Catalyst 2960 Switch Software Configuration Guide, Rel. 12.2(40)SE
Preface
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Audience

Purpose

Conventions

Related Publications

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Preface


Audience

This guide is for the networking professional managing the Catalyst 2960 switch, hereafter referred to as the switch module. Before using this guide, you should have experience working with the Cisco IOS software and be familiar with the concepts and terminology of Ethernet and local area networking.

Purpose

This guide provides the information that you need to configure Cisco IOS software features on your switch. The Catalyst 2960 software provides enterprise-class intelligent services such as access control lists (ACLs) and quality of service (QoS) features.

This guide provides procedures for using the commands that have been created or changed for use with the Catalyst 2960 switch. It does not provide detailed information about these commands. For detailed information about these commands, see the Catalyst 2960 Switch Command Reference for this release. For information about the standard Cisco IOS Release 12.2 commands, see the Cisco IOS documentation set available from the Cisco.com home page at Documentation > Cisco IOS Software.

This guide does not provide detailed information on the graphical user interfaces (GUIs) for the embedded device manager or for Cisco Network Assistant (hereafter referred to as Network Assistant) that you can use to manage the switch. However, the concepts in this guide are applicable to the GUI user. For information about the device manager, see the switch online help. For information about Network Assistant, see Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant, available on Cisco.com.

This guide does not describe system messages you might encounter or how to install your switch. For more information, see the Catalyst 2960 Switch System Message Guide for this release and the Catalyst 2960 Switch Hardware Installation Guide.

For documentation updates, see the release notes for this release.

Conventions

This publication uses these conventions to convey instructions and information:

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Commands and keywords are in boldface text.

Arguments for which you supply values are in italic.

Square brackets ([ ]) mean optional elements.

Braces ({ }) group required choices, and vertical bars ( | ) separate the alternative elements.

Braces and vertical bars within square brackets ([{ | }]) mean a required choice within an optional element.

Interactive examples use these conventions:

Terminal sessions and system displays are in screen font.

Information you enter is in boldface screen font.

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords or tabs, are in angle brackets (< >).

Notes, cautions, and timesavers use these conventions and symbols:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Related Publications

These documents provide complete information about the switch and are available from this Cisco.com site:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6406/tsd_products_support_series_home.html


Note Before installing, configuring, or upgrading the switch, see these documents:

For initial configuration information, see the "Using Express Setup" section in the getting started guide or the "Configuring the Switch with the CLI-Based Setup Program" appendix in the hardware installation guide.

For device manager requirements, see the "System Requirements" section in the release notes (not orderable but available on Cisco.com).

For Network Assistant requirements, see the Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on Cisco.com).

For cluster requirements, see the Release Notes for Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on Cisco.com).

For upgrading information, see the "Downloading Software" section in the release notes.


You can order printed copies of documents with a DOC-xxxxxx= number from the Cisco.com sites and from the telephone numbers listed in the URL referenced in the "Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines" section.

Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3560, 2970, and 2960 Switches (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Catalyst 3750, 3560, 3550, 2970, and 2960 Switch System Message Guide (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Catalyst 2960 Switch Software Configuration Guide (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Catalyst 2960 Switch Command Reference (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Device manager online help (available on the switch)

Catalyst 2960 Switch Hardware Installation Guide (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Catalyst 2960 Switch Getting Started Guide (order number DOC-7816879=)

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 2960 Switch (order number DOC-7816880=)

Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Release Notes for Cisco Network Assistant (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Installation Notes (order number DOC-7815160=)

Cisco RPS 300 Redundant Power System Hardware Installation Guide (order number DOC-7810372=)

Cisco RPS 675 Redundant Power System Hardware Installation Guide (order number DOC-7815201=)

Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 Hardware Installation Guide (order number DOC-7817647=)

For more information about the Network Admission Control (NAC) features, see the Network Admission Control Software Configuration Guide (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

These compatibility matrix documents are available from this Cisco.com site:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps5455/products_device_support_tables_list.html

Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Cisco 100-Megabit Ethernet SFP Modules Compatibility Matrix (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Compatibility Matrix (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Compatibility Matrix for 1000BASE-T Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html