Accessing the Processor Memory Module
The processors and the power modules are stored in a module at the front of the ASA. Access to this module is provided through the front panel, eliminating the need to remove the ASA from the rack to install or replace the processors.
To remove the processor module, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Power off the ASA.
Step 2 Release the latches on the lever, see Figure 4-10.
Step 3 Lower the handle, and pull the module out of the ASA until the release latches catch, see Figure 4-10.
Figure 4-10 Releasing the Latch and Lowering the Handle
Step 4 Firmly holding the module, press the release buttons and pull the module out of the ASA, see Figure 4-11.
Figure 4-11 Release Button Location
Step 5 Release the latch, and open the cover.
Step 6 Attatch the grounding strap to a flat, unpainted surface on the inside of the ASA.
Installing a Processor
To avoid damage to the ASA and system board, only authorized personnel should attempt to replace or install the processor in this ASA.
To prevent possible malfunction and damage to the equipment, multiple processors installed in the ASA must have the same part number.
Processor and processor power module sockets 1 and 2 must be populated at all times or the ASA will not function properly.
To help avoid damage to the processor and system board, use the processor installation tool to install the new processor.
Use caution when installing the processor memory module or removing the processor memory module; when fully populated, it can weigh up to 30 pounds.
To install a processor, perform the following steps:
Step 1 Attatch the grounding strap to a flat, unpainted surface on the inside of the chassis.
Step 2 Open the heatsink retaining bracket, see Figure 4-12.
Figure 4-12 Opening the Heatsink Bracket
The pins on the processor socket are very fragile. Any damage to them may require replacing the system board.
Step 3 Remove the processor socket protective cover, see Figure 4-13. Retain the cover for future use.
Figure 4-13 Removing the Processor Socket Protective Cover
Failure to completely open the processor locking lever prevents the processor from seating during installation, leading to hardware damage.
Step 4 Rotate the latch and open the retaining bracket, see Figure 4-14.
Figure 4-14 Rotating the Latch and Opening the Retaining Bracket
Be sure the processor remains inside the processor installation tool.
Step 5 If the processor has separated from the installation tool, carefully reinsert the processor in the tool, see Figure 4-15.
Figure 4-15 Reinsert the Processor in the Tool
Step 6 Align the processor installation tool with the socket and install the processor, see Figure 4-16.
The processor is designed to fit one way into the socket. Use the alignment guides on the processor and socket to properly align the processor with the socket.
Figure 4-16 Aligning and Installing the Processor
Step 7 Press down firmly until the processor installation tool clicks and separates from the processor, and then remove the processor installation tool, see Figure 4-17.
Figure 4-17 The Processor Installation Tool
Step 8 Close the processor retaining bracket and the processor retaining latch, see Figure 4-18.
Figure 4-18 Closing the Processor Retaining Bracket and Retaining Latch.
Step 9 Remove the heatsink cover.
After the cover is removed, do not touch the thermal interface media.
Step 10 Install the heatsink, you must press hard to clamp it down, see Figure 4-19.
Figure 4-19 Installing the Heatsink
Step 11 Close the heatsink retaining bracket, see Figure 4-20.
Figure 4-20 Closing the Heatsink Retaining Bracket
Step 12 Install the processor power module. The processor power module is keyed and the key must be aligned when installed, see Figure 4-21.
Note Always install a processor power module when you install a processor. The system fails to boot if the corresponding processor power module is missing.
Figure 4-21 Installing the Processor Power Module
Step 13 Install the memory module into the ASA. The four memory modules should be installed in slots 17I, 18I, 25M, and 26M, see Figure 4-22.
Note Memory location before upgrading are 1A, 2A, 3B, 4B 9E, 10E, 11F, 12F.
Figure 4-22 DIMM slot identification
Step 14 Close the processor memory module cover, see Figure 4-23.
Figure 4-23 Closing the Module Cover
Step 15 Install the fan by positioning the fan over the slot so that the connector below the fan indicator lines up with the connection on the motherboard. Push down until the fan clicks into place.
Step 16 Power on the ASA.