Cisco ASR 9001 and Cisco ASR 9001-S Routers Hardware Installation Guide
Installing Modules and Cables in the Chassis
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Table of Contents

Installing Modules and Cables in the Chassis

Fixed 4x10-Gigabit Ethernet Ports

Modular Port Adapters

20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

Installing and Removing Modular Port Adapters

Handling Modular Port Adapters (MPAs)

Online Insertion and Removal

Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Installation and Removal

Optical Device Installation and Removal

Cleaning Optical Devices

Checking the Installation

Verifying the Installation

Using show Commands to Verify Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Status

Using show Commands to Display Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Information

Using the ping Command to Verify Network Connectivity

Installing and Removing SFP Modules

Installing and Removing XFP Modules

Cable Management

Cable Management Tray

Installing a Cable Management Tray

Removing a Cable-Management Tray

Cable Management Bracket

Installing a Cable Management Bracket

Removing a Cable-Management Bracket

Connecting Route Processor Cables

Connecting to the RP Console Port

Connecting to the RP Auxiliary Port

Connecting to the RP Ethernet Management Ports

Connecting Power to the Router

Connecting Power to an AC-Powered Router

Connecting Power to a DC-Powered Router

Powering on the Router

Installing Modules and Cables in the Chassis

This chapter contains the procedures for installing cards and modules into the chassis, after it has been installed in a rack. It also describes how to connect cables to the ports and RP.

The installation is presented in these sections:

Fixed 4x10-Gigabit Ethernet Ports

The Cisco ASR 9001 Router has four integrated 10 GE small form-factor pluggable (SFP+) ports that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps.

Each fixed SFP+ port has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated SFP+ port.


NoteIn Cisco ASR 9001-S Router, two 10 GE fixed SFP+ ports (SFP+2 and SFP+3) are disabled by default, and can be enabled by a license upgrade. In Cisco ASR 9001-S Router, two 10 GE fixed SFP+ ports (SFP+2 and SFP+3) are disabled by default, and can be enabled by a license upgrade.


Figure 3-1 shows the front panel of the chassis and connectors of the fixed 4x10-Gigabit Ethernet ports.

Figure 3-1 .4x10-Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ Ports

 

 

1

Service LAN and ToD ports

6

External USB port

2

10MHz and 1PPS indicators

7

Eight discrete LED indicators

3

SYNC (BITS/J.211) ports

8

CLUSTER ports

4

CONSOLE and AUX ports

9

Fixed SFP+ ports

5

Management LAN ports

 

 

Modular Port Adapters

The Cisco ASR 9001 Router has two bays that support the following Modular Port Adapters (MPAs):


NoteIn Cisco ASR 9001-S Router, one bay (MPA1) is disabled by default, and can be enabled by license upgrade. In Cisco ASR 9001-S Router, one bay (MPA1) is disabled by default, and can be enabled by license upgrade.


20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides 10 double-stacked SFP (20 total) cages that support either fiber-optic or copper Gigabit Ethernet transceivers.

Each SFP cage on the Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated SFP port, as described in Table 4-4 .

Refer to Figure 3-2 for an example of the 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter.

Figure 3-2 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

Table 3-1 describes the 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 3-1 20-Port Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

 

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up. The MPA A/L LED will blink green when there is traffic activity.

 

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

 

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

 

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and modular port adapter is being configured.

4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides four cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps. The four XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode or single mode connections.

Each XFP cage on the 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated XFP port, as described in Table 4-4 .

Refer to Figure 3-3 for an example of the 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 3-3 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

Table 3-2 describes the 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 3-2 4-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

 

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up. The MPA A/L LED will blink green when there is traffic activity.

 

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

 

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

 

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides two cages for XFP Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 10 Gbps. The two XFP modules can be 10-Gigabit Ethernet multimode or single mode connections.

Each XFP cage on the 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated XFP port, as described in Table 4-4 .

Refer to Figure 3-4 for an example of the 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 3-4 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

Table 3-2 describes the 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 3-3 2-Port 10 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

 

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up. The MPA A/L LED will blink green when there is traffic activity.

 

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

 

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

 

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides two cages for QSFP+ Ethernet optical interface modules that operate at a rate of 40 Gbps.

Each QSFP cage on the 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated QSFP port, as described in Table 4-4 .

Refer to Figure 3-5 below for an example of the front panel of the 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 3-5 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

1

A/L (Active/Link) LED

2

STATUS LED

Table 3-4 describes the 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 3-4 2-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

 

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up.

 

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

 

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

 

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

The 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter provides a cage for a QSFP+ Ethernet optical interface module that operates at a rate of 40 Gbps.

The QSFP cage on the 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter has an adjacent Link LED visible on the front panel. The Link LED indicates the status of the associated QSFP port, as described in Table 4-4 .

Refer to Figure 3-6 below for an example of the front panel of the 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter.

Figure 3-6 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter

 

 

1

A/L (Active/Link) LED

2

STATUS LED

Table 3-5 describes the 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet modular port adapter LEDs.

 

Table 3-5 1-Port 40 Gigabit Ethernet Modular Port Adapter LEDs

LED Label
Color
State
Meaning

A/L

Off

Off

Port is not enabled.

 

Green

On

Port is enabled and the link is up.

 

Amber

On

Port is enabled and the link is down.

STATUS

Off

Off

Modular port adapter power is off.

 

Green

On

Modular port adapter is ready and operational.

 

Amber

On

Modular port adapter power is on and good, and the modular port adapter is being configured.

Installing and Removing Modular Port Adapters

These sections describe how to install or remove modular port adapters (MPAs) on the Cisco ASR 9001 Router.

Handling Modular Port Adapters (MPAs)

Each modular port adapter (MPA) circuit board is mounted on a metal carrier, and is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. Before you begin installation, refer to the Preparing to Install Modular Line Cards (MLCs) or Modular Port Adapters (MPAs) section of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Ethernet Line Card Installation Guide for a list of parts and tools required for installation.


Caution Always handle the modular port adapter (MPA) by the carrier edges and handle; never touch the modular port adapter (MPA) components or connector pins. (See Figure 3-7.)

When a bay is not in use, a blank ASR 9000 MPA Slot Filler (A9K-MPA-FILR) must fill the empty bay to allow the router to conform to electromagnetic interference (EMI) emissions requirements and to allow proper airflow across the installed modules. If you plan to install a modular port adapter (MPA) in a bay that is not in use, you must first remove the blank.

Figure 3-7 Handling a Modular Port Adapter (MPA)

 

Online Insertion and Removal

Cisco ASR 9001 Router modular port adapters (MPAs) support online insertion and removal (OIR).

Modular port adapters (MPAs) support three types of OIR:

  • Soft OIR

Soft OIR uses the IOS XR hw-module subslot 0/0/1 reload , hw-module subslot 0/0/1 shutdown , and no hw-module subslot 0/0/1 shutdown commands to complete online insertion and removal. Refer to the Hardware Redundancy and Node Administration Commands on the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router chapter of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router System Management Command Reference online for command syntax.

  • Managed OIR

A managed online insertion and removal of Modular port adapters (MPAs) is comprised of these steps:

1. Shut down the MPA with the hw-module subslot 0/0/1 shutdown command.

2. Confirm that the LEDs have gone from green to off.

3. Execute the do show plat command to verify that the MPA to be removed is in the disabled state.

4. Physically remove the MPA to be replaced.

5. Physically insert the replacement MPA

6. Return the MPA to the up state with the no hw-module subslot 0/0/1 shutdown command.

  • Hard OIR

Hard OIR is the physical online insertion and removal of Modular port adapters (MPAs) without software commands. Four types of hard OIR are supported:

If the bay is empty when the Cisco ASR 9001 Router modular line card (MLC) boots you can do the following:

Insert a 20 GE MPA

Remove and then insert a replacement 20 GE MPA

If the MLC boots with a 20 GE MPA in the bay you can remove and then insert a replacement 20 GE MPA

If the MLC boots with a 4 10-GE MPA in the bay you can remove and then insert a replacement 4 10-GE MPA

If the MLC boots with a 2 10-GE MPA in the bay you can remove and then insert a replacement 2 10-GE MPA


Note Only replacement with same types of MPA is supported by Managed OIR and Hard OIR. An empty bay during the Cisco ASR 9001 Router modular line card (MLC) bootup defaults to 20 GE MPA mode.


Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Installation and Removal

This section provides step-by-step instructions for removing and installing a modular port adapter (MPA).


Caution When performing these procedures, wear a grounding wrist strap to avoid ESD damage to the modular port adapter (MPA). Some platforms have an ESD connector for attaching the wrist strap. Do not directly touch the midplane or backplane with your hand or any metal tool, or you could shock yourself.

To remove and install a modular port adapter (MPA), perform these steps:


Step 1 To insert the modular port adapter (MPA), carefully slide the modular port adapter (MPA) all the way until it stops.


NoteThe modular port adapter (MPA) will slide easily into the slot if it is properly aligned on the tracks. If the modular port adapter (MPA) does not slide easily, do NOT force it. Remove the modular port adapter (MPA) and reposition it, paying close attention to engaging it on the tracks. The modular port adapter (MPA) will slide easily into the slot if it is properly aligned on the tracks. If the modular port adapter (MPA) does not slide easily, do NOT force it. Remove the modular port adapter (MPA) and reposition it, paying close attention to engaging it on the tracks.


Step 2 To fully seat the modular port adapter (MPA), use a number 2 Phillips screwdriver to tighten the jackscrew on the modular port adapter (MPA).


Note Avoid over torquing the modular port adapter (MPA) jackscrew when installing the modular port adapter (MPA). Tighten the jackscrew on the modular port adapter (MPA) to a torque of 17 +/-1 inch-pound. Do not use a power screwdriver to tighten the MPA jackscrew.


Step 3 To remove the modular port adapter (MPA), use a number 2 Phillips screwdriver to loosen the lock screw on the modular port adapter (MPA).

Step 4 Grasp the modular port adapter (MPA) and pull the modular port adapter (MPA). (You have already disconnected the cables from the modular port adapter (MPA)).


 

Optical Device Installation and Removal

Any contamination of the fiber connection can cause failure of the component or failure of the whole system. A particle that partially or completely blocks the core generates strong back reflections, which can cause instability in the laser system. Inspection, cleaning, and reinspection are critical steps to take before making fiber-optic connections.

Cleaning Optical Devices

Refer to the Inspection and Cleaning Procedures for Fiber-Optic Connections document for information on cleaning optical devices.

Checking the Installation

This section describes the procedures you can use to verify the modular port adapter (MPA) installation, and includes information on these topics:

Verifying the Installation

This section describes how to verify the modular port adapter (MPA) installation by observing the modular port adapter (MPA) LED states.

When the system has reinitialized all interfaces, the modular port adapter (MPA) STATUS LEDs should be on (green). The port LEDs (C/A and A/L) may be on (green), depending on your connections and configuration.

Use this procedure to verify that a modular port adapter (MPA) is installed correctly:


Step 1 Observe the console display messages and verify that the system discovers the modular line card (MLC), while the system reinitializes each interface, thus:

  • As a modular port adapter (MPA) is initialized, the STATUS LED will first be amber, indicating that power is on. When the modular port adapter card (MPA) is active, the STATUS LED will illuminate green.

Step 2 When the modular port adapter (MPA) STATUS LEDs are green, all associated interfaces are configurable.

  • If a modular port adapter (MPA) is replaced with a module of the same type (as in an OIR or hardware swap), the previous configuration is reinstated when the modular port adapter (MPA) becomes active.
  • If a modular port adapter (MPA) has not been previously installed in the same slot or subslot, then the configuration for all associated interfaces is empty.

Note New interfaces are not made available until you configure them.


Step 3 If the modular port adapters (MPAs) do not become active within three minutes, refer to the system console messages. If there is no indication that a field-programmable device (FPD) upgrade is underway, see Troubleshooting the Installation .


 

Using show Commands to Verify Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Status

This procedure uses show commands to verify that the new modular port adapters (MPAs) are configured and operating correctly.


Step 1 Use the show running-config command to display the system configuration. Verify that the configuration includes the new modular port adapter (MPA) interfaces.

Step 2 Use the show diag command to display information about the installed modular line cards (MLCs).

Step 3 Use the show hw-module fpd location <rack/slot/subslot> command to verify the FPD version information of the modular port adapters (MPAs) installed in the system.


Note If a modular port adapter (MPA) does not meet the minimum version required, the FPD may need to be updated. Refer to Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router System Management Configuration Guide for instructions. If the update fails, the failing module is powered down and an error message displays on the system console.


Step 4 Use the show platform command to check the state of all boards in the chassis, including the modular line card (MLC) and the modular port adapters (MPAs).

The modular port adapter (MPA) state should be “OK” and the modular line card (MLC) card state should be “IOS XR RUN” in the show platform command output.

Step 5 Use the show version command to obtain software version information for the installed modular line cards (MLCs) as well as interfaces available.


 

Using show Commands to Display Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Information

Table 3-6 describes the show commands you can use to display modular port adapter (MPA) information.

 

Table 3-6 show Commands to Display Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Information

Command
Type of Information Provided

show running-config

Router’s running configuration and interfaces available in the system.

show platform

Router’s installed linecard and modular port adapter (MPA) type, slot, and state information.

show diag

Modular port adapter (MPA) type in that slot, number of ports, hardware revision, part number, and EEPROM contents.

show hw-module fpd location <rack/slot/subslot>

FPD version information of modular port adapters (MPAs) in the system.

show version

Cisco IOS XR software version, names and sources of configuration files, and boot images.

 

Table 3-7 show Commands to Display Modular Port Adapter (MPA) Information

Command
Type of Information Provided
Example

show controllers type rack/slot/subslot/port

Network link status, register contents, and controller chip errors.

show controllers GigabitEthernet 0/0/1/1

show interfaces type rack/ slot/subslot/port

Line status and data link protocol status for a particular modular port adapter (MPA) port. Statistics about data traffic sent and received by the port.

show interfaces GigabitEthernet 0/0/1/1

show diag rack/slot/subslot/

Modular port adapter (MPA) type in that slot, number of ports, hardware revision, part number, and EEPROM contents.

show diag 0/0/1

show version

Cisco IOS XR software version and boot images.

show version

Using the ping Command to Verify Network Connectivity

The ping command allows you to verify whether a modular port adapter (MPA) port is functioning properly and to check the path between a specific port and connected devices at various locations on the network. After you verify that the system and the modular line card (MLC) have booted successfully and are operational, you can use this command to verify the status of the modular port adapter (MPA) ports. Refer to Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Getting Started Guide and Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Interface and Hardware Component Configuration Guide for more information on bringing up and configuring the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router and the Cisco ASR 9000 A9K-MOD80G-H.

The ping command sends an echo request out to a remote device at an IP address that you specify. After sending a series of signals, the command waits a specified time for the remote device to echo the signals. Each returned signal is displayed as an exclamation point (!) on the console terminal; each signal that is not returned before the specified timeout is displayed as a period (.). A series of exclamation points (!!!!!) indicates a good connection; a series of periods (.....) or the messages [timed out] or [failed] indicate that the connection failed.

This is an example of a successful ping command to a remote server with the IP address 10.1.1.60:

Router# ping 10.1.1.60
Type escape sequence to abort.
Sending 5, 100-byte ICMP Echoes to 10.1.1.60, timeout is 2 seconds:
!!!!!
Success rate is 100 percent (5/5), round-trip min/avg/max = 1/15/64 ms
Router#
 

If the connection fails, verify that you have the correct IP address for the destination device and that the destination device is active (powered on), and then repeat the ping command.

Installing and Removing SFP Modules

Refer to the Installing and Removing SFP Modules section on the Installing Line Cards in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router chapter of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Ethernet Line Card Installation Guide .

Installing and Removing XFP Modules

Refer to the Installing and Removing XFP Modules section on the Installing Line Cards in the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Router chapter of the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Router Ethernet Line Card Installation Guide .

Cable Management

Cisco ASR 9001 Router includes a cable-management system that organizes the interface cables entering and exiting the router, keeping them out of the way, and free of sharp bends.


Caution Excessive bending of interface cables can damage the cables.

The cable-management system consists of these separate components:

  • A cable-management tray
  • A cable-management bracket

Cable Management Tray

A cable-management tray is mounted at the bottom of the Cisco ASR 9001 Router chassis for routing interface cables to the RP. Figure 3-8 shows a typical cable routing through the cable-management tray.

Figure 3-8 Example Cable Routing through the Cisco ASR 9001 Router Cable Management Tray

 

 

Installing a Cable Management Tray

To install a cable-management tray, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Position the cable-management tray at the bottom of the chassis front panel.

Figure 3-9 Cable-Management Tray Installation and Removal

 

 

1

Cable-Management Tray

Step 3 Insert and tighten the captive screw(s) to secure the tray. (see Figure 3-9).

Step 4 Connect all the cables to the intended ports and pass them through the cable management tray in an organized manner.


 

Removing a Cable-Management Tray

To remove a cable-management tray, follow these steps (see Figure 3-9):


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Note the current interface cable connections to the ports on the RP.

Step 3 Starting with the interface cable for the bottom port on the RP, disconnect the cable from the RP interface.

Step 4 Repeat Step 3 for all remaining interface cables, proceeding from the bottom ports upward, then proceed to Step 5.

Step 5 Loosen the captive installation screw on the cable-management tray and remove the tray from the chassis (see Figure 3-9).


 

Cable Management Bracket

The Cisco ASR 9001 Router provides a cable management bracket at the middle of the router chassis. Figure 3-10 shows a typical cable routing for the Cisco ASR 9001 Router.

Figure 3-10 Example Cable Routing through Cisco ASR 9001 Router Cable Management Brackets

 


NoteWhen shipped, the cable-management bracket is not attached to the router chassis. You must attach the cable-management bracket to the chassis before you insert the cables into the ports. When shipped, the cable-management bracket is not attached to the router chassis. You must attach the cable-management bracket to the chassis before you insert the cables into the ports.


Installing a Cable Management Bracket

To install a cable-management bracket, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Position the cable-management bracket over the front of the chassis front panel.

Figure 3-11 Cable-Management Bracket Installation and Removal

 

 

1

Cable-Management Bracket

Step 3 Insert and tighten the captive screw(s) to secure the bracket. (see Figure 3-11).

Step 4 Connect all the cables to the intended ports and pass them through the cable management bracket in an organized manner.


 

Removing a Cable-Management Bracket

To remove a cable-management bracket, follow these steps (see Figure 3-11):


Step 1 Attach an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and follow its instructions for use.

Step 2 Note the current interface cable connections to the ports on the RP.

Step 3 Starting with the interface cable for the bottom port on the RP, disconnect the cable from the RP interface.

Step 4 Repeat Step 3 for all remaining interface cables, proceeding from the bottom ports upward, then proceed to Step 5.

Step 5 Loosen the captive installation screw on the cable-management bracket and remove the bracket from the chassis (see Figure 3-11).


 

Connecting Route Processor Cables

This section describes how to connect cables to the console, auxiliary, and Ethernet ports on the RP. The console and auxiliary ports are both asynchronous serial ports; any devices connected to these ports must be capable of asynchronous transmission. Most modems are asynchronous devices.

Figure 3-12 shows an example of an RP with data terminal and modem connections called out.

Figure 3-12 RP Console and Auxiliary Port Connections

 

 

1

Console terminal

3

RJ-45 cables

2

Modem

4

Console and Auxiliary port

 


Caution The ports labeled Ethernet, Console, and AUX are safety extra-low voltage (SELV) circuits. SELV circuits should only be connected to other SELV circuits.


NoteRP cables are not available from Cisco, but they are available from external commercial cable vendors. RP cables are not available from Cisco, but they are available from external commercial cable vendors.



NoteTo comply with the intra-building lightning surge requirements of Telecordia GR-1089-CORE, Issue 6, you must use a shielded cable when connecting to the Ethernet ports. The shielded cable is terminated by shielded connectors on both ends, with the cable shield material tied to both connectors. To comply with the intra-building lightning surge requirements of Telecordia GR-1089-CORE, Issue 6, you must use a shielded cable when connecting to the Ethernet ports. The shielded cable is terminated by shielded connectors on both ends, with the cable shield material tied to both connectors.


Connecting to the RP Console Port

The system console port on the RP is an RJ-45 receptacle for connecting a data terminal to perform the initial configuration of the router. The console port requires a straight-through RJ-45 cable.

See the “Cisco ASR 9001 Router Port Connection Guidelines” section for additional information about the console port.

See Figure 3-12 and use this procedure to connect a data terminal to the RP console port:


Step 1 Set your terminal to these operational values: 115200 bps, 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bits (115200 8N1).

Step 2 Power off the data terminal.

Step 3 Attach the terminal end of the cable to the interface port on the data terminal.

Step 4 Attach the other end of the cable to the RP console port.

Step 5 Power on the data terminal.


 

Connecting to the RP Auxiliary Port

The auxiliary port on the RP is a RJ-45 receptacle for connecting a modem or other data communication equipment (DCE) device (such as another router) to the RP. The asynchronous auxiliary port supports hardware flow control and modem control.

See the “Cisco ASR 9001 Router Port Connection Guidelines” section for additional information about the auxiliary port.

See Figure 3-12 and use this procedure to connect an asynchronous serial device to the RP auxiliary port:


Step 1 Power off the asynchronous serial device.

Step 2 Attach the device end of the cable to the interface port on the asynchronous serial device.

Step 3 Attach the other end of the cable to the RP auxiliary port.

Step 4 Power on the asynchronous serial device.


 

Connecting to the RP Ethernet Management Ports

To connect cables to the RP management ports, attach STP cables directly to the MGT LAN 0 and MGT LAN 1 RJ-45 receptacles on the RP.

See the “Management LAN Ports Connection Guidelines” section for additional information about the Ethernet management LAN ports.


NoteRJ-45 cables are not available from Cisco Systems; they are available from external commercial cable vendors. Use cables that comply with EIA/TIA-568 standards. RJ-45 cables are not available from Cisco Systems; they are available from external commercial cable vendors. Use cables that comply with EIA/TIA-568 standards.



Caution Ethernet management ports are primarily used as Telnet ports into the Cisco ASR 9001, and for booting or accessing Cisco software images over a network to which an Ethernet port is directly connected. We strongly caution you to consider the security implications of enabling routing functions on these ports.


Note The Ethernet interfaces on the RP are end-station devices only, not repeaters.


Use this procedure to connect an Ethernet cable to the RP RJ-45 Ethernet receptacle:


Step 1 Plug the cable directly into the RJ-45 receptacle.

Step 2 Connect the network end of your RJ-45 cable to a switch, hub, repeater, or other external equipment.


 

Connecting Power to the Router

Use one of these procedures to connect power to your router.


Caution A router must be operated with all its power modules installed at all times for electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

Connecting Power to an AC-Powered Router

Use this procedure to connect the AC power cords to the router.


Note Connect each AC power supply to a dedicated power source (branch circuit). Each AC-input power supply operates at a nominal input level of 100 to 240 VAC and requires at least a 15 A service for use in North America and Japan, or a 10 A service for international use. For more information on AC power input levels, see the “Power Connection Guidelines” section.



Step 1 Check that the power switch at the front of the chassis is set to the OFF position.

Step 2 Check that the circuit breaker assigned to the AC power source you are connecting is set to OFF.

Step 3 Connect the permanent ground connection (central office grounding system) to the NEBS grounding location on the router chassis.


NoteTo ensure that power remains off while you are performing this procedure, turn the circuit breaker switch in the off (0) position until you are ready to turn it on. To ensure that power remains off while you are performing this procedure, turn the circuit breaker switch in the off (0) position until you are ready to turn it on.


Step 4 Plug the AC power cord into the receptacle at the front of the chassis (see Figure 3-13).

Step 5 Close the cable wrap to secure the AC power cord plug to the power module receptacle.

Figure 3-13 Typical AC Power Connections

 

Step 6 Plug the other end of the AC power cord into the AC source receptacle.

Step 7 Proceed to the “Powering on the Router” section.


 

Connecting Power to a DC-Powered Router

This section contains the procedures to connect the DC source power cables to a DC-powered router.

The color coding of source DC power cable leads depends on the color coding of the site DC power source. Because there is no color code standard for source DC wiring, you must be sure that power source cables are connected to the power module with the proper positive (+) and negative (–) polarity:

  • In some cases, the source DC cable leads might have a positive (+) or a negative (–) label. This is a relatively safe indication of the polarity, but you must verify the polarity by measuring the voltage between the DC cable leads . Be sure that the positive (+) and negative (–) cable leads match the positive (+) and negative (–) labels on the power module when making the measurement.
  • Green (or green and yellow) cable typically indicates that it is a ground cable.

Caution DC power modules contain circuitry to trip the breaker on the power module if the power module detects a reverse polarity condition. No damage would occur from reverse polarity, but you should correct a reverse-polarity condition immediately.


NoteThe length of the cables depends on the location of your router in relation to the source of DC power. These cables are not available from Cisco Systems. They are available from external commercial cable vendors. For more information on site power and source DC cable requirements, see the The length of the cables depends on the location of your router in relation to the source of DC power. These cables are not available from Cisco Systems. They are available from external commercial cable vendors. For more information on site power and source DC cable requirements, see the “Power Connection Guidelines” section.



NoteTo ensure that power remains off while you are performing this procedure, follow proper lockout /tagout procedures as defined by your company in accordance with local and national laws. To ensure that power remains off while you are performing this procedure, follow proper lockout /tagout procedures as defined by your company in accordance with local and national laws.


Use this procedure to connect the DC source power cables to a DC power module:


Step 1 Verify that the power switch is set to the OFF position.

Step 2 Connect the DC power cables in the following order (see Figure 3-14):

a. Positive cables first.

b. Negative cable last.

Step 3 Repeat Step 2 for the other power modules installed in the chassis.


Caution To prevent injury and damage to the equipment, always attach the ground and source DC power cable to power module terminals in the following order: (1) ground to ground, (2) positive (+) to positive (+), (3) negative (–) to negative (–).

Figure 3-14 Typical Power Connections for a Single DC Power Module

 

Step 4 Proceed to the “Powering on the Router” section.


 

Powering on the Router

Use this procedure to turn on power to either an AC-powered or DC-powered router:


Step 1 Switch on the circuit breaker to your power sources.

Step 2 Verify that the Power Input LED on each power module is lit.

Step 3 Set the power switch to the ON position.

Step 4 Verify that the Green Power LED on each power module is lit.