Rack-Mounting Catalyst 4500 Series Switches
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. Statement 1006
Follow these steps to install a Catalyst 4500 series switch in a rack:
Step 1 Prepare for installation as follows:
a. Place the chassis on the floor or on a sturdy table as close as possible to the rack. Leave enough clearance to allow you to move around the chassis.
b. Open the rack-mount kit and check the component checklist in Table 1 to verify that all parts are included.
Table 1 Rack-Mount Kit Checklist
Center rack mounts
M4 Phillips pan-head screws
12-24 x 3/4-inch Phillips binder-head screws
Note Some equipment racks provide a power strip along the length of one of the rear posts. If your rack has this feature, consider the position of the strip when planning fastener points. Before installing the brackets on the chassis, determine whether to install the chassis from the front or the rear of the rack.
Step 2 Install the brackets, which connect the chassis to the rack, as follows:
a. Remove the screws from the front of the switch side-cover panels.
b. Attach the brackets to the left and right sides of the switch using the M4 Phillips pan-head screws provided in the rack-mount kit.
Note Be sure to install the bracket with the filter element on the side of the switch opposite from the fan tray, as is shown in the illustrations. It is possible to reverse the brackets and install the filter on the wrong side, losing the advantage of having the filter.
See Figure 1 for the Catalyst 4503 switch, Figure 2 for the Catalyst 4506 switch, Figure 3 for the Catalyst 4507R switch, or Figure 4 for the Catalyst 4510R switch.
Figure 1 Center Mount Brackets on the Catalyst 4503 Switch
Figure 2 Center Mount Brackets on the Catalyst 4506 Switch
Figure 3 Center Mount Brackets on the Catalyst 4507R Switch
Figure 4 Center Mount Brackets on the Catalyst 4510R Switch
c. Attach the filters. To attach the front filter, slide the bottom of the filter into the bracket, pull the tab down, and push it into the center mounting bracket. Slide the rear filter in parallel to the chassis from the rear of the switch. The filters should cover the air intake grill of the switch.
Note The filter should be replaced every 3-6 months, or more often if needed.
d. Attach the cable guide, if needed, using the M3 screws provided in the cable management kit. The cable guide attaches to the mounting bracket. Attach the cable guide to the right side of the switch to prevent the cables from obscuring module LEDs.
See Figure 5 for the Catalyst 4503 switch, Figure 6 for the Catalyst 4506 switch, Figure 7 for the Catalyst 4507R switch, or Figure 8 for the Catalyst 4510R switch.
Figure 5 Attaching the Cable Guide to the Catalyst 4503 Switch
Figure 6 Attaching the Cable Guide to the Catalyst 4506 Switch
Figure 7 Attaching the Cable Guide to the Catalyst 4507R Switch
Figure 8 Attaching the Cable Guide to the Catalyst 4510R Switch
Step 3 Install the chassis in the rack as follows:
a. Insert the rear of the chassis between the mounting posts.
See Figure 9 for the Catalyst 4503 switch.
See Figure 10 for the Catalyst 4506 switch.
See Figure 11 for the Catalyst 4507R switch.
See Figure 12 for the Catalyst 4510R switch.
b. Align the mounting holes in the bracket with the mounting holes in the equipment rack.
c. Secure the chassis using at least six (three per side) 12-24 x 3/4-inch screws through the elongated holes in the L bracket and into the threaded holes in the mounting post.
d. Use a tape measure and level to ensure that the chassis is installed straight and level.
Figure 9 Installing a Catalyst 4503 Switch in the Rack
Figure 10 Installing a Catalyst 4506 Switch in the Rack
Figure 11 Installing a Catalyst 4507R Switch in the Rack
Figure 12 Installing a Catalyst 4510R Switch in the Rack
Step 4 Make sure that the ejector levers are completely closed and the supervisor engine and switching modules are installed securely.
Step 5 Tighten any loose captive installation screws on the supervisor engine and the switching module.
Step 6 Connect the switch to an appropriate ground. Refer to the “System Ground Connection Guidelines” section. The system must have a ground connection before power is supplied to the switch.
Step 7 Connect the power supply cords.
The switch comes on when the cords are connected and the power switches (if present) are turned on.
This completes the installation of the Catalyst 4500 series switches.