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SuperStack® 3

Switch 4400 Series

Getting Started Guide

Switch 4400 (3C17203)

Switch 4400 (3C17204)

Switch 4400 PWR (3C17205)

Switch 4400 SE (3C17206)

Switch 4400 FX (3C17210)

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Part No. DUA1720-3AAA07

Published March 2004

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CONTENTS

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Before You Start

7

 

Release Notes

7

 

About Your CD-ROM

8

Conventions 8

 

 

Related Documentation

9

Accessing Online Documentation 10

Documentation Comments 10

Product Registration 11

1INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTACK 3 SWITCH 4400

 

About the Switch 4400

14

 

 

Summary of Hardware Features

14

 

Switch 4400 — Front View Detail

15

 

10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ports

16

 

100BASE-FX Ports

16

 

 

LEDs 17

 

 

 

 

Switch 4400 — Rear View Detail

19

 

Power Socket

19

 

 

 

Redundant Power System Socket 19

 

Console Port

19

 

 

 

Expansion Module Slots 19

 

 

Default Settings

20

 

 

 

 

 

2 INSTALLING THE SWITCH

 

 

Package Contents

24

 

 

 

Choosing a Suitable Site

24

 

 

Rack-mounting

25

 

 

 

Placing Units On Top of Each Other

27

 

Stacking Units 27

 

 

 

How To Stack Units

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rules For Stacking Units

28

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Power-up Sequence

30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Powering-up the Switch 4400

30

 

 

 

 

Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs

30

 

 

Connecting a Redundant Power System

30

 

 

Using Power over Ethernet

 

31

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Correct Cables (Switch 4400, 4400 SE and

 

4400 PWR) 32

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Choosing the Correct Cables (Switch 4400 FX)

33

 

 

 

 

 

3 SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT

 

 

 

 

Setting Up Overview 36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IP Configuration

37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Preparing for Management

 

38

 

 

 

 

 

Manually Configuring IP Information

39

 

 

 

Connecting to a Front Panel Port

39

 

 

 

 

Connecting to the Console Port

42

 

 

 

 

Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information

46

 

Using 3Com Network Supervisor

46

 

 

 

 

Connecting to the Console Port

46

 

 

 

 

Methods of Managing a Switch

49

 

 

 

 

 

Command Line Interface Management

49

 

 

Command Line Interface Management using SSH 50

 

Web Interface Management

50

 

 

 

 

 

SNMP Management

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Setting Up Command Line Interface Management

50

 

CLI Management via the Console Port

 

51

 

 

CLI Management over the Network

51

 

 

Setting Up Command Line Interface Management using SSH 52

 

Setting Up Web Interface Management

53

 

 

Pre-requisites

53

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Web Management Over the Network

 

54

 

 

Setting Up SNMP Management

54

 

 

 

 

 

Pre-requisites

55

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Default Users and Passwords

55

 

 

 

 

 

Changing Default Passwords

55

 

 

 

 

4

PROBLEM SOLVING

 

 

 

 

 

Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs

58

 

 

Solving Hardware Problems

59

 

 

 

Solving Communication Problems

62

 

 

Solving Software Upgrade Problems

63

 

A

 

 

 

 

SAFETY INFORMATION

 

 

 

 

Power Cord Set — Japan

65

 

 

 

Important Safety Information

66

 

 

 

L’information de Sécurité Importante

68

 

 

Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen

70

 

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PIN-OUTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Null Modem Cable

73

 

 

 

 

 

PC-AT Serial Cable

73

 

 

 

 

 

Modem Cable

74

 

 

 

 

 

 

RJ-45 Pin Assignments

74

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

 

 

Switch 4400 (24-port) and Switch 4400 SE

77

 

Switch 4400 PWR (24-port)

79

 

 

 

Switch 4400 (48-port)

80

 

 

 

 

Switch 4400 FX

81

 

 

 

 

 

D

 

OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT

 

Register Your Product to Gain Service Benefits

83

 

Purchase Value-Added Services 83

 

 

 

Troubleshoot Online

83

 

 

 

 

Access Software Downloads

84

 

 

 

Contact Us 84

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Telephone Technical Support and Repair 84

 

INDEX

REGULATORY NOTICES

ABOUTTHISGUIDE

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

SuperStack® 3 Switch 4400 (3C17203)

SuperStack® 3 Switch 4400 (3C17204)

SuperStack® 3 Switch 4400 PWR (3C17205)

SuperStack® 3 Switch 4400 SE (3C17206)

SuperStack® 3 Switch 4400 FX (3C17210)

All procedures described in this guide apply to all models except where stated.

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 the documents andCD-ROMthat accompany your Switch 4400.

Release Notes The Release Notes provide important information about the current software release, including new features, modifications, and known problems. You should read the Release Notes before installing the Switch in your network.

If the information in the Release Notes differ from the information in this guide, follow the instructions in the Release Notes.