Cisco Catalyst 3750 series represents the next generation in desktop switches, and features Cisco Stack Wise technology, a 32-Gbps stack interconnect that allows customers to build a unified, highly resilient switching system-one switch at a time.
Using a 32-Gbps stack interconnect, Cisco Stack Wise technology is designed to respond to network changes of all kinds while maintaining constant high network performance. Cisco Stack Wise technology unites up to nine Catalyst 3750 switches into a single logical unit via special stack interconnect cables. Its advanced failover mechanisms create the highest levels of stackable resiliency for hardware and software reliability.
Now, let's share the configuration process of Cisco Catalyst 3750 Series:
1.Connect the switch's power supply to a grounded AC outlet till the switch's indicator lights "SYST" on the switch turns solid green.
2.Hold the "Mode" button at the bottom-left corner of the switch till the LEDs left of the "Mode" button turn green, and then release it.
3.Connect an Ethernet cable to any of the switch's Ethernet ports then check whether the lights on the switch and your computer's Ethernet card are green or not, and wait 30 seconds.
4.Enter "10.0.0.1" into the address bar of your web browser, which brings you to the Cisco 3750's Express Setup page.
5.Enter "10.0.0.1" into the "IP Address" field of the "Basic Settings" tab.
(Note: If you are connecting the switch to the Internet through a modem or router, enter the modem or router's IP address in the "Default Gateway" field. The modem or router's IP address should be in its manual.)
6.Enter a password in the "Switch Password" field, and repeat it in the "Confirm Switch Password" field. (Enter a name for the switch and fill in the date, time and time zone information under "Optional Settings" if you wish).
Basic configuration is now complete, though you may wish to alter some advanced settings as well.
7.Click on the "Advanced Settings" tab.
8.Click "Enable" beside "Telnet Access" if you plan to use Telnet to manage the switch using a command-line interface. Enter a password into the "Telnet Password" and "Confirm Telnet Password" fields as well.
9.Click "Enable" beside "SNMP" to enable Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). This option should only be enabled if you plan to manage the switch using Cisco Works 2000 or another SNMP system. You must enter the "Read Community," "Write Community," "System Contact" and "System Location" information if you enable SNMP.
10.Check the "Enable IPv6" box if you wish to enable it. IPv6 features better support for mobile devices like cell phones and PDAs, simplified address auto-configuration, and improved data encryption, compared to IPv4. Enabling IPv6 will restart your switch when exiting Express Setup.
11.Click "Submit" to save and apply your settings. Your Cisco 3750 should now be configured and ready to install in your service network.
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