Cisco Identity Services Engine Hardware Installation Guide, Release 1.2
Installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack
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Table of Contents

Installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack

Unpacking and Inspecting the Server

Safety Guidelines

Installing a Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack

Rack Requirements

Equipment Requirements

Slide Rail Adjustment Range

Installing the Server In a Rack

Connecting and Powering On the Server

Checking the LEDs

Front Panel LEDs and Buttons

Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons

Installing or Replacing Server Components

Installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack

This appendix describes the safety guidelines, site requirements, and guidelines that you must observe before installing the Cisco SNS-3400 Series appliances, and also provides instructions on how to rack mount a Cisco SNS-3400 Series appliance, connect all the cables, power up the appliance, and remove or replace the server components.

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 A-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:

    • Invoice number of shipper (see the packing slip)
    • Model and serial number of the damaged unit
    • Description of damage
    • Effect of damage on the installation

Figure A-1 Shipping Box Contents

 

1

Server

3

Documentation

2

Power cord (optional, up to two)

4

KVM cable


 

Safety Guidelines


Note Before you install, operate, or service a Cisco SNS-3400 series appliance, review the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco SNS 3400 Series Appliance 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:


Caution Avoid UPS types that use ferroresonant technology. These UPS types can become unstable with systems such as the Cisco SNS 3400 series appliances, which can have substantial current draw fluctuations from fluctuating data traffic patterns.

Installing a Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance in a Rack

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

Rack Requirements

The following are the requirements for standard open racks:

  • 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 preattached 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 A-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 A-2 Front Securing Latch

 

1

Clip marked “PULL” on rear of assembly

3

Spring-loaded securing latch on front of assembly

2

Front mounting pegs

 

 

Step 2 Install the slide rails on the rack:

a. Position a slide-rail assembly inside the two left-side rack posts (see Figure A-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 A-3 Attaching a Slide-Rail Assembly

 

1

Front-left rack post

4

Length-adjustment bracket

2

Front mounting pegs

5

Rear mounting pegs

3

Slide-rail assembly

6

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 preattached 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 preattached 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 the 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 A-4.


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


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

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

 

1

Flange on rear of outer left slide rail

5

Inner CMA arm attachment clip

2

CMA retaining bracket

6

“UP” orientation marking

3

Flange on rear of right mounting bracket

7

Outer CMA arm attachment clip

4

Flange on rear of outer right slide rail

 

 

Step 5 Continue with the “Using CIMC to Configure Release 1.2 on a Cisco SNS-3400 Series Appliance” section.


 

Connecting and Powering On the Server

This section describes how to power on the server and assign an IP address to connect to it. The server is shipped with a default NIC mode called Shared LOM, default NIC redundancy is active-active, and DHCP is enabled . Shared LOM mode enables the two 1-Gb Ethernet ports to access the Cisco Integrated Management Interface (CIMC). If you want to use the 1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management port, or a port on a Cisco UCS P81E Virtual Interface Card (VIC) to access the CIMC, you must first connect to the server and change the NIC mode as described in Step 3 of the following procedure. In that step, you can also change the NIC redundancy and set static IP settings.

Use the following procedure to perform the initial setup of the server:


Step 1 Attach a supplied power cord to each power supply in the server and then attach the power cord to a grounded AC power outlet. See the Power Specifications for power specifications.

Wait for approximately two minutes to let the server boot in standby power during the first bootup.

You can verify the power status by looking at the Power Status LED:

    • Off—There is no AC power present in the server.
  • Amber—The server is in standby power mode. Power is supplied only to the CIMC and some motherboard functions.
  • Green—The server is in main power mode. Power is supplied to all server components.

Note During bootup, the server beeps once for each USB device that is attached to the server. Even if there are no external USB devices attached, there is a short beep for each virtual USB device such as a virtual floppy drive, CD/DVD drive, keyboard, or mouse. A beep is also emitted if a USB device is hot-plugged or hot-unplugged during BIOS power-on self-test (POST), or while you are accessing the BIOS Setup utility or the EFI shell.


Step 2 Connect a USB keyboard and VGA monitor by using the supplied KVM cable connected to the KVM connector on the front panel.


Note Alternatively, you can use the VGA and USB ports on the rear panel. However, you cannot use the front panel VGA and the rear panel VGA at the same time. If you are connected to one VGA connector and you then connect a video device to the other connector, the first VGA connector is disabled.



 

Checking the LEDs

When the Cisco SNS-3400 series appliances have been started up and are running, observe the state of the front-panel and rear-panel LEDs. The following topics describe the LED color, its power status, activity, and other important status indicators that are displayed for the Cisco-SNS 3400 series appliance:

  • Front Panel LEDs and Buttons, page B-2
  • Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons, page B-4

Front Panel LEDs and Buttons

 

Table A-1 Front Panel LED States

LED Name
State

Power button/Power status LED

  • Off—There is no AC power to the server.
  • Amber—The server is in standby power mode. Power is supplied only to the CIMC and some motherboard functions.
  • Green—The server is in main power mode. Power is supplied to all server components.

Identification

  • Off—The Identification LED is not in use.
  • Blue—The Identification LED is activated.

System status

  • Green—The server is running in a normal operating condition.
  • Green, blinking—The server is performing system initialization and memory checks.
  • Amber, steady—The server is in a degraded operational state, which may be due to one of the following:

Power supply redundancy is lost.

CPUs are mismatched.

At least one CPU is faulty.

At least one DIMM is faulty.

At least one drive in a RAID configuration failed.

  • Amber, blinking—The server is in a critical fault state, which may be due to one of the following:

Boot failed.

Fatal CPU and/or bus error is detected.

Server is in an over-temperature condition.

Fan status

  • Green—All fan modules are operating properly.
  • Amber, steady—One fan module has failed.
  • Amber, blinking—Critical fault, two or more fan modules have failed.

Temperature status

  • Green—The server is operating at normal temperature.
  • Amber, steady—One or more temperature sensors have exceeded a warning threshold.
  • Amber, blinking—One or more temperature sensors have exceeded a critical threshold.

Power supply status

  • Green—All power supplies are operating normally.
  • Amber, steady—One or more power supplies are in a degraded operational state.
  • Amber, blinking—One or more power supplies are in a critical fault state.

Network link activity

  • Off—The Ethernet link is idle.
  • Green—One or more Ethernet LOM ports are link-active, but there is no activity.
  • Green, blinking—One or more Ethernet LOM ports are link-active, with activity.

Hard drive fault

  • Off—The hard drive is operating properly.
  • Amber—The hard drive has failed.
  • Amber, blinking—The device is rebuilding.

Hard drive activity

  • Off—There is no hard drive in the hard drive sled (no access, no fault).
  • Green—The hard drive is ready.
  • Green, blinking—The hard drive is reading or writing data.

Rear Panel LEDs and Buttons

 

Table A-2 Rear Panel LED States

LED Name
State

Power supply fault

  • Off—The power supply is operating normally.
  • Amber, blinking—An event warning threshold has been reached, but the power supply continues to operate.
  • Amber, solid—A critical fault threshold has been reached, causing the power supply to shut down (for example, a fan failure or an over-temperature condition).

Power supply AC OK

  • Off—There is no AC power to the power supply.
  • Green, blinking—AC power OK, DC output not enabled.
  • Green, solid—AC power OK, DC outputs OK.

1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management link speed

  • Off—link speed is 10 Mbps.
  • Amber—link speed is 100 Mbps.
  • Green—link speed is 1 Gbps.

1-Gb Ethernet dedicated management link status

  • Off—No link is present.
  • Green—Link is active.
  • Green, blinking—Traffic is present on the active link.

1-Gb Ethernet link speed

  • Off—link speed is 10 Mbps.
  • Amber—link speed is 100 Mbps.
  • Green—link speed is 1 Gbps.

1-Gb Ethernet link status

  • Off—No link is present.
  • Green—Link is active.
  • Green, blinking—Traffic is present on the active link.

Identification

  • Off—The Identification LED is not in use.
  • Blue—The Identification LED is activated.

Installing or Replacing Server Components

Refer to the Cisco UCS C220 Server Installation and Service Guide for information on how to install or replace the Cisco SNS 3415 or 3495 appliance components.