Configuring Other Catalysts

Configuring Other Catalysts

As mentioned in the opening sections of this chapter, the other Catalysts (non-5000/6000 family) use other configuration methods. The three remaining types come from Grand Junction for the Catalyst 1900/2800 products, Kalpana for the Catalyst 3000 family, and Cisco IOS for the 2900XL and 8500.

This section provides a quick overview of the configuration methods for the 1900/2800 and the 3000 because they use methods entirely different from the IOS methods of the 2900XL and 8500, and the CLI mode of the Catalyst 5000/6000. This section does not enter into any detail, but only serves to highlight the configuration interfaces.

After you understand how various aspects of the Catalyst 5000/6000 family operates, such as bridging, Inter-Switch Link (ISL), VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), and so forth, you basically understand what to configure on the other Catalysts. The difference is in what features are supported and how to effect configuration changes.

Catalyst 1900/2800 Configuration

The 1900/2800 products use a hierarchical menu structure to make changes. Example 4-16 shows one of the higher level menus from which you can make changes. To select a lower menu, type the letter of the menu item. To return to a higher menu, type X.

Example 4-16 Catalyst 1900 Main Menu Display

Catalyst 3000 Configuration

Like the 1900/2800, the Catalyst 3000 series also uses a hierarchical menu structure. It differs, however, from the 1900/2800 in how you maneuver through the menus. In the Catalyst 3000, you use the arrow keys from your terminal to highlight an item, and then you press <ENTER>. Example 4-17 illustrates the Catalyst 3000 series menu.

Example 4-17 Catalyst 3000 Menu Example

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