Asante Technologies 5308F Switch User Manual

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IntraSwitch™ 5308FL
User’s Manual
Asanté Technologies, Inc.
821 Fox Lane
San Jose, CA 95131
www.asante.com
1.800.662.9686
November 1997
Part Number: 06-00366-00 Rev. A
Copyright 1997 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, Inc.
Printed in the United States of America.
Trademarks
Asanté and IntraSwitch are trademarks of Asanté Technologies, Inc. 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 5308FL has a three-year warranty which applies to the original purchaser
of the product. Asanté Technologies, Inc. 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, Inc. will repair or replace the product provided that (1) you call Asanté Technologies, Inc. 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 5308FL.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, Inc. within 30 days after
the date of purchase.
Warranty Disclaimers
Asanté Technologies, Inc. makes no other warranties, express, implied, or otherwise,
regarding the IntraSwitch 5308FL, 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, Inc. arising from this warranty and sale shall be limited
to a refund of the purchase price. In no event shall Asanté Technologies, Inc. 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.
Table of Contents
List of Figures.................................................................................. ix
List of Tables ................................................................................... xi
About This Manual .............................................................xiii
About This Manual .........................................................................xvi
Chapter Contents ....................................................................xvi
Document Conventions .........................................................xvii
Audience ...............................................................................xviii
Introduction ....................................................................... 1-1
IntraSwitch 5308FL........................................................................1-2
IntraSwitch 5308FL Components ...........................................1-3
10/100TX Port..................................................................1-3
10Base-FL Ports.................................................................1-3
Management Connections................................................1-3
MII Expansion Slots ..........................................................1-3
Redundant Power Supply Connector...............................1-3
Power Switch ...................................................................1-3
Power Supply Connector .................................................1-4
Configuration/ Management ...................................................1-5
Console/Telnet Management ...........................................1-5
Web Browser Management ..............................................1-5
SNMP-Based Management ................................................1-5
Switching Capacity .................................................................1-6
Features ...................................................................................1-7
Package Contents....................................................................1-8
Tools and Materials .................................................................1-9
Factory Defaults ....................................................................1-11
Resets and Factory Default Settings ...............................1-12
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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 MII Modules.............................................................2-6
Connecting Power ..................................................................2-8
Connecting to the Network ....................................................2-9
10Base-FL Ports.................................................................2-9
10/100TX Port..................................................................2-9
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................................................................................3-2
Port LEDs.................................................................................3-3
Power LED ..............................................................................3-4
Diagnostic LEDs ......................................................................3-4
Setting Up For Management ........................................... 4-1
IntraSwitch 5308FL Management ..................................................4-2
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Overview.................................................................................4-2
Management Scenarios.....................................................4-3
Out-of-Band Management........................................................4-4
In-Band Management...............................................................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
Configuration Menu ................................................................5-7
Logging into the Configuration Menu ..............................5-7
Configure System Administration Information...............5-10
Current Settings.......................................................5-10
Changing System Administration Information ........5-11
Configure TCP/IP Parameters ........................................5-12
Current Settings.......................................................5-12
Changing TCP/IP Information .................................5-13
Configure Bootstrap Parameters ....................................5-14
Current Settings.......................................................5-14
Executing Software Locally .....................................5-16
Loading Software Remotely.....................................5-16
Performing a Software Upgrade ..............................5-17
Configure SNMP Parameters ..........................................5-18
Current Settings.......................................................5-18
Setting Community Strings ......................................5-20
Enabling Authentication Traps ................................5-20
Adding a Trap Receiver Entry..................................5-21
Deleting a Trap Receiver Entry................................5-21
Configure Port Parameters .............................................5-22
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Current Settings.......................................................5-23
Enabling/Disabling a Port ........................................5-24
Configuring Full Duplex..........................................5-24
Configuring Auto-Negotiation .................................5-25
Configure RMON Parameters .........................................5-26
Configure MAC Forwarding Table Parameters...............5-27
Current Setting ........................................................5-27
Displaying the MAC Forwarding Table....................5-28
Finding an Entry in the MAC Forwarding Table ......5-29
Setting the Age Out Timer.......................................5-29
Configure Spanning Tree Parameters.............................5-30
Current Settings.......................................................5-30
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on ALL Ports .....5-32
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on a Single Port 5-32
Set Web Server ...............................................................5-34
Set Telnet Idle Time Out ................................................5-35
Set Console Password.....................................................5-36
Reset EEPROM to Default...............................................5-37
Resetting the IntraSwitch 5308FL ..................................5-38
Statistics Menu ......................................................................5-39
Status Monitoring and Statistics ..................................... 6-1
Monitoring the IntraSwitch 5308FL...............................................6-2
Viewing the Current Operating Information ..........................6-2
Viewing Statistics ....................................................................6-5
Selecting a Port.................................................................6-6
Monitoring Counters ........................................................6-6
Resetting Statistics............................................................6-7
Stopping Statistics ............................................................6-7
Exiting the Statistics Menu ...............................................6-7
Counter Descriptions .......................................................6-7
Advanced Management .................................................... 7-1
Advanced Management..................................................................7-2
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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
Technical Specifications .................................................... C-1
Network Management Platforms Supported.......................... C-1
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LEDs ....................................................................................... C-1
Connectors............................................................................. C-1
Spanning Tree Support .......................................................... C-1
MAC Address Table Size......................................................... C-1
Dimensions ............................................................................ C-1
Weight.................................................................................... C-2
Power Specifications.............................................................. C-2
Environmental Specifications................................................. C-2
Standards Compliance............................................................ C-2
Mounting Options .................................................................. C-2
Redundant Power Supply....................................................... C-2
Console Management Menu .............................................D-1
Technical Support .............................................................. E-1
Index .............................................................................. Index-i
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List of Figures
Figure 1-1
Figure 1-2
Figure 2-1
Figure 2-2
Figure 2-3
Figure 2-4
Figure 2-5
Figure 2-6
Figure 2-7
Figure 2-8
Figure 3-1
Figure 4-1
Figure 4-2
Figure 4-3
Figure 5-1
Figure 5-2
Figure 5-3
Figure 5-4
Figure 5-5
Figure 5-6
Figure 5-7
Figure 5-8
Figure 5-9
Figure 5-10
Figure 5-11
Figure 5-12
Figure 5-13
Figure 5-14
Figure 5-15
IntraSwitch 5308FL front panel.................................... 1-2
IntraSwitch 5308FL back panel .................................... 1-2
Mounting rack bracket on the IntraSwitch 5308FL...... 2-4
MII expansion slots....................................................... 2-6
Installing an MII expansion module ............................. 2-7
Securing an MII expansion module .............................. 2-7
Connecting the power cord ......................................... 2-8
IntraSwitch 5308FL cabling scenarios ........................ 2-11
Connecting to the Console port................................. 2-13
Local Management Interface Main Menu.................... 2-14
IntraSwitch 5308FL LED panel ..................................... 3-2
IntraSwitch 5308FL management options.................... 4-3
Connecting to the Console port................................... 4-4
Local Management Interface Main Menu...................... 4-5
Local Management Interface Main Menu...................... 5-5
General Information Menu ........................................... 5-6
Configuration Menu...................................................... 5-7
System Administration Information Menu.................. 5-10
TCP/IP Parameter Menu ............................................. 5-12
BootStrap Parameter Menu......................................... 5-14
SNMP Parameter Menu ............................................... 5-18
Port Parameter Menu.................................................. 5-22
MAC Forwarding Table Parameters Menu.................. 5-27
MAC Forwarding Table............................................... 5-28
Spanning Tree Parameters Menu................................ 5-30
Spanning Tree Port Parameters Menu ........................ 5-32
Set Web server command line.................................... 5-34
Set TelNet Idle Time Out command line.................... 5-35
Set Console Password command line......................... 5-36
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Figure 5-16
Figure 6-1
Figure 6-2
Figure 7-1
Figure 7-2
Figure 7-3
Figure 7-4
Figure 7-5
Figure 7-6
Figure 7-7
Figure 7-8
Figure 7-9
Figure 7-10
Figure 7-11
Figure 7-12
Figure 7-13
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Reset EEProm to Default command line .................... 5-37
General Information Menu........................................... 6-2
Statistics screen (page one of two) .............................. 6-5
RMON Parameters Menu.............................................. 7-3
RMON History Group Menu ........................................ 7-4
Add RMON History Control Group entry..................... 7-5
Display RMON History Control Group entry ............... 7-6
Display RMON History Statistic entry .......................... 7-7
RMON Alarm Group Menu........................................... 7-9
Add RMON Alarm Group entry.................................. 7-10
Object ID entry .......................................................... 7-11
Display RMON Alarm Group entry ............................ 7-13
RMON Event Group Menu ......................................... 7-15
Add RMON Event Group entry .................................. 7-16
Display RMON Event Group entry ............................. 7-17
Display RMON Event Group entry log ....................... 7-18
List of Tables
Table 1-1
Table 1-2
Table 2-1
Table 2-2
Table 2-3
Table 2-4
Table 2-5
Table 2-6
Table 3-1
Table 4-1
Table 5-1
Table 5-2
Table 5-3
Table 5-4
Table 5-5
Table 5-6
Table 5-7
Table 5-8
Table 5-9
Table 5-10
Table 6-1
Table 6-2
Table A-1
Tools and Materials Required ...........................................1-9
Factory Default Configurations ......................................1-11
Installation Overview .......................................................2-3
10Base-FL Cable Guidelines..............................................2-9
10/100TX Port Cable Guidelines......................................2-9
10/100TX MII Module Cable Guidelines........................2-10
100Base-FX MII Module Cable Guidelines......................2-10
10Base-FL MII Module Cable Guidelines ........................2-10
Port LEDs..........................................................................3-3
Management Options .......................................................4-2
Configuration Tasks..........................................................5-3
Management Tasks ...........................................................5-3
Configuration Menu Items ...............................................5-8
System Administration Information Settings ..................5-10
TCP/IP Parameter Settings .............................................5-12
Bootstrap Parameter Settings .........................................5-15
SNMP Parameter Settings ...............................................5-19
Port Parameter Settings ..................................................5-23
MAC Forwarding Table Parameter Setting .....................5-28
Spanning Tree Parameter Settings..................................5-31
General Information Menu Parameters ............................6-3
Statistics Counters Descriptions.......................................6-7
Troubleshooting Tips ...................................................... A-1
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About This Manual
This section provides an overview of the IntraSwitch 5308FL
User’s Manual. It describes the manual’s chapters, document
conventions, and intended audience.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
Chapter contents — page xiv
❏
Document conventions — page xv
❏
Audience — page xvi
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 5308FL, its
package contents, features, switching
capacity, and management options.
2
Installation
Describes the steps required to install
the IntraSwitch 5308FL, connect it to
the network, and configure it for
management.
3
LED Indicators
Describes how to monitor the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s front panel LEDs.
4
Management
Describes the different management
options available with the IntraSwitch
5308FL and how to connect to the
IntraSwitch 5308FL using those
options.
5
Console Management
Describes how to manage the
IntraSwitch 5308FL using the Console
or Telnet Local Management Interface.
6
Status and Statistics
Describes how to view the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s current operating information
and statistics.
Advanced
Management
Describes how to use RMON to
manage the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
7
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Description
Document Conventions
Document
Conventions
Chapter/Appendix
Description
Appendix A, “
Troubleshooting”
Provides a list of troubleshooting tips
for isolating problems with the
IntraSwitch 5308FL or the network .
Appendix B, “Supported
MIBs”
Describes the MIBs supported by the
IntraSwitch 5308FL.
Appendix C, “Technical
Specifications”
Provides a list of the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s technical specifications.
Appendix D, “Console
Management Menu”
Provides a one-page map of the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Local
Management Interface.
Appendix E, “Technical
Support”
Describes how to contact Asanté
Technical Support.
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 introduces the IntraSwitch 5308FL Ethernet
switch.
It provides an overview of the IntraSwitch 5308FL and
describes its features, management and configuration
capabilities, switching capacity, and factory default settings.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
❏
IntraSwitch 5308FL — page 1-2
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Configuration/Management — page 1-5
IntraSwitch 5308FL Components —
page 1-3
Switching Capacity — page 1-6
Features — page 1-7
Package Contents — page 1-8
Tools and Materials — page 1-9
Factory Defaults — page 1-11
Introduction
IntraSwitch 5308FL
The Asanté IntraSwitch 5308FL is a high-performance,
manageable Ethernet switch that offers eight 10Base-FL ports,
one 10/100TX port, and two optional Media Independent
Interface (MII) expansion slots.
The MII expansion slots allow for the addition of 10/100TX,
100Base-FX, or 10Base-FL connections. See page 2-6 for more
information.
1 Fixed 10/100TX Port
IntraSwitch 5308FL
RS-232
100 Mbps
10/100
Max Util
FDP / COL
Console
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MII 1 MII 2
1
Comprehensive LEDs
2
3
4
5
6
7
Management
Connections
8
8 Fixed 10Base-FL Ports with ST connectors
Figure 1-1
IntraSwitch 5308FL front panel
Redundant Power Supply
Connector
Power Connector
MII 1 (Port 26)
MII 2 (Port 27)
Power
Switch
Redundant Power Supply
Media Independent Interface (MII)
Expansion Slots
Figure 1-2
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IntraSwitch 5308FL back panel
IntraSwitch 5308FL Components
IntraSwitch
5308FL
Components
10/100TX Port
The single auto-negotiating 10/100TX port allows for the
connection of a 10Base-T or 100Base-T (Fast Ethernet) device.
See “10/100TX Port” on page 2-9 for more information.
10Base-FL Ports
The eight 10Base-FL ports with ST connectors allow for the
connection of 10Base-FL Ethernet devices. See “10Base-FL
Ports” on page 2-9 for more information.
Management Connections
The Console port can be used for out-of-band management of
the IntraSwitch 5308FL. See “Out-of-Band Management” on
page 4-4 for information.
MII Expansion Slots
The two Media Independent Interface (MII) expansion slots
allow for the addition of various Asanté access modules,
including: 10/100TX, 100Base-FX, 10Base-FL, or BNC. See “MII
Ports” on page 2-6 for more information.
Redundant Power Supply Connector
The redundant power supply connector can be used to connect
to an Asanté external RPSU 6000 redundant power supply (sold
separately).
The RPSU 6000 provides the IntraSwitch 5308FL with power in
the event that the units’s main power connection fails.
For more information on the RPSU 6000, see the RPSU’s
Installation Guide. For part number information, see Appendix
C in this manual.
Power Switch
The power switch turns the IntraSwitch 5308FL on or off. See
“Connecting Power” on page 2-8 for instructions on powering
on the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
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Introduction
Power Supply Connector
The 5-volt power supply connector provides the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s power connection. See Appendix C,“Technical
Specifications” for more information.
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Configuration/ Management
Configuration/
Management
The IntraSwitch 5308FL can be managed through standard outof-band sessions through the unit’s Console port, via in-band
Telnet sessions, via any supported World Wide Web browser, or
via any SNMP-based management software program (such as
IntraSpection™ Web-based network management).
Console/Telnet Management
The SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) is used to
manage the IntraSwitch 5308FL. 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 an out-of-band Console
connection 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 5308FL has an HTTP server which allows it to
be management via any supported World Wide Web browser.
See the “Manual Addendum: Web Browser Management”
included in this package for information on accessing and
managing the IntraSwitch 5308FL with a Web browser.
SNMP-Based Management
Any SNMP-based network management application, such as
IntraSpection™ Web-based network management software, can
be used to manage the IntraSwitch 5308FL. See “In-Band
Management” on page 4-7 for more information.
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Introduction
Switching
Capacity
Each 10Base-FL 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 5308FL 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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Features
Features
The IntraSwitch 5308FL has the following features:
❏ Eight 10Base-FL switched ports with ST connectors
❏ One fixed 10/100TX port with an RJ-45 connector
(supports NWay™ auto-negotiation)
❏ Two optional MII expansion slots for adding 10/
100TX, 100Base-FX, 10Base-FL, or BNC ports
❏ HTTP server (provides SNMP management via any
supported World Wide Web browser)
❏ Telnet (in-band) and Console (out-of-band) management
❏ 1024 MAC addresses
❏ Auto-negotiation on 10/100 port and 10/100 MII
expansion ports
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
Full duplex support on all ports
BootP support
TFTP support for software upgrades
RMON support (4 groups)
MIB II, Bridge MIB support
IEEE 802.1d Spanning Tree support
Store-and-forward switching mode
Advanced diagnostic LEDs
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Introduction
Package
Contents
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is shipped with the following items:
❏ (1) IntraSwitch 5308FL Ethernet switch
❏ (2) rack-mounting brackets
❏ (12) standard Phillips screws for attaching the brackets to the IntraSwitch 5308FL and mounting it to an
equipment rack
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
(1) power cord
(1) User’s Manual (this book)
(1) Quick Installation Guide
(1) Manual Addendum: Web Browser Management
(1) registration card
▲
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Important! If you are missing any of the
above items, contact the dealer from whom you
purchased your IntraSwitch 5308FL.
Tools and Materials
Tools and
Materials
Some tools and materials that are not supplied with the
IntraSwitch 5308FL are needed to connect the unit to an
Ethernet network.
Table 1-1 lists the tools and materials required for connecting
devices to the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s ports, for installing an MII
module, and for rack-mounting the unit.
∆
Note: For specific instructions on connecting
network devices, see “Connecting to the Network”
on page 2-9.
Table 1-1 Tools and Materials Required
Action
Tool/Material Required
Connecting 10BaseFL ports
Dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index
multimode fiber optic cable fitted with an ST
connector.
Connecting 10/
100TX port
Standard Category 5 UTP straight-through or
cross-over cable with RJ-45 connectors.
Connecting 100BaseFX optional MII
expansion module
Dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index
multimode fiber optic cable fitted with an SC
connector.
Connecting 10/
100TX optional MII
expansion module
Standard Category 5 UTP straight-through or
cross-over cable with RJ-45 connectors.
Connecting 10BaseFL port optional MII
expansion module
with SC or ST
connectors
Dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index
multimode fiber optic cable fitted with an SC
connector.
Connecting to the
Console port
Straight-through RS-232 cable with 9-pin
male D-subminiature connector.
Dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index
multimode fiber optic cable fitted with a dual
ST connector.
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Introduction
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Action
Tool/Material Required
Removing MII
expansion module’s
cover
Small Phillips screwdriver.
Rack-mounting the
IntraSwitch 5308FL
Phillips screwdriver (#2) for mounting the
two rack brackets on the unit.
Factory Defaults
Factory
Defaults
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is shipped with the following factory
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 5308FL becomes
the new factory default setting.
Subnet Mask
0.0.0.0
▲ Important! The first subnet mask that is
assigned to the IntraSwitch 5308FL becomes
the new factory default setting.
Default Gateway
0.0.0.0
▲ Important! The first default gateway
address that is assigned to the IntraSwitch
5308FL becomes the new factory default
setting.
Switching Mode
Store-and-forward
10Base-FL Ports
Half Duplex
10/100TX Port
Auto-Negotiation enabled; auto-negotiates to
10 or 100Mbps half duplex
MII Expansion Ports
100Base-FX module: half duplex
10/100TX module: auto-negotiates to 10 or
100Mbps half duplex
10Base-FL module: half duplex
Spanning Tree
Enabled on ALL ports
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Introduction
Resets and Factory Default Settings
When the IntraSwitch 5308FL is reset (its power is turned off
and then on), all settings are returned to the factory defaults
listed in Table 1-2 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 install the IntraSwitch 5308FL in
an equipment rack, power it on, and connect it to your
network.
It also explains how to configure the IntraSwitch 5308FL for
management capabilities and install an MII expansion module.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
Installation Guidelines — page 2-2
❏
Installation Overview — page 2-3
❏
Rack Mounting/Desktop Placement —
page 2-4
❏
Installing MII Modules — page 2-6
❏
Connecting Power — page 2-8
❏
Connecting to the Network — page 2-9
❏
Setting up for Management — page 2-12
Installation
Installing the IntraSwitch
Installation
Guidelines
Before installing the IntraSwitch 5308FL, carefully review the
following guidelines.
Power Requirements
The source electrical outlet should be installed near the
IntraSwitch 5308FL, 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 5308FL must be installed in a clean, dry, dustfree 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 5308FL 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.
▲ 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
Table 2-1 describes the steps needed to install the IntraSwitch
5308FL.
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 5308FL:
Table 2-1 Installation Overview
Step
1
Action
(required)
Open the box and check the contents.
See “Package Contents” on page 1-8 for a
complete list of the items included with your
IntraSwitch 5308FL.
2
(required)
Install the IntraSwitch 5308FL in an equipment
rack or prepare it for desktop placement.
See “Rack Mounting/Desktop Placement” on
page 2-4.
3
(optional)
Install MII module(s), if any.
See “Installing MII Modules” on page 2-6.
4
(required)
Check the power connection.
See “Connecting Power” on page 2-8.
5
(required)
Connect the IntraSwitch 5308FL to the network.
See “Connecting to the Network” on page 2-9.
6
(optional)
Configure the IntraSwitch 5308FL for
management capabilities.
See “Setting up for Management” on page 2-12.
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Installation
Rack Mounting/
Desktop
Placement
The IntraSwitch 5308FL can be installed in a standard 19-inch
equipment racks. It can also be placed on a horizontal surface
with support capabilities of 11 pounds (5 kilograms).
Equipment Rack
Installation
To install the IntraSwitch 5308FL in an equipment rack:
▲
Important! Disconnect all cables from the
IntraSwitch 5308FL before continuing.
1
2
Place the IntraSwitch 5308FL on a stable, flat surface.
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 5308FL
100 Mbps
Max Util
RS-232
10/100
FDP / COL
Data
Link
Console
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MII 1 MII 2
1
2
3
4
5
Figure 2-1
Page 2-4
6
7
8
Mounting rack bracket on the IntraSwitch 5308FL
3
Insert 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 5308FL in the equipment rack.
▲ Important! Make sure the IntraSwitch 5308FL
is supported until all four mounting screws for
each bracket are secured to the equipment rack.
Rack Mounting/Desktop Placement
6
Free-Standing
Installation
Secure the rack brackets to the equipment rack
with mounting screws.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is installed in an equipment
rack. Proceed to “Connecting Power” on page 2-8.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL 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 5308FL on a horizontal
surface with a minimum area of 17.1” x 14.5”
and support capabilities of 11 pounds.
Proceed to “Connecting Power” on page 2-8.
Page 2-5
Installation
Installing
MII Modules
The IntraSwitch 5308FL has two Media Independent Interface
(MII) expansion slots which allow for the addition of various
types of media access modules, including:
❏
❏
❏
10/100Base-TX
100Base-FX
10Base-FL (ST connector)
The MII modules are sold separately and comply with IEEE
802.3 and 802.3u (10/100Base-T and 100Base-FX) specifications.
To install an MII module:
▲
Important! The MII modules are not hot-swappable; you should not install and/or remove a module without turning the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s
power off.
1
2
Turn off the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s power.
Unscrew the metal cover from the front of an
MII expansion slot (located on the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s back panel) using a small Phillips
screwdriver. See Figure 2-2.
MII 1
IntraSwitch 5308FL Back Panel
MII 2
MII 1 (Port 26)
MII 2 (Port 27)
Metal Covers
Figure 2-2
3
Page 2-6
MII expansion slots
Align the bottom of an MII expansion module
with the rails on the inside of the expansion
slot.
Installing MII Modules
4
Slide the 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 1 (Port 26)
Figure 2-3
5
Installing an MII expansion module
Screw the module into place by tightening the
thumbscrew on the module’s cover.
MII 1 (Port 26)
Figure 2-4
6
MII 2 (Port 27)
MII 2 (Port 27)
Securing an MII expansion module
Connect the installed MII expansion module to
your network, following the cable guidelines
outlined in “MII Ports” on page 2-10.
For more information on MII expansion modules, refer to the “MII Expansion Modules Installation Guide” included with your module.
Page 2-7
Installation
Connecting
Power
To connect power to the IntraSwitch 5308FL:
1
Plug one end of the supplied power cord into
the power connector on the back of the unit.
MII 1 (Port
26)
MII 2 (Port
27)
Redundant
Power Sup
ply
Power Cord
Power Switch
Figure 2-5
2
Connecting the power cord to the IntraSwitch 5308FL
Plug the other end of the power cord into a
grounded AC outlet.
∆ Note: For more information about power
and environmental requirements, see Appendix C,
“Technical Specifications.”
3
Turn theIntraSwitch 5308FL’s power switch to
the “on” position.
Make sure the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s front panel
LEDs blink and the POWER LED lights and
remains on.
▲
4
Page 2-8
Important! If the power does not come
on, refer to Appendix A,“Troubleshooting.”
Turn the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s power off.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is ready be connected
to the network. Proceed to “Connecting to the
Network” on page 2-9.
Connecting to the Network
Connecting to
the Network
To connect the IntraSwitch 5308FL to an Ethernet network:
1
Make sure the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s power is
off.
2
Connect network devices to the IntraSwitch
5308FL, following the cable guidelines outlined
in the tables below.
3
Power on the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
After the IntraSwitch 5308FL 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).
10Base-FL Ports
Table 2-2 10Base-FL Cable Guidelines
Connecting To
Cable Required
All Network
Devices
Dual 62.5/1265 micron graded-index multimode
fiber-optic cable with a dual ST connector.
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.
Page 2-9
Installation
MII Ports
10/100TX Module
100Base-FX Module
10Base-FL Module
Page 2-10
The MII expansion slots allow for the connection of 10/100TX,
100Base-FX, or 10Base-FL ports.
Table 2-4 10/100TX 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 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 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.
Connecting to the Network
Cabling Scenarios
Diagram
The following diagram illustrates some of the various cabling
scenarios available with the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
10/100 port: requires
Category 5 cable
10Base-FL ports: require dual 62.5/125 micron graded-index
multimode fiber-optic cables with dual ST connectors
IntraSwitch 5308FL
RS-232
100 Mbps
10/100
Max Util
FDP / COL
Console
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MII 1 MII 2
1
Category 5
straight-through cable
(100m max. length)
2
3
ST connector
(100m max. length)
4
5
6
7
ST connector
(100m max. length)
8
ST connector
(100m max. length)
Remove Before Stacking
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
Link/Receive
100BASE-TX Ports
AsantéFAST 100 TX Hub
Hub
Printer
10Base-T
Workstation
100Base-TX
Server
Figure 2-6
IntraSwitch 5308FL cabling scenarios
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Installation
Setting up for
Management
To use the IntraSwitch 5308FL as a managed switch, it must be
configured with an IP address. This can be accomplished in
one of two ways:
❏
❏
BootP
Configuration
automatically using BootP (default)
manually via the Console port
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is shipped with BootP/TFTP support.
BootP allows the IntraSwitch 5308FL to be automatically
configured with an IP address when it is connected to the
network and is powered on, if your network contains a BootP
server configured with available, valid IP addresses.
▲
Important! BootP configuration only works if
the IntraSwitch 5308FL does not have an IP
address already assigned to it.
1
Make sure your network has a BootP server configured with a valid IP address entry for the
IntraSwitch 5308FL.
2
When the IntraSwitch 5308FL 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
5308FL can be managed via in-band access.
See Chapter 4 for information on connecting to
the IntraSwitch 5308FL for management.
To verify that the IntraSwitch 5308FL received
an IP address, use a tool such as Ping1 to try and
access the IntraSwitch 5308FL; if you can access
the IntraSwitch 5308FL, it is properly configured with an IP address.
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.
Page 2-12
Setting up for Management
Console
Configuration
To manually configure the IntraSwitch 5308FL with an IP
address via the unit’s Console port, use a VT100 terminal or a
VT100 terminal emulator running on a workstation or personal
computer (PC) to connect to the IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 5308FL.
▲
Important! If you are using a Macintosh, you
need a special cable to connect to the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Console port. Contact
Asanté Technical Support (see Appendix E) for
assistance.
IntraSwitch 5308FL
Straight-Through
RS-232 Cable
IntraSwitch 5308FL
RS-232
Stand-Alone Terminal
or PC Running Terminal
Emulation Software
100 Mbps
10/100
Max Util
FDP / COL
Console
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MII 1 MII 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Console Port
(female; requires a male connector)
Figure 2-7
2
Connecting to the Console port
Make sure both units’ power is turned 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
❏ Stop Bits: 1
❏ Flow Control: None
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Installation
3
Once connected, the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Local
Management Interface Main Menu appears on
the terminal screen, as shown in Figure 2-8.
Figure 2-8
Page 2-14
Local Management Interface Main Menu
4
Type c to open the Configuration Menu.
The “Enter Password” prompt appears.
5
Type your password at the prompt.
▲
Important! The default password is
Asante. The password is case-sensitive.
For information on changing the password,
see “Set Console Password” on page 5-36.
6
Type i to open the Config TCP/IP Parameters
Menu.
7
8
Type i to select the option “Set IP Address.”
Type the IP address to be assigned to the
IntraSwitch 5308FL at the prompt.
This address becomes the new factory default
setting.
▲ Important! Depending on your network
configuration, you may also need to set subnet mask and default router (gateway) information. See “Configure TCP/IP Parameters”
on page 5-12 for instructions.
Setting up for Management
9 Press return.
q to return to the Configuration Menu.
10 Type
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is configured with an IP
address and can now be managed via in-band
access. See Chapter 4 for information on management options.
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DRAFT
3
LED Indicators
This chapter describes the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s front panel
layout and explains how to interpret its 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
LED Indicators
LED Indicators
The IntraSwitch 5308FL has five rows of LEDs on its front panel
that convey the status of each 10Base-FL port as well as the
status of the 10/100TX port and MII expansion ports (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 on the unit)
IntraSwitch 5308FL
100 Mbps
Power
Pwr
LED
10/100
Max Util
FDP / COL
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
MII 1 MII 2
Uplink
Port LEDs
Figure 3-1
IntraSwitch 5308FL LED panel
The IntraSwitch 5308FL also has four diagnostic LEDs. These
LEDs are not labeled on the unit’s front panel. They light when
the IntraSwitch 5308FL is first powered on or is reset.
▲
Important! The diagnostic LEDs are not
labeled on the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s front panel.
See “Diagnostic LEDs” on page 3-4 for more information.
Page 3-2
Port LEDs
When the IntraSwitch 5308FL is first powered on, the port and
diagnostic LEDs blink. The green power light illuminates and
remains on, indicating electrical power to the unit.
Port LEDs
The IntraSwitch 5308FL 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 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 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 corresponding 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 and is powered on.
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LED Indicators
Power LED
Diagnostic LEDs
The green POWER light comes on and stays on when the
IntraSwitch 5308FL is receiving electrical power.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s four diagnostic LEDs (one orange,
three green) blink once when the IntraSwitch 5308FL is first
powered on or is reset.
▲
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 A,“Technical Support”).
DRAFT
4
Setting Up For
Management
This chapter describes the different management options
available with the IntraSwitch 5308FL. It also explains how to
connect to the IntraSwitch 5308FL via 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
Setting Up For Management
IntraSwitch 5308FL Management
Overview
The IntraSwitch 5308FL 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
5308FL via the unit’s Console port
Telnet
(one session)
in-band
management
remote connection over the
network to the IntraSwitch 5308FL
via a terminal emulation program
World Wide
Web browser
in-band
management
remote connection to the
IntraSwitch 5308FL via a World
Wide Web browser
SNMP-based
Network
Management
Software
in-band
management
remote connection to the
IntraSwitch 5308FL via any SNMPbased network management
application such as IntraSpection
This chapter describes how to connect to the IntraSwitch
5308FL using either out-of-band or in-band management, as
illustrated in Figure 4-1.
For information on using each management method, refer to
the following:
❏
❏
❏
Page 4-2
Console or Telnet management — see Chapter
5,“Console Management.”
World Wide Web browser — see the “Manual
Addendum: Web Browser Management”
included in your package.
SNMP-based Network Management Software —
see “SNMP-based Management Software” on
page 4-7.
Overview
Management
Scenarios
The following diagram illustrates the management options
available with the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
IntraSwitch 5308FL
IntraSwitch 5308FL
RS-232
100 Mbps
10/100
Max Util
FDP / COL
Console
Data
Link
10/100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 MII 1 MII 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Workstation
Stand-alone Terminal or PC
In-Band Management:
Out-of-Band Management:
• Telnet to the IntraSwitch 5308FL
• Access the IntraSwitch 5308FL using
a supported World Wide Web browser
• Access the IntraSwitch 5308 FL using
any SNMP-based management software
application such as IntraSpection
Figure 4-1
• Direct connection to the IntraSwitch
5308FL's Console port
IntraSwitch 5308FL management options
Page 4-3
Setting Up For Management
Out-of-Band
Management
Out-of-band network management allows you to configure,
manage, and monitor the IntraSwitch 5308FL 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 5308FL’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 5308FL’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
5308FL’s Console port using a straight-through
RS-232 serial cable with a male connector.
▲
Important! If you are using a Macintosh, you
need a special cable to connect to the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Console port. Contact
Asanté Technical Support (Appendix E) for assistance.
IntraSwitch 5308FL
Straight-Through
RS-232 Cable
IntraSwitch 5308FL
RS-232
Stand-Alone Terminal
or PC Running Terminal
Emulation Software
100 Mbps
10/100
Max Util
FDP / COL
Console
Data
Link
10/100
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
MII 1 MII 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Console Port
(female; requires a male connector)
Figure 4-2
2
Page 4-4
Connecting to the Console port
Make sure both units’ power is turned on.
If using a PC with a terminal emulator, make
sure it is configured with the following terminal
settings:
Out-of-Band Management
❏
❏
❏
❏
❏
3
Bits Per Second: 9600
Data Bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop Bits: 1
Flow Control: None
Once connected, the Local Management Interface Main Menu appears on the screen.
Figure 4-3
Local Management Interface Main Menu
See Chapter 5,“Console Management,” for information on using the Local Management Interface to manage the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
▲
Important: A password is needed to
access the Configuration Menu. The
default password is Asante. The password
is case-sensitive.
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Setting Up For Management
In-Band
Management
In-band network management allows you to manage, control,
and monitor the IntraSwitch 5308FL and each of its ports over
the Ethernet network.
You can perform these functions by accessing the IntraSwitch
5308FL 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 supported 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 5308FL via in-band management:
1
Make sure the network to which the IntraSwitch
5308FL is connected is up and functioning.
2
Make sure the IntraSwitch 5308FL is powered
on and is configured with valid IP information.
See “Setting up for Management” on page 2-12
for instructions.
3
Connect to the IntraSwitch 5308FL with a terminal emulator, a supported World Wide Web
browser, or any SNMP-based network management application.
Terminal Emulator
See Chapter 5,“Console Management,” for information on managing the IntraSwitch 5308FL
with a terminal emulator.
1. Telnet is a common terminal emulation application used in TCP/IP networks for remote terminal access to network devices.
Page 4-6
In-Band Management
∆ Note: All management screens using a terminal emulator are identical to those of the out-ofband Console interface.
World Wide Web Browser
See the “Manual Addendum: Web Browser Management” included in your package for information on managing the IntraSwitch 5308FL with a
Web browser.
SNMP-based Management Software
Refer to the software’s User’s Manual for information on managing the IntraSwitch 5308FL with
SNMP-based management software.
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5
Console
Management
This chapter describes how to manage the IntraSwitch 5308FL
using the out-of-band Console or in-band Telnet interface.
This chapter contains the following sections:
❏
Overview — page 5-2
❏
Configuration and 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 5-39
Console Management
Console Management
Overview
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Local Management Interface is a
menu-driven application that provides for management and
configuration of the IntraSwitch 5308FL and each of its ports.
The Local Management Interface can be accessed via two methods:
❏
Out-of-band connection to the Console port
❏
In-band connection via a terminal emulator such
as Telnet (one session)
∆
Note: See 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.
Page 5-2
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 5-20
Table 5-2 Management Tasks
Management Task
Page #
Performing a Software Upgrade
page 5-17
Enabling Authentication Traps
page 5-20
Adding a Trap Receiver
page 5-21
Deleting a Trap Receiver
page 5-21
Enabling or Disabling a Port
page 5-24
Configuring Full Duplex
page 5-24
Configuring Auto-Negotiation
page 5-25
Displaying the MAC Forwarding Table
page 5-28
Finding an Entry in the MAC Forwarding Table
page 5-29
Setting the Age-Out Timer
page 5-29
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on ALL Ports
page 5-32
Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on a Single Port
page 5-32
Set Web Server Management
page 5-34
Page 5-3
Console Management
Page 5-4
Management Task
Page #
Setting the Telnet Idle Time-Out Period
page 5-35
Changing the Console Password
page 5-36
Resetting the EEPROM
page 5-37
Resetting the IntraSwitch 5308FL
page 5-38
Local Management Interface
Local
Management
Interface
After you connect to the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Local
Management Interface, 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 — page 5-6
Configuration — page 5-7
Statistics — page 5-38
If you are using Telnet, a fourth option will be available — Close
Connection. This option closes your remote connection to the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’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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General
Information
Menu
The General Information Menu displays the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s current operating information. This includes items
such as the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s software version, 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
Note: 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 5308FL. These settings include 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 is
Asante. The password is case-sensitive.
For information on changing passwords,
see “Set Console Password” on page 5-36.
The following Configuration Menu appears:
Figure 5-3
3
Configuration Menu
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 5-4 provides a brief overview of each menu
item.
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Table 5-4 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 5308FL.
See “Configure System Administration
Information” on page 5-10.
Config TCP/IP
Parameters
Displays and allows you to change the
information needed to access the
IntraSwitch 5308FL over the network (via
in-band management).
See “Configure 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
5308FL.
See “Configure BootStrap Parameters”
on page 5-14.
Config SNMP
Parameters
Displays and allows you to change the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s SNMP (Simple
Network Management Protocol)
parameters; such as, read/write settings,
trap authentication, and trap receivers.
See “Configure SNMP Parameters” on
page 5-18.
Config Port Parameters
Allows you to manually configure each of
the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s ports for speed,
connection, link mode, and autonegotiation.
See “Configure Port Parameters” on
page 5-22.
Config RMON
Parameters
Displays and allows you to change the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s RMON parameters.
See “Configure RMON Parameters” on
page 5-26.
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Configuration Menu
Menu Item
Description
Config MAC Forwarding
Table Parameters
Displays the entries in the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s MAC Forwarding Table.
See “Configure MAC Forwarding Table
Parameters” on page 5-27.
Config Spanning Tree
Parameters
Displays the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s
Spanning Tree parameters and allows
you to enable or disable the Spanning
Tree Protocol.
See “Configure Spanning Tree
Parameters” on page 5-30.
Set Web Server
Allows you to enable or disable
management via a World Wide Web
server.
See “Set Web Server” on page 5-34.
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 5308FL.
See “Set Telnet Idle Time-out” on page
5-35.
Set Console Password
Allows you to change the password
needed to access the Local Management
Interface Configuration Menu.
See “Set Console Password” on page
5-36.
Reset EEPROM To
Default
Allows you to reset the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s EEPROM to its factory default
settings.
See “Reset EEPROM” on page 5-37.
Exit Configuration Menu
Exits the Configuration Menu and
returns you to the Local Management
Interface Main Menu.
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Configure System Administration Information
This menu displays and allows you to change the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s name, location, and contact information.
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 5-5 explains each setting on the System
Administration Information Menu.
For information on using this menu, see:
❏
“Changing System Administration Information” — page 5-11
Table 5-5 System Administration Information Settings
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Setting
Description
Switch Name
The name of the IntraSwitch 5308FL (up to 24
characters, including spaces).
Switch Location
The location where the IntraSwitch 5308FL is
physically located (up to 24 characters,
including spaces).
Switch Contact
The name of the person responsible for the
IntraSwitch 5308FL (up to 24 characters,
including spaces).
Configure System Administration Information
Changing System Administration Information
To change the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s name, location, or
contact information:
1
Open the System Administration Information
Menu by typing a in the Configuration Menu.
2
Type the command letter of the option you
want to change.
For example, type n to set the switch name.
3
Type the information at the prompt.
See Table 5-5 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 5308FL’s system administration information is configured.
To quit and return to the Configuration
Menu, type q.
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Configure TCP/IP Parameters
This menu displays and allows you to change the information
needed to access the IntraSwitch 5308FL over the network (for
in-band 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 5-6 explains each setting on the TCP/IP Parameter
Menu.
For information on using the menu, see:
❏ “Changing TCP/IP Information” — page 5-13
Table 5-6 TCP/IP Parameter Settings
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Setting
Description
Switch IP Address
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s IP (Internet Protocol)
address.
Switch Subnet Mask
The address of the subnet mask on which the
IntraSwitch 5308FL is located.
Switch Default
Gateway
The address of the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s
default gateway.
Configure TCP/IP Parameters
Changing TCP/IP Information
To change the IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 5-6 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 5308FL’s TCP/IP information
is configured.
To quit and return to the Configuration
Menu, type q.
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Configure Bootstrap Parameters
This menu displays and allows you to change the bootstrap
parameters used for loading the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s software
at startup and 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 5308FL’s default
Load Mode setting is Local.
Normally, the bootstrap settings never need to
be changed except when downloading a new
version of the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s software.
Current Settings
Table 5-7 explains each setting on the Bootstrap Parameter
Menu.
For information on using the menu, see:
❏ “Executing Software Locally” — page 5-16
❏ “Loading Software Remotely” — page 5-16
❏ “Performing a Software Upgrade” — page 517
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Configure Bootstrap Parameters
Table 5-7 Bootstrap Parameter Settings
Setting
Description
Set Load Mode to
Local
Executes the software image file from the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s internal flash memory.
Important! This is the IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 5308FL to request an IP
address from a BootP server and download
the software image file through TFTP.
Important! To use this option, the IntraSwitch
5308FL’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 5308FL to only download
the software image file through TFTP (an IP
address is not requested).
Important! To use this option, the IntraSwitch
5308FL 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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Executing Software Locally
To set the IntraSwitch 5308FL to boot (execute its
software) locally from its internal flash memory:
1
Make sure the IntraSwitch 5308FL is configured with a valid IP address.
2
Open the Bootstrap Parameter Menu by typing b in the Configuration Menu.
3
Type l to set the Load Mode to Local.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is set to load its software locally from its internal flash memory.
This occurs each time the IntraSwitch
5308FL is powered on or is reset.
Loading Software Remotely
To set the IntraSwitch 5308FL to boot (load its software)
over the network from a remote server:
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1
Open the Bootstrap Parameter menu by typing b in the Configuration Menu.
2
Type s to select the option Set Boot Server
IP Address.
3
Type the IP address of the remote boot
server containing the software image file for
the IntraSwitch 5308FL at the prompt, then
press return.
4
5
6
Type r to set the Load Mode to Remote.
Type f to select the option Set File Name.
Type the software image file’s name and network path at the prompt, then press return.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is set to download
its software remotely from the network.
Configure Bootstrap Parameters
Performing a Software Upgrade
When Asanté issues a new version of the software image for
the IntraSwitch 5308FL, you can obtain it from Asanté’s
World Wide Web site or by contacting Asanté’s Technical
Support (see Appendix A,“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 5308FL from AsantéView.
To upgrade the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s software from
AsantéView:
1
Make sure the IntraSwitch 5308FL is configured with an IP address.
2
Open the BootStrap Parameter Menu by typing b in the Configuration Menu.
3
Type r to set the Boot Load Mode to
Remote.
4
5
6
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
5324.10x
8
9
Type q to return to the Configuration Menu.
Reset the IntraSwitch 5308FL by powering it
off and then on.
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Configure SNMP Parameters
This menu controls the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s SNMP (Simple
Network Management Protocol) parameters.
With these parameters, you can configure the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s read and write community strings, set the IntraSwitch
5308FL 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 5-8 explains each setting on the SNMP Parameter
Menu.
For information on using the menu, see:
❏ “Setting Community Strings” — page 5-20
❏ “Enabling Trap Authentication” — page 5-20
❏
“Adding a Trap Receiver” — page 5-21
❏ “Deleting a Trap Receiver” — page 5-21
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Table 5-8 SNMP Parameter Settings
Setting
Description
SNMP Read
Community
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 5308FL’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 occurs when a
network station with an invalid community
string attempts to access the IntraSwitch
5308FL.
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 traps
receivers is allowed.
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Setting Community Strings
To change the IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 5308FL’s community strings
are configured.
Enabling Authentication Traps
The IntraSwitch 5308FL can be set to generate
authentication traps.
Authentication traps are messages sent across the network
to an SNMP network management application (such as
AsantéView or IntraSpection). They occur when a network
management station with an invalid community string
attempts to access the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
To set the IntraSwitch 5308FL to generate authentication
traps:
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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 disabled to
enabled.
3
Make sure there is a least one trap receiver
entry. (See “Adding a Trap Receiver Entry” on
page 5-21.)
Configure SNMP Parameters
Adding a Trap Receiver Entry
Trap receivers are the management stations designated to
receive traps from the IntraSwitch 5308FL 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 SNMP Trap Receiver Entry.
Type the IP address of the network management station you want to receive traps.
▲
Important! Do not type an address of
0.0.0.0 or 255.255.255.255.
To cancel a selected option, press ctrl-c at
the command prompt.
4
Press return.
The trap receiver’s entry is added.
Deleting a Trap Receiver Entry
To delete a trap receiver entry:
1
Open the SNMP Parameter Menu by typing n
on the Configuration Menu.
2
3
Type d.
4
Press return.
The trap receiver’s entry is deleted.
Type the IP address of the receiving network
station entry to be deleted.
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Configure Port Parameters
This menu allows you to manually configure each of the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s ports for speed, connection, link mode,
and auto-negotiation.
The default parameters for each 10Base-FL port are:
❏
❏
❏
auto-negotiation — disabled
port speed — 10Mbps
link mode — half duplex
The default parameter for the 10/100TX port and the 10/100
MII expansion ports is:
❏
auto-negotiation — enabled (auto-negotiates to
10 or 100 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
The Port Management 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:”).
❏
❏
❏
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Ports 1 – 8 — each 10Base-FL port.
Port 9 — the 10/100TX port.
Ports 10 and 11 — the MII expansion ports (MII 1
and MII 2, respectively).
Configure Port Parameters
Current Settings
Table 5-9 explains each setting on the Port Parameter
Menu. For information on using the Port Parameter Menu,
see:
❏
❏
❏
“Enabling/Disabling a Port” — page 5-24
“Configuring Full Duplex” — page 5-24
“Configuring Auto-Negotiation” — page 5-25
Table 5-9 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.
Link Status
❏
Enabled — the port is enabled and
can receive and forward packets.
❏
Disabled — the port is disabled and
cannot receive any packets (even if
the port’s Link Status is ON).
The status of the port.
❏
On — a network device is properly
connected to the selected port and is
powered on.
❏
Off — no network device is connected to the port.
Port Auto-Negotiation
Ability
The auto-negotiation ability of the selected port.
Port Speed
Manually determines the speed of the selected port.
The 10Base-FL ports are only capable of
transmitting at 10Mbps; the 10/100TX port and
installed MII modules (except 10Base-FL) can be set
to transmit at 100Mbps.
▲ Important! If you manually change the speed on
a port, auto-negotiation for that port is
automatically disabled.
Link Mode
The port’s link mode (half or full duplex).
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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 9,
the MII ports (MII I and MII 2) are port numbers 10 and 11, respectively.
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. You can set every port on the IntraSwitch
5308FL for full duplex operation.
▲
Important! To operate in full duplex mode, the
device to which the port is connected must support and be configured for full duplex operation.
To configure a port 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.
∆
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Note: The 10/100TX port is port number 9,
the MII ports (MII I and MII 2) are port numbers 10 and 11, respectively.
Configure Port Parameters
3
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.
Configuring Auto-Negotiation
Auto-negotiation 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 MII
module for auto-negotiation:
▲
Important! To configure a port for autonegotiation, both devices on either end must
support the auto-negotiation feature.
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
Note: The 10/100TX port is port number 9,
the MII ports (MII I and MII 2) are port numbers 10 and 11, respectively.
Type a to toggle the port’s auto-negotiation
status to enabled or disabled, as desired.
The auto-negotiation status is displayed at the
top of the screen.
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Configure 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 switch for diagnostic purposes.
See Appendix B,“Supported MIBs” for a detailed
description of each group of RMON that is supported by the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
▲
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Important! See Chapter 8,“Advanced Management,” for information on using RMON with the
IntraSwitch 5308FL.
Configure MAC Forwarding Table Parameters
Configure MAC Forwarding Table Parameters
This menu allows you to view and search for addresses in the
IntraSwitch 5308FL’s MAC Forwarding Table.
The MAC Forwarding Table is a table of node addresses that the
IntraSwitch 5308FL automatically builds by listening to and
learning the information that is broadcast when a new node
logs on.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL checks the source and destination
addresses as packets pass through the unit and records the
information in the table. The IntraSwitch 5308FL uses the
information in this table to decide whether a frame should be
forwarded or filtered.
∆
Note: The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s MAC address
table holds a maximum of 1024 entries.
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 Setting
Table 5-10 explains the setting on the MAC Forwarding
Table Parameter Menu.
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For information on using the MAC Forwarding Table
Parameter Menu, see:
❏ “Displaying the Forwarding Table” — page
5-28
❏ “Finding an Entry in the MAC Forwarding
Table” — page 5-29
❏ “Setting the Age Out Timer” — page 5-29
Table 5-10 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 5308FL.
Displaying the MAC Forwarding Table
1
Open the MAC Forwarding Table Menu by
typing f on the Configuration Menu.
2
Type n to display the Forwarding Table.
A screen similar to Figure 5-10 appears.
Figure 5-10
MAC Forwarding Table
The table displays 15 entries at a time.
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3
Press any key on your keyboard to display
the next 15 entries.
4
Type q to exit the MAC Forwarding Table.
Finding an Entry in the MAC Forwarding Table
To find an entry in the table:
1
Open the MAC Forwarding Table Menu by
typing f on the Configuration Menu.
2
3
Type f to find an entry.
4
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.
Enter the MAC address you want to locate at
the prompt.
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
Note: The default is 300 seconds.
Press return.
The age out timer is set.
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Configure Spanning Tree Parameters
This menu allows you to view the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s
Spanning Tree parameters. It also allows you to enable or
disable Spanning Tree on all of the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s ports
or on a single port.
By default, the IntraSwitch 5308FL is shipped with Spanning
Tree enabled on all ports.
▲
Important! Do not change these parameters
unless you have experience and knowledge of
the IEEE 802.1d specification.
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 5-11
Spanning Tree Parameters Menu
Current Settings
Table 5-12 explains each setting on the Spanning Tree
Parameter Menu.
For information on using the menu, see:
❏ “Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on ALL
Ports” — page 5-32
❏ “Enabling/Disabling Spanning Tree on a
Port” — page 5-32
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Configure Spanning Tree Parameters
Table 5-12 Spanning Tree Parameter Settings
Setting
Description
Switch ID
The identification number of the IntraSwitch
5308FL. This value cannot be changed.
Bridge Max Age
The Maximum Age timer; determines how
long the IntraSwitch 5308FL 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 5308FL 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 switch] goes
down and connectivity is re-established, the
switch waits approximately 30 seconds [twice
the default value] before it begins to forward
traffic again. This value cannot be changed.
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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
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Spanning Tree Port Parameters Menu
Configure Spanning Tree Parameters
3
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.
∆
Note: The 10/100TX port is port number 9,
the MII ports (MII I and MII 2) are port numbers 10 and 11, respectively.
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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Set Web Server
This option allows you to enable or disable management of the
IntraSwitch 5308FL via a World Wide Web browser.
If this option is disabled, you cannot manage the IntraSwitch
5308FLvia a World Wide Web browser.
∆
Note: This option’s default setting is
enabled.
To set Web server management:
1
Type w from the Configuration Menu.
The following two lines appear at the bottom of
the screen:
Figure 5-13
Set Web server command line
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s current Web server
management status is displayed.
2
Type y to disable Web server management; type
n to enable Web server management.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Web server management is set.
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Set Telnet Idle Time Out
Set Telnet Idle Time Out
This option sets the Telnet idle time-out period.
If a Telnet connection to the IntraSwitch 5308FL remains idle
for the number of specified time-out minutes, the remote Telnet
connection 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 5-14
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 and recommended timeout 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 Telnet idle time out is configured.
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Set Console Password
This option sets the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Console password.
The Console password is the password needed to access the
Configuration Menu.
∆
Note: The default password is Asante.
To change the Console password:
1
Type c from the Configuration Menu.
The following command line appears at the bottom of the screen:
Figure 5-15
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 Console password is changed.
Type the new password again at the confirmation password prompt.
Reset EEPROM to Default
Reset EEPROM to Default
This option resets the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s values to the
factory default.
▲
Important! This procedure reverts all information to the factory default settings except for
the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s IP address, subnet
mask, and default gateway.
See “Factory Defaults” on page 1-11 for a list of
all the IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 5-16
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 5308FL by manually turning it off and then on again.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s EEPROM is reset.
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Resetting the IntraSwitch 5308FL
To reset the IntraSwitch 5308FL:
1
Turn the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s power switch to
the off position.
2
Turn the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s power switch to
the on position.
The IntraSwitch 5308FL is reset.
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Statistics Menu
Statistics Menu
The Statistics Menu displays current statistics for the
IntraSwitch 5308FL 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 5308FL’s
current operating information and statistics via 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
Status Monitoring and Statistics
Monitoring the IntraSwitch 5308FL
Viewing the
Current
Operating
Information
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s current operating information can be
viewed by accessing the General Information Menu within the
Local Management Interface.
To view the IntraSwitch 5308FL’s current operating
information:
1
Access the IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 in the Main Menu. A screen similar to
Figure 6-1 appears.
General Information Menu
Table 6-1 describes each parameter.
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 5308FL.
Switch Location
The location of where the IntraSwitch
5308FL is physically located.
Switch Contact
The name of the person responsible for
the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
ID/MAC Address
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s hardware
address.
IP Address
The IntraSwitch 5308FL’s IP (Internet
Protocol) address.
Subnet Mask
The address of the subnet to which the
IntraSwitch 5308FL belongs.
Default Router
The IP address of the IntraSwitch
5308FL’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 5308FL to
operate on the network).
Local — indicates the IntraSwitch
5308FL is set to load the image file from
its internal flash memory (default
setting).
Remote — indicates the IntraSwitch
5308FL is set to download the image file
from a remote boot server on the
network.
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Status Monitoring and Statistics
Setting
Description
Boot Mode
The boot mode used for downloading a
new version of software for the
IntraSwitch 5308FL.
BootP-TFTP — sets the IntraSwitch
5308FL to request an IP address from a
BootP server and download the image
file through TFTP.
TFTP — sets the IntraSwitch 5308FL to
only download the image file through
TFTP (does not request an IP address;
the IntraSwitch 5308FL 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.
Viewing Statistics
Viewing
Statistics
Viewing statistics on a regular basis allows you to evaluate your
network’s performance.
You can view current port-level statistics for the IntraSwitch
5308FL by accessing the Statistics Menu in the Local
Management Interface.
To view statistics:
1
Access the IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 6-2 on page 6-7.
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Status Monitoring and Statistics
Selecting a Port
The current port for which statistics are displayed is shown
at the top of the screen (next to Port:).
❏
❏
❏
Ports 1 – 8 — displays information for each
10Base-FL port.
Port 9 — displays information for the 10/100TX
port.
Ports 10 and 11 — displays information for the
MII expansion ports (MII 1 and MII 2, respectively).
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’s
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.
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Viewing Statistics
Resetting Statistics
❏ Type r to reset the counters to zero.
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 4-1 describes each counter that is monitored by the
IntraSwitch.
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).
Viewing Statistics
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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7
Advanced
Management
This chapter describes how to manage the IntraSwitch 5308FL
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
Advanced Management
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 IntraSwitch 5308FL’s Local Management Interface or via any SNMP-based network management
software that supports RMON.
This chapter explains how to use RMON via the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s Local Management Interface.
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 network load — 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
5308FL’s Local Management Interface:
1
Access the IntraSwitch 5308FL’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 — page 7-4
RMON Alarm Group — page 7-9
RMON Event Group — 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.
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.
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.
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Displaying an RMON History Statistic 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
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.
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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:
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1
2
Type d from the RMON History Group menu.
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.
Type the number of the History Control
Group entry to be deleted at the command
prompt.
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 “Add 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 “Add 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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Adding an RMON Alarm Group Entry
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 is compared
with the thresholds.
Startup Alarm
Enter the type of alarm to be sent. Option are:
❏ risingAlarm — if the first sample is greater
than or equal to 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 will be
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.
3
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Type y at the prompt to set the parameters.
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.
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.
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
Type p from the RMON Event Group menu.
3
Press return.
A screen similar to Figure 7-12 appears.
Enter the number of the RMON Event Group
entry to be displayed.
Figure 7-12
∆
Display RMON Event Group entry
Note: For a description of each parameter,
see page 7-16 to 7-17.
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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.
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.
3
Press return.
The Event Group entry to be deleted is displayed.
4
Type y to confirm the deletion, or n to cancel.
Type the number of the Event Group entry to
be deleted at the command prompt.
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Appendix A
Troubleshooting
This section provides some diagnostic tips for troubleshooting
problems with your network and the IntraSwitch 5308FL.
LED Indicators
The following table describes some possible errors and
solutions for troubleshooting problems via the IntraSwitch
5308FL’s LEDs.
Table A-1 Troubleshooting Tips
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.
Page A-1
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
Page A-2
❏
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 page 2-6).
Appendix B
Supported MIBs
The IntraSwitch 5308FL 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 5308FL 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.
Page B-1
Supported MIBs
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.
Page B-2
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 5308FL 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.
Page B-3
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.
Page B-4
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.
Page B-5
Supported MIBs
Bridge MIB
(1493)
The IntraSwitch 5308FL supports the following Bridge MIB
group:
Base Port
The Base Port group enables and disables ports.
Page B-6
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)
ST (10Base-T)
RJ-45 (10/100Base-TX)
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)
Page C-1
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
❏
Page C-2
Compatible with Asanté’s RPSU 6000 (part number
99-00454-07) sold separately
Appendix D
Console Management Menu
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
Page D-1
Appendix E
Technical Support
To contact Asanté Technical Support:
Telephone:
(800) 622-7464
Fax:
(408) 432-6018
Fax-Back:
Internet mail:
(800) 741-8607
support@asante.com
World Wide Web site:
http://www.asante.com
Bulletin Board Service (BBS):
(408) 432-1416
ARA BBS (guest log in):
(408) 432-1416
AppleLink mail/BBS:
ASANTE
FTP Archive:
ftp.asante.com
Technical Support Hours
6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pacific Standard Time, Monday-Friday
Page E-1
Index
Numerics
10/100TX MII module
connecting to the network 2-10
10/100TX port
connecting devices 2-9
default settings 1-11, 5-22
features 1-7
overview 1-3
switching capacity 1-6
100Base-FX MII module
connecting to the network 2-10
100Mbps LED 3-3
10Base-FL MII module
connecting to the network 2-10
10Base-FL ports
connecting devices 2-9
default settings 1-11, 5-22
features 1-7
overview 1-3
switching capacity 1-6
5324.10x file 5-17
A
absolute value, RMON 7-11
accessories, list of 1-8
address
IP (Internet Protocol). See IP address
trans group, MIB II B-4
addresses, viewing MAC table 5-27
age out timer, MAC forwarding table
changing 5-29
viewing 5-28
airflow requirements 2-2
alarm
falling, RMON 7-12
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
alarm (continued)
group, RMON (continued)
configuring (continued)
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
rising, RMON 7-11
RMON group B-2
assistance. See technical support
authentication traps, enabling 5-20
auto negotiation
changing 5-25
default setting 5-22
description 5-25
viewing 5-23
automatic configuration. See bootp
B
back panel view 1-2
base port group, bridge MIB B-6
bits per second 2-13
boot
file name, viewing 5-15
mode, viewing 5-15
server, IP address, viewing 5-15
bootp
requests, number of 2-12
using to assign IP address 2-12
bootp-tftp setting 5-15, 6-4
bridge
forward delay, viewing 5-31
hello time, viewing 5-31
Index-i
bridge (continued)
max age, viewing 5-31
MIB B-6
browsers. See World Wide Web browsers
buckets
granted (RMON) 7-6
requested (RMON) 7-5
C
cables
connecting network devices 2-9
cross-over 2-9
diagram 2-11
fiber, connecting 2-10
for connecting devices 1-9
guidelines 2-9
RS-232 2-13
scenarios, diagram 2-11
straight-through 2-9
types A-2
community string
changing 5-20
read, viewing 5-19
RMON event 7-17
write, viewing 5-19
compliance, standards C-2
configuration
bootp 2-12
console 2-13
menu
description
5-7
password, default 5-7
overview 1-5
settings, default 1-11
tasks, list of 5-3
terminal settings 2-13
configure
bootstrap parameters menu 5-14
system administration information
menu 5-8, 5-10
TCP/IP parameters menu 5-12
configuring for management 2-12, 2-13
Index-ii
connecting IntraSwitch to network 2-9
connectors, on the IntraSwitch C-1
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
overview 1-5, 5-2
password 5-36
statistics menu
5-39, 6-5
port, overview 1-3
contact information
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
cooling requirements 2-2
counters, statistics
overview 6-7
viewing 6-5
cross-over cables 2-9
current rating 2-2, C-2
6-2
D
data
bits
LED
2-13
description
3-3
troubleshooting A-1
source, alarm group, RMON
default
configurations 1-11
gateway
changing 5-13
default setting 1-11
viewing 5-12
password, console 2-14
delta value, RMON 7-11
7-5, 7-11
depth C-1
desktop
installation 2-5
mounting specification 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
duplex mode, default setting 5-22
E
EEPROM, resetting 5-37
emulator, terminal 2-13, 4-6
enabling ports 5-24
environment specifications C-2
equipment
rack installation 2-4
required for installation 1-9
errors. See troubleshooting
event
community string, RMON 7-17
description, RMON 7-16
group, RMON
adding entry 7-16
configuring 7-15
deleting entry 7-19
displaying entry 7-17
entry log 7-18
index
falling, RMON 7-12
rising, RMON 7-12
logging, RMON 7-16
RMON group B-3
trap, RMON 7-16
type, RMON 7-16
exiting submenus 5-5
expansion ports. See MII expansion modules
F
factory default
configurations 1-11
settings, resetting 5-37
falling
alarm, RMON 7-12
event index, RMON 7-12
threshold (RMON alarm group)
FDP/Col (full duplex/collision) LED
features 1-7
fiber cable 2-10
flow control 2-13
forwarding address table
age out timer, changing 5-29
displaying 5-28
finding an address 5-29
timer, viewing 5-28
viewing 5-27
free-standing installation 2-5
frequency range 2-2, C-2
front panel
LEDs 3-2
view 1-2
full duplex mode
changing 5-24
default settings 5-22
determining 5-23
7-12
3-3
G
gateway, default
changing 5-13
default setting 1-11
viewing 5-12
general information
menu
description 5-6
parameters, description
specifications C-1
viewing 6-2
GoodRXFrames 6-7
GoodRXOctets 6-7
6-3
Index-iii
GoodTXFrames 6-10
GoodTXOctets 6-9
granted buckets, RMON
7-6
H
half duplex mode
changing 5-24
defaults 5-22
determining 5-23
height C-1
help. See technical support
history group, RMON
7-4, B-2
adding entry 7-4
configuring 7-4
data source 7-5
deleting entry 7-8
displaying entry 7-6
granted buckets 7-6
interface 7-6
requested buckets 7-5
sampling interval 7-7
static entry 7-7
HTTP server management. See Web browser
humidity 2-2, C-2
I
ICMP group, MIB II B-4
idle time-out, telnet, setting 5-34
IEEE 802.1d. See spanning tree
image file. See software
in-band management 4-2
accessing 4-4
connecting 4-6
installation
airflow requirements 2-2
cabling diagram 2-11
connecting
network devices 2-9
power 2-8
to network, diagram 2-11
cooling requirements 2-2
Index-iv
installation (continued)
desktop 2-5
environmental requirements 2-2
equipment rack 2-4
guidelines 2-2
managed setup 2-12
MII expansion modules 2-6
mounting options C-2
desktop C-2
equipment rack C-2
overview of steps 2-3
power requirements 2-2
regulations 2-2
tools and materials needed 1-9
interface
group, MIB II B-3
RMON 7-6
IntraSwitch 5308FL
back panel view 1-2
components, overview 1-3
front panel view 1-2
resetting 5-37
IP
address
assigning 2-12
changing 5-13
factory default setting 1-11
table group, MIB II B-4
translation table, MIB II B-4
verifying assignment (ping) 2-12
viewing 5-12
group, MIB II B-4
routing table group, MIB II B-4
ISwitch.cfg file 5-17
L
LEDs
100Mbps 3-3
data
description
3-3
troubleshooting A-1
diagnostic 3-2, 3-4
LEDs (continued)
FDP/COL 3-3
link
description
3-3
troubleshooting A-2
max util 3-3
overview 3-2
power
description 3-4
troubleshooting A-1
troubleshooting with A-1
utilization
description 3-3
troubleshooting A-2
light emitting diodes. See LEDs
link LED
description 3-3
troubleshooting A-2
load mode
default setting 5-22
local, viewing 5-15
remote, viewing 5-15
local
boot, executing 5-16
management interface See console
management
location information
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
logging in, for management 5-7
M
MAC address
finding 5-29
table
displaying 5-28
size
5-27, C-1
viewing 5-27
main menu, description 5-5
management
automatic configuration (bootp)
bootstrap parameters, viewing
2-12
5-14
management (continued)
configuration menu 5-7
logging into 5-7
overview of options 5-8
connections, overview 1-3
console (manual) 5-2, 5-5
general information menu 5-6
in-band 4-2
information bases. See MIBs
local 4-4
manual configuration (console) 2-13
menu tree D-1
operating information, viewing 6-2
options
console 4-4
overview 4-2, 4-3
telnet 4-6
out-of-band 4-2
overview 1-5
password, changing 5-36
platforms supported C-1
preparation for 2-12, 2-13
RMON 7-2
SNMP information, viewing 5-18
software, upgrading 5-17
spanning tree parameters, viewing 5-30
statistics, viewing 6-5
submenus
accessing 5-5
exiting 5-5
tasks, list of 5-3
TCP/IP information, changing 5-13
materials needed, for installation 1-9
max util (maximum utilization) LED 3-3
maximum current C-2
media independent interface. See MII
expansion modules
MIB II, groups
address trans group, definition B-4
ICMP, definition B-4
interface, definition B-3
IP address table, definition B-4
Index-v
MIB II, groups (continued)
IP
address translation table, definition B-4
routing table, definition B-4
definition B-4
SNMP, definition B-5
supported B-3
system, definition B-3
TCP
connection table, definition B-5
definition B-5
UDP
listener table, definition B-5
definition B-5
MIBs (management information bases)
bridge B-6
MIB II B-3
RMON B-1
supported 1-5
MII expansion modules
connecting devices 2-10
default settings 1-11, 5-22
features of 1-7
installing 2-6
overview 1-3
monitoring the IntraSwitch 5308FL 3-2
mounting options C-2
desktop C-2
equipment rack C-2
MTXCollision 6-10
N
name information
changing 5-11
viewing 5-10
NetOctets 6-9
network, devices
connecting 2-9
connection, determining 5-23
speed of, determining 5-23
Index-vi
O
object ID, alarm group, RMON 7-11
operating information, viewing 6-2
out-of-band
baud, viewing 5-12
management 4-2
accessing 4-4
connecting 4-4
overview
configuration options 1-5
features 1-7
management
console
1-5
SNMP 1-5
telnet 1-5
Web browser 1-5
management options 1-5, 4-2
of IntraSwitch 5308FL 1-3
package contents 1-8
switching capacity 1-6
tools and materials 1-9
owner string (RMON) 7-6, 7-12
P
package contents 1-8
parameters
TCP/IP, default 5-12
EEProm, resetting 5-37
RMON 7-4
parity 2-13
password
changing 5-36
default 2-14, 5-36
entering 5-7
PC (personal computer), connecting to
the IntraSwitch 2-13
ping 2-12
Pkt
1024-1518 6-9
128-255 6-9
256-511 6-9
Pkt (continued)
512-1023 6-9
64 6-8
65-127 6-8
placement options C-2
desktop C-2
equipment rack C-2
port
10/100TX
connecting devices 2-9
features of 1-7
10Base-FL
connecting devices 2-9
features of 1-7
auto negotiation status
changing 5-25
viewing 5-23
cable guidelines 2-9
connection
changing 5-24
viewing 5-23
disable status, viewing 5-23
disabling 5-24
enable status, viewing 5-23
enabling 5-24
link
mode
changing 5-24
viewing 5-23
status, viewing 5-23
MII modules
connecting 2-10
installing 2-6
numbering of 5-22
speed
default 5-22
viewing 5-23
power
connecting 2-8
indication of 3-4
LED 3-4
redundant supply (back up) 1-3,
power (continued)
requirements 2-2
specifications C-2
supply connector, overview 1-4
switch, overview 1-3
powering on the IntraSwitch 2-8
problems. See troubleshooting
R
C-2
rack-mounting 2-4
bracket 2-4
read community string
changing 5-20
viewing 5-19
receivers, of traps
adding 5-21
deleting 5-21
redundant power supply connector 1-3,
regulations, installation 2-2
relative humidity 2-2
remote
boot, executing 5-16
monitoring. See RMON
requested buckets, RMON 7-5, 7-6
requirements
airflow 2-2
cooling 2-2
environmental 2-2
power 2-2
resets
and factory default settings 1-12
EEPROM 5-37
factory defaults 1-11
IntraSwitch 5308FL 5-37
RFC (request for comment)
1213 (MIB II). See MIB II
1493 (bridge MIB). See bridge MIB
1757 (RMON). See RMON
rising
alarm, RMON
7-11
event index, RMON 7-12
C-2
Index-vii
rising (continued)
threshold (RMON alarm group) 7-12
RMON
alarm group
absolute value 7-11
add entry 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
event index 7-12
threshold 7-12
object ID 7-11
rising
alarm 7-11
event index 7-12
threshold 7-12
sampling
interval 7-10
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
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
Index-viii
RMON (continued)
groups (continued)
statistics B-1
supported B-1
history group
adding entry 7-4
configuring 7-4
data source 7-5
deleting entry 7-8
displaying entry 7-6
granted bucketsv7-6
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
RPSU 6000 1-3, C-2
RS-232 cable 2-13
runtime. See software
RX
AlignErrors 6-8
Bcasts 6-7
CRC errors 6-7
Fragments 6-8
Jabbers 6-8
Mcasts 6-7
Oversize 6-8
Undersize 6-8
S
sampling
interval, RMON 7-7
type, alarm group, RMON 7-11
SC connector 2-10
server, boot, viewing 5-15
settings, default
resetting 5-37
viewing
1-11
Simple Network Management protocol. See SNMP
SNMP
community strings, viewing 5-19
based management software 4-7
group, MIB II B-5
management, overview 1-5
software
loading
locally 5-16
remotely 5-16
management 4-7
upgrading 5-17
spanning tree
all ports
disabling 5-32
enabling 5-32
bridge max age 5-31
default setting 1-11
parameters
bridge forward delay, viewing 5-31
bridge hello time, viewing 5-31
bridge max age, viewing 5-31
switch ID, viewing 5-31
viewing 5-30
single port
disabling 5-32
enabling 5-32
specifications
current rating 2-2
frequency range 2-2
humidity 2-2
list of C-1
temperature 2-2
voltage 2-2
speed, switching 1-6
SQEErrors 6-9
standards compliance C-2
startup alarm, RMON 7-11
statistics
counters, description 6-7
Good
RXFrames 6-7
RXOctets 6-7
statistics (continued)
Good (continued)
TXFrames 6-10
TXOctets 6-9
MTXCollision 6-10
NetOctets 6-9
Pkt
1024-1518 6-9
128-255 6-9
256-511 6-9
512-1023 6-9
64 6-8
65-127 6-8
RMON group B-1
RX
AlignErrors 6-8
Bcasts 6-7
CRC errors 6-7
Fragments 6-8
Jabbers 6-8
Mcasts 6-7
Oversize 6-8
Undersize 6-8
SQEErrors 6-9
STXCollision 6-10
viewing 6-5
statistics menu, description 5-37
stop bits 2-13
store-and-forward switching mode 1-7
STXCollision 6-10
submenus
accessing 5-5
exiting 5-5
subnet mask
changing 5-13
factory default 1-11
viewing 5-12
support, technical E-1
switch ID, spanning tree, viewing 5-31
switching
capacity 1-6
mode 1-7
Index-ix
system
administration information, viewing
group, MIB II B-3
5-10
T
tasks, overview
configuration 5-3
management 5-3
TCP
connection table, MIB II B-5
group, MIB II B-5
TCP/IP, parameters 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
mounting options C-2
power C-2
redundant power supply C-2
spanning tree support C-1
standards compliance C-2
temperature C-2
voltage 2-2, C-2
weight C-2
width C-1
support E-1
telnet 4-6
connection 4-6
idle time out 5-34
management, overview 1-5
sessions, number of 4-2
temperature 2-2, C-2
Index-x
C-1
terminal
connecting to IntraSwitch 2-13
emulator 4-6
settings 2-13
bits per second 2-13
data bits 2-13
flow control 2-13
parity 2-13
stop bits 2-13
tftp (trivial file transfer protocol)
description
6-4
viewing 5-15
threshold
falling, RMON 7-12
rising, RMON 7-12
tools and materials needed 1-9
trap
authentication
enabling 5-20
viewing 5-19
receivers
adding 5-21
deleting 5-21
status of, viewing 5-19
viewing 5-19
tree, management menu D-1
troubleshooting A-2
cable connections A-1
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
listener table, MIB II B-5
upgrading software 5-17
utilization LED
description 3-3
troubleshooting A-2
V
view, of the IntraSwitch 5308FL
back panel 1-2
front panel 1-2
voltage range 2-2, C-2
W
Web
browser management, overview 1-5
server management
disabling 5-35
enabling 5-35
weight C-2
width C-1
workstation, connecting for management 2-13
World Wide Web browsers, overview 1-5
See also Web
write community string
changing 5-20
viewing 5-19
Index-xi