3COM 3C17500 User Manual
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Switch 8800

Installation Guide

Version 3.0

3C17500 14-slotStarter Kit

3C17501 10-slotStarter Kit

3C17502 7-slotStarter Kit and associated modules


Part No. 10014384

Document Number: DUA1750-0AA01

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.

Always download the Release Notes for your product from the 3Com World Wide Web site and check for the latest updates to software and product documentation:



Table 1 lists icon conventions that are used throughout this guide.


Table 1

Notice Icons








Notice Type








Information note

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





Screen displays

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:

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del

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


button names.




From the Help menu, selectContents.


Click OK.

Words in bold

Boldface type is used to highlight command names. For


example, “Use the display user-interface command






The following manuals offer additional information necessary for managing your


Switch 8800:


Switch 8800 Command Reference Guide— Provides detailed descriptions of


command line interface (CLI) commands, that you require to manage your


Switch 8800.


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.


These documents are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Document


Format (PDF) on the CD-ROMthat accompanies your router or on the 3Com


World Wide Web site: