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Brand:3Com
Category: Network
Model:CoreBuilder 5000
Type:User Guide
Language:English English Manual
File info:PDF / 2.5 Mb / 266 pages
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Title: CB5000 SwitchModule User Guide
Subject: 10012817
Author: Tech Pubs MSD
Creator: FrameMaker 5.5.6p145
Producer: Acrobat Distiller 3.02
CreationDate: Wed Sep 29 15:04:43 1999
ModDate: Wed Sep 29 15:45:31 1999
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Pages: 266
Encrypted: no
Page size: 612 x 791 pts
File size: 2639697 bytes
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PDF version: 1.2

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  • Contents

  • About This Guide

  • How to Use ThisGuide

  • Conventions

  • Related Documentation

    • CoreBuilder 5000 Documents
    • Reference Documents
  • Year 2000 Compliance

  • Introduction

  • SwitchModule Overview

    • SwitchModule Features
    • Supported LAN Protocols
    • Supported Management Standards
    • Managing SwitchModules
      • Scripting and Scheduling with SwitchModules
  • SwitchModule Descriptions

    • 10BASE-T Ethernet SwitchModules
      • Ethernet Backplane SwitchModule Overview
    • 10BASE-FB/FL Ethernet SwitchModules
    • Mixed Technology SwitchModules
      • Optical Bypass Connector Support
      • SMT Support
    • FDDI SwitchModules
      • Optical Bypass Connector Support
      • SMT Support
    • Fast Ethernet SwitchModules
  • PacketChannel Backplane Description

  • SwitchModule Architecture

    • SwitchModule Components
    • Frame Transmission Process
      • Store-and-Forward Frame Transmission
      • Ethernet-to-FDDI Frame Transmission Process
  • Sample SwitchModule Configuration

  • Configuring the SwitchModule

  • Virtual Bridging Overview

    • Description
    • Virtual Bridging Example
    • VBridge Master Port Description
      • Configuration Data Persistence When a Master Port Changes
    • Configuring Vbridges
      • Default Configuration After Installation
      • Creating Additional Vbridges
      • GMAC Link Task
      • Naming Vbridges
      • Vbridge Display Commands
    • Traffic Prioritization
  • Configuring Memory Resources

    • Memory Resource Overview
    • Memory Model Description
      • Effect of Memory Model Setting on Switching Engine DRAM
      • Number of Supported Address Entries Per Setting
      • Effect of Memory Model Setting When IGMP Snooping is Enabled
    • Configuring the Memory Model Setting
      • Displaying the Memory Model Setting
    • Maximum Vbridge Description
      • Maximum Vbridge Setting and Vbridge Assignments
    • Configuring Maximum VBridge
      • Displaying the Maximum Vbridge Setting
  • Adding Multicast AFT Entries

    • Deleting Rate Limited AFT Entries
  • Configuring the Aging Interval

    • Address Table Description
    • Creating a Static Address
    • Changing the Aging Interval
    • Disabling the Aging Process
    • Displaying the Aging Interval
  • Hot-Swapping a SwitchModule

    • Reconfiguring SwitchModule Settings
    • Preventing Obsolete Data from Persisting in a New Hub
  • Configuring SwitchModule Management

  • IP Connectivity Overview

  • Determining the Need for IP Configuration

    • Sample Network NotRequiring IPConfiguration
      • Existing IP Connectivity Path
      • Options for Additional IP Connectivity Paths
    • Sample Network Requiring IP Configuration
  • Configuring IP Settings

    • Configuring the Subnet Mask
    • Configuring the IP Address
    • Configuring the Default Gateway
    • Saving the Configuration
    • Enabling and Disabling the Virtual Bridge Interface
    • Determining the Number of Enabled Interfaces
  • Configuring SwitchModulePorts

  • Bridge Port MAU Overview

  • Enabling and Disabling Ports and Port MAUs

    • Enabling and Disabling a Port at the Port Level
      • Determining Current Port Status
    • Enabling and Disabling a Port at the MAU Level
      • Determining Current Port MAU Status
  • Configuring PortUp and Port Down Trap Generation

  • Naming Ports

  • Displaying Information About Ports

    • Displaying Information for All Bridge Ports
    • Displaying Information About One Port
  • Entering Media-Specific Port Commands

    • Configuring 10BASE-T Ports
      • Displaying 10BASE-T Port MAU Status
      • Configuring Squelch Level
      • Configuring Link Integrity
      • Configuring Auto Polarity Mode
      • Configuring PACE
    • Configuring Backplane Ports forthe EthernetBackplane SwitchModule
      • Ethernet Backplane SwitchModule Sample Configuration
      • Ethernet Backplane Port Settings
      • Entering Ethernet Backplane SwitchModule Port Commands
    • Configuring 10BASE-FB/FL Ports
      • Displaying 10BASE-FB/FL Port MAU Status
      • Configuring Media Protocol
      • Configuring Remote Diagnostics
      • Configuring Port Power Level
    • Configuring FDDI Ports
      • FDDI Port Overview
      • FDDI SwitchModule Command Syntax Overview
      • TTRT Settings Overview
      • Displaying TTRT Values
      • Configuring TTRT Values
      • Displaying FDDI Port MAU Status
      • Using the Optical Bypass Connector
    • Configuring Fast Ethernet Ports
      • Displaying Fast Ethernet Port Status
      • Configuring Autonegotiation
      • Configuring Full-Duplex Mode
      • Full-Duplex Mode on 100BASE-TX Ports
      • Configuring for Redundancy via Resilient Links
      • Disabling Redundancy Mode
  • Configuring Filters

  • Configuring Address Filters

    • Assigning a MAC Address to a Port
      • Converting Learned Entries to Management Entries
      • Static Entry Persistence
    • Filtering Packets by MAC Address
    • Flooding Packets by MAC Address
    • Defining Filter Persistence
      • Filter Persistence for Changed Virtual Bridge Assignment
    • Deleting Filters
      • Deleting Filters for a MAC address
      • Deleting Filters for a Port
      • Deleting All Filters
    • Displaying Filters and Address Table Entries
      • Displaying General Address Table Information
      • Displaying Entry-to-MAC Address Associations
      • Displaying Entry-to-Port Associations
      • SHOW VBRIDGE AFT Command Output Field Descriptions
      • Using the NOPAUSE Option
  • Configuring Source Checking

    • Source Checking Description
    • Source Checking Sample
    • Enabling Source Checking for One MAC Address
    • Enabling Source Checking for All MAC Addresses on a Port
    • Enabling Source Checking for All MAC Addresses
    • Disabling Source Checking for One MAC Address
    • Disabling Source Checking for All MAC Addresses on a Port
  • Configuring Protocol Filters

    • Creating Protocol Filters
      • Protocol Filter Types
      • Common Type Fields
      • Protocol Filter Commands
    • Designating High-Priority Protocols
    • Filtering Unknown Protocols
      • Forwarding Only One Protocol
    • Displaying Protocol Filters
      • Effect of Translation Setting on Protocol Table
    • Deleting Protocol Filters
      • Deleting One Protocol Filter
      • Deleting All Protocol Filters
  • Configuring Thresholds for Broadcast and Multicast Packets

    • EnablingThresholds
    • Adding Multicast AFT Entries
    • Deleting Rate Limited AFT Entries
    • Viewing Counters for Discarded Packets
    • Displaying Threshold Status
    • DisablingThresholds
  • Configuring the Translation Setting

    • Translation Setting Overview
      • Default Translation Setting
      • IPX8023 Translation Setting
      • Configuring Translation on a Multiple-Module Virtual Bridge
    • Selecting the IPX8023 Setting
    • Selecting the Default Translation Setting
    • Displaying Translation Setting and Related Filters
  • Monitoring the Network

  • Roving Port Analysis Overview

    • Roving Port Analysis Terminology
    • RovingPort Analysis Configurations
    • Roving Port Analysis Guidelines
      • Port Functions and RMON Support
      • Mirrored Packets and Virtual Bridge Domains
      • Mirrored Packets and Per-Port Error Statistics
      • Order of Mirrored Packets
  • Configuring Roving Port Analysis

    • Mirroring Traffic to an RMON Probe on the SwitchModule
      • Connectivity Considerations
      • Configuration Procedure
    • Mirroring Traffic Across the PacketChannel Backplane
      • Configuration Procedure
    • Mirroring Traffic to the Module Processor
      • Configuration Procedure
    • Mirroring Traffic to a Processor on Another Module
      • Configuration Procedure
  • Disabling Roving Port Analysis

  • Displaying Roving Port Analysis Information

  • Entering SNMP Requests

    • Gathering RMON Statistics
    • Retrieving MIB Information
    • Using Logical Port with SNMP Requests
  • Upgrading CPUDRAM

    • Determining the Amount of CPU DRAM Installed
    • RMON Table Capacity Per Amount of CPU DRAM
    • Effect of RMON Processes on SwitchModule Performance
  • Monitoring Statistics Using DMM Commands

    • Supported Statistics
    • Using the MONITORand SHOWCOUNTER Commands
    • Displaying BridgePort Statistics
    • Displaying VirtualBridge Statistics
    • Displaying PacketChannel Backplane Statistics
    • Displaying RepeaterStatistics
    • Displaying AFT Information
      • Displaying Rate-limited AFT Entries
      • Special Condition
      • Displaying AFT Status
    • Clearing Counters
    • Showing CPU Utilization
      • SHOW MODULE command
    • CLEAR MODULE command
    • Displaying Up/Down Bridge Port Traps
  • Configuring Spanning Tree

  • Spanning Tree Protocol Overview

    • SwitchModule STP Implementation
  • Enabling and Disabling the Spanning Tree Protocol

    • Disabling SpanningTree at the Virtual Bridge Level
    • Disabling SpanningTree at the Port Level
      • Using the Quick Forward Option
  • Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol Bridge Parameters

    • Displaying SpanningTree Protocol Bridge Settings
    • Configuring Spanning Tree Bridge Protocol Parameters
      • Spanning Tree Protocol Parameter Requirements
      • Lowering the Bridge Forward Delay Value
  • Configuring SpanningTree Protocol PortParameters

    • DisplayingCurrent Spanning Tree Protocol PortSettings
    • Configuring Spanning Tree Protocol PortParameters
  • Frame Tagging

  • Overview

    • Terminology
    • Interoperability
      • Ethernet
      • FDDI
    • Hardware Requirements
  • Software Architecture and Virtual Bridge Ports

  • Spanning Tree Protocol Configuration Issues

    • Configuration
    • Port Mirroring
  • Menu Interface

    • SHOW MODULE
    • SET MODULE Command
    • SHOW BRIDGE_PORT Command
    • SET BRIDGE_PORT Command
    • RESET MODULE Command
  • Internet Group Management Protocol (IGMP) Snooping

  • Overview

  • CoreBuilder 5000 Support

  • Locating Multicast Routers in the Network

  • No Multicast Routers on the Network

  • Enabling IGMP Snooping on CoreBuilder 5000 SwitchModules

  • Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Using LEDs

    • Verifying LED Operation
    • Reading the LEDs
    • Troubleshooting Module and Backplane Status LEDs
    • Troubleshooting Port Status LEDs
      • 10BASE-T LED Troubleshooting
      • 10BASE-FB/FL SwitchModule LED Troubleshooting
      • FDDI SwitchModule LED Troubleshooting
      • 100BASE-TX SwitchModule LED Troubleshooting
      • 100BASE-FX SwitchModule LED Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Network Problems

  • Resetting the SwitchModule

  • Obtaining Technical Assistance

    • Displaying the EventLog
  • Specifications

  • Cable Specifications

    • LED and Laser Safety Information
    • Required Cable Type and Maximum Segment Length
    • 50-Pin Connector Pinouts
    • RJ-45 Connector Pinouts
  • Environmental Specifications

  • Mechanical Specifications

  • Power Specifications

  • Slot Availability Per Hub

  • Designing the Network

  • Implementing SwitchModules in the Network

    • Guidelines for Using SwitchModules
    • Sample Configurations
      • Sample Implementation 1
      • Sample Implementation 2
  • Physical Configuration Guidelines

    • Calculating Optical Power Budget
    • Creating Valid FDDI Port Connections
  • Technical Support

  • Online Technical Services

    • World Wide Web Site
    • 3Com Knowledgebase Web Services
    • 3Com FTP Site
    • 3Com Bulletin Board Service
      • Access by Analog Modem
      • Access by Digital Modem
    • 3Com Facts Automated Fax Service
  • Support from Your Network Supplier

  • Support from 3Com

  • Returning Products forRepair

  • Index

  • 3Com Corporation Limited Warranty