Cisco Wide Area Virtualization Engine 7541, 7571, and 8541 Hardware Installation Guide
Preface
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Preface

Table Of Contents

Preface

Purpose

Audience

Organization

Conventions

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


Preface


This preface describes the purpose of the Cisco Wide Area Virtualization Engine 7541, 7571, and 8541 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 and Submitting a Service Request

Purpose

This installation guide explains how to prepare your site for installation, how to install a Wide Area Virtualization Engine 7541, 7571, and 8541 (WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541) 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 WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541 appliance and for the router that works with the WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541 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 is organized as follows:

Chapter
Title
Description

Chapter 1

Introducing the Cisco Wide Area Virtualization Engine 7541, 7571, and 8541

Describes the physical properties and provides a functional overview of the WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541.

Chapter 2

Preparing to Install the WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541

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

Chapter 3

Installing the WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541

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

Chapter 4

Installing Hardware Options for the WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541

Describes how to install Cisco Interface Modules, hard disk drives, fans, and power supplies.

Chapter 5

WAVE Interface Modules

Describes the features and cabling requirements of the Cisco WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541 Interface Modules.

Chapter 6

Troubleshooting the System Hardware

Describes troubleshooting procedures for the hardware installation.

Appendix A

WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541 Hardware Specifications

Gives a summary of the hardware features and specifications.

Appendix B

Maintaining the WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541

Describes how to maintain the WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541.


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 WAVE-7541, WAVE-7571, and WAVE-8541 appliance supports the Cisco Wide Area Application Services software (WAAS) and 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 Upgrade Guide

Cisco Wide Area Application Services Quick Configuration Guide

Cisco Wide Area Application Services Configuration Guide

Cisco Wide Area Application Services Command Reference

Cisco Wide Area Application Services API Reference

Cisco Wide Area Application Services Monitoring Guide

Cisco WAAS Installation and Configuration Guide for Windows on a Virtual Blade

Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting Guide for Release 4.1.3 and Later

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

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Wide Area Virtualization Engines

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, 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

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