Stand-alone Cisco switch in BladeCenter is un-pingable

After un-stacking a Cisco switch in my IBM blade center I can no longer ping the management IP I had configured on my management VLAN. The only item I see that changed is that the Bladecenter AMM added a internal Ethernet management port. There has been some discussion on reddit. Prior to un-stacking this VLAN interface was working.

I still haven’t found a resolution that would explain why this isn’t working or how to allow access over the current management VLAN. If possible I would like to keep L3 routing off on the switch.

As far as testing I have configured an access port and truck port native to the management VLAN. I connected a laptop with a static IP within the management VLAN range to these ports and was not able to ping or access the swith. When the switch is connected it does pass traffic, as expected, on all ports/VLANs. However I was still unable to ping or SSH the switch directly.

For testing purposes:

  • I have configured an access port and truck port native to the management VLAN, I’ve configured a laptop with a IP in the management VLAN to connect to these test ports.
  • I’ve devices on other VLAN are able to connect and pass traffic though this switch.
  • The switch its self cannot ping other devices when using no source, the FE interface as source, or the management VLAN IP as the source.
  • I’ve removed the management VLAN IP, and configured the FastEthernet port with the management VLAN IP.
    • I suspect this doesn’t work as I cannot set a VLAN onto the FastEthernet port
  • I’ve removed the default gateway with, and without, the VLAN ID configured and with the FasEthernet port configured.

Here is a partial config

no service pad
service timestamps debug datetime msec
service timestamps log datetime msec
no service password-encryption
!
hostname sw-7-tsting
!
boot-start-marker
boot-end-marker
!
enable secret ...
!
username ....
no aaa new-model
clock timezone EST -5 0
switch 1 provision ws-cbs3110g-s-i
system mtu routing 1500
!
!
ip domain-name abc.def
vtp mode transparent
!
!
crypto pki ...
!
spanning-tree mode rapid-pvst
spanning-tree extend system-id
spanning-tree pathcost method long
no spanning-tree vlan 1-4094
!
!
port-channel load-balance src-dst-ip
!
!
vlan internal allocation policy ascending
!
vlan N
 name traffic N
!
vlan NN
 name traffic NN
!
vlan NNN
 name traffic NNN
!
vlan XXX
 name network management
!
ip ssh time-out 60
ip ssh version 2
!
!
!
interface FastEthernet0
 ip address 192.168.x.x 255.255.255.0
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/17
 description used to test all vlans
 switchport trunk native vlan XXX
 switchport trunk allowed vlan N,NN,NNN,XXX
 switchport mode trunk
 switchport nonegotiate
!
interface GigabitEthernet1/0/18
 description used to test network VLAN XXX
 switchport access vlan XXX
 switchport mode access
 switchport nonegotiate
!
interface Vlan1
 no ip address
 shutdown
!
interface Vlan XXX
 ip address 10.XXX.200.236 255.255.255.0
!
ip default-gateway 10.XXX.200.1
ip http server
ip http secure-server
!
snmp-server community public RO
snmp-server host 10.XXX.200.30 version 2c public udp-port 161
!
line con 0
line vty 0 4
 login
 transport input ssh
line vty 5 15
 login
!
ntp server 129.6.15.30
end

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