Cisco SCE 2000 4xGBE Quick Start Guide, Rel 3.1
Prepare for Installation

Table Of Contents

Prepare for Installation

Information About Preparing for Installation

Site Preparation and Unpacking

Tools and Parts

Prepare for Rack-Mount Installation

Workbench or Tabletop Installation


Prepare for Installation


This section contains warnings, information about tools and parts, site preparation information, and information for workbench or tabletop installation and rack-mount installation.

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 translated safety warnings that accompanied this device.

Only trained and qualified personnel should install, replace, or service this equipment.

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

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.

Voltage is present on the backplane when the system is operating. To reduce risk of an electric shock, keep hands and fingers out of the power supply bays and backplane areas.

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

Before beginning the installation of the SCE 2000, read the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco Service Control Engine document.

Information About Preparing for Installation 

Workbench or Tabletop Installation 

Information About Preparing for Installation

Site Preparation and Unpacking 

Tools and Parts 

Prepare for Rack-Mount Installation 

Site Preparation and Unpacking

Lift the SCE 2000 platform safely out of the packing container.

Ensure the power service at the site is suitable for the SCE 2000 platform.

Check the packing slip to ensure that all the proper components are present.

Locate and have accessible the Site Log for recording information about this installation.

Tools and Parts

Use the following list of tools and parts as a checklist for preparing for installing the SCE 2000 platform:

Appropriate cables to connect the SCE 2000 to the network and console terminal

Tape measure (optional)

Level (optional)

Number 1 Phillips screwdriver

Number 2 Phillips screwdriver

1/4-inch flat-blade screwdriver

1/4-inch hex wrench

Grounding kit (shipped with SCE 2000 )

12 AWG or 2.5 mm copper installation wire with hex or loop connectors for DC power leads (DC power only) Ring terminals must be UL approved and suitable for 12 AWG wire.

AC power cords (AC power only, shipped with SCE 2000 )

Rack-mounting kit (shipped with SCE 2000 )

Spare screws for changing bracket position

Prepare for Rack-Mount Installation

Before you begin the rack-mounting tasks, determine the type of rack—four-post or two-post—that you will be using.

Workbench or Tabletop Installation

Figure 1-1

For a workbench or tabletop installation, verify the following before installing the SCE 2000 platform:

The SCE 2000 platform is off the floor and has adequate ventilation.

An adequate chassis ground (earth) connection exists for the SCE 2000 platform.

The SCE 2000 platform has at least 2 inches (5 cm) of clearance at each side and at least 5 inches (12.7 cm) of clearance at the rear to allow proper air flow.


Step 1 Remove the adhesive strips from the four rubber feet and affix the feet onto the four marked locations on the bottom panel of the unit.

Step 2 Place the SCE 2000 platform on the tabletop or workbench.