When a Catalyst switch is started for the first time, a default configuration is loaded. Three main operations are performed during normal startup:
A power-on self test (POST) checks the hardware.
A startup routine initiates the operating system.
Software configuration settings are loaded.
Initial startup procedure:
Before you start the switch, verify the following:
All network cable connections are secure.
A terminal is connected to the console port.
A terminal application is selected.
Attach the switch to the power source to start the switch (there is no on/off switch).
Observe the boot sequence.
Figure 6-1 shows the LEDs on the front panel of the switch. These LEDs provide information ...