- •About This Guide
- •Switch 8800 Components
- •Switch Chassis
- •Switch Backplane
- •Fabric Module
- •Reset Button
- •Fixed Ports
- •Module LEDs
- •Fabric Status LEDs
- •I/O Modules
- •Power Supply
- •Power Cords
- •Fan Assembly
- •Switch 8800 Specifications
- •Switch 8800 Software Features
- •Installing The Switch 8800
- •Preparing to Install
- •Electrical Safety
- •Moving the Switch
- •Laser Safety
- •Installation Space
- •Installation Checklist
- •Installing the Chassis
- •Installing a Module
- •Connecting the Ground Wire
- •Installing Cables
- •Installing Cabling
- •Cable Binding
- •Configuring the Switch 8800
- •Configuring the Switch 8800 and a Local Terminal
- •Setting Terminal Parameters
- •Booting the Switch 8800
- •Maintaining Software
- •Upgrading Software
- •Upgrading Software Using FTP
- •Lost Passwords
- •Using the BOOT Menu
- •Managing Software Backup
- •Maintaining Hardware
- •Replacing a Power Supply
- •Replacing I/O Modules
- •Troubleshooting the Configuration
- •Troubleshooting Power
- •Troubleshooting I/O Modules
- •Switch 8800 Cables
- •Console Cable
- •AUX Cable
- •Optical Fiber Cable Connectors
- •Troubleshoot Online
- •Contact Us
Part No. 10014384
Published December 2004
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This guide describes the 3Com® Switch 8800 and how to install hardware, configure and boot software, and maintain software and hardware. This guide also provides troubleshooting and support information for your switch.
This guide is intended for Qualified Service personnel who are responsible for configuring, using, and managing the switches. It assumes a working knowledge of local area network (LAN) operations and familiarity with communication protocols that are used to interconnect LANs.
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Table 1 lists icon conventions that are used throughout this guide.
Information that describes important features or
Information that alerts you to potential loss of data
or potential damage to an application, system, or
Information that alerts you to potential personal
Table 2 lists text conventions that are used throughout this guide.
Table 2 Text Conventions
This typeface represents information as it appears on the
Keyboard key names
If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key
names are linked with a plus sign (+), for example:
The words “enter” and “type” When you see the word “enter” in this guide, you must type something, and then press Return or Enter. Do not press Return or Enter when an instruction simply says “type.”
Table 2 Text Conventions
Words in italics
Italics are used to:
Emphasize a point.
Denote a new term at the place where it is defined in the
Identify menu names, menu commands, and software
From the Help menu, selectContents.
Words in bold
Boldface type is used to highlight command names. For
example, “Use the display
The following manuals offer additional information necessary for managing your
■ Switch 8800 Command Reference Guide— Provides detailed descriptions of
command line interface (CLI) commands, that you require to manage your
■ Switch 8800 Configuration Guide— Describes how to configure your Switch
8800 using the supported protocols and CLI commands.
■ Switch 8800 Release Notes — Contains the latest information about your
product. If information in this guide differs from information in the release
notes, use the information in the Release Notes.
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