About this Manual
This preface describes the objectives, audience, organization, and conventions of the
Cisco MGX 8850 Installation and Configuration publication.
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This publication provides descriptions for installing and configuring the following MGX 8850 hardware:
•Power sources (AC and DC)
•Controller cards (the CPU for the node)
•Frame Relay interface cards
•ATM interface cards
The Cisco MGX 8850 Installation and Configuration publication provides installers, operators, and network designers and managers with the necessary understanding to set up any applications of the MGX 8850 switches.
The major sections of this publication are as follows:
The following Cisco publications contain additional information related to the operation of the Cisco WAN switching network:
•Release 1.1.10 of the Cisco MGX 8850 Wide Area Edge Switch Command Reference.
•Release 9.2 of the Cisco WAN Manager Operations Guide, which provides procedures for using the Cisco WAN Manager (formerly StrataView Plus) network management system.
•Release 1.0 of WAN CiscoView for the MGX 8850.
•Release 9.2 of the Cisco WAN Switching documentation set, including:
•Cisco MGX 8600 Series Installation and Configuration, which provides a general description and installation instructions for the Cisco MGX 8600 series.
•Cisco IGX 8400 Series Reference providing a general description and technical details of the multi-band Cisco IGX 8400 series.
•Cisco MGX 8850 Wide Area Edge Switch Command Reference providing detailed information on the command line interface used in operating a Cisco MGX 8850 node.
•Cisco WAN Switching Command Reference providing detailed information on the command line interfaces used in operating a Cisco WAN switching network.
This publication uses the following conventions to convey instructions and information.
Command descriptions use these conventions:
•Commands and keywords are in boldface.
•Arguments for which you supply values are in italics.
•Required command arguments are inside angle brackets (< >).
•Optional command arguments are in square brackets ([ ]).
•Alternative keywords are separated by vertical bars ( | ).
Examples use these conventions:
•Terminal sessions and information the system displays are in
•Information you enter is in boldface screen font.
•Nonprinting characters, such as passwords, are in angle brackets (< >).
•Default responses to system prompts are in square brackets ([ ]).
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