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Installing the S4810 System
Publication Date: November 2012


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  • Page 1 Installing the S4810 System Publication Date: November 2012...
  • Page 2 © 2012 Dell Force10. All rights reserved. Reproduction of these materials in any manner whatsoever without the written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. Trademarks used in this text: Dell™, the DELL logo, Dell Precision™, OptiPlex™, Latitude™, PowerEdge™, PowerVault™, ®...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Orderable S4810 Components ........
  • Page 4 DC Power............30 Hot-Swap Units in a Stack .
  • Page 5 Requesting a Hardware Replacement ........55...
  • Page 7: About This Guide

    NOTE: User port stacking requires Dell Force10 Operating System (FTOS) version or FTOS version does NOT support stacking. For information about upgrading the S4810 system, refer to the FTOS Release Notes for the S4810 System. If you have any questions regarding FTOS versions and system upgrades, contact Dell Force10 Technical Support.
  • Page 8: Related Publications

    This symbol informs you that you must take electrostatic precautions when handling the device. Warning Related Publications For more information about the S4810 system, refer to the following documents: • FTOS Configuration Guide for the S4810 System • FTOS Command Line Reference Guide for the S4810 System •...
  • Page 9: The S4810 System

    The Dell Force10 S4810 platform has 640Gbps switching bandwidth. It supports forty-eight 10GbE SFP+ ports, four 40GbE QSFP+ ports, and two power supplies for redundancy. For system access, the S4810 includes an RS-232/RJ-45 console port and a management port. The S4810 Power Supply Unit (PSU) side (Figure 2-1) contains the PSU and fan modules.
  • Page 10: Orderable S4810 Components

    Orderable S4810 Components You can order the S4810 system in several different configurations. You can also order optional modules and optics separately. Table 2-1. Supported Hardware Components Hardware Force10 Catalog Number Dell Part Number S4810P-AC W9C6F 48 port 10G SFP+ ports with 4 QSFP+ 40G ports, 1 AC power...
  • Page 11: Features

    HVVVF SFP+ passive breakout cable To successfully install the S4810, ensure that you have the following: • S4810 chassis (or multiple chassis, if stacking) • At least one grounded AC power source per chassis • Cable to connect the AC power source to the chassis (US power cables included) •...
  • Page 12: Ports

    You can also view status information through the Command Line Interface (CLI) show commands and with Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) traps. For more information about these options, refer to the FTOS Command Line Reference Guide for the S4810 System and the FTOS Configuration Guide for the S4810 System.
  • Page 13 Additionally, the PSUs and fans have LEDs that indicate their individual status: • PSU status • Fan tray status • System Table 2-3 lists the S4810 system LED displays. Table 2-3. System LED Displays Label LED Color/Display Description System status No power Located on I/O panel...
  • Page 14 • Green—Link up on this port at 1G speed • Yellow—Link up on this port at 100M or 10M speed • Off—No link Activity LED (on the right side of each port) • Blinking Green—Activity, transmitting, or receiving packet at this port • Off—No traffic The S4810 System...
  • Page 15: Site Preparations

    Site Preparations The S4810 is suitable for installation as part of a Common Bond Network (CBN). It can be installed in: • network telecommunication facilities • data centers • other locations where the National Electric Code (NEC) applies This chapter contains the following sections: •...
  • Page 16: Cabinet Placement

    Fans and Airflow The S4810 fans support two airflow options. Be sure to order the fans suitable to support your site’s ventilation. Use a single type of airflow fan in your system. Do not mix reverse and normal airflows in a single S4810 chassis.
  • Page 17: Storing Components

    WARNING: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage can occur when components are mishandled. Always wear an ESD-preventive wrist or heel ground strap when handling the S4810 and its accessories. After you remove the original packaging, place the S4810 and its components on an antistatic surface.
  • Page 18 Site Preparations...
  • Page 19: Install The S4810

    Attach the Mounting Brackets into a Two-Post Rack or Cabinet The S4810 is shipped with mounting brackets (rack ears) and the required screws for a two-post rack or cabinet installation. The brackets are enclosed in a package with the system.
  • Page 20: Install The System Into A Two-Post Rack Or Cabinet

    To install a system into a two-post 19-inch equipment rack using the already attached mounting brackets, follow these steps: Step Task NOTE: Dell Force10 recommends using one person to hold the S4810 chassis in place while another person attaches the brackets to the posts. Install the S4810...
  • Page 21: Attach The Mounting Brackets Into A Four-Post Rack Or Cabinet

    Attach the Mounting Brackets into a Four-Post Rack or Cabinet The S4810 is shipped with mounting brackets (rack ears) and the required screws for a two-post rack or cabinet installation. To install the S4810 in a four-post rack or cabinet, you must order additional brackets separately (Catalog # SA-01-RMB-06).
  • Page 22 The rack mount ears must be mounted so that the system is level when fully installed. Using the provided pan head screws, attach the rack ears on the I/O facing posts to the long bracket (attached to the system). Tighten the pan head screws to secure. Install the S4810...
  • Page 23: Install The System Into A Four-Post Rack Or Cabinet

    Use a single M4x0.7 screw to attach the ground cable to the chassis. The cable itself is not included with the S4810. To properly ground the chassis, Dell Force10 recommends using a 6AWG one-hole lug, #10 hole size, 63" spacing (not included in shipping). The one-hole lug must be a UL recognized, crimp-type lug.
  • Page 24: Install The Sfp+ And Qsfp+ Optics

    Attach the other end of the ground cable to a suitable ground point. The rack installation ears are not a suitable grounding point. Install the SFP+ and QSFP+ Optics The S4810 has 48 SFP+ optical ports and four QSFP+ optical ports. For supported optics, refer to http://
  • Page 25: Splitting Qsfp Ports To Sfp+ Ports

    Splitting QSFP Ports to SFP+ Ports The S4810 supports splitting a single 40G QSFP port into four 10G SFP+ ports using one of the supported breakout cables. For the system to recognize the port type change, you must enter the stack-unit portmode command. For...
  • Page 26: Important Points To Know

    Important Points to Know When stacking the S4810, keep the following in mind: • Data ports are configured as stacking ports in predefined stacking groups of 40G (four 10G ports or one 40G port). • When a stack-group number is assigned, the ports associated with that group are configured as stacking...
  • Page 27: Connect Two S4810 Systems

    You can connect the systems while they are powered down or up. Stacking ports are bi-directional. The S4810 supports stacking in either a ring or a cascade topology (Figure 4-2). To provide redundant connectivity, Dell Force10 recommends using the ring topology when stacking S4810 systems. Figure 4-2. S4810 Stacking Topology Ring Topology Cascade Topology...
  • Page 28: Connect Three S4810 Systems

    Chassis 2 Chassis 1 Connect Three S4810 Systems To provide backup connectivity and increased data transfer between the systems, Dell Force10 recommends inserting an additional cable between the two units, in a second stacking port, as shown in Figure 4-4.
  • Page 29: Supply Power And Power Up The System

    Chassis 1 Supply Power and Power Up the System Supply power to the S4810 after it is mounted in a rack or cabinet. Dell Force10 recommends re-inspecting your system prior to powering up. Verify that: • the equipment is properly secured to the rack and properly grounded.
  • Page 30: Power Up Sequence

    To add AC power, connect the power cord plug to each AC power connector. Make sure the power cord is secure (Figure 4-5). As soon as the cable is connected between the S4810 and the power source, the system is powered-up; there is no on/off switch. Figure 4-5. AC Power Connection Power connection DC Power To add DC power, connect the power cord plug to each DC power connector.
  • Page 31: Hot-Swap Units In A Stack

    Hot-Swap Units in a Stack You can add, remove, or swap S4810 units in an existing stack. The units in the stack and the new units can be already powered up or powered down. All units in a stack must run the same version of the operating system. If you attempt to attach a unit with a different version of the operating system to an existing stack, the CLI displays an error and the unit is not added until you install compatible software.
  • Page 32 Install the S4810...
  • Page 33: Power Supplies

    PSU while the other PSU is running without disrupting traffic. The S4810 does not support mixing PSU types. You cannot replace an AC PSU with a DC PSU and you cannot replace an AC-R PSU with a DC-R PSU.
  • Page 34 Power supply 0 (PSU0) is on the left side of the chassis; power supply 1 (PSU1) is on the right side of the chassis. The PSUs in the S4810 are field replaceable. When both power supplies are installed and running, you can remove one power supply without interrupting traffic.
  • Page 35: Install An Ac Or Dc Power Supply

    PSU and the status LED is at the top of the PSU (refer to Figure 5-1 Figure 5-2). NOTE: If you use a single PSU, you must install a blank plate in the other PSU slot. Dell Force10 recommends using power supply 1 (PSU1) as the blank plate slot. Step Task Take the PSU out of the shipping box.
  • Page 36 Power Supplies...
  • Page 37: Fans

    Fans The S4810 comes from the factory with one power supply unit (PSU) and two fan modules installed in the chassis. If two or more fans are installed and running, the fan modules and the integrated fan-power supply are hot-swappable.
  • Page 38: Install A Fan Module

    00:02:19: %STKUNIT0-M:CP %CHMGR-1-PSU_AIRFLOW_COMBO_MISMATCH: Major alarm: Mismatching PSU airflow detected in unit 0 The fan modules in the S4810 are field replaceable. Module slot 0 is on the left side of the chassis; module slot 1 is on the right side of the chassis.
  • Page 39: Console Ports

    To access the console port, follow these steps: Step Task Install an RJ-45 copper cable into the console port. Use a rollover cable to connect the S4810 console port to a terminal server. Connect the other end of the cable to the Dumb Terminal Emulator (DTE) server.
  • Page 40: Access The Rj-45 Console Port With A Db-9 Adapter

    Access the RJ-45 Console Port with a DB-9 Adapter If the DTE has a DB-9 interface, you can connect to the console using an RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter along with the RJ-45 rollover cable. Table 7-1 lists the pin assignments. Table 7-1.
  • Page 41: Specifications

    Specifications This chapter contains the following sections: • Chassis Physical Design • Agency Compliance Chassis Physical Design Parameter Specifications Height 1.73 inches (4.4 cm) Width 17.32 inches (44.0 cm) Depth 18.74 inches (47.6cm) Chassis weight with factory-installed components 14.41 pounds (approx.) (6.54 kg) Rack clearance required Front: 5-inches (12.7 cm) Rear: 5-inches (12.7 cm)
  • Page 42: Dc Power Requirements

    1.85 A @ 72 VDC Maximum system power input 360 W IEEE Standards The S4810 complies with the following IEEE standards: • 802.3ae 10 Gigabit Ethernet • 802.3ab 1000Base-T • 802.1p L2 Prioritization • 802.1Q VLAN Tagging, Double VLAN Tagging (Q in Q), GVRP •...
  • Page 43: Usa Federal Communications Commission (Fcc) Statement

    Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. Dell Force10 is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications in the equipment.
  • Page 44: Japan: Vcci Compliance For Class A Equipment

    Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic environment, radio disturbance may arise. When such trouble occurs, the user may be required to take corrective actions. WARNING: Use the AC power cords with Dell Force10 equipment only. Do not use Dell Force10 AC power cords with any unauthorized hardware.
  • Page 45: Korean Certification Of Compliance

    Korean Certification of Compliance Korean Package Label Safety Standards and Compliance Agency Certifications • CUS UL 60950-1, 2nd Edition • CSA 60950-1-03, 2nd Edition • EN 60950-1, 2nd Edition • EN 60825-1, 1st Edition • EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products—Part 1: Equipment Classification Requirements and User’s Guide •...
  • Page 46: Product Recycling And Disposal

    Force10 encourages owners of information technology (IT) equipment to responsibly recycle their equipment when it is no longer needed. Dell Force10 offers a variety of product return programs and services in several countries to assist equipment owners in recycling their IT products.
  • Page 47: Sd Card Removal

    EEE on the environment and human health due to the potential presence of hazardous substances in EEE. Dell Force10 products, which fall within the scope of the WEEE, are labeled with the crossed-out wheelie-bin symbol, as shown above, as required by WEEE.
  • Page 48: Battery Replacement

    WARNING: ESD damage can occur if components are mishandled. Always wear an ESD-preventive wrist or heel ground strap when handling the S4810 and its components. As with all electrical devices of this type, take all the necessary safety precautions to prevent injury when installing this system.
  • Page 49 Step Task (continued) Slide the top backwards until its front flange slides free of the faceplate then lift it off. Specifications...
  • Page 50 Customer participation is important to minimize any potential effects of batteries and accumulators on the environment and human health due to the potential presence of hazardous substances. For proper collection and treatment, contact your local Dell Force10 representative. Specifications...
  • Page 51 Figure 8-2. The European WEEE Symbol For California: Perchlorate Material — Special handling may apply. See: The foregoing notice is provided in accordance with California Code of Regulations Title 22, Division 4.5 Chapter 33. Best Management Practices for Perchlorate Materials. Specifications...
  • Page 52 Specifications...
  • Page 53: Technical Support

    Requesting a Hardware Replacement The iSupport Website iSupport provides a range of documents and tools to assist you with effectively using Dell Force10 equipment and mitigating the impact of network outages. Through iSupport you can obtain technical information regarding Dell Force10 products, access to software upgrades and patches, and open and manage your Technical Assistance Center (TAC) cases.
  • Page 54: Contacting The Technical Assistance Center

    Contacting the Technical Assistance Center How to Contact Dell Force10 Log in to iSupport at and select the Service Request tab. Information to Submit When • Your name, company name, phone number, and E-mail address Opening a Support Case •...
  • Page 55 • Using the Create Service Request form on the iSupport page (see Contacting the Technical Assistance Center). • Contacting Dell Force10 directly by E-mail or by phone (see Contacting the Technical Assistance Center). Provide the following information when using E-mail or phone: •...
  • Page 56 Technical Support...
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