Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP Getting Started Guide [Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3000 Series] - Cisco Systems
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For more advanced configuration, download and run the Cisco Network Assistant, which is described in the next section.
You can enter Cisco IOS commands and parameters through the CLI. Access the CLI either by connecting your PC directly to the switch module console port or through a Telnet session from a remote PC or workstation.
Follow these steps:
Connect the supplied RJ-45-to DB-9 adapter cable to the standard 9-pin serial port on the PC. Connect the other end of the cable to the console port on the switch module.
Start a terminal-emulation program on the PC.
Configure the PC terminal emulation software for:
8 data bits
1 stop bit
No flow control
Use the CLI to enter commands to configure the switch module. See the software configuration guide and the command reference for more information.
Other Management Options
You can use SNMP management applications such as CiscoWorks Small Network Management Solution (SNMS) to configure and manage the switch module. You also can manage it from an SNMP-compatible workstation that is running platforms such as HP OpenView or SunNet Manager.
The Cisco IE2100 Series Configuration Registrar is a network management device that works with embedded Cisco Networking Services (CNS) agents in the switch module software. You can use IE2100 to automate initial configurations and configuration updates on the switch module.
"Accessing Help Online" section
for a list of supporting documentation.
Onboard Administrator Command-Line Interface
See the HP BladeSystem enclosure setup and installation guide at
7 In Case of Difficulty
If you experience difficulty, help is available in this section and also on Cisco.com. This section includes Express Setup troubleshooting, how to reset the switch module, how to access online help, and where to find more information.
Troubleshooting Express Setup
If Express Setup does not run, or if the Express Setup page does not appear in your browser:
Did you verify that POST successfully ran before starting Express Setup?
Did you press the Mode button while the switch module was still running POST?
Did the switch module not power up?
Did you try to continue without confirming that the switch module was in Express Setup mode?
Does your PC have a static IP address?
Did you connect a crossover cable instead of a straight-through Ethernet cable between a switch module port and
the Ethernet port of the PC?
Did you connect the Ethernet cable to the console port instead of to an Ethernet port on the switch module?
Did you wait 30 seconds after you connected the switch and the PC before you entered the IP address in your
Did you enter the wrong address in the browser, or is there an error message?
Resetting the Switch Module
This section describes how to reset the switch module by rerunning Express Setup. These are reasons why you might want to reset the switch module:
You installed the switch module in your network and cannot connect to it because you assigned the incorrect IP address.
You want to clear all configurations from the switch module and assign a new IP address.
You are trying to enter Express Setup mode, and the switch module LEDs start blinking when you press the Mode button (which means that the switch module is already configured with IP information).
Caution Resetting the switch module deletes the configuration and reboots the switch module.
To reset the switch module, press and hold the Mode button. The switch module LEDs begin blinking after about 3 seconds. Continue holding down the Mode button. The LEDs stop blinking after 7 more seconds, and then the switch module reboots.
The switch module now behaves like an unconfigured switch module. You can enter the switch module IP information by using Express Setup as described in the
Accessing Help Online
First look for a solution to your problem in the troubleshooting section of the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP Hardware Installation Guide or the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP Software Configuration Guide on Cisco.com. You can also access the Cisco Technical Support and
Documentation website for a list of known hardware problems and extensive troubleshooting documentation, including:
Factory defaults and password recovery
Recovery from corrupted or missing software
Switch module port problems
Network interface cards
Field notices and security advisories
Follow these steps:
Open your browser, and go to http://www.cisco.com/.
Click Technical Support and Documentation.
Click Tools and Resources.
Under Jump to, click Troubleshooting.
Click the subject that addresses the problem that you are experiencing.
For More Information
For more information about the switch module, see these documents on Cisco.com:
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP Hardware Installation Guide (not orderable, but available on Cisco.com). This guide provides complete hardware descriptions and detailed installation procedures.
Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP (order number DOC-7817607=). This guide contains agency approvals, compliance information, and translated warning statements.
Release Notes for the Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP (not orderable but available on Cisco.com)
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP Software Configuration Guide (not orderable, but available on Cisco.com). This guide provides a product overview and detailed descriptions and procedures for the switch module software features.
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP Command Reference (not orderable, but available on Cisco.com). This reference provides detailed descriptions of the Cisco IOS commands specifically created or modified for the switch module.
Cisco Catalyst Blade Switch 3020 for HP System Message Guide (not orderable, but available on Cisco.com). This guide provides descriptions of the system messages specifically created or modified for the switch module.
for information on how to use the Onboard Administration CLI.
If not, make sure that only the SYST and STAT LEDs are green before pressing the Mode button to enter the
Express Setup mode.
If yes, wait until POST completes. Power cycle the switch module. Wait until POST completes. Confirm that the
SYST and STAT LEDs are green. Press the Mode button to enter Express Setup mode.
The switch module is controlled by the Onboard Administrator. If the switch module does not power up, see the
blade server documentation for more information.
Verify that all LEDs next to the Mode button are green. If necessary, press the Mode button to enter Express Setup
If yes, before connecting to the switch module, change your PC settings to temporarily use DHCP.
If yes, connect a straight-through cable to an Ethernet port on the switch module and the PC. Wait 30 seconds
before you enter 10.0.0.1 in the browser.
If yes, disconnect the cable from the console port. Then connect the cable to an Ethernet port on the switch module
and the PC. Wait 30 seconds before you enter 10.0.0.1 in the browser.
If not, wait 30 seconds, re-enter 10.0.0.1 in the browser, and press Enter.
If yes, re-enter 10.0.0.1 in the browser, and press Enter.
"Running Express Setup"