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This appendix provides a command-line interface (CLI)-based setup procedure for a switch.
Before connecting the switch to a power source, review the safety warnings in Warnings
To connect a PC to the console port of the switch, see “Connecting a PC or Terminal to the Console Port” section.
To set up the switch, you need to complete the setup program, which runs automatically after the switch is powered on. You must assign an IP address and other configuration information necessary for the switch to communicate with the local routers and the Internet. This information is also required if you plan to use Device Manager or Cisco Network Assistant to configure and manage the switch.
You need this information from your network administrator before you complete the setup program:
To complete the setup program and to create an initial configuration for the switch:
Step 1 Enter Yes at these two prompts:
Step 2 Enter a hostname for the switch, and press Return.
On a command switch, the hostname is limited to 28 characters; on a member switch, it is limited to 31 characters. Do not use -n , where n is a number, as the last character in a hostname for any switch.
Step 3 Enter an enable secret password, and press Return.
The password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, can start with a number, is case sensitive, allows spaces, but ignores leading spaces. The secret password is encrypted, and the enable password is in plain text.
Step 4 Enter an enable password, and press Return.
Step 5 Enter a virtual terminal (Telnet) password, and press Return.
The password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, is case sensitive, allows spaces, but ignores leading spaces.
Step 6 (Optional) Configure Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) by responding to the prompts. You can also configure SNMP later through the CLI, Device Manager, or the Cisco Network Assistant application. To configure SNMP later, enter no .
Step 7 Enter the interface name (physical interface or VLAN name) of the interface that connects to the management network, and press Return . For this release, always use vlan1 as that interface.
Step 8 Configure the interface by entering the switch IP address and subnet mask and pressing Return. The IP address and subnet masks shown here are examples.
Step 9 Enter Y to configure the switch as the cluster command switch. Enter N to configure it as a member switch or as a standalone switch.
If you enter N , the switch appears as a candidate switch in the Cisco Network Assistant GUI. You can configure the switch as a command switch later through the CLI, Device Manager, or the Cisco Network Assistant application. To configure it later, enter no .
You have now completed the initial configuration of the switch, and the switch displays its initial configuration script:
Make your selection, and press Return .
For additional configuration information, see the switch Cisco IE 2000 Switch Software Configuration Guide or the Cisco IE 2000 Switch Command Reference .
To use the Cisco Network Assistant, see the Getting Started with Cisco Network Assistant guide on Cisco.com.