C H A P T E R 3 Installing the AVS 3180 This chapter explains how to install the AVS 3180 in an equipment rack or on a table or workbench. This chapter also provides instructions for connecting cables, AC power, and for booting the AVS 3180. Warning Read the installation instructions before connecting the system to the power source.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Unpacking and Inspecting the AVS 3180 Unpacking and Inspecting the AVS 3180 The AVS 3180 shipment contains the following items: • One RJ-45 to female 25-pin sub-d connector • Two RJ-45 to female 9-pin sub-d connectors • One RJ-45 console cable • One four-post rack mounting kit • One two-post rack mounting kit • Four rubber feet • Cisco Product Documentation CD-ROM and Warranty Package • Cisco AVS 3180 Management Station Hardware Installation Guide The AVS
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Installing Your AVS 3180 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.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Installing Your AVS 3180 The AVS 3180 can be installed in a system 1U rack. Figure 3-1 illustrates the four-post rack rail components.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Installing Your AVS 3180 Figure 3-2 Removing the Inner Server Rail 119961 1 2 3. Using a screwdriver (1), gently press the button labelled “Push” and move the middle section of the outer telescopic rail to its end position, as shown in Figure 3-3.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Installing Your AVS 3180 4. Select a location in the rack to mount the AVS 3180, and attach the front end of the right outer telescopic rail to the right side of the rack, as show in Figure 3-4. Racks that contain tapped mounting holes do not require the cage nuts (3) that are shown in Figure 3-4. Note Figure 3-4 Attaching Front Rail to the Right Side of the Rack 3 2 119962 1 1 Round head screw and washer 3 2 Right outer telescopic rail—front 5.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Installing Your AVS 3180 Figure 3-5 Telescopic Rail Adjustment Screws 3 2 1 Right and left rails 2 Left rail adjustment screws 3 119964 1 Right rail adjustment screws Cisco AVS 3180 Management Station Hardware Installation Guide 78-17292-01 3-7
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Installing Your AVS 3180 6. Position and align the back end of the outer telescopic rail with the right side of the rack. Ensure that the back end of the rail is aligned with the front end and that it is flush with the rack post. 7. Attach the back end of the rail to the right side of the rack, as shown in Figure 3-6. Note Figure 3-6 Racks that contain tapped mounting holes do not require the cage nuts (3) that are shown in Figure 3-6.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Installing Your AVS 3180 Inserting the AVS 3180 into the Rack To insert the AVS 3180 into the four-post rack, follow these steps: 1. Secure the inner rail (1) to the AVS 3180 using three round head screws (2), as shown in Figure 3-7. Repeat this step for the other rail. Figure 3-7 Attaching the AVS 3180 to Right Rail 0 1 143778 i 1 2. 2 Insert the AVS 3180 and inner rail into the two outer telescopic rails, as shown in Figure 3-8.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Installing Your AVS 3180 Figure 3-9 Attaching the Right Bracket to the Right Side of the AVS 3180 0 1 143777 i 1 2 2 1 Bracket 2. Select a location in the rack to mount the AVS 3180, and then position the AVS 3180 and brackets in the rack. 3. Align the right side bracket on the AVS 3180 to the front of the rack, and then insert and tighten the two round head retaining screws to secure the AVS 3180 to the rack.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Connecting Cables Connecting Cables Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity. Statement 1001 To connect network and console cables to your AVS 3180: 1. For network connections, connect a Category 3, 4, or 5 unshielded twisted-pair (UTP) cable to the Ethernet 1 connector on the AVS 3180 back panel (Figure 3-10). Note You must connect your network cable to the lower port, Ethernet 1.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Connecting AC Power Figure 3-11 Console Connection i 3 2 143774 1 4 1 RJ-45 180/rollover serial cable (null-modem) 3 Console serial port 2 DB-9 adapter to AVS console serial port 4 DB-25 or DB-9 adapter to computer/console serial port Connecting AC Power Warning This equipment must be grounded. Never defeat the ground conductor or operate the equipment in the absence of a suitably installed ground conductor.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Booting the AVS 3180 Booting the AVS 3180 When you power up the AVS 3180, the boot process does the following: Note • Performs hardware initialization and power-on self tests • Initializes the BIOS • Loads the rommon • Displays the boot menu (only if a console is connected, see the subsection below) • Boots the AVS 3180 image (kernel and software) During power-up, the green power LED on the front of the AVS 3180 is on.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Establishing a Serial Console Connection Establishing a Serial Console Connection Before you can configure the AVS 3180 by using the command line interface (CLI), you must establish a serial console connection to it. This requires a PC, two DB-9 to RJ-45 adapters (provided), an RJ-45 180/rollover cable (provided), and terminal emulation communication software (Hyper Terminal or equivalent). You may also use a serial concentrator connection, if desired.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Configuring Network Settings Configuring Network Settings After you have installed the AVS 3180, you must configure the basic network settings by using the set command in the CLI from a console connection. After the basic network settings have been configured, you can perform additional CLI configuration through the network by using an SSH connection.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Configuring Network Settings You can view the DNS settings by using the show dns command: velocity>show dns PRIMARY NAMESERVER 10.68.226.120 SECONDARY NAMESERVER 10.68.226.121 Step 5 Configure the local time zone with the set date tz command: velocity>set date tz timezone where: is the local city/time zone name, such as America/New_York. To see a list of available city/time zone names, use the command show timezone all. The default time zone is America/Tijuana.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Setting the Time Step 8 We also recommend that you change the account password from its default. To do this, use the edit admin command: velocity>edit admin current-name fgn new-password password where: password is the new password for the fgn account. For more details about using the CLI and the Management Console, refer to the Cisco Application Velocity System User Guide.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Checking the Front Panel LEDs Checking the Front Panel LEDs When the AVS 3180 is up and running, observe the front panel LEDs to monitor AVS 3180 operating status. Figure 3-12 shows the location of front panel LEDs, and Table 3-1 describes their function.
Chapter 3 Installing the AVS 3180 Removing or Replacing an AVS 3180 Removing or Replacing an AVS 3180 Warning Before working on a system that has an on/off switch, turn OFF the power and unplug the power cord. Statement 1 Warning Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations. Statement 1040 To physically remove an AVS 3180 from your network: 1. Login to the shell as the root user and execute the poweroff command. To do this: a.
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