Cisco ASA 5585-X Hardware Installation Guide
Maintenance and Upgrade Procedures
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Table of Contents

Maintenance and Upgrade Procedures

Removing and Installing the SSP, IPS SSP, and ASA CX SSP

Installing and Removing the Cisco ASA 5585-X Network Module

Removing and Installing the Power Supply Module

AC/DC Power Supply Module Configurations

AC Power Supply Module

Removing and Installing the AC Power Supply Module

DC Power Supply Module

Installing the DC Power Supply Module

Connecting DC Power to the ASA 5585-X

Prerequisites

Connecting the DC Power Supply

Removing the DC Power Supply Module

Removing and Installing the Fan Module

Installing the Slide Rail Kit Hardware

Installing and Removing the Slide Rail Kit

Package Contents

Installing the Chassis in the Rack

Removing the Chassis from the Rack

Rack-Mounting the Chassis Using the Fixed Rack Mount

Installing the Cable Management Brackets

Troubleshooting Loose Connections

Removing and Installing the SSP, IPS SSP, and ASA CX SSP

The ASA 5585-X comes with a core SSP already installed (SSP-10, SSP-20, SSP-40, or SSP-60). If you have an ASA 5585-X with SSP-40 you can install an additional SSP-40 in slot 1. If you have an ASA 5585-X with SSP-60, you can install an additional SSP-60 in slot 1. You can also install an optional IPS SSP (IPS SSP-10, IPS SSP-20, IPS SSP-40, or IPS SSP-60) or ASA CX SSP (ASA CX SSP-10 or ASA CX SSP-20) in slot 1.


Note Feature limitations may apply to dual SSPs. Refer to your configuration guide for more information.



Note The IPS SSP or the ASA CX SSP must be at the same level as the SSP model; for example, if you have the ASA 5585-X SSP-10, you can only install either the IPS SSP-10 or the ASA CX SSP-10.


The IPS SSP and the ASA CX SSP will not run without the core SSP installed. You must install the IPS SSP or the ASA CX SSP in the upper slot (slot 1) with the core SSP in the bottom slot (slot 0). You must power off the ASA 5585-X to remove and install SSPs. The SSPs are not hot-swappable.

To install and remove the SSP, the IPS SSP, or the ASA CX SSP in the ASA 5585-X, follow these steps:


Step 1 If you are replacing an existing IPS SSP or ASA CX SSP, shut it down first, shut it down first by entering the following command, otherwise continue with Step 2:.

asa# hw-module module 1 shutdown
Shutdown module in slot 1? [confirm]
 

Note The SSP resides in slot 0 (the bottom slot) and the IPS SSP, ASA CX SSP, or additional SSP resides in slot 1 (the top slot).



Note Save the running config before powering off the ASA 5585-X, otherwise the configuration is lost.


Step 2 Press Enter to confirm.

Step 3 Power off the ASA 5585-X.

Step 4 Remove the power cable from the ASA 5585-X.

Step 5 If you are installing an IPS SSP or ASA CX SSP for the fist time, loosen the captive screws on the upper left and right of the slot tray (slot 1), and remove it. Store it in a safe place for future use. If you are replacing an existing IPS SSP or ASA CX SSP, continue with Step 6.


Caution You must install slot trays in all empty slots to maintain the proper air flow. This also prevents EMI, which can disrupt other equipment.

 

 

1

Slot tray

Step 6 From the front panel of the ASA 5585-X, loosen the captive screws from either the top slot (for the IPS SSP, ASA CX SSP, or additional SSP) or bottom slot (SSP).

Step 7 Grasp the ejection levers at the left and right bottom of the designated module slot and pull them out.

 

 

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Module

2

Ejection levers

Step 8 Grasp the sides of the module and pull it all the way out of the chassis.

Step 9 Install the new module by lining it up with the module slot making sure the ejection levers are extended.

 

 

1

Module

2

Ejection levers

Step 10 Slide the module into the slot until it is seated and push the ejection levers back into place.

Step 11 Tighten the screws.

Step 12 Reconnect the power cable to the ASA 5585-X.

Step 13 Power on the ASA 5585-X.

Step 14 Press Enter to confirm.

Step 15 Verify that the PWR indicator on the front panel is green.


 

Installing and Removing the Cisco ASA 5585-X Network Module

The ASA 5585-X comes with a core Security Services Processor (SSP) already installed (SSP-10, SSP-20, SSP-40, or SSP-60) in slot 0. You can install one or two of the following optional network modules in slot 1, which you divide into two slots using the accompanying slot divider:

  • Cisco ASA 5585-X 4-port 10G Network Module
  • Cisco ASA 5585-X 8-port 10G Network Module
  • Cisco ASA 5585-X 20-port 1G Network Module

The network module is not hot-swappable, so you must power off the ASA 5585-X before installing or removing the network module. You must have a Phillips head screwdriver to install the slot divider that divides slot 1 into two bays.

The ports are numbered right to left with port 0 being the far right port and the far left port is either port 3, 7, or 19 depending on whether you have a 4-, 8-, or 20-port module. The 20-port numbers go from top to bottom and right to left. For slot 1 (top right slot), the interface is named TenGigabitEthernet 1/0 through TenGigabitEthernet 1/3. For slot 2 (top left slot) the interface is named TenGigabitEthernet 2/0 through TenGigabitEthernet 2/7.

Figure 4-1 shows the port numbering for the 4-port network module.

Figure 4-1 4-Port Network Module Port Numbering

 

 

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TenGigabitEthernet 00 through 03

Figure 4-2 shows the port numbering for the 8-port network module.

Figure 4-2 8-Port Network Module Port Numbering

 

 

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TenGigabitEthernet 00 through 07

Figure 4-3 shows the port numbering for the 20-port network module. For slot 0, the interface is named GigabitEthernet 0/0 through GigabitEthernet 0/19.

Figure 4-3 20-Port Network Module Port Numbering

 

 

1

GigabitEthernet 00 through 07

2

GigabitEthernet 08 through 19


Caution Make sure the ASA software version that is installed on your ASA 5585-X supports the network modules and the SFP/SFP+ modules. Refer to the Release Notes for your ASA software version to verify that they are supported.

Table 4-1 lists the SFP/SFP+ modules that the ASA 5585-X supports.

 

Table 4-1 SFP/SFP+ Modules

1G SFP Module

GLC-SX-MM

1000 Base-SX SFP module

GLC-SX-MMD

1000BASE-SX short wavelength, with DOM

GLC-LH-SM

1000 Base-LX/LH SFP module

GLC-LH-SMD

1000BASE-LX/LH long-wavelength, with DOM

GLC-EX-SMD

1000 Base-EX SFP module, SMF, 1310nm, DOM

GLC-T

1000BASE-T standard

10G SFP+ Module

SFP-10G-ER

10G ER SFP+ module

SFP-10G-SR

10G SR SFP+ module

SFP-10G-LRM

10G LRM SFP+ module

SFP-10G-LR

10G LR SFP+ module

SFP-H10GB-ACU7M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 7 Meter, active

SFP-H10GB-ACU10M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ Cable 10 Meter, active

SFP-H10GB-CU1M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 1 meter, passive

SFP-H10GB-CU3M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 3 meter, passive

SFP-H10GB-CU5M

10GBASE-CU SFP+ cable 5 meter, passive


Note The following SFP+ modules require ASA 8.2.5 or later: SFP-10G-LRM, SFP-10G-LR, SFP-H10GB-CU1M, SFP-H10GB-CU3M, and SFP-H10GB-CU5M.



Note Only SFP/SFP+ modules certified by Cisco are supported on the adaptive security appliance 5585-X.



Caution Protect your SFP/SFP+ modules by inserting clean dust plugs into the SFP/SFP+ modules after the cables are extracted from them. Be sure to clean the optic surfaces of the fiber cables before you plug them back into the optical bores of another SFP/SFP+ module. Avoid getting dust and other contaminants into the optical bores of your SFP/SFP+ modules. The optics do not operate correctly when obstructed with dust.


Warning Because invisible laser radiation may be emitted from the aperture of the port when no cable is connected, avoid exposure to laser radiation and do not stare into open apertures. Statement 70


To install the 4-, 8-, or 20-port network module and SFP/SFP+ modules in the ASA 5585-X, follow these steps:


Step 1 Power off the security appliance.


Caution The network module is not hot-swappable.

Step 2 Locate a grounding strap, and fasten it to your wrist so that it contacts bare skin. Attach the other end to the chassis.

Step 3 Loosen the captive screws on the upper left and right of the top slot tray (slot 1), and remove it (Figure 4-4). Store it in a safe place for future use.


Caution You must install slot covers on all empty slots to maintain the proper air flow. This also prevents EMI, which can disrupt other equipment.

Figure 4-4 Removing the Empty Slot Tray

 

 

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Empty slot tray

Step 4 Install the slot divider in the middle of slot 1 by lining up the groove on the top of the slot divider with the inside track on the top of the security appliance and sliding it in until it is seated. Tighten the captive screw with a Phillips head screwdriver (Figure 4-5).

Figure 4-5 Installing the Slot Divider

 

 

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Slot divider with captive screw

Step 5 Install the network module by lining it up with either the left or the right bay of slot 1 making sure the ejection levers are extended (Figure 4-6 and Figure 4-7).

Figure 4-6 Installing the 4/8-Port 10-G Network Module

 

 

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4/8-port 10-G network module

2

Ejection levers

3

Slot 2 left bay

4

Slot 1 right bay

Figure 4-7 Installing the 20-Port 1-G Network Module

 

 

1

20-port 1-G network module

2

Ejection levers

3

Slot 2 left bay

4

Slot 1 right bay

Step 6 Slide the network module into the slot until it is seated and push the ejection levers back into place.

Step 7 With your fingers, tighten the captive thumb screws.

Step 8 If you are only installing one network module, install the slot cover on the empty slot bay to protect it.


Caution You must install slot covers on all empty slots to maintain the proper air flow. This also prevents EMI, which can disrupt other equipment.

Step 9 Install the SFP/SFP+ module by aligning it with the port and sliding it into the port slot until it locks into position Figure 4-8).


Caution Do not remove the optical port plugs from the SFP/SFP+ until you are ready to connect the cabling.

Figure 4-8 Installing the SFP/SFP+ Module

 

Step 10 Remove the optical port plug, and then connect one end of the LC cable to the SFP/SFP+ module (Figure 4-9).

Figure 4-9 Connecting the LC Cable

 

Step 11 Connect the other end of the LC cable to a network device, such as a router or a switch.

Step 12 Power on the security appliance.

Step 13 Verify that the PWR indicator on the front panel is green.


 

Removing and Installing the Power Supply Module

This section describes how to remove and install power supply modules in the ASA 5585-X, and includes the following topics:

AC/DC Power Supply Module Configurations

Table 4-2 lists the AD/DC power supply module configurations for the ASA 5585-X.

 

Table 4-2 ASA 5585-X AC/DC Power Supply Module Configurations

Model
AC Configuration
DC Configuration
Option 1
Option 2
Only Option

SSP-10

Two AC power supply modules

One AC power supply module
One fan module

Two DC power supply modules

SSP-20

Two AC power supply modules

One AC power supply module
One fan module

Two DC power supply modules

SSP-40

Two AC power supply modules

One AC power supply module
One fan module

Two DC power supply modules

SSP-60

Two AC power supply modules

N/A

Two DC power supply modules

AC Power Supply Module

The ASA 5585-X ships with one AC power supply module and one fan module installed, except for the ASA 5585-X with SSP-60, which ships with two AC power supply modules installed in a load balancing/sharing configuration. The IPS 4510 ships with one AC power supply module and one fan module installed, and the IPS 4520 ships with two AC power supply modules installed in a load balancing/sharing configuration. The load balancing/sharing configuration ensures that if one power supply module fails, the other power supply module assumes the full load until the failed power supply module is replaced. To maintain airflow, both bays must be populated by either an AC power supply module and a fan module or two AC power supply modules.

You can replace the fan module with a second AC power supply module in any of these models to create a redundant power supply module configuration. If you already have two AC power supply modules installed, you can install or replace either power supply module without powering off the appliance, as long as one power supply module is active and functioning correctly.

If only one power supply module is installed, do not remove the power supply module unless the appliance has been powered off. Removing the only operational power supply module causes an immediate power loss.


Note Only the ASA 5585-X-60 supports either two AC or two DC power supply modules. Do not mix AC and DC power supply modules in the same chassis.


Figure 4-10 shows the AC power supply module indicators.

Figure 4-10 AC Power Supply Module Indicators

 

 

1

IN OK

2

FAN OK

3

OUT FAIL

Table 4-3 describes the AC power supply module indicators.

 

Table 4-3 AC Power Supply Module Indicators

Indicator
Description

IN OK

Indicates status of power supply module:

  • Off—No AC power cord connected or AC power switch is off.
  • Green—AC power cord connected and AC power switch is on.

FAN OK

Indicates status of fan module

  • Off—Fan module failure or AC power switch is off.
  • Green—AC power cord connected, AC power switch is on, and internal fan is running.

OUT FAIL

  • Red—Output voltage failure1

1.The power supply module has three output voltages—3.3V, 12V, and 50V.

Removing and Installing the AC Power Supply Module


Caution If you remove a power supply or fan module, replace it immediately to prevent disruption of service.


Caution If the appliance is subjected to environmental overheating, it shuts down and you must manually power cycle it to turn it on again.


Caution To remove and install the power supply module, follow these steps:


Step 1 If you are removing the only power supply module, power off the security appliance.

Step 2 From the back panel of the security appliance, unplug the power supply module power cable.

Step 3 On the back of the security appliance, loosen the captive screws from the power supply module (Figure 4-11).

Figure 4-11 Removing the AC Power Supply Module

 

 

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Power supply module and power supply module handle

2

Power supply module screws

Step 4 Remove the power supply module by grasping the handle and pulling the power supply module away from the chassis.

Step 5 Install the new power supply module by aligning it with the power supply module bay and pushing it into place until it is seated (Figure 4-12).

Figure 4-12 Installing the AC Power Supply Module

 

 

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Power supply module and power supply module handle

2

Power supply module screws

Step 6 Tighten the captive screws.

Step 7 Reconnect the power cable. If you are installing two power supply modules for a redundant configuration, plug each one into a power source (we recommend a UPS) (Figure 4-13).

Figure 4-13 PS0 and PS1

 

 

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Power supply module (PS0)

2

Power supply module (PS1)

Step 8 If you had to power off the security appliance because you are removing and replacing the only power supply module, power it back on.

Step 9 Check the PS0 and PS1 indicators on the front panel to make sure they are green. On the back panel of the security appliance, make sure the IN OK and the FAN OK indicators are green and the OUT FAIL indicator is off (see Figure 4-10and Table 4-3 ).


 

DC Power Supply Module

The ASA 5585-X ships with two DC power supply modules installed in a load balancing/sharing configuration. This is the only supported DC power supply module configuration. The load balancing/sharing configuration ensures that if one DC power supply module fails, the other DC power supply module assumes the full load until the failed power supply module is replaced. To maintain airflow, both bays must be populated by two DC power supply modules.

You can install or replace either power supply module without powering off the appliance, as long as one power supply module is active and functioning correctly.


Note Only the ASA 5585-X-60 supports either two AC or two DC power supply modules. Do not mix AC and DC power supply modules in the same chassis.


Figure 4-14 shows the DC power supply module indicators.

Figure 4-14 DC Power Supply Module Indicators

 

 

1

IN OK

2

FAN OK

3

OUT FAIL

4

ON

5

STANDBY

Table 4-4 describes the DC power supply module indicators.

 

Table 4-4 DC Power Supply Module Indicators

Indicator
Description

IN OK

Indicates status of power supply module:

  • Off—No DC power cables connected or DC power switch is off.
  • Green—DC power cables connected and DC power switch is on.

FAN OK

Indicates status of fan module

  • Off—Fan module failure or DC power switch is off.
  • Green—DC power cables connected, DC power switch is on, and internal fan is running.

OUT FAIL

  • Red—Output voltage failure2

2.The power supply module has three output voltages—3.35 V, 12.5 V, and 50 V.

Installing the DC Power Supply Module

The DC power supply module has a 1150-W output with three DC voltage outputs of 50 V, 12.25 V, and 3.35 V. The power supply module operates between -40.5 to -72 VDC. The power supply module shares current on the 50V and 12.25 V outputs, and can only be used in a dual (redundant) hot pluggable configuration. The DC power supply module operates from a single 40 A DC input circuit with at full output load of 1150 W, -40.5 VDC input, and does not exceed 33 A.

To install the DC power supply module in the ASA 5585-X, follow these steps:


Step 1 Remove the existing modules from the appliance:

a. If you are replacing AC power with DC power, remove both modules from the appliance (fan module and power supply module or both power supply modules) as shown in Step 1 through Step 4 in Removing and Installing the AC Power Supply Module. Continue with Step 2.

b. If you are replacing a failed DC power supply module with a new DC power supply module, follow the steps in Removing the DC Power Supply Module, and then continue with Step 2.

Step 2 Install the new power supply module by aligning it with the power supply module bay and pushing it into place until it is seated (Figure 4-15).

Figure 4-15 Installing the DC Power Supply Module

 

 

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Power supply module screws

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Power supply module and power supply module handle

Step 3 Tighten the captive screws.

Step 4 Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to install the second power supply module.


Note You must have two DC power supply modules installed at all times.


Step 5 Connect DC power source by following the steps in Connecting DC Power to the ASA 5585-X.


 

Connecting DC Power to the ASA 5585-X

This section describes how to connect DC power to the Cisco ASA 5585-X, and contains the following topics:

Prerequisites


Caution Before you connect the power supply module to a power source, make sure that the chassis is properly grounded.

Use the following tools and parts to connect the DC power supply module:

  • 5/16-inch nutdriver
  • M4 nutdriver

• Source DC cable lugs with the following requirements:

Two holes with 0.62±0.02-inch spacing between the hole centers to accommodate the power supply terminal posts.

A 90-degree bend in the barrel to allow the source DC cables to exit the terminal block.

  • Source DC ground wire lugs with the following requirements:
  • A single hole that can accommodate the 4 mm ground post.
  • Either a straight or bent barrel.

Note The source DC cable and the terminal block lugs should be sized according to local and national installation requirements and electrical codes. Use only copper wire. We recommend FCI Burndy type YA4CL-2TC10-90 and Panduit type LCD10-10AF-L dual hole 90 degree lugs or the equivalent.



Note These parts and tools are not supplied as part of the chassis accessory kit or the DC power supply module kit. You must purchase them separately.


Table 4-5 shows the source DC cable and ground cable lug tightening torque ratings.

 

Table 4-5 Lug Torque Ratings

Lug
Maximum Torque
Recommended Torque

Source DC cable lugs

4.07Nm

2.5Nm

Source DC ground cable lugs

2.5Nm

2Nm


Warning Before performing any of the following procedures, ensure that power is removed from the DC circuit. Statement 1003.



Warning This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area can be accessed only through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security. Statement 1017



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



Warning Hazardous voltage or energy may be present on DC power terminals. Always replace cover when terminals are not in service. Be sure uninsulated conductors are not accessible when cover is in place. Statement 1075


For More Information

For the procedure for connecting the system ground, see Establishing the System Ground.

Connecting the DC Power Supply

To connect source DC to the DC-input power supply, follow these steps:


Step 1 Set the power switch or circuit breaker to the off (0) position on the source DC circuit that feeds the power supply that you are installing.

As an added precaution, place the appropriate safety flag and lockout devices at the source power circuit breaker, or place a piece of adhesive tape over the circuit breaker handle to prevent accidental power restoration while you are working on the circuit.

Step 2 Verify that the power switch is in the STANDBY ( ) position on the power supply that you are installing.

Step 3 Remove the terminal block cover by simultaneously squeezing the left and right sides of the terminal block and at the same time pull the cover off the terminal block and set the cover aside (Figure 4-16).

Figure 4-16 Removing the Terminal Block Cover

 

 

1

Terminal block cover

2

Terminal block

3

Terminal block cover clip

Step 4 Using a 5/16-inch nutdriver, loosen and remove the four nut and lockwasher pairs on the terminal block posts. Set the nuts and lockwashers aside.

Step 5 Using an M4 nutdriver, loosen and remove the nut and lockwasher from the power supply ground terminal.

Step 6 Attach the source DC power cable lugs to the source DC cables.

Step 7 Attach the source DC ground wire lug to the source DC ground wire.

Step 8 Connect the source DC cables to the terminal block in this order (Figure 4-17):

  • Position the ground cable lug on the power supply ground terminal post. Slide the lockwasher over the ground post and tighten the nut to secure the source DC ground wire. Do not overtighten the nut (see Table 4-5).
  • Position the negative (–) source DC cable lug on the power supply negative (–) terminal posts. Slide the lockwashers over the terminal posts and tighten the nuts to secure the source lug to the posts. Do not overtighten the nuts (see Table 4-5).
  • Position the positive (+) source DC cable lug to the power supply positive (+) terminal posts. Slide the lockwashers over the terminal posts and tighten the nuts to secure the source lug to the posts. Do not overtighten the nuts (see Table 4-5).

Note The terminal block on the 1150 W DC-input power supply is labeled negative (–) (two left- side posts) and positive (+) (two right side posts). The ground post is located on the DC-input power supply faceplate, separate from the terminal block.


Figure 4-17 Attaching the Source DC Cables to the Power Supply Module

 

 

1

Source DC negative (–) cable

2

Source DC positive (+) cable

3

Source DC ground cable

Step 9 Route the two source DC cables out of the terminal block, position the terminal block cover over the terminal block, and snap the cover into place (Figure 4-18). Make sure that both the top and the bottom clips on the terminal block cover have fully engaged the tabs on the terminal block.


Caution To prevent short circuit or shock hazard after wiring the DC-input power supply, you must reinstall the terminal block cover.

Figure 4-18 Reinstalling the Terminal Block Cover

 

 

1

Terminal block cover

2

Terminal block

Step 10 Repeat Steps 2 through 9 to connect power to the second power supply module.


Note You must have two DC power supply modules installed at all times.


Step 11 Remove any safety flag and lockout devices or any tape from the source DC circuit breaker switch handle.

Step 12 Verify that the power cable ends at the power source are connected.

Step 13 Restart power by moving the circuit braker switch handle to the on (!) position.

Step 14 If you powered off the appliance because you are removing and replacing both power supply modules, power it back on. If you replaced only one power supply module, the power source is already on. You can hot swap the module you are replacing and then turn its power back on.

Step 15 Check the PS0 and PS1 indicators on the front panel to make sure they are green. On the back panel of the appliance, make sure the IN OK and the FAN OK indicators are green and the OUT FAIL indicator is off (see Figure 4-19 and Table 4-4).

Figure 4-19 PS0 and PS1

 

 

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Power supply module (PS0)

2

Power supply module (PS1)


 

Removing the DC Power Supply Module

Use the following tools and parts to disconnect the DC power supply module:

  • 5/16-inch nutdriver
  • M4 nutdriver

Warning Before performing any of the following procedures, ensure that power is removed from the DC circuit. Statement 1003.



Warning This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area can be accessed only through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security. Statement 1017



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



Warning Hazardous voltage or energy may be present on DC power terminals. Always replace cover when terminals are not in service. Be sure uninsulated conductors are not accessible when cover is in place. Statement 1075


To disconnect the source DC to the DC-input power supply and remove the DC power supply module, follow these steps:


Step 1 Set the power switch or circuit breaker to the off (0) position on the source DC circuit that feeds the power supply that you are installing.

As an added precaution, place the appropriate safety flag and lockout devices at the source power circuit breaker, or place a piece of adhesive tape over the circuit breaker handle to prevent accidental power restoration while you are working on the circuit.

Step 2 Verify that the power switch is in the STANDBY ( ) position on the power supply that you are removing.

Step 3 Remove the terminal block cover by simultaneously squeezing the left and right sides of the terminal block and at the same time pull the cover off the terminal block and set the cover aside (Figure 4-20).

Figure 4-20 Removing the Terminal Block Cover

 

 

1

Terminal block cover

2

Terminal block

3

Terminal block cover clip

Step 4 Using a 5/16-inch nutdriver, loosen and remove the four nut and lockwasher pairs from the DC power lugs. Set the nuts and lockwashers aside (Figure 4-21).

Step 5 Using an M4 nutdriver, loosen and remove the nut and lockwasher from the power supply ground wire lug (Figure 4-21).

Figure 4-21 Removing the Source DC Cables from the Power Supply Module

 

 

1

Source DC negative (–) cable

2

Source DC positive (+) cable

3

Source DC ground cable

Step 6 Remove the DC negative, positive, and ground cables.

Step 7 On the back of the security appliance, loosen the captive screws from the power supply module (Figure 4-22).

Figure 4-22 Removing the DC Power Supply Module

 

 

1

Power supply module screws

2

Power supply module and power supply module handle

Step 8 Remove the power supply module by grasping the handle and pulling the power supply module away from the chassis.


 

Removing and Installing the Fan Module

The ASA 5585-X ships with one fan module and one power supply module installed, except for the ASA 5585-X SSP-60, which ships with two power supply modules instead of a power supply module and a fan module. You can replace the fan module in the ASA 5585-X if necessary. The fan module is hot-pluggable. You can install or replace the fan module without powering down the ASA 5585-X, as long as the power supply module is active and functioning correctly. To maintain airflow, both bays must be populated by either a power supply module and a fan module or two power supply modules.


Note A power supply module is required for the system to operate.



Caution If you remove a power supply or fan module, replace it immediately to prevent service disruption.

To remove and install the fan module, follow these steps:


Step 1 From the right-hand side of the back panel of the ASA 5585-X loosen the fan module screws until they release. The screws are captive in the front panel.

 

 

1

Fan module and fan module handle

2

Fan module screws

3

Power supply module

Step 2 Remove the fan module by grasping the handle and pulling the fan module away from the chassis.

Step 3 Install the new fan module by aligning it with the fan module bay and pushing it into place until it is seated.

 

 

1

Fan module and fan handle

2

Fan module screw

3

Power supply module

Step 4 Tighten the captive screws.

Step 5 Verify that the fan indicator on the lower right-hand of the back panel is green.


 

Installing the Slide Rail Kit Hardware

Before installing the appliance in the slide rail kit, you must install the slide rail kit hardware.


Note The slide rail kit hardware ships with the ASA 5585-X.


To install the slide rail kit hardware on the ASA 5585-X, follow these steps:


Step 1 Power off the appliance.

Step 2 Remove the power cable from the appliance.

Step 3 If your appliance has the fixed cable management brackets, do the following:

a. Remove the cable management brackets from the front sides of the appliance.

b. Remove the appliance from the rack.

c. Remove the front brackets, left and right side brackets, and left and right rear brackets from the appliance.

Figure 4-23 shows all of the brackets that can be removed for the fixed rack mount.

Figure 4-23 Brackets for the Fixed Rack Mount

 

Attach the slide rail kit hardware (front brackets and left and right side brackets) to the appliance. The brackets are labelled RIGHT and LEFT. This prepares the appliance for installation in the rack using the slide rail kit. Figure 35 Figure 4-24 shows all of the brackets you need to install on the appliance.

Figure 4-24 Brackets for the Slide Rail Kit

 


 

Installing and Removing the Slide Rail Kit


Note The slide rail kit ships with the ASA 5585-X.


After you have installed the slide rail kit hardware, you can install the slide rail kit. This section describes how to install and remove the slide rail kit for the ASA 5585-X, and contains the following sections:

Package Contents

The slide rail kit package contains the following items:

  • Left and right slide rails
  • Six #10-32 screws
  • Two #10-32 cage nuts

Installing the Chassis in the Rack

To install the chassis in the rack using the slide rail kit, follow these steps:


Step 1 Press the latch on the end of the slide rail and push forward to engage the pins in the rack until the clip clicks and locks around the rack post (Figure 4-25).


Note The slide rails are labeled ‘left’ and ‘right.’ Install the left slide rail on the left side of the rack and the right slide rail on the right side of the rack.


Figure 4-25 Press and Push to Install the Slide Rail

 

For square hole posts, square studs must be attached fully inside the square hole on the rack rail. For threaded hole posts, the round stud must fully enter inside the threaded hole rack rail (Figure 4-26).


Note After installing the square or round studs into the rack post, verify that the locking clip is fully seated and secure against the rack rail.


Figure 4-26 Square Studs for Square Hole Post

 

Step 2 Secure the slide rail to the rack post with the provided #10-32 screws by tightening the screws at the front and rear end of the slide rail to the rack post (Figure 4-27). Both front and rear rack posts must be secured with the screws before you install the chassis.


Caution It is critical that the screws are installed and secured to the front and rear end of the slide rails.


Note The rack opening (the distance from the front to back rack uprights) should be between 26.5 and 38 inches.


Figure 4-27 Securing the Slide Rail to the Rack Post

 

Step 3 For square hole racks, install one #10-32 cage nut on each side of the rack rail (Figure 4-28). Leave one square hole spacing above the slide rail. The cage nut will be used later to secure the chassis to the rack post. For threaded hole racks, no additional hardware is needed.

Figure 4-28 Installing the #10-32 Cage Nuts

 

Step 4 Install the chassis on the outer rail. Make sure that the U-bars are aligned to the outer rail evenly, then push the chassis into the rack (Figure 4-29).


Caution Before installing the chassis, make sure that the slide rails are properly installed and that the perforated holes on the outer slide rail align with the perforated holes on the chassis.

Figure 4-29 Installing the Chassis on the Outer Rail

 

Step 5 Tighten the screws to secure the chassis to the rack (Figure 4-30). Use the upper hole to secure the chassis to the rack.

a. For square hole racks, secure the chassis to the rack by installing the #10-32 screw into the cage nut that you installed in Step 3.

b. For threaded hole racks, secure the front of the chassis by installing the #10-32 screws into the rack threaded hole.

Figure 4-30 Securing the Chassis to the Outer Rail

 


 

Removing the Chassis from the Rack

To remove the chassis from the rack, follow these steps:


Step 1 Remove the screws from the front brackets of the rail post (Figure 4-31).

Figure 4-31 Removing the Screws from the Outer Rail

 

Step 2 Pull out the chassis to the locked position.

Step 3 Press down the release hook to remove the chassis from the rack (Figure 4-32).

Figure 4-32 Pressing Down the Release Hook

 

Step 4 Remove the two screws from the front and rear of the rack that are securing the slide rail, and release the latch and pull out the rails (Figure 4-33).

Figure 4-33 Releasing the Latch to Pull Out the Rails

 


 

Rack-Mounting the Chassis Using the Fixed Rack Mount

If you are not able to use the slide rail kit in your rack installation, an optional fixed rack mount solution is available. You can install fixed front and rear rack mount brackets on the ASA 5585-X so that you can easily mount it in a rack.

To rack-mount the ASA 5585-X, follow these steps:


Step 1 If the adaptive security appliance is already operational and not rack-mounted, or if you are replacing an adaptive security appliance with the ASA 5585-X, do the following:

  • Power off the adaptive security appliance.
  • Remove the power cable from the adaptive security appliance.
  • Remove the old adaptive security appliance from the rack.

Step 2 Position the front bracket on the side of the adaptive security appliance and line up the bracket screws with the screw holes on the adaptive security appliance.

 

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Bracket

2

Bracket screws

Step 3 Tighten the screws in to the chassis.

Step 4 Repeat the procedure on the other side of the chassis.

Step 5 Mount the chassis in a rack. Go to Step 12. If using the optional slide rails, go to Step 6.

Step 6 Attach one of the rear brackets using three M4 screws.

 

 

Step 7 Repeat the procedure to attach the second bracket to the other side of the chassis.

Step 8 Measure the distance between the front and rear rack rails and select the proper slide-mount brackets.


Note The slide-mount brackets let you install the rear of the chassis to the rear rack rails. The brackets are designed to slide within the installed rear brackets and accommodate a range of rack depths.


Step 9 Install the proper slide-mount brackets on to the rear bracket on the chassis.

 

Step 10 For added security, screw in the front slide rail brackets to the rack.

 

Step 11 Secure the slide brackets to the corresponding holes in the rear rack rail using the screws provided.

 

Step 12 Reattach the power cable to the adaptive security appliance.

Step 13 Power on the adaptive security appliance.


 

Installing the Cable Management Brackets

The ASA 5585-X ships with two cable management brackets that you can use to organize the cables connected to the adaptive security appliance.

To install the cable management brackets on the ASA 5585-X, follow these steps:


Step 1 Power off the adaptive security appliance.

Step 2 Remove the power cable from the adaptive security appliance.

Step 3 Position the cable management brackets on the front side of the adaptive security appliance, and line up the bracket screws with the screw holes on the adaptive security appliance. Figure 34 shows the cable management bracket for the fixed rack mount and Figure 35 shows the cable management bracket for the slide rail.

Figure 34 Cable Management Brackets for the Fixed Rack Mount

 

Figure 35 Cable Management Brackets for the Slide Rail

 

Step 4 Tighten the screws in to the rack.

Step 5 Reattach the power cable to the adaptive security appliance.

Step 6 Organize the cables through the cable management brackets on the adaptive security appliance.

Step 7 Power on the adaptive security appliance.


 

Troubleshooting Loose Connections

Perform the following actions to troubleshoot loose connections on adaptive security appliances:

• Make sure all power cords are securely connected.

  • Make sure all cables are properly aligned and securely connected for all external and internal components.
  • Remove and check all data and power cables for damage. Make sure no cables have bent pins or damaged connectors.
  • Make sure each device is properly seated.
  • If a device has latches, make sure they are completely closed and locked.

• Check any interlock or interconnect indicators that indicate a component is not connected properly.

  • If problems continue, remove and reinstall each device, checking the connectors and sockets for bent pins or other damage.