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SuperStack 3 Switch 3870 Family Getting Started Guide

3CR17450-91 3CR17451-91

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Part No. DUA174509-1AAA01 Published October 2005

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CONTENTS
ABOUT THIS GUIDE
Conventions 6 Related Documentation 7 Accessing Online Documentation Documentation Comments 8

INTRODUCING THE SWITCH 3870


Overview of the Switch 3870 9 Summary of Hardware Features Physical Features 11 Front Panel 11 Rear Panel 15 Default Settings 16 10

INSTALLING THE SWITCH


Package Contents 20 Choosing a Suitable Site 20 Rack-Mounting the Switch 21 Montagesatz Anweisungen 22 Placing Units On Top of Each Other 23 Supplying Power to the Switch 23 Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs Connecting a Redundant Power Supply Choosing the Correct Cables 25 Using SFP Transceivers 26 Approved SFP Transceivers 26 Inserting an SFP Transceiver 26 Removing an SFP Transceiver 28

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SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT


Overview of Management Setup 30 IP Configuration 31 Preparing for Management 32 Manually Configuring IP Information 33 Connecting to the Console Port 33 Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information 36 Using 3Com Network Supervisor 36 Connecting to the Console Port 36 Methods of Managing a Switch 39 Command Line Interface Management 39 Web Interface Management 40 SNMP Management 40 Setting Up Command Line Interface Management 40 CLI Management via the Console Port 40 CLI Management over the Network 41 Setting Up Web Interface Management 42 Prerequisites 42 Web Management Over the Network 42 Setting Up SNMP Management 43 Prerequisite 43 Default Users and Passwords 44 Changing Default Passwords 44 Backing Up and Restoring Configuration Settings 44 Backing Up and Restoring over the Web Interface 45 Backing Up and Restoring over the CLI 46 Backing Up and Restoring with SNMP 47

PROBLEM SOLVING
Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs 50 Solving Hardware Problems 51 Solving Communication Problems 53 Solving Software Upgrade Problems 55

SAFETY INFORMATION
Power Cord Set Japan 58

Important Safety Information 58 Linformation de Scurit Importante 60 Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen 63 Informacin de Seguridad Importante 64 Importanti Informazioni di Sicurezza 67 Wane Informacje o Zabezpieczeniach 69

PIN-OUTS
Null Modem Cable 73 PC-AT Serial Cable 73 RJ-45 Pin Assignments 74

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Switch 3870 (24 Port) Switch 3870 (48 Port) 75 76

OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT


Register Your Product to Gain Service Benefits Purchase Value-Added Services 77 Troubleshoot Online 77 Access Software Downloads 78 Contact Us 78 Telephone Technical Support and Repair 78 77

INDEX REGULATORY NOTICES

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

This guide provides all the information you need to install and use 3Com SuperStack 3 Switch 3870 (24 and 48 port) in its default state. The guide is intended for use by network administrators who are responsible for installing and setting up network equipment; consequently, it assumes a basic working knowledge of LANs (Local Area Networks). Please refer to the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch for the following:

Management Interface Reference Guide an online guide which gives you detailed information on how to use the Web interface and command line interface to manage the Switch. Other documentation relating to the 3Com SuperStack 3 Switch 3870. 3Com Network Supervisor a powerful network management tool for small to medium enterprise networks. You can download an evaluation copy of 3Com Network Supervisor from www.3com.com/3ns. A number of other useful applications.

If the information in the release notes that are shipped with your product differ from the information in this guide, follow the instructions in the release notes. Most user guides and release notes are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader Portable Document Format (PDF) or HTML on the 3Com World Wide Web site:
http://www.3com.com/

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

Conventions

Table 1 and Table 2 list conventions that are used throughout this guide.
Table 1 Notice Icons
Icon Notice Type Information note Caution Warning Description Information that describes important features or instructions. Information that alerts you to potential loss of data or potential damage to an application, system, or device. Information that alerts you to potential personal injury.

Table 2 Text Conventions


Convention Screen displays Syntax Description This typeface represents information as it appears on the screen. The word syntax means that you must evaluate the syntax provided and then supply the appropriate values for the placeholders that appear in angle brackets. Example: To change your password, use the following syntax: system password <password> Commands In this example, you must supply a password for <password>. The word command means that you must enter the command exactly as shown and then press Return or Enter. Commands appear in bold. Example: To display port information, enter the following command: The words enter and type Keyboard key names bridge port detail When you see the word enter in this guide, you must type something, and then press Return or Enter. Do not press Return or Enter when an instruction simply says type. If you must press two or more keys simultaneously, the key names are linked with a plus sign (+). Example: Press Ctrl+Alt+Del Italics are used to:

Words in italics

Emphasize a point. Denote a new term at the place where it is defined in the text. Identify menu names, menu commands, and software button names. Examples: From the Help menu, select Contents. Click OK.

Related Documentation

Related Documentation

In addition to this guide, each Switch documentation set includes the following:

Management Quick Reference Guide This guide contains:


A list of software features supported by each Switch. A summary of the Web interface and command line interface commands for the Switch.

Release Notes These notes provide information about the current software release, including new features, modifications, and known problems.

Switch Implementation Guide This guide contains information on the features supported by your Switch and how they can be used to optimize your network. It is supplied in PDF format on the CD-ROM that accompanies the Switch.

Management Interface Reference Guide This guide provides detailed information about the Web interface and command line interface that enable you to manage the Switch. It is supplied in HTML format on the CD-ROM that accompanies the Switch.

There are other publications you may find useful:


Documentation accompanying the Expansion Module. Documentation accompanying the SFP Transceivers. Documentation accompanying 3Com Network Supervisor. This is automatically installed on your workstation when you install 3Com Network Supervisor.

Accessing Online Documentation

The CD-ROM supplied with your Switch contains the following online documentation:

Switch Implementation Guide (PDF format). Switch Management Interface Reference Guide (HTML format). Other documentation relating to the Switch 3870 (PDF format).

ABOUT THIS GUIDE

To access the online documentation from the CD-ROM: 1 Insert the CD-ROM into the relevant CD-ROM drive. If your PC has auto-run enabled, a splash screen will be displayed automatically. 2 Select the Documentation section from the contents page. If the online documentation is to be accessed from a local drive or server, you will need to access the CD-ROM contents via the root directory and copy the files from the CD-ROM to a suitable directory.

The HTML Reference Guide is stored in the Docs/referenceguide on the CD-ROM. The documentation is accessed using the index.htm file. The PDF Implementation Guide is stored in the Docs/implementation directory of the CD-ROM.

3Com recommends that you copy the Docs/referenceguide directory as a whole to maintain the structure of the files.

Documentation Comments

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INTRODUCING THE SWITCH 3870

This chapter contains introductory information about the Switch 3870 and how it can be used in your network. It covers summary information about the hardware and the following topics:

Overview of the Switch 3870 Physical Features Default Settings

Overview of the Switch 3870

The Switch 3870 24 port unit is a mixed media device that consists of:

24 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports and Four 10/100/1000BASE-T/1000BASE-X SFP ports

The Switch 3870 48 port unit is a mixed media device that consists of:

48 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T RJ-45 ports Four 10/100/1000BASE-T/1000BASE-X SFP ports

The four highest numbered RJ-45 ports (2124 on the 24-port Switch, 4548 on the 48-port Switch) and the SFP ports are combination ports. When an SFP module is inserted, it has priority over the RJ-45 port with the same number and the RJ-45 port is disabled. For information about using the software features of the Switch, refer to the Switch Management Interface Reference Guide on the CD-ROM that accompanies the Switch.

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Summary of Hardware Features

Table 3 summarizes the hardware features that are supported by the Switch 3870.
Table 3 Hardware Features
Feature MAC Addresses Forwarding Modes Auto-negotiation Auto MDI/MDIX Duplex Modes SFP Gigabit Ethernet Ports Expansion Module Description Up to 16,000 supported Store and forward Supported on all ports Supported on all ports Half and full-duplex on all ports Supports fiber Gigabit Ethernet short-wave (SX), long-wave (LX) and long-haul (LH70) transceivers in any combination Use to add a high-speed 10-Gigabit Ethernet connection. Contact your 3Com network supplier for further information. Supported on all ports Supported (IEEE Std 802.1D, 1998 Edition) Eight traffic queues per port Fast Ethernet and Auto-negotiating 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet Ports and SFP ports RPS Support Mounting Stacking Connects to SuperStack 3 Advanced Redundant Power System (ARPS) 19-inch rack or stand-alone mounting Up to eight units can be managed as a single entity with one IP address

Flow Control Traffic Prioritization

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Physical Features

This section describes the key features of the front and rear panel of the Switch 3870. The front panel includes 24 or 48 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T network ports depending on the specific model you have purchased, 4 SFP ports that are shared with the last four RJ-45 ports (that is, port 21-24 on the 24-port Switch or port 45-48 on the 48-port Switch), an RJ-45 console port for management access, and various system status indicators.
Figure 1 Front View of the 24-Port Switch 3870
Stack Status/ Stack Master LEDs Port Status LEDs Fault LED Module Activity LED
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Power/Self Test LED Module Status LED Console Port


SuperStack 3 Switch 3870 24-port

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Fault Power Stack S Master S Module P Activity

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10/100/1000BASE-T Ports

Dual Personality 10/100/1000BASE-T/ 1000BASE-X SFP Ports

Figure 2 Front View of the 48-Port Switch 3870


Stack Status/ Stack Master LEDs Port Status LEDs Fault LED Module Activity LED
38 27 39 28 40 29 41 30 42 31 43 32 44 33 45 34 46 35 47 36 48

Power/Self Test LED Module Status LED Console Port


Power
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SuperStack 3 Switch 3870 48-port

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10/100/1000BASE-T Ports Dual Personality 10/100/1000BASE-T/ 1000BASE-X SFP Ports

WARNING: RJ-45 Ports. These are shielded RJ-45 data sockets. They cannot be used as standard traditional telephone sockets, or to connect the Switch to a traditional PBX or public telephone network. Only

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connect RJ-45 data connectors, network telephony systems, or network telephones to these sockets. Either shielded or unshielded data cables with shielded or unshielded jacks can be connected to these data sockets. 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T Ports The 10BASE-T/100BASE-TX/1000BASE-T ports have RJ-45 connectors and are configured as Auto MDIX (cross-over). The default state for these ports is auto-negotiation enabled, where the speed, duplex, and flow control modes of a link are automatically detected to provide the highest available bandwidth with the link partner. Alternatively, auto-negotiation can be disabled. These ports can be manually configured to 10 Mbps half-duplex, 100 Mbps half-duplex, 10 Mbps full-duplex or 100 Mbps full-duplex. It is not possible to manually configure a 1000 Mbps link as auto-negotiation is mandatory in the 1000 Mbps standard. If auto-negotiation is disabled, Auto MDIX cannot function and the ports are fixed as MDIX (cross-over) mode. If auto-negotiation is disabled on a 1000 Mbps port, the speed will drop to the highest available speed. By default this is 100 Mbps. Dual Personality SFP Ports The 4 dual personality SFP (Small Form Factor Pluggable) ports support fiber Gigabit Ethernet short-wave (SX), long-wave (LX) and long-haul (LH70) transceivers in any combination. This offers you the flexibility of using SFP transceivers to provide connectivity between the Switch and remote 1000 Mbps workgroups or to create a high capacity aggregated link backbone connection. The SFP ports are capable of auto-negotiating flow control. As the speed and duplex modes are fixed by the media type, only the flow control is negotiated with the link partner. Alternatively, auto-negotiation can be disabled and the flow control setting can be manually configured. Console Port The console port allows you to connect a terminal and perform remote or local out-of-band management. As the console port on the Switch is an RJ-45 port, you will need to connect an RJ-45 to DB9 converter cable to a standard null modem cable to connect a terminal.

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The console port on the Switch is set to autobaud (up to a maximum of 19,200 baud), 8 data bits, no parity, and 1 stop bit. LEDs Table 4 lists LEDs visible on the front of the Switch, and how to read their status according to color. For information on using the LEDs for problem solving, see Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs on page 24.
Table 4 LED Behavior
LED Color Green Green flashing Yellow Yellow flashing Indicates A high speed (1000 Mbps) link is present, and the port is enabled. A high speed (1000 Mbps) link is present and active. A low speed (10/100 Mbps) link is present, and the port is enabled. A low speed (10/100 Mbps) link is present and active.

Port Status/Packet LEDs

Green for one POST in operation, all LEDs perform a one second lamp second, amber test. for one second, then off until operational. Alternate yellow A port has failed a loop back test during POST. then green flashing (fast) Alternate yellow A link is present but the port has been disabled. then green flashing Off Stacking Status LED Green Yellow The uplink/downlink is operating normally. One-sided connection (one side of the cable is connected but the other side is not). The Switch may be at the end of line stack, with no wrap-around cable. No stacking link is present. Master unit - normal stack operation status. Slave unit - normal stack operation status. The system is in arbitration/election status. The system is not stacked. No link is present.

Off Stack Master LED Green Yellow Yellow flashing Off

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LED Packet Status

Color Yellow Off Green Yellow Yellow flashing Off

Indicates Packets are being transmitted/received on the port. No packets are being transmitted/received on the port. The module is installed and supported and the link status has been determined. The module is installed and supported but there is no link or an indeterminate link status. The module is installed but not supported or has failed POST. The module is not installed. The Switch is stacked and the position within the stack is displayed. The Switch is not stacked. The Switch is powered on and operating normally. The Switch is either downloading software or is initializing (which includes running a Power On Self Test). The Switch is faulty. The Switch is not receiving power or there is a fault with the power supply unit. The Switch and/or the PSU and/or the module are above critical temperature but below critical shut down temperature. Fans are operating normally. The Switch, PSU, and the module are below critical temperature. One or more fans have failed.

Module LEDs

Unit LED Green Off Power/Self Test LED Green Green flashing

Yellow Off Fault LED Red

Off

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Rear Panel

The rear panel includes a standard AC power socket and a redundant power socket, a slot for an optional expansion module, and two stacking ports.
Figure 3 Rear View of the Switch 3870

Power Socket

Expansion Module Slot Stacking Cable Port (Up)

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Stacking Cable Port (Down)

Expansion Module Slot You can use this slot to install a 10-Gigabit Ethernet expansion module. Contact your supplier for further information. WARNING: When an expansion module is not installed, ensure the blanking plate is fitted by tightening all screws with a suitable tool. Power Socket Each power supply automatically adjusts its power setting to any power voltage in the range 100-240 VAC. Redundant Power System Socket To protect against internal power supply failure, you can use this socket to connect the Switch to a SuperStack 3 Advanced Redundant Power System. See Connecting a Redundant Power Supply on page 24. Stacking Cable Ports You can use these ports to connect the following cables:

Stacking Cable (3C17462) which enables you to stack together two switches up to three rack units apart. Resilient Stacking Cable (3C17463) which enables you to stack together two switches up to sixteen rack units apart.

You can stack together any combination of 3870 24-port and 48-port units, up to a maximum of eight units. For more information on how to connect a stacking cable to your switch units, refer to the Installation Guide that accompanies your cable.

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Some combinations of stacked 24-port and 48-port units restrict the number of modules supported by the stack. Table 5 shows which stack configurations restrict the number of supported modules.
Table 5 Maximum Stack Configurations
Type of Unit 48 Port 0 8 7 7 6 6 6 24 Port 8 0 1 0 2 1 0 8 8 8 7 8 7 6 8 0 2 4 4 6 6 Total Units in the Stack Maximum Modules

Default Settings

Table 6 shows the default settings for the Switch 3870. If you initialize one of the Switch units, it is returned to these defaults.
Table 6 Default Settings
Feature Port Status Port Speed Duplex Mode Flow Control Broadcast Storm Control Switch 3870 Enabled Auto-negotiated Auto-negotiated Disabled Enabled High threshold: 3000 broadcast frames per second Notify and filter Low threshold: 1500 broadcast frames per second Notify and unfilter Virtual LANs (VLANs) Multicast Filtering Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) Spanning Tree Protocol Smart Auto-sensing All ports belong to the untagged Default VLAN (VLAN 1) IGMP filtering enabled Enabled Disabled per port Enabled Enabled

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If you initialize a Switch unit by selecting System > Control > Initialize on the Web interface or by entering system control initialize on the command line interface, the following settings are retained to allow you to connect to and manage the Switch:

IP address Subnet mask Default gateway

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INSTALLING THE SWITCH

This chapter contains the information you need to install and set up the Switch 3870. It covers the following topics:

Package Contents Choosing a Suitable Site Rack-Mounting the Switch Placing Units On Top of Each Other Supplying Power to the Switch Using SFP Transceivers

WARNING: Safety Information. Before installing or removing any components from the Switch 3870 or carrying out any maintenance procedures, you must read the safety information provided in Appendix A of this guide. AVERTISSEMENT: Consignes de scurit. Avant d'installer ou d'enlever tout composant de Switch 3870 ou d'entamer une procdure de maintenance, lisez les informations relatives la scurit qui se trouvent dans l'Appendice A de ce guide. VORSICHT: Sicherheitsinformationen. Bevor Sie Komponenten aus dem Switch 3870 entfernen oder den Switch 3870 hinzufgen oder Instandhaltungsarbeiten verrichten, lesen Sie die Sicherheitsanweisungen, die in Anhang A in diesem Handbuch aufgefhrt sind. ADVERTENCIA: Informacin de seguridad. Antes de instalar o extraer cualquier componente del Switch 3870 o de realizar tareas de mantenimiento, debe leer la informacin de seguridad facilitada en el Apndice A de esta gua del usuario.

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AVVERTENZA: Informazioni di sicurezza. Prima di installare o rimuovere qualsiasi componente dal Switch 3870 o di eseguire qualsiasi procedura di manutenzione, leggere le informazioni di sicurezza riportate nell'Appendice A della presente guida per l'utente.
OSTRZEENIE: Informacje o zabezpieczeniach. Przed instalacj lub usuniciem jakichkolwiek elementw z product lub przeprowadzeniem prac konserwacyjnych naley zapozna si z informacjami o bezpieczestwie zawartymi w Zaczniku A niniejszego podrcznika.

Package Contents

Verify that your Switch package includes all of the following items:

Switch unit CD-ROM This Guide Management Quick Reference Guide Release Notes Warranty Flyer Power Cord 2 x securing brackets 8 x screws 4 x rubber feet RJ-45 to DB9 converter cable

If any of the above items are damaged or missing, contact your 3Com network supplier immediately.

Choosing a Suitable Site

The Switch 3870 is suited for use in an internal wiring closet, a network room, or telecommunications room, where it can be mounted in a standard 19-inch equipment rack, or free-standing. CAUTION: Ensure that the ventilation holes are not obstructed. To ensure this product provides optimum performance, high speed fans are used to provide ventilation. These fans have a high audible output while running at full speed. The Switch 3870 is designed to reduce the fan speed shortly after power on (if thermal conditions allow) which will also reduce the fan noise generated.

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When deciding where to position the Switch, ensure that: Cabling is located away from sources of electrical noise such as radios, transmitters, broadband amplifiers, power lines and fluorescent lighting fixtures.

The Switch is accessible and cables can be connected easily. Water or moisture cannot enter the case of the Switch. Airflow is not restricted around the Switch or through the vents in the side of the Switch. 3Com recommends that you provide a minimum of 25 mm (1 in.) clearance. Air temperature around the Switch does not exceed 40 C (104 F).

If the Switch is installed in a 19-inch rack or closed assembly, its local air temperature may be greater than room ambient temperature.

The air is as free from dust as possible. The Switch is situated away from sources of conductive (electrical) dust, for example laser printers. The Switch is installed in a clean, air conditioned environment. The AC supply used by the Switch is separate to that used by units that generate high levels of AC noise (for example air conditioning units). No more than four Switch units are placed on top of one another, if the units are free-standing.

Rack-Mounting the Switch

The Switch is supplied with two mounting brackets and four screws. These are used for rack mounting the unit. When mounting the unit, you should take note of the guidelines given in Choosing a Suitable Site. The Switch is 1U high and will fit a standard 19-inch rack. CAUTION: Disconnect all cables from the Switch before continuing. Remove all self adhesive pads from the underside of the unit, if already fitted. CAUTION: If you use a shelf or support, ensure that it will not obstruct the air flow through the side panels of the Switch.

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To rack-mount your Switch: 1 Place the Switch the right way up on a hard, flat surface with the front facing towards you. 2 Locate a mounting bracket over the mounting holes on one side of the unit, as shown in Figure 4. 3 Insert the four screws supplied in the mounting kit and fully tighten with a suitable screwdriver.
Figure 4 Fitting a Bracket for Rack-mounting

You must use the screws supplied with the securing brackets. Damage caused to the unit by using incorrect screws invalidates your warranty. 4 Repeat the two previous steps for the other side of the unit. 5 Insert the unit into the 19-inch rack and secure with suitable screws (not provided). Ensure that ventilation holes are not obstructed. 6 Reconnect all cables.

Montagesatz Anweisungen

Der Switch wird mit zwei Halterungen und vier Schrauben geliefert. Diese werde fr den Einbau in einen Baugruppentrger benutzt. Bei der Montage der Baugruppe beachten Sie die Anweisungen aus: Choosing a Suitable Site (Aufstellen des Switch).

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Achtung: Entfernen Sie alle Kabel, bevor Sie fortfahren. Entfernen Sie die selbstklebenden Polster (Fe) von der Unterseite der Baugruppe, falls diese bereits angebracht sind. Achtung: Wenn Sie einen Einbaurahmen oder Schrank benutzen, stellen Sie sicher, dass der Luftstrom durch die Seitenflaechen des Switches nicht beeintraechtigt wird. Um den Switch einzubauen: 1 Stellen Sie den Switch mit der rechten Seite nach oben und der Frontseite zu Ihnen auf eine flache Oberflaeche. 2 Legen Sie die Montagewinkel ueber die Montageloecher auf der Seite des Geraetes, wie in Figur 4 gezeigt. 3 Fuehren Sie die vier mitgelieferten Schrauben in den Winkel ein und ziehen Sie sie mit einem Schraubendreher gut fest. 4 Widerholen Sie letzten beiden Schritte auf der anderen Seite der Baugruppe. 5 Stecken Sie den Switch in den 19" Schrank und sichern Sie ihn mit passenden Schrauben (nicht mitgeliefert) Stellen Sie sicher, dass die Ventilationsoeffnungen nicht verdeckt sind. 6 Schlieen Sie alle Kabel wieder an.

Placing Units On Top of Each Other

If the Switch units are free-standing, up to four units can be placed one on top of the other. If you are mixing a variety of Switch and hub units, the smaller units must be positioned at the top. If you are placing Switch units one on top of the other, you must use the self-adhesive rubber pads supplied. Apply the pads to the underside of each Switch, sticking one in the marked area at each corner. Place the Switch units on top of each other.

Supplying Power to the Switch

Power problems can be the cause of serious failures and downtime in your network. Ensure that the power input to your system is clean and free from sags and surges to avoid unforeseen network outages. 3Com recommends that you install power conditioning, especially in areas prone to black outs, power dips and electrical storms.

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The Switch is intended to be grounded. Ensure it is connected to earth ground during normal use. Installing proper grounding helps avoid damage from lightning and power surges. Before powering on the Switch, verify that the network cables and the power cable are securely connected. CAUTION: The Switch has no ON/OFF switch. The only way to power on and power off the Switch is by connecting and disconnecting the power cord. This is called power cycling. To power on the Switch. 1 Plug the power cord into the power socket at the rear of the Switch. 2 Plug the other end of the power cord into a power outlet. When the Switch is powered on, it runs through its Power On Self Test (POST), which takes approximately one minute. Checking for Correct Operation of LEDs During the Power On Self Test, all ports on the Switch are disabled and the LEDs light in a rapid sequence. When the POST has completed, check the Power LED to make sure that your Switch is operating correctly. Table 7 shows possible colors for the LED.
Table 7 Power LED Colors
Color Green Yellow Off State The Switch is powered on and operating normally. The Switch has failed its Power On Self Test (POST). The Switch is not receiving power.

If there is evidence of a problem, see Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs on page 50 for a list of suggested solutions. Connecting a Redundant Power Supply You can connect a SuperStack 3 Advanced Redundant Power System to the Switch. This unit, which is also known as RPS, is designed to maintain the power to your Switch if a power supply failure occurs. For normal redundancy, the unit requires a Type 3 Power Module (part number 3C16075).

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For full redundancy, the unit requires two Type 3 Power Modules combined using a Type 3 Y-Cable (part number 3C16077). WARNING: If you are connecting the Switch to a Type 3 Power Module, read the Safety Information section in the Type 3 Power Module User Guide. CAUTION: The Switch can only use a SuperStack Advanced Redundant Power System output.

Choosing the Correct Cables

All of the ports on the Switch are Auto-MDIX, that is they have a cross-over capability. These ports can automatically detect whether to operate in MDI or MDIX mode. Therefore you can make a connection to one of the ports with a straight-through (MDI) or a cross-over cable (MDIX). The Auto-MDIX feature only operates when auto-negotiation is enabled. If auto-negotiation is disabled, all the Switch ports are configured as MDIX (cross-over). If you want to make a connection to another MDIX port, you need a cross-over cable. Many ports on workstations and servers are configured as MDI (straight-through). If you want to make a connection to an MDI port, you need to use a standard straight-through cable. See Table 8. 3Com recommends that you use, at least, Category 5 twisted pair cable. The maximum segment length for this type of cable is 100 m (328 ft.).
Table 8 Cables Required to Connect the Switch to Other Devices If Auto-negotiation Is Disabled
Cross-over Cable Switch to Switch (MDIX to MDIX) Switch to Hub (MDIX to MDIX) Switch to PC (NIC) (MDIX to MDI) Straight-through Cable

CAUTION: If you want to install the Switch using a Category 5E or Category 6 cable, 3Com recommends that you briefly connect the cable to a grounded port before connecting to the network equipment. If you

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do not, the cables electrostatic discharge (ESD) may damage the Switch's port. You can create a grounded port by connecting all wires at one end of a UTP cable to an earth ground point, and the other end to a female RJ-45 connector located, for example, on a Switch rack or patch panel. The RJ-45 connector is now a grounded port.

Using SFP Transceivers

The following sections describes how to insert and remove an SFP transceiver into an SFP port. SFP transceivers are hot-insertable and hot-swappable. You can remove them from and insert them into any SFP port without having to power off the Switch.

Approved SFP Transceivers

The following list of approved SFP transceivers is correct at the time of publication.

3CSFP91 SFP (SX) 3CSFP92 SFP (LX) 3CSFP97 SFP (LH70)

To access the latest list of approved SFP transceivers for the Switch on the 3Com Web site, enter this URL into your internet browser:
www.3com.com

Inserting an SFP Transceiver

To be recognized as valid, the SFP transceiver must have the following characteristics:

1000BASE-SX, 1000BASE-LX or 1000BASE-LH70:

1000BASE-SX SFP transceiver Use this transceiver to connect the Switch directly to a multimode fiber-optic cable.

1000BASE-LX SFP transceiver Use this transceiver to connect the Switch directly to a single-mode fiber-optic cable or to multimode fiber using a conditioned launch cable.

1000BASE-LH70 SFP transceiver

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Use this transceiver to connect the Switch directly to a single-mode fiber-optic cable. If the SFP transceiver is faulty, it will not operate within the Switch. See Solving Hardware Problems on page 51. 3Com recommends that you only use SFP transceivers supplied by 3Com. If the SFP transceiver is invalid, it will not be recognized by the Switch. To insert an SFP transceiver: 1 Hold the transceiver so that the connector is toward you and the product label is visible. Ensure the wire release lever is closed (in the upright position). 2 Gently slide the transceiver into the SFP port until it clicks. If the transceiver does not click into place, remove it, turn it over and re-insert. 3 Remove the plastic protective cover if fitted. CAUTION: The dual personality ports on the Switch 3870 enable you to activate an RJ-45 port or an SFP port or a mixture of both (for example, on the 24-Port Switch, you can activate the RJ-45 ports 21 and 22 and the SFP ports 23 and 24 at the same time). If you try to activate the same dual personality RJ-45 port and SFP port (for example, RJ-45 port 23 and SFP port 23 at the same time), the SFP port will take priority.

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Figure 5 Inserting an SFP Transceiver

Product label

Suitable port on host Switch

4 Use an appropriate cable to connect the transceiver to a suitable device. 5 Check the LEDs on the front of the Switch to ensure that it is operating correctly. Refer to LEDs on page 13 for more information. Removing an SFP Transceiver To remove an SFP transceiver (it is not necessary to power off your Switch): 1 Disconnect the cable from the transceiver. 2 Move the wire release lever downwards until it is pointing toward you. 3 Pull the wire release lever toward you to release the catch mechanism; the transceiver will then easily slide out.

SETTING UP FOR MANAGEMENT

Your Switch can operate in its default state, that is, you can install it and it will work straight away (plug-and-play). However, to make full use of the features offered by the Switch, and to change and monitor the way it works, you have to access the management software that resides on the Switch. This is known as managing the Switch. Managing the Switch can help you to improve the efficiency of the Switch and, therefore, the overall performance of your network. This chapter explains the initial set up of the Switch and the different methods of accessing the management software to manage the Switch. It covers the following topics:

Overview of Management Setup Manually Configuring IP Information Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information Methods of Managing a Switch Setting Up Command Line Interface Management Setting Up Web Interface Management Setting Up SNMP Management Default Users and Passwords Backing Up and Restoring Configuration Settings

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Overview of Management Setup

This section gives an overview of what you need to do to get your Switch set up and ready for management when it is in its default state. The whole setup process is summarized in Figure 6. Detailed procedural steps are contained in the sections that follow. In brief, you need to:

Configure IP information manually for your Switch or view the automatically configured IP information Prepare for your chosen method of management

Figure 6 Initial Switch Setup and Management Flow Diagram


Plug and Play Setup Power on the Switch.

IP Information is automatically configured. See page 31

Yes

Do you want to manually configure the IP information?

No

Initial IP Information Setup

How do you want to view the automatically configured IP information?

Connect to the console port and use the Command Line Interface. See page 33

Use 3Com Network Supervisor (3NS). See page 36

Connect to the console port and use the Command Line Interface. See page 36

How do you want to manage your Switch? See page 39 Feature Management

Command Line Interface

SNMP See page 43

Web Interface

Connect via the console port. See page 40

Connect over the network via Telnet. See page 41

Connect over the network. See page 42

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CAUTION: To protect your Switch from unauthorized access, you must change all three default passwords as soon as possible, even if you do not intend to actively manage your Switch. For more information on default users and changing default passwords, see Default Users and Passwords on page 44. IP Configuration You can use one of the following methods to allocate IP information to your Switch (essential if you want to manage your Switch across the network). Manual IP Configuration You can choose to configure the IP information yourself. The Switch remembers the information that you enter until you change it again or set the configuration method to automatic. You should use the manual IP configuration method if:

You do not have a DHCP server on your network, or You want to remove the risk of the IP address ever changing, or Your DHCP server does not allow you to allocate static IP addresses. (Static IP addresses are necessary to ensure that the Switch is always allocated the same IP information.)

For most installations, 3Com recommends that you configure the Switch IP information manually. This makes management simpler and more reliable as it is not dependent on a DHCP server, and eliminates the risk of the IP address changing. If you want to manually enter IP information for your Switch, work through the Manually Configuring IP Information section on page 33. Automatic IP Configuration By default, the Switch tries to configure itself with IP information without requesting user intervention. It tries to obtain an IP address from a DHCP server on the network. It takes up to five minutes for your Switch to obtain an IP address after it has been powered on. When using automatic IP configuration, it is important that the IP address of the Switch is static, otherwise you will not know what the IP address is and it will be difficult to manage. Most DHCP servers allow static IP

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addresses to be configured so that you know what IP address will be allocated to the Switch. Refer to the documentation that accompanies your DHCP server. For a detailed description of how automatic IP configuration operates, refer to the Implementation Guide on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch or on the 3Com Web site. You should use the automatic IP configuration method if:

Your network uses DHCP to allocate IP information, or Flexibility is needed. If the Switch is redeployed onto a different subnet, it will automatically reconfigure itself with an appropriate IP address, instead of you having to manually reconfigure the Switch.

If you use the automatic IP configuration method, you need to discover the automatically allocated IP information before you can begin management. Work through the Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information section on page 36. Preparing for Management Once your Switchs initial setup is complete, you can set up your chosen management method as described in Methods of Managing a Switch on page 39. For detailed information about the specific Web interface operations and command line interface commands and problem solving, refer to the Management Interface Reference Guide on the CD-ROM that is supplied with the Switch or on the 3Com Web site.

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Manually Configuring IP Information

You can manually configure the Switch IP information by connecting a workstation using a console cable to the console port of the Switch. You can then manually enter IP information using the command line interface (CLI). To set up your Switch manually, you can alternatively make a connection to the console port (this example describes a local connection to the console port. You can do this whilst the Switch is offline, that is, before you connect the Switch to a network, or whilst the Switch is online, that is, connected to a network. Prerequisites

Connecting to the Console Port

A workstation with terminal emulation software installed, such as Microsoft HyperTerminal. This software allows you to communicate with the Switch via the console port directly. Documentation supplied with the terminal emulation software. A suitable cable:

An RJ-45 to DB9 converter cable, or A standard null modem cable if you are connecting directly to the console port.

You can find pin-out diagrams for both cables in Appendix B on page 73.

You need to have the following so that you can manually set up the Switch with IP information:

IP address subnet mask default gateway

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Connecting the Workstation to the Switch 1 Connect the workstation to the console port using an RJ-45 to DB9 converter cable and a standard null modem cable, as shown in Figure 7.
Figure 7 Connecting a Workstation to the Switch Via the Console Port
Workstation (with terminal emulation software installed)

Switch Console Port Connection

Standard Null Modem Cable RJ-45 to DB9 Converter Cable

To connect the cable: a Insert the RJ-45 end of the RJ-45 to DB9 converter cable into the console port. b Connect the null modem cable to the DB9 end of the converter cable. c Connect the other end of the null modem cable to one of the serial ports (also known as a COM port) on your workstation. 2 Open your terminal emulation software and configure the COM port settings to which you have connected the cable. The settings should be set to match the default settings for the Switch, which are:

19,200 baud 8 data bits No parity 1 stop bit No hardware flow control

Refer to the documentation that accompanies the terminal emulation software for more information. Setting Up the Switch with IP Information You are now ready to manually set up the Switch with IP information using the command line interface. The command line interface login sequence begins as soon as the Switch detects a connection to its console port. If the login prompt does not begin immediately, press Return a few times until it starts.

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To connect to command line interface, follow these steps: 1 At the login and password prompts, enter admin as your user name and press Return at the password prompt. If you have logged on correctly, the top-level menu of the command line interface is displayed as shown in the example in Figure 8.
Figure 8 Example Top-level Command Line Interface Menu
Menu options: -------3Com SuperStack 3 Switch 3870 48-port-------bridge - Administer bridge-wide parameters feature - Administer system features gettingStarted - Basic device configuration logout - Logout of the Command Line Interface physicalInterface - Administer physical interfaces protocol - Administer protocols security - Administer security system - Administer system-level functions trafficManagement - Administer traffic management Type ? for help. -------------------------------- (1)-----------------------------Select menu option:

2 At the Select menu option prompt, you can either:

Enter the protocol ip basicConfig command. At the Enter configuration method prompt, enter manual. The screen prompts you to enter the IP information. Enter the gettingStarted command. At the Enter configuration method prompt, enter manual. The screen prompts you to enter the IP information.

or

3 Enter the IP address, subnet mask, and gateway IP address for the Switch. The screen displays a summary of the information entered. If using the gettingStarted command, you will then be prompted to enter system information or to change passwords, and then given the option to carry out advanced configuration. The initial setup of your Switch is now complete and you can now set up your chosen management method. See Methods of Managing a Switch on page 39. If you do not intend to use the command line interface via the console port to manage the Switch, you can log off, disconnect the serial cable, and close the terminal emulator software.

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Viewing Automatically Configured IP Information

If you allow the Switch to automatically configure its own IP information, you need to discover and view the IP information before you can begin to manage the Switch. You can discover the IP information in two ways:

Using 3Com Network Supervisor This application will auto-discover the Switch and display the automatically allocated IP information assigned to the Switch. Connecting to the console port Connect a workstation using a console cable to the console port of the Switch. You can then view the IP information automatically assigned to the Switch using the command line interface (CLI).

Using 3Com Network Supervisor

You can use the 3Com Network Supervisor to discover the automatically allocated IP information. An evaluation copy of the 3Com Network Supervisor is available for download from www.3com.com/3ns. 1 Download the evaluation copy of 3Com Network Supervisor from www.3com.com/3ns, and then install it on a workstation that is connected to the network. 2 Connect your Switch to the network. 3 Power on the Switch and wait for three minutes. 4 Launch 3Com Network Supervisor and run the Auto-discovery wizard. 3Com Network Supervisor will discover the new Switch automatically and display the IP information that has been automatically allocated to the Switch. Most DHCP servers allow static IP addresses to be configured so that you know what IP address the Switch will be given. Refer to the documentation that accompanies your DHCP server. If your network does not have a DHCP server, the workstation running 3Com Network Supervisor must be on the same subnet as the Switch, because Auto-IP addresses are non-routable.

Connecting to the Console Port

Alternatively, you can view the automatically configured IP information via the command line interface (CLI) through a connection to the console port. (This example describes a local connection to the console port.)

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Prerequisites

A workstation with terminal emulation software installed, such as Microsoft HyperTerminal. This software allows you to communicate with the Switch via the console port directly. Documentation supplied with the terminal emulation software. A suitable cable:

An RJ-45 to DB9 converter cable. A standard null modem cable if you are connecting directly to the console port.

You can find pin-out diagrams for both cables in Appendix B on page 73.

A Category 5 twisted pair Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors to connect your Switch to the network.

Connecting the Workstation to the Switch 1 Connect the workstation to the console port using an RJ-45 to DB9 converter cable and a standard null modem cable, as shown in Figure 9.
Figure 9 Connecting a Workstation to the Switch Via the Console Port
Workstation (with terminal emulation software installed)

Switch Console Port Connection

Standard Null Modem Cable RJ-45 to DB9 Converter Cable

To connect the cable: a Insert the RJ-45 end of the RJ-45 to DB9 converter cable into the console port. b Connect the null modem cable to the DB9 end of the converter cable. c Connect the other end of the null modem cable to one of the serial ports (also known as a COM port) on your workstation. 2 Open your terminal emulation software and configure the COM port settings to which you have connected the cable. The settings should be set to match the default settings for the Switch, which are:

19,200 baud 8 data bits

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No parity 1 stop bit No hardware flow control

Refer to the documentation that accompanies the terminal emulation software for more information. Viewing IP Information Via the Console Port You are now ready to view the automatically allocated IP information using the command line interface. 1 Connect your Switch to the network using an Ethernet cable. As soon as a network connection is made, the Switch begins the automatic IP configuration process. The automatic IP configuration process usually completes within one minute. The command line interface login sequence begins as soon as the Switch detects a connection to its console port. If the login prompt does not begin immediately, press Return a few times until it starts. 2 At the login and password prompts, enter admin as your user name and press Return at the password prompt. If you have logged on correctly, the top-level menu of the command line interface is displayed, as shown in the example in Figure 10.
Figure 10 Example Top-level Command Line Interface Menu
Menu options: -------3Com SuperStack 3 Switch 3870 48-port-------bridge - Administer bridge-wide parameters feature - Administer system features gettingStarted - Basic device configuration logout - Logout of the Command Line Interface physicalInterface - Administer physical interfaces protocol - Administer protocols security - Administer security system - Administer system-level functions trafficManagement - Administer traffic management Type ? for help. -------------------------------- (1)-----------------------------Select menu option:

3 At the Select menu option prompt, enter the protocol ip interface summary command. At the Select IP interfaces prompt, enter all. A summary of the automatically allocated IP information is displayed. Make a note of the network IP address.

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The initial setup of your Switch is now complete and you can now set up your chosen management method. See Methods of Managing a Switch on page 39. If you do not intend to use the command line interface via the console port to manage the Switch, you can disconnect the serial cable and close the terminal emulator software.

Methods of Managing a Switch

Once you have completed the initial setup of your Switch, you can decide how you want to manage the Switch. You can use one of the following methods:

Command line interface management Web interface management SNMP management

Command Line Interface Management

Each Switch has a command line interface (CLI) that allows you to manage the Switch from a workstation, either locally via a console port connection (see Figure 11), or remotely over the network (see Figure 12).
Figure 11 CLI Management Via the Console Port
Workstation (with terminal emulation software installed)

Switch Console Port Connection

Standard Null Modem Cable RJ-45 to DB9 Converter Cable

Figure 12 CLI Management Over the Network


Workstation Switch

Connect over Network via Telnet

Refer to Setting Up Command Line Interface Management on page 40.

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Web Interface Management

Each Switch has an internal set of Web pages that allow you to manage the Switch using a Web browser remotely over an IP network (see Figure 13).
Figure 13 Web Interface Management Over the Network
Switch Workstation

Connect over Network via web browser

Refer to Setting Up Web Interface Management on page 42. SNMP Management You can manage a Switch using any network management workstation running the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), as shown in Figure 14. For example, you can use the 3Com Network Supervisor application, which is available for download from the 3Com Web site.
Figure 14 SNMP Management Over the Network

SNMP Network Management Workstation

Switch

Connect over Network using SNMP

Refer to Setting Up SNMP Management on page 43.

Setting Up Command Line Interface Management


CLI Management via the Console Port

This section describes how you can set up command line interface management using a local console port connection or over the network.

To manage the Switch using the command line interface via the local console port connection, ensure you have connected your workstation to the console port correctly as described in Connecting to the Console Port on page 33.

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Your Switch is now ready to continue being managed and/or configured through the CLI via its console port. CLI Management over the Network To manage the Switch using the command line interface over a network using Telnet: 1 Ensure you have already set up the Switch with IP information as described in Overview of Management Setup on page 30. 2 Check that you have the TCP/IP protocol correctly installed on your management workstation. You can check this by trying to browse the World Wide Web. If you can browse, the TCP/IP protocol is installed. 3 Verify that you can communicate with the Switch by entering a ping command at the DOS prompt in the following format: ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the Switch) If you get an error message, check that your IP information has been entered correctly and the Switch is powered on. 4 To start a Telnet session via the DOS prompt, enter the IP address of the Switch that you want to manage in the following format: telnet xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the Switch) When starting a Telnet session via third-party software, you need to enter the IP address in the format suitable for that software. 5 At the login and password prompts, enter admin as your user name and press Return at the password prompt (or the password of your choice if you have already modified the default passwords). If the login prompt does not display immediately, press Return a few times until it starts. 6 If you have logged on correctly, the top-level menu of the command line interface for the Switch you want to manage appears, as shown in Figure 8 on page 35.

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Setting Up Web Interface Management


Prerequisites

This section describes how you can set up Web interface management over the network.

Ensure you have already set up the Switch with IP information as described in Overview of Management Setup on page 30. Ensure that the Switch is connected to the network using a Category 5 twisted pair Ethernet cable with RJ-45 connectors. A suitable Web browser.

Choosing a Browser To display the Web interface correctly, JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets must be enabled on your browser. These features are enabled on a browser by default. You will only need to enable them if you have changed your browser settings. To enable style sheets in Netscape Navigator 4.76 on Solaris 2.6, start Netscape Navigator and select Edit > Preferences > Fonts. Select the Use document-specified fonts, including Dynamic Fonts radio button. You should also set the font sizes as follows:

Variable Width Font - Size 10.0 Fixed Width Font - Size 12.0

This ensures that the text spacing is correct. Finally, in the Advanced category ensure that Enable JavaScript and Enable style sheets are checked. Web Management Over the Network To manage a Switch using the Web interface over an IP network: 1 Check that you have the IP protocol correctly installed on your management workstation. You can check this by trying to browse the World Wide Web. If you can browse, the IP protocol is installed. 2 Verify that you can communicate with the Switch by entering a ping command at the DOS prompt in the following format: ping xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx (where xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx is the IP address of the Switch)

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If you get an error message, check that your IP information has been entered correctly and the Switch is powered on. 3 Start your Web browser and enter the IP address of the Switch that you want to manage in the Address bar, for example, in the following format: http://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx 4 At the login and password prompts, enter admin as your user name and press Return at the password prompt (or the password of your choice if you have already modified the default passwords). 5 Click Device View to display the Web management options.

Setting Up SNMP Management

Any network management application running the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) can manage a Switch if:

The correct Management Information Bases (MIBs) are installed on the management workstation. The management workstation is connected to the Switch using a port in VLAN 1 (the Default VLAN). By default, all ports on the Switch are in VLAN 1.

You can use the 3Com Network Supervisor application, which is available for download from the 3Com Web site. You can also use the 3Com Network Director (Version 2.0) to manage your Switch via SNMP. This optional network management application can be purchased directly from the 3Com Web site. If you use either of these network management applications, it will automatically load the correct MIBs and necessary files onto your workstation. Prerequisite

Documentation supplied with the SNMP network management application software.

To manage your Switch using an SNMP network management application, you need to specify SNMP community strings for the users defined on the Switch. You can do this using the command line interface system management snmp community command. If you use an SNMPv3 network management application, you should also specify the user authentication and data encryption methods. You can do this using the command line interface security device user command. Refer to the command line interface section of the Management Interface Reference Guide for more information.

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Default Users and Passwords

If you intend to manage the Switch using the Web interface or the command line interface, or to change the default passwords, you need to log on with a valid user name and password. The Switch has three default user names, and each user name has a different password and level of access. These default users are listed in Table 9. CAUTION: To protect your Switch from unauthorized access, you must change all three default passwords as soon as possible, even if you do not intend to actively manage your Switch.
Table 9 Default Users
User Name monitor Default Password Access Level monitor monitor the user can view all manageable parameters, except special/security features, but cannot change any manageable parameters. manager the user can access and change the operational parameters but not special/security features security the user can access and change all manageable parameters

manager admin

manager (no password)

Use the admin default user name (no password) to log on and carry out initial Switch setup. Changing Default Passwords You can change the default passwords using either:

The gettingStarted command on the CLI, or The security device user modify command on the CLI, or The Security > Device > User > Modify operation on the Web interface.

For more information about default users and passwords, refer to the Management Interface Reference Guide on the Switch CD-ROM.

Backing Up and Restoring Configuration Settings

You can upload configuration settings to a TFTP server for safekeeping. The settings for all units in a stack are contained in a readable ASCII text file. All configuration information that can be set using the Switchs management interface can be saved and restored, except for user names, passwords, and other sensitive information. The configuration file can be

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downloaded at a later time to ease recovery from system errors or to help in setting up a new Switch. You must have read/write management access to save and restore the systems configuration settings. The configuration of the Switch must only be restored or saved by a single user at a time. The restore operation will not be successful if the physical configuration of the device is different. The configuration settings can only be restored onto a device of the same type (that is, a 24-port or 48-port Switch 3870 with the same optional media expansion modules) and with the same physical connections, as when the configuration was initially saved. Also, note that the configuration settings cannot be restored to a stack if a new unit or expansion module has been added. Always create a new backup file after making any physical changes to the devices in the stack. If the configuration file contains any settings for VLANs, Spanning Tree, or aggregated links, there is a chance that restoring these settings could result in network loops or other problems which may bring down the network to which the Switch is attached. If you are not sure that the configuration settings will work properly in the current network environment, 3Com advises you to disconnect the Switch from the network and connect it directly to the management station before attempting to restore the configuration settings. Backing Up and Restoring over the Web Interface Before initiating any file transfer operation over the network, perform the following preliminary tasks:

Ping the TFTP server from the Switchs CLI using the protocol ip ping command to ensure that it can be accessed from your Switch. Configure your TFTP server by setting the upload/download directory, enabling file uploads, and enabling overwriting of existing files as required.

Backing Up Configuration Settings over the Web Interface Follow these steps to back up configuration settings over the Web interface: 1 Open the Web interface for the Switch, and click Device View in the Toolbar. 2 Select System -> Backup Configuration -> Save in the Navigation Tree.

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3 When the Save Configuration dialogue box opens, enter the IP address of the TFTP server and the name of the configuration file to upload. 4 Click OK, and wait for the Switch to display a message indicating that the file has been successfully saved. Restoring Configuration Settings over the Web Interface Follow these steps to restore configuration settings over the Web interface: 1 (Optional Step) If you are restoring configuration settings in an attempt to resolve system configuration errors, 3Com recommends that you first reset the Switch to its factory defaults. To do this, select System -> Control -> Initialize in the Navigation Tree, and click OK. 2 Select System -> Backup Configuration -> Restore in the Navigation Tree. 3 When the Restore Configuration dialogue box opens, enter the IP address of the TFTP server and the name of the configuration file to download. 4 Click OK, and wait for the Switch to download the configuration file. The Switch displays a message indicating that the process to restore the configuration file is in progress. The TFTP server indicates when the download process has been completed. The Switch then resets itself. Backing Up and Restoring over the CLI Before initiating any file transfer operation over the network, perform the following preliminary tasks:

Ping the TFTP server from the Switchs CLI using the protocol ip ping command to ensure that it can be accessed from your Switch. Configure your TFTP server by setting the upload/download directory, enabling file uploads, and enabling overwriting of existing files as required.

Backing Up Configuration Settings over the CLI Follow these steps to back up configuration settings over the CLI: 1 At the top-level menu, enter system backupConfig save. 2 Enter the IP address of the TFTP server and the name of the configuration file to upload. 3 Click OK, and wait for the Switch to display a message indicating that the file has been successfully saved.

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Restoring Configuration Settings over the CLI Follow these steps to restore configuration settings over the CLI: 1 (Optional Step) If you are restoring configuration settings in an attempt to resolve system configuration errors, 3Com recommends that you first reset the Switch to its factory defaults. At the top-level menu, enter system control initialize, and then enter yes when prompted to continue the process. 2 At the top-level menu, enter system backupConfig restore. 3 Enter the IP address of the TFTP server and the name of the configuration file to download. The Switch displays a message indicating that the process to restore the configuration file is under way, and then displays a message showing that the system configuration has been restored. The Switch then resets itself. Backing Up and Restoring with SNMP 3Com Network Supervisor can be used to back up and restore device configuration settings, but only through a indirect connection using the CLI or Web interface as described in the preceding sections. The 3Com Network Director (version 2.0) can be used to back up and restore device configuration settings directly through the applications SNMP interface. This optional network management application can be purchased from the 3Com Web site. Before initiating any file transfer operation over the network, perform the following preliminary tasks: 1 Connect your Switch to the network. 2 Power on the Switch and wait for three minutes. 3 Launch 3Com Network Director. 4 Run the Network Discovery wizard to locate all devices on your network. 5 In the network map, right click the Switch for which you want to back up or restore configuration settings. Then select Properties..., and click the SNMP tab. Select SNMPv1 and configure the community access strings; or select SNMPv3 and fill in the relevant fields in the SNMPv3 User Details section. 6 The 3Com Network Director uses a built-in TFTP server for configuration backup and restore operations. You therefore must stop any other TFTP applications running on your management station that use IP port 69.

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Backing Up Configuration Settings Using SNMP Follow these steps to back up configuration settings using SNMP: 1 Right click the Switch and select Backup.... 2 Follow the instruction in the Device Backup Wizard to select the device for which to back up configuration settings. 3 Enter the name of the configuration file to upload, and follow the subsequent instructions to initiate the backup operation. The Network Director indicates the status of the file transfer process, and notifies you when the transfer has been completed. 4 Mark the Show summary report option, and click OK. A list of all successful backups made using the Network Director is displayed. 5 If you select the view backup option, the configuration settings are displayed in a modified XML format used by the Network Director. If you want the view the configuration file in the standard ASCII format used by the Switch itself, locate the *.stack backup file specified at the end of this display, stored in the Program Files\3Com\Network Director\backups directory, and open it with any standard text editing tool. Restoring Configuration Settings Using SNMP Follow these steps to restore configuration settings using SNMP: 1 Right click the Switch and select Restore.... 2 Follow the instructions in the Device Restore Wizard to select a backup file from the list of backups previously made for this device, and click Finish to start the restore operation. The Network Director indicates the status of the file transfer process, notifies you that the device is rebooting, and then displays a message indicating that the restore process has been completed. 3 Mark the Show summary report option, and click OK. The Device Summary Report displays basic information including the name of the configuration file and the device to which it was restored.

PROBLEM SOLVING

This chapter helps you to diagnose and solve problems you may have with the operation of your Switch. There is also an explanation of IP addressing. The topics covered are:

Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs Solving Hardware Problems Solving Communication Problems Solving Software Upgrade Problems

If you experience a problem that is not listed here, it may be included in the support section of the Switch Management Interface Reference Guide on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch. For Technical Support information, see Appendix D.

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Solving Problems Indicated by LEDs

If the LEDs on the Switch indicate a problem, refer to the list of suggested solutions below. The Unit LED does not light Check that the power cable is firmly connected to the Switch and to the supply outlet. If the connection is secure and there is still no power, you may have a faulty power cord or an internal fault. Firstly, check the power cord by:

Testing it in another device Connecting a working power cord to the problem device

If this does not solve the problem, contact your 3Com network supplier for assistance. The Unit LED will not light if the Switch 3870 is a standalone unit. If the Switch 3870 is part of a stack, the Unit ID will be shown. The Power/Self Test LED does not light Check that the power cable is firmly connected to the Switch and to the supply outlet. If the connection is secure and there is still no power, you may have a faulty power cord or an internal fault. Check the power cord by:

Testing it in another device Connecting a working power cord to the problem device

If this does not solve the problem, contact your 3Com network supplier for assistance. When you power on the Switch, the Power/Self Test LED lights yellow for about ten seconds, after which it starts flashing green. On powering on, the Power/Self Test LED remains yellow This indicates one of the following:

A port has failed and has been automatically disabled. You can verify this by checking that the Port Status LED is flashing Green/Yellow (fast). This could be due to a loop back failure. If a port fails, the Switch passes its Power On Self Test and continues to operate normally.

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An internal fan has malfunctioned. If a fan has stopped spinning, power off the unit and check the air vents for obstructions. If this situation occurs, the Fault LED will light red. The internal PSU has failed and power is being supplied by an external Redundant Power Supply (RPS). Although the Switch has a fault, it will continue to operate normally.

When you power on the Switch, the Power/Self Test LED lights yellow for about 10 seconds, after which it starts flashing green. This is normal and does not indicate any of the above conditions. A Port Status LED is flashing green/yellow The port has failed and has been automatically disabled. The Switch passes its Power On Self Test and continues to operate normally, even if one or more ports are disabled. A link is connected and yet the Port Status LED for the port does not light Check that:

The Switch and the device at the other end of the link (or cable) are connected securely. The devices at both ends of the link are powered on The quality of cable is satisfactory Auto-negotiation settings are the same at both ends. Auto-negotiation problems will occur with 10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, or 1000BASE-T where auto-negotiation is disabled and incorrect cables are being used (cross-over or straight).

Solving Hardware Problems

In the rare event of your Switch unit experiencing a hardware failure, refer to the list of suggested solutions below. An expansion module is installed and the unit does not power on Ensure that the expansion module is fully seated in the slot and the connectors are engaged so that the securing screws can be tightened.

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A fan failure warning message is received Your Switch has a fan monitoring system that will generate fan failure warning messages. Fan failure could potentially reduce the lifetime of the Switch. The monitoring system polls the fan status at periodic intervals while the unit is powered on. Should one or more fans fail within the Switch, a warning message will be generated in the following ways:

RMON Trap If configured, an RMON trap is generated and sent to the management workstation. Command Line Interface An indication of a general hardware failure is provided through the top-level menu displayed when logging on to the CLI. For more detailed information about the failure, select the system summary command. Web interface An indication of fan failure is provided through the Device Summary table for the specific unit. In addition, all Summary tables turn red to indicate the fan failure. The device mimic will also display red flashing fan icons.

For further information about RMON, refer to Chapter 7: Status Monitoring and Statistics in the Switch Implementation Guide supplied in PDF on the CD-ROM that accompanies the Switch. If a fan failure warning message is generated: 1 Power off the unit. 2 Check that the air vents are not obstructed. 3 Power cycle the unit. To do this, remove and reconnect the AC mains supply. 4 If a fan fail trap is still received, return the unit. See Telephone Technical Support and Repair on page 78 for information on returning a unit. Unit fails or SNMP thermal shutdown trap is received 1 Power cycle the unit. To do this, remove and reconnect the AC mains supply. 2 Check the command line interface (system summary command) to determine whether a thermal shutdown has occurred. 3 If no, return the unit. See Telephone Technical Support and Repair on page 78 for information on returning a unit.

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If yes, check that:


The air vents are not obstructed. The ambient temperatures and environmental conditions meet those specified in Appendix C.

4 Power cycle the unit. If a further thermal shutdown occurs, and all environmental conditions are satisfactory, return the unit to 3Com. See Telephone Technical Support and Repair on page 78 for information on returning a unit. Error message indicating that the SFP transceiver is invalid The Switch has identified that the SFP does not meet the minimum requirements for the Switch and has disabled the port. To correct this problem, completely remove the SFP and replace it with a 3Com approved SFP. See Approved SFP Transceivers on page 26. Error message indicating that the SFP transceiver is faulty To correct this problem, completely remove the SFP and then re-insert it. Alternatively, insert another identical SFP. If the problem persists, contact 3Com Technical Support.

Solving Communication Problems

If you experience communication problems with the Switch, ensure that:


The Switch IP address has been configured. If the Switch is separated from your management application by a router, ensure that the default gateway IP address within the Switch is the same as the IP address of the router. The Switchs IP address has been entered correctly in your network management application (for example, 3Com Network Supervisor).

The following is an brief overview of IP addressing, and how to obtain a registered IP address. IP Addressing To be managed correctly, each device on your network (for example a Switch or Hub) must have a unique IP address. IP addresses have the format n.n.n.n where n is a decimal number between 0 and 255. An example IP address is 192.168.100.8.

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The IP address is split into two parts:

The first part (192.168.100 in the example) identifies the network on which the device resides The second part (.8 in the example) identifies the device within the network

The natural subnet mask for this example is 255.255.255.0. If your network has a connection to the external IP network, that is, you access the Internet, you must apply for a registered IP address. How to Obtain a Registered IP Address The IP registration system ensures that every IP address used is unique; if you do not have a registered IP address, you may be using an identical address to someone else and your network will not operate correctly. InterNIC Registration Services is the organization responsible for supplying registered IP addresses. To learn more about InterNIC, visit their Web site at www.internic.net. If your IP network is internal to your organization only, that is, you do not access the Internet, you may use any arbitrary IP address as long as it is not being used by another device on your network. 3Com suggests you use addresses in the range 192.168.0.0 to 192.168.255.255 with a subnet mask of 255.255.255.0. These suggested IP addresses are part of a group of IP addresses that have been set aside specially for use in house only.

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Solving Software Upgrade Problems

You can upgrade the management software of the Switch by using the System > Control > Software Upgrade operation on the Web interface, or the system control softwareUpgrade command on the command line interface. For details on these options, refer to the Management Interface Reference Guide supplied in HTML format on the CD-ROM that accompanies your Switch. If you have problems with your software upgrade, refer to the Problem Solving section in the Management Interface Reference Guide.

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SAFETY INFORMATION

You must read the following safety information before carrying out any installation or removal of components, or any maintenance procedures on the Switch 3870. WARNING: Warnings contain directions that you must follow for your personal safety. Follow all directions carefully. You must read the following safety information carefully before you install or remove the unit. AVERTISSEMENT: Les avertissements prsentent des consignes que vous devez respecter pour garantir votre scurit personnelle. Vous devez respecter attentivement toutes les consignes. Nous vous demandons de lire attentivement les consignes suivantes de scurit avant dinstaller ou de retirer lappareil. VORSICHT: Vorsicht enthalten Anweisungen, die Sie zu Ihrer eigenen Sicherheit befolgen mssen. Alle Anweisungen sind sorgfltig zu befolgen. Sie mssen die folgenden Sicherheitsinformationen sorgfltig durchlesen, bevor Sie das Gert installieren oder ausbauen. ADVERTENCIA: Las advertencias contienen indicaciones que debe respetar por su seguridad personal. Siga las indicaciones con cuidado. Lea detenidamente la informacin de seguridad siguiente antes de instalar o retirar la unidad. AVVERTENZA: Le avvertenze contengono istruzioni indispensabili per assicurare la sicurezza personale. Seguire attentamente tutte le indicazioni fornite. Prima di installare o rimuovere l'unit, leggere attentamente le seguenti informazioni di sicurezza.
OSTRZEENIE: Ostrzeenia zawieraj wskazwki, ktrych naley przestrzega dla wasnego bezpieczestwa. Naley uwanie

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przestrzega wszystkich wskazwek. Przed instalacj lub demontaem urzdzenia naley uwanie przeczyta ponisze informacje o bezpieczestwie.

Power Cord Set Japan

Important Safety Information


WARNING: Installation and removal of the unit must be carried out by qualified personnel only. WARNING: If installing a Switch 3870 in a stack with SuperStack 3 units that are narrower than the Switch 3870, the Switch 3870 units must be installed below the narrower units. WARNING: The unit must be earthed (grounded). WARNING: Connect the unit to an earthed power supply to ensure compliance with safety standards. WARNING: Power Cord Set: This must be approved for the country where it is used:
U.S.A. and Canada

The cord set must be UL-approved and CSA certified. The minimum specification for the flexible cord is: No. 18 AWG Type SV or SJ 3-conductor The cord set must have a rated current capacity of at least 10A. The attachment plug must be an earth-grounding type with a NEMA 5-15P (15A, 125V) or NEMA 6-15P (15A, 250V) configuration. The supply plug must comply with BS1363 (3-pin 13 amp) and be fitted with a 5A fuse which complies with BS1362. The mains cord must be <HAR> or <BASEC> marked and be of type H03VVF3GO.75 (minimum).

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Europe only:

The supply plug must comply with CEE 7/7 (SCHUKO). The mains cord must be <HAR> or <BASEC> marked and be of type H03VVF3GO.75 (minimum). The supply plug must comply with section 107-2-D1, standard DK2-1a or DK2-5a. The supply plug must comply with SEV/ASE 1011.

Denmark Switzerland

WARNING: The appliance coupler (the connector to the unit and not the wall plug) must have a configuration for mating with an EN60320/IEC320 appliance inlet. WARNING: The socket outlet must be near to the unit and easily accessible. You can only remove power from the unit by disconnecting the power cord from the outlet. WARNING: This unit operates under SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) conditions according to IEC 60950. The conditions are only maintained if the equipment to which it is connected also operates under SELV conditions. WARNING: France and Peru only: This unit cannot be powered from IT supplies. If your supplies are of IT type, this unit must be powered by 230V (2P+T) via an isolation transformer ratio 1:1, with the secondary connection point labelled Neutral, connected directly to earth (ground). Impdance la terre. WARNING: U.K. only: If connecting a modem to the console port of the Switch 3870, only use a modem which is suitable for connection to the telecommunications system. WARNING: RJ-45 ports. These are shielded RJ-45 data sockets. They cannot be used as standard traditional telephone sockets, or to connect the unit to a traditional PBX or public telephone network. Only connect RJ-45 data connectors, network telephony systems, or network telephones to these sockets. Either shielded or unshielded data cables with shielded or unshielded jacks can be connected to these data sockets. WARNING: When the Module is inserted into the switch, the two captive thumbscrews securing the Module must be tightened with a suitable

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tool. Keep the blanking plate and the fixings in a safe place. If you remove the Module at any time, you must then replace the blanking plate. WARNING: Fiber optic ports - optical safety

Class 1 LASER PRODUCT

Never look at the transmit laser while it is powered on. Never look directly at the fiber ports and fiber cable ends when they are powered on. WARNING: Use of controls or adjustments of performance or procedures other than those specified herein may result in hazardous laser emissions.

Linformation de Scurit Importante


AVERTISSEMENT: L'installation et la dpose de ce groupe doivent tre confis un personnel qualifi. AVERTISSEMENT: Si vous entassez l'unit Switch avec les units SuperStack 3 Hub, l'unit de la gamme des Switch 3870 doit tre installe en dessous des units Hub plus troites. AVERTISSEMENT: Vous devez mettre lappareil la terre ( la masse) ce groupe. AVERTISSEMENT: Brancher lunit une source de courant mise la terre pour assurer la conformit aux normes de scurit.

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AVERTISSEMENT: Cordon lectrique: Il doit tre agr ans le pays d'utilisation:


Etats-Unis et Canada

Le cordon doit avoir reu l'homologation des UL et un certificat de la CSA Le cordon souple doit respecter, titre minimum, les spcifications suivantes : calibre 18 AWG type SV ou SJ 3 conducteurs Le cordon doit tre en mesure d'acheminer un courant nominal d'au moins 10 A La prise femelle de branchement doit tre du type mise la terre (mise la masse) et respecter la configuration NEMA 5-15P (15 A, 125 V) ou NEMA 6-15P (15 A, 250 V) La prise mle d'alimentation doit respecter la section 107-2 D1 de la norme DK2 1a ou DK2 5a La prise secteur doit tre conforme aux normes CEE 7/7 (SCHKO) LE cordon secteur doit porter la mention <HAR> ou <BASEC> et doit tre de type HO3VVF3GO.75 (minimum). La prise mle d'alimentation doit respecter la norme SEV/ASE 1011

Danemark Europe

Suisse

AVERTISSEMENT: Le coupleur d'appareil (le connecteur du groupe et non pas la prise murale) doit respecter une configuration qui permet un branchement sur une entre d'appareil EN60320/CEI 320. AVERTISSEMENT: La prise secteur doit se trouver proximit de lappareil et son accs doit tre facile. Vous ne pouvez mettre lappareil hors circuit qu'en dbranchant son cordon lectrique au niveau de cette prise. AVERTISSEMENT: Lappareil fonctionne une tension extrmement basse de scurit qui est conforme la norme CEI 60950. Ces conditions ne sont maintenues que si l'quipement auquel il est raccord fonctionne dans les mmes conditions. AVERTISSEMENT: France et Prou uniquement: Ce groupe ne peut pas tre aliment par un dispositif impdance la terre. Si vos alimentations sont du type impdance la terre, ce groupe doit tre aliment par une tension de 230 V (2 P+T) par le biais d'un transformateur d'isolement rapport 1:1, avec un point secondaire de

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connexion portant l'appellation Neutre et avec raccordement direct la terre (masse). AVERTISSEMENT: Points daccs RJ-45. Ceux-ci sont protgs par des prises de donnes. Ils ne peuvent pas tre utiliss comme prises de tlphone conventionnelles standard, ni pour la connection de lunit un rseau tlphonique central priv ou public. Raccorder seulement connecteurs de donnes RJ-45, systmes de rseaux de tlphonie ou tlphones de rseaux ces prises. Il est possible de raccorder des cbles protgs ou non protgs avec des jacks protgs ou non protgs ces prises de donnes. AVERTISSEMENT: Quand le module est introduit dans le commutateur, il faut visser les deux vis ailettes de fixation du module avec un outil adapt. Conservez la plaque d'obturation et les fixations en lieu sr. Si vous retirez le module tout instant, vous devez alors replacer la plaque d'obturation. AVERTISSEMENT: Ports pour fibres optiques scurit sur le plan optique

Dispositif Laser de Classe 1

Ne regardez jamais le laser tant qu'il est sous tension. Ne regardez jamais directement le port fibres optiques et les embouts de cbles fibres optiques tant qu'ils sont sous tension. AVERTISSEMENT: L'utilisation de contrles, de rglages de performances ou de procdures autres que ceux qui sont spcifis au sein du prsent document risquent d'entraner l'exposition des rayonnements laser dangereux.

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Wichtige Sicherheitsinformationen
VORSICHT: Die Installation und der Ausbau des Gerts darf nur durch Fachpersonal erfolgen. VORSICHT: Wenn Sie einen Switch 3870 zusammen mit schmaleren SuperStack 3 Einheiten in einem Stack aufstellen, muss die Switch 3870 Einheit unterhalb dieser schmaleren Einheiten aufgestellt werden. VORSICHT: Das Gert mu geerdet sein. VORSICHT: Das Gert mu an eine geerdete Steckdose angeschlossen werden, die europischen Sicherheitsnormen erfllt. VORSICHT: Der Anschlukabelsatz mu mit den Bestimmungen des Landes bereinstimmen, in dem er verwendet werden soll. VORSICHT: Der Gertestecker (der Anschlu an das Gert, nicht der Wandsteckdosenstecker) mu eine passende Konfiguration fr einen Gerteeingang gem EN60320/IEC320 haben. VORSICHT: Die Netzsteckdose mu in der Nhe des Gerts und leicht zugnglich sein. Die Stromversorgung des Gerts kann nur durch Herausziehen des Gertenetzkabels aus der Netzsteckdose unterbrochen werden. VORSICHT: Europe

Das Netzkabel mu vom Typ HO3VVF3GO.75 (Mindestanforderung) sein und die Aufschrift <HAR> oder <BASEC> tragen. Der Netzstecker mu die Norm CEE 7/7 erfllen (SCHUKO).

VORSICHT: Der Betrieb dieses Gerts erfolgt unter den SELV-Bedingungen (Sicherheitskleinstspannung) gem IEC 60950. Diese Bedingungen sind nur gegeben, wenn auch die an das Gert angeschlossenen Gerte unter SELV-Bedingungen betrieben werden. VORSICHT: Nur fr Frankreich und Peru: Diese Einheit kann nicht ber Netzteile vom Typ IT mit Strom versorgt werden. Wenn Ihre Netzteile vom Typ IT sind, muss diese Einheit ber einen Trenntransformator, 1:1-Verhltnis, mit 230 Volt (2P+T) versorgt werden. Der sekundre Anschlusspunkt mit der Bezeichnung Neutral muss dabei direkt an die

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Erdung angeschlossen sein. Impdance la terre. VORSICHT: RJ-45-Porte. Diese Porte sind geschtzte Datensteckdosen. Sie drfen weder wie normale traditionelle Telefonsteckdosen noch fr die Verbindung der Einheit mit einem traditionellem privatem oder ffentlichem Telefonnetzwerk gebraucht werden. Nur RJ-45-Datenansclue, Telefonnetzsysteme or Netztelefone an diese Steckdosen anschlieen. Entweder geschtzte oder ungeschtzte Buchsen drfen an diese Datensteckdosen angeschlossen werden. VORSICHT: Beim Einsetzen des Modules in den Switch sind die beiden sicheren Festschrauben mit einem passenden Werkzeug festzuziehen. Bewahren Sie die Blende und die Befestigungselemente an einem sicheren Ort auf. Sollten Sie das Module irgendwann ausbauen, mssen Sie auch die Blende wieder anbringen. VORSICHT: Faseroptikanschlsse Optische Sicherheit

Laser Gert der Klasse 1

Niemals ein bertragungslaser betrachten, whrend dieses eingeschaltet ist. Niemals direkt auf die Faseransnchlsse und auf die Faserkabelenden schauen, whrend diese eingeschaltet sind. VORSICHT: Die Verwendung von Steuerelementen oder die Anpassung von Leistungen und Verfahren in anderer als der hierin genannten Weise kann zu gefhrlichen Laseremissionen fhren.

Informacin de Seguridad Importante


ADVERTENCIA: La instalacin y retirada de la unidad slo debe llevarla a cabo personal cualificado. ADVERTENCIA: Si instala el Switch 3870 en una pila con unidades SuperStack II o SuperStack 3 que son ms estrechas que el 3870, la

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unidad Switch 3870 debe instalarse debajo de las unidades ms estrechas. ADVERTENCIA: La unidad debe tener toma de tierra (conexin a tierra). ADVERTENCIA: Conecte la unidad a una fuente de alimentacin con toma de tierra para garantizar el cumplimiento de las normas de seguridad. ADVERTENCIA: Conjunto de cables elctricos: debe estar homologado para el pas donde se utilice:
EE.UU. y Canad

El conjunto de cables debe estar homologado por UL y tener la certificacin CSA. La especificacin mnima del cable flexible es: N 18 AWG Tipo SV o SJ Tres conductores El conjunto de cables debe tener una capacidad de corriente nominal de al menos 10 A. El enchufe de conexin debe ser de tipo de toma de tierra con una configuracin NEMA 5-15P (15 A, 125 V) o NEMA 6-15P (15 A, 250 V). La toma de alimentacin debe cumplir la norma BS1363 (3 patillas, 13 A) e instalarse con un fusible de 5 A que cumpla BS1362. El cable de alimentacin de red debe tener la marca <HAR> o <BASEC> y ser de tipo H03VVF3GO.75 (mnimo). La toma de alimentacin debe cumplir la norma CEE 7/7 ("SCHUKO"). El cable de alimentacin de red debe tener la marca <HAR> o <BASEC> y ser de tipo H03VVF3GO.75 (mnimo). La toma de alimentacin debe cumplir la seccin 107-2-D1 de la norma DK2-1a o DK2-5a. La toma de alimentacin debe cumplir la norma SEV/ASE 1011.

Slo para el Reino Unido

Slo para Europa

Dinamarca Suiza

ADVERTENCIA: El acoplador del equipo (el conector para la unidad y no la toma de la pared) debe tener una configuracin que se adapte a una entrada del equipo EN60320/IEC320.

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ADVERTENCIA: El enchufe debe estar cerca de la unidad y ser de fcil acceso. La nica forma de cortar la alimentacin de la unidad consiste en desconectar el cable elctrico de la toma de corriente. ADVERTENCIA: Esta unidad funciona en condiciones SELV (voltaje extrabajo de seguridad) de conformidad con la norma IEC 60950. Las condiciones slo se mantienen si el equipo al que est conectada la unidad tambin funciona en condiciones SELV. ADVERTENCIA: Slo para Francia y Per: Esta unidad no puede recibir corriente de fuentes IT. Si las fuentes de suministro de corriente son de tipo IT, esta unidad debe recibir 230 V (2P+T) a travs de un transformador aislador con relacin 1:1, con el punto de conexin secundario etiquetado como neutro conectado directamente a tierra. Impdance la terre. ADVERTENCIA: Slo para el Reino Unido: Si conecta un mdem al puerto de consola del Switch 3870, utilice slo un mdem que sea adecuado para la conexin con el sistema de telecomunicaciones. ADVERTENCIA: Puertos RJ-45. Son conectores de datos RJ-45 blindados. No pueden utilizarse como tomas de telfono tradicionales estndar ni para conectar la unidad a una central de conmutacin PBX tradicional ni a una red telefnica pblica. Conecte slo conectores de datos RJ-45, sistemas de telefona de red local o telfonos de red local a estas tomas. Pueden conectarse cables de datos blindados o sin blindaje con clavijas blindadas o sin blindaje a estos conectores de datos. ADVERTENCIA: Cuando el mdulo est insertado en el conmutador, los dos tornillos que fijan el mdulo deben apretarse con una herramienta apropiada. Guarde la placa de cegamiento y sus complementos en un lugar seguro. Si extrae el mdulo en algn momento, tendr que volver a colocar despus la placa de cegamiento.

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ADVERTENCIA: Puertos de fibra ptica: seguridad ptica

DISPOSITIVO LSER DE CLASE 1

No mire nunca al lser de transmisin mientras est encendido. No mire nunca directamente al puerto de transmisin de fibra ptica ni a los extremos del cable de fibra ptica mientras estn conectados. El uso de controles, ajustes de rendimiento o procedimientos distintos a los especificados en este documento puede producir emisiones de lser peligrosas.

Importanti Informazioni di Sicurezza


AVVERTENZA: Le operazioni di installazione e rimozione dell'unit devono essere eseguite esclusivamente da personale qualificato. AVVERTENZA: Se si installa lo Switch 3870 in uno stack con unit SuperStack II o SuperStack 3 pi strette del modello 3870, posizionare lo Switch 3870 sotto tali unit. AVVERTENZA: L'unit deve disporre di messa a terra. AVVERTENZA: Per rispettare gli standard di sicurezza, necessario collegare l'unit a una fonte di alimentazione dotata di messa a terra. AVVERTENZA: Set dei cavi di alimentazione Deve essere approvato per il paese in cui viene utilizzato.
Stati Uniti e Canada

Il cavo deve avere l'approvazione UL e la certificazione CSA La specifica minima per il cavo flessibile : N. 18 AWG Tipo SV o SJ 3 conduttori Il set di cavi deve avere una capacit nominale di almeno 10 A. La spina di collegamento deve essere dotata di messa a terra, con configurazione NEMA 5-15P (15 A, 125 V) o NEMA 6-15P (15 A, 250 V).

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Solo Regno Unito

La spina di alimentazione deve essere conforme BS1363 (3 pin 13 amp) e dotata di un fusibile da 5 A conforme BS1362. Il cavo dell'alimentazione di rete deve essere contrassegnato dai marchi <HAR> o <BASEC> ed essere di tipo H03VVF3GO.75 (minimo). La spina di alimentazione deve essere conforme CEE 7/7 (tipo "SCHUKO"). Il cavo dell'alimentazione di rete deve essere contrassegnato dai marchi <HAR> o <BASEC> ed essere di tipo H03VVF3GO.75 (minimo). La spina di alimentazione deve essere conforme alla sezione 107-2-D1, standard DK2-1a o DK2 La spina di alimentazione deve essere conforme SEV/ASE 1011

Solo Europa

Danimarca Svizzera

AVVERTENZA: L'accoppiatore (il connettore all'unit e non la spina a muro) deve avere una configurazione abbinabile a una presa EN60320/IEC320. AVVERTENZA: La presa deve trovarsi vicino all'unit ed essere facilmente accessibile. L'unico modo per rimuovere l'alimentazione dall'unit consiste nello scollegare il cavo di alimentazione dalla presa. AVVERTENZA: Questa unit funziona alle condizioni SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage) previste dalla norma IEC 60950. Tali condizioni sono mantenute solo se anche l'apparecchiatura a cui collegata opera nelle stesse condizioni. AVVERTENZA: Solo per Francia e Per. Questa unit non pu ricevere alimentazione di tipo IT. Se l'alimentazione di tipo IT, l'unit deve essere alimentata a 230 V (2P+T) tramite un trasformatore di isolamento con rapporto 1:1, con il punto di collegamento secondario contrassegnato come Neutro, collegato direttamente a terra. Impdance la terre. AVVERTENZA: Solo Regno Unito. Se si collega un modem alla porta Console dello Switch 3870, utilizzare solo un modem idoneo per il collegamento con il sistema di telecomunicazioni. AVVERTENZA: Le porte RJ-45 sono prese dati RJ-45 schermate. Non pertanto possibile utilizzarle come normali prese telefoniche n per collegare l'unit a un PBX (Private Branch Exchange, centralino telefonico

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privato) o a una rete telefonica pubblica. Collegare a queste porte solo prese dati RJ-45, sistemi di telefonia o telefoni di rete. A queste prese dati possibile collegare cavi dati schermati o non schermati con prese dati schermate o non schermate. AVVERTENZA: Una volta inserito il modulo nello switch, stringere le due viti trattenute utilizzando un cacciavite idoneo. Conservare il pannello di copertura e i pezzi di montaggio in un luogo sicuro. Se il modulo viene rimosso sar necessario ricollocare il pannello. AVVERTENZA: Porte a fibre ottiche - protezione degli occhi

PRODOTTO LASER CLASSE 1

Non guardare mai il laser di trasmissione attraverso uno strumento ottico di ingrandimento quando acceso. Non guardare mai direttamente la porta TX a fibre ottiche e le estremit del cavo a fibre ottiche quando sono accese. L'esecuzione di procedure o regolazioni non previste dalle istruzioni fornite in questa guida pu provocare emissioni laser nocive.

Wane Informacje o Zabezpieczeniach


OSTRZEENIE: Instalacja i demonta urzdzenia mog by wykonywane tylko przez wykwalifikowany personel. OSTRZEENIE: Podczas instalacji Switch 3870 w stosie z urzdzeniami SuperStack II lub SuperStack 3, ktre s wsze ni Switch 3870, urzdzenie Switch 3870 musi by zainstalowane pod wszym urzdzeniem. OSTRZEENIE: Urzdzenie musi by uziemione lub musi by podczone do uziemionego rda zasilania w celu zapewnienia zgodnoci z wymogami bezpieczestwa. OSTRZEENIE: Zestaw przewodw zasilania:

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Niezbdna jest zgodno z przepisami kraju, w ktrym jest stosowany:


Stany Zjednoczone i Kanada

Zestaw przewodw musi posiada zezwolenie UL oraz certyfikat CSA. Minimalna specyfikacja przewodu gitkiego: Przewd typu SV lub SJ 3 o rednicy 18 wg specyfikacji AWG. Zestaw przewodw musi posiada pojemno prdu znamionowego przynajmniej 10A. Wtyczka musi by uziemiajca z ukadem typu NEMA 5-15P (15A, 125V) lub NEMA 6-15P (15A, 250V). Wtyczka musi by zgodna z norm BS1363 (3-pinowa 13 amperw) i musi by wyposaona w bezpiecznik 5A zgodny z norm BS1362. Przewd sieci zasilajcej musi by oznaczony <HAR> lub <BASEC> i musi by typu H03VVF3g0.75 (minimum). Wtyczka zasilajca musi by zgodna z norm CEE 7/7 (SCHUKO). Przewd sieci zasilajcej musi by oznaczony <HAR> lub <BASEC> i musi by typu H03VVF3g0.75 (minimum). Wtyczka zasilajca musi by zgodna z sekcj 107-2-D1 normy DK2-1a lub DK2-5a. Wtyczka zasilajca musi by zgodna z norm SEV/ASE 1011.

Wielka Brytania

Europa

Dania Szwajcaria

OSTRZEENIE: Zczka urzdzenia (podczona do przecznika, a nie do wtyczki ciennej) musi by odpowiednio dopasowana do normy EN60320/IEC320 otworu wlotowego. OSTRZEENIE: Gniazdo zasilajce musi by umieszczone w pobliu urzdzenia i musi by atwo dostpne. Odczenie zasilania od urzdzenia moe nastpi tylko przez odczenie przewodu zasilajcego. OSTRZEENIE: Urzdzenie to pracuje w warunkach SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage Bezpieczne niskie napicie) zgodnie z norm IEC 60950. Takie warunki s zachowane tylko, jeli osprzt, do ktrego jest podczone, rwnie pracuje w warunkach SELV. OSTRZEENIE: Tylko Francja i Peru Urzdzenie nie moe by zasilane zasilaczem IT. Jeli zasilacze s typu IT, urzdzenie to musi by zasilane napiciem 230V (2P+T) z transformatora separujcego 1:1, a drugi bolec wtyczki musi by oznaczony jako Neutral i musi by bezporednio uziemiony.

Wane Informacje o Zabezpieczeniach

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impdance

a la terre

OSTRZEENIE: Tylko Wielka Brytania: Podczas podczania modemu do portu konsoli Switch 3870 naley stosowa tylko modem odpowiedni do podczenia do sieci telekomunikacyjnej. OSTRZEENIE: Porty RJ-45. S to ekranowane gniazda danych RJ-45. Nie mog by uywane jako tradycyjne gniazda telekomunikacyjne lub stosowane do podczeni a urzdzenia do publicznej sieci telefonicznej lub centrali PBX. Do tych gniazd naley podcza jedynie cza danych RJ-45, sieciowe systemy telefoniczne lub telefony sieciowe. Zarwno osonite, jak i nieosonite przewody z danymi wraz z osonitymi lub nieosonitymi wtykami mog by podczone do tych gniazd. OSTRZEENIE:Po woeniu moduu do przecznika naley dokrci uywajc odpowiedniego narzdzia dwie ruby mocujce modu. Pytk zalepiajc i czniki naley przechowywa w bezpiecznym miejscu. W przypadku wyjcia moduu konieczne jest ponowne zaoenie pytki zalepiajcej. OSTRZEENIE: Porty wiatowodowe bezpieczestwo

LASER PRODUKT KLASA 1

Nie wolno nigdy patrze na wczon diod laser transmisyjny przez urzdzenie wzmacniajce. Nie wolno nigdy patrze bezporednio na port wkna TX i kocwki wiatowodw, jeli s zasilane. OSTRZEENIE: Uywanie regulatorw, zmiana ustawie pracy lub procedur innych ni opisane w niniejszym dokumencie moe spowodowa niebezpieczn emisj wiata laserowego.

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B
Null Modem Cable

PIN-OUTS

RJ-45 to RS-232 25-pin


Switch 3870 Cable connector: RJ-45 female Screen TxD RxD Ground RTS CTS DSR DCD DTR Shell 3 2 5 7 8 6 1 4 PC/Terminal Cable connector: 25-pin male/female 1 3 2 7 4 20 5 6 8 Screen RxD TxD Ground RTS DTR CTS DSR DCD
only required if screen

always required

required for handshake

PC-AT Serial Cable

RJ-45 to 9-pin
Switch 3870 Cable connector: RJ-45 female Screen DTR TxD RxD CTS Ground DSR RTS DCD Shell 4 3 2 8 5 6 7 1 PC-AT Serial Port Cable connector: 9-pin female Shell 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Screen DCD RxD TxD DTR Ground DSR RTS CTS
only required if screen Required for handshake Always required

required for handshake always required

required for handshake

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RJ-45 Pin Assignments

Pin assignments are identical for 10/100 and 1000 RJ-45 connectors.
Table 10 Pin Assignments
Pin Number Ports configured as MDI 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Transmit Data + Transmit Data Receive Data + Not assigned Not assigned Receive Data Not assigned Not assigned Bidirectional Data A+ Bidirectional Data ABidirectional Data B+ Bidirectional Data C+ Bidirectional Data CBidirectional Data BBidirectional Data D+ Bidirectional Data D10/100 1000

Table 11 Pin Assignments


Pin Number 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10/100 Receive Data + Receive Data Transmit Data + Not assigned Not assigned Transmit Data Not assigned Not assigned 1000 Bidirectional Data B+ Bidirectional Data BBidirectional Data A+ Bidirectional Data D+ Bidirectional Data DBidirectional Data ABidirectional Data C+ Bidirectional Data C-

Ports configured as MDIX

C
Switch 3870 (24 Port)
Physical Dimensions Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Operating Humidity Standards Safety Agency Certifications EMC Emissions Immunity Power Consumption Heat Dissipation Power Supply AC Line Frequency Input Voltage Options Current Rating

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Height: 43.6 mm (1.7 in.) x Width: 440 mm (17.32 in.) x Depth: 415 mm (16.34 in.). Weight: Under 6.0 kg.

0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F) 10 to +70 C (14 to 158 F) 1095% relative humidity, non-condensing EN60068 to 3Com schedule (package testing: paras 2.1, 2.2, 2.30 and 2.32. Operational testing: paras 2.1, 2.2, 2.30 and 2.13. UL 60950, EN60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950, IEC 60950, IEC825-1, EN60825-1 CISPRR 22 Class A, EN55022 Class A, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, ICES-003 Class A, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS 3548 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 EN 55024 102 watts maximum 348 BTU/hour maximum 50/60 Hz 100240 VAC 2A (amps) maximum

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Switch 3870 (48 Port)


Physical Dimensions Environmental Requirements Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Operating Humidity Standards Safety Agency Certifications EMC Emissions Immunity Power Consumption Heat Dissipation Power Supply AC Line Frequency Input Voltage Options Current Rating 50/60 Hz 100240 VAC 2A (amps) maximum CISPRR 22 Class A, EN55022 Class A, FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A, ICES-003 Class A, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS 3548 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3 EN 55024 149 watts maximum 508 BTU/hour maximum UL 60950, EN60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950, IEC 60950, IEC825-1, EN60825-1 0 to 40 C (32 to 104 F) 10 to +70 C (14 to 158 F) 1095% relative humidity, non-condensing EN60068 to 3Com schedule (package testing: paras 2.1, 2.2, 2.30 and 2.32. Operational testing: paras 2.1, 2.2, 2.30 and 2.13. Height: 43.6 mm (1.7 in.) x Width: 440 mm (17.32 in.) x Depth: 415 mm (16.34 in.). Weight: Under 6.0 kg.

D
Register Your Product to Gain Service Benefits

OBTAINING SUPPORT FOR YOUR PRODUCT

To take advantage of warranty and other service benefits, you must first register your product at http://eSupport.3com.com/. 3Com eSupport services are based on accounts that you create or have authorization to access. First time users must apply for a user name and password that provides access to a number of eSupport features including Product Registration, Repair Services, and Service Request.

Purchase Value-Added Services

To enhance response times or extend warranty benefits, contact 3Com or your authorized 3Com reseller. Value-added services can include 24x7 telephone technical support, software upgrades, onsite assistance or advance hardware replacement. Experienced engineers are available to manage your installation with minimal disruption to your network. Expert assessment and implementation services are offered to fill resource gaps and ensure the success of your networking projects. More information on 3Com Extended Warranty and Professional Services is available at
http://www.3com.com/

Contact your authorized 3Com reseller or 3Com for additional product and support information.

Troubleshoot Online

You will find support tools posted on the 3Com Web site at
www.3com.com/

3Com Knowledgebase helps you troubleshoot 3Com products. This query-based interactive tool is located at http://knowledgebase.3com.com and contains thousands of technical solutions written by 3Com support engineers.

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Connection Assistant helps you install, configure and troubleshoot 3Com desktop and server NICs, wireless cards and Bluetooth devices. This diagnostic software is located at:
http://www.3com.com/prodforms/software/connection_assistan t/ca_thankyou.html

Access Software Downloads

Software Updates are the bug fix / maintenance releases for the version of software initially purchased with the product. In order to access these Software Updates you must first register your product on the 3Com Web site at http://eSupport.3com.com/. First time users will need to apply for a user name and password. A link to software downloads can be found at http://eSupport.3com.com/, or under the Product Support heading at http://www.3com.com/ Software Upgrades are the feature releases that follow the software version included with your original product. In order to access upgrades and related documentation you must first purchase a service contract from 3Com or your reseller.

Contact Us

3Com offers telephone, e-mail and internet access to technical support and repair services. To access these services for your region, use the appropriate telephone number, URL or e-mail address from the list below. You will find a current directory of support telephone numbers posted on the 3Com Web site at http://csoweb4.3com.com/contactus/

Telephone Technical Support and Repair

To obtain telephone support as part of your warranty and other service benefits, you must first register your product at
http://eSupport.3com.com/

When you contact 3Com for assistance, please have the following information ready:

Product model name, part number, and serial number A list of system hardware and software, including revision level Diagnostic error messages Details about recent configuration changes, if applicable

Telephone Technical Support and Repair

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To send a product directly to 3Com for repair, you must first obtain a return authorization number (RMA). Products sent to 3Com, without authorization numbers clearly marked on the outside of the package, will be returned to the sender unopened, at the senders expense. If your product is registered and under warranty, you can obtain an RMA number online at http://eSupport.3com.com/. First time users will need to apply for a user name and password. Telephone numbers are correct at the time of publication. Find a current directory of support telephone numbers posted on the 3Com Web site at
http://csoweb4.3com.com/contactus/ Country Australia Hong Kong India Indonesia Japan Malaysia New Zealand Pakistan Telephone Number 1 800 678 515 800 933 486 +61 2 9424 5179 or 000800 650 1111 001 803 61009 00531 616 439 or 03 3507 5984 1800 801 777 0800 446 398 +61 2 9937 5083 Country Philippines P.R. of China Singapore S. Korea Taiwan Thailand Telephone Number 1235 61 266 2602 or 1800 1 888 9469 800 810 3033 800 6161 463 080 333 3308 00801 611 261 001 800 611 2000

Asia, Pacific Rim Telephone Technical Support and Repair

You can also obtain support in this region using the following e-mail: apr_technical_support@3com.com Or request a repair authorization number (RMA) by fax using this number: Europe, Middle East, and Africa Telephone Technical Support and Repair From anywhere in these regions, call: Austria Belgium Denmark Finland France Germany Hungary Ireland Israel Italy +44 (0)1442 435529 + 65 543 6348

From the following countries, you may use the numbers shown: 0800 297 468 0800 71429 800 17309 0800 113153 0800 917959 0800 182 1502 06800 12813 1 800 553 117 1800 945 3794 800 879489 Luxembourg Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal South Africa Spain Sweden Switzerland U.K. 800 23625 0800 0227788 800 11376 00800 4411 357 800 831416 0800 995 014 900 938 919 020 795 482 0800 553 072 0800 096 3266

You can also obtain support in this region using the following URL: http://emea.3com.com/support/email.html

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Country Antigua Barbuda Argentina Local Number Argentina Argentina Aruba Bahamas Barbados Belize Bermuda Bolivia Brazil Local Number Brazil British Virgin Islands Cayman Islands Chile Columbia Local Number Colombia Costa Rica Curacao Dominica Dominique Equador El Salvador French Guiana Grenada

Telephone Number AT&T +800 988 2112 54 11 5556 3200 0 810 444 3COM 810 44 32 66 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 55 11 5643 2700 800 133 266 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 57 1 592 5000 800 011 3266 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112

Country Guadalupe Guatemala Guyana Haiti Honduras Jamaica Mexico Local Number Mexico Mexico Monserrat Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Puerto Rico Saba Anquila St. Kitts Neives St. Lucia St. Vincent Suriname Trinidad and Tobago Turks and Caycos Uruguay - Montevideo Venezuela Virgin Islands

Telephone Number AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 52 55 52 01 00 04 01 800 849CARE 01 800 849 2273 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112 AT&T +800 998 2112

Latin America Telephone Technical Support and Repair

You can also obtain support in this region using the following: Spanish speakers, enter the URL: http://lat.3com.com/lat/support/form.html Portuguese speakers, enter the URL: http://lat.3com.com/br/support/form.html English speakers in Latin America should send e-mail to: lat_support_anc@3com.com US and Canada Telephone Technical Support and Repair 1 800 876 3266

INDEX

A
access levels of default users 44 automatic setup 36 3Com Network Supervisor 36 console port 36

H
hardware features 10

I
installing the Switch 19 choosing a site 20 rack mouting 21 IP addressing, registered 54 IP configuration 31 automatic 31, 36 manual 31, 33

C
cable 15 10/100/1000 25 pin-outs 73 CD-ROM 7 command line interface management 39 setting up 40 using console port 40 using Telnet 41 configuration settings, saving and restoring 44 console port 12 using command line interface 40 conventions notice icons, About This Guide 6 text, About This Guide 6 cross-over configuration 25

L
LEDs 13 logging in as a default user 44

M
management preparing for 32 setting up 29 setup overview 30 management methods 39 command line interface 39 SNMP 40 web interface 40 manual setup, console port 33 MDI configuration 25 MDIX configuration 25

D
default settings 16 users 44

E
expansion modules 15 maximum supported by stack 16

N
null modem cable, pin-outs 73

F
factory defaults 16 fan failure, obtaining service 52

P
package contents 20 passwords of default users 44

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INDEX

pin assignments null modem cable 73 RJ45 74 serial cable 73 pin-outs 73 ports 10/100/100 12 SFP 12 power socket 15 powering on a Switch 3870 23 problem solving 49 communication problems 53 fan failure 52 hardware problems 51 IP addressing 53 LEDs 50 thermal shutdown 52 product support 77

R
rack mounting a Switch 3870 21 redundant power supply, connecting 24 redundant power system socket 15 resilient statcking cable 15 restoring configuration settings 44 return authorization number 79

stack size maximum number of expansion modules 16 maximum units 16 stacking 15 stacking cable ports 15 straight-through configuration 25 support obtaining service 77 online 77 provided over the Web 78 telephone numbers 78 Switch 3870 automatic setup 36 dimensions 75 features 10 heat dissipation 75 installation 19 operating temperature 75 power consumption 75 power supply specifications 75 powering on 23 rack mounting 21 size 75 weight 75 system specifications 75

T
technical specifications 75 Telnet, using command line interface 41 troubleshooting 49

S
safety information English 58 French 60 German 63 Italian 67 Polish 69 Spanish 64 saving configuration settings 44 serial cable, pin-outs 73 SFP operation 26 ports 12 transceivers 26 transceivers, invalid type 53 Simple Network Management Protocol. See SNMP SNMP 43 management, setting up 43 SNMP management 40 software, upgrading 55, 78 specifications Switch 3870 75 system 75

W
web interface management 40 setting up 42

REGULATORY NOTICES
FCC STATEMENT
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 harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference to radio communications, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at their own expense. If this equipment does cause interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

INFORMATION TO THE USER

Reorient the receiving antenna. Relocate the equipment with respect to the receiver. Move the equipment away from the receiver. Plug the equipment into a different outlet so that equipment and receiver are on different branch circuits.

If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems This booklet is available from the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402, Stock No. 004-000-00345-4. In order to meet FCC emissions limits, this equipment must be used only with cables which comply with IEEE 802.3.

CSA STATEMENT

This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numrique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du Rglement sur le matriel brouilleur du Canada.

CE STATEMENTS (EUROPE)

This product complies with the European Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC and EMC Directive 89/336/EEC as amended by European Directive 93/68/EEC. Warning: This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. You must only insert a 3Com approved SFP transceiver into the Switch. These are listed in the Approved SFP Transceivers on page 26.

VCCI STATEMENT