This guide is for the networking or computer technician installing the Cisco Metro Ethernet
(ME) 3400E Series Ethernet Access switch, also known as the switch. We assume that you are familiar with the concepts and terminology of Ethernet and local area networking.
This guide describes the hardware features of the switch. It describes the physical and performance characteristics of the switch, explains how to install it, and provides troubleshooting information.
This guide does not describe system messages that you might receive or how to configure your switch. For more information, see the switch software configuration guide, the switch command reference, and the switch system message guide on Cisco.com at:
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reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Statement 1071
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
The safety warnings for this product are translated into several languages in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switches that ships with the product on the documentation CD. The EMC regulatory statements are also included in that guide.
These documents provide information about the switch and are available from this Cisco.com site:
•Release Notes for the Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch
Note Before installing, configuring, or upgrading the switch, see the release notes on Cisco.com for the latest information.
•Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Software Configuration Guide
•Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Command Reference
•Cisco ME 3400E, ME 3400, and ME 2400 Ethernet Switches System Message Guide
•Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Hardware Installation Guide
•Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Getting Started Guide
•Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch Power-Supply Module Quick Start Guide
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco ME 3400E Ethernet Access Switch
•Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Installation Notes
•Cisco CWDM GBIC and CWDM SFP Installation Notes
These compatibility matrix documents are available from this Cisco.com site:
•Cisco Gigabit Ethernet Transceiver Modules Compatibility Matrix
•Cisco 100-Megabit Ethernet SFP Modules Compatibility Matrix
•Cisco CWDM SFP Transceiver Compatibility Matrix
•Cisco Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules Compatibility Matrix
•Compatibility Matrix for 1000BASE-T Small Form-Factor Pluggable Modules
Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request
For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:
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