Published On: July 31ˢᵗ, 2020 04:38

Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches Hardware Installation Guide

For initial switch setup, assigning the switch IP address, and powering on information, see the switch getting started guide on Cisco.com.

This chapter contains these topics:

Installation Tasks

The process of installing the switch can be broken down into a series of tasks, which are described in the following table.

Task

Description

Unpacking the switch

Remove the switch from the packaging material.

Note 

Save the packaging material for later use if you need to move the chassis.

Installing the switch

Install the switch.

Connecting the chassis to system ground

Construct and attach a system ground wire from the building (earth) ground to the system ground point on the chassis.

Installing the power supply module

Power supplies that are ordered with the switch are preinstalled in the switch. If ordered separately, install the power supplies.

Installing a network module

Install the network modules on the network module slots.

Installing the fan

Install the fan modules in the fan module slots.

Cabling the chassis and modules to the network

The various ports on the chassis must be connected to the network. This process can involve only attaching a network interface cable to the port or it can include the installation of a transceiver of some type in port and then attaching the network interface cable to the transceiver.

Powering up the chassis

After completing the network cabling and making sure that system ground is connected, the power supplies can be turned on. The system powers up and runs through a set of built-in diagnostics.

Safety Warnings


Warning
Class 1 laser product. Statement 1008

Warning

This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area can be accessed only through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security. Statement 1017

Warning

This unit might have more than one power supply connection. All connections must be removed to de-energize the unit. Statement 1028

Warning

Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030

Warning

To prevent personal injury or damage to the chassis, never attempt to lift or tilt the chassis using the handles on modules (such as power supplies, fans, or cards); these types of handles are not designed to support the weight of the unit. Statement 1032

Warning

Hazardous voltage or energy is present on the backplane when the system is operating. Use caution when servicing. Statement 1034

Warning

This product requires short-circuit (overcurrent) protection, to be provided as part of the building installation. Install only in accordance with national and local wiring regulations. Statement 1045

Warning

When installing or replacing the unit, the ground connection must always be made first and disconnected last. Statement 1046

Warning

Installation of the equipment must comply with local and national electrical codes.. Statement 1074

Warning

Invisible laser radiation may be emitted from disconnected fibers or connectors. Do not stare into beams or view directly with optical instruments. Statement 1051

Contents of the Shipping Box

The shipping box contains the model of the switch you ordered and other components needed for installation. Some components are optional, depending on your order.

Figure 1. Components Delivered in the Shipping Box of Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series Switches

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Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series switch with optional network module1 (power supply and fan modules not shown)

8

Two M4.0 x 20mm Phillips pan-head screws

2

Product documentation and compliance document

9

Ground lug and two screws

3

Two 19-inch mounting brackets

10

Disposable ESD strap

4

Cable guide

11

AC power cord

5

Four number-12 pan-head screws

12

(Optional) RJ-45 console cable1

6

Four number-10 pan-head screws

13

(Optional) USB console cable1

7

Eight number-8 Phillips flat-head screws

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Figure 2. Components Delivered in the Shipping Box of Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series High Performance Switches

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Cisco Catalyst 9500 Series High Performance switch with optional network module1 (power supply and fan modules not shown)

8

Two M4.0 x 20mm Phillips pan-head screws

2

Product documentation and compliance document

9

Ground lug and two screws

3

Two 19-inch mounting brackets

10

Disposable ESD strap

4

Cable guide

11

AC power cord

5

Four number-12 pan-head screws

12

(Optional) RJ-45 console cable1

6

Four number-10 pan-head screws

13

(Optional) USB console cable1

7

Twelve M4.0 x 6mm Phillips flat-head screws

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Note

  1. The item is orderable.


Unpacking the Switch


Note

Do not discard the shipping container when you unpack the switch. Flatten the shipping cartons and store them with the pallet. You will need these containers if you need to move or ship the switch in the future.


Check the contents of the accessory kit. Verify that you received all listed equipment, which should include the following:

  • Grounding lug and disposable ESD strap.
  • Optional equipment that you ordered, such as console cables, transceivers, or special connectors.

  • Blank covers are installed for the power supply slots on the chassis.

Establishing the System Ground

This section describes how to connect a system ground to the switch.


Caution

Installations that rely solely on system grounding using only an AC third-prong ground run a substantially greater risk of equipment problems and data corruption than those installations that use both the AC third-prong ground and a properly installed system ground.

The system ground provides additional grounding for EMI shielding requirements and grounding for the low voltage supplies (DC-DC converters) on the modules. You must observe the following system grounding guidelines for your chassis:

  • You must install the system ground connection with any other rack or system power ground connections that you make. The system ground connection is required if FXS modules are installed or if this equipment is installed in a U.S. or European Central Office.

  • You must connect both the system ground connection and the power supply ground connection to an earth ground. The system ground connection is required if FXS modules are installed or if this equipment is installed in a U.S. or European Central Office.

  • When using DC-input power supplies, you must install the system (ground before you attach the source DC power cables to the DC PEM. Power down the chassis before attaching the system ground.


Note

In all situations, grounding practices must comply with Section 250 of the National Electric Code (NEC) requirements or local laws and regulations. A 6 AWG grounding wire is recommended from the chassis to the rack ground or directly to the common bonding network (CBN). The equipment rack should also be connected to the CBN with 6 AWG grounding wire.

Note

The system ground serves as the primary safety ground for chassis that are equipped with DC-input power supplies. The DC-input power supplies for these chassis do not have a separate ground.


Required Tools and Equipment

To connect the system ground, you need the following tools and materials:

  • Grounding lug — When using the double-hole lug connector provided with the system, the ground wire must be 6 AWG only. Otherwise, a supported closed-loop ring connector must be used for 8-14 AWG wire.

  • Grounding screws — Two M4 x 8 mm (metric) pan-head screws. Supplied as part of the accessory kit.

  • Grounding wire — Not supplied as part of accessory kit. The grounding wire should be sized according to local and national installation requirements. For U.S. installations, AC power supply systems require a 14 AWG copper conductor. Commercially available 8-14 AWG wire is recommended. DC power supply systems with 930W power supply module require a 12 AWG wire and 1600W power supply module require an 8 AWG wire. The length of the grounding wire depends on the proximity of the switch to proper grounding facilities.

  • No. 1 Phillips screwdriver.

  • Crimping tool to crimp the grounding wire to the grounding lug.

  • Wire-stripping tool to remove the insulation from the grounding wire.

Connecting the System Ground

To establish an earth ground for the chassis, you must attach a grounding cable from the chassis’ grounding lug to the rack. Figure 3. Connecting the System Ground

Procedure


Step 1

Use a wire-stripping tool to remove approximately 0.75 inch (19 mm) of the covering from the end of the grounding wire.

Step 2

Insert the stripped end of the grounding wire into the open end of the grounding lug.

Step 3

Crimp the grounding wire in the barrel of the grounding lug. Verify that the ground wire is securely attached to the ground lug.

Step 4

Place the grounding wire lug against the grounding pad, making sure that there is solid metal-to-metal contact.

Step 5

Secure the grounding lug to the chassis with two M4 screws. Ensure that the grounding lug and the grounding wire will not interfere with other switch hardware or rack equipment.

Step 6

Prepare the other end of the grounding wire with a ring lug, and secure it to the rack with a screw.


Installing the Switch

Rack-Mounting

  • For Network Equipment Building Systems (NEBS) installation, use the four post (Number 2) rack mount kit. The depth of the rack, measured between the front-mounting and the rear-mounting strips must be between 25.14 inches and 35.84 inches.

  • Ensure you read the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information (RCSI) before installing the switch.

  • Installation in racks other than 19-inch racks requires a bracket kit not included with the switch.


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.

Statement 1006
Figure 4. Rack-Mounting Brackets. This figure shows the standard 19-inch brackets and other optional mounting brackets. You can order the optional brackets from your Cisco sales representative.

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19-inch brackets

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23-inch brackets

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Extension rails and brackets for four-point mounting, includes 19-inch brackets.

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Attaching the Rack-Mount Brackets

Procedure

Use four Phillips flat-head screws to attach the long side of the bracket to each side of the switch for the front- or rear-mounting positions.

Figure 5. Attaching 19-inch Rack Mounting Brackets

Figure 6. Attaching 23-inch Rack Mounting Brackets

Figure 7. Front, Middle and Rear Mounting positions of Rack Mounting Brackets


Mounting the Switch a Rack

Procedure

Step 1

Use the Phillips machine screws to attach the brackets and the extension rail to the switch.

Figure 8. Attaching the Extension Rail

Step 2

Use the black Phillips machine screw to attach the cable guide to the left or right bracket.

Figure 9. Attaching the Cable Guide

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19-inch bracket

3

Cable guide

2

Phillips machine screws

4

Cable guide screws

Step 3

Figure 10. Mounting the switch in a rack

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Phillips machine screw, black

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Front-mounting position

2

Cable guide

4

Number-12 or number-10 Phillips machine screws


After Switch Installation

  • Configure the switch. For more information, see "Setting up the Switch" topic.

  • Connect to the front-panel ports.