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Connecting and Configuring the EX-series Switch (J-Web Procedure)

There are two ways to connect and configure the EX-series switch: one method is through the console and the other is using the J-Web interface. This section describes the J-Web procedure.

Note: To obtain an IP address dynamically, you must enable a DHCP client on the management PC you connect to the switch.

  1. To transition the switch into EZ Setup mode, use the buttons to the right of the LCD panel on the front panel of the switch (see Figure 44:

    Figure 44: LCD Panel

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    The ge-0/0/0 interface on the front panel of the switch is configured as the DHCP server with the default IP address, 192.168.1.1. The switch can assign an IP address to the management PC in the IP address range 192.168.1.2 through 192.168.1.253.

    Note: You must complete the initial configuration using the J-Web interface within 10 minutes. The LCD displays a count-down timer. The switch exits the EZ Setup mode after 10 minutes and reverts to factory configuration, and the PC loses connectivity to the switch.

  2. Insert one end of the Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port on the PC and connect the other end to port 0 (ge-0/0/0) on the front panel of the switch.
  3. From the PC, open a Web browser and type http://192.168.1.1 in the address field.
  4. On the Login page enter root as the username and no password.
  5. On the Introduction page, click Next.
  6. On the Basic Settings page, modify the hostname, the root password, and date and time settings.

    Click Next.

  7. Use the Management Options page to select the management scenario:
  8. Click Next.
  9. On the Manage Access page, you may select options to enable Telnet, SSH, and SNMP services. For SNMP, you can configure the read community, location, and contact.
  10. Click Next.
  11. The Summary screen displays the configured settings. Click Finish.

The configuration is committed as the active configuration for the switch. You can now log in with the CLI or the J-Web interface to continue configuring the switch. If you use the J-Web interface to continue configuring the switch, the Web session is redirected to the new management IP address. If the connection cannot be made, the J-Web interface displays instructions for starting a J-Web session.

Note: After the configuration takes effect, you might lose connectivity between the PC and the switch. To renew the connection, release and renew the IP address by executing the appropriate commands on the management PC or by removing and re-inserting the Ethernet cable.

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