Dell recommended switch configuration
These steps show you how to configure two Cisco Catalyst 3850 switches. The switches are interconnected
using the 10 Gbps ports configured as a LAG.
Note: The configuration steps in this section are only recommended when the switch is used as a dedicated
SAN for iSCSI traffic.
1. Power on both switches.
2. Connect a serial cable to the management port.
3. Using any terminal utility, open a serial connection session to the switch.
4. Open your terminal emulator and configure it to use the serial port (usually COM1 but this may vary
depending on your system). Configure serial communications for 9600,N,8,1 and no flow control.
5. Connect 2 x 10 Gb Ethernet ports, at least, between switch 1 and switch 2 as shown in Figure 1.
These are used as switch interconnect links.
Startup configuration file
Note: This example assumes a switch at its default configuration settings. Always back up your
configuration settings prior to performing any configuration changes.
Erasing the nvram filesystem will remove all configuration files! Continue?
Basic system configuration
The following steps will setup the initial configuration for the Cisco switch.
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: yes
Would you like to enter basic management setup? [yes/no]: yes
Enter host name [Switch]: Switch
The enable secret is a password used to protect access to privileged EXEC and
configuration modes. This password, after entered, becomes encrypted in the
Enter enable secret: <password>
Cisco Catalyst 3850 Switch Configuration Guide for Dell PS Series SANs | SCG3299