PowerConnect 55xx/62xx/70xx/80xx/81xx
Dell Network N2000/N3000/N4000 series


Collect diagnostic information Telnet to ip address or Connect via serial cable and Putty using console port and cable:


Since Windows Server 2008 and Vista no longer have Hyperterminal, you can download and use PuTTY.


PuTTY

If you have not used PuTTY before here's a how-to:

Step 1: Open PuTTY and enable logging.



Step 2: Under Session, specify the Switch IP address and click open



Step 3: Type the Command you want to execute.

The command "exit" will end the session.

Console > enable
console#



Collecting Data

  1. Collect switch diagnostic information
    Telnet to ip address or Connect via serial cable and hyperterminal using console port and cable:
    All Groups should be run in single Telnet session. Group Header is only for understanding

    [Group Switch Hardware]
    console# show clock
    console# show isdp neighbors
    console# show switch
    console# show system
    console# show version
    console# show cpu utilization

    [Group Switch Connection]
    console# show spanning-tree detail
    console# show arp
    console# show vrrp
    console# show logging
    console# show syslog-servers

    [Group Switch Config]
    console# show tech-support
    console# show interface status
    console# show fiber-ports optical-transceiver

    [Group Switch Special Protokoll]
    console# show iscsi
    console# show iscsi sessions
    console# show nsf
  2. Network Topology diagram.
    We need a graphical Plan/Overview with Port description.