Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module Installation and Configuration Note, 1.1
Installing and Removing the SSL Services Module
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Installing and Removing the SSL Services Module

Table Of Contents

Installing and Removing the SSL Services Module

System Requirements

Safety Overview

Installing the SSL Services Module

Preparing to Install the SSL Services Module

Required Tools

Installing the SSL Services Module

Verifying the Installation

Removing the SSL Services Module


Installing and Removing the SSL Services Module


This chapter describes how to install the SSL Services Module into the Catalyst 6500 series switch and contains these sections:

System Requirements

Safety Overview

Installing the SSL Services Module

Verifying the Installation

Removing the SSL Services Module

System Requirements

Before you install the SSL Services Module into the Catalyst 6500 series switch, make sure that the switch meets the hardware and software requirements listed in Table 2-1.

Table 2-1 System Requirements

Hardware
SSL Software
Cisco IOS Software
Catalyst Software

Supervisor Engine 2 with an MSFC2

SSL Software Release 1.1(1)

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(13)E or later on the MSFC2

Cisco IOS Release 12.1(13)E3 or later on the MSFC2

Catalyst software release 7.5(1) or later on the supervisor engine


Safety Overview

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


Warning 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. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.



Warning Before you install, operate, or service the system, read the Site Preparation and Safety Guide. This guide contains important safety information you should know before working with the system.



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



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.



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.


Installing the SSL Services Module

The following sections describe how to install the SSL Services Module into the Catalyst 6500 series switch:

Preparing to Install the SSL Services Module

Required Tools

Installing the SSL Services Module

Preparing to Install the SSL Services Module

Before installing the SSL Services Module, 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

Required Tools


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


These tools are required to install the SSL Services Module into the Catalyst 6500 series switch:

Flat-blade screwdriver

Wrist strap or other grounding device

Antistatic mat or antistatic foam

Installing the SSL Services Module


Note Before installing the SSL Services Module, you must install the Catalyst 6500 series switch chassis and at least one supervisor engine. For information on installing the switch chassis, refer to the Catalyst 6500 Series Installation Guide.


This section describes how to install the SSL Services Module into the Catalyst 6500 series switch.


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 Module Installation Guide.



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.


To install the SSL Services Module into the Catalyst 6500 series switch, perform these steps:


Step 1 Make sure that you take the necessary precautions to prevent ESD damage.

Step 2 Choose a slot for the SSL Services Module. See Figure 2-1 for the slot numbers on a Catalyst 6500 series switch.


Note Slot 1 is reserved for the supervisor engine. Slot 2 can contain an additional supervisor engine in case the supervisor engine in slot 1 fails. If a redundant supervisor engine is not required, you can insert the module in slots 2 through 6 on a 6-slot chassis, slots 2 through 9 on the 9-slot chassis, or slots 2 through 13 on the 13-slot chassis.


Figure 2-1 Slot Numbers on Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Step 3 Check that there is enough clearance to accommodate any interface equipment that you will be connecting directly to the supervisor engine or switching module ports.


Note If possible, place switching modules between the empty slots that contain only switching-module filler plates (Cisco part number 800-00292-01).



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.


Step 4 Loosen the captive installation screws that secure the switching module filler plate (or an existing switching module) to the desired slot.

Step 5 Remove the switching module filler plate (or an existing switching module).

Step 6 Hold the handle of the SSL Services Module with one hand, and place your other hand under the carrier support. Do not touch the printed circuit boards or connector pins.

Step 7 Place the SSL Services Module in the slot. Align the notch on the sides of the switching module carrier with the groove in the slot. (See Figure 2-2.)

Figure 2-2 Installing Modules in the Catalyst 6500 Series Switch

Step 8 Keep the SSL Services Module at a 90-degree angle to the backplane and carefully slide the SSL Services Module into the slot until the switching module faceplate contacts the ejector levers. (See Figure 2-3.)

Figure 2-3 Ejector Levers and Captive Installation Screws

Step 9 Using the thumb and forefinger of each hand, simultaneously push in the left and right levers to fully seat the SSL Services Module in the backplane connector.


Caution Always use the ejector levers when installing or removing the SSL Services Module. A module that is partially seated in the backplane will cause the system to halt and subsequently crash.


Note If you perform a hot swap, the console displays the message "Module n has been inserted." This message does not appear if you are connected to the Catalyst 6500 series switch through a Telnet session.


Step 10 Use a screwdriver to tighten the captive installation screws on the left and right ends of the SSL Services Module.


This completes the SSL Services Module installation procedure.

Verifying the Installation

When you install the SSL Services Module into the Catalyst 6500 series switch, the module goes through a boot sequence that requires no intervention. At the successful conclusion of the boot sequence, the green STATUS LED will light and remain on. If the STATUS LED is not green, or is a different color, see Table 1-2 to determine the module's status.

Removing the SSL Services Module

This section describes how to remove the SSL Services Module from the Catalyst 6500 series switch.


Caution Do not remove the SSL Services Module from the switch until the module has shut down completely and the STATUS LED is orange or off. You can damage the module if you remove it from the switch before it completely shuts down.


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.


To remove the SSL Services Module, perform these steps:


Step 1 Shut down the module by one of these methods:

In privileged mode from the router prompt, enter the hw-mod module mod shutdown command.


Note If you enter this command to shut down the module, you will have to enter the following commands in config mode to restart (power down, adn then power up) the module:

Router# no power enable module mod
Router# power enable module mod


If the module does not respond to any commands, use a small pointed object to access the SHUTDOWN button, which is located on the front panel of the module.


Note Shutdown may require several minutes.


Step 2 Verify that the SSL Services Module shuts down. Do not remove the module from the switch until the STATUS LED is off or orange.

Step 3 Use a screwdriver to loosen the captive installation screws at the left and right sides of the module.

Step 4 Grasp the left and right ejector levers. Simultaneously, pull the left lever to the left and the right lever to the right to release the module from the backplane connector.

Step 5 As you pull the module out of the slot, place one hand under the carrier to support it. Avoid touching the module itself.

Step 6 Carefully pull the module straight out of the slot, keeping one hand under the carrier to guide it. Keep the module at a 90-degree orientation to the backplane (horizontal to the floor).

Step 7 Place the removed module on an antistatic mat or antistatic foam.


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.


Step 8 If the slot is to remain empty, install a module filler plate to keep dust out of the chassis and to maintain proper airflow through the module compartment.