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X‐Series Solution Deployment Guide

Provisioning an X‑Switch on a SonicWall Appliance

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IMPORTANT: If the topology has multiple X‑Series switches, all X‑Series switches must be connected directly to the firewall and not cascaded or daisy chained, that is, one X‑Series switch cannot be connected to another X‑Series switch, which is then connected to the firewall.
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IMPORTANT: When an extended switch has been powered off and then the firewall is restarted (rebooted), it may take up to 5 minutes before the firewall discovers the extended switch and reports the Status of the switch as Connected.

When configuring extended switches in a PortShield group, it may take up to 5 minutes for the configuration to be displayed on the Network > PortShield Groups page.

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IMPORTANT: By default, SSH is disabled on the management interface. You must enable SSH on the management interface to allow remote log in.

Provisioning through the X‑Series Switch User Interface

Further information about provisioning switches can be found in:

SonicWall X‑Series Solution: How to provision X‑Series Switches on a SonicWall TZ High Availability (HA) system (186085)

For information about adding a default gateway through the switch’s UI, see Adding a Default Gateway through the X‑Switch UI.

To provision the X‑Series switch on a SonicWall firewall through the switch’s user interface:
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Ensure the SonicWall firewall is running SonicOS 6.2.7 (6.2.5 for TZ series firewalls) or higher.

If necessary, upgrade the appliance’s firmware.

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On the X‑Series switch, locate the white label containing the default IP address, Network Mask, user ID, and password.

Record this information as you will need it when configuring the switch on the firewall.

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IMPORTANT: Apart from the initial IP address, username/password configuration, which is on a white label on the switch, no other configuration is recommended to be performed on the X‑Series switch directly via the switch's GUI/console. To do so results in the firewall being out of sync with the configuration state of the X‑Series switch.
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Ensure the switch is in Managed Mode.
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NOTE: If the X‑Switch is not in Managed Mode, then it cannot be managed with SonicOS on the firewall. If the X‑Switch is in Managed Mode, the MGMT LED is on; in Unmanaged Mode, the MGMT LED is off.
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TIP: X1052/X1052P switches are delivered from the factory in Managed Mode. All other switches are delivered from the factory in Unmanaged Mode to avoid unauthorized access to the switch. For further details, see the Dell™ Networking™ X1000 and X4000 Series Switches User Guide.

If the switch is:

In Managed Mode, go to Step 4.
Not in Managed Mode, enable managed mode by inserting a paperclip into the Managed Mode opening and pressing the Managed Mode button for 7 seconds. The Managed Mode button is a small button located on the:
Right side of the rear panel on X1008/X1008 X‑Switches.
Left side of the rear panel on all other X‑Switches.

Use a straightened paper clip to press the button.

After 7 seconds, the X‑Switch reboots to change to Managed mode.

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Connect the X‑Switch console:
By an RJ45 cable to a PC in the same subnet as the X‑Switch if configuring through the switch’s GUI.
Through Telnet (9600 baud) if configuring through the CLI.
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Power on the X‑Series switch.
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In your PC browser, go to 192.168.2.1. The login screen for the X‑Switch displays.

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Log in to the X‑Series switch user interface (UI).
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NOTE: The username is admin and the password is admin.

The Initial Setup Welcome page displays.

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If you have not recorded the switch’s information in Step 2, do so now.
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Click Next. The Network Settings page displays.

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To ensure the X‑Series switch’s IP does not change dynamically when the DHCP server is enabled on the firewall, ensure Static IP is selected for IP Address Source instead of Dynamic IP (DHCP), which is the default.
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NOTE: Selecting Static IP requires that you must specify a default gateway.
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Verify the Static IP Properties information.
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Configure the IP addresses of the switch in the appropriate fields; for example:
 

IP address

192.168.2.1/24

Subnet Mask

255.255.255.0

Gateway

192.168.2.2

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Click Next. The Credentials page displays.

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Change the administration password by entering a new password in the Password and Re-enter Password, fields.
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Click Next. The Switch Information page displays.

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Complete the Switch Information and SNMP Settings pages as described in the Dell™ Networking™ X1000 and X4000 Series Switches User Guide.
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Click Next. The Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Settings page displays.

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Complete the SNMP Settings page as described in the Dell™ Networking™ X1000 and X4000 Series Switches User Guide.
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Click Next. The Summary page displays.

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Click Finish. The configuration is written in the Startup configuration of the X‑Switch.
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Configure the interface as VLAN 1.
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Ensure the firewall can reach the X‑Series switch by pinging the switch from the firewall before provisioning/managing the switch from the firewall.

Adding a Default Gateway through the X‑Switch UI

To add a default gateway to a switch through its UI:
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In the X‑Switch UI, select Switch Management > IPv4 Addressing (or IPv6 Addressing).

The Edit IPv4 Addressings page displays.

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Click Add. The Add IPv4 Addressings page displays.

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Enter the IP address of the default gateway in the Default Gateway field.
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Click OK.

Provisioning through the CLI

Topics:

Provisioning without a Default Gateway

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IMPORTANT: This is the recommended way.
To provision the X‑Series switch on a SonicWall firewall without a default gateway:
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Provision the X‑Series switch by performing Step 1 through Step 7 in Provisioning through the X‑Series Switch User Interface.
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Enter the following CLI commands:
console#configure terminal
console(config)#username admin <password>
console(config)#interface vlan 1
console(config-if)#ip address 192.168.2.1 255.255.255.0
console(config-if)#end
console#write memory
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Ensure the firewall can reach the X‑Series switch by pinging the switch from the firewall before provisioning/managing the switch from the firewall.

Provisioning with a Default Gateway

To provision the X‑Series switch on a SonicWall firewall with a default gateway:
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Provision the X‑Series switch by performing Step 1 through Step 7 in Provisioning through the X‑Series Switch User Interface.
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Enter the following CLI commands:
console#configure terminal
console(config)#username admin <password>
console(config)#interface vlan 1
console(config-if)#ip address 192.168.2.1 255.255.255.0
console(config-if)#exit
console(config)#ip default-gateway 192.168.2.2
console(config)#end
console#write memory
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Ensure the firewall can reach the X‑Series switch by pinging the switch from the firewall before provisioning/managing the switch from the firewall.