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new SG500 and SG300 How do I enable the fiber ports?

Sorry if this is a repeat couldn’t find my first post - I have a new small lan it consists of 4 SG 300's and 1 SG 500. I had thought I would be able to use the combo ports to connect the switches through the fiber trunk, but the ports are disabled and I cannot get them enabled. Could someone explain how to accomplish this or at least point me to documentation/instructions to do so? I am a total newbie so the simpler the better.

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new SG500 and SG300 How do I enable the fiber ports?

Hi Kirk, by default all of the ports are enabled.

If you need to enable a port you may log in to the cli and go to the port and issue the command "no shut down".

-Tom
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-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/
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new SG500 and SG300 How do I enable the fiber ports?

Hi Kirk, by default all of the ports are enabled.

If you need to enable a port you may log in to the cli and go to the port and issue the command "no shut down".

-Tom
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-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/
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new SG500 and SG300 How do I enable the fiber ports?

Thank you for the reply, I will try that -however what I was trying to ask and failing is; If I can enable the ports will the switches be able to comunicate as long as they are in the same ip range or is there more to it than that? I have all new equipment but my fear is that the media converters i have are not recognized by the switch because there is no reference in the gui to anything being installed in those ports. -and that even if i get that working there will be some magic cofiguation i need to do  to get everyone talking.

I have looked for instructions to explain the prosses but to be honest i dont get it. in the simplest form i need to get the fiber conection working between all five switches. I'm not trying to get someone to do it for me just a rosetta stone and identification of the correct instuctions.

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new SG500 and SG300 How do I enable the fiber ports?

Hi Kirk, by default the switches do not care about IP address as they are layer 2 device. In a layer 2 environment the only IP concern is the management (ability to configure the switch). Assuming all of your wiring/connections are kosher there shouldn't be any issues.

Most fundamental example can be-

Router RJ45 connection to RJ45 switch port = Computer connect vs RJ45 = connection on the computer without configuration.

Fiber is no different assuming the SFP is compatible etc. So long as everything is kosher, shouldn't have problems.

-Tom
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-Tom Please mark answered for helpful posts http://blogs.cisco.com/smallbusiness/
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