Cisco ASA 5500-X Hardware Installation Guide
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Table of Contents

About This Guide

Document Conventions

Installation Warnings

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Related Documentation

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

About This Guide

Published : July 20, 2012

Revised: June 2, 2014, OL-32129-01

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.

This preface includes the following sections:

Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions:

 

Convention
Indication

bold type

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

italic type

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

[ ]

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

An unquoted set of characters. Do not use quotation marks around the string, or the string will include the quotation marks.

monospace type

Terminal sessions and information the system displays appear in monospace type.

monospace bold type

Commands and keywords and user-entered text appear in monospace courier type.

monospace italic type

Arguments for which you supply values are in monospace italic type.

< >

Non-printing characters such as passwords are presented in angle brackets.

[ ]

Default responses to system prompts are presented in square brackets.

!, #

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


NoteMeans 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 ( http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/security/asa/hw/regulatory/compliance/asa5500x_rcsi.html ) before installing the appliance.

This section presents these important safety warnings:

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


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


Jewelry Removal Warning


Warning Before working on equipment that is connected to a power source, remove jewelry (including rings, necklaces, and watches). Metal objects will heat 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 receive a shock. Statement 94


Work During Lightning Warning


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


Installation Instructions Warning


Warning Read all installation instructions before connecting the system to a 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


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


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 not certain that suitable grounding is available. Statement 1024


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 restrict 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. Statements 1029 and 142


Product Disposal Warning


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


Compliance with Local and National Electrical Codes Warning


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


TN Power Warning


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


Multiple Power Cords


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 into which the unit is plugged. 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


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


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


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/c/en/us/td/docs/security/asa/hw/regulatory/compliance/asa5500x_rcsi.html

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/c/en/us/td/docs/general/whatsnew/whatsnew.html .

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