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HP A10500 Switch Series
Installation Guide
This document guides you through installation of HP A Series products, including installing the device,
connecting to the network, hardware management, and troubleshooting.
Part number: 5998-2181
Document version: 6W100-20110805



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  • Page 1: Installation Guide

    HP A10500 Switch Series Installation Guide Abstract This document guides you through installation of HP A Series products, including installing the device, connecting to the network, hardware management, and troubleshooting. Part number: 5998-2181 Document version: 6W100-20110805...

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    MATERIAL, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this material.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Preparing for installation ············································································································································· 1 Overview············································································································································································ 1 Safety recommendations ·················································································································································· 1 Installation site requirements ··································································································································· 1 Rack-mounting requirements ···································································································································· 2 Tools and equipment ························································································································································ 3 Installing the switch ······················································································································································ 4 Confirming installation preparations ······························································································································ 4 Installing slide rails and cage nuts on the rack ·············································································································· 5 Installing slide rails ···················································································································································...

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    Troubleshooting ·························································································································································· 39 Troubleshooting methods ·············································································································································· 39 Configuration terminal problems ·································································································································· 39 No terminal display ·············································································································································· 39 Garbled terminal display······································································································································ 40 Troubleshooting the switch during the operation ········································································································ 40 Power supply system failure ·········································································································································· 40 Fan failure ······································································································································································· 41 MPU failure ····································································································································································· 41 LPU and switching fabric module failure ·····················································································································...

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    Appendix D Cables ··················································································································································· 74 Ethernet twisted pair cable ············································································································································ 74 RJ-45 connector ····················································································································································· 74 Cable pinouts ························································································································································· 74 Cable type ····························································································································································· 75 Pin assignments ····················································································································································· 76 Making an Ethernet twisted pair cable ··············································································································· 77 Optical fiber ··································································································································································· 77 Precautions ····························································································································································· 79 SFP+ cable ······································································································································································...

  • Page 6: Preparing For Installation

    Preparing for installation Overview The HP A10500 Switch Series includes these models: A10504, A10508, and A10508-V. Safety recommendations WARNING! Compliance and Safety Gui Read all of the safety instructions in the de supplied with your device before installation and operation. This section provides general recommendations.

  • Page 7: Rack-mounting Requirements

    Table 2 Humidity requirements Humidity Range Operating humidity 10% to 95%, noncondensing Storage humidity 5% to 95%, noncondensing Table 3 Dust concentration limit in the equipment room Substance Concentration limit (particles/m3) ≤ 3 x 10 Dust particles (No visible dust on desk in three days) NOTE: Dust particle diameter ≥...

  • Page 8: Tools And Equipment

    Tools and equipment Table 5 lists the tools and equipment that you might use during installation, and all of them are user supplied. Table 5 Tools and equipment list Category Tool Measuring and Long tape, ruler (of 1 meter, or 3.28 ft), gradienter, marker, chalk line, and pencil marking tools Drills Percussion drill, electric drill, and several auxiliary drill bits...

  • Page 9: Installing The Switch

    Installing the switch Figure 1 Hardware installation flow Table 6 Description of the installation flow Step Remarks Confirming installation Preparations before installation preparations Installing slide rails • For how to install slide rails, see “Installing slide rails.” and cage nuts on the •...

  • Page 10: Installing Slide Rails And Cage Nuts On The Rack

    The rack is sturdy and securely grounded; the installation position on the rack is appropriate for the • chassis; no debris exists inside or around the rack. The switch is ready for installation and has been carried to a place near the rack and convenient •...

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    Table 7 Description of signs on the slide rails Sign Meaning Remarks Front end of the left slide rail Mount this end to the front left rack post. Front end of the right slide rail Mount this end to the front right rack post. Mark the position on the rack for installing the slide rail.

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    Figure 4 Installing a cage nut Align the installation holes on the front end of the slide rail with the cage nuts on the front rack post, and attach them with screws, as shown in Figure Figure 5 Attaching the slide rail to the cage nuts with screws Keep the slide rail horizontally and adjust its length until the installation holes on the rear end of the slide rail touch the cage nuts on the rear rack post.

  • Page 13: Installing Cage Nuts

    Figure 6 Installed slide rails Installing cage nuts Before mounting the chassis to the rack, install cage nuts to the front square-holed brackets of the rack. As shown in Figure 9, determine the positions of the cage nuts according to the holes on the mounting brackets and positions of the slide rails.

  • Page 14: Installing Mounting Brackets And Cable Management Brackets

    Figure 7 Installing the cage nuts (A10508 as an example) (1) Cage nuts NOTE: When preparing for installation, make sure that the total height of the switches to be installed is no higher than the available installation height of the rack, and reserve enough clearance for cable routing.

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    the lower part of the switch. They are installed in the same way. For more information, see Figure The power cable management bracket installation procedure for the A10508 is the same as • A10508-V. The power cable management brackets of the A10504 have a slightly different structure, and •...

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    Figure 9 Installing cable management brackets on an A10504 (1) Attach the cable management bracket to the (2) Screw holes for installing the cable management chassis bracket (3) Screws for attaching the cable management (4) Power cable management bracket (installed at bracket to the chassis the lower part of the chassis) Installing mounting brackets...

  • Page 17: Mounting The Switch To The Rack

    Mounting the switch to the rack CAUTION: Do not hold the handle of the fan tray, power supply, or the back cover of the chassis, or the air vents • of chassis. Any attempt to carry the switch with these parts may cause equipment damage or even bodily injury.

  • Page 18: Grounding The Switch

    Grounding the switch CAUTION: Before using the switch, connect the grounding cable properly to guarantee lightning protection and anti-interference of the switch. Grounding the switch with a grounding strip CAUTION: Use the supplied grounding cable (yellow-green grounding cable). • Connect the grounding cable to the earthing system in the equipment room. Do not connect it to a •...

  • Page 19: Grounding The Switch Through The Pe Wire Of An Ac Power Supply

    Grounding the switch through the PE wire of an AC power supply If the switch is AC powered and no grounding strip is available at the installation site, you can ground the switch through the PE wire of the AC power supply, as shown in Figure Make sure that the AC power supply uses a three-wire cable with a protection wire, and the PE wire of the AC power supply is well grounded at the power distribution room or AC power supply transformer...

  • Page 20: Installing Modules

    Installing modules There is no required order for installing modules. HP recommends you to install the modules needed, and then connect the power cord. TIP: Keep the packages of the switch and the components for future use. Attaching an ESD-preventive wrist strap Every switch provides an ESD-preventive wrist strap.

  • Page 21: Installing A Card

    Figure 14 Attaching an ESD-prevent wrist strap (on an A10508) (1) ESD-preventive wrist strap port (having an ESD sign) Installing a card The cards on the switch include MPUs, LPUs, and switching fabric modules, which can be installed in horizontal or vertical slots. Horizontal slot—with the PCB board on the card facing up •...

  • Page 22: Installing A Power Supply

    As shown in callout 4 on Figure 17, fasten the captive screws on the card. When the switch is powered on, check the running status of the card. You can check the running status of a card by referring to the card status LED (SLOT) on the MPU of the switch. If the RUN LED blinks, the card in the slot operates properly.

  • Page 23: Installation Procedure

    Figure 16 Power supply installation flow Installation procedure CAUTION: When moving the power supply, support the bottom of the power supply, instead of holding its • handle to avoid damaging the power supply. To install the power supply: Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is well grounded.

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    Figure 17 Installing a power supply in a vertical slot (1) Install the power supply to the chassis (2) Fasten the captive screw...

  • Page 25: Connecting The Power Cable

    Figure 18 Installing a power supply in a horizontal slot (1) Install the power supply to the chassis Connecting the power cable WARNING! Before connecting the power cable, make sure that the circuit breaker on the power cable is switched off.

  • Page 26: Installing A Transceiver Module (optional)

    Figure 19 Securing the power cable (vertical slot) Figure 20 Securing the power cable (horizontal slot) Installing a transceiver module (optional) Installing an XFP/SFP+/SFP module CAUTION: To avoid component damage, read this section carefully before installing an XFP/SFP+/SFP module. • Do not remove the protection cover from the XFP/SFP+/SFP module before connecting an optical •...

  • Page 27: Connecting An Sfp+ Cable

    Pivot the clasp of the module up so that it catches a knob on the top of the module. Holding the module, gently push the module into the slot until it has firm contact with the slot (when the top and bottom spring tabs catch in the slot), as shown in Figure Figure 21 Installing an XFP/SFP+/SFP module...

  • Page 28: Setting Up An Irf Fabric

    Setting up an IRF fabric You can use IRF technology to connect and virtualize the switch into a virtual switch called an “IRF fabric” or “IRF virtual device” for flattened network topology, high availability, scalability, and manageability. For more information about IRF, see HP A10500 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide. IRF fabric setup flowchart The setup flow is shown in Figure 24.

  • Page 29: Planning The Irf Network

    NOTE: The member switches in an IRF must use the same version of system software image. • Planning the IRF network Plan the IRF network and identify the role, member ID, physical IRF ports of each member switch. Identifying the master switch IRF member switches will automatically elect a master.

  • Page 30: Connecting The Physical Irf Ports

    Bind physical ports to IRF port 1 on one switch and to IRF port 2 on the other switch. • Execute the display irf configuration command to verify the basic IRF settings. • For more information about configuring basic IRF settings, see HP A10500 Switch Series IRF Configuration Guide.

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    Check that you can manage all member switches as if they were one node. Display the running status of the IRF fabric by using the commands in Table Table 8 Display and maintain IRF configuration and running status To do … Use the command…...

  • Page 32: Connecting Your Switch To The Network

    Connecting your switch to the network This chapter describes how to connect your switch to a network. The first time you access a switch you must log in through the console port. On the switch, you can configure Telnet or SSH for remote access through Ethernet ports. You manage and control console login users at AUX user interfaces and Telnet and SSH users at VTY user interfaces.

  • Page 33: Setting Terminal Parameters

    NOTE: Identify the mark on the console port and make sure that you are connecting to the correct port. • The serial ports on PCs do not support hot swapping. If the switch has been powered on, connect the • console cable to the PC before connecting to the switch, and when you disconnect the cable, first disconnect from the switch.

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    To set terminal parameters, for example, on a Windows XP HyperTerminal: Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > HyperTerminal. The Connection Description dialog box appears. Enter the name of the new connection in the Name field and click OK. Figure 26 Connection description...

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    Select the serial port to be used from the Connect using list, and click OK. Figure 27 Setting the serial port used by the HyperTerminal connection...

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    Set Bits per second to 9600, Data bits to 8, Parity to None, Stop bits to 1, and Flow control to None, and click OK. Figure 28 Setting the serial port parameters...

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    Select File > Properties in the HyperTerminal window. Figure 29 HyperTerminal window...

  • Page 38: Powering On The Switch

    On the Settings tab, set the emulation to VT100 and click OK. Figure 30 Setting terminal emulation in Switch Properties dialog box Powering on the switch Before powering on the switch, confirm the following: You know where the emergency power-off switch for the equipment room is located. •...

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    To power on the switch: Turn on the power source of the switch to power on the switch. The following is a sample output you can see on the terminal: System is starting... Booting Normal Extend BootWare. The Extend BootWare is self-decompressing........Done! **************************************************************************** BootWare, Version 1.00...

  • Page 40: Configuring The Switch

    After powering on the switch, check the following items: The cooling system is working, and you can hear fan rotating noise and feel air being blown out. • The system status LEDs on the MPUs show that the system is operating normally. For more •...

  • Page 41: Configuration Example

    Configuration example Configuring Telnet service # Enter system view. <Sysname> system-view # Enable the Telnet server. [Sysname] telnet server enable # Enter the user interface view VTY 0. [Sysname] user-interface vty 0 # Enable password authentication on the user interface. [Sysname-ui-vty0] authentication-mode password # Set the password to hello.

  • Page 42: Verifying The Network Configuration

    [Sysname-mst-region] active region-configuration [Sysname-mst-region] quit # Configure the switch as the primary root bridge of instance 1. [Sysname] stp instance 1 root primary # Enable MSTP globally. [Sysname] stp enable NOTE: HP A10500 Switch Series Configuration Guides For more information about these features, see Verifying the network configuration To verify the software version and network configuration, perform the following commands in any view: To do…...

  • Page 43: Connecting Your Switch To The Network Through Optical Fibers

    Connecting your switch to the network through optical fibers WARNING! To avoid injury to your eyes, do not stare at the optical interfaces and optical fiber connectors when connecting optical fibers. You can install a transceiver module (see the chapter “Installing modules”) in a fiber port and use optical fibers to connect the port to the network.

  • Page 44: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting This chapter describes how to troubleshoot your switch. TIP: Clean your switch periodically because the noncompliant operating environments of switches may cause switch failures. At the same time, check the installation environments against the requirements in the chapter “Preparing for installation.” Make sure the switch operates in a proper environment. Additionally, periodically perform the power-on test for the spare switches.

  • Page 45: Garbled Terminal Display

    Garbled terminal display If terminal display is garbled, check that the following settings are configured for the terminal, for example, HyperTerminal: Baud rate—9,600 • Data bits—8 • Parity—none • Stop bits—1 • Flow control—none • When you modify the settings for the console port of the switch, configure the same settings for the console terminal.

  • Page 46: Fan Failure

    Plug a new power supply of the same model into the same slot, and connect it to the same power input end. If the new power supply can work properly, the old power supply fails. Contact HP to replace the old power supply. Fan failure Both the MPU and the fan tray provide the fan tray LEDs, including an OK LED and a FAIL LED.

  • Page 47: Interface Failure

    Check whether the console terminal prompts that the software version is incompatible with the card in the current slot. If the software version is incompatible with the card, upgrade the software to a compatible version. Calculate the overall power consumption, and make sure that your power supplies can provide enough power.

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    NOTE: A combo interface is a logical interface that comprises one fiber port (Gigabit/100-Mbps SFP port) • and one copper port (10/100/1000Base-T GE port). The two ports share one interface view and cannot work simultaneously. When you use the combo enable { copper | fiber } command to enable one port, the other port is disabled automatically.

  • Page 49: Replacement Procedures

    Replacement procedures CAUTION: When replacing FRUs when the switch is running, be aware of electrical safety. The switch uses a modular, hot-swappable architecture, and supports FRUs. You can replace any of FRUs when the switch is running. Replacing a power supply WARNING! Power supply replacement involves removal and installation of power supplies and power cables.

  • Page 50: Replacing A Card

    Install a new power supply. For the installation procedures, see the chapter “Installing modules.” To install the removed power supply to the chassis again, install it after the status LED on it is off. Figure 34 Removing the power supply (1) Loosen the captive screw (2) Pull the power supply out Replacing a card...

  • Page 51: Replacing A Fan Tray

    Use one hand to slowly move the card outwards. Supporting the bottom of the card with the other hand, pull the card out of the slot along slide rails, as shown in callout 3 on Figure Put the removed card on the antistatic mat. Install a new card.

  • Page 52: Removing A Fan Tray

    Removing a fan tray CAUTION: To ensure normal ventilation of the switch, install a new fan tray within five minutes after removing the old one. To remove a fan tray: Prepare an antistatic mat to place the fan tray to be removed. Put on an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure the wrist strap makes good skin contact and is well grounded.

  • Page 53: Replacing A Transceiver Module

    Take out the fan tray from its package. Holding the handle of the fan tray with one hand and supporting bottom with the other, gently slide the fan tray along the guide rails into the slot until it is firmly secured in the slot. Fasten the captive screws on the fan tray.

  • Page 54: Support And Other Resources

    Support and other resources Contacting HP For worldwide technical support information, see the HP support website: Before contacting HP, collect the following information: Product model names and numbers • Technical support registration number (if applicable) • Product serial numbers •...

  • Page 55: Conventions

    Conventions This section describes the conventions used in this documentation set. Command conventions Convention Description Boldface Bold text represents commands and keywords that you enter literally as shown. Italic Italic text represents arguments that you replace with actual values. Square brackets enclose syntax choices (keywords or arguments) that are optional. Braces enclose a set of required syntax choices separated by vertical bars, from which { x | y | ...

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    Network topology icons Represents a generic network device, such as a router, switch, or firewall. Represents a routing-capable device, such as a router or Layer 3 switch. Represents a generic switch, such as a Layer 2 or Layer 3 switch, or a router that supports Layer 2 forwarding and other Layer 2 features.

  • Page 57: Appendix A Technical Specifications

    Appendix A Technical specifications Regulatory model identification number For regulatory identification purposes, the series are assigned RMN. The RMNs for these products are listed below. These regulatory numbers should not be confused with the marketing name HP A1050X, or product numbers JC611A, JC612A, and JC613A. HPPN Description JC611A...

  • Page 58: Switch And Fru Aliases

    Table 11 Chassis structure Section Description Remarks Both LPUs and LPU slots are purple (1) LPU slots edged for easy identification. Both MPUs and MPU slots are pink (2) MPU slots You must install at least one MPU. edged for easy identification. •...

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    Table 12 HP A10500 Switch Series Product code Description Alias JC613A HP A10504 Switch Chassis A10504 JC612A HP A10508 Switch Chassis A10508 JC611A HP A10508-V Switch Chassis A10508-V Table 13 MPU models Product code Description Alias JC614A HP A10500 Main Processing Unit LSU1SUPA0 Table 14 Switching fabric module Product code...

  • Page 60: Weights And Dimensions

    Table 16 Power supply models Product code Description Alias JC610A HP A10500 2500W AC Power Supply 2500W AC Power Supply Table 17 Mounting accessories Product code Description Alias HP X421 A-Series Chassis Universal 4-Post Rack JC665A Rack Mounting Kit Mounting Kit Table 18 Fan assembly models Product code Description...

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    Card model Weight Height Width Depth 399 mm (15.71 352 mm (13.86 LSU1GP48SE0 3.25 kg (7.16 lb) 40 mm (1.57 in) 399 mm (15.71 352 mm (13.86 LSU1GP24TXSE0 3.08 kg (6.79 lb) 40 mm (1.57 in) 399 mm (15.71 352 mm (13.86 LSU1TGX4SE0 2.93 kg (6.46 lb) 40 mm (1.57 in)

  • Page 62: Module Power Consumption And System Power Consumption

    Table 22 Fan tray weights and dimensions Fan tray Weight Height Width Depth A10504 fan tray 4.7 kg (10.36 lb) 106 mm (4.17 in) 255 mm (10.04 in) 643 mm (25.32 in) 6.95 kg (15.32 A10508 fan tray 112 mm (4.41 in) 425 mm (16.73 in) 645 mm (25.39 in) A10508-V fan...

  • Page 63: Fan Tray Power Consumption

    Minimum static power Maximum dynamic power Model consumption consumption LSU1TGX4EB0 53 W 80 W LSU1FAB04A0 41 W 50 W LSU1FAB08A0 68 W 85 W Fan tray power consumption The switch uses fans with the automatic speed adjustment function. The fan speed is automatically adjusted based on the heat dissipation condition of the switch.

  • Page 64: Environmental Specifications

    NOTE: For the power consumption of the cards and fan trays, see “Module power consumption and system • power consumption.” Heat dissipation is measured in the unit of BTU/h. 1 W = 3.4121BTU/h. • Environmental specifications Table 25 Environmental specifications Description Operating Non-operating...

  • Page 65: Appendix B Frus And Compatibility Matrixes

    Appendix B FRUs and compatibility matrixes MPUs The MPU is the core of the control management plane for the switch. The switch supports the MPU LSU1SUPA0. Table 27 LSU1SUPA0 supervisor engine specifications Item LSU1SUPA0 supervisor engine • One console port for local or remote dialup configuration management Interfaces •...

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    Number Available Interface LPU model Description Connector transceiver transmission rate interfaces modules • 10-Gigabit SFP+ module 8-port 10-Gigabit • 10-Gigabit SFP+ LSU1TGS8 SFP+ optical 10 Gbps, 1 Gbps cable Ethernet interface card • Gigabit SFP module 48-port 10/100/1000Ba 10/100/1000 LSU1GT48 se-T Gigabit RJ-45 Mbps, half/full...

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    Number Available Interface LPU model Description Connector transceiver transmission rate interfaces modules • Gigabit SFP module 1000/100 Mbps, 16-port full duplex • 100-Mbps SFP Gigabit/100- module Mbps SFP + 8- LSU1GP24 port Combo + 2- 10-Gigabit XFP TXEA0 10 Gbps port 10-Gigabit module XFP Ethernet...

  • Page 68: Switching Fabric Modules

    Switching fabric modules A switching fabric module is the core of the switching fabric of a switch. The switch supports switching fabric modules of models LSU1FAB04A0 and LSU1FAB08A0. CAUTION: The switching fabric module of a switch provides a console port, which is designed for the HP technical support staff to maintain the switch.

  • Page 69: Mounting Accessories

    Table 31 Fan tray specifications Maximum Maximum air Fan tray Number of fans Fan diameter rotating speed flow rate A10504 fan tray 92 mm (3.62 in) 6000 RPM 960 CFM A10508 fan tray 120 mm (4.72 in) 5200 RPM 1440 CFM A10508-V fan tray 120 mm (4.72 in) 5200 RPM...

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    Multimode fiber Central Fiber modal Product wavelength Description diameter transmission bandwidth code (μm) distance (nm) (MHz*km) 26 m (85.30 ft) HP X130 10G XFP LC LR 10 km (6.21 JD108B 1310 9/125 Transceiver miles) HP X135 10G XFP LC ER 40 km (24.86 JD121A 1550...

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    Table 33 SFP+ module specifications Central Multimode fiber Maximum Product Fiber wavelength modal bandwidth Description transmission code diameter (μm) distance (nm) (MHz*km) 2000 300 m (984.25 ft) 50/125 82 m (269.03 ft) HP X130 10G JD092B SFP+ LC SR 66 m (216.54 ft) Transceiver 33 m (108.27 ft) 62.5/125...

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    Multimode Central Fiber Maximum fiber modal Product wavelength Description diameter transmission bandwidth Code (μm) distance (nm) (MHz*km) 275 m (902.23 ft) 62.5/125 220 m (721.78 ft) 9/125 10 km (6.21 miles) HP X120 1G SFP LC LX JD119B 1310 50/125 550 m (1804.46 ft) Transceiver 62.5/125...

  • Page 73

    NOTE: The 100/1000-Mbps SFP port of a combo interface does not support transceiver module JD089B. Table 36 100-Mbps SFP module specifications Fiber Maximum Central wavelength Product Description diameter transmission code (nm) (μm) distance 50/125 HP X110 100M SFP LC FX 2 km (1.24 JD102B 1310...

  • Page 74: Appendix C Leds

    Appendix C LEDs The LEDs in Table 37 are available for you to monitor module status on the switch. Table 37 LEDs at a glance LEDs LEDs: • Management Ethernet port LEDs • Fan LEDs • Card LEDs • MPU active/standby status LED LEDs: •...

  • Page 75

    LINK Description A link is present. No link is present. Fan LEDs The LSU1SUPA0 MPU provides two fan LEDs (OK and FAIL) for each fan tray to indicate the status of the fan trays (FAN0 and FAN1). NOTE: The A10504, A10508, and A10508-V switches have only one fan tray. The LEDs for the fan tray is the FAN0 LEDs on the MPU.

  • Page 76: Lpu Leds

    MPU active/standby status LED The LSU1SUPA0 MPU has one ACTIVE LED to indicate the active or standby status of the MPU. Table 41 MPU ACTIVE LED description LED status Description The MPU is active. ACTIVE • The MPU is in standby status. •...

  • Page 77: Switching Fabric Module Leds

    XFP port LEDs The LPUs provide two LEDs (LINK and ACT) for each XFP port to indicate the link status and data receiving/forwarding status of the XFP ports. Table 45 XFP port LED description LINK Description A link is present, and the XFP interface is receiving or sending Flashing data.

  • Page 78: Power Supply Leds

    Power supply LEDs The 2500W AC Power Supply has one AC LED and one DC LED to indicate its operating status. Table 48 Power supply LED description Color Description • The power supply has no power input. • The input voltage is too low, and the power supply is in self-protection state.

  • Page 79: Appendix D Cables

    Appendix D Cables This chapter describes the cables used in connecting ports on different LPUs of the switch. Table 49 Cable description Cable Port type Application RJ-45 Ethernet Connects RJ-45 Ethernet interfaces to transmit Ethernet twisted pair cable interfaces data XFP/SFP+/SFP Optical fiber Connects the optical interfaces to transmit data...

  • Page 80: Cable Type

    Cable type Based on performance Ethernet cables can be classified into category 3, category 4, category 5, category 5e, category 6, and category 7 cable based on performance. In LANs, category 5, category 5e, and category 6 are commonly used. Table 50 Description on commonly used Ethernet cables Type Description...

  • Page 81: Pin Assignments

    Figure 41 Crossover cable Pin assignments Select an Ethernet twisted pair cable according to the RJ-45 Ethernet interface type on your device. An RJ-45 Ethernet interface can be MDI (for routers and PCs) or MDIX (for switches). For the pinouts of RJ-45 Ethernet interfaces, see Table 51 Table...

  • Page 82: Making An Ethernet Twisted Pair Cable

    Table 52 RJ-45 MDI-X interface pinouts 10Base-T/100Base-TX 1000Base-T Signal Function Signal Function Receive data BIDB+ Bi-directional data cable B+ Receive data BIDB- Bi-directional data cable B- Send data BIDA+ Bi-directional data cable A+ Reserved BIDD+ Bi-directional data cable D+ Reserved BIDD- Bi-directional data cable D- Send data...

  • Page 83

    Optical fibers are widely used in fiber-optic communications, which are advantageous for long-distance communications. Optical fibers can be classified into the following types: Single mode fiber: It has a core size of 10 μm or smaller, and has a lower modal dispersion. It •...

  • Page 84: Precautions

    Figure 42 SC connector Figure 43 LC connector Precautions Make sure the fiber connector and fiber type match the transceiver module type. • The optical interfaces on some cards have shielded covers. Remove the shielded covers before • using the optical interfaces. Optical interfaces must be installed with shielded covers when they are not in use.

  • Page 85

    Figure 44 SFP+ cable (1) Plug (2) Pull latch HP provides five types of SFP+ cables with various lengths. Table 54 SFP+ cable description Model Length Description LSWM1STK 0.65 m (2.13 ft) LSWM2STK 1.2 m (3.94 ft) LSWM3STK 3 m (9.84 ft) Dedicated to interconnecting SFP+ interfaces LSTM1STK 5 m (16.40 ft)

  • Page 86: Appendix E Cabling Recommendations

    Appendix E Cabling recommendations When a switch is mounted in a 19-inch standard rack, the interface cables are routed through the cable management brackets, bound at cabling racks on chassis sides, and then routed up or down to pass through the chassis top or the raised floor, depending on the available equipment room condition. The power cables run along the two sides of the chassis and out of the chassis either from the chassis top or the raised floor depending on the equipment room conditions (power distribution cabinet, lightning protection box, and connector strip, etc.) of the exchange office.

  • Page 87: Cable Management Requirements

    Cable management requirements Make sure that you meet the following requirements: Bind and put the cables inside the rack in an organized manner. Make sure the cables do not have • any kinks or sharp bends. Figure 45 Cable binding example 1 Different cables (power, signal, and grounding cables) should be routed and bound separately •...

  • Page 88

    Figure 46 Cable binding example 2 Bind the cables wherever cable bending cannot be avoided. However, the cable ties cannot be • placed inside the bending area in case of the likelihood of cable core break due to excessive stress. See the following figure. Figure 47 Cable binding example 3 The spare cables or excessive cable parts should be folded and bound and placed at a right place •...

  • Page 89

    Figure 48 Cable attaching example 1: Flat washer 2: Spring washer 3: Nut When using a hard power cable, attach it near its terminal to free the terminal and the cable from • stress. Do not use tapping screws to fasten the connecting terminals. •...

  • Page 90: Appendix F Repackaging The Switch

    Appendix F Repackaging the switch This chapter describes how to repackage the switch chassis, power supply, card, mounting bracket, and cable management bracket. Removing cables from the switch Before repackaging the switch, remove all cables such as the power cable, console cable, twisted pair, optical fiber, and grounding cable from the switch.

  • Page 91: Removing The Twisted Pair And Optical Fiber

    Figure 49 Removing the grounding cable (1) Grounding sign (2) Remove the grounding cable from the chassis (3) Loosen the hex nut on the grounding post of the grounding strip Put the grounding cable into the accessories box. Removing the twisted pair and optical fiber You must remove twisted pairs and optical fibers from all the interfaces of the switch.

  • Page 92: Repackaging The Card

    Repackaging the card To repackage a card: Prepare the anti-static bag and box of the card. Make sure that the bag is clean, dry, and not damaged. Remove the transceiver modules from the card. If no transceiver module is installed on the card, go to the next step.

  • Page 93: Removing Cable Management Brackets And Mounting Brackets

    Figure 50 Removing the chassis (A10508) from the rack (1) Loosen the captive screws that attach the (2) Slide the chassis outwards along the slide rails mounting brackets to the rack Put the chassis onto the pallet base of the wooden carton. Removing cable management brackets and mounting brackets Before repackaging the switch chassis, remove the cable management brackets and mounting brackets from the chassis.

  • Page 94

    Figure 51 Removing the mounting brackets from the chassis (A10508) Put the mounting brackets into the box. Removing the cable management brackets The A10508-V has two cable management brackets—the one on the chassis bottom routes power cables, and the one on the chassis top routes signal cables. The A10504 and A10508 provide a cable management bracket at the chassis bottom to route power cables.

  • Page 95: Repackaging The Switch Chassis

    Figure 52 Removing the cable management brackets from the A10508-V (1) Loosen the screws that attach the cable (2) Remove the cable management brackets management brackets to the chassis Repackaging the switch chassis To repackage the switch chassis: As shown in Figure 55, align the screw holes on the two sides of the chassis bottom to the L-type brackets on the pallet base of the wooden carton.

  • Page 96

    Figure 53 Repackaging the switch chassis Cover the chassis with the packing bag, and then tape the bag to the pallet base. Install the side panels to the base pallet. Put the accessories box and mounting bracket box into the wooden carton—at the clearance between the chassis and the wooden panel.

  • Page 97: Index

    Index AC (grounding switch through PE wire), 22 removing the twisted pair, 112 accessing replacing SFP+ cable, 70 configuring authentication, 49 RJ-45 connector, 98 first time switch access, 40 SFP+ cable, 104 accessory (switch), 112 type, 99 cable cage nut (rack), 11, 15 cabling recommendations, 106 card connecting LPU and MPU ports (Appendix D), 98...

  • Page 98

    grounding the switch, 20 power cable, 30 SFP+ cable, 33 module installation, 24 switch to the network, 40, 52 power supply installation, 26 switch to the network (optical fiber), 53 power supply ratings and outputs, 87 switch to the network (twisted pair), 52 removing the console cable, 110 removing the grounding cable, 111 device...

  • Page 99

    IRF member switches, 36 grounding strip, 21 grounding the switch, 20 module, 24 installing fan tray, 69 power supply, 27 module installation, 24 rack mounting bracket, 16 mounting accessory specifications, 88 rack-mounting installation requirements, 8 safety recommendations, 7 power supply installation, 26 rack mounting bracket installation, 16 slide rail (rack), 11 switch, 10...

  • Page 100

    removing fan tray, 68 troubleshooting MPU failure, 59 troubleshooting switching fabric module failure, replacing card, 65 replacing fan tray, 66 replacing power supply, 63 failure (troubleshooting), 60 replacing SFP+ cable, 70 LED, 93, 95 replacing transceiver module, 69 switch troubleshooting methods, 55 switch configuration, 49 transmission rate, 84 testing connectivity, 54...

  • Page 101

    connecting physical IRF ports, 37 PE wire, 22 pin assignments, 100 connecting power cable, 30 ping (testing connectivity), 54 connecting switch to the network, 40, 52 pinout specifications (cable), 99 connecting switch to the network (optical fiber), 53 planning member IDs (IRF fabric), 36 connecting switch to the network (twisted pair), 52 grounding AC powered switch through PE wire, port...

  • Page 102

    cables from switch, 110 repackaging switch chassis, 114, 117 repackaging the switch, 110 console cable, 110 replacing card, 65 fan tray, 68 replacing fan tray, 67 grounding cable, 111 replacing power supply, 63 mounting brackets, 115 optical fiber, 112 replacing SFP transceiver module, 69, 70 replacing SFP+ cable, 70 power cable, 110 switch chassis from rack, 114...

  • Page 103

    removing chassis from rack, 114 terminal parameter, 42 SFP (transceiver module), 69, 70 removing mounting brackets, 115 SFP+ repackaging, 110 cable, 104 repackaging accessories, 113 connecting cable, 33 repackaging chassis, 114, 117 replacement procedures, 63 replacing cable, 70 replacing transceiver module, 69, 70 replacing transceiver module, 69 setting configuration environment, 41 slide rail (rack), 11...

  • Page 104

    system power consumption, 81 LPU failure, 60 weights and dimensions, 79 methods, 55 Telnet service, 50 MPU failure, 59 terminal no terminal display, 56 setting parameter, 42 power supply system failure, 57 switch, 55 troubleshooting garbled terminal display, 57 troubleshooting no terminal display, 56 switch during operation, 57 testing connectivity, 54 switching fabric module failure, 60...

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