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    Installation and Getting Started Guide ProCurve Series 6400cl Switches www.procurve.com...

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    ProCurve Series 6400cl Switch Installation and Getting Started Guide...

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    Publication Number The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and 5991-4701 services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an March 2006 additional warranty.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Rack or Cabinet Mounting ....... 2-11 Rack Mounting the Series 6400cl Switch Devices ... . 2-12...

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    High performance stack ....... . . 2-22 Resiliency Using 6400cl Series as a meshed Cluster ... . . 2-23 Getting Started With Switch Configuration Recommended Minimal Configuration .

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    Restoring the Factory Default Configuration ......4-9 Downloading New Switch Software ......4-10 ProCurve Customer Support Services .

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    Recycle Statements Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Statements ..C-1 Index...

  • Page 9: Introducing The Switch

    Introducing the Switch The ProCurve Series 6400cl Switch are multiport switches that can be used to build high-performance switched workgroup networks. These switches are store-and-forward devices offering low latency for high-speed networking. ProCurve Switch 10-Gig CX4 6400cl-6XG (J8433A) ProCurve Switch 10-Gig 6410cl-6XG (J8474A) Throughout this manual, this switch will be abbreviated as the Switch 6400cl- 6XG or Switch 6410cl-6XG and collectively as the Series 6400cl Switch devices.

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    10-GbE. In addition, the Series 6400cl Switch devices offer full network management capabilities. This chapter describes the Series 6400cl Switch devices, including:...

  • Page 11: Front Of The Switch

    Introducing the Switch Front of the Switch Front of the Switch ProCurve Switch 10-Gig 6400cl-6XG (J8433A) Power Test, Fan, RPS, and Auxiliary port and Fault Module Status LEDs LEDs Network ports Reset and Clear Auxiliary port Console port Switch port LEDs...

  • Page 12: Console Port, Network Ports, Reset Button, Clear Button

    Console to the Switch” in chapter 2, “Installing the Switch.” The console can be a PC or workstation running a VT-100 terminal emulator, or a VT-100 terminal. The console port is located on the front of both 6400cl devices. Network Ports Six fixed copper ports or six flexible media X2 transceiver 10-GbE slots.

  • Page 13: Leds

    Introducing the Switch Front of the Switch Restoring Factory Default Configuration - When pressed with the Reset button in a specific pattern, any configuration changes you may have made through the switch console, the web browser interface, and SNMP management are removed, and the factory default configuration is restored to the switch.

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    Introducing the Switch Front of the Switch Switch LEDs State Meaning RPS Status Normal operation. RPS is connected and operating correctly. RPS could be powering the unit - see table below. (green) Blinking RPS is connected but has experienced a fault. RPS is not connected or is not powered.

  • Page 15: Location Of Status Indicator Leds

    Introducing the Switch Front of the Switch Location of Status Indicator LEDs ProCurve Switch 6400cl-6XG Expansion Module LED Port LED Status indicator LEDs (one for each port) ProCurve Switch 6410cl-6XG Expansion Module LEDs Port LED Status indicator LEDs (one for each port)

  • Page 16: Expansion Cl Module Leds

    Introducing the Switch Front of the Switch Expansion cl Module LEDs Expansion cl Module LEDs refer to the LEDs specific to the expansion module. These LEDs are located on the physical expansion module bulkhead. These LEDs are only viewable in the rear of the Switch on the Expansion Module itself.

  • Page 17: Back Of The Switch, Cl Module Slot, Rps Input Port, Power Connector

    Power Connector The Series 6400cl Switch devices do not have a power switch; they are powered on when connected to an active AC power source. These switches automatically adjust to any voltage between 100--240 volts and either 50 or 60...

  • Page 18: Switch Features

    One auxiliary port is provided. The Series 6400cl Switch devices can be connected to a ProCurve RPS/EPS (J8168A) and receive full redundant power if the internal power supply in the switch fails. The RPS/EPS unit will immediately provide all the power necessary to keep the switch running.

  • Page 19: Included Parts

    Installing the Switch The ProCurve Series 6400cl Switch devices come with an accessory kit that includes the brackets for mounting the switch in a standard 19-inch telco rack, in an equipment cabinet, and with rubber feet that can be attached so the switch can be securely located on a horizontal surface.

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    Installing the Switch Included Parts Power cord, one of the following: Australia/New Zealand 8120-6803 China 8120-8377 Continental Europe 8120-6802 Denmark 8120-6806 Japan 8120-6804 Switzerland 8120-6807 United Kingdom/Hong Kong/Singapore 8120-8709 United States/Canada/Mexico 8120-6805 J a p a n P o w e r C o r d W a r n i n g Please use the power cord supplied with your product.

  • Page 21: Installation Procedures, Summary

    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures Installation Procedures Summary 2-5). Ensure the physical environ- Prepare the installation site (page ment is properly prepared, including having the correct network cabling ready to connect to the switch and having an appropriate location for the switch.

  • Page 22: Installation Precautions:

    If you are installing either of the Series 6400cl Switch devices using one of the fiber transceivers, the operating ambient temperature should not exceed 40°C (104°F). See transceiver...

  • Page 23: Prepare The Installation Site

    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures 1. Prepare the Installation Site Cabling Infrastructure - Ensure the cabling infrastructure meets the necessary network specifications. The copper ports accept CX4 cable with Infiniband-style connectors or fiber cable using a CX4 optical media converter (OMC).

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    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures Installation Location - Before installing the switch, plan its location and orientation relative to other devices and equipment: • In the front of the switch, leave at least 7.6 cm (3 inches) of space for the twisted-pair and fiber-optic cabling.

  • Page 25: Optional) Install Or Remove A Cl Module

    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures 2. (Optional) Install or Remove a cl Module C a u t i o n It is recommended the power to the switch be removed before inserting or extracting the expansion module. If the expansion module is inserted or removed with the switch powered on, a reset will occur.

  • Page 26: Optional) Install Or Remove A Transceiver, To Remove The Transceiver:

    Slide the transceiver in until it stops. If you are installing either of the Series 6400cl Switch devices using a fiber transceiver, the operating ambient temperature should not exceed 40°C (104°F). See transceiver specifications in the ProCurve Switch cl Modules Installation Guide.

  • Page 27: Verify The Switch Passes Self Test

    N o t e The Series 6400cl Switch devices do not have a power switch. They are powered on when the power cord is connected to the switch and to a power source. For safety, the power outlet should be located near the switch installation.

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    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures Check the LEDs on the switch as described below. ProCurve Switch 6400cl-6XG Switch port LEDs Power and Test LED Fault LEDs ProCurve Switch 6410cl-6XG Switch port LEDs Power and Test LED Fault LEDs When the switch is powered on, it performs a diagnostic self test. Self test takes approximately 50 seconds to complete.

  • Page 29: Mount The Switch, Rack Or Cabinet Mounting

    Rack or Cabinet Mounting The Series 6400cl Switch devices are designed to be mounted in any EIA- standard 19-inch telco rack or communication equipment cabinet. W A R N I N G...

  • Page 30: Rack Mounting The Series 6400cl Switch Devices

    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures Rack Mounting the Series 6400cl Switch Devices W A R N I N G For safe operation, use only screws provided with your rack mount kit to secure mounting brackets to the switch. Use of longer or improper...

  • Page 31: Horizontal Surface Mounting, Connect The Switch To A Power Source

    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures Hold the switch with attached brackets up to the rack and move it vertically until rack holes line up with the bracket holes, then insert and tighten the four number 12-24 screws holding the brackets to the rack. Horizontal Surface Mounting Place the switch on a table or other horizontal surface.

  • Page 32: Connect The Network Cables, Connecting A Fiber Cable, Connecting A Copper Cable

    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures 7. Connect the Network Cables Connect the network cables, described under “Cabling Infrastructure” (page 2-5), from the network devices or your patch panels to the fiber or copper ports on the switch. Connecting a fiber cable To connect: 1.

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    Switch The “ProCurve 600 Redundant and External Power Supply (hereafter referred to as the RPS/EPS)” (J8168A) is an accessory product for the Series 6400cl Switch devices and specific other ProCurve switches. The RPS/EPS provides redundant power to any one of up to six switch products, to back up the power supply in the switch in case of loss of AC power, or a fault condition.

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    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures LEDs The RPS LEDs are located on the back of the RPS/EPS. These LEDs are duplicated on the front of the device. The following graphic shows an example of the back of the RPS/EPS. There are two green LEDs for each RPS port: Device Connected Power Status ProCurve 600 RPS/EPS...

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    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures The following picture demonstrates and example of connectivity between an RPS/EPS device and a Switch device. Switch 6400cl device, RPS input port RPS Power: 12V backup to one connected device. Lowest-numbered port has priority. EPS Power: 50V 370W total for PoE applications.

  • Page 36: Optional) Connect A Console To The Switch, Terminal Configuration

    Installing the Switch Installation Procedures 9.(Optional) Connect a Console to the Switch The switch has a full-featured, easy to use console interface for performing switch management tasks including the following: Monitor switch and port status and observe network activity statistics Modify the switch’s configuration to optimize switch performance, enhance network traffic control, and improve network security Read the event log and access diagnostic tools to help in troubleshooting...

  • Page 37: Direct Console Access

    “Press any key to continue”. Press a key, and you will then see the switch console command (CLI) prompt, for example: ProCurve Switch 6400cl-6XG# If you want to continue with console management of the switch at this time, see chapter 3, “Getting Started With Switch Configuration”...

  • Page 38: Sample Network Topologies, Three Tier Model

    This section shows a few sample network topologies in which the Switch is implemented. For more topology information, see the ProCurve Networking products Web site, http://www.procurve.com. Three Tier Model Server with 10-Gigabit Ethernet NIC ProCurve Switch 6400cl 10-Gigabit Ethernet cable ProCurve Switch 3400cl-48G ProCurve Switch 3400cl-24G Fast Ethernet PCs, local servers,...

  • Page 39: Remote Campus

    Installing the Switch Sample Network Topologies Remote Campus Main Office Data Center Local Site using 10-GbE SR or OMC up to 300m 6400cl 6410cl Remote Site using 10-GbE LR up to 10 km Remote Site using 10-GbE LR up to 10 km...

  • Page 40: Flexible Stacking, High Performance Stack

    4.8 to 1 over-subscription In this configuration each 3400cl switch is connected separately to it’s own port on the 6400cl providing 10-GbE connectivity to the 6400cl switch and the 6400cl switch is connected to the core using 10-GbE as well.

  • Page 41: Resiliency Using 6400cl Series As A Meshed Cluster

    Installing the Switch Sample Network Topologies Resiliency Using 6400cl Series as a meshed Cluster The redundant topology increases the availability of a single switch by protecting against single points of failure. All hardware and paths are redundant and active (versus, Spanning Tree Blocking). If any hardware failure occurs, I/O communications can still be completed through another path.

  • Page 43: Recommended Minimal Configuration

    Getting Started With Switch Configuration This chapter is a guide for using the console Switch Setup screen to quickly assign an IP (Internet Protocol) address and subnet mask to the switch, set a Manager password, and, optionally, configure other basic features. For more information on using the switch console and the other switch management interfaces: the web browser interface and the SNMP manage- ment tool, ProCurve Manager, please see the Management and Configuration...

  • Page 44: Using The Console Setup Screen

    (CLI) prompt (the default display). The CLI prompt appears displaying the switch model number: ProCurve Switch 6400cl-6XG# At the prompt, enter the setup command to display the Switch Setup screen. The following illustration shows the Setup screen with the default settings.

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    Getting Started With Switch Configuration to the IP Config (DHCP/Bootp) field and use the Space bar to select the [Tab] Manual option. to the IP Address field and enter the IP address that is compatible with [Tab] your network. to the Subnet Mask field and enter the subnet mask used for your [Tab] network.

  • Page 46: Where To Go From Here, To Recover From A Lost Manager Password:

    Getting Started With Switch Configuration Where to Go From Here The above procedure configures your switch with a Manager password, IP address, and subnet mask. As a result, with the proper network connections, you can now manage the switch from a PC equipped with Telnet, a web browser interface, or from an SNMP-based network management station using a tool such as ProCurve Manager.

  • Page 47: Using The Ip Address For Remote Switch Management, Starting A Telnet Session

    Press a key, and you will then see the switch console command (CLI) prompt, for example: ProCurve Switch 6400cl# Enter help or ? to see a list of commands that can be executed at the prompt. Entering any command followed by help provides more detailed context help information about the command.

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    Getting Started With Switch Configuration Using the IP Address for Remote Switch Management The operating systems, web browsers, and Java support required to manage the switch through the browser interface are listed in the following table: Operating System Internet Explorer Java Version Windows 2000 SP4 5.5 SP2, 6.0 SP1...

  • Page 49: Basic Troubleshooting Tips

    Troubleshooting This chapter describes how to troubleshoot your switch. This document describes troubleshooting mostly from a hardware perspective. You can perform more in-depth troubleshooting on the switch using the software tools available with the switch, including the full-featured console interface, the built-in web browser interface, and ProCurve Manager, the SNMP-based network management tool.

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    Spanning Tree can be enabled through the switch console, the web browser interface, or ProCurve Manager. The Series 6400cl Switch devices also support Trunking, which allows multiple network cables to be used for a single network connection without causing a data path loop. For more information on Spanning Tree and Trunking, see the Management and Configuration Guide, which is on the Documentation CD-ROM that came with your switch.

  • Page 51: Diagnosing With The Leds

    Troubleshooting Diagnosing with the LEDs Diagnosing with the LEDs Table 4-1 shows LED patterns on the switch and the switch modules that indicate problem conditions. Check in the table for the LED pattern you see on your switch. Refer to the corresponding diagnostic tip on the next few pages. Table 4-1.

  • Page 52: Diagnostic Tips

    Troubleshooting Diagnosing with the LEDs Diagnostic Tips: Problem Solution The switch is not 1. Verify the power cord is plugged into an active power source and to the switch. Make sure these connections are snug. plugged into an active AC power 2.

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    Troubleshooting Diagnosing with the LEDs Problem Solution The network Try the following procedures: connection is not • For the indicated port, verify both ends of the cabling, at the switch and the connected working device, are connected properly. properly. • Verify the connected device and switch are both powered on and operating correctly. •...

  • Page 54: Proactive Networking

    Troubleshooting Proactive Networking Proactive Networking The ProCurve Series 6400cl Switch devices have built-in management capa- bilities that proactively help you manage your network including: finding and helping you fix the most common network error conditions (for example, faulty network cabling, and non-standard network...

  • Page 55: Hardware Diagnostic Tests, Testing The Switch By Resetting It, Checking The Switch Leds

    Troubleshooting Hardware Diagnostic Tests Hardware Diagnostic Tests Testing the Switch by Resetting It If you believe the switch is not operating correctly, you can reset the switch to test its circuitry and operating code. To reset a switch, either: unplug and plug in the power cord (power cycling) press the Reset button on the front of the switch Power cycling the switch and pressing the Reset button both cause the switch to perform its power-on self test, which almost always will resolve any...

  • Page 56: Testing Switch-to-device Network Communications, Testing End-to-end Network Communications

    Troubleshooting Hardware Diagnostic Tests Testing Switch-to-Device Network Communications You can perform the following communication tests to verify the network is operating correctly between the switch and any connected device that can respond correctly to the communication test. Link Test -- a physical layer test that sends IEEE 802.2 test packets to any device identified by its MAC address.

  • Page 57: Restoring The Factory Default Configuration

    Troubleshooting Restoring the Factory Default Configuration Restoring the Factory Default Configuration As part of your troubleshooting process on the switch, it may become neces- sary to return the switch to the factory default settings. This process momen- tarily interrupts the switch operation, clears any passwords, clears the console event log, resets the network counters to zero, performs a complete self test, and reboots the switch into its factory default configuration including deleting the IP address, if one is configured.

  • Page 58: Downloading New Switch Software

    Troubleshooting Downloading New Switch Software Downloading New Switch Software When product enhancements occur for the switch, new software can be downloaded to the switch through several methods, for product enhance- ments and new features. For more information, see the Management and Configuration Guide, which is on the Documentation CD-ROM that came with your switch.

  • Page 59: Procurve Customer Support Services, Before Calling Support

    Information Item Information Location • product identification the front of the switch, Switch 6400cl (J8433A or J8474A) • details about the switch’s status includ- switch console: show tech command ing the software (OS) version, a copy of...

  • Page 61: Physical, Electrical, Environmental

    4.6 km (15,000 ft) 4.6 km (15,000 ft) 1 If you are installing either of the Series 6400cl Switch devices using one of the fiber transceivers, the operating ambient temperature should not exceed 40°C (104°F). See transceiver specifications in the ProCurve Switch cl Modules Installation Guide.

  • Page 62: Acoustic, Connectors, Safety, Lasers

    Specifications Acoustic Geraeuschemission LwA=55 dB am fiktiven Arbeitsplatz nach DIN 45635 T.19 Noise Emission LwA=55 dB at virtual workspace according to DIN 45635 T.19 Connectors The copper ports are compatible with the IEEE 802.1ak standards. The fiber-optic ports are compatible with the IEEE 802.1ae standards. The console port is a standard RS-232, (standard DB-9) connector.

  • Page 63: Safety Information

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements Safety Information Documentation reference symbol. If the product is marked with this symbol, refer to the product documentation to get more information about the product. WARNING A WARNING in the manual denotes a hazard that can cause injury or death.

  • Page 64: Informations Concernant La Sécurité

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements Informations concernant la sécurité Informations concernant la sécurité Symbole de référence à la documentation. Si le produit est marqué de ce symbole, reportez-vous à la documentation du produit afin d'obtenir des informations plus détaillées. WARNING Dans la documentation, un WARNING indique un danger susceptible d'entraîner des dommages corporels ou la mort.

  • Page 65: Hinweise Zur Sicherheit

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements Hinweise zur Sicherheit Hinweise zur Sicherheit Symbol für Dokumentationsverweis. Wenn das Produkt mit diesem Symbol markiert ist, schlagen Sie bitte in der Produktdokumentation nach, um mehr Informationen über das Produkt zu erhalten. WARNING Eine WARNING in der Dokumentation symbolisiert eine Gefahr, die Verletzungen oder sogar Todesfälle verursachen kann.

  • Page 66: Considerazioni Sulla Sicurezza

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements Considerazioni sulla sicurezza Considerazioni sulla sicurezza Simbolo di riferimento alla documentazione. Se il prodotto è contras- segnato da questo simbolo, fare riferimento alla documentazione sul prodotto per ulteriori informazioni su di esso. WARNING La dicitura WARNINGdenota un pericolo che può causare lesioni o morte.

  • Page 67: Consideraciones Sobre Seguridad

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements Consideraciones sobre seguridad Consideraciones sobre seguridad Símbolo de referencia a la documentación. Si el producto va marcado con este símbolo, consultar la documentación del producto a fin de obtener mayor información sobre el producto. WARNING Una WARNING en la documentación señala un riesgo que podría resultar en lesiones o la muerte.

  • Page 68: Safety Information (japan)

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements Safety Information (Japan) Safety Information (Japan) J a p a n P o w e r C o r d W a r n i n g...

  • Page 69: Safety Information (china)

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements Safety Information (China) Safety Information (China)

  • Page 70: Emc Regulatory Statements, U.s.a, Canada, Australia/new Zealand, Japan

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements EMC Regulatory Statements EMC Regulatory Statements U.S.A. FCC Class A 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 interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

  • Page 71: Korea, Taiwan

    Safety and EMC Regulatory Statements EMC Regulatory Statements Korea Taiwan...

  • Page 72: European Community

    Manufacturer's Name: Hewlett-Packard Company Manufacturer's Address: 8000 Foothills Blvd. Roseville, CA 95747-5502 U.S.A. declares, that the product Product Name: HP ProCurve Switch 10-GbE CX4 6400cl-6XG HP ProCurve Switch 10-GbE X2 6410cl-6XG Product Number(s): J8433A, J8474A Regulatory Model: RSVLC-0409 Product Options:...

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    Recycle Statements Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Statements Disposal of Waste Equipment by Users in Private Household in the European Union This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste.

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    Recycle Statements Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Statements Laitteiden hävittäminen kotitalouksissa Euroopan unionin alueella Jos tuotteessa tai sen pakkauksessa on tämä merkki, tuotetta ei saa hävittää kotitalousjätteiden mukana. Tällöin hävitettävä laite on toimitettava sähkölaitteiden ja elektronisten laitteiden kierrätyspisteeseen. Hävitettävien laitteiden erillinen käsittely ja kierrätys auttavat säästämään luonnonvaroja ja varmistamaan, että...

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    Recycle Statements Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Statements Smaltimento delle apparecchiature da parte di privati nel territorio dell'Unione Europea Questo simbolo presente sul prodotto o sulla sua confezione indica che il prodotto non può essere smaltito insieme ai rifiuti domestici. È responsabilità dell'utente smaltire le apparecchiature consegnan- dole presso un punto di raccolta designato al riciclo e allo smaltimento di apparecchiature elettriche ed elettroniche.

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    Para obter mais informações sobre locais que reciclam esse tipo de material, entre em contato com o escritório da HP em sua cidade, com o serviço de coleta de lixo ou com a loja em que o produto foi adquirido.

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    Index Numerics cl module install or remove … 2-7 10 Gigabit cl module slot … 1-9 10-GbE … 1-1, 1-4, 1-10 Clear button deleting passwords … 1-4 description … 1-4 location on switch … 1-3–1-4 AC power connector restoring factory default configuration … 1-5, location on back of switch …...

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    description back of switch … 1-9 horizontal surface front of switch … 1-3 mounting switch on … 2-13 LEDs … 1-5 switch … 1-1 DHCP automatic switch configuration … 3-2 in-band … 3-1 for in-band access … 2-18 in-band console access diagnostic tests …...

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    showing error conditions … 4-3 Link … 1-5, 1-7–1-8 parts, included with the switch … 2-1 location on switch … 1-3 password on switch … 1-5 configuring … 3-2 port passwords description … 1-5 deleting with the Clear button … 3-4 Port LED View select indicators …...

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    Redundant Power Supply … 2-15 switch redundant power supply connecting to a power source … 2-13 RPS/EPS … 1-1 description … 1-1 regulatory statements … B-8 downloading new software … 4-10 remote campus electrical specifications … A-1 topology with … 2-21 environmental specifications …...

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    troubleshooting … 4-1 basic tips … 4-1 checking port configuration … 4-2 checking the console messages … 4-7 checking the LEDs … 4-7 common network problems … 4-1 diagnostic tests … 4-7 effects of improper topology … 4-2 effects of non-standard cables … 4-1 link test …...

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    Technical information in this document is subject to change without notice. ©Copyright 2004, 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Reproduction, adaptation, or translation without prior written permission is prohibited except as allowed under the copyright laws. Printed in Singapore March 2006 Manual Part Number 5991-4701 *5991-4701*...

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