PA-FC-1G Fibre Channel Port Adapter Installation and Configuration
Preface: PA-FC-1G
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Preface: PA-FC-1G

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Preface: PA-FC-1G



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Preface: PA-FC-1G

This preface describes the objectives and organization of this document and explains how to find additional information on related products and services. This preface contains the following sections:



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This document describes how to install and configure the PA-FC-1G fibre channel port adapter (PA-FC-1G=), hereafter referred to as the PA-FC-1G, which is used in the following platforms:

Cisco 7200 VXR routers, including the 4-slot Cisco 7204VXR and the 6-slot Cisco 7206VXR

Note The PA-FC-1G is supported on the Cisco 7200 VXR routers with the NSE-1 or NPE-400 as the CPU card.

Cisco 7401ASR router


This document contains the following chapters:


Chapter 1

Overview: PA-FC-1G

Describes the PA-FC-1G and its LED displays, cables, and receptacles.

Chapter 2

Preparing to Install the PA-FC-1G

Describes safety considerations, tools required, and procedures you should perform before the actual installation.

Chapter 3

Removing and Installing the PA-FC-1G

Describes the procedures for installing and removing the PA-FC-1G.

Chapter 4

Configuring the PA-FC-1G

Provides instructions for configuring the PA-FC-1G.

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Your router, switch, or gateway and the Cisco IOS software running on it contain extensive features and functionality, which are documented in the following resources:

Cisco IOS software:

For configuration information and support, refer to the modular configuration and modular command reference publications in the Cisco IOS software configuration documentation set that corresponds to the software release installed on your Cisco hardware.

For Cisco IOS commands that are new for the 12.2(13)ZD release and the PA-FC-1G, see the PA-FC-1G Fibre Channel Port Adapter software document.

To check the minimum software requirements of Cisco IOS software with the hardware installed on your router, Cisco maintains the Software Advisor tool on You must be a registered user on to access this tool.

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Cisco 7200 VXR routers:

For port adapter hardware and memory configuration guidelines, refer to the Cisco 7200 Series Port Adapter Hardware Configuration Guidelines.

For hardware installation and maintenance information, refer to the Cisco 7200 VXR Installation and Configuration Guide or the Cisco 7200 VXR Quick Start Guide.

For hardware installation and maintenance information (including the Cisco 7206 or Cisco 7206VXR as a router shelf in a Cisco AS5800 Universal Access Server), refer to the installation and configuration guide that shipped with your Cisco 7200 series router.

For information on network processing engines or network services engines, refer to the Network Processing Engine and Network Services Engine Installation and Configuration publication.

Cisco 7401ASR router:

For hardware installation and maintenance information, refer to the Cisco 7401ASR Installation and Configuration Guide or the Cisco 7401ASR Quick Start Guide.

For international agency compliance, safety, and statutory information for WAN interfaces:

Cisco AS5800 Universal Access Server Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco 7200 Series Routers

Cisco 7400 Series Internet Router Regulatory Compliance and Safety Guide

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