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RAPIER SWITCH

USER GUIDE

2

Rapier Switch User Guide

Document Number C613-02013-00REV A.

Copyright © 2000-2001Allied Telesyn International, Corp. 960 Stewart Drive Suite B, Sunnyvale CA 94086, USA.

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This software product contains an implementation of IPsec certified and tested to meet ICSA Labs IPsec security standards. For more information see http://www.icsa.net.

Contents

CHAPTER 1

Introduction

 

 

Why Read This User Guide? ..............................................................................

5

 

Where To Find More Information ......................................................................

6

 

Technical support ..............................................................................................

6

 

What Can the Rapier Switch Do? ......................................................................

7

 

Switching Features .....................................................................................

7

 

Routing Features ........................................................................................

8

 

Advanced Feature Licence AT-RPFL3Upgrade ..............................................

9

 

Optional Features .....................................................................................

10

CHAPTER 2

Getting Started

 

 

Simple Switching ............................................................................................

11

 

Command Line Interface .................................................................................

11

 

Logging In ................................................................................................

12

 

Giving the Switch an IP Address ...............................................................

12

 

Entering Commands .................................................................................

12

 

Enabling the GUI ......................................................................................

13

 

Enable AT-RPFL3Upgrade Feature Licence ........................................................

13

 

Graphical User Interface ..................................................................................

14

CHAPTER 3 Operating the Switch

 

 

User Privileges .................................................................................................

17

 

File Subsystem ................................................................................................

17

 

Online CLI Help ...............................................................................................

18

 

Configuration Scripts ......................................................................................

19

 

Saving Configuration Entered with the GUI ..............................................

19

 

Saving Configuration Entered with the CLI ...............................................

20

 

Editor .............................................................................................................

20

 

Install Information ...........................................................................................

21

 

Releases and Patches into the Switch ..............................................................

23

 

Example: Install Software Upgrade for Rapier Switch ................................

24

 

SNMP and MIBs ..............................................................................................

25

CHAPTER 4 Layer 2 Switching

 

 

Switch Ports ....................................................................................................

27

 

Enabling and Disabling Switch Ports .........................................................

27

 

Autonegotiation of Port Speed and Duplex Mode .....................................

29

 

Port Trunking ...........................................................................................

30

 

Packet Storm Protection ...........................................................................

32

 

Port Mirroring ..........................................................................................

33

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Port security .............................................................................................

34

Virtual LANs ....................................................................................................

35

Static and dynamic VLANs ........................................................................

37

Creating VLANs Without VLAN Tags .........................................................

37

VLAN Tagging ..........................................................................................

40

Summary of VLAN Tagging Rules ..............................................................

42

Generic VLAN Registration Protocol (GVRP) .....................................................

43

Layer 2 Switching Process ...............................................................................

43

The Ingress Rules ......................................................................................

43

The Learning Process ................................................................................

44

The Forwarding Process ............................................................................

45

Layer 2 Filtering ........................................................................................

46

The Egress Rules .......................................................................................

47

Quality of Service ............................................................................................

48

Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) ...........................................................................

49

Spanning Tree Port States .........................................................................

49

Configuring STP .......................................................................................

50

Interfaces to Layer 3 Protocols .........................................................................

56

IGMP Snooping ..............................................................................................

56

Triggers ...........................................................................................................

58

CHAPTER 5 Layer 3 Switching

 

Internet Protocol (IP) .......................................................................................

61

IP Multicasting ................................................................................................

62

Routing Information Protocol (RIP) ..................................................................

62

Novell IPX .......................................................................................................

63

AppleTalk ........................................................................................................

64

Resource Reservation Protocol (RSVP) ..............................................................

64

Documentation Roadmap

Network Service Modules

 

Uplink Module

NSM Quick Install Guide

 

Uplink Module Quick Install Guide

NSM Hardware Reference

Rapier Switch

Uplink Module Hardware Reference

 

 

 

Safety and Statutory Information

 

 

 

Switch Quick Install Guide

 

Port Interface Cards

Switch Hardware Reference

General Customer Support

Switch Software Reference

PIC Quick Install Guide

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