This chapter gives an overview of the Cisco Secure Access Control System (SNS-3415) hardware. It covers the appliance hardware, major components, controls, connectors, and front- and rear-panel LED indicators.
The SNS-3415 server is designed for performance and density over a wide range of business workloads, from web serving to distributed databases.
Building on the success of the SNS-3415 server, the enterprise-class SNS-3415 server further extends the capabilities of the Cisco Unified Computing System portfolio in a 1U form factor. The SNS-3415 server does this with the addition of the Intel Xeon processor E5-2600 product family, which delivers significant performance and efficiency gains. In addition, the SNS-3415 server offers up to 256 GB of RAM, 8 drives, and 2 x 1 GbE lights-out management (LOM) ports that deliver outstanding levels of density and performance in a compact package.
Chasis Front View
Figure 1-1 shows the SNS-3415 appliance front view.
Figure 1-1 SNS-3415 Appliance Front View
Power button/Power status LED
Power supply status LED
Network link activity LED
System status LED
Asset tag (serial number)
Fan status LED
KVM connector (used with KVM cable that provides two USB, one VGA, and one serial connector)
Temperature status LED
Drives (up to eight hot-swappable 2-5-inch drives)
Chasis Rear View
Figure 1-2 shows the external features of the rear panel.
Figure 1-2 SNS-3415 Appliance Rear View
Serial port (RJ-45 connector)
Slot 2: Low-profile PCIe slot on riser (half-height, half-length, x16 connector, x8 lane width)
1-GB Ethernet dedicated management port used to access CIMC (labeled M)
Note ACS 5.4 supports an optional redundant power supply unit for Cisco SNS-3415-K9 appliance.
Product Serial Number Location
The serial number label is located on the front panel of the SNS-3415 appliance, at the top of the server. Figure 1-1 shows the location of this label.
Cisco Product Identification Tool
The Cisco Product Identification (CPI) tool helps you retrieve the serial number of your Cisco products.
Before you submit a request for service online or by phone, use the CPI tool to locate your product serial number. You can access this tool from the Cisco Support website.
To access this tool:
Step 1 Click the Get Tools & Resources link.
Step 2 Click the All Tools (A-Z) tab.
Step 3 Select Cisco Product Identification Tool from the alphabetical drop-down list.
This tool offers three search options:
Search by product ID or model name.
Browse for Cisco model.
Copy and paste the output of the show command to identify the product.
Search results show an illustration of your product with the serial number label location highlighted. Locate the serial number label on your product and record the information before you place a service call.