Cisco DistributedDirector 2500 Series Install and Config Guide
Installing the Cisco DistributedDirector 2500 Series
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Installing the Cisco DistributedDirector 2500 Series

Table Of Contents

Installing the Cisco DistributedDirector 2500 Series

Required Tools and Parts

Setting Up the Chassis

Setting the Chassis on a Desktop

Rack-Mounting the Chassis

Attaching the Brackets

Installing in a Rack

Wall-Mounting the Chassis

Connecting the DC Power Supply

DC Power Specifications

Wiring the DC Power Supply

Connecting to the Network

Connecting to an Ethernet Network

Connecting to a Token Ring Network

Connecting the Console Terminal and Modem

Connecting to the Console Port

Connecting a Modem to the Auxiliary Port

What to Do after Installing the Director Hardware


Installing the Cisco DistributedDirector 2500 Series


This chapter guides you through the installation of the Director and includes the following sections:

Required Tools and Parts

Setting Up the Chassis

Connecting the DC Power Supply

Connecting to the Network

Connecting the Console Terminal and Modem

What to Do after Installing the Director Hardware


Warning   

Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install or replace this equipment. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix ".")


Required Tools and Parts

The Director installation requires some tools and parts that are not provided as standard equipment with the Director. Following are the tools and parts required to install the Director:

Flat-blade screwdrivers: small, 3/16-inch (0.476 cm) and medium, 1/4-inch (0.625 cm).

ESD-preventive wrist strap.

A thread-forming screw (not included), to attach a ground wire to the protective grounding terminal on the rear panel of the chassis.

Rubber feet for setting the Director on a desktop, or rack-mount brackets for mounting the Director in a rack or on a wall (screws not included).

A cable (not included) for each LAN and WAN interface.

In addition, you might need the following external equipment:

Ethernet transceiver.

Console terminal (an ASCII terminal or a PC running terminal emulation software) configured for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, and 2 stop bits. A terminal is required unless you are using the AutoInstall procedure. See the section "Connecting the Console Terminal and Modem" later in this chapter for instructions on connecting a console terminal.

Modem for remote access.

Setting Up the Chassis

You can set the chassis on a desktop, install it in a rack, or mount it on a wall or other flat surface. Use the procedure in this section that best meets the needs of your network.

Setting the Chassis on a Desktop

Before setting the Director on a desktop, shelf, or other flat, secure surface, perform the following steps to install the rubber feet:


Step 1 Locate the rubber feet on the black adhesive strip that shipped with the chassis. (See .)

Figure 3-1 Identifying the Rubber Feet

Step 2 Place the Director upside down on a smooth, flat surface.

Step 3 Peel off the rubber feet from the black adhesive strip and place them adhesive-side down onto the five round, recessed areas on the bottom of the chassis. (See .)

Figure 3-2 Installing the Rubber Feet

Step 4 Place the Director right-side up on a flat, smooth, secure surface.


Caution   
Do not place anything on top of the Director that weighs more than 10 pounds (4.5 kg). Excessive weight on top could damage the chassis.

Rack-Mounting the Chassis

This section describes the procedures for rack-mounting the chassis. The chassis comes with brackets for use with a 19-inch rack or, if specified in your order, optional larger brackets for use with a 24-inch rack. The brackets are shown in .

Figure 3-3 Identifying the Brackets

Attaching the Brackets

To install the chassis in a rack, attach the brackets in one of the following ways:

With the front panel forward (see Figure 3-4)

With the rear panel forward (see Figure 3-5)

In a center-mount telco rack (see Figure 3-6)

Figure 3-4 Bracket Installation—Front Panel Forward

Figure 3-5 Bracket Installation—Rear Panel Forward

Figure 3-6 Telco Bracket Installation—Rear Panel Forward

Installing in a Rack

After the brackets are secured to the chassis, you can rack-mount it. Using the screws you provide, attach the chassis to the rack as shown in .

Figure 3-7 Attaching the Chassis to a Rack (Rear Panel Forward Shown)

Wall-Mounting the Chassis

Use the small brackets (for use with a 19-inch rack) to wall-mount the chassis. The smaller brackets provide the most stable position for the chassis.

Take the following steps to wall-mount the chassis:


Step 1 Attach the brackets as shown in Figure 3-8.

Figure 3-8 Attaching the Wall-Mount Brackets

Step 2 Attach the chassis assembly to the wall as shown in Figure 3-9, using screws and anchors that you provide. We recommend the following:

For the best support of the chassis and cables, attach the brackets so that the screws align with a vertical wall stud.

For the best ventilation of the chassis, mount the chassis with the power supply and fan at the top.


Caution   
To prevent the chassis from pulling away from the wall when cables are attached, align the brackets and screws with a vertical wall stud. (See Figure 3-9.) To ensure adequate ventilation, make sure there is clearance between the Director and the wall.

Figure 3-9 Wall-Mounting the Chassis

Connecting the DC Power Supply


Note   This section only applies to the Cisco DistributedDirector 2501.



Warning   

This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. (To see translated versions of the warning, refer to the appendix ".")


DC Power Specifications

The DC power supply is intended for use in DC operating environments. lists the power supply specifications.

Table 3-1 DC Power Supply Specifications 

Description
Design Specification

Power (input)

40W, -40 to -72 VDC

Wire gauge for power connections

14 AWG1

1 AWG = American Wire Gauge.


Wiring the DC Power Supply

If you ordered a Director with a DC power supply, follow the directions in this section to wire the terminal block.


Warning   

Before performing any of the following procedures, ensure that power is removed from the DC circuit. To ensure that all power is OFF, locate the circuit breaker on the panel board that services the DC circuit, switch the circuit breaker to the OFF position, and tape the switch handle of the circuit breaker in the OFF position. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix ".")



Note   This product is intended for installation in restricted access areas and is approved for use with copper conductors only. The installation must comply with all applicable codes.


Take the following steps to wire the terminal block:


Step 1 Attach the appropriate lugs at the wire end of the power supply cord.

Step 2 Wire the DC power supply to the terminal block, as shown in .


Warning   

The illustration shows the DC power supply terminal block. Wire the DC power supply using the appropriate lugs at the wiring end, as illustrated. The proper wiring sequence is ground to ground, positive to positive (line to L), and negative to negative (neutral to N). Note that the ground wire should always be connected first and disconnected last. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix ".")


Figure 3-10 DC Power Supply Connections


Warning   

When stranded wiring is required, use approved wiring terminations, such as closed-loop or spade-type with upturned lugs. These terminations should be the appropriate size for the wires and should clamp both the insulation and conductor. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix " .")



Caution   
Do not overtorque the terminal block captive thumbscrew or terminal block contact screws. The recommended torque is 8.2
±
0.4 inch-lb.


Warning   

After wiring the DC power supply, remove the tape from the circuit breaker switch handle and reinstate power by moving the handle of the circuit breaker to the ON position. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix ".")


Connecting to the Network

This section explains how to connect the Director to your network.

The cables required to connect the Director to a network are not provided with the Director. However, cables and transceivers can be ordered from Cisco Systems. For ordering information, refer to the Cisco Product Catalog or contact Cisco customer service. For cable pinouts, refer to the appendix "."


Warning   

Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix ".")


Connecting to an Ethernet Network

Use an Ethernet AUI cable to connect the Ethernet AUI port (DB-15) to an Ethernet transceiver, or connect an Ethernet transceiver directly to the Ethernet AUI port. (See .)


Note   If your Ethernet connection requires jackscrews, remove the slide-latch assembly from the AUI connector and attach the jackscrews provided.


Figure 3-11 Connecting to an Ethernet Transceiver

Connecting to a Token Ring Network

Connect the Token Ring port (DB-9) to a MAU, as shown in . To ensure agency compliance with electromagnetic emissions requirements (EMI), ensure that the lobe cable is shielded.

Figure 3-12 Connecting a MAU

Connecting the Console Terminal and Modem

Use a console terminal for local administrative access to the Director. You can connect only a terminal to the console port. Use the auxiliary port with a terminal or a modem for remote access to the Director.

Connecting to the Console Port

Take the following steps to connect a terminal (an ASCII terminal or a PC running terminal emulation software) to the console port on the Director:


Step 1 Use an RJ-45 roll-over cable and an RJ-45-to-DB-25 or RJ-45-to-DB-9 adapter to connect a console terminal to the auxiliary port. The adapters provided by Cisco Systems are labeled Terminal. (See .)

Additional information on roll-over cable pinouts is provided in the appendix "."

Step 2 Configure your terminal or PC terminal emulation software for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, and 2 stop bits.

Figure 3-13 Connecting the Console Terminal

Connecting a Modem to the Auxiliary Port

Take the following steps to connect a modem to the auxiliary port on the Director:


Step 1 Use an RJ-45 roll-over cable with an RJ-45-to-DB-25 or RJ-45-to-DB-9 adapter to connect a modem to the auxiliary port. (See .) The adapters provided by Cisco Systems are labeled Modem.

Figure 3-14 Connecting a Modem to the Auxiliary Port

Step 2 Make sure that your modem and the auxiliary port on the Director are configured for the same transmission speed (38400 baud is typical) and hardware flow control with Data Carrier Detect (DCD) and Data Terminal Ready (DTR) operations.


Warning   

This equipment is intended to be grounded. Ensure that the host is connected to earth ground during normal use. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix ".")


What to Do after Installing the Director Hardware

After you have installed the Director, proceed to the next chapter, "," for initial software configuration information.