Asante Technologies 5212 Switch User Manual

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IntraSwitch™
5212 User’s Manual
Asanté Technologies, Inc.
821 Fox Lane
San Jose, CA 95131
www.asante.com
1.800.662.9686
February 1998
Part Number: 06-00381-00 Rev. A
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Copyright 1998 by Asanté Technologies, Inc.
All rights reserved. No part of this manual, or any associated artwork, software, product,
design or design concept, may be copied, reproduced or stored, in whole or in part, in any
form or by any means mechanical, electronic, optical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, including translation to another language or format, without the express written consent of Asanté Technologies.
Printed in the United States of America.
Trademarks
Asanté and IntraSwitch are trademarks of Asanté Technologies. All other product names are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.
FCC Information
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B 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 instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area
is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case you must correct the interference at
your own expense.
Product Warranty
This IntraSwitch 5212 has a three-year warranty which applies to the original purchaser of
the product. Asanté Technologies warrants that this product will be free from defects in
title, materials, and manufacturing workmanship during the warranty period. If the
IntraSwitch is found to be defective, then, as your sole remedy and as the manufacturer’s
only responsibility,Asanté Technologies will repair or replace the product provided that (1)
you call Asanté Technologies for a Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number, that
(2) you clearly write the RMA number on the outside of the package, and that (3) you
return it, postage prepaid, during the warranty period.This warranty is exclusive and is limited to the IntraSwitch 5212.This warranty shall not apply to IntraSwitch products that
have been subject to abuse, misuse, abnormal electrical or environmental conditions, or
any condition other than what can be considered normal use.
Note: The warranty card must be filed with Asanté Technologies within 30 days after the
date of purchase.
Warranty Disclaimers
Asanté Technologies makes no other warranties, express, implied, or otherwise, regarding
the IntraSwitch 5212, and specifically disclaims any warranty for merchantability or fitness
for a particular purpose.
The exclusion of implied warranties is not permitted in some states and exclusions specified herein may not apply to you.This warranty provides you with specific legal rights.
There may be other rights you have which vary from state to state.
Limitation of Liability
The liability of Asanté Technologies arising from this warranty and sale shall be limited to a
refund of the purchase price. In no event shall Asanté Technologies be liable for costs of
procurement or substitute products or services, or for any lost profits, or for any consequential, incidental, direct damages, however caused and on any theory of liability, arising
form this warranty and sale.These limitations shall apply notwithstanding any failure of
essential purpose of any limited remedy.
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Table of Contents
About This Manual ................................................vii
About This Manual ........................................................................ viii
Chapter Contents ................................................................... viii
Document Conventions .......................................................... ix
Audience .................................................................................. x
Introduction ........................................................ 1-1
IntraSwitch 5212............................................................................1-2
IntraSwitch Components ....................................................... 1-3
10/100TX Port................................................................. 1-3
10Base-T Ports ................................................................. 1-3
Management Connections............................................... 1-3
Asanté MII Expansion Slot............................................... 1-3
Redundant Power Supply Connector.............................. 1-3
Power Switch .................................................................. 1-3
Power Supply Connector ................................................ 1-3
Configuration/ Management .................................................. 1-4
Console/Telnet Management .......................................... 1-4
Web Browser Management ............................................. 1-4
SNMP-Based Management ............................................... 1-4
Switching Capacity ................................................................ 1-5
Features .................................................................................. 1-6
Package Contents................................................................... 1-7
Tools and Materials ................................................................ 1-8
Pin Assignments ..................................................................... 1-9
Factory Defaults ................................................................... 1-10
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Installation ......................................................... 2-1
Installing the IntraSwitch.............................................................. 2-2
Installation Guidelines............................................................ 2-2
Power Requirements....................................................... 2-2
Environmental Requirements.......................................... 2-2
Cooling and Airflow ........................................................ 2-2
Installation Overview ............................................................. 2-3
Rack Mounting/Desktop Placement ...................................... 2-4
Equipment Rack Installation ........................................... 2-4
Free-Standing Installation ................................................ 2-5
Installing an Asanté MII Module............................................. 2-6
Connecting Power ................................................................. 2-8
Connecting to the Network ................................................... 2-9
10Base-T Ports ................................................................. 2-9
10/100TX Port................................................................. 2-9
Asanté MII Ports ........................................................... 2-10
10/100TX Module ......................................................... 2-10
100Base-FX Module ....................................................... 2-10
10Base-FL Module.......................................................... 2-10
Cabling Scenarios Diagram........................................... 2-11
Setting up for Management.................................................. 2-12
BootP Configuration...................................................... 2-12
Console Configuration .................................................. 2-13
LED Indicators ..................................................... 3-1
LED Indicators...............................................................................
Port LEDs................................................................................
Power LED .............................................................................
Diagnostic LEDs .....................................................................
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3-2
3-3
3-4
3-4
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Setting Up For Management ............................... 4-1
IntraSwitch Management ..............................................................
Overview................................................................................
Management Scenarios....................................................
Out-of-Band Management.......................................................
In-Band Management..............................................................
4-2
4-2
4-3
4-4
4-6
Console Management .......................................... 5-1
Console Management.................................................................... 5-2
Overview................................................................................ 5-2
Configuration and Management Tasks................................... 5-3
Local Management Interface .................................................. 5-5
Main Menu....................................................................... 5-5
Accessing a Submenu ...................................................... 5-5
Exiting a Submenu .......................................................... 5-5
General Information Menu..................................................... 5-6
Accessing the General Information Menu....................... 5-6
Configuration Menu ............................................................... 5-7
Logging into the Configuration Menu ............................. 5-7
Configuring System Administration Information .......... 5-10
Current Settings...................................................... 5-10
Changing System Administration Information ....... 5-11
Configuring TCP/IP Parameters .................................... 5-12
Current Settings...................................................... 5-12
Changing TCP/IP Information ................................ 5-13
Configuring Bootstrap Parameters ................................ 5-14
Current Settings...................................................... 5-14
Performing a Software Upgrade ............................. 5-16
Configuring SNMP Parameters ...................................... 5-17
Current Settings...................................................... 5-17
Changing Community Strings................................. 5-19
Enabling Traps ........................................................ 5-19
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Adding a Trap Receiver Entry................................. 5-20
Deleting a Trap Receiver Entry............................... 5-20
Configuring Port Parameters ......................................... 5-21
Current Settings...................................................... 5-22
Enabling/Disabling a Port ....................................... 5-24
Configuring Full Duplex......................................... 5-24
Configuring RMON Parameters..................................... 5-26
Configuring MAC Forwarding Table Parameters........... 5-26
Current Settings...................................................... 5-27
Finding an Entry in the MAC Forwarding Table ..... 5-27
Setting the Age Out Timer...................................... 5-28
Configuring Spanning Tree Parameters......................... 5-29
Current Settings...................................................... 5-29
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on ALL Ports .... 5-31
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on a Single Port 5-31
Setting Telnet Idle Time Out ......................................... 5-33
Setting Console Password ............................................. 5-34
Resetting EEPROM to Default........................................ 5-35
Resetting the IntraSwitch 5212 ..................................... 5-36
Statistics Menu ..................................................................... 5-37
Accessing the Statistics Menu........................................ 5-37
Status Monitoring and Statistics ........................ 6-1
Monitoring the IntraSwitch 5212..................................................
Viewing the Current Operating Information .........................
Viewing Statistics ...................................................................
Selecting a Port.........................................................
Monitoring Counters ................................................
Resetting Statistics ....................................................
Stopping Statistics ....................................................
Exiting the Statistics Menu .......................................
Counter Descriptions ...............................................
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6-2
6-2
6-5
6-6
6-6
6-6
6-7
6-7
6-7
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Advanced Management ....................................... 7-1
Advanced Management................................................................. 7-2
RMON Overview.................................................................... 7-2
Benefits of RMON .................................................................. 7-2
Configuring RMON Parameters.............................................. 7-3
RMON History Group ............................................... 7-4
RMON Alarm Group ................................................. 7-9
RMON Event Group ............................................... 7-15
Troubleshooting .................................................. A-1
LED Indicators....................................................................... A-1
Supported MIBs................................................... B-1
RMON (RFC 1757) ................................................................. B-1
Statistics........................................................................... B-1
History Group.................................................................. B-2
Alarm Group.................................................................... B-2
Event Group .................................................................... B-3
MIB II (RFC 1213) .................................................................. B-3
System Group .................................................................. B-3
Interface Group............................................................... B-3
Address Trans Group....................................................... B-4
IP Group .......................................................................... B-4
IP Address Table.............................................................. B-4
IP Routing Table.............................................................. B-4
IP Address Translation Table........................................... B-4
ICMP Group .................................................................... B-4
TCP Group ...................................................................... B-5
TCP Connection Table .................................................... B-5
UDP Group...................................................................... B-5
UDP Listener Table.......................................................... B-5
SNMP Group.................................................................... B-5
Bridge MIB (1493).................................................................. B-6
Base Port.......................................................................... B-6
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Technical Specifications ..................................... C-1
Network Management Platforms Supported..................
LEDs................................................................................
Connectors .....................................................................
Spanning Tree Support...................................................
MAC Address Table Size .................................................
Dimensions.....................................................................
Weight ............................................................................
Power Specifications ......................................................
Environmental Specifications.........................................
Standards Compliance....................................................
Mounting Options ..........................................................
Redundant Power Supply...............................................
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-1
C-2
C-2
C-2
C-2
C-2
C-2
Management Menu Tree...................................... D-1
Technical Support ............................................... E-1
Index ............................................................ Index -1
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About This Manual
This section provides an overview of the IntraSwitch 5212
User’s Manual. It describes the manual’s chapters, document
conventions, and intended audience.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
Chapter contents — page viii
❏
Document conventions — page ix
❏
Audience — page x
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About This Manual
About This Manual
Chapter
Contents
This manual is divided into the following chapters and
appendices.
Chapter/Appendix
1
Introduction
Describes the IntraSwitch 5212, its
package contents, features, switching
capacity, and management options.
2
Installation
Describes the steps required to install
the IntraSwitch 5212, connect it to the
network, and configure it for
management.
3
LED Indicators
Describes how to monitor the
IntraSwitch 5212’s front panel LEDs.
4
Management
Describes the different management
options available with the IntraSwitch
5212 and how to connect to the
IntraSwitch 5212 using those options.
5
Console Management
Describes how to manage the
IntraSwitch 5212 using the Console or
Telnet Local Management Interface.
6
Status and Statistics
Describes how to view the IntraSwitch
5212’s current operating information
and statistics.
Advanced
Management
Describes how to use RMON to
manage the IntraSwitch 5212.
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Description
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Document Conventions
Document
Conventions
Chapter/Appendix
Description
Appendix A, “
Troubleshooting”
Provides a list of troubleshooting tips
for isolating problems with the
IntraSwitch 5212 or the network.
Appendix B, “Supported
MIBs”
Describes the MIBs supported by the
IntraSwitch 5212.
Appendix C, “Technical
Specifications”
Provides a list of the IntraSwitch 5212’s
technical specifications.
Appendix D, “Console
Management Menu”
Provides a one-page map of the
IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management
Interface.
This manual uses the following conventions to convey
instructions and information:
❏
Commands and key words are in boldface font.
∆
Note: Noteworthy information, which contains
helpful suggestions or references to other sections in the manual, is in this format.
▲
Important! Significant information that calls
attention to important features or instructions
is in this format.
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About This Manual
Audience
This manual uses terms and concepts associated with Ethernet
networking and switches.
It is recommended that the user of this manual be familiar with
the basics of local area networks and Ethernet switches.
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1
Introduction
This chapter is an introduction to the IntraSwitch 5212.
It provides an overview of the IntraSwitch 5212 and describes
its features, management and configuration capabilities,
switching capacity, and factory default settings.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
IntraSwitch 5212 — page 1-2
IntraSwitch Components — page 1-3
Configuration/Management —
page 1-4
Switching Capacity — page 1-5
Features — page 1-6
Package Contents — page 1-7
Tools and Materials — page 1-8
Factory Defaults — page 1-10
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Introduction
IntraSwitch 5212
The Asanté IntraSwitch 5212 is a high-performance, manageable
Ethernet switch that offers 12 10Base-T ports, one 10/100TX
port, and one optional Asanté Media Independent Interface
(Asanté MII) expansion slot.
The Asanté MII expansion slot allows for the addition of 10/
100TX, 100Base-FX, or 10Base-FL connections. See page 2-6 for
more details.
12 Fixed 10Base-T Ports
1 Fixed 10/100TX Port
IntraSwitch 5212
100 Mbps
RS-232
Pwr
Max Util
10/100
FDP / COL
Console
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 MII
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Management
Connection
12
Comprehensive LEDs
Figure 1-1
IntraSwitch 5212 front panel
Redundant Power Supply
Connector
Power Connector
MII (Port 14)
Power
Switch
Redundant Power Supply
Asanté Media Independent Interface (Asanté MII)
Expansion Slot
Figure 1-2
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IntraSwitch 5212 back panel
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IntraSwitch Components
IntraSwitch
Components
10/100TX Port
The auto-negotiating 10/100TX port allows for the connection
of a 10Base-T or a 100Base-T (Fast Ethernet) device. See
"10/100TX Port" on page 2-9 for more information.
10Base-T Ports
The 12 fixed 10Base-T ports allow for the connection of 10BaseT Ethernet devices. See "10Base-T Ports" on page 2-9 for more
information.
Management Connections
The Console port can be used for out-of-band management of
the IntraSwitch. See "Out-of-Band Management" on page 4-4 for
information.
Asanté MII Expansion Slot
The Asanté Media Independent Interface (Asanté MII)
expansion slot allows for the addition of various access
modules, including: 10/100TX, 100Base-FX, or 10Base-FL. See
"Asanté MII Ports" on page 2-10 for more information.
Redundant Power Supply Connector
The redundant power connection can be used to connect to an
Asanté external RPSU 6000 redundant power supply (sold
separately). The RPSU 6000 provides the IntraSwitch with
power in the event that the switch’s main power connection
fails. Refer to the RPSU 6000’s Installation Guide for more
information or to Appendix C in this manual for part number
information.
Power Switch
The power switch turns the IntraSwitch 5212 on or off. See
"Connecting Power" on page 2-8 for instructions on powering
on the IntraSwitch.
Power Supply Connector
The 110/220-volt power supply connector provides the
IntraSwitch 5212’s power connection. See Appendix C,
"Technical Specifications" for more information.
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Introduction
Configuration/
Management
The IntraSwitch 5212 can be managed through standard out-ofband sessions through the Console port, via in-band Telnet
sessions, via a supported World Wide Web browser, or via any
SNMP-based management software program (such as
IntraSpection™).
Console/Telnet Management
The SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is used to
manage the IntraSwitch 5212. The SNMP agent supports
database objects that are defined in the following Management
Information Bases (MIBs):
❏
❏
❏
MIB II (RFC 1213)
Bridge MIB (RFC 1493)
RMON, 4 groups (RFC 1757)
The SNMP agent can be accessed via out-of-band Console
connections or through in-band Telnet sessions. See Chapter 4,
"Setting Up For Management" for information on connecting via
one of these two methods.
See Appendix B, "Supported MIBs" for more information on the
MIBs supported by the IntraSwitch.
Web Browser Management
The IntraSwitch 5212 has a built-in HTTP (Hypertext Transfer
Protocol Server) which allows it to be managed via any
supported World Wide Web browser.
See the Web Management Server Reference Guide for
information on accessing and managing the IntraSwitch 5212
with a Web browser.
SNMP-Based Management
IntraSpection Web-based network management software, along
with any other SNMP-based network management application,
can be used to manage the IntraSwitch 5212. See "In-Band
Management" on page 4-6 for more information.
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Switching Capacity
Switching
Capacity
Each 10Base-T port forwards Ethernet minimum-sized 64-byte
packets at the maximum attainable rate of 14,880 packets per
second (pps). The 10/100 port can forward 64-byte packets at
148,000pps.
The IntraSwitch 5212 fully supports the 802.1d transparent
Ethernet bridging standard. IEEE 802.1d compliance provides
automatic address learning, packet filtering, and the Spanning
Tree Protocol.
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Introduction
Features
The IntraSwitch 5212 has the following features:
❏ 12 10Base-T switched ports with RJ-45 connectors
❏ One fixed 10/100TX port with an RJ-45 connector
(supports NWay™ auto-negotiation)
❏ One Asanté MII expansion slot for adding an optional
10/100TX, 100Base-FX, or 10Base-FL uplink port
❏ Telnet (in-band) and Console (out-of-band) management
❏ HTTP server (provides SNMP management via any
supported World Wide Web browser; see the Web
Management Server Reference Guide for information)
❏ Support of up to 1024 MAC addresses
❏ Auto-negotiation on 10/100 port and 10/100 Asanté
MII expansion port
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
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Full duplex support on all ports
BootP support (Asanté View BootP Server only)
TFTP support for software upgrades
RMON support (4 groups)
MIB II, Bridge MIB support
802.1d Spanning Tree support
Advanced diagnostic LEDs
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Package Contents
Package
Contents
The IntraSwitch 5212 is shipped with the following items:
❏ (1) IntraSwitch 5212 Ethernet switch
❏ (2) rack-mounting brackets
❏ (12) standard Phillips screws for attaching the rackmounting brackets to the IntraSwitch 5212 and
mounting it to an equipment rack
❏ (1) power cord
❏ (1) User’s Manual (this book)
❏ (1) Quick Installation Guide
▲ Important! If you are missing any of the above
items, contact the dealer from whom you purchased
your IntraSwitch.
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Introduction
Tools and
Materials
Some tools and materials that are not supplied with the
IntraSwitch 5212 are needed to connect the switch to an
Ethernet network.
The table below lists the tools and materials required for
connecting devices to the switch’s ports, for installing an Asanté
MII module, and for rack-mounting the switch.
∆
Note: For specific instructions on connecting network devices to the IntraSwitch 5212, see "Connecting to the Network" on page 2-9.
Table 1-1 Tools and Materials Required
Action
Tool/Material Required
Connecting 10BaseT ports or 10/100 port
Standard Category 3, 4 or 5 UTP straightthrough cable with RJ-45 connectors.
Standard Category 5 UTP cross-over cable
with RJ-45 connectors.
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Connecting 100BaseFX port (optional MII
expansion module)
Dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index
multimode fiber optic cable fitted with an SC
connector.
Connecting 10BaseFL port
Dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index
multimode fiber optic cable fitted with a dual
ST connector.
Connecting to the
Console port
Straight-through RS-232 cable with 9-pin
male D-subminiature connector.
Removing Asanté MII
expansion module’s
cover
Small Phillips screwdriver.
Rack-mounting the
IntraSwitch 5212
Phillips screwdriver (#2) for mounting the
two rack brackets on the unit.
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Pin Assignments
Pin
Assignments
The following diagrams, based on the IEEE 568B standards, can
be used to assist in connecting the IntraSwitch 5212 to an
Ethernet network.
White/Orange 1
Orange 2
White/Green 3
White/Blue 4
Blue 5
Green 6
White/Brown 7
Brown 8
Figure 1-2
1 White/Green
2 Green
3 White/Orange
4 White/Blue
5 Blue
6 Orange
7 White/Brown
8 Brown
Category 5 UTP Crossover Pin assignment: Switch to
Hub or another Switch
White/Orange 1
Orange 2
White/Green 3
White/Blue 4
Blue 5
Green 6
White/Brown 7
Brown 8
Figure 1-3
Category 5 UTP Pin assignment: Switch to Workstation
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Introduction
Factory
Defaults
The IntraSwitch 5212 is shipped with the following
configuration default settings:
Table 1-2 Factory Default Configurations
Configuration
IP address
Default Setting
0.0.0.0
Important! The first IP address that is
assigned to the IntraSwitch becomes the new
factory default setting.
Subnet Mask
0.0.0.0
Important! The first subnet mask that is
assigned to the IntraSwitch becomes the new
factory default setting.
Default Gateway
0.0.0.0
Important! The first default gateway
address that is assigned to the IntraSwitch
becomes the new factory default setting.
Switching Mode
Store-and-forward
10Base-T Ports
Half duplex
10/100TX Port and
Asanté MII
Expansion Port
Auto-negotiation
Spanning Tree
Enabled on ALL ports
▲
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Important! When the IntraSwitch 5212 is
reset (powered off and then on), all settings are
returned to the factory defaults listed above
except for the IP Address, Subnet Mask, and
Default Gateway; these items revert to the first
addresses assigned to them.
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2
Installation
This chapter explains how to power on the IntraSwitch 5212,
install it in an equipment rack, and connect it to your network.
It also explains how to install an Asanté MII expansion module
and prepare the IntraSwitch 5212 for management capabilities.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
Installation Guidelines — page 2-2
❏
Installation Overview — page 2-3
❏
Rack Mounting/Desktop Placement —
page 2-4
❏
Installing an Asanté MII Module —
page 2-6
❏
Connecting Power — page 2-8
❏
Connecting to the Network —
page 2-9
❏
Setting up for Management —
page 2-12
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Installation
Installing the IntraSwitch
Installation
Guidelines
Before installing the IntraSwitch 5212, carefully review the
following guidelines.
Power Requirements
The source electrical outlet should be installed near the
IntraSwitch 5212, be easily accessible, and be properly
grounded.
Make sure the power source adheres to the following
guidelines:
❏
❏
❏
Voltage range: 100 to 240 VAC
Frequency range: 60/50 Hz
Maximum current: 1.6 A
Environmental Requirements
The IntraSwitch 5212 must be installed in a clean, dry, dust-free
area with adequate air circulation to maintain the following
environmental limits:
❏
❏
Temperature: 0° to 45° C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
Avoid direct sunlight, heat sources, or areas with high levels of
electro-magnetic interference.
Cooling and Airflow
The IntraSwitch 5212 has two internal fans that cool the
interior by drawing air through vents on the sides and forcing
heated air out through holes in the rear.
▲
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Important! Do not restrict air flow by covering
or obstructing air vents on the sides of the case.
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Installation Overview
Installation
Overview
The table below describes the steps needed to install the
IntraSwitch 5212. The steps that are optional are labeled
“optional”; the steps that are required are labeled “required.”
The sections that follow explain each step in detail.
To install the IntraSwitch 5212:
Table 2-1 Installation Overview
Step
1
Action
(required)
Open the box and check the contents.
See “"Package Contents" on page 1-7 for a
complete list of the items included with your
IntraSwitch 5212.
2
(required)
Install the IntraSwitch 5212 in an equipment rack
or prepare it for desktop placement.
See "Rack Mounting/Desktop Placement" on page
2-4.
3
(optional)
Install an Asanté MII expansion module. See
"Installing an Asanté MII Module" on page 2-6.
4
(required)
Plug in and check the power connection.
See "Connecting Power" on page 2-8.
5
(required)
Connect the IntraSwitch 5212 to the network.
See "Connecting to the Network" on page 2-9.
6
(optional)
Configure the IntraSwitch 5212 for management
capabilities.
See "Setting up for Management" on page 2-12.
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Installation
Rack
Mounting/
Desktop
Placement
Equipment Rack
Installation
The IntraSwitch 5212 can be installed in most standard 19-inch
equipment racks. It can also be placed on a horizontal surface
with support capabilities of 11 pounds (5 kilograms).
To install the IntraSwitch 5212 in an equipment rack:
▲
Important! Disconnect all cables from the
IntraSwitch 5212 before continuing.
1
Place the IntraSwitch 5212 on a stable, flat surface.
2
Locate a rack-mounting bracket (supplied) and
place it over the mounting holes on one side of
the unit, as shown in Figure 2-1.
IntraSwitch 5212
100 Mbps
Max Util
Pwr
FDP
10/100
Data
RS-232
Link
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
MII
1
Figure 2-1
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2
3
4
5
Console
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Mounting rack bracket on the IntraSwitch 5212
3
Insert the four screws (supplied) into the holes
and tighten with a Phillips screwdriver.
4
Repeat the two previous steps for the unit’s
other side.
5
Place the IntraSwitch 5212 in an equipment
rack.
▲ Important! Make sure the IntraSwitch
5212 is supported until all four mounting
screws for each bracket are installed.
6
Secure with mounting screws.
The IntraSwitch 5212 is now installed in the rack.
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Rack Mounting/Desktop Placement
Free-Standing
Installation
The IntraSwitch 5212 has four rubber feet applied to the
bottom of its chassis that enable desktop/free-standing
installation of the unit.
For desktop/free-standing installation:
❏
Place the IntraSwitch 5212 on a horizontal surface with a minimum area of 17.1” x 14.5” and
support capabilities of 11 pounds.
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Installation
Installing an
Asanté MII
Module
The IntraSwitch 5212 has one Asanté Media Independent Interface (Asanté MII) expansion slot which allows for the addition
of various types of media access modules, including:
❏
❏
❏
10/100Base-TX
100Base-FX
10Base-FL (with ST connector)
The Asanté MII module is sold separately and complies with
IEEE 802.3 and 802.3u (10/100Base-T and 100Base-FX) specifications.
To install an Asanté MII module:
▲
Important! The Asanté MII module is not hotswappable; you should not install and/or
remove a module without turning the
IntraSwitch 5212’s power off.
1
Unscrew the metal cover from the front of the
Asanté MII expansion slot (located on the
IntraSwitch 5212’s back panel) using a small
Phillips screwdriver. See Figure 2-2.
IntraSwitch 5212 back panel
MII (Port 14)
Remove metal cover
Figure 2-2
2
Page 2-6
Asanté MII expansion slot
Align the bottom of the Asanté MII expansion
module with the rails on the inside of the expansion slot.
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Installing an Asanté MII Module
3
Slide the Asanté MII module into the expansion
slot until it stops, then push the module in until
it seats with the connector. See Figure 2-3.
MII (Port 14)
Figure 2-3
4
Installing an Asanté MII expansion module
Screw the module into place by tightening the
thumbscrew on the module’s cover.
MII (Port 14)
Figure 2-4
5
Securing an Asanté MII expansion module
Connect the installed Asanté MII expansion
module to your network, following the cable
guidelines in "Asanté MII Ports" on page 2-10.
For more information on Asanté MII expansion
modules, refer to the Asanté MII Expansion Modules Installation Guide included with your module.
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Installation
Connecting
Power
To connect power to the IntraSwitch 5212:
1
Plug one end of the supplied power cord into
the power connector on the back of the
IntraSwitch 5212.
MII (Port 14)
Redundant
Power Sup
ply
Power Cord
Power Switch
Figure 2-5
2
Connecting the power cord to the IntraSwitch 5212
Plug the other end of the power cord into a
grounded AC outlet.
∆
3
Turn the power switch to the “on” position.
Make sure the IntraSwitch 5212’s front panel
LEDs blink and the POWER LED lights and
remains on.
▲
4
Page 2-8
Note: For more information about power
and environmental requirements, see
Appendix C,“Technical Specifications.”
Important! If the power does not come
on, refer to Appendix A,“Troubleshooting.”
Turn the IntraSwitch 5212’s power off.
The IntraSwitch 5212 is ready to be connected
to the network.
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Connecting to the Network
Connecting
to the
Network
To connect the IntraSwitch 5212 to an Ethernet network:
1
2
Make sure the IntraSwitch 5212 is powered off.
3
Power on the IntraSwitch 5212.
Connect network devices to the IntraSwitch
5212, following the cable guidelines outlined
below.
After the IntraSwitch 5212 is connected to the
network and is powered on, it can be configured for management capabilities (see "Setting
up for Management" on page 2-12). For cabling
examples, see Figure 2-7.
10Base-T Ports
Table 2-2 10Base-T Cable Guidelines
Connecting To
Cable Required
Network Station
Category 3, 4, or 5 UTP (Unshielded Twisted Pair)
straight-through cable (100 meters maximum)
with RJ-45 connectors.
Repeater/Hub
Category 5, UTP cross-over cable (100 meters
maximum) with RJ-45 connectors.
Repeater/Hub’s
Uplink port
Category 3,4 or 5, UTP straight-through cable
(100 meters maximum) with RJ-45 connectors.
10/100TX Port
Table 2-3 10/100TX Port Cable Guidelines
Connecting To
Cable Required
Network Station
Category 5 UTP straight-through cable (100
meters maximum) with RJ-45 connectors.
Repeater/Hub
Category 5, UTP cross-over cable (100 meters
maximum) with RJ-45 connectors.
Repeater/Hub’s
Uplink port
Category 5, UTP straight-through cable (100
meters maximum) with RJ-45 connectors.
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Installation
Asanté MII Ports
10/100TX Module
100Base-FX Module
10Base-FL Module
Page 2-10
The Asanté MII expansion slot allows for the connection of a
10/100TX, 100Base-FX, or 10Base-FL port.
Table 2-4 10/100TX Asanté MII Module Cable Guidelines
Connecting To
Cable Required
Network Station
Category 5 UTP cross-over cable (100 meters
maximum) with RJ-45 connectors.
Repeater/Hub
Category 5, UTP straight-through cable (100
meters maximum) with RJ-45 connectors.
Repeater/Hub’s
Uplink port
Category 5, UTP cross-over cable (100 meters
maximum) with RJ-45 connectors.
Table 2-5 100Base-FX Asanté MII Module Cable Guidelines
Connecting To
Cable Required
All network
devices
Dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index multimode
fiber-optic cable with an SC connector.
Table 2-6 10Base-FL Asanté MII Module Cable Guidelines
Connecting To
Cable Required
ST Connector
All Network
Devices
Dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index multimode
fiber-optic cable with a dual ST connector.
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Connecting to the Network
Cabling
Scenarios
Diagram
The following diagram illustrates some of the various cabling
scenarios available with the IntraSwitch 5212.
10Base-T ports: require
Category 3, 4, or 5 cable
10/100 port: requires
Category 5 cable
IntraSwitch 5212
100 Mbps
RS-232
POWER
Max Util
10/100
FDP
Console
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 MII
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
straight-through cable
(100max. length)
Category 5
straight-through cable
(100m max. length)
straight-through cable
(100m max. length)
cross-over cable
(100max. length)
straight-through cable
(100m max. length)
straight-through cable
(100m max. length)
10Base-T
Workstation
100Base-TX
Server
Remove Before Stacking
Printer
10Base-T
Workstation
Partition
Col
1
Pwr
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
or
Uplink
9 10 11 12
100BASE-TX Ports
Link/Receive
AsantéFAST 100 TX Hub
Hub
10Base-T
Server
Figure 2-7
IntraSwitch 5212 cabling scenarios
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Installation
Setting up for
Management
To use the IntraSwitch 5212 as a managed switch, it must be
configured with an IP address. This can be accomplished in
one of two ways:
❏
❏
BootP
Configuration
Page 2-12
automatically using Asanté View BootP (default)
server
manually via the Console port
The IntraSwitch 5212 is shipped with BootP/TFTP support.
BootP allows the IntraSwitch 5212 to be automatically
configured with an IP address when the switch is connected to
the network and is powered on, if your network contains a
BootP server configured with available IP addresses.
▲
Important! BootP configuration only works if
the IntraSwitch 5212 does not have an IP
address assigned to it. By default, it is shipped
without an assigned IP address.
1
Make sure your network has a BootP server configured with a valid IP address entry for the
IntraSwitch 5212.
2
When the IntraSwitch 5212 is connected to the
network and is powered on, it automatically
transmits a BootP request across the network
(up to 5 times) until it receives a valid IP address
from the BootP server .
3
After an IP address is received, the IntraSwitch
5212 can be managed via in-band access.
See Chapter 4 for information on connecting to
the IntraSwitch 5212 for management.
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Setting up for Management
To verify that the IntraSwitch 5212 received an
IP address, use a tool such as Ping1 to try and
access the IntraSwitch 5212; if you can access
the IntraSwitch 5212, it is properly configured
with an IP address.
Console
Configuration
To manually configure the IntraSwitch 5212 with an IP address
via its Console port, use a VT100 terminal or a VT100 terminal
emulator running on a workstation or personal computer (PC)
to connect to the switch’s Local Management Interface.
1
Using a straight-through RS-232 cable with a 9-pin
male D-subminiature plug at one end, connect a
terminal or workstation (PC) running a terminal
emulator to the Console port on the front of the
IntraSwitch 5212.
Straight-Through
RS-232 Cable
IntraSwitch 5212
100 Mbps
RS-232
Stand-Alone Terminal
or PC Running Terminal
Emulation Software
Pwr
Max Util
10/100
FDP / COL
Console
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 MII
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Console Port
(female; requires a male connector)
Figure 2-8
2
Connecting to the Console port
Make sure both units are powered on.
If using a PC with a terminal emulator, make
sure it is configured with the following terminal
settings:
❏ Bits Per Second: 9600
❏ Data Bits: 8
❏ Parity: None
1. Ping (an acronym for packet internet groper) is an application that can be used to
test whether a remote device is properly connected to a network.
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Installation
❏ Stop Bits: 1
❏ Flow Control: None
If configuring with a Macintosh computer,
please call Asanté Technical support for proper
DIN 8 – DB-9 cable.
3
The IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management Interface Main Menu appears on the terminal screen,
as shown in Figure 2-9.
Figure 2-9
4
Type c to open the Configuration Menu.
The “Enter Password” prompt appears.
5
Type your password at the prompt.
6
7
8
Page 2-14
IntraSwitch Local Management Interface Main Menu
▲
Important! The default password is
Asante. The password is case-sensitive.
For information on changing the password,
see "Setting Console Password" on page 5-34.
Type i to open the TCP/IP Parameter Menu.
Type i to select the option “Set IP Address.”
Type the valid IP address to be assigned to the
IntraSwitch 5212 at the prompt.
This address becomes the new factory default
setting.
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Setting up for Management
▲
Important! Depending on your network
configuration, you may also need to set subnet mask and default router (gateway) information for the IntraSwitch 5212. See
"Configuring TCP/IP Parameters" on page 512.
9 Press Return.
q to return to the Configuration Menu.
10Type
The IntraSwitch 5212 is configured with an IP
address.
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3
LED Indicators
This chapter describes the front panel layout of the IntraSwitch
5212 and explains how to interpret the LEDs.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
LED Indicators — page 3-2
❏
Port LEDs — page 3-3
❏
Power LED — page 3-4
❏
Diagnostic LEDs — page 3-4
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LED Indicators
LED Indicators
The IntraSwitch 5212 has five rows of LEDs on its front panel
that convey the status of each 10Base-T port as well as the
status of the 10/100TX port and Asanté MII expansion port (if
installed). See Figure 3-1.
The five rows of port LEDs display:
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
100 Mbps operation
Max Util (maximum utilization)
FDP/COL (full duplex or collision)
Data
Link
Diagnostic LEDs (not labeled)
IntraSwitch 5212
100 Mbps
Pwr
Power
LED
10/100
Max Util
FDP / COL
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 MII
Uplink
Port LEDs
Figure 3-1
IntraSwitch LED panel
The IntraSwitch 5212 also has four diagnostic LEDs that are not
labeled on its front panel. They light once when the
IntraSwitch 5212 is first powered on or is reset. See "Diagnostic
LEDs" on page 3-4 for more information.
▲
Page 3-2
Important! The diagnostic LEDs are not
labeled on the IntraSwitch 5212’s front panel.
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Port LEDs
Port LEDs
When the IntraSwitch is first powered on, the port and
diagnostic LEDs blink. The green power light illuminates and
remains on, indicating electrical power to the unit.
The IntraSwitch 5212 has five rows of LEDs. The following
table states their color and meaning:
Table 3-1 Port LEDs
LED
100Mbps
Color
green
Meaning
10/100TX port or an installed Asanté MII expansion
port is operating at 100Mbps speed.
Note: These LEDs only function with ports capable of
operating at 100Mbps speed (i.e., the 10/100TX port or
an installed 10/100 Asanté MII module).
Max Util
amber
The corresponding port’s receive buffer is full
(maximum utilization).
Note: It is normal to see these LEDs light when the
network is in a state of moderate-to-heavy activity.
FDP/Col
amber
Indicates full duplex mode on the 10/100TX port or on
an installed Asanté MII expansion port.
Indicates a collision at the switching port for those
ports operating in half-duplex mode.
Note: Full duplex means that a port can transmit and
receive at the same time.
Note: Collision is indicated only on those ports
operating in half duplex mode.
Data
green
Traffic activity is occurring on the port (transmit [TX]
or receive [RX]).
Note: During heavy traffic periods, this LED may be lit
continuously.
Link
green
A node or other network device is properly connected
to the corresponding port.
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LED Indicators
Power LED
The green POWER light comes on and stays on when the unit is
receiving electrical power.
Diagnostic
LEDs
The IntraSwitch’s four diagnostic LEDs (one orange, three
green) blink once when the switch is first powered on.
▲
Page 3-4
Important!
If the diagnostic LEDs illuminate
for any length of time other than during a power
cycle, contact Asanté Technical support (see
Appendix E,“Technical Support”).
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4
Setting Up For
Management
This chapter describes the different management options
available with the IntraSwitch 5212. It also explains how to
connect to the IntraSwitch 5212 using those options.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
Overview — page 4-2
❏
Management Scenarios —
page 4-3
❏
Out-of-Band Management — page 4-4
❏
In-Band Management — page 4-6
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Setting Up For Management
IntraSwitch Management
Overview
The IntraSwitch 5212 can be managed using any of the following methods:
Table 4-1 Management Options
Method
Type
Description
Console
out-of-band
management
local connection to the IntraSwitch
via the switch’s Console port
Telnet
(one session)
in-band
management
remote connection over the
network to the IntraSwitch via a
terminal emulation program
World Wide
Web browser
in-band
management
remote connection to the
IntraSwitch 5212 via a supported
World Wide Web browser
SNMP-based
Network
Management
Software
in-band
management
remote connection to the
IntraSwitch via any SNMP-based
network management application
such as IntraSpection
This chapter describes how to connect to the IntraSwitch 5212
using either out-of-band or in-band management, as illustrated
in Figure 4-1.
For information on each management method, refer to the following:
❏
❏
❏
Page 4-2
Console or Telnet management — see Chapter
5, "Console Management" in this manual.
World Wide Web browser management — see
the Web Management Server Reference Guide.
SNMP-based Network Management Software —
see the section on "SNMP-based Management
Software" on page 4-7.
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Overview
Management
Scenarios
The following diagram illustrates the management options
available with the IntraSwitch 5212.
IntraSwitch 5212
RS-232
IntraSwitch 5212
100 Mbps
POWER
Mac Util
10/100
FDP / Col
Console
Data
Link
MII 1 MII 2 100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Workstation
Stand-alone Terminal or PC
In-Band Management:
Out-of-Band Management:
• Telnet to the IntraSwitch
• Access the IntraSwitch using a
supported World Wide Web browser
• Direct connection to the
IntraSwitch's Console port
• Access the IntraSwitch using any
SNMP-based management software
application such as IntraSpection
Figure 4-1
IntraSwitch 5212 management options
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Setting Up For Management
Out-of-Band
Management
Out-of-band network management allows you to configure,
manage, and monitor the IntraSwitch 5212 and each of its
ports. You can perform these functions via the following
method:
❏
By attaching a terminal (or a terminal emulator)
to the IntraSwitch 5212’s Console port and
using the menu-driven Local Management
Interface.
Out-of-band network management is guaranteed even when the
in-band Ethernet network is down.
To access the IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management Interface
using out-of-band management:
1
Connect a stand-alone terminal or a PC running
a terminal emulator directly to the IntraSwitch
5212’s Console port using a straight-through RS232 serial cable with a male connector.
Straight-Through
RS-232 Cable
IntraSwitch 5212
100 Mbps
RS-232
Stand-Alone Terminal
or PC Running Terminal
Emulation Software
Pwr
Max Util
10/100
FDP / COL
Console
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 MII
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Console Port
(female; requires a male connector)
Figure 4-2
2
Connecting to the Console port
Make sure both units are powered on.
If using a PC with a terminal emulator, make
sure it is configured with the following terminal
settings:
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Page 4-4
Bits Per Second: 9600
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 1
Flow Control: None
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Out-of-Band Management
If configuring with a Macintosh computer,
please call Asanté Technical support for proper
DIN 8 – DB-9 cable.
3
Once connected, the Local Management Interface Main Menu appears on the screen.
See Chapter 5,“Console Management,” for information on using the Local Management Interface to manage the IntraSwitch 5212.
∆ Note: A password is needed to access the
Configuration menu. The default password is
Asante. The password is case-sensitive; enter
it exactly as shown.
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Setting Up For Management
In-Band
Management
In-band network management allows you to manage, control,
and monitor the IntraSwitch 5212 and each of its ports over the
Ethernet network.
You can perform these functions by accessing the IntraSwitch
via one of the following methods:
❏
❏
❏
By connecting with a terminal emulation program such as Telnet1 and using the Local Management Interface.
By connecting with a World Wide Web browser
and using the Web Management Interface.
By connecting with any SNMP-based network
management application and using its interface.
To manage the IntraSwitch 5212 via in-band management:
1
Make sure the network to which the IntraSwitch
5212 is connected is up and functioning.
2
Make sure the IntraSwitch 5212 is configured
with valid IP information.
See "Setting up for Management" on page 2-12.
3
Connect to the IntraSwitch 5212 with a terminal
emulator or any SNMP-based network management application.
Terminal Emulator
See Chapter 5, "Console Management" for information on managing the IntraSwitch 5212 with a
terminal emulator.
∆ Note: All management screens using a terminal emulator are identical to those of the outof-band Console interface.
1. Telnet is a common terminal emulation application used in TCP/IP networks for remote terminal access to network devices.
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In-Band Management
Web Browser Management
See the Web Management Server Reference
Guide for information on managing the
IntraSwitch 5212 with a Web browser.
SNMP-based Management Software
Refer to the software’s User’s Manual for information on managing the IntraSwitch 5212 with
SNMP-based management software.
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5
Console
Management
This chapter describes how to manage the IntraSwitch 5212
using the out-of-band Console or in-band Telnet interface.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
Overview — page 5-2
❏
Management Tasks — page 5-3
❏
Local Management Interface —
page 5-5
❏
General Information Menu — page 5-6
❏
Configuration Menu — page 5-7
❏
Statistics Menu — page 5-37
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Console Management
Overview
The IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management Interface is a menudriven application that provides for management and configuration of the IntraSwitch 5212 and each of its ports.
You can access the Local Management Interface via two
methods:
❏
Out-of-band connection to the Console port
❏
In-band connection via a terminal emulator such
as Telnet (one session)
▲ Important!
Refer to Chapter 4,“Setting Up For
Management” for instructions on how to connect
to the Local Management Interface using one of
the two methods listed above.
This chapter describes each menu item within the Local
Management Interface, as well as how to perform the
configuration and management tasks outlined in Tables 5-1 and
5-2.
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Configuration and Management Tasks
Configuration
and
Management
Tasks
Table 5-1 Configuration Tasks
Configuration Task
Page #
Logging into the Configuration Menu
page 5-7
Changing System Administration Information
page 5-11
Changing TCP/IP Information
page 5-13
Setting Community Strings
page 5-19
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Table 5-2 Management Tasks
Page 5-4
Management Task
Page #
Performing a Software Upgrade
page 5-16
Enabling Trap Authentication
page 5-19
Adding a Trap Receiver
page 5-20
Deleting a Trap Receiver
page 5-20
Enabling or Disabling a Port
page 5-24
Configuring Full Duplex
page 5-24
Configuring Auto-Negotiation
page 5-25
Finding an Entry in the MAC Forwarding Table
page 5-27
Setting the Age-Out Timer
page 5-28
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on ALL Ports
page 5-31
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on a Single Port
page 5-31
Setting the Telnet Idle Time-Out Period
page 5-33
Changing the Console Password
page 5-34
Resetting the EEPROM
page 5-35
Resetting the IntraSwitch 5212
page 5-36
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Local Management Interface
Local
Management
Interface
After you connect to the IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management
Interface using either out-of-band Console or in-band Telnet
connection as described in Chapter 4, the Main Menu appears,
as shown in Figure 5-1.
Main Menu
Figure 5-1
Local Management Interface Main Menu
From the Main Menu, you can access three submenus:
❏
❏
❏
"General Information Menu" on page 5-6
"Configuration Menu" on page 5-7
"Statistics Menu" on page 5-37
If you are using Telnet, a fourth option will be available — Close
Connection. This option closes your remote connection to the
IntraSwitch’s Local Management Interface.
Accessing a
Submenu
To access a submenu, type the command letter of the
corresponding option (e.g., type g for General Information).
Exiting a
Submenu
To exit a submenu, type q. To exit a command line (e.g., Set
Console Password in the Configuration Menu), press ctrl-c.
∆
Note: For a one-page map of the Main Menu
and its submenus, refer to Appendix D,“Console Management Menu.”
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Console Management
General
Information
Menu
The General Information Menu displays the IntraSwitch 5212’s
current operating information; such as, the IntraSwitch 5212’s
name, IP address, and boot information.
∆
Note: The information displayed on this
screen is read-only.
Accessing the General Information Menu
❏
Type g from the Main Menu. A screen similar to
Figure 5-2 appears.
Figure 5-2
▲
General Information Menu
Important! For a description of each parameter on the General Information Menu, see "General Information Menu Parameters" on page 6-3.
To exit the General Information Menu, press the space bar on
your keyboard.
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Logging into the Configuration Menu
Configuration
Menu
The Configuration Menu allows you to configure settings for
the IntraSwitch 5212. These settings include items such as
system administration information,TCP/IP parameters, RMON
parameters, port parameters, and bootstrap parameters.
Logging into the Configuration Menu
1
From the Local Management Interface Main
Menu, type c.
2
Type your password at the “Enter Password”
prompt.
▲
Important! The default password when
you first access the Configuration Menu is
Asante. The password is case-sensitive.
For information on changing passwords,
see on "Setting Console Password" on page
5-34.
The following Configuration Menu appears.
Figure 5-3
Configuration Menu
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3
From this menu you can access configuration submenus by typing the command letter of the corresponding menu option (e.g., type a for the Configure
System Administration Information Menu).
Table 5-2 provides a brief overview of each menu
item.
Table 5-2 Configuration Menu Items
Menu Item
Description
Config System
Administration Information
Displays and allows you to change the name,
location, and contact information for the
IntraSwitch 5212.
See "Configuring System Administration
Information" on page 5-10.
Config TCP/IP Parameters
Displays and allows you to change the
information needed to access the IntraSwitch
5212 over the network (in-band management).
See "Configuring TCP/IP Parameters" on page
5-12.
Config Bootstrap Parameters
Displays and allows you to change the
parameters used for downloading a new
version of software for the IntraSwitch 5212.
See "Configuring Bootstrap Parameters" on
page 5-14.
Config SNMP Parameters
Displays and allows you to change the
IntraSwitch 5212’s SNMP (Simple Network
Management Protocol) parameters; such as,
read/write settings, trap authentication, and
trap receivers.
See "Configuring SNMP Parameters" on page
5-17.
Config Port Parameters
Allows you to manually configure each of the
IntraSwitch 5212’s ports for speed, connection,
link mode, and auto-negotiation.
For more information, see "Configuring Port
Parameters" on page 5-21.
Config RMON Parameters
Displays and allows you to change the
IntraSwitch 5212’s RMON parameters.
See "Configuring RMON Parameters" on page
5-26.
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Menu Item
Description
Config MAC Forwarding
Table Parameters
Allows you to change the entries in the
IntraSwitch 5212’s MAC Forwarding Table.
See "Configuring MAC Forwarding Table
Parameters" on page 5-26.
Config Spanning Tree
Parameters
Displays the IntraSwitch 5212’s Spanning Tree
parameters and allows you to enable or disable
Spanning Tree.
See "Configuring Spanning Tree Parameters"
on page 5-29.
Config VLAN
Allows you to set up a Virtual LAN and move
ports to it.
See Web Management Server Reference
Guide.
Set Telnet Idle Time-out
Allows you to set the amount of time a Telnet
connection can remain idle and still connected
to the IntraSwitch 5212.
For more information, see "Setting Telnet Idle
Time Out" on page 5-33.
Set Console Password
Allows you to change the password needed to
access the Configuration Menu.
See "Setting Console Password" on page 5-34.
Reset EEPROM To Default
Allows you to reset the IntraSwitch 5212’s
EEPROM to its factory default settings.
For more information, see "Resetting EEPROM
to Default" on page 5-35.
Exit Configuration Menu
Exits the Configuration Menu and returns you
to the Local Management Interface Main
Menu.
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Configuring System Administration
Information
This menu displays and allows you to change the name,
location, and contact information for the IntraSwitch.
To access the System Administration Information Menu, type a
from the Configuration Menu.
The following menu appears.
Current Settings
Figure 5-4
System Administration Information Menu
Current Settings
Table 5-3 explains each setting on the System
Administration Information Menu.
For information on using this menu, see:
❏
"Changing System Administration Information" on
page 5-11
Table 5-3
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System Administration Information Settings
Setting
Description
Switch Name
The name of the IntraSwitch (up to 64
characters, including spaces).
Switch Location
The location where the IntraSwitch is
physically located (up to 64 characters,
including spaces).
Switch Contact
The name of the person responsible for the
IntraSwitch (up to 64 characters, including
spaces).
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Changing System Administration Information
To change the IntraSwitch 5212’s name/location/contact
information:
1
Open the System Administration Information
Menu by typing a in the Configuration Menu.
2
Type the command letter of the corresponding menu item in the System Administration
Configuration Menu.
3
Type the information at the prompt.
See Table 5-3 for a description of each parameter.
▲
Important! Each parameter is limited to 64 characters (including
spaces).
To cancel a selected option, press ctrl-c at
the command prompt.
4
Press Return.
The IntraSwitch 5212’s system administration
information is changed.
To quit and return to the Configuration
Menu, type q.
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Configuring TCP/IP Parameters
This menu displays and allows you to change the information
needed to access the IntraSwitch 5212 over the network (inband management).
To access the TCP/IP Parameter Menu, type i from the
Configuration Menu. The following menu appears.
Current Settings
Figure 5-5
TCP/IP Parameter Menu
∆
Note: By default, each parameter is set
to 0.0.0.0.
Current Settings
Table 5-4 explains each setting on the TCP/IP Parameter
Menu.
For information on using the menu, see:
❏
"Changing TCP/IP Information" on page 5-13
Table 5-4 TCP/IP Parameter Settings
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Setting
Description
Switch IP Address
The IntraSwitch’s IP (Internet Protocol)
address.
Switch Subnet Mask
The subnet mask of the network on which the
IntraSwitch is located.
Switch Default
Gateway
The address of the IntraSwitch’s default
gateway.
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Configuring TCP/IP Parameters
Changing TCP/IP Information
To change the switch’s IP address, subnet mask, or default
gateway information:
1
Open the TPC/IP Parameter Menu by typing i
in the Configuration Menu.
2
Type the command letter of the option you
want to change.
3
Type the new address at the prompt.
See Table 5-4 for a description of each parameter.
▲ Important!
Follow the format:
number. number. number. number.
To cancel a selected option, press ctrl-c at
the command prompt.
4
Press Return.
The IntraSwitch 5212’s TCP/IP information is
changed.
To quit and return to the Configuration
Menu, type q.
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Configuring Bootstrap Parameters
This menu displays and allows you to change the bootstrap
parameters used for downloading a new version of software
when one is issued.
To access the Bootstrap Parameters Menu, type b from the
Configuration Menu. The following menu appears.
Current Settings
Figure 5-6
▲
BootStrap Parameter Menu
Important! The IntraSwitch 5212’s default
Load Mode setting is Local.
Normally, the bootstrap parameter settings
never need to be changed except when downloading a new version of the IntraSwitch 5212’s
software.
Current Settings
Table 5-5 explains each setting on the Bootstrap Parameter
Menu.
For information on using the menu, see:
❏ "Performing a Software Upgrade" on page 5-16
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Table 5-5 Bootstrap Parameter Settings
Setting
Description
Set Load Mode to Local
Executes the software image file from the
IntraSwitch 5212’s internal flash memory
(default setting).
Important! This is the IntraSwitch 5212’s
default setting.
Set Load Mode to
Remote
Loads a new software image file from a server
on the network.
Important! To use this option, you must
select BootP-TFTP or TFTP as the Boot
Mode.
Set Boot Mode to
Bootp-tftp
Sets the IntraSwitch 5212 to request an IP
address from a BootP server and download
the software image file through TFTP.
Important! To use this option, the
IntraSwitch 5212’s IP address must be set to
0.0.0.0 and the Load Mode must be set to
Remote.
Set Boot Mode to TFTP
Sets the IntraSwitch 5212 to only download
the software image file through TFTP (an IP
address is not requested).
Important! To use this option, the
IntraSwitch 5212 must already have an
assigned IP address and the Load Mode must
be set to Remote.
Set Boot Server IP
Address
Sets the IP address of the remote server
providing BootP/TFTP capabilities on your
network.
Set Boot File Name
Sets the software image file name and
network path.
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Performing a Software Upgrade
When Asanté issues a new version of the software image for
the IntraSwitch 5212, you can obtain it from Asanté’s World
Wide Web site or by contacting Asanté’s Technical Support
(see Appendix E,“Technical Support”).
The software file must be downloaded from a management
station on your network, such as AsantéView.These
instructions explain how to perform a software upgrade on
the IntraSwitch 5212 from AsantéView.
To upgrade the IntraSwitch’s software from AsantéView:
1
Make sure the switch is configured with an IP
address, and that the AsanteView; tftp
server is running.
2
Open the BootStrap Parameter Menu by typing b in the Configuration Menu.
3
4
5
6
Type r to set the Boot Load Mode to Remote.
Type t to set the Boot Mode to TFTP.
Type s and set the Boot Server IP address.
Type f and set the name and network path
for the new software image file; for example:
c:\AV\ISwitch.cfg
7
Make sure the following two files are in the
Boot server’s directory:
ISwitch.cfg
5212.10x
8
9
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Type q to return to the Configuration Menu.
Reset the switch by powering the switch off
and then on.
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Configuring SNMP Parameters
Configuring SNMP Parameters
This menu controls the IntraSwitch 5212’s SNMP (Simple
Network Management Protocol) parameters.
With these parameters, you can configure the IntraSwitch
5212’s read and write community strings, set the IntraSwitch
5212 to generate authentication traps, and determine which
management stations on your network can receive traps.
To access the SNMP Parameter Menu, type n from the
Configuration Menu.The following menu appears.
Current Settings
Figure 5-7
SNMP Parameter Menu
Current Settings
Table 5-6 explains each setting on the SNMP Parameter
Menu.
For information on using the menu, see:
❏ "Changing Community Strings" on page 5-19
❏ "Enabling Traps" on page 5-19
❏ "Adding a Trap Receiver Entry" on page 5-20
❏ "Deleting a Trap Receiver Entry" on page 5-20
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Table 5-6 SNMP Parameter Settings
Setting
Description
SNMP Read
Community
The IntraSwitch 5212’s SNMP read community
string.
The read community string is a single word
that defines access rights for reading SNMP
data objects.
The default setting is public.
SNMP Write
Community
The IntraSwitch 5212’s SNMP write
community string.
The write community string is a single word
that defines access rights for writing SNMP
data objects.
The default setting is private.
Trap Authentication
The status of the SNMP agent to generate
authentication traps.
Note: An authentication trap is sent when a
network management station with an invalid
community string attempts to access the
IntraSwitch 5212.
The default setting is disabled.
SNMP Trap Receivers
The IP addresses of the network management
stations that can receive traps. Normally,
these addresses are the same as your network
management software systems’ IP
address(es).
Important! A maximum of four trap
receivers is allowed.
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Changing Community Strings
To change the IntraSwitch 5212’s community strings:
1
Open the SNMP Parameter Menu by typing n
in the Configuration Menu.
2
Type r to change the read community string
or w to change the write community string.
3
Type a new community string at the prompt.
To cancel a selected option, press ctrl-c at
the command prompt.
4
Press Return.
The IntraSwitch 5212’s community strings
are configured.
Enabling Traps
The IntraSwitch 5212 is set up to generate authentication
traps. Authentication traps are messages sent across the
network to an SNMP network management application
when a network station with an invalid community string
attempts to access the IntraSwitch 5212. To set the
IntraSwitch to generate these traps:
1
Open the SNMP Parameter Menu by typing n
on the Configuration Menu.
2
Type t on the SNMP Parameter Menu to toggle trap authentication from enabled to disabled.
3
Enter at least one trap receiver entry. (See
"Adding a Trap Receiver Entry" on page 5-20)
The IntraSwitch 5212 is enabled to generate
authentication traps.
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∆
Note: If there is an entry in the trap
receiver table of an IP address for any
component connected to the 5212
IntraSwitch, other traps will be generated. These include traps for cold starts
(when power is cycled off and on or the
plug is unplugged and reconnected), link
ups (when a component is plugged into a
port or a link is established), and link
downs (when you unplug a component
from a port or lose a link).
Adding a Trap Receiver Entry
Trap receivers are the management stations designated to
receive traps from the IntraSwitch 5212 when they occur.
∆
Note: The maximum number of trap receivers that can be added is four.
To add a trap receiver entry:
1
Open the SNMP Parameter Menu by typing n
in the Configuration Menu.
2
3
Type a to add an SNMP trap receiver entry.
Type the IP address of the network management station you want to receive traps.
To cancel a selected option, press ctrl-c at
the command prompt.
4
Press Return.
The trap receiver entry is added.
Deleting a Trap Receiver Entry
To delete a trap receiver entry:
1
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Open the SNMP Parameter Menu by typing n
on the Configuration Menu.
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3
4
Type d to delete an SNMP trap receiver entry.
Type the IP address of the receiving network
station entry to be deleted.
Press
The trap receiver entry is deleted.
Configuring Port Parameters
This menu allows you to manually configure each of the
IntraSwitch 5212’s ports for speed, connection, link mode, and
auto-negotiation.
The default parameters for each 10Base-T port are:
❏
❏
❏
auto-negotiation — disabled
port speed — 10Mbps
link mode — half duplex
The default parameter for the 10/100TX port and an installed
10/100TX or 100Base-FX Asanté MII expansion port is:
❏
auto-negotiation — enabled (auto-negotiates to
10 or 100Mbps half duplex)
To access the Port Parameter Menu, type p from the
Configuration Menu. The following menu appears.
Current Settings
Figure 5-8
Port Parameter Menu
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The Port Parameter menu displays statistics for one port at a
time.The current port for which statistics are displayed is
shown at the top of the screen (next to “Port Number:”).
❏
❏
❏
Ports 1 – 12 — each 10Base-T port.
Port 13 — the 10/100TX port.
Port 14 — the installed Asanté MII expansion module.
Current Settings
Table 5-7 explains each setting on the Port Parameter
Menu. For information on using the Port Parameter Menu,
see:
❏
❏
❏
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"Enabling/Disabling a Port" on page 5-24
"Configuring Full Duplex" on page 5-24
"Configuring Auto-Negotiation" on page 5-25
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Table 5-7 Port Parameter Settings
Setting
Description
Port Number
The number of the port for which information is
displayed.
Port Connection
The administrative status of the port’s connection
(enabled or disabled)
Note: If the port is disabled, the port will not
receive any packets, even if the port’s Link Status is
ON.
Link Status
The status of the port.
Displays On if a network device is properly
connected to the selected port and is powered on;
displays Off if there is no network device
connected to the port.
Port Auto-Negotiation
Ability
Port Speed
The auto-negotiation ability of the selected port.
Manually determines the speed of the selected port.
The 10Base-T ports are only capable of transmitting
at 10Mbps; the 10/100TX port and an installed
Asanté MII module (except 10Base-FL) can be set to
transmit at 100Mbps.
Important! If you manually change the port speed
on a port, auto-negotiation for the port is
automatically disabled.
Link Mode
The port’s link mode (either half or full duplex).
Note: You can set any of the IntraSwitch 5212’s
ports (including any of the 12 10Base-T ports) to full
duplex mode.
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Enabling/Disabling a Port
The enabling or disabling of a port is a manual operation
that can be used to isolate network devices possibly
causing problems on the network or to prevent
unauthorized use of a port or station.
To enable or disable a port:
1
Open the Port Parameter Menu by typing p
on the Configuration Menu.
2
Select the port to be enabled or disabled by
typing l and entering the port’s number.
∆
3
Note: The 10/100TX port is port number 13, the Asanté MII port is port number 14.
Type c to toggle the port’s connection to
enabled or disabled, as desired.
Configuring Full Duplex
Full duplex mode allows a port to transmit and receive at
the same time.
To configure for full duplex mode:
1
Open the Port Parameter Menu by typing p on the
Configuration Menu.
2
Select the port to be configured for full
duplex mode by typing l and entering the
port’s number.
∆
3
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Note: The 10/100TX port is port number 13, the Asanté MII port is port number 14.
Type f to toggle the port’s mode to half or
full duplex, as desired.
The port’s mode is displayed at the top of the
screen.
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∆
Note: If you are using full duplex mode
with a Macintosh, be sure to use an
Asanté driver with full duplex support.
Improper duplex negotiation may result
in very slow performance.
Configuring Auto-Negotiation
Auto-negotiation is an optional feature of the Fast Ethernet
standard that allows two devices on a common segment to
communicate their capabilities, allowing the devices to
determine their highest common speed and best
communication parameters.
Options Negotiated
❏ Ethernet type (100Base-TX Fast Ethernet or
10Base-T Ethernet)
❏ Duplex mode (half or full)
To configure the 10/100TX port or an installed 10/100
Asanté MII module for auto-negotiation:
▲
Important! Only the 10/100TX port and 10/
100 Asanté MII port are capable of auto-negotiation.
1
Open the Port Parameter Menu by typing p
on the Configuration Menu.
2
Select the 10/100TX port or 10/100 Asanté
MII port to be configured for full duplex
mode by typing l and entering the port’s
number.
∆
Note: The 10/100TX port is port number 13, the Asanté MII port is port number 14.
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Type a to toggle the port’s auto-negotiation
status to enabled or disabled, as desired.
The port’s auto-negotiation ability is
changed.
The auto-negotiation status is displayed at the
top of the screen.
Configuring RMON Parameters
This menu allows you to view and configure RMON (remote
monitoring) information.
∆
Note: RMON is a standard for monitoring and
reporting network activity using remote monitors.
It allows a management system to remotely monitor the IntraSwitch 5212 for diagnostic purposes.
See Appendix B,“Supported MIBs” for a detailed
description of each group of RMON that is supported by the IntraSwitch 5212.
▲
Important! See Chapter 7, “Advanced Management,” for information on using RMON.
Configuring MAC Forwarding Table
Parameters
This menu allows you to view and search for addresses in the
IntraSwitch 5212’s MAC Forwarding Table.
The IntraSwitch 5212 checks the source and destination
addresses as packets pass through it and records the
information in the table.The IntraSwitch 5212 uses the
information in this table to decide whether a frame should be
forwarded or filtered.
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Note: The IntraSwitch 5212’s MAC address
table holds a maximum of 1024 entries.
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Configuring MAC Forwarding Table Parameters
To access the MAC Forwarding Table Parameters Menu, type f
from the Configuration Menu. The following menu appears.
Current Setting
Figure 5-9
MAC Forwarding Table Parameters Menu
Current Settings
Table 5-8 explains the setting on the MAC Forwarding Table
Parameter Menu.
For information on using the MAC Forwarding Table
Parameter Menu, see:
❏ "Finding an Entry in the MAC Forwarding
Table" on page 5-27
❏ "Setting the Age Out Timer" on page 5-28
Table 5-8 MAC Forwarding Table Parameter Setting
Setting
Description
Age Out Timer
The number of seconds an address remains in the
table after it is learned by the IntraSwitch 5212.
Finding an Entry in the MAC Forwarding Table
To find an entry in the MAC Forwarding Table:
1
Open the MAC Forwarding Table Menu by
typing f on the Configuration Menu.
2
3
Type f to find an entry.
Enter the MAC address you want to locate at
the prompt.
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Press Return.
If the address is found within the table, it is
displayed along with the port number.
If the address is not found, the message “No
Such Entry” is displayed.
Setting the Age Out Timer
To set the MAC Forwarding Table’s Age-out Timer:
1
Open the MAC Forwarding Table Menu by
typing f on the Configuration Menu.
2
3
Type s to set the timer.
Enter the number of seconds you want the
addresses to remain in the table.
∆
4
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Note: The default is 300 seconds.
Press Return.
The MAC Forwarding Table’s Age-out Timer is
configured.
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Configuring Spanning Tree Parameters
Configuring Spanning Tree Parameters
This menu allows you to view the IntraSwitch 5212’s Spanning
Tree parameters. It also allows you to enable or disable
Spanning Tree on all of the switch’s ports or on a single port.
By default, the IntraSwitch 5212 is shipped with Spanning Tree
enabled on all ports.
▲
Important! You should be familiar with the
IEEE 802.1d specification before attempting to
change these Spanning Tree parameters.
To access the Spanning Tree Parameter Menu, type s from the
Configuration Menu. The following menu appears.
Current Settings;
these values
cannot be
changed
Figure 5-9
Spanning Tree Parameters Menu
Current Settings
Table 5-9 explains each setting on the Spanning Tree
Parameter Menu.
For information on using the menu, see:
❏ "Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on ALL
Ports" on page 5-31
❏ "Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on a Single Port" on page 5-31
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Table 5-9 Spanning Tree Parameter Settings
Setting
Description
Switch ID
The identification number of the IntraSwitch
5212. This value cannot be changed.
Bridge Max Age
The Maximum Age timer; determines how
long the IntraSwitch 5212 retains information
received from BPDU (bridging Protocol Data
Unit) packets.
The default value is 20 seconds. This value
cannot be changed.
Bridge Hello Time
The Hello timer; controls the frequency at
which the IntraSwitch 5212 sends a BPDU or
“hello” packet.
BPDU packets provide information to the
Spanning Tree bridges about the configuration
of the Spanning Tree network.
The default value is 2 seconds. (This causes
the switch to broadcast a BPDU packet every
two seconds.) This value cannot be changed.
Bridge Forward Delay
The number of seconds a bridge must wait
before it changes a link from a listening state
to a learning state and before it changes the
link from a learning state to a forwarding state.
The default value is 15 seconds (this means
that after a link [or the entire IntraSwitch 5212]
goes down and connectivity is re-established,
the IntraSwitch 5212 waits approximately 30
seconds [twice the default value] before it
begins to forward traffic again). This value
cannot be changed.
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Configuring Spanning Tree Parameters
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on ALL Ports
To enable or disable Spanning Tree on all ports:
1
Open the Spanning Tree Parameter Menu by
typing s on the Configuration Menu.
2
Type d to disable Spanning Tree on all ports;
type e to enable Spanning Tree on all ports.
To cancel the request, type ctrl-c.
3
Type a on the Spanning Tree Parameters
Menu to apply the configuration.
The Spanning Tree status is displayed at the
top of the menu next to STP Status.
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on a Single
Port
To enable or disable Spanning Tree on an individual port:
1
Open the Spanning Tree Parameter Menu by
typing s on the Configuration Menu.
2
Type c to open the Config STP Port Attributes
Menu.
Figure 5-12 is an example of the Spanning
Tree Port Parameter Menu.
Figure 5-12
Spanning Tree Port Parameters Menu
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Select the port number you want to enable
or disable Spanning Tree on by typing l on
the Port Parameter Menu and entering the
port number at the prompt.
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Note: The 10/100TX port is port number 13, the installed Asanté MII module is
port number 14.
4
5
Press Return.
6
Type q to exit this menu and return to the
Spanning Tree Parameter Menu.
7
Type a to apply the changes.
Type e to enable Spanning Tree on the port;
type d to disable Spanning Tree on the port.
▲
Important! The change will not take
effect until Apply is selected from the
Spanning Tree Parameter Menu.
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Setting Telnet Idle Time Out
Setting Telnet Idle Time Out
This option sets the Telnet idle time-out period.
If a Telnet connection to the IntraSwitch 5212 remains idle for
the number of specified time-out minutes, the remote Telnet
connection to the IntraSwitch 5212 is automatically disabled.
To set the Telnet Idle Time Out period:
1
Type t from the Configuration Menu.
The following two lines appear at the bottom of
the screen.
Figure 5-13
Set TelNet Idle Time Out command line
The current idle time is displayed in minutes.
2
Enter the number of minutes for the time-out
period at the prompt.
∆
Note: The default, recommended time-out
period is 20 minutes.
To exit this option without making any
changes to the current idle time-out
period, press ctrl-c.
3
Press Return.
The IntraSwitch 5212’s Telnet idle time-out setting is configured.
▲
Important!
Only one Telnet or HTTP
Management session should be active at a
time. Please close sessions when finished.
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Setting Console Password
This option sets the IntraSwitch 5212’s Console password.The
Console password is the password needed to access the Local
Management Interface’s Configuration Menu.
▲
Important!
The default password is Asante.
To change the current Console password:
1
Type c from the Configuration Menu.
The following command line appears at the bottom of the screen.
Figure 5-14
2
Type a new password at the “Enter New Password” prompt.
▲
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Set Console Password command line
Important! The password is case sensitive.
The password must be a minimum of one
character and a maximum of 20 characters
in length. The password takes any ASCII
code.
3
4
Press Return.
5
Press Return.
The IntraSwitch 5212’s Console password is
changed.
Type the new password again at the confirmation password prompt.
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Configuration Menu
Resetting EEPROM to Default
This option resets the IntraSwitch 5212’s EEPROM values to
their factory default settings.
▲
Important! This procedure reverts all information to the factory default settings except for the
IntraSwitch 5212’s IP address, subnet mask, and
default gateway.
See "Factory Defaults" on page 1-10 for a list of
all the switch’s factory default settings.
To reset the EEPROM:
1
Type e from the Configuration Menu.
The following command line appears at the bottom of the Configuration Menu.
Figure 5-15
Reset EEPROM to Default command line
2
Type y to reset the EEPROM to default or n to
cancel the reset.
3
Reset the IntraSwitch 5212 by manually turning
its power off and then on again.
The IntraSwitch 5212’s EEPROM is reset to its
factory default settings.
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Resetting the IntraSwitch 5212
To reset the IntraSwitch 5212:
1
Turn the IntraSwitch 5212’s power switch to the
off position.
2
Turn the IntraSwitch 5212’s power switch to the
on position.
The IntraSwitch 5212 is reset.
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Statistics Menu
Statistics
Menu
The Statistics Menu displays current statistics for the
IntraSwitch 5212 on a per-port basis.
Accessing the Statistics Menu
To access the Statistics Menu:
❏
▲
Type s from the Local Management Interface
Main Menu.
Important!
See Chapter 7,“Status Monitoring and Statistics” for information on using the
Statistics Menu.
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6
Status Monitoring
and Statistics
This chapter describes how to view the IntraSwitch 5212’s
current operating information. It also explains how to gather
statistics using the out-of-band Console or in-band Telnet
interface.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
Viewing the Current Operating
Information — page 6-2
❏
Viewing Statistics — page 6-5
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Monitoring the IntraSwitch 5212
Viewing the
Current
Operating
Information
The IntraSwitch 5212’s current operating information can be
viewed by accessing the General Information Menu within the
IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management Interface.
To view the IntraSwitch 5212’s current operating information:
1
Access the IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management Interface.
∆
2
Figure 6-1
Note: See Chapter 4,“Setting Up For Management” for instructions on how to connect
to the Local Management Interface.
Type g from the Main Menu. A screen similar to
Figure 6-1 appears.
General Information Menu
Table 6-1 describes each parameter in the General Information Menu.
To exit the General Information Menu, press the
space bar on your keyboard.
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Viewing the Current Operating Information
Table 6-1 General Information Menu Parameters
Setting
Description
Switch Name
The name of the IntraSwitch 5212.
Switch Location
The location of where the IntraSwitch
5212 is physically located.
Switch Contact
The name of the person responsible for
the IntraSwitch 5212.
ID/MAC Address
The IntraSwitch 5212’s hardware
address.
IP Address
The IntraSwitch 5212’s IP (Internet
Protocol) address.
Subnet Mask
The address of the subnet to which the
IntraSwitch 5212 belongs.
Default Router
The IP address of the IntraSwitch 5212’s
default gateway router.
Boot Load Mode
The origin of the device boot image file
(a software file residing on hardware
required by the IntraSwitch 5212 to
operate on the network).
Local — indicates the IntraSwitch 5212
is set to load the image file from its
internal flash memory (default setting).
Remote — indicates the IntraSwitch
5212 is set to download the image file
from a remote boot server on the
network.
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Counter
Description
Boot Mode
The boot mode used for downloading a
new version of software for the
IntraSwitch 5212.
BootP-TFTP — sets the IntraSwitch
5212 to request an IP address from a
BootP server and download the image
file through TFTP.
TFTP — sets the IntraSwitch 5212 to
only download the image file through
TFTP (does not request an IP address;
the IntraSwitch 5212 must already be
configured with an IP address to use this
option).
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Boot Server
The remote boot server’s IP address.
Boot File Name
The image file name and network path.
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Viewing Statistics
Viewing
Statistics
Viewing statistics on a regular basis allows you to evaluate your
network’s performance.
You can view current statistics for the IntraSwitch 5212 on a
per-port basis by accessing the Statistics Menu in the Local
Management Interface.
To view statistics:
1
Access the IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management Interface.
∆
2
Note: See Chapter 4,“Setting Up For Management” for instructions on how to connect
to the Local Management Interface.
Type s from the Main Menu. A screen similar to
Figure 6-2 appears:
Figure 6-2
Statistics screen (page one of two)
The Statistics screen displays one page of statistics at a time. To view the second page of statistics, type a for next page.
∆
Note: For a description of each counter, see
Table 4-1, "Statistics Counters Descriptions"
on page 6-7.
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Selecting a Port
The current port for which statistics are displayed is shown
at the top of the screen (next to Port:).
❏
Ports 1 – 12 — displays information for each
10Base-T port.
❏ Port 13 — displays information for the 10/100TX
port.
❏ Port 14 — displays information for the Asanté MII
expansion port.
To monitor another port:
❏ Type n to monitor the next port.
❏ Type p to monitor the previous port.
❏ Type l to select a port by entering the port
number.
Monitoring Counters
Each port is monitored in four columns:
❏ Current/per second
Displays the number of counter occurrences
each second.
❏ Peak/per second
Displays the largest number of counter
occurrences since opening or resetting the
screen.
❏ Average/per second
Displays the average number of counter occurrences since opening or resetting the screen.
❏ Total
Displays the total number of counter occurrences since opening or resetting the screen.
Resetting Statistics
❏ Type r to reset the counters to zero.
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Viewing Statistics
Stopping Statistics
❏ Type s to stop polling for statistics.
Exiting the Statistics Menu
❏ Type q to exit and return to the Local Management Interface Main Menu.
Counter Descriptions
Table 6-2 describes each counter that is monitored by the
IntraSwitch 5212.
Table 6-2 Statistics Counters Descriptions
Counter
Description
GoodRXOctets
The count of data and padding octets in
frames that are successfully received.
GoodRXFrames
The total number of good packets
(including unicast, broadcast packets,
and multicast packets) received.
RXBcasts
The total number of good packets
received that were directed to the
broadcast address.
RXMcasts
The total number of good packets
received that were directed to a
multicast address (does not include
packets directed to the broadcast
address).
RXCRC Errors
A count of frames received on a
particular interface that are an integral
number of octets in length but do not
pass the FCS (Frame Check Sequence)
check.
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Counter
Description
RXAlignErrors
For the 10Mbps ports, the counter
records alignment errors.
For the 100Mbps ports, the counter
records the sum of alignment errors and
code errors (frames received with
rxerror signal).
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RXOversize
The total number of packets received
that were longer than 1518 octets in
length (excluding framing bits, but
including FCS octes) and were otherwise
normal.
RXJabbers
The total number of packets received that
were longer than 1518 octets (excluding
framing bits, but including FCS octets),
and had either an FCS error or an
alignment error.
RXUndersize
The total number of packets received
with less than 64 octets (excluding
framing bits, but including FCS octets)
and were otherwise normal.
RXFragments
The total number of packets received
that were not an integral number of
octets in length or that had a bad FCS,
and were less than 64 octets in length
(excluding framing bits but including
FCS octets).
Pkt64
The total number of packets (including
error packets) received with 64 octets
(excluding framing bits, but including
FCS octets).
Pkt65-127
The total number of packets (including
error packets) received that were
between 65 and 127 octets in length
(excluding framing bits, but including
FCS octets).
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Counter
Description
Pkt128-255
The total number of packets (including
error packets) received that were
between 128 and 255 octets in length
(excluding framing bits, but including
FCS octets).
Pkt256-511
The total number of packets (including
error packets) received that were
between 256 and 511 octets in length
(excluding framing bits, but including
FCS octets).
Pkt512-1023
The total number of packets (including
error packets) received that were
between 512 and 1023 octets in length
(excluding framing bits, but including
FCS octets).
Pkt1024-1518
The total number of packets (including
error packets) received that were
between 1024 and 1518 octets in length
(excluding framing bits, but including
FCS octets).
NetOctets
The total number of octets of data
(including those in bad packets) received
on the network (excluding framing bits
but including FCS octets). This object
can be used as a reasonable indication
of Ethernet utilization.
SQEErrors
A count of times that the SQE TEST
ERROR message is generated by the PLS
sublayer for a particular interface. The
SQE TEST ERROR is defined in section
7.2.2.2.4 of ANSI/IEEE 802.3 - 1985 and
its generation in 7.2.4.6 of the same.
GoodTXOctets
A count of data and padding octets of
frames that were successfully
transmitted.
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Counter
Description
GoodTXFrames
The total number of packets (including
bad packets, broadcast packets and
multicast packets) transmitted
successfully.
STXCollision
(Single Collision TX Frames) A count of
the successfully transmitted frames on a
particular interface for which
transmission is inhibited by exactly one
collision.
MTXCollision
(Multiple Collision TX Frames) A count
of the successfully transmitted frames
on a particular interface for which
transmission is inhibited by more than
one collision.
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Advanced
Management
This chapter describes how to manage the IntraSwitch 5212
using RMON via the out-of-band Console or in-band Telnet
interface.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
RMON Overview— page 7-2
❏
Benefits of RMON — page 7-2
❏
Configuring RMON Parameters —
page 7-3
❏
RMON History Group — page 7-4
❏
RMON Alarm Group — page 7-9
❏
RMON Event Group — page 7-15
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Advanced Management
RMON
Overview
RMON stands for remote monitoring. It is a standard for monitoring and reporting network activity using remote monitors.
You can use RMON via the switch’s Local Management Interface or via any SNMP-based network management software that
supports RMON.
A typical RMON setup consists of two components:
Benefits of
RMON
❏
The RMON probe — a device or software agent
that continually collects statistics about a LAN
segment and transfers the information to a management workstation (either on request or when
a pre-defined threshold is crossed).
❏
The management workstation — a network station that communicates with the RMON probe
and collects statistics from it. The workstation
does not have to be on the same network as the
probe and can manage the probe by in-band or
out-of-band connections.
Some of the benefits of using RMON are:
❏
Improved efficiency — you can remain at one
workstation and collect information from widely
dispersed LAN segments.
❏
Productive management — if configured correctly, RMON probes can deliver information
before problems occur.
Reduces load on the network and the management station — an RMON probe looks at the network on behalf of the network management
station without affecting the characteristics and
performance of the network.
❏
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Configuring RMON Parameters
Configuring
RMON
Parameters
▲ Important! A knowledge of RMON is strongly
recommended to configure these parameters.
To view and configure RMON parameters via the IntraSwitch
5212’s Local Management Interface:
1
Access the IntraSwitch 5212’s Local Management Interface.
∆
Note: See Chapter 4,“Setting Up For Management” for instructions on how to connect
to the Local Management Interface.
2
Type c from the Main Menu.
The “Enter Password” prompt appears.
3
Type your password at the prompt, then press
Return.
4
Type m to open the RMON Parameters menu.
The following menu appears:
Figure 7-1
RMON Parameters Menu
From this menu you can access three submenus:
❏
❏
❏
"RMON History Group" on page 7-4
"RMON Alarm Group" on page 7-9
"RMON Event Group" on page 7-15
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RMON History Group
The History Group records periodic statistical samples
from a network and stores them for later retrieval.
History provides segment statistics shown over time, with
user-definable sampling rates and time intervals. This
feature allows you to perform accurate trend analysis by
displaying, adding, and/or deleting RMON History Group
entries.
To access the RMON History Group menu, type h from the
RMON Parameter Menu. The following menu appears.
Figure 7-2
RMON History Group Menu
Adding an RMON History Control Group Entry
To add a History Control Group entry:
▲
1
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Important!
The maximum number of
entries that can be added is 27.
You can add multiple entries (up to 27) on
the same interface.
Type a from the RMON History Group menu.
Command prompts, similar to those shown in
Figure 7-3, appear one at a time on the screen.
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Adding an RMON History Control Group Entry
command prompts
Figure 7-3
2
Add RMON History Control Group entry
Enter the information requested for each
prompt, following the guidelines below.
Data Source (Interface Number)
Enter the number of the port for which statistics are to be
gathered.
Requested Buckets
Enter the number of discrete time intervals over which data
is to be saved. This number can be between 1 and 10.
Sampling Interval
Enter the interval (in seconds) over which the data is to be
sampled for each bucket. This interval can be set to any
number of seconds between 1 and 3600 (1 hour).
Owner String
Enter the name of the person who configured this entry.
This value is used for tracking purposes; it can be any text
or integer.
3
Type y at the prompt to set the parameters,
or type n to cancel.
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Displaying an RMON History Control Group Entry
To display an RMON History Control Group entry:
▲ Important! There must be at least one History
Control Group entry in the system in order to
display information for an entry. To add a History Control Group entry, see "Adding an RMON
History Control Group Entry" on page 7-4.
1
2
Type p from the RMON History Group menu.
3
Press Return.
A screen similar to Figure 7-4 appears.
Figure 7-4
Enter the number of the RMON History
Group entry to be displayed.
Display RMON History Control Group entry
Interface
The number of the port for which statistics are displayed.
Requested Buckets
The requested number of discrete time intervals over
which data is to be saved. This number can be between 1
and 10.
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Displaying an RMON History Statistic Entry
Granted Buckets
The number of discrete sampling intervals over which data
shall be saved in the part of the media-specific table
associated with this entry.
Sampling Interval
The interval (in seconds) over which the data is sampled
for each bucket.
Owner String
The person or entity who configured this entry.
Displaying an RMON History Statistic Entry
To display statistics for a History Control Group entry:
1
2
Figure 7-5
Type s from the RMON History Group menu.
Type the number of the History Control
Group entry you want to display statistics for
at command prompt.
A screen similar to Figure 7-5 appears.
Display RMON History Statistic entry
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The Local Management Interface can display
only four buckets. To view more, use an
SNMP-based management software program
capable of RMON to access the RMON History Statistics.
The screen automatically updates at the set
sampling interval.
3
4
Type s to stop the sampling interval.
Type q to return to the History Group menu.
Deleting an RMON History Control Group Entry
This option allows you to delete an RMON History Control
Group entry.
To delete a History Control Group entry:
1
2
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Type d from the RMON History Group menu.
Type the number of the History Control
Group entry to be deleted at the command
prompt.
3
Press Return.
The History Control Group Entry to be
deleted is displayed.
4
Type y to confirm the deletion, or n to cancel
the deletion.
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RMON Alarm Group
RMON Alarm Group
The Alarm Group periodically takes statistical samples from
variables and compares them to previously configured
thresholds. The alarm table stores configuration entries,
each of which defines a polling period and various
threshold values.
▲ Important! The Alarm Group requires implementation of the Event Group. You must create
an Event Group entry before you can add an
Alarm Group entry. See "Adding an RMON
Event Group Entry" on page 7-16 for instructions.
To access the RMON Alarm Group menu, type a from the
RMON Parameter Menu. A screen similar to Figure 7-6
appears.
Figure 7-6
RMON Alarm Group Menu
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Adding an RMON Alarm Group Entry
To add an Alarm Group Entry:
▲
Important!
The Alarm Group requires
implementation of the Event Group.You
must have an Event Group entry created
BEFORE you can add an Alarm Group entry.
See "Adding an RMON Event Group Entry" on
page 7-16 for instructions.
1
Type a from the RMON Alarm Group Menu.
Command prompts, similar to those shown in
Figure 7-7, appear one at a time on the screen.
Command Prompts
Figure 7-7
2
Add RMON Alarm Group entry
Enter the information requested for each
prompt, following the guidelines below.
Sampling Interval
Enter the number (in seconds) for which data is to be
sampled.
This value can be set to any number of seconds between 1
and 3600 (1 hour).
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Data Source (Obj ID)
Enter the Object ID of the counter to be monitored.
▲
Important!
The Object ID for a counter
is defined in the MIB with which it is associated (e.g., MIB II, RMON, etc).
Some counters require an interface number (the number of the port to be monitored) at the end of the object ID. See
Figure 7-8.
For example, to monitor the RMON Ethernet Statistics Octets counter (etherStatsOctets), enter the following object ID
number, directly followed by the number
of the port to be monitored:
1.3.6.1.2.1.16.1.1.1.4.4
Object ID
Figure 7-8
Interface (Port) Number
Object ID entry
Sampling Type
Enter the method for sampling the selected Data Source.
Options are:
❏ absolute value — the value of the Data
Source is compared directly with the thresholds at the end of the sampling interval.
❏ delta value — the value of the Data Source
at the last sample is subtracted from the current value, and the difference compared
with the thresholds.
Startup Alarm
Enter the type of alarm to be sent. Option are:
❏ risingAlarm — if the first sample exceeds or
equals the value set for the Rising Threshold
(see "Rising Threshold" on page 7-12), an
alarm is generated.
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❏ fallingAlarm — if the first sample is less
than or equal to the value set for the Falling
Threshold (see “Falling Threshold” below),
an alarm is generated.
❏ risingOrFallingAlarm — sets both rising
and falling alarms.
Rising Threshold
Enter the number of the threshold for the sampled statistic.
When the current sampled value is greater than or equal to
this threshold, and the value at the last sampling interval
was less than this threshold, a single event is generated.
Falling Threshold
Enter the number of the threshold for the sampled statistic.
When the current sampled value is less than or equal to this
threshold, and the value at the last sampling interval was
greater than this threshold, a single event will be generated.
Rising Event Index
Enter the number of the Event entry that was created for
this Alarm entry.
This number references the Event entry that is to be
utilized when a rising threshold is crossed. If there is no
corresponding entry in the eventTable, or if this value is
zero, no associated event will be generated.
Falling Event Index
Enter the number of the Event entry that you created for
this Alarm entry.
This number references the Event entry that is to be
utilized when a rising threshold is crossed. If there is no
corresponding entry in the eventTable, or if this value is
zero, no associated event will be generated.
Owner String
Enter name of the person or entity who defined the entry.
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Type y at the prompt to set the parameters.
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Displaying an RMON Alarm Group Entry
Displaying an RMON Alarm Group Entry
To display information for a specific Alarm Group entry:
▲
1
2
Type p from the RMON Alarm Group menu.
3
Press Return.
A screen similar to Figure 7-9 appears.
Figure 7-9
∆
Important!
There must be at least one
Alarm Group entry in the system in order
to display information for an entry.To add
an Alarm Group entry, see "Adding an
RMON Alarm Group Entry" on page 7-10.
Enter the number of the Alarm Group entry
to be displayed.
Display RMON Alarm Group entry
Note: For a description of each parameter,
see page 7-10 to 7-12.
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Deleting an RMON Alarm Group Entry
This option allows you to delete an Alarm Group entry.
To delete an Alarm Group entry:
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1
2
Type d from the RMON Alarm Group menu.
3
Press Return.
The Alarm Group entry to be deleted is displayed.
4
Type y to confirm the deletion, or n to cancel.
Type the number of the Alarm Group entry
to be deleted at the command prompt.
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RMON Event Group
RMON Event Group
The Event Group controls the generation and notification
of events from the device. It provides a list of all the
events (activities) created by the monitor.
▲ Important! An Event Group entry is associated with an Alarm Group entry.
An Alarm Group entry determines when an
alarm should occur; the associated Event Group
entry determines the action to occur when the
alarm is triggered.
To access the RMON Event Group menu, type e from the
RMON Parameter Menu. A screen similar to Figure 7-10
appears.
Figure 7-10
RMON Event Group Menu
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Adding an RMON Event Group Entry
This option allows you to add an Event Group entry.
To add an Event Group Entry:
1
Type a from the RMON Event Group Menu.
Command prompts, similar to those shown in
Figure 7-11, appear one at a time on the screen.
Command Prompts
Figure 7-11
2
Add RMON Event Group entry
Enter the information requested for each
prompt, following the guidelines below.
Event Description
Enter a description of the event.
Event Type
Enter the type of event to occur upon a threshold violation.
Options are:
❏
❏
❏
❏
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none — no action is taken.
log — records the alarm in the RMON
Event Group Entry Log.
trap — sends a trap to the SNMP trap receiver
(specified in the SNMP parameters menu).
log and trap — records the alarm and sends
a trap to the SNMP trap receiver.
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Displaying an RMON Event Group Entry
Event Community String
Enter the octet string of the SNMP community to receive
the event.
Event Owner String
Enter the name of the person who created this entry.
3
Type y at the prompt to set the parameters,
or type n to cancel.
Displaying an RMON Event Group Entry
To display an Event Group entry:
▲ Important! There must be at least one Event
Group entry in the system in order to display
information for an entry.To add an Event Group
entry, see "Adding an RMON Event Group Entry"
on page 7-16.
1
2
3
Figure 7-12
Type p from the RMON Event Group menu.
Enter the number of the RMON Event Group
entry to be displayed.
Press Return.
A screen similar to Figure 7-12 appears.
Display RMON Event Group entry
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∆
Note: For a description of each parameter,
see page 7-16 to page 7-18.
Displaying the RMON Event Group Entry Log
This option allows you to display a log of recorded events
that have occurred.
▲
Important! Only events with an Event
Type of Log or Log and Trap are displayed.
To display the RMON Event Group Entry log:
1
2
Figure 7-13
∆
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Type l from the RMON Event Group menu.
Type the number of the Event Group entry
for which you want to view information.
The log of events for that entry is displayed,
similar to Figure 7-13.
Display RMON Event Group entry log
Note: If there are no events recorded for the
entry, the message “End of Log Table!!” is displayed. Press ctrl-c to continue.
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Deleting an RMON Event Group Entry
Deleting an RMON Event Group Entry
This option allows you to delete an Event Group entry.
To delete an Event Group entry:
1
2
Type d from the RMON Event Group menu.
Type the number of the Event Group entry to
be deleted at the command prompt.
3
Press Return.
The Event Group entry to be deleted is displayed.
4
Type y to confirm the deletion, or n to cancel.
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Appendix A
Troubleshooting
This section provides some diagnostic tips for troubleshooting
problems with your network and the IntraSwitch 5212.
LED
Indicators
The following table describes some possible errors and
solutions for troubleshooting problems via the IntraSwitch
5212’s LEDs.
LED Error Type/Cause
Solution (Options or Steps)
Power LED does not come on when the power cord is connected to an outlet
❏
AC power source is not operational.
❏
Check the AC power source.
❏
Power cord not connected/faulty.
❏
Connect/replace the power cord.
❏
Internal power supply has failed.
❏
If configured, ensure redundant
DC power supply is connected
and is operating (schedule time
to return unit for repair).
Data LED for the port never comes on
❏
Cable connection is broken or
faulty.
❏
Make sure the LINK LED is on; if
the LINK LED is off, replace
cable.
❏
Equipment to which the port is
connected is not operating.
❏
Make sure the device to which
the port is connected is operating properly.
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Troubleshooting
LED Error Type/Cause
Solution (Options or Steps)
Max Util (maximum utilization) LED for the port never blinks (steady light)
❏
Port is overloaded.
❏
Check the port statistics for the
amount of traffic, errors, etc.
being transmitted on the port.
Link LED for the port goes off
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❏
Cable connection is broken.
❏
Make sure connectors are seated
correctly in the equipment at
both ends of the cable. Check the
continuity of the wires in the
cable and the pin assignments
on the RJ-45 connectors.
❏
Network station to which the
port is connected has been powered off.
❏
Make sure the station to which
the port is connected is plugged
in and powered on.
❏
Wrong type of cable is connected between the port and the
equipment.
❏
Make sure the correct type of
cable is connected to the port
(refer to “Connecting to the Network” on "Connecting to the Network" on page 2-9).
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Appendix B
Supported MIBs
The IntraSwitch 5212 supports the following MIBs (Management Information Bases):
❏
❏
❏
RMON (RFC 1757)
MIB II (RFC 1213)
Bridge MIB (RFC 1493)
This section describes each supported MIB and its groups.
RMON
(RFC 1757)
The IntraSwitch 5212 supports four groups of Remote Network
Monitoring (RMON) MIB objects.
❏
❏
❏
❏
Statistics
History Group
Alarm Group
Event Group
∆ Note: RMON is a standard for monitoring and
reporting network activity using remote network
monitoring devices (referred to as “monitors” or
“probes.”) RMON is designed to supplement the
management information obtained and used by
SNMP. For more information, refer to RFC 1757.
Statistics
The Statistics group contains statistics measured by the probe
for each monitored interface on the device. These statistics
take the form of free-running counters that start from zero
when a valid entry is created.
The statistics group lists Ethernet statistic types (e.g.,
multicasts, fragments, collisions) and supplies a numerical
counter of occurrences.
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History Group
The History group records periodic statistical samples from the
collision domain and stores them in an SNMP table for later
retrieval.
The History group allows the manager to set a timer to record
samples of Ethernet statistics. It allows baselining of network
activity over time.
Once samples are taken, the sample data is stored in an entry in
a media-specific table. Each such entry defines one sample and
is associated with the historyControl entry that caused the
sample to be taken. The only media-specific table defined is the
etherHistoryTable for Ethernet networks.
Alarm Group
The Alarm group periodically takes statistical samples from
variables and compares them to previously configured
thresholds. The alarm table stores configuration entries, each of
which defines a polling period and various threshold values.
If a monitored variable exceeds a threshold value, the switch
generates an event. No more events are generated for that
threshold until the opposite threshold is exceeded.
You can limit the generation of events via the MIB. When
sampling a delta value, you can increase the precision of the
sample by taking the sample twice per period and comparing
the sum of the latest two samples to the threshold. This allows
the switch to detect threshold crossings that span the sampling
boundary. This does not require any special configuration of
the threshold value.
This group requires the implementation of the Event Group.
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MIB II (RFC 1213)
Event Group
The Event group controls the generation and notification of
events from the switch.
Each entry in the eventTable describes the event’s parameters
that can be triggered. The switch generates an event when an
associated condition is present in the MIB. The event can
trigger a related function in the MIB.
Each eventEntry can specify that, when an event occurs, a log
entry and an SNMP trap message is created for the event. The
community for the SNMP trap message is contained in the
associated eventCommunity object. The condition that triggers
the event determines the enterprise and specific trap fields of
the trap. If the eventTable is triggered by a condition specified
elsewhere, the enterprise and specific trap fields must be
specifies for traps generated for that condition.
Data related to the control of the generation and notification of
events from the selected device.
MIB II
(RFC 1213)
The IntraSwitch 5212 supports the following MIB II groups:
System Group
The System group collects information about the switch and
the network.
This group contains the following: a description of the system,
the name of the organization or enterprise, the system up time,
the contact person for the system, the system's name and
location, and services for the system.
Interface Group
The Interface group collects information about the interface for
the system.
This group contains the following: fields that describe the
network interfaces and list the system's physical address,
description, type, size, bandwidth, operational status, uptime at
last change, out queue length, MIB definitions, administrative
status of the system, and various input and output data.
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Supported MIBs
Address Trans Group
The Address Translation group collects information about the
capability to translate physical and network IP addresses.
This group contains the following items: interface index,
physical address, and network address for the MIB.
IP Group
The IP group contains information about the Internet Protocol
functions for the selected network object.
This group contains the following items: fields for forwarding
and the default time-to-live for the system. Fields for monitoring
input and output data, reassembles and fragments are also
displayed.
IP Address Table
The IP Address Table group contains fields for the Internet
Protocol address, interface, net mask, broadcast address and
maximum reassembly size for the system.
IP Routing Table
The IP Routing Table group collects the system's destination
Internet Protocol address, interface, primary and alternate
routing metrics, next hop, and the following data for route:
type, discovery, age, and mask. MIB definitions are also
included. (IP routing is a function of the Internet Protocol that
directs outgoing message packets to the correct destination
nodes.)
IP Address Translation Table
The IP Address Translation Table group contains fields for
interface, physical address, IP address and translation type for
the system.
ICMP Group
The ICMP (Internet Control Message Protocol) group contains
information for monitoring input and output data for ICMP.
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MIB II (RFC 1213)
TCP Group
The TCP group contains information that relates to Transmission
Control Protocol, such as algorithm, minimum and maximum
for retransmission time-outs, monitoring connections, failures,
established resets, input and output data, and retransmitted
segments.
TCP Connection Table
The TCP Connection Table group contains data about each TCP
connection, with a field for the state of the connection and
fields for the local IP address, local port, remote IP address and
remote port.
UDP Group
The UDP group contains data about the User Datagram
Protocol, which is used for connectionless transport services.
This group contains the following items: fields for monitoring
input and output data related to UDP.
UDP Listener Table
The UDP Listener Table group contains data about the User (or
Un-numbered) Datagram Protocol agent for the system.This
group contains the following items: fields that list the local IP
address and local port for each listener.
SNMP Group
The SNMP group contains data related to the protocol used to
manage and monitor nodes on a network.
This group contains the following: field for listing for
authentication traps for the system and fields for monitoring
input and output data used by SNMP to manage and monitor
nodes on a network.
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Supported MIBs
Bridge MIB
(1493)
The IntraSwitch 5212 supports the following Bridge MIB group:
Base Port
The Base Port group enables and disables ports.
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Appendix C
Technical Specifications
Network Management Platforms Supported
❏
❏
❏
SNMP-compatible management software
HTTP management software
Telnet software
LEDs
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
100Mbps operation
Maximum Utilization
Full Duplex/Collision
Data
Link
Power
Connectors
❏
❏
❏
RS-232 (DB-9, female)
RJ-45 (10Base-T, 10/100Base-TX)
Asanté MII (Media Independent Interface)
Spanning Tree Support
❏
IEEE 802.1d
MAC Address Table Size
❏
1024
Dimensions
❏
❏
❏
Width: 17.1 inches (434.3 mm)
Height: 2.25 inches (57.2 mm)
Depth: 14.5 inches (368.3 mm)
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Technical Specifications
Weight
❏
11 pounds (5 kg)
Power Specifications
❏
❏
❏
Voltage range: 100 to 240 VAC
Frequency range: 60/50 Hz
Maximum current: 1.6 A
Environmental Specifications
❏
❏
Temperature: 0° to 45° C
Relative Humidity: 5% to 85% non-condensing
Standards Compliance
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
MIB II
RMON (4 groups)
BootP
DHCP
IEEE802.3u
IEEE802.1d
Safety: UL, CSA, VDE,TUV
FCC Class B, CE Class B
Mounting Options
❏
❏
Rack Mounting: standard 19-inch rack
Desktop/Free-standing
Redundant Power Supply
❏
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Compatible with Asanté’s RPSU 6000 (part number
99-00454-07) [sold separately]
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Appendix D
Management Menu Tree
General Information
System Administration
view switch name
view switch location
view switch contact
IP Parameters
view ID/MAC address
view IP address
view subnet mask
view default router
Boot Information
view boot load mode
view boot mode
view boot server
view boot file name
Config System Admin Info
set switch name
set switch location
set switch contact information
Config TCP/IP Parameters
set IP address
set subnet mask
set default router address
Config Bootstrap Parameters
set load mode
set boot mode
set boot server IP address
set boot file name
Config SNMP Parameters
set read community
set write community
set trap authentication traps
add/delete SNMP trap receiver entry
Config Port Parameters
set port connection
set port auto-negotiation
set port full/half duplex mode
set port speed
Config RMON Parameters
RMON history group
RMON alarm group
RMON event group
Config MAC Forwarding
Table Parameters
set MAC forwarding table age out timer
find entry in forwarding table
display forwarding table
Config Spanning Tree Parameters
apply
set STP setting to disabled on all ports
set STP setting to enabled on all ports
config STP port attributes
(read-only)
Configuration
Main
Menu
Set Web Server
Set Telnet Idle Time-out
Set Console Password
Reset EEProm to Default
Statistics
View GoodRXOctets
View PKT65-127
View GoodRXFrames
View PKT128-255
View RXBcasts
View PKT256-511
View RXMcasts
View PKT512-1023
View RXCRCErrors
View PKT1024-1518
View RXAlignErrors
View RXAlignErrors
View RXOversize
View NetOctets
View RXJabbers
View SQEErrors
View RXUndersize
View GoodTXFrames
View RXFragments
View STXCollision
View Pkt64
View MTXCollision
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Management Menu Tree
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Appendix E
Technical Support
To contact Asanté Technical Support:
Telephone:
(800) 622-7464
Fax:
(801) 566-3787
Internet mail:
support@asante.com
World Wide Web site:
http://www.asante.com
Bulletin Board Service (BBS):
(408) 432-1416
FTP Archive:
ftp.asante.com
Technical Support Hours
6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday-Friday
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Technical Support
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Index
Numerics
10/100 port
connecting devices 2-9
features 1-6
10/100TX port
connecting to the network 2-9
default setting 1-10, 5-21
100Base-FX, connecting 2-10
100Mbps LED 3-3
10Base-FL, connecting 2-10
10Base-T ports
connecting devices 2-9
connecting to the network 2-9
default setting 1-10
default settings 5-21
5324.10x 5-16
A
absolute value, RMON 7-11
address
trans group, MIB II B-4
addresses
viewing table 5-26
age out timer
changing 5-28
viewing 5-27
airflow requirements 2-2
alarm
falling, RMON 7-12
rising, RMON 7-11
RMON 7-11
RMON group B-2
alarm group, RMON 7-9, 7-15
absolute value 7-11
adding entry 7-10
configuring 7-9
data source 7-11
deleting entry 7-14
delta value 7-11
displaying entry 7-13
falling alarm 7-12
falling event index 7-12
falling threshold 7-12
object ID 7-11
rising alarm 7-11
rising event index 7-12
rising threshold 7-12
sampling interval 7-10
sampling type 7-11
startup alarm 7-11
assistance. See technical support E-1
auto negotiation
changing 5-25
description 5-25
viewing 5-23
automatic configuration. (See bootp) 2-12
B
back panel layout 1-2
base port group, bridge MIB B-6
bits per second 2-13
boot
file name
viewing 5-15
server
IP address
viewing 5-15
boot mode
tftp
viewing 5-15
bootp 2-12
support of 1-6
using to assign IP address 2-12
bootp-tftp 6-4
viewing 5-15
bootstrap parameters, viewing 5-14
bridge forward delay
spanning tree, viewing 5-30
bridge hello time
spanning tree, viewing 5-30
bridge max age (spanning tree) 5-30
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bridge MIB
groups
base port, definition B-6
supported B-6
browsers. See World Wide Web browsers 1-4
buckets, granted (RMON) 7-7
buckets, requested (RMON) 7-5
C
cable types A-2
cables
category 3, 4, 5 2-9
connecting network devices 2-9
cross-over 2-9
diagram 2-11
fiber, connecting 2-10
for connecting devices 1-8
RS-232 2-13
straight-through 2-9
cabling scenarios diagram 2-11
category 3, 4, 5 cables 2-9
community string
read
viewing 5-18
RMON event 7-17
write
viewing 5-18
community strings
changing 5-19
compliance, standards C-2
configuration
bootp 2-12
overview 1-4
terminal settings 2-13
configuration menu
password, default 5-7
configurations, default 1-10
configure bootstrap parameters menu
description 5-14
configure system administration information
menu
Index ii
description 5-3, 5-4, 5-8, 5-10
configure TCP/IP parameters menu
description 5-12
configuring switch for management 2-12, 2-13
connecting switch to network 2-9
connectors
SC 2-10
specifications C-1
ST 2-10
console
configuration 2-13
connection 4-4
management
configuration menu 5-7
logging into 5-7
overview 5-8
general information menu 5-6
main menu 5-5
menu 5-5
menu tree D-1
overview 5-2
password 5-34
management, overview 4-2
password 2-14
contact
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
cooling requirements 2-2
counters
statistics
overview 6-7
viewing 6-5
cross-over cable 2-9
current rating 2-2, C-2
D
data bits 2-13
Data LED 3-3
data LED
troubleshooting A-1
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data source
alarm group, RMON 7-11
RMON 7-5
default configurations 1-10
default gateway
changing 5-13
viewing 5-12
default password 2-14, 5-34
delta value, RMON 7-11
depth C-1
desktop
installation 2-5
desktop mounting C-2
devices
connection, determining 5-23
speed of, determining 5-23
diagnostic LEDs 3-4
diagram
cabling scenarios 2-11
management options 4-3
disabling ports 5-24
E
EEPROM
resetting 5-35
emulator, terminal 4-6
emulator. (See terminal emulator) 2-13
enabling ports 5-24
environment
specifications C-2
equipment rack
installation 2-4
equipment required 1-8
errors. See troubleshooting A-1
event
community string, RMON 7-17
description, RMON 7-16
logging, RMON 7-16
RMON group B-3
trap, RMON 7-16
type, RMON 7-16
event group, RMON
adding entry 7-16
configuring 7-15
deleting entry 7-19
displaying entry 7-17
entry log 7-18
event
community string 7-17
description 7-16
logging 7-16
trap 7-16
type 7-16
event index
falling, RMON 7-12
rising, RMON 7-12
exiting submenus 5-5
expansion ports. See MII 1-6
F
factory default configurations 1-10
factory default settings
resetting 5-35
falling alarm, RMON 7-12
falling event index, RMON 7-12
falling threshold, RMON 7-12
FDP/Col (Full Duplex/collision) LED 3-3
features 1-6
fiber cable 2-10
flow control 2-14
forwarding address table
age out timer
changing 5-28
finding an address 5-27
timer
viewing 5-27
viewing 5-26
free-standing installation 2-5
frequency range 2-2, C-2
front panel layout 1-2
front panel LEDs 3-2
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full duplex
changing 5-24
determining 5-23
G
gateway, default
changing 5-13
viewing 5-12
general information
viewing 6-2
general information menu
description 5-6
parameters, description 6-3
general specifications C-1
generating traps 5-19
GoodRXFrames 6-7
GoodRXOctets 6-7
GoodTXFrames 6-10
GoodTXOctets 6-9
granted buckets 7-6
granted buckets, RMON 7-7
H
half duplex
changing 5-24
determining 5-23
height C-1
help. See technical support E-1
history
RMON group B-2
history group, RMON
adding entry 7-4
configuring 7-4
data source 7-5
deleting entry 7-8
displaying entry 7-6
granted buckets 7-7
interface 7-6
requested buckets 7-5
sampling interval 7-7
static entry 7-7
Index iv
HTTP server. See Web browser management 1-4
humidity 2-2, C-2
I
ICMP group, MIB II B-4
idle time-out, telnet
setting 5-33
IEEE 802.1d. See spanning tree C-1
image file. See software 5-16
in-band management
accessing 4-4
connecting 4-6
installation
airflow requirements 2-2
cabling scenarios diagram 2-11
connecting power 2-8
connecting to network, diagram 2-11
connecting to the network 2-9
cooling requirements 2-2
desktop 2-5
environmental requirements 2-2
equipment rack 2-4
guidelines 2-2
managed setup
bootp 2-12
MII expansion modules 2-6
mounting options C-2
desktop C-2
rack C-2
overview 2-3
power requirements 2-2
steps 2-3
interface
group, MIB II B-3
RMON 7-6
IntraSwitch
back panel layout 1-2
components
overview 1-3
front panel layout 1-2
overview 1-2
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IP
address table group, MIB II B-4
address translation table, MIB II B-4
group, MIB II B-4
routing table group, MIB II B-4
IP address
assigning to switch 2-12
assigning to switch manually 2-13
changing 5-13
verifying for switch (ping) 2-13
viewing 5-12
ISwitch.cfg 5-16
L
LEDs
100Mbps 3-3
at startup 3-2
Data 3-3
data
troubleshooting A-1
diagnostic 3-4
FDP/COL 3-3
Link 3-3
link
troubleshooting A-2
Max Util 3-3
overview 3-2
power 3-4
troubleshooting A-1
troubleshooting with A-1
utilization
troubleshooting A-2
light emitting diodes. see LEDs 3-2
link LED
description 3-3
troubleshooting A-2
load mode
default setting 5-14
local
viewing 5-15
remote
viewing 5-15
location
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
logging in, for management 5-7
M
MAC
addresses
finding 5-27
viewing 5-26
MAC address
table size 5-26
MAC address table size C-1
main menu
description 5-5
management
automatic configuration (bootp) 2-12
bootstrap parameters
viewing 5-14
configuration menu 5-7
logging into 5-7
overview of options 5-8
console 5-2, 5-5
main menu 5-5
EEProm parameters
resetting 5-35
general information menu 5-6
local 4-4
MAC forwarding table
age-out timer 5-28
entry, finding 5-27
timer
viewing 5-27
viewing 5-26
manual configuration (console) 2-13
menu tree D-1
operating information, viewing 6-2
options, diagram 4-3
overview 1-4, 4-2
password
changing 5-34
platforms supported C-1
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port information, viewing 5-21
remote 4-6
RMON 7-2
alarm group
absolute value 7-11
adding entry 7-10
configuring 7-9
data source 7-11
deleting entry 7-14
delta value 7-11
displaying entry 7-13
falling alarm 7-12
falling event index 7-12
falling threshold 7-12
object ID 7-11
rising alarm 7-11
rising event index 7-12
rising threshold 7-12
sampling interval 7-10
sampling type 7-11
startup alarm 7-11
configuring 7-3
description
5-26
event group
adding entry 7-16
configuring 7-15
deleting entry 7-19
displaying entry 7-17
entry log 7-18
event
community string 7-17
description 7-16
logging 7-16
trap 7-16
type 7-16
history group
adding entry 7-4
configuring 7-4
data source 7-5
deleting entry 7-8
displaying entry 7-6
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granted buckets 7-7
interface 7-6
requested buckets 7-5
sampling interval 7-7
static entry 7-7
RMON parameters
Alarm Group 7-9, 7-15
History Group 7-4
SNMP information
viewing 5-17
software, upgrading 5-16
spanning tree parameters
viewing 5-29
statistics
counters 6-7
statistics, counters 6-7
statistics, viewing 6-5
submenus
accessing 5-5
exiting 5-5
system administration information
configuring 5-11
switch name
configuring 5-10, 5-12, 5-14, 5-17,
5-29
viewing 5-10
tasks, list of 5-2
TCP/IP
parameters
default 5-12
TCP/IP information
changing 5-13
viewing 5-12
telnet idle time
configuring 5-33
management information bases. See MIBs 1-4
management options
telnet 4-6
management9 options
console 4-4
managing the IntraSwitch
preparation for 2-12, 2-13
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Max Util (maximum utilization) LED 3-3
maximum current C-2
media independent interface. See MII expansion
modules 2-6, 2-10
menu tree, management D-1
MIB II
groups
address trans group, definition B-4
ICMP, definition B-4
interface, definition B-3
IP address table, definition B-4
IP address translation table, defined B-4
IP routing table, definition B-4
IP, definition B-4
SNMP, definition B-5
supported B-3
system, definition B-3
TCP connection table, definition B-5
TCP, definition B-5
UDP listener table, definition B-5
UDP, definition B-5
MIBs
bridge
base port group, definition B-6
groups supported B-6
MIB II
address trans group, definition B-4
groups supported B-3
ICMP group, definition B-4
interface group, definition B-3
IP address table group, definition B-4
IP address translation table, defined B-4
IP group, definition B-4
IP routing table group, definition B-4
SNMP group, definition B-5
system group, definition B-3
TCP connection table, definition B-5
TCP group, definition B-5
UDP group, definition B-5
UDP listener table, definition B-5
RMON
alarm group, definition B-2
event group, definition B-3
groups supported B-1
history group, definition B-2
statistics group B-1
supported 1-4
MII
connecting modules to network 2-10
MII expansion modules
connecting to the network 2-10
installing 2-6
MII expansion ports
default settings 5-21
MII expansion slots
features of 1-6
monitoring the switch 3-2
mounting options C-2
desktop C-2
rack C-2
MTXCollision 6-10
N
name
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
name, configuring for the switch 5-10, 5-12, 5-14,
5-17, 5-29
NetOctets 6-9
network
connecting switch 2-9
devices
connection, determining 5-23
speed of, determining 5-23
network devices
connecting 2-9
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O
object ID
alarm group, RMON 7-11
operating information
viewing 6-2
out-of-band baud rate
viewing 5-12
out-of-band management
accessing 4-4
connecting 4-4
overview
configuration options 1-4
features 1-6
management
SNMP 1-4
Web browsers 1-4
management options 1-4, 4-2
console 4-4
telnet 4-6
of switch 1-2, 1-3
package contents 1-7
switching capacity 1-5
tools and materials 1-8
owner string (RMON alarm group) 7-12
owner string (RMON) 7-6
P
package contents 1-7
parameters
TCP/IP
default 5-12
parameters, EEProm
resetting 5-35
parameters, RMON
Alarm Group 7-9, 7-15
History Group 7-4
parity 2-13
password
changing 5-34
default 2-14, 5-34
entering 5-7
Index viii
ping 2-13
Pkt1024-1518 6-9
Pkt128-255 6-9
Pkt256-511 6-9
Pkt512-1023 6-9
Pkt64 6-8
Pkt65-127 6-8
placement options C-2
desktop C-2
rack C-2
port
auto negotiation
changing 5-25
viewing 5-23
connection
changing 5-24
viewing 5-23
enable status
viewing 5-23
link mode
changing 5-24
viewing 5-23
link status
viewing 5-23
speed
viewing 5-23
port disable status
viewing 5-23
port, 10/100
connecting devices 2-9
features of 1-6
ports
10/100TX, connecting 2-9
10Base-T, connecting 2-9
disabling 5-24
enabling 5-24
MII modules
connecting 2-10
installing 2-6
numbering of 5-22
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power
connecting 2-8
indication of 3-4
LED 3-4
redundant (back up) 1-3
redundant supply C-2
requirements 2-2
specifications C-2
power LED
troubleshooting A-1
power supply
redundant 1-3
powering on the IntraSwitch 2-8
problems. See troubleshooting A-1
R
rack bracket 2-4
rack mounting 2-4, C-2
read community string
changing 5-19
viewing 5-18
receivers, of traps
adding 5-20
deleting 5-20
redundant power supply C-2
redundant power supply connector 1-3
relative humidity 2-2
remote monitoring. See RMON 7-2
requested buckets 7-6
requested buckets, RMON 7-5
requirements
airflow 2-2
cooling 2-2
environmental 2-2
power 2-2
reset
EEPROM 5-35
reseting EEProm 5-35
resets
factory defaults 1-10
resetting the switch 5-35
RFC 1213 (MIB II). See MIB II B-3
RFC 1493 (bridge MIB). See bridge MIB B-6
RFC 1757 (RMON). See RMON B-1
rising alarm, RMON 7-11
rising event index, RMON 7-12
rising threshold, RMON 7-12
RMON
Alarm Group
configuring 7-9, 7-15
alarm group
absolute value 7-11
add entry
falling threshold 7-12
owner string 7-12
rising threshold 7-12
adding entry 7-10
configuring 7-9
data source 7-11
deleting entry 7-14
delta value 7-11
displaying entry 7-13
falling alarm 7-12
falling event index 7-12
falling threshold 7-12
object ID 7-11
rising alarm 7-11
rising event index 7-12
rising threshold 7-12
sampling interval 7-10
sampling type 7-11
startup alarm 7-11
benefits of 7-2
event group
adding entry 7-16
configuring 7-15
deleting entry 7-19
displaying entry 7-17
entry log 7-18
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event
community string 7-17
description 7-16
logging 7-16
trap 7-16
type 7-16
groups
alarm, definition B-2
event, definition B-3
history, definition B-2
statistics B-1
supported B-1
History Group
configuring 7-4
history group
add
owner string 7-5
sampling interval 7-5
adding entry 7-4
configuring 7-4
data source 7-5
deleting entry 7-8
displaying entry 7-6
granted buckets 7-7
interface 7-6
requested buckets 7-5
sampling interval 7-7
static entry, displaying 7-7
management workstation 7-2
overview 7-2
parameters
configuring 7-3
probe 7-2
RPS 6000 1-3
RPSU 6000. See redundant power supply C-2
RS-232 cable 2-13
rubber feet
installing 2-5
runtime. See software 5-16
RXAlignErrors 6-8
RXBcasts 6-7
RXCRC errors 6-7
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RXFragments 6-8
RXJabbers 6-8
RXMcasts 6-7
RXOversize 6-8
RXUndersize 6-8
S
sampling interval, RMON 7-7
sampling type
alarm group, RMON 7-11
SC connector 2-10
server, boot
viewing 5-15
settings
default for the switch
resetting 5-35
Simple Network Management Protocol. See SNMP
Simple Network Management protocol. See SNMP
1-4
SNMP
group, MIB II B-5
management, overview 4-2
SNMP community strings
viewing 5-18
SNMP management
overview 1-4
software
upgrade 5-16
software management
exiting submenus 5-5
spanning tree
all ports
disabling 5-31
enabling 5-31
bridge max age 5-30
default setting 1-10
single port
disabling 5-31
enabling 5-31
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spanning tree parameters
bridge forward delay, viewing 5-30
bridge hello time, viewing 5-30
bridge max age, viewing 5-30
switch id, viewing 5-30
viewing 5-29
specifications
current rating 2-2
frequency range 2-2
humidty 2-2
temperature 2-2
voltage 2-2
specifications, of the switch C-1
speed
switching 1-5
SQEErrors 6-9
standards compliance C-2
startup alarm, RMON 7-11
statistics
counters
description 6-7
GoodRXFrames 6-7
GoodRXOctets 6-7
GoodTXFrames 6-10
GoodTXOctets 6-9
MTXCollision 6-10
NetOctets 6-9
Pkt1024-1518 6-9
Pkt128-255 6-9
Pkt256-511 6-9
Pkt512-1023 6-9
Pkt64 6-8
Pkt65-127 6-8
RMON group B-1
RXAlignErrors 6-8
RXBcasts 6-7
RXCRC errors 6-7
RXFragments 6-8
RXJabbers 6-8
RXMcasts 6-7
RXOversize 6-8
RXUndersize 6-8
SQEErrors 6-9
STXCollision 6-10
viewing 6-5
statistics menu
description 5-36
stop bits 2-14
straight-through cable 2-9
STXCollision 6-10
submenus
accessing 5-5
exiting 5-5
subnet mask
changing 5-13
viewing 5-12
support, technical E-1
switch
contact
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
default gateway
changing 5-13
viewing 5-12
IP address
changing 5-13
viewing 5-12
location
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
name
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
subnet mask
changing 5-13
viewing 5-12
switch ID
spanning tree, viewing 5-30
switch ID (spanning tree) 5-30
switching capacity 1-5
system
group, MIB II B-3
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system administration information
switch name
configuring 5-10, 5-11, 5-12, 5-14, 5-17,
5-29
T
TCP
connection table, MIB II B-5
group, MIB II B-5
TCP/IP
parameters
default 5-12
technical specifications
connectors C-1
current rating 2-2, C-2
depth C-1
dimensions C-1
environmental C-2
frequency range 2-2, C-2
height C-1
humidity 2-2, C-2
LEDs C-1
MAC address table size C-1
management platforms supported C-1
mounting options C-2
desktop C-2
rack C-2
power C-2
redundant power supply C-2
spanning tree support C-1
standards compliance C-2
temperate 2-2
temperature C-2
voltage 2-2, C-2
weight C-2
width C-1
technical support E-1
telnet
connection 4-6
idle time-out
setting 5-33
management, overview 4-2
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temperature 2-2, C-2
terminal emulator 4-6
terminal settings 2-13
bits per second 2-13
data bits 2-13
flow control 2-14
parity 2-13
stop bits 2-14
tftp 6-4
viewing 5-15
threshold
falling, RMON 7-12
rising, RMON 7-12
tools and materials needed 1-8
trap
authentication
viewing 5-18
enabling 5-19
receivers
adding 5-20
deleting 5-20
viewing 5-18
status of, viewing 5-18
tree, management menu D-1
troubleshooting A-2
cable connection A-1
cable connections A-2
devices A-2
diagnostic LEDs 3-4
equipment A-1
LEDs A-1
overview A-1
ports, overloading A-2
power A-1
U
UDP group, MIB II B-5
UDP listener table, MIB II B-5
unshielded twisted pair (UTP) 2-9
upgrading software 5-16
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utilization LED
troubleshooting A-2
UTP. See unshielded twisted pair 2-9
V
voltage range 2-2, C-2
W
weight C-2
width C-1
World Wide Web browsers
using to manage the switch, overview 1-4
write community string
changing 5-19
viewing 5-18
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