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Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide
First Published: 2017-09-27
Last Modified: 2018-10-31
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  • Page 1 Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide First Published: 2017-09-27 Last Modified: 2018-10-31 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...
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  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Minimizing Electromagnetic and Radio Frequency Interference Shock and Vibration Requirements Grounding Requirements Planning for Power Requirements Airflow Requirements Rack and Cabinet Requirements Clearance Requirements C H A P T E R 3 Installing the Switch Chassis Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 4 Wiring the DC Input Power Source A P P E N D I X A Rack Specifications Overview of Racks General Requirements for Cabinets and Racks Requirements Specific to Standard Open Racks Requirements Specific to Perforated Cabinets Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 5 Rack Mount Kit NXK-ACC-KIT-1RU Rack Mount Kit N3K-C3064-ACC-KIT A P P E N D I X E Site Preparation and Maintenance Records Site Preparation Checklist Contact and Site Information Chassis and Module Information Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 6 Contents Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 7: Preface

    Braces and a vertical bar within square brackets indicate a required choice within an optional element. Indicates a variable for which you supply values, in context where italics variable cannot be used. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 8: Related Documentation

    • Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure Fundamentals Guide • Cisco APIC Getting Started Guide • Cisco ACI Virtualization Guide • Cisco APIC REST API User Guide • Cisco APIC Command Line Interface User Guide Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide viii...
  • Page 9 • Cisco ACI System Messages Reference Guide • Cisco APIC Layer 4 to Layer 7 Services Deployment Guide • Cisco APIC Layer 4 to Layer 7 Device Package Development Guide • Cisco APIC Layer 4 to Layer 7 Device Package Test Guide •...
  • Page 10: Documentation Feedback

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  • Page 11: Overview

    Overview, on page 1 Overview The Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP switch (N9K-C9348GC-FXP) is a 1-RU fixed-port, L2/L3 switch, designed for ACI deployments. This switch has 48 10/100/1000-Megabit 1GBASE-T host ports, 4 10-/25-Gigabit SFP28 host ports, and 2 40-/100-Gigabit QSFP28 uplink ports. The chassis for this switch includes the following user-replaceable components: •...
  • Page 12 To determine which transceivers, adapters, and cables this switch supports, see the Cisco Transceiver Modules Compatibility Information document. The following figure shows the hardware features seen from the power supply side of the chassis. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 13 Power supply (2) one used for operations and one used for redundancy, with power supply slot 1 on the left and slot 2 on the right Grounding pad Screw holes (6) for attaching rack mounting brackets USB port Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 14 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 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 15: Preparing The Site

    This switch is rated to operate at altitudes from 0 to 13,123 feet (0 to 4,000 meters). If you operate this switch at a higher altitude (low pressure), the efficiency of forced and convection cooling is reduced and can result Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 16: Dust And Particulate Requirements

    The wiring is unlikely to emit radio interference if you use a twisted-pair cable with a good distribution of grounding conductors. If you exceed the recommended distances, use a high-quality twisted-pair cable with one ground conductor for each data signal when applicable. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 17: Shock And Vibration Requirements

    To operate the switch, you must provision enough power from the power source to cover the requirements of both the switch and a power Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 18: Airflow Requirements

    • Port-side exhaust airflow—Cool air enters the chassis through the fan and power supply modules in the cold aisle and exhausts through the port end of the chassis in the hot aisle. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 19: Rack And Cabinet Requirements

    • No clearance is required between the chassis and the sides of the rack or cabinet (no side airflow). Also, you must have power receptacles that are located within reach of the power cords that are used with the switch. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 20: Clearance Requirements

    Width of the front clearance area (equal to the width of the chassis with two rack-mount brackets that are attached to it). Note Both the front and rear of the chassis must be open to both aisles for airflow. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 21: Safety

    Starting the Switch, on page 26 Safety Before you install, operate, or service the switch, see the Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety Information for the Cisco Nexus 3000 and 9000 Series for important Safety Information. Warning Statement 1071—Warning Definition IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS This warning symbol means danger.
  • Page 22: Installation Options With Rack-Mount Kits, Racks, And Cabinets

    You can install the switch using the following rack-mount options: • Rack-mount kit (NXK-ACC-KIT-1RU) which you can order from Cisco. This option offers you easy installation, greater stability, increased weight capacity, added accessibility, and improved removability with front and rear removal.
  • Page 23 This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that the protective devices is rated not greater than 40A for the regular DC power supplies (rated 48-60VDC) and 10A for the HVDC power supplies. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 24: Unpacking And Inspecting The Switch

    • Burgundy (fan modules and AC power supplies) • Port-side exhaust airflow modules • Blue (fan modules and AC power supplies) Note All power supplies and fan modules must have the same direction of airflow. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 25: Installing The Switch Using The Nxk-Acc-Kit-1Ru Rack-Mount Kit

    The holes that you use depend on the requirements of your rack and the amount of clearance required for interface cables (3 inches [7.6 mm] minimum) and module handles (1 inch [2.5 mm] minimum). Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 26 (see the following figure). Tighten 12-24 screws to 30 in-lb (3.39 N·m) of torque and tighten 10-32 screws to 20 in-lb (2.26 N·m) of torque. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 27 Holding the chassis level, insert screws (12-24 or 10-32, depending on the rack type) in each of the two front rack-mount brackets (using a total of six screws) and into the cage nuts or threaded holes in the vertical rack-mounting rails (see the following figure). Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 28: Installingtheswitchusingthen3K-C3064-Acc-Kit Rack-Mount Kit

    • Front rack-mount brackets (2) • Rear rack-mount brackets (2) • Slider rails (2) • M4 x 0.7 x 8-mm Phillips countersink screws (12) • The rack is installed and secured to its location. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 29 Four M4 screws used to attach the bracket to the chassis chassis Rear rack-mount guide aligned to the module end of Two M4 screws used to attach the bracket to the the chassis chassis Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 30 Two customer-supplied 12-24 or 10-32 screws used rack to attach each slider rail to the rack c) Repeat Step 3 to attach the other slider rail to the other side of the rack. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 31 Holding the chassis level, insert two screws (12-24 or 10-32, depending on the rack type) in each of the two front rack-mount brackets (using a total of four screws) and into the cage nuts or threaded holes in the vertical rack-mounting rails (see the following figure). Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 32: Installing The Switch Into A Two-Post Rack

    To install the switch, you must attach mounting brackets to the switch and secure the switch to the rack. Installation in racks other than 19-inch racks requires a bracket kit not included with the switch. The following figure shows the standard 19-inch mounting brackets. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 33 Position the bracket so that four of its screw holes are aligned to the screw holes on the side of the chassis as shown in the following figure. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 34 Repeat previous step for the other front rack-mount bracket on the other side of the switch and be sure to position that bracket the same distance from the front of the switch. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 35: Grounding The Chassis

    Warning Statement 1046—Installing or Replacing the Unit When installing or replacing the unit, the ground connection must always be made first and disconnected last. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 36: Starting The Switch

    Before you begin • The switch must be installed and secured to a rack or cabinet. • The switch must be adequately grounded. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 37 Note A setup utility automatically launches the first time that you access the switch and guides you through the basic configuration. For instructions on how to configure the switch and check module connectivity, see the appropriate Cisco Nexus configuration guide.
  • Page 38 Installing the Switch Chassis Starting the Switch Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 39: Connecting The Switch To The Aci Fabric

    Note To prevent sub-optimal forwarding between endpoints, connect every leaf switch in the fabric to every spine switch in the same fabric. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 40: Preparing To Connect To Other Devices

    Cisco equipment. In situations where long parallel cable runs cannot be separated by at least 3.3 feet (1 meter), we recommend that you shield any potential noise sources by housing them in a grounded metallic conduit.
  • Page 41: Connecting Leaf Switches To Apics

    • For a VIC1225 optical module, use one of the following sets of transceivers and cables: • Cisco 10GBASE-LR transceivers (SFP-10G-LR) supporting a link length of up to 6.1 miles (10 km) • Cisco 10GBASE-SR transceivers (SFP-10G-SR) supporting the following link lengths: •...
  • Page 42: Connecting Leaf Switches To Spine Switches

    Connect the other end of the interface cable to a downlink port on a leaf switch. • For a Cisco 10GBASE-LR or -SR transceiver and cable, insert the transceiver into a downlink optical port on a leaf switch before connecting the cable to the transceiver.
  • Page 43: Setting Up An Optional Console Interface

    • If there are modular switches in the fabric, their ACI-mode line cards must already be installed. The line cards can be of the following types: • 36-port 40-Gigabit (such as: N9K-X9736PQ) • 32-port 100-Gigabit (such as: N9K-X9732C-EX) (supported by Cisco Nexus 9504 and 9508 modular switches) • 36-port 100-Gigabit (such as: N9K-X9736C-FX) Note You cannot include NX-OS line cards in the same chassis when running in ACI mode.
  • Page 44: Setting Up An Optional Management Connection

    DB-9 connector on the other end of the cable to the serial port on the console device. What to do next You can now perform the initial configuration for the switch (see the Cisco ACI Getting Started Guide). Setting Up an Optional Management Connection You can optionally set up an out-of-band management connection for monitoring and troubleshooting purposes.
  • Page 45: Maintaining Transceivers And Optical Cables

    • 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 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 46 Connecting the Switch to the ACI Fabric Maintaining Transceivers and Optical Cables Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 47: Replacing Components

    On the fan module that you are removing, press the two sides of the fan module handle next to where it connects to the fan module and pull on the handles enough to unseat it from its connectors. Step 2 Holding the handle, pull the module out of the chassis. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 48: Installing A Fan Module

    • NXA-PDC-440W-PI (440-W, port-side intake (burgundy latch) power supply) Replacing an AC Power Supply You can replace an AC power supply during operations so long as the other power supply provides to the switch. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 49 Depending on the outlet receptacle on your power distribution unit, you might need the optional jumper Note cable to connect the switch to your outlet receptacle. e) Verify that the power supply is operational by making sure that the power supply LED is green. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 50: Replacing A Dc Power Supply

    If the power supply does not fit into the open slot, turn the module over before sliding it carefully into the open slot. b) Test the installation by trying to pull the power supply out of the slot without using the release latch. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 51: Wiring The Dc Input Power Source

    Figure 3: DC Source A and Source B Connections with Common Ground Step 4 Torque all terminal block screws to 11 lbf-in. Step 5 Replace the terminal block safety cover. Step 6 Move the DC poser source circuit-breakers to the ON position. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 52 Replacing Components Wiring the DC Input Power Source Step 7 Confirm that the poser supply DC OK and PS OK LEDs are green. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 53: Rack Specifications

    • Standard 19-inch (48.3 cm) (two- or four-post EIA cabinet or rack, with mounting rails that conform to English universal hole spacing per section 1 of ANSI/EIA-310-D-1992). For more information, see Requirements Specific to Perforated Cabinets, on page Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 54: Requirements Specific To Standard Open Racks

    • The roof should be perforated with at least a 20 percent open area. • The cabinet floor should be open or perforated to enhance cooling. The Cisco R Series rack conforms to these requirements. Cable Management Guidelines 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.
  • Page 55: System Specifications

    Width Depth Height Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP 17.3 inches (43.9 cm) With AC power 1.72 inches (4.4 cm) (1 RU) supplies 19.7 inches (49.9 cm). With DC power supplies 21.0 inches (53.34 cm). Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 56: Switch And Module Weights And Quantities

    Some power supplies have UL listed capabilities that are greater than the maximum power requirements for a switch. To determine the power consumption characteristics for the switch, use the typical and maximum requirements that are listed in the following table. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 57: Power Specifications

    Power supply standby voltage 12 VDC Efficiency rating Climate Savers Platinum Efficiency (80Plus Platinum certified) Form factor RSP1 440-W DC Power Supply Specifications These specifications apply to the following power supplies: • NXA-PDC-440W-PE Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 58: 1100-W Ac Power Supply Specifications

    6 A at 240 VAC Maximum input volt-amperes 760 A at 100 VAC Maximum output power per power supply 1100 W Maximum inrush current 33 A (sub-cycle duration) Maximum hold-up time 12 ms at 1100 W Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 59: Power Cable Specifications

    North America CAB-9K12A-NA 125 VAC, 13 A, NEMA 5-15 plug, 8.2 feet (2.5 m) North America CAB-AC-L620-C13 NEMA L6-20-C13, 6.6 feet (2.0 m) North America CAB-N5K6A-NA 200/240V, 6A, 8.2 feet (2.5 m) Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 60: Dc Power Cable Specifications

    Products should comply with CE Markings according to directives 2004/108/EC and 2006/95/EC. Safety • UL 60950-1 Second Edition • CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1 Second Edition • EN 60950-1 Second Edition • IEC 60950-1 Second Edition • AS/NZS 60950-1 • GB4943 Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 61 • CNS13438 Class A EMC: Immunity • EN55024 • CISPR24 • EN300386 • KN 61000-4 series RoHS The product is RoH-6 compliant with exceptions for leaded-ball grid-array (BGA) balls and lead press-fit connectors. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 62 System Specifications System Specifications Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 63: Leds

    Temperature exceeds the minor alarm threshold. The switch is not receiving power. Green Fans and power supply modules are operational. Amber At least one fan or power supply module is not operating. Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 64: Fan Module Leds

    Power supply is connected to a power source but not outputting power to the green switch. Green Flashing amber Power supply warning—possibly one of the following conditions: • High voltage • High power • Low voltage • Slow power supply fan Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 65 Amber Rotor fault Note This behavior occurs if the fan rotor is stopped during normal switch operation. Amber AC cord that is removed while in redundant mode (while other PSU is running). Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 66 LEDs LEDs Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 67: Appendix D Additional Kits

    The following table lists and illustrates the contents for the 1-RU rack-mount kit (NXK-ACC-KIT-1RU). Illustration Description Quantity Rack-mount kit • Front brackets (2) • Rear brackets (2) • Slider rails (2) • M4 Phillips pan-head screws Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 68: Rack Mount Kit N3K-C3064-Acc-Kit

    The following table lists and illustrates the contents for the 1-RU rack-mount kit (N3K-C3064-ACC-KIT). Illustration Description Quantity Rack-mount kit • Front-mount angled bracket • Rear-mount slider bracket (2) • Slider rails (2) • M4 x 7 mm mounting screws (16) Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 69: 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: Ambient temperature Humidity Altitude Atmospheric contamination Airflow Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 70: Contact And Site Information

    (transceivers) EMI evaluation: Distance limitations for signaling Site wiring RFI levels Contact and Site Information Use the following worksheet to record contact and site information for the installation. Contact person Contact phone Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 71: Chassis And Module Information

    Domain name IP broadcast address Gateway/router address DNS address Use the following worksheet to record information about the modules in the switch. Module Slot Module Type Module Serial Number Notes Fan module 1 Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 72 Site Preparation and Maintenance Records Site Preparation and Maintenance Records Module Slot Module Type Module Serial Number Notes Fan module 2 Fan module 3 Power Supply 1 Power Supply 2 Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP ACI Mode Hardware Installation Guide...

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