Cisco Identity Services Engine Hardware Installation Guide, Release 1.1.x
Appendix B, Preparing to Install the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Hardware
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Table of Contents

Preparing to Install the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Hardware

Unpacking and Inspecting the Server

Safety Guidelines

Installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack

Rack Requirements

Equipment Requirements

Slide Rail Adjustment Range

Installing the Server In a Rack

Preparing to Install the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Hardware

This appendix briefly describes the safety guidelines, site requirements, and guidelines that you must observe before installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series appliances. This appendix contains the following sections:

Unpacking and Inspecting the Server

This section provides information on how you can prepare your site for safely installing the Cisco SNS-3400 series appliance.


Caution When handling internal server components, wear an ESD strap and handle modules by the carrier edges only.


Tip Keep the shipping container in case the server requires shipping in the future.



Note The chassis is thoroughly inspected before shipment. If any damage occurred during transportation or any items are missing, contact your customer service representative immediately.


To inspect the shipment, follow these steps:


Step 1 Remove the server from its cardboard container and save all packaging material.

Step 2 Compare the shipment to the equipment list provided by your customer service representative and Figure 1-1. Verify that you have all items.

Step 3 Check for damage and report any discrepancies or damage to your customer service representative. Have the following information ready:

Step 4 Invoice number of shipper (see the packing slip)

Step 5 Model and serial number of the damaged unit

Step 6 Description of damage

Step 7 Effect of damage on the installation

Figure 1-1 Shipping Box Contents

 

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Server

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Documentation

2

Power cord (optional, up to two)

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KVM cable


 

Safety Guidelines


Note Before you install, operate, or service a Cisco SNS-3400 series appliance, review the http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/net_mgmt/cisco_secure_access_control_system/5.1/regulatory/compliance/csacsrcsi.html for important safety information.



Warning IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with standard practices for preventing accidents. Use the statement number provided at the end of each warning to locate its translation in the translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.
Statement 1071



Warning To prevent the system from overheating, do not operate it in an area that exceeds the maximum recommended ambient temperature of: 40° C (104° F).
Statement 1047



Warning The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times, because it serves as the main disconnecting device.
Statement 1019



Warning This product relies on the building’s installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that the protective device is rated not greater than: 250 V, 15 A.
Statement 1005



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


When you are installing a server, use the following guidelines:

  • Plan your site configuration and prepare the site before installing the server. See the Cisco UCS Site Preparation Guide for the recommended site planning tasks.
  • Ensure that there is adequate space around the server to allow for servicing the server and for adequate airflow. The airflow in this server is from front to back.
  • Ensure that the air-conditioning meets the thermal requirements listed in the Maintaining the Cisco ISE 3300 Series Applliance .
  • Ensure that the cabinet or rack meets the requirements listed in the “Rack Requirements” section.
  • Ensure that the site power meets the power requirements listed in the Maintaining the Cisco ISE 3300 Series Applliance . If available, you can use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect against power failures.

Caution Avoid UPS types that use ferroresonant technology. These UPS types can become unstable with systems such as the Cisco UCS, which can have substantial current draw fluctuations from fluctuating data traffic patterns.

Installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack

This section describes how to mount the Cisco SNS-3400 series appliance on a rack and contains the following topics:

Rack Requirements

This section provides the requirements for the standard open racks.

The rack must be of the following type:

  • A standard 19-in. (48.3-cm) wide, four-post EIA rack, with mounting posts that conform to English universal hole spacing, per section 1 of ANSI/EIA-310-D-1992.
  • The rack post holes can be square .38-inch (9.6 mm), round .28-inch (7.1 mm), #12-24 UNC, or #10-32 UNC when you use the supplied slide rails.
  • The minimum vertical rack space per server must be one RU, equal to 1.75 in. (44.45 mm).

Equipment Requirements

The slide rails supplied by Cisco Systems for this server do not require tools for installation. The inner rails (mounting brackets) are pre-attached to the sides of the server.

Slide Rail Adjustment Range

The slide rails for this server have an adjustment range of 24 to 36 inches (610 to 914 mm).

Installing the Server In a Rack

This section describes how to install the server in a rack.


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


To install the slide rails and the server into a rack, follow these steps:


Step 1 Open the front securing latch (see Figure 1-2). The end of the slide-rail assembly marked “FRONT” has a spring-loaded securing latch that must be open before you can insert the mounting pegs into the rack-post holes.

a. On the rear side of the securing-latch assembly, hold open the clip marked “PULL.”

b. Slide the spring-loaded securing latch away from the mounting pegs.

c. Release the clip marked “PULL” to lock the securing latch in the open position.

Figure 1-2 Front Securing Latch

 

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Clip marked “PULL” on rear of assembly

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Spring-loaded securing latch on front of assembly

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Front mounting pegs

Step 2 Install the slide rails onto the rack:

a. Position a slide-rail assembly inside the two left-side rack posts (see Figure 1-3).

Use the “FRONT” and “REAR” markings on the slide-rail assembly to orient the assembly correctly with the front and rear rack posts.

b. Position the front mounting pegs so that they enter the desired front rack-post holes from the front.


Note The mounting pegs that protrude through the rack-post holes are designed to fit round or square holes, or smaller #10-32 round holes when the mounting peg is compressed. If your rack has #10-32 rack-post holes, align the mounting pegs with the holes and then compress the spring-loaded pegs to expose the #10-32 inner peg.


c. Expand the length-adjustment bracket until the rear mounting pegs protrude through the desired holes in the rear rack post.

Use your finger to hold the rear securing latch open when you insert the rear mounting pegs to their holes. When you release the latch, it wraps around the rack post and secures the slide-rail assembly.

Figure 1-3 Attaching a Slide-Rail Assembly

 

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Front-left rack post

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Length-adjustment bracket

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Front mounting pegs

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Rear mounting pegs

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Slide-rail assembly

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Rear securing latch

d. Attach the second slide-rail assembly to the opposite side of the rack. Ensure that the two slide-rail assemblies are level and at the same height with each other.

e. Pull the inner slide rails on each assembly out toward the rack front until they hit the internal stops and lock in place.

Step 3 Insert the server into the slide rails:


Note The inner rails are pre-attached to the sides of the server at the factory. You can order replacement inner rails if these are damaged or lost (Cisco PID UCSC-RAIL1-I).


a. Align the inner rails that are pre-attached to the server sides with the front ends of the empty slide rails.

b. Push the server into the slide rails until it stops at the internal stops.

c. Push in the plastic release clip on each inner rail (labelled PUSH), and then continue pushing the server into the rack until its front latches engage the rack posts.

Step 4 Attach the (optional) cable management arm (CMA) to the rear of the slide rails:


Note The CMA is designed for mounting on either the right or left slide rails. These instructions describe an installation to the rear of the right slide rails, as viewed from the rear of server.


a. Slide the plastic clip on the inner CMA arm over the flange on the mounting bracket that attached to the side of the server. See Figure 1-4.


Note Whether you are mounting the CMA to the left or right slide rails, be sure to orient the engraved marking, “UP” so that it is always on the upper side of the CMA. See Figure 1-4.


b. Slide the plastic clip on the outer CMA arm over the flange on the slide rail. See Figure 1-4.

c. Attach the CMA retaining bracket to the left slide rail. Slide the plastic clip on the bracket over the flange on the end of the left slide rail. See Figure 1-4.

Figure 1-4 Attaching the Cable Management Arm (Rear of Server Shown)

 

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Flange on rear of outer left slide rail

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Inner CMA arm attachment clip

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CMA retaining bracket

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“UP” orientation marking

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Flange on rear of right mounting bracket

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Outer CMA arm attachment clip

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Flange on rear of outer right slide rail

Step 5 Continue with the “Configuring Cisco ISE on the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance Using CIMC” section.