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X‐Series Solution Deployment Guide

Adding the X‑Series Switch to SonicOS

Adding an Extended Switch

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NOTE: To manage the X‑Series switch from the firewall, one of the interfaces of the firewall needs to be in the same subnet as the X‑Series switch. For example, to manage an X‑Series switch with a default IP of 192.168.2.1, an interface of the firewall needs to be configured in the 192.168.2.0/24 subnet and connected to the X‑Series switch.
To add an extended switch:
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Set up the switch as described in Provisioning an X‑Switch on a SonicWall Appliance.
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Ping the switch to ensure the firewall can interact with the switch.
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Navigate to the Network > PortShield Groups page.

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Click the External Switch Configuration tab.

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Click the Add Switch button. The Add External Switch dialog displays.

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From the ID drop-down menu, select the ID of the switch: 1 (default) or 2.
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From the Switch Model drop-down menu, select the model of the external switch. The default is X1008.
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In the IP Address field, enter the IP address of the switch obtained from the label on the switch.
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In the User Name field, enter the user ID obtained from the label on the switch.
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In the Password field, enter either the password obtained from the label on the switch or the one you gave when installing the switch.
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In the Confirm Password field, enter the password a second time.
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TIP: For how to configure the Switch Management, Firewall Uplink, and Switch Uplink options, see the subsection for your topology in Configuring the X-Series Solution in Various Topologies.
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From the Switch Management drop-down menu, select the port on the extended switch to be used for management traffic. The default is 1.
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From the Firewall Uplink drop-down menu, select the port on the firewall to be used as the uplink port. The default is None.
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From the Switch Uplink drop-down menu, select the port on the extended switch to be used as the uplink port. The default is None.
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Optionally, click the Advanced tab. The options on the tab depend on the extended switch you are adding:

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From the STP Mode drop-down menu, select:
Classic
Rapid (default)
Multiple
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From the STP State drop-down menu, select:
Disabled
Enabled (default)
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If you are adding an X1008, X1018, X1026, X1052, or X4012 switch, go to Step 22.
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In the PoE Alert Usage Threshold field, enter the percentage of power consumed before a trap is generated. The range is 1 to 99, with a default of 95.
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From the PoE Traps drop-down menu, select whether PoE traps are enabled:
Disabled (default)
Enabled

If this option is enabled when the power usage is above the defined threshold in PoE Alert Usage Threshold, traps are generated in situations such as status change or port delivering/not delivering power.

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From the PoE Power Limit Mode drop-down menu, select how the power to the port is determined:
Port limit (default) – The power limit of the port depends on the port configuration.
Class limit – Each port can get up to the maximum power.
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Click Add.

Deleting an Extended Switch

To delete an extended switch:
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Click the Delete icon.