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Cisco Application Control Engine Module Installation Note

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Cisco Application Control Engine Module Installation Note

Contents

Supervisor Engine and IOS Support for the ACE Module

Virtual Switching System Support

Safety Overview

NEBS Level 3 Compliance

Front Panel Description

Status LED

Shutdown Button

USB Port

RJ-45 Console Connector

FIPS LED

System and Environmental Requirements

System Requirements

Supported Hardware and Software

Power Requirements

Memory Requirements

Environmental Requirements

Before You Install or Remove a Module

Installing a Module

Removing a Module

Accessing the ACE Command-Line Interface

Related Documentation

Translated Safety Warnings

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines


Cisco Application Control Engine Module Installation Note


Product Numbers: ACE10-6500-K9, ACE20-MOD-K9

This document describes how to install the Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) module. Unless otherwise noted, ACE module refers to the ACE10-6500-K9 (ACE10) or ACE20-MOD-K9 (ACE20).

You can install an ACE10 or an ACE20 module in the following chassis:

A Catalyst 6500 series switch with IOS software version 12.2(18)SXF4 or later, or 12.2(33)SXH or later. You can install the ACE10 or ACE20 in all Catalyst 6500 series models (both the E and non-E switch chassis) as described in the "Before You Install or Remove a Module" section.

A Cisco 7600 series router with IOS software release 12.2(18)SXF4 or 12.2(33)SRB or later. You can install the ACE module in all Cisco 7600 series router models (both the S and non-S router chassis).


Note ACE10-6500-K9, ACE20-MOD-K9 and ACE30-MOD-K9 modules can occupy the same chassis, however, you cannot use an ACE10 or an ACE20 with an ACE30 for redundancy.


Contents

This document contains the following sections:

Supervisor Engine and IOS Support for the ACE Module

Virtual Switching System Support

NEBS Level 3 Compliance

Front Panel Description

System and Environmental Requirements

Before You Install or Remove a Module

Installing a Module

Removing a Module

Accessing the ACE Command-Line Interface

Related Documentation

Translated Safety Warnings

Obtaining Documentation, Obtaining Support, and Security Guidelines

Supervisor Engine and IOS Support for the ACE Module

Table 1 and Table 2 summarize the supervisor engine model and IOS version support for the ACE10 and the ACE20 in the Catalyst 6500 series switch and the Cisco 7600 series router, respectively.

Table 1 Supervisor Engine and IOS Support for the ACE10 and ACE20 in a Catalyst 6500 Series Switch with a Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC3 or MSFC4)

Supervisor Engine Model
Minimum Required IOS Version
Other IOS Version Support

WS-SUP720

12.2(18)SXF4 (or later)

12.2(33)SXH (or later), 12.2(33)SXI1 (or later)

WS-SUP720-3B

WS-SUP720-3BXL

VS-S720-10G-3C

12.2(33)SXH (or later)

VS-S720-10G-3CXL

VS-S2T-10G2

12.2(50)SY (or later)

VS-S2T-10G-XL

1 Minimum required IOS version for VSS support. See the Virtual Switching System Support section.

2 Minimum required ACE20 module software version for Supervisor Engine 2T support is A2(3.4) or later. This ACE software version supports both supervisor engine models: VS-S2T-10G and VS-S2T-10G-XL.


Table 2 Supervisor Engine, Route Switch Processor (RSP), and IOS Support for the ACE10 and ACE20 in a Cisco 7600 Series Router with an MSFC3 or MSFC4

Supervisor Engine or RSP
Minimum Required IOS Version
Other IOS Version Support

WS-SUP720

12.2(18)SXF4 (or later)

12.2(33) SRB (or later)

Not supported: 12.2(33)SXH1

WS-SUP720-3B

WS-SUP720-3BXL

RSP720

12.2(33)SRC (or later)

None

RSP720-1GE

RSP720-3CXL-GE

1 Cisco IOS release 12.2(33)SXH runs only on the Catalyst 6500 series switch. Therefore, the Supervisor 720-10GE engines are not supported in the Cisco 7600 series router.


For more information about Cisco IOS releases, see the Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.2SXF and Rebuilds and the Release Notes for Cisco IOS Release 12.2(33)SXH and Later Releases.

Virtual Switching System Support

The ACE10 and the ACE20 running ACE software version A2(1.2) or later and earlier than A4(1.0) and installed in a Catalyst 6500 series switch running IOS software version 12.2(33)SXI or later support the Virtual Switching System (VSS). VSS is a system virtualization technology that allows the pooling of multiple Catalyst 6500 switches into a single virtual switch for increased operational efficiency by simplifying the network. Inter-chassis Supervisor switchover (SSO) boosts non-stop communication. For more information about VSS, see the Cisco IOS Version 12.2(33)SXI Configuration Guide.

Safety Overview


Warning

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NEBS Level 3 Compliance

Table 3 lists the NEBS Level 3 compliance and ETSI environmental requirements for the ACE10 and ACE20.

Table 3 NEBS Compliance and ETSI 300-019 Environmental Requirements

Specification
Description
Comments

NEBS Criteria Levels

SR-3580 NEBS level 3 (GR-63-CORE, issue 3, GR-1089-CORE, issue 4)

 

Verizon NEBS Compliance

Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist

 

Qwest NEBS requirements

Telecommunications Carrier Group (TCG) Checklist

 

ATT NEBS requirements

ATT TP76200 level 3, TP7645 and TCG Checklist

 

Front Panel Description

Figure 1 illustrates the front panel of the ACE10-6500-K9 module. Figure 2 illustrates the front panel of the ACE20-MOD-K9 module.

Figure 1 ACE10-6500-K9 Front Panel

Figure 2 ACE20-MOD-K9 Front Panel

This section contains the following topics that describe the individual components on the front panel:

Status LED

Shutdown Button

RJ-45 Console Connector

FIPS LED

Status LED

When you power up the ACE module, it initializes various hardware components and communicates with the supervisor engine. The Status LED indicates the supervisor engine operations and the initialization results. During the normal initialization sequence, the status LED changes from off to red, orange, and green.


Note For information on the supervisor engine LEDs, see the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Module Installation Guide or the Cisco 7600 Series Router Module Installation Guide.


Table 4 describes the Status LED operation.

Table 4 Status LED Description 

LED Color
Description

Off

Indicates one of the following conditions:

The module is waiting for the supervisor engine to provide power.

The module is offline.

The module is not receiving power, which may be caused by one of the following:

Power is not available to the module.

Module temperature is over the limit1 .

Red

Indicates one of the following conditions:

The module is released from reset by the supervisor engine and is booting.

The boot code failed to run.

Orange

Indicates one of the following conditions:

The module is initializing hardware or communicating with the supervisor engine.

A fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

The module failed to download its Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) at startup. The module continues with the remainder of the initialization sequence and provides the module online status from the supervisor engine.

The module has not received the module online status from the supervisor engine. This problem may be caused by the supervisor engine detecting a failure in an external loopback test that it issued to the module.

Green

The module is operational; the supervisor engine has provided module online status.

Green to Orange

The module is disabled through the supervisor engine command-line interface (CLI) using the no power enable module command.

1 Enter the show environment temperature mod command at the Catalyst 6500 series switch or Cisco 7600 series router CLI to display the temperature of each of the four sensors on the module.


Shutdown Button


Caution Do not remove the ACE module from the Catalyst 6500 series switch or the Cisco 7600 series router until the module has shut down completely and the Status LED is orange. To avoid damaging the ACE module, you must correctly shut down the module before you remove it from the chassis or before you disconnect the power. You may damage the ACE module if you remove it from the switch before it completely shuts down.

The Shutdown button manually shuts down the ACE module. To properly shut down the ACE module to prevent data loss, enter the no power enable module command in Configure mode at the switch or router CLI.

If the ACE module fails to respond to this command, shut down the module by using a small pointed object (such as a paper clip) to access the Shutdown button on the front panel of the ACE module. The shutdown procedure may take several minutes. The Status LED turns off when the module shuts down.

USB Port

The USB port is intended for future use.

RJ-45 Console Connector

The RJ-45 Console port is used to initially configure the ACE module. The initial ACE module configuration must be made through a direct connection to the Console port. After the initial configurations, you can make an Secure shell (SSH) or Telnet connection to the module to further configure it.

The Console port uses an 8-pin RJ-45 connector to connect the ACE module to a terminal. Two RJ-45 console cables are included as part of the ACE module accessory kit.

The settings for the Console port are 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity. The Console port settings are fixed and cannot be changed.

FIPS LED

The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) LED is not used. This LED is on the front panel of an ACE10-6500-K9 module only.

System and Environmental Requirements

The following sections describe the system and environmental requirements for the ACE module:

System Requirements

Supported Hardware and Software

Power Requirements

Memory Requirements

Environmental Requirements

System Requirements

An ACE module occupies one slot in the Catalyst 6500 series switch or Cisco 7600 series router chassis. ACE10-6500-K9, ACE20-MOD-K9, and ACE30-MOD-K9 modules can occupy the same chassis, but you cannot use an ACE10 or ACE20 with an ACE30 for redudancy. A single chassis supports a maximum of four ACE modules.

Before you install the ACE module with preloaded software in the Catalyst 6500 series switch or Cisco 7600 series router chassis, ensure that the chassis contains the following:

Supervisor Engine 720 with Cisco IOS software and a Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC3). The ACE module supports the following models of Supervisor 720 engines: WS-SUP720, WS-SUP720-3B, WS-SUP720-3BXL, VS-S720-10G-3C, VS-S720-10G-3CXL.

Any module that has ports to connect to the server and client networks.

For more information on the Catalyst 6500 series switch, see the Catalyst 6500 Series Switches Installation Guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/switches/ps708/prod_installation_guides_list.html

For more information on the Cisco 7600 series router, see the Cisco 7600 Series Router Installation Guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps368/prod_installation_guides_list.html

Supported Hardware and Software

Table 5 lists the minimum ACE module software release, and supported hardware and Cisco IOS software version for the ACE module.

Table 5 Supported Hardware and Software 

Product Description
Product Number
Minimum ACE Software Release Required
Cisco IOS Release
Catalyst 6500 Series Switch
Cisco 7600 Series Router

ACE module

ACE10-6500-K9

3.0(0)A1(2) for the Catalyst 6500 series switch, 3.0(0)A1(4)a for the Cisco 7600 series router

Cisco IOS Release
12.2(18)SXF4 or later or 12.2(33)SXH or later or 12.2(33)SXI or later

Cisco IOS Release 12.2(18)SXF4 or later or 12.2(33)SRB or later or 12.2(33)SRC or later

ACE20-MOD-K9

3.0(0)A1(4)a

Console cable

72-876-01

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Accessory kit (contains two console cables)

800-05097-01

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


Power Requirements

An ACE module module operates on power supplied by the Catalyst 6500 series switch or the Cisco 7600 series router. The power consumption of the ACE10 and ACE20 modules is 220 W (751 BTU/hr). To ensure that you have sufficient power available for the ACE in your chassis, enter the following command at the supervisor engine CLI:

SUP-C# show power available
system power available =  496.86 Watts (11.83 Amps @ 42V)

Memory Requirements

The ACE module memory is not configurable.

Environmental Requirements

Table 6 lists the environmental requirements for the ACE module.

Table 6 ACE module Environmental Requirements

Item
Specification

Temperature, ambient operating

0o to 40oC (32o to 104oF)

Temperature, ambient nonoperating

-40o to 70oC (-40o to 158oF)

Humidity (RH), ambient (noncondensing) operating

10% to 85%

Nonoperating relative humidity (noncondensing)

5% to 95%


Before You Install or Remove a Module

Before you install an ACE module in the Catalyst 6500 series switch or Cisco 7600 series router, ensure that the following items are available:

Management station available through a Telnet or a console connection to perform the configuration tasks

Phillips-head screwdriver

Wrist strap or other grounding device

Antistatic mat or antistatic foam

When you handle a module, always use a wrist strap or other grounding device to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD).


Caution During this procedure, wear grounding wrist straps to avoid ESD damage to the modules.


Caution Do not directly touch the backplane with your hand or any metal tool or you may shock yourself.

All Catalyst 6500 series switches and Cisco 7600 series routers support hot swapping, allowing you to install, remove, and replace modules without turning off chassis power. For more information on removing the modules from a switch, see the "Removing a Module" section.

When the software detects that a module has been installed or removed, it automatically runs diagnostic and discovery routines, acknowledges the presence or absence of the module, and resumes switch operation.

The Catalyst 6503 or 6503-E switch chassis has three horizontal slots. The Catalyst 6504 or 6504-E switch, or Cisco 7604 router chassis has four horizontal slots. In these chassis, the slots can be used as follows:

Slot 1, the top-most slot, is reserved for the supervisor engine.

Slot 2 can be used for a redundant supervisor engine.

If a redundant supervisor engine is not required, the following slots are available for modules:

Slots 2 and 3 on the 3-slot chassis

Slots 2 through 4 on the 4-slot chassis

Empty slots require filler panels to maintain consistent airflow through the chassis.

The Catalyst 6506 or 6506-E switch, or Cisco 7606 router chassis has six horizontal slots. The Catalyst 6509 or 6509-E switch chassis has nine horizontal slots. The Catalyst 6509-NEB and Catalyst 6509-NEB-A switches or the Cisco 7609 router have nine vertical slots, which are numbered 1 to 9 from right to left. Install vertical modules with the component side facing to the right. In these chassis, the slots can be used as follows:

Slot 5 is reserved for the supervisor engine.

Slot 6 can be used for a redundant supervisor engine.

If a redundant supervisor engine is not required, the following slots are available for modules:

Slots 1 through 4 and slot 6 on the 6-slot chassis

Slots 1 through 4 and slots 6 through 9 on the 9-slot chassis

Empty slots require filler panels to maintain consistent airflow through the switch chassis.

The Catalyst 6513 or 6513E switch or Cisco 7613 router chassis has 13 horizontal slots. In these chassis, the slots can be used as follows:

Slot 7 is reserved for the supervisor engine.

Slot 8 can be used for a redundant supervisor engine.

If a redundant supervisor engine is not required, slots 1 through 6 and slots 8 through 13 are available for modules.

Empty slots require filler panels to maintain consistent airflow through the chassis.

Installing a Module

This section describes how to install an ACE module in a Catalyst 6500 series switch or a Cisco 7600 series router.


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

Caution To prevent ESD damage, handle modules by the carrier edges only.


Caution During this procedure, wear grounding wrist straps to avoid ESD damage to the module. Do not directly touch the backplane with your hand or any metal tool, or you could shock yourself.

To install a module in the chassis, perform these steps:


Step 1 Choose an appropriate slot for the module.

Step 2 Verify that there is enough clearance to accommodate any interface equipment that you will connect directly to the module ports. If possible, place the modules between the empty slots that contain only the module filler panels.

Step 3 Verify that the captive installation screws are tightened on all modules installed in the chassis. This action ensures that the EMI gaskets on all modules are fully compressed to maximize the opening space for the replacement module.


Note If the captive installation screws are loose, the EMI gaskets on the installed modules push adjacent modules toward the open slot, reducing the opening size and making it difficult to install the replacement module.


Step 4 Remove the filler panel by removing the two Phillips pan-head screws from the filler panel.

Step 5 Open both ejector levers fully on the module (see Figure 3).

Figure 3 Positioning the Module in a Horizontal Slot Chassis

Step 6 Depending on the orientation of the slots in the chassis (horizontal or vertical), perform one of the following sets of substeps:

Horizontal slots

a. Position the module in the slot. Ensure that you align the sides of the module carrier with the slot guides on each side of the slot (see Figure 3).

b. Carefully slide the module into the slot until the EMI gasket along the top edge of the module makes contact with the module in the slot above it and both ejector levers have closed to approximately
45 degrees with respect to the module faceplate (see Figure 4).

Figure 4 Clearing the EMI Gasket in a Horizontal Slot Chassis

c. Using the thumb and forefinger of each hand, grasp the two ejector levers and press down to create a small (0.040 inch [1 mm]) gap between the EMI gasket and the module above it (see Figure 4).


Caution Do not press down too firmly on the levers because you may bend or damage them.

d. While pressing down on the left and right ejector levers, simultaneously close them to fully seat the module in the backplane connector. The ejector levers are fully closed when they are flush with the module faceplate (see Figure 5).

Figure 5 Ejector Levers Fully Closed in a Horizontal Slot Chassis


Note Failure to fully seat the module in the backplane connector may result in error messages.


e. Tighten the two captive installation screws on the module. Make sure that the ejector levers are fully closed before tightening the captive installation screws.

When you install an ACE module into a chassis, it runs a startup sequence that requires no intervention. At the successful conclusion of the startup sequence, the green Status LED lights and remains on. If the Status LED is not green or is off, see Table 4 to determine the module status.

Vertical slots

a. Position the module in the slot (see Figure 6). Make sure that you align the sides of the module carrier with the slot guides on the top and bottom of the slot.

Figure 6 Positioning the Module in a Vertical Slot Chassis

b. Carefully slide the module into the slot until the EMI gasket along the right edge of the module makes contact with the module in the slot adjacent to it. Close both ejector levers to approximately 45 degrees with respect to the module faceplate (see Figure 6).

c. Using the thumb and forefinger of each hand, grasp the two ejector levers and exert a slight pressure to the left, deflecting the module approximately 0.040 inches (1 mm) to create a small gap between the module EMI gasket and the module adjacent to it (see Figure 7).

Figure 7 Clearing the EMI Gasket in a Vertical Slot Chassis


Caution Do not exert excessive pressure on the ejector levers because you may bend or damage them.

d. While pressing on the ejector levers, simultaneously close them to fully seat the module in the backplane connector. The ejector levers are fully closed when they are flush with the module faceplate (see Figure 8).

Figure 8 Ejector Levers Fully Closed in a Vertical Slot Chassis

e. Tighten the two captive installation screws on the module. Make sure that the ejector levers are fully closed before tightening the captive installation screws.


When you install an ACE module into the chassis, it runs a startup sequence that requires no intervention. At the successful conclusion of the startup sequence, the green Status LED lights and remains on. If the Status LED is not green or is off, see Table 4 to determine the module status.

Removing a Module

This section describes how to remove an existing module from a chassis slot.


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

Caution During this procedure, wear grounding wrist straps to avoid ESD damage to the module.


Caution Do not directly touch the backplane with your hand or any metal tool or you may shock yourself.

To remove a module from the chassis, perform these steps:


Step 1 Before you remove the module from the chassis, enter the no power enable module command in configure mode at the switch or router CLI to properly shut down the module to prevent data loss.

Step 2 Verify that the captive installation screws on all of the modules in the chassis are tight.

This step assures that the space that is created by the removed module is maintained.


Note If the captive installation screws are loose, the electromagnetic interference (EMI) gaskets on the installed modules push the modules toward the open slot, reducing the opening size and making it difficult to reinstall the module.


Step 3 Loosen the two captive installation screws on the standby module. See Figure 9.

Figure 9 Loosening the Captive Installation Screws on the ACE

Step 4 Depending on the orientation of the slots in the chassis (horizontal or vertical), perform one of the following sets of substeps:

Removing the ACE from a Horizontal Slot

Removing the ACE from a Vertical Slot

Removing the ACE from a Horizontal Slot

a. Place your thumbs on the left and right ejector levers, and simultaneously rotate the levers outward to unseat the module from the backplane connector.

b. Grasp the front edge of the module with one hand, and slide the module part of the way out of the slot. Place your other hand under the module to support its weight. Do not touch the module circuitry. See Figure 10.

Removing the ACE from a Vertical Slot

a. Place your thumbs on the ejector levers that are located at the top and bottom of the module, and simultaneously rotate the levers outward to unseat the module from the backplane connector.

b. Grasp the edges of the module, and slide the module straight out of the slot. Do not touch the module circuitry.

Figure 10 Removing the Module from a Horizontal Slot Chassis

Step 5 Place the module on an antistatic mat or antistatic foam, or immediately reinstall it in another slot.

Step 6 If the slot from which you removed the module is to remain empty, install a filler panel to keep dust out of the chassis and to maintain proper airflow through the chassis.



Warning Blank faceplates (filler panels) serve three important functions: they prevent exposure to hazardous voltages and currents inside the chassis; they contain electromagnetic interference (EMI) that might disrupt other equipment; and they direct the flow of cooling air through the chassis. Do not operate the system unless all cards and faceplates are in place.

Accessing the ACE Command-Line Interface

The software interface for the ACE module is the command-line interface (CLI). You access the ACE module CLI by performing one of these tasks:

Establishing a direct serial connection between your terminal and the ACE by making a serial connection to the console port on the front of the ACE.

Establishing a remote connection using the SSH or Telnet protocols from a PC.

Unless your Catalyst 6500 series switch or Cisco 7600 series router is located in a fully trusted environment, we recommend that you configure the ACE module using SSH encryption.

See the Cisco Application Control Engine Module Administration Guide for details about accessing the ACE module, performing initial set up, and establishing remote access.

Related Documentation

For information about caveats for the ACE module, see the Release Note for the Cisco Application Control Engine Module.

For information about the configuration of the ACE module, refer to the following documents:

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Getting Started Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Administration Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Virtualization Configuration Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Routing and Bridging Configuration Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Server Load-Balancing Configuration Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Security Configuration Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine Module SSL Configuration Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine Module System Message Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine Module Command Reference

Cisco CSM-to-ACE Conversion Tool User Guide

Cisco CSS-to-ACE Conversion Tool User Guide

Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) Troubleshooting Guide (wiki)

Cisco Application Control Engine (ACE) Configuration Examples (wiki)

To understand the Cisco IOS command-line interface and Cisco IOS command modes, see the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide or the Cisco 7600 Series Router Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide.

Translated Safety Warnings


Warning

Invisible laser radiation present. Statement 1016

Waarschuwing

Onzichtbare laserstraling aanwezig.

Varoitus

Näkymättömiä lasersäteitä.

Attention

Rayonnement laser actif mais invisible.

Warnung

Unsichtbare Laserstrahlung.

Avvertenza

Radiazione laser invisibile.

Advarsel

Usynlig laserstråling.

Aviso

Radiação laser invisível presente.

¡Advertencia!

Existe radiación láser invisible.

Varning!

Nu pågående osynlig laserstrålning.

 




Warning

Blank faceplates and cover panels serve three important functions: they prevent exposure to hazardous voltages and currents inside the chassis; they contain electromagnetic interference (EMI) that might disrupt other equipment; and they direct the flow of cooling air through the chassis. Do not operate the system unless all cards, faceplates, front covers, and rear covers are in place. Statement 1029

Waarschuwing

Lege vlakplaten en afdekpanelen vervullen drie belangrijke functies: ze voorkomen blootstelling aan gevaarlijke voltages en stroom binnenin het frame, ze bevatten elektromagnetische storing (EMI) hetgeen andere apparaten kan verstoren en ze leiden de stroom van koellucht door het frame. Het systeem niet bedienen tenzij alle kaarten, vlakplaten en afdekkingen aan de voor- en achterkant zich op hun plaats bevinden.

Varoitus

Tyhjillä tasolaikoilla ja suojapaneeleilla on kolme tärkeää käyttötarkoitusta: Ne suojaavat asennuspohjan sisäisille vaarallisille jännitteille ja sähkövirralle altistumiselta; ne pitävät sisällään elektromagneettisen häiriön (EMI), joka voi häiritä muita laitteita; ja ne suuntaavat tuuletusilman asennuspohjan läpi. Järjestelmää ei saa käyttää, elleivät kaikki tasolaikat, etukannet ja takakannet ole kunnolla paikoillaan.

Attention

Ne jamais faire fonctionner le système sans que l'intégralité des cartes, des plaques métalliques et des panneaux avant et arrière ne soient fixés à leur emplacement. Ceux-ci remplissent trois fonctions essentielles : ils évitent tout risque de contact avec des tensions et des courants dangereux à l'intérieur du châssis, ils évitent toute diffusion d'interférences électromagnétiques qui pourraient perturber le fonctionnement des autres équipements, et ils canalisent le flux d'air de refroidissement dans le châssis.

Warnung

Blanke Faceplates und Abdeckungen haben drei wichtigen Funktionen: (1) Sie schützen vor gefährlichen Spannungen und Strom innerhalb des Chassis; (2) sie halten elektromagnetische Interferenzen (EMI) zurück, die andere Geräte stören könnten; (3) sie lenken den kühlenden Luftstrom durch das Chassis. Das System darf nur betrieben werden, wenn alle Karten, Faceplates, Voder- und Rückabdeckungen an Ort und Stelle sind.

Avvertenza

Le piattaforme bianche e i panelli di protezione hanno tre funzioni importanti: Evitano l'esposizione a voltaggi e correnti elettriche pericolose nello chassis, trattengono le interferenze elettromagnetiche (EMI) che potrebbero scombussolare altri apparati e dirigono il flusso di aria per il raffreddamento attraverso lo chassis. Non mettete in funzione il sistema se le schede, le piattaforme, i panelli frontali e posteriori non sono in posizione.

Advarsel

Blanke ytterplater og deksler sørger for tre viktige funksjoner: de forhindrer utsettelse for farlig spenning og strøm inni kabinettet; de inneholder elektromagnetisk forstyrrelse (EMI) som kan avbryte annet utstyr, og de dirigerer luftavkjølingsstrømmen gjennom kabinettet. Betjen ikke systemet med mindre alle kort, ytterplater, frontdeksler og bakdeksler sitter på plass.

Aviso

As faces furadas e os painéis de protecção desempenham três importantes funções: previnem contra uma exposição perigosa a voltagens e correntes existentes no interior do chassis; previnem contra interferência electromagnética (EMI) que poderá danificar outro equipamento; e canalizam o fluxo do ar de refrigeração através do chassis. Não deverá operar o sistema sem que todas as placas, faces, protecções anteriores e posteriores estejam nos seus lugares.

¡Advertencia!

Las placas frontales y los paneles de relleno cumplen tres funciones importantes: evitan la exposición a niveles peligrosos de voltaje y corriente dentro del chasis; reducen la interferencia electromagnética (EMI) que podría perturbar la operación de otros equipos y dirigen el flujo de aire de enfriamiento a través del chasis. No haga funcionar el sistema a menos que todas las tarjetas, placas frontales, cubiertas frontales y cubiertas traseras estén en su lugar.

Varning!

Tomma framplattor och skyddspaneler har tre viktiga funktioner: de förhindrar att personer utsätts för farlig spänning och ström som finns inuti chassit; de innehåller elektromagnetisk interferens (EMI) som kan störa annan utrustning; och de styr riktningen på kylluftsflödet genom chassit. Använd inte systemet om inte alla kort, framplattor, fram- och bakskydd är på plats.

 



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