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Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Content Switching Module Installation and Verification Note

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Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Content Switching Module Installation and Verification Note

Contents

Front Panel Description

Status LED

RJ-45 Connector

Environmental and System Requirements

Environmental Requirements

System Requirements

Safety Overview

Preparing to Install the CSM

Required Tools

Installing the CSM

Verifying the Installation

Removing the Module

Related Documentation

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Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Content Switching Module Installation and Verification Note


Product Number: WS-X6066-SLB-APC

This publication describes how to install the Content Switching Module (CSM) in the Catalyst 6500 series switches, including the software and hardware requirements.

Contents

This publication contains these sections:

Safety Overview

Front Panel Description

Environmental and System Requirements

Preparing to Install the CSM

Required Tools

Installing the CSM

Verifying the Installation

Removing the Module

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Cisco Product Security Overview

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Front Panel Description

This section describes the physical attributes of the Content Switching Module.

Figure 1 shows the CSM front panel.

Figure 1 Content Switching Module Front Panel


Note The RJ-45 connector is covered by a removable plate.


Status LED

At startup, the CSM 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 to orange to and green.


Note For more information on the supervisor engine LEDs, refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Module Installation Guide.


Table 1 describes the Status LED operation.

Table 1 Content Switching Module Status LED 

Color
Description

Off

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

The module is not online.

The module is not receiving power, which could be caused by the following:

Power is not available to the CSM.

Module temperature is over the limit1 .

Red

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

If the boot code fails to run, the LED stays red after startup.

Orange

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

A fault occurred during the initialization sequence.

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

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

Green

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

Green to orange

The module is disabled through the supervisor engine CLI 2 using the set module disable mod command.

1 Enter the show environment temperature mod command to display the temperature of each of four sensors on the CSM.

2 CLI=command-line interface.


RJ-45 Connector

The RJ-45 connector, which is covered by a removable plate, is used to connect a management station device or a test device. This connector is used by field engineers to perform testing and to obtain dump information.

Environmental and System Requirements

This section describes the environmental and system requirements.

Environmental Requirements

System Requirements

Environmental Requirements

Table 2 lists the environmental requirements for the CSM.

Table 2 CSM 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 90%

Nonoperating relative humidity (noncondensing)

5% to 95%


System Requirements

Before you install the CSM into the Catalyst 6500 series switch, refer to the Release Notes for Catalyst 6500 Series Content Switching Module to make sure that the switch meets the hardware and software requirements.


Caution You can use the Multilayer Switch Feature Card (MSFC), which is internal to the Catalyst 6500 series switch, to route traffic on either the client side or the server side of the CSM, but not both simultaneously (unless policy-based routing is used).

Safety Overview

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



Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030



Warning Hazardous voltage or energy is present on the backplane when the system is operating. Use caution when servicing. Statement 1034



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



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


Preparing to Install the CSM

Before installing the CSM, make sure that the following items are available:

Catalyst 6500 series switch chassis

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


Caution The WS-X6066-SLB-APC Content Switching Module is not fabric enabled.

Required Tools

These tools are required to install the CSM in the Catalyst 6500 series switches:

Flat-blade screwdriver

Phillips-head screwdriver

Wrist strap or other grounding device

Antistatic mat or antistatic foam

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

Installing the CSM


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


Note All modules, including the supervisor engine (if you have redundant supervisor engines), support hot swapping. You can add, replace, or remove modules without interrupting the system power or causing other software or interfaces to shut down. For more information about hot-swapping modules, refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Module Installation Guide.



Warning 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 a slot for the CSM.

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 modules between empty slots that contain only module filler plates.

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 will push adjacent modules toward the open slot, reducing the opening size and making it difficult to install the replacement module.


Step 4 Remove the module filler plate by removing the two Phillips pan-head screws from the filler plate. (To remove a module, refer to the "Removing the Module" section.)

Step 5 Fully open both ejector levers on the new or replacement module. (See Figure 2.)

Figure 2 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. Make sure that you align the sides of the module carrier with the slot guides on each side of the slot. (See Figure 2.)

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 3.)

Figure 3 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 3.)


Caution Pressing down too firmly on the levers will bend and damage them.

d. While pressing down, simultaneously close the left and right ejector levers 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 4.)

Figure 4 Ejector Lever Closure in a Horizontal Slot Chassis


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


e. Tighten the two captive installation screws on the module.


Note Make sure that the ejector levers are fully closed before tightening the captive installation screws.


Vertical slots

a. Position the module in the slot. (See Figure 5.) Make sure that you align the sides of the module carrier with the slot guides on the top and bottom of the slot.

Figure 5 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 and both ejector levers have closed 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's EMI gasket and the module adjacent to it. (See Figure 6.)

Figure 6 Clearing the EMI Gasket in a Vertical Slot Chassis


Caution Exerting too much pressure on the ejector levers will bend and 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 7.)

Figure 7 Ejector Lever Closure in a Vertical Slot Chassis

e. Tighten the two captive installation screws on the module.


Note Make sure that the ejector levers are fully closed before tightening the captive installation screws.



This completes the CSM installation procedure.

Verifying the Installation

When you install the CSM in a Catalyst 6500 series switch, the module goes through a startup sequence that requires no intervention. At the successful conclusion of the startup sequence, the green Status LED will light and remain on. If the Status LED does not show green, or if it shows a different color, refer to Table 1 to determine the status of the module.

Removing the Module

This section describes how to remove an existing module from a Catalyst 6500 series switch chassis slot.


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.


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


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


Step 1 Disconnect any network interface cables that are attached to the module.

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 will push the modules toward the open slot, reducing the opening size and making it difficult to install the replacement module.


Step 3 Loosen the two captive installation screws on the module.

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

Horizontal slots

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, and slide the module part of the way out of the slot. Place your other hand under the module to support the weight of the module. Do not touch the module circuitry.

Vertical slots

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.

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 module filler plate to keep dust out of the chassis and to maintain proper airflow through the chassis.


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



Related Documentation

Use this document with the following Cisco documents:

Release Notes for the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Content Switching Module

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Content Switching Module Configuration Note

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Content Switching Module Command Reference

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Software Configuration Guide

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