VAM2 Installation and Configuration Guide
Removing and Installing the VAM2
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Removing and Installing the SA-VAM2

Table Of Contents

Removing and Installing the SA-VAM2

Handling the SA-VAM2

Online Insertion and Removal (OIR)

SA-VAM2

Port Adapter Jacket Card

Warnings and Cautions

SA-VAM2 Removal and Installation

Cisco 7200VXR Router Port Adapter Jacket Card

Cisco 7200VXR Routers

Cisco 7301 Router


Removing and Installing the SA-VAM2


This chapter describes how to remove the Service Adapter VPN Acceleration Module 2 (SA-VAM2) from the supported platforms and how to install a new or replacement SA-VAM2.

Before you begin installation, read "Preparing for Installation" for a list of parts and tools required for installation.

This chapter includes the following sections:

Handling the SA-VAM2

Online Insertion and Removal (OIR)

Warnings and Cautions

SA-VAM2 Removal and Installation


Note To ensure proper airflow in the router and compliance with EMI prevention standards, an empty port adapter slot must have a blank port adapter (part number 800-00455-01) installed in it.

The SA-VAM2 circuit board is sensitive to ESD damage.


Handling the SA-VAM2

The SA-VAM2 is a single-width circuit board mounted on a metal carrier. (see Figure 3-1).


Caution Always handle the SA-VAM2 by the carrier edges and handle; never touch the SA-VAM2 components or connector pins. (See Figure 3-1.)

Figure 3-1 Handling the SA-VAM2

Online Insertion and Removal (OIR)

The online insertion and removal (OIR) feature is described in this section.

SA-VAM2

Online insertion and removal (OIR) is supported on the SA-VAM2. Before removing the SA-VAM2, we recommend that you shut down the interface so that there is no traffic running through the SA-VAM2 when it is removed. Removing a SA-VAM2 while traffic is flowing through the ports can cause system disruption.

See the IPSec Stateful Failover (VPN High Availability) Feature Module at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6550/products_white_paper09186a0080116d4c.shtml to assess the impact of OIR on the VAM2.

Port Adapter Jacket Card

OIR on the Port Adapter Jacket Card is not supported; however, the SA-VAM2 within the Port Adapter Jacket Card does support OIR. You must have the chassis powered off to install or remove the Port Adapter Jacket Card. See the Port Adapter Jacket Card Installation Guide for more information about the Port Adapter Jacket Card.

Warnings and Cautions

Observe the following warnings and cautions when installing or removing VPN acceleration modules.


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.



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.



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.



Warning Keep hands and fingers out of the power supply bays. High voltage is present on the power backplane when the system is running.


SA-VAM2 Removal and Installation

This section describes how to remove and install the SA-VAM2, and covers the following topics:

Cisco 7200VXR Router Port Adapter Jacket Card

Cisco 7200VXR Routers

Cisco 7301 Router


Note Online insertion and removal (OIR) is not supported on the Port Adapter Jacket Card; however, OIR is supported on the SA-VAM2. You must have the chassis powered off for the installation or removal process for the Port Adapter Jacket Card.

After powering off the router, wait at least 30 seconds before powering it on again.



Warning When performing the following procedures, wear a grounding wrist strap to avoid ESD damage to the card. Some platforms have an ESD connector for attaching the wrist strap. Do not directly touch the midplane or backplane with your hand or any metal tool, or you could shock yourself.


Cisco 7200VXR Router Port Adapter Jacket Card

The I/O controller slot of the Cisco 7200VXR router with an NPE-G1 processor supports the Port Adapter Jacket Card that allows a SA-VAM2 to be installed in it. The NPE-G1, with a third dedicated peripheral component interconnect (PCI) bus, provides additional bandwidth to the chassis.

Use the following information to install a SA-VAM2 into an installed Port Adapter Jacket Card. For information on installing the Port Adapter Jacket Card into a Cisco 7200VXR router, see the Port Adapter Jacket Card Installation Guide.


Step 1 Remove any port adapter blank panel that may be in place (see Figure 3-2).

a. Move the lock lever on the top left corner of the Port Adapter Jacket Card until the port adapter blank panel releases.

b. Pull the port adapter blank panel from the Port Adapter Jacket Card.

Figure 3-2 Removing the Port Adapter Blank Panel

1

Port adapter lock lever

   

Step 2 Insert the SA-VAM2 into the Port Adapter Jacket Card until it is fully seated (see Figure 3-3).

Figure 3-3 Installing a Port Adapter in the Port Adapter Jacket Card

1

Port adapter lock lever

   

Step 3 Move the port adapter lock lever to the locked position.

Step 4 If your removed the processing engine and port adapters, replace them in a bottom-to-top order.


Cisco 7200VXR Routers

Follow these steps to remove and insert the SA-VAM2 in the Cisco 7200VXR routers:


Step 1 Turn the power switch to the off position and then remove the power cable.

Step 2 Attach an ESD wrist strap between you and an unpainted chassis surface.

Step 3 Place the SA-VAM2 retaining lever in the unlocked position. (See 1 in Figure 3-4.)

Figure 3-4 Placing the Port Adapter Lever in the Unlocked/Locked Position - Cisco 7206VXR Shown

1

Unlocked position

2

Locked position


Step 4 Grasp the handle of the SA-VAM2 and pull the SA-VAM2 from the router. If you are removing a blank port adapter, pull it completely out of the chassis slot.

Step 5 Carefully align the new SA-VAM2 carrier between the upper and the lower edges of the port adapter slot. (See Figure 3-5.)


Caution To prevent jamming the carrier between the upper and the lower edges of the port adapter slot, and to ensure that the edge connector at the rear of the SA-VAM2 mates with the connection at the rear of the port adapter slot, make certain that the carrier is positioned correctly, as shown in the cutaway in Figure 3-5.

Figure 3-5 Sliding the SA-VAM2 into the Port Adapter Slot - Cisco 7206VXR Shown

1

Upper edge of the port adapter slot

   

Step 6 Slide the new SA-VAM2 into the port adapter slot until it is seated in the router midplane.


Caution Do not allow the SA-VAM2 components to come in contact with the system board or the SA-VAM2 could be damaged.

Step 7 After the SA-VAM2 is properly seated, lock the SA-VAM2 in place, as shown in 2 of Figure 3-4.


Note If a retaining lever does not move to the locked position, the module is not completely seated in the midplane. Carefully pull the module out of the slot, reinsert it, and move the retaining lever or other mechanism to the locked position. See Figure 3-4.



Caution To ensure the proper flow of cooling air across the internal components, make sure a blank service adapter filler is installed in any unoccupied port adapter slots (part number 800-20675-01).

Step 8 If you powered off the router:

a. Reattach the power cable, and place the cable through any cable support brackets.

b. Power on the router by turning the power switch to the on position.


This completes the removal and installation procedure of the SA-VAM2 from the Cisco 7200VXR routers.

Cisco 7301 Router

Use Figure 3-6 and follow the steps below to remove and insert an SA-VAM2 in the Cisco 7301 router:


Note The Cisco 7301 supports a single SA-VAM2 or port adapter.


Figure 3-6 Cisco 7301 Port Adapter/SA-VAM2 Slot

1

Latch

3

Slot guides

2

SA-VAM2 partially removed

4

Ground for ESD wrist strap banana jack



Step 1 Use an ESD wrist strap to ground yourself to the router. A banana jack ground is to the left of the power switch.

Step 2 To remove a SA-VAM2, use a Phillips screwdriver to turn the screw holding the latch. The screw should be loose enough to allow the latch to rotate to an unlocked position (1). The latch can rotate 360o.

Step 3 Grasp the handle and pull the SA-VAM2 from the router, about halfway out of its slot. If you are removing a blank port adapter, pull the blank port adapter completely out of the chassis slot.


Caution The SA-VAM2 must slide into the slot guides close to the chassis lid. Do not allow the SA-VAM2 components to come in contact with the system board or the SA-VAM2 could be damaged.

Step 4 To insert the SA-VAM2, carefully align the SA-VAM2 carrier in the slot guides, then carefully slide the SA-VAM2 all the way into the slot until the SA-VAM2 is seated.

Step 5 After the SA-VAM2 is properly seated, turn and secure the latch in the upright, locked position. Tighten the screw to ensure the SA-VAM2 remains firmly in place.

Step 6 Reconnect the power cables.

Step 7 Press the power switch to the ON position to power on the router.


This completes the removal and installation procedure of the SA-VAM2 from the Cisco 7301 router.