Initial Setup Routine
S e n d d o c u m e n t a t i o n c o m m e n t s t o m d s f e e d b a c k - d o c @ c i s c o . c o m
Refer to the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Hardware Installation Guide (for the required product) for more
Verify that the default console port parameters are identical to those of the computer terminal (or
terminal server) attached to the switch console port:
Power on the switch. The switch boots automatically and the
Initial Setup Routine
The first time that you access a switch in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family using the CLI, it runs a setup
program that prompts you for the IP address and other configuration information necessary for the
switch to communicate over the supervisor module Ethernet interface. This information is required to
configure and manage the switch.
The IP address can only be configured from the CLI. When you power up the switch for the first time,
assign the IP address. After you perform this step, the Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager can
reach the switch through the management port.
Preparing to Configure the Switch
Before you configure a switch in the Cisco MDS 9000 Family for the first time, you need the following
Cisco MDS 9000 Family Fabric Manager Configuration Guide
The console port is physically connected to a computer terminal (or terminal server).
The management 10/100 Ethernet port (mgmt0) is connected to an external hub, switch, or router.
Save the host ID information for future use (for example, to enable licensed features). The host
ID information is provided in the Proof of Purchase document that accompanies the switch.
8 data bits
1 stop bit
Administrator password, including:
Creating a password for the administrator (required).
Creating an additional login account and password (optional).
IP address for the switch management interface—The management interface can be an out-of-band
Ethernet interface or an in-band Fibre Channel interface (recommended).
Subnet mask for the switch's management interface (optional).
IP addresses, including:
Installation of Cisco MDS SAN-OS and Fabric Manager
prompt appears in your terminal
OL-8007-10, Cisco MDS SAN-OS Release 3.x