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3Com® Baseline Switch2924-PWRPlus

User Guide

3CBLSG24PWR

www.3Com.com

Part Number 10016095 Rev. AA Published June 2007

3Com Corporation

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ABOUTTHISGUIDE

 

This guide provides information about the Web user interface for the

 

3Com® Baseline Switch 2924-PWRPlus. TheWeb interface is a network

 

management system that allows you to configure, monitor, and

 

troubleshoot your switch from a remote web browser. The Web interface

 

web pages are easy-to-useandeasy-to-navigate.

 

 

User Guide

This section provides an overview to the User Guide. TheUser Guide

Overview

provides the following sections:

 

Getting Started — Provides introductory information about the

 

Switch 2924-PWRand how it can be used in your network. It covers

 

summaries of hardware and software features.

 

Using the 3Com Web Interface — Provides information for using

 

the Web interface including adding, editing, and deleting device

 

configuration information.

 

Viewing Basic Settings — provides information for viewing and

 

configuring essential information required for setting up and

 

maintaining device settings.

 

Managing Device Security — Provides information for configuring

 

both system and network security, including traffic control, ACLs, and

 

device access methods.

 

Managing System Information — Provides information for

 

configuring general system information including the user-defined

 

system name, the user-definedsystem location, and the system

 

contact person.

 

Configuring Ports — Provides information for configuring port

 

settings.

 

Aggregating Ports — Provides information for configuring Link

 

Aggregation which optimizes port usage by linking a group of ports

 

together to form a single LAG.

4 ABOUTTHISGUIDE

Configuring VLANs — Provides information for configuring VLANs. VLANs are logical subgroups with a Local Area Network (LAN) which combine user stations and network devices into a single virtual LAN segment, regardless of the physical LAN segment to which they are attached.

Configuring IP and MAC Address Information — Provides information for configuring IP addresses, DHCP and ARP.

Configuring IGMP Snooping — Provides information for configuring IGMP Snooping.

Configuring Spanning Tree — Provides information for configuring Classic and Rapid Spanning Tree.

Configuring SNMP — Provides information for configuring the

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) which provides a method for managing network devices.

Configuring Quality of Service — Provides information defining Quality of Service, including DSCP and CoS mapping, policies, and configuring Trust mode.

Managing System Files — Provides information for defining file maintenance.

Managing Power over Ethernet Devices — Provides information for configuring ports for PoE.

Managing System Logs — Provides information for viewing system logs, and configuring device log servers.

Viewing Statistics — Provides information for viewing RMON and interface statistics.

Managing Device Diagnostics — Provides information for managing device diagnostics.

Intended Audience

5

Intended Audience This guide is intended for network administrators familiar with IT concepts and terminology.

If release notes are shipped with your product and the information there differs from the information in this guide, follow the instructions in the release notes.

Most user guides and release notes are available in Adobe Acrobat

Reader Portable Document Format (PDF) or HTML on the 3Com Web site:

http://www.3Com.com

Conventions

Table 1 lists conventions that are used throughout this guide.

 

Table 1

Notice Icons

 

 

 

 

 

 

Icon

Notice Type

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

Information

Information that describes important features or

 

 

note

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.

 

 

 

 

Related

In addition to this guide, other documentation available for the 3Com®

Documentation

Baseline Switch 2924-PWRPlus include the following:

 

Safety and Support Information: Provides installation,set-up,and

 

regulatory compliance information.

CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

 

User Guide Overview .................................................................................

3

Intended Audience.....................................................................................

5

Conventions ..............................................................................................

5

Related Documentation .............................................................................

5

1 GETTINGSTARTED

 

About the Switch 2924-PWR ...................................................................

14

Summary of Hardware Features .....................................................

14

Front Panel Detail.....................................................................................

15

LED Status Indicators................................................................................

16

System Specifications ...............................................................................

17

Installing the Switch.................................................................................

18

Setting Up for Management ....................................................................

19

Methods of Managing a Switch ...............................................................

19

Web Interface Management ..........................................................

19

SNMP Management .......................................................................

20

Switch Setup Overview ............................................................................

20

IP Configuration ............................................................................

22

Using the Command Line Interface (CLI) ..................................................

23

Connecting to the Console Port .....................................................

23

Manually set the IP Address using the Console Port .......................

24

Viewing IP Information using the Console Port ...............................

25

Setting Up Web Interface Management ...................................................

27

Web Management Over the Network ............................................

28

Setting Up SNMP Management V1 or V2 .................................................

28

Default Users and Passwords....................................................................

29

Upgrading Software using the CLI............................................................

29

2 USING THE3COMWEBINTERFACE

 

 

Starting the 3Com Web Interface .............................................................

31

 

Multi-Session Web Connections .....................................................

31

 

Accessing the 3Com Web Interface ................................................

32

 

Understanding the 3Com Web Interface...................................................

33

 

Device Representation ....................................................................

35

 

Using the 3Com Web Interface Management Buttons ....................

35

 

Using Screen and Table Options................................................................

36

 

Saving the Configuration..........................................................................

40

 

Resetting the Device.................................................................................

41

 

Restoring Factory Defaults ........................................................................

43

 

Logging Off the Device.............................................................................

44

3

VIEWINGBASICSETTINGS

 

 

Viewing Device Settings .................................................................

46

 

Viewing Color Keys ........................................................................

48

4

MANAGINGDEVICESECURITY

 

 

Configuring System Access.......................................................................

50

 

Viewing System Access Settings .....................................................

51

 

Defining System Access ..................................................................

52

 

Modifying System Access ...............................................................

53

 

Removing System Access ................................................................

54

 

Defining RADIUS Clients...........................................................................

55

 

Defining Port-Based Authentication (802.1X)............................................

57

 

Viewing 802.1X Authentication .....................................................

58

 

Defining 802.1X Authentication .....................................................

60

 

Defining Access Control Lists....................................................................

62

 

Viewing MAC Based ACLs ..............................................................

63

 

Configuring MAC Based ACLs ........................................................

64

 

Modifying MAC Based ACLs ..........................................................

67

 

Removing MAC Based ACLs ...........................................................

69

 

Viewing IP Based ACLs ...................................................................

71

 

Defining IP Based ACLs ..................................................................

72

 

Modifying IP Based ACLs ................................................................

77

 

Removing IP Based ACLs ................................................................

80

 

Viewing ACL Binding .....................................................................

83

 

Configuring ACL Binding ...............................................................

84

 

Removing ACL Binding ..................................................................

85

 

Enabling Broadcast Storm ........................................................................

86

5

MANAGINGSYSTEMINFORMATION

 

 

Viewing System Description ...........................................................

89

 

Defining System Settings ...............................................................

91

 

Configuring System Name .............................................................

92

 

Configuring System Time ...............................................................

93

 

Saving the Device Configuration ....................................................

96

 

Resetting the Device ......................................................................

97

6

CONFIGURINGPORTS

 

 

Viewing Port Settings .....................................................................

99

 

Defining Port Settings ..................................................................

102

 

Viewing Port Details .....................................................................

104

7

AGGREGATINGPORTS

 

 

Viewing Link Aggregation ............................................................

107

 

Configuring Link Aggregation ......................................................

107

 

Modifying Link Aggregation ........................................................

110

 

Removing Link Aggregation .........................................................

112

 

Viewing LACP ..............................................................................

113

 

Modifying LACP ...........................................................................

114

8

CONFIGURINGVLANS

 

 

Viewing VLAN Details ..................................................................

117

 

Viewing VLAN Port Details ...........................................................

118

 

Creating VLANs ...........................................................................

119

 

Modifying VLAN Settings .............................................................

121

 

Modifying Port VLAN Settings ......................................................

123

 

Removing VLANs .........................................................................

124

9 CONFIGURINGIP ANDMAC ADDRESSINFORMATION

 

 

Defining IP Addressing .................................................................

126

 

Configuring ARP Settings .......................................................................

127

 

Viewing ARP Settings ...................................................................

128

 

Defining ARP Settings ..................................................................

129

 

Removing ARP Entries ..................................................................

130

 

Configuring Address Tables ....................................................................

132

 

Viewing Address Table Settings ....................................................

133

 

Viewing Port Summary Settings ....................................................

134

 

Adding MAC Addresses to the Address Table ...............................

136

 

Defining Aging Time ....................................................................

138

 

Removing Address Table Ports ......................................................

139

 

Removing MAC Addresses from the Address Table .......................

141

10 CONFIGURINGIGMP SNOOPING

 

 

Defining IGMP Snooping ..............................................................

144

11

CONFIGURINGSPANNINGTREE

 

 

Viewing Spanning Tree .................................................................

147

 

Defining Spanning Tree ................................................................

150

 

Modifying Spanning Tree ..............................................................

153

12

CONFIGURINGSNMP

 

 

Defining SNMP Communities .......................................................

156

 

Removing SNMP Communities .....................................................

158

 

Defining SNMP Traps ....................................................................

159

 

Removing SNMP Traps ..................................................................

160

13 CONFIGURINGQUALITY OFSERVICE

 

 

Viewing CoS Settings ...................................................................

163

 

Defining CoS ................................................................................

164

 

Viewing CoS to Queue .................................................................

165

 

Defining CoS to Queue ................................................................

165

 

Viewing DSCP to Queue ...............................................................

167

 

Configuring DSCP Queue .............................................................

168

 

Configuring Trust Settings ...........................................................

169

 

Viewing Bandwidth Settings ........................................................

170

 

Defining Bandwidth Settings ........................................................

172

 

Defining Voice VLAN..............................................................................

174

 

Viewing Voice VLANs ...................................................................

175

 

Defining Voice VLAN ....................................................................

176

 

Defining Voice VLAN Port Settings ...............................................

177

 

Viewing Voice VLAN Port Definitions ............................................

179

 

Viewing the OUI Summaries ........................................................

180

 

Modifying OUI Definitions ............................................................

182

14

MANAGINGSYSTEMFILES

 

 

Backing Up System Files ...............................................................

186

 

Restoring Files ..............................................................................

187

 

Restore the Software Image .........................................................

188

 

Activating Image Files ..................................................................

189

15 MANAGINGPOWER OVERETHERNETDEVICES

 

 

Viewing PoE Settings ...................................................................

191

 

Defining PoE Settings ...................................................................

193

16

MANAGINGSYSTEMLOGS

 

 

Viewing Logs ...............................................................................

196

 

Configuring Logging ....................................................................

197

17

VIEWINGSTATISTICS

 

 

Viewing Port Statistics ..................................................................

201

18

MANAGINGDEVICEDIAGNOSTICS

 

 

Configuring Port Mirroring.....................................................................

205

 

Defining Port Mirroring ................................................................

206

 

Removing Port Mirroring ..............................................................

208

 

Viewing Cable Diagnostics.....................................................................

209

 

Configuring Cable Diagnostics .....................................................

210