Open your terminal software emulation program to access the chassis.
Using the terminal settings shown here, set the terminal connection settings.
• 9600 baud rate, No parity, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, No flow control
You will see the message below when you are connected to the chassis.
A version of the Dell Force10 Operating System (FTOS) is pre-loaded onto the
chassis, however the system is not configured when you power up for the first
time (except for the default hostname, which is Force10). You must configure
the system using the Command Line Interface (CLI).
Configure Layer 2 (Data Link) Mode
Use the switchport command in INTERFACE mode to enable Layer 2 data
transmissions through an individual interface. The user can not configure
switching or Layer 2 protocols such as spanning tree protocol on an interface
unless the interface has been set to Layer 2 mode.
Enable the interface.
Place the interface in
Layer 2 (switching)
To view the interfaces in Layer 2 mode, use the show interfaces switchport
command in the EXEC mode.
Configure a Host Name
The host name appears in the prompt. The default host name is Force10.
Host names must start with a letter and end with a letter or digit.
Characters within the string can be letters, digits, and hyphens.
Installing the Software