1 %$ poap: Rolling back, please wait... (This may take 5-15 minutes)
              ---- System Admin Account Setup ----
    Do you want to enforce secure password standard (yes/no) [y]:
  5. Type y to enforce secure password standard:

    Do you want to enforce secure password standard (yes/no) [y]: y
  6. Enter and confirm the password for user admin:

    Enter the password for "admin":
    Confirm the password for "admin":
  7. Type yes to enter the Basic System Configuration dialog.

    Show example
    This setup utility will guide you through the basic configuration of
    the system. Setup configures only enough connectivity for management
    of the system.
    Please register Cisco Nexus9000 Family devices promptly with your
    supplier. Failure to register may affect response times for initial
    service calls. Nexus9000 devices must be registered to receive
    entitled support services.
    Press Enter at anytime to skip a dialog. Use ctrl-c at anytime
    to skip the remaining dialogs.
    Would you like to enter the basic configuration dialog (yes/no):
  8. Create another login account:

    Create another login account (yes/no) [n]:
  9. Configure read-only and read-write SNMP community strings:

    Configure read-only SNMP community string (yes/no) [n]:
    Configure read-write SNMP community string (yes/no) [n]:
  10. Configure the cluster switch name:

    Enter the switch name : cs2
  11. Configure the out-of-band management interface:

    Continue with Out-of-band (mgmt0) management configuration? (yes/no) [y]: y
    Mgmt0 IPv4 address :
    Mgmt0 IPv4 netmask :
    Configure the default gateway? (yes/no) [y]: y
    IPv4 address of the default gateway :
  12. Configure advanced IP options:

    Configure advanced IP options? (yes/no) [n]: n
  13. Configure Telnet services:

    Enable the telnet service? (yes/no) [n]: n
  14. Configure SSH services and SSH keys:

    Enable the ssh service? (yes/no) [y]: y
           Type of ssh key you would like to generate (dsa/rsa) [rsa]: rsa
           Number of rsa key bits <1024-2048> [1024]: 2048
  15. Configure other settings:

    Configure the ntp server? (yes/no) [n]: n
      Configure default interface layer (L3/L2) [L2]: L2
      Configure default switchport interface state (shut/noshut) [noshut]: noshut
      Configure CoPP system profile (strict/moderate/lenient/dense) [strict]: strict
  16. Confirm switch information and save the configuration:

    Would you like to edit the configuration? (yes/no) [n]: n
    Use this configuration and save it? (yes/no) [y]: y
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