Cisco DistributedDirector 4700-M Install and Config Guide
Configuring the Director Chassis
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Table Of Contents

Configuring the Director Chassis

Accessing the Internal Components of the Director

Removing the Component Tray

Replacing Network Processor Modules

Removing Network Processor Modules

Installing Network Processor Modules

Replacing the Component Tray

Rack-Mount and Wall-Mount Installation


Chapter 3

Configuring the Director Chassis


This chapter describes the tasks that should be completed before you connect a Cisco DistributedDirector 4700-M to your network. It contains the following sections:

Accessing the Internal Components of the Director

Replacing Network Processor Modules

Replacing the Component Tray

Rack-Mount and Wall-Mount Installation

Accessing the Internal Components of the Director

You must open the chassis to gain access to the Director's internal components—the network processor modules, boot ROMs, and jumpers.

Refer to the section "Required Tools and Equipment" in the chapter "Preparing to Install the Director" for the tools needed to complete the procedures in this chapter.


Warning   

Before opening the chassis, disconnect the telephone-network cables to avoid contact with telephone-network voltages. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix "Translated Safety Warnings.")



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 "Translated Safety Warnings.")



Warning   

Do not touch the power supply when the power cord is connected. For systems with a power switch, line voltages are present within the power supply even when the power switch is off and the power cord is connected. For systems without a power switch, line voltages are present within the power supply when the power cord is connected. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix "Translated Safety Warnings.")



Warning   

Before working on a chassis or working near power supplies, unplug the power cord on AC units; disconnect the power at the circuit breaker on DC units. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix "Translated Safety Warnings.")


Removing the Component Tray

Take the following steps to remove the component tray from a chassis without a safety latch:


Step 1 Turn OFF the system power.

Step 2 Put on your ESD-preventive wrist strap.

Step 3 Remove all network and power cables.

Step 4 Loosen the nonremovable chassis release screw on the rear panel of the chassis. (See Figure 3-1.)


Caution   
Support the component tray from underneath, either on your work surface or with your hands, to prevent it from falling. (To see translated versions of this warning, refer to the appendix " Translated Safety Warnings.")

Step 5 Pull on the handle located on the upper right corner of the chassis to slide the component tray out of the chassis shell while you support the component tray with one hand.

Step 6 Set the component tray on your work surface.

Figure 3-1 Component Tray Removal for Chassis without a Safety Latch

Replacing Network Processor Modules

When you have removed the component tray from the Director, you can remove or add network processor modules. If you are replacing shared memory single in-line memory modules (SIMMs), you must first remove the network processor modules.

Removing Network Processor Modules


Caution   
Some network processor modules are secured to the rear of the chassis with two external screws. On modules with external rear mounting screws, including multimode Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) modules, these screws must be removed before the module can be safely lifted out of the chassis.

Take the following steps to remove a network processor module:


Step 1 Orient the component tray as shown in Figure 3-2, then remove the module mounting screw from the top of the network processor module. Remove the two external rear mounting screws if the module has them. Set the screws aside.

Step 2 Grasp the network processor module handle and pull it straight up to lift the module out of its connector. (See Figure 3-3.)

Step 3 Place the removed module on an ESD mat.

Figure 3-2 Cisco 4700-M Component Tray


Caution   
Do not wiggle the handle when handling the network processor module, and do not exert any side-to-side pressure because the handle might work loose and damage the network processor module.

Figure 3-3 Network Processor Module Components


Caution   
If any of the network processor module cards have daughter cards projecting at right angles to the module (see Figure 3-4), be careful not to cause the module to bow during installation; otherwise the daughter cards can become disconnected. If this happens, carefully reseat the daughter card connectors by handling the card by its edges without touching any of the components on the card.

Figure 3-4 Network Processor Module Daughter Card Installation


Note   See the appendix "Cabling Specifications" for network connection pinout information.


Installing Network Processor Modules

Take the following steps to install a network processor module:


Step 1 Hold the network processor module by its handle, align it with the grooves in the chassis (not shown) and over its connector, and push the module lightly against the chassis wall. (See Figure 3-3.)

Step 2 Push the network processor module gently into place without bending the connector pins, inserting the male connector into the female connector on the motherboard.

Step 3 Replace the module mounting screw in its place on the end of the network processor module. (See Figure 3-3.)


Caution   
Do not overtighten the module mounting screw—the network processor module or the underlying motherboard could be damaged. The maximum screw torque is 7 inch-lb.

Step 4 Replace the external rear mounting screws, if used, to attach the module to the rear of the chassis.

Replacing the Component Tray

Take the following steps to replace the component tray in the chassis shell:


Step 1 Reinsert the component tray into the chassis shell, pushing on the back of the tray while at the same time pressing on the chassis release screw with the thumb of your right hand. (See Figure 3-1.)

Step 2 Retighten the chassis release screw.

Rack-Mount and Wall-Mount Installation

You can use optional rack-mount and wall-mount kits to install a Director in a standard 19-inch rack, a 19-inch telco rack, or on a wall. The procedures for the different installation options involve removing the front panel and component tray from the chassis, fastening mounting brackets to the chassis, and then installing the empty chassis in position. You then reinsert the component tray and replace the front panel.

The optional rack-mount and wall-mount kits ship with their own set of installation instructions. If you are planning to rack-mount or wall-mount the Director, mount the Director before making the network and power connections.