PA-MC-2E1/8E1 PRI Port Adapter Installation and Configuration
Preparing to Install the PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1 PRI Port Adapters
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Preparing for Installation

Table Of Contents

Preparing for Installation

Required Tools and Equipment

Software and Hardware Requirements

Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility

Safety Guidelines

Safety Warnings

Electrical Equipment Guidelines

Telephone Wiring Guidelines

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Class A Notice for FCC

BABT Compliance

ITI-T Compliance

TBR24 Compliance

Compliance (Partial List)

T1/DSX1 Compliance

E1 Compliance


Preparing for Installation


This chapter describes the general equipment, safety, and site preparation requirements for installing the PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1 port adapter. This chapter contains the following sections:

Required Tools and Equipment

Software and Hardware Requirements

Safety Guidelines

Class A Notice for FCC

BABT Compliance

ITI-T Compliance

TBR24 Compliance

Compliance (Partial List)

Required Tools and Equipment

You need the following tools and parts to install a multichannel E1/PRI port adapter. If you need additional equipment, contact a service representative for ordering information.

PA-MC-2E1/120 or PA-MC-8E1/120

Catalyst RSM/VIP2 (for installation in Catalyst 5000 family switches). For information about the specific VIP2 models that support the PA-MC-8E1, see the "Software and Hardware Requirements" section.

Catalyst RSM/VIP2-40 motherboard, VIP2-40(=) or VIP2-50(=) motherboard, a Cisco 7200 series router, or a Cisco uBR7200 series router in which to install the multichannel E1/PRI port adapter

Catalyst 6000 family FlexWAN module in which to install the multichannel E1/PRI port adapter

Versatile Interface Processor (VIP) (for installation in Cisco 7000 series or Cisco 7500 series chassis only)

Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card (for installation in a Cisco 7304 router)

Category 3 or 5 UTP RJ-48C interface cables (Cisco Systems does not supply these cables; they are available commercially)


Note To meet VCCI Class II EMI requirements, you must use foil twisted pair (FTP) cables.



Note The Catalyst RSM/VIP2 and the Catalyst 6000 family FlexWAN module support the PA-MC-8E1/120(=) multichannel E1/PRI port adapter only.


Number 1 Phillips and a 3/16-inch flat-blade screwdriver (for VIP installation only)

Number 2 Phillips 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

Software and Hardware Requirements

Table 2-1 lists the recommended minimum Cisco IOS software release required to use the PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1 in supported router or switch platforms.

Table 2-1 PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1 Software Requirements 

Platform
Recommended Minimum Cisco IOS Release
Catalyst 5000 family switches with Catalyst RSM/VIP2 1 2 3

With Catalyst RSM/VIP2-15(=) or Catalyst RSM/VIP2-40(=)


Cisco IOS Release 11.2(9)P or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 11.2P

Catalyst 6000 family switches with Catalyst 6000 family FlexWAN module
 

Catalyst 6000 family MSFC4

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(1)EX or later

Supervisor engine software

Catalyst 6000 family supervisor engine software release 5.4(1) or later

Cisco 7100 series routers

Cisco 7120 series and Cisco 7140 series

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(4)E or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.1(4)E

Cisco 7200 series and Cisco 7200 VXR routers 5

Cisco 7204VXR and Cisco 7206VXR

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(3)T or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.0T
Cisco IOS Release 12.0(2)XE2 or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.0XE
Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)B or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.2B

Cisco 7204 and Cisco 7206

Cisco IOS Release 11.1(6)CA or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 11.1CA
Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)B or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.2B

Cisco 7202

Cisco IOS Release 11.1(19)CC1 or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 11.1CC
Cisco IOS Release 11.3(4)AA or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 11.3AA
Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)B or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.2B

Cisco uBR7200 series routers

Cisco uBR7223 and Cisco uBR7246


Cisco IOS Release 11.3(7)NA or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 11.3NA
Cisco IOS Release 12.0(3)T or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.0T

Cisco uBR7246VXR

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(7)SC or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.0SC
Cisco IOS Release 12.0(7)XR or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.0XR

Cisco 7201 router

Cisco IOS Release 12.4(4)XD7 or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.4XD
Cisco IOS Release 12.2(31)SB5 or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.2SB

Cisco 7301 router

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(11)YZ or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.2YZ

Cisco 7304 router
 

With Cisco 7304 PCI Port Adapter Carrier Card

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(14)SZ or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.2SZ

Cisco 7401ASR router

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(1)DX or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.2DX
Cisco IOS Release 12.2(4)B or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.2B

VIP in the Cisco 7000 series and Cisco 7500 series routers 6 7 8

Cisco IOS Release 11.1(7)CA or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 11.1CA

Cisco IOS Release 11.1(14)CA or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 11.1CA

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(9)S or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.0(10)S

Cisco IOS Release 12.0(9)S or a later release of Cisco IOS Release 12.0(10)S

1 The specific Catalyst RSM/VIP2 model recommended for the PA-MC-8E1 is the VIP2-40, which has 2 MB of SRAM and 32 MB of DRAM. The PA-MC-8E1 is also supported by the VIP2-15 with 1 MB of SRAM and 16 MB of DRAM, but we do not recommend its use with this model.

2 If you are using the High-Speed Serial Interface (HSSI) single- or dual-port adapter in the Catalyst 5000, 5500, 5505, or 5509 switch, you must install the port adapter on the Catalyst Versatile Interface Processor 2 (VIP2-15 or VIP2-40) Revision 2 (board part number 73-3468-XX, where XX is the version number). Do not use this port adapter in the Catalyst 5000, 5505, or 5509 switch if you are installing it on a Catalyst VIP2 (either VIP2-15 or VIP2-40) module that is not Revision 2. If you fail to comply with this restriction, your system will shut down because of an overload on the power supply.

3 You can have only two HSSI single- or dual-port adapters per chassis installed on a Catalyst VIP2-15 or VIP2-40 Revision 2 module used in the Catalyst 5500 switch.

4 MSFC = Multilayer Switch Feature Card

5 Cisco IOS Release 11.2(7a)P or a later release of 11.2 P supports half-duplex and binary synchronous communications (Bisync) operation on PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1 port adapters in Cisco 7200 series series routers.

6 The PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1can be used in the VIP2 in all Cisco 7500 series routers using a Route Switch Processor (RSP), and in Cisco 7000 series routers using the RSP7000 and RSP7000CI.

7 The specific VIP2 models recommended for the PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1 in all Cisco 7500 series routers, and in Cisco 7000 series routers using the RSP7000 and RSP7000CI, are VIP2-40(=), which has 2 MB of SRAM and 32 MB of DRAM, and VIP2-50(=), which has 4 to 8 MB of SRAM and 32 to 128 MB of SDRAM; however, the PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1 is also supported by the VIP2-15(=) and VIP2-20= models, but we do not recommend its use with these VIP2 models.

8 There are no restrictions on the number of installed PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1 port adapters when Cisco 7000 or Cisco 7500 series routers are running Cisco IOS Release 11.1(7) or a later release of 11.1. The PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1 can be installed in either port adapter slot 0 or slot 1 on the VIP2 or VIP4.


For configuration guidelines on port adapters in the Cisco 7200 series, 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

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.

Safety Guidelines

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

Safety Warnings

Electrical Equipment Guidelines

Telephone Wiring Guidelines

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Safety Warnings

Safety warnings appear throughout this publication in procedures that, if performed incorrectly, may 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.

GUARDE ESTAS INSTRUCCIONES

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 board component-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 (Mohm).

Class A Notice for FCC

Modifying the equipment without Cisco's authorization may result in the equipment no longer complying with FCC requirements for Class A digital devices. In that event, your right to use the equipment may be limited by FCC regulations, and you may be required to correct any interference to radio or television communications at your own expense.

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.

BABT Compliance

The BABT607116 marking on the PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1 signifies that it meets United Kingdom directive 607116 and has been designed to BABT standards. The BABT label is located on the top of the PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1; Figure 2-1 shows the BABT label for the PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1.

Figure 2-1 BABT Label for PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1 Serial Port Adapter

ITI-T Compliance

ITI-T recommendation G.823 specifies that it is important to restrict jitter gain. Figure 4 of G.823 shows a typical jitter transfer characteristic. (Note that small jitter gain is allowed.) British Standard 328: Section 8.1 1990 gives the allowable gain as 0.5 dB.

The PA-MC-2E1 or PA-MC-8E1 line mode clocking complies with these sections.

TBR24 Compliance

When the PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1 is in line clocking mode, jitter is not attenuated, and any jitter received is transferred to the line. If input jitter exceeds the limits of TBR24, then output jitter will not meet TBR24 transfer specifications. Line clocking mode is intended for use only where the connection involves a single hop, and where clock timing will not be transferred to other network equipment.

When not in line clocking mode, the PA-MC-2E1 and PA-MC-8E1 complies with TBR24 standards.

Compliance (Partial List)

T1/DSX1 Compliance

ANSI T1.403

US (UL 1950, 1459, T1)

FCC Part 68

Canada (C1950, T1)

US (FCC part 15J Class A, T1)

U.K. (BS6301, EN60950, EN41003)

Canada (CSA C108.8 Class A, T1)

Bellcore—AT&T Accunet (62411)

ATT 54016

Japan (VCCI Class 2, T1)

E1 Compliance

Germany (TUV GS)

Germany (VDE 0878 part 3 and 30)

France (NFC98020)

France (EN60950, EN41003)

Sweden (SS447-2-22)

Europe (EN55022 Class B, EN55102-1, EN55102-2)

CCITT/ITU G.703, G.704, I.431

ETSI NET5, ETS300156

CTR-4, CTR-12

TBR-13

ETS 300011

ITU I.431