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OfficeConnect® Managed

Switch 9 and Switch 9 FX

Getting Started Guide

3CR16708-913CR16709-91

http://www.3com.com/

Part No. DUA1670-8AAA01

Published March 2005

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CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Before You Start 7

 

About Your CD-ROM

7

Conventions 8

 

Related Documentation

9

Accessing Online Documentation 9

Documentation Comments 10

1INTRODUCING THE OFFICECONNECT MANAGED SWITCH 9 AND SWITCH 9 FX

 

About the Switch

12

 

 

 

 

Summary of Hardware Features

12

 

Switch — Front View Detail

13

 

 

LEDs 14

 

 

 

 

 

Switch — Rear View Detail

16

 

 

10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ports

17

 

10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/

 

 

1000BASE-T Port

17

 

 

 

SFP Port 17

 

 

 

 

 

100BASE-FX Port

18

 

 

 

Console Port

18

 

 

 

 

Power Socket

18

 

 

 

 

Default Settings

19

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 INSTALLING THE SWITCH

 

 

Package Contents

22

 

 

 

Choosing a Suitable Site

22

 

 

Placing Units On Top of Each Other

23

 

Using a Stacking Clip

23

 

 

 

Wall-mounting

24

 

 

 

 

Mounting Instructions for Cement Walls

24

 

 

Mounting Instructions for Wood Walls

 

25

 

 

The Power-up Sequence

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powering-up the Switch

25

 

 

 

 

 

Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs

26

 

 

Using Power over Ethernet

 

26

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Correct RJ-45 Cables

 

28

 

 

SFP Operation

29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Approved SFP Transceivers

 

29

 

 

 

 

 

Inserting an SFP Transceiver

29

 

 

 

 

 

Removing an SFP Transceiver

31

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

Setting Up Overview

34

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IP Configuration

35

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for Management

 

36

 

 

 

 

 

Manually Configuring IP Information

37

 

 

 

Connecting to the Console Port

37

 

 

 

 

Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information

40

 

Using 3Com Network Supervisor

40

 

 

 

Connecting to the Console Port

41

 

 

 

 

Methods of Managing a Switch

43

 

 

 

 

 

Command Line Interface Management

43

 

 

Web Interface Management

44

 

 

 

 

 

SNMP Management

44

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting Up Command Line Interface Management

45

 

CLI Management via the Console Port

 

45

 

 

CLI Management over the Network

45

 

 

Setting Up Web Interface Management

46

 

 

Pre-requisites

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Management Over the Network

 

47

 

 

Setting Up SNMP Management

47

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-requisites

48

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default Users and Passwords

48

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Default Passwords

48

 

 

 

 

4

PROBLEM SOLVING

 

 

 

 

 

Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs

52

 

Solving Hardware Problems

53

 

 

 

Solving Communication Problems

54

 

Solving Software Upgrade Problems

55

 

Recovering from a Lost Password

55

A

 

 

 

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Power Cord Set — Japan 58

 

 

 

Important Safety Information

58

 

 

L’information de Sécurité Importante

60

 

Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen

62

 

Información de seguridad importante

64

 

Importanti Informazioni di Sicurezza

66

B

 

 

 

 

 

PIN-OUTS

 

 

 

 

 

RJ-45 to RS-232 Adapter Cable

69

 

 

RJ-45 Pin Assignments

70

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 and Switch 9 FX 71

D

 

OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT

 

Register Your Product

73

 

 

 

 

Purchase Value-Added Services

73

 

 

Troubleshoot Online

74

 

 

 

 

Access Software Downloads

74

 

 

 

Telephone Technical Support and Repair 74

 

Contact Us 75

 

 

 

 

INDEX

REGULATORY NOTICES

ABOUTTHISGUIDE

This guide provides all the information you need to install and use the following switches in their default state.

OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 (3CR16708-91)

OfficeConnect Managed Switch 9 FX (3CR16709-91)

All procedures described in this guide apply to both models except where stated. Where a procedure or description applies to both the Switch 9 and the Switch 9 FX, the term Switch is used.

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

Before You Start This section contains information about theCD-ROMthat accompanies your Switch.

About Your CD-ROM TheCD-ROMalso contains the following:

Online documentation for the Switch — refer to Related Documentation onpage 9 for details.

3Com Network Supervisor — a powerful and easy-to-usenetwork management platform.

A number of other useful applications.

Most user guides and release notes are available in Adobe Acrobat

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

World Wide Web site:

http://www.3com.com/