Wiring the Cisco IE 2000 switch - Metasys - LIT-12013055 - Gateway/Router - Cisco Switch - 12.0

Cisco IE 2000 and IE 4010 Ethernet Switches for Metasys Networks Installation Instructions and Troubleshooting Guide

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The IE 2000 family of switches includes various models which differ in the number of ports, the physical port types, and other features. The three models of the IE 2000 switch that you can use in the design of a Metasys IP network are listed below:

  • IE-2000-4T-G-B: 4 access ports and 2 uplink ports; when this switch is specified, it is specified as a dedicated router and not for network access or as a ring manager.
  • IE-2000-8TC-G-E: 8 access ports and 2 uplink ports
  • IE-2000-16TC-G-E: 16 access ports and 2 uplink ports
Figure 1. Cisco IE 2000 switch

The ports that are labeled in yellow with X designations, for example, 1X, 2X, and 3X, are Fast Ethernet ports with connection speeds of 10/100 Mbits/sec. These ports accept RJ-45 connectors. You typically use Fast Ethernet ports as access ports, to connect controllers to a switch.

The ports that are labeled in yellow without X designations, for example, 1, 2, and 3, are Gigabit Ethernet ports with connection speeds of 1000 Mbits/sec. Depending on the network design, these ports accept either a copper-based RJ-45 connector or a small form factor pluggable (SFP) optical transceiver for terminating a fiber optic cable. You can use fiber optic cables to extend the reach of a connection. You typically use Gigabit Ethernet ports for uplink, to connect a switch to another switch.

The ports that are labeled in blue are console ports for local access. These ports are not connected during installation, or during regular operation.

How you use a particular port depends on switch configuration. For configuration files generated by the wizard, the default configuration for a port is to block traffic. You enable ports for purposes such as access or uplink, for a particular topology (ring or other types), and for specified subnets/VLANs. This means that the details of the switch wiring are specific to the network that you install. For information on how to connect a switch, refer to the accompanying installation sheet.