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Catalyst 6500 Series Switch SSL Services Module Installation and Verification Note

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Catalyst 6500 Series Switch SSL Services Module Installation and Verification Note

Front Panel Description

Console Port

STATUS LED

FIPS LED

SHUTDOWN Button

System Requirements

Safety Overview

Preparing to Install the SSL Services Module

Required Tools

Installing the SSL Services Module

Verifying the Installation

Removing the SSL Services Module

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Catalyst 6500 Series Switch SSL Services Module Installation and Verification Note


Product number: WS-SVC-SSL-1

This document provides installation procedures for the Catalyst 6500 series SSL Services Module and contains these sections:

Front Panel Description

System Requirements

Safety Overview

Preparing to Install the SSL Services Module

Required Tools

Installing the SSL Services Module

Verifying the Installation

Removing the SSL Services Module

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Front Panel Description

The SSL Services Module front panel (see Figure 1) includes a STATUS LED, a Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) LED, a SHUTDOWN button, and a console port.

Figure 1 SSL Services Module Front Panel

These sections describe the SSL Services Module front panel:

Console Port

STATUS LED

FIPS LED

SHUTDOWN Button

Console Port

The console port is used for the inital configuration of the SSL Services Module. See the Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module Software Configuration Note for more information on making the inital configuration.


Note The initial SSL Services Module configuration must be made through a direct connection to the console port. After the initial configurations, you can make an SSH or Telnet connection to the module to further configure the module.


STATUS LED

The STATUS LED indicates the operating states of the module. Table 1 describes the LED operation.

Table 1 STATUS LED Description 

Color
State
Description

Green

On

All diagnostic tests pass. The module is receiving power.

Red

On

A diagnostic other than an individual port test failed.

Orange

On

Indicates one of three conditions:

The module is running through its boot and self-test diagnostic sequence.

The module is disabled.

The module is in the shutdown state.

 

Off

The module power is off.


FIPS LED

The FIPS LED currently is not used.

SHUTDOWN Button


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

To avoid corrupting the SSL Services Module hard disk, you must correctly shut down the SSL Services Module before you remove it from the chassis or disconnect the power. You can shut down the module by entering the hw-mod module mod shutdown command in privileged mode from the router CLI.

If the SSL Services Module fails to respond to this command, shut down the module by pressing the SHUTDOWN button on the front panel.

The shutdown procedure may require several minutes. The STATUS LED turns off when the module shuts down.

System Requirements

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

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


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 This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area can be accessed only through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security. Statement 1017


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 console connection to perform configuration tasks

Required Tools


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


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 Switch 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 Switch 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 for the slot numbers on a Catalyst 6500 series switch.

Figure 2 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 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


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 3.)

Figure 3 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 4.)

Figure 4 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 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, and 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, press the SHUTDOWN button 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. Statement 1029


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.


Related Documentation

For more detailed installation and configuration information, refer to the following publications:

Release Notes for Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module

Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module Software Configuration Note

Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module Command Reference

Catalyst 6500 Series SSL Services Module System Messages

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Installation Guide

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Module Installation Guide

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Software Configuration Guide

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch Command Reference

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch IOS Software Configuration Guide

Catalyst 6500 Series Switch IOS Command Reference

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 6500 Series Switches

Site Preparation and Safety Guide

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