[SM4] Introduction

This User Guide helps to know the peculiarities of a device operation as well as to get an idea about its functionality and technical specifications, and prepare a device for operation. A User Guide describes a model NP-SM4 of switches (hereinafter a switch or a device).

A User Guide is designed for network administrators and users, who set up or operate a device. To work with a device properly, a user must have an idea about the principles of building and functioning of local networks as well as possess the next knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge in the area of local and global networks;
  • Basic knowledge in the area of architecture and principles of work of TCP/IP networks;
  • Basic knowledge in the area of architecture and principles of work of Ethernet networks