Cisco ICS 7750 Troubleshooting Guide, 2.6.0
Using Peripherals with Cisco ICS 7750 SPEs
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Using Peripherals with Cisco ICS 7750 SPEs

Table Of Contents

Using Peripherals with Cisco ICS 7750 SPEs

Using Peripherals with SPE310 Cards

Connecting the Peripherals

Removing the Peripherals

Removing the CD-ROM Drive

Removing the CD-ROM Drive Tray

Removing the Monitor

Removing the Keyboard and Mouse


Using Peripherals with Cisco ICS 7750 SPEs


This appendix describes how to install and uninstall the following common peripherals for use with the Cisco Integrated Communications System 7750 (Cisco ICS 7750) System Processing Engine (SPE) cards:

Monitor

Keyboard

Mouse

USB CD-ROM

This appendix includes the following main sections:

Using Peripherals with SPE310 Cards

Connecting the Peripherals

Removing the Peripherals


Note For a description of the features, modifications, and caveats for the
Cisco Integrated Communications System 7750 (Cisco ICS 7750) release 2.6.0, refer to the Release Notes for System Software Release 2.6.0 on the
Cisco ICS 7750.


Using Peripherals with SPE310 Cards

You can use the following peripherals with SPE310 cards. If you need additional equipment, contact your customer service representative for ordering information.


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


SVGA-compatible monitor, capable of at least 800 x 600 resolution and 256 colors (1024 x 768 resolution is recommended)

Windows-compatible mouse with USB (Universal Serial Bus) or PS/2-style connector

PC keyboard with USB and/or PS/2-style connector

USB CD-ROM drive (provided in the ICS 7750 accessory kit)


Note If you lose the CD-ROM USB cable (used to connect the CD-ROM drive to the SPE310 card), see the documentation for the CD-ROM drive in the Cisco ICS 7750 accessory kit for information on obtaining a replacement, or contact TAC for additional assistance.


(Optional) USB hub (needed if using a USB keyboard and mouse, when the keyboard lacks a USB pass-through port; a powered hub is recommended)


Note If you are using a USB keyboard with a USB mouse, you will need a pass-through USB port on the keyboard for connecting the mouse. Alternatively, you can use a USB hub, to which you can connect both the keyboard and the mouse, and then connect the hub to one of the USB ports on the SPE through the hub's uplink port. Either a pass-through USB port or a USB hub is required because one of the two USB ports on the SPE310 card is needed for the CD-ROM drive.


CD-ROM mounting tray that attaches to the front ventilation grille of the chassis (also included in the accessory kit)

ESD-prevention equipment or the disposable ESD-preventive wrist strap included in the hardware accessory kit

Connecting the Peripherals

A CD-ROM drive tray and CD-ROM drive are both provided in the accessory kit. For many operations, a monitor, a keyboard, and a mouse are also required.

Follow these steps to prepare and connect the peripherals:


Step 1 Put on an ESD-preventive wrist strap, and attach it to an unpainted chassis surface.


Caution To prevent ESD damage, handle cards only by their edges, and use an ESD-preventive wrist strap or other grounding device.

Step 2 Connect the monitor cable to the video port on the SPE310 card. Power on the monitor.

Step 3 Connect the keyboard and mouse to the SPE310. You have several connection options, depending on the type of keyboard and mouse connectors you have available:

USB keyboard and USB mouse—You will also need a USB hub. Connect the keyboard and mouse to the hub, and then connect the hub to one of the USB ports on the SPE310. The second USB port on the SPE310 will be needed for the USB CD-ROM drive.

USB keyboard and PS/2 mouse or PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse. Connect the USB device to one of the USB ports on the SPE310, and connect the PS/2 device to the PS/2 port.

PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse. Connect the PS/2 keyboard and PS/2 mouse to the PS/2 "Y" connector included in the ICS 7750 accessory kit, and then connect the "Y" connector to the PS/2 port on the SPE310.


Note When PS/2 devices are used, the SPE310 will need to be rebooted in order for the connected devices to be recognized.


Step 4 Attach the CD-ROM drive tray to the fan tray underneath the SPE by threading the hooks on the drive tray into the grid on the fan tray, as shown in Figure C-1. If a drive tray is already attached, proceed to Step 6.


Note The CD-ROM drive tray is for temporary use in loading software on the SPE. Always remove the CD-ROM drive and drive tray when you finish using them.


Figure C-1 Attaching the CD-ROM Drive Tray

Step 5 Place the CD-ROM drive in the drive tray as shown in Figure C-2.

Figure C-2 Installing the CD-ROM Drive

Step 6 Connect the CD-ROM drive USB cable to one of the USB ports on the SPE310. Either port can be used.



Note The drive tray is designed only for the weight of the CD-ROM drive. Never place heavy objects or items other than the CD-ROM drive on the drive tray. Overloading the drive tray may damage the ventilation grille or impede airflow into the chassis.


Removing the Peripherals


Note When the reimaging and software installation process is complete, and whenever the peripherals are not needed, you should always remove them from the Cisco ICS 7750 chassis.


See the following sections:

Removing the CD-ROM Drive

Removing the CD-ROM Drive Tray

Removing the Monitor

Removing the Keyboard and Mouse

Removing the CD-ROM Drive

If the SPE is powered down (unseated from the chassis), the drive can be disconnected from the USB port on the SPE.

If the SPE is running, use the attached monitor to locate the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon in the Windows System Tray (in the lower right corner of the screen, typically, unless the task bar has been moved). The icon looks like a small card with an arrow floating above it.

Click the icon, and, in the pop-up menu displayed, select Stop USB Mass Storage Device - Drive(D:).

After Windows reports that the device has been stopped, you can safely disconnect the USB CD-ROM drive cable from the SPE USB port.


Note If you fail to use the Unplug or Eject Hardware tool and if you plug and unplug the CD-ROM drive many times, the drive may stop responding. If this happens, disconnect the CD-ROM drive, wait 5 minutes, and try reconnecting it again. If the drive still fails to respond, reboot the SPE; it should be recognized after Windows reboots. If the CD-ROM still fails after these measures, contact your Cisco support representative.


Removing the CD-ROM Drive Tray

After you have removed the CD-ROM drive, detach the CD-ROM drive tray by unhooking it from the chassis grille.


Note You should remove the drive tray whenever it is not in use. Leaving it in place can interfere with airflow into the chassis.


Removing the Monitor

To remove the monitor, power down the monitor, and remove the monitor cable from the video port on the SPE310 card. This can be done at any time, whether the SPE is powered or not.

Removing the Keyboard and Mouse

To remove the keyboard and mouse:

If you are using one of the USB ports for the keyboard and mouse, disconnect the cable connecting the peripherals to the USB port.

If you are using the keyboard/mouse port, disconnect the "Y" connector from the keyboard/mouse port on the SPE.


Note If you later reconnect a keyboard and/or mouse to the PS/2 keyboard/mouse port, you will need to reboot the SPE in order for them to be recognized.