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Installing Gigabit Ethernet Boards in Cisco Ethernet Switch Network Modules
Product Numbers: GE-DCARD-ESW
This document describes how to install the optional Gigabit Ethernet board in the Ethernet switch network module.
Network module installation documents provide detailed instructions for network module installation and cabling. You can access these documents at: Cisco Product Documentation > Access Servers and Access Routers > Modular Access Routers > Cisco platform you are using> Hardware installation documents for Cisco platform you are using > Network module (netmod) installation
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Adding an Optional Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Board
An optional Gigabit Ethernet expansion board can be installed to support a 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet port. Use the Cisco Network Modules Hardware Installation Guide and platform hardware installation guide for more information.
Follow this procedure to install a Gigabit Ethernet expansion board:
Step 1 Use a Philips screwdriver to remove the cover on the Gigabit Ethernet board port, as shown in Figure 1.
Figure 1 Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Board Port Cover on the Ethernet Switch Network Module
Step 2 Guide the external connector through the Gigabit Ethernet expansion port opening on the card faceplate.
Step 3 Insert the connector on the Gigabit Ethernet expansion board into the board connector on the network module. Inspect the board to ensure the board is fully connected. (See Figure 2 for 16-port Ethernet switch network modules or Figure 3 for 36-port Ethernet switch network modules.)
Caution Be sure to press firmly on the Gigabit Ethernet expansion board until the board seats onto the connector. When the Gigabit Ethernet expansion board is seated properly, the standoff will be flush with the board. If this board is not firmly seated, failures can occur.
Step 4 Insert the screw from the board installation kit through the Gigabit Ethernet expansion board into the standoff on the network module.
Figure 2 Installing a Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Board on a 16-Port Cisco Ethernet Switch Network Module
Figure 3 Installing a Gigabit Ethernet Expansion Board on a 36-Port Cisco Ethernet Switch Network Module
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