Installation and Configuration Guide for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine, 2.0
Installing a CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine
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Installing the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Table Of Contents

Installing the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Preparing for Installation

Safety

Warnings and Cautions

General Precautions

Maintaining Safety with Electricity

Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge

Preventing EMI

Preparing Your Site for Installation

Environmental

AC Power

Cabling

Precautions for Rack-Mounting

Precautions for Products with Modems, Telecommunications, or Local Area Network Options

Required Tools and Equipment

Installing the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Installation Quick Reference

Installing the Wireless LAN Solution Engine in a Rack

Connecting the WLSE to the AC Power Source

Connecting Cables

Powering On the WLSE


Installing the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine


This chapter describes how to install and configure the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine (WLSE). The chapter contains the following sections:

Preparing for Installation

Installation Quick Reference

Installing the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Connecting the WLSE to the AC Power Source

Connecting Cables

Powering On the WLSE

Preparing for Installation

This section describes the safety instructions and site requirements for installing the WLSE, and guides you through the installation and initial configuration.

Safety

This section provides safety information for installing this product.

Warnings and Cautions

Read the installation instructions in this document before you connect the system to its power source. Failure to read and follow these guidelines could lead to an unsuccessful installation and possible damage to the system and components.

You should observe the following safety guidelines when working with any equipment that connects to electrical power or telephone wiring. They can help you avoid injuring yourself and damaging the WLSE.

The following warnings and cautions are provided to help you prevent damage to the devices or injury to yourself:


Warning 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. To see translations of the warnings that appear in this publication, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information document that accompanied this device.



Warning Read the installation instructions before you connect the system to its power source.



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 Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available.



Warning Before working on a chassis or working near power supplies, unplug the power cord on AC units; disconnect the power at the circuit breaker on DC units.



Warning Before opening the chassis, disconnect the telephone-network cables to avoid contact with telephone-network voltages.



Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment.



Warning This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Make sure that a fuse or circuit breaker no larger than 120 VAC, 15A U.S. and 240 VAC, 10A international are used on the phase conductors (all current-carrying conductors).



Warning This equipment is intended to be grounded. Ensure that the host is connected to earth ground during normal use.



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 Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity.



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 Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations.



Warning The ports labeled "10BaseT", "100BaseTX," and "10/100" are safety extra-low voltage (SELV) circuits. SELV circuits should only be connected to other SELV circuits. Avoid connecting these circuits to telephone network voltage (TNV) circuits.



Warning There is the danger of explosion if the battery is replaced incorrectly. Replace the battery only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the manufacturer's instructions.



Warning The device is designed to work with TN power systems.


General Precautions

Observe the following general precautions when using and working with your system:

Keep your system components away from radiators and heat sources, and do not block cooling vents.

Do not spill food or liquids on your system components, and never operate the product in a wet environment. If the computer gets wet, see the appropriate chapter in your troubleshooting guide or contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center. For instructions on contacting the Technical Assistance Center, see "Obtaining Technical Assistance" in the Preface.

Do not push any objects into the openings of your system components. Doing so can cause fire or electric shock by shorting out interior components.

Position system cables and power cables carefully; route system cables and the power cable and plug so that they cannot be stepped on or tripped over. Be sure that nothing rests on your system components' cables or power cable.

Do not modify power cables or plugs. Consult a licensed electrician or your power company for site modifications. Always follow your local/national wiring rules.

To help avoid possible damage to the system board, wait 5 seconds after turning off the system before removing a component from the system board or disconnecting a peripheral device from the computer.

Maintaining Safety with Electricity

Follow these guidelines when working on equipment powered by electricity:

Contact the Cisco Technical Assistance Center if any of the following conditions occur:

The power cable or plug is damaged.

An object has fallen into the product.

The product has been exposed to water.

The product has been dropped or damaged.

The product does not operate correctly when you follow the operating instructions.

Use the correct external power source. Operate the product only from the type of power source indicated on the electrical ratings label. If you are not sure of the type of power source required, consult the Cisco Technical Assistance Center or a local power company.

Use only approved power cables. If you have not been provided with a power cable for your computer or storage system or for any AC-powered option intended for your system, purchase a power cable that is approved for use in your country. The power cable must be rated for the product and for the voltage and current marked on the product's electrical ratings label. The voltage and current rating of the cable should be greater than the ratings marked on the product.

To help prevent electric shock, plug the WLSE, components, and peripheral power cables into properly grounded electrical outlets. These cables are equipped with three-prong plugs to help ensure proper grounding. Do not use adapter plugs or remove the grounding prong from a cable.

To help protect your system/components from sudden, transient increases and decreases in electrical power, use a surge suppressor, line conditioner, or uninterruptable power supply (UPS).

Do not modify power cables or plugs. Consult a licensed electrician or your power company for site modifications. Always follow your local/national wiring rules.

Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge

Static electricity can harm delicate components inside your computer. To prevent static damage, discharge static electricity from your body before you touch any of your computer's electronic components, such as the microprocessor. You can do so by touching an unpainted metal surface on the computer chassis.

As you continue to work inside the computer, periodically touch an unpainted metal surface to remove any static charge your body may have accumulated.

You can also take the following steps to prevent damage from electrostatic discharge (ESD):

When unpacking a static-sensitive component from its shipping carton, do not remove the component from the antistatic packing material until you are ready to install the component in your computer. Just before unwrapping the antistatic packaging, be sure to discharge static electricity from your body.

When transporting a sensitive component, first place it in an antistatic container or packaging.

Handle all sensitive components in a static-safe area. If possible, use antistatic floor pads and workbench pads.

Preventing EMI

When you run wires for any significant distance in an electromagnetic field, electromagnetic interference (EMI) can occur between the field and the signals on the wires.

Note that:

Bad plant wiring can result in radio frequency interference (RFI).

Strong EMI, especially when it is caused by lightning or radio transmitters, can destroy the signal drivers and receivers in the system, and can even create an electrical hazard by conducting power surges through lines and into the system.

To predict and remedy strong EMI, consult RFI experts.

Preparing Your Site for Installation

This section describes the requirements your site must meet for safe installation and operation of your WLSE. Ensure that your site is properly prepared before beginning installation.

Environmental

When planning your site layout and equipment locations, keep in mind the precautions described in this section to help avoid equipment failures and reduce the possibility of environmentally caused shutdowns. If you are currently experiencing shutdowns or unusually high errors with your existing equipment, these precautions will help you isolate the cause of failures and prevent future problems.

Use the following precautions when planning the operating environment for your WLSE.

Always follow the ESD-prevention procedures described in the Preventing EMI to avoid damage to equipment. Damage from static discharge can cause immediate or intermittent equipment failure.

Make sure that the chassis cover is secure. The chassis is designed to allow cooling air to flow effectively within it. An open chassis allows air leaks, which could interrupt and redirect the flow of cooling air from internal components.

Electrical equipment generates heat. Ambient air temperature might not be adequate to cool equipment to acceptable operating temperatures without adequate circulation. Make sure that the room in which you operate has adequate air circulation.

Choosing a Site for Installation


Warning This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area is where access can only be gained by service personnel through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security, and is controlled by the authority responsible for the location.


Choose a site with a dry, clean, well-ventilated and air-conditioned area.

Choose a site that maintains an ambient temperature of 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F).

Grounding the System


Warning Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available.


Creating a Safe Environment

Follow these guidelines to create a safe operating environment:

Keep tools and chassis components off the floor and away from foot traffic.

Clear the area of possible hazards, such as moist floors, ungrounded power extension cables, and missing safety grounds.

Keep the area around the chassis free from dust and foreign conductive material (such as metal flakes from nearby construction activity).

AC Power

Ensure that the plug-socket combination is accessible at all times, because it serves as the main disconnecting device.


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


Cabling

Use the cables in the accessory kit to connect the WLSE's console port to a console or computer that is running a console program. In addition to the console cable, you must supply your own standard Ethernet cable to connect the WLSE to your network. For information detailing cable requirements, see Network Cable Requirements.

A structured wiring system provides a standardized way to wire a building for all types of networks for the WLSE to be installed. The main distribution frame links all the building's interior wiring and provides an interface connection to circuits coming from outside sources such as the local telephone company. Wiring hubs (peripherals for cabling installations) provide the connection logic unique to Fast Ethernet cables that the WLSE uses. Unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper wire is used to connect the WLSE and distributes the network connections to wall jacks near each piece of network equipment.

Precautions for Rack-Mounting

Observe the following precautions for rack stability and safety. Also see the rack installation documentation accompanying the rack for specific warning and/or caution statements and procedures.

Servers, storage systems, and appliances are considered to be components in a rack. Thus, "component" refers to any server, storage system, or appliance, as well as to various peripherals or supporting hardware.

Do not move large racks by yourself. Due to the height and weight of the rack, a minimum of two people are needed to accomplish this task.

Ensure that the rack is level and stable before extending a component from the rack.

Do not overload the AC supply branch circuit that provides power to the rack. The total rack load should not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit rating.

Ensure that proper airflow is provided to components in the rack.

Do not step on or stand on any system/component when servicing other system/components in a rack.

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.


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.

Precautions for Products with Modems, Telecommunications, or Local Area Network Options

Observe the following guidelines when working with options:

Do not connect or use a modem or telephone during a lighting storm. There may be a risk of electrical shock from lightning.

Never connect or use a modem or telephone in a wet environment.

Do not plug a modem or telephone cable into the Ethernet connector.

Disconnect the modem cable before opening a product enclosure, touching or installing internal components, or touching an uninsulate4d modem cable or jack.

Do not use a telephone line to report a gas leak while you are in the vicinity of the leak.

Required Tools and Equipment

The following equipment is included in the WLSE package:

Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Rack mounting kit

Power cable

Serial cable (light blue, RJ-45 to RJ-45)

10 baseT ethernet cable (yellow)

2 DB-9 to RJ-45 Adapters

1 DB-25 to RJ-45 Adapter

WLSE Recovery CD

WLSE documentation—The following documents are shipped with the WLSE:

Quick Start Guide for the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Release Notes for the CiscoWorks Wireless LAN Solution Engine

Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine

You need the following tools and equipment to install the WLSE:

Number 2 Phillips screwdriver

Tape measure and level

Antistatic mat or antistatic foam

ESD grounding strap

Installing the CiscoWorks 1130 Wireless LAN Solution Engine

This section provides instructions for installing the WLSE in a rack. The rack must be properly secured to the floor, ceiling, or upper wall, and where applicable, to adjacent racks. The rack should be secured using floor and wall fasteners and bracing specified or approved by the rack manufacturer or by industry standards. See the rack manufacturer's installation documentation for precautionary warnings and information before attempting this installation.

Installation Quick Reference

Table 2-1 provides a high-level overview of the installation process. After installation is complete, follow the directions in "Configuring the Wireless LAN Solution Engine."

Table 2-1 Quick Reference 

Task
References

Install the WLSE in the rack.

Installing the Wireless LAN Solution Engine in a Rack

Connect to an AC power source.

Connecting the WLSE to the AC Power Source

Connect network and console cables.

Connecting Cables

Power on the WLSE.

Powering On the WLSE


Installing the Wireless LAN Solution Engine in a Rack

Before installing the WLSE in a rack, read Preparing Your Site for Installation to familiarize yourself with the proper site and environmental conditions. Failure to read and follow these guidelines could lead to an unsuccessful installation and possible damage to the system and components. Perform the steps below when installing and servicing the WLSE:

Disconnect all power and external cables before installing the system.

Install the system in compliance with your local and national electrical codes:

United States: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70; United States National Electrical Code.

Canada: Canadian Electrical Code, Part, I, CSA C22.1.

Other countries: If local and national electrical codes are not available, see IEC 364, Part 1 through Part 7.

Do not work alone under potentially hazardous conditions.

Do not perform any action that creates a potential hazard to people or makes the equipment unsafe.

Do not attempt to install the WLSE into a rack that has not been securely anchored in place. Damage to the system and personal injury may result.

Due to the size and weight of the computer system, never attempt to install the computer system by yourself.

See Precautions for Rack-Mounting for additional safety information on rack installation.


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.


To install the WLSE in a rack, perform the following steps:


Step 1 In the rack-mounting kit, locate the adapters that best fit your rack. See Table 2-2.


Note The rack-mounting instructions in this document are for a 4-post cabinet (recommended).


Table 2-2 Adapters for Rack Mounting 

Rack Depth (inches)
Front Adapter Part Number
Rear Adapter Part Number(s)

22 5/8 to 23 1/2

059

270 and 350

23 1/2 to 24 1/4

059

200 and 350

24 1/4 to 25 1/8

059

200 and 270

25 1/8 to 25 3/8

290

270 and 350

25 3/8 to 26 1/4

059

350

26 1/4 to 27

059

270

27 to 27 3/4

200

200

27 3/4 to 28 1/2

200

270

28 1/2 to 29 1/4

290

270

29 1/4 to 30

270

200



Note In the following illustrations, screws are shown for racks with threaded holes. If your rack has non-threaded holes, install the screw from the front of the rack, and use a nut on the inside against the adapter bracket.


Step 2 Attach the front adapters to the rails of the rack as shown in the following example.

Step 3 Attach one or two rear adapters to the rails of the rack as shown in the following examples.

Attach one adapter for racks with depths of 25 3/8 to 30 inches. See the following example.

Attach two adapters for racks with depths of 24 1/4 to 25 3/8 inches. Make sure the longer bracket is at the rear. Attach the two brackets to each other by using two cage nuts and two screws. See the following example.

Step 4 Attach a slide assembly to the adapters on each side of the rack:

a. At the front of the cabinet, push the slide assembly forward until the mounting hook enters the square hole on the adapter.

b. Push down the mounting bracket flange until the mounting hook is seated in the square hole and the push button pops out and clicks.

c. At the back of the cabinet, pull back on the mounting flange until the mounting hook is in the square holes on the adapter.

d. Push down on the mounting bracket flange until the mounting hook is seated in the square hole and the push button pops out and clicks.

Step 5 Install the WLSE in the slide assembly.

a. Remove the front bezel.

b. Tilt the back of the WLSE down while aligning the back screws on its sides with the back slide assembly slots.

c. Engage the screws in the slide assembly slots.

d. Lower the front of the WLSE and engage the front screws on its sides in the front slot behind the system release latch.

The system release latch will move forward and then snap back.

Use this latch when removing the WLSE from the slide assembly.

e. Press the slide release latch at the side of each slide to move the WLSE completely into the rack.

f. Push in and turn the thumbscrews on each side of the WLSE's front panel to secure it to the rack.

g. Reinstall the front bezel.


Connecting the WLSE to the AC Power Source


Warning Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor. Contact the appropriate electrical inspection authority or an electrician if you are uncertain that suitable grounding is available.


Connect the AC power receptacle to the AC power source with the provided power cable.

Connecting Cables

Use unshielded twisted pair (UTP) copper wire Ethernet cable, with standard RJ-45 compatible plugs, to connect the WLSE to the network.

To connect the cables:


Step 1 Plug the network connection into the Ethernet port labeled "A." This port corresponds to the Ethernet 0 interface.

Step 2 Connect a console to the serial port. See Figure 2-1. To connect the console to the terminal port:

a. Attach a DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter (provided) to the serial port of the console.

b. Attach a DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter (provided) to the serial port of the WLSE.

c. Connect the console to the WLSE using an RJ-45 cable (provided).

Figure 2-1 Connecting the Console to the Terminal



Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity.


Powering On the WLSE

To turn the power on or off, press the power button on the front panel. When you turn the power off, after 30 seconds the WLSE will shut down gracefully.

The system begins booting and sending messages to the console window. When the login prompt appears, you can configure the system; see the instructions in "Configuring the Wireless LAN Solution Engine."