Using the IP Address for Remote Switch
With your 5400zl switches, you can use the switch's IP address to manage the
switch from any PC that is on the same subnet as the switch. You can use either
a Telnet session or a standard web browser to manage the switch.
Starting a Telnet Session
To access the switch through a Telnet session, follow these steps:
Ensure the switch is configured with an IP address and that the switch is
reachable from the PC that is running the Telnet session (for example, by
using a ping command to the switch's IP address).
Start the Telnet program on a PC that is on the same subnet as the switch
and connect to the switch's IP address.
You will see the copyright page and the message "Press any key to
continue". Press a key, and you will then see the switch console command
(CLI) prompt, for example (assuming there is no password):
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. Entering any command
followed by ? displays a list of options that are available at that point in
the command entry.
Starting a Web Browser Session
Your 5400zl switch can be managed through a graphical interface that you can
access from any PC or workstation on the network by running your web
browser and typing in the switch's IP address as the URL. No additional
software installation is required to make this interface available; it is included
in the switch's onboard software.
An example web browser interface screen is shown in the next illustration.
Getting Started With Switch Configuration
Using the IP Address for Remote Switch Management