Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers Power Up and Initial Configuration
This chapter guides you through a basic router configuration, which is sufficient for you to access your network. Complex configuration procedures are beyond the scope of this publication and can be found in the modular configuration and modular command reference publications in the Cisco IOS software configuration documentation set that corresponds to the software release installed on your Cisco hardware.
To configure the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router from a console, you need to connect a terminal to the router console port.
Ensure that the following conditions are addressed before starting up the router:
The shared port adapter is inserted in its slot.
The network interface cable is connected.
The optional Fast Ethernet Management port cable is installed.
The chassis is securely mounted and grounded.
The power and interface cables are connected.
Your PC with terminal emulation program (hyperTerminal or equivalent) is connected to the console port and powered up.
Your PC terminal emulation program is configured for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, and flow control is set to none.
You have selected passwords for access control.
Captive installation screws are tight on all removable components.
The console terminal is turned on.
You have determined the IP addresses for the Ethernet and serial interfaces.
Empty card slots or card bays are filled with card blanks. This ensures proper air flow through the chassis and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).
You are now ready to start your router.
Verifying Power Supply Operation
Follow this procedure to verify power supply is operating correctly.
Step 1 Check that the power supply LEDs are:
INPUT OK is green
FAN OK is green
OUTPUT FAILED is not illuminated
Step 2 To ensure that the power supply state is OK, type the show platform command. This output sample is from the Cisco ASR 1013 router. The other Cisco ASR 1000 routers display similar type of output.
If the LEDs indicate a power problem or the power supply state is ps, fail, then contact a customer service representatives for assistance or additional instructions.
Powering Up the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers
Make certain that all card slots and compartments are closed off. Install blank faceplates on any empty slots. Always have power supply slots filled. If you leave a power supply slot uncovered, then you risk exposure to hazardous voltages on the power pins on the midplane.
After installing your Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers and connecting cables, start the router.
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. Statement 1029
Note There is no cover on the Cisco ASR 1002 Router and the Cisco ASR 1002-X Router DC power supply terminal block; therefore, Statement 1029 does not apply to the Cisco ASR 1002 router.
You are now ready to power on the system for the first time. Follow these steps.
Step 1 Before you power on, make sure that:
a. The AC cord is plugged into the AC power inlet.
b. All cables are connected.
c. Your computer is powered up and connected.
Note To view the boot sequence, you must have a console connection to the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers before it powers up.
Step 2 Move the power switch to the ON position. Listen for the fans; you should immediately hear them operating.
Step 3 Depending on your installation, some LEDs on the rear of the chassis and on installed modules also come on.
Do not press any keys on the keyboard until the messages stop and the SYS PWR LED is solid green. Any keys pressed during this time are interpreted as the first command typed when the messages stop, which might cause the router to power off and start over. It takes a few minutes for the messages to stop.
NoteThis is only an example of what can display. The system boots differently depending upon the configuration that ships with your system.
Step 4 Observe the initialization process. When the system boot is complete (the process takes a few seconds), the Cisco ASR 1000 RP1 begins to initialize.
Example 12-1 Loading the Default System Boot Image
*Feb 19 17:35:19.455: %SYS-6-BOOTTIME: Time taken to reboot after reload = 78809 seconds
*Feb 19 17:35:19.551: %CRYPTO-6-ISAKMP_ON_OFF: ISAKMP is OFF
*Feb 19 17:35:19.551: %CRYPTO-6-ISAKMP_ON_OFF: ISAKMP is OFF
*Feb 19 17:35:21.669: %DYNCMD-7-CMDSET_LOADED: The Dynamic Command set has been loaded from the Shell Manager
*Feb 19 17:35:22.221: %CRYPTO-6-ISAKMP_ON_OFF: ISAKMP is OFF
Step 5 During the boot process, observe the system LEDs. The LEDs on the shared port adapter go on and off in irregular sequence. They may go on, go out, and go on again for a short time. On the router, the green STATUS LED comes on and stays on.
To display and verify the hardware features, enter the following commands:
show version —Displays the system hardware version; the installed software version; the names and sources of configuration files; the boot images; and the amount of installed DRAM, NVRAM, and flash memory.
show diag chassis —Displays the IDPROM information for the assemblies in the chassis.
show diag slot/subslot —Displays the IDPROM information for the subassemblies in the chassis.
Checking Hardware and Software Compatibility
To check the minimum software requirements of the Cisco IOS software with the hardware installed on your Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers, Cisco maintains the Software Advisor tool on Cisco.com. This tool does not verify whether Cisco ASR 1000 Series SIPs or SPAs within a system are compatible; but the tool provides the minimum Cisco IOS requirements for individual hardware modules and components.
Note To access this tool, you must have a Cisco.com login account.
To access the Software Advisor, click Login at Cisco.com, type Software Advisor in the search box, and click G o. Click the link for the Software Advisor Tool.
Choose a product family or enter a specific product number to search for the minimum supported software needed for your hardware.
Configuring the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers at Startup
This section explains how to create a basic running configuration for your Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers.
Note You need to acquire the correct network addresses from your system administrator or consult your network plan to determine correct addresses before you can complete the router configuration.
Before continuing the configuration process, check the current state of the router by entering the show version command. The show version command displays the release of Cisco IOS software that is available on the router.
For information on modifying the configuration after you create it, see the Cisco IOS configuration and command reference guides.
To configure a Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers from the console, you must connect a terminal or terminal server to the console port. To configure the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Routers over your management Ethernet, you must have the router’s IP address available.
Using the Console Interface
To access the command line interface using the console, follow these steps:
Step 1 Your system is booting and if you answer No, at the prompt:
--- System Configuration Dialog ---
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: no
Step 2 Then Press Return to enter user EXEC mode. The following prompt appears:
Step 3 From user EXEC mode, enter the enable command as shown in the following example:
Step 4 At the password prompt, enter your system password. If an enable password has not been set on your system, this step may be skipped. The following example shows entry of the password called enablepass :
Step 5 When your enable password is accepted, the privileged EXEC mode prompt appears: Router#
Step 6 You now have access to the CLI in privileged EXEC mode and you can enter the necessary commands to complete your desired tasks. To exit the console session, enter the quit command as shown in the following example:
Configuring Global Parameters
When you first start the setup program, you must configure the global parameters. These parameters are used for controlling system-wide settings. Perform the following steps to enter the global parameters:
Step 1 Connect a console terminal to the console port, and then boot the router.
Note This is only an example of the output display; prompts may vary.
When you see this information, you have successfully booted your router:
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--- System Configuration Dialog ---
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: yes
Press RETURN to get started!
Step 2 The first sections of the configuration script appear only at an initial system startup. On subsequent uses of the setup facility, the script begins with a System Configuration Dialog as shown below: When asked if you would like to enter the initial configuration dialog, enter yes.
Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no] yes
At any point you may enter a question mark '?' for help.
Use ctrl-c to abort configuration dialog at any prompt.
Default settings are in square brackets ''.
Basic management setup configures only enough connectivity for management of the system, extended setup will ask you to configure each interface on the system.
Note Basic management setup configures enough connectivity for managing the system; extended setup will ask you to configure each interface on the system. For detailed information about setting global parameters, refer to the Cisco ASR 1000_Series Aggregation Services Routers Software Configuration Guide.
Checking the Running Configuration Settings
To check the value of the settings you have entered, enter the show running-config command at the Router# prompt:
Router# show running-config
To review changes you make to the configuration, use the EXEC mode show startup-config command to see the changes and copy run-start stored in NVRAM.
Saving the Running Configuration to NVRAM
To store the configuration or changes to your startup configuration in NVRAM, run the copy running-config startup-config command:
Router# copy running-config startup-config
Using this command saves the configuration settings that you created in the router using configuration mode and the setup facility. If you fail to do this, your configuration will be lost the next time you reload the router.
Powering Off the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router Safely
This section explains how to shut down the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router. It is recommended that before turning off all power to the chassis, you issue the reload command. This insures that the operating system cleans up all the file systems. After the reload operation is complete, then the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router can be powered off safely.
If you are going to power cycle a Cisco ASR 1013 Router, we recommend that you first perform a graceful reload on the router. Power cycling the router without first performing a graceful reload might cause a loss of data stored in the NVRAM. In other words, the configuration file might be lost. Note that this is not observed when a power failure occurs because each active power supply in the two power supply zones is power cycled at the same time during a power failure. If there is a chance that the router might be power cycled without a graceful reload, we recommend that you use the
boot configfile-system:configuration-filenvbypass command to specify a file system other than the NVRAM for storing the configuration file. The following are examples:
boot config harddisk:config_file.cfg nvbypass Router(config)#
boot config bootflash:configuration_data.cfg nvbypass
To remove power from the Cisco ASR 1000 Series Router safely, follow this procedure and see the examples:
Step 1 Slip on the ESD-preventive wrist strap that was included in the accessory kit.
Step 2 Enter the reload command.
Step 3 Confirm the reload command.
Proceed with reload? [confirm]
Aug 17 00:06:47.051 R0/0: %PMAN-5-EXITACTION: Process manager is exiting: prs exit with reload chassis code
Step 4 After confirming the reload command, wait until the system bootstrap message displays before powering off the system.
System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(33r)XN2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)