C9010 installation and configuration, refer to these documents: Table 1. C9010 Documentation Information Documentation Hardware installation and power-up instructions Dell Networking Installation Guide for the C9010 Switch Software configuration Dell Networking Configuration Guide for the C9000 Series Command line interface...
This guide describes how to get started by installing the C9010 in a rack and connecting to a network. The C9010 switch is part of Dell Networking's next-generation LAN solution, providing a scalable switch that offers a path to higher density 10GE, 40GE, and 100GE capability. You can deploy the C9010 switch as an access or aggregation/core switch for installations in which a modular switch is preferred to a stack.
The switch and its accessories are shipped in a single box. The power cords may be shipped in a separate box. Before unpacking the switch, inspect the container and immediately report any evidence of damage. Verify that you have received your ordered items. If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Dell Networking representative or reseller for assistance.
QSFP+ DAC cables • Accessory kit, consisting of console cable, AC power cord and ESD wrist strap • Dell ReadyRails™ kit (#1 and #2 Phillips and flat-tipped screwdrivers required) • Half- and full-width blanks Before You Start: Site Preparation Before installing the C9010 switch, make sure that your installation site meets these requirements: •...
Installing the Hardware To install the C9010 chassis and power up the switch, follow these steps: Install the C9010 chassis in a 2- or 4-post rack using a rack bar, rack mount tray, or Dell ReadyRails kit. Secure the chassis ground.
NOTE: The installation procedure in this section describes how to install the C9010 in a rack using the rack bar provided in the base configuration package. For information about how to use Dell ReadyRails or a rack mount tray to install the C9010 in a rack, see Installing Dell...
Figure 3. Removing Brackets from the Chassis Use an equipment lift or ask two people to lift the chassis and align the rack-mount screw holes on each flange of the chassis with the holes in the equipment rack (Figure 4). Rest the chassis on top of the rack bar (or the rack tray or ReadyRails, if installed).
Figure 4. Mounting the Chassis into a 2-Post Rack Verify that the chassis is securely installed in two rack posts and does not sag. Installing the Hardware...
Figure 5. Chassis Installed in a 2-Post Rack Installing the Chassis in a Four-Post Rack You can install the C9010 chassis in a 4-post round- or square-hole rack by following the tool-less procedure in this section or in a 4-post threaded-hole rack by following a tooled procedure. The illustrations in this section show how to install the chassis in a 4-post square-hole rack using a tool-less procedure.
Determine the height at which you want to mount the chassis in the equipment rack. (Optional) If you are using a Dell ReadyRails kit, install the rails as described in Installing Dell ReadyRails. If you are using a rack mount tray, refer to Installing a Rack Mount Tray.
Figure 7. Aligning Rack-Mount Holes with 4-Post Rack Holes Lift and slide the chassis so that the holes on the chassis flanges touch the holes in the rack posts. Tighten the four thumb screws on the flanges into the cage nuts to secure the chassis on the front posts (Figure 8).
Using Dell ReadyRails (Optional) Dell Networking offers the Dell ReadyRails rack mounting system as an option to ease the installation of a switch in a 2-post or 4-post rack. You must purchase a ReadyRails kit as a separate item; it is not shipped with the C9010 switch.
Figure 9. Dell ReadyRails for 2- and 4-Post Racks Left chassis rail Right chassis rail Left ReadyRail bracket for 2-post racks Right ReadyRail bracket for 2-post racks Left front rail with attached subassembly and Right front rail with attached subassembly...
Attach the chassis rails on the right and left sides of the chassis. • Remove the two chassis rails from the Dell ReadyRails kit. • Align the holes on the right and left chassis rails with the screws at the bottom of each side of the chassis (orange arrows and item 1 in Figure 10).
Figure 11. Installing a Spacer on a Chassis Flange Attach a Ready rail to the right and left sides of the rack at the desired height. Remove the front and rear parts of the left 4-post rail from the Dell ReadyRails kit and slide the parts together.
Figure 12. Installing Tool-less Rails in a Non-Threaded-Hole Rack Lift the chassis and slide it into the rails installed in the rack (Figure 12). Install two cage nuts in each post at the desired height of the two thumb screws on each flange. Tighten the thumb screws in the cage nuts to secure the chassis to the rack.
To install ReadyRails using a tooled method in a threaded-hole 2- or 4-post rack: Locate the front rack rails in the Dell ReadyRails kit. For a 2-post rack, locate the left and right rail brackets (items 5 and 6 in Figure 9).
Figure 14. Installing Tooled Rails in a Threaded-Hole Rack Attach the front of each rail to the front rack posts using the screws provided with the rack. On a 4-post rack, slide each rail backward so that they seat into the back post holes at the desired height.
C9010 switch. NOTE: If the use of a rack bar or Dell ReadyRails does not satisfy your C9010 installation requirements, Dell Networking recommends using a rack mount tray to support the weight of a C9010 switch in a 4-post rack.
Figure 16. Example of a Mount Rack Tray in a 4-Post Rack Securing the Chassis Ground After you mount the chassis in a rack, secure the chassis ground as follows: Locate the chassis ground lug nut and holes on the bottom left side (facing you) of the chassis. Attach a grounding cable to the chassis lug by inserting a 6-gauge cable (item 1 in Figure 16).
Figure 17. Grounding the Chassis Connect the opposite end of the grounding cable to the nearest appropriate grounding post in your facility. Installing a Fan Tray The C9010 switch requires three fans for normal operation. Three field-replaceable fan trays are shipped with the base configuration.
Figure 18. Installing a Fan Tray NOTE: The system does not have an air filter; ensure that you regularly clean the installation site and the chassis. NOTE: The fan tray light-emitting diode (LED) remains lit when the chassis is powered up and the fan tray is functioning properly.
10G SFP+ Port Status LEDs Before you install an RPM in the C9010 chassis, review these guidelines: • Although the C9010 switch can operate with one RPM, Dell Networking recommends that you use two RPMs. • One RPM provides 48 Gigabits of bandwidth to each linecard.
Figure 20. Extending the RPM Ejector Levers Hold the card assembly by the metal carrier edges. Avoid touching the printed circuit board and connector pins. The arrow in RPM slot 0 (item 2 in Figure 20) identifies the slot in which you must insert the first RPM. Align the card with the guide (item 2 in Figure 20) and gently slide it into the slot by holding the two ejector levers in the fully open position and pushing the card forward.
Figure 21. Inserting the First RPM in the Chassis Push in the levers until the thumb tabs pop up and the card is fully inserted in the slot. The ejector levers hide under the card. If the C9010 uses two RPMs, insert the second RPM into RPM slot 1 below the first RPM by following Steps 1 to 4.
• The blank panels for RPMs and linecards are different sizes (line-card blanks are smaller); be sure you install blank panels in the correct slots. • C9010 line cards are hot-swappable. The C9010 supports high availability. • Do not press on the port connectors when you install a line card. Figure 21 shows the types of line cards supported in the C9010.
PSU Installation Guidelines • The C9010 requires the use of at least one power supply for normal operation. Dell Networking recommends using additional power supplies for redundancy depending on the maximum system power that is required and the local power grid voltage (100~120Vac/200~240Vac).
Figure 23. Installing the First Power Supply Installing the Cable Management System You can install a cable management system on the front of the chassis to organize network cables and minimize the obstruction from cables when you insert, remove, and view chassis components. Using the cable management system, you can attach the maximum number of cables in C9010 line-card ports.
Figure 24. Cable Management System NOTE: Dell Networking recommends that you install the cable management system after you install the chassis in a rack and all chassis components in the chassis. To install the cable management system, mount both brackets on the right and left sides of the chassis.
Figure 25. Installing Cable Management Brackets on the Chassis Flanges Press the bracket forward so that the bracket holes cover the pins and thumb screws on the flanges (item 1 in Figure 25). The bracket locks in place as you press it forward. Installing the Hardware...
Figure 26. Cable Management Brackets Installed on Chassis To open part of a cable bracket, pull one of the latches forward so that it swings down. To remove a cable bracket, push up the blue button located in the center of a bracket to release it. When you cable C9010 ports, be sure not to interfere with the airflow from the ventilation holes on the right and left sides of the chassis.
After you install the chassis with power supplies in a rack, supply power to the C9010. Before Powering Up Before you supply power to the chassis, Dell Networking recommends that you re-inspect your equipment rack and chassis. Verify that: •...
NOTE: You can also check system status using CLI show commands and the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). For more information about these options, refer to the Dell Networking Command Line Reference Guide and Dell Networking Configuration Guide for the C9000 Series.
LED Color Description • • No data link SFP+ 10G uplink port 0 to 3: Link/Activity LED • Solid green • Link is up and operational. • Flashing green • Link is up and transmitting/receiving data. • Solid amber • 1G port is up and the interface is enabled.
LED Color Description • Port beacon used to locate port • • No link or interface is disabled. 4x10GE Port link/ activity LED • Solid amber • 10G link is up and operating at 10G speed. • Flashing amber • 4x10GE port is transmitting/receiving data at 10G speed.
Table 4. 1/10G SFP+ and 1/10G RJ-45 Port LEDs LED Color Description Link/Activity Status LED • • No link • Solid green • 10G link is up and 10GE interface is enabled. • Flashing green • 10G port is transmitting/receiving data. •...
Figure 31. PSU LEDs PSU LED: DC output (on handle) PSU LED: AC input power Table 6. PSU LEDs LED Color Description • Solid green • Normal DC power output PSU: DC output • Solid amber • Alarm: PSU is not operational due to fault condition •...
C9010 using the CLI. BMP allows the C9010 to receive a Dell Networking OS image and startup configuration file with initial software settings, including IP address, from a DHCP server. For more information about BMP, refer to the Dell Networking Open Automation Guide: Configuration and Command Line Reference.
Figure 32. Console Ports on Route Processor Module USB-B console port RJ45 console port Setting RJ45 Console Access The RJ45 console port is an asynchronous serial port. If you connect a console to this port, it must support asynchronous transmission. NOTE: Before connecting a console, be sure that a terminal emulation program is already installed on your PC console.
Serial Input/Output Input Input NC (unused) RJ45 Console Access with a DB-9 Adapter You can connect to the console through the RJ45 console port using an RJ-45 to RJ-45 rollover cable and an RJ-45 to DB-9 female DTE adapter (labeled TERMINAL) to a terminal server (for example, a PC). Table 8.
Initial Software Configuration After you connect a console terminal, the CLI prompt appears (Dell>_). It is not necessary to enter a default user name and password to log in. Although a version of the Dell Networking operating system is pre-loaded on the chassis, the system is not configured when you power up for the first time (except for the default host name, which is Dell).This section describes how to configure the system using the CLI.
Telnet connection from your management network. To configure other features and interfaces, refer to the Dell Networking C9000 Series Configuration Guide. To perform the initial software configuration, you will need the following information from your network administrator: •...
Configuring a Host Name The host name appears in the prompt. The default host name is Dell. Host names must start with a letter, end with a letter or digit, and have characters, letters, digits, and hyphens in the string.
switchport To view the interfaces in Layer 2 mode, enter the show interfaces switchport command in EXEC mode. Accessing the System Remotely You can configure the switch so that it can be accessed remotely over a Telnet connection. The C9010 system has a dedicated management port and a management routing table that is separate from the IP routing table.
On a 6-Port 40G QSFP+ line card, you can split a single 40GbE QSFP+ port into four 10GbE SFP+ ports using one of the supported breakout cables. For a list of supported optics, contact your Dell Networking representative or reseller.
show vlan vlan-id Assigning Interfaces to a VLAN You can only assign interfaces in Layer 2 mode to a VLAN using the tagged and untagged commands. To place an interface in Layer 2 mode, use the switchport command. A port can be an untagged member of a single VLAN or a tagged member of multiple VLANs.
BMP to configure the switch, you can connect to the network to search for a DHCP server after you complete the C9010 hardware installation. The RJ-45 network management port is located on the left side of the RPM as you face the chassis. Use a supported RJ-45 cable for a network connection.
Dell Networking Support The Dell Networking Support site provides a range of documents and tools to assist you with effectively using Dell Networking equipment and mitigating the impact of network outages. Through the support site you can obtain technical information regarding Dell Networking products, access software upgrades and patches, download available management software, and manage your open cases.
Figure 34. C9010 Service Tag Dell Networking Support...