Cisco ASA 5500 Series Hardware Installation Guide
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Table of Contents

About This Guide

Document Objectives

Audience

Document Organization

Document Conventions

Installation Warnings

Where to Find Safety and Warning Information

Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request

Document Objectives

This guide describes how to perform installation and maintenance procedures on the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliances. The information in this guide applies to the following Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance models: Cisco ASA 5510, Cisco ASA 5520, Cisco ASA 5540, and Cisco ASA 5550. In this guide, references to "Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance" and "adaptive security appliance" apply to all models unless specifically noted otherwise.

Audience

This guide is for network administrators who perform any of the following tasks:

  • Managing network security
  • Installing and configuring firewalls
  • Managing default and static routes, and TCP and UDP services

Document Organization

This guide includes the following chapters and appendices:

Document Conventions

Command descriptions use these conventions:

  • Braces ({ }) indicate a required choice.
  • Square brackets ([ ]) indicate optional elements.
  • Vertical bars (|) separate alternative, mutually exclusive elements.
  • Boldface indicates commands and keywords that are entered literally as shown.
  • Italics indicate arguments for which you supply values.

Examples use these conventions:

  • Examples depict screen displays and the command line in screen font.
  • Information you need to enter in examples is shown in boldface screen font.
  • Variables for which you must supply a value are shown in italic screen font.

Graphical user interface examples uses these conventions:

  • Boldface indicates buttons and menu items.
  • Selecting a menu item (or pane) is indicated by the following convention:

Choose Start > Settings > Control Panel.


Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to material not covered in the manual.


Installation Warnings

Be sure to read the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco ASA 5500 Series document that accompanied this device before installing the chassis. This document contains important safety information. This section includes the following 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


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


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


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 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 for the Cisco ASA 5500 Series document that accompanied the product. This document describes the international agency compliance and safety information for the Cisco ASA 5500 Series Adaptive Security Appliance. It also includes translations of the safety warnings.

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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