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Part No. DUA1750-0AAA01 Published December 2003
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ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Before You Start 7 About Your CD-ROM 7 Conventions 8 Related Documentation 9 Accessing Online Documentation Documentation Comments 10
INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTACK 3 SWITCH 3226 AND SWITCH 3250
About the Switch 12 Summary of Hardware Features 12 Switch — Front View Detail 13 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ports 13 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 1000BASE-T Ports 14 SFP Ports 14 LEDs 14 Console Port (Switch 3226) 15 Switch — Rear View Detail 16 Power Socket 16 Redundant Power System Socket 16 Console Port (Switch 3250) 16 Default Settings 17
INSTALLING THE SWITCH
Package Contents 20 Choosing a Suitable Site 20
Rack-mounting 21 Placing Units On Top of Each Other 23 The Power-up Sequence 23 Powering-up the Switch 23 Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs Connecting a Redundant Power System Choosing the Correct Cables 24 SFP Operation 25 Approved SFP Transceivers 25 Inserting an SFP Transceiver 25 Removing an SFP Transceiver 27 23 24 3 SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT Setting Up Overview 30 IP Configuration 31 Preparing for Management 32 Manually Configuring IP Information 33 Connecting to the Console Port 33 Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information Using 3Com Network Supervisor 36 Connecting to the Console Port 36 Methods of Managing a Switch 39 Command Line Interface Management 39 Web Interface Management 39 SNMP Management 40 Setting Up Command Line Interface Management CLI Management via the Console Port 40 CLI Management over the Network 41 Setting Up Web Interface Management 42 Pre-requisites 42 Web Management Over the Network 42 Setting Up SNMP Management 43 Pre-requisites 43 Default Users and Passwords 43 Changing Default Passwords 44 36 40 .
4 PROBLEM SOLVING Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs 46 Solving Hardware Problems 47 Solving Communication Problems 48 Solving Software Upgrade Problems 49 A SAFETY INFORMATION Power Cord Set — Japan 51 Important Safety Information 52 L’information de Sécurité Importante 54 Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen 56 B PIN-OUTS Null Modem Cable 59 PC-AT Serial Cable 59 RJ-45 Pin Assignments 60 C TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS SuperStack 3 Switch 3226 and Switch 3250 61 D OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT Register Your Product to Gain Service Benefits Purchase Value-Added Services 63 Troubleshoot Online 63 Access Software Downloads 64 Contact Us 64 Telephone Technical Support and Repair 64 63 INDEX REGULATORY NOTICES .
the term Switch is used. ■ ■ Most user guides and release notes are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Document Format (PDF) or HTML on the 3Com World Wide Web site: http://www. Before You Start This section contains information about the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch.3com. 3Com Network Supervisor — a powerful and easy-to-use network management platform. ■ ■ SuperStack® 3 Switch 3226 (3CR17500-91) SuperStack® 3 Switch 3250 (3CR17501-91) All procedures described in this guide apply to both models except where stated. A number of other useful applications.com/ .ABOUT THIS GUIDE This guide provides all the information you need to install and use the following switches in their default state. consequently. The CD-ROM also contains the following: ■ About Your CD-ROM Online documentation for the Switch — refer to Related Documentation on page 9 for details. it assumes a basic working knowledge of LANs (Local Area Networks). The guide is intended for use by network administrators who are responsible for installing and setting up network equipment. Where a procedure or description applies to both the Switch 3226 and the Switch 3250.
menu commands. the key names are linked with a plus sign (+).8 ABOUT THIS GUIDE Conventions Table 1 and Table 2 list conventions that are used throughout this guide. The word “command” means that you must enter the command exactly as shown and then press Return or Enter. or device Information that alerts you to potential personal injury Table 2 Text Conventions Convention Description Screen displays This typeface represents information as it appears on the screen. use the following syntax: system password <password> Commands In this example. Click OK. ■ . you must type and “type” something. Commands appear in bold. system. Examples: From the Help menu. Identify menu names.” Keyboard key names If you must press two or more keys simultaneously. Do not press Return or Enter when an instruction simply says “type. and software button names. Denote a new term at the place where it is defined in the text. you must supply a password for <password>. Example: To change your password. Example: Words in italics Press Ctrl+Alt+Del Italics are used to: ■ ■ Emphasize a point. Example: To display port information. select Contents. and then press Return or Enter. enter the following command: bridge port detail The words “enter” When you see the word “enter” in this guide. Table 1 Notice Icons Icon Notice Type Information note Caution Warning Description Information that describes important features or instructions Information that alerts you to potential loss of data or potential damage to an application. <syntax> The word “syntax” means that you must evaluate the syntax provided and then supply the appropriate values for the placeholders that appear in angle brackets.
This is supplied on the CD-ROM that accompanies the Switch. do the following: 1 Insert the CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. It is supplied in PDF format on the CD-ROM that accompanies the Switch. modifications.Related Documentation 9 Related Documentation In addition to this guide. If your PC has auto-run enabled. each Switch documentation set includes the following: ■ SuperStack 3 Switch Implementation Guide This guide contains information on the features supported by your Switch and how they can be used to optimize your network. Accessing Online Documentation To access the documentation on the CD-ROM supplied with your Switch. ■ SuperStack 3 Switch Management Quick Reference Guide This guide contains: ■ a list of the features supported by the Switch. and known problems. such as: ■ Documentation accompanying 3Com Network Supervisor. ■ Release Notes These notes provide information about the current software release. . including new features. you will need to access the CD-ROM contents via the root directory and copy the files from the CD-ROM to a suitable directory. If the online documentation is to be accessed from a local drive or server. a summary of the Web interface and command line interface commands for the Switch. 2 Select the Documentation section from the contents page. a splash screen will be displayed automatically. ■ ■ SuperStack 3 Switch Management Interface Reference Guide This guide provides detailed information about the Web interface and command line interface that enable you to manage the Switch. It is supplied in HTML format on the CD-ROM that accompanies the Switch. There are other publications you may find useful.
■ 3Com recommends that you copy the Docs/reference directory as a whole to maintain the structure of the files.10 ABOUT THIS GUIDE ■ The HTML Reference Guide is stored in the Docs/reference directory on the CD-ROM. Questions related to technical support or sales should be directed in the first instance to your network supplier. The PDF Implementation Guide is stored in the Docs/implementation directory of the CD-ROM.com Please include the following information when commenting: ■ ■ ■ Document title Document part number (on the title page) Page number (if appropriate) Example: ■ ■ ■ Superstack® 3 Switch 3226 and Switch 3250 Getting Started Guide Part Number DUA1750-0AAA01 Page 21 Please note that we can only respond to comments and questions about 3Com product documentation at this e-mail address. They will help make our documentation more useful to you. Documentation Comments Your suggestions are very important to us.htm file. Please e-mail comments about this document to 3Com at: pddtechpubs_comments@3com. The documentation is accessed using the contents. .
It covers summaries of hardware and software features and also the following topics: ■ ■ ■ ■ About the Switch Switch — Front View Detail Switch — Rear View Detail Default Settings .1 INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTACK 3 SWITCH 3226 AND SWITCH 3250 This chapter contains introductory information about the Switch 3226 and Switch 3250 and how they can be used in your network.
Summary of Hardware Features Table 3 summarizes the hardware features that are supported by the Switch.12 CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTACK 3 SWITCH 3226 AND SWITCH 3250 About the Switch The Switch is a 10/100 Mbps Ethernet Switch. The corresponding 10/100/1000 port is disabled when an SFP module is present. 49-50 on the Switch 3250). 1998 Edition): 4 queues per port Auto-negotiating 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX ports Auto-negotiating 10BASE-T / 100BASE-TX / 1000BASE-T ports Connects to SuperStack 3 Advanced Redundant Power System (ARPS) (3C16071B) with Type 3 Module (3C16075) 2 auto-negotiating SFP ports 19-inch rack or stand-alone mounting SFP Ports Mounting . which consists of either: ■ ■ 24 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX ports or 48 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX ports and: ■ ■ Two 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T (10/100/1000) ports Two SFP ports The two 10/100/1000 ports are combination ports.ID. Table 3 Hardware features Feature MAC Addresses Auto-negotiation Auto MDI/MDI-X Forwarding Modes Duplex Modes Traffic Prioritization Ethernet/Fast Ethernet Ports Ethernet/Fast Ethernet/ Gigabit Ethernet Ports RPS Support Switch ■ ■ Up to 8000 supported Up to 200 static entries Supported on all ports Supported on all ports Store and Forward Half and full duplex on all ports Supported (using the IEEE Std 802. When an SFP module is inserted it has priority over the 10/100/1000 port of the same number (25-26 on the Switch 3226.
They cannot be used as standard traditional telephone sockets.Switch — Front View Detail 13 Switch — Front View Detail Figure 1 Switch 3226 — front view Figure 2 Switch 3250 — front view WARNING: RJ-45 Ports. or to connect the unit to a traditional PBX or public telephone network. 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX Ports The Switch has 24 or 48 auto-negotiating 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX ports configured as Auto MDI/MDI-X. or network telephones to these sockets. Either shielded or unshielded data cables with shielded or unshielded jacks can be connected to these data sockets. The default state for 10/100 Mbps ports is auto-negotiation enabled. duplex and flow control modes are negotiated. where the speed. These are shielded RJ-45 data sockets. These ports automatically provide the appropriate connection. 100BASE-TX full duplex . Only connect RJ-45 data connectors. 10BASE-T full duplex. 100BASE-TX half duplex. you can manually set these ports to 10BASE-T half duplex. Alternatively. network telephony systems.
When an SFP module is inserted it has priority over the 10/100/1000 port of the same number (25-26 on the Switch 3226. Auto MDI/MDI-X will also be disabled. see “Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs” on page 46. 100BASE-TX half duplex. If you disable auto-negotiation. For information on using the LEDs for problem solving. The corresponding 10/100/1000 port is disabled when an SFP module is present. These ports automatically provide the appropriate connection. 10BASE-T/ 100BASE-TX/ 1000BASE-T Ports The Switch has two auto-negotiating 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/100BASE-T ports configured as Auto MDI/MDI-X.14 CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTACK 3 SWITCH 3226 AND SWITCH 3250 and manually enable or disable flow control. 100BASE-TX full duplex or 1000BASE-T full duplex and manually enable or disable flow control. As the speed and duplex modes are fixed by the media type. 10BASE-T full duplex. This offers you the flexibility of using SFP transceivers to provide connectivity between the Switch and a 1000 Mbps core network or to create a high capacity aggregated link between two workgroups. The only state for these ports is auto-negotiation enabled. The maximum segment length is 100 m (328 ft) over Category 5 twisted pair cable. 49-50 on the Switch 3250). SFP Ports The two SFP (Small Form Factor Pluggable) ports support fiber Gigabit Ethernet short-wave (SX) and long-wave (LX) SFP Transceivers in any combination. you can manually set these ports to 10BASE-T half duplex. duplex and flow control modes are negotiated. LEDs Table 4 lists LEDs visible on the front of the Switch. . When an SFP module is inserted it has priority over the 10/100/1000 port of the same number (25-26 on the Switch 3226. Auto MDI/MDI-X will also be disabled. Alternatively. The default state for 10/100/1000 Mbps ports is auto-negotiation enabled. where the speed. The corresponding 10/100/1000 port is disabled when an SFP module is present. If you disable auto-negotiation. 49-50 on the Switch 3250). and how to read their status according to color. The maximum segment length is 100 m (328 ft) over Category 5 twisted pair cable. only the flow control is negotiated with the link partner.
A 10 Mbps link is present. . No link is present.Switch — Front View Detail 15 Table 4 LED behavior LED Color Green Yellow Indicates A 100 Mbps link is present. The console port uses a standard null modem cable and is set to auto-baud. but the port is disabled or the port has Green flashing failed its loopback test. The corresponding 10/100/1000 Mbps port is disabled. Off Power / Self Test LED Green The Switch is powered-up and operating normally. A 1000 Mbps link is present. no parity and 1 stop bit. Combo Port Status LEDs Green Yellow Green Flashing There is 1000 Mbps activity on the port. Yellow Flashing There is 10/100 Mbps activity on the port. Yellow flashing There is 10 Mbps activity on the port. No link is present. (see Chapter 4. Green flashing The Switch is starting up or the Switch software is being upgraded. Off Module Active LEDs Green Off The SFP Module is present and has a link. “Problem Solving”) The Switch is not receiving power or there is a fault with the Power Supply Unit. 8 data bits. but the port is disabled or the port has Green flashing failed its loopback test. Yellow Off The Switch is reporting a fault. A 10/100 Mbps link is present. No SFP Module has been inserted. Yellow to A link is present. Yellow to A link is present. The corresponding 10/100/1000 port can be used. Console Port (Switch 3226) The console port allows you to connect a terminal and perform remote or local out-of-band management. Port Status LEDs Green flashing There is 100 Mbps activity on the port.
Redundant Power System Socket Console Port (Switch 3250) . 8 data bits.8. The console port uses a standard null modem cable and is set to auto-baud. you can use this socket to connect the Switch to a SuperStack 3 Advanced Redundant Power System.16 CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTACK 3 SWITCH 3226 AND SWITCH 3250 Switch — Rear View Detail Figure 3 Switch 3226 — rear view Power Socket Redundant Power System Socket Figure 4 Switch 3250 — rear view Console 19200.1. To protect against internal power supply failure. See “Connecting a Redundant Power System” on page 24.N Console Port Redundant Power System Socket Power Socket Power Socket The Switch automatically adjusts its power setting to any supply voltage in the range 100-240 VAC. The console port allows you to connect a terminal and perform remote or local out-of-band management. no parity and 1 stop bit.
All ports set to “best effort” for all other traffic. the following settings are retained to allow you to connect to and manage the Switch: ■ ■ ■ IP Address Subnet Mask Default Gateway . Disabled per port If you initialize a Switch unit by selecting System > Control > Initialize in the Web interface or by entering system control initialize in the Command Line Interface.Default Settings 17 Default Settings Table 5 shows the default settings for the Switch: Table 5 Default Settings Feature IP Configuration Port Status Port Speed Duplex Mode Flow Control Switch Automatic by DHCP client Enabled All ports are auto-negotiated All ports are auto-negotiated ■ ■ ■ Disabled in half duplex 10/100 ports Auto-negotiated in full duplex 10/100 ports Disabled for 10/100/1000 ports Broadcast Storm Control Virtual LANs (VLANs) Enabled All ports belong to the untagged Default VLAN (VLAN 1) with IEEE Std 802.1Q-1998 learning operational Disabled per port IGMP Filtering enabled Enabled on 10/100 ports Disabled on 10/100/1000 ports Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) Multicast Filtering Spanning Tree Fast Start Traffic Prioritization Port Security Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol Enabled ■ ■ All ports prioritize NBX VoIP traffic (LAN and IP).
CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCING THE SUPERSTACK 3 SWITCH 3226 AND SWITCH 3250
INSTALLING THE SWITCH
This chapter contains the information you need to install and set up the Switch. It covers the following topics:
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Package Contents Choosing a Suitable Site Rack-mounting Placing Units On Top of Each Other The Power-up Sequence
WARNING: Safety Information. Before installing or removing any components from the Switch or carrying out any maintenance procedures, you must read the safety information provided in Appendix A of this guide. AVERTISSEMENT: Consignes de sécurité. Avant d'installer ou d'enlever tout composant du Switch ou d'entamer une procédure de maintenance, lisez les informations relatives à la sécurité qui se trouvent dans l'Appendice A (Appendix A) de ce guide. VORSICHT: Sicherheitsinformationen. Bevor Sie Komponenten aus dem Switch entfernen oder dem Switch hinzufuegen oder Instandhaltungsarbeiten verrichten, lesen Sie die Sicherheitsanweisungen, die in Anhang A (Appendix A) in diesem Handbuch aufgefuehrt sind.
CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING THE SWITCH
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Switch unit CD-ROM Getting Started Guide (this guide) Management Quick Reference Guide Release Notes Unit Information Labels Warranty Information Power Cord 2 x Mounting brackets 4 x Screws 4 x Rubber feet
Choosing a Suitable Site
The Switch is suited for use on a desktop, either free standing or mounted in a standard 19-inch equipment rack. Alternatively, the Switch can be mounted in a wiring closet or equipment room, as an aggregator for other Hubs and Switches. A rack-mounting kit containing two mounting brackets is supplied with the Switch. CAUTION: Ensure that the ventilation holes are not obstructed. When deciding where to position the Switch, ensure that: ■ Cabling is located away from:
sources of electrical noise such as radios, transmitters and broadband amplifiers. power lines and fluorescent lighting fixtures
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The Switch is accessible and cables can be connected easily. Water or moisture cannot enter the case of the Switch. Air flow is not restricted around the Switch or through the vents in the side of the Switch. 3Com recommends that you provide a minimum of 25mm (1in.) clearance. Air temperature around the Switch does not exceed 40 °C (104 °F).
If the Switch is installed in a 19-inch rack or closed assembly its local air temperature may be greater than room ambient temperature.
if the units are free-standing. 2 Locate a mounting bracket over the mounting holes on one side of the Switch. CAUTION: Disconnect all cables from the Switch before continuing. The AC supply used by the Switch is separate to that used by units that generate high levels of AC noise. . for example laser printers. ■ ■ Rack-mounting The Switch is 1U high and will fit in most standard 19-inch racks. No more than eight Switch units are placed on top of one another. Remove all self adhesive pads from the underside of the Switch if they have been fitted. The unit is installed in a clean. for example air conditioning units and laser printers. with the front facing towards you. The Switch is situated away from sources of conductive (electrical) dust. air conditioned environment. as shown in Figure 5. To rack-mount your Switch: 1 Place the Switch the right way up on a hard flat surface.Rack-mounting 21 ■ ■ ■ The air is as free from dust as possible.
7 Finally place a unit information label on the unit in an easily accessible position. Ensure that ventilation holes are not obstructed. 6 Connect network cabling.22 CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING THE SWITCH Figure 5 Fitting a bracket for rack-mounting 3 Insert the two screws and tighten with a suitable screwdriver. Damage caused to the unit by using incorrect screws invalidates your warranty. 4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the other side of the Switch. The unit information label shows the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ The 3Com product name of the Switch The 3Com 3C number of the Switch The unique MAC address (Ethernet address) of the Switch The serial number of the Switch You may need this information for fault reporting purposes. 5 Insert the Switch into the 19-inch rack and secure with suitable screws (not provided). You must use the screws supplied with the mounting brackets. .
all ports on the Switch are disabled. The Switch is not receiving power or there is a fault with the Power Supply Unit. the Power / Self Test LED lights green. If you are mixing a variety of 3Com Switch and Hub units. 2 Plug the other end of the power cord into your power outlet.Placing Units On Top of Each Other 23 Placing Units On Top of Each Other If the Switch units are free-standing. The Power-up Sequence Powering-up the Switch The following sections describe how to get your Switch powered-up and ready for operation. you must use the self-adhesive rubber pads supplied. If there is evidence of a problem. “Problem Solving”). sticking one in the marked area at each corner. When the POST has completed. up to eight units can be placed one on top of the other. Use the following sequence of steps to power-up the Switch. see “Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs” on page 46. If you are placing Switch units one on top of the other. the smaller units must be positioned at the top. Table 6 Color Green Green flashing Yellow Off Power / Self Test LED colors State The Switch is powered-up and operating normally. 4 When the unit is ready. Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs During the Power On Self Test. which takes approximately 60 seconds. Apply the pads to the underside of each Switch. The Switch powers-up and runs through its Power On Self Test (POST). Table 6 shows possible colors for the LED. 3 The Power / Self Test LED will flash green for approximately 60 seconds. 1 Plug the power cord into the power socket at the rear of the Switch. . The Switch is reporting a fault (see Chapter 4. The Switch is starting up or the Switch software is being upgraded. check the Power and Self Test LEDs to make sure that your Switch is operating correctly.
CAUTION: The Switch can only use a SuperStack Advanced Redundant Power System output. Connecting a Redundant Power System You can connect a SuperStack 3 Advanced Redundant Power System to the Switch. Therefore you can make a connection to a port with a straight-through (MDI) or a cross-over cable (MDIX).24 CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING THE SWITCH CAUTION The Switch has no ON/OFF switch. The Auto-MDIX feature only operates when auto-negotiation is enabled. If you want to make a connection to an MDI port. This unit. CAUTION: The Switch has no ON/OFF switch. If you want to make a connection to another MDIX port. you need to use a standard straight-through cable. If auto-negotiation is disabled. For normal redundancy. WARNING: If you are connecting the Switch to a Type 3 Power Module. 3Com recommends that you use Category 5 twisted pair cable — the maximum segment length for this type of cable is 100 m (328 ft). Choosing the Correct Cables All of the ports on the Switch are Auto-MDIX. all the Switch ports are configured as MDIX (cross-over). the unit requires one Type 3 Power Module (part number 3C16075). is designed to maintain the power to your Switch if a power supply failure occurs. the only method of connecting or disconnecting mains power is by connecting or disconnecting the power cord. you need a cross-over cable. Many ports on workstations and servers are configured as MDI (straight-through). read the Safety Information section in the Type 3 Power Module User Guide. . See Table 7. the only method of connecting or disconnecting mains power is by connecting or disconnecting the power cord. which is also known as an RPS. that is they have a cross-over capability. The port can automatically detect whether it needs to operate in MDI or MDIX mode. For full redundancy. the unit requires two Type 3 Power Modules combined using a Type 3 Y-Cable (part number 3C16077).
If you do not. ■ ■ 3CSFP91 SFP (SX) 3CSFP92 SFP (LX) To access the latest list of approved SFP transceivers for the Switch on the 3Com Corporation World Wide Web site. and the other end to a female RJ-45 connector located. the SFP transceiver must have the following characteristics: . 3Com recommends that you briefly connect the cable to a grounded port before connecting network equipment. The RJ-45 connector is now a grounded port. enter this URL into your internet browser: http://www.com Inserting an SFP Transceiver To be recognized as valid. for example. SFP Operation The following section describes the use of SFP transceivers in your Switch. Approved SFP Transceivers The following list of approved SFP transceivers is correct at the time of publication.3com. the cable’s Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) may damage the Switch’s port. on a Switch rack or patch panel.SFP Operation 25 Table 7 Cables required to connect the Switch to other devices if auto-negotiation is disabled Cross-over Cable Switch to Switch (MDIX to MDIX) Switch to Hub (MDIX to MDIX) Switch to PC (NIC) (MDIX to MDI) Straight-through Cable ✓ ✓ ✕ ✕ ✕ ✓ CAUTION: If you want to install the Switch using a Category 5E or Category 6 cable. SFP transceivers are hot-insertable and hot-swappable. You can remove them from and insert them into any SFP port without having to power down the Switch. You can create a grounded port by connecting all wires at one end of a UTP cable to an earth ground point.
Use the following sequence of steps to activate the SFP ports: 1 Hold the transceiver so that the fiber connector is toward you and the product label is visible. Use of non-3Com SFPs is not recommended. it will not operate within the Switch. 2 Gently slide the transceiver into the SFP port until it clicks into place. remove it. See “Solving Hardware Problems” on page 47. ■ Fiber LC connector If the SFP transceiver is faulty.26 CHAPTER 2: INSTALLING THE SWITCH ■ 1000BASE-SX or 1000BASE-LX media type: ■ 1000BASE-SX SFP transceiver Use this transceiver to connect the Switch directly to a multimode fiber-optic cable. turn it over. as shown in Figure 6. . 3 Remove the plastic protective cover if fitted. If the SFP transceiver is invalid it will not be recognized by the Switch. and reinsert it. Ensure the wire release lever is closed (in the upright position). If the transceiver does not click when you insert it. 4 Connect the fiber cable. CAUTION: SFP transceivers are keyed and can be properly inserted only one way. ■ 1000BASE-LX SFP transceiver Use this transceiver to connect the Switch directly to a single-mode fiber-optic cable or to multimode fiber using a conditioned launch cable.
Refer to “LEDs” on page 14 for more information. . To release a transceiver from another manufacturer see the documentation supplied with your SFP transceiver. Attach a male duplex SC connector on the network cable into the duplex SC connector on the transceiver. 6 Connect the other end of the cable to a device fitted with an appropriate Gigabit Ethernet connection. the transceiver will then easily slide out. Removing an SFP Transceiver If you wish to remove a 3Com transceiver (it is not necessary to power-down your Switch): 1 Disconnect the cable from the transceiver. 7 Check the Module Active LEDs on the front of the Switch to ensure that it is operating correctly.SFP Operation 27 Figure 6 Inserting a SFP Transceiver 5 The transceiver connects to the network using a duplex SC connector. 3 Pull the wire release lever toward you to release the catch mechanism. The above procedure will release a 3Com SFP transceiver. 2 Move the wire release lever downwards until it is pointing toward you.
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Managing the Switch can help you to improve the efficiency of the Switch and therefore the overall performance of your network.3 SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT Your Switch can operate in its default state. you can install it and it will work straight away (plug-and-play). This chapter explains the initial set up of the Switch and the different methods of accessing the management software to manage a Switch. It covers the following topics: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Setting Up Overview Manually Configuring IP Information Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information Methods of Managing a Switch Setting Up Command Line Interface Management Setting Up Web Interface Management Setting Up SNMP Management Default Users and Passwords . you have to access the management software that resides on the Switch. This is known as managing the Switch. However. that is. to make full use of the features offered by the Switch. and to change and monitor the way it works.
you need to: ■ Configure IP information manually for your Switch or view the automatically configured IP information Prepare for your chosen method of management ■ Figure 7 Initial Switch Setup and Management Flow diagram Plug and Play Setup Power Up the Switch. See page 42 . See page 41 Connect over the network. IP Information is automatically configured. In brief. See page 33 Connect to the console port and use the Command Line Interface. The whole setup process is summarized in Figure 7. See page 40 Connect over the network via Telnet.30 CHAPTER 3: SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT Setting Up Overview This section gives an overview of what you need to do to get your Switch set up and ready for management when it is in its default state. Detailed procedural steps are contained in the sections that follow. See page 33 Use 3Com Network Supervisor (3NS). See page 31 Yes Do you want to manually configure the IP information? No Initial IP Information Setup How do you want to connect to the Switch? How do you want to view the automatically configured IP information? Connect to a front network port and use the Web Interface or Command Line Interface. See page 36 How do you want to manage your Switch? See page 39 Feature Management Command Line Interface SNMP See page 43 Web Interface Connect via the console port. See page 36 Connect to the console port and use the Command Line Interface.
(Static IP addresses are necessary to ensure that the Switch is always allocated the same IP information. otherwise you will not know what the IP address is and it will be difficult to manage. It tries to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server on the network. or your DHCP server does not allow you to allocate static IP addresses. work through the “Manually Configuring IP Information” section on page 33. see “Default Users and Passwords” on page 43. It may take up to 5 minutes for your Switch to obtain an IP address after it has been powered up. IP Configuration You can use one of the following methods to allocate IP information to your Switch (essential if you wish to manage your Switch across the network).) For most installations. Most DHCP servers . You should use the Manual IP configuration method if: ■ ■ ■ you do not have a DHCP server on your network. you must change all default passwords as soon as possible. Manual IP Configuration You can choose to configure the IP information yourself. even if you do not intend to actively manage your Switch.Setting Up Overview 31 CAUTION: To protect your Switch from unauthorized access. For more information on default users and changing default passwords. When using automatic IP configuration it is useful if the Switch is issued the same IP address on each occasion. and eliminates the risk of the IP address changing. If you wish to manually enter IP information for your Switch. or you want to remove the risk of the IP address ever changing. The Switch remembers the information that you enter until you change it again or set the configuration method to Automatic. 3Com recommends that you configure the Switch IP information manually. This makes management simpler and more reliable as it is not dependent on a DHCP server. Automatic IP Configuration By default the Switch tries to configure itself with IP information without requesting user intervention.
Preparing for Management Once your Switch’s initial set up is complete you can set up your chosen management method as described in “Methods of Managing a Switch” on page 39.32 CHAPTER 3: SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT allow fixed IP addresses to be configured so that you know what IP address will be allocated to the Switch. If the Switch is re-deployed onto a different subnet. Refer to the documentation that accompanies your DHCP server. instead of you having to manually reconfigure the Switch. it will automatically reconfigure itself with an appropriate IP address. Work through the “Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information” section on page 36. If you use the automatic IP configuration method. For detailed information about the specific web interface operations and command line interface commands and problem solving. please refer to the Implementation Guide on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch or on the 3Com Web site. . For a detailed description of how automatic IP configuration operates. you need to discover the automatically allocated IP information before you can begin management. or flexibility is needed. You should use the automatic IP configuration method if: ■ ■ your network uses DHCP to allocate IP information. refer to the “Switch Management Interface Reference Guide” on the CD-ROM that is supplied with the Switch or on the 3Com Web site.
such as Microsoft Hyperterminal. before you connect the Switch to a network. You can do this whilst the Switch is offline. or You can find pin-out diagrams for both cables in Appendix B on page 59. that is. that is. Documentation supplied with the terminal emulation software.Manually Configuring IP Information 33 Manually Configuring IP Information You can manually configure the Switch IP information in the following way: ■ Connecting to the console port — Connect a workstation using a console cable to the console port of the Switch. or whilst the Switch is online. rather than a remote one via a modem). ■ You need to have the following so that you can manually set up the Switch with IP information: ■ IP address subnet mask default gateway ■ ■ . You can then manually enter IP information using the command line interface (CLI). connected to a network. Pre-requisites ■ A workstation with terminal emulation software installed. This software allows you to communicate with the Switch via the console port directly. Connecting to the Console Port To set up your Switch manually you can make a connection to the console port (this example describes a local connection to the console port. A suitable cable: ■ ■ ■ A standard null modem cable — if you are connecting directly to the console port.
Setting Up the Switch with IP Information You are now ready to manually set up the Switch with IP information using the command line interface. 2 Open your terminal emulation software and configure the COM port settings to which you have connected the cable.34 CHAPTER 3: SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT Connecting the Workstation to the Switch 1 Connect the workstation to the console port using a standard null modem cable as shown in Figure 8. which are: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 19. 1 The command line interface login sequence begins as soon as the Switch detects a connection to its console port. If the login prompt does not begin immediately. . b Tighten the retaining screws on the cable to prevent it from being loosened. The settings should be set to match the default settings for the Switch.200 baud 8 data bits no parity 1 stop bit no hardware flow control Refer to the documentation that accompanies the terminal emulation software for more information. press Return a few times until it starts. Figure 8 Connecting a workstation to the Switch via the console port Workstation (with terminal emulation software installed) Switch Standard Null Modem Cable Console Port Connection To connect the cable: a Attach the female connector on the cable to the male connector on the console port of the Switch. c Connect the other end of the cable to one of the serial ports (also known as a COM port) on your workstation.
(1)-----------------------------------Select menu option: 3 At the Select menu option prompt you can either: ■ enter the protocol ip basicConfig command. The initial set up of your Switch is now complete and the Switch is ready for you to set up your chosen management method. or ■ enter the gettingStarted command.Administer physical interfaces protocol .Logout of the Command Line Interface physicalInterface . and then given the option to carry out advanced configuration. 3Com recommends that you change your password from its default blank setting.Manually Configuring IP Information 35 If you have not logged onto the Switch before. ------------------------------------. . The screen prompts you to enter IP information.Administer bridge-wide parameters feature . 2 At the login and password prompts. you will be prompted to enter a new password. At the Enter configuration method prompt enter manual. At the Enter configuration method prompt enter manual. enter admin as your user name and enter your password at the password prompt (or just press Return if you have not yet set a password).Basic device configuration logout . 4 Enter the IP address. subnet mask.Administer system-level functions trafficManagement . Figure 9 Example top-level command line interface menu Menu options: -----------3Com SuperStack 3 Switch 3226----------------------bridge .Administer security system . change passwords. If you have logged on correctly. The screen displays a summary of the information entered. See “Methods of Managing a Switch” on page 39. the top-level menu of the command line interface is displayed as shown in the example in Figure 9.Administer protocols security . and gateway IP address for the Switch.Administer traffic management Type ? for help.Administer system features gettingStarted . The screen prompts you to enter IP information. If using the gettingStarted command you will then be prompted to enter system information.
Connecting to the Console Port Alternatively. or through a modem. such as Microsoft Hyperterminal. Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information If you allow the Switch to automatically configure its own IP information you need to discover and view the IP information before you can begin to manage the Switch. You can then view the IP information automatically assigned to the Switch using the command line interface (CLI). ■ Using 3Com Network Supervisor You can use the 3Com Network Supervisor application provided on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch to discover the automatically allocated IP information. You can discover the IP information in two ways: ■ Using 3Com Network Supervisor — This application will auto-discover the Switch and display the automatically allocated IP information assigned to the Switch. you can view the automatically configured IP information via the command line interface (CLI) through a connection to the console port. 3Com Network Supervisor will auto-discover the new Switch and display the IP information that has been automatically allocated to the Switch.) Pre-requisites ■ A workstation with terminal emulation software installed. you can disconnect the serial cable and close the terminal emulator software. . (This example describes a local connection to the console port. 1 Connect your Switch to the network. 3 Launch 3Com Network Supervisor and run the Auto-discovery wizard. Refer to the documentation that accompanies your DHCP server. 2 Power-up the Switch and wait for two minutes.36 CHAPTER 3: SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT If you do not intend to use the command line interface via the console port to manage the Switch. Most DHCP servers allow static IP addresses to be configured so that you know what IP address the Switch will be given. This software allows you to communicate with the Switch via the console port directly. Connecting to the Console Port — Connect a workstation using a console cable to the console port of the Switch. rather than a remote one via a modem.
b Tighten the retaining screws on the cable to prevent it from being loosened.Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information 37 ■ ■ Documentation supplied with the terminal emulation software. or You can find pin-out diagrams for the cable in Appendix B on page 59. Figure 10 Connecting a workstation to the Switch via the console port Workstation (with terminal emulation software installed) Switch Standard Null Modem Cable Console Port Connection To connect the cable: a Attach the female connector on the cable to the male connector on the console port of the Switch. ■ A Category 5 twisted pair Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors to connect your Switch to the network. A suitable cable: ■ A standard null modem cable — if you are connecting directly to the console port. 2 Open your terminal emulation software and configure the COM port settings to which you have connected the cable. which are: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 19. . Connecting the Workstation to the Switch 1 Connect the workstation to the console port using a standard null modem cable as shown in Figure 10.200 baud 8 data bits no parity 1 stop bit no hardware flow control Refer to the documentation that accompanies the terminal emulation software for more information. c Connect the other end of the cable to one of the serial ports (also known as a COM port) on your workstation. The settings should be set to match the default settings for the Switch.
The automatic IP configuration process usually completes within one minute.Basic device configuration logout . Make a note of the Network IP Address.(1)-----------------------------------Select menu option: 4 At the Select menu option prompt enter the protocol ip interface summary command. 1 Connect your Switch to the network using an Ethernet cable. If you have logged on correctly.38 CHAPTER 3: SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT Viewing IP Information via the Console Port You are now ready to view the automatically allocated IP information using the command line interface.Administer security system . 2 The command line interface login sequence begins as soon as the Switch detects a connection to its console port. The initial set up of your Switch is now complete and the Switch is ready for you to set up your chosen management method.Administer system-level functions trafficManagement . As soon as a network connection is made the Switch begins the automatic IP configuration process. .Logout of the Command Line Interface physicalInterface . ------------------------------------. If the login prompt does not begin immediately.Administer system features gettingStarted . 3 At the login and password prompts. the top-level menu of the command line interface is displayed as shown in the example in Figure 11. press Return a few times until it starts.Administer physical interfaces protocol . See “Methods of Managing a Switch” on page 39. Figure 11 Example top-level command line interface menu Menu options: -----------3Com SuperStack 3 Switch 3226----------------------bridge .Administer traffic management Type ? for help.Administer bridge-wide parameters feature .Administer protocols security . A summary of the automatically allocated IP information is displayed. enter admin as your user name and enter your password at the password prompt (or just press Return if you have not yet set a password).
Methods of Managing a Switch 39 If you do not intend to use the command line interface via the console port to manage the Switch. you can decide how you wish to manage the Switch. Methods of Managing a Switch Once you have completed the initial set up of your Switch. you can logout. either locally via a console port connection (see Figure 12). Web Interface Management Each Switch has an internal set of web pages that allow you to manage the Switch using a Web browser remotely over an IP network (see Figure 14). or remotely over the network (see Figure 13). disconnect the serial cable and close the terminal emulator software. You can use one of the following methods: ■ ■ ■ Command line interface management Web interface management SNMP management Command Line Interface Management Each Switch has a command line interface (CLI) that allows you to manage the Switch from a workstation. Figure 12 CLI management via the console port Workstation (with terminal emulation software installed) Switch Standard Null Modem Cable Console Port Connection Figure 13 CLI management over the network Refer to “Setting Up Command Line Interface Management” on page 40. .
For example. . you can use the 3Com Network Supervisor software that is provided on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch. Setting Up Command Line Interface Management CLI Management via the Console Port This section describes how you can set up command line interface management using a local console port connection or over the network. Figure 15 SNMP management over the network Refer to “Setting Up SNMP Management” on page 43.40 CHAPTER 3: SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT Figure 14 Web interface management over the network Refer to “Setting Up Web Interface Management” on page 42. 2 Your Switch is now ready to continue being managed and/or configured through the CLI via its console port. SNMP Management You can manage a Switch using any network management workstation running the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as shown in Figure 15. To manage a Switch using the command line interface via the local console port connection: 1 Ensure you have connected your workstation to the console port correctly as described in “Connecting to the Console Port” on page 33.
If the login prompt does not display immediately. You can check this by trying to browse the World Wide Web.xxx. 6 If you have logged on correctly. the top-level menu of the command line interface for the Switch you wish to manage is displayed as shown in Figure 9 on page 35.xxx.xxx.xxx (where xxx. 3 Check you can communicate with the Switch by entering a ping command at the DOS prompt in the following format: ping xxx. 5 At the login and password prompts. the IP protocol is installed.xxx is the IP address of the Switch) If you get an error message. press Return a few times until it starts. enter admin as your user name and enter your password at the password prompt (or just press Return if you have not yet set a password).xxx. 2 Check that you have the IP protocol correctly installed on your management workstation. 4 To open a Telnet session via the DOS prompt.Setting Up Command Line Interface Management 41 CLI Management over the Network To manage a Switch using the command line interface over a network using Telnet: 1 Ensure you have already set up the Switch with IP information as described in “Setting Up Overview” on page 30.xxx. enter the IP address of the Switch that you wish to manage in the following format: telnet xxx. If you can browse.xxx.xxx.xxx (where xxx. check that your IP information has been entered correctly and the Switch is powered up.xxx is the IP address of the Switch) If opening a Telnet session via third party software you will need to enter the IP address in the format suitable for that software.xxx. .
Pre-requisites ■ Documentation supplied with the SNMP network management application software. Default Users and Passwords If you intend to manage the Switch using the web interface or the command line interface.Setting Up SNMP Management 43 3 Open your web browser and enter the IP address of the Switch that you wish to manage in the URL locator. all ports on the Switch are in VLAN 1. you need to log in with a valid user name and password. in the following format: http://xxx. These default users are listed in Table 9. You can do this using the Web management interface — refer to the command line interface section of the “Switch Management Interface Reference Guide” for more information. By default. enter admin as your user name and enter your password at the password prompt (or just press Return if you have not yet set a password). The management workstation is connected to the Switch using a port in VLAN 1 (the Default VLAN). If you use 3Com Network Supervisor it automatically loads the correct MIBs and necessary files onto your workstation. you need to specify SNMP community strings for the users defined on the Switch. The Switch has two default user names.xxx. Setting Up SNMP Management Any network management application running the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) can manage a Switch if: ■ The correct Management Information Bases (MIBs) are installed on the management workstation. and each user name has a different password and level of access. for example. . or to change the default passwords.xxx. To manage your Switch using an SNMP network management application.xxx is the IP address of the Switch) 4 At the login and password prompts. 5 Click on the Device View button to display the web management options.xxx.xxx (where xxx. ■ You can use the 3Com Network Supervisor application that is provided on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch to provide SNMP management for your Switch.xxx.
refer to the “Switch Management Interface Reference Guide” on the Switch CD-ROM. . For more information about default users and passwords. even if you do not intend to actively manage your Switch Table 9 Default Users User Name monitor admin Default Password Access Level monitor (no password) monitor — the user can view all manageable parameters. but cannot change any manageable parameters security — the user can access and change all manageable parameters Use the admin default user name (no password) to login and carry out initial Switch setup.44 CHAPTER 3: SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT CAUTION: To protect your Switch from unauthorized access. or The Security > Device > User > Modify operation on the web interface. you must change the two default passwords as soon as possible. Changing Default Passwords You can change the default passwords using either: ■ ■ The gettingStarted command on the CLI.
4 PROBLEM SOLVING This chapter helps you to diagnose and solve problems you may have with the operation of your Switch. . For Technical Support information. There is also an explanation of IP addressing. see Appendix D. it may be included in the Support section of the Switch Management Interface Reference Guide on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch. The topics covered are: ■ ■ ■ ■ Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs Solving Hardware Problems Solving Communication Problems Solving Software Upgrade Problems If you experience a problem that is not listed here.
You can verify this by checking that the Port Status LED is flashing Green/Yellow. On powering-up. refer to the list of suggested solutions below. The internal PSU has failed and power is being supplied by and external Redundant Power Supply (RPS). the Power / Self Test LED remains yellow This indicates one of the following: ■ A port has failed and has been automatically disabled. you may have a faulty power cord or an internal fault.46 CHAPTER 4: PROBLEM SOLVING Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs If the LEDs on the Switch indicate a problem. This is normal and does not indicate any of the above conditions. Although the Switch has a fault it will continue to operate normally. If the connection is secure and there is still no power. . Check the power cord by: ■ ■ testing it in another device connecting a working power cord to the ‘problem’ device Then contact your supplier for advice. If a port fails the Switch passes its Power On Self Test and continues to operate normally. The Power / Self Test LED does not light Check that the power cable is firmly connected to the Switch and to the supply outlet. A Port Status LED is flashing green/yellow The port has failed and has been automatically disabled. If a fan has stopped spinning. the Power / Self Test LED lights yellow for about ten seconds after which it starts flashing green. On Powering up. even if one or more ports are disabled. the Power / Self Test LED lights yellow for about ten seconds after which it starts flashing green. ■ ■ On Powering up. This could be due to loop back failure. power off the unit and check the air vents for obstructions. The Switch passes its Power On Self Test and continues to operate normally. An internal fan has malfunctioned.
a warning message will be generated in the following way: ■ RMON Trap — If configured. For further information about RMON. Fan failure could potentially reduce the lifetime of the Switch. refer to the list of suggested solutions below. Auto-negotiation differs at either end (a link appears at the ‘fixed’ end and not at the auto-negotiation end). The monitoring system polls the fan status at periodic intervals while the unit is powered up. Fibers are broken. Auto-negotiation problems will occur with fiber if: ■ ■ ■ ■ The Receiver (RX) and Transceiver (TX) cable connectors are swapped. If one fan has failed in the Switch. refer to “Chapter 7: Status Monitoring and Statistics” in the Switch Implementation Guide supplied in PDF format on the CD-ROM that accompanies the Switch. Auto-negotiation problems will occur with 10BASE-T. Auto-negotiation settings are the same at both ends. . The devices at both ends of the link are powered-up. The quality of cable is satisfactory. 100BASE-TX or 1000BASE-T where auto-negotiation is disabled and incorrect cables are being used (cross-over or straight). A fan failure warning message is received Your Switch has a fan monitoring system that will generate fan failure warning messages.Solving Hardware Problems 47 A link is connected and yet the Status LED for the port does not light Check that: ■ The Switch and the device at the other end of the link (or cable) are connected securely. an RMON trap is generated and sent to the management workstation. ■ ■ Solving Hardware Problems In the rare event of your Switch unit experiencing a hardware failure.
0.255. IP Addressing To be managed correctly.100. If the Switch is separated from your management application by a router. 3 Power cycle the unit. and how to obtain a registered IP address. To do this. . An example IP address is 192.8’ in the example) identifies the device within the network ■ The natural subnet mask for this example is 255.168.100’ in the example) identifies the network on which the device resides The second part (‘. Solving Communication Problems If you experience communication problems with the Switch.n where n is a decimal number between 0 and 255. ensure that the default gateway IP address within the Switch is the same as the IP address of the router. The IP address is split into two parts: ■ The first part (‘192.n.255.n. IP addresses have the format n. each device on your network (for example a Switch or Hub) must have a unique IP address. If a fan failure warning message is generated: 1 Power off the unit. return the unit.48 CHAPTER 4: PROBLEM SOLVING If more than one fan has failed in the Switch. 4 If another fan failure warning message is generated via the RMON trap.8. remove and reconnect the AC mains supply. ■ The following is a brief overview of IP addressing. 2 Check that the air vents are not obstructed.168. a warning message will generate a RMON Trap. The Switch’s IP address has been entered correctly in your network management application (such as 3Com Network Supervisor). ensure that: ■ ■ The Switch IP address has been configured as described in Chapter 3.
Solving Software Upgrade Problems 49 If your network has a connection to the external IP network. if you do not have a registered IP address. that is. you must apply for a registered IP address.iana. For details on these options. Solving Software Upgrade Problems You can upgrade the management software of the Switch by using the System > Control > Software Upgrade operation in the Web Interface.org/ If your IP network is internal to your organization only. How do you obtain a registered IP Address? The IP registration system ensures that every IP address used is unique.255.168.255. that is. you do not access the Internet. or the system control softwareUpgrade command in the command line interface.0.255. you access the Internet.168.0.255 with a subnet mask of 255.0 to 192. refer to the Management Interface Reference Guide supplied in HTML format on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch. These suggested IP addresses are part of a group of IP addresses that have been set aside specially for use ‘in house’ only. you may be using an identical address to someone else and your network will not operate correctly. you may use any arbitrary IP address as long as it is not being used by another device on your network. refer to the Problem Solving section in the Management Interface Reference Guide. The following contact information is correct at time of publication: World Wide Web site: http://www. . 3Com suggests you use addresses in the range 192. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority is the organization responsible for supplying registered IP addresses. If you have problems with your software upgrade.
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You must read the following safety information carefully before you install or remove the unit.A SAFETY INFORMATION You must read the following safety information before carrying out any installation or removal of components. Power Cord Set — Japan . bevor Sie das Gerät installieren oder ausbauen. VORSICHT: Warnhinweise enthalten Anweisungen. AVERTISSEMENT: Les avertissements présentent des consignes que vous devez respecter pour garantir votre sécurité personnelle. Alle Anweisungen sind sorgfältig zu befolgen. die Sie zu Ihrer eigenen Sicherheit befolgen müssen. Follow all directions carefully. Nous vous demandons de lire attentivement les consignes suivantes de sécurité avant d’installer ou de retirer l’appareil. or any maintenance procedures on the Switch. Vous devez respecter attentivement toutes les consignes. Sie müssen die folgenden Sicherheitsinformationen’ sorgfältig durchlesen. WARNING: Warnings contain directions that you must follow for your personal safety.
The supply plug must comply with SEV/ASE 1011. WARNING: The unit must be earthed (grounded). WARNING: Power Cord Set: This must be approved for the country where it is used: U. The supply plug must comply with section 107-2-D1.75 (minimum).52 APPENDIX A: SAFETY INFORMATION Important Safety Information WARNING: Installation and removal of the unit must be carried out by qualified personnel only.S. ■ ■ United Kingdom only ■ ■ Europe only: ■ ■ Denmark Switzerland ■ ■ WARNING: The appliance coupler (the connector to the unit and not the wall plug) must have a configuration for mating with an EN60320/IEC320 appliance inlet. You can only remove power from the unit by disconnecting the power cord from the outlet. 250V) configuration. The supply plug must comply with CEE 7/7 (“SCHUKO”). . 18 AWG Type SV or SJ 3-conductor The cord set must have a rated current capacity of at least 10A. The minimum specification for the flexible cord is: No. The attachment plug must be an earth-grounding type with a NEMA 5-15P (15A. WARNING: The socket outlet must be near to the unit and easily accessible. The mains cord must be <HAR> or <BASEC> marked and be of type H03VVF3GO. standard DK2-1a or DK2-5a. WARNING: Connect the unit to an earthed power supply to ensure compliance with safety standards.A. and Canada ■ ■ The cord set must be UL-approved and CSA certified. The mains cord must be <HAR> or <BASEC> marked and be of type H03VVF3GO.75 (minimum). The supply plug must comply with BS1363 (3-pin 13 amp) and be fitted with a 5A fuse which complies with BS1362. 125V) or NEMA 6-15P (15A.
with the secondary connection point labelled Neutral. WARNING: Use of controls or adjustments of performance or procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous laser emissions. †Impédance à la terre. The conditions are only maintained if the equipment to which it is connected also operates under SELV conditions. If your supplies are of IT type. . this unit must be powered by 230V (2P+T) via an isolation transformer ratio 1:1. only use a modem which is suitable for connection to the telecommunications system. only: If connecting a modem to the console port of the Switch. WARNING: France and Peru only: This unit cannot be powered from IT† supplies. Either shielded or unshielded data cables with shielded or unshielded jacks can be connected to these data sockets. WARNING: RJ-45 Ports. Only connect RJ-45 data connectors. network telephony systems. or to connect the unit to a traditional PBX or public telephone network. connected directly to earth (ground). or network telephones to these sockets. WARNING: U.Important Safety Information 53 WARNING: This unit operates under SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) conditions according to IEC60950. Never look directly at the fiber ports and fiber cable ends when they are powered-up. These are shielded RJ-45 data sockets. They cannot be used as standard traditional telephone sockets. WARNING: Fiber Optic ports — Optical Safety Never look at the transmit laser while it is powered-up.K.
. AVERTISSEMENT: Brancher l’unité à une source de courant mise à la terre pour assurer la conformité aux normes de sécurité.54 APPENDIX A: SAFETY INFORMATION L’information de Sécurité Importante AVERTISSEMENT: L'installation et la dépose de ce groupe doivent être confiés à un personnel qualifié.75 (minimum). à titre minimum. l'unité Switch doit être installée en dessous des unités Hub plus étroites. AVERTISSEMENT: Si vous entassez l'unité Switch avec les unités SuperStack 3 Hub. AVERTISSEMENT: Cordon électrique: Il doit être agréé ans le pays d'utilisation: Etats-Unis et Canada ■ Le cordon doit avoir reçu l'homologation des UL et un certificat de la CSA Le cordon souple doit respecter. 125 V) ou NEMA 6-15P (15 A. les spécifications suivantes : calibre 18 AWG type SV ou SJ à 3 conducteurs Le cordon doit être en mesure d'acheminer un courant nominal d'au moins 10 A La prise femelle de branchement doit être du type à mise à la terre (mise à la masse) et respecter la configuration NEMA 5-15P (15 A. La prise mâle d'alimentation doit respecter la norme SEV/ASE 1011 ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Danemark Europe ■ ■ ■ Suisse ■ AVERTISSEMENT: Le coupleur d'appareil (le connecteur du groupe et non pas la prise murale) doit respecter une configuration qui permet un branchement sur une entrée d'appareil EN60320/CEI 320. AVERTISSEMENT: Vous devez mettre l’appareil à la terre (à la masse) ce groupe. 250 V) La prise mâle d'alimentation doit respecter la section 107-2 D1 de la norme DK2 1a ou DK2 5a La prise secteur doit être conforme aux normes CEE 7/7 (“SCHKO”) LE cordon secteur doit porter la mention <HAR> ou <BASEC> et doit être de type HO3VVF3GO.
AVERTISSEMENT: Points d’accès RJ-45. AVERTISSEMENT: Ports pour fibres optiques — sécurité sur le plan optique Ne regardez jamais le laser tant qu'il est sous tension. Raccorder seulement connecteurs de données RJ-45. de réglages de performances ou de procédures autres que ceux qui sont spécifiés au sein . ce groupe doit être alimenté par une tension de 230 V (2 P+T) par le biais d'un transformateur d'isolement à rapport 1:1. AVERTISSEMENT: France et Pérou uniquement: Ce groupe ne peut pas être alimenté par un dispositif à impédance à la terre. Il est possible de raccorder des câbles protégés ou non protégés avec des jacks protégés ou non protégés à ces prises de données. Ces conditions ne sont maintenues que si l'équipement auquel il est raccordé fonctionne dans les mêmes conditions. ni pour la connection de l’unité à un réseau téléphonique central privé ou public.L’information de Sécurité Importante 55 AVERTISSEMENT: La prise secteur doit se trouver à proximité de l’appareil et son accès doit être facile. Ceux-ci sont protégés par des prises de données. Si vos alimentations sont du type impédance à la terre. systèmes de réseaux de téléphonie ou téléphones de réseaux à ces prises. Ils ne peuvent pas être utilisés comme prises de téléphone conventionnelles standard. AVERTISSEMENT: L’appareil fonctionne à une tension extrêmement basse de sécurité qui est conforme à la norme CEI 950. avec un point secondaire de connexion portant l'appellation Neutre et avec raccordement direct à la terre (masse). AVERTISSEMENT: L'utilisation de contrôles. Vous ne pouvez mettre l’appareil hors circuit qu'en débranchant son cordon électrique au niveau de cette prise. Ne regardez jamais directement le port à fibres optiques et les embouts de câbles à fibres optiques tant qu'ils sont sous tension.
muß die Switch Einheit unter die schmaleren Hub Einheiten eingebaut werden. VORSICHT: Der Gerätestecker (der Anschluß an das Gerät. nicht der Wandsteckdosenstecker) muß eine passende Konfiguration für einen Geräteeingang gemäß EN60320/IEC320 haben. Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen VORSICHT: Die Installation und der Ausbau des Geräts darf nur durch Fachpersonal erfolgen. VORSICHT: Das Gerät muß geerdet sein. ■ VORSICHT: Der Betrieb dieses Geräts erfolgt unter den SELV-Bedingungen (Sicherheitskleinstspannung) gemäß IEC60950. Die Stromversorgung des Geräts kann nur durch Herausziehen des Gerätenetzkabels aus der Netzsteckdose unterbrochen werden. VORSICHT: Das Gerät muß an eine geerdete Steckdose angeschlossen werden. VORSICHT: Die Netzsteckdose muß in der Nähe des Geräts und leicht zugänglich sein. VORSICHT: Europe ■ Das Netzkabel muß vom Typ HO3VVF3GO. Diese Bedingungen sind nur gegeben. VORSICHT: Der Anschlußkabelsatz muß mit den Bestimmungen des Landes übereinstimmen.75 (Mindestanforderung) sein und die Aufschrift <HAR> oder <BASEC> tragen. Der Netzstecker muß die Norm CEE 7/7 erfüllen (”SCHUKO”). Sie dürfen weder wie normale traditionelle Telefonsteckdosen noch für die Verbindung der Einheit mit einem traditionellem privatem oder . die europäischen Sicherheitsnormen erfüllt. VORSICHT: Wenn die Switch Einheit in einer Stapel mit anderen SuperStack 3 Hub Einheiten eingebaut werden soll. in dem er verwendet werden soll. Diese Porte sind geschützte Datensteckdosen. wenn auch die an das Gerät angeschlossenen Geräte unter SELV-Bedingungen betrieben werden. VORSICHT: RJ-45-Porte.56 APPENDIX A: SAFETY INFORMATION du présent document risquent d'entraîner l'exposition à des rayonnements laser dangereux.
VORSICHT: Faseroptikanschlüsse — Optische Sicherheit Niemals ein Übertragungslaser betrachten. während diese eingeschaltet sind. Entweder geschützte oder ungeschützte Buchsen dürfen an diese Datensteckdosen angeschlossen werden.Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen 57 öffentlichem Telefonnetzwerk gebraucht werden. während dieses eingeschaltet ist. . Nur RJ-45-Datenanscluße. Niemals direkt auf die Faseransnchlüsse und auf die Faserkabelenden schauen. VORSICHT: Die Verwendung von Steuerelementen oder die Anpassung von Leistungen und Verfahren in anderer als der hierin genannten Weise kann zu gefährlichen Laseremissionen führen. Telefonnetzsysteme or Netztelefone an diese Steckdosen anschließen.
58 APPENDIX A: SAFETY INFORMATION .
B Null Modem Cable PIN-OUTS 9-pin to RS-232 25-pin PC-AT Serial Cable 9-pin to 9-pin .
Table 10 Pin assignments Pin Number Ports configured as MDI 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Transmit Data + Transmit Data Receive Data + Not assigned Not assigned Receive Data – Not assigned Not assigned Bidirectional Data A+ Bidirectional Data ABidirectional Data B+ Bidirectional Data C+ Bidirectional Data CBidirectional Data BBidirectional Data D+ Bidirectional Data D10BASE-T/100BASE-TX 1000BASE-T Table 11 Pin assignments Pin Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX Receive Data + Receive Data Transmit Data + Not assigned Not assigned Transmit Data Not assigned Not assigned 1000BASE-T Bidirectional Data B+ Bidirectional Data BBidirectional Data A+ Bidirectional Data D+ Bidirectional Data DBidirectional Data ABidirectional Data C+ Bidirectional Data C- Ports configured as MDIX .60 APPENDIX B: PIN-OUTS RJ-45 Pin Assignments Pin assignments are identical for 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX RJ-45 connectors.
) Weight: 4. CSA 22. EN55022 Class A. and 2. IEC 60950 0 ° to 40 °C (32 ° to 104 °F) –40 ° to +70 °C (-40 ° to 158 °F) 10–95% relative humidity.2. EN61000-3-2.3 in. ICES-003 Class A. EN60950.C Physical Dimensions TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS SuperStack 3 Switch 3226 and Switch 3250 SuperStack 3 Switch 3226: Height: 43.2. 2. .4 in.13).1 kg (approx) Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Operating Humidity Standards Safety Agency Certifications EMC Emissions Immunity Heat Dissipation CISPRR 22 Class A.8 kg (approx) SuperStack 3 Switch 3250: Height: 43. EN61000-3-3 EN 55024 SuperStack Switch 3226 55 watts maximum (184 BTU/hour maximum) SuperStack Switch 3250 84 watts maximum (287 BTU/hour maximum) Power Supply AC Line Frequency Input Voltage Options 50/60 Hz 100–240 VAC UL60950. 2.0 in. 2.3 in.) Width: 440 mm (17.4 mm (1.7 in. AS/NZS 3548 Class A.1.) Depth: 331 mm (13.30. 2. FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A. Operational testing: paras 2.30 and 2.) Width: 440 mm (17.7 in. 60950.) Weight: 2.4 mm (1.1.2 No.32.) Depth: 240 mm (9. non-condensing EN60068 to 3Com schedule (Package testing: paras 2.
62 APPENDIX C: TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS Current Rating Standards Supported 2. RFC 1534) . RFC 2132.0 A (amps)(maximum) SNMP SNMP protocol (RFC 1157) MIB-II (RFC 1213) Bridge MIB (RFC 1493) RMON MIB II (RFC 2021) Remote Monitoring MIB (RFC 1757) MAU MIB (RFC 2239) Terminal Emulation Telnet (RFC 854) Protocols Used for Administration UDP (RFC 768) IP (RFC 791) ICMP (RFC 792) TCP (RFC 793) ARP (RFC 826) TFTP (RFC 783) DHCP (RFC 2131.
contact 3Com or your authorized 3Com reseller. First time users must apply for a user name and password that provides access to a number of eSupport features including Product Registration.3com.com/. More information on 3Com Extended Warranty and Professional Services is available at http://www. This query-based interactive tool is located at http://knowledgebase. Experienced engineers are available to manage your installation with minimal disruption to your network.3com. Purchase Value-Added Services To enhance response times or extend warranty benefits. and Service Request. Expert assessment and implementation services are offered to fill resource gaps and ensure the success of your networking projects. This diagnostic software is located at: ■ . Troubleshoot Online You will find support tools posted on the 3Com web site at http://www.D Register Your Product to Gain Service Benefits OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT To take advantage of warranty and other service benefits.com/ Contact your authorized 3Com reseller or 3Com for additional product and support information. 3Com eSupport services are based on accounts that you create or have authorization to access.com and contains thousands of technical solutions written by 3Com support engineers. configure and troubleshoot 3Com desktop and server NICs. Value-added services can include 24x7 telephone technical support.3com.com/ ■ 3Com Knowledgebase helps you troubleshoot 3Com products. software upgrades. you must first register your product at http://eSupport.3com. wireless cards and Bluetooth devices. Connection Assistant helps you install. Repair Services. onsite assistance or advance hardware replacement.
html Access Software Downloads Software Updates are the bug fix / maintenance releases for the version of software initially purchased with the product. You will find a current directory of support telephone numbers posted on the 3Com web site at http://csoweb4.3com. if applicable To send a product directly to 3Com for repair. part number. A link to software downloads can be found at http://eSupport. In order to access upgrades and related documentation you must first purchase a service contract from 3Com or your reseller. Products sent to 3Com.3com. will .com/ Software Upgrades are the software releases that follow the software version included with your original product. please have the following information ready: ■ ■ ■ ■ Product model name. use the appropriate telephone number.com/ When you contact 3Com for assistance.com/. URL or e-mail address from the list below. In order to access these Software Updates you must first register your product on the 3Com web site at http://eSupport.3com. or under the Product Support heading at http://www. First time users will need to apply for a user name and password. e-mail and internet access to technical support and repair services. without authorization numbers clearly marked on the outside of the package.64 APPENDIX D: OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT http://www. Contact Us 3Com offers telephone. and serial number A list of system hardware and software. including revision level Diagnostic error messages Details about recent configuration changes. you must first obtain a return authorization number (RMA).com/contactus/ Telephone Technical Support and Repair To obtain telephone support as part of your warranty and other service benefits.3com.com/prodforms/software/connection_assistan t/ca_thankyou.com/. To access these services for your region. you must first register your product at http://eSupport.3com.3com.
Korea Taiwan Thailand Telephone Number 1235 61 266 2602 or 1800 1 888 9469 10800 61 00137 or 021 6350 1590 or 00800 0638 3266 800 6161 463 080 333 3308 00801 611 261 001 800 611 2000 Asia.Telephone Technical Support and Repair 65 be returned to the sender unopened. Telephone numbers are correct at the time of publication. you can obtain an RMA number online at http://eSupport.3com. Middle East. of China Singapore S.3com. First time users will need to apply for a user name and password.com/contactus/ Country Australia Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Malaysia New Zealand Pakistan Telephone Number 1 800 678 515 800 933 486 +61 2 9424 5179 or 000800 650 1111 001 803 61009 00531 616 439 or 03 5977 7991 1800 801 777 0800 446 398 +61 2 9937 5083 Country Philippines P.R. 342 0808128 0900 777 7737 815 33 047 00800 441 1357 707 200 123 0800 995 014 9 021 60455 07711 14453 08488 50112 0870 909 3266 You can also obtain support in this region using the following URL: http://emea. you may use the numbers shown: 01 7956 7124 070 700 770 7010 7289 01080 2783 0825 809 622 01805 404 747 06800 12813 01407 3387 1800 945 3794 199 161346 Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland U.K. Pacific Rim Telephone Technical Support and Repair You can also obtain support in this region using the following e-mail: apr_technical_support@3com. at the sender’s expense.com/. and Africa Telephone Technical Support and Repair From anywhere in these regions.com Or request a repair authorization number (RMA) by fax using this number: Europe. call: Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland Israel Italy +44 (0)1442 435529 + 65 543 6348 From the following countries.3com.html . If your product is registered and under warranty.com/support/email. Find a current directory of support telephone numbers posted on the 3Com web site at http://csoweb4.
com US and Canada Telephone Technical Support and Repair 1 800 876 3266 .66 APPENDIX D: OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT Country Antigua Argentina Aruba Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda Bonaire Brazil Cayman Chile Colombia Costa Rica Curacao Ecuador Dominican Republic Telephone Number 1 800 988 2112 0 810 444 3COM 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 52 5 201 0010 1 800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 0800 13 3COM 1 800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 Country Guatemala Haiti Honduras Jamaica Martinique Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Salvador Trinidad and Tobago Uruguay Venezuela Virgin Islands Telephone Number AT&T +800 998 2112 57 1 657 0888 AT&T +800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 571 657 0888 01 800 849CARE AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 54 11 4894 1888 AT&T +800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 1 800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 57 1 657 0888 Latin America Telephone Technical Support and Repair You can also obtain support in this region using the following: Spanish speakers.3com. enter the URL: http://lat. enter the URL: http://lat.3com.com/br/support/form.html Portuguese speakers.html English speakers in Latin America should send e-mail to: email@example.com/lat/support/form.
About This Guide 8 cross-over configuration 24 P passwords of default users 43 pin assignments null modem cable 59 RJ45 60 serial cable 59 pin-outs 59 ports console 15. About This Guide 8 text. 16 conventions notice icons.INDEX 67 INDEX H hardware features 12 I installing the Switch 19 prerequisites 20 IP addressing registered 49 IP configuration 31 Numbers 3C number 22 A access levels of default users 43 automatic setup 36 3Com Network Supervisor 36 console port 36 L LEDs 14 logging in as a default user 43 M MAC address of the Switch 22 management methods 39 preparing for 32 setting up 29. 30 manual setup console port 33 MDI configuration 24 MDIX configuration 24 B browsers choosing 42 C cable choosing the correct 24 pin-outs 59 CD-ROM 9 command line interface management 39 console port 15. 16 power socket 16 powering-up a Switch 23 problem solving 45 communication problems 48 hardware problems 47 IP addressing 47 LEDs 46 product name 22 D default settings 17 users 43 E Ethernet address of the Switch 22 F factory defaults 17 R rack mounting a Switch 21 .
68 INDEX S safety information English 52 French 54 German 56 serial number of the Switch 22 serial port. 16 dimensions 61 Ethernet address 22 features 12 installation 19. See SNMP SNMP 43 SNMP management 40 setting up 43 socket power 16 specifications. 20 MAC address 22 power socket 16 powering-up 23 product name 22 rack mounting 21 serial number 22 size 61 unit information label 22 weight 61 system specifications 61 T troubleshooting 45 U unit information label 22 W Web browsers choosing 42 web interface choosing a browser 42 web interface management 39 setting up 42 . system 61 straight-through configuration 24 Switch 3C number 22 automatic setup 36 console port 15. See console port Simple Network Management Protocol.
The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems This booklet is available from the U. You must only insert a 3Com approved SFP transceiver into the Switch. In order to meet FCC emissions limits. the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. Warning: This is a class A product. pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ■ ■ ■ ■ INFORMATION TO THE USER Reorient the receiving antenna. 004-000-00345-4. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. If necessary. uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and. CSA STATEMENT This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Move the equipment away from the receiver. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. this equipment must be used only with cables which comply with IEEE 802. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception. CE STATEMENT (EUROPE) This product complies with the European Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by European Directive 93/68/EEC. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference to radio communications. VCCI STATEMENT . in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Washington. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions.3. Stock No. Government Printing Office.REGULATORY NOTICES FCC STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. Relocate the equipment with respect to the receiver. This equipment generates. Plug the equipment into a different outlet so that equipment and receiver are on different branch circuits. Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.S. These are listed in the "Approved SFP Transceivers” section of the Getting Started Guide. DC 20402.
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