I have done the following configurations out of the box as a neophyte with cli on my cisco 4503-e switch with one WS-X4248-FE-SFP blade
Steps so far:
console into rommon
set my F2/1 - f2/17 to full duplex( (resulted in getting Tx/Rx link led green (These are 100base sfp modules talking to 100-b EtherWANEX9600 switches)
On the Supervisor , I Assumed that the RJ45 Mgmt port to the right of the console is Vlan1, so...
I Set vlan1 ip of 192.168.101.100 255.255.0.0
set enable secret password
added Descriptions to the SFP interfaces (qty 10 sfp modules in 1-17 odd slots)
when i powered off the unit and moved to the project location, it booted up in ROMMON!
I thought I lost all my work. I'm unsure how to save my configurations and tried this:
OPSswitch#copy running-config startup-config (saw this somewhere but not sure if this will allow the switch to boot automatically. Is there is supposed to be something between:
Because I'm paranoid about loosing entries, every time I make a change like:
OPSswitch(config-if)#duplex full I do a CTRL-Z here (Not sure if i can hit enter then a ctrl-Z)
Note Before I powered off the switch the first time, I installed the CNA Windows GUI to make it easy to not deal with the CLI - just get the job done. Now I cant ping the 101.100 nor CNA to it. So stuck again with tinkering in the CLI
I need this switch to have one IP of 192.168.101.100 255.255.0.0 and allow all Etherwans at the end of of my 10 SFP's ping 192.168.101.100. The etherwans are 192.168.103.100-110
I should have ordered a second RJ45 blade for the 4 local workstations and 1 server(192.168.100.100) to attach to thes etherwans - BUT Did not. My workaround is an 11th SFP in F2/41 on the fiber blade to jump into a $100 cat5 linksys switch with 1 sfp uplink. I cant get the Server 192.168.100.100 to ping the switch 101.100 nor the Etherwans 103.100-110
The end goal is a simple lan with no real fancy switching (like L3) until IT eventually owns this and can tweak this switch. Once this is working, I need to be sure that if the power cycles that the switch will automatically operate in the configured lan without me having to type boot from console
BTW I bought a Sybex CCNA book and will be learning how lame i've been trying to understand this stuff.