TechTalk - Allen-Bradley Stratix 8000 : Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

TechTalk - Allen-Bradley Stratix 8000 : Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

When you want to initially setup your Stratix switch right off the box, you will want to utilize the Express Setup to assign an initial IP address to which you can used to configure the switch. The Express Setup also run Global macros to perform initial configuration for the switch. However, functions like VLAN setup, routing table and spanning tree is not covered in the initial macro as these switch functions requires site specific requirements.

There are various models of Stratix switches and the images below illustrates where the Express Setup buttons are located on the device. Express Setup button are recessed behind the panel, and to reach it you will require a small tool such as a paper clip. The images below are from the Stratix Managed Switches (1783-um007_-en-p.pdf) User Manual (page 28-29).

Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup
Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup
Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup
Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup
Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

For our demonstration, we will be using the Stratix 8000 switch.

Essentially, there are 3 Express Setup modes that you can enter using the same Express Setup button; Short Press (1 to 5 seconds), Medium Press (6 to 10 seconds) and Long Press (16 to 20 seconds).

  • Short Press Express Setup mode can be used when you want to enter the initial IP address of the switch. You can then configure additional network
    settings via Device Manager.
  • Medium Press Express Setup mode is used when you want to use an external DHCP server to assign the switch an IP address. You can then configure additional network settings via Device Manager or the Logix Designer application.
  • Long Press Express Setup mode is used when you want to reset the switch to use factory default settings.

Detail characteristics of these three different Express Setup modes are out lined in the table below. The table below is from the Stratix Managed Switches (1783-um007_-en-p.pdf) User Manual (page 30).

Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

For clarity purpose, the image below highlights location of the Startix 8000 LEDs (EIP Mode, EIP Net and Setup LED). These LEDs indicate the current state and modes of the switch, and hence is referenced throughout the article

Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

Short Press Express Setup Mode Sequence

  1. Apply power to the switch. Power-on sequence can take up to 90 seconds to complete.
    • EIP Mod and Setup LED flashes green, when the power-on sequence is completed.
    • If the power-on sequence fails, EIP Mod LED turns solid red.
    • If you do not press the Express Setup button within 5 minutes after the power-on sequence is complete, the Setup LED will turn off.However, you can still run Express Setup after the Setup LED turns off.
  2. When EIP Mod and Setup LED is flashing green, press and hold the Express Setup button until the Setup LED flashes green. Upon Setup LED flashes green, keep holding the Express Setup button for anywhere between 1 to 5 seconds, then release.
  3. The switch selects a port to use for Express Setup by flashing the LED. Use the switch port to connect your laptop and the switch. Upon connecting the port to the computer, the flashing green LED will turn solid green.
    • The Setup LED will changes from flashing green to solid green
    • The switch acts as a DHCP server on VLAN 1000 with an address of 169.254.0.1.
    • The computer is assigned an IP address of 169.254.0.2 on VLAN 1000.
  4. Open your browser, enter the IP address of 169.254.0.1 on the URL bar and configure the switch using the web-based tool (Device Manager).
    Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

Table below shows how to troubleshoot the Short Press Express Setup Mode and how to decypher the LED.

Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

Medium Press Express Setup Mode Sequence
Before you begin this Express Mode, ensure that you have an external DHCP server that the switch can be connected.

  1. Apply power to the switch. Power-on sequence can take up to 90 seconds to complete.
    • EIP Mod and Setup LED flashes green, when the power-on sequence is completed.
    • If the power-on sequence fails, EIP Mod LED turns solid red.
    • If you do not press the Express Setup button within 5 minutes after the power-on sequence is complete, the Setup LED will turn off.However, you can still run Express Setup after the Setup LED turns off.
  2. When EIP Mod and Setup LED is flashing green, press and hold the Express Setup button until the Setup LED flashes green. Upon Setup LED flashes green, keep holding the Express Setup button for anywhere between 6 to 10 seconds, then release.
    • You will have to complete your switch setup within 10 minutes of releasing the Express Setup button. Otherwise the swithc will exit to Express Setup mode.
    • Note that the Setup LED flashes green during seconds 1 to 5 seconds, followed by red on the following 6 to 10 seconds.
    • The switch broadcasts a DHCP request out of all ports on VLAN 1.
    • VLAN 1 is configured with the IP address returned by the DHCP server.
    • The default login credentials are set; username is blank and password is switch
    • CIP is enabled on VLAN 1 with CIP Security password set to switch.
    • Configure the switch using the Device Manager (web-based tool) or Logix Designer application tool. The image below shows the Logix Designer application tool
      Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

Table below shows how to troubleshoot the Medium Press Express Setup Mode and how to decipher the LED.

Xybernetics Rockwell Stratix 8000 - Putting To Factory Setting And Express Setup

Long Press Express Setup Mode Sequence
IMPORTANT NOTE. Long Press mode overwrites all existing configuration files in internal or external memory of the switch, and resets the switch to use factory default settings. All previous setup in the switch will be lost!!
Press and hold the Express Setup button until the Setup LED flashes alternating green and red during 16 and 20 seconds, and then release the Express Setup button.
Upon releasing the Express Setup button, the switch restarts with factory
default settings.

Additional Notes

  • You can use the telnet client such as PUTTY to watch the start up of the switch. See YouTube video below

 

Reference

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