Configure the Switch for Use

After your switch is connected to power and completes its power-on self-tests, it is operational. Before logging in, verify that the switch LEDs are on (solid green or blinking green) and that it is connected to a management console as described in Connect the Switch to a Management Console.

To perform the initial login and complete initial configuration tasks, follow these steps from the management console.

  1. Using a terminal emulator such as PuTTY or TeraTerm, connect to the switch using the serial port connection.
    Be sure that your serial connection is set properly:
    • Baud rate: 115200
    • Data bits: 8
    • Stop bit: 1
  2. Press [Enter] one or more times until you see the login prompt.
  3. At the login prompt, log in using the default user name rwa.

    For example:

    login: rwa
    When prompted for the password, enter rwa.

    When you are logged in with the role-based authentical level of rwa, you can configure the login and password values for the other role-based authentication levels. For details, see Quick Start Configuration for VOSS.

  4. Follow the steps for provisioning and verifying the switch in Quick Start Configuration for VOSS.

The switch is ready for use.

To configure security, see Configuring Security.

To configure other switch features, see Documentation Reference.