Managing SonicWall Switch with CSC-MA

VLAN View

When you first install a switch you want to go to the VLAN View to authorize the connection. Afterward, you can see the VLAN representation of the switch you have connected to your firewall. The VLAN View is similar to the Physical View in that you see a physical representation of the switch interface.

Authorization

Once you've physically connected the switch to the uplink, you need to authorize the switch.

To authorize the switch

  1. Navigate to MANAGE | SETUP > SWITCH Controller > VLAN View.

  2. Click Authorize.

The Authorization process steps through a series of automated tasks. The following images shows the different screens that are displayed:

  • Firmware switch reset

  • Firmware update

    The firmware is automatically upgraded only when needed.

Port Configuration

Once the switch authorization completes, you can configure the ports, one by one. The Port Configuration option has a series of sections to complete. Be sure to scroll down to see all the options. Click OK when done to save the options.

VLAN View Commands

On the Switch Controller option, you can opt to see the VLAN representation of the switch you have connected to your firewall. The VLAN View is similar to the Physical View in that you see a physical representation of the switch interface. In addition the VLAN details are shown to the right of the image.

By selecting the Options icon at the right of the switch, you can choose to Edit Switch, Reboot Switch, and Delete Switch.

To add another switch, click the Add Switch button and provide the information requested. Be sure to scroll down to see all the options. Select Advanced to complete those options too.

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