Initial Network Connection and Configuration for FASTPATH-Based Switches

First-Time Network Connection and Configuration

For Switches Running FASTPATH Software

Follow these steps to connect your 210 or 220 series switch to the network and perform first-time configuration.

Before you begin, make sure the switch is installed securely and connected to a power supply.

If you are managing your 210 or 220 series switch with ExtremeCloud, point your browser to ezcloudx.com/quickstart to get started.

  1. Using a straight-through modem cable, connect a VT100/ANSI terminal or a workstation to the console (serial) port.

    If you attached a PC, Apple, or UNIX workstation, start a terminal-emulation program, such as HyperTerminal or TeraTerm.

  2. Configure the terminal-emulation program to use the following settings:
    • Baud rate: 9600 bps
    • Data bits: 8
    • Parity: none
    • Stop bit: 1
    • Flow control: none
  3. Power on the switch.

    After the switch boots successfully, the User: login prompt displays.

  4. Type admin as the user name. Then press Enter twice. (There is no default password.)

    After a successful login, the screen shows the system prompt, for example (Extreme 220)>.

  5. At the command prompt, enter enable.

    You are now in Privileged EXEC command mode. The command prompt changes from > to #.

  6. Optionally, open the web interface.

    a. Open a web browser and enter the IP address of the switch in the browser’s address field.

    b. Type the user name and password into the fields on the login screen, then click Login. The user name and password are the same as those you use to log on to the command-line interface. By default, the user name is admin, and there is no password. Passwords are case sensitive.

    c. After a successful login, the System Description window opens.

  7. Using either the web interface or the command line, configure network information as needed. Depending on whether the unit has a service port, refer to one of the following sections.

If the unit has a service port:

  • To have the address assigned through DHCP:

    By default, the port is configured as a DHCP client. If your network has a DHCP server, then you need only to connect the switch to your network.

  • To use BootP, change the protocol by entering: serviceport protocol bootp
  • To disable DHCP/BootP and manually assign an IPv4 address, enter:
    serviceport protocol none
    serviceport ip ipaddress netmask [gateway]

    For example:

    serviceport ip 192.168.2.23 255.255.255.0 192.168.2.1

  • To disable DHCP/BootP and manually assign an IPv6 address and (optionally) default gateway, enter:
    serviceport protocol none
    serviceport ipv6 address address/prefix-length [eui64]
    serviceport ipv6 gateway gateway
  • To view the assigned or configured network address, enter:

    show serviceport

If the unit does not have a service port:

  • To use a DHCP server to obtain the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information, enter:

    network protocol dhcp

  • To use a BootP server to obtain the IP address, subnet mask, and default gateway information, enter:

    network protocol bootp

  • To manually configure the IPv4 address, subnet mask, and (optionally) default gateway, enter:

    network parms ipaddress netmask [gateway]

    For example:

    network parms 192.168.2.23 255.255.255.0 192.168.2.1

  • To manually configure the IPv6 address, subnet mask, and (optionally) default gateway, enter:
    network ipv6 address address / prefix-length [eui64]
    network ipv6 gateway gateway
  • To view the network information, enter show network
  • To save these changes so they are retained during a switch reset, enter the following command:

    copy system:running-config nvram:startup-config

For details, see the ExtremeSwitching 200 Series Switches Administration Guide.

After the switch is connected to the network, you can use the IP address for remote access to the switch by using a web browser or through telnet or SSH.