PA-A6 Port Adapter Installation and Configuration
Preparing to Install the PA-A6
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Preparing for Installation

Table Of Contents

Preparing for Installation

Required Tools and Equipment

Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7200 Series Routers and Cisco 7200 VXR Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7201 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7301 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7304 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7401ASR Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7500 Series Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7600 Series Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility

75-Ohm In-Line Coaxial Attenuator

Safety Guidelines

Safety Warnings

Electrical Equipment Guidelines

Telephone Wiring Guidelines

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Laser/LED Safety Guidelines

FCC Class A Compliance


Preparing for Installation


This chapter describes the general equipment, safety, and site preparation requirements for installing the PA-A6. This chapter contains the following sections:

Required Tools and Equipment

Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility

75-Ohm In-Line Coaxial Attenuator

Safety Guidelines

Laser/LED Safety Guidelines

FCC Class A Compliance

Required Tools and Equipment

You need the following tools and parts to install a PA-A6. If you need additional equipment, contact your service representative for ordering information.

PA-A6

ATM interface cable to connect the PA-A6 to the ATM network (For cable information, see the "Connecting Port Adapter Cables" section.)

Number 2 Phillips screwdriver

Number 1 Phillips screwdriver and a 3/16-inch flat-blade screwdriver

Your own electrostatic discharge (ESD)-prevention equipment or the disposable grounding wrist strap included with all upgrade kits, field-replaceable units (FRUs), and spares

Antistatic mat

Antistatic container

Attenuator kit (optional)

Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The following sections indicate the minimum hardware and software requirements for each supported platform:

Cisco 7200 Series Routers and Cisco 7200 VXR Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7201 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7301 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7304 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7401ASR Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7500 Series Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

Cisco 7600 Series Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

For the latest releases supporting the PA-A6, refer to the "Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility" section.


Note When you upgrade your Cisco IOS software to the minimum required software release, we recommend you also upgrade your boot image.


Cisco 7200 Series Routers and Cisco 7200 VXR Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The PA-A6 port adapters are high-bandwidth and must conform to the system configuration guidelines for Cisco 7200 series routers and Cisco 7200 VXR routers. (Port adapters are rated by data-carrying capacity as high, medium, or low bandwidth. Cisco 7200 series routers and Cisco 7200 VXR routers have certain data-carrying capacity [or bandwidth] restrictions that affect the number of high-bandwidth, medium-bandwidth, and low-bandwidth port adapters you can install.) For more information on port adapter installation restrictions, refer to the Cisco 7200 Series Port Adapter Hardware Configuration Guidelines at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2033/products_configuration_guide_book09186a00801056ef.html

Your Cisco 7200 series router or Cisco 7200 VXR router must have an installed NPE-400 or NSE-1. Table 2-1 shows the minimum SDRAM needed to support the PA-A6.

Table 2-1 SDRAM Requirements

Number of VCs
SDRAM Required

8000

256 MB

Up to 4000

128 MB


The minimum Cisco IOS software release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7202, Cisco 7204, Cisco 7204VXR, Cisco 7206, and Cisco 7206VXR is Cisco IOS Release 12.2(15)B. For the latest Cisco IOS release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7200 series routers and Cisco 7200 VXR routers, refer to the "Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility" section.

Cisco 7201 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The PA-A6 is installed in the single port adapter slot of the Cisco 7201 router.

The minimum Cisco IOS software releases that support the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7201 router are Cisco IOS Release 12.4(4)XD7 and 12.2(31)SB5. For the latest Cisco IOS release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7201 router, refer to the "Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility" section.

Cisco 7301 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The PA-A6 is installed in the single port adapter slot of the Cisco 7301 router.

The minimum Cisco IOS software releases that support the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7301 router are Cisco IOS Release 12.2(15)B, 12.2T, 12.3, 12.3T, and 12.2SX. For the latest Cisco IOS release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7301 router, refer to the "Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility" section.

Cisco 7304 Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The PA-A6 is installed in the Cisco 7304 PCI port adapter carrier card that installs into Cisco 7304 router module slots 2 through 5.

The minimum Cisco IOS software release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7304 router is Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31)SB2. For the latest Cisco IOS release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7304 router, refer to the "Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility" section.

Cisco 7401ASR Router Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The PA-A6 is installed in the single port adapter slot of the Cisco 7401ASR router.

The minimum Cisco IOS software release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7401ASR is Cisco IOS Release 12.2(15)B. For the latest Cisco IOS release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7401ASR router, refer to the "Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility" section.

Cisco 7500 Series Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The PA-A6 is installed on the versatile interface processors VIP4-50 and VIP4-80 used in Cisco 7500 series routers. The PA-A6 can be installed in either port adapter slot of the VIP4-50 or VIP4-80 on Cisco 7500 series routers.

The minimum Cisco IOS software release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7500 series routers is Cisco IOS Release 12.2(14)SX2. For the latest Cisco IOS release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7500 series routers, refer to the "Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility" section.

Cisco 7600 Series Routers Minimum Hardware and Software Requirements

The PA-A6 is installed in a FlexWAN or Enhanced FlexWAN module used in the Cisco 7600 series routers. The FlexWAN module can be installed in any slot of a Cisco 7600 series router except slot 1, which is reserved for the supervisor engine. Port adapters can be installed into either module bay 0 or module bay 1 on the FlexWAN module.

The minimum Cisco IOS software release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7600 series routers is Cisco IOS Release 12.2(14)SX2. For the latest Cisco IOS release that supports the PA-A6 on the Cisco 7600 series routers, refer to the "Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility" section.

Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility

To check the minimum software requirements of Cisco IOS software with the hardware installed on your router, Cisco maintains the Software Advisor tool on Cisco.com. This tool does not verify whether modules within a system are compatible, but it does provide the minimum IOS requirements for individual hardware modules or components.


Note Access to this tool is limited to users with Cisco.com login accounts.


To access Software Advisor, click Log In at Cisco.com and go to Support > Tools and Resources. You can also access the tool by pointing your browser directly to http://www.cisco.com/en/US/support/tsd_most_requested_tools.html.

Choose a product family or enter a specific product number to search for the minimum supported software release needed for your hardware.

75-Ohm In-Line Coaxial Attenuator

A 75-ohm in-line coaxial attenuator may be required to tune the signal between the port adapter
and the far-end equipment, if the port adapter is experiencing line code violations (LCVs).
LCVs occur when the far-end equipment transmit signal saturates the front-end receiver of the PA-A6.

Cisco offers an attenuator kit (ATTEN-KIT-PA=) that contains five attenuators with fixed values ranging from 3 dB to 20 dB. For more information on the attenuator kit, refer to Installing the 75-Ohm In-Line Coaxial Attenuator on Cisco Port Adapters at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/modules/ps2033/prod_module_installation_guide09186a00800a85c0.html

Safety Guidelines

This section provides safety guidelines that you should follow when working with any equipment that connects to electrical power or telephone wiring.

Safety Warnings

Safety warnings appear throughout this publication in procedures that, if performed incorrectly, might harm you. A warning symbol precedes each warning statement.

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

Waarschuwing

BELANGRIJKE VEILIGHEIDSINSTRUCTIES

Dit waarschuwingssymbool betekent gevaar. U verkeert in een situatie die lichamelijk letsel kan veroorzaken. Voordat u aan enige apparatuur gaat werken, dient u zich bewust te zijn van de bij elektrische schakelingen betrokken risico's en dient u op de hoogte te zijn van de standaard praktijken om ongelukken te voorkomen. Gebruik het nummer van de verklaring onderaan de waarschuwing als u een vertaling van de waarschuwing die bij het apparaat wordt geleverd, wilt raadplegen.

BEWAAR DEZE INSTRUCTIES

Varoitus

TÄRKEITÄ TURVALLISUUSOHJEITA

Tämä varoitusmerkki merkitsee vaaraa. Tilanne voi aiheuttaa ruumiillisia vammoja. Ennen kuin käsittelet laitteistoa, huomioi sähköpiirien käsittelemiseen liittyvät riskit ja tutustu onnettomuuksien yleisiin ehkäisytapoihin. Turvallisuusvaroitusten käännökset löytyvät laitteen mukana toimitettujen käännettyjen turvallisuusvaroitusten joukosta varoitusten lopussa näkyvien lausuntonumeroiden avulla.

SÄILYTÄ NÄMÄ OHJEET

Attention

IMPORTANTES INFORMATIONS DE SÉCURITÉ

Ce symbole d'avertissement indique un danger. Vous vous trouvez dans une situation pouvant entraîner des blessures ou des dommages corporels. Avant de travailler sur un équipement, soyez conscient des dangers liés aux circuits électriques et familiarisez-vous avec les procédures couramment utilisées pour éviter les accidents. Pour prendre connaissance des traductions des avertissements figurant dans les consignes de sécurité traduites qui accompagnent cet appareil, référez-vous au numéro de l'instruction situé à la fin de chaque avertissement.

CONSERVEZ CES INFORMATIONS

Warnung

WICHTIGE SICHERHEITSHINWEISE

Dieses Warnsymbol bedeutet Gefahr. Sie befinden sich in einer Situation, die zu Verletzungen führen kann. Machen Sie sich vor der Arbeit mit Geräten mit den Gefahren elektrischer Schaltungen und den üblichen Verfahren zur Vorbeugung vor Unfällen vertraut. Suchen Sie mit der am Ende jeder Warnung angegebenen Anweisungsnummer nach der jeweiligen Übersetzung in den übersetzten Sicherheitshinweisen, die zusammen mit diesem Gerät ausgeliefert wurden.

BEWAHREN SIE DIESE HINWEISE GUT AUF.

Avvertenza

IMPORTANTI ISTRUZIONI SULLA SICUREZZA

Questo simbolo di avvertenza indica un pericolo. La situazione potrebbe causare infortuni alle persone. Prima di intervenire su qualsiasi apparecchiatura, occorre essere al corrente dei pericoli relativi ai circuiti elettrici e conoscere le procedure standard per la prevenzione di incidenti. Utilizzare il numero di istruzione presente alla fine di ciascuna avvertenza per individuare le traduzioni delle avvertenze riportate in questo documento.

CONSERVARE QUESTE ISTRUZIONI

Advarsel

VIKTIGE SIKKERHETSINSTRUKSJONER

Dette advarselssymbolet betyr fare. Du er i en situasjon som kan føre til skade på person. Før du begynner å arbeide med noe av utstyret, må du være oppmerksom på farene forbundet med elektriske kretser, og kjenne til standardprosedyrer for å forhindre ulykker. Bruk nummeret i slutten av hver advarsel for å finne oversettelsen i de oversatte sikkerhetsadvarslene som fulgte med denne enheten.

TA VARE PÅ DISSE INSTRUKSJONENE

Aviso

INSTRUÇÕES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURANÇA

Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você está em uma situação que poderá ser causadora de lesões corporais. Antes de iniciar a utilização de qualquer equipamento, tenha conhecimento dos perigos envolvidos no manuseio de circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas habituais de prevenção de acidentes. Utilize o número da instrução fornecido ao final de cada aviso para localizar sua tradução nos avisos de segurança traduzidos que acompanham este dispositivo.

GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUÇÕES

¡Advertencia!

INSTRUCCIONES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURIDAD

Este símbolo de aviso indica peligro. Existe riesgo para su integridad física. Antes de manipular cualquier equipo, considere los riesgos de la corriente eléctrica y familiarícese con los procedimientos estándar de prevención de accidentes. Al final de cada advertencia encontrará el número que le ayudará a encontrar el texto traducido en el apartado de traducciones que acompaña a este dispositivo.

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Varning!

VIKTIGA SÄKERHETSANVISNINGAR

Denna varningssignal signalerar fara. Du befinner dig i en situation som kan leda till personskada. Innan du utför arbete på någon utrustning måste du vara medveten om farorna med elkretsar och känna till vanliga förfaranden för att förebygga olyckor. Använd det nummer som finns i slutet av varje varning för att hitta dess översättning i de översatta säkerhetsvarningar som medföljer denna anordning.

SPARA DESSA ANVISNINGAR

Aviso

INSTRUÇÕES IMPORTANTES DE SEGURANÇA

Este símbolo de aviso significa perigo. Você se encontra em uma situação em que há risco de lesões corporais. Antes de trabalhar com qualquer equipamento, esteja ciente dos riscos que envolvem os circuitos elétricos e familiarize-se com as práticas padrão de prevenção de acidentes. Use o número da declaração fornecido ao final de cada aviso para localizar sua tradução nos avisos de segurança traduzidos que acompanham o dispositivo.

GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUÇÕES

Advarsel

VIGTIGE SIKKERHEDSANVISNINGER

Dette advarselssymbol betyder fare. Du befinder dig i en situation med risiko for legemesbeskadigelse. Før du begynder arbejde på udstyr, skal du være opmærksom på de involverede risici, der er ved elektriske kredsløb, og du skal sætte dig ind i standardprocedurer til undgåelse af ulykker. Brug erklæringsnummeret efter hver advarsel for at finde oversættelsen i de oversatte advarsler, der fulgte med denne enhed.

GEM DISSE ANVISNINGER


Electrical Equipment Guidelines

Follow these basic guidelines when working with any electrical equipment:

Before beginning any procedures requiring access to the chassis interior, locate the emergency power-off switch for the room in which you are working.

Disconnect all power and external cables before moving a chassis.

Do not work alone when potentially hazardous conditions exist.

Never assume that power has been disconnected from a circuit; always check.

Do not perform any action that creates a potential hazard to people or makes the equipment unsafe; carefully examine your work area for possible hazards such as moist floors, ungrounded power extension cables, and missing safety grounds.

Telephone Wiring Guidelines

Use the following guidelines when working with any equipment that is connected to telephone wiring or to other network cabling:

Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.

Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.

Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage, which can occur when electronic cards or components are improperly handled, results in complete or intermittent failures. Port adapters and processor modules comprise printed circuit boards that are fixed in metal carriers. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and connectors are integral components of the carrier. Although the metal carrier helps to protect the board from ESD, use a preventive antistatic strap during handling.

Following are guidelines for preventing ESD damage:

Always use an ESD wrist or ankle strap and ensure that it makes good skin contact.

Connect the equipment end of the strap to an unfinished chassis surface.

When installing a component, use any available ejector levers or captive installation screws to properly seat the bus connectors in the backplane or midplane. These devices prevent accidental removal, provide proper grounding for the system, and help to ensure that bus connectors are properly seated.

When removing a component, use any available ejector levers or captive installation screws to release the bus connectors from the backplane or midplane.

Handle carriers by available handles or edges only; avoid touching the printed circuit boards or connectors.

Place a removed component board-side-up on an antistatic surface or in a static shielding container. If you plan to return the component to the factory, immediately place it in a static shielding container.

Avoid contact between the printed circuit boards and clothing. The wrist strap only protects components from ESD voltages on the body; ESD voltages on clothing can still cause damage.

Never attempt to remove the printed circuit board from the metal carrier.


Caution For safety, periodically check the resistance value of the antistatic strap. The measurement should be between 1 and 10 megohms (Mohms).

Laser/LED Safety Guidelines

The single-mode transmitter in the PA-A6 uses a small laser to transmit the light signal to the network ring. Keep the transmit port covered whenever a cable is not connected to it. Although multimode transceivers typically use LEDs for transmission, it is good practice to keep open ports covered and avoid staring into open ports or apertures.

The single-mode aperture port contains a Class 1 laser warning label, as shown in Figure 2-1.

Figure 2-1 Class 1 Laser Warning Label for Single-Mode Port


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051



Warning Class 1 laser product. Statement 1008


The multimode aperture contains a Class 1 LED warning label, as shown in Figure 2-2.

Figure 2-2 Class 1 LED Warning Label for Multimode Port


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051



Warning Class 1 LED product. Statement 1027


FCC Class A Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case users will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.

You can determine whether your equipment is causing interference by turning it off. If the interference stops, it was probably caused by the Cisco equipment or one of its peripheral devices. If the equipment causes interference to radio or television reception, try to correct the interference by using one or more of the following measures:

Turn the television or radio antenna until the interference stops.

Move the equipment to one side or the other of the television or radio.

Move the equipment farther away from the television or radio.

Plug the equipment into an outlet that is on a different circuit from the television or radio. (That is, make certain the equipment and the television or radio are on circuits controlled by different circuit breakers or fuses.)


Caution This product has been designed to meet these requirements. Modifications to this product that are not authorized by Cisco Systems, Inc. could void the various approvals and negate your authority to operate the product.