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Dell PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Replacement Procedure

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53-1001800-01
January 31, 2010
PowerConnect B-DCX-4S
Chassis
Replacement Procedure
Supporting PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone
53-1001800-01
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  • Page 1 53-1001800-01 January 31, 2010 PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Chassis Replacement Procedure Supporting PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone 53-1001800-01 *53-1001800-01*...
  • Page 2 Trademarks used in this text: Dell, the DELL logo, Inspiron, Dell Precision, Dimension, OptiPlex, Latitude, PowerEdge, PowerVault, PowerApp, Dell OpenManage and the YOURS IS HERE logo are trademarks of Dell Inc.; Intel, Pentium, and Celeron are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the U.S.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ESD precautions ..........3 • Replacing a PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Chassis ......3 •...
  • Page 4: Verifying Need For Replacement

    The slotShow command continues to show a faulty control processor (CP8), core switch (CR4S-8), or port blade even though the blade was replaced. Recording critical PowerConnect B-DCX-4S and SAN information All commands must be entered from a CLI session (Telnet or serial) to the active CP blade unless otherwise indicated.
  • Page 5 New Factory Serial Number New Serial Number (if available) 1. Open a Telnet session and log in to the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S as admin. The default password is password. Enable the logging function on your Telnet or serial console connection. 2. Back up the current configuration.
  • Page 6 Month: Year: 2009 Time Alive: 207 days Time Awake: 3 days <output truncated> switch:admin> 6. Create a SAN “profile” by entering and recording the information provided by the following commands: • nsShow • nsAllShow PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Chassis Replacement Procedure 53-1001800-01...
  • Page 7: Disconnecting From The Network And Fabric

    This file provides a backup of all the information that might be required by Technical Support. The information can be used after the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is restored to the fabric, to verify that no unintentional changes have occurred to the fabric.
  • Page 8: Removing Components From The Chassis

    6. Remove the power supplies or filler panels (see the DCX-4S Power Supply Replacement Procedure). Remove the blower assemblies (see the DCX-4S Blower Assembly Replacement Procedure). 8. Remove the WWN cards (see the DCX-4S WWN Card Replacement Procedure). PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Chassis Replacement Procedure 53-1001800-01...
  • Page 9: Installing The Replacement Chassis

    NOTE If the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is installed in a cabinet, ensure that the cabinet is balanced and secured mechanically and that the removal and installation procedure will not compromise cabinet stability.
  • Page 10: Verifying Correct Operation Of System

    LED activity returns to the standard state. 11. Verify that the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is powered on and POST is complete (all power LED indicators on the port, control processor, and core switch blades should be a steady green).
  • Page 11 1. Connect the CP blades to the local area network: a. Insert the appropriate Ethernet cables into each Ethernet port. b. Connect the other ends to an Ethernet 10/100 Base-T LAN, if not already connected. PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Chassis Replacement Procedure 53-1001800-01...
  • Page 12: Verifying Correct Configuration Of The Fabric

    NOTE The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S can be accessed by remote connection using any of the available management tools, such as Telnet or Web Tools. Ensure that the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S is not modified using other connections during the rest of this procedure.
  • Page 13: Cable Routing Table

    If there are any mechanical problems, try reseating the associated component. • If the configuration information is not correct for the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S, modify as required. If necessary, the configuration saved before the replacement can be downloaded using the configDownload command.
  • Page 14 TABLE 2 Cable routing table for PowerConnect B-DCX-4S (48 ports shown) (Continued) Slot/port Cable labels Connected device Slot/port of device Slot Port Switch end Device end PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Chassis Replacement Procedure 53-1001800-01...
  • Page 15: Powering On The Powerconnect B-Dx-4S

    3. Turn the AC power switches on the power supplies to ON. The AC power switches light green when switched on and power is supplied. 4. The PowerConnect B-DCX-4S performs a power-on self-test (POST) each time it is powered on. POST takes approximately ten minutes and is complete when the indicator light activity displays the operational state. For information about LED patterns, see the PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Backbone Hardware Reference Manual.
  • Page 16 PowerConnect B-DCX-4S Chassis Replacement Procedure 53-1001800-01...