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3Com® Baseline Switch2816-SFPPlus (3C16485)

User Guide

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3Com Technologies reserves the right to revise this documentation and to make changes in content from time to time without obligation on the part of 3Com Technologies to provide notification of such revision or change.

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Contents

About this Guide

 

 

Naming Convention

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Conventions 5

 

 

Feedback about this User Guide

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Product Registration

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Introduction

 

 

Baseline Switch 2816-SFPPlus

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Package Contents

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How to Use the Baseline Switch 2816-SFPPlus

Front and Rear Panels

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Front Panel Features

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Rear Panel Features

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Installation Recommendations

 

Positioning the Switch

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Rack Mounting or Free Standing

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Power Supply

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Power Up 13

 

 

 

Spot Checks

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Connecting to a Network Device

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SFP Operation

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Approved SFP Transceivers

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Inserting an SFP Transceiver

14

 

Removing an SFP Transceiver

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Mounting Kit Instructions

 

 

 

Introduction

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Rack Mounting the Units

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Automatic IP Configuration

 

 

How Your Switch Obtains IP Information

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How Automatic IP Configuration Works

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Automatic Process

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Switch Configuration

Navigating Through the Switch Configuration Pages 21

Main Menu

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Option Tabs

 

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Fan Status

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Summary Screen

 

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Password

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IP Settings

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Port Configuration

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VLANs 25

 

 

 

VLAN Configuration Examples 26

Create VLANs

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Delete VLANs

 

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Modify VLANs

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Membership VLANs

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Trunking

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Traffic Monitoring

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System Tools

32

 

 

Restart

 

32

 

 

Configuration

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Upgrade

33

 

 

Spanning Tree

35

 

802.1p Prioritization

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Support

37

 

 

 

Using Discovery

Running the Discovery Application 39

Windows Installation (95/98/XP/2000/2003 Server/NT) 39

Problem Solving

Safety Information

L'INFORMATION DE SÉCURITÉ IMPORTANTE

WICHTIGE SICHERHEITSINFORMATIONEN

Technical Information

Related Standards 49

Environmental 49

Physical 49

Electrical 49

Technical Support

 

 

Where To Go For Help

51

 

Register Your Product to Gain Service Benefits 51

Purchase Value-AddedServices

51

Troubleshoot Online

51

 

Purchase Value-AddedServices

51

Contact Us 51

Telephone Technical Support and Repair 52

Glossary

Index

Regulatory Notices

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ABOUT THISGUIDE

This guide is intended for use by those responsible for installing and setting up network equipment; consequently, it assumes a basic working knowledge of LANs (Local Area Networks).

If a release note is shipped with this 3Com Baseline Switch 2816-SFPPlus and contains information that differs from the information in this guide, follow the information in the release note.

Most user guides and release notes are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 3Com World Wide Web site:

http://www.3com.com

Naming Convention

Throughout this guide, the 3Com Baseline Switch2816-SFPPlusis referred to as the Switch.

Category 3 and Category 5 Twisted Pair Cables are referred to as Twisted Pair Cables throughout this guide.

Conventions

Table 1 and Table 2 list conventions that are used throughout this guide.

 

Table 1

Notice Icons

 

 

 

 

Icon

Notice Type

Description

 

 

 

 

Information note

Information that describes important

 

 

 

 

features or instructions

 

 

 

 

 

Caution

 

Information that alerts you to potential

 

 

 

 

loss of data or potential damage to an

 

 

 

 

application, system, or device

 

 

 

 

 

Warning

 

Information that alerts you to potential

 

 

 

 

personal injury

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2

Text Conventions

 

 

 

 

 

Convention

 

Description

 

 

 

The words “enter”

When you see the word “enter” in this guide, you

and “type”

 

must type something, and then press Return or Enter.

 

 

 

Do not press Return or Enter when an instruction

 

 

 

simply says “type.”

 

 

 

Keyboard key

 

If you must press two or more keys simultaneously,

names

 

 

the key names are linked with a plus sign (+).

 

 

 

Example:

 

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del

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Table 2 Text Conventions (continued)

Convention

Description

 

 

Words in italics

Italics are used to:

 

Emphasize a point.

 

Denote a new term at the place where it is defined

 

 

in the text.

 

Identify menu names, menu commands, and soft-

ware button names. Examples:

From the Help menu, selectContents. ClickOK.

Feedback about this User Guide

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Please include the following information when commenting:

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Do not use this e-mailaddress for technical support questions. For information about contacting Technical Support, please refer to “Support” on page 37.

The Switch is part of the extensive Baseline range of 3Com products. This range includes hubs, switches, power systems and other networking equipment, and is continually being developed. Contact your supplier for the latest product information and to order these products.

Product Registration

You can now register your Baseline Switch on the 3Com web site to receive up-to-dateinformation on your product:

http://esupport.3com.com

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