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This document provides an overview of the Cisco MXE 3500 hardware and instructions on how to enter the initial software configuration. After completing the initial configuration, use the web user interface (UI) to further configure the device.
For additional installation and configuration information, see the Cisco MXE 3500 documentation on Cisco.com. For system requirements, important notes, limitations, open and resolved bugs, and last-minute documentation updates, see the release notes, also on Cisco.com.
Verify the contents of the shipping carton to ensure that you have all items necessary to install the Cisco MXE 3500. Save the packing material in case you need to repack the unit. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Cisco representative or reseller for instructions.
- 4-post rail kit
- Cisco MXE 3500
- Keyboard, video, mouse (KVM) cable
- RJ-45 straight-through Ethernet cable
- RJ-45-to-DB-9 serial cable
- Power cord
- Printed documentation
- Software License Claim Certificate
- Cisco MXE 3500 Installation DVD
- (Standalone and Resource Manager appliances only) Cisco Resource Manager DVD 1-2 and DVD 2-2
- (Resource Node appliances only) Cisco Resource Node DVD 1-2 and DVD 2-2
- Select and prepare an installation site that meet requirements.
- Rack mounting instructions. The Cisco MXE 3500 occupies one rack unit. A 4-post rail kit is included in the shipment.
Caution We recommend that you use the supplied attachment hardware to rack-mount the system. Failure to use the correct hardware or to follow the correct procedures could result in damage to the system.
Perform the initial configuration described in this section to enter the IP address for the appliance and set the password for the administrator account. The initial configuration enables the Cisco MXE 3500 to connect to the LAN. You can then access the Cisco MXE 3500 Web UI and Windows desktop at the Cisco MXE 3500 IP address for additional configuration.
Step 1 Connect the keyboard and monitor to the Cisco MXE 3500 rear panel. Connect your network cable to the 10/100/1000 Ethernet port 1 (see Figure 2).
- Install QuickTime—QuickTime is installed separately because of Apple licensing requirements. It is required for transcoding to and from specific formats. You can obtain the supported QuickTime version 7.7 at http://support.apple.com/kb/DL837 .
- Install Licenses—Obtain and install the full Cisco MXE 3500 Release 3.3 license with the base PID and any optional feature PIDs. The Software License Claim Certificate that ships with your Cisco MXE 3500 appliance contains instructions on how to obtain licenses.
- Configure the Cisco MXE 3500—Your Cisco MXE 3500 appliance comes configured with some system and user settings. After installing the Cisco MXE 3500 Release 3.3 license, access the Cisco MXE 3500 web UI to perform the required configuration tasks.
The Cisco MXE 3500 documentation set is located on Cisco.com at http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps12130/tsd_products_support_series_home.html.
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