Dell Power Connect 2716 Switch

Product web page: Power Connect 2716

To enable managed mode, follow these steps:
  • Attach power cord to the switch
  • Wait for the Managed Mode LED to stop flashing and turns off.
  • Press the Managed Mode pin-hole button on the front of the switch. The switch will power cycle and the Managed Mode LED will stay lit.
  • The switch is now in Managed Mode.

To configure the switch while in Managed Mode, follow these steps:
  • First, collect the following information
    • IP address for the switch
    • Netmask for the network
    • IP address for the gateway.
  • From a computer attached to the switch, open a web browser.
  • If the switch has never before been configured, enter the following IP in the browser's address bar:
  • A login screen should appear. Enter admin for the username and keep the password field blank.
  • Press the OK button to login.

Jumbo Frames:
  • In order to use jumbo frames up to 9K, the switch must first be put into Managed Mode.
  • After Managed Mode has been turned on, log into the switch via the web interface.
  • Use the navigation box on the left side of the window. Click on Jumbo Frames
  • Change Disabled to Enabled. The switch will then power cycle.
  • Log out, and test.

  • Managed mode defaults:
    • IP:
    • Netmask:
    • Gateway
  • Settings are saved after power loss.
    • this includes IP address and jumbo frames setting
  • Settings are LOST by switching between managed and unmanaged modes.
  • Cannot log into web interface if MTU is greater than 1500, even if jumbo frames are enabled in the switch.

Jumbo Frames Testing:
  • I configured the switch to use the IP address:
  • Next, I enabled Jumbo Frames and power-cycled the switch.
  • Configured two machines to use frames of 9K
  • scp'ed a file from one machine to another.

[root@einstein-fs3 ~]# scp openvpn-2.0.7-1.fc3.rf.x86_64.rpm root@
root@'s password: 
openvpn-2.0.7-1.fc3.rf.x86_64.rpm                                                                                          100%  362KB 361.8KB/s   00:00
Topic revision: r5 - 14 Jan 2010, AdamMiller
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