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Installing The Aggregator In A Poweredge Chassis; Connecting A Console Terminal - Dell PowerEdge FN Installation Manual

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Installing the Aggregator in a PowerEdge Chassis

After you unpack the aggregator, slide the switch into one of the open I/O module slots in the back of a
Dell PowerEdge FX2 server chassis.
The Dell PowerEdge FX2 server chassis is a 2U rack-mountable blade chassis that holds:
Server modules: Eight quarter-width sleds or four half-width sleds.
Switch modules: Two I/O aggregators or two pass-through modules.
Install server blades in the front of the chassis; install I/O modules in the back of the chassis.
Figure 4. Front View with Server Modules
Figure 5. Back View with Two Aggregators
1 – CMC
After you slide the aggregator in so that the connectors on the back of the blade are inserted into the
chassis midplane, the switch automatically powers on. The CMC in the chassis validates that the switch
blade is a supported I/O module before powering it on.
When the aggregator powers on, the bootloader loads the image in the local flash memory. The image
initializes the hardware and brings the switch up in operational mode.

Connecting a Console Terminal

To configure the switch, after the aggregator powers on, complete all the external cabling connections
and connect a terminal to the switch.
To monitor and configure the aggregator with the serial console, use the USB console port on the front
panel of the switch to connect it to a VT100 terminal or to a computer running VT100 terminal emulation
software. The console port is implemented as a data terminal equipment (DTE) connector.


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