Basic M1000e Chassis M600/605
Installation/Setup

This document has been created to help with the installation/setup of the M1000e chassis and M600/605 blades. It is to be used as a reference and may contain some steps that will not apply during your particular installation.

Contents:

  • Steps to Fast Configuration
  • Power requirements
  • CMC LCD Interface Configuration Method
  • Updating CMC Firmware
  • Configuring Power Budgeting
  • iKVM Configuration and Use
  • iDRAC Configuration Methods
  • iDRAC Console Configuration
  • Virtual Media Usage
  • Configuring IO Modules using the CMC GUI
  • Configuring the Brocade 4424
  • PowerConnect 6220 Switch Configuration
  • Cisco 3032/3130G-S/3130X-S Configuration
  • Browser and Java Support

Steps to Fast Configuration
1. Install Blades in chassis
2. Install IO modules in chassis
3. Cable the CMC modules and IO modules
4. Plug chassis into power source
5. Push the power button on the side of the chassis or alternatively, power on the chassis from the CMC GUI after completing step 7.
6. Using the LCD panel on the front of the system provide the CMC with a static IP Address or configure it for DHCP

7. Connect to the CMC IP Address via web browser. Default username/password is root/calvin.
8. Provide each iDRAC with an IP Address in the CMC GUI
9. Provide each IO module with an IP Address in the CMC GUI
10. Connect to each iDRAC via web browser and provide final configuration of the iDRAC. . Default username/password is root/calvin.
11. Connect to each IO module via web browser and provide final configuration of the IO module
12. Power on blades and install OS


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The IOMs are classified into three groups: A, B, and C. Each group has two slots: Slot 1 and Slot 2. The slots are designated with letters, from left to right across the back of the chassis: A1 | B1 | C1 | C2 | B2 | A2. The embedded LOMs on each server always connect to Fabric A, Ethernet. Each server also mezzanine cards to connect to the IOMs in fabrics B or C. The mezzanine cards and the corresponding IOM must have the same fabric type – either Ethernet or Fibre Channel.

CMC LCD Interface Configuration Method:
NOTE: The option to configure the server using the LCD Configuration Wizard is only available until the CMC is deployed. Once the CMC is accessible from the network, the LCD panel cannot be used to reconfigure the CMC.


1. If you have not already done so, press the chassis power button to turn it on, The LCD screen displays a series of initialization screens as it powers up. When it is ready, the Language Setup screen displays.
2. Select your language using the down arrow button, and then press the check button. The Enclosure screen displays with the following question: "Configure Enclosure?" Press the check button to continue to the CMC Network Settings screen.
3. Select your network speed (10Mbps, 100Mbps, 1Gbps, or Auto) using the down arrow button.


NOTE: The Network Speed setting must match your network configuration for effective network throughput. Setting the Network Speed lower than the speed of your network configuration increases bandwidth consumption and slows network communication. Determine whether your network supports the above network speeds and set it accordingly. If your network configuration does not match any of these values, Dell recommends that you use Auto Negotiation (the Auto option) or refer to your network equipment manufacturer.
Press the check button to continue to the next CMC Network Settings screen.


4. Select the duplex mode (half or full) that matches your network environment.


NOTE: The Network Speed and Duplex Mode settings are not available if Auto Negotiation is set to On. NOTE: If Auto Negotiation is turned On for one device but not the other, then the device using Auto Negotiation can determine the Network Speed of the other device, but not the Duplex Mode; in this case, Duplex Mode defaults to the Half Duplex setting during Auto Negotiation. Such a duplex mismatch will result in a slow network connection.
Press the check button to continue to the next CMC Network Settings screen.


5. Select the mode in which you want the CMC to obtain the NIC IP addresses:

6. Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) — The CMC retrieves IP configuration (IP Address, subnet mask, and gateway)automatically from a DHCP server on your network. The CMC will always have a unique IP Address allotted over your network. If you have selected the DHCP option, press the check button. The Register DNS? screen appears; go to step 8.

7. Static — You manually enter the IP Address, Gateway, and Subnet Mask in the screens immediately following. If you have selected the Static option, press the check button to continue to the next CMC Network Settings screen, then:


a. Set the Static IP Address by using the right or left arrow keys to move between positions, and the up and down arrow keys to select a number for each position. When you have finished setting the Static IP Address, press the check button to continue. ·
NOTE: If you navigate past the review screen and need to make modifications, please navigate back to the screen referenced in Step #5 above “Select the mode in which you want the CMC to obtain IP addresses”

b. Set the Subnet Mask, and then press the check button to continue.

c. Set the Gateway, and then press the check button to continue.

d. The Network Summary screen displays.
  • The Network Summary screen lists the Static IP Address, Subnet Mask, and Gateway settings you entered. Review the settings for accuracy. To correct a setting, use the left arrow key to return to the screen for that setting. After making a correction, press the check button.
  • NOTE: Changing networking settings can take up to one minute to take effect.

e. When you have confirmed the accuracy of the settings you entered, press the check button. The Register DNS? Screen appears.
8. To register your DNS IP Address, press the check button to proceed. If you have no DNS, press the right arrow key. The Configure iDRAC? Screen appears; go to step 9. Set the DNS IP Address using the right or left arrow keys to move between positions, and the up and down arrow keys to select a number for each position. When you have finished setting the DNS IP Address, press the check button to continue.


9. Indicate whether you want to configure iDRAC:

No: Press the right arrow button. The Network Summary screen appears. Skip to step 10.
Yes: Press the check button to proceed, and then select the mode in which you want the CMC to obtain the NIC IP addresses for the iDRAC: Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Static. When you have made your selection, press the check button. The Network
Summary screen displays, listing the IP addresses you provided. NOTE: Static IP addresses cannot be assigned to iDRAC using the LCD interface. To assign static IP address to iDRAC, please use the iDRAC Web GUI or RACADM CLI.


10. On the Network Summary screen, review for accuracy the IP addresses you provided. To correct a setting, use the left arrow key to return to the screen for that setting. After making a correction, press the check button. If necessary, use the right arrow button to return to the Network Summary screen. When you have confirmed the accuracy of the settings you entered, press the check button. The Configuration Wizard closes and returns you to the Main Menu screen. The CMC is now available on the network. You can access the CMC on the assigned IP address using the Web-based interface or CLIs such as a serial console, Telnet, and SSH.


Updating CMC Firmware
Updating the CMC Firmware Using the Web-based Interface
NOTE: The CMC resets and becomes temporarily unavailable after the firmware has been uploaded successfully. To avoid disconnecting other users during a reset, notify authorized users who might log into the CMC and check for active sessions by viewing the Sessions page. To open the Sessions page, select Chassis in the tree, click the Network/Security tab, and then click the Sessions sub-tab. Help for that page is available through the Help link at the top right corner of the page.


1. Log in to the Web-based interface (see "Accessing the CMC Web-based Interface" on page 67).
2. Click Chassis in the system tree.
3. Click the Update tab. The Updatable Components page appears.
4. Click CMC. The CMC Firmware Update page appears.
5. In the Value field, type the path on your management station or shared network where the firmware image file resides, or click Browse to navigate to the file location. For example: C:\Updates\V1.0\<image_name>. The default firmware image name is firmimg.cmc.
6. Click Update. A dialog box appears asking you to confirm the action.
7. Click Yes to confirm the action. NOTE: The update may take several minutes.
8. A Turning flower will appear during the firmware image upload, when the image upload is completed, the turning flower disappears, close your browser and wait 5-7 minutes for the update to complete.
During the update all fans will be running on high speed and LCD display will turn Amber displaying the message “CMC is Not Responsive” When fans speed return to normal that indicates that the firmware update process is complete Open a new browser and login to your CMC GUI.

Updating the CMC Firmware Using RACADM:
TFTP server running on the management station.
Copy the firmware image firmimg.cmc to your TFTP root
1. Open SSH Terminal: SSH <cmc IP address > or Serial Console: Baud Rate: 115200, Data: 8 bit, Parity: none, Stop: 1bit, Flow Control: none or Open a CMC command line console on the 17th Blade
2. Log in Default user: root, default password: calvin
3. Type: racadm fwupdate –g –u –a < TFTP server IP address > -d firmimg.cmc –m cmc-active [ cmc-standby to update the standby CMC ]
Configuring Power Budgeting

You can configure the power budget, redundancy, and dynamic power of the entire chassis (chassis, servers, I/O modules, iKVM, CMC, and power supplies), which uses six power supply units (PSUs). The power management service optimizes power consumption and re-allocates power to different modules based on the demand. NOTE: To configure power budgeting and redundancy, you must have Chassis Control Administrator privileges.


1. Log in to the Web-based interface.
2. Select Chassis in the system tree.
3. Click the Power Management tab.
4. Click the Configuration sub-tab. The Budget/Redundancy Configuration page appears.
5. Configure settings for any or all of the following properties:
Chassis Max AC Power Limit (2360-6657) Specifies the power budget for the entire chassis (chassis, servers, I/O modules, iKVM, and CMC). NOTICE: The No Redundancy mode uses only three power supplies at a time, without backup. Failure of one of the three power supplies being used could cause the servers to lose power and data.
Enclosure AC Power Warning Threshold (2100-5991) Specifies the power consumption threshold beyond which a warning is generated. This value should be less than that of the AC Power Budget. When the threshold is reached, the event is logged in the hardware log. (To view the hardware log, select Chassis in the tree, click the Logs tab, and then click the Hardware Log sub-tab. Help for that page is available through the Help link at the top right corner of the page.)
Chassis Performance Degradation Enabled: Enables (when checked) the CMC to siphon power from lower priority servers when power is needed for the entire chassis. In this case, the servers are allowed to continue to operating at a degraded performance level rather than shut down. – Redundancy Policy This setting offers the following options:
· AC Redundancy: AC Redundancy: All six power supplies are used at 50% capacity. Three of the power supplies are connected to one AC grid, while the other three are connected to another AC grid. When the system is running optimally in AC Redundancy mode, each power supply runs at 50% capacity. In case of failure, the power supplies on the functioning AC grid take over at 100% capacity. Therefore, the maximum power budget in AC Redundancy mode can only be 50% of the available power wattage.
NOTE: In AC Redundancy mode, a difference in the number of power supplies between the two AC circuits (for example, three power supplies on one AC circuit and two on the other AC circuit) will cause degradation in the redundancy. ·
Power Supply Redundancy: The capacity of the highest-rated power supply in the chassis is kept as a spare, ensuring that a failure of any one power supply will not cause the servers or chassis to power-down. DC Redundancy mode does not utilize all six power supplies, but rather a maximum of four and a minimum of two power supplies. DC Redundancy mode prevents servers from powering up if the power consumption of the chassis exceeds the rated power in case of two power supplies. Failure of two power supplies may cause some or all servers in the chassis to power-down. Servers are not throttled in this mode. ·
No Redundancy: Power from all three power supplies on one AC circuit (grid) is used to power-on the entire chassis, including the chassis, servers, I/O modules, iKVM, and CMC.
NOTICE: The No Redundancy mode uses only three power supplies at a time, without backup. Failure of one of the three power supplies being used could cause the servers to lose power and data.
Enable Dynamic Power Supply Engagement: Enables dynamic power management. In Dynamic Engagement mode, the power supplies are turned ON or OFF based on power consumption, optimizing the energy consumption of the entire chassis. For example, if the power budget is 3000 watts (three power supplies of 1000 watts each), and if the system requires 600 watts, then only one power supply will be turned ON. If an additional request of 600 watts comes in, then an additional power supply will turn ON.
Disable Chassis Power Button: Disables (when checked) the chassis power button. If the checkbox is checked and the user attempts to change the power state of the chassis though the chassis power button, the user action is ignored.
6. Click Apply at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

iKVM Configuration and Use
The local access KVM module for your Dell™ M1000e server chassis is called the Avocent® Integrated KVM Switch Module, or iKVM. It is an optional, hot-pluggable module to the chassis providing local access to keyboard, mouse, and video to any of the 16 servers in the chassis, as well as the additional Dell CMC command line console that connects to the active CMC.

The iKVM is an analog keyboard, video, and mouse switch that plugs into your chassis. The iKVM provides you with access to up to 16 servers. The iKVM uses the On Screen Configuration and Reporting (OSCAR®) graphical user interface. There can be 1 connection per chassis through the iKVM. The iKVM can be tiered using the ACI connection to the following KVM devices:

– 180AS, 2160AS, 2161DS, 2161DS-2, or 4161DS Dell Remote Console
– Switches™ – Avocent AutoView® switching system – Avocent DSR® switching system
– Avocent AMX® switching system NOTE: The iKVM also supports an ACI connection to the Dell 180ES and 2160ES, but the tiering is non-seamless. This connection requires a USB to PS2 SIP. Only one iKVM connection is available at a time. The CMC assigns an order of precedence to each type of connection so that when there are multiple connections, only one connection is available while other(s) are disabled. The order of precedence for iKVM connections is as follows:
– Front panel
– ACI
– Rear Panel
For example, if you have iKVM connections in the front panel and ACI, the front panel connection remains active while the ACI connection is disabled. If you have ACI and rear connections, the ACI connection takes precedence.

iDRAC Configuration Methods

iDRAC Configuration Utility: Accessed at boot time, the iDRAC Configuration utility is useful when installing a new PowerEdge server. Use it for setting up the network and basic security features and for enabling other features. Press Ctrl +E during POST to access the iDRAC Config Utility
iDRAC Web Interface: The iDRAC Web interface is a browser-based management application that you can use to interactively manage the iDRAC and monitor the managed server. It is the primary interface for day-to-day tasks, such as monitoring system health, viewing the system event log, managing local iDRAC users, and launching the CMC Web interface and console redirection sessions.
CMC Web Interface:
In addition to monitoring and managing the chassis, the CMC Web interface can be used to view the status of a managed server, configure iDRAC network settings, and to start, stop, or reset the managed server.
Chassis LCD Panel: The LCD panel on the chassis containing the iDRAC can be used to view the high-level status of the servers in the chassis. During initial configuration of the CMC, the configuration wizard allows you to configure basic iDRAC networking.


NOTE: The option to configure the server using the LCD panel is available only during the CMC initial configuration. Once the chassis is deployed, the LCD panel can not be used to reconfigure the iDRAC. NOTE: The LCD panel can be used to enable DHCP to configure the iDRAC network.
If you want to assign static addresses, you must use the iDRAC Configuration Utility or the CMC Web interface.
Local RACADM: The local RACADM command line interface runs on the managed server. The server is accessed from either the iKVM or a console redirection session initiated from the iDRAC Web interface. RACADM is installed on the managed server when you install Dell OpenManage Server Administrator. RACADM commands provide access to nearly all iDRAC features. You can inspect sensor data, system event log records, and the current status and configuration values maintained in the iDRAC. You can alter iDRAC configuration values, manage local users, enable and disable features, and perform power functions such as shutting down or rebooting the managed server.

SM-CLP: SM-CLP is the Server Management Workgroup Server Management-Command Line Protocol (SM-CLP) implementation incorporated in the iDRAC. The SM-CLP command line is accessed by logging into the iDRAC using telnet or SSH. SM-CLP commands implement a useful subset of the local RACADM commands. The commands are useful for scripting since they can be executed from a management station command line. The output of commands can be retrieved in well-defined formats, including XML, facilitating scripting and integration with existing reporting and management tools.

IPMI: IPMI defines a standard way for embedded management subsystems such as the iDRAC to communicate with other embedded systems and management applications. You can use the iDRAC Web interface, SM-CLP, or RACADM commands to configure IPMI Platform Event Filters (PEFs) and Platform Event Traps (PETs). PEFs cause the iDRAC to perform selectable actions (for example, rebooting the managed server) when it detects a condition. PETs instruct the iDRAC to send e-mail or IPMI alerts when it detects specified events or conditions. You can also use standard IPMI tools such as ipmitool and ipmishell with iDRAC when you enable IPMI Over LAN.


iDRAC Console Configuration
To configure console redirection in the iDRAC Web interface, perform the following steps:
1. Launch the iDRAC Web GUI and login with the ID ‘root’ and password ‘calvin’.
2. Click System and then click the Console tab.
3. Click Configuration to open the Console Redirection Configuration page.
4. Configure the console redirection properties
Console Redirection Enabled: Click to enable or disable Console Redirection. Checked indicates that Console Redirection is enabled. Unchecked indicates that Console Redirection is disabled. The default is enabled.
Max Sessions: Displays the maximum number of Console Redirection sessions that are possible, 1 or 2. Use the drop-down menu to change the maximum number of Console Redirection sessions allowed. The default is 2.
Active Sessions: Displays the number of Active Console sessions. This field is read-only.
Keyboard and Mouse Port Number: The network port number used for connecting to the Console Redirection Keyboard/Mouse option. This traffic is always encrypted. You may need to change this number if another program is using the default port. The default is 5900.
Video Port Number: The network port number used for connecting to the Console Redirection Screen service. You may need to change this setting if another program is using the default port. The default is 5901. – Video Encryption: Enabled Checked indicates that video encryption is enabled. All traffic going to the video port is encrypted. Unchecked indicates that video encryption is disabled. Traffic going to the video port is not encrypted. The default is Encrypted.
Mouse Mode: Choose Windows if the managed server is running on a Windows operating system. Choose Linux if your server is running on Linux. Choose None if your server is not running on a Windows or Linux operating system. The default is Windows.
Console Plug-In Type for IE: When using Internet Explorer on a Windows operating system, you can choose from the following viewers:
o ActiveX - The ActiveX Console Redirection viewer
o Java - Java Console Redirection viewer.
NOTE: You must have the Java runtime environment installed on your client system to use the Java viewer.

- Disable Local Console: Disables output to the monitor that is physically attached to the managed server. This ensures that the tasks you perform using Console Redirection will not be visible on the managed server’s local monitor.

5. When completed, click Apply.



Virtual Media Configuration



1. Launch the iDRAC Web GUI and login with the ID ‘root’ and password ‘calvin’.
2. Select System in the navigation tree and click the Console tab.
3. Click Configuration→ Virtual Media to configure the Virtual Media settings.
Attach Virtual Media:
o Attach - Immediately attaches Virtual Media to the server.
o Detach - Immediately detaches Virtual Media from the server.
o Auto-Attach - Attaches Virtual Media to the server only when a virtual media session is started.
Maximum Sessions: Displays the maximum number of Virtual Media sessions allowed. This is always 1.
Active Sessions: Displays the current number of Virtual Media sessions.
Virtual Media Encryption Enabled: Click the checkbox to enable or disable encryption on Virtual Media connections. Checked enables encryption; unchecked disables encryption.
Virtual Media Port Number: The network port number used for connecting to the Virtual Media service without encryption. Two consecutive ports starting from the port number specified are used to connect to the Virtual Media service. The port number following the specified port must not be configured for any other iDRAC service. The default is 3668.
Virtual Media SSL Port Number: The network port number used for encrypted connections to the Virtual Media service. Two consecutive ports starting from the port number specified are used to connect to the Virtual Media service. The port number following the specified port must not be configured for any other iDRAC service. The default is 3670.
Floppy Emulation: Indicates whether the Virtual Media appears as a floppy drive or as a USB key to the server. If Floppy Emulation is checked, the Virtual Media device appears as a floppy device on the server. If it is unchecked, it appears as a USB Key drive.
Enable Boot Once: Check this box to enable the boot once option. This option automatically terminates the Virtual Media session after the server has booted once. This option is useful for automated deployments.
4. When you have finished configuring the settings, click Apply.

The Virtual Media Command Line Interface (iVM-CLI) utility is a command-line interface that provides virtual media features from the management station to the iDRAC in the remote system. Using iVM-CLI and scripted methods, you can deploy your operating system on multiple remote systems in your network. (See the User’s Guide Documentation for the iVM-CLI Commands)


Configuring IO Modules using the CMC

Each of the IO modules that is manageable through an IP interface can be configured with an initial IP address through the CMC GUI. Below is a screen shot of the CMC GUI where the configuration would be done.

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The same configuration can be made from the CMC CLI with the following commands:
>racadm getniccfg –m switch-n
>racadm setniccfg –m switch-n -d
>racadm setniccfg –m switch-n -s 192.0.2.22 255.255.255.0 192.0.2.254
The first command reads the current setting. The second sets the IO module to attain IP settings via DHCP. The third configures the IP address, netmask, and default gateway in the order to static values. Replace the n in “switch-n” with the slot number of the IO Module that you are configuring.


Configuring the Brocade 4224





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Note: The Brocade 4424 should be at its default factory configuration


1. Insert The Brocade into a B or C fabric slot for use with Fibre Channel.
2. Connect via a RJ-45 to DB9 cable from the Brocade external serial port to your management station
- Switch can alternately be connected to by using the internal serial port thru the CMC serial connection: Type connect switch-n (where n=(3-6), the slot number that the switch is in).
3. Open a serial terminal emulator on the management system
- Set Baud Rate to 9600
- Set Data to 8 bit
- Set Parity to none
- Set Stop to 1 bit
- Set Flow Control to none
4. Login using the admin account. - Default setting is username: admin, password: password.
5. If prompted to, follow the steps of the initial configuration wizard
6. Type (ipaddrset) to configure the Brocade's IP Address
7. Type (ipaddrshow) to retrieve the Brocade IP Address if you set it to DHCP - You may now access the web interface via the IP address or continue configuration via CLI. (Hint: Typing "help" will retrieve a list of commands that can be executed)

PowerConnect M6220 Switch Configuration



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Stacking You can stack up to 12 PowerConnect M6220 switches, supporting up to 240 1Gb Ethernet ports. Create a stack by setting each switch to a unique ID and then connecting each switch to its neighbor in the stack using the stacking ports on the top of the switch panel.
1. Set each switch to a unique ID for the stack. (“switch n renumber n” in the M6220 CLI global configuration mode.)
2. Install a separately purchased stacking module in rear "Bay 1" of each of the switches in the stack.
3. Install the stacking cables to interconnect all switches that will be part of the stack.
NOTE: It is recommended to route the stacking cables from switch to switch in a loop topology. To do this, connect a stacking cable from stacking port one on each switch to stacking port two on the next switch in the stack and connect stacking port one on the last switch to stacking port two on the first.
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Initial Configuration You can connect to the PowerConnect M6220 CLI with the external RS-232 port.

Console (RS-232) Port
The console (RS-232) port is used only for management through a serial interface. This port provides a direct connection to the switch and is used to access the CLI from a console terminal connected to an EIA/TIA-232 port. To connect from the console port on the M6220 to a terminal, use the supplied serial cable with a USB Type A connector on one end and a female DB-9 connector on the other end. The console port on the M6220 is a USB port located on the bottom of the front panel. The console port supports asynchronous data of eight data bits, one stop bit, no parity bit, and no flow control. The default baud rate is 9600 bps.
NOTE: If you are stacking switches, you need to assign unique IDs to each switch that will be in the stack before cabling the switches together. Once the switches are stacked only the master switch will have an active console port. Connect the terminal to the Master Switch. If you connect the terminal to a subordinate switch, you will not be able to use the CLI.
You can also connect to the PowerConnect M6220 CLI using the internal serial connection from the CMC CLI. The CMC CLI is accessible from the iKVM CMC console (17th Blade) and via telnet/ssh to the CMC IP address.
To configure the M6220 in-band management interface, at the CMC CLI type: connect switch-n (where n = 1-6, the IO Module’s slot number) Set the IP Address With DHCP


1. Type enable at the console> prompt, and press <Enter>.
2. At the console# prompt, type config and press <Enter>.
3. Type ip address dhcp and press <Enter>.
4. Type exit.
5. Type show ip interface management at the console# prompt.
Set the IP Address to a Static Value

1. Type enable at the console> prompt, and press <Enter>.
2. At the console# prompt, type config and press <Enter>.
3. To configure an ip address, type the following: ip address (ip address) (subnet) ip default-gateway (default-gateway) 4. Type exit.
5. Type show ip interface management.
NOTE: In order to use the in-band management interface, network connectivity will need to be provided directly to the switch. For out-of-band network management configuration see Configuring IO Modules using the CMC.
Configure for Remote Access
NOTE: By default the username is root and password is calvin

NOTICE: After making any configuration changes, the new configuration must be saved before rebooting. To save the configuration, enter: console#copy running-config startup-config
Starting the Switch Management Application
1 Open a web browser.
2 Enter the switch’s IP address (as defined in the CLI) in the address bar and press <Enter>. For information about assigning an IP address to a switch, see "Configuration Overview."



Cisco 3032/3130G-S/3130X-S Initial Switch Configuration

These are the available switch models:


Model Description
CBS3032G 1 Gigabit Ethernet nonstacking capable blade switch
CBS3130G-S 1 Gigabit Ethernet stacking capable blade switch
CBS3130X-S 10 Gigabit Ethernet stacking capable blade switch


NOTE - The three switch models have the same hardware platform. The switch runs the universal software image that has the Cisco IOS code for multiple feature sets. To enable a specific feature set, you must use the software activation feature to install the software license for that feature set. For more information, see the Cisco Software Activation Document for Dell, the release notes, and the software configuration guide.


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1 Switch 8 Release latch
2 Stackwise ports A and B (supported only on the 3130G-S and 3130X-S switches) 9 Cisco status LEDs
3 Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports 17 to 20 10 Health LED
4 LEDs for ports 21 and 22 11 Mode button
5 X2 module ports 21 and 22 12 Console port
6 LEDs for ports 23 and 24 13 Power LED
7 X2 module ports 23 and 24


Port Description
Ports 1 to 16 Internal Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-X downlink ports that connect the switch to the server chassis blades.
Ports 17 to 20 External 10/100/1000BASE-T copper Gigabit Ethernet uplink ports that support auto-MDIX, and autonegotiation.
Ports 21 to 24 10-Gigabit Ethernet module slots for installation of the Cisco X2 transceiver module or the Cisco TwinGig Converter Module (also referred to as the converter module). See the hardware installation guide for more information about the Cisco TwinGig Converter Module. The X2 transceiver modules connect to multimode fiber (MMF) and single-mode fiber (SMF) cables. The Cisco converter modules have two SFP-module slots that convert the 10-Gigabit interface into a dual SFP interface. The fiber-optic SFP modules operate at 1000 Mb/s. The copper SFP modules operate at 10/100/1000 Mb/s and support autonegotiation. Only Cisco SFPs are supported.
Internal 100BASE-T Ethernet port The internal 100BASE-T Ethernet port (Fa0) is used only for switch management traffic, not for data traffic. It is connected to the Dell management console through the server chassis backplane connector. Traffic to and from this port is isolated from the switch ports.
Console port Serial switch management port that uses an RJ-45 connector.
StackWise ports Stacking cable ports (only supported on the 3130G-S and 3130X-S switches).
Ports 25 and 26 External 10 Gigabit Ethernet X2 ports (only supported on the 3130G-S and 3130X-S switches).

The initial configuration assumes that the switch was never configured, that it is in the same state as when it was received, and that it is not configured with a default username and password.

Information You Need to Run Express Setup
You need this information about your switch from your system administrator before you complete the setup program:
· Fixed IP address
· Subnet mask (IP netmask)
· Default gateway IP address
You can also configure these optional parameters through the Express Setup program:
· Local access password · Telnet access password
· Names of the SNMP read and write community strings if you are going to use a network-management program like CiscoWorks
· Host name, system contact, and system location

When you first set up the switch, you can use Express Setup to enter the initial IP information. Doing this enables the switch to connect to local routers and the Internet. You can then access the switch through the IP address for further configuration.

Using Express Setup to Assign a VLAN 1 IP Address to the Switch Use these steps to assign an IP address to the VLAN 1 interface through Express Setup. You must start these steps immediately after you have installed the switch
Note - If approximately 2 minutes pass after you press the Mode button, obtaining the VLAN 1 IP address through Express Setup is no longer possible unless you remove and then re-install the switch.
To prepare the switch:
1. Verify that no devices are connected to the switch, because during Express Setup, the switch acts as a DHCP server. If your PC has a static IP address, before you begin you should change your PC settings to temporarily use DHCP.
2. As the switch powers on, it begins the power-on self-test (POST), a series of tests that runs automatically to ensure that the switch functions properly.
3. Wait for the switch to complete POST. It might take several minutes for the switch to complete POST. Verify that POST has completed by confirming that the system and status LEDs remain green.
4. Press and hold the Mode button until the System and Stack LEDs above to the Mode button turn green. This takes approximately 3 seconds.
5. Release the Mode button. If the LEDs next to the Mode button begin to blink after you press the button, release it. Blinking LEDs mean that the switch has already been configured and cannot go into Express Setup mode.
6. Connect a straight-through Category 5 Ethernet cable (not provided) to any Ethernet port on the switch front panel and to the Ethernet port on the PC. Caution - Do not connect the switch to any device other than the PC or workstation that you are using to configure the switch.
7. Connect the other end of the cable to the Ethernet port on the PC or workstation. Verify that the port status LEDs on both connected Ethernet ports are green.
8. Wait approximately 30 seconds after the port LEDs turn green, and launch a web browser on your PC or workstation.
9. Enter the IP address 10.0.0.1 and press Enter. The Express Setup home page appears.
10. Go to the next section to finish setting up the switch by using the Express Setup screen of the Device Manager.
11. Express Setup Page

· Enter this information in the Network Settings fields:
o In the Management Interface (VLAN ID) field, the default is 1. Enter a new VLAN ID only if you want to change the management interface through which you manage the switch and to which you assign IP information. The VLAN ID range is 1 to 1001.
o In the IP Address field, enter the IP address of the switch.
o In the Subnet Mask field, select a subnet mask address.
o In the Default Gateway field, enter the IP address for the default gateway (router).
o Enter your password in the Switch Password field. The password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, can start with a number, is case sensitive, allows embedded spaces, but does not allow spaces at the beginning or end.
o In the Confirm Switch Password field, enter your password again.
o In the Ethernet Management Port Settings field, enter the IP address for the Ethernet management port. In the Subnet Mask field, select a subnet mask address.
· (Optional) You can enter the Optional Settings information now or enter it later by using the device manager interface:
o In the Host Name field, enter a name for the switch. The host name is limited to 31 characters; embedded spaces are not allowed.
o In the System Date and System Time fields, enter or select the current date and time.
o In the Time Zone field, select your time zone.
o Click Enable in the Daylight Savings Time field to enable this feature.
· Click the Advanced tab to enter these settings.
o In the Telnet Access field, click Enable if you are going to use Telnet to manage the switch by using the CLI. If you enable Telnet access, you must enter a Telnet password.

Note - If you plan to create a switch stack, enable Telnet access so that you can use the CLI to set this switch to the highest priority to cause it to become the master switch. See the “Planning and Creating a Switch Stack (Only 3130G-S and 3130X-S Switches)” section in the Cisco Switch Manual for more information about creating a switch stack.

o In the Telnet Password field, enter a password. The Telnet password can be from 1 to 25 alphanumeric characters, is case sensitive, allows embedded spaces, but does not allow spaces at the beginning or end.
o In the Confirm Telnet Password field, re-enter the Telnet password.
o In the SNMP field, click Enable to enable Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). Enable SNMP only if you plan to manage switches by using CiscoWorks 2000 or another SNMP-based network-management system.
o If you enable SNMP, you must enter a community string in the SNMP Read Community field, the SNMP Write Community field, or both. SNMP community strings authenticate access to MIB objects. Embedded spaces are not allowed in SNMP community strings. When you set the SNMP read community, you can access SNMP information, but you cannot modify it. When you set the SNMP write community, you can both access and modify SNMP information.
o In the System Contact field, enter the name of the person who is responsible for the switch.
o In the System Location field, enter the wiring closet, floor, or building where the switch is located.
· Depending on which software license you choose, you can enable IPv6 in the IPv6 Settings area.
o Click Enable IPv6 to enable it.
o In the Interface column, choose the interface for which you want to set an IPv6 address and complete the other fields in this table.
· Click Submit to save your settings, or click Cancel to clear your settings. When you click Submit, the switch is configured and exits Express Setup mode. The PC displays a warning message and then attempts to connect with the new switch IP address. If you configured the switch with an IP address that is in a different subnet from the PC, connectivity between the PC and the switch is lost.
· Disconnect the switch from the PC, and install the switch in your network.

Browser and Java Support

Operating System Supported Web Browser
Windows Internet Explorer 6.0 (32-bit) with Service Pack 2 (SP2) for Windows XP and Windows 2003 R2 SP2 only
Internet Explorer 7.0 for Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows 2003 R2 SP2 only (32- bit)
Linux Mozilla Firefox 1.5 (32-bit) on SUSE Linux (version 10) only
Mozilla Firefox 2.0 (32-bit)

JRE or JDK. Version 1.6 (Java 6.0) or higher is recommended and only required for the iDRAC.

DISCLAIMER: The information in this document is a compilation of information from several different sources including Users Guides and Hardware Owners Manuals. It is provided as an informal resource with no guarantees as to accuracy. It is updated infrequently as new information becomes available.

Contributors:
John Oeffner
Michael Kuchar
Joel Wineland
Mike Roberts
Tim Cancila