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3Com Baseline Switch 2900 Family

Getting Started Guide

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About This Manual

Organization

3Com Baseline Switch 2900 Family Getting Started Guide is organized as follows:

 

Chapter

Contents

 

 

Briefly introduces the appearance, system description, as

1

Product Overview

well as the features and applications of the 3Com Baseline

 

 

Switch 2900 Family.

 

 

 

 

 

Describes the requirements on installation site, the safety

2

Installation Preparations

recommendations before and during installation, and the

 

 

required tools.

 

 

 

 

 

Covers the procedures for installing the 3Com Baseline

3

Installing a Switch

Switch 2900 Family, ground wire connection, power

module installation, interface module installation, and so

 

 

 

 

on.

 

 

 

 

 

Helps you get familiar with the basic knowledge of how to

4

Initial Power-On

boot and configure the 3Com Baseline Switch 2900 Family,

including device startup, power-on,and initialization of

 

 

 

 

system files, and so on.

 

 

 

5

Loading Software

Introduces how to load Boot ROM and host software for the

3Com Baseline Switch 2900 Family

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduces the problems that might occur during the

6

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

installation and the booting of the 3Com Baseline Switch

 

 

2900 Family and the related solution.

 

 

 

Conventions

The manual uses the following conventions:

GUI conventions

Convention

Description

Boldface

Window names, button names, field names, and menu items are in

Boldface. For example, the New User window appears; clickOK.

 

 

 

>

Multi-levelmenus are separated by angle brackets. For example,File >

Create > Folder.

 

 

 

Symbols

Convention

Description

 

 

Means reader be extremely careful. Improper operation may cause bodily injury.

Means reader be careful. Improper operation may cause data loss or damage to equipment.

Means an action or information that needs special attention to ensure successful configuration or good performance.

Convention

Description

 

 

Means a complementary description.

Means techniques helpful for you to make configuration with ease.

Related Documentation

In addition to this manual, each 3Com Baseline Switch 2900 documentation set includes the following:

Manual

Description

 

 

Describe how to configure your 3Com Baseline 3Com Baseline Switch 2900 Family User Guide Switch 2900 Family using the supported

protocols

Obtaining Documentation

You can access the most up-to-date3Com product documentation on the World Wide Web at this URL: http://www.3com.com.

Table of Contents

1Product Overview ······································································································································1-1

Introduction ·············································································································································1-1 3Com Baseline Switch 2920-SFP Plus···································································································1-3 Front Panel ······································································································································1-3 Rear Panel·······································································································································1-3 Power Supply System ·····················································································································1-3 Cooling System ·······························································································································1-3 3Com Baseline Switch 2928-SFP Plus···································································································1-4 Front Panel ······································································································································1-4 Rear Panel·······································································································································1-4 Power Supply System ·····················································································································1-4 Cooling System ·······························································································································1-4 3Com Baseline Switch 2952-SFP Plus···································································································1-5 Front Panel ······································································································································1-5 Rear Panel·······································································································································1-5 Power Supply System ·····················································································································1-5 Cooling System ·······························································································································1-5 3Com Baseline Switch 2928-PWR Plus ·································································································1-6 Front Panel ······································································································································1-6 Rear Panel·······································································································································1-6 Power Supply System ·····················································································································1-6 Cooling System ·······························································································································1-6 3Com Baseline Switch 2928-HPWR Plus·······························································································1-7 Front Panel ······································································································································1-7 Rear Panel·······································································································································1-7 Power Supply System ·····················································································································1-7 Cooling System ·······························································································································1-8 Ports························································································································································1-8 Console Port····································································································································1-8 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Port···································································································1-8 1000Base-X SFP Interface··············································································································1-9 LEDs······················································································································································1-10 Power LED ····································································································································1-10 RPS Status LED····························································································································1-10 Port Mode LED······························································································································1-11 10/100/1000Base-T Auto-Sensing Ethernet Port Status LED·······················································1-11 1000Base-X SFP Interface Status LED ························································································1-13

2Installation Preparations···························································································································2-1

Safety Precautions··································································································································2-1 Installation Site········································································································································2-1 Temperature/Humidity·····················································································································2-1 Cleanness········································································································································2-1 Electromagnetic Susceptibility·········································································································2-2

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Laser Safety ····································································································································2-2 Installation Tools ·····································································································································2-3

3Installing a Switch ·····································································································································3-1

Installing the Switch into a 19-Inch Rack Using Mounting Brackets·······················································3-1 Introduction to Mounting Brackets···································································································3-1 Attaching the Mounting Brackets to a Switch··················································································3-2 Mounting the Switch to a Rack········································································································3-4 Mounting the Switch on a Workbench ····································································································3-6 Connecting the PGND Cable ··················································································································3-6 When a Grounding Strip is Available·······························································································3-6 Where a Grounding Conductor Can be Buried ···············································································3-8 In Other Installation Sites ················································································································3-8

Connecting the Power Cord····················································································································3-9 Connecting an AC Power Cord ·······································································································3-9 Connecting an RPS DC Power Cord·····························································································3-10 Verifying the Installation························································································································3-10

4Initial Power-On ·········································································································································4-1

Setting Up the Configuration Environment······························································································4-1 Connecting the Console Cable ···············································································································4-1 Console Cable ·································································································································4-1 Connection Procedure·····················································································································4-2 Setting Terminal Parameters ··················································································································4-2 Booting the Switch ··································································································································4-5 Checking Before Power-On·············································································································4-5 Powering On the Switch ··················································································································4-5 Changing the Boot Mode·················································································································4-7

5Loading Software·······································································································································5-1

Introduction ·············································································································································5-1 Approaches for Loading Application and Configuration Files·································································5-1 Loading Files Through the Boot ROM Menu ··························································································5-1 Introduction to the Boot ROM Menu································································································5-2 Loading Files Using XMODEM Through Console Port ···································································5-3 Loading Files Using TFTP Through Ethernet Port ········································································5-11 Loading Files Using FTP Through Ethernet Port ··········································································5-14

6Maintenance and Troubleshooting··········································································································6-1

File Loading Failure·································································································································6-1 Password Loss········································································································································6-1 User Password Loss························································································································6-1 Boot ROM Password Loss ··············································································································6-1 Power Supply Failure······························································································································6-2 Configuration Terminal Failure················································································································6-3

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