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Brocade MLX Series and
NetIron XMR
Hardware Installation Guide
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About This Document
Audience
This document is designed for system administrators with a working knowledge of Layer 2 and
Layer 3 switching and routing.
If you are using a Brocade device, you should be familiar with the following protocols if applicable to
your network – IP, RIP, OSPF, BGP, IS-IS, IGMP, PIM, MPLS, and VRRP.
How this document is organized
This document is organized to help you find the information that you want as quickly and easily as
possible.
The document contains the following components:
• Chapter 1, “Product Overview,” provides an overview of Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR
routers.
• Chapter 2, “Installing a Brocade MLX Router,” provides installation instructions for Brocade
MLX routers.
• Chapter 3, “Installing a NetIron XMR Router,” provides installation instructions for NetIron XMR
routers.
• Chapter 4, “Using Brocade Structured Cabling Components,” provides information on how to
use the cabling components with Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers.
• Chapter 5, “Connecting a Router to a Network Device,” describes how to connect Brocade MLX
Series and NetIron XMR routers to network devices.
• Chapter 6, “Managing Routers and Modules,” provides information on management tasks for
Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers.
• Chapter 7, “Maintenance and Field Replacement,” describes maintenance procedures for
Brocade MLX Series MLXe, Brocade MLX, and NetIron XMR routers.
• Chapter 8, “Hardware Specifications,” provides hardware specifications for Brocade MLX
Series and NetIron XMR routers.
• Appendix A, “Regulatory Statements,” contains regulatory information for Brocade MLX Series
and NetIron XMR routers.
• Appendix B, “Caution and Danger Notices,” contains Caution and Danger notices in four
languages for Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers.
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Supported hardware
In instances in which procedures or parts of procedures documented here apply to some devices
but not to others, this guide identifies exactly which devices are supported and which are not.
Although many different hardware configurations are tested and supported by Brocade
Communications Systems, Inc., documenting all possible configurations and scenarios is beyond
the scope of this document.
The following hardware platforms are described in this document:
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Brocade MLX-4 router
Brocade MLX-8 router
Brocade MLX-16 router
Brocade MLX-32 router
NetIron XMR 4000 router
NetIron XMR 8000 router
NetIron XMR 16000 router
NetIron XMR 32000 router
What’s new in this document
This document has been updated for this release to include the following new information:
• new 24 port 10G module support for MLXe devices
Document conventions
This section describes text formatting conventions and important notice formats used in this
document.
Text formatting
The narrative-text formatting conventions that are used are as follows:
bold text
Identifies command names
Identifies the names of user-manipulated GUI elements
Identifies keywords
Identifies text to enter at the GUI or CLI
italic text
Provides emphasis
Identifies variables
Identifies document titles
code text
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Identifies CLI output
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Command syntax conventions
Command syntax in this manual follows these conventions:
command and
parameters
Commands and parameters are printed in bold.
[]
Optional parameter.
variable
Variables are printed in italics.
...
Repeat the previous element, for example “member [;member...]”
|
Choose from one of the parameters.
Command examples
This document describes how to perform a simplified upgrade and configuration tasks using the
command line interface (CLI), but does not describe the commands in detail. For complete
descriptions of commands for Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers, see the Brocade MLX
Series and Brocade NetIron Family Configuration Guide.
Notes, cautions, and danger notices
The following notices and danger statements are used in this manual. They are listed below in
order of increasing severity of potential hazards.
NOTE
A note provides a tip, guidance, or advice, emphasizes important information, or provides a
reference to related information.
CAUTION
A Caution statement alerts you to situations that can be potentially hazardous to you or cause
damage to hardware, firmware, software, or data.
DANGER
A Danger statement indicates conditions or situations that can be potentially lethal or extremely
hazardous to you. Safety labels are also attached directly to products to warn of these conditions
or situations.
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These references are made for informational purposes only.
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Corporation
Referenced Trademarks and Products
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Phillips
Microsoft Corporation
Internet Explorer
Mozilla Corporation
Mozilla Firefox
Sun Microsystems
Java Runtime Environment
Related publications
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http://www.brocade.com/ethernetproducts
Multi-Service IronWare Software Upgrade Guide
Multi-Service IronWare Configuration Guide
Unified IP MIB Reference
Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR Series Diagnostic Reference
Multi-Service IronWare Software Upgrade Procedures for Brocade MLX Series and NetIron
Family devices
Getting technical help
To contact Technical Support, go to http://www.brocade.com/services-support/index.page for the
latest e-mail and telephone contact information.
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Contents
About This Document
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii
How this document is organized . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iii
Supported hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
What’s new in this document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iv
Document conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iv
Text formatting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .iv
Command syntax conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Command examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Notes, cautions, and danger notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Notice to the reader . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v
Related publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Getting technical help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi
Chapter 1
Product Overview
Brocade router overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Router applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Hardware features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Brocade MLX routers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
NetIron XMR routers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Router modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Management modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Interface modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Forward Error Correction (FEC) mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Switch fabric modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
High-speed switch fabric modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Power supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Rack mounting brackets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Cooling system for Brocade MLX Series
and NetIron XMR routers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Rack mount kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Supported software features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Chapter 2
Installing a Brocade MLX Router
Installation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
General precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Power precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Installing 2x100GbE interface modules in Brocade MLX routers . . 45
Installation considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Installation procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Installing a Brocade MLX-4 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Unpacking a Brocade MLX-4 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Installing a Brocade MLX-4 router in a rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Installing Brocade MLX-4 modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Installing Brocade MLX-4 router power supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Connecting AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Connecting DC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Final steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Installing a Brocade MLX-8 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Unpacking a Brocade MLX-8 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Installing a Brocade MLX-8 router in a rack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Installing Brocade MLX-8 modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Installing Brocade MLX-8 router power supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Connecting AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Connecting DC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Final steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Installing a Brocade MLX-16 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Unpacking a Brocade MLX-16 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Installing a Brocade MLX-16 router in a rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Installing Brocade MLX-16 router modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Installing NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A fan assemblies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Installing Brocade MLX-16 router power supplies . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Connecting AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Connecting DC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Final steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Unpacking a Brocade MLX-32 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router in a rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Brocade MLX-32 router shipping carton contents. . . . . . . . . . . 90
Unpacking your Brocade MLX-32 router. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router in a rack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Installing Brocade MLX-32 router modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .104
Brocade MLX-32 cable management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .108
Accessing modules for service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .116
Installing power supplies in a Brocade MLX-32 router . . . . . . 117
Connecting AC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Connecting DC power . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .119
Removing Brocade MLX-32 router DC power supplies . . . . . .122
Final steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
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Attaching a management station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .122
Attaching a PC or terminal to the console port
or the Ethernet port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Activating the power source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .123
Verifying proper operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Observing the LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .124
Displaying the module status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127
Forced card deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .128
Chapter 3
Installing a NetIron XMR Router
Installation precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .133
General precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .134
Power precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .135
Installing 2x100GbE interface modules in NetIron XMR routers. .137
Installation considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Installation procedure . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .137
Installing a NetIron XMR 4000 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .140
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Unpacking a NetIron XMR 4000 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Installing a NetIron XMR 4000 router in a rack . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Installing NetIron XMR 4000 modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .143
Installing NetIron XMR 4000 router power supplies . . . . . . . .146
Final steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Installing a NetIron XMR 8000 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Unpacking a NetIron XMR 8000 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .150
Installing the NetIron XMR 8000 router in a rack . . . . . . . . . .151
Installing NetIron XMR 8000 modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .153
Installing NetIron XMR 8000 router power supplies . . . . . . . .156
Final steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Installing a NetIron XMR 16000 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .159
Unpacking a NetIron XMR 16000 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .160
Installing a NetIron XMR 16000 router in a rack. . . . . . . . . . .161
Installing NetIron XMR 16000 modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Installing power supplies in a NetIron XMR 16000 router . . .166
Final steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Installing a NetIron XMR 32000 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Preparing the installation site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Unpacking a NetIron XMR 32000 router . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171
Installing a NetIron XMR 32000 router in a rack. . . . . . . . . . .172
Installing NetIron XMR 32000 modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .175
NetIron XMR 32000 cable management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Accessing modules for service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .187
Installing NetIron XMR 32000 router power supplies . . . . . . .188
Removing NetIron XMR 32000 router DC power supplies . . .193
Final steps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
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Attaching a management station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Attaching a PC or terminal to the console port or to the Ethernet port
194
Activating the power source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Verifying proper operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Observing the LEDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
Displaying the module status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .198
Forced card deletion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .199
Chapter 4
Using Brocade Structured Cabling Components
Cable cinch overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .203
mRJ21 procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Cable cinch with two mRJ21 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Cable cinch with three mRJ21 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .204
Cable cinch with four mRJ21 cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Cable cinch with five mRJ21 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .205
Cable cinch with six mRJ21 cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Cable cinch with seven mRJ21 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .206
Cable cinch with eight mRJ21 cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
RJ45 procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .207
Cable cinch with one group of RJ45 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Cable cinch with two groups of RJ45 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . .208
Cable cinch with three groups of RJ45 cables. . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Cable cinch with four groups of RJ45 cables. . . . . . . . . . . . . .209
Cable cinch with five groups of RJ45 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Cable cinch with six groups of RJ45 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .210
Cable cinch with seven groups of RJ45 cables . . . . . . . . . . . .211
Cable cinch with eight groups of RJ45 cables . . . . . . . . . . . . .212
Chapter 5
Connecting a Router to a Network Device
Assigning permanent passwords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .213
Configuring IP addresses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Support of subnet masks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .214
Assigning an IP address to a management interface . . . . . . .215
Assigning IP addresses to an interface, virtual interface,
or loopback interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .216
Enabling and disabling the interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Understanding management port functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Connecting the router to a network device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Installing a fiber-optic transceiver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Cabling a fiber-optic transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .218
Cleaning fiber-optic ports and connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Troubleshooting network connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .219
Testing network connectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Pinging an IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .220
Tracing a route . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .221
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Managing Routers and Modules
Managing the device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Enabling and disabling a DC Power Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .223
Disabling and re-enabling power to interface modules. . . . . .223
Monitoring I2C failures on management modules . . . . . . . . .224
Displaying device status and temperature readings . . . . . . . .226
Displaying the Syslog configuration and static and dynamic buffers
229
MP Presence from LP Detection (Headless Router Operation)231
Rolling Reboot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .232
Line Module Configuration Deletion in Interactive Boot Mode233
Managing switch fabric modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .233
Forcing HSF modules to operate in normal mode . . . . . . . . . .234
Blocking discovery of G1 switch fabric modules . . . . . . . . . . .234
Managing the cooling system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Configuring the cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .235
Manually setting the fan speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Monitoring the cooling system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .242
Temperature log reduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .243
Managing interface modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .244
Configuring interface module boot parameters. . . . . . . . . . . .244
Changing priority of slots for interface modules . . . . . . . . . . .250
Disabling and re-enabling power to interface modules. . . . . .250
Monitoring Link Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Enabling monitoring link status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Disabling monitoring link status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Displaying fabric link status (Fix for HTML) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .251
Syslog messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .252
Using alarms to collect and monitor device status. . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Configuring Alarm History Buffer Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
Configuring alarm logging . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Displaying alarms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .254
Clearing the alarm history log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Disabling SNMP trap generation and logging . . . . . . . . . . . . .257
Displaying MR2 management module memory usage . . . . . . . . .258
Enabling and disabling management module CPU usage calculations
258
Displaying CPU usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Displaying management module CPU usage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Removing MAC address entries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Simplified Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Version Check. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .261
Single-Command Package Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
Interface Module Auto-Upgrade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .263
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Maintenance and Field Replacement
Hardware maintenance schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .265
Replacing a management module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .266
Installing the Compact Flash Card in an MR2 management module
266
Replacing an interface module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .267
Removing and replacing an interface module . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Replacing a switch fabric module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .268
Replacing a fiber-optic transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .269
Cabling a fiber-optic transceiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Replacing a power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Determining which power supply failed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .270
Setting the threshold for power supply monitoring . . . . . . . . .270
Clearing power supply failure timestamps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 271
Displaying power supply monitoring timestamps . . . . . . . . . . 271
Enabling a power supply shutdown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Powering on the power supply through the CLI . . . . . . . . . . . .273
Replacing a power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 274
Replacing fan assemblies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Replacing fan assemblies in all 32-slot routers. . . . . . . . . . . . 276
Replacing fan assemblies in 16-slot routers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Replacing the fan tray assembly in 4-slot and 8-slot routers .281
Replacing the air filters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
Installing upward deflectors on fan assemblies . . . . . . . . . . .288
Chapter 8
Hardware Specifications
Hardware specifications for Brocade MLX routers . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Power specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Physical dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Operating environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .295
Storage environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Safety agency approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Electromagnetic approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Hardware specifications for NetIron XMR routers. . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Power specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .296
Physical dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Operating environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Storage environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Safety agency approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Electromagnetic approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .299
Port specifications for all router models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Console port pin assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .300
Management port pin assignments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
Power cords . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .301
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Regulatory Statements
U.S.A. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Industry Canada statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Europe and Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Germany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .305
Japan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
Power cords (Japan Denan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .306
China . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Taiwan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Korea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Russia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Brazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .308
Appendix B
Caution and Danger Notices
Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .309
Dangers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .321
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Product Overview
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Brocade router overview
Brocade routers provide high-performance routing to service providers, distributed enterprises, and
research networks, offering the following benefits:
•
•
•
•
•
Scalable multi-service IP/MPLS carrier Ethernet routers.
100 Gbps Ethernet, 10Gbps Ethernet and 1Gbps Ethernet wire speed ports in a single router.
Wire-speed IPv4, IPv6, and MPLS forwarding performance.
Comprehensive IPv4 and IPv6 routing support based on Brocade Multi-Service IronWare.
High-availability design with redundant management modules, switch fabric modules, power
supplies and fans, supporting hitless failover, hitless software upgrades, and non-stop routing.
• Advanced, scalable Metro Ethernet Layer 2 services.
• Advanced Layer 2/Layer 3 VPN and multicast capabilities support residential triple-play and
business services.
• Comprehensive hardware-based security and policies.
• Advanced QoS for differentiated SLAs.
Router applications
Brocade routers are commonly deployed in the following situations:
• Layer 2 metro networks
• Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Layer 3 Virtual Private Network (VPN) service provider
networks supporting multi-VRFs and RFC 2547bis
• MPLS Layer 2 VPN service provider networks supporting both Virtual Private LAN Service
(VPLS) and Virtual Leased Line (VLL)
• MPLS backbone ‘P’ routers
• Data Centers
• Enterprise backbones
Hardware features
This section describes the major hardware components of Brocade routers. The figures in this
section show the router slots where you install modules and power supplies. For installation
instructions for these devices, refer to the appropriate installation chapter in this guide for your
model.
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Brocade MLX routers
Brocade MLX routers are available in the following models:
•
•
•
•
Brocade MLX-4: 4 interface slots (see Figure 1 on page 2)
Brocade MLX-8: 8 interface slots (see Figure 2 on page 3)
Brocade MLX-16: 16 interface slots (see Figure 3 on page 3)
Brocade MLX-32: 32 interface slots (see Figure 4 on page 5)
The following sections described the components you can install in the router slots.
Brocade MLX-4 router components
You can install the following components in the router slots:
•
•
•
•
Up to two management modules (one active and one redundant).
Up to three switch fabric modules.
Up to four interface modules.
Up to three power supplies (AC or DC).
Figure 1 displays the Brocade MLX-4 router.
FIGURE 1
Brocade MLX-4 router
1
Interface slot 2
4 ESD connector
7
Interface slot 3
10
Interface slot 4
2
Switch fabric slot 2
5 Interface slot 1
8
Management slot 1 11 - 13 Three power supplies
3
Switch fabric slot 3
6 Switch fabric slot 1
9
Management slot 2
Brocade MLX-8 router components
You can install the following components in the router slots:
• Up to two management modules (one active and one redundant).
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• Up to three switch fabric modules.
• Up to eight interface modules.
• Up to four power supplies (AC or DC).
Figure 2 displays the Brocade MLX-8 router.
FIGURE 2
Brocade MLX-8 router
1
Interface slot 1
6
Switch fabric slot 2
11 Interface slot 8
16 Power supply slot 3
2
interface slot 2
7
Switch fabric slot 3
12 Management slot 1
17 Power supply slot 4
3
Interface slot 3
8
Interface slot 5
13 Management slot 2
18 ESD connector
4
Interface slot 4
9
Interface slot 6
14 Power supply slot 1
5
Switch fabric slot 1
10 Interface slot 7
15 Power supply slot 2
Brocade MLX-16 router components
You can install the following components in the router slots:
•
•
•
•
Up to two management modules (one active and one redundant).
Up to four switch fabric modules.
Up to 16 interface modules.
Up to eight power supplies (AC or DC).
Figure 3 displays the Brocade MLX-16 router.
FIGURE 3
Brocade MLX-16 router
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1-16 Interface slots 1-16
20
Switch fabric slot 4
17
Switch fabric slot 1
21
Management slot 1
18
Switch fabric slot 2
22
Management slot 2
19
Switch fabric slot 3
23
ESD connector
24-31 Power supplies
Brocade MLX-32 router components
You can install the following components in the router slots:
•
•
•
•
4
Two management modules.
Up to eight switch fabric modules.
Up to 32 interface modules.
Up to eight power supplies (AC or DC).
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Figure 4 displays the Brocade MLX-32 router.
FIGURE 4
Brocade MLX-32 router
1-32 Interface slots 1-32
38 Switch fabric slot 6
44 ESD connector
50
Power supply 6
33
Switch fabric slot 1
39 Switch fabric slot 7
45 Power supply 1
51
Power supply 7
34
Switch fabric slot 2
40 Switch fabric slot 8
46 Power supply 2
52
Power supply 8
35
Switch fabric slot 3
41 Management slot 1
47 Power supply 3
36
Switch fabric slot 4
42 Management slot 2
48 Power supply 4
37
Switch fabric slot 5
43 Captive screws
40 Power supply 5
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NetIron XMR routers
NetIron XMR Series routers are available in the following models:
•
•
•
•
NetIron XMR 4000: 4 interface slots (see Figure 5 on page 6).
NetIron XMR 8000: 8 interface slots (see Figure 6 on page 7).
NetIron XMR 16000: 16 interface slots (see Figure 7 on page 7).
NetIron XMR 32000: 32 interface slots (see Figure 8 on page 9).
The following sections described the components you can install in the router slots. For a detailed
list of components that ships with each router, refer to the appropriate installation section for each
router.
NetIron XMR 4000 router components
You can install the following components in the router slots:
•
•
•
•
Up to two management modules (one active and one redundant).
Up to three switch fabric modules.
Up to four interface modules.
Up to three power supplies (AC or DC).
Figure 5 displays the NetIron XMR 4000 router.
FIGURE 5
NetIron XMR 4000 router
1
Interface slot 2
4
ESD connector
7
Interface slot 3
10
Interface slot 4
2
Switch fabric slot 2
5
Interface slot 1
8
Management slot 1
11 -13
3
Switch fabric slot 3
6
Switch fabric slot 1
9
Management slot 2
Three power supplies
installed in rear of
device
NetIron XMR 8000 router components
You can install the following components in the router slots:
• Up to two management modules (one active and one redundant).
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• Up to three switch fabric modules.
• Up to eight interface modules.
• Up to four power supplies (AC or DC).
Figure 6 displays the NetIron XMR 8000 router.
FIGURE 6
NetIron XMR 8000 router
1
Interface slot 1
6
Switch fabric slot 2
11 Interface slot 8
16 Power supply slot 3
2
interface slot 2
7
Switch fabric slot 3
12 Management slot 1
17 Power supply slot 4
3
Interface slot 3
8
Interface slot 5
13 Management slot 2
18 ESD connector
4
Interface slot 4
9
Interface slot 6
14 Power supply slot 1
5
Switch fabric slot 1
10 Interface slot 7
15 Power supply slot 2
NetIron XMR 16000 router components
You can install the following components in the router slots:
•
•
•
•
Up to two management modules (one active and one redundant).
Up to four switch fabric modules.
Up to 16 interface modules.
Up to eight power supplies (AC or DC)
Figure 7 displays the NetIron XMR 16000 router.
FIGURE 7
NetIron XMR 16000 router
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1-16 Interface slots 1-16
20
Switch fabric slot 4
17
Switch fabric slot 1
21
Management slot 1
18
Switch fabric slot 2
22
Management slot 2
19
Switch fabric slot 3
23
ESD connector
24-31
Power supplies
NetIron XMR 32000 router components
You can install the following components in the router slots:
•
•
•
•
8
Up to two management modules (one active and one redundant).
Up to eight switch fabric modules.
Up to 32 interface modules.
Up to eight power supplies (AC or DC).
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Figure 8 displays the NetIron XMR 32000 router.
FIGURE 8
NetIron XMR 32000 router
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1-32 Interface slots 1-32
38 Switch fabric slot 6
44 ESD connector
50
Power supply 6
33
Switch fabric slot 1
39 Switch fabric slot 7
45 Power supply 1
51
Power supply 7
34
Switch fabric slot 2
40 Switch fabric slot 8
46 Power supply 2
52
Power supply 8
35
Switch fabric slot 3
41 Management slot 1
47 Power supply 3
36
Switch fabric slot 4
42 Management slot 2
48 Power supply 4
37
Switch fabric slot 5
43 Captive screws
49 Power supply 5
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Router modules
This section describes management modules, interface modules, and switch fabric modules.
Management modules
Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR routers support the following management modules types.
• MR management module
• MR2 management module
Table 1 lists the management modules available for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR routers.
TABLE 1
Management modules for all Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers
Part number
Description
NI-MLX-MR
(MR)
Brocade MLXe and Brocade MLX management module, 1 GB SDRAM, dual auxiliary flash
slots, EIA or TIA-232 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for out-of-band management.
NI-MLX-32-MR
(MR)
Brocade MLXe-32 and Brocade MLX-32 management module, 1 GB SDRAM, dual auxiliary
flash slots, EIA or TIA-232 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for out-of-band management.
NI-XMR-MR
(MR)
NetIron XMR management module, 2 GB SDRAM, dual auxiliary flash slots, EIA or TIA-232
and 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for out-of-band management.
NI-XMR-32-MR
(MR)
NetIron XMR 32000 management module, 2 GB SDRAM, dual auxiliary flash slots, EIA or
TIA-232 and 10/100/1000 Ethernet ports for out-of-band management.
BR-MLX-MR2-M
(MR2)
MLXe/MLX Gen2 management (M) module for 4-, 8- and 16-slot systems. Includes 4 GB
RAM, 1 internal compact flash drive (2GB), 1 external compact flash slot with included 2GB
card, RS-232 serial console port and 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for management.
BR-MLX-MR2-X
(MR2)
MLXe/XMR Gen2 management (X) module for 4-, 8- and 16-slot systems. Includes 4 GB
RAM, 1 internal compact flash drive (2GB), 1 external compact flash slot with included 2GB
card, RS-232 serial console port and 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for management.
BR-MLX-32-MR2-M
(MR2)
MLXe/MLX Gen2 management (M) module for 32-slot systems. Includes 4 GB RAM, 1
internal compact flash drive (2GB), 1 external compact flash slot with included 2GB card,
RS-232 serial console port and 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for management.
BR-MLX-32-MR2-X
(MR2)
MLXe/XMR Gen2 management (X) module for 32-slot systems. Includes 4 GB RAM, 1
internal compact flash drive (2GB), 1 external compact flash slot with included 2GB card,
RS-232 serial console port and 10/100/1000 Ethernet port for management.
The management module controls the hardware components, runs the networking protocols, and
provides the Real Time Operating System (RTOS).
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Each router requires one management module, and can accommodate a second module for
redundancy. A redundant management module works in conjunction with the active management
module. If the active module becomes unavailable, the redundant management module
automatically takes over the system operation, minimizing system downtime. For information about
the redundancy feature, refer to the “Using a Redundant Management Module” chapter in the
Brocade MLX Series and Brocade NetIron Family Configuration Guide.
Management modules are installed in dedicated slots marked M1 and M2. By default, the module
installed in slot M1 is the active management module.
Management modules are hot-swappable, which means you can remove and replace them without
powering down the system.
NOTE
MR and MR2 management modules cannot be mixed in the same chassis.
NOTE
Prior to installing or replacing the MR2 management module, you must read the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the hardware.
NOTE
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
Figure 9 shows a management module front panel.
FIGURE 9
MR management module front panel
Figure 10 shows the MR2 management module front panel.
FIGURE 10
MR2 management module front panel
The front panel of the management module contains the following control features:
•
•
•
•
Two auxiliary flash slots (available on MR management modules only)
Compact flash slot (available on MR2 management modules only)
Console port
A 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
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• Six LEDs
Auxiliary flash slots
Auxiliary flash slots support flash PC cards where you can store boot images, startup and running
configuration files, and other system files, in addition to what is stored in system flash memory.
This allows you to perform system management tasks, such as copying files between flash PC
cards, or copying files between a flash PC card and flash memory.
For maximum performance, it is recommended that you use Brocade auxiliary flash cards, part
number FLASH-PCC, which can be ordered from Brocade. Brocade auxiliary flash cards ship with
the label on the bottom of the card; take caution to insert the card with the label on the bottom
side.
NOTE
Some older auxiliary flash cards can be inserted the wrong way in the slot because there is no
indication in the card about which is the right way. If you insert the card backwards, you will see
continuous messages in the console and the card inserted/ card removed syslog. If this occurs, you
must remove the card and reinsert it the correct way.
External compact flash
MR2 management modules do not contain an auxiliary flash slot. Instead, they contain a 2 GB
internal compact flash card and an external compact flash drive. MR2 management modules come
with a factory installed compact flash card in the external compact flash slot. The internal compact
flash provides greater storage space for image retention, improving the upgrade process.
NOTE
Do not use compact flash cards over 2GB; they will render the system unstable.
The internal compact flash card cannot be accessed for removal or replacement.
The external compact flash slot allows you to insert a 2 GB compact flash card. If you need to
replace or add an additional compact flash card, contact Brocade technical support.
Console port
The console port is a standard DB-9 serial connector through which you can attach a PC or terminal
to configure the router using the CLI.
NOTE
The console port interfaces the control plane only. It does not interface the data plane.
10/100/1000 Ethernet port
Management modules also contain a 10BaseT, 100BaseTX, or 1000BaseTX auto-sensing,
auto-negotiating Ethernet port. This port has an RJ45 unshielded twisted pair (UTP) connector.
Typical uses of this port include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Connecting a PC to configure, monitor, and manage the system through a Telnet or SSHv2
connection.
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• Connecting to the 10BaseT, 100BaseTX, or 1000BaseTX port for connectivity to your existing
management network. You can then access the router and configure, monitor, and manage the
system from a management station.
NOTE
The existing management network into which you can connect the 10/100/1000 Ethernet port
must be separate and isolated from the network over which user packets are switched and routed.
For information about the functionality of the management port, refer to “Understanding
management port functions” on page 217.
For information about connecting a PC to the 10/100/1000 Ethernet port, refer to “Attaching a
management station” on page 122.
The out-of-band management port provides access to a separate system management network,
and allows you to do the following tasks:
• Access the router through Telnet, the Web management interface, or the Brocade Network
Advisor software.
•
•
•
•
Access a TFTP server to perform system upgrade tasks.
Provides SNMP polling access, as well as sending SNMP traps.
Send Syslog packets.
Access the system through RADIUS AAA.
Management module LEDs
The LEDs on all management module models are the same. Table 2 describes the LEDs on the
management module.
TABLE 2
Management module LEDs
LED
Position
State
Meaning
Port 1
and
Port 2
Each adjacent to
the auxiliary flash
slot that it
represents
On or blinking
The software is currently accessing the auxiliary
flash card.
Off
The software is not currently accessing a auxiliary
flash card, although there is one inserted in the slot.
Active
Lower Left
On
The module is functioning as the active
management module.
Off
The module is functioning as the redundant
management module.
On
The module is receiving power.
Off
The module is not receiving power.
Pwr
Upper Left
10/100/1000
Ethernet Port
Above and right of
RJ45 connector
On (Green)
A link is established with the remote port.
Off
No link is established with the remote port.
10/100/1000
Ethernet Port
Above and left of
RJ45 connector
On or blinking
(Yellow)
The port is transmitting and receiving packets.
Off for an
extended period
The port is not transmitting or receiving packets.
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Interface modules
Interface modules for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR routers are available in two types:
• Gen-1 interface modules
• Gen-2 interface modules, which provide additional functionality, more memory, and higher
operation speeds.
Table 3 lists the interface modules that are available for Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR
routers.
TABLE 3
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Interface modules for all Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers
SKU
Ports
Description
NI-MLX-10GX2
2
NetIron MLX Series 2-port 10-GbE module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support - requires XFP optics
NI-XMR-10GX2
2
NetIron XMR Series 2-port 10-Gbps Ethernet module - requires XFP optics. IPv4,
IPv6, MPLS support
BR-MLX-100GX-1
1
MLXE/XMR/MLX 1-port 100-GbE (X) Module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support - requires CFP optics. Supports 1M IPv4 routes in FIB in XMR mode and
512K IPv4 routes in MLX mode. Requires high speed switch fabric modules.
License upgradable to 2-ports on a MLXe.
BR-MLX-100GX-2
2
MLXE 2-port 100-GbE (X) Module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support requires CFP optics. Supports 1M IPv4 routes in FIB in XMR mode and 512K
IPv4 routes in MLX mode. Requires high speed switch fabric modules.
NI-MLX-10GX4
4
NetIron MLX Series 4-port 10-GbE module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support - requires XFP optics
NI-XMR-10Gx4
4
NetIron XMR Series 4-port 10-GbE module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support - requires XFP optics
BR-MLX-10GX4-X
4
XMR/MLXe 4-port 10-GbE (X) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support requires XFP optics. Supports 1M IPv4 routes in FIB.
BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML
4
MLX/MLXe 4-port 10-GbE (ML) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support-requires XFP optics. Supports 512K IPv4 routes in FIB. License
Upgradable to "X" scalability (1M IPv4 routes in FIB).
BR-MLX-40Gx4-M
4
MLXe 4-port 40-GbE (M) module with Layer 2, IPv4/IPv6, MPLS and OpenFlow
supports 512K IPv4 routes in FIB, and requires high speed switch fabric
modules and QSFP+ optics.
NI-MLX-10GX8-M
8
Brocade MLX Series 8-port 10-GbE (M) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support - requires SFPP optics. Supports 512K IPv4 routes in FIB. Requires high
speed switch fabric modules
NI-MLX-10GX8-D
8
Brocade MLX Series 8-port 10-GbE (D) module with IPv4/IPv6 hardware
support - requires SFPP optics. Supports 256K IPv4 routes in FIB. Doesn't
support MPLS. Requires high speed switch fabric modules
BR-MLX-10GX8-X
8
MLXe/XMR 8-port 10-GbE (X) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support-requires SFPP optics. Supports 1M IPv4 routes in FIB. Requires high
speed switch fabric modules.
NI-MLX-1GX20-SFP
20
NetIron MLX Series 20-port FE/GE (100/1000) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS
hardware support - requires SFP optics. Note: Copper SFPs are supported at
1000Mbps only
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SKU
Ports
Description
NI-XMR-1GX20-SFP
20
NetIron XMR Series 20-port FE/GE (100/1000) module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS
hardware support - requires SFP optics. Note: Copper SFPs are supported at
1000Mbps only
NI-MLX-1GX20-GC
20
NetIron MLX Series 20-port 10/100/1000 copper module with
IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support
NI-XMR-1Gx20-GC
20
NetIron XMR Series 20-port 10/100/1000 copper module with
IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support
BR-MLX-1GCX24-X
24
XMR/MLXE 24-port 10/100/1000 Copper (RJ-45) Module with
IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Supports 1M IPv4 routes in FIB.
BR-MLX-1GCX24-X-ML
24
MLX/MLXE 24-port 10/100/1000 Copper (RJ-45) Module with
IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Supports 512K IPv4 routes in FIB. License
Upgradable to “X” scalability (1M IPv4 routes in FIB).
BR-MLX-1GFx24-X
24
XMR/MLXE 24-port 1-GbE Fiber (SFP) Module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support. Supports 1M IPv4 routes in FIB.
BR-MLX-1GFX24-X-ML
24
MLX/MLXE 24-port 1-GbE Fiber (SFP) Module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware
support. Supports 512K IPv4 routes in FIB. License Upgradable to “X”
scalability (1M IPv4 routes in FIB).
BR-MLX-10GX24-DM
24
MLXe 24-port 10-GbE Module with IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support requires SFPP optics. Bandwidth up to 200Gbps per module. Supports 256K
IPv4 routes.
NI-MLX-1GX48-T-A
48
NetIron MLX Series 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T, MRJ21 module with
IPv4/IPv6/MPLS hardware support. Requires high speed fans
NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A on MLX-16.
Depending on your router model, you can install up to 32 single-slot interface modules, or 16
double-slot interface modules.
Interface modules are hot-swappable, which means you can remove and replace them without
powering down the system.
NOTE
For the latest and most up to date information on modules supported on MLX and XMR chassis, log
in to www.mybrocade.com and access the TECH NOTE: BROCADE MLX SERIES MODULE SUPPORT
document.
NOTE
Specific information regarding RAD optics configuration on the Brocade MLX Series and NetIron
XMR platforms has been documented in the RAD optics Solutions test report. Please work with your
account team to gain access to the document.
100xGbE 2-port interface module
The 100xGbE 2-port interface module is supported on all Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR
routers. This interface module has two 100 Gbps CFP optics ports, 2 Gbps memory, an internal
flash of 32MB for local storage of CPU images, and 64MB for local storage of FPGA images. The
100xGbE 2-port interface module supports 1.5 GB buffering per port.
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NOTE
Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR models support one port only.
The 100xGbE interface module occupies two interface module slots in any chassis, with one slot
active and one slot inactive. In all devices, the lower number of the two occupied slots becomes the
active slot.
NOTE
Because of the possibility of overheating, 2x100GbE interface modules must not be installed in the
top slot of a Brocade MLX or XMR 4-slot chassis.
Before you install a 2x100GbE module, you will need to remove the center slot guide that divides
the slot into two partitions. Do not discard this guide, as you will need it if you ever want to convert
the slot into two slots. For information about how to remove the center guide and install high-speed
fabric modules, refer to the 2x100GbE module installation instructions in the appropriate
installation chapter for your router model.
NOTE
Before installing the 100GbE module in a chassis, the tm-credit-size must be changed to 1024
bytes.
You will also need to change the system tm-credit-size to 1024b (which readies the device to
forward 100 Gbps traffic). Log into your system and enter the following commands in the
configuration level of the CLI. Remember to write to memory and reload the device.
Brocade# config
Brocade(config)# system-init tm-credit-size credit_1024b
Brocade(config)# exit
Brocade# write memory
Brocade# reload
NOTE
The 100GbE module requires a minimum software version of R05.2.00. Please upgrade all software
on the system to a minimum version of R05.2.00 before you install your 2x100G module.
NOTE
100xGbE modules require high-speed switch fabric modules to operate.
Figure 11 shows the front panel of the 2x100GbE 2-port interface module.
FIGURE 11
100xGbE 2-port interface module front panel
The front panel contains the following features:
• Power LED and Lnk/Act LED for each port (as described in Table 4)
• Two 100xGbE CFP ports
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100xGbE interface module LEDs
The LEDs on the 100xGbE interface modules indicate the status of each port, as described in
Table 4.
TABLE 4
100xGbE module LEDs
LED
Location
State
Meaning
Power (module state)
Left side of module
Green
Module is receiving power
Off
Module is not receiving power
Green blinking
Port is enabled and link is up.
Off
Port is disabled.
Link/Act
To the right of each port.
CFP optics
The 100 GbE interface module is 802.3ba compliant, supports CFP-based optics, and can be used
with existing Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR interface modules. This interface module requires
high-speed fabric modules. 100GbE interface modules will boot in turbo mode if all modules in the
chassis are Gen-2 modules.
You must insert CFP-compliant fiber-optic transceivers in each port you intend to use.
CFP-compliant transceivers provide an optical or physical medium-dependent (PMD) interface for
single- or multi-mode fiber that can be used with either the LAN physical layer (PHY) or WAN
physical layer (WAN PHY).
For a list of supported 100xGbE CFP-compliant fiber-optic transceivers that are available from
Brocade, refer to the latest version of the Brocade Optics Family Data Sheet, available online in the
following location:
http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/data_sheets/product_data_sheets/optics-famil
y-ds.pdf
For more information about fiber-optic transceivers and associated cabling, refer to “Installing a
fiber-optic transceiver” on page 218.
Power supply requirements for 100xGbE modules
For power supply requirements for the 100xGbE modules, refer to Chapter 8, “Hardware
Specifications”.
MLX 24-port 10Gbps (BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM) Interface Modules
Figure 12 shows the front panel of the BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM interface module.
The 24-port, 10 Gbps interface module (BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM) provides twenty four 10 Gbps ports
that support SFP+ optics. The module is only supported on the MLXe chassis.
The BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM interface module supports 4.5 GB buffering per module.
BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM module is an oversubscribed module. The module can support up to 200Gbps
when the system fabric mode is in Turbo mode (i.e. system has only Gen 2 and Gen 3 modules
such as 8x10G, 100G or 24x10G modules). The module can support up to 12 10G wire-speed
ports when the system fabric mode is in Normal mode (i.e. system also has any Gen 1 modules
such as 1G or 4x10G modules).
FIGURE 12
BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM module front panel
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The front panel includes the following features:
• Arrow-shaped LEDs in center horizontal strip for all ports. LEDs to the left support the top
ports, LEDs to the right (pointing down) support the bottom ports.
• Twenty four 10G Ethernet ports
Table 5 describes the LEDs for the BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM interface modules.
TABLE 5
BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM module LEDs
Position
State
Meaning
Arrow-shaped LEDs in center
horizontal strip between ports.
Left LEDs support upper ports.
Right LEDs support lower ports.
Solid green
A link has been established.
Green blinking
The port is transmitting and receiving packets.
Off
No link exists, and the port is not transmitting or receiving
packets.
Power supply requirements for BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM modules
For power supply requirements for BR-MLX-10Gx24-DM interface modules, refer to Chapter 8,
“Hardware Specifications”.
8x10GE-X interface modules
The 8x10GE-X interface modules provide 8 ports of 10 Gigabit Ethernet with support for up to 1M
IPv4 routes in hardware.
NOTE
Gen-2 8x10GE-X modules require high speed switch fabric modules to operate. You can replace
switch fabric modules with high-speed switch fabric modules while the system is powered on and
running. For more information about high-speed switch fabric modules, refer to “High-speed switch
fabric modules” on page 33.
For Brocade XMR 16-slot routers, 8x10GE-X modules require the installation of high-speed fans in
addition to high-speed switch fabric modules. For information about the high-speed fans, see
“NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan assemblies” on page 40.
Figure 13 shows the faceplate of the 8x10GE-X module.
FIGURE 13
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8x10GE-X modules support SFP+ optics only; they do not support SFP or XFP optics. For a list of
supported SFP+ optics, refer to the latest version of the Brocade Optics Family Data Sheet,
available online in the following location:
http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/data_sheets/product_data_sheets/optics-famil
y-ds.pdf
8x10GE-X interface module LEDs
The 8x10GE-X interface module LEDs indicate module and port status, as described in Table 6.
TABLE 6
8x10GE-X module LEDs
LED
Location
State
Meaning
Power
Lower left corner of module
Green
Module is receiving power
Off
Module is not receiving power
Green
blinking
Port enabled and link is passing traffic. LED is solid
green when link is idle.
Off
Port is disabled.
Link/Act
Below the ports. Top port
LED on left, bottom port LED
on right.
Power supply requirements for 8x10GE-X modules
For power supply requirements for the 8x10GE-X modules, refer to Chapter 8, “Hardware
Specifications”.
Gen-1 10Gx2 and 10Gx4 Ethernet interface modules
Gen-1 2-port and 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface modules are available in the following formats:
•
•
•
•
NI-MLX-10Gx2 - 2-port interface module for MLX devices
NI-XMR-10Gx2 - 2-port interface module for XMR devices
NI-MLX-10Gx4 - 4-port interface module for MLX devices
NI-XMR-10Gx4 - 4-port interface module for XMR devices
NOTE
When you install Gen-1 2-port or 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface modules, you must upgrade the
software on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release.
For more information on the appropriate software release refer to the Hardware Installation Notes
that shipped with the interface module.
Figure 14 shows Gen-1 2-port and 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface module front panels.
FIGURE 14
Gen-1 2-port and 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet module front panels
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The front panel of the 2-port module includes the following features:
• Two LEDs per port (as described in Table 7)
• Two 10 Gbps Ethernet XFP optics ports
The front panel of the 4-port module includes the following features:
• Two LEDs per port (as described in Table 7)
• Four 10 Gbps Ethernet XFP optics ports
10 Gbps Ethernet interface module LEDs
Gen-1 2-port and 4-port interface modules have LEDs that indicate the status of each port, as
described in Table 7.
TABLE 7
Gen-1 2-port or 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet module LEDs
LED
Location
State
Meaning
Link
Left of each
Ethernet port
On
A link is established with the remote port.
Off
A link is not established with the remote port.
Left of each
Ethernet port
On
The port is transmitting and receiving packets.
Off
The port is not transmitting or receiving packets.
Active
10 Gbps Ethernet ports
The Gen-1 2-port or 4-port Ethernet modules (BR-MLX-10Gx4-X) have either two or four physical
ports that allow you to connect your router to other network routers at a speed of 10 Gbps.
You must insert XFP-compliant fiber-optic transceivers in each port you intend to use.
XFP-compliant transceivers provide an optical or physical medium-dependent (PMD) interface for
single- or multi-mode fiber that can be used with either the LAN physical layer (PHY) or WAN
physical layer (WAN PHY).
For a list of XFP-compliant fiber-optic transceivers supported for Gen-1 2-port or 4-port modules,
refer to the latest version of the Brocade Optics Family Data Sheet, available online in the following
location:
http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/data_sheets/product_data_sheets/optics-famil
y-ds.pdf
For more information about fiber-optic transceivers and associated cabling, refer to “Installing a
fiber-optic transceiver” on page 218.
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Power supply requirements for Gen-1 2-port or 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface modules
For power supply requirements for Gen-1, 2-port or 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface modules,
refer to Chapter 8, “Hardware Specifications”.
Gen-1.1 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface modules
Gen-1.1 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface modules are available in the following formats:
• BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML - 4-port interface module for MLX, MLXe, and XMR devices
• BR-MLX-10Gx4-X - 4-port interface module for MLX, MLXe, and XMR devices licensed for 1
million routes
NOTE
The 10Gx4-X10 GbE module requires a minimum software version of R05.1.00. Please upgrade all
software on the system to a minimum of R05.1.00 before installing your 10Gx4-X module.
Figure 15 shows the front panel of 4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface modules.
FIGURE 15
BR-MLX-10Gx4-X and BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML interface module front panel
The front panel of the BR-MLX-10GX4-X and BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML modules includes the following
features:
• Two LEDs per port
• Four 10 Gbps Ethernet XFP optics ports
BR-MLX-10GX4-X and BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML interface module LEDs
The BR-MLX-10GX4-X and BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML interface module LEDs indicate the status of each
port, as described in Table 8.
TABLE 8
BR-MLX-10GX4-X and BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML Ethernet module LEDs
LED
Location
State
Meaning
Link
Left of each
Ethernet port
On
A link is established with the remote port.
Off
A link is not established with the remote port.
Left of each
Ethernet port
On
The port is transmitting and receiving packets.
Off
The port is not transmitting or receiving packets.
Active
BR-MLX-10GX4-X and BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML interface module Ethernet ports
The BR-MLX-10GX4-X interface module has four physical ports that allow you to connect your router
to other network routers at a speed of 10 Gbps. BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML supports up to 512K IPv4
routes in hardware. BR-MLX-10Gx4-X supports up to 1M IPv4 routes. BR-MLX-10Gx4-X-ML can be
upgraded to an X version through a software license. Please contact Brocade to purchase the
license upgrade.
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You must insert XFP-compliant fiber-optic transceivers in each port you intend to use.
XFP-compliant transceivers provide an optical or physical medium-dependent (PMD) interface for
single- or multi-mode fiber that can be used with either the LAN physical layer (PHY) or WAN
physical layer (WAN PHY).
For an up to date list of the 10 Gbps XFP-compliant fiber-optic transceivers that are available from
Brocade, refer to the latest version of the Brocade Optics Family Data Sheet, available online in the
following location:
http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/data_sheets/product_data_sheets/optics-famil
y-ds.pdf
For more information about fiber-optic transceivers and associated cabling, refer to “Installing a
fiber-optic transceiver” on page 218.
Power supply requirements for 10Gx4 interface modules
For power supply requirements for the 10Gx4 modules, refer to Chapter 8, “Hardware
Specifications”.
8-port 10 Gbps M and D interface modules
The 8-port, 10 Gbps interface modules (NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D) provide eight 10
Gbps ports that support SFP+ optics. These modules contain an internal flash memory of 16 MB
for local storage of CPU images, and 32 MB for local storage of FPGA images. The NI-MLX-10Gx8-M
interface module supports a buffer of 3 GB buffering per module. The NI-MLX-10Gx8-D module
supports 1 GB buffering per module.
NOTE
NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules are designed for use with Brocade MLX routers only.
They are not supported for NetIron XMR routers.
NOTE
When installing NI-MLX-10Gx8-M or NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules, you must first upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to Multi-Service IronWare software R05.0.00 or
later. For more information, refer to the Hardware Installation Notes that shipped with the modules.
NOTE
NI-MLX-10Gx8-D interface modules do not support MPLS.
NOTE
NI-MLX-10Gx8-M or NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules require high-speed switch fabric modules to operate.
You can replace switch fabric modules with high-speed switch fabric modules while the system is
powered on and running. For more information about high-speed switch fabric modules, see
“High-speed switch fabric modules” on page 33.
For Brocade MLX 16-slot routers, NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules require the
installation of high-speed fans in addition to high-speed switch fabric modules. For information
about the high-speed fans, see “NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan assemblies” on page 40.
Figure 16 displays the faceplate of the NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules. Figure 17
shows the RX and TX orientation for the ports, and identifies which LED goes with which port.
FIGURE 16
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NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D module faceplate
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Port RX and TX, and LED designations for NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules
NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules support the SFP+ optics; they do not support SFP
optics. For a list of supported SFP+ optics, refer to the latest version of the Brocade Optics Family
Data Sheet, available online in the following location:
http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/data_sheets/product_data_sheets/optics-famil
y-ds.pdf
NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D interface module LEDs
The NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D interface module LEDs indicate module and port status,
as described in Table 9.
TABLE 9
NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D interface module LEDs
LED
Location
State
Meaning
Power
Lower left corner of module
Green
Module is receiving power
Off
Module is not receiving power
Green
blinking
Port enabled and link is up.
Off
Port is disabled.
Link/Activity
Underneath the ports. Top port LED
on left, bottom port LED on right.
Installation considerations
When you install NI-MLX-10Gx8-M or NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules, you must upgrade the software on
all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release. Refer to the
Hardware Installation Notes that shipped with the interface module.
NOTE
NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules do not support Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS).
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If you try to configure MPLS on a device that has NI MLX 8x10G -D modules installed, you will see
the following error message.
Brocade(config)# router mpls
The command can't be used when system contains -d class modules.
If you install an NI-MLX-10Gx8-D module in a device that is running MPLS, the NI-MLX-10Gx8-D
module boots in INTERACTIVE mode, and the following error message is displayed.
Brocade#
Module is inserted into slot 7
SYSLOG: May 28 16:22:35:<13>May 28 16:22:35 System: Module was inserted to slot 7
Module 7 is -d class, it can't work when router mpls is enabled.
Reset slot 7
SYSLOG: May 28 16:22:48 :<13>May 28 16:22:48 Module 7 is reset by mgmt (reason:
boot to interactive mode)
Power supply requirements for NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules
For power supply requirements for NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-10Gx8-D modules, refer to
Chapter 8, “Hardware Specifications”.
24-port 1 Gbps Ethernet copper RJ45 interface module
The 24-port 1 Gbps Ethernet copper interface module is available in the following formats:
• BR-MLX-1GCx24-X-ML
• BR-MLX-1GCx24-X
This module has 32 Mb of flash memory and contains 24 RJ45 physical ports, through which you
can connect your router to other network routers. BR-MLX-1GCx24-X-ML support s up to 512K IPv4
routes in hardware and BR-MLX-1GCx24-X version supports up to 1M IPv4 routes in hardware.
BR-MLX-1GCx24-X-ML does not include a software license, but can be upgraded to an X version
through a software license. Please contact Brocade to purchase the license upgrade.
NOTE
When you install BR-MLX-1GCx24-X modules, you must upgrade the software on all interface
modules and management modules to the appropriate software release. For more information on
the appropriate software release refer to the Hardware Installation Notes that shipped with the
modules.
NOTE
When you are replacing older modules with 24x1G modules, you must first delete the software
configuration for the older module. If you do not delete the old configuration, a configuration
mismatch will occur when you install the new module. This mismatch will be displayed in the results
of the show config command.
NOTE
The SNMP Management Information Base (MIB) uses the Interface Index (ifIndex) to assign a unique
value to each port on a module or slot. The number of indexes that can be assigned per module is
20, 40, or 64, depending on the number of ports on the module. When installing 24-port copper or
fiber interface modules, you must change the ifIndex allocation to 64 before you install the module,
or the module will not operate properly.
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Figure 18 shows the front panel of the BR-MLX-1GCx24-X interface module.
FIGURE 18
BR-MLX-1GCx24-X copper interface module front panel
The front panel includes the following features:
• LEDs to the left support the top ports, LEDs to the right support the bottom ports
• 24 1 Gbps RJ45 copper ports
Table 10 describes the LEDs for the BR-MLX-1GCx24-X interface module.
TABLE 10
BR-MLX-1GCx24-X copper module LEDs
Position
State
Meaning
LEDs located at top right and
left edge of top row ports. Left
LED for top port, right LED for
bottom port)
Solid green
A link has been established.
Green blinking
The port is transmitting and receiving packets.
Off
No link exists and the port is not transmitting or
receiving packets.
Power supply requirements for BR-MLX-1GCx24-X interface modules
For power supply requirements for BR-MLX-1GCx24-X interface modules, refer to Chapter 8,
“Hardware Specifications”.
24-port 1 Gbps fiber interface module
The 24-port 1 Gbps fiber interface module is available in the following formats:
• BR-MLX-1GFx24-X
• BR-MLX-1GFx24-X-ML
The 24-port 1 Gbps fiber interface modules has 32 Mb of flash memory and provide 24 physical
ports, through which you can connect your router to other network routers. BR-MLX-1GFx24-X-ML
supports up to 512K IPv4 routes in hardware. BR-MLX-1GFx24-X supports up to 1M IPv4 routes in
hardware. The ML version can be upgraded to a X version through a software license. Please
contact Brocade to purchase the license upgrade.
NOTE
24-port 1 Gbps fiber interface modules support 1 Gbps Copper SFP optics at 10 Mbps, 100Mbps
and 1Gbps speeds.
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NOTE
When you install BR-MLX-1GFx24-X and BR-MLX-1GFx24-X-ML modules, you must upgrade the
software on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release.
For more information on the appropriate software release refer to the Hardware Installation Notes
that shipped with the modules.
NOTE
When you are replacing older modules with 24x1G modules, you must first delete the software
configuration for the older module. If you do not delete the old configuration, a configuration
mismatch will occur when you install the new module. This mismatch will be displayed in the results
of the show config command.
NOTE
The SNMP Management Information Base (MIB) uses the Interface Index (ifIndex) to assign a unique
value to each port on a module or slot. The number of indexes that can be assigned per module is
20, 40, or 64, depending on the number of ports on the module. When installing 24-port copper or
fiber interface modules, you must change the ifIndex allocation to 64 before you install the module,
or the module will not operate properly when installed.
Figure 19 shows the front panel of the BR-MLX-1GFx24-X and BR-MLX-1GFx24-X-ML fiber interface
modules.
FIGURE 19
BR-MLX-1GFx24-X and BR-MLX-1GFx24-X-ML fiber interface module front panel
The front panel includes the following features:
• Arrow-shaped LEDs in center horizontal strip for all ports. LEDs to the left support the top
ports, LEDs to the right (pointing down) support the bottom ports.
• 24 1 Gbps fiber ports
Table 11 describes the LEDs for the BR-MLX-1GFx24-X and BR-MLX-1GFx24-X interface modules.
TABLE 11
BR-MLX-1GFx24-X and BR-MLX-1GFx24-X fiber module LEDs
Position
State
Meaning
Arrow-shaped LEDs in center
horizontal strip between ports.
Left LEDs support upper ports.
Right LEDs support lower ports.
Solid green
A link has been established.
Green blinking
The port is transmitting and receiving packets.
Off
No link exists, and the port is not transmitting or receiving
packets.
For a list of SFP optics supported for the BR-MLX-1GFx24-X and BR-MLX-1GFx24-X interface
modules, refer to the latest version of the Brocade Optics Family Data Sheet, available online in the
following location:
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y-ds.pdf
Power supply requirements for BR-MLX-1GFx24-X and BR-MLX-1GFx24-X-ML interface modules
For power supply requirements for BR-MLX-1GFx24 and BR-MLX-1GFx24-X ML (24-port 1 Gbps)
fiber interface modules, refer to Chapter 8, “Hardware Specifications”.
20-port 100/1000 Ethernet interface module
Figure 20 shows the front panel of the 20-port 100/1000 Gbps Ethernet SFP interface module.
FIGURE 20
20-port 100/1000 Ethernet module front panel
The front panel includes the following features:
• LEDs to the left support the top ports, LEDs to the right support the bottom ports
• 20 100/1000 Ethernet SFP ports
Table 12 describes the LEDs for the 20-port 100/1000 Ethernet module
TABLE 12
20-port 100/1000 Ethernet module LEDs
Position
State
Meaning
Below each Ethernet port.
(Left-side LED supports port in
top row. Right-side LED supports
port in bottom row.)
On or blinking
The port is transmitting and receiving packets.
Off for an extended period
The port is not transmitting or receiving packets.
100/1000 Ethernet ports
The 100/1000 Ethernet interface module contains 20 physical ports, through which you can
connect your router to other network routers at a speed of 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps.
You must insert an SFP-compliant fiber-optic transceiver (provided by Brocade) into a physical port.
SFP-compliant fiber-optic transceivers provide a physical medium-dependent (PMD) fiber interface
that can be used with either the LAN physical layer (PHY) or WAN physical layer (WAN PHY).
For a list of SFP optics supported by Brocade, refer to the latest version of the Brocade Optics
Family Data Sheet, available online in the following location:
http://www.brocade.com/downloads/documents/data_sheets/product_data_sheets/optics-famil
y-ds.pdf
20-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet interface module
Figure 21 shows the front panel of the 20-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet RJ45 module.
FIGURE 21
20-port 10/100/1000 copper Ethernet interface module front panel
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The front panel includes the following features:
• LEDs
• Twenty 10/100/1000 copper Ethernet ports.
Table 13 describes the 20-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet module LEDs.
TABLE 13
20-port 10/100/1000 Ethernet module LEDs
LED
Position
State
Meaning
Link or
Active
Above the ports. The top
port LED is on the left side,
the bottom port LED is on
the right side.
On (solid)
A link is established with the remote port (with no traffic).
Blinking
The port is transmitting and receiving packets.
Off
A link is not established with the remote port and no traffic is
being passed.
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A interface module
Figure 22 shows the front panel of the NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A interface module.
FIGURE 22
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A module front panel
The front panel includes the following features:
• A power LED located below the part number
• Eight mini-RJ21 connectors, each supporting six 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports
The eight mini-RJ21 connectors support six 1 Gbps Ethernet ports each. You can connect a patch
panel with a mini-RJ21 connector to a mini-RJ21 connector on the interface module. The patch
panel provides RJ45 connectors. You can also use a cable with a mini-RJ21 connector on one end
that connects to the mini-RJ21 connector on the interface module. The other end of the cable splits
into six cables with RJ45 connectors on each cable.
The NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A module ships with two cable cinches. Each cable cinch consists of a plastic
part and a velcro strap. For instructions on using the cable cinches, see Chapter 4, “Using Brocade
Structured Cabling Components”.
Cables and patch panels that support this module are available through any Tyco International
distribution partner. Information about these products is available at the following URL.
www.brocade.com
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NOTE
Before you install NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules, you must first upgrade the software on all interface
modules and management modules to the appropriate software release. For more information refer
to the Hardware Installation Notes that shipped with the modules.
Power supply requirements for NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules
For power supply requirements for NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A interface modules, refer to Chapter 8,
“Hardware Specifications”.
NOTE
When one or more NI-MLX-1GX48-T-A modules are installed in an MLX16-slot router, you must
replace the NI-X-16-FAN-EXH modules with NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan modules. For more
information about high-speed fan modules, see “NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan assemblies” on
page 40. If the 16-slot router is not upgraded to support NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules before
NI-MLX-1GX48-T-A modules are installed, the following Syslog message is displayed.
SYSLOG: Mar 26 14:19:53:<12>R1, 48X1G modules in slots 10,11,13,16 shouldn't be
running without high speed fans.
To display information about NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules installed in a 16-slot router, enter the
show chassis command.
Brocade# show chassis
*** Brocade MLX-16 chassis ***
Power 1 (H1250CFN - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 2: Installed (Failed or Disconnected)
Power 3: not present
Power 4: Installed (Failed or Disconnected)
Power 5: (H1250CFN - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 6: (30351200 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 7: Installed (Failed or Disconnected)
Power 8: (30351200 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Total power budget for chassis = 4800 W
Total power used by system core = 762 W
Total power used by LPs = 1040 W
Total power available = 2998 W
Slot Power-On Priority and Power Usage:
Slot10 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T
Module power usage=260W
Slot11 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T
Module power usage=260W
Slot13 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T
Module power usage=260W
Slot16 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T
Module power usage=260W
--- FANS ---Bottom fan tray (fan 1): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 2): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 3): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 4): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 5): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 6): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Rev A Back Fan A (revision 0x09): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Rev A Back Fan B (revision 0x0c): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
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The output displays firmware Revision A (Rev A) for NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules. Rev A
indicates that the router contains the required rear fan modules to support the
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules. The RPM value thresholds (LOW/MED/MED-HI/HI) are also
displayed for rear fan modules.
NOTE
If the router does not contain NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules, the show chassis command will not
display Rev A for rear fan modules.
BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE module
Figure 23 and Figure 24 shows the front panel for the BR-MLX-40Gx4-M interface module.
FIGURE 23
BR-MLX-40Gx4-M module front panel
FIGURE 24
BR-MLX-40Gx4-M module front panel side view
The front panel includes the following features:
•
•
•
•
Name of the module.
Number of ports and the type of ports.
LED indicator for a port.
LED indicator for module power.
Table 14 describes the BR-MLX-40Gx4-M module LEDs.
TABLE 14
BR-MLX-40Gx4-M module LEDs
LED
Position
State
Meaning
Link or
Active
Above the ports
On (solid)
A link is established.
Blinking
The port is transmitting and/or receiving.
Off
A link is not established.
On
Module is powered on.
Off
Module is powered off.
Power
Left side of front panel
The Brocade MLXe 4-port 40 GbE (M) module includes Layer 2, IPv4/IPv6, MPLS and OpenFlow
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Module configuration: System > Module > Add Module
The GUI will add a new module from the selection menu using the following label:
BR-MLX-40GX4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
This new selection allows the configuration of the BR-MLX-40GX4-M 4-port 40GbE module.
Module display configuration: System > Module
The GUI will be modified to display a slot that has the configured 4x40GbE card.
Port Display configuration: Port > Ethernet Port Attribute
The GUI will be modified to display the appropriate optic type for 40GigE ports.
NOTE
Optics supported: 40G-QSFP-SR4 for 100M and 40G-QSFP-LR4 for 10KM.
NOTE
Safety requirements are the same as MLX 24x10G.
Forward Error Correction (FEC) mode
Using Forward Error Correction (FEC) mode enabled modules on a Brocade MLXe series chassis will
reduce packet drops due to CRC errors. FEC will automatically be enabled on supported line cards
and fabric links in a Brocade MLXe series chassis.
Forward Error Correction (FEC) mode is applicable for the Brocade MLXe series platforms. It will be
operational on the 16Ke chassis and 32Ke chassis for the following cards:
•
•
•
•
2x100G
24x10G
4x40G
hSFMs (FE600 based SFMs)
FEC mode is applied on a per link basis. Both sides of the link (TM side and FE side) must be in the
same mode. In a Brocade MLXe series chassis, the following applies:
• All fabric facing links on the 4x40G, 2x100G and 24x10G TMs will have FEC enabled
• hSFM links connected to 4x40G, 2x100 and 24x10 will have FEC enabled
Forward Error Correction (FEC) on Backplane Serdes Links
The operating margin of the longer backplane traces in the Brocade MLXe series 16Ke and 32Ke
chassis may be reduced due to signal attenuation. In the normal coding scheme (8b/10b), CRC
errors are detected and the corrupt packets are dropped. With FEC enabled on the serdes links,
single burst errors can be corrected on the fly so packet drops are avoided.
Line Module Shutdown
Line Module Shutdown is an RAS feature that improves reliability of the XMR/MLX chassis. The LP
card is shutdown when both MPs are down or MP's are disconnected from the chassis. L2 and L3
traffic is stopped, and the router stops forwarding all traffic. Hardware flooding and dropping
control traffic required for processing by the router is thereby avoided.
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Switch fabric modules
Table 15 lists all switch fabric modules that are available for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR
routers. For a detailed compatibility matrix of which fabric modules can be used with which router
configurations, refer to the relevant Release Notes.
TABLE 15
Switch fabric modules available for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR routers
Part number
Description
NI-X-SF1
Switch fabric module for 4-slot routers
NI-X-SF3
Switch fabric module for 8- and 16-slot routers
NI-X-32-SF
Switch fabric module for 32-slot routers
NI-X-4-HSF
High speed switch fabric module for 4-slot routers
NI-X-16-8-HSF
High speed switch fabric module for 8- and 16-slot routers
NI-X-32-HSF
High speed switch fabric module for 32-slot routers
Switch fabric modules switch packets from one interface module to another. Brocade MLX and
NetIron XMR routers can be configured with multiple switch fabric modules as described:
• 4-slot router: Accommodates three switch fabric modules (two required and one redundant) for
a fully-loaded system. Ships with two switch fabric modules. You must purchase an additional
switch fabric module to equip your router for redundancy.
• 8-slot router: Accommodates three switch fabric modules (two required and one redundant) for
a fully-loaded system. Ships with two switch fabric modules. You must purchase an additional
switch fabric module to equip your router for redundancy.
• 16-slot router: Accommodates four switch fabric modules (three required and one redundant)
for a fully-loaded system. Ships with three switch fabric modules. You must purchase an
additional switch fabric module to equip your router for redundancy.
• 32-slot router: Accommodates eight switch fabric modules. Brocade MLX and XMR routers ship
with eight switch fabric modules.
NOTE
Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR router switch fabric modules are dedicated, which means that
they function properly in these routers only. If you attempt to install a Brocade MLX Series or NetIron
XMR router switch fabric module in another Brocade device or a switch fabric module intended for
another Brocade device in a Brocade MLX Series or NetIron XMR router, the router and switch fabric
module will not function properly.
Figure 25 shows the front panel of a switch fabric module.
FIGURE 25
Switch fabric module front panel
l
The front panel contains two LEDs, as described in Table 16.
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LED
Position
State
Meaning
Pwr
Above Active LED
On
The module is receiving power.
Off
The module is not receiving power.
On
(4-, 8-, and 16-slot
routers only)
The switch fabric is on (active) and ready to switch
user packets.
On (32-slot routers
only)
The switch fabric is on (active) and ready to switch
user packets.
Blinking
(32-slot routers only)
The switch fabric is on (active) and being accessed by
the Management Module CPU. This indicates normal
operation.
Active
Below Pwr LED
NOTE: On devices supporting software version
R05.3.00 and earlier, when you insert an SFM
or during powering on the device, the Active
LED was off for a short duration, up to 15
seconds because the monitoring of the Fabric
module is stopped for this duration. After this
delay, the LED indicated the monitoring status.
In version R05.4.00 and later, the Active LED
reads the switch fabric continuously even
during module insertion or powering on the
device, and thus the Active LED blinks.
Off for extended
period
The switch fabric is not active and cannot switch user
packets.
High-speed switch fabric modules
NOTE
Gen-1 switch fabric modules and Gen-2 high-speed fabric (HSF) modules are not compatible and will
not operate together in the same device.
HSF modules are supported on Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers, and are
interoperable with all existing interface modules.
HSF modules are hot-swappable, which means you can install or replace them while the system is
powered up and running.
NOTE
Do not remove or power-off all switch fabric modules on MLX chassis while the device is up and
running. Removing all the switch fabric modules from the device and then re-inserting them can
cause the device to become unstable, resulting in protocol flaps and thereby traffic impact. A system
reload is required to recover.
HSF modules can operate in normal mode or turbo mode but will boot in turbo mode only if all
active interface modules are Gen-2 and Gen-3modules.
Power supplies
Brocade supports the following power supply types:
• 1200W AC or DC power supply
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•
•
•
1800W AC or DC power supply
2100W AC or DC power supply
2400W AC or DC power supply
3000W AC or DC power supply
Table 17 lists the power supplies that are available for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR routers.
TABLE 17
Power supplies
Part number
Description
BR-MLXE-ACPWR-1800
16-, 8- and 4-slot MLXe and 16- and 8-Slot XMR/MLX AC 1800W power supply.
BR-MLXE-DCPWR-1800
16-, 8- and 4-slot MLXe and 16- and 8-Slot XMR/MLX DC 1800W power supply.
NI-X-ACPWR
16-, 8- and 4-slot MLXe and 16- and 8-Slot XMR/MLX AC 1200W power supply.
NI-X-DCPWR
16-, 8- and 4-slot MLXe and 16- and 8-Slot XMR/MLX DC 1200W power supply.
NI-X-ACPWR-A
4-Slot NetIron XMR/MLX AC 1200W power supply.
NI-X-DCPWR-A
4-Slot NetIron XMR/MLX DC 1200W power supply.
BR-MLXE-32-ACPWR-3000
32-slot NetIron MLXe/XMR/MLX AC 3000W power supply.
BR-MLXE-32-DCPWR-3000
32-slot NetIron MLXe/XMR/MLX DC 3000W power supply.
NIBI-32-ACPWR-A
32-Slot NetIron MLXe/XMR/MLX AC 2400W power supply.
NIBI-32-DCPWR
32-Slot NetIron MLXe/XMR/MLX DC 2400W power supply.
Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers support the following power supply options:
• 4-slot router: Can accommodate three 1200W power supplies. For power redundancy you must
purchase additional power supplies depending on how you populate your router. For
determining the number of power supplies required for redundancy, refer to Chapter 7,
“Hardware Specifications”.
• 8-slot router: Can accommodate up to four 1200W or 1800W AC and DC power supplies.
Because power is supplied over a common power bus, any power supply installed in addition to
the minimum required provides backup for any supply that fails. For power redundancy, you
must purchase additional power supplies depending on how you populate your router. For
determining the number of power supplies required for redundancy, refer to Chapter 7,
“Hardware Specifications”.
• 16-slot router: Can accommodate eight 1200W or 1800W AC and DC power supplies. Because
power is supplied over a common power bus, any power supply installed in addition to the
minimum required provides backup for any power supply that fails. For power redundancy, you
must purchase additional power supplies depending on how you populate your router. For
determining the number of power supplies required for redundancy, refer to Chapter 7,
“Hardware Specifications”.
NOTE
1800W AC power supplies support low and high line operation. For line voltages between 90 - 180,
the power supply operates at 1200W. For line voltages between 180 - 264, the power supply
operates at 1800W.
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• 32-slot router: Supports 2100W AC, 2400W AC and DC, and 3000W AC and DC models.
Accommodates eight power supplies.The following redundancy configurations apply:
-
If you are using 2100W AC power supplies, five are required and three are redundant
(200-240 volts AC only).
-
If you are using 2400W AC or 2400W DC power supplies, four are required and four are
redundant (200-240 volts AC only).
-
If you are using 2100W and 2400W power supplies (AC or DC) in combination, five are
required and three are redundant.
-
If you are using 3000W AC or DC power supplies, four are required and four are redundant.
Because power is supplied over a common power bus, any power supply installed in addition to
required power supplies provides backup for any power supply that fails.
Power supply interoperability
For Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR 32-slot devices, you can mix 2400W and 3000W power
supply units.
For Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR devices, only the 8-slot and 16-slot router power supplies are
interchangeable. The 4-slot and 32-slot power supplies cannot be used in 8-slot or 16-slot Brocade
MLX or NetIron XMR devices.
For power supply specifications, refer to “Power specifications” on page 293.
Power supplies are installed in slots along the bottom of 8-slot, 16-slot, and 32-slot routers. Power
supplies are installed in slots in the rear of 4-slot routers.
Power supplies provide power to all router components, share the workload equally, and report
status to the management module. If the management module detects that a power supply has
failed or overheated, the management module redistributes the workload of the failed power
supply to the remaining power supplies.
Power supplies generally have three LEDs on the faceplate that provide status for input power,
output power, and notification of alarms. If the input power and output power LEDs are on (steady
green), the power supply is providing power to the router components. For more information about
power supply LEDs, refer to the AC and DC power supply sections in Table 24 on page 124.
NOTE
After a power supply is removed from a router, the software determines if there is enough power to
operate all of the interface modules. If there is not enough power, some interface modules will be
powered off.
NOTE
If you want to perform a hitless upgrade, replace one power supply unit at a time, and make sure
the device has at least +1 redundancy at all times.
DANGER
Power supplies are hot-swappable, which means they can be removed and replaced while the
router is powered on and running. However, Brocade recommends that you disconnect a power
supply from the power source before removing and replacing the supply. The 4-, 8-, and 16-slot
router can be running while a power supply is being removed and replaced, but the power supply
itself should not be connected to a power source. Otherwise, you could be injured, or the power
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supply or other parts of the router could be damaged. (In the 32-slot router, you cannot unlatch
and remove a power supply without first releasing the cord retainer and removing the power
cord.)
Rack mounting brackets
All routers ship with pre-installed mounting brackets that allow you to front-mount the router in a
standard 19-inch (EIA310-D) rack. For instructions about how to mount the router in a rack, refer to
the installation chapter that is appropriate for your router model.
You can also mid-mount your 4-, 8- or 16-slot router in a rack using the brackets that ship with the
router. You simply remove the brackets from the front of the router and mount them midway along
the sides of the router. For more information, see the installation chapter appropriated for your
router model.
Cooling system for Brocade MLX Series
and NetIron XMR routers
The cooling systems for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR routers contain the following components:
• 4-slot router: Equipped with a fan assembly that contains two 4-speed fans and two fan
controllers to support redundancy.
• 8-slot router: Equipped with a fan assembly containing four 4-speed fans and four fan
controllers to support redundancy.
• 16-slot router: Equipped with three fan assemblies. The fan tray located in the lower front of
the router contains six 4-speed fans. There are two fan assemblies located in the rear of the
router. For Brocade MLX-16 routers, each fan assembly contains one 4-speed fan. Eight fan
controllers support redundancy. High-speed fans for Brocade MLX-16 routers are identified in
the show chassis command output in the following manner:
Rev A Back Fan A-1: Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Rev A Back Fan A-2: Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
• 32-slot router: Equipped with ten fan assemblies located in the rear of the router. Each fan
assembly contains a 4-speed fan. The fan trays support four settings, 50%, 75%, 90%, and
100%, as the normal fan speeds, which are set by the management module.
Figure 26 and Figure 27 show the fan locations for 4-slot and 8-slot routers. Figure 28 and
Figure 29 show the fan locations for 16-slot routers. Figure 30 shows the fan locations for 32-slot
routers.
FIGURE 26
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1
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Fan locations for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 8-slot routers
Fan module
FIGURE 28
Front fan location for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 16-slot routers
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Front fan assembly
FIGURE 29
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Rear fan assemblies
FIGURE 30
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Rear fan location for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 16-slot routers
Rear fan locations for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 32-slot routers
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Fan modules 1 - 10, numbered as labeled
At startup, the fans operate at high speed. After a period of time, the management module
changes the fan speed to low.
By default, the router polls the temperature sensor on each module every 60 seconds for a
temperature reading. Depending on the results, the router will:
•
•
•
•
Leave the fan speed as is
Increase the fan speed
Decrease the fan speed
Shut down a module to prevent damage
If the temperature of a module exceeds specified high temperature thresholds, the system
generates a Syslog message and SNMP trap. The system can also shut down the module if the
temperature exceeds the highest threshold.
You can change default low and high temperature thresholds for modules and fan speeds. Refer to
“Changing temperature thresholds for modules and fan speeds” on page 235.
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The 32-slot router fan control modules include a bi-color LED, which indicates the status of the
fans. Table 18 describes the states for this LED.
TABLE 18
Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 32-slot router fan control LED
LED
Position
State
Meaning
Fan control LED
Rear of router
on the fan
assembly
Off
The fans are not receiving power.
Green
The fans are working and responding to commands from the
fan control module.
Red
The fans are not working and not responding to commands
the fan control module.
The router ships with fan assemblies fully installed. Fan assemblies are hot-swappable, which
means you can remove and replace them without powering down the system.
NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan assemblies
NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan assemblies are required for Brocade MLX Series 16-slot routers
when you install NI-MLX-10Gx8-M, NI-MLX-10Gx8-D, or NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules. Brocade MLX
Series-16 routers ship with high-speed fan assemblies factory installed. Refer to “Installing
NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A fan assemblies” on page 76 for high-speed fan installation instructions.
Rack mount kit
Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers can be mounted in a standard 19-inch (EIA310-D)
2-post rack, using the pre-installed mounting brackets. For flush-mounting, simply use the
mounting brackets as installed. For mid-mounting, move the pre-installed brackets from the front
edges of the device to the holes provided in the sides of the device. For more information, refer to
the appropriate installation chapter for your router model.
Supported software features
For a complete list of software features supported on Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR
routers, refer to the Brocade MLX Series and Brocade NetIron Family Configuration Guide.
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This chapter describes how to install a Brocade MLX router and its modules in the following
sections:
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•
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“Installation precautions” on page 41
“Installing 2x100GbE interface modules in Brocade MLX routers” on page 45
“Installing a Brocade MLX-4 router” on page 49
“Installing a Brocade MLX-8 router” on page 58
“Installing a Brocade MLX-16 router” on page 68
“Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router” on page 85
“Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router” on page 90
“Attaching a management station” on page 122
“Activating the power source” on page 123
“Verifying proper operation” on page 124
The illustrations in this chapter display how to correctly insert the modules and routers. For a
complete router module description and slot number identification, refer to “Brocade MLX routers”
on page 2 of this guide.
NOTE
Illustrations in this chapter may differ slightly from the actual equipment.
Installation precautions
Read the following cautions and danger notices before installing Brocade MLX routers.
General precautions
DANGER
The procedures in this manual are for qualified service personnel.
DANGER
All fiber-optic interfaces use Class 1 Lasers.
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CAUTION
Do not install the device in an environment where the operating ambient temperature might
exceed 40ºC (104ºF).
CAUTION
Make sure the airflow around the front, sides, and back of the device is not restricted.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you run the device
with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
CAUTION
Never leave tools inside the device.
CAUTION
In order to protect the device from damage, utilize the original packaging when shipping the
device.
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Power precautions
CAUTION
Use a separate branch circuit for each AC power cord for redundancy in case one of the circuits
fails.
DANGER
Make sure to choose the appropriate circuit device, depending on the number of AC power
supplies installed in the device.
DANGER
Disconnect the power cord from all power sources to completely remove power from the device.
DANGER
Make sure that the power source circuits are properly grounded, then use the power cord
supplied with the device to connect it to the power source.
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the device, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the device.
DANGER
Make sure the rack or cabinet housing the device is adequately secured to prevent it from
becoming unstable or falling over.
DANGER
Mount the devices you install in a rack or cabinet as low as possible. Place the heaviest device at
the bottom and progressively place lighter devices above.
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CAUTION
Ensure that the device does not overload the power circuits, wiring, and over-current protection.
To determine the possibility of overloading the supply circuits, add the ampere (amp) ratings of all
devices installed on the same circuit as the device. Compare this total with the rating limit for the
circuit. The maximum ampere ratings are usually printed on the devices near the input power
connectors.
CAUTION
Brocade MLX 4-, 8-, 16-, and 32-slot devices with DC power sources are intended for installation
in restricted access areas only. A restricted access area is where access can be gained only by
service personnel through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security, and
is controlled by the authority responsible for the location.
CAUTION
All devices with AC power sources are intended for installation in restricted access areas only. A
restricted access area is a location where access can be gained only by service personnel
through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security.
CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of Brocade MLX-4, MLX-8 and MLX-16 routers (1200W
supply), make sure there is a 40 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48VDC, double pole, on the input
lugs to the power supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be copper wire, 8
AWG, marked VW-1, and rated minimum 90ºC.
CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a Brocade MLX-32 router (2400W supply), make sure
there is a 75 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48VDC, double pole, on the input lugs to the power
supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be copper wire, 4 AWG, marked
VW-1, and rated minimum 90ºC.
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of Brocade MLXe-4, Brocade MLXe--8, and Brocade MLXe-16
routers with AC and DC systems, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The
ground wire should have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device)
attached to one end, with the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be
crimped with the proper tool, allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure.
Before crimping the ground wire into the provided ground lug, ensure the bare copper wire has
been cleaned and antioxidant is applied to the bare wire.
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CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of Brocade MLXe-32, routers with AC and DC systems, use a
ground wire of at least 2 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire should have an
agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device) attached to one end, with the
other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the proper tool,
allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping the ground
wire into the provided ground lug, ensure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and antioxidant
is applied to the bare wire.
Installing 2x100GbE interface modules in Brocade MLX routers
This section provides installation instructions for 2x100G interface modules.
Installation considerations
• 2x100G interface modules cannot be installed in slot 1 of a Brocade MLX 4-slot or a NetIron
XMR4000 chassis.
• 2x100G modules occupy two adjacent slots. When you install a 2x100G module, the odd
numbered (low number) slot of the slot pair becomes the active slot, and the even numbered
slot (higher number) is blocked.
The acceptable slots in which to install this module are odd-numbered interface module slots
(1, 3, 5, 7, 9. 11, 13, and 15 for a 16-slot chassis, for example). Adjacent even-numbered slots
will be in blocked state. In all cases, the lower number (odd number) becomes the active slot
and the higher number (even number) becomes the blocked slot.
• 2x100G modules cannot be installed in the following scenarios:
- If there is another type of module installed in either of the slots
- If either slot is configured as something else. Before you install your 2x100G module, you
will need to reconfigure the slot using the no module command.
• The following conditions will prevent a 2x100G interface module from operating properly:
- If either of the two slots required to house the module is already configured for another
type of module.
If the higher-number slot (even number) is configured for another type of module, you must
reconfigure it by entering the no module command.
-
If there is a module of another type installed in either of the slots. You must remove the
existing module, remove the center slot guide, and reconfigure the higher-numbered (even
number) of the two slots as no module.
• For maximum performance you must operate your 2x100G module with high speed switch
fabric modules in turbo mode.
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Installation procedure
When installing modules, wear an ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector
on the router chassis or other suitable ground.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
1. Upgrade the software on all management modules and interface modules to Multi-Service
IronWare R05.6.00 or later. For specific upgrade instructions, refer to the Multi-Service
IronWare Upgrade Guide.
2. Before you install your 2x100G interface module into a working device, you must change the
system tm-credit-size to 1024b (which readies the device to forward 100 Gbps traffic). Log into
your system and enter the following commands in the configuration level of the CLI. Remember
to write to memory and reload the device.
Brocade# config
Brocade(config)# system-init tm-credit-size credit_1024b
Brocade(config)# exit
Brocade# write memory
Brocade# reload
NOTE
The system-init tm-credit-size command is only available in R05.2.00 or later, so it is important
to upgrade all software to R05.6.00 before you install your 2x100G module.
3. Remove the center slot guide. In some devices, you must lift a plunger to remove the center
slot guide. Be sure to keep the plunger raised so that it does not reseat while you are removing
the guide. In some devices, you must loosen a screw to remove the center slot guide. Figure 31
shows the two types of center slot guides.
Remove the guide carefully so that it does not move from side to side. Excess movement of the
guide may damage pins on the backplane before it is fully removed from the chassis.
NOTE
Do not discard the center slot guide, as you will need it if you want to revert to a 2-slot
configuration. If you misplace your center slot guide, you can purchase a replacement from
Brocade.
FIGURE 31
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Removing the center slot guide
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4. Remove the two connector covers from the rear connectors of the module. Refer to Figure 32.
5. Remove the port cover from one or both ports, depending on how you plan to use your module.
If you are using one port only (always Port 1), you must leave the port cover in the inactive port
(always Port 2). Port covers are designed for a tight fit and will take some effort to remove.
Refer to Figure 32.
NOTE
Do not use the port cover tabs to lift the module. They are not designed to support the weight
of the module, which can fall and be damaged.
FIGURE 32
Port covers and connector covers
6. Insert the module into the slot until the connectors securely engage the backplane.
In 4- and 8-slot devices, the modules are installed horizontally. In 16- and 32-slot devices the
modules are installed vertically. Figure 33 and Figure 34 show how to install 2x100G modules
in horizontal and vertical slots (4-slot and 16-slot devices are shown, but the process is the
same for 8-slot and 32-slot devices).
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NOTE
The 2x100G interface module is sensitive to dust and debris. Keep the optics covers in place
until you are ready to connect the fiber cable. Clean all fiber cables properly before you
connect them to the 2x100G interface module.
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FIGURE 33
Installing 2x100G modules in a 4- or 8-slot device (4-slot shown)
FIGURE 34
Installing 2x100G modules in a 16- or 32-slot device (16-slot shown)
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Installing a Brocade MLX-4 router
This section describes how to install a Brocade MLX-4 router.
Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed in a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
NOTE
This equipment is suitable for installation in a Network Telecommunication facility and where NEC
requirements apply. Additionally, it may be installed in either a Common Bonding Network (CBN) or
Isolated Bonding Network (IBN). It is not intended for Outside Plant (OSP) installations.
Ensure that the proper cabling is installed at the site.
For information on cabling, refer to “Installing Brocade MLX-4 router power supplies” on page 54,
“Attaching a management station” on page 122, and “Connecting the router to a network device”
on page 217.
Unpacking a Brocade MLX-4 router
The Brocade MLX-4 router ships with the following items:
• Router chassis with switch fabric modules installed in slots marked SF, and slot blanks
installed in all empty module slots.
• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors.
• A 115V AC power cable for each AC power supply you purchase from Brocade.
If any items are missing, contact the place of purchase.
Follow these steps to unpack your Brocade MLX-4 router.
1. Remove the router from the shipping carton.
2. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the router at
a later time.
Removing the shipping screws
The Brocade MLX-4 router ships with two screws installed in the right side of the router. These
screws secure the fan tray and protect it from damage during shipment. You must remove these
screws before installing the router. Figure 35 shows the location of these screws.
NOTE
You will need a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove these screws.
FIGURE 35
Removing the shipping screws
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Front
2 Rear
3
Shipping screws
Installing a Brocade MLX-4 router in a rack
Because of the weight of a fully loaded Brocade MLX-4 router, Brocade recommends mounting it in
a rack before installing the modules and AC power supplies.
You can install up to eight Brocade MLX-4 routers in a standard 19-inch (EIA310-D) rack. You can
install the routers in either a front-mount configuration (using the factory-installed mounting
brackets) or a mid-mount configuration. For a mid-mount configuration, simply remove the
factory-installed mounting brackets from the front edges of the device and re-attach them to the
center sides of the device using the pre-drilled holes.
NOTE
You will need to provide four standard #12-24 pan-head screws per router and a #2 Phillips
screwdriver to secure each router in the rack.
Follow these steps to mount a Brocade MLX-4 router in a rack.
1. Determine the position of each router in the rack according to the weight of the router. For
example, mount the router with the fewest modules near the top of the rack, the router with
more modules near the middle of the rack, and a fully populated router near the bottom of the
rack.
2. Using the keyhole slots in the router mounting brackets as a guide, align one screw per rack
post, as shown in Figure 36. On one side of the rack, the screw should align with the top hole in
the mounting bracket. On the other side of the rack, the screw should align with the bottom
hole of the mounting bracket. When tightening these screws, leave approximately 1/4 inch of
clearance between the back of the screw head and the rack post.
FIGURE 36
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2
2
Network equipment rack
3. Mount the lowest router first. With one person on each side, lift the router and slip the widest
part of each keyhole slot on the mounting bracket over the corresponding screw in the rack
post. See Figure 37.
FIGURE 37
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Mounting the Brocade MLX-4 router in a rack (front-mount configuration)
Standard 19-inch rack
2
Mounting screws
4. Slide the router down so that the mounting screw heads are in the narrowest part of the
keyhole slots.
5. Tighten the screws to secure the router in place. For extra support, use additional screws.
NOTE
For better grounding of the router to the rack, attach the router using star washers. You should also
use star washers with any single-hole grounding lugs to keep the lugs from rotating.
6. Repeat step 2 through step 5 to mount each router in the rack, moving from lowest to highest.
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Installing Brocade MLX-4 modules
The Brocade MLX-4 router ships with the required switch fabric modules installed.
The sequence for installing multiple modules is important to ensure proper fit. The recommended
sequence for the Brocade MLX-4 router is to install right-to-left, beginning with the lowest row and
moving up.
Installation procedures are identical for interface, management, and switch fabric modules.
Installing 2x100GbE interface modules
For instructions on installing 2x100GbE interface modules, refer to “Installing 2x100GbE interface
modules in Brocade MLX routers” on page 45.
NOTE
Because of the possibility of overheating, 2x100GbE interface modules should not be installed in
the top slot of a Brocade MLX 4-slot or a NetIron XMR4000 chassis. There are no heat limitations
for Brocade MLXe devices.
For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, see “Disabling and
re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223.
DANGER
The intra-building ports of the equipment or subassembly is suitable for connection to
intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building ports of the equipment or
subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the outside plant
(OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building interfaces only (Type 2
or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5) and require isolation from the exposed
OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient protection in order to connect
these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
NOTE
Brocade MLX modules are dedicated, which means that you must install them in Brocade MLX
routers only. If you install a Brocade MLX management module in another Brocade device, or install
a management module intended for another Brocade device in a Brocade MLX router, the router and
module will not function properly.
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
If you are installing a redundant management module, refer to the chapter titled “Using a Redundant
Management Module” in the Brocade MLX Series and Brocade NetIron Family Configuration Guide
for information about how the redundant module works, optional software configurations, and how
to manage redundancy.
Table 19 identifies the router slot numbers where the modules must be installed. An identifying
label is located on the base of each slot.
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Brocade MLX-4 module slot designations
Module
Slot number
Management modules
Active module – M1 (left)
Redundant module – M2 (right)
Interface modules
1–4
Switch fabric modules
SF1 – SF3
Before installing modules in the Brocade MLX-4 router, have the following items available:
• A large flat-blade screwdriver
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router chassis
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
You can install modules while the router is powered on and running. However, for a graceful
shutdown of the links on switch fabric modules, it is recommended that you disable the switch
fabric module before removing it from the router.
The Brocade MLX-4 router ships with slot blanks installed in all empty module slots. The slot blanks
help ensure proper airflow inside the router. You must remove the slot blank to install a module into
a slot.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must leave the slot blank installed. If you operate the
router with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
Although the slot blanks differ in size, the procedure for removing them is identical. You will need a
flat-blade screwdriver to remove slot blanks.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, allow a minimum of two seconds after a module (or power
supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the same slot.
Follow these steps to remove a slot blank.
1. Loosen the screws on either end of the slot blank by hand or with a flat-blade screwdriver.
2. Pull the slot blank out of the router, and store it in a safe place for future use.
Follow this procedure to install a new interface module in the router.
1. If you are installing a module in a slot which may have been configured for a different module
type, remove the old configuration information by following these steps.
a.
Use the show running-config command in config mode to determine the current
configuration of the slot.
Brocade(config)# show running-config
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Current configuration:
!
ver V5.0.0T163
module 1 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
!
This example shows that slot 1 has already been configured for a 20-port 1Gig copper
interface module.
b.
With the module designation from show running-config command output, use the no
module slot-number module-type command to remove the configuration from slot 1.
Brocade(config)# no module 1 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
This example removes the configuration from slot 1, leaving it ready for a new module.
2. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the front of the router.
3. Remove the module from the packaging.
4. Insert the module into the router slot, and slide the card along the card guide until the ejectors
on either side of the module move close to the module front panel. Refer to Figure 38.
NOTE
When inserting the module into the router, be sure that the faceplate does not overlap the
faceplate of an adjacent module.
5. Rotate the ejectors until they are flush with the module front panel. This action will fully seat
the module in the backplane.
6. Tighten the screws at each end of the module faceplate by pushing them in and turning them
clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
7.
Enter the write memory command to ensure that the slot will be correctly configured for the
new module after a reboot.
Brocade(config)# write memory
Write startup-config done.
FIGURE 38
Installing a module
Installing Brocade MLX-4 router power supplies
You need a small Phillips or flat-blade screwdriver to install power supplies.
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Follow these steps to install a power supply in the router.
1. Remove the power supply slot blank and store if for future use.
2. Remove the power supply from the packaging.
3. Insert the power supply into the slot and slide it along the guides on each side of the slot. Refer
to Figure 39.
NOTE
Empty power supply slots must be covered with slot blanks.
Do not overtighten screws when installing power supplies.
CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply upside down.
FIGURE 39
Installing a power supply in a Brocade MLX-4 router
4. Push the power supply front panel into the router until it engages the backplane connector.
5. Rotate the ejector levers towards the front of the power supply to secure it in place.
6. Tighten the two screws on the power supply front panel by pushing them in and turning them
clockwise. Finish tightening the screws using the flat-blade screwdriver.
For information about connecting power to the router, refer to “Connecting AC power” on page 55
or “Connecting DC power” on page 56.
Connecting AC power
AC power is supplied through a power cord connected to the AC power supply installed in the router.
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NOTE
For the NEBS-compliant installation, AC power connections must use a surge protection device
(SPD) to protect the AC power supplies from damage due to excessive power line surges.
Follow these steps to connect the AC power cord:
1. Locate the power receptacle on the left side of the AC power supply.
2. Lift the cord retainer and connect an AC power cord to the power supply. Refer to Figure 40.
3. Snap the cord retainer over the power plug to hold it in place.
FIGURE 40
1
Connecting a power cord to the power supply
Ground point
2
Power cord
3
Cord retainer
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the router, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the router.
For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on page 123.
Connecting DC power
You can provide DC power for the Brocade MLX-4 router by installing a DC-to-DC power supply. The
DC-to-DC supply converts 48V-DC input from a power sou ce to 12V-DC for your router.
DANGER
The procedure in this section is for qualified service personnel.
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NOTE
Because there are multiple power supply vendors, the LED layout on your DC power supply may differ
from what is shown in Figure 41. However, the LED functions are identical.
Follow these steps to connect a DC power source:
1. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the transparent cover over
the power supply lugs, as shown in Figure 41.
FIGURE 41
1
The Brocade MLX-4 DC power supply
Screws holding transparent cover
2
Power lug screws
2. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the power lugs.
3. Crimp #8 AWG power supply wire into the power lugs and reconnect the lugs to the power
supply unit. Refer to Figure 42.
This equipment installation must meet NEC/CEC code requirements. Consult local authorities for
regulations.
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of Brocade MLX 4-, 8-, and 16-slot routers with AC and DC
systems, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire should
have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the router) attached to one end, with
the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the proper tool,
allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping the ground
wire into the provided ground lug, ensure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and antioxidant
is applied to the bare wire.
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CAUTION
To ensure adequate bonding when attaching the ground lug, a minimum of 20 PSI of torque is
required to be applied to the mounting hardware used to attach the ground lug.
FIGURE 42
1
Crimping the power supply wire in the lug
#8 AWG power supply wire
4. Connect the -48V cable to the negative terminal and the 0V cable to the positive terminal.
NOTE
DC return must be isolated from the router ground (DC-I) when connecting to DC power supplies.
5. Replace the transparent cover over the lugs.
Final steps
Complete these steps in the order listed:
• “Attaching a management station”
• “Activating the power source”
• “Verifying proper operation”
Installing a Brocade MLX-8 router
This section describes how to install a Brocade MLX-8 router.
Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed in a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
NOTE
This equipment is suitable for installation in a Network Telecommunication facility and where NEC
requirements apply. Additionally, it may be installed in either a Common Bonding Network (CBN) or
Isolated Bonding Network (IBN). It is not intended for Outside Plant (OSP) installations.
Ensure that the proper cabling is installed at the site.
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For information on cabling, refer to “Installing Brocade MLX-8 router power supplies” on page 64,
“Attaching a management station” on page 122, and “Connecting the router to a network device”
on page 217.
Unpacking a Brocade MLX-8 router
The Brocade MLX-8 router ships with the following items:
• Switch fabric modules installed in slots marked SF, and slot blanks installed in all empty
module slots.
• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors.
If any items are missing, contact the place of purchase.
Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the router at a
later time.
Removing the shipping screws
The router ships with two screws installed in the right side of the router. These screws secure the
fan tray and protect it from damage during shipment. You must remove these screws before
installing the router. Figure 43 shows the location of these screws.
You will need a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove these screws.
FIGURE 43
1
Front
Removing the shipping screws
2
Rear
3
Shipping screws
Lifting guidelines for Brocade MLX-8 routers
Follow these guidelines for lifting and moving Brocade MLX-8 routers:
• Before lifting or moving the router, disconnect all external cables.
• Do not attempt to lift a fully configured router by yourself.
• It is recommended that you install router components after you have installed the router in a
rack.
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Installing a Brocade MLX-8 router in a rack
You can install up to six Brocade MLX-8 routers in a standard 19-inch (EIA310-D) rack. You can
install the routers in either a front-mount configuration (using the factory-installed mounting
brackets) or a mid-mount configuration. For a mid-mount configuration, simply remove the
factory-installed mounting brackets from the front edges of the device and re-attach them to the
center sides of the device using the pre-drilled holes.
Follow these steps to mount a router in a rack.
NOTE
You will need a Phillips screwdriver and four standard #12-24 pan-head screws (per router) to mount
the router in a rack.
1. Determine the position of each router in the rack according to the weight of the router. For
example, mount the router with the fewest modules near the top of the rack, the router with
more modules near the middle of the rack, and a fully populated router near the bottom of the
rack.
2. Using the keyhole slots in the router mounting brackets as a guide, align one screw per rack
post, as shown in Figure 36. On one side of the rack, the screw should align with the top hole in
the mounting bracket. On the other side of the rack, the screw should align with the bottom
hole of the mounting bracket. When tightening these screws, leave approximately 1/4 inch of
clearance between the back of the screw head and the rack post.
FIGURE 44
1
Positioning the mounting screws in the rack posts
Unequal flange equipment rack
2
Network equipment rack
3. Mount the lowest router first. With two or more people lifting the router, slip the widest part of
each keyhole slot on the mounting bracket over the corresponding mounting screw in the rack
post. See Figure 45.
FIGURE 45
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Mounting the router in a rack (front-mount configuration)
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Standard 19-inch rack
2
2 Mounting screws
4. Slide the router down so that the screw heads are in the narrowest part of the keyhole slots.
5. Tighten the screws to secure the router in place. For extra support, use additional screws.
NOTE
For better grounding of the router to the rack, attach the router using star washers. You should also
use star washers with any single-hole grounding lugs to keep the lugs from rotating.
Repeat step 2 through step 6 to mount each router in the rack, moving from lowest to highest.
Installing Brocade MLX-8 modules
The Brocade MLX-8 router ships with the required switch fabric modules installed.
The sequence for installing multiple modules is important to ensure proper fit. The recommended
sequence for the Brocade MLX-8 router is to install right-to-left, beginning with the lowest row and
moving up.
Installation instructions are identical for interface, management, and switch fabric modules. You
can install modules while the router is powered on and running. However, for a graceful shutdown
of the links on switch fabric modules, it is recommended that you disable the switch fabric module
before removing it from the router.
For instructions about installing 100xGbE interface modules, refer to “Installing 2x100GbE
interface modules in Brocade MLX routers” on page 45.
For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, see “Disabling and
re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223
DANGER
The intra-building ports of the equipment or subassembly are suitable for connection to
intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building ports of the equipment or
subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the outside plant
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(OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building interfaces only (Type 2
or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5) and require isolation from the exposed
OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient protection in order to connect
these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
NOTE
Brocade MLX modules are dedicated, which means that you must install them in the Brocade MLX
router only. If you try to install a Brocade MLX module in another Brocade device, or install a module
intended for a another Brocade device in a Brocade MLX router, the router and module will not
function properly.
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
If you are installing a redundant management module, refer to the chapter titled “Using a Redundant
Management Module” in the Brocade MLX Series and Brocade NetIron Family Configuration Guide
for information about how the redundant module works, optional software configurations, and how
to manage redundancy.
Table 20 identifies the router slot numbers where the modules must be installed. An identifying
label can be seen at the base of each slot.
TABLE 20
Brocade MLX-8 module slot designations
Module
Slot number
Management modules
Active module – M1 (left).
Redundant module – M2 (right).
Interface modules
1–8
Switch fabric modules
SF1 – SF3
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must leave the slot blank installed in the slot. If you
run the router with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
Before installing a module in the Brocade MLX-8 router, have the following items available:
• A large flat-blade screwdriver.
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the Brocade MLX-8
router.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
You can install a new interface module while the router is powered on and running.
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The router ships with slot blanks installed in all empty module slots. The slot blanks help ensure
proper airflow inside the router. You must remove the slot blank to install a module into a slot.
Although the slot blanks differ in size, the procedure for removing them is identical. You will need a
flat-blade screwdriver to perform this task.
Follow these steps to remove a slot blank.
1. Loosen the screws on either end of the slot blank by hand or with a flat-blade screwdriver.
2. Pull the slot blank out of the router, and store it in a safe place for future use.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, allow a minimum of two seconds after a module (or power
supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the same slot.
Follow these steps to install a module.
1. If you are installing a module in a slot which may have been configured for a different module
type, remove the old configuration information by following these steps.
a.
Use the show running-config command in config mode to determine the current
configuration of the slot.
Brocade(config)# show running-config
Current configuration:
!
ver V5.0.0T163
module 1 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
!
This example shows that slot 1 has already been configured for a 20-port 1 Gbps copper
interface module.
With the module designation from show running-config command output, use the no
module slot-number module-type command to remove the configuration from slot 1.
Brocade(config)# no module 1 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
This example removes the configuration from slot 1, leaving it ready for a new module.
2. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the front of the chassis.
3. Remove the module from the packaging.
4. Insert the module into the router slot, and slide the card along the card guide until the ejectors
on either side of the module move close to the module front panel. Refer to Figure 46.
NOTE
When inserting the module into the router, be sure that the faceplate does not overlap the
faceplate of an adjacent module.
5. Rotate the ejectors until they are flush with the module front panel. This action will fully seat
the module in the backplane.
6. Tighten the two screws at either end of the module front panel by pushing them in and turning
them clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
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7.
Enter the write memory command to ensure that the slot will be correctly configured for the
new module after a reboot.
Brocade(config)# write memory
Write startup-config done.
FIGURE 46
Installing a module in a Brocade MLX-8 router
NOTE
When inserting the module into the router, make sure that the faceplate does not overlap the
faceplate of an adjacent interface module.
8. Push the ejectors in until they are flush with the module front panel to fully seat the module in
the backplane. Modules have a snug fit for maximum EMI protection.
9. Tighten the two screws on each side of the module front panel by pushing them in and turning
them clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
Installing Brocade MLX-8 router power supplies
Follow these steps to install a power supply in the Brocade MLX-8 router.
1. Remove the power supply slot blank.
2. Remove the power supply from the packaging.
3. Insert the power supply into the slot and slide it along the guides on each side of the slot. Refer
to Figure 47.
NOTE
Empty power supply slots must be covered with slot blanks.
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CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply upside down.
FIGURE 47
Installing a power supply in a Brocade MLX-8 router
4. Push the power supply front panel into the router until it engages the backplane connector,
and the latch pin clicks into place.
5. Pull the latch handle on the power supply up to lock the power supply in place.
For information about connecting power to the router, refer to “Connecting AC power” on page 65,
or “Connecting DC power” on page 66.
Connecting AC power
AC power is supplied through the power cord that is connected to the AC power supply in the router.
NOTE
For the NEBS-compliant installation, AC power connections must use a surge protection device
(SPD) to protect the AC power supplies from damage due to excessive power line surges.
Follow these steps to connect the AC power cord.
1. Locate the power supply AC Inlet at the bottom rear of chassis for the associated installed
power supply.
2. Lift the cord retainer and connect an AC power cord to the associated power supply AC Inlet, as
shown in Figure 48.
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3. Snap the cord-retainer over the power plug to hold it in place.
FIGURE 48
Connecting a power cord to the power supply in a Brocade MLX-8 router
1
Lift handle
3
Power cord
2
Cord retainer
4
Ground point
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the device, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the router.
For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on page 123.
Connecting DC power
You can provide DC power for the Brocade MLX-8 router by installing a DC-to-DC power supply. The
DC-to-DC supply converts 48V-DC input from a power source to 12V-DC for your router.
DANGER
The procedure in this section is for qualified service personnel.
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NOTE
Because there are multiple power supply vendors, the LED layout on your DC power supply may differ
from what is shown in Figure 49. However, the LED functions are identical.
Follow these steps to connect a DC power source.
1. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the transparent cover over
the power supply lugs, as shown in Figure 49.
FIGURE 49
1
The Brocade MLX-8 DC power supply
Screws holding transparent cover
2
Power lug screws
2. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the power lugs.
3. Crimp #8 AWG power supply wire into the power lugs and reconnect the lugs to the power
supply unit. Refer to Figure 50.
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of Brocade MLXe-4, Brocade MLXe--8, and Brocade MLXe-16
routers with AC and DC systems, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The
ground wire should have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device)
attached to one end, with the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be
crimped with the proper tool, allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure.
Before crimping the ground wire into the provided ground lug, ensure the bare copper wire has
been cleaned and antioxidant is applied to the bare wire.
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of Brocade MLXe-32, routers with AC and DC systems, use a
ground wire of at least 2 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire should have an
agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device) attached to one end, with the
other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the proper tool,
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allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping the ground
wire into the provided ground lug, ensure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and antioxidant
is applied to the bare wire.
CAUTION
To ensure adequate bonding when attaching the ground lug, a minimum of 20 PSI of torque is
required to be applied to the mounting hardware used to attach the ground lug.
FIGURE 50
1
Crimping the power supply wire in the lug
AWG power supply wire:
#8 AWG wire for 1200W power supply
#6 AWG wire for 1800W power supply
4. Connect the -48V cable to the negative terminal and the 0V cable to the positive terminal.
NOTE
DC return must be isolated from the router ground (DC-I) when connecting to DC power
supplies.
5. Replace the transparent cover.
This equipment installation must meet NEC/CEC code requirements. Consult local authorities for
regulations.
Final steps
Complete these final steps in the order listed:
• “Attaching a management station”
• “Activating the power source”
• “Verifying proper operation”
Installing a Brocade MLX-16 router
This section describes how to install a Brocade MLX-16 router.
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Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed in a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
Ensure that the proper power and network cabling is installed at the site. For information about
cabling, refer to “Installing Brocade MLX-16 router power supplies” on page 80, “Attaching a
management station” on page 122, and “Connecting the router to a network device” on page 217.
Unpacking a Brocade MLX-16 router
The Brocade MLX-16 router ships with the following items:
• Switch fabric modules installed in the slots marked SF, and slot blanks installed in all empty
module slots.
• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors.
If any of these items are missing, contact the place of purchase.
Remove your Brocade MLXe-16 router from the shipping carton. Save the shipping carton and
packing materials in case you need to move or ship the router at a later time.
Lifting guidelines for Brocade MLX-16 routers
DANGER
A fully-populated Brocade MLX-16 device is heavy. TWO PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED WHEN LIFTING,
HANDLING, OR MOUNTING THESE DEVICES.
Follow these guidelines for lifting and moving your Brocade MLX-16 router:
• Before lifting or moving the router, disconnect all external cables.
• Do not attempt to lift a fully configured router by yourself. Use two people to lift the router.
• It is recommended that you remove router components before installing the router in a rack.
Installing a Brocade MLX-16 router in a rack
DANGER
Make sure the rack or cabinet housing the device is adequately secured to prevent it from
becoming unstable or falling over.
DANGER
Mount the devices you install in a rack or cabinet as low as possible. Place the heaviest device at
the bottom and progressively place lighter devices above.
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You can install up the three Brocade MLX-16 routers in a standard 19-inch (EIA310-D) rack. It is
recommended that you install your router in a rack before you install any router components.
You can install the routers in either a front-mount configuration (using the factory-installed
mounting brackets) or a mid-mount configuration. For a mid-mount configuration, simply remove
the factory-installed mounting brackets from the front edges of the device and re-attach them to
the center sides of the device using the pre-drilled holes.
Follow these steps to mount a Brocade MLX-16 router in a rack.
NOTE
You must provide standard #12-24 pan-head screws to mount each router in a rack. You will need a
Phillips screwdriver to perform this task.
1. Determine the position of each router in the rack. For example, place routers with the fewest
modules near the top of the rack, routers with more modules near the middle of the rack, and
fully populated routers near the bottom of the rack.
2. Position four mounting screws for each router according to the spacings of the keyhole slots
(the ones with the narrow portion pointing up) on the mounting brackets, as shown in
Figure 51. When tightening the mounting screws, leave approximately 1/4 inch of clearance
between the back of the screw head and the rack posts.
FIGURE 51
1
Positioning the mounting screws in the rack posts
Unequal flange equipment rack
2
Network equipment rack
3. Starting at the bottom of the rack, mount the router as shown in Figure 52. With two or more
people lifting the router, slip the wide portion of each keyhole slot over the corresponding
mounting screw in the rack post.
FIGURE 52
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Front-mount configuration
2
2
Mid-mount configuration
4. Slide the router down so that the mounting screw heads are in the narrow portion of the
keyhole slots.
5. Tighten the screws to secure the router in place. For extra support, use additional screws.
NOTE
For better grounding of the router to the rack, attach the router using star washers. You should also
use star washers with any single-hole grounding lugs to keep the lugs from rotating.
Repeat step 2 through step 5 to mount each router in the rack.
Installing Brocade MLX-16 router modules
The Brocade MLX-16 router ships with the required switch fabric modules installed.
The installation sequence for multiple modules is important to ensure proper fit. Always fill the
bottom slots in the Brocade MLX-16 router first. Begin by filling the slots from the left side of the
router, and work towards the right side. Refer to Figure 3 on page 3 for slot locations.
Follow this installation sequence:
1. Install a management module in management slot 2.
2. Install interface modules in interface slots 2, 4, 6, and 8.
3. Install switch fabric modules in switch fabric slots 2 and 4.
4. Install interface modules in interface slots 10, 12, 14, and 16.
5. Install a management module in management slot 1.
6. Install interface modules in interface slots 1, 3, 5, and 7.
7.
Install switch fabric modules in switch fabric slots 1 and 3.
8. Install interface modules in interface slots 9. 11, 13, and 15.
NOTE
When installing a module in an empty device (with all slots covered by filler panels), first slightly
loosen the screws on all of the filler panels. If you do not loosen all of the filler panel screws, the fit
will be too tight when you install a module.
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Installation instructions are identical for interface, management, and switch fabric modules.
However, there are specific switch fabric and fan requirements for NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules in the 16-slot router. Refer to “Fan and switch fabric requirements for
NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A, NI-MLX-1Gx48-T interface modules in 16-slot routers” on
page 72 and “Installing Brocade MLX-16 router modules” on page 71.
For instructions about installing 100xGbE interface modules, refer to “Installing 2x100GbE
interface modules in Brocade MLX routers” on page 45.
Modules for the Brocade MLX-16 router are hot-swappable, which means you can remove and
replace them while the router is powered on and running. However, for a graceful shutdown of the
links on switch fabric modules, it is recommended that you disable the switch fabric module before
removing it from the router.
For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, see “Disabling and
re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223
DANGER
The intra-building ports of the equipment or subassembly are suitable for connection to
intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building ports of the equipment or
subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the outside plant
(OSP) or its wiring. These ports are designed for use as intra-building interfaces only (Type 2 or
Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5) and require isolation from the exposed
OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient protection to connect these
interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
Table 21 provides the router slot numbers into which you must install the modules. Markings for
the router slots are at the base of the slots.
TABLE 21
Brocade MLX-16 module slot designations
Brocade MLX-16 module
Slot number
Management modules
Active module – M1 (upper).
Redundant module – M2 (lower).
Interface modules
1 – 16
Switch Fabric modules
SF1 – SF4
Fan and switch fabric requirements for NI-MLX-10Gx8-M and NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A,
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T interface modules in 16-slot routers
If you install NI-MLX-10Gx8-M, NI-MLX-10Gx8-D or NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A interface modules in a 16-slot
router, you must replace the standard fans on the back of the router with high speed fans. You
must also replace standard switch fabric modules with high-speed switch fabric modules.
For power supply requirements for NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A interface modules, refer to Chapter 8,
“Hardware Specifications”.
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T interface modules cannot be installed in slots 2, 12, 14, and 15 in a 16-slot router.
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules do not have any slot restrictions.
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When one or more NI-MLX-1GX48-T-A modules are installed in an MLX16-slot router, you must
replace the NI-X-16-FAN-EXH modules with NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan modules. For more
information about high-speed fan modules, see “NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high-speed fan assemblies” on
page 39. If the 16-slot router is not upgraded to support NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules before
NI-MLX-1GX48-T-A modules are installed, the following Syslog message is displayed.
SYSLOG: Mar 26 14:19:53:<12>R1, 48X1G modules in slots 10,11,13,16 shouldn't be running
without high speed fans.
The NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A fan module does not ship with some Brocade MLXe-16 routers. Contact
Brocade to purchase this module.
To display information about NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules installed in a 16-slot router, enter the
show chassis command.
Brocade# show chassis
*** Brocade MLX-16 chassis ***
Power 1 (H1250CFN - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 2: Installed (Failed or Disconnected)
Power 3: not present
Power 4: Installed (Failed or Disconnected)
Power 5: (H1250CFN - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 6: (30351200 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 7: Installed (Failed or Disconnected)
Power 8: (30351200 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Total power budget for chassis = 4800 W
Total power used by system core = 762 W
Total power used by LPs = 1040 W
Total power available = 2998 W
Slot Power-On Priority and Power Usage:
Slot10 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T MRJ21 Module power
usage=260W
Slot11 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T MRJ21 Module power
usage=260W
Slot13 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T MRJ21 Module power
usage=260W
Slot16 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A 48-port 10/100/1000Base-T MRJ21 Module power
usage=260W
--- FANS ---Bottom fan tray (fan 1): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 2): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 3): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 4): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
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Bottom fan tray (fan 5): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Bottom fan tray (fan 6): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Rev A Back Fan A (revision 0x09): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
Rev A Back Fan B (revision 0x0c): Status = OK, Speed = LOW (50%)
The output displays firmware Revision A (Rev A) for NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules. Rev A indicates
that the router contains the required rear fan modules to support the NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules.
The RPM value thresholds (LOW/MED/MED-HI/HI) are also displayed for rear fan modules.
If you are installing a redundant management module, refer to the chapter titled “Using a
Redundant Management Module” in the Brocade MLX Series and Brocade NetIron Family
Configuration Guide for information about how the redundant module works, optional software
configurations that you can perform, and how to manage the redundancy feature.
NOTE
Brocade MLX modules are dedicated, which means that you must install them in a Brocade MLX
router only. If you install a Brocade MLX module in another Brocade device or install a module
intended for another Brocade device in a Brocade MLX router, the router and module may not
function properly.
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
Before installing modules in the Brocade MLX-16 router, have the following items available:
• A large flat-blade screwdriver.
• A new or replacement interface module, which you can order from Brocade
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug to attach to the ESD connector on the router chassis.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
The Brocade MLX-16 router ships with slot blanks installed in all empty module slots. The slot
blanks help ensure proper airflow inside the router. You must remove the slot blank to install a
module in a slot.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you run the device
with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat. Tighten the screws that secure the slot blanks
so that they remain in place when removing adjacent panels or modules.
Although the slot blanks differ in size, the procedure for removing them is identical. You will need a
flat-blade screwdriver to perform this task.
Follow these steps to remove a slot blank.
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1. Loosen the screws on either end of the slot blank by hand or with a flat-blade screwdriver.
2. Pull the slot blank out of the router and store it in a safe place for future use.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, allow a minimum of two seconds after a module (or power
supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the same slot.
Follow this procedure to install an interface module, management module, or switch fabric module
in the Brocade MLX-16 router
1. If you are installing a module in a slot which may have been previously configured for a
different module type, remove the old configuration information using this procedure:
a.
Use the show running-config command in config mode to determine the current
configuration of the slot.
Brocade(config)# show running-config
Current configuration:
!
ver V5.0.0T163
module 1 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
!
This example shows that slot 1 is currently configured for a 20-port 1 Gbps copper
interface module.
b.
With the module designation from show running-config command output, use the no
module slot-number module-type command to remove the configuration from slot 1.
Brocade(config)# no module 1 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
This command removes the configuration from slot 1, leaving it ready for a new module.
2. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the front of the chassis.
3. Remove the module from the packaging.
4. Insert the module into the router slot, and slide the module along the card guide until the
ejectors on either side of the module rotate towards the module front panel.
NOTE
When inserting a module into the router, make sure that the module faceplate does not
overlap the faceplate of an adjacent module.
5. Rotate the ejectors flush with the module front panel. This action will fully seat the module in
the backplane.
6. Tighten the two screws on the module faceplate by pushing them in and turning them
clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
7.
Enter the write memory command to ensure that the slot will be correctly configured for the
new module after a reboot.
Brocade(config)# write memory
Write startup-config done.
FIGURE 53
Installing a module in a Brocade MLX-16 router
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If you install thirteen or more NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules are installed in your router, you will need a
minimum of five power supplies. You can achieve 5+3 power redundancy by installing an additional
three power supplies.
When one or more NI-MLX-1GX48-T-A modules are installed in the Brocade MLX-16 router, you
must replace the NI-X-16-FAN-EXH fan modules with NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A high speed fan modules.
Refer to “Installing NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A fan assemblies” on page 76.
If the Brocade MLX-16 is not upgraded to support NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules when
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules are installed, the following syslog message is displayed:
SYSLOG: Mar 26 14:19:53:<12>R1, 48X1G modules in slots 10,11,13,16 shouldn't be
running without high speed fans.
This message is displayed at bootup, or when the NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A module is inserted in the
router.
When installing NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules, you must upgrade the software on all installed
interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release. For more
information refer to the Multi-Service IronWare Software Release 05.2.00 for Brocade MLX Series
and Brocade NetIron Family. For more information on upgrading the software, refer to the
Multi-Service IronWare Software Upgrade Guide.
Installing NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A fan assemblies
NOTE
You can remove and replace fan assemblies and switch fabric modules while the Brocade MLX
16-slot router is powered on and running.
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CAUTION
To avoid overheating of the router, remove one fan assembly at a time, and replace it promptly.
Do not remove all fans from the device at once.
To install the high speed fans, you need the following:
• Two high-speed fan assemblies.
• A small flat-blade screwdriver.
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router chassis.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
Perform these steps to replace standard rear fan assemblies with high-speed rear fan assemblies
in a 16-slot router.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the front of the device.
2. Using the flat-blade screwdriver, loosen the four captive screws that secure each fan assembly
to the device.
3. Remove the standard fan assemblies by inserting your fingers underneath each assembly and
pulling it toward you as shown in Figure 54.
DANGER
Be careful not to insert your fingers into the fan while removing it. The fan may still be spinning at
a high speed.
FIGURE 54
Removing a standard fan assembly from the Brocade MLX-16-slot router
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Power connector
2
Fan assembly
3
Captive screws
4. Insert the high-speed fan assembly into the fan slot and push the assembly in until the
connection plate is flush with the device. Pushing the assembly in seats the fan connector with
the device connector. Refer to Figure 55.
FIGURE 55
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5. Secure each high-speed fan assembly to the device by tightening the four captive screws.
6. Access the CLI and enter the show chassis command to verify that all fans are operating
normally.
Brocade# show chassis
*** Brocade 16-slot Chassis ***
---POWERS --Power 1 (32015000 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 2 (32015000 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 3 (H1250CFN - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 4 (32015000 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 5: not present
Power 6: not present
Power 7 (32015000 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 8 (32015000 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Total power budget for chassis = 7200 W
Total power used by system core = 762 W
Total power used by LPs = 3788 W
Total power available = 2650 W
Slot Power-On Priority and Power Usage
Slot1 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
Slot2 pri=1 module type=NI-XMR-10Gx4 4-port 10GbE Module power
Slot3 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx4 4-port 10GbE Module power
Slot4 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
Slot5 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
Slot6 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx4 4-port 10GbE Module power
Slot7 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx4 4-port 10GbE Module power
Slot8 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
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usage=245W
usage=225W
power usage=246W
power usage=246W
usage=225W
usage=225W
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Slot9 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module power usage=246W
Slot10 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx4 4-port 10GbE Module power usage=225W
Slot11 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx4 4-port 10GbE Module power usage=225W
Slot12 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module power usage=246W
Slot13 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module power usage=246W
Slot14 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx4 4-port 10GbE Module power usage=225W
Slot15 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx4 4-port 10GbE Module power usage=225W
Slot16 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module power usage=246W
--- FANS --Bottom fan tray (fan 1): Status =
Bottom fan tray (fan 2): Status =
Bottom fan tray (fan 3): Status =
Bottom fan tray (fan 4): Status =
Bottom fan tray (fan 5): Status =
Bottom fan tray (fan 6): Status =
Rev A Back Fan A (revision 0x09):
Rev A Back Fan B (revision 0x09):
OK, Speed = HI (100%)
OK, Speed = HI (100%)
OK, Speed = HI (100%)
OK, Speed = HI (100%)
OK, Speed = HI (100%)
OK, Speed = HI (100%)
Status = OK, Speed = HI (100%)
Status = OK, Speed = HI (100%)
--- TEMPERATURE READINGS --Active Mgmt Module: 40.250C 60.875C
Standby Mgmt Module: 34.500C 821384312.545015484C
SNM1: FE1:50.0C FE2:50.0C FE3:50.625C
SNM2: FE1:46.375C FE2:43.875C FE3:41.750C
SNM3: FE1:48.875C FE2:47.375C FE3:48.250C
SNM4: FE1:47.375C FE2:42.375C FE3:39.875C
LP1 Sensor1: 47.625C
LP1 Sensor2: 51.625C
LP1 Sensor3: UNUSED
LP1 Sensor4: 51.375C
LP1 Sensor5: 48.500C
LP1 Sensor6: UNUSED
LP1 Sensor7: 183.0C
.
.
.
Fans are in auto mode (current speed is HI (100%)). Temperature monitoring poll
period is 60 seconds.
--- MISC INFO --Backplane EEPROM MAC Address:
000c.dbdf.6400
This output shows firmware Revision A (Rev A) for NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A fan modules. Rev A indicates
that the Brocade MLX-16 contains the required rear fan modules to support NI-MLX-10Gx8 and
NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules. The RPM value thresholds (LOW/MED/MED-HI/HI) are also displayed
for rear fan modules.
NOTE
If the Brocade MLX-16 does not contain NIBI-16-FAN-EXH-A modules, the show chassis command
output will not list Rev A for rear fan modules.
Installing Brocade MLX-16 router power supplies
DANGER
High Touch Current. Earth connection is essential before connecting supply.
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Follow these steps to install a power supply in a Brocade MLX-16 router.
1. Remove the power supply slot blank.
CAUTION
Empty power supply slots must be covered with slot blanks.
2. Remove the power supply from the packaging.
3. Insert the power supply into the slot, using the guides on either side of the slot.
FIGURE 56
1
Installing a power supply in a Brocade MLX-16 router
Power supply
2
Release latch
CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply upside down.
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4. Push the power supply front panel toward the back of the router. This action causes the power
supply connector to engage the backplane connector.
5. For information about connecting power to the router, refer to “Connecting AC power”.
6. For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on
page 123.
Connecting AC power
AC power is supplied through a power cord connected to the power supply in the Brocade MLX-16
router. Follow these steps to connect AC power.
NOTE
For the NEBS-compliant installation, AC power connections must use a surge protection device
(SPD) to protect the AC power supplies from damage due to excessive power line surges.
Follow these steps to connect AC power to your router.
1. Locate the power supply AC Inlet at the bottom rear of chassis for the associated installed
power supply as shown in Figure 57.
2. Lift the cord-retainer and connect an AC power cord to the power supply. Refer to Figure 57.
3. Snap the cord-retainer over the power plug to hold it in place.
FIGURE 57
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Rear lift handle
3
Power cord
2
Cord retainer
4
Ground point
5
2
Side lift handles
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the device, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the device.
4. For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on
page 123.
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Connecting DC power
You can supply DC power to the Brocade MLX-16 router using a DC-to-DC power supply. For 1200W
power supplies, DC power must be supplied at 48 V and 40 A. For 1800W power supplies, DC
power must be supplied at 48 V and 60 A. The DC-to-DC supply provides the DC power to the router
at 12 V and 100 A.
DANGER
The procedure in this section is for qualified service personnel.
Follow these steps to connect a DC power source.
1. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the transparent cover over
the power supply lugs, as shown in Figure 58.
FIGURE 58
1
Cover screws and DC power lugs
Transparent cover screws
2
Power lugs
2. Use a #2 Phillips head screwdriver to remove the power lugs.
3. Crimp #8 AWG power supply wire into the power lugs and reconnect the power lugs to the
power supply unit. Refer to Figure 59.
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of a Brocade router with AC and DC systems, use a ground
wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire should have an agency-approved
crimped connector (provided with the device) attached to one end, with the other end attached to
building ground. The connector must be crimped with the proper tool, allowing it to be connected
to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping the ground wire into the provided
ground lug, ensure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and antioxidant is applied to the bare
wire.
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CAUTION
To ensure adequate bonding when attaching the ground lug, a minimum of 20 PSI of torque is
required to be applied to the mounting hardware used to attach the ground lug.
FIGURE 59
1
Crimping the power supply wire in the power lug
AWG power supply wire:
#8 AWG wire for 1200W power supply
#6 AWG wire for 1800W power supply
4. Connect the -48V cable to the negative terminal and the 0V cable to the positive terminal on
the power supply.
NOTE
DC return must be isolated from the router ground (DC-I) when connecting to the power supply.
5. Replace the transparent cover.
This equipment installation must meet NEC/CEC code requirements. Consult local authorities for
regulations.
Final steps
Complete these steps in the order listed:
• “Attaching a management station”
• “Activating the power source”
• “Verifying proper operation”
Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router
The Brocade MLX-32 router can be installed on a 2-post Telco open frame rack or a 4-post
enclosed rack or cabinet.
Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed within a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
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You will need to use a mechanical lift to move and install the router. Be sure to allow enough
working room for the lift.
NOTE
Make sure your site provides 200-240 AC power.
Ensure that the proper power and network cabling is installed at the site.
For information on cabling, refer to “Brocade MLX-32 cable management” on page 108, “Installing
power supplies in a Brocade MLX-32 router” on page 117, “Attaching a management station” on
page 122, and “Connecting the router to a network device” on page 217.
Unpacking a Brocade MLX-32 router
The Brocade MLX-32 router ships with the following items:
• Brocade MLX-32 router chassis with the empty slots covered with upper and lower shipping
panels. The router is housed in a wooden shipping crate that is strapped to a pallet.
• The appropriate number of interface modules, switch fabric modules, management modules,
and power supplies in separate shipping cartons.
• 32 slot blanks in separate shipping carton.
• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors.
If any of these items are missing, contact the place of purchase.
Removing the Brocade MLX-32 router from the shipping crate
The Brocade MLX-32 router ships in a wooden crate that is bolted to a wooden platform that rests
on a pallet.You will need the following tools to remove the router from the shipping crate:
• A forklift or pallet jack with a minimum limit of 550 lbs to move the router crate on the pallet.
• A mechanical lift with a minimum 350 lb limit to move the router off the pallet. The ideal lift
configuration is a counterweight base material lift with a metal lift plate installed in place of
the forks. The metal plate should be no wider than 17 inches, so that it will fit between the rack
mount rails.
• A strap to stabilize the router while you are moving it on the mechanical lift.
• A power drill with the following attachments:
- Large Phillips screwdriver
- Large flat-blade screwdriver
- 7/16-inch socket wrench
1. The router shipping crate must be in the upright position with enough space to slide the crate
off of the pallet.
2. Use a power drill with Phillips and large flat-blade screwdriver attachments to remove the bolts
and screws that hold the front shipping crate panel in place, as shown in Figure 60. Remove
the front panel and set it aside.
FIGURE 60
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3. Remove the remaining bolts and screws that attach the bottom of the crate to the pallet.
4. Slide the sides, top, and back of the crate backwards as one unit until it clears the pallet.
5. Save the crate (including the shipping panel) in case the router needs to be shipped again.
Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router in a rack
DANGER
Make sure the rack or cabinet housing the router is adequately secured to prevent it from
becoming unstable or falling over.
DANGER
Mount the routers you install in a rack or cabinet as low as possible. Place the heaviest router at
the bottom and progressively place lighter routers above.
Because of the weight of a fully loaded Brocade MLX-32 router, it is recommended that you mount
the router in a rack before installing any modules and power supplies. You can mount one 32-slot
router in a standard 19-inch (EIA310-D) rack or in an open frame rack. You must provide eight
standard #12-24 pan-head screws to secure the router in the rack. You will need a #2 Phillips
screwdriver to perform this task.
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NOTE
If you are installing your device in an open frame rack, you will need to purchase the Open Frame
EIA 310-D Rack Mount Kit.
Installation requirements
Allow 1 to 2 hours to complete this procedure. Your installation site must meet the following
requirements to ensure correct installation and operation:
• Provide 35 U of space in a 19 inch EIA 310 D open frame rack.
- Allow 1U of space for the rack mount saddle, 33U for the router, and 1U of temporary
space above the router for the purposes of installation.
• Verify that the additional weight of the router does not exceed the weight limits for the rack or
the floor.
• Ensure that an electrical branch circuit with the following characteristics is available:
- Required voltage and frequency as indicated in the hardware reference manual.
- Protection by a circuit breaker in accordance with local electrical codes.
- Supply circuit, line fusing, and wire size that conform to the electrical rating on the router
nameplate.
-
Grounded outlet compatible with the power cord and installed by a licensed electrician.
• Ensure that all equipment installed in the rack is grounded through a reliable branch circuit
connection. Do not rely on a secondary connection to a branch circuit, such as a power strip.
• Ensure that the rack is mechanically secured to support the router model.Ensure that the
airflow available at the inlet air vents does not exceed 40o Celsius (104o Fahrenheit).
• Only one 32-slot device can be mounted in each Open Frame EIA 310-D rack, positioned as
close to the bottom of the rack as possible.
• The empty device weighs approximately 362 lbs. You will need a mechanical device (such as a
material lift), and at least two people to guide the device into place.
• Before you install the device, make sure that the rack is in a permanent location and is
secured to the floor or wall of the building. The installation site must allow adequate clearance
for airflow, installation, and maintenance.
Tool requirements and parts list
You will need the following tools to install a 32-slot device in a rack.
NOTE
If you are installing your device in an open frame rack, you will need to purchase the Open Frame
EIA 310-D Rack Mount Kit.
• A forklift or pallet jack to move the router while it is on the pallet (500 lbs. minimum).
• Insertion-extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors
• A mechanical lift tool fitted with a lift plate (instead of forks) to move the device off the pallet
and transport it to the rack. The lift should be rated for 500 lbs. minimum.
• A strap to secure and stabilize the device while it is being moved on the mechanical lift
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• A power drill with the following attachments:
- Large #2 Phillips screwdriver attachment
- A 7/16 inch socket wrench attachment
- Large 3/8 inch flat blade screwdriver attachment
Preparing the installation site
Before installation, plan the location and orientation of the device relative to other equipment in
the rack. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the front and back
of the device, and walls or other obstructions.
Because you will need to use a mechanical lift to move and install the device, make sure you allow
enough space to operate the lift. You will also need at least two people to slide the router off the lift
and into the rack.
You can install your 32-slot device in either a front-mount configuration (using the factory-installed
mounting brackets) or a mid-mount configuration. For a mid-mount configuration, simply remove
the factory-installed mounting brackets from the front edges of the device and re-attach them to
the center sides of the device using the pre-drilled holes.
Follow these initial steps to mount a 32-slot device in a standard 19-inch rack.
1. Ensure the rack is in a permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the
installation site allows adequate clearance for airflow, installation, and maintenance.
2. Move the pallet and router as close to the installation site as possible.
3. Use a power drill with a large Phillips screwdriver attachment to remove the front panel and
four L-brackets that attach the base of the router to the inner pallet. Refer to Figure 61.
FIGURE 61
Remove pallet front panel and router retaining brackets
1
Bolts that attach removable front panel to the pallet
2
Removable front panel
3
Retaining brackets (4) on each side of router and pallet. Each bracket has 2 screws and 2 bolts
4. Position the mechanical lift equipped with a lift plate as close to the front of the router as
possible. Adjust the lift plate height so that it is even with the bottom of the router.
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5. Slide the router onto the lift plate.
DANGER
Four or more people are required to position the unpopulated router into the rack.
DANGER
Do not use the handles on the power supply units or fan modules to position the router.
6. Secure the router to the mechanical lift with a strap to prevent tipping.
7.
Carefully position the router in front of the rack where it is to be installed.
8. Remove the strap securing the router to the lift.
Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router
This section describes how to install a Brocade MLX-32 router.
NOTE
Illustrations in this chapter may differ slightly from the actual equipment.
Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed within a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
You will need to use a mechanical lift to move and install the router. Be sure to allow enough
working room for the lift.
NOTE
Make sure your site provides 200-240 AC power.
Ensure that the proper power and network cabling is installed at the site.
For information on cabling, refer to “Brocade MLX-32 cable management” on page 108, “Installing
power supplies in a Brocade MLX-32 router” on page 117, “Attaching a management station” on
page 122.
Brocade MLX-32 router shipping carton contents
The Brocade MLX-32 router ships with the following items:
• Router chassis with the empty slots covered with upper and lower shipping panels. The router
is housed in a wooden shipping crate that is strapped to a pallet.
• The appropriate number of interface modules, switch fabric modules, management modules,
and power supplies (four AC or four DC) in separate shipping cartons.
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• 32 slot blanks in separate shipping carton.
• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors.
If any of these items are missing, contact the place of purchase.
Unpacking your Brocade MLX-32 router
You will need the following tools to remove your router from the shipping crate:
• A forklift or pallet jack with a minimum limit of 550 lbs to move the router crate on the pallet.
• A mechanical lift with a minimum 350 lb limit to move the router off the pallet. The ideal lift
configuration is a counterweight base material lift with a metal lift plate installed in place of
the forks. The metal plate should be no wider than 17 inches, so that it will fit between the rack
mount rails.
• A strap to stabilize the router while you are moving it on the mechanical lift.
• A power drill with the following attachments:
- Large Phillips screwdriver
- Large flat-blade screwdriver
- 7/16-inch socket wrench
The Brocade MLX-32 router ships in a wooden crate bolted to a wooden platform that rests on a
pallet. Follow these steps to uncrate the router.
1. The router shipping crate must be in the upright position with enough space to slide the crate
off of the pallet.
2. Use a power drill with Phillips and large flat-blade screwdriver attachments to remove the bolts
and screws that hold the front shipping crate panel in place, as shown in Figure 60. Remove
the front panel and set it aside.
FIGURE 62
Removing bolts and screws and the front panel of the shipping crate
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3. Remove the remaining bolts and screws that attach the bottom of the crate to the pallet.
4. Slide the sides, top, and back of the crate backwards as one unit until it clears the pallet.
5. Save the crate (including the shipping panel) in case the router needs to be shipped again.
Installing a Brocade MLX-32 router in a rack
DANGER
Make sure the rack or cabinet housing the router is adequately secured to prevent it from
becoming unstable or falling over.
DANGER
Mount the routers you install in a rack or cabinet as low as possible. Place the heaviest router at
the bottom and progressively place lighter routers above.
Because of the weight of a fully loaded Brocade MLX-32 router, it is recommended that you install
the router in a rack before installing any modules and power supplies.
You can install one 32-slot router in a standard 2-post or 4-post 19-inch rack or open frame
cabinet, in either a front-mount position or a mid-mount position. You must provide eight standard
#12-24 pan-head screws to secure the router in the rack. You will need a #2 Phillips screwdriver to
perform this task.
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NOTE
Because of the weight of a fully-populated 32-slot chassis, it is not recommended that you install
your 32-slot router in a 2-post rack or open cabinet. The preferred installation is in a 4-post rack or
open cabinet. Refer to “Installing your 32-slot router in a 4-post rack or open cabinet” on page 99
for installation instructions
NOTE
If you are installing your device in a 2-post rack or open cabinet, you will need to purchase the Open
Frame EIA 310-D Rack Mount Kit.
Installation requirements
Allow 1 to 2 hours to complete this procedure. Your installation site must meet the following
requirements to ensure correct installation and operation:
• Provide 35 U of space in a 19 inch rack or open cabinet.
• Verify that the additional weight of the router does not exceed the weight limits for the rack or
the floor.
• Ensure that an electrical branch circuit with the following characteristics is available:
- Required voltage and frequency as indicated in the hardware reference manual.
- Protection by a circuit breaker in accordance with local electrical codes.
- Supply circuit, line fusing, and wire size that conform to the electrical rating on the router
nameplate.
-
Grounded outlet compatible with the power cord and installed by a licensed electrician.
• Ensure that all equipment installed in the rack is grounded through a reliable branch circuit
connection. Do not rely on a secondary connection to a branch circuit, such as a power strip.
• Ensure that the rack is mechanically secured to support the router model.Ensure that the
airflow available at the inlet air vents does not exceed 40o Celsius (104o Fahrenheit).
• Only one 32-slot device can be mounted in each rack or cabinet, positioned as close to the
bottom of the rack as possible.
• The empty device weighs approximately 362 lbs. You will need a mechanical device (such as a
material lift), and at least two people to guide the device into place.
• Before you install the device, make sure that the rack is in a permanent location and is
secured to the floor or wall of the building. The installation site must allow adequate clearance
for airflow, installation, and maintenance.
Tool requirements and parts list
You will need the following tools to install a 32-slot device in a rack or open cabinet.
• A forklift or pallet jack to move the router while it is on the pallet (500 lbs. minimum).
• Insertion-extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors
• A mechanical lift tool fitted with a lift plate (instead of forks) to move the device off the pallet
and transport it to the rack. The lift should be rated for 500 lbs. minimum.
• A strap to secure and stabilize the device while it is being moved on the mechanical lift
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• A power drill with the following attachments:
- Large #2 Phillips screwdriver attachment
- A 7/16 inch socket wrench attachment
- Large 3/8 inch flat blade screwdriver attachment
Preparing the installation site
Before installation, plan the location and orientation of the device relative to other equipment in
the rack. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the front and back
of the device, and walls or other obstructions.
Because you will need to use a mechanical lift to move and install the device, make sure you allow
enough space to operate the lift. You will also need at least two people to slide the router off the lift
and into the rack.
Preliminary rack mount installation steps
Follow these initial steps to mount a 32-slot device in any rack or open cabinet. To install your
device in a 2-post rack or open cabinet (not recommended), refer to “Installing your 32-slot device
in a 2-post rack or open cabinet” on page 95. To install your device in a 4-post rack or open
cabinet, refer to “Installing your 32-slot router in a 4-post rack or open cabinet” on page 99.
1. Ensure the rack is in a permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the
installation site allows adequate clearance for airflow, installation, and maintenance.
2. Move the pallet and router as close to the installation site as possible.
3. Remove the chassis from the shipping pallet.
4. Position the mechanical lift equipped with a lift plate as close to the front of the router as
possible. Adjust the lift plate height so that it is even with the bottom of the router.
5. Slide the router onto the lift plate.
DANGER
Four or more people are required to position the unpopulated router into the rack.
DANGER
Do not use the handles on the power supply units or fan modules to position the router.
6. Secure the router to the mechanical lift with a strap to prevent tipping.
7.
Carefully position the router in front of the rack where it is to be installed.
NOTE
Make sure your site provides 200-240V power.
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Installing your 32-slot device in a 2-post rack or open cabinet
NOTE
Because of the weight of a fully-populated 32-slot chassis, it is not recommended that you install
your 32-slot router in a 2-post rack or open cabinet. The preferred installation is in a 4-post rack or
open cabinet. Refer to “Installing your 32-slot router in a 4-post rack or open cabinet” on page 99
for installation instructions
You can install your 32-slot device in a 2-post rack or open cabinet in either a front-mount
configuration or a mid-mount configuration using the factory-installed mounting brackets. For a
mid-mount configuration, simply remove the factory-installed mounting brackets from the front
edges of the device and re-attach them to the center sides of the device using the pre-drilled holes.
Once you have completed the preliminary installation preparations (refer to “Preliminary rack
mount installation steps” on page 94), complete the following steps to install your device in a
2-post rack or cabinet.
1. Unpack the Open Frame EIA 310-D Rack Mount Kit. Refer toTable 22 and Figure 63 for a list
and illustration of the kit components.
Table 22 lists the items that are included in your Open Frame EIA 310-D Rack Mount Kit.
TABLE 22
Open Frame EIA 310-D Rack Mount Kit contents
Part Number
Description
Quantity
42-1000452-01
Saddle
1
52-0000211-01
10-32 x 5/8 inch screws
14
52-1000141-01
12-24 x 1/2 inch screws
14
52-1000138-01
M6 x 12 mm screws
14
ATTENTION
Use the screws specified for the type of rack. Make sure you have the items listed above and shown
in Figure 63.
FIGURE 63
Open Frame EIA 310-D Rack Mount Kit contents
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Saddle
2
10-32 x 5/8 inch screw
3
12-24 x 1/2 inch screw
4
M6 x 12 mm screw
2. Allow 35U in the rack to accommodate the router. See Figure 64 for alignment:
• The saddle requires 1U of permanent space in the rack.
• The router requires 33U of space in the rack, plus 1U temporary space above for
installation.
3. Align the holes in the saddle with the holes on the mounting posts and attach the saddle using
a minimum of eight standard pan head screws that were provided in the kit, either #12-24,
#10-32, or M6, as appropriated for your rack (four screws on each post, in the three top holes
and one bottom hole). See Figure 65.
NOTE
Additional screws may be used for more support.
FIGURE 64
Align the saddle in the rack
1
Saddle
2
Seat of saddle aligns with U marking on mounting posts as shown
FIGURE 65
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Slide chassis onto the saddle
1
2
Front (port side) of rack mounting post
Rear side of rack mounting post
FIGURE 66
Slide the device into the rack
1
Align bottom of router slightly above the seat of the saddle using mechanical lift.
2
Using at least two people, slide router gently onto saddle and into the rack.
4. Use the provided standard #12-24, #10-32 or M6 pan head screws (dependent on the
specifications of your rack) in each available hole on the rack mount bracket to attach the
router to the rack mounting poles. See Figure 67.
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5. Visually inspect the alignment of the router. If the router is installed properly, the mounting
screws on both sides rack should be aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side
and the router should be level.
FIGURE 67
Secure the router to the rack
1
Router installed in open frame rack
2
Rack mounting poles
3
Router mounting brackets
6. Remove the strap securing the router to the mechanical lift.
7.
With two people in front and two people in back, slide the router into the rack.
8. For a mid-mount, remove the factory-installed mounting brackets from the front edges of the
device. Re-attach the mounting brackets to the center sides of the device using the pre-drilled
holes in the device. For a front-mount, use the brackets as they were installed at the factory.
9. If you are installing the router in a standard rack, install a mounting screw and a cage nut into
each of the holes on the rack posts aligned with the threaded holes in the spacer bars.
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NOTE
When connecting the chassis to the rack frame, use thread-forming screws and paint-piercing
washers.
10. Visually inspect the alignment of the router. If the router is installed properly in the rack, the
mounting screws on one side of the rack should align with the mounting screws on the
opposite side and the router should be level. Add all remaining screws.
NOTE
For better grounding of the router to the rack, attach the router using star washers. You should also
use star washers with any single-hole grounding lugs to keep the lugs from rotating.
Installing your 32-slot router in a 4-post rack or open cabinet
You can install Brocade MLX Series 32-slot routers in a 4-post rack or open cabinet using the
optional 4-post rack mount kit available from Brocade. Table 23 lists the contents of this kit.
TABLE 23
4-Post Rack Mount Kit contents
Part number
Description
Quantity
49-1000166-01
27-31” rail, left
1
49-1000167-01
27-31” rail, right
1
42-1000901-01
Rack mount bracket, left
1
42-1000902-01
Rack mount bracket, right
1
52-1000278-01
8-32 Phillips flat-head screws, black
12
NOTE
Because of the weight of fully loaded 32-slot routers, it is recommended that you mount the router
in the rack or cabinet before installing modules and power supplies.
You will need the following items to install your 32-slot router in a 4-post rack or open cabinet:
• A mechanical lift fitted with a lift plate (instead of forks) to move the device off the pallet and
transport it to the rack. The lift should be rated for 500 lbs. minimum.
• A strap to secure and stabilize the device while it is being moved on the mechanical lift.
• Screws to attach the rails to your cabinet type. (These are usually provided with the cabinet or
rack.)
DANGER
Four or more people are required to position the unpopulated router into the rack.
DANGER
Do not use the handles on the power supply units or fan modules to position the router.
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Before installation, plan the location and orientation of the device relative to other equipment in
the rack. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the front and back
of the device, and walls or other obstructions.
Because you will need to use a mechanical lift to move and install the device, make sure you allow
enough space to operate the lift. You will also need at least two people to slide the router off the lift
and into the rack.
Once you have completed the preliminary installation preparations (refer to “Preliminary rack
mount installation steps” on page 94), follow these steps to mount your 32-slot router in a 4-post
rack or open cabinet.
1. Remove the factory-installed mounting brackets from the router chassis.
2. Attach the front right and left mounting brackets to the chassis using 12 8-32 Phillips flat head
screws (provided). Refer to Figure 68.
FIGURE 68
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3. Adjust the telescoping rails to fit your rack. The rails can accommodate rack depths from 27 31 inches.
4. Attach the side rails to the front and back of the rack, using screws appropriate for your rack
type. (You must provide these screws). Refer to Figure 69.
NOTE
The narrow telescoping ends of the side rails should attached at the back of the rack.
FIGURE 69
Attach the telescoping side rails to the rack.
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5. Use the mechanical lift to position the chassis as close to the rack as possible. Slide the
chassis off the lift and onto the side rails and gently guide the chassis into the rack. Refer to
Figure 70.
FIGURE 70
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Slide the chassis in the rack
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6. Once the chassis is securely inserted in the rack, fasten the mounting ears to the front rails of
the rack using screws appropriate for your rack type (eight screws per side). Refer to Figure 71.
FIGURE 71
Secure chassis in rack
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Your installation is complete.
Installing Brocade MLX-32 router modules
The sequence for installing management, interface, and switch fabric modules is important to
ensure proper fit in the Brocade MLX-32 router. When populating the router, start with the middle
slot, and work towards the edge. Always fill the bottom slots of the upper and lower card cage of the
router first. Refer to Figure 4 on page 5 for slot locations.
The following rules apply when installing modules in a 32-slot router:
• Do not insert interface modules running software releases below 02.3.00 into slots 17 to 32 of
a Brocade MLX-32 router. Interface modules running software releases below 02.3.00 should
only be inserted in slots 1 to 16.
• All empty slots must contain slot blanks to ensure proper air flow within the router.
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• During the initial installation of modules, it is recommended that you insert all the modules
into the appropriate router slots before tightening the module screws.
For instructions about installing 100xGbE interface modules, refer to “Installing 2x100GbE
interface modules in Brocade MLX routers” on page 45.
For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, see “Disabling and
re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223
When populating the Brocade MLX-32 router, the modules must be installed in the appropriate
slots:
• Management modules - management slots 1 and 2
• Switch fabric modules - switch fabric slots 1-8
• Interface modules - interface slots 1-32
Figure 4 on page 5 shows the locations of these slots.
Using the insertion and extraction tool
Due to the high density of cables that the Brocade MLX-32 router can support, it may be difficult to
insert and remove the RJ45 and optical connectors, especially when replacing an existing module.
An insertion and extraction tool has been provided in the Brocade MLX-32 accessory kit to make
this task easier. Refer to Figure 72.
FIGURE 72
insertion and extraction tool
1 Hooked tab
2 Stepped tab
Use the tool to grasp the plug of the modular connector at its narrow end (the end closest to the
attached cable), and insert the connector into the proper interface module. Grasping the plug at
the wide end during insertion may result in the tool being difficult to release and remove.
When using the tool to extract the plug of a modular connector, cover the entire length of the plug
with the tool. Notice that one end of the tool has a “hook” side. Use this side to compress the
locking tab while you remove the connector.
The Brocade MLX-32 ships with empty module slots, and upper and lower shipping panels
installed.
DANGER
The intra-building ports of the equipment or subassembly is suitable for connection to
intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building ports of the equipment or
subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the outside plant
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(OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building interfaces only (Type 2
or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5) and require isolation from the exposed
OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient protection in order to connect
these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must leave the slot blank installed in the slot. If you
operate the router with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
CAUTION
Before plugging a cable to any port, be sure to discharge any static charge stored on the cable by
touching the electrical contacts to ground surface.
NOTE
Brocade MLX modules are dedicated, which means that you must install them in the Brocade MLX
routers only. If you install a Brocade MLX module in another Brocade device or install a module
intended for another Brocade device in a Brocade MLX router, the router and module will not
function properly.
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
If you are installing a redundant management module, refer to the chapter titled “Using a
Redundant Management Module” in the Brocade MLX Series and Brocade NetIron Family
Configuration Guide for information about how the redundant module works, optional software
configurations that you can perform, and how to manage the redundancy feature.
For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, see “Disabling and
re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223
Before installing modules in the Brocade MLX-32 router, have the following items available:
• A large flat-blade screwdriver.
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the Brocade MLX-32
router.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, allow a minimum of two seconds after a module (or power
supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the same slot.
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Follow this procedure to install a module in the Brocade MLX router.
1. If you are installing a module into a slot which may have been configured for a different module
type, remove the old configuration information by following these steps:
a.
Use the show running-config command in config mode to determine the current
configuration of the slot.
Brocade(config)# show running-config
Current configuration:
!
ver V5.0.0T163
module 1 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
!
This example shows that slot 1 has already been configured for a 20-port 1g copper
interface module.
b.
With the module designation from show running-config command output, use the no
module command to remove the configuration from slot 1.
Brocade(config)# no module 1 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
This example removes the configuration from slot 1, leaving it ready for a new module.
2. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the front of the router.
3. Remove the module from the packaging.
4. Insert the module into the router slot, and slide the card along the card guide until the ejectors
on either side of the module rotate towards the module faceplate. Refer to Figure 73.
NOTE
When inserting the module into the router, make sure that the faceplate does not overlap the
faceplate of an adjacent module.
5. Rotate the ejectors until they are flush with the module faceplate. This action will fully seat the
module in the backplane.
6. Tighten the screws at each end of the module faceplate by pushing them in and turning them
clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
7.
Enter the write memory command to ensure that the slot will be correctly configured for the
new module after a reboot.
Brocade(config)# write memory
Write startup-config done.
FIGURE 73
Installing a module in a Brocade MLX-32 router
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Power supply requirements for NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules
You can install up to 20 NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules and populate the remaining slots with other
modules using four 2400W power supplies. You can achieve 4+4 power redundancy by installing
four additional power supplies.
If you install 21 or more NI-MLX-1Gx48-T-A modules in a Brocade MLX-32 router, you will need a
minimum of five power supplies. You can achieve 5+3 power redundancy by installing three
additional power supplies.
Brocade MLX-32 cable management
Brocade MLX-32 cable management is designed to allow access to the power supplies at the
bottom of the router, and to keep the air inlet clear in the center of the router (this is essential for
proper cooling). Cable management hardware at the top, bottom and sides of the router helps you
route the cables in the proper directions.
In general, cables from the outer interface modules are routed horizontally away from the router.
Cables from the remaining modules in the upper half of the router are routed up, then outwards
along the channels.
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Cables for modules in the lower half of the router follow a similar path downwards, above the power
supplies. Figure 74 shows the cable routing, with the upper and lower cable management system
covers removed for clarity. The following sections describe cable routing for each quadrant of the
router.
Cable management notes
The following rules apply when setting up cable management for a heavily- or fully-loaded system:
• All cables must be firmly connected, supported, and contained.
• Use cable cinches, spaced approximately every 24 inches, to secure all of the cables for each
module into a single bundle. This is especially important at the ends nearest the module
connections. Each cable cinch holds up to 8 MRJ21 cables, or 48 RJ45 cables.
• For additional security, use cable ties to secure cables to the cable management system
hardware on the sides of the unit (Refer to Figure 1.8).
• The cable routing slots at the top and bottom of the unit are strong enough to hold many
cables, but the more cable cinches and cable ties you use, the more secure your cable
management system will be.
• If you bundle the cables correctly, you will be able to move the bundles to the side to access
the modules for service, without disturbing the connections. Refer to Figure 83.
• Always route the cables for the outer-most modules out the sides of the unit. Route the cables
for the innermost modules through the top or through the bottom cable management hardware
on the unit.
FIGURE 74
Brocade MLX-32 cable routing diagram
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CAUTION
Be sure not to exceed the minimum recommended bend radius for the cables: 2 in. for MRJ-21
cables, and 1.5 in. for Category 5 (RJ45) and fiber-optic cables.
Cable routing for the upper-left quadrant
Route cabling from slots in numerical order starting with the cables for slot #1.
1. Route cables for slots #1 and #2 directly to the left through the side comb. Refer to Figure 75.
FIGURE 75
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Upper left quadrant
3
Cables from slot #1
2
Side combs (18)
4
Cables from slot #2
FIGURE 76
2
Routing upper-left quadrant cables up
1
Upper left quadrant
3
Comb B (slot #5 and #6 cables)
2
Comb C (slot #7 and #8 cables)
4
Comb A (slot #3 and #4 cables)
2. Route cables from slots #3 and #4 up through comb A. Refer to Figure 76.
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3. Route cables from slots #5 and #6 up through comb B.
4. Route cables from slots #7 and #8 up through comb C.
Cable routing for the upper-right quadrant
Route cables from slots in numerical order starting with the cables for slot #15.
1. Route cables from slots #15 and #16 directly to the right through the side comb. Refer to
Figure 77.
FIGURE 77
1
Upper right quadrant
3
Cables from slot #15
2
Side combs (18)
4
Cables from slot #16
FIGURE 78
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Routing upper-right quadrant cables to the right
Routing upper-right quadrant cables up
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Upper right quadrant
3
Comb B (slot #11 and #12 cables)
2
Comb C (slot #9 and #10 cables)
4
Comb A (slot #13 and #14 cables)
2
2. Route cables from slots #13 and #14 up through comb A. Refer to Figure 78.
3. Route cables from slots #11 and #12 up through comb B.
4. Route cables from slots #9 and #10 up through comb C.
Cable routing for the lower-left quadrant
1. Route cables from slots #18 and #17 directly to the left through the side comb. Refer to
Figure 79.
FIGURE 79
Routing lower-left quadrant cables
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Lower left quadrant
3
Cables from slot #18
2
Cables from slot #17
4
Side combs (18)
FIGURE 80
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1
Lower left quadrant
3
Comb B (slot #21 and #22 cables)
2
Comb A (slot #19 and #20 cables)
4
Comb C (slot #23 and #24 cables)
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2. Route cables from slots #20 and #19 down through comb A. Refer to Figure 80.
3. Route cables from slots #22 and #21 down through comb B.
4. Route cables from slots #24 and #23 down through comb C.
Cable routing for the lower-right quadrant
1. Route cables from slots #32 and #31 directly to the right through the side comb. Refer to
Figure 81.
FIGURE 81
Routing the lower-right quadrant cables
1
Lower right quadrant
3
Cables from slot #32
2
Cables from slot #31
4
Side combs (18)
FIGURE 82
Routing lower-right quadrant cables
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Lower right quadrant
3
Comb B (slots #27 and #28 cables)
2
Comb A (slots #29 and #30 cables)
4
Comb C (slots #25 and #26 cables)
2. Route cables from slots #30 and #29 down through comb A. Refer to Figure 82.
3. Route cables from slots #28 and #27 down through comb B.
4. Route cables from slots #26 and #25 down through comb C.
Accessing modules for service
With the cables bundled correctly, it is easier to access the modules for service. Gently move the
cable bundles to the side to access a module. Use the appropriate Phillips or flat-blade screwdriver
with an extended shaft to disconnect the cables from the module and remove the module. There is
no need to undo the cable cinches or cable ties. Refer to Figure 83.
NOTE
This procedure is easier with two people. One person can hold the cable bundles aside while the
other person loosens the connectors and removes the module.
CAUTION
Be careful not to overtighten or cross-thread cable connector screws.
FIGURE 83
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Installing power supplies in a Brocade MLX-32 router
DANGER
High Touch Current. Earth connection is essential before connecting supply.
Follow these steps to install a power supply in a Brocade MLX-32 router.
1. Remove the blank power supply faceplate.
2. Remove the power supply from the packaging.
3. Insert the power supply into the slot, using the guides on each side of the slot.
FIGURE 84
Installing a power supply in a Brocade MLX-32 router
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Power supply indicators
6
Latch handle locked
2
AC OK
7
Power supply blank cover
3
DC OK
8
Pull down on plunger to remove
4
ALM
9
Power supply
5
Latch handle open
CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply upside down.
4. Push the power supply front panel toward the back of the router to engage the backplane
connector.
5. Pull the release latch on the power supply front panel up to lock the power supply in place, and
screw the retaining screw into place.
6. Install a blank power supply faceplate into each empty slot.
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For information about connecting power to the router, refer to “Connecting AC power” on page 119.
For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on page 123.
Connecting AC power
NOTE
For the NEBS-compliant installation, AC power connections must use a surge protection device
(SPD) to protect the AC power supplies from damage due to excessive power line surges.
AC power is supplied through a power cord that is connected to each power supply in the Brocade
MLX router. Follow the steps below to connect AC power to a Brocade MLX-32 router.
1. Locate the power receptacle on the front panel of each installed power supply. Refer to
Figure 85.
2. Lift the cord retainer and connect an AC power cord to the power supply.
3. Snap the cord retainer over the power plug to hold it in place.
FIGURE 85
1
Brocade MLX-32 power supply receptacle and cord retainer
Cord retainer
2
Power receptacle
Connecting DC power
You can supply DC power to the Brocade MLX-32 router with a DC-to-DC power supply. For 2400W
power supplies, DC power must be supplied at 48V and 60 A for 2400W. For 3000W power
supplies, power must be supplied at 48V and 90A. The 2400W DC-to-DC power supply provides the
DC power to the router at 12V and 200A. The 3000W DC-to-DC power supply provides DC power to
the router at 12V and 245A.
DANGER
The procedure in this section is for qualified service personnel.
Follow these steps to connect a DC power source:
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1. Use a#1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw that secures the safety cover, as shown in
Figure 86. Remove the safety cover.
FIGURE 86
Removing the safety cover
2. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the power lugs. Refer to Figure 87.
FIGURE 87
1
Removing the power lugs (2400W power supply and 3000W power supply displayed)
Power lug screws
2
Power lug
3. Crimp the correct AWG power supply wire into the power lugs:
#4 AWG wire for 2400 W power supply
#2 AWG for 3000 W power supply
Refer to Figure 87.
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CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of Brocade MLXe-4, Brocade MLXe--8, and Brocade MLXe-16
routers with AC and DC systems, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The
ground wire should have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device)
attached to one end, with the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be
crimped with the proper tool, allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure.
Before crimping the ground wire into the provided ground lug, ensure the bare copper wire has
been cleaned and antioxidant is applied to the bare wire.
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of Brocade MLXe-32, routers with AC and DC systems, use a
ground wire of at least 2 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire should have an
agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device) attached to one end, with the
other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the proper tool,
allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping the ground
wire into the provided ground lug, ensure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and antioxidant
is applied to the bare wire.
CAUTION
To ensure adequate bonding when attaching the ground lug, a minimum of 20 PSI of torque is
required to be applied to the mounting hardware used to attach the ground lug.
FIGURE 88
Crimping the power supply wire in the lug
1 #4 AWG for 2400W power supply
#2 AWG for 3000W power supply.
2
Power lug
4. Reconnect the power lugs to the power supply unit.
5. Connect the -48V wire to the negative terminal and the 0V wire to the positive terminal.
NOTE
DC return must be isolated from the router ground (DC-I) when making connections to the
power supply.
6. Replace the safety cover. Refer to Figure 88.
This equipment installation must meet NEC/CEC code requirements. Consult local authorities for
regulations.
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Removing Brocade MLX-32 router DC power supplies
Follow these steps to remove a 2400W DC power supply in a Brocade MLX-32 router:
1. Ensure the main DC power breaker is OFF.
2. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove screw that secures the safety cover, as shown in
Figure 86 on page 120. Remove the safety cover.
3. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws securing the power lugs. Refer to Figure 87
on page 120.
4. Pull down on handle to remove power supply. Refer to Figure 84 on page 117.
Follow these steps to remove a 3000W DC power supply in a Brocade MLX-32 router:
1. Ensure the main DC power breaker is OFF.
2. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw that secures the safety cover, as shown in
Figure 86 on page 120.
3. Pull down on the handle to remove the 3000W power supply. Refer to Figure 84 on page 117.
4. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws securing the power lugs. Refer to Figure 87
on page 120.
Final steps
Complete these steps in the order in which they are listed:
• “Attaching a management station”
• “Activating the power source”
• “Verifying proper operation”
Attaching a management station
You can manage your router in the following ways:
• Connect a PC or terminal to the console port on the management module. From this port, you
can assign an IP address to the management module and establish connections through
Telnet or SSH.
• Connect the router to your existing management network and manage the router and other
network devices from a management station.
NOTE
The management network that you connect to through the 10/100 Ethernet port must be
separate and isolated from the network over which user packets are switched and routed. For
information about functionality on the management port, Refer to “Understanding
management port functions” on page 217.
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Attaching a PC or terminal to the console port
or the Ethernet port
You can attach a PC or terminal to either the console port (which has a male DB-9 serial
connector), or the 10/100/1000 or 1000Base TX Ethernet port (which has an RJ45 UTP
connector) on the management module. From the console port, you can access the router CLI
directly from the PC or terminal or through a Telnet connection. From the Ethernet port, you can
access the router CLI or Web management interface directly from the PC or terminal or through a
Telnet connection.
Before performing this task, you need the following items:
• PC running a terminal emulation application or a terminal.
• For console port connections, a straight-through EIA or TIA DB-9 serial cable with one end
terminated in a female DB-9 connector and the other end terminated in a male or female DB-9
or DB-25 connector, depending on the specifications of your PC or terminal. You can order this
cable from Brocade or build your own cable. If you build your own cable, refer to the pinout
information in “Console port pin assignments” on page 300.
• For Ethernet port connections, a Category 5 UTP crossover cable, which you must supply. For
information about the management port pin assignments, refer to “Management port pin
assignments” on page 301.
Follow these to attach a PC or terminal to the console port or Ethernet port.
1. Connect a PC or terminal to the console port or Ethernet port using the appropriate cable.
2. Open the terminal emulation program, and set the session parameters as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
Baud: 9600 bps
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None
Activating the power source
When you complete the hardware installation, you are ready to activate the power source.
1. Verify that all modules and power supplies are properly installed and all empty slots are
covered by slot blanks.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you run the router
with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
2. If you are supplying a DC power source to your router, attach a power cable to each installed DC
power supply as described in the appropriate section.
Connect the other end of each cable to the DC power source. When you have completed these
steps for each power supply you can activate the power source.
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3. If you are supplying AC power to your router, attach one end of an AC power cord to each
installed AC power supply as described in the appropriate section:
Insert the other end of each cable into a wall outlet. The following rules apply:
• 1200W power supplies require 115V/120V outlets.
• 1800W power supplies require 200V-240V for full power or are limited to 1200W with
115V/120V outlets.
• 2400W and 3000W power supplies require high line (200V-240V) outlets.
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the device, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the device.
NOTE
Because the router is designed to provide uninterrupted service even when you insert or
remove management modules and interface modules, there is no on/off power switch. To turn
the system off, simply unplug the power cords.
NOTE
Wall outlets should be installed near the equipment and should be easily accessible.
4. Verify that the router has initialized successfully. Refer to “Verifying proper operation” on
page 124.
Verifying proper operation
To verify that your router is operating properly, observe the LEDs, or display the status of the
modules using the CLI.
Observing the LEDs
When power is supplied to the router, you can observe the LEDs to verify that the router initialized
successfully. Table 24 describes the LEDs, the desired state of each LED, possible abnormal states
of each LED, and what to do if an LED indicates an abnormal state.
TABLE 24
LED label
Router LED states and actions
Desired state
Meaning
Abnormal
state
Meaning or action
The module is
functioning as the
active management
module.
Off
Neither of the management modules is managing the switch
fabric and interface modules. A problem may have occurred
during initialization. Check your attached PC or terminal for
possible error messages.
Management module
Active
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The Active LED on
one of the installed
management
modules should be
on.
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LED label
Desired state
Meaning
Abnormal
state
Meaning or action
Pwr
On
The module is
receiving power.
Off
The module is not receiving power. Check the following:
• Make certain that the module is installed properly. For more
information, refer to the module installation section in this
chapter that applies to your router model.
• If you are using AC power supplies, refer to the AC power
supply LED information in this table for more information.
10/100/1000
Ethernet Port
On (green)
A link is established
with the remote
port.
Off
A link is not established with the remote port. Check the
following:
• Verify that the connection to the other router has been
properly made. Also, make certain that the other router is
powered on and operating correctly.
• Try using a different cable.
10/100/1000
Ethernet Port
On or blinking
(yellow)
The port is
transmitting and
receiving packets.
Off for an
extended
period
The port is not transmitting or receiving packets. Check the
following:
• Look at the LED for the other 10/100/1000 Ethernet port to
see if a link has been established with the remote port.
• Verify that the connection to the other router has been
properly made. Also, make certain that the other router is
powered on and operating correctly.
• Try using a different cable.
Off
The module is not receiving power. Check the following:
• Make certain that the module is installed properly. For more
information, refer to the module installation section in this
chapter that applies to your router model.
• The module may not be receiving enough power. Brocade
recommends installing power supplies in a fully redundant
configuration as described for each router model in this
chapter.
• Check the Pwr LED on the management module. If it is on,
the management module may be preventing power from
getting to the interface module.
• Enter the show chassis command at any level of the CLI to
determine if the management module recognizes the
presence of all power sources.
• If you are using AC power supplies, see the entry for the AC
power supply LED in this table for more information.
Interface module
Pwr
On
The module is
receiving power.
Mgmt Act
During
initialization:
steady blinking.
After initialization:
occasional
blinking.
Off for an
The active
extended
management
period.
module processor
and the interface
module processor
are communicating.
Link
On
A link is established
with the remote
port.
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at any level of the CLI.
This LED will remain off until you have cabled the interface
module ports.
After cabling the ports, if this LED is still off, a link is not
established with the remote port. For more information, refer to
Table 30 on page 220.
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Router LED states and actions
LED label
Desired state
Meaning
Abnormal
state
Meaning or action
Active
On or blinking
The port is
transmitting and
receiving user
packets.
Off for an
extended
period.
This LED will remain off until you have cabled the interface
module ports.
After cabling the ports, if this LED is still off, the port is not
transmitting or receiving user packets. For more information,
refer to Table 30 on page 220.
Switch Fabric module
Pwr
On
The module is
receiving power.
Off
The module is not receiving power. Check the following:
• Make certain that the module is installed properly. For more
information, refer to the module installation section in this
chapter that applies to your router model.
• If you are using AC power supplies, refer to the AC power
supply LED information in this table for more information.
Active
On
The switch fabric
module is active
and ready to switch
user packets.
Off for an
extended
period.
The switch fabric module is not active and user packets are not
being switched from one interface module to another.
You must replace the switch fabric module. Refer to “Replacing a
switch fabric module” on page 268.
AC power supplies
ACOK
Green (steady)
The power supply is
receiving power
from the AC power
source.
Off
The power supply is not receiving power from an AC power source
You can do the following:
• Make sure that the power cord is connected securely to the
wall outlet and the power supply.
• Make sure the wall outlet is rated for high line, 200-240 VAC
and 20A. If it is not, obtain a cable that is rated for the
outlet.
• Make sure that the wall outlet has power.
DC OK
Green (steady)
The power supply is
providing AC power
to the router.
Off
The power supply is not supplying power to the device. If the AC
LED is green, there is a problem with the power supply and it
must be replaced.
ALM
Off
The power supply is
in normal operating
condition.
Amber
The power supply is malfunctioning.
The power supply is
receiving power
from the DC power
source.
Off
The power supply is not receiving power from a DC power source
You can do the following:
• Make sure that the power supply cables are connected
securely to the power source and the power supply.
• Make sure that the DC power source for MLX -4, -8, and -16
is 48 VDC @ 30 A. The DC power source for MLX-32 must be
48 VDC @60A. The operating voltage range is 40 to 60 VDC.
• Make sure that the power source has power.
DC power supplies
DC IN
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LED label
Desired state
Meaning
Abnormal
state
Meaning or action
DC OUT
Green (steady)
The power supply is
providing DC power
to the router.
Off
The power supply is not supplying power to the device. If the DC
IN LED is green, then there is a problem with the power supply
and it must be replaced.
ALM
Off
The power supply is
in normal operating
condition.
Amber
The power supply is malfunctioning.
Off or
amber
The fans are not receiving power (off), or the fans are not working
and not responding to controls from the fan control module
(amber). Check the following:
• If the LED is off, check the power LED on the other modules
to make sure they are receiving power. If you are using a DC
power source, check your power source for problems.
• If you are using AC power supplies, take the actions
described in the Meaning or Action column for the AC power
supply LED. If these actions do not resolve the problem,
check the LED on each power supply or enter the show
chassis command at any CLI prompt to determine if a
power supply has failed. If a power supply has failed, you
must replace it.
• If the LED is amber, you must replace the fan module.
Fan control module (two LEDs on rear panel of router)
Unlabeled
Green (steady)
The fans are
working and
responding to
controls from the
fan control module.
If a problem persists after taking action described in this table, contact technical support.
Displaying the module status
After you have attached a PC or terminal to the console port or Ethernet port on the management
module and the router has initialized successfully, press Enter to display the CLI prompt in the
terminal emulation window.
Brocade>
If you do not see this prompt, check the following items.
1. Make sure the cable is securely connected to your PC or terminal and the console port or
Ethernet port.
2. Check the settings in your terminal emulation program. In addition to the session settings
listed in “Attaching a PC or terminal to the console port or the Ethernet port” on page 123,
make sure the terminal emulation session is running on the same serial port you attached to
the console port.
When you see this prompt (Brocade>), you are connected to the system and can display the status
of the modules using the CLI. Enter the show module command at any CLI level.
Brocade# show module
Module
M1 (upper): Brocade router Mgmt Module
M2 (lower):
F0: Brocade router Switch Fabric Module
S1:
S2:
S3:
S4: Brocade router 4-Port 10Gig Module
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S5: Brocade router 4-Port 10Gig Module
S6: Brocade router 4-Port 10Gig Module
S7:
S8:
show module
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CARD_STATE_UP
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4
000c.db80.0000
000c.db80.0000
The Status column shows the module status. The management module status can be one of the
following:
• ACTIVE – The module is currently the active management module.
• STANDBY – The module is currently the standby management module.
• COMING UP – The module is coming up as the standby module. This status occurs if the
standby management module becomes the active module during a switchover.
The switch fabric module status can be one of the following:
• ACTIVE – The module is up and running.
• BAD – The management module cannot initialize the switch fabric module.
An interface module status can be one of the following:
•
•
•
•
CARD_STATE_INIT – The system detects the module but the module is not up and running yet.
CARD_STATE_BOOT – The module is booting.
CARD_STATE_INTERACTIVE – The module is booting from interactive mode.
CARD_STATE_LP_SYNC – The software images are synchronized between the management
module and interface module.
• CARD_STATE_SYNC – The system is currently synchronizing the software image between the
management module and interface module.
•
•
•
•
CARD_STATE_SOFTWARE_LOADED – The module has loaded the software image.
CARD_STATE_POWER_OFF – The module does not have power.
CARD_STATE_UP – The module is operating normally.
CARD_STATE_FAILED – The management module was unable to bring up an interface module.
If you see this status, make certain that the interface module is installed properly. For more
information, refer to “Installing Brocade MLX-4 modules” on page 52, “Installing Brocade
MLX-8 modules” on page 61, “Installing Brocade MLX-16 router modules” on page 71, or
“Installing Brocade MLX-32 router modules” on page 104.
• CARD_DOWN_REASON_explanation – The module is in a nonfunctional state. This status
appears with an explanation for why the module is down. For example,
"CARD_DOWN_REASON_BOOT_FAILED.” If the explanation does not help you resolve the
problem, contact technical support and provide the explanation included with this status.
Forced card deletion
This feature allows you to remove a module configuration from the running configuration in
interactive mode, while a different module is inserted. Users should copy the configuration of the
existing module (if applicable) before performing the following steps.
1. Remove the existing module, and insert the new module.
2. Copy the running configuration of the existing modules interfaces to a text editor if desired for
use in step 8. This configuration will be removed from the running configuration automatically
after step 5.
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3. New module should come up in interactive state, and can be code synced at this time if
needed.
4. Enter configuration mode.
5. Execute the following command:
Brocade(config)#no module <slot> <module-type>
Example:
Brocade(config)#no module 2 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
NOTE
This is best pulled directly from the running configuration.
6. Answer yes to the prompt by pressing y.
7.
Wait for the new module to come up.
8. Apply the appropriate configuration to the interfaces of the new module.
9. Execute write memory to save the new configuration.
The following example demonstrates the forced card deletion feature:
Brocade#show module
Module
Status
Ports
Starting
MAC
M1 (left):BR-MLX-MR2-M Management Module
Active
M2 (right):NI-MLX-MR Management Module
Standby(Ready State)
F1:
F2: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
F3: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
S1: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.3f00
S2: NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f30
S3: NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f60
S4: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f90
S5: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3fc0
S6: NI-MLX-1Gx20-GC 20-port 10/100/1000
Copper Module
CARD_STATE_UP
20
0024.3887.3ff0
S7: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.4020
S8: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.4050
Brocade#
Brocade#show running-config | include module
module 1 br-mlx-4-port-40g-m
module 2 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
module 3 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
module 4 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 5 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 6 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
module 7 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 8 br-mlx-4-port-40g-m
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At this stage of the process, the module is physically swapped.
Brocade#show module
Module
Status
Ports
Starting
MAC
M1 (left ):BR-MLX-MR2-M Management Module
Active
M2 (right):NI-MLX-MR Management Module
Standby(Ready State)
F1:
F2: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
F3: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
S1: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.3f00
S2: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_INTERACTIVE
(S2: Configured as NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module)
S3: NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f60
S4: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f90
S5: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3fc0
S6: NI-MLX-1Gx20-GC 20-port 10/100/1000
Copper Module
CARD_STATE_UP
20
0024.3887.3ff0
S7: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.4020
S8: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.4050
Brocade#configure terminal
Brocade(config)#no module 2 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
NOTE
This command pertains to the output of the command show running-config previously
executed.
Removing module configuration requires power cycle of the module, to bring
back the module to UP state. Do you want to continue?
(enter 'y' or 'n'): y
Reset slot 2
Brocade(config)#end
Brocade#
Brocade#show module
Module
Status
Ports
Starting
MAC
M1 (left ):BR-MLX-MR2-M Management Module
Active
M2 (right):NI-MLX-MR Management Module
Standby(Ready State)
F1:
F2: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
F3: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
S1: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.3f00
S2: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f30
S3: NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module
CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f60
S4: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f90
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0024.3887.3fc0
S6: NI-MLX-1Gx20-GC 20-port 10/100/1000
Copper Module
0024.3887.3ff0
S7: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
0024.3887.4020
S8: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
0024.3887.4050
Brocade#show running-config | include module
module 1 br-mlx-4-port-40g-m
module 2 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 3 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
module 4 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 5 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 6 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
module 7 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 8 br-mlx-4-port-40g-m
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8
CARD_STATE_UP
20
CARD_STATE_UP
8
CARD_STATE_UP
4
2
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This chapter describes how to install a NetIron XMR router and its modules in the following
sections:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
“Installation precautions” on page 133
“Installing 2x100GbE interface modules in NetIron XMR routers” on page 137
“Installing a NetIron XMR 4000 router” on page 140
“Installing a NetIron XMR 8000 router” on page 150
“Installing a NetIron XMR 16000 router” on page 159
“Installing a NetIron XMR 32000 router” on page 171
“Attaching a management station” on page 193
“Activating the power source” on page 194
“Verifying proper operation” on page 195
The illustrations in this chapter display how to correctly insert the modules and routers. For a
complete router module description and slot number identification, refer to “NetIron XMR routers”
on page 6 of this guide.
NOTE
Illustrations in this chapter may differ slightly from the actual equipment.
Installation precautions
Before proceeding, please read all cautions and danger notices for installing NetIron XMR routers.
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General precautions
Follow these general precautions when installing a NetIron XMR router.
DANGER
The procedures in this manual are for qualified service personnel.
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the router, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the router.
DANGER
All fiber-optic interfaces use Class 1 Lasers.
CAUTION
Do not install the router in an environment where the operating ambient temperature might
exceed 40º C (104º F).
CAUTION
Make sure the air flow around the front, sides, and back of the router is not restricted.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you run the router
with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
CAUTION
Never leave tools inside the router.
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Power precautions
CAUTION
Use a separate branch circuit for each AC power cord, which provides redundancy in case one of
the circuits fails.
DANGER
Make sure to choose the appropriate circuit device, depending on the number of AC power
supplies installed in the router.
DANGER
Disconnect the power cord from all power sources to completely remove power from the router.
DANGER
Make sure that the power source circuits are properly grounded, then use the power cord
supplied with the router to connect it to the power source.
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the router, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the router.
DANGER
Make sure the rack or cabinet housing the router is adequately secured to prevent it from
becoming unstable or falling over.
DANGER
Mount the routers you install in a rack or cabinet as low as possible. Place the heaviest router at
the bottom and progressively place lighter routers above.
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CAUTION
Ensure that the router does not overload the power circuits, wiring, and over-current protection.
To determine the possibility of overloading the supply circuits, add the ampere (amp) ratings of all
routers installed on the same circuit as the router. Compare this total with the rating limit for the
circuit. The maximum ampere ratings are usually printed on the devices near the input power
connectors.
CAUTION
NetIron XMR 4000, 8000 16000, and 32000 routers with DC power sources are intended for
installation in restricted access areas only. A restricted access area is where access can be
gained only by service personnel through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means
of security, and is controlled by the authority responsible for the location.
CAUTION
NetIron XMR 32000 routers with AC power sources are intended for installation in restricted
access areas only. A restricted access area is a location where access can be gained only by
service personnel through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security.
CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000 routers (1200W
supply), make sure there is a 40 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the input
lugs to the power supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be copper wire,#8
AWG for 1200W power supply and #6 AWG for 1800W power supply, marked VW-1, and rated
minimum 90o C.
CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a NetIron XMR 32000 router (2400W supply) make sure
there is a 75 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the input lugs to the power
supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be copper wire, 4 AWG, marked
VW-1, and rated minimum 90º C.
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of a NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000 routers with AC
and DC systems, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire
should have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device) attached to one
end, with the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the
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proper tool, allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping
the ground wire into the provided ground lug, insure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and
antioxidant is applied to the bare wire.
Installing 2x100GbE interface modules in NetIron XMR routers
This section provides installation instructions for 2x100G interface modules.
Installation considerations
• 2x100G interface modules cannot be installed in slot 1 of a Brocade MLX 4-slot or a NetIron
XMR4000 chassis.
• 2x100G modules occupy two adjacent slots. When you install a 2x100G module, the odd
numbered (low number) slot of the slot pair becomes the active slot, and the even numbered
slot (higher number) is blocked.
The acceptable slots in which to install this module are odd-numbered interface module slots
(1, 3, 5, 7, 9. 11, 13, and 15 for a 16-slot chassis, for example). Adjacent even-numbered slots
will be in blocked state. In all cases, the lower number (odd number) becomes the active slot
and the higher number (even number) becomes the blocked slot.
• 2x100G modules cannot be installed in the following scenarios:
- If there is another type of module installed in either of the slots
- If either slot is configured as something else. Before you install your 2x100G module, you
will need to reconfigure the slot using the no module command.
• The following conditions will prevent a 2x100G interface module from operating properly:
- If either of the two slots required to house the module is already configured for another
type of module.
If the higher-number slot (even number) is configured for another type of module, you must
reconfigure it by entering the no module command.
-
If there is a module of another type installed in either of the slots. You must remove the
existing module, remove the center slot guide, and reconfigure the higher-numbered (even
number) of the two slots as no module.
• For maximum performance you must operate your 2x100G module with high speed switch
fabric modules in turbo mode.
Installation procedure
When installing modules, wear an ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector
on the router chassis or other suitable ground.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
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1. Upgrade the software on all management modules and interface modules to Multi-Service
IronWare R05.6.00 or later. For specific upgrade instructions, refer to the Multi-Service
IronWare Upgrade Guide.
2. Before you install your 2x100G interface module into a working device, you must change the
system tm-credit-size to 1024b (which readies the device to forward 100 Gbps traffic). Log into
your system and enter the following commands in the configuration level of the CLI. Remember
to write to memory and reload the device.
Brocade# config
Brocade(config)# system-init tm-credit-size credit_1024b
Brocade(config)# exit
Brocade# write memory
Brocade# reload
NOTE
The system-init tm-credit-size command is only available in R05.2.00 or later, so it is important
to upgrade all software to R05.6.00 before you install your 2x100G module.
3. Remove the center slot guide. In some devices, you must lift a plunger to remove the center
slot guide. Be sure to keep the plunger raised so that it does not reseat while you are removing
the guide. In some devices, you must loosen a screw to remove the center slot guide. Figure 89
shows the two types of center slot guides.
Remove the guide carefully so that it does not move from side to side. Excess movement of the
guide may damage pins on the backplane before it is fully removed from the chassis.
NOTE
Do not discard the center slot guide, as you will need it if you want to revert to a 2-slot
configuration. If you misplace your center slot guide, you can purchase a replacement from
Brocade.
FIGURE 89
Removing the center slot guide
4. Remove the two connector covers from the rear connectors of the module. Refer to Figure 90.
5. Remove the port cover from one or both ports, depending on how you plan to use your module.
If you are using one port only (always Port 1), you must leave the port cover in the inactive port
(always Port 2). Port covers are designed for a tight fit and will take some effort to remove.
Refer to Figure 90.
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NOTE
Do not use the port cover tabs to lift the module. They are not designed to support the weight
of the module, which can fall and be damaged.
FIGURE 90
Port covers and connector covers
6. Insert the module into the slot until the connectors securely engage the backplane.
In 4- and 8-slot devices, the modules are installed horizontally. In 16- and 32-slot devices the
modules are installed vertically. Figure 91 and Figure 92 show how to install 2x100G modules
in horizontal and vertical slots (4-slot and 16-slot devices are shown, but the process is the
same for 8-slot and 32-slot devices).
NOTE
The 2x100G interface module is sensitive to dust and debris. Keep the optics covers in place
until you are ready to connect the fiber cable. Clean all fiber cables properly before you
connect them to the 2x100G interface module.
FIGURE 91
Installing 2x100G modules in a 4- or 8-slot device (4-slot shown)
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FIGURE 92
Installing 2x100G modules in a 16- or 32-slot device (16-slot shown)
Installing a NetIron XMR 4000 router
The following sections describe how to install a NetIron XMR 4000 router:
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Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed within a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
NOTE
This equipment is suitable for installation in a Network Telecommunication facility and where NEC
requirements apply. Additionally it may be installed in either a Common Bonding Network (CBN) or
Isolated Bonding Network (IBN). It is not intended for Outside Plant installations (OSP).
Ensure that the proper cabling is installed in the site.
For information on cabling, refer to “Installing NetIron XMR 4000 router power supplies” on
page 146, and “Attaching a management station” on page 193.
Unpacking a NetIron XMR 4000 router
The NetIron XMR 4000 router ships with the following items:
• Router chassis with the appropriate number of switch fabric modules installed in the slots
marked SF and slot blanks installed in all other module slots.
• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors.
If any items are missing, contact the place of purchase.
NOTE
You must provide standard #12-24 pan-head screws (per device) to mount the device in a rack.
Follow these steps to unpack your router.
7.
Remove the router from the shipping carton and remove packing materials.
8. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the router at
a later time.
Installing a NetIron XMR 4000 router in a rack
Because of the weight of a fully loaded NetIron XMR 4000 router, it is recommended that you
mount the router in a rack before installing the modules and AC power supplies.
You can install up to eight NetIron XMR 4000 routers In a standard 19 inch (EIA310-D) rack. You
can install your devices in either a front-mount or mid-mount configuration using the
factory-installed mounting brackets. For a mid-mount configuration, simply remove the brackets
from the front edges of the device and re-attach them to the center sides of the device using the
pre-drilled holes.
You must provide four standard #12-24 pan-head screws to secure each router in the rack. To
perform this task, you will need a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Removing the extra shipment screws
The NetIron XMR 4000 router ships with two extra screws installed in the right side of the chassis.
These screws secure the fan tray, protecting it from damage during shipment. You must remove
these screws before installing the router. Figure 93 shows the location of the screws.
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To perform this task, you need a #2 Phillips-head screwdriver.
FIGURE 93
1
Front
2
Rear
Shipping screw locations
3
Shipping screws
Follow these steps to mount a NetIron XMR 4000 router in a rack.
1. Determine the position of each router in the rack. For example, place routers with the fewest
modules near the top of the rack, routers with more modules near the middle of the rack, and
fully populated routers near the bottom of the rack.
2. Position two of the four mounting screws for each router according to the spacings of the
keyhole slots on the mounting brackets, as shown in Figure 94. When tightening the mounting
screws in the rack post, leave approximately 1/4 inch clearance between the back of the screw
head and the rack post.
FIGURE 94
1
142
Positioning the mounting screws in rack posts
Unequal flange equipment rack
2
Network equipment rack
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3. Mount the lowest router in the rack as shown in Figure 95. Slip the wide portion of each
keyhole slot over the corresponding mounting screw in the rack. Two people may be required to
perform this task.
FIGURE 95
Mounting the NetIron XMR 4000 router in a rack (front-mount configuration)
1
2
1
Standard 19 inch rack
4. Slide the router down so that the screw heads are in the narrow portion of the keyhole slots.
5. Tighten the screws to secure the router.
NOTE
To provide better grounding of the router to the rack, use star washers to attach the router. You can
also use star washers with any single-hole grounding lugs to prevent rotation of the lug.
6. Add additional screws as needed.
7.
Repeat step 2 through step 6 to mount each subsequent router in the same rack.
Installing NetIron XMR 4000 modules
The NetIron XMR 4000 router ships with the required switch fabric modules installed.
The installation procedure in this section applies to all modules. The sequence for installing
multiple modules is important to ensure proper fit. The recommended sequence for the NetIron
XMR 4000 router is to start with the lowest row, then move upwards from right-to-left.
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For instructions about installing 2x100GbE interface modules, refer to “Installing 2x100GbE
interface modules in NetIron XMR routers” on page 137.
DANGER
The intra-building port or ports of the equipment or subassembly is suitable for connection to
intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building port or ports of the
equipment or subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the
outside plant (OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building
interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5) and require
isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient
protection in order to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
NOTE
NetIron XMR modules are dedicated, which means that you must install them in the NetIron XMR
router only. For example, if you install a NetIron XMR module in another Brocade router or install a
module intended for another Brocade router in the NetIron XMR router, the router and module will
not function properly.
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, see “Disabling and
re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223
Table 25 provides the router slot numbers where you install the modules. Identification markings
appear at the base of each slot.
TABLE 25
NetIron XMR 4000 module installation
Module
Slot number
Management modules
Active module – M1 (left).
Redundant module – M2 (right).
Interface modules
1–4
Switch fabric modules
SF1 – SF3
If you are installing a redundant management module, refer to the Brocade MLX Series and
Brocade NetIron Family Configuration Guide, Chapter 8, Using a Redundant Management Module,
for information about how the redundant module works, optional software configurations, and how
to manage redundancy.
For information about how to replace an interface module in an active system, refer to “Replacing
an interface module” on page 267.
The NetIron XMR 4000 router ships with slot blanks installed in all module slots. Slot blanks cover
empty slots to ensure proper airflow. To install a module, first remove the slot blank from the
module slot.
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CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you run the router
with an uncovered slot, it may overheat. Tighten the screws that secure the slot blanks so that
they remain in place when removing adjacent panels or modules.
Although slot blanks differ in size, the procedure for removing them is the same. The procedure in
this section applies to all slot blanks. You will need a flat-blade screwdriver to perform this task.
Follow these steps to remove a slot blank:
1. Loosen the screws on each end of the slot blank by hand or with a flat-blade screwdriver.
2. Pull the slot blank out of the router, and store it in a safe place for future use.
Before installing modules in the NetIron XMR 4000 router, have these items available:
• A large flat blade screwdriver.
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
Although slot blanks differ in size, the procedure for removing them is the same. The procedure in
this section applies to all slot blanks. You will need a flat-blade screwdriver to perform this task.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you run the router
with an uncovered slot, it may overheat. Tighten the screws that secure the slot blanks so that
they remain in place when removing adjacent panels or modules.
Follow these steps to remove a slot blank.
1. Loosen the screws on each end of the slot blank by hand or with a flat-blade screwdriver.
2. Pull the slot blank out of the router, and store it in a safe place for future use.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, allow a minimum of two seconds after a module (or power
supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the same slot.
Follow these steps to install a module in the NetIron XMR 4000 router.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router chassis.
2. Remove the module from the packaging.
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3. With the ejectors in the outward position, insert the module into the appropriate slot (refer to
Table 25) and slide the card along the card guide until the ejectors on either side of the
module rotate towards the module faceplate.
FIGURE 96
Installing a module in the NetIron XMR router
NOTE
When inserting the module into the router, make sure that the faceplate doesn’t overlap with
the faceplate of an adjacent module.
4. Rotate the ejectors flush with the module faceplate to fully seat the module in the backplane.
Modules have a snug fit for maximum EMI protection.
5. Tighten the screws at each end of the module faceplate by pushing them in and turning them
clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
Installing NetIron XMR 4000 router power supplies
You will need a small Phillips or flat-blade screwdriver to install power supplies.
Follow these steps to install a power supply.
1. Remove the power supply slot blank.
2. Remove the power supply from the packaging.
3. Insert the power supply into the empty power supply slot, using the card guides on each side of
the slot. Slide the card along the card guides until the ejectors on either side of the power
supply rotate towards the faceplate.
NOTE
Empty power supply slots must be covered with slot blanks.
Do not overtighten screws when installing power supplies.
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CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply upside down.
FIGURE 97
Installing a power supply in a NetIron XMR router
4. Push the power supply faceplate towards the back of the router until the power supply
connector engages the backplane connector.
5. Rotate the ejectors flush with the power supply faceplate to connect the power supply into the
backplane.
6. Tighten the screws at each end of the power supply faceplate by pushing them in and turning
them clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
For information about connecting power to the router, refer to “Connecting AC power” on page 147
or “Connecting DC power” on page 148.
Connecting AC power
AC power is supplied through a power cord installed in the AC power supply installed in the router.
Follow these steps to connect an AC power source.
NOTE
For the NEBS-compliant installation, AC power connections must use a surge protection device
(SPD) to protect the AC power supplies from damage due to excessive power line surges.
1. Locate the power receptacle on the left side of the AC power supply.
2. Lift the cord retainer and connect an AC power cord to the power supply.
3. Snap the cord retainer over the power plug to hold it in place.
FIGURE 98
Connecting a power cord to the power supply in a NetIron XMR 4000 router
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2
1
1
Ground point
2
Power cord
3
Cord retainer
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the router, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the router.
4. For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on
page 194.
Connecting DC power
You can provide DC power for the NetIron XMR 4000 router using a DC-to-DC power supply. DC
power must be supplied at 48 V and 40 A. The DC-to-DC supply provides the DC power to the router
at 12 V and 100 A.
DANGER
The procedure in this section is for qualified service personnel.
Follow these steps to connect DC power source:
NOTE
Due to multiple power supply vendors, the layout of the LEDs on your DC power supply may differ
from what is shown in Figure 99, but their function is the same.
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1. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the transparent cover over
the power supply lugs, as shown in Figure 99. Remove the transparent cover.
FIGURE 99
The NetIron XMR 4000 DC power supply
2
1
1
1
Screws holding transparent cover
2
Screws holding power lugs
2. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the power lugs, as shown in Figure 99.
3. Crimp #8 AWG power supply wire into the power lugs and reconnect the lugs to the power
supply unit.
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of a NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000 routers with AC
and DC systems, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire
should have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device) attached to one
end, with the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the
proper tool, allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping
the ground wire into the provided ground lug, insure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and
antioxidant is applied to the bare wire.
CAUTION
To ensure adequate bonding when attaching the ground lug, a minimum of 20 PSI of torque is
required to be applied to the mounting hardware used to attach the ground lug.
FIGURE 100 Crimping the power supply wire in the lug
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1
#8 AWG power supply wire
4. Connect the -48V cable to the negative terminal on the power supply and the 0V cable to the
positive terminal on your DC power source.
NOTE
DC return must be isolated from the device ground (DC-I) when connecting to the power supply.
5. Replace the transparent cover.
This equipment installation must meet NEC/CEC code requirements. Consult local authorities for
regulations.
Final steps
Follow these steps in the order listed to complete the installation:
• “Attaching a management station”
• “Activating the power source”
• “Verifying proper operation”
Installing a NetIron XMR 8000 router
The following sections describe how to install a NetIron XMR 8000 router.
Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed in a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
Ensure that the proper power and network cabling is installed in the site. For information on
cabling, refer to “Installing NetIron XMR 8000 router power supplies” on page 156, and “Attaching
a management station” on page 193.
Unpacking a NetIron XMR 8000 router
The NetIron XMR 8000 router ships with the following items:
• Router chassis with the appropriate number of switch fabric modules already installed in the
slot marked SF and a slot blank installed in all other module slots.
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• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors.
If any items are missing, contact the place of purchase.
Follow these steps to unpack a NetIron XMR 8000 router.
1. Remove the router from the shipping carton and packing materials.
2. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the router at
a later time.
Removing the shipping screws
The NetIron XMR 8000 router ships with two shipping screws installed in the right side of the
router. These screws secure the fan tray, protecting it from damage during shipment. You must
remove these screws before installing the router. Figure 101 shows the location of the screws.
To perform this task, you need a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
FIGURE 101 Shipping screw locations
1
2
3
1 Router front
2
Router back
3
Shipping screws
Lifting guidelines for NetIron XMR 8000 routers
DANGER
A fully-populated NetIron XMR 8000, router is heavy. TWO OR MORE PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED
WHEN LIFTING, HANDLING, OR MOUNTING THESE DEVICES.
Follow these guidelines for lifting and moving a NetIron XMR 8000 router:
• Before lifting or moving the router, disconnect all external cables.
• Do not attempt to lift a fully configured router by yourself. Use two people to lift the router, and
remove components from the router before lifting.
Installing the NetIron XMR 8000 router in a rack
Because of the weight of a fully loaded NetIron XMR 8000 router, Brocade recommends mounting
the router in a rack before installing the modules and AC power supplies.
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You can install up to six NetIron XMR 8000 routers in a standard 19 in. (EIA310-D) rack. You can
install your devices in a front-mount or mid-mount configuration using the factory-installed
mounting brackets. For a mid-mount configuration, simply remove the factory-installed brackets
from the front edge of the device and re-attach them to the center sides of the device using the
pre-drilled holes.
For each NetIron XMR 8000 router you install in a rack, you must provide four standard #12-24
pan-head screws to secure the router. Before performing this task, you should have an assembled
rack and a #2 Phillips-head screwdriver.
Follow these steps to mount a NetIron XMR 8000 router in a rack.
1. Determine the position of each router in the rack. For example, install routers with the fewest
modules near the top of a rack, routers with more modules near the middle of the rack, and
fully populated routers near the bottom of the rack.
2. Position two of the four mounting screws for each router according to the spacings of the
keyhole slots on the mounting brackets, as shown in Figure 102. When tightening the screws
leave approximately 1/4 inch clearance between the back of the screw head and the rack
post.
FIGURE 102 Positioning the screws in a rack
5"
3"
1
1
Unequal flange equipment rack
2
2
Network equipment rack
3. Starting at the bottom of the rack, mount the router in the rack as shown in Figure 103. Slip
the wide portion of each keyhole slot over the corresponding screw in the rack.
FIGURE 103 Mounting the NetIron XMR 8000 router in a rack (front-mount configuration)
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2
1
Standard 19-inch rack
2
Mounting screws
4. Slide the router down so that the screw heads are in the narrow portion of the keyhole slots.
5. Tighten the screws to secure the router.
NOTE
For better grounding of the router to the rack, attach the router using star washers. You can also use
star washers with single hole grounding lugs to prevent rotation of the lug.
6. Add additional screws as required.
7.
Repeat step 2 through step 6 to mount each router in the rack.
Installing NetIron XMR 8000 modules
The NetIron XMR 8000 router ships with the required switch fabric modules installed.
The sequence for installing multiple modules is important to ensure proper fit. For the NetIron XMR
8000 router, start from the lowest row and move up, from right-to-left. The procedure in this section
applies to all modules.
For instructions about installing 2x100GbE interface modules, refer to “Installing 2x100GbE
interface modules in NetIron XMR routers” on page 137.
DANGER
The intra-building ports of the equipment or subassembly is suitable for connection to
intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building ports of the equipment or
subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the outside plant
(OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building interfaces only (Type 2
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or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5) and require isolation from the exposed
OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient protection in order to connect
these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
NOTE
NetIron XMR modules are dedicated, which means that you must install them in a NetIron XMR
router only. For example, if you install the NetIron XMR module in another Brocade device or install
a module intended for another Brocade device in the NetIron XMR router, the router and module will
not function properly.
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, see “Disabling and
re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223
Table 26 provides the slot numbers where you can install modules. Identification marks appear a
the base of each slot.
TABLE 26
NetIron XMR 8000 module installation
Module
Slot number
Management modules
Active module – M1 (left).
Redundant module – M2 (right).
1–8
Interface modules
SF1 – SF3
Switch fabric modules
The NetIron XMR 8000 router ships with slot blanks installed in all empty module slots. The slot
blanks cover empty slots, ensuring proper airflow within the router. Before you install a module in a
slot, you must remove the slot blank.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you operate the
router with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat. Tighten the screws that secure the slot
blanks so that they remain in place when removing adjacent panels or modules.
Although slot blanks differ in size, the procedure for removing them is the same. You will need a
flat-blade screwdriver to perform this task.
Follow the steps to remove a slot blank.
1. Loosen the screws on either end of the slot blank by hand or with a flat blade screwdriver.
2. Pull the slot blank out of the router, and store it in a safe place for future use.
NOTE
If you are installing a redundant management module, refer to Brocade MLX Series and Brocade
NetIron Family Configuration Guide, Chapter 8: Using a Redundant Management Module, for
information about how the redundant module works, optional software configurations, and how to
manage redundancy.
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Before installing a module, have these items available:
• A large flat-blade screwdriver.
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, allow a minimum of two seconds after a module (or power
supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the same slot.
Follow these steps to install a module in the NetIron XMR 8000 router.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router chassis.
2. Remove the module from the packaging.
3. With the ejectors in the outward position, insert the module into the slot and slide the module
along the card guides until the ejectors rotate towards the faceplate of the module.
FIGURE 104 Installing a module in a NetIron XMR 8000 router
NOTE
When inserting the module into the router, make sure that the faceplate doesn’t overlap with
the faceplate of an adjacent interface module.
4. Rotate the ejectors flush with the module faceplate to fully seat the module in the backplane.
Modules have a snug fit for maximum EMI protection.
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5. Tighten the two screws at each end of the module faceplate by pushing them in and turning
them clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
Installing NetIron XMR 8000 router power supplies
Follow these steps to install a power supply in the NetIron XMR 8000 router.
1. Remove the power supply slot blank.
2. Remove the power supply from the packaging.
3. Insert the power supply into the slot, using the guides provided on either side of the slot.
CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply upside down.
FIGURE 105 Installing a power supply in a NetIron XMR 8000 router
4. Push the power supply toward the back of the router until the power supply connector engages
the backplane connector, and the latch pin clicks into place.
5. Install a power supply slot blank into all empty slots.
For information about connecting power to the router, refer to “Connecting AC power” on page 156,
or “Connecting DC power” on page 158.
Connecting AC power
AC power is supplied through an AC power cord that is installed at the back panel of the router.
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NOTE
For the NEBS-compliant installation, AC power connections must use a surge protection device
(SPD) to protect AC power supplies from damage due to excessive power line surges.
Follow these steps to connect AC power source.
1. Locate the power receptacle on the back panel of the router.
2. Lift the cord retainer and connect an AC power cord to the power supply.
3. Snap the cord retainer over the power plug to hold it in place.
FIGURE 106 Connecting a power cord to the power receptacle
e
1
2
3
4
1
Lift handle
3
Power cord
2
Cord retainer
4
Ground point
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the router, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the router.
For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on page 194.
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Connecting DC power
You can supply DC power to your router using a DC-to-DC power supply. DC power must be supplied
at 48 V and 40A for 1200W power supplies and 48 V and 60A for 1800W power supplies. The
1200 W DC-to-DC supply provides the DC power to the router at 12 V and 100 A. The 1800W
DC-to-DC supply provides the DC power to the router at 12 V and 150 A.
DANGER
The procedure in this section is for qualified service personnel.
Follow these steps to connect a DC power source.
1. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the transparent cover
over the power supply lugs, as shown in Figure 107.
2. Remove the transparent cover.
FIGURE 107 The NetIron XMR 8000 DC power supply
2
DC IN
DC OUT ALM
1
1
Screws holding transparent cover
2
Screws holding power lugs
3. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the power lugs, as shown in Figure 107.
4. Crimp the correct AWG power supply wire into the power lugs and reconnect the lugs to the
power supply:
For a 1200 W power supply, crimp #8 AWG
For a 1800 W power supply, crimp #6 AWG
CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of a NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000 routers with AC
and DC system use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire
should have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the router) attached to one
end, with the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the
proper tool, allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping
the ground wire into the provided ground lug, insure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and
antioxidant is applied to the bare wire.
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CAUTION
To ensure adequate bonding when attaching the ground lug, a minimum of 20 PSI of torque is
required to be applied to the mounting hardware used to attach the ground lug.
FIGURE 108 Crimping the power supply wire in the lug
1
1
AWG power supply wire:
#8 AWG wire for 1200 W power supply
#6 AWG wire for 1800 W power supply
5. Connect the -48V cable to the negative terminal and the 0V cable to the positive terminal as
marked on the power supply.
NOTE
DC return must be isolated from the device ground (DC-I) when connecting to the power supply.
6. Replace the transparent cover.
This equipment installation must meet NEC/CEC code requirements. Consult local authorities for
regulations.
Final steps
Follow these steps to complete the installation:
• “Attaching a management station”
• “Activating the power source”
• “Verifying proper operation”
Installing a NetIron XMR 16000 router
This section describes how to install a NetIron XMR 16000 router.
Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed in a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
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Ensure that the proper power and network cabling is installed in the site. For information on
cabling, refer to “Installing power supplies in a NetIron XMR 16000 router” on page 166, and
“Attaching a management station” on page 193.
Unpacking a NetIron XMR 16000 router
The NetIron XMR 16000 router ships with the following items:
• Router chassis with the appropriate number of switch fabric modules installed in slots marked
SF, and slot blanks installed in all empty slots.
• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ45 and fiber-optic connectors.
If any items are missing, contact the place of purchase.
Follow these steps to unpack a NetIron XMR 16000 router.
1. Remove the router from the shipping carton and all packing materials.
2. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the router at
a later time.
Lifting guidelines for NetIron XMR 16000 routers
DANGER
A fully-populated NetIron XMR 16000 router is heavy. TWO OR MORE PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED
WHEN LIFTING, HANDLING, OR MOUNTING THESE DEVICES.
Follow these guidelines for lifting and moving a NetIron XMR 16000 router:
• Before lifting or moving the router, disconnect all external cables.
• Do not attempt to lift a fully configured router by yourself. If possible, use a mechanical lift to
maneuver the router into a rack. If a lift cannot be used, a minimum of two people must lift the
router, and you must remove components from the router before lifting.
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Installing a NetIron XMR 16000 router in a rack
Keep the following precautions in mind when installing a NetIron XMR 16000 router in a rack:
DANGER
A fully-populated NetIron XMR 16000 router is heavy. TWO OR MORE PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED
WHEN LIFTING, HANDLING, OR MOUNTING THESE DEVICES.
DANGER
Do not use the handles on the power supply units to lift or carry routers.
DANGER
Make sure the rack or cabinet housing the router is adequately secured to prevent it from
becoming unstable or falling over.
DANGER
Mount the router in a rack or cabinet as close to the floor as possible. Place the heaviest router
at the bottom and progressively place lighter routers above.
Because of the weight of a fully loaded NetIron XMR 16000 router, it is recommended that you
mount it in a rack before installing modules and AC power supplies.
You can install up to three NetIron XMR 16000 routers in a standard 19-inch (EIA310-D) rack. You
can install your device in a front-mount or a mid-mount configuration using the factory-installed
mounting brackets. For a mid-mount configuration, simply remove the brackets from the front
edges of the device and re-attach them to the center sides of the device using the pre-drilled holes.
You must provide four standard #12-24 pan-head screws for each NetIron XMR 16000 router that
you install in a rack. To perform this task, you will need a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
Follow these steps to mount a NetIron XMR 16000 router in a rack.
1. Determine the position of each router in the rack. For example, mount a router with the fewest
modules near the top, a router with more modules near the middle, and a fully populated
router near the bottom of the rack.
2. Position the four mounting screws for each router in the rack posts according to the spacings
of the keyhole slots (the ones with the narrow portion pointing up) on the mounting brackets as
shown in Figure 109. When tightening the screws, leave approximately 1/4 inch clearance
between the back of the screw head and the rack post.
FIGURE 109 Positioning the mounting screws in a rack
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5"
3"
1
1
Unequal flange equipment rack
2
2
Network equipment rack
3. Mount in the router that will have the lowest position in the rack first, as shown in Figure 110.
With two or more people lifting the router, slip the wide portion of each keyhole slot over the
corresponding screw in the rack.
FIGURE 110 Mounting the NetIron XMR 16000 router in a rack (front-mount configuration)
4. Slide the router down so that the screw heads are in the narrow portion of the keyhole slots.
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5. Tighten the screws to secure the router.
NOTE
For better grounding of the router to the rack, attach the router using star washers. You can also use
star washers with single-hole grounding lugs to prevent rotation of the lug.
6. Repeat step 2 through step 5 to mount each router in the rack.
Installing NetIron XMR 16000 modules
The NetIron XMR 16000 router ships with the required switch fabric modules installed.
The procedure in this section applies to all modules. The sequence for installing multiple modules
is important to ensure proper fit. For the NetIron XMR 16000 router, start with the lowest row, and
move upwards, installing modules from left to right.
For instructions about installing 2x100GbE interface modules, refer to “Installing 2x100GbE
interface modules in NetIron XMR routers” on page 137.
DANGER
The intra-building port or ports of the equipment or subassembly is suitable for connection to
intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building port or ports of the
equipment or subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the
outside plant (OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building
interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5) and require
isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient
protection in order to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
NOTE
NetIron XMR modules are dedicated, which means that you must install them in NetIron XMR routers
only. For example, if you install a NetIron XMR module in another Brocade router or install a module
intended for another Brocade router in the NetIron XMR router, the router and module will not
function properly.
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, see “Disabling and
re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223
Table 27 identifies the slots where you install modules. Identification markings are located at the
base of each slot.
TABLE 27
NetIron XMR 16000 module installation
Module
Slot number
Management modules
Active module – M1 (upper).
Redundant module – M2 (lower).
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NetIron XMR 16000 module installation (Continued)
Module
Slot number
Interface modules
1 – 16
Switch Fabric modules
SF1 – SF4
Removing slot blanks
Although slot blanks differ in size, the procedure for removing them is the same. You will need a
flat-blade screwdriver to perform this task.
Follow these steps to remove a slot blank.
1. Loosen the screws on each end of the slot blank by hand or with a flat-blade screwdriver.
2. Pull the slot blank out of the router, and store it in a safe place for future use.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must leave the slot blank installed in the slot. If you
operate the router with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
Rules for populating a NetIron XMR 16000 router
The sequence for installing multiple modules is important to ensure proper fit in the NetIron XMR
16000 router. Always fill the bottom slots in the router first and install modules from the left side to
the right side of the router. Refer to Figure 3 on page 3 for slot locations.
Follow these rules for populating a NetIron XMR 16000 router:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Install a management module in management slot 2.
Install interface modules in interface slots 2, 4, 6, and 8.
Install switch fabric modules in the switch fabric slots 2 and 4.
Install interface modules in interface slots 10, 12, 14, and 16.
Install a management module in management slot 1.
Install interface modules in interface slots 1, 3, 5, and 7.
Install switch fabric modules in the switch fabric slots 1 and 3.
Install interface modules in interface slots 9,11,13, and 15.
NOTE
If you are installing a redundant management module, refer to the Brocade MLX Series and Brocade
NetIron Family Configuration Guide, Chapter 8, “Using a Redundant Management Module” for
information about how the redundant module works, optional software configurations that you can
perform, and how to manage the redundancy feature.
Before installing a module in the NetIron XMR 16000 router, have these items available:
• A large flat-blade screwdriver.
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• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, allow a minimum of two seconds after a module (or power
supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the same slot.
NOTE
For 16-slot devices, if you insert a module into a slot where the fan speed for a previous module was
manually configured, you will need to change the fan speed back to auto. For example, if the fan
speed was manually configured to “slow”, and you are installing a module that requires more cooling
power, the “slow” setting will cause the module to overheat. To configure the fan speed to auto, enter
the following command:
Brocade# conf t
Brocade# set-fan-speed auto
Syntax: set-fan-speed auto
Follow these steps to install a module in the NetIron XMR 16000 router.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router.
2. Remove the module from the packaging.
3. With the ejectors rotated away from the module faceplate, insert the module into the slot (refer
and slide the module along the card guide until the ejectors rotate towards the module
faceplate.
NOTE
When inserting the module into the router, make sure that the faceplate doesn’t overlap with
the faceplate of an adjacent interface module.
4. Rotate the ejectors flush with the module faceplate to seat the module in the backplane.
Modules have a snug fit for maximum EMI protection.
FIGURE 111 Installing a module in the NetIron XMR 16000 router
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Interface module
5. Tighten the screws at each end of the module faceplate by pushing them in and turning them
clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat-blade screwdriver.
Installing power supplies in a NetIron XMR 16000 router
This section describes how to install power supplies in the NetIron XMR 16000 router.
Follow these steps to install a power supply in a NetIron XMR 16000 router.
1. Remove the power supply slot blank.
2. Remove the power supply from the packaging.
3. Insert the power supply into the slot, using the guides on each side of the slot. Refer to
Table 112.
FIGURE 112 Installing a power supply in a NetIron XMR 16000 router
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CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted. Never insert the power supply upside down.
4. Push the power supply faceplate toward the back of the router until the power supply
connector engages the backplane connector and the latch pin clicks into place.
For information about connecting power to the router, refer to “Connecting AC power”below. For
information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on page 194.
Connecting AC power
AC power is supplied through a power cord connected to the power supply installed in the NetIron
XMR 16000 router.
Follow these steps to connect the AC power source.
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NOTE
For the NEBS-compliant installation, AC power connections must use a surge protection device
(SPD) to protect AC power supplies from damage due to excessive power line surges.
1. Locate the power receptacles in the power supplies on the back panel.
2. Lift the cord retainer and connect an AC power cord to each power supply.
3. Snap the cord retainer over the power plug to hold it in place.
FIGURE 113 Connecting a power cord to the power supply in a NetIron XMR 16000 router
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For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on page 194.
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the router, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the router.
Connecting DC power
You can use a DC power for the NetIron XMR 16000router by installing a DC-to-DC power supply.
DC power must be supplied at 48 V and 30 A. The DC-to-DC power supply provides the DC power to
the router at 12 V and 100 A.
DANGER
The procedure in this section is for qualified service personnel.
Follow these steps to connect a DC power source.
1. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the two screws that hold the transparent cover over
the power supply lugs, as shown in Figure 114.
FIGURE 114 The NetIron XMR 16000 DC power supply
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2. Remove the transparent plastic cover.
3. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the power lugs, as shown in Figure 114.
4. Crimp the correct AWG wire into the power lugs and reconnect the lugs to the power supply
unit:
For 1200 W power supply, crimp #8 AWG
For 1800 W power supply, crimp #6 AWG
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CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000 routers with AC and
DC systems, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire should
have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the device) attached to one end, with
the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the proper tool,
allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping the ground
wire into the provided ground lug, insure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and antioxidant
is applied to the bare wire.
CAUTION
To ensure adequate bonding when attaching the ground lug, a minimum of 20 PSI of torque is
required to be applied to the mounting hardware used to attach the ground lug.
FIGURE 115 Crimping the power supply wire in the lug
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For 1200 W power supply, #8 AWG
For 1800 W power supply, #6 AWG
5. Connect the -48V cable to the negative terminal and the 0V cable to the positive terminal as
marked on the power supply.
NOTE
DC return must be isolated from the device ground (DC-I) when connecting to the power supply.
6. Replace the transparent plastic cover and screws.
This equipment installation must meet NEC/CEC code requirements. Consult local authorities for
regulations
Final steps
Follow these steps to complete the installation:
• “Attaching a management station”
• “Activating the power source”
• “Verifying proper operation”
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Installing a NetIron XMR 32000 router
This section describes how to install a NetIron XMR 32000 router:
Preparing the installation site
Before installing the router, plan the location and orientation relative to other devices and
equipment. For cooling purposes, allow a minimum of six inches of space between the sides, front,
and the back of the router and walls or other obstructions. If a router is installed within a perforated
enclosure, the perforations must cover at least 60 percent of the surface.
Since you will be using a mechanical lift to move and install the router, make sure you allow enough
working room.
NOTE
Make sure your site provides 200-240 AC power.
Ensure that the proper network and power cabling is installed in the site. For information on
cabling, refer to “NetIron XMR 32000 cable management” on page 178, “Installing NetIron XMR
32000 router power supplies” on page 188, and “Attaching a management station” on page 193.
Unpacking a NetIron XMR 32000 router
The NetIron XMR 32000 router ships with the following items:
• Router chassis with the card slots empty, and covered with upper and lower shipping panels
• The appropriate number of interface modules, switch fabric modules, management modules,
and power supplies
• A total of 32 slot blanks
• Insertion or extraction tool for use with RJ 45 and fiber-optic connectors
If any items are missing, contact the place of purchase
Removing the NetIron XMR 32000 from the shipping crate
The NetIron XMR 32000 router ships in a wooden crate, bolted to an inner pallet, and resting on an
outer pallet. To remove the router, the crate must be in the upright (vertical) position.
Before unpacking the router, the site should be prepared as described in “Preparing the installation
site” on page 171. You will need these tools:
• A forklift or pallet jack with a minimum weight limit of 550 lb to move the router while still on
the pallet.
• A mechanical lift with a minimum weight limit of 350-lb limit to move the router off the pallet.
The ideal configuration is a counterweight base material lift with a metal lift plate installed in
place of the forks. The metal plate should be no wider than 17 inches, so that it will fit between
the rack mount rails.
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A strap to stabilize the router while it is being moved on the mechanical lift
A power drill
A large Phillips screwdriver attachment
A 7/16 inch socket wrench attachment
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Follow these steps to remove the router from the shipping crate.
1. Position the crate so that you have access to the front and the rear. There must be enough
space to the rear of the pallet to slide and remove the crate.
2. Use a power drill with Phillips and large flat-blade screwdriver attachments to remove the bolts
and screws that hold the front shipping panel in place, as shown in Figure 116. Remove the
front shipping panel and set it aside.
FIGURE 116 Removing bolts and screws on the shipping crate
3. Remove the remaining bolts and screws that attach the bottom of the crate to the pallet.
4. Slide the sides, top, and back of the crate backwards as one unit until it clears the pallet.
5. Save the crate (including the shipping panel) in case the router needs to be shipped again.
Installing a NetIron XMR 32000 router in a rack
This section describes how to install a NetIron XMR 32000 router in a rack.
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Keep the following precautions in mind when mounting a NetIron XMR 32000 router in a rack:
DANGER
Make sure the rack or cabinet housing the router is adequately secured to prevent it from
becoming unstable or falling over.
Because of the weight of a fully loaded NetIron XMR 32000 router, it is recommended that you
mount the router in a rack before installing the modules and AC power supplies.
• You can install one NetIron XMR 32000 router in a standard 19-inch (EIA310-D) rack. YOu can
install your device in either a front-mount configuration or a mid-mount configuration using the
factory-installed mounting brackets. For a mid-mount configuration, simply remove the
mounting brackets from the front edges of the device and re-attach them to the center sides of
the device using the pre-drilled holes.
• You must provide eight standard #12-24 pan-head screws to secure the router in the rack.
Before performing this task, you should have an assembled rack and a #2 Phillips screwdriver.
• An empty NetIron XMR 32000 chassis weighs approximately 325 lbs. You must use a
mechanical device (such as a material lift or work positioner), and four people are required to
guide the router into place.
Follow these steps to install a NetIron XMR 32000 router in a rack.
NOTE
For better grounding of the router to the rack, attach the router using star washers. You can also use
star washers with single hole grounding lugs to prevent rotation of the lug.
1. Ensure the rack is in a permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the
installation site allows adequate clearance for airflow, installation, and maintenance.
2. Move the pallet and router as close to the installation site as possible.
3. Use a power drill with a large Phillips screwdriver attachment to remove the four L-brackets that
attach the base of the router to the inner pallet. Refer to Figure 117.
FIGURE 117 L-brackets that secure the NetIron XMR 32000 router to the inner pallet
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L-brackets (two brackets on either side of router)
4. Use a mechanical lift equipped with a lift plate. Position the lift plate as close to the front of the
router as possible. Adjust the lift plate height to be even with the bottom of the router.
5. Slide the router onto the lift plate.
DANGER
A NetIron XMR 32000 router is extremely heavy, even when it is unpopulated. Four or more
people are required to position the unpopulated router into the rack.
DANGER
Do not use the handles on the power supply units or fan modules to position the router.
6. Secure the router to the mechanical lift with a strap to prevent tipping.
7.
Carefully position the router in front of the rack where it is to be installed.
8. Remove the strap securing the router to the lift.
9. With two people in front and two people in back, slide the router into the rack.
10. If you are installing the router in a four-post rack or cabinet, install a mounting screw and a
cage nut into each of the holes aligned with the threaded holes in the spacer bars. If you are
installing the router in an open-frame rack, install four standard #12-24 pan-head screws into
the keyhole mounting holes aligned with the rack.
11. Visually inspect the alignment of the router. If the router is installed properly in the rack, the
mounting screws on one side of the rack should align with the mounting screws on the
opposite side and the router should be level. Add all additional screws.
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Installing NetIron XMR 32000 modules
The NetIron XMR 32000 ships with empty module slots, and upper and lower shipping panels
installed.
For instructions about installing 2x100GbE interface modules, refer to “Installing 2x100GbE
interface modules in NetIron XMR routers” on page 137.
The sequence for installing multiple modules is important to ensure proper fit in the NetIron XMR
32000 router. When populating the NetIron XMR 32000 router, start with the middle slot, and work
towards the edge. Always fill the bottom slots of the upper and lower card cage first. Refer to
Figure 4 on page 5 for slot locations. The following rules apply:
• Do not insert interface modules running software releases below 02.3.00 into slots 17 to 32 of
a NetIron XMR 32000 router. They should only be inserted into slots 1 to 16.
• All empty slots must contain slot blanks to ensure proper air flow within the router.
• During the initial installation of the modules, it is recommended that you insert all the modules
into the slots before tightening the module faceplate screws.
When populating the NetIron XMR 32000 router, the modules must be installed in the appropriate
slots:
• Management modules: management slots 1 and 2
• Switch fabric modules: switch fabric slots 1-8
• Interface modules: Interface slots 1-32
DANGER
The intra-building port or ports of the equipment or subassembly is suitable for connection to
intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building port or ports of the
equipment or subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the
outside plant (OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building
interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue 5) and require
isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient
protection in order to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
NOTE
NetIron XMR modules are dedicated, which means that you must install them in the NetIron XMR
router only. For example, if you install the NetIron XMR module in another Brocade router or install
a module intended for another Brocade router in the NetIron XMR router, the router and module will
not function properly.
Although management modules are designed to be hot-swappable, you must upgrade the software
on all interface modules and management modules to the appropriate software release before
installing them. For more information on the appropriate software release, refer to the Hardware
Installation Notes that shipped with the management module.
If you are installing a redundant management module, refer to the Brocade MLX Series and Brocade
NetIron Family Configuration Guide, Chapter 8: Using a Redundant Management Module for
information about how the redundant module works, optional software configurations, and how to
manage redundancy.
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For information about how to disable and re-enable power to interface modules, refer to “Disabling
and re-enabling power to interface modules” on page 223.
Before installing a module in the NetIron XMR 32000 router, have the following items available:
• A large flat-blade screwdriver.
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router chassis.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, allow a minimum of two seconds after a module (or power
supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the same slot.
Follow these steps to install a module in the NetIron XMR 32000 router. The installation steps are
identical for management modules, interface modules, and switch fabric modules.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router chassis.
2. Remove the module from the packaging.
3. Remove the two shipping panels by unscrewing the six captive screws holding each panel.
4. With the ejectors rotated away from the module faceplate, insert the module into the slot (refer
to Table 25) and slide the module along the card guide until the ejectors rotate towards the
module faceplate.
NOTE
When inserting the module into the router, make sure that the faceplate doesn’t overlap with
the faceplate of an adjacent interface module.
5. Rotate the ejectors flush with the module faceplate to seat the module in the backplane.
Modules have a snug fit for maximum EMI protection.
FIGURE 118 Installing a module in the NetIron XMR 32000 router
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6. Tighten the screws at each end of the module faceplate by pushing them in and turning them
clockwise. Complete the tightening process using the flat blade screwdriver.
Using the insertion or extraction tool
Due to the high density of cables that the NetIron XMR 32000 router can support, it may be
difficult to insert and remove the RJ45 and optical connectors. An insertion or extraction tool has
been provided in the NetIron XMR 32000 accessory kit to make this task easier. Refer to
Figure 119.
FIGURE 119 Insertion or extraction Tool
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Stepped tab
Use the tool to grasp the boot or the plug of the modular connector at the narrow end (the end
closest to the attached cable), and insert the connector into the proper interface module. Grasping
the boot or plug at the wide end during insertion may cause the tool to be difficult to release and
remove.
When using the tool to extract the boot or plug of a modular connector, cover the entire length of
the boot or plug with the tool. Notice that one end of the tool has a “hook” side. Use this side to
compress the locking tab while you remove the connector.
NetIron XMR 32000 cable management
NetIron XMR 32000 cable management is designed to ensure access to the power supplies at the
bottom of the router, and to keep the air inlet clear in the center of the router (this is essential for
proper cooling). Cable management hardware at the top, bottom and sides of the router help you
route the cables in the proper direction.
In general, cables from the outer interface modules are routed horizontally and away from the
router. Cables from the remaining modules in the upper half of the router are routed up, then
outwards along the channels.
The modules in the lower half of the router are routed downwards, above the power supplies.
Figure 120 shows the cable routing, with the upper and lower cable management covers removed
for clarity.
Cable management notes
The following rules apply when setting up cable management for a heavily- or fully-loaded system:
• All cables must be firmly connected, supported, and contained.
• Use cable cinches, spaced approximately every 24 inches, to secure all of the cables for each
module into a single bundle. This is especially important at the ends nearest the module
connections. Each cable cinch holds up to 8 MRJ21 cables, or 48 RJ45 cables.
• For additional security, use cable ties to secure cables to the cable management system
hardware on the sides of the unit (Refer to Figure 1.8).
• The cable routing slots at the top and bottom of the unit are strong enough to hold many
cables, but the more cable cinches and cable ties you use, the more secure your cable
management system will be.
• If you bundle the cables correctly, you will be able to move the bundles to the side to access
the modules for service, without disturbing the connections. Refer to Figure 129.
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• Always route the cables for the outer-most modules out the sides of the unit. Route the cables
for the innermost modules through the top or through the bottom cable management hardware
on the unit.
FIGURE 120 NetIron XMR 32000 cable routing scheme
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CAUTION
Be sure not to exceed the minimum recommended bend radius for the cables: 2 in. for MRJ-21
cables, and 1.5 in. for Category 5 (RJ45) and fiber-optic cables.
Cable routing for the upper-left quadrant
Route cabling from slots in numerical order starting with the cables for slot #1.
1. Route cables for slots #1 and #2 directly to the left through the side comb. Refer to Figure 121.
FIGURE 121 Routing upper-left quadrant cables
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Cables from slot #1
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FIGURE 122 Routing upper-left quadrant cables up
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Comb B (slot #5 and #6 cables)
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Comb A (slot #3 and #4 cables)
2. Route cables from slots #3 and #4 up through comb A. Refer to Figure 122.
3. Route cables from slots #5 and #6 up through comb B.
4. Route cables from slots #7 and #8 up through comb C.
Cable routing for the upper-right quadrant
Route cables from slots in numerical order starting with the cables for slot #15.
1. Route cables from slots #15 and #16 directly to the right through the side comb. Refer to
Figure 123.
FIGURE 123 Routing Upper-right quadrant cables to the right
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FIGURE 124 Routing upper-right quadrant cables up
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Comb B (slot #11 and #12 cables)
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Comb C (slot #9 and #10 cables)
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Comb A (slot #13 and #14 cables)
2. Route cables from slots #13 and #14 up through comb A. Refer to Figure 124.
3. Route cables from slots #11 and #12 up through comb B.
4. Route cables from slots #9 and #10 up through comb C.
Cable routing for the lower-left quadrant
1. Route cables from slots #18 and #17 directly to the left through the side comb. Refer to
Figure 125.
FIGURE 125 Routing lower-left quadrant cables
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Cables from slot #18
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FIGURE 126 Routing lower-left quadrant cables
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Comb B (slot #21 and #22 cables)
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Comb C (slot #23 and #24 cables)
2. Route cables from slots #20 and #19 down through comb A. Refer to Figure 126.
3. Route cables from slots #22 and #21 down through comb B.
4. Route cables from slots #24 and #23 down through comb C.
Cable routing for the lower-right quadrant
1. Route cables from slots #32 and #31 directly to the right through the side comb. Refer to
Figure 127.
FIGURE 127 Routing the lower-right quadrant cables
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Cables from slot #32
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FIGURE 128 Routing lower-right quadrant cables
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Comb B (slots #27 and #28 cables)
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Comb C (slots #25 and #26 cables)
2. Route cables from slots #30 and #29 down through comb A. Refer to Figure 128.
3. Route cables from slots #28 and #27 down through comb B.
4. Route cables from slots #26 and #25 down through comb C.
Accessing modules for service
With the cables bundled correctly, it is easier to access the modules for service. Gently move the
cable bundles to the side to access a module. Use the appropriate Phillips or flat-blade screwdriver
with an extended shaft to disconnect the cables from the module and remove the module. There is
no need to undo the cable cinches or cable ties. Refer to Figure .
NOTE
This procedure is easier with two people. One person can hold the cable bundles aside while the
other person loosens the connectors and removes the module.
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CAUTION
Be careful not to overtighten or cross-thread cable connector screws.
FIGURE 129 Accessing modules by shifting cable bundles
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Installing NetIron XMR 32000 router power supplies
DANGER
High Touch Current. Earth connection essential before connecting supply.
Follow the steps to install a power supply in a NetIron XMR 32000 router. You will need a #2
Phillips screw driver.
1. Remove the power supply slot blank.
2. Remove the power supply from the packaging.
3. Insert the power supply into the empty power supply slot, using the guides provided on either
side of the slot.
FIGURE 130 Installing a power supply in a NetIron XMR 32000 router
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CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply upside down.
4. After the power supply is fully inserted, push the power supply front panel toward the back of
the router. This action causes the power supply connector to seat into the backplane
connector.
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5. Gently pull the release latch on the power supply front panel upward and toward the top of the
power supply front panel. This action locks the power supply in place. To prevent accidental
removal you may screw the retaining screw into place along the top of the latch.
6. Install a power supply slot blank into each empty slot.
For information about connecting power to the router, refer to “Connecting AC power” on page 190.
For information about powering on the system, refer to “Activating the power source” on page 194.
Connecting AC power
AC power is supplied through an AC power cord installed in each power supply in the NetIron XMR
32000 router.
NOTE
For the NEBS-compliant installation, AC power connections must use a surge protection router (SPD)
to protect the AC power supplies from damage due to excessive power line surges.
Follow these steps to connect AC power.
1. Locate the power receptacle on each power supply. Refer to Figure 131.
2. Lift the cord retainer and connect an AC power cord to the power supply.
3. Snap the cord retainer over the power plug to hold it in place.
FIGURE 131 NetIron XMR 32000 power supply receptacle and cord retainer
1
AC OK
2
DC OK
ALM
1
Cord retainer
2
Power receptacle
Connecting DC power
You can supply DC power to the NetIron XMR 32000 router using a DC-to-DC power supply. DC
power must be supplied at 48 V and 60 A for 2400 W power supply and 48 V and 90 A for 3000 W
power supply. The 2400 W DC-to-DC supply provides the DC power to the router at 12 V and 200 A.
The 3000 W DC-to-DC supply provides the DC power to the router at 12V and 245A.
DANGER
The procedure in this section is for qualified service personnel.
Follow these steps to connect a DC power source.
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1. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the center screw that secures the safety cover. Remove
the safety cover, as shown in Figure 132.
FIGURE 132 Removing the safety cover (2400W power supply and 3000W power supply displayed)
2. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to unscrew the power lugs. Refer to Figure 133.
FIGURE 133 Removing the power lugs (2400W power supply and 3000W power supply displayed)
1
2
2
1
Lug screws
2
1
Power lug (2)
3. Crimp the correct AWG wire into the power lugs:
For 2400 W power supply, crimp #4 AWG
For 3000 W power supply, crimp #2 AWG.
Refer to Figure 134.
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CAUTION
For the NEBS-compliant installation of a NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000 routers with AC
and DC systems, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The ground wire
should have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided with the router) attached to one
end, with the other end attached to building ground. The connector must be crimped with the
proper tool, allowing it to be connected to both ground screws on the enclosure. Before crimping
the ground wire into the provided ground lug, insure the bare copper wire has been cleaned and
antioxidant is applied to the bare wire.
CAUTION
To ensure adequate bonding when attaching the ground lug, a minimum of 20 PSI of torque is
required to be applied to the mounting hardware used to attach the ground lug.
FIGURE 134 Crimping the power supply wire in the lug
2
1
1
2
#4 AWG power supply wire
1
2
Power lug
4. Reconnect the power lugs to the power supply unit.
5. Replace the safety cover. Refer to Figure 135.
FIGURE 135 Attaching the safety cover
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6. Connect the wire to your DC power source, making sure to connect the -48V cable to the
negative terminal on the power supply and the 0V cable to the positive terminal as marked on
the power supply.
NOTE
DC return must be isolated from the device ground (DC-I) when connecting to the power
supply.
This equipment installation must meet NEC/CEC code requirements. Consult local authorities for
regulations.
Removing NetIron XMR 32000 router DC power supplies
Follow these steps to remove a 2400W DC power supply in a NetIron XMR 32000 router:
1. Ensure the main DC power breaker is OFF.
2. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws that secures the safety cover, as shown in
Figure 132 on page 191. Remove the safety cover.
3. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws securing the power lugs. Refer to
Figure 133 on page 191.
4. Pull down on handle to remove power supply. Refer to Figure 130 on page 188.
Follow these steps to remove a 3000W DC power supply in a NetIron XMR 32000 router:
1. Ensure the main DC power breaker is OFF.
2. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw that secures the safety cover, as shown in
Figure 132 on page 191.
3. Pull down on the handle to remove the 3000W power supply. Refer to Figure 130 on page 188.
4. Use a #2 Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws securing the power lugs. Refer to
Figure 133 on page 191.
Final steps
Follow these steps in the order listed to complete the installation:
• “Attaching a management station”
• “Activating the power source”
• “Verifying proper operation”
Attaching a management station
You can manage your router in the following ways:
• Connect a PC or terminal to the console port on the management module. From this port, you
can assign an IP address to the management module and establish connections through
Telnet or SSH.
• Connect the router to your existing management network and manage the router and other
network devices from a management station.
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NOTE
The management network that you connect to through the 10/100 Ethernet port must be
separate and isolated from the network over which user packets are switched and routed. For
information about functionality on the management port, Refer to “Understanding
management port functions” on page 217.
Attaching a PC or terminal to the console port or to the Ethernet port
You can attach a PC or terminal to either the console port (which has a male DB-9 serial
connector), or the 10/100/1000 or 1000Base TX Ethernet port (which has an RJ45 UTP
connector) on the management module. From the console port, you can access the router CLI
directly from the PC or terminal or through a Telnet connection. From the Ethernet port, you can
access the router CLI or Web management interface directly from the PC or terminal or through a
Telnet connection.
Before performing this task, you need the following items:
• PC running a terminal emulation application or a terminal.
• For console port connections, a straight-through EIA or TIA DB-9 serial cable with one end
terminated in a female DB-9 connector and the other end terminated in a male or female DB-9
or DB-25 connector, depending on the specifications of your PC or terminal. You can order this
cable from Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. or build your own cable. If you build your
own cable, refer to the pinout information in “Console port pin assignments” on page 300.
• For Ethernet port connections, a Category 5 UTP crossover cable, which you must supply. For
information about the management port pin assignments, refer to “Management port pin
assignments” on page 301.
Follow these steps to attach a PC or terminal to the console port or Ethernet port.
1. Connect a PC or terminal to the console port or Ethernet port using the appropriate cable.
2. Open the terminal emulation program, and set the session parameters as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
Baud: 9600 bps
Data bits: 8
Parity: None
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None
Activating the power source
When you complete the hardware installation, you are ready to activate the power source.
1. Verify that all modules and power supplies are properly installed and all empty slots are
covered by slot blanks.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you run the router
with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
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2. If you are supplying a DC power source to your router, attach a power cable to each installed DC
power supply as described in the appropriate section.
Connect the other end of each cable to the DC power source. When you have completed these
steps for each power supply you can activate the power source.
3. If you are supplying AC power to your router, attach one end of an AC power cord to each
installed AC power supply as described in the appropriate section.
Insert the other end of each cable into a wall outlet. The following rules apply:
• 1200W power supplies require 115V/120V outlets.
• 1800W power supplies require 200V-240V for full power or are limited to 1200W with
115V/120V outlets.
• 2400W and 3000W power supplies require high line (200V-240V) outlets.
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the router, make
sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations
for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the router.
NOTE
Because the router is designed to provide uninterrupted service even when you insert or
remove management modules and interface modules, there is no on/off power switch. To turn
the system off, simply unplug the power cords.
NOTE
Wall outlets should be installed near the equipment and easily accessible.
4. Verify that the router has initialized successfully. Refer to “Verifying proper operation” on
page 195.
Verifying proper operation
To verify that your router is operating properly, observe the LEDs, or display the status of the
modules using the CLI.
Observing the LEDs
When power is supplied to the router, you can observe the LEDs to verify that the router initialized
successfully. Table 28 describes the LEDs, the desired state of each LED, possible abnormal states
of each LED, and what to do if an LED indicates an abnormal state.
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TABLE 28
Router LED states and actions
LED label
Desired state
Meaning
Abnormal
state
Meaning or action
Management module
Active
The Active LED on
one of the installed
management
modules should be
on.
The module is
functioning as the
active management
module.
Off
Neither of the management modules is managing the switch
fabric and interface modules. A problem may have occurred
during initialization. Check your attached PC or terminal for
possible error messages.
Pwr
On
The module is
receiving power.
Off
The module is not receiving power. Check the following:
• Make certain that the module is installed properly. For more
information, refer to the module installation section in this
chapter that applies to your router model.
• If you are using AC power supplies, refer to the AC power
supply LED information in this table for more information.
10/100/1000
Ethernet Port
On (green)
A link is established
with the remote
port.
Off
A link is not established with the remote port. Check the
following:
• Verify that the connection to the other router has been
properly made. Also, make certain that the other router is
powered on and operating correctly.
• Try using a different cable.
10/100/1000
Ethernet Port
On or blinking
(yellow)
The port is
transmitting and
receiving packets.
Off for an
extended
period
The port is not transmitting or receiving packets. Check the
following:
• Look at the LED for the other 10/100/1000 Ethernet port to
see if a link has been established with the remote port.
• Verify that the connection to the other router has been
properly made. Also, make certain that the other router is
powered on and operating correctly.
• Try using a different cable.
Off
The module is not receiving power. Check the following:
• Make certain that the module is installed properly. For more
information, refer to the module installation section in this
chapter that applies to your router model.
• The module may not be receiving enough power. Brocade
recommends installing power supplies in a fully redundant
configuration as described for each router model in this
chapter.
• Check the Pwr LED on the management module. If it is on,
the management module may be preventing power from
getting to the interface module.
• Enter the show chassis command at any level of the CLI to
determine if the management module recognizes the
presence of all power sources.
• If you are using AC power supplies, see the entry for the AC
power supply LED in this table for more information.
Interface module
Pwr
On
The module is
receiving power.
Mgmt Act
During
initialization:
steady blinking.
After initialization:
occasional
blinking.
Off for an
The active
extended
management
period.
module processor
and the interface
module processor
are communicating.
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The interface module may be in interactive mode. Check the
status of the module by entering the show module command
at any level of the CLI.
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Router LED states and actions (Continued)
LED label
Desired state
Meaning
Abnormal
state
Meaning or action
Link
On
A link is established
with the remote
port.
Off
This LED will remain off until you have cabled the interface
module ports.
After cabling the ports, if this LED is still off, a link is not
established with the remote port. For more information, refer to
Table 30 on page 220.
Active
On or blinking
The port is
transmitting and
receiving user
packets.
Off for an
extended
period.
This LED will remain off until you have cabled the interface
module ports.
After cabling the ports, if this LED is still off, the port is not
transmitting or receiving user packets. For more information,
refer to Table 30 on page 220.
Switch Fabric module
Pwr
On
The module is
receiving power.
Off
The module is not receiving power. Check the following:
• Make certain that the module is installed properly. For more
information, refer to the module installation section in this
chapter that applies to your router model.
• If you are using AC power supplies, refer to the AC power
supply LED information in this table for more information.
Active
On
The switch fabric
module is active
and ready to switch
user packets.
Off for an
extended
period.
The switch fabric module is not active and user packets are not
being switched from one interface module to another.
You must replace the switch fabric module. Refer to “Replacing a
switch fabric module” on page 268.
AC power supplies
AC OK
Green (steady)
The power supply is
receiving power
from the AC power
source.
Off
The power supply is not receiving power from an AC power source
You can do the following:
• Make sure that the power cord is connected securely to the
wall outlet and the power supply.
• Make sure the wall outlet is rated for high line, 200-240 VAC
and 20A. If not, obtain a cable that is rated for the outlet.
• Make sure that the wall outlet has power.
DC OK
Green (steady)
The power supply is
providing AC power
to the router.
Off
The power supply is not supplying power to the router. If the AC
LED is green, there is a problem with the power supply and it
must be replaced.
ALM
Off
The power supply is
in normal operating
condition.
Amber
The power supply is malfunctioning.
DC power supplies
DC IN
Green (steady)
The power supply is
receiving power
from the DC power
source.
Off
The power supply is not receiving power from a DC power source
You can do the following:
• Make sure that the power supply cables are connected
securely to the power source and the power supply.
• Make sure that the DC power source for MLX -4, -8, and -16
is 48 VDC @ 30 A. The DC power source for MLX-32 must be
48 VDC @60A. The operating voltage range is 40 to 60 VDC.
• Make sure that the power source has power.
DC OUT
Green (steady)
The power supply is
providing DC power
to the router.
Off
The power supply is not supplying power to the router. If the DC IN
LED is green, then there is a problem with the power supply and
it must be replaced.
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Router LED states and actions (Continued)
LED label
Desired state
Meaning
Abnormal
state
Meaning or action
ALM
Off
The power supply is
in normal operating
condition.
Amber
The power supply is malfunctioning.
Off or
amber
The fans are not receiving power (off), or the fans are not working
and not responding to controls from the fan control module
(amber). Check the following:
• If the LED is off, check the power LED on the other modules
to make sure they are receiving power. If you are using a DC
power source, check your power source for problems.
• If you are using AC power supplies, take the actions
described in the Meaning or Action column for the AC power
supply LED. If these actions do not resolve the problem,
check the LED on each power supply or enter the show
chassis command at any CLI prompt to determine if a
power supply has failed. If a power supply has failed, you
must replace it.
• If the LED is amber, you must replace the fan module.
Fan control module (two LEDs on rear panel of router)
Unlabeled
Green (steady)
The fans are
working and
responding to
controls from the
fan control module.
If a problem persists after taking action described in this table, contact technical support.
Displaying the module status
After you have attached a PC or terminal to the console port or Ethernet port on the management
module and the router has initialized successfully, press Enter to display the CLI prompt in the
terminal emulation window.
Brocade>
If you do not see this prompt, check the following items.
1. Make sure the cable is securely connected to your PC or terminal and the console port or
Ethernet port.
2. Check the settings in your terminal emulation program. In addition to the session settings
listed in “Attaching a PC or terminal to the console port or to the Ethernet port” on page 194,
make sure the terminal emulation session is running on the same serial port you attached to
the console port.
When you see this prompt (Brocade>), you are connected to the system and can display the status
of the modules using the CLI. Enter the show module command at any CLI level.
Brocade# show module
Module
M1 (upper): Brocade router Mgmt Module
M2 (lower):
F0: Brocade router Switch Fabric Module
S1:
S2:
S3:
S4: Brocade router 4-Port 10Gig Module
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CARD_STATE_UP
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S5: Brocade router 4-Port 10Gig Module
S6: Brocade router 4-Port 10Gig Module
S7:
S8:
CARD_STATE_UP
CARD_STATE_UP
4
4
3
000c.db80.0000
000c.db80.0000
Syntax: show module
The Status column shows the module status. The management module status can be one of the
following:
• ACTIVE – The module is currently the active management module.
• STANDBY – The module is currently the standby management module.
• COMING UP – The module is coming up as the standby module. This status occurs if the
standby management module becomes the active module during a switchover.
The switch fabric module status can be one of the following:
• ACTIVE – The module is up and running.
• BAD – The management module cannot initialize the switch fabric module.
An interface module status can be one of the following:
•
•
•
•
CARD_STATE_INIT – The system detects the module but the module is not up and running yet.
CARD_STATE_BOOT – The module is booting.
CARD_STATE_INTERACTIVE – The module is booting from interactive mode.
CARD_STATE_LP_SYNC – The software images are synchronized between the management
module and interface module.
• CARD_STATE_SYNC – The system is currently synchronizing the software image between the
management module and interface module.
•
•
•
•
CARD_STATE_SOFTWARE_LOADED – The module has loaded the software image.
CARD_STATE_POWER_OFF – The module does not have power.
CARD_STATE_UP – The module is operating normally.
CARD_STATE_FAILED – The management module was unable to bring up an interface module.
If you see this status, make certain that the interface module is installed properly. For more
information, refer to “Installing NetIron XMR 4000 modules” on page 143, “Installing NetIron
XMR 8000 modules” on page 153, “Installing NetIron XMR 16000 modules” on page 163, or
“Installing NetIron XMR 32000 modules” on page 175.
• CARD_DOWN_REASON_explanation – The module is in a nonfunctional state. This status
appears with an explanation for why the module is down. For example,
“CARD_DOWN_REASON_BOOT_FAILED.” If the explanation does not help you resolve the
problem, contact technical support and provide the explanation included with this status.
Forced card deletion
This feature allows you to remove a module configuration from the running configuration in
interactive mode, while a different module is inserted. Users should copy the configuration of the
existing module (if applicable) before performing the following steps.
1. Remove the existing module, and insert the new module.
2. Copy the running configuration of the existing modules interfaces to a text editor if desired for
use in step 8. This configuration will be removed from the running configuration automatically
after step 5.
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3. New module should come up in interactive state, and can be code synced at this time if
needed.
4. Enter configuration mode.
5. Execute the following command:
Brocade(config)#no module <slot> <module-type>
Example:
Brocade(config)#no module 2 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
NOTE
This is best pulled directly from the running configuration.
6. Answer yes to the prompt by pressing y.
7.
Wait for the new module to come up.
8. Apply the appropriate configuration to the interfaces of the new module.
9. Execute write memory to save the new configuration.
The following example demonstrates the forced card deletion feature:
Brocade#show module
Module
Status
Ports
Starting
MAC
M1 (left):BR-MLX-MR2-M Management Module
Active
M2 (right):NI-MLX-MR Management Module
Standby(Ready State)
F1:
F2: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
F3: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
S1: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.3f00
S2: NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f30
S3: NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f60
S4: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f90
S5: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3fc0
S6: NI-MLX-1Gx20-GC 20-port 10/100/1000
Copper Module
CARD_STATE_UP
20
0024.3887.3ff0
S7: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.4020
S8: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.4050
Brocade#
Brocade#show running-config | include module
module 1 br-mlx-4-port-40g-m
module 2 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
module 3 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
module 4 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 5 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 6 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
module 7 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 8 br-mlx-4-port-40g-m
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NOTE
At this stage of the process, the module is physically swapped.
Brocade#show module
Module
Status
Ports
Starting
MAC
M1 (left ):BR-MLX-MR2-M Management Module
Active
M2 (right):NI-MLX-MR Management Module
Standby(Ready State)
F1:
F2: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
F3: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
S1: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.3f00
S2: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_INTERACTIVE
(S2: Configured as NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module)
S3: NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f60
S4: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f90
S5: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3fc0
S6: NI-MLX-1Gx20-GC 20-port 10/100/1000
Copper Module
CARD_STATE_UP
20
0024.3887.3ff0
S7: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.4020
S8: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.4050
Brocade#configure terminal
Brocade(config)#no module 2 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
NOTE
This command pertains to the output of the command show running-config previously
executed.
Removing module configuration requires power cycle of the module, to bring
back the module to UP state. Do you want to continue?
(enter 'y' or 'n'): y
Reset slot 2
Brocade(config)#end
Brocade#
Brocade#show module
Module
Status
Ports
Starting
MAC
M1 (left ):BR-MLX-MR2-M Management Module
Active
M2 (right):NI-MLX-MR Management Module
Standby(Ready State)
F1:
F2: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
F3: NI-X-HSF Switch Fabric Module
Active
S1: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
CARD_STATE_UP
4
0024.3887.3f00
S2: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f30
S3: NI-MLX-10Gx8-D 8-port 10GbE (D) Module
CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f60
S4: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
CARD_STATE_UP
8
0024.3887.3f90
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S5: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
0024.3887.3fc0
S6: NI-MLX-1Gx20-GC 20-port 10/100/1000
Copper Module
0024.3887.3ff0
S7: NI-MLX-10Gx8-M 8-port 10GbE (M) Module
0024.3887.4020
S8: BR-MLX-40Gx4-M 4-port 40GbE Module
0024.3887.4050
Brocade#show running-config | include module
module 1 br-mlx-4-port-40g-m
module 2 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 3 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-d
module 4 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 5 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 6 ni-mlx-20-port-1g-copper
module 7 ni-mlx-8-port-10g-m
module 8 br-mlx-4-port-40g-m
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Cable cinch overview
Position the cable cinch with the open end to the left (no slot) as shown in Figure 136.
FIGURE 136 Cable cinch overview
1
5
2
3
4
6
7
1
Slot 1
5
Open end
2
Slot 2
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Rear
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Slot 3
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Front
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mRJ21 procedures
The following procedure demonstrates securing up to eight mRJ21 cables into the cable cinch.
When securing fewer than the maximum cables, follow the procedure to secure the desired
number of cables and simply wrap the remaining Velcro strap around the cable cinch. Use the
additional slots in the clip to secure groups of cables as required.
Cable cinch with two mRJ21 cables
To secure two mRJ21 cables, place the Velcro strap through slot one and use the front and rear left
recesses as shown in Figure 137.
FIGURE 137 Two mRJ21 cables
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Cable cinch with three mRJ21 cables
Three mRJ21 cables may be secured as shown in Figure 138.
FIGURE 138 Three mRJ21 cables
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Cable cinch with four mRJ21 cables
Four mRJ21 cables may be secured as shown in Figure 139.
FIGURE 139
Four mRJ21 cables
Cable cinch with five mRJ21 cables
Five mRJ21 cables may be secured as shown in Figure 140.
FIGURE 140 Five mRJ21 cables
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Cable cinch with six mRJ21 cables
Six mRJ21 cables may be secured as shown in Figure 141.
FIGURE 141 Six mRJ21 cables
Cable cinch with seven mRJ21 cables
Seven mRJ21 cables may be secured as shown in Figure 142.
FIGURE 142 Seven mRJ21 cables
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Cable cinch with eight mRJ21 cables
Eight mRJ21 cables may be secured as shown in Figure 143.
FIGURE 143 Eight mRJ21 cables
RJ45 procedures
Use the following guidelines when using the cable cinch clips with RJ45 cables.
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Cable cinch with one group of RJ45 cables
RJ45 cables may be secured in groups of six. To secure up to six RJ45 cables in one group, place
the Velcro strap through slot one and use the front left recesses as shown in Figure 144.
FIGURE 144 One group of RJ45 cables
Cable cinch with two groups of RJ45 cables
12 RJ45 cables, in two groups, may be secured as shown in Figure 145.
FIGURE 145 12 RJ45 cables in two groups
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Cable cinch with three groups of RJ45 cables
18 RJ45 cables, in three groups, may be secured as shown in Figure 146.
FIGURE 146 18 RJ45 cables in three groups
Cable cinch with four groups of RJ45 cables
24 RJ45 cables, in four groups, may be secured as shown in Figure 147.
FIGURE 147 24 RJ45 cables in four groups
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Cable cinch with five groups of RJ45 cables
30 RJ45 cables, in five groups, may be secured as shown in Figure 148.
FIGURE 148 30 RJ45 cables in five groups
Cable cinch with six groups of RJ45 cables
36 RJ45 cables, in six groups, may be secured as shown in Figure 149.
FIGURE 149 36 RJ45 cables in six groups
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Cable cinch with seven groups of RJ45 cables
42 RJ45 cables, in seven groups, may be secured as shown in Figure 150.
FIGURE 150 42 RJ45 cables in seven groups
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Cable cinch with eight groups of RJ45 cables
48 RJ45 cables, in eight groups, may be secured as shown in Figure 151.
FIGURE 151 48 RJ45 cables in eight groups
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Assigning permanent passwords
DANGER
The procedures in this manual are for qualified service personnel.
By default, the CLI is not protected by passwords. To secure CLI access, it is strongly recommended
that you assign passwords.
The CLI contains the following access levels:
• Privileged EXEC – This level is also called the Enable level and can be secured by a password.
From this level you can manage files on the management module flash memory or a auxiliary
flash card in the management module slots 1 or 2, save the system configuration to flash
memory, and clear caches.
• CONFIG – The configuration level. From this level you can configure a system IP address and
configure routing features. To access the CONFIG mode, you must already be logged into the
Privileged level of the EXEC mode.
NOTE
You cannot assign a password using the Web management interface. You can assign passwords
using the Brocade Network Advisor software if an Enable password for a super user is already
configured on the device.
You can set the following levels of Enable passwords:
• Super user – Allows complete read-and-write access to the system. This is generally for system
administrators and is the only password level that allows you to configure passwords.
NOTE
You must set a super-user password before you can set other types of passwords.
• Port configuration – Allows read-and-write access for specific ports but not for global
(system-wide) parameters.
• Read only – Allows access to the Privileged EXEC mode and CONFIG mode but only with read
access.
To set passwords, perform the following steps:
1. At the opening CLI prompt, enter enable to change to the Privileged level of the EXEC mode.
Brocade> enable
Brocade#
2. Access the CONFIG level of the CLI by entering the configure terminal command.
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Brocade# configure terminal
Brocade(config)#
Syntax: configure terminal
3. Enter the enable super-user-password command to set the super-user password.
Brocade(config)# enable super-user-password mustang
Syntax: enable super-user password <text>
NOTE
You must set the super-user password before you can set other types of passwords.
4. Enter the following commands to set the port configuration and read-only passwords.
Brocade(config)# enable port-config-password mustang
Brocade(config)# enable read-only-password mustang
NOTE
If you forget your super-user password, see the Multi-Service IronWare Software Release
05.2.00 for Brocade MLX Series and Brocade NetIron Family.
Syntax: enable | super-user-password | read-only-password | port-config-password <text>
The text for the read-only--password and the port-config password should be different from the
text for the super-user password. Passwords can be up to 48 characters long.
Configuring IP addresses
Brocade routers implement separate data and control planes. This architecture affects how you
assign IP addresses. Table 29 outlines the interfaces to which you can assign IP addresses.
In this table, “In band” refers to an interface over which user packets are routed, while “Out of
band” refers to an interface over which control packets related to system management are
forwarded.
TABLE 29
Interfaces that can be given IP addresses
Interface
Associated physical port
Out of band or In band
Management interface
Ethernet 10/100/1000 port on active or
redundant management module
Out of band
Any interface over which user packets
are routed
Any interface module port
In band
Any virtual interface over which user
packets are routed
Any interface port
In band
Loopback interface
–
In band
Support of subnet masks
Brocade routers support both classical IP network masks (Class A, B, and C subnet masks, and so
on) and Classless Interdomain Routing (CIDR) network prefix masks.
• Enter a classical network mask in IP address format. For example, enter
“209.157.22.99 255.255.255.0” for an IP address with a Class-C subnet mask.
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• To enter a prefix number for a network mask, enter a forward slash (/) and the number of bits
in the mask immediately after the IP address. For example, enter “209.157.22.99/24” for an
IP address that has a network mask with 24 significant (“mask”) bits.
Assigning an IP address to a management interface
Instead of assigning a global IP address to the router for system management purposes, you must
assign an IP address to the active management module. If the active management module
becomes unavailable and the redundant module becomes the active module, the IP address is
automatically assigned to the new active management module.
For example, to assign the IP address 10.0.1.1 to the management module, use these steps.
1. At the opening CLI prompt, enter enable.
Brocade# enable
2. Enter the erase startup-config command at the Privileged EXEC level prompt (for example,
Brocade#), then press Enter. This command erases the factory test configuration if it is still
present.
Brocade# erase startup-config
Syntax: erase startup-config
After entering this command, perform a reload on the system.
CAUTION
Use the erase startup-config command only for new systems. If you enter this command on a
system you have already configured, the command erases the configuration. If you accidentally
erase the configuration on a configured system, enter the write memory command to save the
running configuration to the startup-config file.
3. Access the configuration level of the CLI by entering the configure terminal command.
Brocade# configure terminal
Brocade(config)#
4. Configure the IP address and mask for the management interface by entering these
commands.
Brocade(config)# interface management 1
Brocade(config-if-mgmt-1)# ip address 10.0.1.1 255.255.255.0
Syntax: enable [<password>]
Syntax: configure terminal
Syntax: interface management <num>
Syntax: [no] ip address <ip-addr> <ip-mask>
or
Syntax: [no] ip address <ip-addr>/<mask-bits>
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Assigning IP addresses to an interface, virtual interface,
or loopback interface
You must assign an IP address to each interface and virtual interface over which user packets are
routed. You can also assign an IP address to a loopback interface, which is generally used for
testing and diagnostic purposes.
You must use the serial connection to assign the first IP address. For subsequent addresses, you
can also use the CLI through Telnet or the Web management interface. Use Brocade Network
Advisor to assign IP addresses to virtual routing interfaces only.
By default, you can configure up to 24 IP addresses on each interface, virtual interface, and
loopback interface.
For example, to assign the IP address 192.22.3.44 and subnet mask 255.255.255.0 to Ethernet
interface 1/1, do the following.
1. At the opening CLI prompt, enter enable.
Brocade# enable
2. Enter the following command at the Privileged EXEC level prompt, then press Enter. This
command erases the factory test configuration if it is still present.
Brocade# erase startup-config
After you enter this command, you will need to restart the system.
CAUTION
Use the erase startup-config command only for new systems. If you enter this command on a
system you have already configured, the command erases the configuration. If you accidentally
erase the configuration on a configured system, enter the write memory command to save the
running configuration to the startup-config file.
3. Access the configuration level of the CLI by entering the following command.
Brocade# configure terminal
Brocade(config)#
4. Configure the IP address and subnet mask for Ethernet interface 1/1 by entering the following
commands.
Brocade(config)# interface ethernet 1/1
Brocade(config-if-e10000-1/1)# ip address 192.22.3.44 255.255.255.0
Syntax: enable [<password>]
Syntax: configure terminal
Syntax: [no] ip address <ip-addr> <ip-mask> [secondary]
or
Syntax: [no] ip address <ip-addr>/<mask-bits> [secondary]
Use the secondary parameter if you have already configured an IP address within the same
sub-net on the interface.
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Enabling and disabling the interfaces
By default, all router interfaces are disabled. To enable an interface, enter the enable command at
the appropriate interface configuration level of the CLI. For example, to enable the management
interface, enter the enable command at the management interface configuration level of the CLI.
Brocade(config-if-mgmt-1)# enable
Syntax: enable
You can disable each of these interfaces using the disable command at the appropriate interface
configuration level of the CLI. For example, to disable the management port, enter the disable
command at the management interface configuration level of the CLI.
Brocade(config-if-mgmt-1)# disable
Syntax: disable
Understanding management port functions
The management port performs specific functions and is subject to some limitations, as described:
• Because the management port allows you to configure, monitor, and manage routers only, this
port has the same limited functionality as an IP host port.
•
•
•
•
You cannot enable and run routing protocols on the management port.
You cannot configure routes from the management interface.
The management port uses static IP routes from the interface routing tables.
If you configure the redistribution of static or directly connected routes for a particular routing
protocol, the protocol redistributes routes associated with the interface module ports, but not
the routes associated with the management port.
To display configuration information and statistics about the management port, enter the show
interface management 1 command at any CLI level.
Connecting the router to a network device
You can connect a router to another Ethernet network device. Brocade MLX Series and NetIron
XMR routers support connections to other vendors’ devices as well as Brocade network devices.
The Ethernet interface modules available with Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR routers are
described in “Interface modules” on page 14. These include XFP fiber, SFP and SFP+ fiber, and
RJ45 copper interfaces. Details regarding the SFP, SFP+, and XFP fiber-optic transceivers
supported for these interface modules are also described.
To connect a router to another network device, you must do the following:
• Install the fiber-optic modules if required.
• Cable the modules with either copper cable or fiber-optic cable as required.
The following sections provide information about module installation and cabling, as well as how to
clean fiber-optic connectors and troubleshoot network connections.
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Installing a fiber-optic transceiver
To connect a router to another network device using a fiber port, install a fiber-optic transceiver
(SFP, SFP+, or XFP, as required by your interface module).
DANGER
All fiber-optic interfaces use Class 1 Lasers.
NOTE
Refer to “Installation precautions” on page 41 for other hardware installation precautions.
Before installing a fiber-optic transceiver, have on hand an ESD wrist strap with a plug for
connection to the ESD connector on the router chassis.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
Follow these steps to install a fiber-optic transceiver.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router chassis.
2. Remove the transceiver from the protective packaging.
3. Remove the metal cover from the port on the interface module.
4. Gently insert the fiber-optic transceiver into the port until the transceiver clicks into place.
Transceivers are keyed to prevent incorrect insertion.
Cabling a fiber-optic transceiver
Follow these steps to cable a fiber-optic transceiver.
1. Remove the protective covering from the fiber-optic port connectors and store the covering for
future use.
2. Before cabling a fiber-optic transceiver, it is strongly recommended that you clean the cable
connectors and the port connectors. For more information, refer to “Cleaning fiber-optic ports
and connectors”.
3. Gently insert the two cable connectors (a tab on each connector should face upward) into the
ports until the tabs lock into place.
Tunable 10 GbE DWDM SFP+
NOTE
Tunable 10 GbE DWDM SFP+ are only supported on MLX8x10, MLX24x10 modules
The tunable 10 GbE dense wavelength-division multiplexing (DWDM) SFP+ modular optic (part
number 10G-SFPP-ZRD-T) can be configured through the CLI to use C-band channels 1 - 102 for
flexible metro or campus Ethernet links that reach up to 80 km.
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For 10-Gigabit Ethernet DWDM interfaces only, configure full C-band tunable optics as shown
below.
To configure a physical port, enter a command such as the following.
Brocade(config-if-e10000-1/1)# tunable-optic sfpp channel 5
Syntax: tunable-optic sfpp channel <channel number> [show]
To configure a LAG port, enter a command such as the following.
Brocade(config-if-e10000-1/1)# physical-port 1/1 tunable-optic sfpp channel 5
Brocade(config-lag-lag1)# physical-port 1/1 tunable-optic sfpp channel 5 show
Channel 5: 191.3THz, 1567.13nm
Syntax: physical-port <port> tunable-optic sfpp channel <channel number> [show]
Use the channel number parameter to specify the channel number to use on the interface.
Possible values 0 through 102.
Use the show options to display the SFPP channel used on the interface.
Cleaning fiber-optic ports and connectors
To avoid problems with connections between fiber-optic ports and fiber cable connectors, it is
strongly recommended that you clean ports and connectors each time you make a connection.
Dust can accumulate inside the port and connector and cause problems as serious as reducing the
optic launch power.
To clean the fiber-optic ports and cable connectors, it is recommended that you use a fiber-optic
reel-type cleaner. You can purchase this type of cleaner from the following website:
http://www.fisfiber.com/
When you are not using a fiber-optic transceiver port, always replace the protective cover.
Troubleshooting network connections
Observe connection LEDs to determine if network connections are functioning properly. Table 30
lists the LEDs related to the network connections, the desired state of each LED, possible
abnormal states of each LED, and what to do if an LED indicates an abnormal state.
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LED
Network connection-related LED states
Desired
state
Meaning
Abnormal
state
Meaning or action
Interface module
Link
On
A link is
established
with the remote
port.
Off
A link is not established with the remote port. Try the
following:
• Verify that the connection to the other network device
has been properly made, and that the other network
device is powered on and operating correctly.
• Verify that the transmit port on a router is connected to
the receive port on the other network device, and that
the receive port on the router is connected to the
transmit port on the other network device. If you are not
certain, remove the two cable connectors and reinsert
them in the port connector, reversing their order.
• Dust may have accumulated in the cable connector or
port connector. For information about cleaning the
connectors, refer to “Cleaning fiber-optic ports and
connectors” on page 219.
• If these actions do not resolve the problem, try using a
different port or a different cable.
Active
On or
blinking
The port is
transmitting
and receiving
user packets.
Off for an
extended
period.
The port is not transmitting or receiving user packets. Try the
following:
• Check the Link LED to make sure the link is still
established with the remote port. If not, take the actions
described in the Meaning or Action column for the Link
LED.
• Verify that the port has not been disabled through a
configuration change. You can use the CLI. If you have
configured an IP address on the device, you also can use
the Web management interface or Brocade Network
Advisor.
If a problem persists after taking these actions, contact Brocade Technical Support.
Testing network connectivity
After you cable the fiber-optic transceivers, you can test connectivity to other network devices by
pinging those devices. You also can perform traceroutes.
Pinging an IP address
To verify that the router can reach another device through the network, enter a command such as
the following at any level of the CLI.
Brocade# ping 192.33.4.7
Syntax: ping <ip addr> | <hostname> [source <ip addr>] [count <num>] [timeout <msec>] [ttl
<num>] [size <byte>] [quiet] [numeric] [no-fragment] [verify] [data <1-to-4 byte hex>]
[brief]
Beginning with version 03.6.00 of the Multi-Service IronWare software, the maximum allowable
size is 9170 bytes.
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If you send the ping to the IP broadcast address, the device lists the first four responses to the ping.
Tracing a route
To determine the path through which the router can reach another network device, enter a
command such as the following at any level of the CLI.
Brocade# traceroute 192.33.4.7
Syntax: traceroute <host-ip-addr> [maxttl <value>] [minttl <value>] [numeric] [timeout <value>]
[source-ip <ip addr>]
The CLI displays traceroute information for each hop on the route as soon as the information is
received. Traceroute requests display all responses to a given TTL. If there are multiple equal-cost
routes to the destination, the router displays up to three responses by default.
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Managing the device
You can perform these management tasks for the router:
•
•
•
•
Enable and disable a DC power source, if necessary.
Display status and temperatures of all hardware components.
Display the Syslog configuration and static and dynamic buffers.
Disable and re-enable power to interface modules.
Enabling and disabling a DC Power Source
To block the router from recognizing a DC power source (and as a result, enabling the device to
recognize an AC power source), enter the following command at the global CONFIG level of the CLI:
Brocade(config)# no use-dc-power
Syntax: no use-dc-power
Disabling and re-enabling power to interface modules
You can disable power and re-enable power to all interface modules, or to a specified interface
module using the power-off command in the CLI, as shown in the following example:
Brocade# power-off lp all
Syntax: power-off lp [all |<slot-number>]
• all - disables power to all interface modules
• slot-number - disables power to the interface module in the specified slot. You can specify 1-4
for 4-slot routers, 1-8 for 8-slot routers, 1-16 for 16-slot routers, and 1-32 for 32-slot routers.
NOTE
It is recommended that you do not disable power to interface modules during a software upgrade.
If you try to disable power during a software upgrade, the following message will be displayed:
Warning: There is an outstanding software download.
Do you want to continue ? (enter “y” or “n”)
Type “n” and wait until the upgrade is complete.
To re-enable power to all interfaces or to a specific interface, enter the power-on lp command, as
shown in this example:
Brocade# power-on lp
Syntax: power-on lp [all |<slot-number>]
• all - enables power to all interface modules
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• slot-number disables power to the interface module in the specified slot. You can specify 1-4
for 4-slot routers, 1-8 for 8-slot routers, 1-16 for 16-slot routers, and 1-32 for 32-slot routers.
NOTE
There is a 10 second delay between the power-off lp command and the power-on lp command. Wait
10 seconds between commands.
Monitoring I2C failures on management modules
The management module accesses temperature sensors, fan controllers, power supplies, serial
PROMs, and other devices are all accessed through the I2C serial bus. When I2C devices are
inaccessible, generic (and uninformative) error messages are displayed on the management
module console interface. If you do not keep a record of the console messages before the
management module resets or reloads, these error messages will be lost.
At the first occurrence of an I2C failure, the Global I2C Error Indicator (GIEI) flag severity is set to
major. The GIEI flag is cleared only when the management module is able to access the same
physical device successfully. The GIEI severity flag is set to minor only if other I2C devices are
accessible. A set of static and dynamic Syslog messages are generated when any or all of the
following events occur:
• When an I2C failure is first detected
• When the GIEI severity is changed from major to minor
• When the GIEI flag is cleared
These Syslog messages are generated in both the static and dynamic sections of the show logging
command output. A Syslog message is also sent to the SNMP log server.
When the GIEI is set to major, the first Syslog message displayed is an Alert. The following example
shows an Alert Syslog message where the GIEI is set to major:
Brocade# show logging
Sysloglogging: enabled (0 messages dropped, 0 flushes, 1 overruns)
Buffer logging: level ACDMEINW, 50 messages logged
level code: A=alert C=critical D=debugging M=emergency E=error
I=informational N=notification W=warning
Static Log Buffer:
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: Power Supply 2 , middle, Not Installed (FAILED)
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: Power Supply 3 , top, Not Installed (FAILED)
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: bad i2c access (GIEI = set), Severity Major, Mux
index 0, Muxtap 4, ID 0x4, Addr0x5, (FANTRAY4)
Apr 16 18:21:25:I:System: last good i2c access, Muxindex 0, Muxtap 1, ID
0x9, Addr0x1, (SNM1TEMP)
Dynamic Log Buffer (50 lines):
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: bad i2c access (GIEI = set), Severity Major, Mux
index 0, Mux tap 4, ID 0x4, Addr 0x5, (FANTRAY4)
Apr 16 18:21:25:I:System: last good i2c access, Mux index 0, Mux tap 1, ID
0x9, Addr 0x1, (SNM1TEMP)
Mar 28 12:36:47:A:System: Set fan speed to MED (75%)
Mar 25 21:40:47:A:System: Set fan speed to MED-HI (90%)
The Syslog message shows the last successful I2C access by the management module and also
contains the following information about the failed device:
• Current state of the GIEI flag
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• Severity of the failure: major or minor
• MUX index number:
- 0-1 - there are total of 2 MUX indexes in NetIron XMR 32000 and Brocade MLX-32 devices.
- The MUX index is always zero in 4-, 8-, and 16-slot NetIron XMR or Brocade MLX devices
• MUX tap number:
- 0-7 - there are total of 8 MUX taps connected to a MUX device.
- 15 - MUX tap is non applicable
• Device ID
• Device address
• Description of the load
If the GIEI severity changes from the time the GIEI is set to major, the first Syslog message in the
static section of the log is updated to reflect this change. A copy of this updated message is
generated in the dynamic section of the log and a copy is sent to SNMP log server.
When an I2C failure is first detected, a second Syslog message is generated containing information
about the last successful I2C access before the GIEI error flag was set. The last successful access
information remains unchanged until the GIEI is cleared. A copy of the second Syslog message is
also sent to the SNMP log server.
The second Syslog message is always displayed as an informational Syslog. The following example
shows an informational Syslog message:
Brocade# show logging
Syslog logging: enabled (0 messages dropped, 0 flushes, 1 overruns)
Buffer logging: level ACDMEINW, 50 messages logged
level code: A=alert C=critical D=debugging M=emergency E=error
I=informational N=notification W=warning
Static Log Buffer:
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: Power Supply 2 , middle, Not Installed
(FAILED)
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: Power Supply 3 , top, Not Installed (FAILED)
Apr 16 18:22:12:I:System: i2c recovered (GIEI = clear), Severity Minor,
Mux index 0, Mux tap 4, ID 0x4, Addr 0x5, (FANTRAY4)
Dynamic Log Buffer (50 lines):
Apr 16 18:22:12:I:System: i2c recovered (GIEI = clear), Severity Minor,
Mux index 0, Mux tap 4, ID 0x4, Addr 0x5, (FANTRAY4)
Apr 16 18:21:27:I:System: bad i2c access (GIEI = set), Severity Minor,
Mux index 0, Mux tap 4, ID 0x4, Addr 0x5, (FANTRAY4)
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: bad i2c access (GIEI = set), Severity Major,
Mux index 0, Mux tap 4, ID 0x4, Addr 0x5, (FANTRAY4)
Apr 16 18:21:24:I:System: last good i2c access, Mux index 0, Mux tap 1,
ID 0x9, Addr 0x1, (SNM1TEMP)
When the GIEI flag is cleared, the first Syslog message in the static section of the log is updated to
show that the GIEI is set to clear. The second Syslog message in the static section is removed. A
copy of the updated first Syslog message is also generated in the dynamic section of the log and in
SNMP log server.
When a problematic device is removed from the system, the GIEI is cleared and all Syslog
messages are updated to show that the GIEI is set to clear.
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If an I2C failure has not occurred, there will be no I2C messages in the static log, dynamic log, or
SNMP log server. The following example shows output from the show logging command when there
is no I2C failure.
Brocade# show logging
Syslog logging: enabled (0 messages dropped, 0 flushes, 1 overruns)
Buffer logging: level ACDMEINW, 50 messages logged
level code: A=alert C=critical D=debugging M=emergency E=error
I=informational N=notification W=warning
Static Log Buffer:
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: Power Supply 2 , middle, Not Installed (FAILED)
Apr 16 18:21:25:A:System: Power Supply 3 , top, Not Installed (FAILED)
Dynamic Log Buffer (50 lines):
Mar 28 12:36:47:A:System: Set fan speed to MED (75%)
Mar 25 21:40:47:A:System: Set fan speed to MED-HI (90%)
Mar 25 16:30:47:A:System: Set fan speed to MED (75%)
Mar 23 23:12:07:A:System: Set fan speed to MED-HI (90%)
If the system detects a major I2C failure, the system prevents the management module from
accessing devices through the l2C serial bus. The output from the show chassis command and the
show temperature command reflect this action, as shown in these examples.
Brocade# show chassis
*** Note: ***
*** Global I2C Error Indicator is set (severity: Major). ***
*** All I2C access are skipped. ***
*** Brocade MLX-4 device ***
---POWERS --Slot Power-On Priority and Power Usage:
Slot2 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx20-GC 20-port 10/100/1000 Copper Module power
usage=146W
Slot4 pri=1 module type=NI-X-OC48x4 4-port OC48/12 STM16/STM4 Module power
usage=132W
---FANS -----TEMPERATURE READINGS --LP2 Sensor1: 34.500C
LP2 Sensor2: 44.125C
The following output is from the show temperature command with the GIEI set to major severity.
Brocade# show temperature
*** Note: ***
*** Global I2C Error Indicator is set (severity: Major). ***
*** All I2C access are skipped. ***
SLOT #: CARD TYPE: SENSOR # TEMPERATURE (C):
2 LP 1 34.0C
2 LP 2 44.250C
4 LP 1 36.0C
4 LP 2 45.750C
Displaying device status and temperature readings
You can display the following information about the router:
• Power-on priority of the device slots
• Status of the fans
• Temperature readings of the management, switch fabric, interface, and fan control modules
and the interval at which the system reads the temperature of these modules
• MAC address of the device
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To display this information, enter the show chassis command at any level of the CLI.
Brocade# show chassis
*** Brocade MLX-4 chassis ***
---POWERS --Power 1 (32011000 - AC 1200W): Installed (OK)
Power 2: not present
Power 3: not present
Total power budget for device = 1200 W
Total power used by system core = 183 W
Total power used by LPs = 386 W
Total power available = 631 W
Slot Power-On Priority and Power Usage:
Slot1 pri=1 module type=NI-MLX-1Gx20-GC 20-port 10/100/1000 Copper Module power
usage=156W
Slot4 pri=1 module type=NI-X-OC48x8 8-port OC48/12 STM16/STM4 Module power
usage=230W
--- FANS --right fan tray (fan 1): Status = OK, Speed = MED-HI (90%)
right fan tray (fan 2): Status = OK, Speed = MED-HI (90%)
--- TEMPERATURE READINGS --Active Mgmt Module: 36.500C 49.625C
Standby Mgmt Module: 36.250C 51.0C
SNM1: 37.0C
SNM2: 38.0C
SNM3: not present
LP1 Sensor1: 41.5C
LP1 Sensor2: 50.625C
LP4 Sensor1: 39.0C
LP4 Sensor2: 49.250C
LP4 Sensor3: UNUSED
LP4 Sensor4: 38.5C
LP4 Sensor5: 47.750C
LP4 Sensor6: UNUSED
Fans are in auto mode. Temperature Monitoring Poll Period is 60 seconds
Table 31 describes the show chassis command output.
TABLE 31
show chassis command output
Field
Description
Powers
Power num, part num
The Power num is the power supply number as positioned in the device. The
number of power supplies are as follows:
4-slot devices: 1 – 3
8-slot devices: 1 – 4
16-slot devices: 1 – 8
32-slot devices: 1 – 8
The part num is the part number of the power supply purchased. This applies
to AC and DC power supplies.
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show chassis command output (Continued)
Field
Description
Power status
Indicates whether an AC or DC power supply is installed in the specified power
supply slot and the status of the power supply, which can be one of the
following:
• Installed (Shutdown)-The power supply has shut down. A power supply will
shut down due to flapping, or if a shut down is enabled manually using the
power-off power-supply command. Refer to “Enabling a power supply
shutdown” on page 273.
• Installed (OK) – The power supply is functioning properly and supplying
power to the device and installed modules.
• Failed – The power supply is not functioning and is not supplying power to
the device and installed modules.
• not present – There is no power supply installed in the slot.
• Installed (Failed or Disconnected) - The power supply is not functioning, or
the power supply is not connected to the device and installed modules.
Total power budget for device
The sum of all power (in watts), used by all power supplies currently functioning
in the device. Refer to “Default temperature thresholds for modules and fan
speeds for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR devices” on page 236.
Total power used by system core
The total power used by the management modules, switch fabric modules, and
fans. Each component consumes different amounts of power.
Total power used by LPs
The total power used by the interface modules. Each module type consumes
different amounts of power.
Total power available
The total power budget for the device minus the total power used by the system
core and the installed interface modules.
Slot Power-On Priority
The configured power-on priority of each interface module.
Slot num
The slot num is the device slot number.
The priority of each device slot as configured by the lp-slot-priority command.
The priority can be 1 (low, default) – 8 (high). If the amount of power supplied to
the device falls below a minimum threshold, the device slots with the lowest
priority will likely lose power. For information about using the lp-slot-priority
command, refer to “Changing priority of slots for interface modules” on
page 250.
Slot1 – Slot16
4-slot device: Slot1 – Slot4
8-slot device: Slot1 – Slot8
16-slot device: Slot1 – Slot16
32-slot device: Slot1 – Slot32
Fans
Fan number
Information about fans in the device.
Status
The fan status of a fan can be OK or Failed:
• OK – The fan is functioning properly and is keeping the temperature of
each module within an acceptable range.
• Failed – The fan is not working or the fan control module cannot control
the fan.
Speed
Fan speed can be one of four settings:
Low – The fan is functioning at 50 percent of capacity.
Medium – The fan is functioning at 75 percent of capacity.
Medium-high – The fan is functioning at 90 percent of capacity.
High – The fan is functioning at 100 percent of capacity.
•
•
•
•
Temperature readings
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Active and Standby Mgmt
Module
The temperature of the active and standby management modules.
Fan number
The temperature of fan0 and fan1.
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Field
Description
SNM number
The temperature of the switch fabric module.
LP number
The temperature of the interface module.
Temperature Monitoring Poll
Period
The interval at which the system reads the temperature sensor on the
management, switch fabric, interface, and fan control modules.
MAC address
Backplane EEPROM MAC
Address
The MAC address of the device.
Displaying the Syslog configuration and static and dynamic buffers
To display the Syslog parameters currently in effect on a device, enter the show logging command
from any level of the CLI.
Brocade> show logging
Syslog logging: enabled (0 messages dropped, 0
Buffer logging: level ACDMEINW, 7 messages
level code: A=alert C=critical D=debugging
I=informational N=notification
...
flushes, 0 overruns)
logged
M=emergency E=error
W=warning
Syntax: show logging
Table 32 describes the Syslog output buffer configuration information, in the rows above the log
entries.
TABLE 32
Syslog buffer configuration
Field
Description
Syslog logging
The state (enabled or disabled) of the Syslog buffer.
messages dropped
The number of Syslog messages dropped due to user-configured filters. By default, the
software logs messages for all Syslog levels. You can disable individual Syslog levels, in
which case the software filters out messages at those levels. Each time the software
filters out a Syslog message, this counter is incremented.
flushes
The number of times the Syslog buffer has been cleared by the clear logging
command. For information about clearing the Syslog buffer, refer to “Static and
dynamic buffers” on page 230.
overruns
The number of times the dynamic log buffer has filled up and been cleared to hold new
entries. For example, if the buffer is set for 100 entries, the 101st entry causes an
overrun. After that, the 201st entry causes a second overrun.
level
The message levels that are enabled. Each letter represents a message type and is
identified by the key (level code) below the value. If you disable logging of a message
level, the code for that level is not listed.
messages logged
The total number of messages that have been logged since the software was loaded.
level code
The message levels represented by the one-letter codes.
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Static and dynamic buffers
The software provides a static buffer and a dynamic buffer:
• Static – logs power supply failures, fan failures, and temperature warning or shutdown
messages
• Dynamic – logs all other message types. In previous releases, power supply messages were
displayed in static logs only, with only the last event logged. Beginning with release 03.8.00,
power supply messages are displayed in both static and dynamic logs.
In the static log, new messages replace older ones, so only the most recent message is displayed.
For example, only the most recent temperature warning message will be present in the log. If
multiple temperature warning messages are sent to the log, the latest one replaces the previous
one. The static buffer is not configurable.
The message types that appear in the static buffer do not appear in the dynamic buffer. The
dynamic buffer contains up to the maximum number of messages configured for the buffer (50 by
default), then begins removing the oldest messages (at the bottom of the log) to make room for
new ones.
The static and dynamic buffers are both displayed when you enter the show logging command.
Brocade(config)# show logging
...
Static Log Buffer:
Aug 27 12:42:42:A:Power Supply 6, 1st right, failed
Dynamic Log Buffer (50 lines):
Aug 27 12:19:04:I:Interface ethernet3/4,
Aug 27 12:19:04:I:Interface ethernet6/3,
Aug 27 12:19:04:I:Interface ethernet3/2,
Aug 27 12:19:04:I:Interface ethernet6/1,
Aug 27 12:19:00:N:Module up in slot 6
Aug 27 12:19:00:N:Module up in slot 3
Aug 27 12:18:43:I:Warm start
state
state
state
state
up
up
up
up
When you clear log entries, you can selectively clear the either buffer, or you can clear both. For
example, to clear only the dynamic buffer, enter the clear logging command at the Privileged EXEC
level.
Brocade# clear logging dynamic-buffer
Syntax: clear logging [dynamic-buffer | static-buffer]
Specify the dynamic-buffer keyword to clear the dynamic buffer, or the static-buffer keyword to
clear the static buffer. If you do not specify a buffer, both buffers are cleared.
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MP Presence from LP Detection (Headless Router Operation)
On entering a state where the MPs go down, the chassis enters a headless state. The LPs are
unaware of the MP’s state and continue to perform. Hardware flooding traffic is processed and
traffic is dropped that needs to pass through the MP. To avoid this situation, the LP maintains the
MP state and brings itself down in case no MPs are present as shown in Table 33.
TABLE 33
MP Presence Detection LP State on Bringing DOWN the LP Card/Port
LP State
Description
Support
MP Presence Detection
DOWN
Line cards are
powered off,
when MP
absence is
detected.
LP supports
placing the line
cards in the
DOWN state.
1
Line cards are
placed in
interactive mode.
LP does not
support placing
the line cards in
the INTERACTIVE
state.
1
Ports on the line
card are placed in
the DOWN
administrative
state.
LP supports
placing the ports
on the line card in
the DOWN state.
1
INTERACTIVE
Administrative
port DOWN
2
2
2
3
LP cards will be power cycled and brought to the
UP state.
LP image will SYNC with MP image on boot of
the LP.
LP cards will be power cycled and brought to the
UP state.
LP image will SYNC with MP image on boot of
the LP.
LP cards will be power cycled and brought to the
UP state.
LP image will SYNC with MP image on boot of
the LP.
Ports on the line card are place in the UP
administrative state.
To know the presence of MP by LP, accounting of IPC and keep-alive messages from the MP are
performed in the LP.
The current state of MP presence is displayed when you enter the ipc show mp-presence state
command as shown in Table 34.
TABLE 34
MP-Presence States for Show MP-Presence State
MP Presence State
MP_ALIVE
MP_SWITCH
MP_SDS_CON
MP_WAIT
MP_ALIVE_DISABLED
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MP presence is toggled when you enter the ipc toggle mp-presence command.
Active MP presence is displayed for the LP as shown in Table 35.
TABLE 35
Operations for LP and Port LED Status
Operation
LP Status
1
2
Power off the LP.
Remove and insert the Active
MP.
Reboot
Place the LP in interactive
mode.
Remove and insert the Active
MP.
Reboot
Disable all LP ports
administratively.
Remove and insert the Active
MP.
Reboot
1
2
1
2
Port LED Status
ON: Active MP presence/absence
ON - OFF - ON: Insertion of Active
MP
The threshold time is set in the chassis when you enter the command dm
mp-presence-threshold-time. This command displays a warning message in the LP console before
LP is reset after finding the Active MP.
The allowed threshold time is 0 to 35 seconds only. The maximum limit of 35 seconds is
maintained because the LP is reset on the MP absence in 35 seconds. The input value 0 clears
mp-presence-threshold-time.
Commands for setting mp-presence-threshold time are shown in Table 36.
TABLE 36
Operations for Setting mp-presence-threshold Time
Operation
Result
LP-1#dm mp-presence-threshold-time 10
MP Presence threshold time is set to 10
seconds.
LP-1#dm mp-presence-threshold-time 0
MP Presence threshold time is cleared.
The below warning message is displayed when the threshold time is reached.
mp_presence_threshold_log: LP will go for a reset in another xx seconds.
Rolling Reboot
The Rolling Reboot feature provides a solution for continuously rebooting the line card when a
system failure occurs from causes including BIST failure, ECC errors, module init failure, and
hardware failure during system initialization. When there is failure, the system automatically
reboots in an infinite loop until the failure is resolved. Repetitious reboot cycles consume CPU
resources, power, and result in unwanted IPC traffic to the MP.
When the system detects the continuous reboot of a line card, that line card is placed into
interactive or down state mode after ten (10) consecutive reboot cycles, and a failure message is
sent to the MP.
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FPGA Image Mismatch
A version mismatch between FPGA applications and hardware results in system failure and
continuous reboot on every module initialization failure. The Rolling Reboot feature places the line
card into the interactive or down state mode on detection of an FPGA version mismatch.
This feature will detect the incompatibility between application FPGA version and Hardware FPGA
version and put the card into down state if there is mismatch.
Monitor/Application Image Mismatch
A version mismatch between the monitor and application image results in system failure. The
Rolling Reboot feature places the line card into the interactive or down state mode on detection of
a monitor and application image version mismatch.
Line Module Configuration Deletion in Interactive Boot Mode
In this release, line module configurations can be deleted when a module is in Interactive Boot
Mode. When an existing LP module is removed from the slot and replaced by an LP module of a
different configuration, the LP module boots up to Interactive Boot Mode due to a configuration
mismatch. The LP module configuration is not allowed to be removed or updated without manual
removal of the LP module.
To avoid physically removing the LP module from the slot and deleting or updating the LP module
configuration, the deletion of the LP module configuration is only allowed if the card is in Interactive
Boot Mode. The LP module needs a power cycle to return to the Up state. On execution of the “No
Module” command, the user is prompted with an option to power cycle the card.
Managing switch fabric modules
This section provides information about how to manage standard switch fabric modules and high
speed switch fabric modules.
NOTE
In CLI output, standard modules are referred to as generation 1 (G1) modules, and high-speed
modules are referred to as generation 2 (G2) modules. The following interface modules are
classified by the system as G2 modules: 8x10G, 100G modules. All other interface modules such as
4-port 10G, 2-port 10G, 20-port 1G, 24-port 1G, and 48-port 1G modules are classified by the
system as G1 modules.
High speed switch fabric (HSF) modules can operate in Normal mode or Turbo mode. Standard
switch fabric modules (SFM) can only operate in Normal mode. The HSF module is classified as a
G2 module and SFM module is classified as a G1 module.
When operating in Normal mode, the system uses fixed size cells across the backplane. When
operating in Turbo mode, the system uses variable size cells across the backplane. Turbo mode
provides higher performance since it is a more efficient mechanism of sending cells across the
backplane.
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The system selects the operating mode for switch fabric modules at startup, or when the first
switch fabric or interface module is installed. The system uses this mode for all modules that are
subsequently installed. HSF modules will boot in Turbo mode only if all active interface modules are
G2 modules. In a chassis loaded with G1 and G2 modules, the HSF modules will default to Normal
mode.
NOTE
If a system is operating in Turbo mode, G1 interface modules are blocked from operation. The user
has to change the switch fabric mode to Normal mode and restart the system before using the G1
interface modules.
If the system fabric mode is changed to Normal mode from Turbo mode, or vice versa, the system
will not change the current operating mode unless the chassis is reloaded.
NOTE
Changes to the switch fabric operating mode do not take effect until after a system reload.
The switch fabric modes have the following restrictions:
• The system blocks discovery of any standard switch fabric (G1) module if you have issued the
system-init block-g1-sfm command. Refer to “Blocking discovery of G1 switch fabric modules”
on page 234.
• If the system is operating in Turbo mode, standard switch fabric modules (G1) and standard
(G1) interface modules are automatically blocked.
• If there are any active G1 switch fabric modules, G2 interface modules are blocked.
• If there are any active G2 interface modules, G1 switch fabric modules are blocked.
Forcing HSF modules to operate in normal mode
NOTE
This procedure requires that you restart your router.
If necessary, you can configure HSF modules to operate in normal mode using the system-init
fabric-data-mode force normal command.
Brocade(config)# system-init fabric-data-mode force-normal
Syntax: [no] system-init fabric-date-mode force-normal
If you remove the forced normal condition using the no version of this command, you must enter
the write-memory command and restart the router.
Blocking discovery of G1 switch fabric modules
NOTE
This procedure requires that you restart your router.
In a router with both standard (G1) switch fabric modules and G2 HSF modules, you can block the
discovery of the G1 switch fabric modules by entering the system-init block-g1-sfm command.
Syntax: system-init block-g1-sfm
After you enter this command, enter the write -memory command and restart the router.
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Managing the cooling system
This section provides configuration, management, and monitoring information about router cooling
systems.
Configuring the cooling system
Your router is pre-configured with default settings for all cooling system parameters. Although no
initial configuration of the cooling system is necessary, you can change the settings of the following
cooling system parameters:
• Low and high temperature thresholds for modules and fan speeds
• Interval at which the system polls the temperature sensors on the module for a reading
NOTE
Auto control of fan speed is not monitored when cards are in interactive mode. Set fan speed to high
to prevent over-temp condition.
NOTE
Adjusting fan controls out of the default setting can negatively affect the efficient cooling of blades
and may cause a blade to overheat and shutdown.
Changing temperature thresholds for modules and fan speeds
The cooling system includes fans that operate at four speeds: low, medium, medium-high, and
high. In general, each fan speed, (except for low), has a low and high temperature threshold
associated with it, as shown in Figure 152. The low fan speed has a high temperature threshold
only.
NOTE
Adjusting fan controls out of the default setting can negatively affect the efficient cooling of blades
and may cause a blade to overheat and shutdown.
FIGURE 152 Fan speeds and temperature thresholds
High, 60 deg.
Low, 67 deg.
Operating
Temperature
50
55
High, 80 deg.
Med-High
Speed
Low Speed
60
65
70
Medium
Speed
Low 57, deg.
75
80
85
90
95
High
Speed
High, 70 deg.
Low, 77 deg.
High, 85 deg.
The low and high temperature thresholds allow the router to determine the speed at which the fans
should operate. In general, the fans operate according to these guidelines:
• If the temperature of all modules falls between the low and high thresholds for a fan speed, the
fan continues to operate at that speed.
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• If the temperature of a management module, switch fabric module, or one interface module
exceeds the high threshold specified for a fan speed, the fan changes to the next higher speed.
If the temperature of any of the modules exceeds the high threshold for the high speed, the
router shuts down the modules to prevent damage. The router also sends a warning message
to the system log and an SNMP trap. For information about viewing the warning messages,
refer to “Displaying temperature warnings” on page 243.
• The frequency with which the temperature is checked is determined by the setting of the
temp-poll-period command. For information about temp-poll-period command, refer to
“Changing the temperature polling interval” on page 241.
• If the temperature of a management module, switch fabric module, and interface modules
falls below the low threshold for a fan speed, the fan changes to the next lower speed. If the
temperature of all modules falls below the high threshold for the low speed, the fan operates
at the low speed.
• Table 37 describes default low and high temperature thresholds for each module and fan
speed for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR routers.
TABLE 37
Default temperature thresholds for modules and fan speeds for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR
devices
Fan speed
Low temperature threshold
High temperature threshold
High
77° C
85° C
Medium-high
67° C
80° C
Medium
57° C
70° C
Low
–1°
60° C
High
75° C
95° C
Medium-high
65° C
80° C
Medium
55° C
70° C
Low
–1°
60° C
High
85° C (56° C)
100° C (95° C)
Medium-high
75° C (51° C)
90° C (60° C)
Medium
67° C (46° C)
80° C (55° C)
Low
–1°
70° C (50° C)
High
95° C (70° C)
113° C (113° C)
Medium-high
85° C (60° C)
100° C (75° C)
Medium
50° C (45° C)
90° C (65° C)
Low
–1°
80° C (50° C)
Management modules
Management modules CPU
Interface modules*
Interface modules Packet Processor*
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Default temperature thresholds for modules and fan speeds for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR
devices (Continued)
Fan speed
Low temperature threshold
High temperature threshold
High
56° C
95° C
Medium-high
51° C
60° C
Medium
46° C
55° C
Low
–1°
50° C
Generation 2 Interface modules
Generation 2 Interface modules Packet Processor
High
70° C
113° C
Medium-high
60° C
80° C
Medium
45° C
65° C
Low
–1°
50° C
High
47° C
75° C
Medium-high
37° C
50° C
Medium
27° C
40° C
Low
–1°
30° C
High
65° C
100° C
Medium-high
55° C
70° C
Medium
45° C
60° C
Low
–1°
50° C
Switch fabric module
High-Speed Switch fabric module
* The fan-threshold values in brackets are for 8-slot devices.
For information about checking the current low and high temperature threshold settings for
modules and fan speeds, refer to “Displaying temperature thresholds for modules and fan speeds”
on page 238.
NOTE
Adjusting fan controls out of the default setting can negatively affect the efficient cooling of blades
and may cause a blade to overheat and shutdown.
You can change the default low and high temperature thresholds for a particular module and fan
speed. For example, to change the low and high thresholds of the medium fan speed for the
management modules to 56° C and 72 °s C, respectively, enter the following command at the
global CONFIG level of the CLI.
Brocade(config)# fan-threshold mp med 56 72
Syntax: fan-threshold <module> [low <high-threshold>] [med <low-threshold> <high-threshold>]
[med-hi <low-threshold> <high-threshold>] [high <low-threshold> <high-threshold>]
For the module parameter, you can specify the following:
• lp – Changes low and high temperature thresholds for Gen 1 interface modules
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•
•
•
lp2 – Changes low and high temperature thresholds for Gen 2 interface modules
mp – Changes low and high temperature thresholds for management modules
mp-cpu – Changes low and high temperature thresholds for the management module CPU
switch-fabric – Changes low and high temperature thresholds for non-high-speed switch fabric
modules
• switch-fabric-g2 – Changes low and high temperature thresholds for high speed switch fabric
modules (hSFM)
For the low-threshold and high-threshold parameters, you can specify any temperature in
Centigrade. However, when changing low and high temperature thresholds for module fan speeds,
remember that the low temperature threshold of a higher fan speed must be lower than the high
temperature threshold of the lower fan speed. Brocade has established this guideline to ensure fan
speed stability.
For example, if you are changing the temperature thresholds for a management module high and
medium-high fan speeds, the system will accept the following values because the low temperature
threshold for the high speed (79° C) is lower than the high temperature threshold (82° C) for the
medium-high speed.
Fan speed
Low temperature threshold
High temperature threshold
High
79° C
87° C
Medium-high
69° C
82° C
The device will not accept the following values because the low temperature threshold for the high
speed (83° C) is higher than the high temperature threshold (82° C) for the medium-high speed.
Fan speed
Low temperature threshold
High temperature threshold
High
83° C
87° C
Medium-high
69° C
82° C
Displaying temperature thresholds for modules and fan speeds
To check the current settings of the low and high temperature thresholds for modules and fan
speeds, you can enter the show fan-threshold command at any level of the CLI.
Brocade# show fan-threshold
=== Thermal Sensor Control Block
Fan Speed Low: -1 - 60
Fan Speed Med: 57 - 70
Fan Speed Med-Hi: 67 - 80
Fan Speed Hi: 77 - 85
state = 0 (FAN_STATE_LOW)
max_ts_shut_off_count = 1
shut_off_count = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
=== Thermal Sensor Control Block
Fan Speed Low: -1 - 30
Fan Speed Med: 27 - 40
Fan Speed Med-Hi: 37 - 50
Fan Speed Hi: 47 - 75
state = 2 (FAN_STATE_MED_HI)
max_ts_shut_off_count = 1
shut_off_count = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
=== Thermal Sensor Control Block
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(THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_MP) ===
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_SNM) ===
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
(THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP) ===
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Fan Speed Low: -1 - 50
Fan Speed Med: 46 - 55
Fan Speed Med-Hi: 51 - 60
Fan Speed Hi: 56 - 95
state = 0 (FAN_STATE_LOW)
max_ts_shut_off_count = 1
shut_off_count = 0 0 0 0 0
=== Thermal Sensor Control
Fan Speed Low: -1 - 50
Fan Speed Med: 45 - 65
Fan Speed Med-Hi: 60 - 75
Fan Speed Hi: 70 - 113
state = 1 (FAN_STATE_MED)
max_ts_shut_off_count = 1
shut_off_count = 0 0 0 0 0
=== Thermal Sensor Control
Fan Speed Low: -1 - 60
Fan Speed Med: 57 - 70
Fan Speed Med-Hi: 67 - 80
Fan Speed Hi: 77 - 85
state = 0 (FAN_STATE_LOW)
max_ts_shut_off_count = 1
shut_off_count = 0 0 0 0 0
=== Thermal Sensor Control
Fan Speed Low: -1 - 60
Fan Speed Med: 57 - 70
Fan Speed Med-Hi: 67 - 80
Fan Speed Hi: 77 - 95
state = 1 (FAN_STATE_MED)
max_ts_shut_off_count = 1
shut_off_count = 0 0 0 0 0
=== Thermal Sensor Control
Fan Speed Low: -1 - 60
Fan Speed Med: 57 - 70
Fan Speed Med-Hi: 67 - 80
Fan Speed Hi: 77 - 95
state = 0 (FAN_STATE_LOW)
max_ts_shut_off_count = 1
shut_off_count = 0 0 0 0 0
6
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Block (THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_XPP) ===
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Block (THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_STANDBY_MP) ===
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Block (THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_MP_CPU) ===
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Block (THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_STANDBY_MP_CPU) ===
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Syntax: show fan-threshold
The output displays the following information.
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Temperature threshold information for modules and fan speeds
This field...
Displays...
Thermal Sensor Control Block
(THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_<
module>)
The temperature threshold information for the various modules. The
<module> parameter indicates the following:
• MP – The active management module
• STANDBY_MP – The standby management module
• SNM – The switch fabric module
• LP – An interface module
Fan Speed Low or Med or Med-Hi or
Hi
The current setting of the low and high temperature thresholds for the low,
medium, medium-high, and high fan speeds.
NOTE: As indicated in Table 37 on page 236, the low fan speed for each
module does not have a default low temperature threshold value,
nor can you configure this value. The “-1” value that appears in the
Fan Speed Low field for each module is a Brocade internal value
only.
State = 0 (FAN_STATE_LOW)
For Brocade internal use only.
max_ts_shut_off_count
For Brocade internal use only.
shut_off_count = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
For Brocade internal use only.
When syslog messages display a change in fan speed, you can identify which sensors triggered the
change by checking show chassis and show fan-threshold command output and looking for
sensors with temperatures near threshold boundaries.Table 39 lists the associations between the
show chassis, show fan-threshold, and fan-threshold commands.
NOTE
A “thermal block” refers to the group of high and low thresholds for all fan speed levels.
TABLE 39
Associations between show chassis, show fan threshold, and fan-threshold commands
show chassis command output
(sensors)
show fan-threshold command output
(thermal block)
fan-threshold command
configuration
Active Management 1st reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_MP
fan-threshold mp
Active Management 2nd reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_MP_CPU
fan-threshold mp-cpu
Standby Management 1st
reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_STANDBY_MP fan-threshold mp
Standby Management 2nd
reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_STANDBY_MP fan-threshold mp-cpu
_CPU
SFM FE1 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_SNM
fan-threshold switch-fabric
SFM FE2 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_SNM
fan-threshold switch-fabric
SFM FE3 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_SNM
fan-threshold switch-fabric
hSFM FE1 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_SNM_G2
fan-threshold switch-fabric-g2
hSFM FE2 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_SNM_G2
fan-threshold switch-fabric-g2
hSFM FE3 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_SNM_G2
fan-threshold switch-fabric-g2
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP
fan-threshold lp
MP, SFM, and hSFM Modules
LP Modules (1 or 2 Traffic Managers)
LP Sensor 1 reading (TM 0)
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show chassis command output
(sensors)
show fan-threshold command output
(thermal block)
fan-threshold command
configuration
LP Sensor 2 reading (TM 0)
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_XPP
N/A (Must not be changed)
a
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP
fan-threshold lp
b
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_XPP
N/A (Must not be changed)
LP2 Sensor 1 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_2
fan-threshold lp2
LP2 Sensor 2 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_XPP2
N/A (Must not be changed)
LP2 Sensor 3 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 4 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_2
fan-threshold lp2
LP2 Sensor 5 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_XPP2
N/A (Must not be changed)
LP2 Sensor 6 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 7 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 1 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_2
fan-threshold lp2
LP2 Sensor 2 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_XPP2
N/A (Must not be changed)
LP2 Sensor 3 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 4 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_2
fan-threshold lp2
LP2 Sensor 5 reading
THERMAL_SENSOR_TEST_RULE_LP_XPP2
N/A (Must not be changed)
LP2 Sensor 6 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 7 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 8 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 9 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 10 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 11 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP2 Sensor 12 reading
UNUSED
UNUSED
LP Sensor 3 reading (TM 1)
LP Sensor 4 reading (TM 1)
NI-MLX-10Gx8-M LP Modules
BR-MLX-100Gx2-X LP Modules
a. The four sensors may be displayed in the show chassis command output as Sensor1, Sensor2, Sensor4, and
Sensor5. In that case, Sensor4 and Sensor 5 refer to the LP and LP XPP sensors on the second traffic manager, TM 1.
b. The four sensors may be displayed in the show chassis command output as Sensor1, Sensor2, Sensor4, and
Sensor5. In that case, Sensor4 and Sensor 5 refer to the LP and LP XPP sensors on the second traffic manager, TM 1.
Changing the temperature polling interval
By default, the router reads the temperature sensor on each module every 60 seconds. To change
the polling interval, enter the temp-poll-period command at the global CONFIG level of the CLI.
Brocade(config)# temp-poll-period 120
Syntax: temp-poll-period <seconds>
For the seconds parameter, you can specify a value from 30 – 120.
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NOTE
Adjusting temperature polling interval out of the default setting can negatively affect the efficient
cooling of blades and may cause a blade to overheat and shutdown.
Manually setting the fan speed
Typically, the management module, in conjunction with default settings of low and high
temperature thresholds, determines the speed of the two four-speed fans. (For information about
changing the low and high temperature thresholds, refer to “Changing temperature thresholds for
modules and fan speeds” on page 235.) You can manually set the fan speed using the
set-fan-speed command in the Global CONFIG level of the CLI.
NOTE
Auto control of fan speed is not monitored when cards are in interactive mode. Set fan speed to high
to prevent over-temp condition.
NOTE
Setting a value other than auto or high disables auto fan control and will negatively affect the
efficient cooling of blades and may cause a blade to overheat and shutdown.
For example, to set the speed of fan 0 to medium-high, enter the following command.
Brocade# set-fan-speed med-high
Syntax: set-fan-speed <fan-speed>
For the fan-speed parameter, you can specify the following:
•
•
•
•
•
auto – The system is adjusted by the monitoring system.
high – The system sets the fan speed to high.
low – The system sets the fan speed to low.
med – The system sets the fan speed to medium.
med-high – The system sets the fan speed to medium-high.
Monitoring the cooling system
You can monitor the following aspects of the router cooling system:
• The temperature of the fan control modules
• The status and speed of the fans
• The temperature warnings sent to the system log and that generate an SNMP trap
Displaying fan tray status and speed
To display the status and speed of the 4-speed fans in the router, enter the show chassis command
at any level of the CLI.
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Brocade#
...
--- FANS
Back fan
Back fan
Back fan
Back fan
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show chassis
--tray
tray
tray
tray
1:
2:
3:
4:
Status
Status
Status
Status
=
=
=
=
OK,
OK,
OK,
OK,
Speed
Speed
Speed
Speed
=
=
=
=
LOW
LOW
LOW
LOW
(50%)
(50%)
(50%)
(50%)
Syntax: show chassis
For information about all output generated by the show chassis command, refer to “Displaying
device status and temperature readings” on page 226.
TABLE 40
Field
Status
Speed
Fan status and speed fields
Description
The status can be one of the following:
OK – The fan is functioning properly and is keeping the temperature of each module within
an acceptable temperature range.
• Failed – The fan is not functioning properly or the fan control module cannot control the fan.
•
The speed can be one of the following:
LOW – The fan is functioning at 50 percent of capacity.
MEDIUM – The fan is functioning at 75 percent of capacity.
MEDIUM-HIGH – The fan is functioning at 90 percent of capacity.
HIGH – The fan is functioning at 100 percent of capacity.
•
•
•
•
Displaying temperature warnings
If the temperature of a module exceeds the high temperature threshold for any of the fan speeds,
the system sends a warning message to the system log and an SNMP trap. (For more information
about the low and high temperature thresholds, refer to “Changing temperature thresholds for
modules and fan speeds” on page 235.) This section describes how to view the system log. If you
have configured your router to use a Syslog server or SNMP trap receiver, refer to the
documentation for the server or receiver.
To display the system log, enter the show log command at any CLI level.
Brocade# show log
Syntax: show log
Temperature log reduction
Depending on settings and temperature readings, fan speeds are changed dynamically within the
following ranges: low, med, med-hi, and high. Fan speed changes are determined by temperature
thresholds set for sensors on the management modules, interface modules and switch fabric
modules. When a temperature threshold is passed upward on any module, the fan speed changes
to the assigned fan speed. This occurs even if the temperature is within the threshold for the slower
fan speed on other modules. In previous versions of the software, a log message is sent whenever
a temperature threshold is crossed on any module whether the fan speed is actually increased or
not. This can result in excessive log messages.
The default behavior is a for log message to be sent only when the fan speed is actually changed,
which reduces the number of messages. A CLI option allows you to log all messages or have a
single log message sent when any temperature threshold is crossed.
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Details about how to set temperature thresholds and default threshold values are described in the
“Configuring the cooling system” on page 235
Configuring temperature logging
The temp log-threshold command sets the temperature logging threshold to send a single message
whenever any of the thresholds are crossed.
Brocade(config) temp-log-threshold low
Syntax: temp-log-threshold [verbose | high | low | med | med-high]
• The verbose option generates logs whenever a temperature threshold is crossed. This is the
operational mode of previous versions of Multi-Service IronWare software and provides
backward compatibility.
• The high option generates logs only when the high threshold is crossed.
• The low option generates logs whenever any threshold (low, medium, medium-high or high) is
crossed.
• The med option generates logs only when the medium, medium-high, and high thresholds are
crossed.
• The med-high option generates logs only when the medium-high and high thresholds are
crossed. This is the default setting.
This output displays two instances of a module temperature exceeding the warning threshold.
Managing interface modules
Configuring interface module boot parameters
Ethernet interface modules contain independent copies of system software and boot after the
management module boots. By default, the following boot-related events occur:
• The router synchronizes, or prompts you to synchronize, the software image on the interface
modules with the software on the management module.
• Interface modules boot from a source specified by the management module (the default
source is a primary image in the flash memory on the interface module.)
You can make these changes:
• Disable the synchronization of images between the management module and all interface
modules. You can also initiate an immediate synchronization.
• Change the boot source of one or all interface modules.
Synchronizing the software image between management modules and interface
modules
An interface module can have primary and secondary images that reside in the flash memory.
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If you copy the primary or secondary image to all interface modules using the copy command with
the all keyword, the management module makes a copy of the file and stores it in code flash under
the names lp-primary-0 or lp-secondary-0. The images are stored in this location only and are not
run by the management module or the interface modules. If you copy the primary or secondary
image to a specified device slot using the copy command with the device-slot-number parameter,
the management module does not make a copy of the file.
If the management module has a copy of the primary or secondary image in code flash, by default,
the router synchronizes, or prompts you to synchronize, images between the management module
and the interface modules during the boot process. When the router synchronizes the images, the
management module copies the images from flash memory to the flash memory on the interface
module (the default boot source for the interface modules).
You can manage synchronization of the software images between management and interface
modules in the following situations:
• You are prompted to synchronize the software images during the boot process.
• You want to initiate an immediate synchronization; for example, you want an immediate update
of the software images on one or all interface modules.
• You want to disable synchronization; for example, you have upgraded the image of one
interface module but want to continue running the older image on all other interface modules.
The following sections discuss how to manage software image synchronization in these situations.
Synchronizing the software image on interface modules during the boot process
By default, the router checks the software images in the flash memory on interface modules during
the boot process to see if they are the same as the images in the flash memory on the
management module. If an interface module does not have a software image, the system
automatically downloads the image from the management module to the interface module.
If an interface module has an image that is different from that on the management module, the
system prompts you to take one of the following steps:
• To update the primary and secondary images on the interface module with the images on the
management module, enter the lp cont-boot sync slot-number command at the Privileged
EXEC prompt.
• To retain the software images on the interface module, enter the lp cont-boot no-sync
slot-number command at the Privileged EXEC prompt.
Syntax: lp cont-boot sync <slot-number>
Syntax: lp cont-boot no-sync <slot-number>
Specifying an immediate synchronization
To immediately synchronize software images between the management module and one or all
interface modules, enter the following command at the Privileged EXEC level.
Brocade# lp sync all
Syntax: lp sync [all | <slot-number>]
• The all keyword indicates that the immediate synchronization applies to all interface modules
in the router.
• The slot-number parameter specifies the slot number that contains the interface module to
which the immediate synchronization applies. You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for
8-slot devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 – 32 for 32-slot devices.
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Specifying an immediate shutdown
The management module takes approximately 16-20 seconds to shutdown all interface modules in
a device after a reload is issued. During this time, the interface module continues sending packets.
Enter the lp fast-powerdown command to immediately shut down all interface modules in a device
after a reload is issued.
Brocade(config)# lp fast-powerdown
Syntax: [no] lp fast-powerdown
If you do not enter this command, by default, the interface module continues to forward packets for
an extended time after the router is reloaded.
NOTE
You do not need to change the state of the interface module, or synchronize this shutdown with the
standby management module.
Changing the boot source
By default, the interface modules boot from the primary image located in flash memory. You can
change the boot source of one or all interface modules to one of the following sources:
• Management module
- auxiliary flash card in slot 1 or 2
- Primary or secondary image in the management module flash memory
• Interface module
- Secondary image in interface module flash memory
• TFTP server
You can also specify an interactive boot, which allows you to enter a separate command after the
interface module comes up. The command specifies the source from which one or all interface
modules should boot.
When changing the boot source for one or all interface modules, you can specify one of the
following:
• An immediate boot for one interface module from a specified source
• An automatic boot for one or all interface modules from a specified source starting with the
next software reload or system reset and each reload or reset after that
The CLI command for specifying an immediate boot for one interface module is the same as that
for specifying an automatic boot for one or all modules. The only difference is the CLI level from
which you execute the command. You must specify the command for an immediate boot in the
Privileged EXEC level and the command for an automatic boot in the global CONFIG level.
The following sections explain how to specify an immediate boot and an automatic boot.
Specifying an immediate boot
You can specify an immediate boot for one interface module from a specified source by entering
the lp boot system command in the Privileged EXEC level. The entered command will override the
default or configured boot source one time only.
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Specifying an immediate boot from the auxiliary flash slots on the management module
To specify an immediate boot for the interface module installed in slot 1 from the auxiliary flash slot
on the management module, enter the lp boot system command at the Privileged EXEC level of the
CLI.
Brocade# lp boot system slot1 primary 1
Syntax: lp boot system slot1 | slot2 <filename> <slot-number>
• The slot1 and slot2 keywords indicate the auxiliary flash slot on the management module from
which to boot the interface module.
• The filename parameter specifies the name of the image from which to boot the interface
module.
• The slot-number parameter specifies the device slot number that contains the interface
module that will undergo an immediate boot. You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for
8-slot devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 – 32 for 32-slot devices.
Specifying an immediate boot from management module flash memory
To specify an immediate boot from the primary image on the management module for the interface
module installed in slot 1, enter the following command at the Privileged EXEC level of the CLI.
Brocade# lp boot system mp primary 1
Syntax: lp boot system mp primary | secondary <slot-number>
• The primary and secondary keywords specify the primary or secondary software image in flash
memory on the management module.
• The slot-number parameter specifies the device slot number that contains the interface
module that will undergo an immediate boot.You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for
8-slot devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 – 32 for 32-slot devices.
Specifying an immediate boot from flash memory on the interface module
To specify an immediate boot from the primary image in flash memory on the interface module
installed in slot 1, enter the following command at the Privileged EXEC level of the CLI.
Brocade# lp boot system flash primary 1
Syntax: lp boot system flash [primary | secondary] <slot-number>
• The primary and secondary keywords specify the primary or secondary image in the interface
module flash memory.
• The slot-number parameter specifies the slot number that contains the interface module that
will undergo an immediate boot.You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for 8-slot
devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 – 32 for 32-slot devices.
Specifying an immediate boot from a TFTP server
To specify an immediate boot for the interface module installed in slot 1 from a TFTP server, enter
the following command at the Privileged EXEC level of the CLI.
Brocade# lp boot system tftp 123.123.123.123 primary 1
Syntax: lp boot system tftp <ip-address> <filename> <slot-number>
• The ip-address parameter specifies the IP address of the TFTP server from which the interface
module will be booted.
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• The filename parameter specifies the name of the image from which to boot the interface
module.
• The slot-number parameter specifies the slot number that contains the interface module that
will undergo an immediate boot. You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for 8-slot
devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 – 32 for 32-slot devices.
Specifying an immediate interactive boot
To specify an immediate interactive boot for the interface module installed in slot 1, enter the
following command at the Privileged EXEC level of the CLI.
Brocade# lp boot system interactive 1
Syntax: lp boot system interactive <slot-number>
• The slot-number parameter specifies the slot number that contains the interface module that
will undergo an immediate boot. You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for 8-slot
devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 – 32 for 32-slot devices.
After you enter this command, the system enters monitor mode on the interface module. To boot
from the primary image in flash memory on the interface module, enter the following command at
the monitor prompt.
LP MONITOR> boot system flash primary
Syntax: boot system flash primary
Configuring an automatic boot
To configure an automatic boot for one or all interface modules from a specified source, enter the
lp boot system command in the global CONFIG level. If you save this configuration by entering the
write memory command, the system implements the automatic boot starting with the next
software reload or system reset and each reload or reset after that.
Configuring an automatic boot from the auxiliary flash slot on the management module
To configure an automatic boot for all interface modules from auxiliary flash slot1 on the
management module, enter the following command at the global CONFIG level of the CLI.
Brocade(config)# lp boot system slot1 primary all
Syntax: lp boot system [slot1 | slot2] <filename> [all | <slot-number>]
• The slot1 and slot2 keywords indicate the auxiliary flash slot on the management module from
which to boot the interface modules.
• The filename parameter specifies the name of the image from which to boot the interface
modules.
• The all | slot-number parameter specifies that the automatic boot applies to all interface
modules in the device or to an interface module in the specified device slot number only. You
can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for 8-slot devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 –
32 for 32-slot devices.
Configuring an automatic boot from flash memory on the management module
To configure an automatic boot from the primary image in flash memory on the management
module for all interface modules, enter the following command at the global CONFIG level of the
CLI.
Brocade(config)# lp boot system mp primary all
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Syntax: lp boot system mp [primary | secondary] [all | <slot-number>]
• The primary and secondary keywords specify the primary or secondary image in flash memory
on the management module.
• The all | slot-number parameter specifies that the automatic boot applies to all interface
modules in the device, or to an interface module in the specified device slot number only. You
can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for 8-slot devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 –
32 for 32-slot devices.
Configuring an automatic boot from flash memory on the interface module
To configure an automatic boot from the primary image in flash memory on the interface module
for all interface modules, enter the following command at the global CONFIG level of the CLI.
Brocade(config)# lp boot system flash primary all
Syntax: lp boot system flash [primary | secondary] [all | <slot-number>]
• The primary and secondary keywords specify the primary or secondary image in the interface
module flash memory.
• The all | slot-number parameter specifies that the automatic boot applies to all interface
modules in the device or to an interface module in the specified slot number only. You can
specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot devices, 1 – 8 for 8-slot devices, 1 – 16 for 16-slot devices, or 1 – 32 for
32-slot devices.
Configuring an automatic boot from a TFTP server
To configure an automatic boot for all interface modules from a TFTP server, enter the following
command at the global CONFIG level of the CLI.
Brocade(config)# lp boot system tftp 123.123.123.123 primary all
Syntax: lp boot system tftp <ip-address> <filename> [all | <slot-number>]
• The ip-address parameter specifies the IP address of the TFTP server from which the interface
modules will be booted.
• The filename parameter specifies the name of the image from which to boot the interface
modules.
• The all | slot-number parameter specifies that the automatic boot applies to all interface
modules in the router or to an interface module in the specified router slot number. You can
specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot routers, 1 – 8 for 8-slot routers, 1 – 16 for 16-slot routers, or 1 – 32 for
32-slot routers.
Configuring an automatic interactive boot
To configure an automatic interactive boot for all interface modules, enter the following command
at the global CONFIG level of the CLI.
Brocade(config)# lp boot system interactive all
Syntax: lp boot system interactive [all | <slot-number>]
The all | slot-number parameter specifies that the automatic boot applies to all interface modules
in the router, or to an interface module in the specified slot number. You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot
routers, 1 – 8 for 8-slot routers, 1 – 16 for 16-slot routers, or 1 – 32 for 32-slot routers.
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After you enter this command, the system enters monitor mode on the interface module. To boot
from the primary image in flash memory on the interface module, enter the following command at
the monitor prompt.
LP MONITOR> boot system flash primary (What about the monitor prompt?)
Syntax: boot system flash primary
Changing priority of slots for interface modules
You can prioritize the slots in which the interface modules are installed. The priority range is 1 (low)
– 8 (high). You can set one, some, or all slots to the same priority or each slot to a different priority.
If you assign the same priority to all slots, the lowest-number slot has the highest priority, while the
highest-numbered slot has the lowest priority.
By default, the priority of all slots is 1, which is the lowest priority. If the supply of power to the
router falls below a minimum threshold, the slots will likely lose power because of their low priority.
In this scenario for an 8-slot router, slot 8 will lose power first, then slot 7, slot 6, and so on until slot
1 loses power.
To set the priority of slot 1 to the highest priority (8), enter the following command.
Brocade(config)# lp-slot-priority 1 8
Syntax: lp-slot-priority <slot-number> <priority>
• The slot-number parameter indicates that the slot number for which you are changing the
priority. You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot routers, 1 – 8 for 8-slot routers, 1 – 16 for 16-slot
routers, or 1 – 32 for 32-slot routers.
• The priority parameter indicates the priority of the slot if the router loses power. You can specify
a value of 1 – 8, where 1 is the lowest priority and 8 is the highest priority. You can set one,
some, or all slots to the same priority or each slot to a different priority.
Disabling and re-enabling power to interface modules
You can disable and re-enable power to a specified interface module, or to all interface modules.
For example. to disable power to the interface module in slot 1, enter the following command at the
Privileged EXEC level of the CLI.
Brocade# power-off lp 1
To disable power on all interface modules, enter the following command:
Brocade# power-off lp all
In this output example, there is one interface module in slot 2, which is powered off.
Brocade# power-off lp all
Slot 2 is powered off.
rw_power_off_lp: write 00030000 to RW_MBRIDGE_CARD_POWER_OFF_REG
Syntax: power-off lp <slot-number> all
• The slot-number parameter indicates the slot number for which you are disabling the power.
You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot routers, 1 – 8 for 8-slot routers, 1 – 16 for 16-slot routers, or 1
– 32 for 32-slot routers.
• The all parameter allows you to power off all interface modules.
To re-enable power to the interface module in slot 1, enter the following command at the Privileged
EXEC level of the CLI.
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NOTE
There is a 10 second delay between the power-off lp command and the power-on lp command. Wait
10 seconds between commands.
Brocade# power-on lp 1
To re-enable power on all interface modules, enter the following command.
Brocade# power-on lp all
In this output example, there is one interface module in slot 3 and slot 3 is powered on.
Brocade# power-on lp all
Slot 3 is powering on.
rw_power_on_lp: write 00070004 to RW_MBRIDGE_CARD_POWER_OFF_REG
Syntax: power-on lp [<slot-number>| all]
• The slot-number parameter indicates the slot number for which you are re-enabling the power.
You can specify 1 – 4 for 4-slot routers, 1 – 8 for 8-slot routers, 1 – 16 for 16-slot routers, or 1
– 32 for 32-slot routers.
• The all parameter allows you to power on all interface modules.
Monitoring Link Status
Software and hardware error conditions can bring down fabric links. When all links connecting a
traffic manager to a backplane are down, the traffic manager will drop incoming traffic. If the port
is still up, the traffic manager will continue to drop data. NetIron R05.3.00 and later solve this
problem continuously running a software task on the LP that monitors link status. If it detects that
if the fabric links between the traffic manager and the backplane are down, the software shuts
down the ports connected to that traffic manager, resulting in no continuous traffic drop. If all of
the following criteria are met, the software brings the ports back up:
• all the links come back up
• at least 30 percent of the total links are in the “up” state
• the port is enabled and there are no additional blocking conditions
Enabling monitoring link status
This feature is included by default in NetIron R05.3.00 and later; no configuration is required to
enable it.
Disabling monitoring link status
To disable the link status monitoring feature, enter the following command:
no system-monitoring tm port-control
Displaying fabric link status (Fix for HTML)
To display the fabric link status, enter the following command:
Brocade# show sfm-links 1
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SFM#/FE# | FE link# | LP#/TM# | TM link# | link state
----------+-----------+---------+-----------+--------1 / 1
|
13
| 2 / 1 |
13
|
UP
1 / 1
|
17
| 2 / 2 |
01
|
DOWN
1 / 1
|
14
| 2 / 1 |
01
|
UP
Syntax: show sfm-links <sfm-number> | all [ errors ]
The sfm-number variable specifies an SFM that you want to display link information for.
The all option displays link information for all SFMs in the chassis.
The errors option only displays information for SFM links that are in the DOWN state.
The output of this command can also be filtered using an output modifier. To use an output
modifier, type a vertical bar ( | ) followed by a space and one of the following parameters:
• begin - begin output with the first matching line
• exclude - exclude matching lines from the output
• include - include only matching lines in the output
A warning statement is sent if the number of operational links falls below the minimum threshold.
This warning is displayed to warn users that the line rate traffic will not be maintained.
Table 41 describes the information the show sfm-links command displays.
TABLE 41
CLI display of SFM link information
This field...
Displays...
SFM#
The switch fabric module number.
FE#
The FE number.
FE link#
The number of the interconnect between the SFM and the FE.
LP#
The slot number where the Interface module (LP) is installed.
TM#
The number of the traffic manager used in the link.
TM link#
The link number on the traffic manager.
link state
The link state is either:
UP - In an operating condition
DOWN - In a non-operational condition
Syslog messages
The following syslog messages are related to link monitoring:
• System: Interface Ethernet 3/1, state down -fabric connectivity down
• System: Interface Ethernet 3/1, state up –fabric connectivity up
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Beginning in Brocade NetIron R05.3.00, the software keeps two logs; one of hardware status
currently available to the system, and another of hardware status history. The current alarm log
keeps only entries for current information; when a hardware status is no longer valid, the entry is
cleared. The alarm history log keeps a record of hardware statuses even after the status has
changed. The alarm history log enables you to quickly determine trouble areas in a system. For
example, by accessing the history, you can quickly determine if a problem is occurring too
frequently and might require action.
Each hardware status entry is called an alarm and is classified by severity assigned by the
software. The software categorizes alarms in the following levels:
• Critical - A condition that will cause damage to the system. A condition that causes a traffic
outage on multiple ports.
• Major - A condition that causes traffic outage on single ports or might cause damage to the
system.
• Minor - A condition that should be investigated but will not damage the system.
By default, all hardware status alarm levels of major severity and higher are logged, though you can
configure the status alarm levels sent to both alarm logs (current and history). You can use the
show alarm command to view the current status on a device, or a logged history of hardware
alarms. To change the levels of alarms sent to the alarm logs, refer to “Configuring Alarm History
Buffer Size” on page 253.
The alarms are specific to hardware status, whereas the syslog records information for software
events. Alarms can also be configured on very specific terms such as a failed temperature sensor
on a single interface module.
To take advantage of this feature, you should first set the alarm history buffer size. This is optional,
but you have the option to limit how many entries are stored in the alarm history so you can free up
space for other resources. Refer to “Configuring Alarm History Buffer Size” on page 253 for more
information.
Next, you should configure the severity of alarms for each device you want logged. For detailed
information, refer to “Configuring alarm logging” on page 254. Once you have configured your
alarm logging, you can display alarms in the current alarm log and alarm history log using the show
alarm command, as described in Table 42 on page 255.
Configuring Alarm History Buffer Size
The history buffer size is configurable. The default buffer size is 400 entries, but it can be
configured to list between 100 and 3000 entries using the alarm history command.
For example, to configure the alarm history log size to 100 entries, enter the following command:
Brocade# alarm history 100
Syntax: [no] alarm history n
where n is the number of log entries you want to store in the alarm history log, between 100 and
3000.
To reset the alarm history back to the default buffer size, use the alarm history command with the
no operand. For example, to set the buffer size back to the default entry size from 100, enter the
following command:
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Brocade# no alarm history 100
Configuring alarm logging
You can configure the system to log only specific level alarms for specific devices using the alarm
command. The configuration setting applies to both logs, the current and history alarm logs. The
level you set is the minimum level of alarms that will be logged. For example, if you set the
configuration to log a minimum of minor level events, all minor, major and critical events will be
logged. If you set the configuration to log a minimum of major level events, all major and critical
events will be logged. If you set the configuration to log a minimum of critical level events, only
critical level events will be logged.
For example, to configure the system to log a minimum of major level alarms on an interface
module in slot 1, optic in slot 9, enter the following command:
Brocade# alarm lp 1 optic 9 major
Alarms of major and critical severity will be logged for the optic in slot 9 on interface module in slot
1.
To reset the alarm history severity logging back to the default severity level, use the alarm
command with the no operand. For example, to reset the alarms for the example above back to
default, enter the following command:
Brocade# no alarm lp 1 optic 9 major
NOTE
You cannot configure alarm severity on a system wide basis; you must specify a specific device, such
as a fan, power supply or optic device.
Once an alarm is set to log a minimum alarm level, the show commands cannot display alarm levels
of lower severity levels as the information is not logged.
Displaying alarms
This section describes how to display alarms. You can display alarms at a very basic or specific
level. The alarm logs display alarms they have been configured to log. The alarm history log is
displayed in chronological order starting with the most recent entry.
NOTE
By default, all hardware status alarm levels of major severity and higher are logged. If you have
configured different levels to be logged, only those levels of alarms can be displayed using the show
alarm command.
For example, to display all alarms on the system of major alarm level only, enter the following
command:
Brocade# show alarm severity
Jan 3 15:01:44 | Major
|
Jan 3 15:01:44 | Major
|
Jan 3 15:03:54 | Major
|
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
|
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
|
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
|
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
|
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
|
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
|
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major
Chassis
Chassis
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
Power-Supply 2 - Not Present
Power-Supply 3 - Not Present
Optic 1 - Alarm
Optic 2 - Not Present
Optic 5 - Not Present
Optic 7 - Not Present
Optic 8 - Not Present
Optic 10 - Not Present
Optic 11 - Not Present
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Jan
Jan
Jan
Jan
Jan
3
3
3
3
3
3
15:02:21
15:02:21
15:02:21
15:02:22
15:02:22
15:02:22
|
|
|
|
|
|
Major
Major
Major
Major
Major
Major
|
|
|
|
|
|
LP
LP
LP
LP
LP
LP
1
1
1
1
1
1
|
|
|
|
|
|
Optic
Optic
Optic
Optic
Optic
Optic
12
13
14
16
17
18
-
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
Not
6
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
Present
To display all alarms on the system of all alarm levels (as per your configured alarm severity
logging), enter the following command:
Brocade# show alarm all
Jan 3 15:01:44 | Major
Jan 3 15:01:44 | Major
Jan 3 15:03:54 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:21 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:22 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:22 | Major
Jan 3 15:02:22 | Major
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
Chassis
Chassis
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
LP
1
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
Power-Supply 2 - Not Present
Power-Supply 3 - Not Present
Optic 1 - Alarm
Optic 2 - Not Present
Optic 5 - Not Present
Optic 7 - Not Present
Optic 8 - Not Present
Optic 10 - Not Present
Optic 11 - Not Present
Optic 12 - Not Present
Optic 13 - Not Present
Optic 14 - Not Present
Optic 16 - Not Present
Optic 17 - Not Present
Optic 18 - Not Present
Table 42 describes how to use the show alarm command to display alarm information.
TABLE 42
Displaying alarm log information
Description
Syntax
To display the default alarm levels.
show alarm default
To display all current alarms of a specific severity:
critical, major, or minor.
Alarms displayed depend on what you have configured
the alarm logs to record.
show alarm severity [ critical | major |
minor ]
Use to display all alarms in the alarm logs. Use the
history operand to display the alarm history log.
show alarm [history] all
To display all alarms in the alarm log for all devices in
the chassis.
Alarms displayed depend on what you have configured
the alarm logs to record.
show alarm [history] chassis all
To display all alarms in the alarm log related to
all subsystems within the chassis or events for
a particular subsystem
(where subsystem is power supply or fan)
(where x is the device number)
To display all alarms in the alarm log for all
management modules and subsystems for the
management modules.
To display all alarms in the alarm log related to
a specific management module
(where n, module number is 1-3 for MLX/XMR
and 1 for CER/CES)
and all alarms for it’s subsystems.
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show alarm [history] mp all
show alarm [history] mp n all
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Displaying alarm log information (Continued)
Description
Syntax
To display all alarms in the alarm log related to
temperature information for a management
module
(where n, module number is 1-3 for MLX/XMR
and 1 for CER/CES)
and a specific fan
(where x, is the temperature device number).
To display all alarms in the alarm log for all interface
modules and subsystems for the management
module.
To display all alarms in the alarm log related to
a specific interface module
(where n, module number is 1-3 for MLX/XMR
and 1 for CER/CES)
and all alarms for it’s subsystems.
To display all alarms in the alarm log related to
subsystem information for an interface module
(where n, module number is 1-3 for MLX/XMR
and 1 for CER/CES)
and either all events on a specific subsystem,
or events for a particular subsystem
(where subsystem is temperature or optic)
(where x, is a the device number).
To display all alarms in the alarm log for all SFM and
subsystems for the SFM.
show alarm [history] mp n temperature
[all | x]
show alarm [history] lp all
show alarm [history] lp n all
show alarm [history] lp n subsystem [all
| x]
show alarm [history] sfm all
To display all alarms in the alarm log related to
a specific SFM
(where n, is SFM slot 1-8 for MLX/XMR)
and all alarms for it’s subsystems.
show alarm [history] sfm n all
To display all alarms in the alarm log related to
SFM information for a specific SFM
(where n, is SFM slot 1-8 for MLX/XMR)
and either all events on a specific subsystem,
or events for a particular subsystem
(where subsystem is temperature or
fabric-element)
(where x is 1-4 for a fabric element device
number).
show alarm [history] sfm n subsystem
[all | x]
Management and interface modules
When a management module or interface module is removed from the chassis, a major level alarm
is generated in the alarm history log. If the management module, interface module, or SFM is
powered off, a critical level alarm is generated in the alarm history log.
When a module is removed or powered off, alarms for all subsystems of the module are cleared
from the current alarm log. If a module is removed from the chassis, all alarms are cleared from the
current alarm log, and memory associated to its subsystems is freed. When a module is added to
the configuration, memory is reallocated.
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Temperature
If temperature on the management module or interface module increases to the highest threshold,
a major alarm is set. If temperature decreases below the highest threshold, the alarm is cleared
from the current alarm log, and an additional alarm is sent to the alarm history log stating that the
condition has been removed. If the temperature increases into shutdown range, a critical level
alarm is reported and logged in the alarm logs.
Optics
Alarms and warnings are monitored only for optic devices that support optical monitoring. If optical
monitoring is disabled, then no alarms are generated.
If an optic is removed or not present, a major alarm is reported and logged and any existing alarms
are cleared from the current alarm log.
NOTE
Alarms are not generated for optic device insertion.
Switch fabric element
If a switch fabric element cannot be accessed, a major alarm is reported and logged.
Chassis fans, power supplies, and optics
If there is an indication that a single fan has failed, a major alarm is reported and logged on the
tray. If an incompatible fan tray is detected, a major alarm is reported and logged on the tray. When
a fan tray is removed, any existing alarms are cleared and a major alarm is reported and logged on
the tray.
If a power supply is installed but powered down, a minor alarm is reported and logged. If a power
supply is installed incorrectly, a major alarm is reported and logged. If a power supply is not
present, a major alarm is reported and logged.
Clearing the alarm history log
Use the clear alarm command to remove some or all of the current alarms. Once the alarm is
cleared, it is removed from the current alarm database and is no longer available even though the
condition might still exist. The alarm is kept in the history log.
If you clear all alarms, a single entry is added to the history that indicates all alarms have been
cleared.
To clear all alarms from the alarm logs, enter the following command:
Brocade# clear alarm all
For example, if you want to clear all alarms from the alarm logs on a specific optic in slot 9 of the
interface module in slot 1, enter the following command:
Brocade# clear alarm lp 1 optic 9
Disabling SNMP trap generation and logging
With the introduction of the alarm feature, you may want to disable some SNMP trap generation
and logging to save space.
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To disable SNMP fan change-trap generation, enter the following command:
Brocade(config)# no snmp-server enable traps fan-speed-change
To disable Syslog fan-speed-change logging, enter the following command:
Brocade(config)# no logging enable fan-speed-change
For additional information on SNMP traps and logging, refer to the Unified MIB Reference.
Displaying MR2 management module memory usage
In NetIron R05.3.00 and later, you can use all 4G of physical memory on the MR2 management
module. To display MR2 memory usage, enter the following command:
Brocade# show mem
ID
Memory Used Available
0 21401600
14397440
1 51474432
216961024
2 107184128
2747834368
3 0
267386880
4 0
267386880
5 0
267386880
6 0
267386880
7 0
267386880
8 0
267386880
9 0
267386880
10 0
267386880
11 0
267386880
12 0
267386880
- 19722240
47386624
Total Installed: 4294967295,
Success
Hold
Fail
1508
633
0
22
22
0
25969
10813
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
10
0
Total Free: 3988713472
Error
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
OS
Shared
Global
User Private
Priv4
Priv5
Priv6
Priv7
Priv8
Priv9
Priv10
Priv11
Priv12
DMA
Syntax: show memory
Enabling and disabling management module CPU usage calculations
You can enable the router to perform usage averaging calculations on tasks handled by CPU on the
management module. You can then display usage averages for all tasks performed by the CPU on
the management module for an interval of up to one hour. You can display these statistics using
the show cpu command.
NOTE
Typically, these statistics are used for debugging purposes.
By default, the performance of the calculations is disabled. When disabled, you can use the show
cpu command without optional parameters to display usage averages for all tasks performed by
CPU on the management module.
NOTE
The cpu-usage command must be configured in order to poll the MP CPU utilization.
To enable the usage averaging calculations, enter the following command at the global CONFIG
level of the CLI.
Brocade(config)# cpu-usage on
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Syntax: cpu-usage on
To disable the usage averaging calculations, enter the following command at the global CONFIG
level of the CLI.
Brocade(config)# cpu-usage off
Syntax: cpu-usage off
Displaying CPU usage
Use the show cpu command to display usage averages for all tasks performed by the management
module as shown in this example.
Brocade# show cpu
... Usage average for all tasks in the last 1 seconds ...
==========================================================
Name
us/sec
%
idle
755423
100
monitor
13
0
wd
46
0
flash
0
0
dbg
6
0
boot
92
0
main
0
0
itc
0
0
tmr
588
0
ip_rx
211
0
scp
36
0
console
54
0
vlan
0
0
mac_mgr
38
0
mrp
0
0
vsrp
0
0
snms
71
0
rtm
640
0
rtm6
40
0
ip_tx
2478
0
rip
0
0
mpls
119
0
nht
0
0
mpls_glue
13
0
bgp
0
0
bgp_io
0
0
ospf
737
0
ospf_r_calc
0
0
isis
38
0
isis_spf
0
0
mcast
18
0
msdp
134
0
vrrp
0
0
ripng
0
0
ospf6
66
0
ospf6_rt
0
0
mcast6
7
0
bfd
0
0
l4
98
0
stp
0
0
gvrp_mgr
0
0
snmp
0
0
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rmon
web
lacp
dot1x
dot1ag
hw_access
ospf_msg_task
telnet_0
telnet_1
13
86
0
0
7
1049
0
0
44
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Syntax: show cpu
Displaying management module CPU usage
You can display the tasks handled by the management module and the amount of the
management module CPU used by each task by entering the show tasks command at any level of
the CLI.
Brocade# show tasks
Task Name
Pri
State
---------- --- ----idle 0
run
monitor 20
susp
int 16
susp
timer 15
susp
dbg 30
susp
flash 17
susp
wd 31
susp
boot 17
susp
main 3
susp
itc 6
susp
tmr 5
susp
ip_rx 5
susp
scp 5
susp
console 5
susp
vlan 5
susp
mac_mgr 5
susp
mrp_mgr 5
susp
vsrp 5
susp
snms 5
susp
rtm 5
susp
ip_tx 5
run
mcast 5
susp
l4 5
susp
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Examine the CPU Usage (%) field to determine the percentage of management module CPU used by
each task.
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NOTE
The total CPU usage may not add up to 100 percent. The total may not include resources used by
the management processes.
A problem could exist If the CPU usage is distributed unevenly to one task, other than the idle task,
for a prolonged period. If this situation occurs, contact Brocade Technical Support for assistance.
Removing MAC address entries
You can remove the following learned MAC address entries from the system MAC address table:
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All MAC address entries
All MAC address entries for a specified interface module
All MAC address entries for a specified Ethernet port
All MAC address entries for a specified VLAN
A specified MAC address entry in all VLANs
For example, to remove entries for the MAC address 000d.cb80.00d in all VLANs, enter the
following command at the Privileged EXEC level of the CLI.
Brocade# clear mac-address 000d.cb80.00d0
Syntax: clear mac-address <mac-address> [ethernet <slot-num>/<port-num>] | [module
<slot-num>] | vlan <number>
• If you enter the clear mac-address command without any parameters, the software removes all
MAC entries.
• Use the mac-address parameter to remove a specified MAC address from all VLANs. Specify
the MAC address in the following format: HHHH.HHHH.HHHH.
• Use the ethernet slot-num or port-num parameter to remove all MAC addresses for a specified
Ethernet port. For the slot-num parameter, enter the number of the device slot in which the
Ethernet interface module is installed. For the port-num parameter, enter the Ethernet port for
which to remove all MAC addresses.
• Use the module slot-num parameter to remove all MAC addresses for an interface module in a
specified device slot.
• Use the vlan number parameter to remove all MAC addresses for a specified VLAN.
Simplified Upgrade
Simplified Upgrade is a single operation that performs a full system upgrade of all the images. It
can be as simple as one command from the CLI or one set-request operation from the SNMP.
In this release, the process will be optimized by introducing a version-check of the images to
determine whether it is necessary to download/upgrade the image or not.
Version Check
Prior to this release, Simplified Upgrade and LP Auto-Upgrade reads the manifest file for the
location of the image to be used for the upgrade, and proceeds to download the image file.
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For instance, when Simplified Upgrade is upgrading the LP FPGA of the interface modules, it
downloads the bundled FPGA file then later attempt to install individual FPGA types to the
applicable interface modules. In the individual FPGA installation, it performs a version check
between the downloaded image and the currently running image.
If both versions are the same, Simplified Upgrade will skip the upgrade for that FPGA type and
proceed to the next FPGA type. In a case where all interface modules are up-to-date, all will be
skipped.
Version Information
This release will address the above mentioned example by introducing version checking at the
beginning. The manifest file will now have a version field for every specified image. For example, a
line in a manifest file for XPP MRJ FPGA image may look something like this,
xppmrj_05600.bin 1.00
xpp8x10_05600i066.bin 6.14
pbif8x10_05600i066.bin 1.30
For every FPGA type in the manifest file that is applicable to the system, its version will be
compared to the image that is currently running. If any of the following conditions is satisfied, it will
start to download the bundled FPGA image and proceed to install the applicable FPGAs
conditionally:
• At least one card is not in UP state.
• At least one FPGA type version does not match.
• Failure to retrieve the running version (due to internal error).
Otherwise, if all the FPGA types match the versions, Simplified Upgrade will skip this step. The
display output will look like this:
Bundled FPGA skipped, same version exists.
Summary Report
The summary report display is modified to indicate that the upgrade was skipped for the image. It
will appear similarly to the example report as follows:
System Upgrade Done.
Upgrade Summary
Source: tftp 10.120.75.21 Directory /XMR-MLX
1) Installed /XMR-MLX/Boot/ManagementModule/xmprm05600.bin to MP Boot
2) Installed /XMR-MLX/Boot/InterfaceModule/xmlprm05600.bin to LP Boot on all
LP
slots
3) Installed /XMR-MLX/Monitor/ManagementModule/xmb05600.bin to MP Monitor
4) Installed /XMR-MLX/Monitor/InterfaceModule/xmlb05600.bin to LP Monitor on
all
LP slots
5) Installed /XMR-MLX/Application/ManagementModule/xmr05600b296.bin to MP
Primar
y
6) Installed /XMR-MLX/Application/InterfaceModule/xmlp05600b296.bin to LP
Primar
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7) Skipped LP FPGA Bundled, same version exists.
8) Installed /XMR-MLX/FPGA/ManagementModule/mbridge_05600b296.xsvf to FPGA
MBRID
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Checking for coherence...
Done.
Option to Ignore the Version
By default, the upgrade operation will perform a version check. An optional parameter to ignore the
version field will be available in the CLI command as well as SNMP MIB.
The user may choose to perform a forced upgrade.
Similarly, if the specified manifest file does not have a version field, it will perform a forced upgrade
for backward compatibility.
Supported Images
The version comparison is done for the following images:
• Interface Module FPGA (LP FPGA)
• Management Module FPGA (MBRIDGE and MBRIDGE-32)
NOTE
Simplified Upgrade (single-command) must be performed before LP Auto-Upgrade can be
configured. The later one uses the manifest file that the former one downloaded in the system flash.
Single-Command Package Upgrade
The CLI command is modified to have an optional parameter to ignore or bypass version checking.
Full syntax (using a TFTP server as the source):
NetIron# copy tftp system [all-images] <server-ip-address>
manifest <File name> [lp-sec | mp-sec | secondary]
[skip-version-check]
Full syntax (using a removable storage device as the source):
NetIron# copy <slot1 | slot2> system [all-images]
manifest <File name> [lp-sec | mp-sec | secondary]
[skip-version-check]
Interface Module Auto-Upgrade
NOTE
Interface Module Auto-Upgrade does not support LP Auto-Upgrade, which allows the system to
automatically upgrade the Boot and FPGA images of an inserted interface module.
In a full-system upgrade where an external set of images (or, release package) is to be applied to
the system, it makes sense to perform a version comparison between what is currently running in
the system and the release package (while LP Auto-Upgrade compares the image version in LP and
that of the system).
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This chapter describes how to perform any required maintenance on your device. It also describes
how to install the following field-replaceable hardware:
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Compact flash cards in management modules
Interface modules
Switch fabric modules
Fiber optic transceivers
Fans
Power supplies
Fan deflectors
Air filters
Hardware maintenance schedule
DANGER
The procedures in this manual are for qualified service personnel.
Brocade routers require minimal maintenance for hardware components. It is recommended that
you perform the following regular maintenance tasks:
• Clean the fiber-optic connectors on a fiber-optic transceiver port and the connected fiber cable
each time you disconnect the cable.
• Replace the air filters quarterly.
You can also replace the following hardware components, as needed:
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All modules (management, interface, and switch fabric).
Fiber-optic transceivers.
AC or DC power supplies.
Fan assemblies.
NOTE
The management, interface, and switch fabric modules are dedicated, which means that you must
install them in Brocade routers only. If you install these modules in another Brocade device or you
install a module intended for another Brocade device in a Brocade router, the device and modules
will not function properly.
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Replacing a management module
For instructions on how to install or replace modules, refer to the module installation section in the
installation chapter for your router model.
Installing the Compact Flash Card in an MR2 management module
MR2 management modules allow users to insert an additional 2 Gbps compact flash card. To
install the card, you need a flat head or Philips screw driver. Refer to Figure 153 to see where the
slot card should be placed.
NOTE
MR and MR2 management modules should not be used together in the same chassis.
Please read the Hardware Installation Notes that came with your hardware before installing the MR2
management module.
The internal compact flash card cannot be accessed for removal or replacement.
To obtain a replacement or a new compact flash card, contact Brocade technical support.
To install a compact flash card in an MR2 management module:
1. Remove the two screws holding the compact flash card cover in place using a flat head or
Phillips screw driver.
Put the screws and cover plate aside; you will need to reattach the cover using the screws after
installing the card.
2. Slide the compact flash card into the slot.
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3. Reattach the cover plate using the two screws and screwdriver.
FIGURE 153 Inserting a compact flash card in the MR2 management module
Replacing an interface module
You can remove or replace interface modules while the router is powered on and running. For more
information on module slot locations, refer to Chapter 1, “Product Overview”.
NOTE
It is not recommended that you hot-swap an interface module that is running a software image older
or newer than the image on the management module. Although the management module will
attempt to sync the application image on the interface module, it may not be able to sync older FPGA
images. In this case the interface module may attempt to continuously reload. Always upgrade or
downgrade the FPGA images on replacement interface modules to match the software version on
the management module before you install the interface modules in your device.
For information about how to install a new or replacement module, refer to the installation chapter
for your router model.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a component, allow a minimum of two seconds after a component has
been removed before inserting a replacement component in the same slot.
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Removing and replacing an interface module
To remove or replace an interface module, see the module instructions in the installation chapter
that is appropriate for your router model.
For 16-slot routers, if you insert a module into a slot where the fan speed for a previous module was
manually configured, you will need to change the fan speed back to auto. For example, if the fan
speed was manually configured to “slow”, and you are installing a module that requires more
cooling power, the “slow” setting will cause the module to overheat. To configure the fan speed to
auto, enter the following command:
Brocade# set-fan-speed auto
Syntax: set-fan-speed auto
Due to the high cable capacity of 32-slot routers, cable bundles can be very dense. The design of
the cable management system allows you to access interface modules in the top row of the upper
card cage without having to disconnect cables from the bottom row of the same card cage. Simply
move the cable bundles from the lower card cage to the side, as shown in Figure 154.
FIGURE 154 Accessing the interface modules on a fully-loaded 32-slot chassis
Replacing a switch fabric module
You can replace a switch fabric module while the router is powered on and running. For more
information on switch fabric slot locations, refer to “Switch fabric modules” on page 32. For
installation instructions for switch fabric modules, see the installation chapter that is appropriate
for your router model.
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CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a component, please allow a minimum of two seconds after the old
component has been removed before inserting a replacement component in the same slot.
For a graceful shutdown of the links, it is recommended that you disable the switch fabric module
before removing it from the device. It is also recommended that you remove or replace switch
fabric modules one at a time. If you need to remove all of the switch fabric modules at the same
time, you must shut down the router and remove the power source.
Replacing a fiber-optic transceiver
You can replace a fiber-optic transceiver in a 10 Gigabit Ethernet port while the device is powered
on and running.
DANGER
All fiber optics interfaces use Class 1 lasers.
DANGER
Laser Radiation. Do Not View Directly with Optical Instruments. Class 1M Laser Products
Before removing a fiber-optic transceiver, have the following items available:
• The protective covering that you removed from the fiber-optic transceiver port when you initially
installed the module
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router chassis.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
To replace a fiber-optic transceiver in a 10 Gbps Ethernet port, perform the following steps:
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector
located on the front of the router.
2. Disconnect the two fiber cable connectors from the port connectors.
3. Replace the protective cover on the port connectors.
4. Pull down the latch on the front of the transceiver.
5. Pull the transceiver out of the port and place it in an anti-static bag for storage.
6. Remove the new transceiver from the protective packaging.
7.
Insert the fiber-optic transceiver into the port until it clicks into place. Fiber-optic transceivers
are keyed to prevent incorrect insertion.
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Cabling a fiber-optic transceiver
To cable a fiber-optic transceiver, perform the following steps:
1. Before cabling a fiber-optic transceiver, it is strongly recommended that you clean the cable
connectors and the port connectors. For more information, refer to “Replacing a management
module” on page 266.
2. Gently insert the two cable connectors (a tab on each connector should face upward) into the
port connectors until the tabs lock into place.
Replacing a power supply
You can replace a power supply while the device is powered on and running. For the location of the
power supplies (AC or DC) refer to Chapter 1, “Product Overview”.
CAUTION
If you are hot-swapping a module, power supply, or fan tray, allow a minimum of two seconds
after a module (or power supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the
same slot.
Determining which power supply failed
To determine which power supply has failed, enter the show chassis command at any CLI
command prompt.
Brocade# show chassis
This command displays status information for the fans and power supplies, and temperature
readings for various components in the device. The power supplies are numbered in the display.
Refer to “Displaying device status and temperature readings” on page 226 for more information.
If a power supply has failed, the display indicates “Installed (Failed)” and identifies the slot in which
the failed power supply is installed.
Setting the threshold for power supply monitoring
The power-supply monitoring threshold command monitors the power supply state, and indicates
when a power supply will shut down due to failure.
To set a threshold value for power supply monitoring, enter the following command.
Brocade(config)#power-supply monitoring threshold 3
A Power Supply will be Shutdown if it fails 3 times within an Hour
The power supply will flap three times within an hour, after which the power supply will
automatically shut down.
Syntax: [no] power-supply monitoring [threshold <decimal>]
The decimal variable specifies the number of flaps within an hour after which a power supply will
automatically shutdown. The threshold range is from 0 through 32. The default value is 5. A value
of 0 disables the power supply auto-shutdown on flapping.
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NOTE
A threshold value of 0 will not automatically shutdown a power supply due to failures.
For Syslog messages, please refer to Appendix A, Using Syslog in the Brocade MLX Series and
Brocade NetIron Family Configuration Guide.
Clearing power supply failure timestamps
Use the power-supply monitoring clear command to clear all collected failure timestamps for a
given power supply, or for all available power supplies.
To clear all collected failure timestamps for a power supply, enter the following command.
Brocade(config)# power-supply monitoring clear 1
This will clear all collected failure timestamps for the Power Supply # 1
Are you sure? (enter 'y' or 'n'): y
To clear all collected failure timestamps for all available power supplies, enter the following
command.
Brocade(config)# power-supply monitoring clear all
This will clear all collected failure timestamps for all available Power Supplies
Are you sure? (enter 'y' or 'n'): y
You are asked to verify this command by entering y for “yes” or n for “no.
Syntax: power-supply monitoring clear <decimal | all>]
By default, no power-supply monitoring is configured.
The decimal variable specifies a power supply number, The all keyword clears all available power
supplies.
Displaying power supply monitoring timestamps
To display timestamps for failures on any power supply, enter the following command.
Brocade #show power-supply-monitoring
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Monitoring Threshold: 32 flaps/hour
In the example above, the configured power supply monitoring threshold is 32 cycles per hour.
You can also use the show running-config command to display the power supply monitoring
threshold configuration, as displayed in the following example.
Brocade#show running-config
Current configuration:
!
ver V5.4.0T163
module 1 br-mlx-2-port-100g-x
module 3 ni-mlx-48-port-1g-mrj21
!
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no logging enable ntp
logging console
telnet login-retries 5
telnet server
power-supply monitoring threshold 32
username script password 8 $1$hR/..5B1$adiszoS76gLD9zIyFF1ER1
In the example above, the configured power supply monitoring threshold is 32 cycles per hour.
Use the following command to show the uptime of modules:
Brocade#show version | include time
Active Management uptime is 9 minutes 30 seconds
Standby Management uptime is 8 minutes 45 seconds
LP Slot 3 uptime is 8 minutes 48 seconds
LP Slot 4 uptime is 8 minutes 48 seconds
LP Slot 5 uptime is 8 minutes 50 seconds
LP Slot 6 uptime is 8 minutes 50 seconds
LP Slot 8 uptime is 8 minutes 48 seconds
Brocade#
Brocade# show version | include xmr
Compiled on Jul 9 2012 at 09:52:52 labeled as xmr05400b396
Compiled on Jul 9 2012 at 09:52:52 labeled as xmr05400b396
Brocade#
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The show power-supply-monitoring command displays the last 32 recorded failure timestamps for
a power supply. The displayed failure timestamp is the number of seconds since the last system
reboot. The current configured power supply monitoring threshold value is also displayed at the
end of the output.
Syntax: show power-supply-monitoring
Enabling a power supply shutdown
NOTE
The power-on power supply and power-off power-supply commands are not available on some power
supplies. These commands can be useful for Brocade Technical Support when troubleshooting a
router. It is recommended you use the commands only when troubleshooting a router with Brocade
Technical Support.
NOTE
There is a 10 second delay between the power-off lp command and the power-on lp command. Wait
10 seconds between commands.
The power-off power-supply command allows you to shut down a power supply manually.
To shut down a power supply, enter the following command.
Brocade# power-off power-supply 3
This will Shutdown The Power Supply # 3
Are you sure? (enter 'y' or 'n'): y
ERROR: Power Supply # 3 is the Last Available in the system and will not be
shutdown.
To force the shutdown, please use keyword "forced"
Syntax: power-off power-supply [forced] <decimal>
The power-supply keyword allows you to shut down a power supply.
The decimal variable specifies a power supply index number.
The forced option forces the last power supply available in the system to shut down.The CLI will not
shut down the last power supply unless the forced option is used.
Powering on the power supply through the CLI
NOTE
The power-on power supply and power-off power-supply commands are not available on some power
supplies. These commands can be useful for Brocade Technical Support when troubleshooting a
router. It is recommended you use the commands only when troubleshooting a router with Brocade
Technical Support.
NOTE
There is a 10 second delay between the power-off lp command and the power-on lp command. Wait
10 seconds between commands.
Use the power-on power-supply command to turn on a power supply that has been shut down.
A power supply will shut down due to flapping, or if a shutdown is enabled manually using the
power-off power-supply command. Refer to “Enabling a power supply shutdown” on page 273.
To turn on a power supply that has shut down, enter the following command.
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Brocade# power-on power-supply 1
AC Power Supply 1 is OK
The output example displays the status for power supply 1 as OK.
NOTE
If a power supply has shut down, power to the interface module will be lost. There will not be enough
power remaining in the system.
Syntax: power-on [power-supply <decimal>]
The decimal variable specifies a power supply index number.
Replacing a power supply
To replace a power supply, have the following items available:
• A new power supply (AC or DC), which you can order from Brocade
• A small flat-blade or Phillips screwdriver (Brocade MLX-4 and Brocade 32-slot modules)
DANGER
The power supplies are hot swappable, which means they can be removed and replaced while
the device is powered on and running. However, Brocade recommends that you disconnect the
power supply from its power source before removing and replacing the supply. The device can be
running while a power supply is being removed and replaced, but the power supply itself should
not be connected to a power source. Otherwise, you could be injured or the power supply or other
parts of the device could be damaged.
DANGER
The front panel of a power supply includes a handle that locks the power supply in the device.
This handle is a locking mechanism only and should not be used to lift and carry the power
supply. You may sustain physical injury or harm if you attempt to lift and carry a power supply
using the locking handle.
1. Disconnect the power supply from the power source.
2. Disconnect the power cables from the power supply.
3. Remove the power supply from the device:
• For a 4-slot device: Use the screwdriver to loosen the two screws on both sides of the
power supply faceplate. Then pull the ejectors forward until the power supply disconnects
from the backplane.
• For an 8-slot or 16-slot device: Pull up on the plunger on the faceplate and pull the handle
toward you until the power supply is released.
• For a 32-slot device: Make sure the captured screw underneath the latch handle on the
power supply faceplate is loose. Pull down on the latch handle and curl your fingers over
the handle. Pull the handle straight out toward you to unlock the power supply (see
Figure 155).
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Pull the power supply out of the device.
FIGURE 155 Removing and replacing a power supply in a 32-slot device.
1
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6
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2
AC OK
7
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3
DC OK
8
Pull down on plunger to remove
4
ALM
9
Power supply
5
Latch handle open
4. Insert the new power supply into the empty power supply slot, using the guides provided on
either side of the slot.
CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make sure the
power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply upside down.
5. After you insert the power supply, push gently on the power supply faceplate until the power
supply is fully seated.
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6. Pull up on the handle on the power supply faceplate to lock the power supply in place.
7.
For a 4-slot device only, use the screwdriver to secure the two screws on either side of the
power supply faceplate.
8. For a 2400W DC power supply only, crimp the #4 AWG power supply wire in the power lugs.
9. For a 3000W DC power supply only, crimp the #2 AWG power supply wire in the power lugs.
10. Connect the AC power cord or DC power lugs to the power supply faceplate.
11. Connect the power to the AC or DC source.
LEDs on the power supply faceplate show the status of the power supply with the following colors:
• For a DC supply, the DC IN and DC OUT LEDs should be green, indicating the power supply is
providing power to the device components.
• For an AC supply, the AC OK and DC OK LEDs should be green, indicating the power supply is
providing power to the device components (refer to Figure 155).
• If the ALM LED is lit (amber), the power supply has failed.
For information about troubleshooting this problem, refer to Table 24 on page 124.
Replacing fan assemblies
You can replace a fan or a fan control module while the router is powered on and running. The fans
and fan control modules are located on the rear panel of the router.
NOTE
Fan trays are hot swappable. However, a hot-swap procedure should be completed within five
minutes so the device will continue to function correctly without any fans. It is recommended that
you disconnect the power supply from AC or DC power before installing or removing the fan tray.
While fan assemblies are being replaced, and there is an increase or decrease in fan-speed due to
that, syslogs or console messages are not generated.
Replacing fan assemblies in all 32-slot routers
This section describes how to replace fan assemblies in MLX and XMR 32-slot routers.
CAUTION
Removing the rear fan modules on a 32-slot router provides access to bus bars and backplane.
Avoid contact with these parts. There are hazardous energy levels at these locations.
A 32-slot router has ten fan assemblies located at the rear of the router. They are numbered as
indicated in Figure 156.
You can remove and replace a fan assembly while the router is powered on and running.
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CAUTION
To avoid overheating of the router, remove one fan assembly at a time, and replace it promptly.
Wait for the LED on the fan assembly being replaced to turn green before replacing another fan
assembly. Do not remove all fans from the device at once.
Before replacing a fan assembly, have the following items available:
• A new fan assembly, which you can order from Brocade
• A small flat-blade screwdriver
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the front of the device.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
Use the following steps to replace a fan assembly.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router.
2. Using the screwdriver, remove the screws that secure the fan assembly faceplate to the rear of
the router.
3. Remove the fan assembly by grasping the handle on the faceplate and pulling the assembly
toward you as shown in Figure 157. Pulling the fan assembly unseats the fan connector from
the device.
DANGER
The 32-slot router fan assembly is heavy and will be off-balance as you remove it. Use both
hands on the handle.
DANGER
Be careful not to insert your fingers into the fan while removing it from the device. The fan may
still be spinning at a high speed.
FIGURE 156 32-slot router fan assemblies
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Fan module 1
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Fan module 6
2
Fan module 2
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Fan module 7
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Fan module 3
8
Fan module 8
4
Fan module 4
9
Fan module 9
5
Fan module 5
10 Fan module 10
4. Insert the new fan assembly into the fan slot and push the assembly in until the faceplate is
flush with the router. Pushing the fan assembly in seats the fan connector in the router
connector.
5. Secure the fan assembly to the router by replacing and tightening the four screws (on the
upper eight fan assemblies) and the two screws (on the lower two fan assemblies).
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6. Check the fan status LED in the lower left corner of the faceplate. It will light red momentarily
when power is applied, then change to green when the fan comes up to speed.
7.
Access the CLI, and enter the show chassis command to verify that the fan is operating
normally.
Replacing fan assemblies in 16-slot routers
Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 16-slot routers have one fan assembly accessible from the front of
the router and two assemblies accessible from the rear of the router.
You can remove and replace a fan assembly while the router is powered on and running.
CAUTION
To avoid overheating of the 16-slot router, remove one fan assembly at a time, and replace it
promptly. Do not remove all fans from the device at once.
To replace a fan assembly, you need the following:
• A new fan assembly, which you can order from Brocade.
• A small flat-blade screwdriver.
• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
Replacing the rear fan assemblies in 16-slot routers
The instructions for replacing the rear fan assemblies in the 16-slot router apply to both standard)
and high-speed fan assemblies.
Perform these steps to replace a rear fan assembly.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router.
2. Loosen the four captive screws that secure the fan assembly to the router.
3. Remove the fan by inserting your fingers underneath the fan assembly and pulling the
assembly toward you as shown in Figure 157. Pulling the fan assembly unseats the fan
connector from the router connector.
DANGER
Be careful not to insert your fingers into the fan while removing it. The fan may still be spinning at
a high speed.
FIGURE 157 Replacing a rear fan assembly from a MLX or XMR 16-slot router
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4. Insert the new fan assembly into the slot and push the assembly in until the faceplate is flush
with the device. Pushing the assembly in seats the fan connector with the device connector.
5. Secure the fan assembly to the device by tightening the four captive screws.
6. Access the CLI, and enter the show chassis command to verify that both fans are operating
normally.
Front fan assembly replacement steps
Perform the following steps to replace a fan assembly.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector
located on the front of the router.
2. Using the flat-blade screwdriver, loosen the four captive screws that secure the fan assembly
to the front of the router.
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3. Grasp the handle on the fan assembly and pull it toward you as shown in Figure 158. Pulling
the fan assembly unseats the assembly connector from the router connector.
DANGER
Be careful not to accidently insert your fingers into the fan while removing it. The fan may still be
spinning at a high speed.
FIGURE 158 Replacing a front fan assembly from an MLX or XMR 16-slot router
4. Insert the new fan assembly into the slot and push the assembly in until the faceplate is flush
with the device. Pushing the assembly in seats the fan connector with the device connector.
5. Tighten the four captive screws to secure the fan to the device.
6. Access the CLI, and enter the show chassis command to verify that the fans are operating
normally.
Replacing the fan tray assembly in 4-slot and 8-slot routers
The fan tray assembly on Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 4-slot and 8-slot routers is accessible
from the front of the device. Fan tray assemblies for Brocade MLXe 4-slot and 8-slot routers are
accessible from the back of the device.
You can remove and replace a fan tray assembly while the router is powered on and running.
To replace a fan tray assembly, have these items available:
• A new fan tray assembly, which you can order from Brocade.
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• An ESD wrist strap with a plug for connection to the ESD connector on the router.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
NOTE
If you did not remove the extra shipment screws from the router during installation, you will not be
able to remove the fan tray assembly. You will need to remove the router from the rack to remove
the shipping screws, (refer to the installation chapter appropriate for your router model) before you
can remove the fan tray assembly.
Follow these steps to replace fan tray assemblies in 4-slot routers.
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router.
2. To remove the fan tray assembly from the router, push down on the latch release with your
thumb, grasp the handle, and pull it toward you as shown in Figure 159, Figure 160,
Figure 161 and Figure 161. Pulling the assembly unseats the fan tray assembly connector from
a router connector.
DANGER
Be careful not to insert your fingers into the fan while removing it. The fan may still be spinning at
a high speed.
FIGURE 159 Replacing a fan tray assembly in a Brocade MLX or NetIron XMR 4-slot router.
1
Latch release
2
Fan tray assembly
FIGURE 160 Replacing a fan tray assembly in a Brocade MLX or NetIron XMR 8-slot router.
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FIGURE 161 Replacing the fan assembly in a Brocade MLXe 8-slot router
3. Insert the new fan assembly into the fan slot and push the enclosure in until the faceplate is
flush with the router. Pushing the enclosure in seats the fan connector with the router
connector.
4. Tighten the four captive screws to secure the fan to the router.
5. Access the CLI, and enter the show chassis command to verify that the fans are operating
normally.
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Replacing the air filters
It is strongly recommended that routers be installed in environments that have minimal dust and
airborne contaminants. If routers are installed in environments where dust or other airborne
contaminants may be present, air filters should be inspected and replaced as needed. Maintaining
clean air filters ensures optimal airflow through the devices.
You can replace the air filters while a router is powered on and running. Before performing this
task, have these items available:
• A 7/64 inch hex head screwdriver
• Replacement air filters, which you can order from Brocade
Replacing the air filters in 32-slot routers
The two air filters in 32-slot routers are located between the upper and lower card cages. To replace
an air filter, perform these steps.
NOTE
Air filters for 32-slot routers are marked with a directional arrow to indicate proper alignment for the
direction of airflow in the device. The upper filter should be inserted with the arrow pointing up, and
the lower filter should be inserted with the arrow pointing down.
1. From the front of the router, remove the air inlet cover by unscrewing the four captive screws
with a 7/64 inch hex head screwdriver, as shown in Figure 162.
FIGURE 162 32-slot router air inlet panel.
1
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2. Remove the old air filter by pulling it straight out from the router, as shown in Figure 163.
3. Insert a new filter, being careful that it aligns within the narrow channel.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 to replace the second filter.
5. Replace the air inlet cover and tighten the four captive screws to secure the air filter to the
router.
FIGURE 163 Air filter removal and replacement for 32-slot routers
1
Direction of airflow in device
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Replacing the air filter in Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 16-slot routers
Follow these steps to replace the air filter in a Brocade MLX or NetIron XMR 16-slot router.
1. Loosen the two screws in the front of the filter retainer.
2. Pull the filter retainer away from the router as shown in Figure 164.
There is a hook on the back of the retainer that is attached to the grab-strap. As you pull the
retainer out, the filter is pulled along with it.
FIGURE 164 Air filter removal and replacement for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR16-slot routers
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1 Fan tray
3 Filter retainer
2 Filter
4 Filter grab-strap
5 Airflow direction
3. Unhook the filter retainer from the air filter and discard the used filter.
4. Partially insert the replacement air filter by sliding it along the metal guides.
The filter is marked with an arrow that indicates how the filter should be installed in relation to
the direction of airflow in the router. Because air is pulled through the device, the arrow must
point up towards the fan tray.
5. Attach the hook on the back of the filter retainer to the filter grab-strap.
6. Push the filter retainer into the router and tighten the two screws.
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Replacing the air filter in Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR 4-slot and 8-slot routers
Follow these steps to replace the air filter in 4-slot and 8-slot routers.
1. Loosen the two screws in the front of the filter retainer.
2. Pull the filter retainer away from the router as shown in Figure 165 or Figure 166.
FIGURE 165 Air filter removal and replacement for a Brocade MLX or NetIron XMR 4-slot router.
1 Direction of airflow in device
3 Filter retainer
2 Filter
4 Fan trap
FIGURE 166 Air filter removal and replacement for the 8-slot router.
1
Direction of airflow in device
3
Filter retainer
2
Filter
4
Fan trap
3. Pull the old air filter out of the router and discard it.
4. Insert the replacement air filter by sliding it along the metal guides.
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The filter is marked with an arrow that indicates how the filter should be installed for proper
airflow in the device. Since air is pulled through the router, the arrow must point right towards
the fan tray.
5. Push the filter retainer into the router and tighten the two screws.
Installing upward deflectors on fan assemblies
Before beginning this procedure, verify that you have the correct number of upward deflectors (part
number 80-1004745-01). You can install up to eight deflectors on each router. You can remove
each fan assembly while the router is running; however, you must not remove more than one fan
assembly at any time to prevent the router from overheating.
NOTE
If the router is not receiving power, you can remove more than one fan assembly at a time.
It will take about one hour to complete this procedure for each Brocade MLX-32 router.
The following items are required for this procedure:
• Phillips screwdriver
• Small flathead screwdriver
• ESD wrist strap
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a 1 megohm series resistor.
Removing a fan assembly from the chassis
To remove a fan assembly from the chassis that is receiving power, complete the following steps:
1. Put on the ESD wrist strap and ground yourself by inserting the plug into the ESD connector on
the router.
2. Use the appropriate screwdriver to remove the screws that secure the fan assembly faceplate
to the rear of the router.
DANGER
The 32-slot router fan assembly is heavy and will be off-balance as you remove it. Use both
hands on the handle.
DANGER
Be careful not to insert your fingers into the fan while removing it from the device. The fan blades
may still be spinning at a high speed.
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CAUTION
Removing the rear fan modules on a 32-slot router provides access to bus bars and the
backplane. Avoid contact with these parts. Hazardous energy levels exist at these locations.
3. Remove the fan assembly by grasping the handle on the faceplate and pulling the fan
assembly toward you. Pulling the fan assembly unseats the fan connector from the router.
Attaching the upward deflector
The upward deflector is placed between the fan assembly handle and the fan assembly faceplate.
To install the upward deflector to each fan assembly, complete the following steps:
1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, detach the fan assembly faceplate by removing the three screws
from each side of the fan assembly. Refer to Figure 161 on page 283.
2. If present, remove and discard the tape that stabilizes louvers in some fan assembly models.
When present, the tape is located on the right and left sides of the fan assembly.
FIGURE 167 Removing the fan assembly faceplate
FIGURE 168 Removing tape from the fan assembly
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3. If louvers are present inside the fan assembly faceplate, detach them by removing the 11 roll
pins that secure the louvers to the inside of the fan assembly faceplate.
NOTE
Legacy Brocade MLX-32 fan assemblies may have louvers. Louvers are not present in newer
Brocade MLX-32 fan assemblies.
FIGURE 169 Removing the louver on a legacy chassis.
The louvers will fall out of the fan assembly faceplate as you pull out the roll pins. Refer to
Figure 169.
4. Remove the fan assembly handle by detaching the two screws from the inside of the fan
assembly faceplate using a Phillips screwdriver. Refer to Figure 170.
FIGURE 170 Handle removal
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5. Orient the upward deflector on the fan assembly faceplate so that the exhaust will flow upward
and the holes in the upward deflector align with the holes where the screws secure the handle
to the fan assembly faceplate. Refer to Figure 170 in step 4.
6. Place the handle over the upward deflector aligning the handle with the screw holes and
secure the handle to the upward deflector and fan assembly faceplate with the two screws.
Refer to Figure 171.
FIGURE 171 Upward deflector oriented correctly between the handle and fan assembly faceplate
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7.
Re-attach the fan assembly faceplate to the fan assembly by securing three screws on each
side.
NOTE
Replacing the tape is not required.
Reinstalling the modified fan assembly in the chassis
To reinstall the modified fan assembly, complete the following steps:
1. Insert the modified fan assembly into the fan slot and push the assembly in until the fan
assembly faceplate is flush with the chassis. Pushing the fan assembly in seats the fan
connector in the router connector.
2. Secure the fan assembly to the router by replacing and tightening the four screws.
3. Check the fan status LED in the lower left corner of the faceplate. It will glow red momentarily
when power is applied, and then it will change to green when the fan comes up to speed.
4. To verify that the fan is operating correctly, access the CLI and enter the show chassis
command.
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Hardware Specifications
This chapter describes hardware specifications for Brocade MLX and NetIron XMR routers.
Hardware specifications for Brocade MLX routers
The following sections describe hardware specifications for Brocade MLX routers.
Power specifications
The following power supply frequency requirements apply to Brocade MLX 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot
routers:
• AC Input Rating: 100 to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 16.0 A maximum per power supply
• AC Operating Voltage Range: 90 - 264V, 50/60 Hz
• Inrush current: 40A peak maximum at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F)
• DC Input Rating: -48V, 30.0 A maximum per power supply
• DC Operating Range: -40 to -60V
• Inrush current: 45A peak maximum at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F)
The following power supply frequency requirements apply to the Brocade MLX-32 routers:
• AC Input Rating: 200 -240V, 50/60 Hz, 16.0 A maximum per power supply
• AC Operating Voltage Range: 180 to 264V
• Inrush current: 30A peak maximum at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F)
• DC Input Rating: -48V
• 75A maximum per power supply (2400W PSU)
• 80A maximum per power supply (3000W PSU)
• DC Operating Range: -40 to -60V
• <70A peak for any initial current surge or spike of 10mS or less at either cold or warm
start
Table 43 lists power consumption information for Brocade MLX routers with all base components
installed, and with only the specified interface modules installed.
TABLE 43
Model
Brocade MLX router power consumption values
@100 VAC
Amps
@200 VAC
Watts
BTU/hr
@-48VDC
Amps
Watts
BTU/hr
Amps
Watts
BTU/hr
7
1389
4740
29
1389
4740
MLX routers with 8x10G interface modules only
MLX-4
14
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Brocade MLX router power consumption values (Continued)
Model
@100 VAC
@200 VAC
@-48VDC
Amps
Watts
BTU/hr
Amps
Watts
BTU/hr
Amps
Watts
BTU/hr
MLX-8
28
2760
9419
14
2760
9419
57
2760
9419
MLX-16
56
5591
19081
28
5591
19081
116
5591
19081
MLX-32
N/A
N/A
N/A
57
11391
38876
237
11391
38876
MLX routers with48-T-A interface modules only
MLX-4
15
1445
4967
7
1455
4967
30
1435
4967
MLX-8
29
2893
9873
14
2893
9873
60
2893
9873
MLX-16
59
5857
19991
29
5857
19991
122
5857
19991
MLX-32
N/A
N/A
N/A
60
11924
40696
248
11924
40696
MLX routers with legacy MLX interface modules only
MLX-4
13
1313
4480
7
1313
4480
27
1313
4480
MLX-8
26
2607
8899
13
2607
8899
54
2607
8899
MLX-16
53
5286
18041
26
5286
18041
110
5286
18041
MLX-32
N/A
N/A
N/A
54
10781
36797
225
10781
36797
Table 44 lists power consumption values for Brocade MLX router components.
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Maximum power consumption for Brocade MLX router components
Component
Maximum power
consumption, in watts
Management Modules
MR management module (Brocade MLX 4-slot, 8-slot and 16-slot routers)
30W
MR management module (Brocade MLX 32-slot routers)
35W
MR2 management module (BR-MLX-MR2-M for Brocade MLX 4-slot, 8-slot, and 16-slot
routers)
40W
MR2 management module (BR-MLX-32-MR2-M for Brocade MLX 32-slot routers)
45W
Switch Fabric Modules
NI-X-SF1 4-slot switch fabric module (Brocade MLX 4-slot, 8-slot and 16-slot routers)
19W
NI-X-SF3 8/16-slot switch fabric module (Brocade MLX 4-slot, 8-slot and 16-slot routers)
53W
NI-X-32-SF 32-slot switch fabric module (Brocade MLX 32-slot routers)
60W
High-speed switch fabric modules
NI-X-4-HSF
19W
NI-X-16-8-HSF
53W
NI-X-32-HSF
60W
Interface modules
294
1-port 100 Gbps Ethernet interface module
485W
2-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface module with fiber-optic transceivers
150W
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Component
Maximum power
consumption, in watts
4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface module with fiber-optic transceivers
225W
8-port 10 Gbps Gen 2 Ethernet interface module (M)
248W
4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface module (X)
240W
8-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface module (D)
246W
4-port 40-GbE Ethernet module (M)
320W
20-port Gbps Ethernet fiber Interface with fiber-optic transceivers
175W
20-port Gbps Ethernet copper Interface module
146W
24-port 1 Gbps Ethernet copper RJ45 interface module
160W
24-port 1 Gbps Ethernet fiber interface module
160W
48-port Gbps Ethernet with MRJ-21 interface
260W
Fan assemblies
Brocade MLX-4 fan tray
66W
Brocade MLX-8 fan tray
132W
Brocade MLX-16 front fan tray
202W
Brocade MLX-16 rear fan modules (2 fans)
288W
Brocade MLX-32 fan modules (8 cooling Interface fans, 2 power supply fans)
1150W
Physical dimensions
Table 45 provides the physical dimensions for Brocade MLX routers.
TABLE 45
Brocade MLX router physical dimensions
Model
Height
Width
Depth
Weight (fully loaded)
Brocade MLX-4
17.68 cm (6.96 in.)
44.32 cm (17.45 in.)
57.15 cm (22.5 in.)
35 kg (78 lbs)
Brocade MLX-8
31.01 cm (12.21 in.)
44.32 cm (17.45 in.)
57.15 cm (22.5 in.)
60 kg (131 lbs)
Brocade MLX-16
62.15 cm (24.47 in.)
44.32 cm (17.45 in.)
64.77 cm (25.5 in.)
107 kg (236 lbs)
Brocade MLX-32
146.58 cm (57.71 in.)
44.32 cm (17.45 in.)
61.21 cm (24.1 in.)
255 kg (561 lbs)
Table 46 provides the physical dimensions for Brocade MLXe interface modules.
TABLE 46
Brocade MLXe interface modules physical dimensions
Interface module model
Height
Width
Depth
Depth with
Fan FRU
Weight
(empty)
Weight
(fully loaded)
BR-MLX-40GX4-M
4.166 cm
(1.46 in.)
18.796 cm
(7.40 in.)
40.64 cm
(16.0 in.)
NA
NA
4 kg
(9.85 lbs)
Operating environment
Table 47 provides the operating environment specifications for Brocade MLX routers.
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Brocade MLX router operating environment
Operating temperature
Relative humidity
Operating altitude
(0° – 40°C) 32° – 104°F
5 to 90%, at (40°C) 104°F, non-condensing
(0 – 2012 meters) 0 – 6600 ft
Storage environment
Table 48 provides the storage environment specifications for the Brocade MLX routers.
TABLE 48
Brocade MLX router storage environment
Storage temperature
Storage humidity
Storage altitude
(-25°– 70°C) -13° – 158° F
95% maximum relative humidity,
non-condensing
(0 – 4500 meters) 0 – 15,000 ft
Safety agency approvals
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07/UL60950-1 – Second Edition, Safety of Information
Technology Equipment
• EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products – Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and
User’s Guide
• EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products – Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communications
Systems
• EN 60950-1:2006\IEC 60950-1:2005, Second Edition, Safety of Information Technology
Equipment
Electromagnetic approvals
•
•
•
•
•
•
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FCC Part 15, Subpart B (Class A)
EN 55022 (CE mark) (Class A)
EN 55024 (CE mark) (Immunity) for Information Technology Equipment
ICES-003 (Canada) (Class A)
AS/NZ 55022 (Australia) (Class A)
VCCI (Japan) (Class A)
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 61000-6-1
Hardware specifications for NetIron XMR routers
The following sections describe hardware specifications for NetIron XMR routers.
Power specifications
The following power supply frequency requirements apply to NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000
routers:
• AC Input Rating: 100 to 240V, 50/60 Hz, 16.0 A maximum per power supply
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• AC Operating Voltage Range: 90 - 264V, 50/60 Hz
• Inrush current: 40A peak maximum at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F)
• DC Input Rating: -48V, 30.0 A maximum per power supply
• DC Operating Range: -40 to -60V
• Inrush current: 45A peak maximum at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F)
The following power supply frequency requirements apply to NetIron XMR 32000 routers:
• AC Input Rating: 200 -240V, 50/60 Hz, 16.0 A maximum per power supply
• AC Operating Voltage Range: 180-264V
• Inrush current: 30A peak maximum at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F)
• DC Input Rating: -48V, 60.0 A maximum per power supply
• DC Operating Range: -40 to -60V
• Inrush current: 45A peak maximum at 25 degrees C (77 degrees F)
Table 49 lists the maximum power calculations for NetIron XMR routers.
TABLE 49
NetIron XMR router power consumption values
Model
@100 VAC
Amps
Watts
@200 VAC
@ 48 VDC
BTU/hr
Amps
Watts
BTU/hr
Amps
Watts
BTU/hr
Maximum per XMR (without 8x10G-X module)
NetIron XMR 4000
14
1384
4724
7
1384
4724
29
1384
4724
NetIron XMR 8000
28
2750
9386
14
2750
9386
57
2740
9386
NetIron XMR 16000
56
5572
19017
28
5572
19017
116
5572
19017
NetIron XMR 32000
N/A
N/A
N/A
57
11353
38476
237
11353
38476
Maximum per XMR (with any module)
NetIron XMR 4000
15
1503
5130
8
1503
5130
31
1503
5130
NetIron XMR 8000
30
2988
10198
15
2988
10198
62
2988
10198
NetIron XMR 16000
60
6048
20640
30
6048
20640
126
6048
20640
NetIron XMR 32000
N/A
N/A
N/A
62
12305
41996
256
12305
41996
Table 50 lists the maximum power consumption, in watts, for individual components within a
NetIron XMR router.
TABLE 50
Maximum power consumption for NetIron XMR router components
Component
Maximum power
consumption, in watts
Management modules
MR management module (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000 and 16000)
30W
MR management module (NetIron XMR 32000)
35W
MR2 management module (BR-MLX-MR-X for NetIron XMR 4000, 8000 and 16000)
40W
MR2 management module (BR-MLX-32-MR2-X for NetIron XMR 32000)
45W
Switch fabric modules
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Maximum power consumption for NetIron XMR router components (Continued)
Component
Maximum power
consumption, in watts
NI-X-SF1 switch fabric module (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000)
19W
NI-X-SF3 switch fabric module (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000)
53W
NI-X-32-SF switch fabric module (NetIron XMR 32000)
60W
High-speed switch fabric modules
NI-X-4-HSF
19W
NI-X-16-8-HSF
53W
NI-X-32-HSF
60W
Interface modules
1-port 100 Gbps Ethernet interface module
485W
2-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface module with fiber-optic transceivers
165W
4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface module with fiber-optic transceivers
245W
4-port 10 Gbps Ethernet Interface module (X)
240W
8-port 10 Gbps Ethernet interface module (X)
270W
20-port Gbps Ethernet fiber Interface with fiber-optic transceivers
185W
20-port Gbps Ethernet copper Interface module
156W
24-port 1 Gbps Ethernet copper RJ45 interface module
160W
24-port 1 Gbps Ethernet fiber interface module
160W
Fan assemblies
NetIron XMR 4000 fan tray
66W
NetIron XMR 8000 fan tray
132W
NetIron XMR 16000 front fan tray
202W
NetIron XMR 16000 rear fan module (2 fans are required)
144W
NetIron XMR 32000 fan modules (8 cooling interface fans, 2 power supply fans, all
inclusive)
1150W
NOTE
At power-up or during the hot swap of an interface module, the system checks to make sure that the
router remains within the power budget. If not, modules exceeding the power budget are prevented
from becoming active.
Physical dimensions
Table 51 provides the physical dimensions for NetIron XMR routers.
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Model
Height
Width
Depth
Weight (fully loaded)
NetIron XMR 4000
17.68 cm (6.96 in.)
44.32 cm (17.45 in.)
57.15 cm (22.5 in.)
35 kg (78 lbs)
NetIron XMR 8000
31.01 cm (12.21 in.)
44.32 cm (17.45 in.)
57.15 cm (22.5 in.)
60 kg (131 lbs)
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NetIron XMR router physical dimensions
Model
Height
Width
Depth
Weight (fully loaded)
NetIron XMR 16000
62.15 cm (24.47 in.)
44.32 cm (17.45 in.)
64.77 cm (25.5 in.)
107 kg (236 lbs)
NetIron XMR 32000
146.58 cm (57.71 in.)
44.32 cm (17.45 in.)
61.21 cm (24.1 in.)
217 kg (478 lbs)
Operating environment
Table 52 provides the operating environment specifications for the NetIron XMR routers.
TABLE 52
NetIron XMR router operating environment
Operating temperature
Relative humidity
Operating altitude
(0° – 40°C) 32° – 104° F
5 to 90%, at (40°C) 104° F,
non-condensing
(0 – 2012 meters) 0 – 6600 ft
Storage environment
Table 53 provides the storage environment specifications for the NetIron XMR routers.
TABLE 53
NetIron XMR router storage environment requirements
Storage temperature
Storage humidity
Storage altitude
(-25° – 70° C) -13°– 158°F
95% maximum relative humidity,
non-condensing
(0 – 4500 meters) 0 – 15,000 ft
Safety agency approvals
• CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 60950-1-07/UL60950-1 – Second Edition, Safety of Information
Technology Equipment
• EN 60825-1 Safety of Laser Products – Part 1: Equipment Classification, Requirements and
User’s Guide
• EN 60825-2 Safety of Laser Products – Part 2: Safety of Optical Fibre Communications
Systems
• EN 60950-1:2006\IEC 60950-1:2005, Second Edition, Safety of Information Technology
Equipment
Electromagnetic approvals
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
FCC Part 15, Subpart B (Class A)
EN 55022 (CE mark) (Class A)
EN 55024 (CE mark) (Immunity) for Information Technology Equipment
ICES-003 (Canada) (Class A)
AS/NZ 55022 (Australia) (Class A)
VCCI (Japan) (Class A)
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 61000-6-1
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Port specifications for all router models
Port specifications for all router models
This section describes port specifications for all router models.
Console port pin assignments
The console port is a standard male DB-9 connector, as shown in Figure 172. For information about
how you can use this port, refer to “Console port” on page 12.
FIGURE 172 Console port pin and signalling details
Pin Assignment
DB-9 male
1
6
5
Pin Number
Switch Signal
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Reserved
TXD (output)
RXD (input)
Reserved
GND
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
Reserved
9
Most PC serial ports require a cable with a female DB-9 connector. Terminal connections will vary,
requiring a cable with either a DB-9 or DB-25 connector, male or female.
Serial cable options between the router and a PC or terminal are shown in Figure 173.
NOTE
As shown in Figure 172 and Figure 173, some wires should not be connected. If you connect wires
that are labeled “Reserved”, you may experience unexpected results with some terminals.
FIGURE 173 Console port pin assignments with connection options to a terminal or PC
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DB-9 to DB-9
Female Switch
Terminal or PC
DB-9 to DB-25
Female Switch
1
1
2
2
2
3
3
3
3
2
4
4
5
5
Reserved
1
Reserved
4
5
8
Terminal or PC
Reserved
Reserved
8
20
7
6
Reserved
6
6
Reserved
6
7
Reserved
7
7
Reserved
4
8
Reserved
8
8
Reserved
5
9
Reserved
9
9
Reserved
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Management port pin assignments
The management port is an RJ45 UTP connector. Table 54 describes the pin assignments for this
connector. For information about how you can use this port, refer to “10/100/1000 Ethernet port”
on page 12.
TABLE 54
Management port pin assignments
Pin number
MDI-X ports
1
TD+
2
TD-
3
RD+
4
Not used (10BaseT)
CMT (100BaseTX)
5
Not used (10BaseT)
CMT (100BaseTX)
6
RD-
7
Not used (10BaseT)
CMT (100BaseTX)
8
Not used (10BaseT)
CMT (100BaseTX)
Power cords
The types of power cords provided with routers are specific to the country where they are installed.
To order a power cord, contact your Brocade supplier. Table 55 describes power cord types.
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TABLE 55
Country
Power cord types (international)
Plug style
NEMA 5-15P
125V for
MLXe/MLX 4,
8, 16-slot
devices
NEMA 5-20P
125V. 16A for
MLXe/MLX 4,
8, 16-slot
devices
NEMA L6-20
CEE-7/7
“Schuko”
BS-1363A
AS 3112
Argentina
IEC-60309
20A. 3-wire, 220
- 250V
X
Australia
X
Austria
X
Bahrain
X
Belgium
X
Brazil
Canada
X
X
X
Chile
X
China,
People’s Rep.
X
Czech. Rep.
X
Denmark
X
Egypt
X
England
X
Finland
X
France
X
Germany
X
Greece
X
Hong Kong
X
Hungary
X
India
X
Indonesia
X
Ireland, North
X
Ireland,
South
X
Israel
X
Italy
Japan
Korea, South
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NBR 14136
X
X
X
X
X
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Country
Power cord types (international) (Continued)
Plug style
NEMA 5-15P
125V for
MLXe/MLX 4,
8, 16-slot
devices
NEMA 5-20P
125V. 16A for
MLXe/MLX 4,
8, 16-slot
devices
NEMA L6-20
Malaysia
Mexico
CEE-7/7
“Schuko”
BS-1363A
AS 3112
Alternate
X
X
IEC-60309
20A. 3-wire, 220
- 250V
X
Netherlands
X
Recommended
New Zealand
X
Norway
X
Poland
X
Portugal
X
X
X
X
Russia
X
Saudi Arabia
X
Scotland
X
Singapore
X
South Africa
X
Spain
X
Sweden
X
Switzerland
X
Taiwan
X
X
X
Turkey
X
United Arab
Emirate
X
United
Kingdom
X
United States
Venezuela
NBR 14136
X
Monaco
Puerto Rico
8
X
X
X
X
X
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NOTE
NEMA 5-15P should only be considered after taking into account the total power consumption on
the system. Before you choose NEMA 5-15P on the system, calculate the total power consumption
on the system to see whether NEMA 5-15P can support the power draw as per the country's legal
requirements or contact Brocade technical support.
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Regulatory Statements
A
U.S.A.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used
in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.
CAUTION
Changes or modifications made to this device which are not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Industry Canada statement
This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Europe and Australia
This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Germany
For Brocade MLXe-32 and Brocade MLX-32 routers:
Machine noise information regulation - 3. GPSGV, the highest sound pressure level value is 88.4
dB(A) in accordance with EN ISO 7779.
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung - 3. GPSGV, der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 88.4
dB(A) gemäss EN ISO 7779.
For Brocade MLXe-16 routers:
Machine noise information regulation - 3. GPSGV, the highest sound pressure level value is 89
dB(A) in accordance with EN ISO 7779.
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Japan
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung - 3. GPSGV, der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 89
dB(A) gemäss EN ISO 7779.
For Brocade MLXe-8 routers:
Machine noise information regulation - 3. GPSGV, the highest sound pressure level value is 87.4
dB(A) in accordance with EN ISO 7779.
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung - 3. GPSGV, der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 87.4
dB(A) gemäss EN ISO 7779.
For Brocade MLXe-4 routers:
Machine noise information regulation - 3. GPSGV, the highest sound pressure level value is 86
dB(A) in accordance with EN ISO 7779.
Maschinenlärminformations-Verordnung - 3. GPSGV, der höchste Schalldruckpegel beträgt 86
dB(A) gemäss EN ISO 7779.
Japan
English translation of above statement
This is Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council For Interference by
Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this equipment is used in a domestic environment,
radio disturbance may arise. When such trouble occurs, the user may be required to take corrective
actions.
Power cords (Japan Denan)
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A
English translation of above statement
ATTENTION: Never use the power cord packed with your equipment for other products.
China
The following statement applies to Brocade MLX Series and NetIron XMR devices.
English translation of above statement
This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures
Taiwan
English translation of above statement
Warning:
This is Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Korea
A 급 기기 ( 업무용 방송통신기기 ): 이 기기는 업무용 (A 급 ) 으로 전자파적합등록
을 한 기기이오니 판매자 또는 사용자는 이 점을 주의하시기 바라며 , 가정외의 지역
에서 사용하는 것을 목적으로 합니다 .
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Russia
English translation of above statement
Class A device (Broadcasting Communication Device for Office Use): This device obtained EMC
registration for office use (Class A), and may be used in places other than home. Sellers and/or
users need to take note of this.
Russia
English Translation of above statement
Certificate of Conformity in “Certification System in the field of telecommunications” #
??-2-???-0561, validity from the 29 of October 2009 to the 29 of October 2012.
Brazil
The following Brocade products are currently certified by Anatel:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Brocade MLX-4
Brocade MLX-8,
Brocade MLX-16
Brocade MLX-32
NetIron XMR 4000
NetIron XMR 8000
NetIron XMR 16000
NetIron XMR 32000
All certificates can be found at the Anatel web site.
NOTE
For regulatory purposes, the Brocade MLX-4 and NetIron XMR 4000 are identified by model number
BI-RX-4. The Brocade MLX-8 and NetIron XMR 8000 are identified by model number BI-RX-8. The
Brocade MLX-16 and NetIron XMR 16000 are identified by model number BI-RX-16. The Brocade
MLX-32 and NetIron XMR 32000 are identified by model number BI-RX-32.
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Anatel certificates
Model number
Certificate number
BI-RX-08
1786-09-5661
BI-RX-16
1784-09-5661
BI-RX-04
1785-09-5661
BI-RX-32
1787-09-5661
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Caution and Danger Notices
B
Cautions
The cautions and dangers that appear in this manual are listed below in English, German, French,
and Spanish.
A caution calls your attention to a possible hazard that can damage equipment.
"Vorsicht" weist auf eine mögliche Beschädigung des Geräts hin. Sie finden die folgenden
Vorsichtshinweise in diesem Handbuch.
Une mise en garde attire votre attention sur un risque possible d'endommagement de
l'équipement. Ci-dessous, vous trouverez les mises en garde utilisées dans ce manuel.
Un mensaje de precaución le advierte sobre un posible peligro que pueda dañar el equipo. Las
siguientes son precauciones utilizadas en este manual.
CAUTION
All devices with DC power supplies (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, 16000, and 32000,
Brocade MLX-4, -8, -16, and -32, and Brocade MLXe--16, and -32) are intended for
installation in restricted access areas only. A restricted access area is where access can
be gained only by service personnel through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or
other means of security, and is controlled by the authority responsible for the location.
VORSICHT
Alle Geräte mit Direktstromquellen (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, 16000, und 32000,
Brocade MLX-4, -8, -16, und -32, und Brocade MLXe--16, und -32) sind nur zur
Installation in Sperrbereichen bestimmt. Ein Sperrbereich ist ein Ort, zu dem nur
Wartungspersonal mit einem Spezialwerkzeug, Schloss und Schlüssel oder einer
anderen Schutzvorrichtung Zugang hat. Er unterliegt außerdem der Kontrolle durch die
für den Standort verantwortliche Stelle.
MISE EN GARDE
Tous les équipements dotés d'un bloc d'alimentation en courant continu (NetIron XMR
4000, 8000, 16000, et 32000, Brocade MLX-4, -8, -16, et -32, et Brocade MLXe-16, and
-32) sont conçus pour l'installation dans des zones à accès réglementé uniquement. Une
zone à accès réglementé est un local qui n'est accessible que par le personnel
d'entretien à l'aide d'un outil, verrou ou clé conçus à cet effet, ou de tout autre accessoire
de sécurité, et qui est contrôlé par l'autorité responsable de ce local.
PRECAUCIÓN
Todos aquellos dispositivos con fuentes de alimentación de CC (NetIron XMR 4000,
8000, 16000, y 32000, Brocade MLX-4, -8, -16, y -32, y Brocade MLXe-16, y -32) están
diseñados para su instalación en zonas de acceso restringido solamente. Una zona de
acceso restringido es un lugar al que sólo puede acceder personal de mantenimiento
haciendo uso de una herramienta especial, una llave y un candado, o algún otro medio
de seguridad, y que está controlado por la autoridad responsable.
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CAUTION
For a DC system (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, and 16000, Brocade MLX-4, -8, and -16, and
Brocade MLXe-16), use a grounding wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The
6 AWG wire should be attached to an agency-approved crimp connector (provided on the
chassis), and crimped with the proper tool. The crimp connector should allow for
securement to both ground screws on the enclosure. For the ground lug use a UL-listed
Panduit crimp connector, P/N LCD6-10A, and two 10-32, PPH, 1/2 screws to secure crimp
connector to chassis. The grounding position is located on the side of the chassis adjacent
to the ground symbol.
VORSICHT
Für ein Gleichstromsystem (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, und 16000, Brocade MLX-4, -8, und
-16, und Brocade MLXe-16) ist ein Erdleiter von mindestens 6 AWG (amerikanische Norm
für Drahtquerschnitte) zu verwenden. Der 6-AWG-Leiter sollte an einem geprüften
gecrimpten Anschluss (am Brocade MLX-16 und Brocade MLXe-16 Chassis bereitgestellt)
angebracht und mit dem vorschriftsmäßigen Werkzeug gecrimpt werden. Der gecrimpte
Anschluss sollte eine Sicherung an beiden Erdungsschrauben am Gehäuse ermöglichen.
Für Brocade MLX-8 und Brocade MLX-4 ist ein Erdleiter von mindestens 6 AWG (American
Wire Gauge) zu verwenden. Für den Erdungskabelschuh ist ein UL-geprüfter
Panduit-Crimp-Anschluss (Best.-Nr. LCD6-10A) und zwei 10-32, PPH, 1/2-Schrauben zur
Sicherung des Crimp-Anschlusses am Chassis zu verwenden. Die Erdungsposition befindet
sich seitlich am Chassis neben dem Erdungssymbol.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour un système à alimentation continue (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, et 16000, Brocade
MLX-4, -8, et -16, et Brocade MLXe-16), utiliser un câble de mise à la terre de calibre 13.29
mm² au minimum. Le conducteur de 13 mm² doit être fixé à un raccord à sertir agréé
(directement présent sur le châssis du Brocade MLX-16 et Brocade MLXe-16) à l'aide de la
pince à sertir appropriée. Le raccord à sertir doit pouvoir être raccordé aux deux vis de
mise à la terre du châssis. Pour les Brocade MLX-8 et Brocade MLX-4, utiliser un câble de
mise à la terre de calibre 13.29 mm² au minimum. Pour la borne de mise à la terre, utiliser
un raccord à sertir Panduit agréé (réf. LCD6-10A). Pour fixer ce raccord au châssis, utiliser
deux 1/2 vis 10-32 PPH. L'emplacement prévu pour la mise à la terre, identifié par le
symbole international correspondant, se trouve sur le côté du châssis.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para un sistema de CC (NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, y 16000, Brocade MLX-4, -8, y -16, y
Brocade MLXe-16), utilice un conductor de tierra de al menos 6 CAE (Calibre de Alambre
Estadounidense, American Wire Gauge o AWG en sus siglas en inglés). El conductor de 6
CAE debe estar acoplado a un conector rizado homologado (suministrado con el chasis
Brocade MLX-16 y Brocade MLXe-16), que haya sido rizado con la herramienta apropiada.
El conector rizado debe permitir el acoplamiento a los dos tornillos de tierra del recinto.
Para los sistemas Brocade MLX-8 y Brocade MLX-4, utilice un conductor de tierra de al
menos 6 CAE. Para el terminal de tierra, utilice un conector rizado Panduit homologado por
UL, P/N LCD6-10A, y dos tornillos 1/2, PPH, 10-32 para fijar el conector rizado al chasis.
La posición de conexión a tierra está situada en el lateral del chasis junto al símbolo de
tierra.
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CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a Brocade MLXe-16, MLXe-8 and MLXe-4 (1800W
supply) make sure there is a 60 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the
input lugs to the power supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be
Listed copper wire, 8 AWG, marked VW-1, and rated minimum 90o C.
VORSICHT
Stellen Sie bei der Gleichstromversorgung des Systems bei den Routern Brocade MLXe-4,
Brocade MLXe-8 und Brocade MLXe-16 (1800-W-Netzteil) sicher, dass die Anschlussösen
des Netzteils mit einem zweipoligen 60-A-Schutzschalter für mindestens -48 V Gleichstrom
versehen sind. Die an das Gerät anzuschließenden Eingangsleitungen müssen aus
Kupferkabel der Stärke 6 AWG (Bezeichnung VW-1) bestehen und auf eine Temperatur von
mindestens 90 °C ausgelegt sein.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour le circuit d'alimentation C.C. du système des routeurs Brocade MLXe-4, Brocade
MLXe-8 et Brocade MLXe-16 (alimentation de 1800 W), assurez-vous de la présence d'un
disjoncteur bipolaire de 60 ampères, minimum -48 Vcc, sur les cosses d'entrée vers le
bloc d'alimentation. Les câbles d'alimentation doivent être en fils de cuivre, 13.29 mm²,
marqués VW-1 et classés 90°C.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para el circuito de entrada de CC al sistema de los routers Brocade MLXe-4, Brocade
MLXe-8, y Brocade MLXe-16 (suministro de 1800 W), asegúrese de que existe un disyuntor
bipolar de 60 amperios, de -48 V CC como mínimo, en las terminales de entrada de la
fuente de alimentación. El cableado de entrada para la conexión al producto deberá ser de
cable de cobre homologado de calibre AWG 6 con clasificación VW-1 para una
temperatura mínima de 90 °C.
CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a Brocade MLXe-32 (3000W supply) make sure
there is a 80 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the input lugs to the
power supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be Listed copper wire,
4 AWG, marked VW-1, and rated minimum 90o C.
VORSICHT
Bei der Gleichstromeingangsschaltung zum System eines Brocade MLXe-32 (3000W
supply), muss sichergestellt werden, dass an den Eingangskabelschuhen zur
Stromversorgung ein zweipoliger Schalter mit UL-Zulassung, 80 Ampere und mindestens
-48 V Gleichstrom vorhanden ist. Die Eingangsleitung zum Anschluss an das Produkt sollte
als Kupferdraht, 4 AWG, angegeben, als VW-1 gekennzeichnet und für mindestens 90 °C
bemessen sein.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour le circuit d'alimentation en courant continu du système Brocade MLXe-32 (3000W
supply), vérifier la présence d'un disjoncteur bipolaire homologué de 80 A, minimum -48
Vcc, sur l'entrée de l'alimentation. Les câbles d'alimentation du produit doivent être des
fils de cuivre homologués de section 21.14 mm², marqués VW-1 et testés à 90° C.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para el circuito de entrada de CC al sistema de un Brocade MLXe-32 (3000W supply),
verifique que existe un disyuntor catalogado por UL de 80 amperios, -48VCC como mínimo,
bipolar, en las orejetas de entrada a la fuente de alimentación. El cableado de entrada
para la conexión al producto deberá ser de cable de cobre catalogado, 4 AWG, marcado
con VW-1, y tener una capacidad nominal mínima para 90°C.
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CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a Brocade MLX-4, Brocade MLX-8, Brocade
MLX-16, and Brocade MLXe-16, Brocade MLXe-8 and Brocade MLXe-4 (1200W supply),
make sure there is a 30 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the input
lugs to the power supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be copper
wire, 8 AWG, marked VW-1, and rated minimum 90o C.
VORSICHT
Stellen Sie bei der Gleichstromversorgung des Systems bei den Routern Brocade MLXe-4,
Brocade MLXe-8 und Brocade MLXe-16 (1200-W-Netzteil) sicher, dass die Anschlussösen
des Netzteils mit einem zweipoligen 80-A-Schutzschalter für mindestens -48 V Gleichstrom
versehen sind. Die an das Gerät anzuschließenden Eingangsleitungen müssen aus
Kupferkabel der Stärke 8 AWG (Bezeichnung VW-1) bestehen und auf eine Temperatur von
mindestens 90 °C ausgelegt sein.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour le circuit d'alimentation C.C. du système des routeurs Brocade MLXe-4, Brocade
MLXe-8 et Brocade MLXe-16 (alimentation de 1200 W), assurez-vous de la présence d'un
disjoncteur bipolaire de 80 ampères, minimum -48 Vcc, sur les cosses d'entrée vers le
bloc d'alimentation. Les câbles d'alimentation doivent être en fils de cuivre, 8.37 mm²,
marqués VW-1 et classés 90°C.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para el circuito de entrada de CC al sistema de los routers Brocade MLXe-4, Brocade
MLXe-8, y Brocade MLXe-16 (suministro de 1200 W), asegúrese de que existe un disyuntor
bipolar de 80 amperios, de -48 V CC como mínimo, en las terminales de entrada de la
fuente de alimentación. El cableado de entrada para la conexión al producto deberá ser de
cable de cobre homologado de calibre AWG 8 con clasificación VW-1 para una
temperatura mínima de 90 °C.
CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a NetIron XMR 4000, NetIron XMR 8000, and
NetIron XMR 16000 (1200W supply), make sure there is a 30 amp circuit breaker,
minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the input lugs to the power supply. The input wiring for
connection to the product should be Listed copper wire, 8 AWG, marked VW-1, and rated
minimum 90o C.
VORSICHT
Bei der Gleichstromeingangsschaltung zum System eines NetIron XMR 4000, NetIron XMR
8000 und NetIron XMR 16000 (1200W supply), muss sichergestellt werden, dass an den
Eingangskabelschuhen zur Stromversorgung ein zweipoliger Schalter mit UL-Zulassung, 30
Ampere und mindestens -48 V Gleichstrom vorhanden ist. Die Eingangsleitung zum
Anschluss an das Produkt sollte als Kupferdraht, 8 AWG, angegeben, als VW-1
gekennzeichnet und für mindestens 90 °C bemessen sein.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour le circuit d'alimentation en courant continu du système NetIron XMR 4000, NetIron
XMR 8000 ou NetIron XMR 16000 (1200W supply), vérifier la présence d'un disjoncteur
bipolaire homologué de 30 A, minimum -48 Vcc, sur l'entrée de l'alimentation. Les câbles
d'alimentation du produit doivent être des fils de cuivre homologués de section 8.37 mm²,
marqués VW-1 et testés à 90° C.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para el circuito de entrada de CC al sistema de un NetIron XMR 4000, NetIron XMR 8000,
y NetIron XMR 16000 (1200W supply), verifique que existe un disyuntor catalogado por UL
de 30 amperios, -48VCC como mínimo, bipolar, en las orejetas de entrada a la fuente de
alimentación. El cableado de entrada para la conexión al producto deberá ser de cable de
cobre catalogado, 8 AWG, marcado con VW-1, y tener una capacidad nominal mínima para
90°C.
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CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a Brocade MLX-32 (2400W supply), make sure
there is a 75 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the input lugs to the
power supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be Listed copper wire,
4 AWG, marked VW-1, and rated minimum 90o C.
VORSICHT
Bei der Gleichstromeingangsschaltung zum System eines Brocade MLX-32 (2400W
supply), muss sichergestellt werden, dass an den Eingangskabelschuhen der
Stromversorgung ein zweipoliger Schalter mit UL-Zulassung, 75 Ampere und mindestens
-48 V Gleichstrom vorhanden ist. Die Eingangssignalleitung zum Anschluss an das Produkt
sollte als Kupferdraht, 4 AWG, angegeben sein, als VW-1 gekennzeichnet und für
mindestens 90 °C bemessen sein.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour le circuit d'alimentation en courant continu du système Brocade MLX -32 (2400W
supply), vérifier la présence d'un disjoncteur bipolaire homologué de 75 A, minimum -48
Vcc, sur l'entrée vers l'alimentation. Les câbles d'alimentation du produit doivent être des
fils de cuivre homologués de section 21.14 mm², marqués VW-1 et testés à 90° C.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para el circuito de entrada de CC al sistema de un Brocade MLX 32 (2400W supply),
verifique que existe un disyuntor catalogado por UL de 75 amperios, -48VCC como mínimo,
bipolar, en las orejetas de entrada a la fuente de alimentación. El cableado de entrada
para la conexión al producto deberá ser de cable de cobre catalogado, 4 AWG, marcado
con VW-1, y tener una capacidad nominal mínima para 90°C.
CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a NetIron XMR 32000 (2400W supply), make sure
there is a UL-Listed 75 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the input
lugs to the power supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be Listed
copper wire, 4 AWG, marked VW-1, and rated minimum 90o C.
VORSICHT
Bei der Gleichstromeingangsschaltung zum System eines NetIron XMR 32000 (2400W
supply), muss sichergestellt werden, dass an den Eingangskabelschuhen der
Stromversorgung ein zweipoliger Schalter mit UL-Zulassung, 75 Ampere und mindestens
-48 V Gleichstrom vorhanden ist. Die Eingangssignalleitung zum Anschluss an das Produkt
sollte als Kupferdraht, 4 AWG, angegeben sein, als VW-1 gekennzeichnet und für
mindestens 90 °C bemessen sein.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour le circuit d'alimentation en courant continu du système NetIron XMR 32000 (2400W
supply), vérifier la présence d'un disjoncteur bipolaire homologué de 75 A, minimum -48
Vcc, sur l'entrée vers l'alimentation. Les câbles d'alimentation du produit doivent être des
fils de cuivre homologués de section 21.14 mm², marqués VW-1 et testés à 90° C.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para el circuito de entrada de CC al sistema de un NetIron XMR 32000 (2400W supply),
verifique que existe un disyuntor catalogado por UL de 75 amperios, -48VCC como mínimo,
bipolar, en las orejetas de entrada a la fuente de alimentación. El cableado de entrada
para la conexión al producto deberá ser de cable de cobre catalogado, 4 AWG, marcado
con VW-1, y tener una capacidad nominal mínima para 90°C.
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CAUTION
For the DC input circuit to the system of a Brocade MLXe-32 (3000W supply), make sure
there is a UL-Listed 80 amp circuit breaker, minimum -48Vdc, double pole, on the input
lugs to the power supply. The input wiring for connection to the product should be Listed
copper wire, 4 AWG, marked VW-1, and rated minimum 90o C.
VORSICHT
Bei der Gleichstromeingangsschaltung zum System eines Brocade MLXe-32 (3000W
suppy) muss sichergestellt werden, dass an den Eingangskabelschuhen der
Stromversorgung ein zweipoliger Schalter mit UL-Zulassung, 80 Ampere und mindestens
-48 V Gleichstrom vorhanden ist. Die Eingangssignalleitung zum Anschluss an das Produkt
sollte als Kupferdraht, 4 AWG, angegeben sein, als VW-1 gekennzeichnet und für
mindestens 90 °C bemessen sein.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour le circuit d'alimentation en courant continu du système Brocade MLXe-32 (3000W
suppy), vérifier la présence d'un disjoncteur bipolaire homologué de 80 A, minimum -48
Vcc, sur l'entrée vers l'alimentation. Les câbles d'alimentation du produit doivent être des
fils de cuivre homologués de section 21.14 mm², marqués VW-1 et testés à 90° C.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para el circuito de entrada de CC al sistema de un Brocade MLXe-32 (3000W suppy),
verifique que existe un disyuntor catalogado por UL de 80 amperios, -48VCC como mínimo,
bipolar, en las orejetas de entrada a la fuente de alimentación. El cableado de entrada
para la conexión al producto deberá ser de cable de cobre catalogado, 4 AWG, marcado
con VW-1, y tener una capacidad nominal mínima para 90°C.
CAUTION
Carefully follow the mechanical guides on each side of the power supply slot and make
sure the power supply is properly inserted in the guides. Never insert the power supply
upside down.
VORSICHT
Beachten Sie mechanischen Führungen an jeder Seite des Netzteils, das ordnungegemäß
in die Führungen gesteckt werden muss. Das Netzteil darf niemals umgedreht eingesteckt
werden.
MISE EN GARDE
Suivez attentivement les repères mécaniques de chaque côté du slot du bloc
d'alimentation et assurez-vous que le bloc d'alimentation est bien inséré dans les repères.
N'insérez jamais le bloc d'alimentation à l'envers.
PRECAUCIÓN
Siga cuidadosamente las guías mecánicas de cada lado de la ranura del suministro de
energía y verifique que el suministro de energía está insertado correctamente en las
guías. No inserte nunca el suministro de energía de manera invertida.
CAUTION
Do not add or remove a flash card while a file operation involving the flash card slot is in
progress. Doing so can result in corruption of the flash card. If this occurs, you may need to
reformat the flash card to make it usable again. Reformatting the card erases all data
stored on the card.
VORSICHT
Eine Flash-Karte darf nur dann eingesteckt oder herausgenommen werden, wenn keine
Dateifunktion läuft, die der Flash-Karte bedarf. Wenn dies nicht beachtet wird, kann dies
zur Korruption der Flash-Karte führen. Die Karte kann dann erst nach Neuformattierung
wieder benutzt werden. Bei Neuformattietung gehen alle auf der Karte gespeicherten
Daten verloren.
MISE EN GARDE
N'ajoutez pas ou ne supprimez pas une carte mémoire au cours d'une opération de fichier
dans laquelle le slot de carte mémoire est impliqué. Vous risquez sinon de corrompre la
carte mémoire. Si cela se produit, vous devrez peut-être reformater la carte mémoire pour
qu'elle soit à nouveau utilisable. Le reformatage de la carte efface toutes les données qui
y sont stockées.
PRECAUCIÓN
No añada ni quite una tarjeta flash mientras una operación de archivo que conlleve el uso
de una ranura de tarjeta flash se encuentre en uso. De hacerlo así se podría dar lugar a la
corrupción de la tarjeta flash. Si esto ocurriera, podría ser necesario que vuelva a
formatear la tarjeta flash para hacer que vuelva sea utilizable. Cuando se formatea la
tarjeta se borran todos los datos almacenados en la tarjeta.
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CAUTION
Do not install the device in an environment where the operating ambient temperature
might exceed 40° C (104° F).
VORSICHT
Das Gerät darf nicht in einer Umgebung mit einer Umgebungsbetriebstemperatur von über
40° C (104° F) installiert werden.
MISE EN GARDE
N'installez pas le dispositif dans un environnement où la température d'exploitation
ambiante risque de dépasser 40° C (104° F).
PRECAUCIÓN
No instale el instrumento en un entorno en el que la temperatura ambiente de operación
pueda exceder los 40° C (104° F).
CAUTION
Ensure that the device does not overload the power circuits, wiring, and over-current
protection. To determine the possibility of overloading the supply circuits, add the ampere
(amp) ratings of all devices installed on the same circuit as the device. Compare this total
with the rating limit for the circuit. The maximum ampere ratings are usually printed on the
devices near the input power connectors.
VORSICHT
Stromkreise, Verdrahtung und Überlastschutz dürfen nicht durch das Gerät überbelastet
werden. Addieren Sie die Nennstromleistung (in Ampere) aller Geräte, die am selben
Stromkreis wie das Gerät installiert sind. Somit können Sie feststellen, ob die Gefahr einer
Überbelastung der Versorgungsstromkreise vorliegt. Vergleichen Sie diese Summe mit der
Nennstromgrenze des Stromkreises. Die Höchstnennströme (in Ampere) stehen
normalerweise auf der Geräterückseite neben den Eingangsstromanschlüssen.
MISE EN GARDE
Assurez-vous que le dispositif ne risque pas de surcharger les circuits d'alimentation, le
câblage et la protection de surintensité. Pour déterminer le risque de surcharge des
circuits d'alimentation, additionnez l'intensité nominale (ampères) de tous les dispositifs
installés sur le même circuit que le dispositif en question. Comparez alors ce total avec la
limite de charge du circuit. L'intensité nominale maximum en ampères est généralement
imprimée sur chaque dispositif près des connecteurs d'entrée d'alimentation.
PRECAUCIÓN
Verifique que el instrumento no sobrecargue los circuitos de corriente, el cableado y la
protección para sobrecargas. Para determinar la posibilidad de sobrecarga en los circuitos
de suministros, añada las capacidades nominales de corriente (amp) de todos los
instrumentos instalados en el mismo circuito que el instrumento. Compare esta suma con
el límite nominal para el circuito. Las capacidades nominales de corriente máximas están
generalmente impresas en los instrumentos, cerca de los conectores de corriente de
entrada.
CAUTION
Make sure the air flow around the front, sides, and back of the device is not restricted.
VORSICHT
Stellen Sie sicher, dass an der Vorderseite, den Seiten und an der Rückseite der Luftstrom
nicht behindert wird.
MISE EN GARDE
Vérifiez que rien ne restreint la circulation d'air devant, derrière et sur les côtés du
dispositif et qu'elle peut se faire librement.
PRECAUCIÓN
Asegúrese de que el flujo de aire en las inmediaciones de las partes anterior, laterales y
posterior del instrumento no esté restringido.
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CAUTION
Make sure the flash card is empty or does not contain files you want to keep. Formatting a
flash card completely erases all files on the card.
VORSICHT
Stellen Sie sicher, dass die Flash-Karte leer ist oder keine Dateien auf ihr gespeichert sind,
die Sie behalten möchten. Die Formattierung einer Flash-Karte löscht alle Dateien auf der
Karte.
MISE EN GARDE
Vérifiez que la carte mémoire est vide ou ne contient pas de fichiers que vous voulez
conserver. Le reformatage de la carte mémoire efface tous les fichiers qui s'y trouvent.
PRECAUCIÓN
Verifique que la tarjeta flash esté vacía o que no contenga archivos que desee conservar.
Al formatear una tarjeta flash todos los archivos de ésta se borran.
CAUTION
Never leave tools inside the chassis.
VORSICHT
Lassen Sie keine Werkzeuge im Chassis zurück.
MISE EN GARDE
Ne laissez jamais d'outils à l'intérieur du châssis.
PRECAUCIÓN
No deje nunca herramientas en el interior del chasis.
CAUTION
Once you start the formatting process, you cannot stop it. Even if you enter CTRL-C to stop
the CLI output and a new prompt appears, the formatting continues. Make sure you want
to format the card before you enter the command.
VORSICHT
Wenn Sie mit dem Formattieren beginnen, können Sie diesen Prozess nicht anhalten.
Selbst wenn zum Anhalten der CLI-Ausgabe Strg-C drücken und eine neue Aufforderung
gezeigt wird, wird mit dem Formattieren fortgefahren. Stellen Sie sicher, dass Sie die Karte
formattieren wollen, bevor Sie den Befehl eingeben.
MISE EN GARDE
Une fois le processus de formatage commencé, vous ne pouvez pas l'interrompre. Même
si vous appuyez sur CTRL-C pour arrêter la sortie CLI et si une nouvelle invite apparaît, le
formatage continue. Soyez bien sûr de vouloir formater la carte avant d'entrer la
commande.
PRECAUCIÓN
Una vez que empiece con el proceso de formateado, no se puede detener. Incluso si pulsa
CTRL-C para detener la salida de CLI y aparece un nuevo indicador, el formateado
continuará. Esté seguro que desea formatear la tarjeta antes de introducir el comando.
CAUTION
Use the erase startup-config command only for new systems. If you enter this command on
a system you have already configured, the command erases the configuration. If you
accidentally do erase the configuration on a configured system, enter the write memory
command to save the running configuration to the startup-config file.
VORSICHT
Verwenden Sie den Befehl "Erase startup-config" (Löschen Startup-Konfig) nur für neue
Systeme. Wenn Sie diesen Befehl in ein bereits konfiguriertes System eingeben, löscht der
Befehl die Konfiguration. Falls Sie aus Versehen die Konfiguration eines bereits
konfigurierten Systems löschen, geben Sie den Befehl "Write Memory" (Speicher
schreiben) ein, um die laufende Konfiguration in der Startup-Konfig-Datei zu speichern.
MISE EN GARDE
N'utilisez la commande erase startup-config que pour les nouveaux systèmes. Si vous
entrez cette commande sur un système que vous avez déjà configuré, elle efface la
configuration. Si vous effacez la configuration par accident sur un système configuré,
entrez la commande write memory pour enregistrer la configuration actuelle dans le
fichier startup-config.
PRECAUCIÓN
Use el comando erase startup-config (borrar configuración de inicio) para sistemas nuevos
solamente. Si usted introduce este comando en un sistema que ya ha configurado, el
comando borrará la configuración. Si usted borra accidentalmente la configuración en un
sistema ya configurado, introduzca el comando write memory (escribir memoria) para
guardar la configuración en ejecución en el archivo startup-config.
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CAUTION
Removal of NetIron XMR 32000 rear fan modules allows access to bus bars and
backplane. Avoid contact with these parts. There are hazardous energy levels at these
locations.
VORSICHT
Durch die Entfernung der rückwärtigen NetIron XMR 32000 Ventilatormodule wird der
Zugang zu den Sammelschienen und der Rückwandplatine ermöglicht. Kontakt mit diesen
Teilen vermeiden. An diesen Stellen liegen gefährliche Stromstärken an.
MISE EN GARDE
La dépose des modules de ventilation en face arrière du NetIron XMR 32000 permet
d'accéder à la distribution électrique et au fond de panier. Éviter tout contact avec ces
éléments, car les tensions électriques dans cette zone sont très élevées.
PRECAUCIÓN
El desmontaje de los módulos del ventilador trasero del sistema NetIron XMR 32000
permite el acceso a las barras del bus y a la placa posterior. Evite el contacto con estas
piezas. Hay niveles peligrosos de energía en tales lugares.
CAUTION
To avoid overheating of the NetIron XMR 16000 and NetIron XMR 32000 chassis, remove
only one fan assembly at a time.
VORSICHT
Es darf nur ein Ventilatorblech zur Zeit entfernt werden, um ein Überhitzen des NetIron
XMR 16000 und NetIron XMR 32000 chassis Gehäuses zu vermeiden. Es dürfen nicht
beide Ventilatorbleche auf einmal entfernt werden.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour éviter la surchauffe du châssis des NetIron XMR 16000 et NetIron XMR 32000,
n'enlever qu'un seul boîtier de ventilateur à la fois. Ne pas enlever les deux boîtiers du
châssis en même temps.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para evitar el sobrecalentamiento del chasis NetIron XMR 16000 y NetIron XMR 32000,
desmonte solamente una bandeja de ventilador a la vez. No retire las dos bandejas de
ventilador del chasis a la vez.
CAUTION
Use a separate branch circuit for each AC power cord, which provides redundancy in case
one of the circuits fails.
VORSICHT
Es empfiehlt sich die Installation eines separaten Stromkreiszweiges für jede
Wechselstrom-Elektroschnur als Redundanz im Fall des Ausfalls eines Stromkreises.
MISE EN GARDE
Utilisez un circuit de dérivation différent pour chaque cordon d’alimentation C.A. Ainsi, il y
aura un circuit redondant en cas de panne d’un des circuits.
PRECAUCIÓN
Use un circuito derivado separado para cada cordón de alimentación de CA, con lo que se
proporcionará redundancia en caso de que uno de los circuitos falle.
CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot panel in place. If you run the
chassis with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat.
VORSICHT
Falls kein Modul im Steckplatz installiert wird, muss die Steckplatztafel angebracht
werden. Wenn ein Steckplatz nicht abgedeckt wird, läuft das System heiß.
MISE EN GARDE
Si vous n’installez pas de module dans un slot, vous devez laisser le panneau du slot en
place. Si vous faites fonctionner le châssis avec un slot découvert, le système
surchauffera.
PRECAUCIÓN
Si no instala un módulo en la ranura, deberá mantener el panel de ranuras en su lugar. Si
pone en funcionamiento el chasis con una ranura descubierta, el sistema sufrirá
sobrecalentamiento.
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CAUTION
If you do not install a module in a slot, you must keep the slot blank in place. If you run the
chassis with an uncovered slot, the system may overheat. Tighten the screws that secure
the slot blanks so that they remain in place when removing adjacent panels or modules.
VORSICHT
Wenn in einem Steckplatz kein Modul installiert wird, muss die Steckplatz-Leerblende
immer angebracht sein. Wird das Chassis mit einem leeren Steckplatz ohne Leerblende
betrieben, kann dies zu Überhitzung führen. Die Befestigungsschrauben der Leerblenden
festziehen, damit sie sich beim Herausnehmen benachbarter Blenden oder Module nicht
lösen können.
MISE EN GARDE
Si aucun module n'est installé dans un emplacement, laisser le cache de cet
emplacement en place. Le système peut chauffer si le châssis est mis en service avec un
emplacement ouvert. Serrer les vis de fixation des caches des emplacements vides de
façon à les laisser en place lors de la dépose des panneaux ou des modules adjacents.
PRECAUCIÓN
En caso de no instalar un módulo en una ranura, deberá taparla con la cubierta al efecto.
Si llegara a poner en funcionamiento el chasis con una ranura descubierta el sistema
podría sobrecalentarse. Apriete los tornillos que fijan las cubiertas de las ranuras para
impedir que se muevan al desmontar los paneles o módulos adyacentes.
CAUTION:
All devices with AC power sources are intended for installation in restricted access areas
only. A restricted access area is a location where access can be gained only by service
personnel through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security.
VORSICHT
Alle Geräte mit Wechselstromquellen sind nur zur Installation in Sperrbereichen bestimmt.
Ein Sperrbereich ist ein Ort, zu dem nur Wartungspersonal mit einem Spezialwerkzeug,
Schloss und Schlüssel oder einer anderen Schutzvorrichtung Zugang hat.
MISE EN GARDE
Tous les équipements dotés de sources d'alimentation électrique secteur sont destinés à
être installés uniquement dans des zones à accès réglementé. Une zone à accès
réglementé est une zone dont l'accès n'est possible qu'au personnel de service utilisant
un verrou, une clé ou un outil spécial, ou d'autres moyens de sécurité.
PRECAUCIÓN
Todos aquellos dispositivos con fuentes de alimentación de CA están diseñados para su
instalación en zonas de acceso restringido solamente. Una zona de acceso restringido es
un lugar al que sólo puede acceder personal de mantenimiento haciendo uso de una
herramienta especial, una llave y un candado, o algún otro medio de seguridad.
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CAUTION
For a NetIron XMR 32000 AC system, use a ground wire of at least 6 American Wire Gauge
(AWG). The ground wire should have an agency-approved crimped connector (provided
with the chassis) attached to one end, with the other end attached to building ground. The
connector must be crimped with the proper tool, allowing it to be connected to both ground
screws on the enclosure.
VORSICHT
Für ein Wechselstromsystem NetIron XMR 32000 ist ein Erdleiter von mindestens 6 AWG
(amerikanische Norm für Drahtquerschnitte) zu verwenden. An einem Ende des Erdleiters
sollte ein geprüfter gecrimpter Anschluss (mit Chassis bereitgestellt) angebracht sein. Das
andere Ende sollte an der Gebäudeerdung angeschlossen werden. Der Anschluss muss
mit dem richtigen Werkzeug gecrimpt werden, so dass er an beiden Erdungsschrauben am
Gehäuse angeschlossen werden kann.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour un système à alimentation secteur NetIron XMR 32000, utiliser un câble de mise à la
terre de calibre 13.29 mm² minimum. Ce fil de terre doit être équipé d'un côté d'un
connecteur à sertir agréé (fourni avec le châssis), et l'autre extrémité doit être reliée à la
terre du bâtiment. Ce connecteur doit être serti à l'aide de l'outil approprié afin d'être
raccordé aux deux vis de mise à la terre du boîtier.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para un sistema de CA NetIron XMR 32000, utilice un conductor de tierra de al menos 6
CAE (Calibre de Alambre Estadounidense, American Wire Gauge o AWG en sus siglas en
inglés). El conductor de tierra debe tener un conector rizado homologado (suministrado
con el chasis) acoplado a un extremo, y el otro extremo debe estar conectado a la tierra
del edificio. El conector debe rizarse con la herramienta apropiada, de manera que se
conecte a los dos tornillos de tierra del recinto.
CAUTION
Be sure not to exceed the minimum recommended bend radius for the cables: 2" for
MRJ-21 cables, and 1.5" for Category 5 (RJ45) and fiber-optic cables.
VORSICHT
Der empfohlene Mindestbiegeradius für die Kabel darf nicht überschritten werden: 2 Zoll
(5,08 cm) bei MRJ-21-Kabeln und 1,5 Zoll (3,81 cm) bei Kabeln der Kategorie 5 (RJ45)
und Glasfaserkabeln.
MISE EN GARDE
Respecter le rayon de courbure minimal recommandé pour les câbles (5,08 cm pour les
câbles MRJ-21 et 3,81 cm pour les câbles Ethernet de catégorie 5 (RJ45) et les fibres
optiques).
PRECAUCIÓN
Asegúrese de no exceder el radio de curvatura recomendado para los cables: 2" para los
cables MRJ-21 y 1,5" para cables de Categoría 5 (RJ45) y de fibra óptica.
CAUTION
If hot removing or inserting a module, please allow a minimum of two seconds after a
module (or power supply or fan tray) has been removed before inserting a module in the
same slot.
VORSICHT:
Beim Herausnehmen oder Einschieben eines Moduls bei laufendem Betrieb sollte nach
dem Herausnehmen des Moduls (oder einer Stromversorgung oder eines Lüftereinsatzes)
mindestens zwei Minuten gewartet werden, bevor ein Modul in denselben Steckplatz
eingeschoben wird.
MISE EN GARDE
En cas de dépose et d'insertion à chaud d'un module, attendre au moins 2 secondes entre
la dépose du module d'origine (y compris les modules de ventilation et d'alimentation) et
l'insertion du nouveau module dans le même emplacement.
PRECAUCIÓN
En caso de desmontar o insertar un módulo mientras el chasis está en funcionamiento,
espere un mínimo de dos segundos después de haber desmontado el módulo (o la fuente
de alimentación o la bandeja del ventilador) antes de introducir un módulo en la misma
ranura.
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CAUTION
All devices with DC power supplies are intended for installation in restricted access areas
only. A restricted access area is where access can be gained only by service personnel
through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security, and is controlled
by the authority responsible for the location.
VORSICHT
Geräte mit Gleichstromnetzteil sind nur zur Installation in Bereichen mit
Zugangsbeschränkung bestimmt. Eine Zugangsbeschränkung bedeutet, dass das
Servicepersonal nur mit besonderen Hilfsmitteln, Verriegelungen, Schlüsseln oder anderen
Sicherheitseinrichtungen Zugang erlangen kann und von der für den Standort
verantwortlichen Stelle überwacht wird.
MISE EN GARDE
Tous les dispositifs avec alimentation CC doivent être installés dans des zones à accès
réglementé uniquement. Une zone à accès réglementé est réservée au personnel de
maintenance, qui peut y accéder uniquement à l'aide d'un verrou, d'une clé ou d'un outil
spécifique, ou via d'autres procédures de sécurité, et qui est contrôlée par les autorités
responsables du site.
PRECAUCIÓN
Todos los dispositivos con fuentes de alimentación de CC están previstos solo para su
instalación en áreas de acceso restringido. Por área de acceso restringido se entiende las
zonas a las que solo puede tener acceso personal de mantenimiento mediante el uso de
una herramienta especial, una cerradura con llave u otro medio de seguridad y están
controladas por la autoridad responsable del lugar.
CAUTION
For the DC input circuit (DC power supply part number RPS9-DC), make sure there is a 20
amp circuit breaker, minimum 48Vdc, double pole, on the input to the power supply. The
input wiring for connection to the product should be copper wire, 12 AWG, marked VW-1,
and rated minimum 90 C.
VORSICHT
Stellen Sie bei einer Gleichstromversorgung (Gleichstromnetzteil, Teilenummer RPS9-DC)
sicher, dass der Eingang des Netzteils mit einem zweipoligen 20-A-Schutzschalter für
mindestens -48 V Gleichstrom versehen ist. Die Eingangsleitungen für das Gerät müssen
aus Kupferkabel der Stärke 12 AWG (Bezeichnung VW-1) bestehen, das für mindestens 90
°C geeignet ist.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour le circuit d'alimentation CC (numéro de pièce RPS9-DC), assurez-vous de la présence
d'un disjoncteur de 20 ampères (minimum 48 Vcc, bipolaire) sur l'entrée menant au bloc
d'alimentation. Les câbles d'alimentation doivent être en fils de cuivre, de 3.31 mm²,
marqués VW-1 et classés 90° C minimum.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para el circuito de entrada de CC (número de pieza de fuente de alimentación de CC
RPS9-DC), asegúrese de que haya un disyuntor de 20 amp, como mínimo de 48 VCC y
bipolar en la entrada de la fuente de alimentación. El cable de la conexión al producto debe
ser de cobre, de calibre 12 AWG, marcado como VW-1 y como mínimo de 90 C.
CAUTION
For a DC system (DC power supply part number RPS9-DC), use a grounding wire of at least
6 American Wire Gauge (AWG). The 6 AWG wire should be attached to an agency-approved
crimp connector, crimped with the proper tool.
VORSICHT
Für Geräte mit Gleichstromversorgung (Gleichstromnetzteil, Teilenummer RPS9-DC) muss
zur Erdung ein Kabel der Stärke 6 AWG (American Wire Gauge) verwendet werden. Das
6-AWG-Kabel muss mithilfe eines geeigneten Crimp-Werkzeugs mit einem normgerechten
Crimp-Verbinder verbunden werden.
MISE EN GARDE
Pour un système CC (numéro de pièce RPS9-DC), utilisez un fil de mise à la terre d'au moins
13.29 mm². Le fil de 13.29 mm² doit être relié à une cosse homologuée, sertie avec l'outil
approprié.
PRECAUCIÓN
Para un sistema de CC (número de pieza de fuente de alimentación CC RPS9-DC), utilice un
cable de conexión a tierra con un calibre mínimo de 6 según el estándar American Wire
Gauge (AWG). El cable de 6 AWG se debe conectar a un conector por compresión aprobado
por la agencia, comprimido con la herramienta adecuada.
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Dangers
A danger calls your attention to a possible hazard that can cause injury or death. The following are
the dangers used in this manual.
"Gefahr" weist auf eine mögliche Gefährdung hin, die zu Verletzungen oder Tod führen können. Sie
finden die folgenden Warnhinweise in diesem Handbuch.
Un danger attire votre attention sur un risque possible de blessure ou de décès. Ci-dessous, vous
trouverez les dangers utilisés dans ce manuel.
Una advertencia le llama la atención sobre cualquier posible peligro que pueda ocasionar daños
personales o la muerte. A continuación se dan las advertencias utilizadas en este manual.
DANGER
Laser Radiation. Do Not View Directly with Optical Instruments. Class 1M Laser Products.
GEFAHR
Laserstrahlung! Schauen Sie nicht direkt mit optischen Instrumenten in den Laserstrahl
herein. Klasse 1M Laserprodukte.
DANGER
Rayonnement de laser. Ne regardez pas directement avec les instruments optiques.
Produits de laser de la classe 1M.
PELIGRO
Radiacion de Laser. No vea directamente con Instrumentos Opticos. Clase 1M de
Productos de Laser.
DANGER
All fiber optic interfaces use Class 1 lasers.
GEFAHR
Alle Glasfaser-Schnittstellen verwenden Laser der Klasse 1.
DANGER
Toutes les interfaces en fibres optiques utilisent des lasers de classe 1.
PELIGRO
Todas las interfaces de fibra óptica utilizan láser de clase 1.
DANGER
Installation and removal of the unit must be carried out by qualified personnel only.
GEFAHR
Die Installation und Entfernung der Einheit dürfen nur von qualifiziertem Personal
ausgeführt werden.
DANGER
L'installation et la dépose de l'unité doivent être confiées uniquement à du personnel
qualifié.
PELIGRO
La instalación y desinstalación de la unidad debe llevarse a cabo solamente por personal
cualificado.
DANGER
Before beginning the installation, refer to the precautions in the Power precautions
section.
GEFAHR
Vor der Installation siehe Vorsichtsmaßnahmen unter "Power Precautions"
(Vorsichtsmaßnahmen in Bezug auf elektrische Ablagen).
DANGER
Avant de commencer l'installation, consultez les précautions décrites dans "Power
Precautions" (Précautions quant à l'alimentation).
PELIGRO
Antes de comenzar la instalación, consulte las precauciones en la sección "Power
Precautions" (Precauciones sobre corriente).
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DANGER
Disconnect the power cord from all power sources to completely remove power from the
device.
GEFAHR
Ziehen Sie das Stromkabel aus allen Stromquellen, um sicherzustellen, dass dem Gerät
kein Strom zugeführt wird.
DANGER
Débranchez le cordon d'alimentation de toutes les sources d'alimentation pour couper
complètement l'alimentation du dispositif.
PELIGRO
Para desconectar completamente la corriente del instrumento, desconecte el cordón de
corriente de todas las fuentes de corriente.
DANGER
If the installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the device,
make sure you use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the
regulations for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord
can be used safely with the device.
GEFAHR
Falls für die Installation ein anderes Stromkabel erforderlich ist (wenn das mit dem Gerät
gelieferte Kabel nicht passt), müssen Sie sicherstellen, dass Sie ein Stromkabel mit dem
Siegel einer Sicherheitsbehörde verwenden, die für die Zertifizierung von Stromkabeln in
Ihrem Land zuständig ist. Das Siegel ist Ihre Garantie, dass das Stromkabel sicher mit
Ihrem Gerät verwendet werden kann.
DANGER
Si l'installation nécessite un cordon d'alimentation autre que celui fourni avec le dispositif,
assurez-vous d'utiliser un cordon d'alimentation portant la marque de l'organisation
responsable de la sécurité qui définit les normes et régulations pour les cordons
d'alimentation dans votre pays. Cette marque vous assure que vous pouvez utiliser le
cordon d'alimentation avec le dispositif en toute sécurité.
PELIGRO
Si la instalación requiere un cordón de corriente distinto al que se ha suministrado con el
instrumento, verifique que usa un cordón de corriente que venga con la marca de la
agencia de seguridad que defina las regulaciones para cordones de corriente en su país.
Esta marca será su garantía de que el cordón de corriente puede ser utilizado con
seguridad con el instrumento.
DANGER
Make sure that the power source circuits are properly grounded, then use the power cord
supplied with the device to connect it to the power source.
GEFAHR
Stellen Sie sicher, dass die Stromkreise ordnungsgemäß geerdet sind. Benutzen Sie dann
das mit dem Gerät gelieferte Stromkabel, um es an die Srromquelle anzuschließen.
DANGER
Vérifiez que les circuits de sources d'alimentation sont bien mis à la terre, puis utilisez le
cordon d'alimentation fourni avec le dispositif pour le connecter à la source d'alimentation.
PELIGRO
Verifique que circuitos de la fuente de corriente están conectados a tierra correctamente;
luego use el cordón de potencia suministrado con el instrumento para conectarlo a la
fuente de corriente.
DANGER
Make sure the rack or cabinet housing the device is adequately secured to prevent it from
becoming unstable or falling over.
GEFAHR
Stellen Sie sicher, dass das Gestell oder der Schrank für die Unterbringung des Geräts auf
angemessene Weise gesichert ist, so dass das Gestell oder der Schrank nicht wackeln
oder umfallen kann.
DANGER
Vérifiez que le bâti ou le support abritant le dispositif est bien fixé afin qu'il ne devienne
pas instable ou qu'il ne risque pas de tomber.
PELIGRO
Verifique que el bastidor o armario que alberga el instrumento está asegurado
correctamente para evitar que pueda hacerse inestable o que caiga.
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DANGER
Mount the devices you install in a rack or cabinet as low as possible. Place the heaviest
device at the bottom and progressively place lighter devices above.
GEFAHR
Montieren Sie die Geräte im Gestell oder Schrank so tief wie möglich. Platzieren Sie das
schwerste Gerät ganz unten, während leichtere Geräte je nach Gewicht (je schwerer desto
tiefer) darüber untergebracht werden.
DANGER
Montez les dispositifs que vous installez dans un bâti ou support aussi bas que possible.
Placez le dispositif le plus lourd en bas et le plus léger en haut, en plaçant tous les
dispositifs progressivement de bas en haut du plus lourd au plus léger.
PELIGRO
Monte los instrumentos que instale en un bastidor o armario lo más bajos posible. Ponga
el instrumento más pesado en la parte inferior y los instrumentos progresivamente más
livianos más arriba.
DANGER
For safety reasons, the ESD wrist strap should contain a series 1 megohm resistor.
GEFAHR
Aus Sicherheitsgründen sollte ein EGB-Armband zum Schutz von elektronischen
gefährdeten Bauelementen mit einem 1 Megaohm-Reihenwiderstand ausgestattet sein.
DANGER
Pour des raisons de sécurité, la dragonne ESD doit contenir une résistance de série 1
méga ohm.
PELIGRO
Por razones de seguridad, la correa de muñeca ESD deberá contener un resistor en serie
de 1 mega ohmio.
DANGER
The power supplies are hot swappable, which means they can be removed and replaced
while the chassis is powered on and running. However, Brocade recommends that you
disconnect a power supply from its power source before removing and replacing the
supply. The NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, or 16000 chassis can be running while a power
supply is being removed and replaced, but the power supply itself should not be connected
to a power source. Otherwise, you could be injured or the power supply or other parts of
the device could be damaged.
GEFAHR
Die Wechselstrom-Netzteile können während des Betriebs des Gehäuse abgenommen
und ausgetauscht werden. Allerdings empfiehlt Brocade, den Stecker des
Wechselstrom-Netzteils aus der Steckdose zu ziehen, bevor das Netzteil abgenommen und
ausgetauscht wird. Ein Netzteil kann während des Betriebs des NetIron XMR 4000, 8000,
or 16000 abgenommen und ausgetauscht werden. Allerdings sollte das Netzteil nicht an
eine Stromquelle angeschlossen sein. Bei Nichtbeachtung könnte dies zu Verletzungen
des Bedieners oder Beschädigung des Wechselstrom-Netzteils oder anderer Geräteteile
führen.
DANGER
Les alimentations électriques sont échangeables à chaud. Elles peuvent être déposées et
remplacées pendant que le châssis est allumé et en cours de fonctionnement. Cependant,
Brocade recommande de débrancher le bloc d'alimentation C.A. du secteur avant
d'enlever ou de remplacer le bloc d'alimentation. Le châssis NetIron XMR 4000, 8000 ou
16000 peut fonctionner pendant le retrait et le remplacement d'une alimentation
électrique, mais il est important que celle-ci ne soit pas raccordée à la source secteur.
Faute de déconnecter l'alimentation électrique du secteur, le personnel risque d'être
blessé ou d'endommager l'alimentation électrique ou d'autres composants.
PELIGRO
Los suministros de corriente alterna pueden desmontarse y reemplazarse cuando el
chasis está activado y en funcionamiento. No obstante, Brocade recomienda que se
desconecte el suministro de corriente alterna del tomacorriente antes de desmontar y
reemplazar el suministro. El chasis NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, ó 16000 puede estar en
funcionamiento cuando un suministro de corriente esté siendo desmontado y
reemplazado, pero el suministro de corriente en sí no deberá estar conectado a la
corriente. De lo contrario, podría sufrir daños personales o el suministro de corriente
alterna u otras partes del dispositivo podrían sufrir desperfectos.
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DANGER
All fiber-optic interfaces use Class 1 Lasers.
GEFAHR
Alle Glasfaser-Schnittstellen verwenden Laser der Klasse 1.
DANGER
Toutes les interfaces en fibres optiques utilisent des lasers de classe 1.
ADVERTENCIA
Todas las interfaces de fibra óptica utilizan láser de clase 1.
DANGER
The front panel of an AC power supply includes a handle that locks the power supply in the
chassis. This handle is a locking mechanism only and should not be used to lift and carry
the power supply. You may sustain physical injury or harm if you attempt to lift and carry a
power supply using the locking handle.
GEFAHR
Die Vorderabdeckung eines Wechselstrom-Netzteils verfügt über einen Griff, mit dem das
Netzteil im Gehäuse verriegelt werden kann. Dieser Griff dient nur der Verriegelung. Mit
ihm sollte das Netzteil weder angehoben noch getragen werden. Anheben und Tragen
eines Netzteils mit dem Verriegelungsgriff kann zu Verletzungen führen.
DANGER
Le panneau avant d’un bloc d’alimentation C.A. comprend une poignée qui permet de
verrouiller le bloc d’alimentation dans le châssis. Cette poignée est un mécanisme de
verrouillage uniquement, elle ne doit pas être utilisée pour soulever et transporter le
châssis. Vous risquez d’être blessé si vous essayez de soulever et de transporter un bloc
d’alimentation avec la poignée de verrouillage.
PELIGRO
El panel delantero de un suministro de corriente alterna incluye un mango que bloquea el
suministro de corriente al chasis. El mango es un mecanismo de bloqueo solamente y no
deberá usarse para alzar ni transportar el suministro de corriente. De hacerlo así, podría
sufrir daños personales.
DANGER
A fully-populated NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, or 16000 chassis is heavy. TWO OR MORE
PEOPLE ARE REQUIRED WHEN LIFTING, HANDLING, OR MOUNTING THESE DEVICES.
GEFAHR
Ein voll bestücktes NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, oder 16000 Gehäuse ist schwer. ZUM
ANHEBEN, HANDHABEN ODER MONTIEREN DIESER GERÄTE SIND MINDESTENS ZWEI
PERSONEN ERFORDERLICH.
DANGER
Un châssis NetIron XMR 4000, 8000 ou 16000 entièrement équipé est extrêmement
lourd. POUR SOULEVER, MANIPULER OU MONTER CES ÉQUIPEMENTS, DEUX PERSONNES
AU MINIMUM SONT NÉCESSAIRES.
PELIGRO
Un chasis NetIron XMR 4000, 8000, ó 16000 muy concurrido es muy pesado. SE
REQUIEREN DOS O MÁS PERSONAS CUANDO SE VAYA A ALZAR, MANEJAR O MONTAR ESTE
DISPOSITIVO.
DANGER
A fully-populated Brocade MLX Series-4, -8, or -16 chassis is heavy. TWO OR MORE PEOPLE
ARE REQUIRED WHEN LIFTING, HANDLING, OR MOUNTING THESE DEVICES.
GEFAHR
Ein voll bestücktes Brocade MLX Series-4, -8, oder -16 Gehäuse ist schwer. ZUM ANHEBEN,
HANDHABEN ODER MONTIEREN DIESER GERÄTE SIND MINDESTENS ZWEI PERSONEN
ERFORDERLICH.
DANGER
Un châssis Brocade MLX Series-4, -8, ou -16 entièrement équipé est extrêmement lourd.
POUR SOULEVER, MANIPULER OU MONTER CES ÉQUIPEMENTS, DEUX PERSONNES AU
MINIMUM SONT NÉCESSAIRES.
PELIGRO
Un chasis Brocade MLX Series-4, -8, ó -16 muy concurrido es muy pesado. SE REQUIEREN
DOS O MÁS PERSONAS CUANDO SE VAYA A ALZAR, MANEJAR O MONTAR ESTE
DISPOSITIVO.
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DANGER
A fully-populated Brocade MLX Series--16 chassis is heavy. TWO OR MORE PEOPLE ARE
REQUIRED WHEN LIFTING, HANDLING, OR MOUNTING THESE DEVICES.
GEFAHR
Ein voll bestücktes Brocade MLX Series-16 Gehäuse ist schwer. ZUM ANHEBEN,
HANDHABEN ODER MONTIEREN DIESER GERÄTE SIND MINDESTENS ZWEI PERSONEN
ERFORDERLICH.
DANGER
Un châssis Brocade MLX Series-16 entièrement équipé est extrêmement lourd. POUR
SOULEVER, MANIPULER OU MONTER CES ÉQUIPEMENTS, DEUX PERSONNES AU MINIMUM
SONT NÉCESSAIRES.
PELIGRO
Un chasis Brocade MLX Series-16 muy concurrido es muy pesado. SE REQUIEREN DOS O
MÁS PERSONAS CUANDO SE VAYA A ALZAR, MANEJAR O MONTAR ESTE DISPOSITIVO.
DANGER
The NetIron XMR 32000 fan assembly is heavy and will be off-balance as you remove it.
Use both hands on the handle.
GEFAHR
Die NetIron XMR 32000-Ventilatoreinheit ist schwer und kommt aus dem Gleichgewicht,
wenn sie entfernt wird. Den Griff mit beiden Händen anfassen.
DANGER
Le module de ventilation du NetIron XMR 32000 est lourd et peut déséquilibrer lors de la
dépose. Tenir la poignée à l'aide des deux mains.
PELIGRO
La unidad del ventilador del sistema NetIron XMR 32000 es pesada y quedará
desequilibrada al desmontarla. Agarre el asa con las dos manos.
DANGER
Make sure to choose the appropriate circuit device depending on the number of AC power
supplies installed in the chassis.
GEFAHR
Je nach Anzahl der Wechselstrom-Netzteile im Gehäuse muss das passende Stromgerät
ausgewählt werden.
DANGER
Assurez-vous de choisir le dispositif de circuit approprié selon le nombre de blocs
d’alimentation C.A. installés dans le châssis.
PELIGRO
Asegúrese de que elige el dispositivo de circuitos apropiado dependiendo del número de
suministros de corriente alterna instalados en el chasis.
DANGER
Be careful not to accidently insert your fingers into the fan tray while removing it from the
chassis. The fan may still be spinning at a high speed.
GEFAHR
Die Finger dürfen nicht versehentlich in das Ventilatorblech gesteckt werden, wenn dieses
vom Gehäuse abgenommen wird. Der Ventilator kann sich unter Umständen noch mit
hoher Geschwindigkeit drehen.
DANGER
Faites attention de ne pas accidentellement insérer vos doigts dans le boîtier du
ventilateur lorsque vous l’enlevez du châssis. Il est possible que le ventilateur tourne
encore à grande vitesse.
PELIGRO
Procure no insertar los dedos accidentalmente en la bandeja del ventilador cuando esté
desmontando el chasis. El ventilador podría estar girando a gran velocidad.
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DANGER
To prevent damage to the chassis and components, never attempt to lift the chassis using
the fan or power supply handles. These handles were not designed to support the weight of
the chassis.
GEFAHR
Alle Geräte mit Wechselstromquellen sind nur zur Installation in Sperrbereichen bestimmt.
Ein Sperrbereich ist ein Ort, zu dem nur Wartungspersonal mit einem Spezialwerkzeug,
Schloss und Schlüssel oder einer anderen Schutzvorrichtung Zugang hat.
DANGER
Pour éviter d’endommager le châssis et les composants, ne jamais tenter de soulever le
châssis par les poignées du ventilateur ou de l’alimentation. Ces poignées n’ont pas été
conçues pour supporter le poids du châssis.
PELIGRO
Para prevenir daños al chasis y a los componentes, nunca intente levantar el chasis
usando las asas de la fuente de alimentación o del ventilador. Tales asas no han sido
diseñadas para soportar el peso del chasis.
DANGER
Do not attempt to lift a NetIron XMR 32000 chassis. It is extremely heavy. REMOVE THE
POWER SUPPLIES AND INTERFACE MODULES FIRST (management, switch fabric, and all
line cards). Use a mechanical lifting device to lift the chassis. Four or more people are
required to position the unpopulated chassis into the rack.
GEFAHR
Nicht versuchen, ein NetIron XMR 32000 Chassis anzuheben. Es ist sehr schwer. ZUERST
DIE STROMVERSORGUNGEN UND SCHNITTSTELLENMODULE ENTFERNEN (Management,
Switch-Fabric und alle Line-Cards). Das Chassis mit Hilfe einer mechanischen
Hebevorrichtung anheben. Mindestens vier Personen sind erforderlich, um das
unbeladene Chassis im Rack zu positionieren.
DANGER
Ne jamais tenter de soulever un châssis NetIron XMR 32000 car il est alors extrêmement
lourd. DÉPOSER AU PRÉALABLE LES ALIMENTATIONS ÉLECTRIQUES ET LES MODULES
D'INTERFACE (supervision, matrice de commutation et cartes de lignes). Pour soulever le
châssis, utiliser un appareil élévateur. Quatre personnes au moins sont nécessaires pour
positionner dans le rack le châssis vidé de ses éléments.
PELIGRO
No trate de levantar un chasis NetIron XMR 32000. Es extremadamente pesado. QUITE
PRIMERO LOS MÓDULOS DE INTERFAZ Y DE ALIMENTACIÓN (administración, matriz de
conmutación, y todas las tarjetas de línea). Utilice un elevador mecánico para levantar el
chasis. Hacen falta cuatro personas o más para colocar el chasis no poblado en el interior
del armazón.
DANGER
Do not attempt to lift a Brocade MLX Series-32 chassis. It is extremely heavy. REMOVE THE
POWER SUPPLIES AND INTERFACE MODULES FIRST (management, switch fabric, and all
line cards). Use a mechanical lifting device to lift the chassis. Four or more people are
required to position the unpopulated chassis into the rack.
GEFAHR
Nicht versuchen, ein Brocade MLX Series-32 Chassis anzuheben. Es ist sehr schwer.
ZUERST DIE STROMVERSORGUNGEN UND SCHNITTSTELLENMODULE ENTFERNEN
(Management, Switch-Fabric und alle Line-Cards). Das Chassis mit Hilfe einer
mechanischen Hebevorrichtung anheben. Mindestens vier Personen sind erforderlich, um
das unbeladene Chassis im Rack zu positionieren.
DANGER
Ne jamais tenter de soulever un châssis Brocade MLX Series-32 car il est alors
extrêmement lourd. DÉPOSER AU PRÉALABLE LES ALIMENTATIONS ÉLECTRIQUES ET LES
MODULES D'INTERFACE (supervision, matrice de commutation et cartes de lignes). Pour
soulever le châssis, utiliser un appareil élévateur. Quatre personnes au moins sont
nécessaires pour positionner dans le rack le châssis vidé de ses éléments.
PELIGRO
No trate de levantar un chasis NetIron XMR-32. Es extremadamente pesado. QUITE
PRIMERO LOS MÓDULOS DE INTERFAZ Y DE ALIMENTACIÓN (administración, matriz de
conmutación, y todas las tarjetas de línea). Utilice un elevador mecánico para levantar el
chasis. Hacen falta cuatro personas o más para colocar el chasis no poblado en el interior
del armazón.
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DANGER
Do not attempt to lift a Brocade MLX Series-32 chassis. It is extremely heavy. REMOVE THE
POWER SUPPLIES AND INTERFACE MODULES FIRST (management, switch fabric, and all
line cards). Use a mechanical lifting device to lift the chassis. Four or more people are
required to position the unpopulated chassis into the rack.
GEFAHR
Nicht versuchen, ein Brocade MLX Series-32 Chassis anzuheben. Es ist sehr schwer.
ZUERST DIE STROMVERSORGUNGEN UND SCHNITTSTELLENMODULE ENTFERNEN
(Management, Switch-Fabric und alle Line-Cards). Das Chassis mit Hilfe einer
mechanischen Hebevorrichtung anheben. Mindestens vier Personen sind erforderlich, um
das unbeladene Chassis im Rack zu positionieren.
DANGER
Ne jamais tenter de soulever un châssis Brocade MLX Series-32 car il est alors
extrêmement lourd. DÉPOSER AU PRÉALABLE LES ALIMENTATIONS ÉLECTRIQUES ET LES
MODULES D'INTERFACE (supervision, matrice de commutation et cartes de lignes). Pour
soulever le châssis, utiliser un appareil élévateur. Quatre personnes au moins sont
nécessaires pour positionner dans le rack le châssis vidé de ses éléments.
PELIGRO
No trate de levantar un chasis Brocade MLX Series-32. Es extremadamente pesado. QUITE
PRIMERO LOS MÓDULOS DE INTERFAZ Y DE ALIMENTACIÓN (administración, matriz de
conmutación, y todas las tarjetas de línea). Utilice un elevador mecánico para levantar el
chasis. Hacen falta cuatro personas o más para colocar el chasis no poblado en el interior
del armazón.
DANGER
High Touch Current. Earth connection essential before connecting supply (NetIron XMR
32000, Brocade MLX Series-32).
GEFAHR
Hoher Ableitstrom. Vor Anschluss ans Netz Schutzerdung herstellen. (NetIron XMR 32000,
Brocade MLX Series-32)
DANGER
Courant de fuite élevé. Mise à la terre obligatoire avant la connexion de l'alimentation
(NetIron XMR 32000, Brocade MLX Series-32).
PELIGRO
Alta tensión al tacto. La conexión a tierra es esencial antes de conectar la alimentación
(NetIron XMR 32000, Brocade MLX Series-32).
DANGER
The ports labeled BITS1, BITS2 are safety extra low voltage (SELV) circuits. SELV circuits
should only be connected to other SELV circuits. All interconnected equipment should be
located in the same building as the unit.
GEFAHR
Die Anschlüsse BITS1, BITS2 sind SELV (Safety Extra Low Voltage)- Stromkreise.
SELV-Stromkreise sollten nur an andere SELV-Stromkreise angeschlossen werden. Alle mit
einander verbundenen Geräte sollten sich im gleichen Gebäude wie die Einheit befinden.
DANGER
Les ports marqués BITS1, BITS2 sont des circuits de sécurité à très basse tension (SELV).
Ces circuits doivent uniquement être connectés à d’autres circuits SELV. Tous les
équipements interconnectés via ces ports doivent se trouver dans le même bâtiment que
l’unité.
PELIGRO
Los puertos que llevan las marcas BITS1, BITS2 son circuitos de bajo voltaje de seguridad
extra (SELV, por sus siglas en inglés). Los circuitos SELV sólo deben conectarse a otros
circuitos SELV. Todos los equipos interconectados deben estar situados en el mismo
edificio que la unidad.
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DANGER
The intra-building port or ports of the equipment or subassembly is suitable for connection
to intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building port or ports of the
equipment or subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect
to the outside plant (OSP) or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as
intra-building interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE, Issue
5) and require isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is
not sufficient protection in order to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.
GEFAHR
Die gebäudeinternen Anschlüsse des Geräts bzw. der Unterbaugruppe sind nur zur
Verbindung mit gebäudeinternen bzw. nicht freiliegenden Drähten und Kabeln geeignet.
Die gebäudeinternen Anschlüsse des Geräts bzw. der Baugruppe DÜRFEN NICHT
metallisch mit Schnittstellen verbunden werden, die an Außenbereiche (OSP) oder deren
Verdrahtung angeschlossen sind. Diese Schnittstellen sind ausschließlich zur Verwendung
als gebäudeinterne Schnittstellen ausgelegt (Anschlüsse des Typs 2 oder 4 gemäß
GR-1089-CORE, Ausgabe 5) und müssen von den freiliegenden OSP-Kabeln isoliert
werden. Eine hinzugefügte Primärschutzeinrichtung ist kein ausreichender Schutz gegen
den metallischen Anschluss dieser Schnittstellen an die OSP-Verdrahtung
DANGER
Le ou les ports réservés à l'utilisation de l'appareil à l'intérieur d'un bâtiment
(intra-building) sont uniquement destinés à une connexion en intérieur ou avec du câblage
non exposé aux intempéries. Il est rigoureusement interdit d'établir un contact métallique
entre le ou les ports réservés à l'utilisation de l'équipement à l'intérieur d'un bâtiment et
des interfaces connectées à des installations extérieures(OSP) ou à leur câblage. Ces
interfaces sont en effet destinées uniquement à un usage en intérieur (les ports de type 2
ou 4 sont décrits dans le document GR-1089-CORE, volume 5) ; elles doivent être isolées
de tout câblage exposé à l'extérieur. L'ajout de dispositifs de protection primaire n'offre pas
une protection suffisante pour permettre de raccorder par contact métallique ces
interfaces à un câblage ou une installation en extérieur.
PELIGRO
Los puertos del equipo o del sistema secundario situados en el interior de un edificio
únicamente podrán conectarse a instalaciones eléctricas o cableados que se encuentren
dentro del edificio o que no estén expuestos. Los puertos del equipo o del sistema
secundario situados en el interior del edificio NO DEBEN conectarse metálicamente a
interfaces que se encuentren conectadas a la planta exterior (OSP por sus siglas en inglés)
o a su sistema eléctrico. Dichas interfaces han sido diseñadas para uso exclusivo en el
interior de un edificio (puertos Tipo 2 o Tipo 4, según lo descrito en GR-1089-CORE,
Número 5) y deben aislarse del cableado de la OSP expuesto. La incorporación de
Protectores Primarios no proporciona protección suficiente para conectar dichas interfaces
metálicamente al sistema eléctrico de la OSP.
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