My heart was full of joy when my boss delivered a packet to my office, it was our first cisco Cisco SG 300-10 10p Gigabit Switch.
I'm the new IT-guy in a small/medium sized firm and would like to replace all network equipment with shiny new cisco toys. I am very new to the IT-world, as I am only 20 years old and a student(not even work related), this did not stop my boss from recruiting me though. I discovered quickly that cisco's patented technologies are worth a shot, and since most of our network-equipment is outdated anyways I thought ''why not give the market leader a shot?'' (So I shot the market leader *PANG PANG*)
No matter how I plug in the switch to my computer, I cannot seem to find the ip-adress of the switch, I work in a windows XP/Windows 7 environment. There is this standard IP-adress that is ought to work, but requests time out when I try to ping it. The switch has a console port, but I never used a port like that before so I have no idea what software is required to run the console.
One more thing: I chose for a managed switch to further increase my understanding of networking in general. This switch will be the backbone switch for all other switches in our company, I figured that it is best to start with the backbone and work my way up to edge-switches. Currently, there is no router installed in our network, although we have one...I need to gain more knowledge about it before plugging it in.
all for reading, my CCNA study guide has been delivered and I am eager to read it