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[EX] Configuring management IP address



Article ID: KB10880 KB Last Updated: 18 Dec 2019Version: 6.0

The EX-series switch management interface is a physical or virtual port through which the switch can be configured and maintained. The JUNOS for EX-series software automatically creates the switch's management Ethernet interface, me0.  The management Ethernet interface provides an out-of-band method for connecting to the switch. To use me0 as a management port, you must configure its logical port, me0.0, with a valid IP address.


You can connect to the management interface over the network using utilities such as ssh and telnet. Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) can use the management interface to gather statistics from the switch.

To configure a management port by CLI commands.

  •    Use the command “family inet address” to configure a management IP address on the interface.
      set interfaces me0 unit 0 family inet address
  •    Configure a static route with the next hop to the management network default gateway
    set routing-options static route next-hop

interfaces {
    me0 {
        unit 0 {
            family inet {


routing-options {
      static {
            route next-hop;
Modification History:
2019-12-17: Article reviewed for accuracy. No changes made. Article is correct and complete.
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