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Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation
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First Published: 2014-03-17
Last Modified: 2017-05-08
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  • Page 1 Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide First Published: 2014-03-17 Last Modified: 2017-05-08 Americas Headquarters Cisco Systems, Inc. 170 West Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134-1706 http://www.cisco.com Tel: 408 526-4000 800 553-NETS (6387) Fax: 408 527-0883...
  • Page 2 Cisco and the Cisco logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cisco and/or its affiliates in the U.S. and other countries. To view a list of Cisco trademarks, go to this URL: www.cisco.com/go/trademarks . Third-party trademarks mentioned are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Cisco and any other company.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Clearance Requirements Installing the Chassis C H A P T E R 3 Install a Rack Unpacking and Inspecting a New Switch Planning How to Position the Chassis in the Rack Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 4 A P P E N D I X A Overview of Racks General Requirements for Cabinets and Racks Requirements Specific to Standard Open Racks Requirements Specific to Perforated Cabinets Cable Management Guidelines Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 5 A P P E N D I X D Accessory Kit Rack Mount Kit Site Preparation and Maintenance Records A P P E N D I X E Site Preparation Checklist Contact and Site Information Chassis and Module Information Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 6 Contents Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 7: Preface

    Preface • Audience, page vii • Documentation Conventions, page vii • Related Documentation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Software, page viii • Documentation Feedback, page x • Obtaining Documentation and Submitting a Service Request, page x Audience This publication is for hardware installers and network administrators who install, configure, and maintain Cisco Nexus switches.
  • Page 8: Related Documentation For Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Nx-Os Software

    Related Documentation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Software The entire Cisco NX-OS 9000 Series documentation set is available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps13386/tsd_products_support_series_home.html Release Notes The release notes are available at the following URL: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps13386/prod_release_notes_list.html...
  • Page 9 Related Documentation for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Software The documents in this category include: • Cisco Nexus 2000 Series NX-OS Fabric Extender Software Configuration Guide for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches • Cisco Nexus 9000 Series NX-OS Fundamentals Configuration Guide •...
  • Page 10: Documentation Feedback

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  • Page 11: Overview

    Overview, page 1 Overview The Cisco Nexus 9396PX switch (N9K-C9396PX) is a 2-RU, fixed-port switch designed for Top-of-Rack (ToR), Middle-of-Rack (MoR), and End-of-Rack (EoR) deployment in data centers. This switch has 48 fixed 1- and 10-Gigabit Ethernet downlink ports and a choice of 4-, 6-, or 12-port uplink modules. The chassis for this switch includes the following user-replaceable components: •...
  • Page 12 • Cisco Nexus 2232PP FEX • B22DELL FEX • B22F FEX • B22HP FEX • B22IBM FEX The following figure shows the hardware features seen from the port side of the chassis. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 13 To determine which transceivers, adapters, and cables are supported by this switch, see the Cisco Transceiver Modules Compatibility Information document. The following figure shows the hardware features seen from the fan side of the chassis. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 14 NX-OS software that you are using). You can connect any of the supported FEXs to the downlink ports. For installation information on the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series FEXs, see the Cisco Nexus 2000 Series Hardware Installation Guide. For information on a B22-HP FEX, see the Getting Started Guide for that FEX model.
  • Page 15: Cisco Nexus 9396Px Nx-Os Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide

    If the switch has port-side exhaust airflow (blue coloring for fan modules), you must locate the ports in the hot aisle. If you locate the air intake in a hot aisle, the switch can overheat and shut down. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 16: Cisco Nexus 9396Px Nx-Os Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide

    Overview Overview Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 17: Preparing The Site

    Buildings in which the climate is controlled by air-conditioning in the warmer months and by heat during the colder months usually maintain an acceptable level of humidity for the switch equipment. However, if the Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 18: Altitude Requirements

    • Strong EMI, especially when it is caused by lightning or radio transmitters, can destroy the signal drivers and receivers in the chassis and even create an electrical hazard by conducting power surges through lines into equipment. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 19: Shock And Vibration Requirements

    The switch includes two power supplies (1-to-1 redundancy with current sharing) in one of the following combinations: • Two 650-W AC power supplies • Two 1200-W HVAC/HVDC power supplies • Two 930-W DC power supplies Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 20: Airflow Requirements

    You can identify the airflow direction of each fan and power supply module by its coloring as follows: • Blue coloring indicates port-side exhaust airflow. • Burgundy coloring indicates port-side intake airflow. • White coloring on HVAC/HVDC power supplies indicates dual-direction airflow. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 21: Rack And Cabinet Requirements

    Stability hazard. The rack stabilizing mechanism must be in place, or the rack must be bolted to the floor before you slide the unit out for servicing. Failure to stabilize the rack can cause the rack to tip over. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 22: Clearance Requirements

    Width of the front clearance area (this equals the width of the chassis with two rack-mount brackets attached to it) For the clearances required for a two-post rack installation, see the following figure. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 23 Vertical rack-mount posts and rails Service clearance required for replacing the chassis (equals the length of the chassis) Both the front and rear of the chassis must be open to both aisles for airflow. Note Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 24: Cisco Nexus 9396Px Nx-Os Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide

    Preparing the Site Clearance Requirements Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 25: Installing The Chassis

    Take care when connecting units to the supply circuit so that wiring is not overloaded. If you are not using power redundancy or are using n+1 redundancy, you need only one power source. If you Note are using n+n redundancy, you need two power sources. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 26: Unpacking And Inspecting A New Switch

    ◦ Port-side exhaust airflow with gray coloring (UCS-PDU-6332-DC) ◦ Three fan modules (all fan and power supply modules must have the same airflow direction) ◦ Port-side intake airflow with burgundy coloring (N9K-C9300-FAN2) Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 27: Planning How To Position The Chassis In The Rack

    • Blue coloring on fan modules and AC power supplies • Gray coloring on DC power supplies • White coloring on 1200-W HVAC/HVDC power supplies (dual-direction airflow power supplies with their airflow direction set by the fan modules) Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 28: Installing The Chassis In A Two-Post Rack

    • You must separately order the center-mount brackets if you are installing the chassis in a two-post rack. These brackets do not ship with the chassis unless you specifically order them. • You must have the following tools and equipment: ◦ Manual Phillips-head torque screwdriver Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 29: Installing The Chassis In A Two-Post Rack

    If the fan modules have a burgundy coloring for port-side intake airflow, you must position the modules by the hot aisle. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 30 If these modules have a blue or gray coloring for port-side exhaust airflow, then you must position the modules by the cold aisle. If the modules have a burgundy or green coloring for port-side intake airflow, you must position the modules by the hot aisle. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 31: Installing The Chassis In A Four-Post Rack

    Depending on direction of the chassis airflow, you need to position the rail half with the chassis stop so that the fan and power supply modules end up in the appropriate aisle as follows: Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 32 • If the fan modules have burgundy (port-side intake modules), you must position the bottom support rails so that the chassis stop is positioned by the hot aisle. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 33: Attaching Front-Mount Brackets To The Chassis

    Align the two holes in one side of one of two front-mount brackets to two holes on the left or right side of the chassis (see the following figure). Be sure that the other side of the bracket is facing toward the front (port end) of the chassis. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 34: Installing The Chassis In A Four-Post Rack

    (such as power supplies, fans, or cards); these types of handles are not designed to support the weight of the unit. Before You Begin • Make sure that the four-post rack is properly installed and secured to the concrete subfloor. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 35 If this happens, press the side rails toward the sides of the chassis so that the chassis stops can go inside the chassis and hold it in place on the rack. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 36 (for M6 x 10 mm screws, use 40 in-lbs [4.5 N·m] of torque). Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 37: Grounding The Chassis

    (see Callout 2 in the following figure). Verify that the ground wire is securely attached to the grounding lug by attempting to pull the wire out of the crimped lug. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 38: Powering Up The Switch

    Take care when connecting units to the supply circuit so that wiring is not overloaded. Before You Begin • Switch installed in a rack and connected to an earth ground • Recommended power cable for your nation or region Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 39 Figure 1: Wiring a 930W -48VDC Power Supply Connector Block Wire retainer lever -48V (-DC) cable Orange plastic button on top of the connector Grounding cable (8 AWG recommended) -48V Return (+DC) cable Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 40 4 Turn the power on at the circuit breaker. Verify that the LED is on and green. If the LED is off, check the AC power source circuit breaker to be sure that it is turned on. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 41: Connecting The Switch To The Network

    The switch has an uplink module with 12 or six 40-Gigabit optical ports or four 100-Gigabit optical ports. For a list of transceivers and cables used by this switch for uplink connections, see http://www.cisco.com/c/ en/us/support/interfaces-modules/transceiver-modules/products-device-support-tables-list.html. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 42: Downlink Connections

    Downlink Connections The Cisco Nexus 9396PX switch has 48 downlink ports that connect to servers or Fabric Extenders (FEXs). Each of these ports supports 1-Gigabit and 10-Gigabit speeds over optical cables. For a listing of the transceivers and cables that the optical downlink ports support, see http://www.cisco.com/...
  • Page 43: Maintaining Transceivers And Optical Cables

    Attenuation (loss of light) is increased by contamination and should be below 0.35 dB. Consider the following maintenance guidelines: • Transceivers are static sensitive. To prevent ESD damage, wear an ESD-preventative wrist strap that is connected to the grounded chassis. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 44 • Inspect routinely for dust and damage. If you suspect damage, clean and then inspect fiber ends under a microscope to determine if damage has occurred. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 45: Replacing Modules

    Hold the module by its two handles and do not touch the electrical connectors on its backside. Also, to protect the electrical connectors, avoid letting them come in contact with anything other than the electrical connectors inside the chassis. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 46: Replacing A Fan Module During Operations

    If you are not able to push the module all the way into the slot, carefully slide the module out of the slot and Note check its electrical connectors for damage. If damaged, contact Cisco Technical Assistance for help. If undamaged, repeat Step 6 to reinstall the module.
  • Page 47 To prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage to the module electronics, do not touch the electrical Caution connectors on the back side of the module. Also, to prevent any damage to the electrical connectors, prevent them touching anything that can bend or break them. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 48: Replacing A Power Supply Module

    If the STS LED does not turn on, slide the module out of the chassis, and visually check the electrical connectors on the back side of the chassis for damage. If damaged, contact Cisco Technical Assistance for help. If undamaged, repeat the previous step to reinstall the module.
  • Page 49: Removing An Ac Power Supply

    You are ready to install an AC power supply in the open slot. Removing an HVAC/HVDC Power Supply You can remove one power supply while the other one provides power to the switch. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 50: Removing A Dc Power Supply

    Grasp the power supply handle while pressing the release latch towards the power supply handle. Step 4 Pull the power supply out of the bay. What to Do Next You are ready to install a DC power supply in the open slot. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 51: Installing An Ac Power Supply

    Verify that the power supply is operational by making sure that the power supply LED is green. For information on what the power supply LEDs indicate, see Power Supply LEDs, on page Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 52: Installing An Hvac/Hvdc Power Supply

    Verify that the power supply is operational by making sure that the power supply LED is green. For information on what the power supply LEDs indicate, see Power Supply LEDs, on page Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 53: Installing A Dc Power Supply

    You must connect the ground, negative, and positive DC power cables to a connector block in order to connect the power cables to a 48 V DC power supply. The recommended wire gauge is 8 AWG. The minimum wire gauge is 10 AWG. Note Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 54 Orient the connector as shown in the following figure with the orange plastic button on top. Wire retainer lever -48V (-DC) cable Orange plastic button on top of the connector Grounding cable (8 AWG recommended) -48V Return (+DC) cable Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 55 "+ DC". Step 9 Verify that the other ends of the cables are attached to the DC power source and ground. You are then ready to turn on the DC power source. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 56 Replacing Modules Installing a DC Power Supply Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 57: Appendix A Rack Specifications

    We do not recommend that you use racks that have obstructions (such as power strips), because the Note obstructions could impair access to field-replaceable units (FRUs). General Requirements for Cabinets and Racks The cabinet or rack must also meet the following requirements: Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 58: Requirements Specific To Standard Open Racks

    To help with cable management, you might want to allow additional space in the rack above and below the chassis to make it easier to route all of the fiber optic or copper cables through the rack. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 59: System Specifications

    0 to 13,123 feet (0 to 4,000 meters) Switch Dimensions Switch Width Depth Height Cisco Nexus 9396PX 17.5 inches (44.5 cm) 22.5 inches (57.1 cm) 3.5 inches (8.9 cm) (2 RU) Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 60: Switch And Module Weights And Quantities

    The following table lists the typical amount of power consumed by the switch, and it lists the maximum amount of power that you must provision from the power source as input to the power supply and switch for peak conditions. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 61: Power Specifications

    33 A (sub-cycle duration) Maximum hold-up time 12 ms at 650 W Power supply output voltage 12 VDC Power supply standby voltage 12 VDC Efficiency rating Climate Savers Platinum Efficiency (80Plus Platinum certified) Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 62: 1200-W Hvac/Hvdc Power Supply Specifications

    These specifications apply to the 930-W DC (UCSC-PSU-930WDC) port-side intake power supplies. Characteristic Specification DC input voltage range Nominal range: -48 to -60 VDC nominal (Range: -40 to -60 VDC Maximum DC input current 23 A at -48 VDC Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 63: 930-W Dc Power Supply (Port-Side Exhaust) Specifications

    Maximum hold-up time 8 ms at 50 % load Power supply output voltage 12 VDC Power supply standby voltage 12 VDC Efficiency rating Climate Savers Platinum Efficiency (80Plus Platinum certified) Form factor Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 64: Power Cord Specifications

    250 V, 10 A, 8.2 feet (2.5 m) Switzerland CAB-9K10A-SW 250 VAC, 10 A, MP232 plug, 8.2 feet (2.5 m) United Kingdom CAB-9K10A-UK 250 VAC, 10 A, BS1363 plug (13 A fuse), 8.2 (2.5 m) Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 65 8 AWG insulated cable (10 AWG minimum) for each (port-side intake airflow) power supply UCS-PSU-6332-DC CAB-48DC-40A-8AWG 8-AWG cable with 3-pin keyed power supply connector (port-side exhaust airflow) and three wires (power source connection) Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 66 System Specifications Power Cord Specifications Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 67: Leds

    Fans and power supply modules are operational. Amber At least one fan or power supply module is not operating. (port) Green Port is connected with a transceiver or other connector. Amber Port is not connected. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 68: Uplink Module Leds

    The power supply LEDs are located on the left front portion of the power supply. Combinations of states indicated by the Okay ( ) and Fault ( ) LEDs indicate the status for the module as shown in the following table. Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 69 • Power supply installed in chassis but not connected to a power source • Slow power supply fan Flashing Amber Power supply failure—possibly one of the following conditions: green • Over voltage • Over current • Over temperature • Power supply fan failure Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 70 LEDs Power Supply LEDs Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 71: Additional Kits

    1 kit • Two-hole lug (1) • M4 x 8-mm Phillips pan-head screws (2) ESD wrist strap (disposable) Not applicable EAC Compliance document Not applicable Hazardous substances list for customers in China Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 72: Rack Mount Kit

    Additional Kits Rack Mount Kit If you do not receive a part listed in this document, contact Cisco Technical Support at this URL: Note http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/687/Directory/DirTAC.shtml. If you purchased this product through a Cisco reseller, you might receive additional contents in your kit, such as documentation, hardware, and power cables.
  • Page 73: Site Preparation And Maintenance Records

    Your completion of each task ensures a successful switch installation. Planning Activity Verification Time and Date Space evaluation: Space and layout Floor covering Impact and vibration Lighting Physical access Maintenance access Environmental evaluation: Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 74 Grounding: proper wire gauge and lugs Circuit breaker size Grounding evaluation: Data center ground Cable and interface equipment evaluation: Cable type Connector type Cable distance limitations Interface equipment (transceivers) EMI evaluation: Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 75: Contact And Site Information

    Floor location Address (line 1) Address (line 2) City State/Provence Contact person ZIP/postal code Country Chassis and Module Information Use the following worksheet to record information about the switch. Contract number Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 76 Use the following worksheet to record information about the modules in the switch. Module Slot Module Type Module Serial Number Notes Uplink module Fan module 1 Fan module 2 Fan module 3 Power Supply 1 Power Supply 2 Cisco Nexus 9396PX NX-OS Mode Switch Hardware Installation Guide...

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