Connecting your switch to the network
This chapter describes how to connect your switch to a network.
The first time you access the switch you must log in through the console port. On the switch, you can
configure Telnet or SSH for remote access through Ethernet ports. You manage console login users at
AUX user interfaces, and manage Telnet and SSH users at VTY user interfaces. For more information
about login methods and user interfaces, see HP 10500 Switch Series Fundamentals Configuration
The switch with one MPU supports one AUX user and the switch with two MPUs supports up to two
concurrent AUX users. The total number of AUX users that an IRF fabric supports equals the number of
MPUs in the IRF fabric.
All switches support up to 16 concurrent VTY users.
Accessing the switch for the first time
The first time you access the switch you must use a console cable to connect a console terminal, for
example, a PC, to the console port on the switch.
Setting up the configuration environment
The serial ports on PCs do not support hot swapping. To connect a PC to an operating switch, first connect
the PC end. To disconnect a PC from an operating switch, first disconnect the switch end.
To connect a terminal (for example, a PC) to the switch:
Connect the DB-9 female connector of the console cable to the serial port of the PC.
Connect the RJ-45 connector of the console cable to the console port of the switch.
Identify the mark on the console port and make sure you are connecting to the correct port.