Jaycee's Networking

November 5, 2008

Force 10 S50 Basic Configuration

Filed under: Force 10 — Jaycee @ 8:32 am

1. default username/password: admin/[blank]

2. default enable password: [blank]

3. Password recovery:

a. reboot the switch, the following text appears at the console:

Reloading all switches.
Force10 Boot Code…
Version 01.00.26 06/03/2005
Select an option. If no selection in 2 seconds then operational code will start.
1 – Start operational code.
2 – Start Boot Menu.Select (1, 2):2

b. u have 2 seconds to enter 2 at the above text menu. The following menu appears:

Boot Menu Version: 30 Aug 2006
Options available
1 – Start operational code
2 – Change baud rate
3 – Retrieve event log using XMODEM (64KB).
4 – Load new operational code using XMODEM
5 – Display operational code vital product data
6 – Run flash diagnostics
7 – Update boot code
8 – Delete operational code
9 – Reset the system
10 – Restore configuration to factory defaults (delete config files)
11 – Activate Backup Image
[Boot Menu]

c. Select 9 to delete the current configuration, including any admin and enable password.

d. Select 8 to restart the system. When S50 finishes rebooting, you can configure the router
from scratch.

4. set enable password:

a.
Force10(config) #enable passwd
Enter new password:*******
Confirm new password:*******
Password Changed!

or b.
Force10(config)#enable passwd [new password]

5. Create a user and password:

Force10 (Config)#username [new username] passwd [new password]
User login name and password are set.
Force10 (Config)#no username [username]

6. Enable remote access:

a. telnet access:

Force10(config)#ip telnet server enable

b. ssh access:

Force10(config)# ip ssh server enable
Force10(config)# ip ssh timeout 30

7. Create the management ip address:

Force10 (Config)#management route default [gateway]
Force10 (Config)#interface managementethernet
Force10 (Config-if-ma)#ip address [ip address] [subnet]

Force10 #show interface managementethernet
IP Address………………………………. 10.10.1.151
Subnet Mask……………………………… 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway………………………….. 10.10.1.254
Burned In MAC Address…………………….. 00:01:E8:D5:A0:39
Locally Administered MAC Address…………… 00:00:00:00:00:00
MAC Address Type…………………………. Burned In
Network Configuration Protocol Current……… None
Management VLAN ID……………………….. 1
Web Mode………………………………… Disable
Java Mode……………………………….. Disable

8. Create and name a VLAN, then designate the VLAN as management VLAN:

Force10 (Config)#interface vlan 5
Force10 (conf-if-vl-5)#name management_vlan
Force10 (conf-if-vl-5)#tagged 1/0/43
Force10 (conf-if-vl-5)#exit
Force10 (Config)#interface managementethernet
Force10 (Config-if-ma)#vlan participation 5
Force10 (Config-if-ma)#exit
Force10 (Config)#

8. access the range of interfaces:

Force10(Config)#interface range ethernet 1/0/1-1/0/50

9. Connecting to a PC by console cable: a straight-through cable + DB-9 connector.

10. To add an interface to the VLAN, use either the tagged or untagged command.

DVLAN Example Topology

a. Configure switch R4:

R4 (Config)#dvlan-tunnel ethertype vman
!———Access port:———–!
R4 (Config)#interface 1/0/2
R4 (Interface 1/0/2)#no shutdown
R4 (Interface 1/0/2)#mode dvlan-tunnel
R4 (Interface 1/0/2)#exit
!———Trunk port:———-!
R4 (Config)#interface 1/0/3
R4 (Interface 1/0/3)#no shutdown
R4 (Interface 1/0/3)#exit
!——–Participating VLANs———-!
R4 (Config)#interface vlan 2
R4 (Conf-if-vl-2)#untagged 1/0/2
R4 (Conf-if-vl-2)#tagged 1/0/3
R4 (Conf-if-vl-2)#exit
R4 (Config)#interface vlan 3
R4 (Conf-if-vl-3)#tagged 1/0/3
R4 (Conf-if-vl-3)#exit

b. Configure switch R5:

R5 (Config)#dvlan-tunnel ethertype vman
!———Access port:———–!
R5 (Config)#interface 1/0/2
R5 (Interface 1/0/2)#no shutdown
R5 (Interface 1/0/2)#mode dvlan-tunnel
R5 (Interface 1/0/2)#exit
!———Trunk port:———-!
R5 (Config)#interface 1/0/3
R5 (Interface 1/0/3)#no shutdown
R5 (Interface 1/0/3)#exit
!——–Participating VLANs———-!
R5 (Config)#interface vlan 2
R5 (Conf-if-vl-2)#untagged 1/0/2
R5 (Conf-if-vl-2)#tagged 1/0/3
R5 (Conf-if-vl-2)#exit
R5 (Config)#interface vlan 3
R5 (Conf-if-vl-3)#tagged 1/0/3
R5 (Conf-if-vl-3)#exit

c. Configure switch R7:

!———Trunk ports:———-!
R7 (Config)#interface 1/0/2
R7 (Interface 1/0/2)#no shutdown
R7 (Interface 1/0/2)#exit
R7 (Config)#interface 1/0/3
R7 (Interface 1/0/3)#no shutdown
R7 (Interface 1/0/3)#exit
!——–Participating VLAN———-!
R7 (Config)#interface vlan 3
R7 (Conf-if-vl-3)#tagged 1/0/2
R7 (Conf-if-vl-3)#tagged 1/0/3
R7 (Conf-if-vl-3)#exit

11. Configure an SNTP server (max of 3):

Force10 (Config)# sntp server [ip address]

12. Spanning tree:

a. Enable spanning tree globally:

Force10 (Config)# spanning-tree

b. Enable spanning tree on all the ports:

Force10 (Config)# spanning-tree port mode enable all

c. Show spanning tree  summary:

Force10 # show spanning-tree summary
Spanning Tree Adminmode……….. Enabled
Spanning Tree Version…………. IEEE 802.1s
Configuration Name……………. 00-01-E8-D5-A0-F7
Configuration Revision Level…… 0
Configuration Digest Key……….
0xac36177f50283cd4b83821d8ab26de62
Configuration Format Selector….. 0
No MST instances to display.
Force10 #show spanning-tree interface 1/0/1
Hello Time………………………………. 0
Port Mode……………………………….. Enabled
Port Up Time Since Counters Last Cleared……. 0 day 0 hr 19 min 38 sec
STP BPDUs Transmitted…………………….. 2
STP BPDUs Received……………………….. 593

d. Enable spanning tree on an interface:

Force10 (Interface 1/0/1)#spanning-tree port mode enable

13.

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