I read in the documentation that the Cisco 3750 series supports DHCP auto-IP assignment without any initial configuration. Does this mean that if I hook into a port on the switch using CAT-5 (i.e. DHCP server hooked to port 1) and turn on the switch out of the box (with no configuration) that it will automatically send DHCPDISCOVER requests to obtain its IP, or do I still need to hook into the switch via the console and configure an IP first? If this is the case (it pings the DHCP server), you should be able to communicate with the switch via Ethernet to configure it after it has automatically obtained its IP from the DHCP server, without ever having to use the console cable, correct?
Also, when hooking the DHCP server up to port 1, will you need to use a patch cable or crossover cable to have the switch auto-discover it's IP via DHCP (if this is even possible)?