Cisco ASA 5580 Hardware Installation Guide
Installing the ASA 5580
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Installing the ASA 5580

Table Of Contents

Installing the ASA 5580

Rack-Mounting the Chassis

Connecting Interface Cables

Installing the FIPS Enclosure

Before You Begin

Overview

Installing the FIPS Enclosure

Installing the Front Shield Assembly

Installing the Rear Shield Assembly

Applying Tamper Evident Labels


Installing the ASA 5580


Rack-Mounting the Chassis

Connecting Interface Cables

Installing the FIPS Enclosure

Rack-Mounting the Chassis

This section describes how to rack-mount and install the ASA 5580.


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.

The following information can help plan equipment rack installation:

Allow clearance around the rack for maintenance.

When mounting a device in an enclosed rack ensure adequate ventilation. An enclosed rack should never be overcrowded. Make sure that the rack is not congested, because each unit generates heat.

When mounting a device in an open rack, make sure that the rack frame does not block the intake or exhaust ports.

If the rack contains only one unit, mount the unit at the bottom of the rack.

If the rack is partially filled, load the rack from the bottom to the top, with the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack.

If the rack contains stabilizing devices, install the stabilizers prior to mounting or servicing the unit in the rack.


Warning Before performing any of the following procedures, ensure that the power source is off. (AC or DC). To ensure that power is removed from the DC circuit, locate the circuit breaker on the panel board that services the DC circuit, switch the circuit breaker to the OFF position, and tape the switch handle of the circuit breaker in the OFF position.

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
This procedure requires two or more people to position the ASA 5580 on the slide assemblies before pushing it in to the rack.

To install the ASA 5580 in the rack, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Attach the chassis side rail to the ASA 5580 by aligning the chassis rail to the stud on the ASA 5580, pressing the chassis side rail in to the stud, and then sliding the chassis side rail backwards until you hear the latch catch, as shown in Figure 3-1.

Figure 3-1

Chassis Side Rail Attachment


Note The tapered end of the chassis side rail should be at the back of the ASA 5580. The chassis side rail is held in place by the inner latch.


Step 2 Repeat Step 1 for each chassis side rail.

Step 3 To remove the chassis side rail, lift the latch, and slide the rail forward, as shown in Figure 3-2.

Figure 3-2 Removal from the Chassis Side Rail

Step 4 If you are installing the ASA 5580 in a shallow rack, one that is less than 28.5 in. (72.39 cm), remove the screw from the inside of the slide assembly before continuing with Step 5, as shown in Figure 3-3.

Figure 3-3 Screw Inside the Slide Assembly

Step 5 Attach the slide assemblies to the rack, as shown in Figure 3-4.

For round- and square-hole racks:

a. Line up the studs on the slide assembly with the holes on the inside of the rack and snap into place.

b. Adjust the slide assembly lengthwise to fit the rack. The spring latch locks the slide assembly into position.

Figure 3-4 Slide Assembly Attachment

c. Repeat for each slide assembly.

Make sure the slide assemblies line up with each other in the rack.

d. Lift the spring latch to release the slide assembly if you need to reposition it.

For threaded-hole racks:

a. Remove the eight round- or square-hole studs on each slide assembly using a standard screwdriver, as shown in Figure 3-5.


Note You may need a pair of pliers to hold the retaining nut.


Figure 3-5 Attachment in Threaded Hole Racks

b. Line up the bracket on the slide assembly with the rack holes, install two screws (top and bottom) on each end of the slide assembly, as shown in Figure 3-6.

Figure 3-6 Lining up the Bracket

c. Repeat for each slide assembly.

Step 6 Extend the slide assemblies out of the rack, as shown in Figure 3-7.

Figure 3-7 Slide Assemblies Extended

Step 7 Align the chassis side rails on the ASA 5580 with the slide assembly on both sides of the rack, release the blue slide tab (by either pulling the tab forward or pushing the tab back), and carefully push the ASA 5580 in to place, as shown in Figure 3-8.


Warning When installing a ASA 5580 in an empty rack, you must support the ASA 5580 from the front until the blue slide tabs are activated and the ASA 5580 is pushed completely in to the rack, or the rack can tip.

Figure 3-8 Alignment of the Chassis Side Rails


Caution Keep the ASA 5580 parallel to the floor as you slide it into the rails. Tilting the ASA 5580 up or down can damage the slide rails.


Connecting Interface Cables

This section describes how to connect the appropriate cables to the Console, Management, copper Ethernet, and fiber Ethernet ports.

To connect cables to the network interfaces, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Place the chassis on a flat, stable surface, or in a rack (if you are rack-mounting it).

Step 2 Connect to the Management port.

The ASA 5580 has a dedicated interface for device management that is referred to as the Management 0/0 port. The management ports (Management 0/0 port and Management 0/1) are Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The management ports are similar to the Console port, but they only accept traffic that is destined to-the-box (versus traffic that is through-the-box). Management 0/0 (MGMT0/0) is the default command and control port.


Note You can configure any interface to be a management-only interface using the management-only command. You can also disable management-only configuration mode on the management interface. For more information about this command, see the management-only command in the command reference.


a. Locate an Ethernet cable, which has an RJ-45 connector on each end.

b. Connect one RJ-45 connector to the Management 0/0 port, as shown in Figure 3-9.

c. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on your computer or to your management network.

Figure 3-9 Connecting to the Management Port


Caution Management and console ports are privileged administrative ports. Connecting them to an untrusted network can create security concerns.

Step 3 Connect to the Console port. Use the Console port to connect to a computer to enter configuration commands.

a. Before connecting a computer or terminal to any ports, check to determine the baud rate of the serial port. The baud rate of the computer or terminal must match the default baud rate (9600 baud) of the Console port of the ASA 5580.

Set up the terminal as follows: 9600 baud (default), 8 data bits, no parity, 1 stop bits, and Flow Control (FC) = Hardware.

b. Connect the RJ-45 to a DB-9 adapter connector to the Console port and connect the other end to the DB-9 connector on your computer, as shown in Figure 3-10.


Note You can use a 180/rollover or straight-through patch cable to connect the ASA to a port on a terminal server with RJ-45 or hydra cable assembly connections. Connect the appropriate cable from the Console port on the ASA to a port on the terminal server.


Figure 3-10 Connection of the RJ-45 to a DB-9 Adapter

Step 4 Connect to copper and fiber Ethernet ports to be used for network connections. Copper and Fiber Ethernet ports are available in slots 3 to slot 8.

By default, the ASA 5580 ships with slot 3 through slot 8 available. You can purchase bundles for the I/O adapter options. See the "Network Interfaces" section for more information.

a. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to an Ethernet port in slots 3 through 8, as shown in Figure 3-11.

Figure 3-11 Copper Ethernet or a Fiber Ethernet Interface

b. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cables to a network device, such as a router or switch.

Step 5 Install the electrical cables at the back of the ASA. Attach the power cables and plug them in to a power source (we recommend a UPS), as shown in Figure 3-12.

Figure 3-12

Electrical Cable Installation

Step 6 Power on the chassis.


Installing the FIPS Enclosure

This section describes the installation procedure for the FIPS enclosure, applying the tamper evident labels, and includes the following topics:

Before You Begin

Overview

Installing the FIPS Enclosure

Applying Tamper Evident Labels

Before You Begin

The FIPS enclosures may cover the serial number on the chassis. You will need the serial number for calls made to Cisco Technical Support. Before you install the FIPS enclosures, copy the serial number on a label and stick it on the chassis where it can be retrieved or viewed easily.

Overview

Figure 13 shows the front shield assembly of the FIPS enclosure for the ASA 5580.

Figure 13 Front Shield Assembly

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Self-adhesive tape with liner


Figure 14 shows the rear shield assembly of the FIPS enclosure for the ASA 5580.

Figure 14 Rear Shield Assembly

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Notched for cables on both sides

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Screws


Installing the FIPS Enclosure

This section describes the installation procedure for the front and rear shield assemblies, and includes the following topics:

Installing the Front Shield Assembly

Installing the Rear Shield Assembly


Note The maximum operating temperature for the Cisco ASA 5580 with the shields installed should be 32C.


Installing the Front Shield Assembly

To install the front shield assembly, you must first pull out the processor module from the chassis. To pull out the processor module, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Power off the ASA.

Step 2 Copy the ASA 5580 serial number on a label and stick it on the chassis where it can be retrieved easily for future use, if needed. For more information see the Before You Begin section.

Step 3 Release the latches on the lever, see Figure 15.

Step 4 Lower the handle, and pull the module out of the ASA until the release latches catch.

Figure 15 Releasing the Latch and Lowering the Handle

Step 5 Remove the five screws from the top and four screws on the sides of the front shield assembly. Keep the screws in a secure place for later use.

The front shield assembly consists of a front surround panel that has double-sided tape, and a front panel. See Figure 16.

Figure 16 Front Surround Panel and the Front Panel

Step 6 Clean the chassis of any grease, dirt or oil with alcohol where the self-adhesive tape will stick on the chassis.

Step 7 Place the front surround panel over the front of the module so that the roller balls on the top of the module are visible through the matching openings on the surround panel. See Figure 17.

Figure 17 Placement of the Front Surround Panel on the Module

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Roller balls


Step 8 Remove the tape backing from the self-adhesive tape.

Step 9 Press down the self-adhesive tape to make sure the front surround panel is firmly stuck to the chassis.

Step 10 Push the module back into the chassis and use the handle to lock the module into place. See Figure 18.

Figure 18 Locking the Module into Place

Step 11 Install the front panel inside the front surround panel and secure it with the nine screws you removed in Step 5. See Figure 19.

Figure 19 Installing the Front Panel to the Front Surround Panel


Installing the Rear Shield Assembly

To install the rear shield assembly, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Position the rear shield assembly on the rear of the chassis and align the rear shield panel holes with the holes on the rear of the chassis.

Step 2 Secure the shield into place using the screws provided in the kit. See Figure 20.

Figure 20 Install the Rear Shield on the Rear of the Chassis

Step 3 Connect the power source and power on the chassis.


Applying Tamper Evident Labels

You must apply 16 tamper evident labels. Clean the chassis of any grease, dirt, or oil before applying the tamper evident labels. Alcohol-based cleaning pads are recommended for this purpose.


Step 1 Apply seven tamper evident labels to the front of the chassis as shown in Figure 21.

Figure 21 ASA 5580 Tamper Evident Label Placement

Step 2 Apply six tamper evident labels to the back of the chassis as shown in Figure 22.

Figure 22 ASA 5580 Tamper Evident Label Placement

Step 3 Apply two tamper evident labels to the left of the chassis as shown in Figure 23.

Figure 23 ASA 5580 Tamper Evident Label Placement

Step 4 Apply one tamper evident label to the right of the chassis as shown in Figure 24.

Figure 24 ASA 5580 Tamper Evident Label Placement