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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.||
|Step 8||Verify that the switch and PC Ethernet ports LEDs are green.|
|Step 9||Start a web browser on your PC. Enter the IP address 10.0.0.1 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.
•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:|
|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 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.
|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.
|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).
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.