Cisco 7600 Series Router Module Installation Guide
Installing the Module
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Installing Modules

Table Of Contents

Installing Modules

Required Tools

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Installing a Supervisor Engine or a Module

Removing the Supervisor Engine or a Module

Connecting the Supervisor Engine

Connecting to the Console Port

Connecting a Terminal

Connecting a Modem

Connecting to the Uplink Ports

Installing and Removing GBICs

GBIC Installation Guidelines

Installing a GBIC

Installing a GBIC with Clips

Installing a GBIC with a Handle

Removing a GBIC

Removing a GBIC with Clips

Removing a GBIC with a Handle

Using Flash PC Cards

Verifying the Installation


Installing Modules


This chapter describes how to install and verify the operation of the supervisor engines, Optical Services Modules (OSMs), recommended Catalyst 6000 family modules, and SPA interface processors (SIPs) in the Cisco 7600 series router, and it contains these sections:

Required Tools

Installing a Supervisor Engine or a Module

Removing the Supervisor Engine or a Module

Connecting the Supervisor Engine

Installing and Removing GBICs

Using Flash PC Cards

Verifying the Installation

Required Tools

This section describes the requirements and the tools you need to install the supervisor engine or the module.


Note Before installing modules, you must install the Cisco 7600 series router chassis and at least one supervisor engine. For information on installing the chassis, refer to the Cisco 7600 Series Router Installation Guide or Cisco 7609 Router Installation Guide.


These tools are required to install modules in the Cisco 7600 series router:

Flat-blade screwdriver

Wrist strap or other grounding device

Antistatic mat or antistatic foam

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage, which can occur when electronic cards or components are improperly handled, results in complete or intermittent failures. Port adapters and processor modules consist of printed circuit boards that are fixed in metal carriers. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and connectors are integral components of the carrier. Although the metal carrier helps to protect the board from ESD, use a preventive antistatic strap during handling.

Following are guidelines for preventing ESD damage:

Always use an ESD wrist or ankle strap and ensure that it makes good skin contact.

Connect the equipment end of the strap to an unfinished chassis surface.

When installing a component, use any available ejector levers or captive installation screws to properly seat the bus connectors in the backplane or midplane. These devices prevent accidental removal, provide proper grounding for the system, and help to ensure that bus connectors are properly seated.

When removing a component, use any available ejector levers or captive installation screws to release the bus connectors from the backplane or midplane.

Handle carriers by available handles or edges only; avoid touching the printed circuit boards or connectors.

Place a removed component board-side-up on an antistatic surface or in a static shielding container. If you plan to return the component to the factory, immediately place it in a static shielding container.

Avoid contact between the printed circuit boards and clothing. The wrist strap only protects components from ESD voltages on the body; ESD voltages on clothing can still cause damage.

Never attempt to remove the printed circuit board from the metal carrier.

Installing a Supervisor Engine or a Module

This section describes how to install a supervisor engine, OSM, or recommended Catalyst 6000 family module in the Cisco 7600 series router.

Supervisor engines must be installed in specific slots in the chassis depending on which model of supervisor engine you are installing. Table 3-1 lists the specific slot assignments for the different supervisor engine models.

Table 3-1 Supervisor Engine Slot Assignments

Supervisor Engine
Slot Assignments

Supervisor Engine 2

Slots 1 and 2 (3-slot chassis)

Slots 1 and 2 (6-slot chassis)

Slots 1 and 2 (9-slot chassis)

Slots 1 and 2 (13-slot chassis)

Supervisor Engine 720

Slots 1 and 2 (3-slot chassis)

Slots 1 and 2 (4-slot chassis)

Slots 5 and 6 (6-slot chassis)

Slots 5 and 6 (9-slot chassis)

Slots 7 and 8 (13-slot chassis)

Supervisor Engine 32

Slots 1 and 2 (4-slot chassis)

Slots 5 and 6 (6-slot chassis)

Slots 5 and 6 (9-slot chassis)

Slots 7 and 8 (13-slot chassis)

Route Switch Processor 720

Slots 1 and 2 (4-slot chassis)

Slots 5 and 6 (6-slot and 9-slot chassis, including enhanced -S chassis)

Slots 7 and 8 (13-slot chassis)

Not supported in the 3-slot chassis


You should install module filler plates (Cisco product ID 7600-SLOT-CVR) in any empty slots to maintain consistent airflow through the chassis. See Figure 3-1 (Cisco 7603), Figure 3-2 (Cisco 7604), Figure 3-3 (Cisco 7606), Figure 3-4 (Cisco 7609), and Figure 3-5 (7613) for slot locations.

Figure 3-1 Slot Numbers on Cisco 7603 Router

Figure 3-2

Slot Numbers on Cisco 7604 Router

Figure 3-3 Supervisor Engine 720s and Route Switch Processor 720s are installed in slots 1 and 2. The illustration shows one supervisor engine.Slot Numbers on Cisco 7606 Router


Note Supervisor Engine 2 is installed in slot 1 and slot 2. Supervisor Engine 720s and Route Switch Processor 720s are installed in slot 5 and slot 6.


Figure 3-4 Slot Numbers on Cisco 7609 Router and Cisco 7609-S Router


Note Supervisor Engine 2 is installed in slot 1 and slot 2. Supervisor Engine 720s and Route Switch Processor 720s are installed in slot 5 and slot 6.


Figure 3-5 Slot Numbers on Cisco 7613 Router


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


Note Supervisor Engine 2 is installed in slot 1 and slot 2. Supervisor Engine 720s and Route Switch Processor 720s are installed in slot 7 and slot 8.



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



Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments.


To install a supervisor engine, OSM, Catalyst 6000 family module, or SIP in the Cisco 7600 series router, perform these steps:


Step 1 Choose a slot for the supervisor engine or module.

Step 2 Make sure that there is enough clearance to accommodate any interface equipment that you will connect directly to the supervisor engine or 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 to ensure that the EMI gaskets on all modules are fully compressed in order to maximize the opening space for the new or 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, follow the procedure in the "Removing the Supervisor Engine or a Module" section.

Step 5 Fully open both ejector levers on the new module. (See Figure 3-6.)

Figure 3-6 Ejector Levers and Captive Installation Screws

Step 6 Depending on the position of the slots in the chassis (horizontal or vertical), perform one of these two sets of substeps:

Horizontal slot

a. Position the supervisor engine or module in the slot. (See Figure 3-7.) Make sure that you align the sides of the module carrier with the slot guides on each side of the slot.

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 3-8.)

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 module's EMI gasket and the module above it. (See Figure 3-8.)


Caution Do not press down too forcefully on the ejector levers. They will bend and be damaged.

d. While pressing down, simultaneously close the left and right ejector levers to fully seat the supervisor engine or module in the backplane connector. The ejector levers are fully closed when they are flush with the module faceplate. (See Figure 3-9.)


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 supervisor engine or module.


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


Figure 3-7 Positioning the Module in the Slot

Figure 3-8 Clearing the EMI Gasket

Figure 3-9 Ejector Lever Closure

Vertical slots

a. Position the supervisor engine or module in the slot. Make sure that you align the sides of the module carrier with the slot guides on the top and bottom of the slot. (See Figure 3-10.)

b. Carefully slide the supervisor engine or 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.

c. Using the thumb and forefinger of each hand, grasp the two ejector levers and exert a slight pressure to the left, deflecting it approximately 0.040 inches (1 mm) and creating a small gap between the module's EMI gasket and the module adjacent to it.


Note Do not exert too much pressure on the ejector levers. They will bend and be damaged.


d. While pressing on the ejector levers, simultaneously close them to fully seat the supervisor engine or module in the backplane connector. The ejector levers are fully closed when they are flush with the module faceplate.


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 supervisor engine or module.


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


Figure 3-10 Installing a Module in the Cisco 7609 Router


Removing the Supervisor Engine or a Module

This section describes how to remove a supervisor engine, OSM, Catalyst 6000 family module, or SIP from the Cisco 7600 series router.

Before you remove a supervisor engine, you should first save the current configuration using the write {host file | network | terminal} command. This step saves time when bringing the module back online. You can recover the configuration by downloading it from the server to the nonvolatile memory of the supervisor engine.


Note On any modules running Cisco IOS, save the current running configuration by entering the copy running-config startup-config command.



Tip When you install a new supervisor engine, check the factory default configuration; you might need to reconfigure the system to your requirements. You can reconfigure the supervisor engine manually, or if you previously uploaded the original configuration to a server, you can download it to the new supervisor engine. Refer to the Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router Software Installation Guide for additional information.



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


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



Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments.


To remove a supervisor engine or module, perform these steps:


Step 1 Disconnect any network interface cables attached to the supervisor engine or 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 created by the removed module is maintained.


Note If the captive installation screws are loose, the 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 screws on the supervisor engine or module.

Step 4 Depending on the position of the slots in the chassis (horizontal or vertical), perform one of these two sets of steps:

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 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 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.



Connecting the Supervisor Engine

This section describes how to connect the supervisor engine console port and uplink ports, and contains these topics:

Connecting to the Console Port

Connecting to the Uplink Ports

Connecting to the Console Port

This section describes how to connect to the supervisor engine console port from a terminal or modem.

The console port, located on the front panel of the supervisor engine, is shown in Figure 3-11.

This section contains these topics:

Connecting a Terminal

Connecting a Modem


Note The accessory kit that shipped with your Cisco 7600 series router contains the necessary cable and adapters to connect a terminal or modem to the console port.


Figure 3-11 Supervisor Engine Console Port Connector

Connecting a Terminal

To connect a terminal to the console port using the cable and adapters provided, place the console port mode switch in the in position (factory default). Connect to the port using the RJ-45-to-RJ-45 cable and RJ-45-to-DB-25 DTE adapter or RJ-45-to-DB-9 DTE adapter (labeled "Terminal").

To connect a terminal using a Catalyst 5000 family Supervisor Engine III console cable, place the console port mode switch in the out position. Connect to the port using the Supervisor Engine III cable and the appropriate adapter for the terminal connection.

Check the terminal documentation to determine the baud rate. The baud rate of the terminal must match the default baud rate (9600 baud) of the console port. Set up the terminal as follows:

9600 baud

8 data bits

No parity

2 stop bits

Connecting a Modem

To connect a modem to the console port, place the console port mode switch in the in position. Connect to the port using the RJ-45-to-RJ-45 cable and the RJ-45-to-DB-25 DCE adapter (labeled "Modem").

Connecting to the Uplink Ports

This section describes how to connect to the supervisor engine uplink ports.


Note In a redundant configuration with two supervisor engines, the uplink ports on the redundant (standby) supervisor engine are active and can be used for normal traffic like any other ports in the chassis.



Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments.


To connect to the supervisor engine uplink ports, perform these steps:


Step 1 Remove the plugs from the Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC) optical bores; store them for future use.

Step 2 Remove the plugs from the SC connector (see Figure 3-12) on the fiber-optic cable.

Step 3 Insert the connector into the GBIC.


Note When you plug the SC connector into the GBIC, make sure that both the transmit (Tx) and receive (Rx) fiber-optic cables are fully inserted into the SC connector.



Note If you are using the LX/LH GBIC with MMF, you need to install a patch cord between the GBIC and the MMF cable. See the "Patch Cord" section on page 2-13 for details.



Caution Do not remove the plugs from the GBIC optical bores or the fiber-optic cable until you are ready to connect the cable. The plugs protect the GBIC optical bores and cable from contamination.

Figure 3-12 SC Connector to GBIC


Installing and Removing GBICs

This section describes how to install, remove, and maintain GBICs.


Caution Unnecessary removal and insertion of a GBIC could lead to premature failure of the GBIC. A GBIC has a lifetime of 100 to 500 removals and insertions.

This section contains these topics:

GBIC Installation Guidelines

Installing a GBIC

Removing a GBIC

GBIC Installation Guidelines

Follow these GBIC installation and handling guidelines:

GBICs are static sensitive. To prevent ESD damage, follow your normal board- and component-handling procedures.

GBICs are dust sensitive. When the GBIC is stored or when a fiber-optic cable is not plugged in, always keep plugs in the GBIC optical bores.

The most common source of contaminants in the optical bores is debris picked up on the ferrules of the optical connectors. Use an alcohol swab or Kim-Wipe to clean the ferrules of the optical connector.

Installing a GBIC

Two physical GBIC models are available. One GBIC model has a locking handle to secure the GBIC in the module; the other model uses two clips, one on each side of the GBIC. This section contains the procedures for installing both GBIC models.

Installing a GBIC with Clips


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments.


To install a GBIC with clips, perform these steps:


Step 1 Remove the GBIC from its protective packaging.

Step 2 Check the label on the GBIC to verify that the GBIC is the correct model (SX, LX/LH, or ZX) for your network.

Step 3 Grip the sides of the GBIC with your thumb and forefinger and insert the GBIC into the module socket, as shown in Figure 3-13.


Note GBICs are keyed to prevent incorrect insertion.


Figure 3-13 Installing a GBIC with Clips

Step 4 Slide the GBIC through the flap covering the socket opening until you hear a click indicating the GBIC is locked into the slot.


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments.


Step 5 When you are ready to attach the network interface fiber-optic cable, remove the plug from the GBIC optical bore and save the plug for future use.


Installing a GBIC with a Handle


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments.


To install a GBIC that has a handle, perform these steps:


Step 1 Remove the GBIC from its protective packaging.

Step 2 Check the label on the GBIC to verify that the GBIC is the correct model (SX, LX/LH, or ZX) for your network.

Step 3 Remove the plug from the optical bore.

Step 4 Slide the GBIC into the module socket. (See Figure 3-14).

Figure 3-14 Installing a GBIC with a Handle

You can install the GBIC with the handle either up or down.

a. If the handle is up during insertion, you must lower the handle after insertion to lock the GBIC in place.

b. If the handle is down during insertion, you will hear a click that indicates that the GBIC is locked in place.

Step 5 Verify that the GBIC handle is in the down position.


Removing a GBIC

Two physical GBIC models are available. One GBIC model has a locking handle to secure the GBIC in the module; the other model uses two clips, one on each side of the GBIC. This section contains procedures for removing both GBIC models.

Removing a GBIC with Clips


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments.


If you are removing a GBIC with clips, perform these steps:


Step 1 Disconnect the network fiber-optic cable from the GBIC SC connector.

Step 2 Release the GBIC from the slot by simultaneously squeezing the two plastic tabs (one on each side of the GBIC).

Step 3 Slide the GBIC out of the Gigabit Ethernet module slot. A flap drops down to protect the Gigabit Ethernet module connector.

Step 4 Place the GBIC in an antistatic bag.


Removing a GBIC with a Handle


Warning Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments.


If you are removing a GBIC with a handle, perform these steps:


Step 1 Disconnect the network fiber-optic cable from the GBIC SC connector.

Step 2 Rotate the handle up to release the GBIC from the slot.

Step 3 Grip the handle or the sides of the GBIC and slide the GBIC out of the slot. A flap drops down to protect the slot.

Step 4 Place the GBIC in an antistatic bag.


Using Flash PC Cards


Note To use a Flash PC card with the supervisor engine, you must format the card with the supervisor engine.


This section describes how to insert and remove a Flash PC card (PCMCIA). For additional information related to the Flash PC card, refer to the Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router Software Configuration Guide.

The Flash PC card (PCMCIA) slot on the front panel of the supervisor engine is for additional Flash memory. You can use this Flash memory to store and run software images and configuration files, or to serve as an I/O device.

The supervisor engine has one PCMCIA slot: slot 0. The Flash PC cards are available in two sizes: 16 MB and 24 MB (cards are optional). You can insert and remove the Flash PC card with the power on.

Before you install a Flash PC card, verify that the card is set with write protection off. The write-protect switch is located on the front edge of the card (when the printing is right side up and the edge connector end is away from you). (See Figure 3-15.)

Figure 3-15 Locating the Flash PC Card Write-Protection Switch

Use this procedure for installing and removing a Flash PC card:


Step 1 Face the front panel of the switch and hold the Flash PC card with the connector end of the card toward the slot. The connector end of the card is opposite the end with the write-protection switch, which is shown in Figure 3-15.

Step 2 Insert the card into the slot until the card completely seats in the connector at the back of the slot and the eject button pops out toward you. Note that the card does not insert all the way inside the slot; a portion of the card remains outside the slot.


Caution Do not attempt to force the card past this point or you could damage the connector pins.

Step 3 To eject a card, press the ejector button until the card is free of the connector at the back of the slot.

Step 4 Remove the card from the slot and place it in an antistatic bag.


Verifying the Installation

Enter the show module command to verify that the system acknowledges the new modules and has brought them online.

This example shows the output of the show module command:

Router# show module
Mod Ports Card Type                              Model              Serial No.
--- ----- -------------------------------------- ------------------ -----------
  1    2  Catalyst 6000 supervisor 2 (Active)    WS-X6K-SUP2-2GE    SAD04460M9T
  4    4  8-port CHOC-12/DS3 SI                  OSM-8CHOC12/T3-SI  SAD0513000F
  5    0  Switching Fabric Module-128 (Active)   WS-C6500-SFM       SAD0445044Y
  6    0  Switching Fabric Module-128 (Standby)  WS-C6500-SFM       SAD044904RN
  7    4  2-port CHOC-48/DS3 SS                  OSM-2CHOC48/T3-SS  SAD051409DW
  8   16  SFM-capable 16 port 1000mb GBIC        WS-X6516-GBIC      SAD04470AUK
  9   16  SFM-capable 16 port 1000mb GBIC        WS-X6516-GBIC      SAD044908JG

Mod MAC addresses                       Hw    Fw           Sw           Status
--- ---------------------------------- ------ ------------ ------------ -------
  1  00d0.c0d4.0454 to 00d0.c0d4.0455   1.1   6.1(3)       6.2(0.116)   Ok     
  4  00d0.9738.a7e5 to 00d0.9738.a824   0.303 12.1(2001061 12.1(2001061 Ok     
  5  0001.0002.0003 to 0001.0002.0003   1.0   6.1(3)       6.2(0.116)   Ok     
  6  0001.0002.0003 to 0001.0002.0003   1.0   6.1(3)       6.2(0.116)   Ok     
  7  00d0.9738.aa25 to 00d0.9738.aa64   0.202 12.1(2001061 12.1(2001061 Ok     
  8  0001.c9d9.aa98 to 0001.c9d9.aaa7   2.0   6.1(3)       6.2(0.116)   Ok     
  9  00d0.c0d4.0e5c to 00d0.c0d4.0e6b   2.0   6.1(3)       6.2(0.116)   Ok     

Mod Sub-Module                  Model           Serial           Hw     Status 
--- --------------------------- --------------- --------------- ------- -------
  1 Policy Feature Card 2       WS-F6K-PFC2     SAD0443026F      1.0    Ok     
  1 Cat6k MSFC 2 daughterboard  WS-F6K-MSFC2    SAD04380K8K      1.1    Ok     
Router#

After you verify the supervisor engine or module installation and check connectivity, you must configure the module. For complete information on configuring the supervisor engine and all modules, refer to the Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router Software Configuration Guide or Cisco 7600 Series Internet Router IOS Software Configuration Guide. For information on all Cisco 7600 router commands, refer to the Cisco 7600 Series Router Command Reference publication.