About This Guide This document is intended to help you get started by installing the C1048P port extender (PE) for use with a C9010 switch and connecting to a network. For more detailed information about C1048P installation and software configuration, see the documents...
The Dell Networking C1048P is a stackable Gigabit Ethernet port extender (PE) for campus access deployments. The C1048P is used as a 1 rack unit (RU) port extender for the C9010 modular chassis and requires a C9010 switch to operate. The C1048P functions as a remote line card that is physically connected to, and provisioned by, a C9010 over 10GbE uplinks.
C1048P. Reset button Access the reset button through a pinhole. To perform a hard reset of the C1048P, insert the tip of a paper clip or similar tool into the pinhole. When the PE reboots, it re-establishes communication with an attached C9010, which downloads the latest SW configuration settings.
NOTE: C1048P RJ-45 ports do not support half-duplex mode. By default, all C1048P Gigabit Ethernet interfaces run in Layer 2 mode. You can configure up to eight C1048P Gigabit Ethernet interfaces in a port channel that connects to a downstream edge device.
• Solid yellow: No transmit/receive activity and PoE power is on. System LEDs The following table describes the system LEDs on the C1048P front panel (items 3 to 11 in Figure 2). C1048P System LEDs Description PE ID | Stack When the C1048P is online and connected to a C9010, a scrolling port- extender ID (PE ID) from 0 to 255 displays in the left, seven-segment LED.
Member • Solid green: The PE is operating as a stack master or in standalone mode. NOTE: While the C1048P is booting up in standalone or stacking mode, the Stack Master LED is solid green. SFP+ LNK (left LED SFP+ link status above port) •...
1 is on top; stack port 2 is on the bottom. You can stack up to eight C1048P PEs using the mini-SAS ports on the back panel. A C1048P PE supports stacking only with other C1048P PEs. When you connect multiple C1048P PEs using the stack ports, the PEs operate as a single unit with up to 384 front panel ports.
• Flashing green: Stack link is up and transmitting/receiving data. Before You Start: Site Preparation Before installing the C1048P port extender, make sure that your installation site meets these requirements: • Clearance: There is adequate space in front of the PE so you can read the LEDs, and adequate space around and behind the switch for cabling, power connections, and ventilation.
Dust: Install the PE in an environment as free as possible from dust and foreign conductive material (such as metal flakes from construction activities). Cooling mechanisms, such as fans and blowers in the switch, can draw dust and other particles causing contaminant buildup inside the chassis, which can result in system malfunction. C1048P Hardware Description...
(Optional) Set up a C1048P stack by connecting to other C1048Ps. Power up the system. To connect the C1048P to a network after you install it in a rack and power it up, configure the initial software settings. For more information, see Configuring the Software.
Installing a Rack Mount Tray (Optional) You can use a rack mount tray to support the weight of the C1048P in a 4-post rack. You must order the tray separately. To install a rack mount tray in a 4-post rack, follow the instructions provided with the tray kit. Decide on the desired height to mount the switch in the rack.
Installing the C1048P in a Rack You can install the C1048P in a 1 RU 4-post front-rack or 1 RU 2-post (flush and center) rack configuration. Although the procedure in this section describes C1048P installation in a 1 RU 2-post front-rack configuration, follow the same steps to install a C1048P in a 1 RU 4-post rack.
Connecting to a C9010 Switch The C1048P port extender has two 10G SFP+ ports on the front panel (see Figure 2). The two SFP+ ports provide 10GbE uplinks to a C9010 switch with SFP+ transceivers. At least one 10GbE SFP+ uplink is required to connect to a C9010 switch.
Rack. Starting with the C1048P at the top of the stack, connect a mini-SAS cable from a stack port on its back panel into one of the stack ports on the C1048P directly below it in the rack. You must separately order mini-SAS cables.
The bottom mini-SAS port on the bottom unit is connected to the top mini-SAS port on the top unit. C1048P Standby A C1048P stack supports a standby or backup unit that assumes the stack master role if the master unit in the stack fails. The parent C9010 maintains a synchronized copy of the running configuration for the stack.
The C1048P has one internal power supply. The AC and DC power connectors are on the back panel (see Back Panel). To power up a C1048P, connect it to an AC power source: Using an IEC-320-C15 power cable with safety ground, connect the power cable to the AC main receptacle on the back panel.
C1048P with a parent C9010, the pre-configured software settings download to the C1048P as soon as you attach it to a C9010 port and power it up. NOTE: Although you can provision a C1048P after you install and power it on, Dell Networking recommends pre-configuring the software provisioning before you install it.
0/1-5 or cascade interface tengigabitethernet 0/1 - 5. – You can enter up to six comma-separated ranges or port numbers; for example, cascade interface tengigabitethernet 0/1-2,8,10–12,15. Verify the provisioned configuration on a C1048P. EXEC Privilege mode Dell# show pe brief...
(up) PE Port Numbering On the C1048P, the 48 Gigabit Ethernet ports support full-duplex mode 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds on standard Category 5 UTP cable and Power over Ethernet — PoE (15.4W) and PoE+ (30W). After the initial C1048P software provisioning is performed, you can configure L2 and other software features on the C1048P by entering CLI commands on the C9010 console.
When the C1048P is online, you can enter the connect pe pe-id command on the C9010 console to remotely log in to the C1048P CLI. To log in, enter the user name peadmin and the password calvin. After logging in, you can enter show and stack renumbering commands on the C1048P.
To obtain product-specific information, enter the 7-character service tag or 11-digit express service code of your C1048P and click Submit. To view the service tag or express service code on a C1048P, pull out the tag (item 1 in Figure 10) on the upper left side of the back panel.
Figure 10. C1048P Service Tag Dell Networking Support...