Cisco Wide Area Application Engine 7341, 7371, and 674 Hardware Installation Guide
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Purpose

Audience

Organization

Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Preface


This preface describes the purpose of the Cisco Wide Area Application Engine 7341, 7371, and 674 Hardware Installation Guide, who should read it, how it is organized, and its document conventions.

This preface contains the following sections:

Purpose

Audience

Organization

Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Purpose

This installation guide explains how to prepare your site for installation, how to install a Wide Area Application Engine (WAE) in an equipment rack, and how to maintain and troubleshoot the system hardware. After completing the hardware installation procedures covered in this guide, you will then use the appropriate related publications to configure your system. (See the "Related Documentation" section.)

Audience

To use this installation guide, you should be familiar with internetworking equipment and cabling, and have a basic knowledge of electronic circuitry and wiring practices.

To complete the installation, including the software configuration for your WAE appliance and for the router that works with the WAE appliance, you should be familiar with basic networking principles, router configuration, and web page protocols.


Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030


Organization

This guide includes the following chapters:

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Introducing the Cisco Wide Area Application Engine

Describes the physical properties and provides a functional overview of the Cisco Wide Area Application Engine 7371, 7341, and 674.

Chapter 2

Preparing to Install the Wide Area Application Engine

Describes safety considerations and gives an overview of the installation and procedures that you should perform before the actual installation.

Chapter 3

Installing the Wide Area Application Engine

Describes how to install the hardware and connect the external network interface cables.

Chapter 4

Installing Hardware Options for the WAE-7371, WAE-7341, and WAE-674

Describes how to install adapters and hard disk drives.

Chapter 5

WAE Inline Network Adapter

Describes the features and cabling requirements of the Cisco WAE inline network adapter.

Chapter 6

Troubleshooting the System Hardware

Describes troubleshooting procedures for the hardware installation.

Appendix A

Wide Area Application Engine Hardware Specifications

Gives a summary of the hardware features and specifications.

Appendix B

Maintaining the Wide Area Application Engine

Describes how to maintain the Wide Area Application Engine.

Appendix C

Using the Configuration/Setup Utility Program

Describes how to use the Configuration/Setup Utility.


Conventions

Command descriptions use the following conventions:

Convention
Description

boldface font

Commands and keywords are in boldface.

italic font

Variables for which you supply values are in italics.

[   ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z}

Alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[x | y | z]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string, or the string will include the quotation marks.


Screen examples use the following conventions:

Convention
Description

screen font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays are in screen font.

boldface screen font

Information you must enter is in boldface screen font.

italic screen font

Variables for which you supply values are in italic screen font.

^

The symbol ^ represents the key labeled Control—for example, the key combination ^D in a screen display means hold down the Control key while you press the D key.

<   >

Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets.

[   ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.


Notes, cautionary statements, and safety warnings use these conventions:


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.



Caution Means reader be careful. You are capable of doing something that might result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Warning


IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device. Statement 1071

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS



Related Documentation

The WAE appliance supports the Cisco Wide Area Application Services software (WAAS). The WAE appliance can function as either a WAAS Central Manager or as an Application Acceleration Engine.

The Cisco WAAS software document set includes the following documents:

Release Note for Cisco Wide Area Application Services

Cisco Wide Area Application Services Command Reference

Cisco Wide Area Application Services Quick Configuration Guide

Cisco Wide Area Application Services Configuration Guide

The documentation for this product also includes the following hardware-related documents:

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Content Networking Product Series

Installing the Cisco WAE Inline Network Adapter

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

For information on obtaining documentation, obtaining support, providing documentation feedback, security guidelines, and also recommended aliases and general Cisco documents, see the monthly What's New in Cisco Product Documentation, which also lists all new and revised Cisco technical documentation, at:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html