NETGEAR 8-Port, 12-Port, or 16-Port Gigabit Ethernet Smart

8-Port, 12-Port, and 16-Port
Gigabit Smart Managed Pro
Switch
Hardware Installation Guide
Models XS708T, XS712Tv2, and XS716T
June 2017
202-11618-05
350 E. Plumeria Drive
San Jose, CA 95134
USA
8-Port, 12-Port, and 16-Port Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switch
Support
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you use only official NETGEAR support resources.
Conformity
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Compliance
For regulatory compliance information, visit http://www.netgear.com/about/regulatory.
See the regulatory compliance document before connecting the power supply.
Trademarks
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non-NETGEAR trademarks are used for reference purposes only.
Revision History
Publication Part
Number
Publish
Date
Comments
202-11618-05
June 2017
Added model XS712Tv2
information
202-11618-04
March 2016 Minor text adjustments and
minor color adjustments to one
figure
202-11618-03
March 2016 Minor adjustments to the figure
in Front Panel Model XS708T
202-11618-02
March 2016 Minor adjustments to the figure
in Backbone Switching
202-11618-01
March 2016 First publication
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Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction
Overview................................................................................................................6
Features.................................................................................................................6
Safety Instructions and Warnings..........................................................................7
Chapter 2 Hardware Overview
Hardware Overview Model XS708T.....................................................................11
Front Panel Model XS708T.............................................................................11
Back Panel Model XS708T..............................................................................11
System and Port LEDs Model XS708T...........................................................12
Hardware Overview Model XS712Tv2.................................................................13
Front Panel Model XS712Tv2.........................................................................13
Back Panel Model XS712Tv2..........................................................................14
System and Port LEDs Model XS712Tv2.......................................................14
Hardware Overview Model XS716T.....................................................................15
Front Panel Model XS716T.............................................................................15
Back Panel Model XS716T..............................................................................16
System and Port LEDs Model XS716T...........................................................17
Switch Hardware Interfaces.................................................................................17
100M/1G/10G RJ-45 Ports..............................................................................18
1000/10GBASE-X SFP+ Slots........................................................................18
USB Port.........................................................................................................18
Reset Button...................................................................................................19
Factory Defaults Button...................................................................................19
Chapter 3 Installation
Step 1: Prepare the Site.......................................................................................21
Step 2: Protect Against Electrostatic Discharge...................................................21
Step 3: Unpack the Switch...................................................................................22
Step 4: Install the Switch......................................................................................23
Install the Switch on a Flat Surface.................................................................23
Install the Switch in a Rack.............................................................................23
Optional Step 5: Install an SFP Transceiver Module............................................24
Step 6: Connect Devices to the Switch................................................................25
Step 7: Check the Installation..............................................................................25
Step 8: Apply Power and Check the LEDs...........................................................26
Step 9: Manage the Switch..................................................................................26
Chapter 4 Applications
Desktop Switching...............................................................................................28
Backbone Switching.............................................................................................28
High-Speed Network Storage..............................................................................29
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Chapter 5 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting Chart..........................................................................................31
Additional Troubleshooting Suggestions..............................................................32
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Introduction
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This hardware installation guide is for the following NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro Switches:
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Model XS708T 8-Port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switch
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Model XS712Tv2 12-Port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switch
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Model XS716T 16-Port 10-Gigabit Smart Managed Pro Switch
These models provide eight, twelve, or sixteen 100/1000/10GBASE-T RJ-45 copper ports, two of which are
combo ports that can accept SFP+ 1G and 10G copper or fiber optical modules.
In this hardware installation guide, except where indicated otherwise, these models are referred to as the switch.
This hardware installation guide complements the installation guide that came with the switch.
The chapter includes the following sections:
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Overview
Features
Safety Instructions and Warnings
Note For more information about the topics that are covered in this manual, visit the support
website at support.netgear.com.
Note For detailed technical specifications and information about supported features, see the
datasheet at netgear.com/business/products/switches/smart/.
Note For software and configuration documentation, see the links on the resource CD in the product
package or visit downloadcenter.netgear.com.
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Overview
The switch provides eight, twelve, or sixteen 100/1000/10GBASE-T RJ-45 copper ports that support nonstop
100M/1G/10G Layer 2 and Layer 3 networks. Two of these ports are combo ports that can accept enhanced
small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) 1G and 10G copper and fiber optical modules, or Direct Attach Cables
(DAC) for short-distance inter-switch connections.
Using the 10G ports, you can create high-speed connections to a server, network attached storage (NAS)
system, or backbone network. For example, you can do the following:
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Connect switches to each other with high-speed links
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Link to high-speed servers
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Provide 100M/1G/10G copper and 1G and 10G fiber connectivity
The switch provides administrative management options that let you configure, monitor, and control the
network. Using the web management interface, you can configure the switch and the network, including the
ports, the management VLAN, VLANs for traffic control, link aggregation for increased bandwidth, Quality
of Service (QoS) for prioritizing traffic, and network security.
Initial discovery of the switch on the network requires the Smart Control Center program, which runs on a
Windows-based computer and is included on the resource CD. If you do not use a Windows-based computer,
get the IP address of the switch from the DHCP server in the network or use an IP scanner utility.
After discovery, you can configure the switch using the web management interface for advanced setup and
configuration of features, or the Smart Control Center program for very basic setup. For more information,
see the user manual, which you can download from downloadcenter.netgear.com.
You can install the switch freestanding or rack mounted in a wiring closet or equipment room. The switch
is IEEE compliant and offers low latency for high-speed networking. All ports can automatically negotiate
to the highest speed, which makes the switch very suitable for a mixed environment with Fast Ethernet,
Gigabit Ethernet, and 10-Gigabit Ethernet devices.
Use Category 5e (Cat 5e) or higher rated Ethernet cables (Cat 6, Cat 6a, or Cat 7) to make 10G connections.
For 10G speeds, if the cable distance is greater than 148 feet (45 meters), we recommend that you use a
Cat 6a cable or higher rated cable.
Features
The following list describes the key features of the switches:
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Eight (model XS708T), twelve (model XS712Tv2), or sixteen (model XS716T) 100/1000/10GBASE-T
switching ports, two of which are combo ports that can accept SFP+ 1G and 10G copper and fiber optical
modules.
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One USB port (for configuration files, firmware, and debug logs).
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Full NETGEAR Smart Managed Pro Switch functionality.
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Full compatibility with IEEE standards:
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IEEE 802.3 Ethernet
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IEEE 802.3u 100BASE-T
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IEEE 802.3z Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-SX/LX
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IEEE 802.3an 10GBASE-T 10 Gbit/s Ethernet over copper twisted-pair cable
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IEEE 802.3ae 10-Gigabit Ethernet over fiber (10GBASE-SR, 10GBASE-LR, 10GBASE-ER,
10GBASE-LX4)
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IEEE 802.3ab 1000BASE-T - IEEE 802.1Q VLAN tagging
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IEEE 802.3x Full-duplex flow control
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IEEE 802.3ad Link aggregation (LAG with LACP)
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IEEE 802.1AB LLDP with ANSI/TIA-1057 (LLDP-MED)
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IEEE 802.1p Class of Service (QoS and DSCP) - IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
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IEEE 802.1s Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) - IEEE 802.1w Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol
(RSTP)
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IEEE 802.1x RADIUS network access control
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IEEE 802.3az Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
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AutoSensing and autonegotiation capabilities for all ports.
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Auto Uplink™ on all ports to make the right connection.
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Automatic address learning function to build the packet-forwarding information table. The table contains
up to 16K Media Access Control (MAC) addresses.
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Store-and-forward transmission to remove bad packets from the network.
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Full-duplex IEEE 802.3x pause frame flow control.
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Active flow control to minimize packet loss and frame drops.
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Half-duplex backpressure control.
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Jumbo frames up to 9K bytes.
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Static or LACP LAGs (8 LAGS, 8 members).
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Per-port LEDs and system status LEDs.
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Internal power supply.
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Standard NETGEAR chassis (1U high).
Safety Instructions and Warnings
Use the following safety guidelines to ensure your own personal safety and to help protect your system from
potential damage.
To reduce the risk of bodily injury, electrical shock, fire, and damage to the equipment, observe the following
precautions:
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This product is designed for indoor use only in a temperature-controlled (0–50°C) and humidity-controlled
(90 percent maximum relative humidity, noncondensing) environment.
Any device that is located outdoors and connected to this product must be properly grounded and surge
protected.
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To the extend permissible by applicable law, failure to follow these guidelines can result in damage to
your NETGEAR product, which might not be covered by NETGEAR’s warranty.
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Observe and follow service markings:
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Do not service any product except as explained in your system documentation.
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Opening or removing covers that are marked with the triangular symbol with a lightning bolt can
expose you to electrical shock. We recommend that only a trained technician services components
inside these compartments.
If any of the following conditions occur, unplug the product from the electrical outlet and replace the part
or contact your trained service provider:
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The power cable, extension cable, or plug is damaged.
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An object fell into the product.
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The product was exposed to water.
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The product was dropped or damaged.
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The product does not operate correctly when you follow the operating instructions.
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Keep your system away from radiators and heat sources. Also, do not block cooling vents.
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Do not spill food or liquids on your system components, and never operate the product in a wet
environment. If the system gets wet, see the appropriate section in your troubleshooting guide, or contact
your trained service provider.
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Do not push any objects into the openings of your system. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by
shorting out interior components.
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Use the product only with approved equipment.
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Allow the product to cool before removing covers or touching internal components.
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Operate the product only from the type of external power source indicated on the electrical ratings label.
If you are not sure of the type of power source required, consult your service provider or local power
company.
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To avoid damaging your system, be sure that the voltage selection switch (if provided) on the power
supply is set to match the power at your location:
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115V, 60 Hz in most of North and South America and some Far Eastern countries such as South
Korea and Taiwan
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100V, 50 Hz in eastern Japan and 100V, 60 Hz in western Japan
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230V, 50 Hz in most of Europe, the Middle East, and the Far East
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Be sure that attached devices are electrically rated to operate with the power available in your location.
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Use only approved power cables. If you were not provided with a power cable for your system or for
any AC-powered option intended for your system, purchase a power cable approved for your country.
The power cable must be rated for the product and for the voltage and current marked on the product
electrical ratings label. The voltage and current rating of the cable must be greater than the ratings
marked on the product.
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To help prevent electric shock, plug the system and peripheral power cables into properly grounded
electrical outlets.
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The peripheral power cables are equipped with three-prong plugs to help ensure proper grounding. Do
not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from a cable. If you must use an extension cable,
use a three-wire cable with properly grounded plugs.
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Observe extension cable and power strip ratings. Make sure that the total ampere rating of all products
plugged into the extension cable or power strip does not exceed 80 percent of the ampere ratings limit
for the extension cable or power strip.
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To help protect your system from sudden, transient increases and decreases in electrical power, use a
surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
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Position system cables and power cables carefully. Route cables so that they cannot be stepped on or
tripped over. Be sure that nothing rests on any cables.
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Do not modify power cables or plugs. Consult a licensed electrician or your power company for site
modifications.
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Always follow your local and national wiring rules.
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Hardware Overview
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This chapter describes the switch hardware features and includes the following sections:
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Hardware Overview Model XS708T
Hardware Overview Model XS712Tv2
Hardware Overview Model XS716T
Switch Hardware Interfaces
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Hardware Overview Model XS708T
The following sections describe the physical characteristics of model XS708T.
Front Panel Model XS708T
The switch provides eight 100M/1G/10G copper RJ-45 ports, of which port 7T and slot 7F form one combo
port and port 8T and slot 8F form another combo port. The 1G and 10G SFP+ slots (7F and 8F) accept
copper or fiber modules. You use either port 7T or port 7F, and similarly, either port 8T or port 8F. Each
copper RJ-45 port is capable of sensing the line speed and negotiating the duplex mode with the link partner
automatically.
The following figure shows the front panel of the model XS708T.
Figure 1. Front panel model XS708T
Number
Description
1
Power and Fan LEDs.
2
Recessed Reset button to restart the device.
3
Recessed Factory Defaults button to restore the device back to the factory defaults.
4
Eight RJ-45 connectors for 100M/1G/10G AutoSensing 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching
ports.
5
Two of these ports (7 and 8) are combo ports: You can either use ports 7T and 8T
as Gigabit Ethernet switching ports or you can install copper or fiber modules in 1G
or 10G SFP+ slots 7F and 8F.
6
Speed and activity (ACT) LEDs for each port.
7
One USB 2.0 port for firmware uploads or configuration settings file uploads and
downloads (backup) using a USB storage device (supports FAT32 and VFAT file
systems only).
Back Panel Model XS708T
The following figure shows the back panel of model XS708T.
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Figure 2. Back panel model XS708T
Number
Description
1
Serial console (not for customer use)
2
Kensington lock slot
3
AC power connector
System and Port LEDs Model XS708T
The following table describes the RJ-45 and SFP+ slot LED designations. Each RJ-45 port provides a left
LED and a right LED and each SFP+ slot provides two LEDs.
Table 1. LEDs on model XS708T switch
LED
Description
Power LED
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Solid green. The device is powered on.
•
Solid yellow. The device is booting.
•
Off. Power is not supplied to the device.
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Solid yellow. The fans have failed.
•
Off. The fan is operating normally.
Fan LED
Speed and ACT
LEDs for copper •
ports 1 to 8
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Off: No link is established.
Solid green: A valid 1000 Mbps link is established.
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Blinking green. The port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 1000 Mbps.
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Solid yellow. A valid 10 or 100 Mbps link is established.
•
Blinking yellow. The port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 10 or 100 Mbps.
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Table 1. LEDs on model XS708T switch (Continued)
LED
Description
Speed and ACT
LEDs for SFP+
slots 7F and 8F
10G LED:
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Off: No SFP+ module link is established.
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Solid. A valid 10 Gbps link is established.
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Blinking. The SFP fiber port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 10 Gbps.
1G LED
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Off. No SFP+ module link is established.
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Solid. A valid 1 Gbps link is established.
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Blinking. The module is transmitting or receiving packets
at 1 Gbps.
Hardware Overview Model XS712Tv2
The following sections describe the physical characteristics of model XS712Tv2.
Front Panel Model XS712Tv2
The switch provides twelve 100M/1G/10G copper RJ-45 ports, of which port 11T and slot 11F form one
combo port and port 12T and slot 12F form another combo port. The 1G and 10G SFP+ slots (11F and 12F)
accept copper or fiber modules. You use either port 11T or port 11F, and similarly, either port 12T or port
12F. Each copper RJ-45 port is capable of sensing the line speed and negotiating the duplex mode with the
link partner automatically.
The following figure shows the front panel of the model XS712Tv2.
Figure 3. Front panel model XS712Tv2
Number
Description
1
Power and Fan LEDs.
2
Recessed Reset button to restart the device.
3
Recessed Factory Defaults button to restore the device back to the factory defaults.
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Number
Description
4
Ten RJ-45 connectors for 100M/1G/10G AutoSensing 10-Gigabit Ethernet switching
ports.
5
Two of these ports (11 and 12) are combo ports: You can either use ports 11T and
12T as Gigabit Ethernet switching ports or you can install copper or fiber modules
in 1G or 10G SFP+ slots 11F and 12F.
6
Speed and activity (ACT) LEDs for each port.
7
One USB 2.0 port for firmware uploads or configuration settings file uploads and
downloads (backup) using a USB storage device (supports FAT32 and VFAT file
systems only).
Back Panel Model XS712Tv2
The following figure shows the back panel of model XS712Tv2.
Figure 4. Front panel model XS712Tv2
Number
Description
1
Serial console (not for customer use)
2
Kensington lock slot
3
AC power connector
System and Port LEDs Model XS712Tv2
The following table describes the RJ-45 and SFP+ slot LED designations. Each RJ-45 port provides a left
LED and a right LED and each SFP+ slot provides two LEDs.
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Table 2. LEDs on switch
LED
Description
Power LED
•
Solid green. The device is powered on.
•
Solid yellow. The device is booting.
•
Off. Power is not supplied to the device.
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Solid yellow. The fans have failed.
•
Off. The fan is operating normally.
Fan LED
Speed and ACT
LEDs for copper •
ports 1 to 12
•
Off: No link is established.
Solid green: A valid 1000 Mbps link is established.
•
Blinking green. The port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 1000 Mbps.
•
Solid yellow. A valid 10 or 100 Mbps link is established.
•
Blinking yellow. The port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 10 or 100 Mbps.
Speed and ACT 10G LED:
LEDs for SFP+
slots 11F and 12F •
Off: No SFP+ module link is established.
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Solid. A valid 10 Gbps link is established.
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Blinking. The SFP fiber port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 10 Gbps.
1G LED
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Off. No SFP+ module link is established.
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Solid. A valid 1 Gbps link is established.
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Blinking. The module is transmitting or receiving packets
at 1 Gbps.
Hardware Overview Model XS716T
The following sections describe the physical characteristics of model XS716T.
Front Panel Model XS716T
The switch provides sixteen 100M/1G/10G copper RJ-45 ports, of which port 15 and slot 15F form one
combo port and port 16 and slot 16F form another combo port. The 1G and 10G SFP+ slots (15F and 16F)
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accept copper or fiber modules. You use either port 15T or port 15F, and similarly, either port 16T or port
16F. Each copper RJ-45 port is capable of sensing the line speed and negotiating the duplex mode with the
link partner automatically.
The following figure shows the front panel of the model XS716T.
Figure 5. Front panel model XS716T
Number
Description
1
Power and Fan LEDs.
2
Recessed Reset button to restart the device.
3
Recessed Factory Defaults button to restore the device back to the factory defaults.
4
Sixteen RJ-45 connectors for 100M/1G/10G AutoSensing 10-Gigabit Ethernet
switching ports.
5
Two of these ports (15 and 16) are combo ports: You can either use ports 15T and
16T as Gigabit Ethernet switching ports or you can install copper or fiber modules
in 1G or 10G SFP+ slots 15F and 16F.
6
Speed and activity (ACT) LEDs for each port.
7
One USB 2.0 port for firmware uploads or configuration settings file uploads and
downloads (backup) using a USB storage device (supports FAT32 and VFAT file
systems only).
Back Panel Model XS716T
The following figure shows the back panel of model XS716T.
Figure 6. Back panel model XS716T
Number
Description
1
Serial console (note for customer use)
2
Kensington lock slot
3
AC power connector
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System and Port LEDs Model XS716T
The following table describes the RJ-45 and SFP+ slot LED designations. Each RJ-45 port provides a left
LED and a right LED and each SFP+ slot provides two LEDs.
Table 3. LEDs on switch
LED
Description
Power LED
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Solid green. The device is powered on.
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Solid yellow. The device is booting.
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Off. Power is not supplied to the device.
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Solid yellow. The fans have failed.
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Off. The fan is operating normally.
Fan LED
Speed and ACT
LEDs for copper •
ports 1 to 16
•
Off: No link is established.
Solid green: A valid 1000 Mbps link is established.
•
Blinking green. The port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 1000 Mbps.
•
Solid yellow. A valid 10 or 100 Mbps link is established.
•
Blinking yellow. The port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 10 or 100 Mbps.
Speed and ACT 10G LED:
LEDs for SFP+
slots 15F and 16F •
Off: No SFP+ module link is established.
•
Solid. A valid 10 Gbps link is established.
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Blinking. The SFP fiber port is transmitting or receiving
packets at 10 Gbps.
1G LED
•
Off. No SFP+ module link is established.
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Solid. A valid 1 Gbps link is established.
•
Blinking. The module is transmitting or receiving packets
at 1 Gbps.
Switch Hardware Interfaces
The following sections describe the hardware interfaces on the switch.
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100M/1G/10G RJ-45 Ports
All copper RJ-45 ports support AutoSensing. When you insert a cable into an RJ-45 port, the switch
automatically ascertains the maximum speed (100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, or 10 Gbps) and duplex mode (half-duplex
or full-duplex) of the attached device. All ports support a Category 5e (Cat 5e) unshielded twisted-pair (UTP)
cable or higher rated Ethernet cable terminated with an 8-pin RJ-45 connector.
To simplify the procedure for attaching devices, all RJ-45 ports support Auto Uplink. This technology allows
attaching devices to the RJ-45 ports with either straight-through or crossover cables.
Note For 10GBASE-T ports, Ethernet specifications limit a Category 6 (Cat 6) cable length
between the switch and the attached device to 328 feet (100 meters).
When you insert a cable into the switch’s RJ-45 port, the switch automatically performs the following actions:
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Senses whether the cable is a straight-through or crossover cable.
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Determines whether the link to the attached device requires a normal connection (such as when you
are connecting the port to a computer) or an uplink connection (such as when you are connecting the
port to a router, switch, or hub).
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Automatically configures the RJ-45 port to enable communications with the attached device. The Auto
Uplink technology compensates for setting uplink connections while eliminating concern about whether
to use crossover or straight-through cables when you attach devices.
1000/10GBASE-X SFP+ Slots
To enable high-speed fiber, copper, and long-distance connections on the switch, SFP+ slots accommodate
standard 10G and 1G SFP+ transceiver modules, which are sold separately.
The switch supports most NETGEAR ProSAFE SFP and SFP+ transceiver modules and Direct Attach
Cables (DAC), including:
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Short-reach transceiver modules
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Long-reach transceiver modules
For information about specific NETGEAR ProSAFE SFP and SFP+ transceiver modules and cables that
are supported for the switch, visit netgear.com/business/products/switches/ and click the MODULES AND
ACCESSORIES tab, or see the datasheet for your specific switch.
USB Port
The switch provides one USB 2.0 port that lets you upload firmware, upload or download (back up) the
configuration settings file, and download a memory dump (for debugging purposes) using a USB storage
device.
The USB storage device that you attach to the USB port must comply with the following requirements:
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The USB device must support USB 2.0.
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The USB device must support the FAT32 or VFAT file type. The NTFS file type is not supported.
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Reset Button
The switch provides a Reset button on the front panel so that you can reboot the switch. Save the
configuration before you press the Reset button.
To reboot the switch using the Reset button:
1. Insert a device such as a straightened paper clip into the opening.
2. Press the recessed Reset button for about three seconds.
The switch reboots. The front panel LEDs turn off and light again as the switch performs its power-on
self-test (POST).
Factory Defaults Button
To reset the switch to factory default settings using the Factory Defaults button:
1. Insert a device such as a straightened paper clip into the opening.
2. Press the recessed Factory Defaults button for more than three seconds.
The switch reboots. The front panel LEDs turn off and light again as the switch performs its power-on
self-test (POST).
CAUTION:
If you press and hold the button for more than 15 seconds, the switch
enters Recovery Mode, and the Power LED turns from green to yellow.
Use Recovery Mode only as directed by NETGEAR support. If the switch
enters Recovery Mode, power cycle the switch or press the Reset button.
Then follow Step 1 and Step 2 in the previous procedure (see Reset
Button on page 19) to make sure the switch is reset to factory default
settings.
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Installation
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This chapter describes the installation procedures for the switch. Switch installation involves the steps described
in the following sections:
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Step 1: Prepare the Site
Step 2: Protect Against Electrostatic Discharge
Step 3: Unpack the Switch
Step 4: Install the Switch
Optional Step 5: Install an SFP Transceiver Module
Step 6: Connect Devices to the Switch
Step 7: Check the Installation
Step 8: Apply Power and Check the LEDs
Step 9: Manage the Switch
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Step 1: Prepare the Site
Before you install the switch, make sure that the operating environment meets the site requirements that
are listed in the following table.
Table 4. Site requirements
Characteristics
Requirements
Mounting
Desktop installations. Provide a flat table or shelf surface.
Rack-mount installations. Use a 19-inch (48.3-centimeter) EIA standard equipment rack
that is grounded and physically secure. You also need the rack-mount kit that is supplied
with the switch.
Access
Locate the switch in a position that allows you to access the front panel ports, view the front
panel LEDs, and access the power connector on the back panel.
Power source
Use the AC power cord that is supplied with the switch. Make sure that the AC outlet is not
controlled by a wall switch, which can accidentally turn off power to the outlet and the switch.
Cabling
Route cables to avoid sources of electrical noise such as radio transmitters, broadcast
amplifiers, power lines, and fluorescent lighting fixtures.
Environmental
Temperature. Install the switch in a dry area with an ambient temperature between 32ºF
and 122ºF (0ºC and 50ºC). Keep the switch away from heat sources such as direct sunlight,
warm-air exhausts, hot-air vents, and heaters.
Operating humidity. The maximum relative humidity of the installation location must not
exceed 90 percent, noncondensing.
Ventilation. Do not restrict airflow by covering or obstructing air inlets on the sides of the
switch. Keep at least 2 inches (5.08 centimeters) free on all sides for cooling. The room or
wiring closet in which you install the switch must provide adequate airflow.
Operating conditions. Keep the switch at least 6 feet (1.83 meters) away from the nearest
source of electromagnetic noise, such as a photocopy machine.
Step 2: Protect Against Electrostatic Discharge
WARNING:
Static electricity can harm delicate components inside your system.To prevent
static damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch
any of the electronic components, such as the microprocessor. You can do
so by periodically touching an unpainted metal surface on the switch.
You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):
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When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping carton, leave it in the antistatic package
until you are ready to install it. Just before unwrapping the antistatic package, discharge static electricity
from your body.
•
Before moving a sensitive component, place it in an antistatic container or package.
•
Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads, workbench
pads, and an antistatic grounding strap.
Step 3: Unpack the Switch
The following figure shows the package contents.
Figure 7. Switch package contents
Check the contents of the boxes to make sure that all items are present before installing the switch.
To check the package contents:
1. Place the container on a clean flat surface, and cut all straps securing the container.
2. Unpack the hardware from the boxes by carefully removing the hardware and placing it on a secure
and clean surface.
3. Remove all packing material.
4. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your local NETGEAR reseller for replacement.
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Step 4: Install the Switch
You can install the switch in a standard 19-inch (48.26-centimeter) network equipment rack or on a flat
surface.
Install the Switch on a Flat Surface
The switch ships with four self-adhesive rubber footpads.
To install the switch on a flat surface:
Stick one rubber footpad on each of the four concave spaces on the bottom of the switch.
The rubber footpads cushion the switch against shock and vibrations. They also provide ventilation
space between stacked switches.
Install the Switch in a Rack
To install the switch in a rack, you need the 19-inch rack-mount kit supplied with the switch.
To install the switch in a rack:
1. Attach the supplied mounting brackets to the side of the switch.
2. Insert the screws provided in the product package through each bracket and into the bracket mounting
holes in the switch.
3. Tighten the screws with a No. 2 Phillips screwdriver to secure each bracket.
4. Align the mounting holes in the brackets with the holes in the rack, and insert two pan-head screws with
nylon washers through each bracket and into the rack.
5. Tighten the screws with a No. 2 Phillips screwdriver to secure mounting brackets to the rack.
The following figure shows model XS708T.
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Optional Step 5: Install an SFP Transceiver Module
The following optional procedure describes how to install an optional SFP transceiver module into one of
the SFP ports of the switch.
Note Contact your NETGEAR sales office to purchase these modules. If you do not want
to install an SFP module, skip this procedure.
To install an SFP transceiver module:
1. Insert the transceiver into the SFP port.
2. Press firmly on the flange of the module to seat it securely into the connector.
The following figure shows model XS708T.
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Step 6: Connect Devices to the Switch
The following procedure describes how to connect devices to the switch’s RJ-45 ports. The switch supports
Auto Uplink technology, which allows you to attach devices using either straight-through or crossover cables.
Use a Category 5 (Cat 5), Cat 5e, or Cat 6 cable that is terminated with an RJ-45 connector.
Note Ethernet specifications limit the cable length between the switch and the attached
device to 328 feet (100 meters).
To connect devices to the switch’s RJ-45 ports:
1. Connect a PoE or non-PoE device to an RJ-45 network port on the switch front panel.
2. Verify that all cables are installed correctly.
Step 7: Check the Installation
Before you apply power to the switch, perform the following steps.
To check the installation:
1. Inspect the equipment thoroughly.
2. Verify that all cables are installed correctly.
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3. Check cable routing to make sure that cables are not damaged or creating a safety hazard.
4. Make sure that all equipment is mounted properly and securely.
Step 8: Apply Power and Check the LEDs
The switch does not provide an on/off power switch. The power cord connection controls the power.
Before connecting the power cord, select an AC outlet that is not controlled by a wall switch, which can turn
off power to the switch.
To apply power:
1. Connect the end of the power cord to the AC power receptacle on the back of the switch.
2. Plug the AC power cord into a power source such as a wall socket or power strip.
3. Check to see that the LEDs on the front panel of the switch light correctly.
When you apply power, the Power LED on the switch front panel lights and the ports LEDs for attached
devices light.
If the Power LED does not light, check to see that the power cord is plugged in correctly and that the
power source is good.
Step 9: Manage the Switch
The switch contains built-in web browser–accessible software for viewing, changing, and monitoring the
way it functions. This management software is not required for the switch to work. You can use the ports
without using the management software. However, the management software enables the setup of VLAN
and trunking features and also improves the efficiency of the switch, which results in the improvement of its
overall performance as well as the performance of the network.
After you power on the switch for the first time, you can configure the switch using the web management
interface for advanced setup and configuration of features, or the Smart Control Center program (which
requires a Windows-based computer) for very basic setup. For more information about managing the switch,
see the installation guide on the resource CD and the user manual, which you can download from
downloadcenter.netgear.com.
Note The switch’s default IP address is 192.168.0.239 and its default subnet mask is
255.255.255.0.
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Applications
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The switch is designed to provide flexibility in configuring network connections. The switch can be used as your
only network traffic-distribution device or with 100 Mbps, 1 Gbps, and 10 Gbps hubs, routers, and switches.
This chapter includes the following sections:
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•
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Desktop Switching
Backbone Switching
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Desktop Switching
You can use the switch as a desktop switch to build a small network that provides up to 10 Gbps access to
a file server.
With 1G and 10G connections, the switch always functions in full-duplex mode. Any switch port that is
connected to a computer or file server can provide up to 20 Gbps bidirectional throughput.
Backbone Switching
You can use the switch as a backbone switch in a small network that gives users high-speed access to
servers and other network devices.
Figure 8. Backbone switching
Numbers
Description
1
XS716T (or XS708T or XS712Tv2) switch
2
GS108T switch
3
S3300-28X-PoE+ switch
4
Wireless access points
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High-Speed Network Storage
You can use the switches to provide high-speed connections and redundancy between ReadyNAS storage
platforms and virtual machines or servers.
Figure 9. High-speed network storage switching in a redundant configuration
Numbers
Description
1
Virtual machines or servers
2
XS716T (or XS708T or XS712Tv2) switch
3
ReadyNAS
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Troubleshooting
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This chapter provides information about troubleshooting the switch. The chapter includes the following sections:
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Troubleshooting Chart
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Troubleshooting Chart
The following table lists symptoms, possible causes, and possible solutions for problems that might occur.
Table 5. Troubleshooting chart
Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Power LED is off.
Power is not supplied to the
switch.
Check the power cable connections at the switch
and the power source.
Make sure that all cables are used correctly and
comply with the Ethernet specifications.
Combined speed and activity
LED is off when the port is
connected to a device.
Port connection is not working. Check the crimp on the connectors and make sure
that the plug is properly inserted and locked into the
port at both the switch and the connecting device.
Make sure that all cables are used correctly and
comply with the Ethernet specifications.
Check for a defective port, cable, or module by
testing them in an alternate environment where all
products are functioning.
File transfer is slow or
performance is degraded.
One possible cause is that a
broadcast storm occurred and
that a network loop (redundant
path) was created.
Break the loop by making sure that only one path
exists from any networked device to any other
networked device. After you connect to the switch
web management interface, you can configure the
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) to prevent network
loops.
A segment or device is not
recognized as part of the
network.
One or more devices are not
properly connected, or cabling
does not meet Ethernet
guidelines.
Verify that the cabling is correct.
Make sure that all connectors are securely positioned
in the required ports. It is possible that equipment
was accidentally disconnected.
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Table 5. Troubleshooting chart (Continued)
Symptom
Possible Cause
Possible Solution
Combined speed and activity
LED is blinking continously on
all connected ports and the
network is disabled.
A network loop (redundant path) Break the loop by making sure that only one path
was created.
exists from any networked device to any other
networked device. After you connect to the switch
web management interface, you can configure the
Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) to prevent network
loops.
A unit is linked to a stack but
does not join the stack.
The stacking ports of the new
unit are configured differently
from the stack, or the unit is
configured as a standalone unit.
Remove the unit from the stack. Use the web
management interface to configure the unit as a
stackable unit, with combo links used as the stacking
ports.
Additional Troubleshooting Suggestions
If the suggestions in the troubleshooting chart do not resolve the problem, see the following troubleshooting
suggestions:
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Network adapter cards. Make sure that the network adapters that are installed in the computers are
in working condition and the software driver was installed.
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Configuration. If problems occur after you alter the network configuration, restore the original connections
and determine the problem by implementing the new changes, one step at a time. Make sure that cable
distances, repeater limits, and other physical aspects of the installation do not exceed the Ethernet
limitations.
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Switch integrity. If necessary, verify the integrity of the switch by resetting it. To reset the switch,
disconnect the AC power from the switch and then reconnect the AC power. If the problem continues,
contact NETGEAR technical support. For more information, visit the support website at
support.netgear.com.
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Autonegotiation. The RJ-45 ports negotiate the correct duplex mode, speed, and flow control if the
device at the other end of the link supports autonegotiation. If the device does not support autonegotiation,
the switch determines only the speed correctly, and the duplex mode defaults to half-duplex.
The Gigabit Ethernet ports negotiate speed, duplex mode, and flow control if the attached device supports
autonegotiation.
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