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Getting Started Guide
Catalyst 3560 Switch Getting Started Guide
1 About this Guide
This guide provides instructions on how to use Express Setup to configure your switch. It also includes information about switch management options, basic rack-mounting procedures, port and module connections, power connection procedures, and troubleshooting help.
For additional installation and configuration information for Catalyst 3560 switches, see the Catalyst 3560 documentation on Cisco.com. For system requirements, important notes, limitations, open and resolved bugs, and last-minute documentation updates, see the release notes, also on Cisco.com.
When you use the online publications, refer to the documents that match the Cisco IOS software version running on the switch. The software version is on the Cisco IOS label on the switch rear panel.
For translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 3560 Switch guide.
2 Taking Out What You Need
1. Unpack and remove the switch and the accessory kit from the shipping box.
2. Return the packing material to the shipping container, and save it for future use.
3. Verify that you have received the items shown on page 3. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Cisco representative or reseller for instructions. Some switch models might include additional items, and you might need to supply or to order some optional items.
Equipment That You Supply to Run Express Setup
You need to supply this equipment:
•Ethernet (Category 5) straight-through cable (as shown)
Shipping Box Contents
The items shipped with your switch depend on the switch model and the options that you choose. Some items shown are optional, and your switch might look different.
These items ship with the Catalyst 3560 24- and 48-port switches:
These items ship with the Catalyst 3560 8- and 12-port switches:
Catalyst 3560 switch
Console cable (optional)
AC power cord
Four rubber mounting feet
Three number-8 Phillips pan-head screws
Installation Warning Statements
See the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 3560 Switch guide for translations of these warnings in the required languages.
Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 148
Warning To prevent the switch from overheating, do not operate it in an area that exceeds the maximum recommended ambient temperature of 113°F (45°C). To prevent airflow restriction, allow at least 3 inches (7.6 cm) of clearance around the ventilation openings. Statement 17B
Warning Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes. Statement 1074
Warning This equipment is intended to be grounded. Ensure that the host is connected to earth ground during normal use. Statement 39
Warning If a redundant power system (RPS) is not connected to the switch, install an RPS connector cover on the back of the switch. Statement 265
Warning Class 1 laser product. Statement 1008
Warning For connections outside the building where the equipment is installed, the following ports must be connected through an approved network termination unit with integral circuit protection: 10/100/1000 Ethernet. Statement 1044
Warning Voltages that present a shock hazard may exist on Power over Ethernet (PoE) circuits if interconnections are made using uninsulated exposed metal contacts, conductors, or terminals. Avoid using such interconnection methods, unless the exposed metal parts are located within a restricted access location and users and service people who are authorized within the restricted access location are made aware of the hazard. A restricted access area can be accessed only through the use of a special tool, lock and key or other means of security. Statement 1072
3 Running Express Setup
When you use Express Setup to enter the initial IP information, the switch can then connect to local routers and the Internet. For further configuration, you can access the switch through its IP address.
Make sure that nothing is connected to the switch.
During Express Setup, the switch acts as a DHCP server. If your PC has a static IP address, change your PC settings before you begin to temporarily use DHCP.
Power the switch by connecting the AC power cord to the switch power connector and to a grounded AC outlet. For 8- and 12-port switches, see "Securing the AC Power Cord (Catalyst 3560 8- and 12-Port Switches)" section.
When the switch powers on, it begins the power-on self-test (POST), and the LEDs blink.
Wait for the switch to complete POST, which can take several minutes.
Verify that POST has completed by confirming that the SYST LED is green.
If the switch fails POST, the SYST LED turns amber. Contact your Cisco technical support representative if this happens.
Press and hold the Mode button for 3 seconds. When all LEDs above the Mode button are green, release it.
If the LEDs above 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.
Verify that the switch is in Express Setup mode by confirming that all LEDs above the Mode button are green.
(On some models, the RPS and PoE LEDs remain off.)
Connect a Category 5 Ethernet cable to any 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet port on the switch front panel.
Connect the other end of the cable to the Ethernet port on your DHCP-enabled PC.
Verify that the LEDs on both Ethernet ports are green.
Wait 30 seconds.
Open a web browser, enter 10.0.0.1, and then press Enter.
The Express Setup page appears. If it does not appear, see the "In Case of Difficulty" section for help.
Enter this information in the Network Settings fields:
•In the Management Interface (VLAN ID) field, the default is 1. Enter a different VLAN ID only if you want to change the management interface through which you manage the switch. The VLAN ID range is 1 to 1001.
•In the IP Address field, enter the IP address of the switch. In the IP Subnet Mask field, click the drop-down arrow, and select an IP Subnet Mask.
•In the Default Gateway field, enter the IP address for the default gateway (router).
•Enter your password in the Switch Password field. The password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, can start with a number, is case sensitive, allows embedded spaces, but does not allow spaces at the beginning or end.
•In the Confirm Switch Password field, enter your password again.
(Optional) You can enter the Optional Settings information now or enter it later by using the device manager interface:
•In the Host Name field, enter a name for the switch. The host name is limited to 31 characters. Do not use embedded spaces.
•Enter the date, time, and time zone information in the System Date, System Time, and Time Zone fields. Click Enable to enable daylight saving time.
(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.
(Optional) Enter this information in the Advanced Setting fields:
•In the Telnet Access field, click Enable if you are going to use Telnet to manage the switch by using the command-line interface (CLI). If you enable Telnet access, you must enter a Telnet password.
•In the Telnet Password field, enter a password. The Telnet password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, is case sensitive, allows embedded spaces, but does not allow spaces at the beginning or end. In the Confirm Telnet Password field, re-enter the Telnet password.
•In the SNMP field, click Enable to enable Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Enable SNMP only if you plan to manage switches by using CiscoWorks 2000 or another SNMP-based network-management system.
•If you enable SNMP, you must enter a community string in the SNMP Read Community field, the SNMP Write Community field, or both. SNMP community strings authenticate access to MIB objects. Embedded spaces are not allowed in SNMP community strings. When you set the SNMP read community, you can access SNMP information, but you cannot modify it. When you set the SNMP write community, you can both access and modify SNMP information.
•In the System Contact and System Location fields, enter a contact name and the wiring closet, floor, or building where the switch is located.
(Optional) You can enable Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) on the switch, which requires that your switch is running IP advanced services software. From the Advanced Settings tab, check the Enable IPv6 check box. Enabling IPv6 restarts the switch after you complete Express Setup.
To complete Express Setup, click Submit from the Basic Settings or the Advanced Settings tab to save your settings (clicking Cancel clears 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.
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.
Refreshing the PC IP Address
After you complete Express Setup, you should refresh the PC IP address.
For a dynamically assigned IP address, disconnect the PC from the switch, and reconnect it to the network. The network DHCP server assigns a new IP address to the PC.
For a statically assigned IP address, change it to the previously configured IP address.
4 Managing the Switch
After you complete Express Setup and install the switch in your network, use the device manager or other management options described in this section for further configuration.
Using the Device Manager
You can manage the switch by using the device manager that is in the switch memory. You can access the device manager from anywhere in your network through a web browser.
1. Open a web browser.
2. Enter the switch IP address in the web browser, and press Enter. The device manager page appears.
3. Use the device manager to perform basic switch configuration and monitoring. Refer to the device manager online help for more information.
4. For more advanced configuration, install Cisco Network Assistant as described in the next section.
Downloading Cisco Network Assistant
You can download Cisco Network Assistant from Cisco.com to run on your PC. It offers advanced options for configuring and monitoring multiple devices, including switches, switch clusters, switch stacks, routers, and access points. There is no charge to download, install, or use Cisco Network Assistant.
1. You must be a registered Cisco.com user, but you need no other access privileges.
2. Find the Network Assistant installer.
3. Download the Network Assistant installer, and run it. (You can run it directly from the Web if your browser offers this choice.)
4. When you run the installer, follow the instructions. In the final panel, click Finish to complete the Network Assistant installation.
Refer to the Network Assistant online help and the getting started guide for more information.
You can enter Cisco IOS commands and parameters through the CLI. Access the CLI either by connecting your PC directly to the switch console port or through a Telnet session from a remote PC or workstation.
1. Connect the adapter cable to the standard 9-pin serial port on the PC. Connect the other end of the cable to the console port on the switch.
2. Start a terminal-emulation program on the PC.
3. Configure the PC terminal emulation software for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bit, and no flow control.
4. Use the CLI to enter commands to configure the switch. See the software configuration guide and the command reference for more information.
Other Management Options
You can use SNMP management applications such as CiscoWorks Small Network Management Solution (SNMS) and HP OpenView to configure and manage the switch. You also can manage it from an SNMP-compatible workstation that is running platforms such as HP OpenView or SunNet Manager.
The Cisco IE2100 Series Configuration Registrar is a network management device that works with embedded CNS agents in the switch software. You can use IE2100 to automate initial configurations and configuration updates on the switch.
See the "Accessing Troubleshooting Information on Cisco.com" section for a list of supporting documentation.
5 Installing the Switch
Depending on the model, you can install the switch in a rack, on a wall, on or under a desk or shelf, and with a magnet or rack-mount brackets. For other mounting procedures, see the Catalyst 3560 Switch Hardware Installation Guide on Cisco.com.
Equipment That You Supply
You need this equipment to install the switch:
•Number-2 Phillips screwdriver
•Drill with a #27 drill bit (0.144-inch [3.7 mm]). A drill is required for securing the Catalyst 3560 8- or 12-port switch to a desk or a wall.
Before You Begin
When you determine where to install the switch, follow these guidelines:
Rack-Mounting the Switch (Catalyst 3560 24- and 48-Port Switches)
This section applies to the Catalyst 3560 24- and 48-port switches. For the Catalyst 3560 8- and 12-port switches, see "Securing the Switch on a Desk or Shelf (Catalyst 3560 8- and 12-Port Switches)" section and "Mounting the Switch with a Magnet (Catalyst 3560 8- and 12-Port Switches)" section.
This section covers basic 19-inch rack-mounting. The Catalyst 3560G-48PS switch is shown as an example. You can install and connect other 24- and 48-port Catalyst 3560 switches as shown.
Attaching the Brackets
Use four Phillips flat-head screws to attach the long side of the brackets to the switch in one of these mounting positions:
Mid-rack mounting position (telco rack)
Number-8 Phillips flat-head screws
Mounting the Switch in a Rack
Use the black Phillips machine screw to attach the cable guide to the left or right bracket. Use the four number-12 Phillips machine screws to attach the brackets to the rack.
Black Phillips machine screws
Number-12 Phillips machine screws
Mid-rack mounting position (telco rack)
Securing the Switch on a Desk or Shelf (Catalyst 3560 8- and 12-Port Switches)
To place a Catalyst 3560 8- or 12-port switch on a desk without using the mounting screws, attach the four rubber feet to the bottom panel of the switch.
To secure Catalyst 3560 8- or 12-port switch on top of or under a desk or a shelf, or on a wall, use the mounting template and three mounting screws:
1. Position the screw template on the mounting surface with the two side-by-side slots forward. Peel the adhesive strip off the bottom, and attach the template.
2. Use a 0.144-inch (3.7 mm) or a #27 drill bit to drill a 1/2-inch (12.7 mm) hole in the template screw slot positions.
3. Insert the screws in the slots on the template, and tighten until they touch the template. Remove the template from the mounting surface.
4. Place the switch onto the mounting screws, and slide it forward until it locks in place.
Mounting the Switch with a Magnet (Catalyst 3560 8- and 12-Port Switches)
According to safety regulations, when you mount the switch with a magnet, make sure its front panel faces down to prevent airflow restriction and to provide easier access to the cables. This requires that you mount the switch with a magnet only on a vertical magnetic surface such as a metal filing cabinet.
1. Position the mounting magnet on the mounting surface.
2. Place the bottom of the switch on the magnet.
6 Securing the AC Power Cord (Catalyst 3560 8- and 12-Port Switches)
The AC power-cord retainer is an optional part (PWR-CLIP-CMP).
7 Connecting to the Switch Ports
This section describes how to connect to the switch, SFP module, and dual-purpose ports and how to verify your connections. For additional cabling information, see the Catalyst 3560 Switch Hardware Installation Guide on Cisco.com.
Connecting to 10/100 and 10/100/1000 Ports
The fixed ports on the Catalyst 3560 Power over Ethernet (PoE) switches provide PoE support for devices compliant with IEEE 802.3af and also provide Cisco pre-standard PoE support for Cisco IP Phones and Cisco Aironet Access Points.
Each of the Catalyst 3560-24PS switch 10/100 ports or the Catalyst 3560G-24PS switch 10/100/1000 ports can deliver up to 15.4 W of PoE. On the Catalyst 3560-48PS or 3560G-48PS switches, any 24 of the 48 10/100 or 10/100/1000 ports can deliver 15.4 W of PoE, or any combination of the ports can deliver an average of 7.7 W of PoE at the same time, up to a maximum switch power output of 370 W.
By default, a Catalyst 3560 switch PoE port automatically provides power when a valid powered device is connected to it. For information about configuring and monitoring PoE ports, see the switch software configuration guide. For information about troubleshooting PoE problems, see the Catalyst 3560 Switch Hardware Installation Guide on Cisco.com.
For simplified cabling, the automatic medium-dependent interface crossover (auto-MDIX) feature is enabled by default on the switch. With auto-MDIX enabled, the switch detects the required cable type for copper Ethernet connections and configures the interfaces accordingly. Therefore, you can use either a crossover or a straight-through cable for connections to a switch 10/100 or 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, regardless of the type of device on the other end of the connection.
Installing an SFP Module and Connecting to a Module Port
Grasp the SFP module on the sides, and insert it into the switch slot until you feel the connector snap into place.
Insert an appropriate cable into the module port.
Note If your switch has a dual-purpose port, see the "Connecting to a Dual-Purpose Port" section for additional considerations.
Insert the other cable end into the other device.
For a list of supported modules, see the release notes on Cisco.com. For detailed instructions on installing, removing, and connecting to SFP modules, see the corresponding documentation for the SFP module.
Caution Removing and installing an SFP module can shorten its useful life. Do not remove and insert SFP modules more often than is absolutely necessary.
Connecting to a Dual-Purpose Port
Verifying Port Connectivity
After you connect to the switch port, the port LED turns amber while the switch establishes a link. This process takes about 30 seconds, and then the LED turns green after the switch and the target device have an established link. If the LED is off, the target device might not be turned on, there might be a cable problem, or there might be a problem with the adapter installed in the target device. See the "In Case of Difficulty" section for information about online assistance.
8 In Case of Difficulty
If you experience difficulty, help is available here and on Cisco.com. This section includes Express Setup troubleshooting, how to reset the switch, how to access help on Cisco.com, and where to find more information.
Troubleshooting Express Setup
If Express Setup does not run, or if the Express Setup page does not appear in your browser:
Resetting the Switch
Why you might want to reset the switch:
•You installed the switch in your network and cannot connect to it because you assigned the wrong IP address.
•You want to clear all configuration from the switch and assign a new IP address.
•You are trying to enter Express Setup mode, and the switch LEDs start blinking when you press the Mode button, which means that the switch is already configured with IP information.
Caution Resetting the switch deletes the configuration and reboots the switch.
To reset the switch, press and hold the Mode button. The switch LEDs begin blinking after about 3 seconds. Continue holding down the Mode button. The LEDs stop blinking after 7 more seconds, and then the switch reboots.
The switch now behaves like an unconfigured switch. You can enter the switch IP information by using Express Setup as described in the "Running Express Setup" section.
Accessing Troubleshooting Information on Cisco.com
First look for a solution to your problem in the troubleshooting section of the Catalyst 3560 Hardware Installation Guide or the Catalyst 3560 Software Configuration Guide on Cisco.com. You can also access the Cisco Technical Support and Documentation website for a list of known hardware problems and extensive troubleshooting documentation, including:
•Factory defaults and password recovery
•Recovery from corrupted or missing software
•Switch port problems
•Network interface cards
•Field notices and security advisories
Follow these steps:
1. Open your browser, and go to http://www.cisco.com/.
2. Click Support > Select Your Product > Switches > LAN Switches > Catalyst 3560 Series Switches > Troubleshooting and Alerts.
3. Click the subject that addresses the problem that you are experiencing.
For More Information
For more information about the switch, see these documents on Cisco.com:
•Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750, 3560, 2970, and 2960 Switches. Before you install, configure, or upgrade the switch, refer to the release notes on Cisco.com for the latest information.
•Catalyst 3560 Switch Hardware Installation Guide for complete hardware descriptions and detailed installation procedures.
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 3560 Switch for agency approvals, compliance information, and translated warning statements.
•Catalyst 3560 Switch Software Configuration Guide for detailed descriptions and procedures of the switch software features.
•Catalyst 3560 Switch Command Reference for detailed descriptions of the Cisco IOS commands specifically created or modified for the switch.
•Catalyst 3750, 3560, 3550, 2970, and 2960 Switch System Message Guide for descriptions of the system messages specifically created or modified for the switch.
•Device manager online help (available on the switch)
•Cisco Network Assistant online help (available on the switch)
9 Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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10 Cisco Warranty Information
For warranty information, see the product documentation and compliance document that shipped with this product.
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