Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System Multishelf System Site Planning Guide
Preliminary Site Survey
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Preliminary Site Survey

Fabric Card Chassis Preliminary Site Survey

Multishelf System Preliminary Site Survey

Preliminary Site Survey

This appendix contains sample preliminary site surveys that you should complete before planning a detailed site survey. The preliminary site survey ensures that the basic system requirements have been completed or are underway before detailed site plans are completed. It includes the following sections:


Note The multishelf system consists of LCCs and FCCs. This site planning guide describes the FCC and the multishelf system. See the Cisco CRS Carrier Routing System 16-Slot Line Card Chassis Site Planning Guide for specific LCC site planning information.


Fabric Card Chassis Preliminary Site Survey

Typically, you should complete a preliminary site survey before you plan a detailed site survey. This preliminary survey ensures that the basic system requirements have been completed or are underway before detailed plans for the site are completed. Table C-1 is a sample preliminary site survey.

 

Table C-1 Fabric Card Chassis Preliminary Site Survey

Preliminary Site Survey
Order Information

Sales order number:


 

Estimated shipping date:


 

Site ready date:


 

Installation date:


 

Site Location and Address

Company name:


 

Site address:



 

Shipping address:



 

Building or computer room access:


 

Special instructions:

Hours and days of operation:

 
Site Survey Contacts
Primary Contact

Name:

Title

Phone number:

Mobile phone number:

Fax number:

Pager number:

E-mail address:

 
Secondary Contact

Name:

Title:

Phone number:

Mobile phone number:

Fax number:

Pager number:

E-mail address:

 
Delivery and Installation Constraints

Is there a loading dock available to unload the equipment at this site?

Is the path to the installation area unobstructed? If not, can arrangements be made to move equipment to the installation area? Describe them.

On what floor is the installation site located?

If it is on a floor other than the ground floor, is there a freight elevator available? Note whether the equipment needs to be brought up a flight of stairs.

Is there someone on site during working hours to accept delivery of the materials? If not, list the times this person is available.

 
Floor Mounting

How many fabric card chassis will be installed? Is there floor space available for all of the chassis?

Does the floor meet the routing system floor-loading requirements?

Can the primary or secondary chassis mounting locations be used to secure the chassis to the floor, or will an inrigger kit be required?

Make a sketch of the area where the chassis is to be installed and note the chassis location.





 

Installation Area

Is there enough space available to install the chassis? You might want to make a sketch of the area where the chassis will be installed.

Can the chassis be located within 328 feet (100 meters) of the other multishelf system chassis?

 
Power

Is AC or DC power available for the chassis? Is there a connection point on the panel for the chassis?

Is a fuse access panel (FAP) available for the equipment? Provide a connection point on the FAP for each chassis.

Will an FAP be installed in time for the routing system installation? Provide a date when the FAP will be installed.

 

Is the FAP located in the same room as the chassis?

Is there an AC power outlet (220 V or 110 V) located within 10 feet of the chassis for PCs and test equipment?

Is there proper grounding for the equipment? If not, when will the grounding be available? Provide a connection point for the grounding.

Are there any restrictions about when the equipment can be powered on or electrical work can be done? If so, describe them.

Are there special requirements for power or power cables (for example, a different gauge of wire)? If so, describe them.

 
Air Conditioning

Does the site have the air conditioning capacity to handle the chassis? If not, note what will be done to provide adequate cooling.

Describe the air conditioning at the site.



 

 
System Interconnection Cabling

Has the chassis-to-chassis interconnection cabling been considered?

Have you planned the cabling runs for the optical array cables that are installed between the fabric and line card chassis?

Have you planned terminal server and console access for the chassis?

Have you planned the cable management for all of the chassis cables?

Control Plane, BITS, and Alarm Interfaces

Will the facility building integrated timing source (BITS) be used? Has the cabling been considered?

Will the chassis be connected to an external alarm system? Has the cabling been considered?

Cable Plant

Have the cables been pulled for all data interfaces? If not, list the outstanding cabling that needs to be installed and the scheduled completion dates.

Are there connection points on the fiber distribution panel for all optical cables connecting to the routing system?

Will fiber jumpers be provided? What length of fiber jumper is required to complete the installation?

What type of fiber connector is used at the site?

If attenuation is required, will attenuators be provided? If not, who will pay for the attenuators?

Multishelf System Preliminary Site Survey

Typically, you should complete a preliminary site survey before you plan a detailed site survey. This preliminary survey ensures that the basic system requirements have been completed or are underway before detailed plans for the site are completed. Table C-2 is a sample preliminary site survey.

 

Table C-2 Multishelf System Preliminary Site Survey

Preliminary Site Survey
Order Information

Sales order number:


 

Estimated shipping date:


 

Site ready date:


 

Installation date:


 

Site Location and Address

Company name:


 

Site address:



 

Shipping address:



 

Building or computer room access:


 

Special instructions:

Hours and days of operation:

 
Site Survey Contacts
Primary Contact

Name and title:

Phone number:

Mobile phone number:

Fax number:

Pager number:

E-mail address:

 
Secondary Contact

Name and title:

Phone number:

Mobile phone number:

Fax number:

Pager number:

E-mail address:

 
Installation Area

How many chassis are being installed as part of the multishelf system?

Is there enough space available to install all of the chassis? You might want to make a sketch of the area where the chassis will be installed.

 
Chassis Cabling

Have you planned the cabling runs for the fabric cables?

Have you planned the cabling runs for the cables to connect each LCC and FCC?

Have you planned the cabling runs for the cables to connect each LCC to the 22-port SCGE cards in the FCC(s)?

 
Control Plane and Alarm Interfaces

Have you planned terminal server and console access for system components?

Will the chassis be connected to an external alarm system? Has the cabling been considered?