Hopefully some easy points for Cisco experts ;)
I'm configuring my first Catalyst 2960-S, the switch will be used in a small branch office (less than 10 users). I need some feedback to check that what I've done is correct and that I haven't missed anything. Here are the steps that I've completed to configure the switch and some questions I have..
Cisco Catalyst 2960-S Configuration
LAN Base image
Host Name: MYSWITCH
Product ID: WS-C2960S-24TS-L
Connect to switch USB console port using Hyper Terminal
Enter initial configuration dialog
Enter basic management setup
Set enable secret password
Set enable password
Set virtual terminal (telnet) password
Set SNMP Community string (public)
Make all 3 passwords & snmp community different
Update password listing
Enter interface name used to connect to the management network from the above interface summary
Is vlan1 is used for switch management? All ports are in vlan 1?
Configuring interface vlan1: Configure IP on this interface?
IP address for this interface 192.168.1.5
Subnet mask for this interface 255.255.255.0
Update ip address listing
Enable as a cluster command switch
2 Save this configuration to nvram and exit
Web Management Interface
Connect switch to LAN
Login to switch web management interface e.g. http://192.168.1.5
use the enable secret password and leave the username blank
How do you change the web username?
Check for IOS software updates
Web Interface - Software Upgrade
Updated software to IOS Software-12.2.58-SE2
What about IOS release 15? should I use that rather than 12.x?
Set the Date & Time
set the time zone
clock timezone UTC +12
Setting the System Clock
from enable mode
clock set 15:10:00 06 September 2011
Set the Agent Contact and Location Information
snmp-server contact My Company IT Department
snmp-server location SomeOffice
Configure telnet username & password
username Admin password ******
line vty 0 15
How do I correctly set the enable, telnet & web usernames & passwords?