This guide is for the networking or computer technician responsible for installing Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E 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:
This guide documents the hardware features of the Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E series switches. It describes the physical and performance characteristics of each 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 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E 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 3750-E Switch Getting Started Guide
•Catalyst 3560-E Switch Getting Started Guide
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E Switch
•Release Notes for the Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E Switch
•Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E Switch Software Configuration Guide
•Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E Switch Command Reference
•Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E Switch System Message Guide
•Cisco Software Activation and Compatibility Document
•Documentation Updates for the Catalyst 3560E-12D Switches
•Installation Notes for the Catalyst 3750-E, Catalyst 3560-E Switches, and RPS 2300 Power Supply Modules
•Installation Notes for the Catalyst 3750-E and Catalyst 3560-E Switch Fan Module
•Installation Notes for the Cisco TwinGig Converter Module
•Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco Redundant Power System 2300 Compatibility Matrix
•Device manager online help (available on the switch)
These compatability 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
Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines
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