Express Setup

The Express Setup window has two tabs: Basic Settings and Advanced Settings. The Basic Settings tab provides options to set network settings and optional settings. The switch can then operate with its standard default settings and can be managed through the device manager. The Advanced Settings tab provides options to set Telnet, SNMP, and IPv6 settings. These settings can also be changed through Network Assistant or through the switch command-line interface (CLI).

To save any changes you make on this window, click Submit. To discard any unsaved changes, click Cancel.

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Network Settings

Management Interface (VLAN ID)

The ID of the management VLAN through which the switch will be managed. The number can be from 1 to 1001. The default is 1.

The management VLAN is the broadcast domain where management traffic is sent between specific users or devices. It provides broadcast control and security for management traffic that should be limited to a specific group of users.

IP Address

The IP address is a unique identifier for the switch in a network. The IP address is also assigned to the management VLAN. The format is a 32-bit numeric address written as four numbers separated by periods. Each number can be from 0 to 255.

Note When configuring the switch for the first time through Express Setup, 10.0.0.1 and 10.0.0.3 cannot be used as IP addresses.

Make sure that the IP address that you assign to the switch is not being used by another device in your network.

Subnet Mask List

The subnet mask is the network address that identifies the subnetwork (subnet) to which the switch belongs. Subnets are used to segment the devices in a network into smaller groups.

Default Gateway

The IP address for the default gateway. A gateway is a router or a dedicated network device that enables the switch to communicate with devices in other networks or subnetworks.

Note You must specify a default gateway if your network management station and the switch are in different networks or subnetworks. Otherwise, the switch and your network management station will not be able to communicate with each other.

Switch Password

The password for the switch can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, can start with a number, is case sensitive, and allows embedded spaces. The password cannot contain a ? or a tab, and does not allow spaces at the beginning or end. The default is cisco.

Note: To complete initial setup, you must change the password from the default password, cisco.

Confirm Switch Password

Enter the switch password again.

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Optional Settings

Host Name

A name for the switch. The name is limited to 31 alphanumeric characters. The name cannot contain a ?, a space, or a tab.

System Date

This is the date that the switch automatically read from the network management station or was manually set during initial setup.

System Time

This is the time that the switch automatically read from the network management station or was manually set during initial setup.

Time Zone

This is the time zone that the switch automatically read from the network management station or was manually set during initial setup.

Daylight Saving Time

The check box is automatically enabled only when the selected time zone is in U.S., Europe, or Australia. This check box is disabled for all of the other time zones.

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Advanced Settings

Telnet Access

Click Enable if you are going to use Telnet to access the switch CLI.

Telnet Password

If you enable Telnet access, we recommend that you also set a Telnet password.

The Telnet password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, is case sensitive, and allows embedded spaces. The password cannot contain a ? or a tab, and does not allow spaces at the beginning or end.

Confirm Telnet Password

Enter the Telnet password again.

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a set of protocols for managing complex networks. Enable SNMP if you plan to manage the switch through CiscoWorks or other network management applications.

Click Enable to enable SNMP on the switch. The default is Disable.

SNMP Read Community

The Read community string operates as a password that enables the switch to validate Get (read-only) requests from a network management station. If you set the SNMP read community, users can access MIB objects, but cannot modify them.

The string can be up to 31 characters. The string cannot contain a ?, a space, or a tab. The Read community string cannot be the same as the Write community string.

SNMP Write Community

The Write community string operates as a password that enables the switch to validate Set (read-write) requests from a network management station. If you set the SNMP write community, users can access and modify MIB objects.

The string can be up to 31 characters. The string cannot contain a ?, a space, or a tab. The Write community string cannot be the same as the Read community string.

System Contact

The name of the administrator for the switch or network. The name cannot contain a ? or a tab.

System Location

The physical location of the switch. The location name cannot contain a ? or a tab.

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IPv6 Settings

Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) increases the number of IP addresses that you can use in your network and provides easier address management.

To enable IPv6, check the Enable IPv6 check box from the Advanced Settings tab.

By default, IPv6 is disabled (the Enable IPv6 check box is not checked).

Note: Enabling IPv6 restarts the switch when you complete Express Setup.

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