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NETGEAR Smart Switch Lite CLI Configuration

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Randy Leung
Technical Marketing Manager – NETGEAR

A typical small and medium business (SMB) network environment tends to manage their network infrastructures using the Local Web GUI or a Cloud Portal. Vendor specific web or cloud portals always work as designed, but it may also create a complicated environment when the customer has a multiple switch vendor infrastructure. The one likely solution to the challenge is an integrated 3rd party network management system to manage all network devices on a single pane of glass. To stay apprised with the growing change in today’s network management systems (NMS), NETGEAR provided a Lite Command-line Interface (CLI) on select NETGEAR Smart Switches to assist with the growing NMS challenges.

With the latest firmware, NETGEAR introduced the ability to configure and manage the select Smart Switches with the command-line interface (CLI) capabilities using Secure Shell (SSH) or telnet protocols.

Models and firmware version with Smart Lite CLI:
GS728TPv2/GS728TPPv2/GS752TPv2/GS752TPP and above
GS308T/GS310TP and above
GS108Tv3/GS110TPv3 and above
GS724TPv2/GS724TPP and above
MS510TXM/MS510TXUP and above

PoE Management CLI example:

Switch# show power inline
Power management mode: Port limit mode
Pre-allocation : Disabled
Power-up sequence : Staggered
Unit Power Status Nominal Allocated Consumed Available
Power Power Power Power
----- ----- ------- --------- ------------ -------- ---------
1 Off Normal 190Watts 0Watts (0%) 0Watts 190Watts
Port State Status Priority Class Power Up Max.Power (Admin) (mW)
---- ----- --------- --------- ------- -------- --------- ----------
g1 Never off low N/A 802.3at 0 (30000)
g2 Auto searching low N/A 802.3at 0 (30000)

Below are the following supported CLI command categories on Smart switches:

System commands:

  • Management
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Link Layer Discovery Protocol (LLDP)

Switching commands:

  • Interface
  • Link aggregation group (LAG)
  • Virtual local area network (VLAN)
  • Auto-Voice over Internet Protocol (Auto-VoIP)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
  • Media Access Control (MAC) address table

Routing commands:

  • IP routing
  • Routing table
  • Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)

Security commands:

  • Management security
  • Access
  • Traffic control

Monitoring commands:

  • Port
  • Logging
  • Mirroring

Maintenance commands:

  • Reset
  • Copy
  • File management
  • Ping

But what does Smart Switch CLI configuration mean for me? It means that if your 3rd party NMS requires a switch health check or PoE management - NETGEAR provides all the CLI commands that relates to switch health check or PoE management and much more. In addition, it’s not just for NMS, it can also provide the ability to configure, manage, and monitor a smart switch via the CLI and would not require the need to log onto the local web GUI or Insight cloud portal. Install the latest firmware, and be rest assured that the CLI configuration is the same configuration as the local web GUI or with the Insight cloud portal configuration.
To learn more about the NETGEAR Smart Switch Lite CLI and to find out more about Smart switches and other NETGEAR products and features.

For firmware download and Support:

For KB article about Smart switches lite CLI: