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3Com Switch 4510G Family

Getting Started Guide

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About This Manual

Organization

3Com Switch 4510G Family Getting Started Guide is organized as follows:

 

Chapter

 

Contents

 

1

Router Overview

 

Briefly introduces the appearance, system description, as well as

 

 

the features and applications of the 3Com Switch 4510G Family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Describes the requirements on installation site, the safety

2

Preparing for Installation

recommendations before and during installation, and the required

 

 

 

tools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covers the procedures for installing the 3Com Switch 4510G

3

Installing the Switch

 

Family, ground wire connection, power module installation,

 

 

 

interface module installation, and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

4

Starting and Configuring the

Helps you get familiar with the basic knowledge of how to boot and

configure the 3Com Switch 4510G Family, including device

Switch

 

 

startup, power-on,and initialization of system files, and so on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Boot ROM and

Host

Introduces how to load Boot ROM and host software for the

 

 

Software Loading

 

3Com Switch 4510G Family.

 

 

 

 

 

6

Maintenance

and

Introduces the problems that might occur during the installation

and the booting of the 3Com Switch 4510G Family and the related

Troubleshooting

 

 

solution.

 

 

 

Conventions

The manual uses the following conventions:

Command conventions

Convention

Description

 

 

Boldface

The keywords of a command line are in Boldface.

 

 

 

 

 

 

italic

Command arguments are in italic.

 

 

 

 

 

[ ]

Items (keywords or arguments) in square brackets [ ] are optional.

 

 

 

{ x | y | ... }

Alternative items are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

One is selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ x | y | ... ]

Optional alternative items are grouped in square

brackets

and

separated by vertical bars. One or none is selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

{ x | y | ... } *

Alternative items are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

A minimum of one or a maximum of all can be selected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[ x | y | ... ] *

Optional alternative items are grouped in square

brackets

and

separated by vertical bars. Many or none can be selected.

 

 

 

 

 

&<1-n>

The argument(s) before the ampersand (&) sign can be entered 1 to n

times.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

A line starting with the # sign is comments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUI conventions

 

Convention

 

 

Description

 

Boldface

 

Window names, button names, field names, and menu items are in

 

 

Boldface. For example, the New User window appears; clickOK.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

>

 

 

Multi-levelmenus are separated by angle brackets. For example,File >

 

 

Create > Folder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Symbols

Convention

Description

 

 

Means reader be extremely careful. Improper operation may cause bodily injury.

Means reader be careful. Improper operation may cause data loss or damage to equipment.

Means an action or information that needs special attention to ensure successful configuration or good performance.

Means a complementary description.

Means techniques helpful for you to make configuration with ease.

Related Documentation

In addition to this manual, each 3Com Switch 4510G documentation set includes the following:

 

Manual

Description

3Com

Switch 4510G Family

Describe how to configure your 4210 Switch using the supported

Configuration Guide

protocols and CLI commands.

 

 

 

3Com

Switch 4510G Family

Provide detailed descriptions of command line interface (CLI)

Command Reference Guide

commands, that you require to manage your switch.

 

 

 

Obtaining Documentation

You can access the most up-to-date3Com product documentation on the World Wide Web at this URL: http://www.3com.com.

Table of Contents

1Product Overview ······································································································································1-1

Overview ·················································································································································1-1 Introduction to Switch 4510G··················································································································1-2 Switch 4510G 24-Port ·····················································································································1-2 Switch 4510G 48-Port ·····················································································································1-3 Ports························································································································································1-4 Console Port····································································································································1-4 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet Port···································································································1-4 SFP Port ··········································································································································1-5 Combo Port ·····································································································································1-5 LEDs························································································································································1-6 System Status LED ·························································································································1-6 RPS Status LED ······························································································································1-6 Port Mode LED ································································································································1-7 Seven-Segment LED·······················································································································1-7 10/100/1000Base-T Auto-Sensing Ethernet Port Status LED·························································1-8 SFP Port Status LED·······················································································································1-9 Interface Module Status LED ··········································································································1-9 Optional Interface Modules ·····················································································································1-9 Short-haul Dual-Port 10 GE CX4 Interface Module ······································································1-10 Dual-Port 10 GE XFP Interface Module ························································································1-11 One-port 10 GE XFP Interface Module ·························································································1-12 Dual-Port 10 GE SFP+ Interface Module ······················································································1-12 Description of LEDs of Interface Modules·····················································································1-14

2Preparing for Installation ··························································································································2-1

Safety Precautions··································································································································2-1 Installation Site········································································································································2-1 Temperature/Humidity·····················································································································2-2 Cleanness········································································································································2-2 Electromagnetic Susceptibility·········································································································2-2 Laser Safety ····································································································································2-3 Installation Tools ·····································································································································2-3

3Installing the Switch··································································································································3-1

Installation Flow of the Switch·················································································································3-1 Installing the Switch into a 19-Inch Rack Using Mounting Brackets·······················································3-2 Introduction to Mounting Bracket·····································································································3-2 Use Front Mounting Brackets to Install a Switch·············································································3-2 Use Front Mounting Brackets and a Tray to Install a Switch ··························································3-3 Mounting the Switch on a Workbench ····································································································3-4 Connecting the Grounding Cable············································································································3-4 When a Grounding Strip is Available·······························································································3-4 Where a Grounding Conductor Can be Buried ···············································································3-6 In Other Installation Sites ················································································································3-6

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Connecting the Power Cords ··················································································································3-7 Connecting the AC Power Cord ······································································································3-7 Connecting the RPS Power Cord····································································································3-9 Installing an Interface Module ·················································································································3-9 Installing an Interface Card ···········································································································3-10 Removing an Interface Module ·····································································································3-10 Installing Dedicated CX4/SFP+ Cable ··························································································3-11 Removing Dedicated CX4/SFP+ Cable ························································································3-11 Installing Switches for an IRF ···············································································································3-12 Installation Flow for an IRF············································································································3-12 Drawing a Plan for an IRF with Switches ······················································································3-13 Verifying the Installation························································································································3-16

4Starting and Configuring the Switch ·······································································································4-1

Setting up the Configuration Environment ······························································································4-1 Connecting the Console Cable ···············································································································4-1 Console Cable ·································································································································4-1 Connection Procedure·····················································································································4-2 Setting Terminal Parameters ··················································································································4-2 Booting the Switch ··································································································································4-5 Checking before Powering on the Switch························································································4-5 Powering on the Switch···················································································································4-5 Changing the Startup Mode ············································································································4-7

5Boot ROM and Host Software Loading ···································································································5-1

Introduction to Loading Modes················································································································5-1 Loading Software Through the Boot ROM Menu····················································································5-1 Boot Menu ·······································································································································5-1 Loading Software Using XMODEM Through Console Port·····························································5-3 Loading Software Using TFTP through Ethernet Port·····································································5-8 Loading Software Using FTP Through Ethernet Port····································································5-10 Loading Software Through CLI ·············································································································5-12 Loading Software Using FTP ········································································································5-12 Loading Software Using TFTP ······································································································5-13

6Maintenance and Troubleshooting··········································································································6-1

Software Loading Failure ························································································································6-1 Password Missing Failure ·······················································································································6-1 Missing User Password···················································································································6-1 Missing Boot ROM Password··········································································································6-1 Power Supply Failure······························································································································6-2 AC input···········································································································································6-2 RPS input ········································································································································6-2 RPS&AC input ·································································································································6-2 Fan Failure ··············································································································································6-3 Configuration System Failure··················································································································6-4 Troubleshooting when there is no terminal display ·········································································6-4 Troubleshooting when the terminal display is illegible ····································································6-4

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