Accessing the CLI Through Express Setup
You can access the CLI on an unconfigured switch. Set the switch in Express Setup mode and connect a switch Ethernet port to an Ethernet port on your PC or workstation. Follow the steps described in the getting started guide for turning on the switch and using Express Setup.
When the switch is in Express Setup mode, open a Telnet session to the switch by entering the IP address 10.0.0.1. Enter the setup user EXEC command. Enter the information described in IP Settings and Completing the Setup Program.
After you have entered the configuration information for the switch, save it to flash memory by using the write memory privileged EXEC command.
In Express Setup mode, the IP address 10.0.0.1 remains active on the switch until you enter the write memory command. You lose the Telnet connection after entering the write memory command.