8. (Optional) Connect a Console to the Switch
The Switch 5300xl Series have a full-featured, easy to use console interface
for performing the following tasks:
Monitor switch and port status and observe network activity counters
Modify the switch's configuration
Read the event log and access diagnostic tools to help in troubleshooting
Download new software to the switch
Add passwords and other security features to control access to the switch
from the console, web browser interface, and network management
The console can be accessed through these methods:
Out-of-band: Connect a PC or VT-100 terminal, to be used as a console,
directly to the switch using the serial cable that comes with the Switch
5300xl Series. If the PC or terminal has a 25-pin serial connector, you can
use a readily available 9-pin to 25-pin serial cable, or attach a 9-to-25 pin
straight-through adapter to the PC end of the cable.
In-Band: Access the console using telnet from a PC or UNIX station on
the network, and a VT-100 terminal emulator. This method requires that
you first configure the switch with an IP address and subnet mask by using
either out-of-band console access or through DHCP/Bootp.
The Switch 5300xl Series can simultaneously support one out-of-band console
session through the Console Port and one in-band telnet session.
To connect a console to the switch, configure the PC terminal emulator as a
VT-100 or DEC VT-100 (ANSI) terminal, or use a VT-100 terminal and configure
it to operate with these settings:
any baud rate from 2400 to 115200 (the switch automatically senses the
8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, and flow control set to None
for Windows Terminal program, also disable (uncheck) the "Use Func-
tion, Arrow, and Ctrl Keys for Windows" option
for the Hilgrave HyperTerminal program, select the "Terminal keys"
option for the "Function, arrow, and ctrl keys act as" parameter
Installing the Switch 5300xl Series