I'm looking to purchase a Cisco SGE2010P 48-port Gigabit Switch (POE) for a 100% Macintosh environment. Because of this, none of the machines will be able to access the switch (including initial, out of the box setup) via the console port. So, I'm wondering if anyone can confirm if this switch is configurable, out of the box, via the Web UI (which would allow a Macintosh system to set it up no problem via a web browser)? I have asked all my suppliers and talked to a Cisco Product Specialist via web chat and also tried via phone, and no one can confirm if this is possible for sure.
The reason I ask is that I was also looking at a Nortel switch and even thought it had a Web UI for management, out of the box it had to be initially set up (ie. configuring the devices IP) via the console port first, and once that was done, only then could you access the Web UI.
I'm hoping this isn't the case with the Cisco switch and that it in fact is out of the box with a default IP so it can be accessed via the Web UI (without the need to go in via the console port).
Could anyone answer this question for me!?
If it helps, this is the website for the switch I'm considering...