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NOTE: The initial simple configuration procedure is based on the following assumptions The PowerConnect switch was never configured before and is in the same state as when you received it. The PowerConnect switch booted successfully. The console connection was established and the Dell Easy Setup Wizard prompt appears on the screen of a VT100 terminal or terminal equivalent.
The initial switch configuration is performed through the console port. After the initial configuration, you can manage the switch either from the already-connected console port or remotely through an interface defined during the initial configuration. NOTE: The switch is not configured with a default user name and password. NOTE: All of the settings below are necessary to allow the remote management of the switch through Telnet (Telnet client) or HTTP (Web browser). Before setting up the initial configuration of the switch, obtain the following information from your network administrator The IP address to be assigned to the management VLAN through which the switch is managed. The IP subnet mask for the network. The IP address of the management VLAN default gateway for configuring the default route.
Initial Configuration Procedure
You can perform the initial configuration using the Dell Easy Setup Wizard, or by using the Command Line Interface (CLI). The Setup Wizard automatically starts when the switch configuration file is empty. You can exit the wizard at any point by entering [ctrl+z], but all configuration settings specified will be discarded (the switch will use the default values). For more information on CLI initial configuration see the User Guide. This guide shows how to use the Setup Wizard for initial switch configuration. The wizard sets up the following configuration on the switch Establishes the initial privileged user account with a valid password. The wizard configures one privileged user account during the setup. Enables CLI login and HTTP access to use the local authentication setting only. Sets up the IP address for the management VLAN. Sets up the SNMP community string to be used by the SNMP manager at a given IP address. You may choose to skip this step if SNMP management is not used for this switch. Allows you to specify the management server IP or permit management access from all IP addresses. Configures the default gateway IP address.
Getting Started Guide