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Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit
Interface Converter Hardware

Installation Guide

March 2002
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Cisco Systems, Inc.
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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide March 2002 Corporate 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: 408 526-4100 Customer Order Number: DOC-786460= Text Part Number: 78-6460-04...

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    Modifications to this product not authorized by Cisco Systems, Inc. could void the FCC approval and negate your authority to operate the product. The Cisco implementation of TCP header compression is an adaptation of a program developed by the University of California, Berkeley (UCB) as part of UCB’s public domain version of the UNIX operating system.

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    Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide Copyright © 1999–2002, Cisco Systems, Inc. All rights reserved.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty Terms Preface Audience Purpose Organization Notes, Cautions, and Warnings Related Publications Obtaining Documentation World Wide Web Documentation CD-ROM Ordering Documentation Documentation Feedback Obtaining Technical Assistance Cisco.com Technical Assistance Center Overview C H A P T E R Features GigaStack GBIC LEDs GBIC Module Slot LEDs...

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    Contents Minimum IOS Release for Redundant Loop Configurations Deployment Examples Installation C H A P T E R Inspecting the Packing List EMC Regulatory Statements Avoiding Electrostatic Discharge Installing a GigaStack GBIC Attaching the GBIC Clip Recommended Configuration Connecting to GigaStack GBIC Ports Creating Connections Removing a GigaStack GBIC Power-On Self-Test...

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    Troubleshooting C H A P T E R Technical Specifications A P P E N D I X Connectors and Cables A P P E N D I X GigaStack GBIC Cabling Translated Safety Warnings A P P E N D I X Product Disposal N D E X 78-6460-04...

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    Contents Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide viii 78-6460-04...

  • Page 9: Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty Terms

    Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty Terms There are special terms applicable to your hardware warranty as well as services you may use during the warranty period. Your formal Warranty Statement, including the warranty applicable to Cisco software, appears in the CD which accompanies your Cisco Product.

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    Note To view translated and/or localized warranty information about your product, follow these steps: Enter the following part number in the Warranty Document Number field: 78-6310-02C0 Select the language to view the document. Click Go. The Cisco Warranty page appears. From this page you can review the document online or click the PDF icon to download and print the document in Adobe Portable Data File (PDF) format.

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    Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty Terms Complete the information below and keep for ready reference. Product purchased from: Their telephone number: Product Model and Serial number: Maintenance Contract number: Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide 78-6460-04...

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    Cisco Limited Lifetime Hardware Warranty Terms Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide 78-6460-04...

  • Page 13: Preface

    Preface Audience This guide is for the technician installing the GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter (GBIC), hereafter referred to as the GigaStack GBIC. Before using this guide, make sure that you are familiar with the concepts and terminology of Ethernet and local-area networking. Purpose This guide describes how to install the GigaStack GBIC and troubleshoot problems associated with its installation.

  • Page 14: Organization

    Organization Organization This guide is organized into the following chapters: Chapter 1, “Overview,” description, and shows how the GigaStack GBICs can be deployed in real networks. Chapter 2, “Installation,” Chapter 3, “Troubleshooting,” installation and cabling problems. Appendix A, “Technical Specifications,” specifications and the regulatory agency approvals.

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    Preface Warning This warning symbol means danger. You are in a situation that could cause bodily injury. Before you work on any equipment, be aware of the hazards involved with electrical circuitry and be familiar with the standard practices for preventing accidents. The warning symbol also means that you can see the warning in multiple languages in Waarschuwing Dit waarschuwingssymbool betekent gevaar.

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    Notes, Cautions, and Warnings Warnung Dieses Warnsymbol bedeutet Gefahr. Sie befinden sich in einer Situation, die zu einer Körperverletzung führen könnte. Bevor Sie mit der Arbeit an irgendeinem Gerät beginnen, seien Sie sich der mit elektrischen Stromkreisen verbundenen Gefahren und der Standardpraktiken zur Vermeidung von Unfällen bewußt.

  • Page 17: Related Publications

    Preface ¡Atención! Este símbolo de aviso significa peligro. Existe riesgo para su integridad física. Antes de manipular cualquier equipo, considerar los riesgos que entraña la corriente eléctrica y familiarizarse con los procedimientos estándar de prevención de accidentes. Este símbolo de aviso también significa que la misma advertencia aparece en varios idiomas bajo el título “Appendix C, “Translated Safety Warnings.”...

  • Page 18: Obtaining Documentation

    Compatibility Matrix listed with the GigaStack GBIC documentation on www.cisco.com for the list of switching products supporting the GBIC. Obtaining Documentation These sections provide sources for obtaining documentation from Cisco Systems. World Wide Web You can access the most current Cisco documentation on the World Wide Web at the following sites: •...

  • Page 19: Documentation Cd-rom

    Preface Documentation CD-ROM Cisco documentation and additional literature are available in a CD-ROM package, which ships with your product. The Documentation CD-ROM is updated monthly and may be more current than printed documentation. The CD-ROM package is available as a single unit or as an annual subscription. Ordering Documentation Cisco documentation is available in the following ways: Registered Cisco Direct Customers can order Cisco Product documentation...

  • Page 20: Obtaining Technical Assistance

    To submit your comments by mail, for your convenience many documents contain a response card behind the front cover. Otherwise, you can mail your comments to the following address: Cisco Systems, Inc. Document Resource Connection 170 West Tasman Drive San Jose, CA 95134-9883 We appreciate your comments.

  • Page 21: Technical Assistance Center

    Preface Technical Assistance Center The Cisco TAC website is available to all customers who need technical assistance with a Cisco product or technology that is under warranty or covered by a maintenance contract. Contacting TAC through the Website If you have a priority level 3 (P3) or priority level 4 (P4) problem, contact TAC by going to the TAC website: http://www.cisco.com/tac P3 and P4 level problems are defined as follows:...

  • Page 22: Contacting Tac By Telephone

    Obtaining Technical Assistance Contacting TAC by Telephone If you have a priority level 1(P1) or priority level 2 (P2) problem, contact TAC by telephone and immediately open a case. To obtain a directory of toll-free numbers for your country, go to the following website: http://www.cisco.com/warp/public/687/Directory/DirTAC.shtml P1 and P2 level problems are defined as follows: P1—Your production network is down, causing a critical impact to business...

  • Page 23: Overview

    Overview The GigaStack GBIC (model WS-X3500-XL) adds port density and high-performance connectivity to supporting switches. When installed in a supporting switch, the GigaStack GBIC supports Gigabit connections in a cascaded stack or point-to-point configuration. The GigaStack GBIC autonegotiates the duplex setting of each port to maximize the bandwidth for your configuration.

  • Page 24: Gigastack Gbic Leds

    GigaStack GBIC LEDs • Support for redundant loop configurations in a GigaStack GBIC stack For more information, see the Configurations” section on page 1-7 with a Redundant Link” section on page 2-12 • Support for IOS Release 12.0(5)XU or later for Catalyst 2900 XL and 3500 XL switches, support for Release 12.1(6)EA2 or later for Catalyst 2950 switches, and support for Release 12.1(4)EA1 or later for Catalyst 3550 multilayer switches...

  • Page 25: Gbic Module Slot Leds

    Chapter 1 Overview Table 1-1 Color Green Amber Flashing amber GBIC Module Slot LEDs Figure 1-2 Figure 1-3 installed in the 1000BASE-X module. Figure 1-2 78-6460-04 GigaStack GBIC LEDs Meaning No link. Link present. This link occurs if there is connectivity with another network device and the GigaStack GBIC port.

  • Page 26: Cabling Guidelines

    Cabling Guidelines Figure 1-3 Tight en Screw s To Activ ate WS -X2 931 -XL Table 1-2 and port status. Table 1-2 Color Green Flashing green Alternating green-amber Solid amber Flashing amber Cabling Guidelines The GigaStack GBIC uses the following Cisco proprietary cables. See Table 1-3 Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide GBIC LED Location on a 1000BASE-X Module...

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    Chapter 1 Overview The maximum distance for a GBIC-to-GBIC connection is 1 meter. The GigaStack GBIC requires Cisco proprietary signaling and cabling. For more information about cabling, see Figure 1-4 50-cm GigaStack cable Table 1-3 Part Number CAB-GS-50CM CAB-GS-1M The 50-cm cable comes with the GigaStack GBIC. You can order additional cables.

  • Page 28: Switches Supporting The Gbic

    Switches Supporting the GBIC Switches Supporting the GBIC Refer to the online GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Switch Compatibility Matrix listed with the GBIC documentation on www.cisco.com for the most current list of products supporting the GBIC. Caution Installing the GBIC in or connecting it to an unauthorized device might cause damage to the GBIC, the other device, or both.

  • Page 29: Minimum Ios Release For Redundant Loop Configurations

    Chapter 1 Overview Switch Series or Module Catalyst 3500 XL switches Catalyst 3550 switches 1. The 1000BASE-X module provides one switched 1000-Mbps port in half-duplex, full-duplex, or autonegotiation mode for a GigaStack GBIC. The port supports the IEEE 802.3Z 1000BASE-X standard. Minimum IOS Release for Redundant Loop Configurations To ensure support for redundant loop configurations when using the GigaStack...

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    Minimum IOS Release for Redundant Loop Configurations Table 1-5 Supported Switch Modular 2900 XL switches 2950 switches 3500 XL switches 3550 multilayer switches Note All switches in a series must run the same software version. For example, if the stack includes only Catalyst 2900 series XL and 3500 series XL switches, they must run Release 12.0(5)XU or later.

  • Page 31: Deployment Examples

    Chapter 1 Overview Deployment Examples This section contains examples that use the GigaStack GBIC as a Gigabit uplink to aggregate traffic in a switched and shared network. Example 1: Cascaded Stack Connection Figure 1-5 configuration. Figure 1-5 10/100 switched links 10/100 attached workstations 78-6460-04 shows the GigaStack GBIC cascaded in a half-duplex stack...

  • Page 32: Example 2: Point-to-point Connection

    Chapter 1 Overview Deployment Examples Example 2: Point-to-Point Connection Figure 1-6 shows the 3500 XL switch aggregating traffic by using a GigaStack GBIC as a full-duplex, point-to-point uplink connection. Figure 1-6 Point-to-Point Connection Catalyst 3508G XL switch Full-duplex GigaStack GBIC or 1000BASE-X links Catalyst 2900 XL, Catalyst 3500 XL, or Catalyst 3550 switches Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide...

  • Page 33: Installation

    GigaStack GBIC • • 50-cm cable • GBIC clip If anything is missing, contact your Cisco Systems customer service representative. Note You can order a 1-m cable separately. Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide 78-6460-04 C H A P T E R...

  • Page 34: Chapter 2 Installation

    EMC Regulatory Statements EMC Regulatory Statements This section lists international regulatory information for the GigaStack GBIC. U.S.A. U.S. regulatory information for this product is in the front matter of this manual. Taiwan This is a Class A Information product. When used in a residential environment, it may cause radio frequency interference.

  • Page 35: Korea

    Chapter 2 Installation Korea This is a Class A Device and is registered for EMC requirements for Warning industrial use. The seller or buyer should be aware of this. If this type was sold or purchased by mistake, it should be replaced with a residential-use type.

  • Page 36: Avoiding Electrostatic Discharge

    Avoiding Electrostatic Discharge Avoiding Electrostatic Discharge Before you install the GigaStack GBIC, ground yourself by touching the metal part of the chassis to avoid electrostatic discharge (ESD). You should also keep the GigaStack GBIC in its antistatic shielded bag until you are ready for installation.

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    Chapter 2 Installation Figure 2-1 GigaStack GBIC Figure 2-2 Tight en Screw s To Activ ate WS -X2 931 -XL GigaStack GBIC Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide 78-6460-04 Inserting the GigaStack GBIC into a Switch Module Slot Metal flap door GBIC module slot Inserting the GigaStack GBIC into a 1000BASE-X Module...

  • Page 38: Attaching The Gbic Clip

    Attaching the GBIC Clip Attaching the GBIC Clip Each GigaStack GBIC ships with a removable clip that can be attached to provide extra security against accidental cable removal. If you use the clip, you must attach it before inserting the GBIC into the slot. Attach the clip as follows: Attach the clip to the GBIC by carefully inserting the clip tabs into the slots on Step 1...

  • Page 39: Recommended Configuration

    Chapter 2 Installation Step 4 Secure the cable in a clip notch as shown in Figure 2-4 Insert the GBIC into the slot. Follow the steps in the Step 5 GBIC” section on page Recommended Configuration All ports are set to autonegotiate the duplex mode for your GigaStack GBIC. You must keep this default setting;...

  • Page 40: Creating Connections

    Creating Connections Figure 2-5 Inserting the Cable in a GigaStack GBIC GigaStack cable Always use a GigaStack cable to connect a GigaStack GBIC to any device. For Note more information, see the Creating Connections You can create these configurations: Point-to-point •...

  • Page 41

    Chapter 2 Installation Table 2-1 Device 1000BASE-X module (for modular 2900 XL switches) 3500 XL switches 2950 switches 3550 multilayer switches Note The GigaStack GBIC supports setting a trunk to IEEE 802.1Q or Inter-Switch Link (ISL) encapsulation. All GigaStack GBIC interfaces in the cascaded stack should be configured as trunk interfaces (switchport mode trunk interface configuration command) and to use the same encapsulation method (switchport trunk encapsulation {isl | dot1q} interface configuration command).

  • Page 42: Point-to-point Connections

    Creating Connections Point-to-Point Connections A point-to-point connection operates in full-duplex mode. example of supporting switches with point-to-point connections. Figure 2-6 Point-to-Point Connections Catalyst 3512 XL 11 12 Catalyst 2924M XL Catalyst 3512 XL 11 12 Catalyst 2924M XL Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide 2-10 Catalyst 3500 Catalyst 2900...

  • Page 43: Cascaded Stack Connections

    Chapter 2 Installation Cascaded Stack Connections You can connect from three to nine switches in a cascaded stack configuration. The cascaded stack operates in half-duplex mode. connections on some supporting switches. Figure 2-7 Catalyst 3508G XL Catalyst 2924M XL Catalyst 3512 XL Catalyst 3524 XL 78-6460-04 Cascaded Stack Connections...

  • Page 44: Cascaded Stack Connections With A Redundant Link

    Creating Connections Cascaded Stack Connections with a Redundant Link You can form a redundant link by connecting the open ports on the top and bottom GigaStack GBICs within the same stack, as shown in Figure 2-8 Catalyst 3508G XL Catalyst 3512 XL Catalyst 3524 XL The GigaStack GBIC software detects the loop configuration by the way the cables are connected and the number of switches used in the stack.

  • Page 45: Removing A Gigastack Gbic

    Chapter 2 Installation A loop causes excessive collision errors on the port and can cause the link to Caution become unstable. This instability decreases performance on the links, and communication between the switches in the stack is adversely affected. If a Catalyst switch is connected through its GigaStack GBIC to another switch’s GigaStack GBIC that does not support loop detection, the GBIC LEDs turn these colors: •...

  • Page 46: Power-on Self-test

    Power-On Self-Test Step 3 If you are using the GBIC clip to secure the GBIC cables, remove the clip from the GigaStack GBIC by pulling the tabs from the slots on the GBIC. Remove the cables from the notches in the clip. Disconnect the cable from the GigaStack GBIC port.

  • Page 47: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Table 3-1 GBIC and how to resolve them. Table 3-1 Common Problems and Their Solutions Symptom Possible Causes GBIC module slot Spanning Tree Protocol LED is amber. (STP) is checking for loops. Port is initializing, it was disabled by management or an address violation, or it was blocked by STP.

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    Table 3-1 Common Problems and Their Solutions (continued) Symptom Possible Causes GigaStack GBIC Link flap (the link keeps LED blinks any going up and down). color for more than 1 minute. GigaStack GBIC The GigaStack GBIC is in LED color is an indeterminate state.

  • Page 49: Appendix

    Technical Specifications Table A-1 lists the technical specifications and regulatory agency approvals for the GigaStack GBIC. Table A-1 Environmental Ranges Operating temperature Storage temperature Operating humidity Storage humidity Operating altitude Storage altitude Power Consumption Physical Dimensions (H x W x D) Weight Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide 78-6460-04...

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    Table A-1 Agency Approvals Safety AS/NZS 3260, TS001 UL 1950/CSA 22.2 No. 950 IEC 950/EN 60950 Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide Technical Specifications (continued) FCC Part 15 Class A EN 55022A Class A (CISPR 22 Class A) VCCI Class A AS/NRZ 3548 Class A BCIQ...

  • Page 51: Appendix

    Connectors and Cables This appendix describes the Cisco proprietary cables and connectors for the GigaStack GBIC. GigaStack GBIC Cabling The GigaStack GBIC uses proprietary connectors as shown in Figure B-1 The GigaStack GBIC cables are proprietary, high-data-rate cables with enhanced signal integrity and EMI performance.

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    Appendix B Connectors and Cables GigaStack GBIC Cabling Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide 78-6460-04...

  • Page 53: Appendix

    Translated Safety Warnings This appendix repeats the warnings in this guide in multiple languages. Product Disposal Warning Ultimate disposal of this product should be handled according to all national laws and regulations. Waarschuwing Het uiteindelijke wegruimen van dit product dient te geschieden in overeenstemming met alle nationale wetten en reglementen.

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    Product Disposal Advarsel Endelig kassering av dette produktet skal være i henhold til alle relevante nasjonale lover og bestemmelser. Aviso Deitar fora este produto em conformidade com todas as leis e regulamentos nacionais. ¡Advertencia! Al deshacerse por completo de este producto debe seguir todas las leyes y reglamentos nacionales.

  • Page 55: I N D E X

    Numerics 1000BASE-X module description IEEE standards agency approvals alignment errors autonegotiation cable 1-m cable availability description and cautions guidelines 1-5, B-1 lengths part numbers 1-5, B-1 proprietary requirements standard IEEE 1394 cable caution Cisco IOS command-line interface, (CLI) Cisco Technical Assistance Center clip, attaching 2-6 to 2-7 Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide...

  • Page 56

    Index error frames detecting LED indication Spanning Tree Protocol features 1-1 to 1-2 feedback to Cisco Systems, web GigaStack cable connector, see clip GigaStack GBIC cabling guidelines connecting ports definition xiii deployment examples cascaded connection point-to-point connection installing keyed insertion protection...

  • Page 57: Product Disposal C

    network examples note definition packing list POST conditional limitations 2-14 LED indicator power-on self-test, see POST product disposal redundant links configuration example 2-12 supported IOS Release 1-7, 2-12 regulatory statements related publications xvii removing a GigaStack GBIC safety agency approvals warnings, translated 78-6460-04 Spanning Tree Protocol...

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    Index URLs, Cisco xviii warnings, Product Disposal World Wide Web, documentation from xviii Catalyst GigaStack Gigabit Interface Converter Hardware Installation Guide IN-4 78-6460-04...

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