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Installation Note for the Catalyst 4500 Series NetFlow Services Card
Product number: WS-F4531(=)
This publication contains the procedure for installing the Catalyst 4500 series NetFlow Services Card on the Supervisor Engine IV (WS-X4515).
Note You install the NetFlow Services Card only on Supervisor Engine IV modules. See the "Hardware and Software Requirements" section for more information.
Note For translations of the warnings in this publication, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Catalyst 4000 Family Switches document.
This publication contains these major sections:
The NetFlow Services Card adds NetFlow accounting to the Catalyst 4500 series. NetFlow accounting collects statistics on a per-flow basis. A flow is defined as a source IP address, destination IP address, IP protocol type, source Layer 4 port, and destination Layer 4 port. Without the NetFlow Services Card, the Supervisor Engine IV on the Catalyst 4500 does not support NetFlow accounting.
For information on configuring NetFlow accounting, refer to Chapter 27, "Configuring NetFlow Statistics Collection," in the Catalyst 4000 Family IOS Software Configuration Guide.
Safety warnings appear throughout this publication in procedures that, if performed incorrectly, may harm you. A warning symbol precedes each warning statement.
Warning Before you install, operate, or service the system, read the Site Preparation and Safety Guide. This guide contains important safety information you should know before working with the system.
Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install or replace this equipment.
Hardware and Software Requirements
To install and use the NetFlow Services Card, you need the following:
•Catalyst 4500 series switch (Catalyst 4503, 4506, 4507R, or Catalyst 4006)
•Supervisor Engine IV or Supervisor Engine V running Cisco IOS Version 12.1(13)EW or greater
You will need these tools to install the Catalyst 4500 series NetFlow Services Card:
•Antistatic mat or foam pad to support the removed module
•Number 1 Phillips screwdriver for the screws and cap nuts that fasten the NetFlow Services Card to the supervisor engine
•Your own electrostatic discharge (ESD)-prevention equipment or the disposable grounding wrist strap included with all upgrade kits, field-replaceable units (FRUs), and spares
Whenever you handle any FRU, always use a wrist strap or other grounding device to prevent ESD. For information on preventing ESD, refer to the "Preventing ESD" section of the Site Preparation and Safety Guide.
Installing the NetFlow Services Card
To install the NetFlow Services Card on a Supervisor Engine IV, follow these steps:
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.
Step 1 Remove the supervisor engine from the Catalyst 4500 series switch. (Refer to Chapter 3, Installing the Modules, in the Catalyst 4500 Series Module Installation Guide for removal and installation instructions.)
Step 2 Place the supervisor engine on an antistatic mat or foam, with the front of the supervisor engine facing toward you.
Step 3 Remove the NetFlow Services Card from its antistatic bag.
Step 4 Align the three mounting holes on the NetFlow Services Card with the three male standoff insulators on the supervisor engine. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1 Aligning the NetFlow Services Card
Step 5 Ensure that the connectors on the NetFlow Services Card are aligned with the connectors on the supervisor engine, which should happen automatically when the mounting holes are correctly aligned.
Step 6 Apply pressure to the NetFlow Services Card to seat the connectors.
Caution Use care not to damage the connectors on the supervisor engine. If you damage a connector, you will have to return the supervisor engine to Cisco for repair.
Caution Using the screws to seat the NetFlow Services Card could warp the card. Before you install and tighten the securing screws, ensure that the NetFlow Services Card is fully seated by visually verifying that there is no gap between the male and female keys on the connectors and that the bottom of the NetFlow Services Card is in contact with the tops of the standoffs.
Step 7 Using a Phillips screwdriver, install two screws at the front of the NetFlow Services Card and one screw at the power heat sink as shown in Figure 1.
Note Before installing the securing screws, visually verify that there are standoffs beneath the mounting holes.
Caution You must install all the screws. The screws provide grounding between the NetFlow Services Card and the module. Failure to install all screws will invalidate the safety approvals and pose a risk of fire and electrical hazard.
Step 8 Install the supervisor engine in the Catalyst 4500 series switch. (Refer to the Catalyst 4500 Series Module Installation Guide for installation instructions.)
Step 9 Power up the switch. If the switch comes online normally, the system has acknowledged the supervisor engine and the NetFlow Services Card and has brought them online.
For additional information on Catalyst 4500 series switches and command-line interface (CLI) commands, refer to the following publications:
•Cisco IOS Software Configuration Guide for the Catalyst 4000 Family Switch
•Cisco IOS Command Reference for the Catalyst 4000 Family Switch
•Cisco IOS System Message Guide for the Catalyst 4000 Family Switch
•Catalyst 4500 Series Installation Guide
•Catalyst 4000 Family Module Installation Guide
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