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Part No. DUA1695-4AAA02
Published May 1999

User Guide

II Switch 610



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  • Page 1: User Guide

    SuperStack User Guide ® 3C16954 Part No. DUA1695-4AAA02 Published May 1999 II Switch 610 ®...
  • Page 2 Environmental Statement It is a 3Com policy to be environmentally friendly in all operations. This manual is printed on paper that comes from sustainable, managed European forests. The production process for making the pulp has a reduced AOX level (adsorbable organic halogen) resulting in elemental chlorine-free paper.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    BOUT UIDE Conventions Related Documentation Year 2000 Compliance Documentation Comments NTRODUCING THE About the SuperStack II Switch 610 Summary of Features Switch 610 — Front View Detail Port Connections LEDs Switch 610 — Rear View Detail Unit Information Label Power Socket...
  • Page 4 Placing Units On Top of Each Other The Power-up Sequence Connecting a Redundant Power System Powering-up the Switch 610 Checking for Correct Operation Choosing the Correct Cables Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs Managing the Switch AFETY NFORMATION Important Safety Information L’information de Sécurité...
  • Page 7: About This Guide

    This guide provides all the information you need to install and use a ® SuperStack II Switch 610 unit with default settings. If you want to change the way the Switch works using management software, refer to the “SuperStack II Switch Management Guide” (part number DUA1695-0BAA0x).
  • Page 8: Conventions

    BOUT UIDE Conventions Table 1 and Table 2 list conventions that are used throughout this guide. Table 1 Notice Icons Icon Table 2 Text Conventions Convention Screen displays This typeface represents information as it appears on the Syntax Commands The words “enter” and “type”...
  • Page 9: Related Documentation

    Table 2 Text Conventions (continued) Convention Words in italics Related In addition to this guide, each Switch 610 document set includes the Documentation following: Description Italics are used to: Emphasize a point. Denote a new term at the place where it is defined in the text.
  • Page 10: Year 2000 Compliance

    BOUT UIDE Year 2000 For information on Year 2000 compliance and 3Com products, visit the Compliance 3Com Year 2000 Web page: Documentation Your suggestions are very important to us. They will help make our Comments documentation more useful to you. Please e-mail comments about this document to 3Com at:
  • Page 11: Introducing The Switch

    This chapter contains introductory information about the Switch and how it can be used in your network. It covers the following topics: About the SuperStack II Switch 610 Switch 610 — Front View Detail Switch 610 — Rear View Detail...
  • Page 12: About The Superstack Ii Switch 610

    As part of this SuperStack II system, the Switch 610 meets the challenge of modern LANs and allows you to add features and capacity as your network expands.
  • Page 13: Switch 610 - Front View Detail

    Switch 610 — Front View Detail Figure 1 Switch 610 — Front view Port Connections 10BASE-T Ports The Switch has 24 10BASE-T ports configured as MDIX (cross-over). The maximum segment length is 100m (328ft) over Category 3, 4, or 5 twisted pair cable.
  • Page 14: Leds

    Table 3 LED behavior Port Status LEDs Packet Status Power/Self Test LED WITCH lists the LEDs visible on the front of the Switch, and their states “Checking for Correct Operation” Color Indicates Yellow Packets are being transmitted/received on the port.
  • Page 15: Switch 610 - Rear View Detail

    Switch 610 — Rear View Detail Figure 2 Switch 610 — Rear view Unit Information This label shows the following: Label You may need this information for fault reporting purposes. Power Socket The Switch automatically adjusts its power setting to any supply voltage in the range 90–240V A.C.
  • Page 16: Network Configuration Examples

    Fast Ethernet infrastructure. A Switch is positioned on each floor and servers are centralized in the basement. Figure 3 Using the Switch 610 to segment your network WITCH shows how the Switch 610 fits into a large corporate network...
  • Page 17: Network Segmentation

    Network Configuration Examples Network Figure 4 shows the Switch 610 in a second workgroup situation. This setup could be that of a small office within a large corporation, or part of Segmentation II a larger corporate network. Most of the switch ports have multiple endstations.
  • Page 18: Desktop Switching

    WITCH Desktop Switching Figure 5 shows the Switch 610 used for a group of users in a large corporate network. Here switching is brought to the desktop with a single endstation per port. Local servers are connected via 100Mbps Fast Ethernet links.
  • Page 19: Configuration Rules For Fast Ethernet

    Configuration Rules The topology rules for 100Mbps Fast Ethernet are slightly different to for Fast Ethernet those for 10Mbps Ethernet. provides examples of how they allow for large-scale Fast Ethernet networks. Figure 6 Fast Ethernet configuration rules Configuration Rules for Fast Ethernet Figure 6 illustrates the key topology rules and...
  • Page 20: Configuration Rules With Full Duplex

    (one hub stack per wiring closet with a fiber run to the collapsed backbone); for example, a 225m (738ft) fiber link from a repeater to a router or switch, plus a 100m (328ft) UTP link from a repeater out to the endstations.
  • Page 21: Installing The Switch

    à la sécurité qui se trouvent dans l'Appendice A de ce guide. WARNHINWEIS: Sicherheitsinformationen. Bevor Sie Komponenten aus dem Switch 610 entfernen oder dem Switch 3300 hinzufuegen oder Instandhaltungsarbeiten verrichten, lesen Sie die Sicherheitsanweisungen, die in Appendix A (Anhang A) in diesem Handbuch aufgefuehrt sind.
  • Page 22: Choosing A Suitable Site

    Remove all self adhesive pads from the underside of the Switch if they have been fitted. 1 Place the Switch the right way up on a hard flat surface, with the front facing towards you. 2 Locate a mounting bracket over the mounting holes on one side of the...
  • Page 23: Placing Units On Top Of Each Other

    If the Switch units are free-standing, up to four units can be placed one Top of Each Other on top of the other. If you are mixing a variety of SuperStack II Switch and Hub units, the smaller units must be positioned at the top.
  • Page 24: The Power-Up Sequence

    2: I HAPTER NSTALLING THE The Power-up The following sections describe how to get your Switch 610 powered-up Sequence and ready for operation. Connecting a You can connect a SuperStack II Advanced Redundant Power System Redundant Power (part number 3C16071) to the Switch. This unit, which is also known as...
  • Page 25: Choosing The Correct Cables

    Choosing the All of the ports on the front of the Switch 610 are configured as MDIX Correct Cables (cross-over). If you want to make a connection to another MDIX port, you need a cross-over cable. Most of the 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX ports on 3Com devices are MDIX-only.
  • Page 26: Managing The Switch

    Switch way it works. This management software is not required to get the Switch working, but if you do use it, you may improve the efficiency of the Switch and therefore improve the overall performance of your network. For information on managing the Switch using the management software, refer to the “SuperStack II Switch Management...
  • Page 27: Safety Information

    You must read the following safety information before carrying out any installation or removal of components, or any maintenance procedures on the Switch 610. WARNING: Warnings contain directions that you must follow for your personal safety. Follow all directions carefully.
  • Page 28: Important Safety Information

    If installing the Switch unit in a stack with SuperStack II Hub units, the Switch 610 unit must be installed below the narrower Hub units. The unit should never be connected to an A.C. outlet (power supply) without an earth (ground) connection.
  • Page 29 Neutral, connected directly to earth (ground). †Impédance à la terre. UK only: The Switch 610 is covered by Oftel General Approval, NS/G/12345/J/100003, for indirect connection to a public telecommunications system. This can only be achieved using the console port on the unit and an approved modem.
  • Page 30: L'information De Sécurité Importante

    L'installation et la dépose de ce groupe doivent être confiés à un personnel qualifié. Si vous entassez l'unité Switch avec les unités SuperStack II Hub, l'unité Switch 610 doit être installée en dessous des unités Hub plus étroites. L’unité ne devrait pas etre branchee a une prise de courant C.A.
  • Page 31 L’appareil fonctionne à une tension extrêmement basse de sécurité qui est conforme à la norme CEI 950. Ces conditions ne sont maintenues que si l'équipement auquel il est raccordé fonctionne dans les mêmes conditions. France et Pérou uniquement: Ce groupe ne peut pas être alimenté par un dispositif à impédance à la terre.
  • Page 32: Wichtige Sicherheits- Informationen

    Die Installation und der Ausbau des Geräts darf nur durch Fachpersonal erfolgen. Wenn die Switch 610 Einheit in einer Stapel mit anderen SuperStack II Hub Einheiten eingebaut werden soll, muß die Switch 610 Einheit unter die schmaleren Hub Einheiten eingebaut werden.
  • Page 33: Pin - Outs

    Null Modem Cable 9-pin to RS-232 25-pin PC-AT Serial Cable 9-pin to 9-pin OUTS...
  • Page 34: Modem Cable

    B: P PPENDIX OUTS Modem Cable 9-pin to RS-232 25-pin RJ-45 Pin Pin assignments are identical for 10BASE-T and 100BASE-TX RJ-45 Assignments connectors Table 6 Pin assignments Pin Number Ports configured as MDI Ports configured as MDIX Signal Function TxData + Transmit data TxData –...
  • Page 35 Physical Dimensions Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Operating Humidity Standards Safety Agency Certifications Emissions Immunity Heat Dissipation Power Supply AC Line Frequency Input Voltage Options Current Rating ECHNICAL PECIFICATIONS Height: 44mm (1.7 in.) x Width: 440mm (17.3 in.) x Depth 224mm (8.8 in.) Weight: 4.4kg (9.7lbs) 0°...
  • Page 36: Technical Specifications

    C: T PPENDIX ECHNICAL PECIFICATIONS Standards Supported SNMP SNMP protocol (RFC 1157) MIB-II (RFC 1213) Bridge MIB (RFC 1493) Repeater MIB (RFC 1516) RMON MIB (RFC 1271) BOOTP (RFC 951) Additional Standards Supported ISO/IEC 15802-3-1998 (IEEE 802.1D-1998) IEEE 802.1Q-1998 RFC 1112 RFC 2236 Terminal Emulation Telnet (RFC 854)
  • Page 37: Technical Support

    3Com recommends that you access the 3Com Corporation World Wide Web site. Online Technical 3Com offers worldwide product support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Services through the following online systems: World Wide Web Site...
  • Page 38: 3Com Ftp Site

    3Com FTP Site Download drivers, patches, software, and MIBs across the Internet from the 3Com public FTP site. This service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To connect to the 3Com FTP site, enter the following information into...
  • Page 39: 3Com Facts Automated Fax Service

    Access by Digital Modem ISDN users can dial in to the 3Com BBS using a digital modem for fast access up to 64 Kbps. To access the 3Com BBS using ISDN, call the following number: 1 847 262 6000 The 3Com Facts automated fax service provides technical articles,...
  • Page 40 D: T PPENDIX ECHNICAL UPPORT When you contact 3Com for assistance, have the following information ready: Here is a list of worldwide technical telephone support numbers: Country Telephone Number Asia, Pacific Rim Australia 1 800 678 515 Hong Kong 800 933 486...
  • Page 41: Returning Products For Repair

    Returning Products Before you send a product directly to 3Com for repair, you must first for Repair obtain an authorization number. Products sent to 3Com without authorization numbers will be returned to the sender unopened, at the sender’s expense. To obtain an authorization number, call or fax:...
  • Page 43 LOSSARY 10BASE-T The IEEE specification for 10Mbps Ethernet over Category 3, 4 or 5 twisted pair cable. 100BASE-FX The IEEE specification for 100Mbps Fast Ethernet over fiber-optic cable. 100BASE-TX The IEEE specification for 100Mbps Fast Ethernet over Category 5 twisted-pair cable. auto-negotiation A feature on twisted pair ports that allows them to advertise their capabilities for speed, duplex and flow control.
  • Page 44 A congestion control mechanism. Congestion is caused by devices sending traffic to already overloaded port on a Switch. Flow control prevents packet loss and inhibits devices from generating more traffic until the period of congestion ends.
  • Page 45 A device that regenerates LAN traffic so that the transmission distance of that signal can be extended. Hubs are similar to repeaters, in that they connect LANs of the same type; however they connect more LANs than a repeater and are generally more sophisticated. IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
  • Page 46 Network Interface Card. A circuit board installed in an endstation that allows it to be connected to a network. POST Power On Self Test. An internal test that a Switch carries out when it is powered-up. protocol A set of rules for communication between devices on a network. The rules dictate format, timing, sequencing and error control.
  • Page 47 LANs than a bridge and are generally more sophisticated. Switch Database A database that is stored by a switch to determine if a packet should be forwarded, and which port should forward the packet if it is to be forwarded.
  • Page 48 LOSSARY...
  • Page 49 NDEX Numerics 10BASE-T ports 13 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX ports 13 3C number 15 3Com bulletin board service (3Com BBS) 38 3Com Knowledgebase Web Services 37 3Com URL 37 3ComFacts 39 auto-negotiating ports 13 bulletin board service 38 cable choosing the correct 25...
  • Page 50 36 unit information label 15 weight 35 workgroup configuration 16, 17 system specifications 35 technical support 3Com Knowledgebase Web Services 37 3Com URL 37 bulletin board service 38 fax service 39 network suppliers 39 product repair 41 topology rules for Fast Ethernet 19...
  • Page 51 January 1, 2000, and Customer notifies 3Com before the later of April 1, 2000, or ninety (90)
  • Page 52 Please refer to the Technical Support appendix in the User Guide for telephone numbers. Response to requests for telephone technical support will be in the form of a return call from a 3Com representative by close of business the following business day.
  • Page 53 EMC S TATEMENTS FCC S TATEMENT CSA S TATEMENT VCCI S TATEMENT BCIQ S TATEMENT NFORMATION This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

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