How to "Factory-Reset" Sonicwall Switches
04/23/2021 0 320
This article provides multiple ways to Factory-Reset Sonicwall switches.
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Introduction to SonicWall secure Switches
04/08/2021 1 5070
The SonicWall Switches delivers highspeed network switching while providing unparalleled performance and manageability. Its unified security posture, high port density, Power over Ethernet (PoE) options, and multigigabit performance capabilities makes it ideal for small and medium-sized business (SMB), and Software-Defined Branch (SD-Branch) deployments. This enables businesses – big or small, to undergo digital transformation and keep pace with the changing network and security landscape.
Supported SonicWall and 3rd party SFP and SFP+ Modules that can be used with SonicWall Switches
04/07/2021 0 514
The following table provides a list of supported 3rd party SFP and SFP+ modules that can be used with SonicWall Switches. NOTE: "X"=Supported in the table below.
How to deploy SonicWall switches when SonicWall UTM is in High availability mode?
03/25/2021 6 5113
This KB explains how SonicWall switches can be deployed with the SonicWall UTM devices in high availability mode.The switches can be deployed with one or two dedicated uplinks and also with common uplinks. Currently, daisy chain switch mode is not supported.
How to integrate a SonicWall switch with SonicWall UTM using Auto-discovery?
01/26/2021 11 3907
This article lists the steps to be taken on the firewall to add a SonicWall switch using auto-discovery.
How to provision SonicPoint/SonicWave through SonicWall Switch ?
10/09/2020 20 3560
Connecting access points to a Switch involves three steps beyond making the physical connection. Configure the network interface to the Switch supporting the access point to support the WLAN. Configure the WLAN zone for trust and security services. Configure the SonicWave access point entry for the desired radio frequency, mode, and authentication type.
How to upgrade SonicWall Switch Firmware from Switch UI?
09/15/2020 1 1946
This article explains how to upgrade the SonicWall Switch firmware directly from the Switch UI. This is helpful in scenarios where the switches are managed independently.
How to add SonicWall Switch manually to SonicWall UTM?
07/10/2020 15 4235
This article explains how SonicWall switch can be manually added to the SonicWall UTM without using auto-discovery feature.
Setting Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) on SonicWall Switch
06/18/2020 0 3817
Loops occur when alternate routes exist between hosts. Loops in an extended network can cause the Switch to forward traffic indefinitely, resulting in increased traffic and reducing network efficiency. Once the STP is enabled and configured, primary links are established and duplicated links are blocked automatically. The reactivation of the blocked links is also accomplished automatically. STP provides a tree topology and other Spanning tree versions supported include STP, Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP), and Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol (RSTP). Please note that only one spanning tree can be active on the Switch at a time. The default setting is MSTP.Multiple Spanning Tree Protocol (MSTP) defined in IEEE 802.1s, enables multiple VLANs to be mapped to reduce the number of spanning-tree instances needed to support a large number of VLANs. If there is only one VLAN in the network, a single STP works appropriately.If the network contains more than one VLAN however, the logical network configured by a single STP would work, but it becomes more efficient to use the alternate paths available by using an alternate spanning tree for different VLANs or groups of VLANs.
VLAN assignment via RADIUS using 802.1X authentication on SonicWall Switch
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The IEEE-802.1X authentication provides a security standard for network access control with RADIUS servers and holds a network port disconnected until authentication is completed. With 802.1X authentication, the supplicant provides credentials, such as user name, password, or digital certificate to the authenticator, and the authenticator forwards the credentials to the authentication server for verification. If the authentication server determines the credentials are valid, the supplicant (client device) is allowed to access resources located on the protected side of the network. The Switch uses 802.1X to enable or disable port access control, to enable or disable the Guest VLAN, and to enable or disable the forwarding EAPOL (Extensible Authentication Protocol over LANs) frames.Additionally, we can also have the VLAN assignment done through the RADIUS server itself.