This guide is for the networking or computer technician responsible for installing Catalyst 2350 switches. We assume that you are familiar with the concepts and terminology of Ethernet and local area networking. If you are interested in more training and education in these areas, learning opportunities including training courses, self-study options, seminars, and career certifications programs are available on the Cisco Training & Events web page: http://www.cisco.com/web/learning/index.html
This guide documents the hardware features of the Catalyst 2350 switches. It describes the physical and performance characteristics of the switch, explains how to install a switch, and provides troubleshooting information.
This guide does not describe system messages that you might receive or how to configure your switch. For more information, see the switch getting started guide, the switch software configuration guide, the switch command reference, and the switch system message guide on the Cisco.com Technical Support and Documentation home page. For information about the standard Cisco IOS Release 12.1 or 12.2 commands, see the Cisco IOS documentation set from the Cisco.com home page at Technical Support and Documentation > Documentation. On the Cisco Documentation home page, select Release 12.1 or 12.2 from the Cisco IOS Software drop-down list.
This document uses the following conventions and symbols for notes, cautions, and warnings. Translations of the warning statements in this document appear in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 2350 Switch that ships with the switch.
Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.
reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.
Warning This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Statement 1071
Before installing, configuring, or upgrading the switch, see the release notes on Cisco.com for the latest information.
These documents provide complete information about the switch and are available from these Cisco.com sites:
•Catalyst 2350 Switch Getting Started Guide
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 2350 Switch
•Release Notes for the Catalyst 2350 Switch
•Catalyst 2350 Switch Software Configuration Guide
•Catalyst 2350 Switch Command Reference
•Catalyst 2350 Switch System Message Guide
•Cisco Software Activation and Compatibility Document
•Installation Notes for the Power Supply Modules for the Catalyst 2350 Switch
•Installation Notes for the 60CFM Fan Module for the Catalyst 2350 Switch
•Installation Notes for the Cisco TwinGig Converter Module
•Device manager online help (available on the switch)
These compatibility matrix documents are available from this Cisco.com site:
•Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix
•Cisco 100-Megabit Ethernet SFP Modules Compatibility Matrix
•Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Compatibility Matrix
•Compatibility Matrix for 1000BASE-T Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules
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