Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#127 closed (fixed)

decide whether the exogeni rack management switch should have a public IP, and implement accordingly

Reported by: Owned by: somebody
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Component: Administration Version: SPIRAL5
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Each ExoGENI rack's management switch (the 8052) needs a temporary public IP when the rack is initially installed. At the moment, there are no specific provisions for removing that public IP, and e.g. at BBN, it is still in place.

Decide whether ExoGENI prefers to keep that public IP in place long-term and secure the switch appropriately for a publically-accessible device, or to remove the public IP from the configuration once the rack is installed. If the former, do some testing. If the latter, test removing the IP at BBN, and add it to the rack install process.

Change History (8)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

The public IP address has been removed from the BBN 8052. It's not necessary to include it in future configurations within ExoGENI.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by

Has it been removed from the switch on the RENCI, UH, and FIU racks too?

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by

RENCI's 8052 hasn't had a public IP for a while now. There's no plan to assign one to UH and FIU.

comment:4 Changed 11 years ago by

Just to put it on this ticket for clarity: i had previously assumed that if we removed the public IP from bbn-8052, we would also remove the cable between bbn-8052 and our lab equipment. Chris mentioned that this isn't the case --- the cable (and the VLAN which is shared with the campus network) will remain to provide an alternate L2 path, and this is just a question of whether there's a public IP associated with that VLAN.

comment:5 Changed 11 years ago by

Another question: will the IP address be reused for anything else (e.g. will it get prepended to the VM range or anything?), or will it be unused now?

comment:6 Changed 11 years ago by

Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

Regardless, there's one last action item on this, which is to remove from DNS. (I'm removing from our DNS, but y'all control the CNAMEs at

comment:7 Changed 11 years ago by has been removed

comment:8 Changed 11 years ago by

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed

Verified, closing.

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