Express Setup and Reset Cisco 3750 switch

Running Express Setup

When you first set up the switch, you should use Express Setup to enter the initial IP information. This enables the switch to connect to local routers and the Internet. You can then access the switch through the IP address for further configuration.

To run Express Setup:

Step 1  Make sure that nothing is connected to the switch.

During Express Setup, the switch acts as a DHCP server. If your PC has a static IP address, change your PC settings before you begin to temporarily use DHCP.

Step 2  Power the switch by connecting the supplied AC power cord to the switch power connector and to a grounded AC outlet.
Step 3  When the switch powers on, it begins the power-on self-test (POST). During POST, the LEDs blink while tests verify that the switch functions properly.

Wait for the switch to complete POST, which can take several minutes.

Step 4  Verify that POST has completed by confirming that the SYST LED remains green. If the switch fails POST, the SYST LED turns amber.

POST errors are usually fatal. Contact your Cisco technical support representative if your switch fails POST.

Step 5  Press and hold the Mode button for 3 seconds. When all of the LEDs left of the Mode button turn green, release the Mode button.

If the LEDs left of the Mode button begin to blink after you press the button, release it. Blinking LEDs mean that the switch has already been configured and cannot go into Express Setup mode. For more information, see the “Resetting the Switch” section.



Step 6  Verify that the switch is in Express Setup mode by confirming that all LEDs left of the Mode button are green. (On some models, the RPS and PoE LEDs remain off.)
Step 7  Connect a Category 5 Ethernet cable to any 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet port on the switch front panel.

Connect the other end of the cable to the Ethernet port on your PC.



Step 8  Verify that the switch and PC Ethernet ports LEDs are green.

Wait 30 seconds.

Step 9  Start a web browser on your PC. Enter the IP address in the web browser, and press Enter.  


Step 10  The Express Setup page appears. If it does not appear, see the “In Case of Difficulty” section for help.



Step 11  Enter this information in the Network Settings fields:

In the Management Interface (VLAN ID) field, the default is 1. Enter a new VLAN ID only if you want to change the management interface through which you manage the switch. The VLAN ID range is 1 to 1001.

In the IP Address field, enter the IP address of the switch. In the IP Subnet Mask field, click the drop-down arrow, and select an IP Subnet Mask.

In the Default Gateway field, enter the IP address for the default gateway (router).

Enter your password in the Switch Password field. The password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, can start with a number, is case sensitive, allows embedded spaces, but does not allow spaces at the beginning or end. In the Confirm Switch Password field, enter your password again.

Step 12  (Optional) You can enter the Optional Settings information now or enter it later by using the device manager interface:

In the Host Name field, enter a name for the switch. The host name is limited to 31 characters. Embedded spaces are not allowed.

Enter the date, time, and time zone information in the System Date, System Time, and Time Zone fields. Click Enable to enable daylight saving time.

Step 13  (Optional) Click the Advanced Settings tab on the Express Setup window, and enter the advanced settings now or enter them later by using the device manager interface.



Step 14  (Optional) Enter this information in the Advanced Setting fields:

In the Telnet Access field, click Enable if you are going to use Telnet to manage the switch by using the command-line interface (CLI). If you enable Telnet access, you must enter a Telnet password.

In the Telnet Password field, enter a password. The Telnet password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, is case sensitive, allows embedded spaces, but does not allow spaces at the beginning or end. In the Confirm Telnet Password field, re-enter the Telnet password.

In the SNMP field, click Enable to enable Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Enable SNMP only if you plan to manage switches by using CiscoWorks 2000 or another SNMP-based network-management system.

If you enable SNMP, you must enter a community string in the SNMP Read Community field, the SNMP Write Community field, or both. SNMP community strings authenticate access to MIB objects. Embedded spaces are not allowed in SNMP community strings. When you set the SNMP read community, you can access SNMP information, but you cannot modify it. When you set the SNMP write community, you can both access and modify SNMP information.

In the System Contact and System Location fields, enter a contact name and the wiring closet, floor, or building where the switch is located.

Step 15  (Optional) You can enable Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on the switch. From the Advanced Settings tab, check the Enable IPv6 check box.

Note Enabling IPv6 restarts the switch when you complete Express Setup.

Step 16  To complete Express Setup, click Submit from the Basic Settings or the Advanced Settings tab to save your settings, or click Cancel to clear your settings.

When you click Submit, the switch is configured and exits Express Setup mode. The PC displays a warning message and tries to connect with the new switch IP address. If you configured the switch with an IP address that is in a different subnet from the PC, connectivity between the PC and the switch is lost.

Step 17  Disconnect the switch from the PC, and install the switch in your production network. See the “Managing the Switch” section for information about configuring and managing the switch.

If you need to rerun Express Setup, see the “Resetting the Switch” section.


Resetting the Switch

This section describes how to reset the switch by rerunning Express Setup. These are reasons why you might want to reset the switch:

You installed the switch in your network and cannot connect to it because you assigned the incorrect IP address.

You want to clear all configuration from the switch and assign a new IP address.

You are trying to enter Express Setup mode, and the switch LEDs start blinking when you press the Mode button (which means that the switch is already configured with IP information).

Caution Resetting the switch deletes the configuration and reboots the switch.

To reset the switch:

Press and hold the Mode button. The switch LEDs begin blinking after about 3 seconds. Continue holding down the Mode button. The LEDs stop blinking after 7 more seconds, and then the switch reboots.

The switch now behaves like an unconfigured switch. You can enter the switch IP information by using Express Setup.


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