Cisco Wide Area Application Engine 7326 Hardware Installation Guide
Chapter 4 - Installing Hardware Options
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Installing Hardware Options

Table Of Contents

Installing Hardware Options

Removing the Cover and Bezel

Working with Adapters

Adapter Installation Considerations

Installing an Adapter

Completing the Installation

Installing the WAE Cover and Bezel

Installing a Hard Disk Drive


Installing Hardware Options


This chapter provides basic instructions for installing hardware options in your Wide Area Application Engine (WAE). These instructions are intended for technicians who are experienced with setting up Cisco WAE hardware.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Removing the Cover and Bezel

Working with Adapters

Completing the Installation

Installing a Hard Disk Drive

Removing the Cover and Bezel


Warning Before working on a system that has an on/off switch, turn OFF the power and unplug the power cord. Statement 1

To remove the device top cover, follow these steps:


Step 1 Review the information in the "Safety Warnings" section and the "Safety Guidelines" section.

Step 2 Power off the device and all attached devices and disconnect all external cables and power cords.

Step 3 Press down on the left and right side latches and pull the device out of the rack enclosure until both slide rails lock.


Note You can reach the cables on the back of the device when the device is in the locked position.


Step 4 Lift the cover-release latch (labeled 2 in Figure 4-1). Lift the cover off the device and set the cover aside.

Figure 4-1 Removing the Cover and Bezel

1

Bezel

2

Cover release latch



Caution For proper cooling and airflow, replace the cover before turning on the device. Operating the device for extended periods (over 30 minutes) with the cover removed might damage device components.

Step 5 Remove the bezel (labeled 1 in Figure 4-1):

a. Press in on the tabs on the top of the bezel, and rotate the bezel away from the device front.

b. Store the bezel in a safe place.


Working with Adapters

The WAE 7326 has connectors for up to four PCI adapters on the system board and PCI riser card. This section provides general information about the system board, riser card, adapter, and PCI slot configuration specifications, and generic adapter installation procedures.

Figure 4-2 and Figure 4-3 show the location of the PCI-X adapter expansion slots on the system board and PCI riser card.

Figure 4-2 System Board

1

DIMM 1 (J1)

8

DIMM 8 (J8)

2

DIMM 2 (J2)

9

Microprocessor 1 (J22)

3

DIMM 3 (J3)

10

Microprocessor 2 (J23)

4

DIMM 4 (J4)

11

Battery (BH1)

5

DIMM 5 (J5)

12

VRM1 1 (J72)

6

DIMM 6 (J6)

13

PCI riser card (J73)

7

DIMM 7 (J7)

14

PCI low-profile card (J18)

1 VRM = voltage regulator module


Figure 4-3 PCI Riser Card

1

PCI-X slot 3, 64-bit 3.3 V 133 MHz (PCI 3)

2

PCI-X slot 4, 64-bit 3.3 V 133 MHz (PCI 4)


Adapter Installation Considerations

Before you install an adapter, review the following information:

Locate the documentation that comes with the adapter and follow those instructions in addition to the instructions in this chapter. If you need to change the switch or jumper settings on your adapter, follow the instructions that come with the adapter.

PCI slots 1 and 2 support only low-profile adapters.

PCI slots 3 and 4 support standard full-length adapters.

WAE-7326 supports only 3.3 V and universal PCI adapters.

PCI/PCI-X slot 3 and slot 4 are 64-bit slots and support only 3.3-V and universal PCI adapters.

The PCI bus configuration is as follows:

Non-hot-plug, 64-bit PCI-X slots 1 and 2 (PCI bus A, 100 MHz)

Non-hot-plug, 64-bit PCI-X slots 3 (PCI bus B, 133 MHz)

Non-hot-plug, 64-bit PCI-X slot 4 (PCI bus C, 133 MHz)

The system scans PCI and PCI-X slots 1 through 5 to assign system resources. The system starts (boots) the system devices in the following order, if you have not changed the default boot precedence:

Integrated Ethernet controller

Integrated SCSI controller (SCSI channel B, then SCSI channel A)

PCI and PCI-X slots 1,2, 3, and 4.

Installing an Adapter

Figure 4-4 shows how to install a PCI or PCI-X adapter.

Figure 4-4 Installing a PCI or PCI-X Adapter

1

Adapter retainer


To install a PCI or PCI-X adapter, follow these steps:


Step 1 Review the information in the "Safety Warnings" section, and the "Safety Guidelines" section.

Step 2 Power down the device and peripheral devices and disconnect all power cords and external cables.

Step 3 Remove the cover. (See the "Removing the Cover and Bezel" section.)

Step 4 Determine which expansion slot you will use for the adapter.

Step 5 If you are installing an adapter in PCI slot 1 or 2, remove the PCI low-profile card cage.

If you are installing an adapter in PCI slot 3, 4, or 5, remove the PCI riser card assembly. (See Figure 4-5.)

Step 6 Slide the expansion-slot cover out of the PCI low-profile card cage or PCI riser card cage.

Step 7 Install the adapter.

Step 8 Connect any needed cables to the adapter.


Caution When you route cables, do not block any connectors or the ventilated space around any of the fans.


Caution Make sure that cables are not routed on top of components under the PCI riser card cage or the PCI low-profile card cage.


Caution Make sure that cables are not pinched by the server components.

Figure 4-5 shows the cable routing for an adapter installed in the PCI low-profile card cage.


Note Remove the PCI riser card cage, the PCI low-profile card cage, and the fan guide before you route the cables. Reinstall the components when you complete the cable routing.


Figure 4-5 Cable Routing for the PCI Low-Profile Card Cage

1

Low profile SCSI adapter

2

SCSI cable connector

3

SCSI cable

   

Figure 4-6 shows the cable routing for an adapter installed in the PCI riser card cage.


Note Remove the fan guide before you route the cables. Reinstall the fan guide when you complete the cable routing.


Step 9 Perform any configuration tasks required for the adapter.

Figure 4-6 Cable Routing for the PCI Riser Card Cage

1

SCSI adapter

2

SCSI cable


Step 10 If you have other hardware options to install or remove, do so now.

Step 11 Reinstall the cover.

For instructions on completing the installation, see the "Completing the Installation" section.


Completing the Installation

To complete your installation, follow these steps:


Step 1 Install the top cover.

Step 2 Install the device in a rack.

For complete rack installation and removal instructions, see Chapter 3 "Installing the Wide Area Application Engine."


Caution Install the device only in a rack cabinet with perforated doors.


Caution Do not leave open spaces above or below an installed server in the rack cabinet. To help prevent damage to server components, always install a blank filler panel to cover the open space and to help ensure proper air circulation. See the documentation that comes with your rack cabinet for more information.

Step 3 Connect the cables and power cords. For information on connecting cables and power cords, see the "Connecting Cables" section.


Installing the WAE Cover and Bezel

To install the WAE cover and bezel, follow these steps:


Step 1 Place the cover release latch (labeled 2 in Figure 4-7) in the open (up) position.

Step 2 Insert the bottom tabs of the top cover into the matching slots in the device chassis.

Step 3 Press down on the cover release latch to lock the cover in place.

Figure 4-7 Installing the Cover and Bezel

1

Bezel

2

Cover release latch


Step 4 Install the bezel.

a. Align the hooks on the bottom of the bezel with the device.

b. Press the bezel toward the device until it clicks into place.


Installing a Hard Disk Drive

Your WAE supports six 1-inch (26 mm) slim, 3.5-inch low-voltage differential (LVD) hard disk drives installed on Ultra-Slim hard disk drive trays.


Note All hard disk drives being used in the device should have the same throughput speed rating. Mixing hard disk drives with different speed ratings is not supported.



Note The SCSI ID assigned to each bay is printed on the bezel.



Caution To maintain proper system cooling, do not operate the device for more than 10 minutes without either a hard disk drive or a filler panel installed in each bay.

To install a hard disk drive in a bay, follow these steps:


Step 1 Review the information in the "Safety Warnings" section, and the "Safety Guidelines" section.

Step 2 Remove the filler panel (labeled 3 in Figure 4-8) from one of the empty bays by inserting your finger into the depression at the left side of the filler panel and pulling it away from the device.

Step 3 Place the drive handle in the open position and slide the drive into the bay.

Step 4 Close the drive handle and reload the appliance. You must reload the appliance for the software to recognize the hard disk drive.


Figure 4-8 Installing a Hard Disk Drive

1

Drive tray handle

3

Filler panel

2

Drive tray assembly