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#1 - HUAWEI Switch HOW-TO


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See the first steps to connect yourself to the HUAWEI Quidway S5700 switch.
IPMAX will guide you through these practical step by step exercise. Stay with us!

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#1 - HUAWEI Switch HOW-TO

  2. 2. GENERAL INFOS AND PREREQUISITES The Quidway S5700 Series series Ethernet switches provide the access, aggregation, and data transport functions. They are developed by Huawei to meet the requirements for reliable access and high-quality transmission of multiple services on the enterprise network. In the picture, the interfaces layout of a S5700-28C-HI is shown. We will assume that the switch has already been installed but not configured.
  3. 3. PHYSICAL CONNECTION Before logging in to the S5700 through the console interface, complete the following tasks: - Connect the serial port of the PC to the console port of the switch through a standard RS-232 RJ45/DB9 cable - Power-on the S5700 The console cable pin assignment is described in the underlying table
  4. 4. PC CONFIGURATION (1) Install and run a terminal emulation program (in this example we use the Hyper Terminal): 1. Choose Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > HyperTerminal to start the HyperTerminal 2. Set up a new connection (enter the name of the new connection in the Name text box and choose an icon) and click OK 2
  5. 5. PC CONFIGURATION (2) 3. Set the connection port: after entering the Connect window, select a serial port from the Connect drop-down list box according to the port used by the PC, and click OK 3
  6. 6. FIRST LOGIN 4. Set the port communication parameters as shown in the picture and start the connection 5. If the prompt <Quidway> is displayed, it indicates that you have correctly logged in to the S5700. At this time, you can enter the command to configure and manage the S5700. 4
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