- •About This Guide
- •Before You Start
- •Release Notes
- •Related Documentation
- •Product Registration
- •100BASE-FX Ports
- •Power Socket
- •Console Port
- •Default Settings
- •Installing the Switch
- •Package Contents
- •Placing Units On Top of Each Other
- •Stacking Units
- •How To Stack Units
- •Setting Up for Management
- •IP Configuration
- •Manually Configuring IP Information
- •Connecting to a Front Panel Port
- •Methods of Managing a Switch
- •Command Line Interface Management
- •Command Line Interface Management using SSH
- •SNMP Management
- •Setting Up Command Line Interface Management using SSH
- •Setting Up Web Interface Management
- •Default Users and Passwords
- •Problem Solving
- •Solving Hardware Problems
- •Solving Software Upgrade Problems
- •Safety Information
- •Important Safety Information
- •L’information de Sécurité Importante
- •Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen
- •Null Modem Cable
- •PC-AT Serial Cable
- •Modem Cable
- •Technical Specifications
- •Switch 4400 (24-port) and Switch 4400 SE
- •Switch 4400 PWR (24-port)
- •Switch 4400 (48-port)
- •Switch 4400 FX
- •Contact Us
- •Regulatory Notices
Switch 4400 Series
Getting Started Guide
Switch 4400 (3C17203)
Switch 4400 (3C17204)
Switch 4400 PWR (3C17205)
Switch 4400 SE (3C17206)
Switch 4400 FX (3C17210)
Published March 2004
350 Campus Drive
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Before You Start
Accessing Online Documentation 10
Documentation Comments 10
Product Registration 11
1INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTACK 3 SWITCH 4400
About the Switch 4400
Summary of Hardware Features
Switch 4400 — Front View Detail
Switch 4400 — Rear View Detail
Redundant Power System Socket 19
Expansion Module Slots 19
2 INSTALLING THE SWITCH
Choosing a Suitable Site
Placing Units On Top of Each Other
Stacking Units 27
How To Stack Units
Rules For Stacking Units
Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs
Connecting a Redundant Power System
Using Power over Ethernet
Choosing the Correct Cables (Switch 4400, 4400 SE and
4400 PWR) 32
Choosing the Correct Cables (Switch 4400 FX)
3 SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT
Setting Up Overview 36
Preparing for Management
Manually Configuring IP Information
Connecting to a Front Panel Port
Connecting to the Console Port
Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information
Using 3Com Network Supervisor
Connecting to the Console Port
Methods of Managing a Switch
Command Line Interface Management
Command Line Interface Management using SSH 50
Web Interface Management
Setting Up Command Line Interface Management
CLI Management via the Console Port
CLI Management over the Network
Setting Up Command Line Interface Management using SSH 52
Setting Up Web Interface Management
Web Management Over the Network
Setting Up SNMP Management
Default Users and Passwords
Changing Default Passwords
Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs
Solving Hardware Problems
Solving Communication Problems
Solving Software Upgrade Problems
Power Cord Set — Japan
Important Safety Information
L’information de Sécurité Importante
Null Modem Cable
Switch 4400 PWR
Switch 4400 FX
OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT
Register Your Product to Gain Service Benefits
Access Software Downloads
Contact Us 84
Telephone Technical Support and Repair 84
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 and
CD-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.