Installation and Configuration Guide for the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance
Installing the NAM 2204 Appliance
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Installing the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance

Table Of Contents

Installing the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance

Rack-Mounting Configuration Guidelines

4-Post Rack-Mount Hardware Kit

2-Post Rack-Mount Hardware Kit

Mounting the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance in a 4-Post Rack

Installing the Slide Rails into a Rack with Square Holes

Setting the Multi-Pin Adapters for the Rack Type

Installing and Securing the Slide Rails in a Rack

Installing the Slide Rails into a Rack with Round Holes

Installing the Appliance into the Slide Rails

Mounting the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance in a 2-Post Rack

Mid-Mounting in a 2-Post Rack

Removing the Front Bezel and Appliance Handles

Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance

Attaching the L Brackets to the Center Posts

Installing the Appliance in the Rack

Front-Mounting in a 2-Post Rack

Removing the Front Bezel and Appliance Handles

Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance

Attaching the L Brackets to the Rack Posts

Installing the Appliance in the Rack

Installing SFP Modules

Installing an SFP

Replacing an SFP

Connecting Cables

Connecting a Console Terminal

Connecting the Management Port

Connecting the Monitoring Ports

Direct Connection

Tap Connection

Using an Optical Tap Device

Using a Hub

Cable Management

Powering Up the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance

Checklist for Power Up

Power-Up Procedure

Checking the LEDs

Removing or Replacing the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance


Installing the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance


This chapter describes how to install your Cisco NAM 2204 appliance and how to connect it to the network.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Rack-Mounting Configuration Guidelines

Mounting the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance in a 4-Post Rack

Mounting the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance in a 2-Post Rack

Installing SFP Modules (2204-SFP only)

Connecting Cables:

Connecting a Console Terminal

Connecting the Management Port

Connecting the Monitoring Ports

Cable Management

Powering Up the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance

Removing or Replacing the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance

Before you begin the installation, read the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance document and the Site Preparation and Safety Guide that shipped with your appliance.

http://cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/network_analysis_module_appliance/regulatory/compliance/
nam2200rcsi.html


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



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


Rack-Mounting Configuration Guidelines

Each Cisco NAM 2204 appliance has a set of rack handles (installed at the factory). These handles will have to be used later when you install the appliance in a 4-post rack. You can front (flush) mount or mid-mount the appliance in a 19-inch (48.3-cm) equipment rack that conforms to the 2- and 4-post rack specification (the inside width of the rack should be 17.5 inches [44.45 cm]). Mount the appliance to the brackets as described in the "Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance" section. When installed in the rack, the appliance requires one EIA 1.75-inch (4.4-cm) vertical mounting space or 1 rack unit (RU) for mounting. (See the "Mounting the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance in a 2-Post Rack" section.)


Caution Clearance in the front and rear of the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance must be allowed for cooling air to be drawn in through the front and circulated through the appliance and out the rear of the appliance.

The "Rack Installation Safety Guidelines" section on page 2-6 and the following information will help you plan your equipment rack configuration:

When mounting the appliance to an equipment rack, ensure that the rack is bolted to the floor.

Because you will probably be installing more than one appliance into the rack, ensure that the weight of all the appliances installed does not make the rack unstable.


Caution Some equipment racks are also secured to ceiling brackets, if necessary, due to the weight of the equipment in the rack. Make sure that the rack you are using to install the appliances is secured to the building structure.

As mentioned in the "Airflow Guidelines" section on page 2-8, maintain a 6-inch (15.2-cm) clearance at the front and rear of the appliance to ensure adequate air intake and exhaust.

Avoid installing the appliances in an overly congested rack. Air flowing to or from other appliances in the rack might interfere with the normal flow of cooling air through the appliances, increasing the potential for overtemperature conditions within the appliances. (See the "Overtemperature Protection (OTP)" section on page 1-10 for more information about overtemperature conditions.)

Allow at least 24 inches (61 cm) of clearance at the front and rear of the rack for appliance maintenance.


Caution To prevent appliance overheating, never install the appliance in an enclosed rack or room that is not properly ventilated or air conditioned.

Follow your local practices for cable management. Ensure that cables to and from the appliances do not impede access to perform equipment maintenance or upgrades.

4-Post Rack-Mount Hardware Kit

Figure 3-1 shows the rails that you need to install the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance in a 4-post rack. Table 3-1 describes the contents of the rack-mount hardware kit, Cisco part number NAM2204-RAILS.

Figure 3-1 Release Levers on the Slide Rail Hardware

1

Slide release lever

2

Component release lever


Table 3-1 Rack-Mount Hardware Kit 

Item
Quantity

Slide rails

2

Multi-pin adapters

4

Fastener screws

4


Depending on the type of holes that your rack has, you will use different hardware to attach the appliance to the rack:

For racks with square holes, you use the multi-pin adapters to attach the appliance to the rack. The installation kit includes four fastener screws (see Table 3-1) that secure the multi-pin adapters after you install them in the rack.

For racks with round holes, you use rack screws, rather than the multi-pin adapters. Rack screws are not included in the installation kit.


Note Each rail consists of three pieces that slide to extend the rail to its full length. To access the features of the innermost piece, such as the release levers (see Figure 3-4), you must grasp the end of the innermost piece and pull it firmly out of the piece that contains it.


Proceed to the next section, "Installing the Slide Rails into a Rack with Square Holes," to continue the installation.

2-Post Rack-Mount Hardware Kit

Figure 3-2 shows the brackets that you need to install the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance in a 2-post rack. Table 3-2 describes the contents of the rack-mount hardware kit, Cisco part number NAM2204-BRKTS.

Figure 3-2 Rack-Mount Brackets

1

Appliance bracket (2)

2

L bracket (2)



Note Besides the above items, the rack-mount kit includes rear brackets (2) and a fastener pack (see Figure 3-3 and Table 3-2).


Figure 3-3 Fastener Pack

Table 3-2 Fastener Pack 

Item #
Description
Quantity
1

Rack screw, 10-32 x 1/2-inch (1.27 cm)

8

2

Screw, hex head

4

3

Screw, 10-32 x 7/8-inch (2.22 cm)

2

4

Handle spacers

2

5

Nut bar

4

6

Appliance disks

2


Mounting the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance in a 4-Post Rack


Warning When the appliance is installed in a rack and is fully extended on its slide rail, it is possible for the rack to become unstable and tip over, which could cause serious injury. To eliminate the risk of rack instability from extending the rail or in the event of an earthquake, you should affix the rack to the floor.


This section contains the following topics:

Setting the Multi-Pin Adapters for the Rack Type

Installing and Securing the Slide Rails in a Rack

Installing the Slide Rails into a Rack with Round Holes

Installing the Appliance into the Slide Rails

Installing the Slide Rails into a Rack with Square Holes

This section contains the following topics:

Setting the Multi-Pin Adapters for the Rack Type

Installing and Securing the Slide Rails in a Rack

Setting the Multi-Pin Adapters for the Rack Type

The multi-pin adapters allow the slide rails to be used in racks that have square mounting holes or round mounting holes.

To set the adapters for the rack type:


Step 1 On each slide rail, reverse the multi-pin adapter position to match the rack-mounting hole type if necessary. Remove the multi-pin adapter by rotating the swivel lock up, pressing the mounting pins together, and then pulling the adapter from the multi-pin bracket.

Step 2 Install the multi-pin adapter by pressing the pins together while inserting the adapter into the bracket. The multi-pin adapter must be fully locked in the bracket. Make certain both mounting pins on the multi-pin adapter are fully engaged in the multi-pin bracket, then lock the multi-pin adapter in place using the swivel lock.

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for both ends of each slide rail.

Step 4 To lock the adapters in place:

a. Rotate the swivel lock to the "up" position (see the left-hand illustration in Figure 3-4). Press the pins together and insert the rack-mating end of the multi-pin adapter through the corresponding holes in the bracket. (Insert the adapter into the bracket with the slotted pin in the "up" position as shown.)

Figure 3-4 Locking the Adapter into Place

b. When the multi-pin adapter is fully seated in the bracket, close the swivel lock. (See the right-hand illustration in Figure 3-4.)

c. If you have the adapter seated properly, you should be able to easily rotate the swivel lock to the fully locked (closed) position.


Proceed to the next section, "Installing and Securing the Slide Rails in a Rack," to continue the installation.

Installing and Securing the Slide Rails in a Rack


Caution If you mount the slide rail in holes that are not vertically aligned from front to back, you could damage the slide rail and your mounting might not be secure.

To install the slide rails into the rack:


Step 1 At all four rack uprights, determine the vertical position in the rack where the slide rails are to be installed. The top-most mounting hole for a particular rack unit (RU) mounting position is typically identified by a mark or hole. (See Figure 3-5.)

Figure 3-5 Mounting Position Marks on a Rack

Step 2 Noting the holes that you determined in Step 1, align the left slide rail with its mounting holes.

Step 3 Hold the slide rail in the desired rack-mounting position. At the rear of the slide rail, press the multi-pin adapter mounting pins together (see location 1 in Figure 3-6) and insert the slide rail into the rack post (see location 2 in Figure 3-6).

Figure 3-6 Inserting the Adapter Pins into the Mounting Holes

The following table describes some of the correct and incorrect ways to insert the adapter pins into the rack. (See Figure 3-7.)

1

Correct

The multi-pin adapter pins are fully engaged in the rack holes. Also, the rack hole into which the top pin was inserted aligns with one of the round RU holes.

2

Incorrect

Note that the multi-pin adapter pins are not fully engaged in the rack holes.

3

Incorrect

The rack hole into which the top pin was inserted does not align with one of the RU holes.


Figure 3-7 Correct and Incorrect Adapter Pin Insertion

Step 4 Making certain the proper mounting holes on the rack upright are selected, repeat Step 2 at the slide rail front-mounting position. Ensure the slide rail is level.

Step 5 Fully extend the slide rail to its fully extended (locked) position. Press the slide extension release levers to release the lock. Move the slide rail in and out throughout its entire range of motion and make certain it does not bind.

If you notice some binding, recheck the mounting positions.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 2 through 5 for the right slide rail, ensuring that it is parallel and level with the left slide rail.


Proceed to the "Installing the Slide Rails into a Rack with Round Holes," to continue the installation.

Installing the Slide Rails into a Rack with Round Holes

Installing the slide rails into a rack with round holes requires rack screws (not included in the rack-mount installation kit). Before you begin the installation, obtain the appropriate rack screws.


Caution If you mount the slide rail in holes that are not vertically aligned from front to back, you could damage the slide rail and your mounting might not be secure.


Note When you install the rail hardware into a rack with round holes, you must position the rails so that they are inside the rack with the brackets facing outward. This placement decreases the amount of space between the posts into which you will slide the appliance. Ensure that you have adequate space for the appliance to slide into the rack.

The required clearance is approximately 17.4 inches (44.2 cm).


Installing the slide rails on a round-hole rack does not require the multi-pin adapters. If the multi-pin adapters are already installed in the slide rails, remove them by rotating the swivel lock up, pressing the mounting pins together, and then pulling the adapter from the multi-pin bracket. (See Figure 3-4.)

To install the slide rails into the rack:


Step 1 At all four rack uprights, determine the vertical position in the rack where the slide rails are to be installed. The top-most mounting hole for a particular rack unit (RU) mounting position is typically identified by a mark or hole.

Step 2 Noting the holes that you determined in Step 1, align the left slide rail with its mounting holes.

Step 3 Hold the slide rail in the desired rack-mounting position, with the rail on the inside of the rack and the brackets facing outward. At the rear of the slide rail, press the rear bracket against the rear post of the rack and secure the bracket to the rack with rack screws.

Step 4 Making certain that you selected the proper mounting holes on the front rail post (that the rail is level), place the front bracket against the front post and secure the bracket to the rack with rack screws.

Step 5 Fully extend the slide rail to its fully extended (locked) position. Press the slide extension release levers to release the lock. Move the slide rail in and out throughout its entire range of motion and make certain it does not bind.

If you notice some binding, recheck the mounting positions.

Step 6 Repeat Steps 2 through 5 for the right slide rail, ensuring that it is parallel and level with the left slide rail.


Proceed to the next section, "Installing the Appliance into the Slide Rails," to continue the installation.

Installing the Appliance into the Slide Rails

To install the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance into the slide rails:


Step 1 Extend both slide rails into the fully extended (locked) position.

Step 2 Align the mounting studs with the mounting channels on the slide rails. (See Figure 3-8.)

Figure 3-8 Aligning the Slide Rail with the Mounting Studs

Step 3 Carefully place the component's mounting studs in the mounting channels on the slide rails. Allow the component mounting studs to fully seat in the mounting channels.

The component release levers (one on each slide rail) pivot to lock when the studs are fully engaged in the mounting channels and then to release the studs when you press the release. Ensure that the component release levers are in the locked position.

Step 4 Press and hold the left and right slide extension release levers and slowly slide the component and the slide rails into the fully retracted position.


Mounting the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance in a 2-Post Rack


Warning When the appliance is installed in a rack and is fully extended on its slide rail, it is possible for the rack to become unstable and tip over, which could cause serious injury. To eliminate the risk of rack instability from extending the rail or in the event of an earthquake, you should affix the rack to the floor.


This section describes how to mount a Cisco NAM 2204 appliance to a 19-inch (48.3-cm) 2-post equipment rack with rack-mounting brackets that attach to the front sides of the appliance. The inside width between the two posts or mounting strips (left and right) must be at least 17.5 inches (44.45 cm). See the "Product Overview" section on page 1-2 for information about the equipment rack.

Even though the intake and exhaust for cooling air are located on the front and on the rear of the appliance, respectively, it is recommended that multiple appliances be stacked in a rack with at least a 1.5-inch (3.81-cm) vertical clearance.

To secure the appliance to the equipment rack, you must use the four mounting screws (provided) for each side or follow your local practices for installing the appliance into your equipment rack. Ensure that the rack-mount brackets have been securely fastened. See the "Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance" section for more information.

The following procedure provides a general outline for mounting the appliance into the equipment rack.


Caution To prevent injury, review the "Safety Guidelines" section on page 2-2 and the "Rack-Mounting Configuration Guidelines" section before installing the appliance in the equipment rack.


Step 1 Locate the equipment rack position you plan to install the appliance into.

Step 2 Verify that there are no obstructions and ensure that the equipment rack is stabilized.

Step 3 Position the appliance in the equipment rack, lining up the bracket holes on the appliance with the holes on the rack, and secure it with four 10-32 x 1/2-inch rack screws (each side). You need two people to install the appliance in the rack—one person to hold the appliance and one person to secure it to the rack.


Note The vertical spacing for the equipment rack is at least 1.75 inches (4.44 cm), with mounting holes spaced 1.5 inches (3.81 cm) apart.


Step 4 Tighten the screws using a Number 2 Phillips screwdriver (each side).


Mid-Mounting in a 2-Post Rack

This section contains the following topics:

Removing the Front Bezel and Appliance Handles

Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance

Attaching the L Brackets to the Center Posts

Installing the Appliance in the Rack

Removing the Front Bezel and Appliance Handles


Note The following procedure assumes that your Cisco NAM 2204 appliance came shipped with the front bezel and handles installed.


You must remove the front bezel to access the DVD-ROM and the power button. The bezel does not lock.


Step 1 To remove the bezel, pull the bezel from the appliance. (See Figure 3-9.)

Figure 3-9 Removing the Front Bezel from the Appliance

Step 2 To replace the bezel, line up the center notch on the bezel with the center guide on the appliance handles, then push the bezel onto the front of the appliance until it clicks into place.

Step 3 Remove the appliance handles by removing the two screws (see Figure 3-10) from each handle.

Figure 3-10 Removing the Handles from the Appliance

Step 4 Replace the screws to keep the bezel attached to the appliance.


Proceed to the next section, "Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance," to continue the installation.

Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance

Before you begin, check the 10-32 x 1/2-inch screws that are included in the fastener pack (see Figure 3-3) to see if they are the correct size for your rack. If not, obtain the correct screws to use in the procedure where "rack screws" are required.

To attach the brackets to the appliance:


Step 1 Place a mounting bracket (see location 1 in Figure 3-11) along one side of the appliance in the mid-mount position.

Figure 3-11 Attaching the Bracket

1

Mounting bracket

3

Appliance tabs

2

Mounting bracket holes

4

Hex head screws


Step 2 Align the holes (see location 2 in Figure 3-11) in the bracket with the tabs (see location 3 in Figure 3-11) on the appliance and place the bracket against the appliance.


Note The four appliance tabs are not installed on the units when shipped, but are included in the accessory kit.


Step 3 Slide the bracket as far as it will go toward the front of the appliance.

Step 4 Insert the hex head screws (see location 4 in Figure 3-11) and fasten the bracket to the appliance using a Number 2 Phillips screwdriver.

Step 5 Repeat Steps 2 through 4 for the other rack-mounting bracket.

Step 6 You are now ready to install the appliance into the 2-post rack.


Proceed to the next section, "Attaching the L Brackets to the Center Posts," to continue the installation.

Attaching the L Brackets to the Center Posts

To attach the L brackets to the center posts:


Step 1 Position an L bracket (see location 1 in Figure 3-12) on the front side of the center post (see location 3 in Figure 3-12).

Figure 3-12 Attaching an L Bracket to a Center Post

1

L bracket

3

Front side of right center post

2

Rack screw

 

Step 2 Attach the L bracket to the center post using the rack screws (see location 2 in Figure 3-12). Do not fully tighten the screws at this time.

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the other L bracket.


Proceed to the next section, "Installing the Appliance in the Rack," to continue the installation.

Installing the Appliance in the Rack


Caution Lifting the appliance and attaching it to the rack is a two-person job. If needed, use an appropriate lifting device. A fully loaded Cisco NAM 2204 appliance weighs approximately 35 lb (15.9 kg).

To mount the appliance in the rack:


Step 1 Locate one person at the front of the rack and one at the rear.

Step 2 Position the appliance so that the L brackets (see location 1 in Figure 3-13) are inserted into the appliance mounting brackets (see location 2 in Figure 3-13).

Figure 3-13 L Brackets Inserted into Appliance Mounting Brackets (Front View)

1

L brackets

3

Adjusting the L brackets

2

Appliance mounting brackets

 

Step 3 While one person supports the weight of the appliance, the other person must adjust the L brackets to fit tightly into the appliance brackets (see location 3 in Figure 3-13).

Step 4 Slide the appliance toward the front of the rack until the front of the appliance mounting brackets contact the rear of the center posts.

Step 5 Using the rack screws, attach the front of the mounting brackets to the front of the center posts. (See Figure 3-14.)

Figure 3-14 Installing the Appliance in the Rack

1

Appliance mounting bracket in mid-mount position

2

Rack screws


Step 6 Tighten all screws.


Front-Mounting in a 2-Post Rack


Warning The rack mount kit for the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance provides the option for mounting the system in a two post front-mount-only configuration. However, this option is not recommended for use in most rack systems. If you wish to use a front-mount-only configuration, it is strongly recommended that you verify with your rack vendor that your specific rack is designed to support the excessive weight and stresses that this mounting configuration imposes on the rack. If the rack is not designed for this type of load, you might experience structural failure of the rack. Rather, you should use a 2-post mid-mount or 4-post configuration, when possible.


This section contains the following topics:

Removing the Front Bezel and Appliance Handles

Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance

Attaching the L Brackets to the Rack Posts

Installing the Appliance in the Rack

Removing the Front Bezel and Appliance Handles


Note The following procedure assumes that your Cisco NAM 2204 appliance came shipped with the front bezel and handles installed.


You must remove the front bezel to access the DVD-ROM and the power button. The bezel does not lock.


Step 1 To remove the bezel, pull the bezel from the appliance. (See Figure 3-15.)

Figure 3-15 Removing the Front Bezel from the Appliance

Step 2 To replace the bezel, line up the center notch on the bezel with the center guide on the appliance handles, then push the bezel onto the front of the appliance until it clicks into place.

Step 3 Remove the appliance handles by removing the two screws (see Figure 3-16) from each handle.

Figure 3-16 Removing a Handle from the Appliance

Step 4 Replace the screws to keep the bezel attached to the appliance.


Proceed to the next section, "Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance," to continue the installation.

Attaching the Rack-Mounting Brackets to the Appliance

Before you begin, check the 10-32 x 1/2-inch screws that are included in the fastener pack (see Figure 3-3) to see if they are the correct size for your rack. If not, obtain the correct screws to use in the procedure where "rack screws" are required.

To attach the brackets to the appliance:


Step 1 Place a mounting bracket (see location 1 in Figure 3-17) along one side of the appliance in the front-mount position.

Figure 3-17 Attaching the Bracket

1

Appliance mounting bracket in front-mount position

3

Appliance tabs

2

Bracket holes

4

Hex head screws


Step 2 Align the holes (see location 2 in Figure 3-17) in the bracket with the tabs (see location 3 in Figure 3-17) on the appliance and place the bracket against the appliance.

Step 3 Slide the bracket toward the front of the appliance, until the forward-most hole on the bracket is aligned with the second hole on the appliance. (If you attempt to use the first hole on the appliance, the holes will not align properly with the bracket.)

Step 4 Attach the bracket to the appliance using hex head screws (see location 4 in Figure 3-17) and fasten the bracket to the appliance using a Number 2 Phillips screwdriver.

Step 5 Repeat Steps 2 through 4 for the other rack-mounting bracket.

Step 6 You are now ready to install the appliance into a 2-post rack.


Proceed to the next section, "Attaching the L Brackets to the Rack Posts," to continue the installation.

Attaching the L Brackets to the Rack Posts

To attach the L brackets to the front posts:


Step 1 Position an L bracket (see location 1 in Figure 3-18) on the rear side of one of the posts (see location 3 in Figure 3-18).

Step 2 Attach the L bracket to the center post using the rack screws (see location 2 in Figure 3-18). Do not fully tighten the screws at this time.

Step 3 Repeat Steps 1 and 2 for the other L bracket.


Figure 3-18 Attaching an L Bracket to a Center Post

1

L bracket

3

Front side of right center post

2

Rack screws

 

Proceed to the next section, "Installing the Appliance in the Rack," to continue the installation.

Installing the Appliance in the Rack


Caution Lifting the appliance and attaching it to the rack is a two-person job. If needed, use an appropriate lifting device. A Cisco NAM 2204 appliance weighs 35.0 lb. (15.9 kg).

To mount the appliance in the rack:


Step 1 Locate one person at the front of the rack and one at the rear.

Step 2 Position the appliance so that the L brackets (see location 1 in Figure 3-19) are inserted into the appliance mounting brackets (see location 2 in Figure 3-19).

Figure 3-19 L Brackets Inserted into Chassis Mounting Brackets

1

L brackets

3

Adjusting the L brackets

2

Appliance mounting brackets

 

Step 3 While one person supports the weight of the appliance from the rear, the other person must adjust the L brackets to fit tightly into the appliance brackets (see location 3 in Figure 3-19).

Step 4 Slide the appliance toward the rear of the rack until the front of the appliance brackets contact the front of the center posts.

Step 5 Using the rack screws, attach the front of the mounting brackets to the front of the center posts. (See Figure 3-20.)

Figure 3-20 Installing the Appliance in the Rack

Step 6 Tighten all screws.


Installing SFP Modules

The Cisco NAM 2204 appliance uses up to four 1 GB Ethernet SFP modules to connect fiber optical cables as data input sources. You can install any combination of long-range and short-range SFPs. Depending on the type of SFP you use, you must use the correct fiber optical cables. The SFP of the interface at the monitored device must be the same type as the monitoring port you connect to on the Cisco 2204-SFP appliance.

You can order SFPs as hardware options or you can use SFPs you might already own as long as they meet the specifications described in the "SFP Modules" section on page B-2. Because SFPs are delicate devices, they are packaged separately and are not installed in the appliance prior to shipping. The Cisco 2204-SFP appliance supports the following Cisco standard SFPs (or their equivalent):

GLC-T—1000GASE-T

GLC-SX-MM—Gigabit Ethernet SFP, LC Connector, SX transceiver

GLC-LH-SM—GigabitEthernet SFP, LC Connector, LX/LH transceiver

You install the SFPs into slots on the back panel of the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance. See location #9 in Figure 1-4, Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance Rear View. The slots are logical DataPort 1-4 from the right. Figure 3-21 shows a detailed view of an SFP module installation.

Figure 3-21 Installing an SFP Module

1

SFP slot in back panel

2

SFP positioned for back panel slot


The SFP module uses the bail clasp latching mechanism as shown unlatched in Figure 3-22 and latched in Figure 3-23. See the label on the SFP for technology type and model.

SFP dimensions are:

Height 0.33 inches (8.5 mm)

Width 0.72 inches (18.3 mm)

Depth 3.1 inches (78 mm)

SFP temperature ranges are:

COM—Commercial operating temperature range between 23 degrees Fahrenheit to 158 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius to 70 degrees Celsius)

EXT—Extended operating temperature range between 23 degrees Fahrenheit it to 185 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius)

IND—Industrial operating temperature range between -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit (-40 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius)


Caution Do not add labels or markings to the SFPs.

You can order SFPs as hardware options or you can use SFPs you might already own. Because SFPs are delicate devices, they are packaged separately and are not installed in the appliance prior to shipping.

Installing an SFP

To install an SFP into the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance:


Step 1 Locate the SFP you plan to install and remove any protective packaging.

Step 2 Determine into which of the two slots you will install the SFP.

Step 3 With its latch open, slide the SFP into the slot until you feel resistance, then push the SFP harder until you feel (or hear) it click into its socket.

Figure 3-22 shows an example of an SFP with its latch open.

Figure 3-22 SFP (unlatched)

Step 4 With your finger, pull the latch upwards to lock the SFP into its slot.

Figure 3-23 SFP (latched)

The SFP is now ready to receive the fiber optical cable input.


Replacing an SFP

To replace an SFP in the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance:


Step 1 Locate the new SFP you plan to install and remove any protective packaging. Examine the SFP for any signs of damage.

Step 2 Determine which SFP you want to replace on the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance back panel.

Step 3 Remove the fiber optical cable from the SFP.

Step 4 With your finger, pull the latch down to release the SFP from its latched position.

See Figure 3-22.

Step 5 Using the latch, pull the SFP out of the appliance and place it in a safe location.

Step 6 Insert the new SFP into the slot and slide it in until you feel resistance, then push the SFP harder until you feel (or hear) it click into its socket.

Step 7 With your finger, pull the latch upwards to lock the SFP into its slot.

Step 8 Replace the fiber optical cable.


Connecting Cables

This section describes how to connect your Cisco NAM 2204 appliance to the network and the appliance console. It includes the following sections:

Connecting the Management Port

Connecting a Console Terminal

Cable Management

Figure 3-24 Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance Rear View

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AC power receptacle

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(Unused) NIC port

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(Unused) PS/2 connector (mouse)

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Management port; NIC 1 port (10/100/1000 Mb/s)

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(Unused) PS/2 connector (keyboard)

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Two USB ports (2.0)

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Serial (EIA/TIA-232) console port

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Monitoring ports, 4x1 GB Ethernet

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(Unused) video (VGA) port

 

Connecting a Console Terminal


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The Cisco NAM 2204 appliance has a DCE-mode console port for connecting a console terminal. You can connect a terminal or a PC running terminal-emulation software to the console port.

The appliance uses a DB-9 serial connector for the console port, location #4 in Figure 3-24. (See the "Serial (Console) Port" section on page 1-8 for more information.)

Table 3-3 lists the console terminal settings you should use to connect to the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance.

Table 3-3 Terminal Settings 

Baud Rate

9600

Data Bits

8

Parity

No

Stop Bit

1

Hardware Flow Control

Off


Connecting the Management Port


Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity. Statement 1001


The Cisco NAM 2204 appliance management port is the NIC 1 port, location #10 on Figure 3-24, a 10/100/1000 RJ-45 connector.

The RJ-45 port supports standard straight-through and crossover Category 5e unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable. Cisco does not supply Category 5e UTP cables; these cables are available commercially.

To connect the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance management port, connect one end of a Cat5e UTP cable to the NIC 1 port on the appliance. Connect the other end of the cable to a hub or switch (a gateway) in your network.

Connecting the Monitoring Ports

The Cisco NAM 2204 appliance provides four monitoring ports, either 4x1GB 10/100/1000 BASE-T RJ-45 connectors or 4x1GB 1000 BASE-T SFP, supporting both SX LC and LX LC connectors.

You can connect the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance directly to a device to monitor, such as a switch or router, or you can connect the appliance between two devices using an optical tap device or a hub.

Direct Connection

You connect the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance directly to a switch or router by running a cable from a data port interface on a switch or router to one of the monitoring ports on the appliance back panel. See location #11 in Figure 3-24 for the location of the appliance monitoring ports.

Figure 3-25 shows the four monitoring ports with RJ-45 connectors. These ports, regardless of type, are logical DataPort inputs (DataPort 1 - DataPort 4 from right to left) for the NAM appliance.

Figure 3-25 Monitoring Ports

The Cisco 2204-RJ45 appliance requires a Cat5eUTP cable. The Cisco 2204-SFP appliance requires a fiber optical cable. See Appendix B, "Monitor Port Requirements" for other SFP and cable specifications.

Tap Connection

You can connect the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance between two devices using an optical tap device or a hub. The tap connection mirrors the transmit sides of the cables that connect two devices as shown in Figure 3-26.

Using an Optical Tap Device

You can use an optical tap device to connect the Tx signals of two devices to the Cisco 2204-SFP appliance monitoring ports. The Cisco 2204-SFP appliance supports up to two optical taps and monitors up to four device interfaces.


Note The optical tap connection requires two additional fiber optical cables.


Figure 3-26 Optical Tap Connection


Note You can find optical tap specifications in Appendix B, "Monitor Port Requirements."


To connect two devices to a Cisco 2204-SFP appliance using an optical tap device:


Step 1 Disconnect the fiber optical cable that connects the two devices.

Step 2 Connect one of the devices to the A port on the optical tap device.

Step 3 Use another fiber optical cable to connect the other device to the B port on the optical tap device.

Step 4 Run a third fiber optical cable from the optical tap device's output ports (Tx A and Tx B) to the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance.

This cable contains the mirrored transmit output of both devices (Tx A and Tx B). You use both of the plugs as separate inputs to two of the four Cisco 2204-SFP appliance monitoring ports.

Step 5 At the Cisco 2204-SFP appliance, separate the cable's two plugs, and plug each into the left (Tx) side of an SFP in the appliance monitoring ports.


Using a Hub

You can use a simple hub to connect the Tx signals of two devices to the Cisco 2204-RJ45 appliance monitoring ports.

To connect two devices to a Cisco 2204-RJ45 appliance using a hub:


Step 1 Disconnect the cable that connects the two devices, and connect one of the devices to a port on the hub.

Step 2 Use a Cat5e UTP Ethernet cable to connect the other device to another port on the same hub.

Step 3 Run a Cat5e UTP Ethernet cable from the hub to the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance and plug the cable into one of the four monitoring ports on the Cisco 2204-RJ45 appliance back panel.


Cable Management

Cable management is the most visual aspect of your appliance setup. However, cable management is often overlooked because it can be time consuming.

Equipment racks and enclosures house more equipment today than ever before. This growth has increased the need for organized cable management both inside and outside the rack. Poor cable management not only leads to damaged cables or increased time for adding or changing out cables, but also blocks critical airflow or access. These problems can lead to inefficiencies in the performance of your equipment or even downtime.

There are many solutions to address cable management. They can range from simple cable management rings, to vertical or horizontal organizers, to troughs and ladders.

All Cisco NAM 2204 appliance cables should be properly dressed so as not to interfere with each other or other pieces of equipment. Use local practices to ensure that the cables attached to your appliance are properly dressed.

Proceed to the next section, "Powering Up the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance," to continue the installation.

Powering Up the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance


Warning Do not touch the power supply when the power cord is connected. For systems with a power switch, line voltages are present within the power supply even when the power switch is off and the power cord is connected. For systems without a power switch, line voltages are present within the power supply when the power cord is connected. Statement 4



Warning This equipment is intended to be grounded. Ensure that the host is connected to earth ground during normal use. Statement 39


Checklist for Power Up

You are ready to power up the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance if the following steps are complete:

The appliance is securely mounted.

Power, network, and interface cables are properly connected.

Power-Up Procedure

To power up the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance and verify its initialization and self-test, follow this procedure. When the procedure is finished, the appliance is ready to configure.


Step 1 Review the information in the "Safety Guidelines" section on page 2-2.

Step 2 Plug the AC power cord into the power cord receptacle at the rear of the appliance. (See location 1 in Figure 3-24.)

Step 3 Connect the other end of the power cord to a power source at your installation site.

Step 4 Press the power button on the front of the appliance. (See location 2 in Figure 3-27.)

The appliance should begin booting. Once the operating system boots, you are ready to initialize the basic software configuration. (See the software installation guide or user guide that shipped with your appliance for proper configuration procedures.)

Figure 3-27 Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance Front View

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USB port

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Hard Disk Drive Activity LED

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Power button

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NIC 1 LED

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Appliance Power LED

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NIC 2 LED (unused)


Checking the LEDs

When the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance is up and running, observe the front-panel LEDs. The following LEDs provide power, activity, and status information:

Front-Panel LEDs

Appliance power, green:

On when power is on.

Off when power is off or an error condition has been detected in the operating voltages.

Hard disk activity, green:

On when appliance software has booted up, and the appliance is operational.

Off when appliance has not yet booted, or an error condition has been detected in the boot process.

NIC 1 or NIC 2, green:

On when packets are transferring

Off when no packets are transferring

For more detailed information about the LEDs, see Appendix C, "Troubleshooting."

Removing or Replacing the Cisco NAM 2204 Appliance

Always use the NAM CLI command shutdown to turn power off.


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Warning Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations. Statement 1040


To remove a Cisco NAM 2204 appliance from your network, power it down, disconnect the power cords and network cables, and physically remove the appliance from the rack.


Note Before turning off power to the Cisco NAM 2204 appliance, use the NAM CLI and issue the shutdown command to shut down the NAM application.


To replace an appliance, remove it from the network. Then, install a new appliance and configure it using the same configuration parameters that you used for the removed appliance.