Before you install the switch in a rack, on a wall, or on a table or shelf, power on the switch and verify that it passes POST.
To power on the switch, plug one end of the AC power cord into the switch AC power connector, and plug the other end into an AC power outlet.
As the switch powers on, it begins the POST, a series of tests that runs automatically to ensure that the switch functions properly. LEDs can blink during the test. POST lasts approximately 1 minute. When the switch begins POST, the SYST, RPS, STAT, and SPEED LEDs turn green. The SYST LED blinks green, and the other LEDs remain solid green.
When the switch completes POST successfully, the SYST LED remains green. The RPS LED remains green for some time and then reflects the switch operating status. The other LEDs turn off and then reflect the switch operating status. If a switch fails POST, the SYST LED turns amber.
POST failures are usually fatal. Call Cisco technical support representative if your switch fails POST.
After a successful POST, unplug the power cord from the switch and install the switch in a rack, on a wall, on a table, or on a shelf.
If your configuration has an RPS, connect the switch and the RPS to different AC power sources. See the Cisco RPS documentation for information.
When you connect the RPS to the switch, put the RPS in standby mode. Set the RPS to active mode during normal operation.
Attach only the following Cisco external power system to the switch:
Cisco XPS 2200 Statement 387