Cisco ASA 5500-X Hardware Installation Guide
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About This Guide

Table Of Contents

About This Guide

Contents

Document Objectives

Document Conventions

Installation Warnings

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request


About This Guide


Revised: September 17, 2013

Contents

This preface includes the following sections:

Document Objectives

Document Conventions

Installation Warnings

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request, page xii

Document Objectives

This guide describes how to install and maintain the Cisco ASA 5500-X  series appliances. Information in this guide applies to the following Cisco ASA 5500-X Series models: ASA 5512-X, ASA 5515-X, ASA 5525-X, ASA 5545-X, and ASA 5555-X. References to "Cisco ASA 5500-X Series" and "ASA" apply to all previously listed models unless specifically noted otherwise.

Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

Convention
Indication

bold font

Commands and keywords and user-entered text appear in bold font.

italic font

Document titles, new or emphasized terms, and arguments for which you supply values are in italic font.

[ ]

Elements in square brackets are optional.

{x | y | z }

Required alternative keywords are grouped in braces and separated by vertical bars.

[ x | y | z ]

Optional alternative keywords are grouped in brackets and separated by vertical bars.

string

A nonquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string or the string will include the quotation marks.

courier font

Terminal sessions and information the system displays appear in courier font.

courier bold font

Commands and keywords and user-entered text appear in bold courier font.

courier italic font

Arguments for which you supply values are in courier italic font.

< >

Nonprinting characters such as passwords are in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets.

!, #

An exclamation point (!) or a pound sign (#) at the beginning of a line of code indicates a comment line.



Note Means reader take note.



Tip Means the following information will help you solve a problem.



Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might perform an action that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Installation Warnings

Be sure to read the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document at before installing the chassis. This document contains important safety information. This section includes the following warnings:

Power Supply Disconnection Warning

Jewelry Removal Warning

Wrist Strap Warning

More than One Power Supply Warning

Work During Lightning Activity Warning

Installation Instructions Warning

Chassis Warning for Rack-Mounting and Servicing

SELV Circuit Warning

Ground Conductor Warning

Blank Faceplates and Cover Panels Warning

Product Disposal Warning

Short-Circuit Protection Warning

Compliance with Local and National Electrical Codes Warning

DC Power Connection Warning

AC Power Disconnection Warning

TN Power Warning

48 VDC Power System

Multiple Power Cord

Circuit Breaker (15A) Warning

Grounded Equipment Warning

Safety Cover Requirement

Faceplates and Cover Panel Requirement

Power Supply Disconnection Warning


Warning Before working on a chassis or working near power supplies, unplug the power cord on AC units; disconnect the power at the circuit breaker on DC units. Statement 12

Jewelry Removal Warning


Warning Before working on equipment that is connected to power lines, remove jewelry (including rings, necklaces, and watches). Metal objects will heat up when connected to power and ground and can cause serious burns or weld the metal object to the terminals. Statement 43

Wrist Strap Warning


Warning During this procedure, wear grounding wrist straps to avoid ESD damage to the card. Do not directly touch the backplane with your hand or any metal tool, or you could shock yourself. Statement 94

More than One Power Supply Warning


Warning This unit has more than one power supply connection; all connections must be removed completely to completely remove power from the unit. Statement 102

Work During Lightning Activity Warning


Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity. Statement 1001

Installation Instructions Warning


Warning Read the installation instructions before connecting the system to the power source. Statement 1004

Chassis Warning for Rack-Mounting and Servicing


Warning To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing this unit in a rack, you must take special precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following guidelines are provided to ensure your safety: This unit should be mounted at the bottom of the rack if it is the only unit in the rack.When mounting this unit in a partially filled rack, load the rack from the bottom to the top with the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack.If the rack is provided with stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers before mounting or servicing the unit in the rack. Statement 1006

SELV Circuit Warning


Warning To avoid electric shock, do not connect safety extra-low voltage (SELV) circuits to telephone-network voltage (TNV) circuits. LAN ports contain SELV circuits, and WAN ports contain TNV circuits. Some LAN and WAN ports both use RJ-45 connectors. Use caution when connecting cables. Statement 1021

Ground Conductor Warning


Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024

Blank Faceplates and Cover Panels Warning


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

Product Disposal Warning


Warning Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations. Statement 1040

Short-Circuit Protection Warning


Warning This product requires short-circuit (overcurrent) protection, to be provided as part of the building installation. Install only in accordance with national and local wiring regulations. Statement 1045

Compliance with Local and National Electrical Codes Warning


Warning Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes. Statement 1074

DC Power Connection Warning


Warning After wiring the DC power supply, remove the tape from the circuit breaker switch handle and reinstate power by moving the handle of the circuit breaker to the ON position. Statement 8

AC Power Disconnection Warning


Warning Before working on a chassis or working near power supplies, unplug the power cord on AC units. Statement 246

TN Power Warning


Warning The device is designed to work with TN power systems. Statement 19

48 VDC Power System


Warning The customer 48 volt power system must provide reinforced insulation between the primary AC power and the 48 VDC output. Statement 128

Multiple Power Cord


Warning This unit has more than one power cord. To reduce the risk of electric shock when servicing a unit, disconnect the power cord of the power strip that the unit is plugged into. Statement 137

Circuit Breaker (15A) Warning


Warning This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that a fuse or circuit breaker no larger than 120 VAC, 15A U.S. (240 VAC, 10A international) is used on the phase conductors (all current-carrying conductors). Statement 13

Grounded Equipment Warning


Warning This equipment is intended to be grounded. Ensure that the host is connected to earth ground during normal use. Statement 39

Safety Cover Requirement


Warning The safety cover is an integral part of the product. Do not operate the unit without the safety cover installed. Operating the unit without the cover in place will invalidate the safety approvals and pose a risk of fire and electrical hazards. Statement 117

Faceplates and Cover Panel Requirement


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 142

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

For safety and warning information, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/roadmap/asaroadmap.html#wp57708

This RCSI document describes the international agency compliance and safety information for the Cisco ASA 5500-X  series. It also includes translations of the safety warnings used in this guide.

Related Documentation

For a complete list of the Cisco ASA 5500-X series documentation and where to find it, see the documentation roadmap at the following URL:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/security/asa/roadmap/asaroadmap.html

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

For information on obtaining documentation, using the Cisco Bug Search Tool (BST), submitting a service request, and gathering additional information, see What's New in Cisco Product Documentation at: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html.

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