I have the switch put in production already Dell Power Connect 2848. Now im trying to put some ip address and configurations. The problem is that when i connect it through the serial i have just the following prompt ">". Can i configure the SNMPv3 via MCLI or should i press the config/Managed mode button. Also becouse this is production switch, what will happen if i activeate the Managed mode ? Do i have to reboot the switch or the switch will reboot itself ?

Also is there a way to configure SNMPv3 via MCLI



Dell PC 28XX series don't support SNMPv3. If you are happy with v1 or v2, you can configure it via CLI (console) or via HTTP web (IP address).

I suggest you CLI mode, it's really straight-forward. Just use config command "snmp-server community whatever"

Source http://downloads.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_ser_stor_net/esuprt_networking/esuprt_net_fxd_prt_swtchs/powerconnect-2848_User%27s%20Guide_en-us.pdf

As page 42 stated, the switch reboots itself when transitioning from unamanaged to managed.

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  • Hi KorXo, the problem is that the switch in Unmanaged, just "debug", "mcli" and "help" as a command. In order to be Managed i need to press a button with a pen. But im not sure if that will reboot the Switch automatically or do i need to reboot manually in order for changes to take affect. This is Production Switch and i don't want to play with it. – IvanAK Nov 17 '15 at 13:10
  • Remember you have an ally, it's called manual ;). Page 42 has a detailed flow chart about transitioning modes. Yes, it reboots itself. – KorXo Nov 17 '15 at 16:40
  • KorXo, ye i see this now ... its a f**** situation for me :) ... thanks ! – IvanAK Nov 17 '15 at 20:17

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