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SwitchBlade x8112
Layer 3+ Chassis Switch
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Installation Guide
613-001716 Rev. A
AT-SBx8112 Chassis
AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card
AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Line Card
AT-SBx81CFC400 Fabric Control Card
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supply
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply
AT-SBxFAN12 Module
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Electrical Safety and Emissions Standards
This product meets the following standards.
U.S. Federal Communications Commission
Radiated Energy
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15
of 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 this 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.
Note: Modifications or changes not expressly approved of by the manufacturer or the FCC, can void your right to operate
this equipment.
Industry Canada
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.
European Union Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances
(RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment
This Allied Telesis RoHS-compliant product conforms to the European Union Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous
Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. Allied Telesis ensures RoHS conformance by requiring
supplier Declarations of Conformity, monitoring incoming materials, and maintaining manufacturing process controls.
EMI/RFI Emissions FCC Class A, EN55022 Class A, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, CISPR
Class A, VCCI Class A, AS/NZS Class A
Warning: In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in
which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.
Immunity
EN55024
Electrical Safety
EN60950-1 (TUV), UL 60950-1 (CULUS), EN60825
Safety Agency
Approvals
CULUS,
Laser Safety
EN60825
TUV, C-TICK, CE
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Translated Safety Statements
Important: The  indicates that a translation of the safety statement is available in a PDF
document titled “Translated Safety Statements” on our web site at
http://www.alliedtelesis.com/support.
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Contents
Preface ............................................................................................................................................................13
Safety Symbols Used in this Document ...........................................................................................................14
Contacting Allied Telesis ..................................................................................................................................15
Chapter 1: Overview .......................................................................................................................................17
Introduction.......................................................................................................................................................18
AT-SBx8112 Chassis .......................................................................................................................................21
Ethernet Line and Controller Cards Slots...................................................................................................23
Power Supply Slots ....................................................................................................................................23
AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card................................................................................................................................25
AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card........................................................................................................................26
AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card .....................................................................................................................27
AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Line Card........................................................................................................................28
10/100/1000Base-T Twisted Pair Ports............................................................................................................29
Connector Type..........................................................................................................................................29
Speed.........................................................................................................................................................29
Duplex Mode ..............................................................................................................................................29
Maximum Distance.....................................................................................................................................29
Cable Requirements ..................................................................................................................................30
Automatic MDIX Detection .........................................................................................................................31
Port Pinouts................................................................................................................................................31
Power over Ethernet on the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card...................................................................................32
Powered Device Classes ...........................................................................................................................32
Power Budgeting........................................................................................................................................33
PoE Wiring .................................................................................................................................................33
Port LEDs on the Ethernet Line Cards .............................................................................................................35
AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card .........................................................................................................................35
AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card .........................................................................................................................36
AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card .......................................................................................................................38
AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card ...........................................................................................................................38
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card .......................................................................................................40
SYS Status LEDs .......................................................................................................................................41
SBx STATUS LEDs....................................................................................................................................43
eco-friendly Button .....................................................................................................................................44
Reset Button ..............................................................................................................................................44
NET MGMT Port ........................................................................................................................................45
NET MGMT LED ........................................................................................................................................47
Console (RS-232) Port...............................................................................................................................47
USB Port ....................................................................................................................................................47
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply ....................................................................................................................49
LEDs ..........................................................................................................................................................49
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply ....................................................................................................................51
LEDs ..........................................................................................................................................................51
AT-SBxFAN12 Module .....................................................................................................................................53
LED ............................................................................................................................................................53
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Power Supply Interfaces (Opto-couplers) ........................................................................................................ 54
LED............................................................................................................................................................ 54
Management Software Releases for the Hardware Components.................................................................... 55
Chapter 2: Safety Precautions and Site Requirements .................................................................................. 57
Reviewing Safety Precautions ......................................................................................................................... 58
Selecting a Site for the SwitchBlade x8112 ..................................................................................................... 62
Chapter 3: Installing the Chassis in an Equipment Rack ............................................................................... 65
Required Tools and Material ............................................................................................................................ 66
Preparing the Equipment Rack ........................................................................................................................ 67
Unpacking the AT-SBx8112 Chassis ............................................................................................................... 70
Adjusting the Equipment Rack Brackets .......................................................................................................... 72
Installing the AT-SBx8112 Chassis in the Equipment Rack............................................................................. 74
Removing the Shipping Brace ......................................................................................................................... 77
Installing the Chassis Grounding Lug .............................................................................................................. 78
Chapter 4: Installing the Power Supplies ....................................................................................................... 81
Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) ........................................................................................... 82
Installing the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supply.................................................................................. 83
Installing the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply....................................................................................... 89
Chapter 5: Installing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Control Card and Ethernet Line Cards ..................................... 95
Installing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card.................................................................................. 96
Installing the Ethernet Line Cards .................................................................................................................. 102
Installing the Blank Slot Covers ..................................................................................................................... 106
Chapter 6: Installing the Transceivers and Cabling the Ports ...................................................................... 109
Cabling Guidelines for the Twisted Pair Ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 and AT-SBx81GT24 Line Cards ...... 110
Guidelines to Installing SFP and SFP+ Transceivers .................................................................................... 112
Installing SFP Transceivers in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card .................................................................... 113
Installing SFP+ Transceivers in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card....................................................................... 117
Installing AT-SP10TW Cables in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card ..................................................................... 121
Cabling the NET MGMT Port on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card....................................................................... 124
Chapter 7: Powering On the Chassis ........................................................................................................... 127
Verifying the Installation ................................................................................................................................. 128
Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supplies .................................................................... 129
Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies.................................................................... 132
Monitoring the Initialization Process .............................................................................................................. 135
Using the LEDs to Monitor the Initialization Process............................................................................... 135
Using the Console Port to Monitor the Initialization Process................................................................... 135
Chapter 8: Verifying the Hardware Operations of the Chassis .................................................................... 139
Using the LEDs to Verify the Chassis ............................................................................................................ 140
Using Local Management to Verify the Chassis ............................................................................................ 142
Starting a Local Management Session.................................................................................................... 142
Entering the Management Software Commands..................................................................................... 143
Chapter 9: Troubleshooting ......................................................................................................................... 147
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies......................................................................... 148
Ethernet Line Cards ....................................................................................................................................... 149
Twisted Pair Ports .......................................................................................................................................... 151
Power Over Ethernet ..................................................................................................................................... 153
Fiber Optic Transceivers ................................................................................................................................ 155
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card ..................................................................................................... 156
AT-SBxFAN12 Fan Module ........................................................................................................................... 157
Local (Out-of-Band) Management Session.................................................................................................... 158
Power Supply Interfaces (Opto-couplers) ...................................................................................................... 159
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Appendix A: Technical Specifications ..........................................................................................................161
Physical Specifications ...................................................................................................................................161
Environmental Specifications .........................................................................................................................163
Power Specifications ......................................................................................................................................164
Safety and Electromagnetic Emissions Certifications ....................................................................................166
Connectors and Port Pinouts..........................................................................................................................167
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Figures
Figure 1: AT-SBx8112 Chassis ...........................................................................................................................................
Figure 2: Ethernet Line Cards and Controller Card .............................................................................................................
Figure 3: Ethernet Line Cards and Controller Card (Continued) .........................................................................................
Figure 4: Power Supply Units ..............................................................................................................................................
Figure 5: Fan Module ..........................................................................................................................................................
Figure 6: Front View of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis ...............................................................................................................
Figure 7: Rear View of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis................................................................................................................
Figure 8: AT-SBx8112 Chassis with Line Cards, Controller Cards, and Power Supplies ...................................................
Figure 9: Ethernet Line and Controller Cards Slots .............................................................................................................
Figure 10: Power Supply Slots ............................................................................................................................................
Figure 11: AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card..................................................................................................................................
Figure 12: AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card..........................................................................................................................
Figure 13: AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card .......................................................................................................................
Figure 14: AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card....................................................................................................................................
Figure 15: Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card .....................................................................................................
Figure 16: Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card .............................................................................................
Figure 17: Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card ...........................................................................................
Figure 18: SFP+ Slot LEDs on the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card..............................................................................................
Figure 19: AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card .........................................................................................................
Figure 20: AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply ......................................................................................................................
Figure 21: AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply ......................................................................................................................
Figure 22: AT-SBxFAN12 Module .......................................................................................................................................
Figure 23: Power Supply Interfaces (Opto-couplers)...........................................................................................................
Figure 24: 100 - 125 VAC 125 V NEMA 5-20 Plug and Receptacle....................................................................................
Figure 25: Reserving Vertical Rack Space ..........................................................................................................................
Figure 26: Rack Mounting Hole Locations...........................................................................................................................
Figure 27: Components of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis ..........................................................................................................
Figure 28: Components of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis (Continued) ......................................................................................
Figure 29: Rack Mounting Bracket Locations ......................................................................................................................
Figure 30: Rack Bracket Locations for Reverse Position of Chassis...................................................................................
Figure 31: Lifting the AT-SBx8112 Chassis into the Equipment Rack.................................................................................
Figure 32: Installing the Rack Mount Screws ......................................................................................................................
Figure 33: Removing the Shipping Brace ............................................................................................................................
Figure 34: Stripping the Grounding Wire .............................................................................................................................
Figure 35: Removing the Grounding Lug.............................................................................................................................
Figure 36: Attaching the Grounding Wire to the Grounding Lug..........................................................................................
Figure 37: Installing the Grounding Lug and Wire ...............................................................................................................
Figure 38: ESD Socket ........................................................................................................................................................
Figure 39: Power Supply Slots ............................................................................................................................................
Figure 40: Removing the Blank Slot Cover from Power Supply Slot C ...............................................................................
Figure 41: Items Included with the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply Module....................................................................
Figure 42: Verifying the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply .................................................................................................
Figure 43: Unlocking the Handle on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply ........................................................................
Figure 44: Inserting the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply..................................................................................................
Figure 45: Lowering the Handle on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply .........................................................................
Figure 46: Power Supply Slots ............................................................................................................................................
Figure 47: Removing the Blank Slot Cover from Power Supply Slot A................................................................................
Figure 48: Items Included with the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply Module ...................................................................
Figure 49: Verifying the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply .........................................................................................
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Figure 50: Unlocking the Handle on the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply ........................................................................ 92
Figure 51: Inserting the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply ................................................................................................. 93
Figure 52: Locking the Handle on the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply ........................................................................... 94
Figure 53: Slots 5 and 6 for the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card .................................................................................................... 96
Figure 54: Items Included with the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Card............................................................................... 97
Figure 55: Opening the Locking Handles on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card .............................................. 97
Figure 56: Removing the Battery Insulator .......................................................................................................................... 98
Figure 57: Aligning the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card in the Chassis Slot................................................................................... 98
Figure 58: Inserting the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card in the Chassis Slot.................................................................................. 99
Figure 59: Closing the Locking Levers on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card ................................................ 100
Figure 60: Tightening the Thumb Screws on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card ....................................................................... 101
Figure 61: Slots 1 to 4 and 7 to 12 for the Ethernet Line Cards......................................................................................... 102
Figure 62: Aligning an Ethernet Line Card in a Chassis Slot ............................................................................................. 103
Figure 63: Inserting an Ethernet Line Card........................................................................................................................ 104
Figure 64: Tightening the Thumb Screws on an Ethernet Line Card................................................................................. 105
Figure 65: Installing a Blank Slot Cover............................................................................................................................. 106
Figure 66: Tightening the Thumbscrews on a Blank Slot Cover........................................................................................ 107
Figure 67: Removing the Dust Cover from an SFP Slot in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card ............................................. 113
Figure 68: Handle on SFP Transceiver.............................................................................................................................. 114
Figure 69: Inserting the SFP Transceiver in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card ................................................................... 114
Figure 70: Removing the Dust Cover from the SFP Transceiver in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card................................ 115
Figure 71: Attaching a Fiber Optic Cable to an SFP Transceiver in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card ............................... 116
Figure 72: Removing the Dust Cover From an SFP+ Slot in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card .............................................. 117
Figure 73: Handle on SFP+ Transceiver ........................................................................................................................... 118
Figure 74: Installing an SFP+ Transceiver in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card ...................................................................... 118
Figure 75: Removing the Dust Cover from an SFP+ Transceiver in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card................................... 119
Figure 76: Attaching a Fiber Optic Cable to an SFP+ Transceiver in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card ................................. 120
Figure 77: Removing the Dust Cover From an SFP+ Slot in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card .............................................. 121
Figure 78: Release Tab on the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card.................................................................................................. 122
Figure 79: Installing the AT-SP10TW Cable in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card ................................................................... 122
Figure 80: AC Sockets on the Rear Panel of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis............................................................................ 129
Figure 81: Connecting the AC Power Cord for the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply ...................................................... 130
Figure 82: Securing the Power Cord for the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply to an Anchor........................................... 131
Figure 83: Connecting the AC Power Cord for the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply...................................................... 132
Figure 84: Securing the Power Cord for the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply to an Anchor .......................................... 133
Figure 85: Dress and Secure AC Power Cords ................................................................................................................. 134
Figure 86: Switch Initialization Messages .......................................................................................................................... 136
Figure 87: Switch Initialization Messages (Continued) ...................................................................................................... 137
Figure 88: Connecting the Management Cable to the Console RS-232 Port .................................................................... 142
Figure 89: SHOW VERSION Command............................................................................................................................ 144
Figure 90: SHOW CARD Command.................................................................................................................................. 144
Figure 91: Pin Numbering for the RJ-45 Connectors (Front View) .................................................................................... 167
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Tables
Table 1. Twisted Pair Cable for the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card .........................................................................................30
Table 2. Twisted Pair Cable for the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card .........................................................................................30
Table 3. IEEE802.3af and IEEE802.3at Powered Device Classes ....................................................................................32
Table 4. Maximum Number of Powered Devices ...............................................................................................................33
Table 5. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card .......................................................................................................35
Table 6. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card ...............................................................................................37
Table 7. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card .............................................................................................38
Table 8. SFP+ Slot LEDs on the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card ................................................................................................39
Table 9. SYS (System) Status LEDs ..................................................................................................................................42
Table 10. SBx LINECARD STATUS LEDs .........................................................................................................................43
Table 11. Features that Use the NET MGMT Port .............................................................................................................45
Table 12. NET MGMT Port LED .........................................................................................................................................47
Table 13. AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply LEDs .............................................................................................................50
Table 14. AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply LEDs ............................................................................................................52
Table 15. AT-SBxFAN12 Module LED ...............................................................................................................................53
Table 16. Power Supply Interface LED ...............................................................................................................................54
Table 17. Management Software Releases for the Hardware Components ......................................................................55
Table 18. Front Panel to Rack Rail Dimensions .................................................................................................................72
Table 19. Product Dimensions ..........................................................................................................................................161
Table 20. Product Weights ...............................................................................................................................................161
Table 21. Environmental Specifications ............................................................................................................................163
Table 22. Acoustic Noise Test Components .....................................................................................................................163
Table 23. AC Voltage and Frequency Requirements .......................................................................................................164
Table 24. AC Input Current ...............................................................................................................................................164
Table 25. Typical Power Savings in eco-friendly Mode ....................................................................................................164
Table 26. Maximum Power Consumption .........................................................................................................................164
Table 27. Maximum Power Efficiency ...............................................................................................................................165
Table 28. Heat Dissipation ...............................................................................................................................................165
Table 29. Available Power Over Ethernet with One PoE Power Supply ..........................................................................165
Table 30. Available Power Over Ethernet with Two PoE Power Supplies ........................................................................165
Table 31. PoE Mode .........................................................................................................................................................166
Table 32. Safety and Electromagnetic Emissions ............................................................................................................166
Table 33. Quality and Reliability .......................................................................................................................................166
Table 34. MDI Pin Signals (10Base-T or 100Base-TX) ....................................................................................................167
Table 35. MDI-X Pin Signals (10Base-T or 100Base-TX) ................................................................................................167
Table 36. RJ-45 1000Base-T Connector Pinouts .............................................................................................................168
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Preface
This guide contains the hardware installation instructions for the Layer 3+
SwitchBlade x8112 Chassis Switch. The preface contains the following
sections:

“Safety Symbols Used in this Document” on page 14

“Contacting Allied Telesis” on page 15
Note
This version of the installation guide applies to release 5.4.2 of the
SwitchBlade x8112 Management Software.
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Safety Symbols Used in this Document
This document uses the following conventions.
Note
Notes provide additional information.
Caution
Cautions inform you that performing or omitting a specific action
may result in equipment damage or loss of data.
Warning
Warnings inform you that performing or omitting a specific action
may result in bodily injury.
Warning
Laser warnings inform you that an eye or skin hazard exists due to
the presence of a Class 1 laser device.
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Contacting Allied Telesis
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Chapter 1
Overview
This chapter describes the Layer 3+ SwitchBlade x8112 Chassis Switch in
the following sections:
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“Introduction” on page 18
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“AT-SBx8112 Chassis” on page 21
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“AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card” on page 25
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“AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card” on page 26
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“AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card” on page 27
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“AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Line Card” on page 28
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“10/100/1000Base-T Twisted Pair Ports” on page 29
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“Power over Ethernet on the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card” on page 32
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“Port LEDs on the Ethernet Line Cards” on page 35
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“AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card” on page 40
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“AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply” on page 49
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“AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply” on page 51
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“AT-SBxFAN12 Module” on page 53
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“Power Supply Interfaces (Opto-couplers)” on page 54

“Management Software Releases for the Hardware Components” on
page 55
Note
This version of the installation guide applies to release 5.4.2 of the
SwitchBlade x8112 Management Software.
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Chapter 1: Overview
Introduction
The SwitchBlade x8112 product is a modular Layer 3+ Ethernet switch.
The main components are the AT-SBx8112 Chassis, four Ethernet line
cards, a controller card. system power supply, Power over Ethernet Plus
(PoE+) power supply, and fan module. The AT-SBx8112 Chassis is
shown in Figure 1.
Slots for ten Ethernet line cards,
two controller cards, two system
power supplies, and two PoE+
power supplies.
Figure 1. AT-SBx8112 Chassis
The Ethernet line cards and controller card are shown in Figure 2 here and
Figure 3 on page 19.
AT-SBx81GT24 Ethernet Line Card
with 24 10/100/1000Base-T twisted
pair ports.
AT-SBx81GP24 Ethernet Line Card
with 24 10/100/1000Base-T twisted
pair ports, with PoE+.
Figure 2. Ethernet Line Cards and Controller Card
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AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Ethernet Card
with 24 slots for 100 or 1000Mbps,
fiber optic or twisted pair SFP
transceivers.
AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Ethernet Card
with six slots for 10Gbps, fiber optic
SFP+ transceivers, or Twinax direct
connect cables.
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric
Card.
Figure 3. Ethernet Line Cards and Controller Card (Continued)
Figure 4 illustrates the power supply modules.
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 (AC) Power Supply
for the Ethernet line cards, controller
card, and fan module.
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 (AC) Power Supply
with 1200 W PoE budget for the ports on
the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Ethernet Line
Card.
Figure 4. Power Supply Units
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Figure 5 illustrates the fan module.
AT-SBxFAN12 Module Cooling
module for the chassis.
Figure 5. Fan Module
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AT-SBx8112 Chassis
The AT-SBx8112 Chassis is a 7RU unit. It has slots for ten Ethernet line
cards, two controller cards, two system power supply modules, and two
PoE power supply modules. The chassis components are identified in
Figure 6 here and Figure 7 on page 22.
Figure 6. Front View of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis
Note
Do not remove the shipping brace from the front of the chassis until
after the unit is installed in the equipment rack. You might bend the
chassis and cause misalignment of the slots and card guides if you
lift the chassis into the equipment rack without the shipping brace.
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Figure 7. Rear View of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis
Figure 8 is an example of a fully populated chassis.
Figure 8. AT-SBx8112 Chassis with Line Cards, Controller Cards, and
Power Supplies
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Ethernet Line
and Controller
Cards Slots
The chassis has slots for ten Ethernet line cards and two ATSBx81CFC400 Controller Cards. The slot definitions are predefined and
may not be changed. Figure 9 identifies the slots.
Figure 9. Ethernet Line and Controller Cards Slots
Slots 1 to 4 and 7 to 12 are for the Ethernet line cards. The cards may be
installed in any order or variety in the slots.
Slots 5 and 6 are for the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card, of
which there must be at least one in the chassis. You may add a second
controller to add redundancy or to increase the available traffic bandwidth
of the chassis.
Power Supply
Slots
The chassis has four power supply slots, labelled A to D, across the top of
the front of the chassis, as shown in Figure 10.
Figure 10. Power Supply Slots
The two right hand slots are for the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply. The
module supplies power to all the Ethernet line cards, control modules, and
fan module. The only chassis component that is not powered by the
module is the PoE feature on the twisted pair ports of the AT-SBx81GP24
PoE Line Card.
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The chassis must have at least one AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply. A
single AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply can power a fully populated
chassis, but there are two slots so that you may install two power supplies
to add power redundancy to the chassis.
The two left hand slots are for the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply,
which provides PoE for the ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card. (It
should be noted that the line card also needs the AT-SBxPWRSYS1
Power Supply to operate its switching functions.) You may install two ATSBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies in the chassis to add PoE redundancy or
to increase the amount of available PoE power.
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AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
The AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card, shown in Figure 11, is a Gigabit Ethernet
switch.
Figure 11. AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
Here are the main features of the line card:

24 10/100/1000Base-T ports

RJ-45 connectors

100 meters (328 feet) maximum operating distance per port

Auto-Negotiation for speed and duplex mode

Automatic MDIX detection for ports operating at 10/100Base-TX,
(Automatic MDIX detection does not apply to 1000Base-T
operation.)

Port Link/Activity (L/A) LEDs

16K entry MAC address table

12 Mb buffer memory

Jumbo frame support:
– 9710 bytes for ports operating at 10 or 100 Mbps.
– 10240 bytes for ports operating at 1000 Mbps

Non-blocking full-wire speed switching on all packet sizes, with two
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Cards

Hot swappable
The cable requirements for the ports on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card are
listed in Table 1 on page 30.
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AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
The AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card, shown in Figure 12, is a Gigabit
Ethernet switch with Power over Ethernet Plus (PoE+) on all the ports.
Figure 12. AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
Here are the main features of the line card:

24 10/100/1000Base-T ports

RJ-45 connectors

100 meters (328 feet) maximum operating distance per port

Auto-Negotiation for speed and duplex mode

Automatic MDIX detection for ports operating at 10/100Base-TX,
(Automatic MDIX detection does not apply to 1000Base-T
operation.)

Port Link/Activity (L/A) and PoE+ LEDs

16K entry MAC address table

12 Mb buffer memory

PoE+ on all the ports

Up to 30W per port for PoE+

PoE device classes 0 to 4

Jumbo frame support:
– 9710 bytes for ports operating at 10 or 100 Mbps.
– 10240 bytes for ports operating at 1000 Mbps

Non-blocking full-wire speed switching on all packet sizes, with two
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Cards

Hot swappable
The cable requirements of the PoE ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 Ethernet
Line Card are listed in Table 2 on page 30.
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AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card
The AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card, shown in Figure 13, is a Gigabit
Ethernet switch.
Figure 13. AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card
Here are the main features of the line card:

24 slots for small form-factor pluggable (SFP) transceivers

Supports 100Base-FX and 1000Base-SX/LX fiber optic
transceivers

Supports 100Base-BX and 1000Base-LX bidirectional (BiDi) fiber
optic transceivers

Supports 10/100/1000Base-T and 1000Base-T twisted pair
transceivers

Port Link/Activity (L/A) LEDs

32K entry MAC address table

16 Mb buffer memory

Jumbo frame support:
– 9710 bytes for ports operating at 10 or 100 Mbps.
– 10240 bytes for ports operating at 1000 Mbps

Non-blocking full-wire speed switching on all packet sizes, with two
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Cards.

Hot swappable
Contact your Allied Telesis sales representative for a list of supported
transceivers.
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AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Line Card
The AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card, shown in Figure 14, is a 10 Gigabit
Ethernet switch.
Figure 14. AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
Here are the main features of the line card:

Six slots for 10Gbps SFP+ transceivers

Supports 10GBase-SR/LR fiber optic transceivers

Supports AT-SP10TW direct connect twisted pair cables with
SFP+ transceiver-style connectors

Port Link/Activity (L/A) LEDs

32K entry MAC address table

16 Mb buffer memory

Jumbo frame support:
– 9710 bytes for ports operating at 10 or 100 Mbps.
– 10240 bytes for ports operating at 1000 Mbps

Hot swappable
Contact your Allied Telesis sales representative for a list of supported
transceivers.
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10/100/1000Base-T Twisted Pair Ports
This section applies to the 10/100/1000Base-T ports on the ATSBx81GT24 and AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Ethernet Line Cards.
Connector Type
Speed
The ports have 8-pin RJ-45 connectors. The ports use four pins at 10 or
100 Mbps and all eight pins at 1000 Mbps. The pin assignments are listed
in “Connectors and Port Pinouts” on page 167.
The ports can operate at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps. The speeds can be set
automatically through Auto-Negotiation, the default setting, or manually
with the SwitchBlade x8112 Management Software.
Note
Twisted-pair ports have to be set to Auto-Negotiation to operate at
1000 Mbps. You cannot manually set twisted-pair ports to 1000
Mbps.
Duplex Mode
The twisted-pair ports can operate in either half- or full-duplex mode at 10
or 100 Mbps. Ports operating at 1000 Mbps can only operate in full-duplex
mode. The twisted-pair ports are IEEE 802.3u-compliant and AutoNegotiate the duplex mode setting.
You can disable Auto-Negotiation on the ports and set the duplex mode
manually.
Note
Switch ports that are connected to 10 or 100 Mbps end nodes that
are not using Auto-Negotiation should not use Auto-Negotiation to
set their speed and duplex mode settings, because duplex mode
mismatches might occur. You should disable Auto-Negotiation and
set the speed and duplex mode settings manually with the
SwitchBlade x8112 Management Software.
Maximum
Distance
The ports have a maximum operating distance of 100 meters (328 feet).
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Cable
Requirements
The cable requirements for the ports on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card are
listed in Table 1.
Table 1. Twisted Pair Cable for the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
Cable Type
10Mbps
Standard TIA/EIA 568-Bcompliant Category 3 shielded
or unshielded cabling with 100
ohm impedance and a
frequency of 16 MHz.
100Mbps
1000Mbps
Yes
Yes
No
Standard TIA/EIA 568-AYes
compliant Category 5 or TIA/
EIA 568-B-compliant Enhanced
Category 5 (Cat 5e) shielded or
unshielded cabling with 100
ohm impedance and a
frequency of 100 MHz.
Yes
Yes
Standard TIA/EIA 568-Bcompliant Category 6 or 6a
shielded cabling.
Yes
Yes
Yes
The cable requirements for the PoE ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 Ethernet
Line Card are given in Table 2.
Table 2. Twisted Pair Cable for the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card
10Mbps
Cable Type
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NonPoE
PoE
100Mbps
PoE+
NonPoE
PoE
1000Mbps
PoE+
NonPoE
PoE
PoE+
Standard TIA/EIA 568B-compliant Category 3
shielded or unshielded
cabling with 100 ohm
impedance and a
frequency of 16 MHz.
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Standard TIA/EIA 568A-compliant Category 5
shielded or unshielded
cabling with 100 ohm
impedance and a
frequency of 100 MHz.
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
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Table 2. Twisted Pair Cable for the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card (Continued)
10Mbps
Cable Type
NonPoE
PoE
100Mbps
PoE+
NonPoE
PoE
1000Mbps
PoE+
NonPoE
PoE
PoE+
Standard TIA/EIA 568B-compliant Enhanced
Category 5 (Cat 5e)
shielded or unshielded
cabling with 100 ohm
impedance and a
frequency of 100 MHz.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Standard TIA/EIA 568B-compliant Category 6
or 6a shielded cabling.
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Automatic MDIX
Detection
The 10/100/1000 Mbps twisted-pair ports on the AT-SBx81GT24 and ATSBx81GP24 Line Cards are IEEE 802.3ab compliant and feature
automatic MDIX detection when operating at 10 or 100 Mbps. (Automatic
MDIX detection does not apply to 1000 Mbps.) This feature automatically
configures the ports to MDI or MDI-X depending on the wiring
configurations of the end nodes.
Ports connected to network devices that do not support automatic MDIX
detection default to MDIX.
You may disable automatic MDIX detection on the individual ports and
configure the MDI/MDI-X settings manually with the POLARITY command.
Port Pinouts
Refer to Table 34 on page 167 for the port pinouts of the twisted-pair ports
when they operate at 10 or 100 Mbps in the MDI configuration and
Table 35 on page 167 for the MDI-X configuration. For port pinouts when
the twisted-pair ports operate at 1000 Mbps, refer to Table 36 on
page 168.
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Power over Ethernet on the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card
This section applies to the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card. The twistedpair ports on the line card support Power over Ethernet (PoE). PoE is a
mechanism by which the ports supply power to network devices over the
twisted pair cables that carry the network traffic. This feature can simplify
network installation and maintenance because it allows you to use the
switch as a central power source for other network devices.
Devices that receive their power over Ethernet cables are called powered
devices (PD), examples of which include wireless access points, IP
telephones, web cams, and even other Ethernet switches. A PD
connected to a port on the switch receives both network traffic and power
over the same twisted-pair cable.
The AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card automatically determines whether a device
connected to a port is a PD. A PD has a signature resistor or signature
capacitor that the line card can detect over the Ethernet cabling. If the
resistor or capacitor is present, the switch assumes that the device is a
PD.
A port connected to a network node that is not a PD (that is, a device that
receives its power from another power source) functions as a regular
Ethernet port, without PoE. The PoE feature remains enabled on the port
but no power is delivered to the device.
Powered Device
Classes
The IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at standards define five powered device
classes. The classes are defined by the power requirements of the
powered devices. The classes are shown in Table 3. The AT-SBx81GP24
Line Card supports all five classes.
Table 3. IEEE802.3af and IEEE802.3at Powered Device Classes
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Class
Usage
Maximum
Power Output
on the PoE
Port
0
Default
15.4W
.044W to
12.95W
1
Optional
4.0W
0.44W to 3.84W
2
Optional
7.0W
3.84W to 6.49W
3
Optional
15.4W
6.49W to
12.95W
4
Optional
30.0W
12.95W to
25.9W
PD Power
Range
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Power Budgeting
The power for PoE on the ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card is
provided by the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply. It can provide up to
1200 watts of power for powered devices. You may install up to two power
supplies in the chassis for a total of 2400 watts for the powered devices.
The number of powered devices the chassis can support at one time
depends on the number of AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies in the
chassis and the power requirements of the powered devices in your
network. Table 4 lists the maximum number of powered devices by class,
for one or two power supplies. The numbers assume that the powered
devices require the maximum amount of power for their classes.
Note
The maximum number of PoE ports in the SwitchBlade x8112
Switch is 240 ports.
Table 4. Maximum Number of Powered Devices
PoE Wiring
Class
Maximum Number of
Ports with
One PoE PSU
(1200 W)
Maximum Number of
Ports with
Two PoE PSU’s
(2400 W)
0
77
155
1
240
240
2
171
240
3
77
155
4
40
80
The IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at standards define two methods for
delivering power to powered devices over the four pairs of strands that
comprise a standard Ethernet twisted-pair cable. The methods are called
Alternatives A and B. In Alternative A, power is supplied to powered
devices on strands 1, 2, 3, and 6, which are the same strands that carry
the 10/100Base-TX network traffic. In Alternative B, power is delivered on
strands 4, 5, 7, and 8. These are the unused strands.
Note
1000BASE-T cables carry the network traffic on all eight strands of
the Ethernet cable.
The PoE implementation on the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card is Alternative
A. Power is transmitted on strands 1, 2, 3, and 6.
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PDs that comply with the IEEE 802.3af and 802.3at standards typically
support both power delivery methods. However, some legacy PDs support
only one power delivery method. Legacy devices that only support
Alternative B will not work with the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card.
Legacy devices are nodes manufactured before the IEEE 802.3af and
802.3at standards were completed and, consequently, may not adhere to
the standards.
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Port LEDs on the Ethernet Line Cards
The following sections define the port LEDs on the Ethernet line cards.
AT-SBx81GT24
Line Card
Each port on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card has two LEDs. The LEDs are
shown in Figure 15 and described in Table 5.
Figure 15. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
Table 5. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
LED
L/A
State
Description
Solid Green
The port has established an 1000 Mbps link
to a network device.
Flashing
Green
The port is transmitting or receiving data at
1000 Mbps.
Solid Amber
The port has established a 10 or 100 Mbps
link to a network device.
Flashing
Amber
The port is transmitting or receiving data at
10 or 100.
Off
The port has not established a link with
another network device or the LEDs are
turned off. To turn on the LEDs, use the
eco-friendly button.
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Table 5. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
LED
Duplex
Mode
AT-SBx81GP24
Line Card
State
Description
Solid Green
The port is operating in full duplex mode.
Solid Amber
The port is operating in half duplex mode.
Flashing
amber
The port is operating in half duplex mode,
with collisions.
Off
The port has not established a link with
another network device or the LEDs are
turned off. To turn on the LEDs, use the
eco-friendly button.
Each port on the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card has two LEDs. The LEDs
are shown in Figure 16 and described in Table 6 on page 37.
Figure 16. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
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Table 6. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
LED
L/A
PoE
PoE
State
Description
Solid Green
The port has established an 1000 Mbps link to a
network device.
Flashing
Green
The port is transmitting or receiving data at 1000
Mbps.
Solid Amber
The port has established a 10 or 100 Mbps link to
a network device.
Flashing
Amber
The port is transmitting or receiving data at 10 or
100 Mbps.
Off
The port has not established a link with another
network device or the LEDs are turned off. To turn
on the LEDs, use the eco-friendly button.
Green
The switch is detecting a powered device (PD) on
the port and is delivering power to it.
Solid Amber
The switch has shutdown PoE+ on the port
because of a fault condition.
Flashing
Amber
The switch is detecting a PD on the port but is not
delivering power to it because the maximum power
budget has been reached.
Off
This LED state can result from the following
conditions:

The port is not connected to a PD.

The PD is powered off.

The port is disabled in the management
software.

PoE is disabled on the port.

The LEDs on the Ethernet line cards are
turned off. To turn on the LEDs, use the
eco-friendly button.
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AT-SBx81GS24a
Line Card
The SFP slots on the AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card have one LED
each, as shown in Figure 17 and described in Table 7.
Figure 17. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card
Table 7. Port LEDs on the AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card
LED State
AT-SBx81XS6
Line Card
Description
Solid Amber
The SFP transceiver in the slot has established a
10 or 100 Mbps link to a network device.
Blinking Amber
The SFP transceiver is transmitting and/or
receiving data at 10 or 100 Mbps.
Solid Green
The SFP transceiver in the slot has established
an 1000 Mbps link to a network device.
Blinking Green
The SFP transceiver is transmitting and/or
receiving data at 1000 Mbps.
Off
The slot is empty or the SFP transceiver has not
established a link to a network device.
The AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card has one LED for each SFP+ slot. The LED
is shown in Figure 18 and described in Table 8 on page 39.
Figure 18. SFP+ Slot LEDs on the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
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Table 8. SFP+ Slot LEDs on the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
LED
L/A
State
Description
Solid Green
The transceiver has established a link with a
network device.
Flashing
Green
The transceiver is transmitting or receiving data at
10 Gbps.
Off
This LED state can result from the following
conditions:

The transceiver slot is empty.

The transceiver has not established a link
with a network device.

The LEDs on the Ethernet line cards are
turned off. To turn on the LEDs, use the
eco-friendly button.
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AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card
The AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card has three primary
functions:

Chassis Management — You may use the controller card to
monitor and configure the Ethernet line cards in the chassis. You
may manage the chassis locally through the Console RS-232 port
on the controller card or remotely using Telnet, Secure Shell
(SSH), and SNMP clients from workstations on your network.

Management Software and Configuration Settings — The
controller card stores the management software and configuration
settings for the Ethernet line cards in the chassis and downloads
the files to the cards when the chassis is powered on or new line
cards are installed. The settings are stored in a database file in
nonvolatile memory so that they are retained even when the
chassis is reset or powered off.

Backplane Controller — The controller card manages the
backplane of the chassis, which the line cards use to forward traffic
to each other.
A single controller card provides 400 Gbps of backplane
bandwidth. You may install a second controller card for a total of
800 Gbps of backplane bandwidth.
Here are the guidelines to the controller card:

The chassis must have at least one controller card. The line cards
do not forward traffic if the chassis does not have a controller card.

The chassis may have either one or two controller cards.

Two controller cards are recommended for redundancy and to
increase the backplane bandwidth from 400 to 800 Gbps.

The controller cards must be installed in slots 5 and 6 in the
chassis.
Here are other features of the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card:
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
LEDs for monitoring the status of the Ethernet line cards.

Power-saving eco-friendly button for turning the port and status
LEDs on or off on the line cards and controller cards.

Reset switch for resetting the chassis.

USB port for data storage and retrieval.

Console RS-232 for local management.

NET MGMT port for remote Telnet, SSH, and SNMP management.

Hot swappable.
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The components on the card are identified in Figure 19.
Figure 19. AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card
Where two controller cards are installed in the chassis, they provide an
active/active architecture. The packet processors on both controller cards
are fully utilized to double the available backplane bandwidth from 400 to
800 Gbps for the entire chassis, or 40 to 80 Gbps per line card.
One of the controller cards becomes the active master. In normal
operations, this is the controller card in slot 5. The active master manages
the system and processes CPU bound network traffic. The standby master
runs all network protocol modules and is kept in sync with the active
master card, so as to be available in hot-standby for near instantaneous
fail over, if required.
If the active master card is hot-swapped out, the standby master becomes
the active master. It takes over all control functions almost
instantaneously. Testing has shown no noticeable disruption to streaming
video.
You can determine the state of the controller card by viewing the CFC LED
on the card. The controller card is the active master when the LED is solid
green and the standby master when the LED is solid amber.
SYS Status LEDs
The SYS (System) Status LEDs on the controller fabric card display
general status information about the controller card, power supplies, and
fan module. The LEDs are defined in Table 9 on page 42.
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Table 9. SYS (System) Status LEDs
LED
State
Description
Solid Green Indicates that the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller
Fabric Card is operating normally as the active
master controller card.
CFC
Flashing
Green
Indicates that the controller card is initializing its
management software or synchronizing its
database with the active master controller card.
Solid
Amber
Indicates that the controller card is operating
normally as the standby master controller card.
Flashing
Amber
Indicates that the controller card is disabled.
Possible causes are:

The standby master controller card was
disabled by the active master controller card
because the two cards have incompatible
versions of the management software and
were unable to resolve the problem, possibly
because of insufficient free flash memory.
Solid Green Indicates that the power supplies are operating
properly.
PSU
Flashing
Amber
Indicates that a power supply is experiencing a
problem. Possible causes are:

The input AC voltage from a power source is
not within the normal operating range of a
power supply module.

The output DC voltage from a power supply
module to the line cards is not within the
normal operating range.

A power supply is experiencing high
temperature.

A power supply has failed.
Check the status LEDs on the individual power
supply modules to determine which module has a
fault condition.
Solid Green Indicates that the fan module is operating properly.
FAN
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Flashing
Amber
Indicates that the fan module has a problem. The
fans are operating below the normal operating
range or have stopped.
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SBx STATUS
LEDs
The SBx LINECARD STATUS LEDs display general status information
about the Ethernet line cards and controller cards. There is one LED for
each slot. If the chassis has two controller cards, the SBx Status LEDs on
both cards are active. The LEDs are defined in Table 10 on page 43.
Table 10. SBx LINECARD STATUS LEDs
LEDs
State
Description
Off
Indicates that the slot is empty.
Solid Green
Indicates that the Ethernet line or controller
card is operating normally.
Flashing Green
Indicates that the card is booting up,
running in test mode, or loading its
configuration settings.
Solid Amber
Indicates that the card is in an off-line state.
Possible causes are:
1 to 12

An Ethernet line card that displays this
LED state may have encountered a
problem initializing the management
software.

An Ethernet line card that displays this
LED state might not be able to boot up
because the controller card does not
have the appropriate load file and
needs to be updated to the most recent
release of the management software.

A standby master controller card that
displays this LED state may have been
disabled by the active master controller
card because the cards have
incompatible versions of the
management software and were unable
to resolve the problem, possibly
because of insufficient free flash
memory.
You may remove a line or controller card
from the chassis when it is in this state.
Flashing Amber
Indicates that the card is reporting a fault
condition. Use the management commands
to determine the specific problem.
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eco-friendly
Button
You may use the eco-friendly button on the controller card to turn the
LEDs on or off. You may turn off the LEDs when you are not using them to
monitor the control and Ethernet line cards, to conserve electricity. When
the LEDs are off, the overall power consumption of the chassis is slightly
reduced, approximately 3 watts in a system with 240 active copper ports.
The button controls all of the port LEDs on the Ethernet line cards and
controller card, except for the CFC LED, which is always on, and the L/A
LED for the NET MGMT port. The button does not control the LEDs on the
fan module and power supply systems.
Reset Button
You may use the Reset button to reset either the controller card or all of
the cards in the chassis. The action depends on the number of ATSBx81CFC400 Controller Cards in the chassis and, if the chassis has two
controller cards, whether you reset the active or standby master controller
card.
The possible actions are described here:

If the chassis has only one controller card, pressing the Reset
button resets the controller card and all of the Ethernet line cards in
the chassis. You may perform this function if the chassis and line
cards are experiencing a problem.
Caution
The control and Ethernet line cards do not forward network traffic for
a minimum of two minutes while they initialize their management
software and configure their parameter settings. Some network
traffic may be lost.

If the chassis has two controller cards, pressing the Reset button
on the active master controller card resets the controller card, but
not the Ethernet line cards. The standby master controller card
immediately becomes the new active master card and the Ethernet
line cards continue to forward traffic. The reset controller card is
unavailable for about two minutes while it initializes its
management software, after which it becomes the standby master
controller card in the chassis.
Note
The available bandwidth across the backplane of the chassis is
reduced from 800 to 400 Gbps for about one minute while the reset
controller card initializes its management software. This may reduce
network performance.

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If the chassis has two controller cards, pressing the Reset button
on the standby master controller card resets that card, but not the
active master controller card or the Ethernet line cards.
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Note
The available bandwidth across the backplane of the chassis is
reduced from 800 to 400 Gbps for about one minute while the
standby master controller card initializes its management software
and synchronizes its database with the active master controller card.
This may reduce network performance.
Note
To reset individual line cards in the chassis, use the REBOOT or
RELOAD command in the management software.
NET MGMT
Port
The NET MGMT port is a standard 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet port. You
may use it as an alternative to the ports on the Ethernet line cards for
support of the features in Table 11. You may connect the port to a router,
switch, media converter, workstation, server, or other network device.
The controller card uses the port as a standard network link for data
reception and transmission. It is used only by the controller card and
cannot be accessed from the line cards in the unit.
When the controller card performs a feature in Table 11, it establishes a
data link with the corresponding network device using either the NET
MGMT port or a port on an Ethernet line card. For example, when you
manage the switch remotely using its Telnet server, the data link between
the Telnet client on your workstation and the server on the controller card
is established either on the NET MGMT port or a port on an Ethernet line
card, wherever the Telnet client is located.
You are not required to use the NET MGMT to use the features in
Table 11. The controller card can communicate with network devices,
such as Telnet clients, FTP server, and SNTP server, over the ports on the
Ethernet line cards.
For instructions on how to configure the NET MGMT port, refer to the
Software Reference for SwitchBlade x8100 Series Switches.
Table 11. Features that Use the NET MGMT Port
Feature
Description
Ping
Used to test the NET MGMT port
for network connectivity.
FTP client
Used with an FTP server on your
network to download files to or
upload files from the controller
card.
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Table 11. Features that Use the NET MGMT Port (Continued)
Feature
Description
RADIUS client
Used for remote management
authentication and 802.1x portbased network access control.
RMON with SNMP
Used with the RMON portion of
the MIB tree on an SNMP
workstation to remotely monitor
the switch.
Secure Shell server
Used to remotely manage the
chassis with a Secure Shell client.
SNMPv1 and v2c
Used to remotely manage the
chassis with SNMP.
SNTP client
Used to set the date and time on
the controller card, from an NTP or
SNTP server on your network or
the Internet.
Syslog client
Used to send the event messages
from the controller card to syslog
servers on the network.
TACACS+ client
Used with a TACACS+ server on
your network for remote
management authentication.
Telnet server
Used to remotely manage the
chassis with a Telnet client.
TFTP client
Used to download files to or
upload files from the controller
card with TFTP.
TRACEROUTE
Used to determine the
intermediate nodes (or hops) of
network paths.
The NET MGMT port has a standard RJ-45 8-pin connector and operates
at 10, 100, or 1000 Mbps in either half- or full-duplex mode. The cable
requirements for this port are the same as the ports on the ATSBx81GT24 Line Card, given in Table 1 on page 30. For the port pinouts,
refer to “Connectors and Port Pinouts” on page 167.
The default setting for the port is Auto-Negotiation, which sets the speed
and duplex mode automatically. You may disable Auto-Negotiation and
configure the port manually. The port is referred to as ETH0 in the
management software.
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The wiring configuration of the NET MGMT port is set automatically with
automatic MDIX detection. You may disable automatic MDIX detection
and set the wiring configuration manually.
NET MGMT
LED
The Network Management (NET MGMT) port on the AT-SBx81CFC400
Controller Fabric Card has one Status LED, described in Table 12.
Table 12. NET MGMT Port LED
LED
L/A
Console (RS-232)
Port
State
Description
Solid Green
The port has a valid 1000 Mbps link.
Flashing
Green
The port is transmitting or receiving data at
1000 Mbps.
Solid Amber The port has a valid 10 or 100 Mbps link.
Flashing
Amber
The port is transmitting or receiving data at
10 or 100 Mbps.
Off
The port has not established a link to a
network device.
The Console Port is used to conduct local management sessions with the
switch. Local management sessions are established with a terminal or PC
with a terminal emulation program, and the management cable that comes
with the card.
Local management is referred to as out-of-band management because it
is not conducted over a network. Consequently, the AT-SBx81CFC400
Controller Fabric Card does not need an Internet Protocol (IP) address for
this type of management.
Your initial management session with the switch must be a local
management session. For instructions on how to start a local management
session, refer to “Using Local Management to Verify the Chassis” on
page 142 or the Software Reference for SwitchBlade x8100 Series
Switches.
USB Port
The USB port supports a flash drive. You may use a flash drive to perform
the following management functions:

Store backup copies of the master configuration and database files
on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card.

Transfer master configuration files between controller cards in
different chassis that are to have similar configurations.

Transfer application load files between controller cards.

Store streaming log files.
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
Boot the management software release and master configuration
file from flash drive.
The port is compatible with USB v1.0 and v2.0 flash drives. Operating the
controller card with a flash drive is optional.
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AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
The AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply, shown in Figure 20, is the power
supply unit for the chassis. The unit supplies power to all of the hardware
components in the chassis, except for the PoE feature on the ports on the
AT-SBx81GP24 Line Cards. The PoE feature is powered by the ATSBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply.
Figure 20. AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
A single AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply can support a fully populated
chassis, with any combination of Ethernet line cards. The chassis can
have two AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supplies for power redundancy.
Power supply modules are not included with the chassis and must be
purchased separately.
The AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supplies are installed in the two right hand
slots, labeled C and D, at the top of the front of the chassis. If you are
installing just one power supply, you may install it in either slot. The
locations of the slots are shown in Figure 8, “AT-SBx8112 Chassis with
Line Cards, Controller Cards, and Power Supplies” on page 22.
The AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply is hot swappable. If a chassis has
two power supplies and one of them fails, you may replace the failed unit
without having to power off the chassis.
LEDs
The LEDs on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 are described in Table 13 on
page 50.
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Table 13. AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply LEDs
LED
AC
DC
State
Description
Solid Green
The power supply is receiving AC power that is
within the normal operating range.
Off
The power supply is not receiving power from the
AC power source.
Solid Green
The power supply is providing DC power that is
within the normal operating range.
Off
The power supply is not generating DC power or
the power is outside the normal operating range.
Solid Amber A power supply has detected a fault condition,
such as an under-voltage, or over-temperature
Fault
condition.
Off
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The power supply is operating normally or is
powered off.
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AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
The AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply, shown in Figure 21, provides the
PoE power for the ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Cards. You may
install either one or two PoE power supplies in the chassis.
The AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply provides 1200 watts of power for
PoE. You may install two power supplies in the chassis for a total of 2,400
watts of power.
The total number of powered devices the chassis can support depends on
the number of AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies in the chassis and the
power requirements of the devices. For instance, a chassis can support 40
ports of Class 4, PoE+ (IEEE 802.3at) powered devices with one power
supply or 80 ports with two power supplies. For further information, refer to
Table 4 on page 33.
Figure 21. AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
Power supply modules are not included with the chassis and must be
purchased separately.
The AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies are installed in the two left hand
slots, labeled A and B, at the top of the front of the chassis. If you are
installing only one power supply, you may install it in either slot. The
locations of the slots are shown in Figure 8, “AT-SBx8112 Chassis with
Line Cards, Controller Cards, and Power Supplies” on page 22.
The AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply is hot swappable. You do not have
to power off the chassis to install or remove the power supply.
LEDs
The LEDs on the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply are described in
Table 14 on page 52.
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Table 14. AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply LEDs
LED
AC
DC
State
Description
Solid Green
The power supply is receiving AC power that is
within the normal operating range.
Off
The power supply is not receiving power from the
AC power source.
Solid Green
The DC power provided by the power supply to
the line cards over the backplane is within the
normal operating range.
Off
The power supply is not providing any DC power
or the power is not within the normal operating
range.
Solid Amber The power supply has detected a fault condition,
such as an under-voltage or over-temperature
Fault
condition.
Off
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The power supply is operating normally or is
powered off.
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AT-SBxFAN12 Module
The AT-SBxFAN12 Module is the cooling unit for the chassis. It is a fieldreplaceable assembly that is factory installed and shipped with the ATSBx8112 Chassis.
The module is controlled by the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card.
The fan speeds are automatically adjusted according to the internal
operating temperature of the switch. The fans are at their lowest speed
when the ambient temperature coming into the fan is approximately 20° C.
The fan speeds increase to provide additional cooling as the ambient
temperature rises.
Figure 22. AT-SBxFAN12 Module
LED
The POWER LED on the AT-SBxFAN12 Module is described in Table 15.
Table 15. AT-SBxFAN12 Module LED
LED
State
Description
Solid Green
The AT-SBxFAN12 Module is receiving
power.
OFF
The AT-SBxFAN12 Module is not receiving
power or has failed.
Power
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Power Supply Interfaces (Opto-couplers)
The chassis has two power supply interfaces, also referred to as optocouplers, in the lower right corner on the rear panel. The interfaces,
labeled Power Supply Interface, are used by the active master controller
card to obtain status information from the power supplies. The interfaces
are shown in Figure 23.
Figure 23. Power Supply Interfaces (Opto-couplers)
The controller card uses the top interface to communicate with the power
supplies in slots A and C, and the bottom interface to communicate with
the power supplies in slots B and D.
The power supply interfaces are not hot swappable and should only be
serviced by an authorized service technician.
LED
Each interface has one LED, labeled Power. The LED is described in
Table 16.
Table 16. Power Supply Interface LED
LED
Power
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State
Description
Solid Green
The interface is operating normally.
Off
Here are the possible conditions for this LED
state:

The corresponding power supply
slots of the interface are empty.

The power supplies in the power
supply slots are powered off or have
failed.

The power supplies in the power
supply slots are powered on and
functioning normally, but the power
supply interface has failed.
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Management Software Releases for the Hardware Components
Table 17 lists the management software releases for the hardware
components of the SwitchBlade x8112 product.
Table 17. Management Software Releases for the Hardware
Components
Model Number
Initial Release
AT-SBx8112 Chassis
5.4.2
AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
5.4.2
AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card
5.4.2
AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card
5.4.2
AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
5.4.2
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Card
5.4.2
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power
Supply
5.4.2
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power
Supply
5.4.2
AT-SBxFAN12 Fan Module
5.4.2
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Chapter 2
Safety Precautions and Site
Requirements
This chapter contains the safety precautions and guidelines for selecting a
site for the chassis. The chapter contains the following sections:

“Reviewing Safety Precautions” on page 58

“Selecting a Site for the SwitchBlade x8112” on page 62
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Reviewing Safety Precautions
Please review the following safety precautions before you begin to install
the switch.
Note
The  indicates that a translation of the safety statement is
available for viewing in portable document format (PDF) titled
Translated Safety Statements from our web site at
www.alliedtelesis.com/support.
Warning
Class 1 Laser product.  L1
Warning
Do not stare into the laser beam.  L2
Warning
To prevent electric shock, do not remove the cover. No userserviceable parts inside. This unit contains hazardous voltages and
should only be opened by a trained and qualified technician. To
avoid the possibility of electric shock, disconnect electric power to
the product before connecting or disconnecting the LAN cables. 
E1
Warning
Do not work on equipment or cables during periods of lightning
activity.  E2
Warning
Power cord is used as a disconnection device. To de-energize
equipment, disconnect the power cord.  E3
Warning
Class I Equipment. This equipment must be earthed. The power
plug must be connected to a properly wired earth ground socket
outlet. An improperly wired socket outlet could place hazardous
voltages on accessible metal parts.  E4
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Note
Pluggable Equipment. The socket outlet shall be installed near the
equipment and shall be easily accessible.  E5
Caution
Air vents must not be blocked and must have free access to the
room ambient air for cooling.  E6
Warning
Operating Temperature. This product is designed for a maximum
ambient temperature of 40° degrees C.  E7
Note
All Countries: Install product in accordance with local and National
Electrical Codes.  E8
Warning
When installing this equipment, always ensure that the frame ground
connection is installed first and disconnected last.  E11
Caution
Circuit Overloading: Consideration should be given to the
connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that
overloading of circuits might have on over current protection and
supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate
ratings should be used when addressing this concern.  E21
Caution
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect type. Replace
only with the same or equivalent type recommended by the
manufacturer. Dispose of used batteries according to the
manufacturer’s instructions.
Attention: Le remplacement de la batterie par une batterie de type
incorrect peut provoquer un danger d’explosion. La remplacer
uniquement par une batterie du même type ou de type équivalent
recommandée par le constructeur. Les batteries doivent être
éliminées conformément aux instructions du constructeur.  E22
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Warning
Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a
hazardous condition is not created due to uneven mechanical
loading.  E25
Warning
Remove all metal jewelry, such as rings and watches, before
installing or removing a line card from a powered-on chassis. 
E26
Warning
The chassis may be heavy and awkward to lift. Allied Telesis
recommends that you get assistance when mounting the chassis in
an equipment rack.  E28
Warning
This unit might have more than one power cord. To reduce the risk
of electric shock, disconnect all power cords before servicing the
unit.  E30
Note
If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating
ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than
the room ambient temperature. Therefore, consideration should be
given to installing the equipment in an environment compatible with
the manufacturer’s maximum rated ambient temperature (Tmra). 
E35
Caution
Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the
amount of air flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not
compromised.  E36
Warning
Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be maintained.
Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than
direct connections to the branch circuits (e.g., use of power strips).
 E37
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Warning
To reduce the risk of electric shock, the PoE ports on this product
must not connect to cabling that is routed outside the building where
this device is located.  E40
Warning
This product may have multiple AC power cords installed. To deenergize this equipment, disconnect all power cords from the device.
 E43
Caution
An Energy Hazard exists inside this equipment. Do not insert hands
or tools into open chassis slots or sockets.  E44
Warning
This equipment shall be installed in a Restricted Access location. 
E45
Warning
High Leakage Current exists in this chassis. Connect external
ground wire before connecting AC power supply(s).
 E46
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Selecting a Site for the SwitchBlade x8112
Please observe the following site requirements for the switch:
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
The equipment rack must be safely secured so that it will not tip
over. Devices in a rack should be installed starting at the bottom,
with the heavier devices near the bottom of the rack.

The power outlet for the switch should be located near the unit and
should be easily accessible.

The power sources for multiple power supplies of the same type
should be on different A/C circuits to protect the unit from a power
circuit failure.

Use dedicated power circuits or power conditioners to supply
reliable electrical power to the network devices.

The site should provide easy access to the ports on the front of the
chassis so that you can easily connect and disconnect the network
cables, as well as view the unit’s LEDs.

Air flow around the unit and through the side and rear vents should
be unrestricted.

The site should provide a reliable and earth (grounded) power
supply source, preferably dedicated and filtered.

Twisted pair cabling must not be exposed to sources of electrical
noise, such as radio transmitters, broadband amplifiers, power
lines, electric motors, and fluorescent fixtures.

Switch ports are suitable for intra-building connections, or where
non-exposed cabling is required.

Do not place objects on top of the switch.

Do not expose the switch to moisture or water.

The site should be a dust-free environment.

The power cords provided with the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and ATSBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies for 100-125 VAC installations
have 20 Amp, 125 V NEMA 5-20P plugs. The plugs are only
compatible with NEMA 5-20R receptacles. See Figure 24 on page
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Figure 24. 100 - 125 VAC 125 V NEMA 5-20 Plug and Receptacle
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Chapter 3
Installing the Chassis in an Equipment
Rack
This chapter describes how to install the AT-SBx8112 Chassis in an
equipment rack. This chapter contains the following sections:

“Required Tools and Material” on page 66

“Preparing the Equipment Rack” on page 67

“Unpacking the AT-SBx8112 Chassis” on page 70

“Adjusting the Equipment Rack Brackets” on page 72

“Installing the AT-SBx8112 Chassis in the Equipment Rack” on
page 74

“Removing the Shipping Brace” on page 77

“Installing the Chassis Grounding Lug” on page 78
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Required Tools and Material
Here is a list of the tools and material you need to perform the installation:

#2 Phillips-head screwdriver

Crimping tool

Eight equipment rack screws

10 AWG stranded grounding wire

#2 Phillips-head, 5 inch-lbs torque screwdriver (optional)

#2 Phillips-head, 10 inch-lbs torque screwdriver (optional)

#2 Phillips-head, 20 inch-lbs torque screwdriver (optional)
Warning
The chassis may be heavy and awkward to lift. Allied Telesis
recommends that you get assistance when mounting the chassis in
an equipment rack.  E30
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Preparing the Equipment Rack
This section explains how to prepare the equipment rack for the chassis.
The procedure requires the following items:

#2 Phillips-head screwdriver (not provided)

Two equipment rack screws (not provided)
To prepare the equipment rack for the AT-SBx8112 Chassis, perform the
following procedure:
Caution
The chassis is heavy and should be mounted as low as possible in
the equipment rack to maximize vertical stability.
1. Reserve 311.1 mm (12.25“) of vertical rack space for the installation of
the AT-SBx8112 Chassis, as shown in Figure 25 on page 68.
2. Do not mount any other equipment within 152.4 mm (6”) above this
space during installation. This additional vertical space is temporary
and allows you enough room to lift and tilt the chassis into its position
in the equipment rack without hitting other equipment, as shown in
Figure 31 on page 75. You may use this additional space for other
network equipment after the chassis is installed.
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Figure 25. Reserving Vertical Rack Space
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3. Identify the lowest 1/2” screw hole pattern on the rack mounting rails
within the space reserved for the AT-SBx8112 Chassis.
4. Install one rack mount screw in each vertical rail, at the same height in
the top screw hole of the lowest 1/2” hole pattern, as shown in
Figure 26. The screws are used to support the chassis while you
secure it to the rack. Do not fully tighten these two screws at this time.
The screw heads should protrude from the rack approximately 6.4 mm
(.25 in).
Screw head
6.4 mm (.25 in)
away from rack
Top screw hole of the lowest 1/2” hole pattern
Figure 26. Rack Mounting Hole Locations
5. After installing the two screws in the equipment rack, go to “Unpacking
the AT-SBx8112 Chassis” on page 70.
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Unpacking the AT-SBx8112 Chassis
To unpack the AT-SBx8112 Chassis, perform the following procedure:
1. Remove all components from the shipping package.
2. Verify the contents of the shipping container by referring to Figure 27
here and Figure 28 on page 71. If any item is missing or damaged,
contact your Allied Telesis sales representative for assistance.
One AT-SBx8112 Chassis
One AT-SBxFAN12 Module preinstalled in the vertical slot on
the right side of the front panel
Ten blank line card slot covers
Three blank power supply slot
covers pre-installed in power
supply slots A to C on the front
panel
One grounding lug pre-installed
in the lower left corner on the
back panel
Figure 27. Components of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis
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Two equipment rack brackets
pre-installed on the sides of the
chassis.
One shipping brace pre-installed
diagonally across the line card
slots on the front panel
Figure 28. Components of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis (Continued)
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Adjusting the Equipment Rack Brackets
You may set the position of the chassis relative to the front of the
equipment rack by adjusting the two equipment rack brackets that are preinstalled on the sides of the unit. The front of the chassis can be flush with,
extend beyond, or be recessed behind the front of the equipment rack.
You may also install the chassis so that the rear panel is flush with the
front of the equipment rack.
The different bracket positions are listed in Table 18 and illustrated in
Figure 29 on page 73 and Figure 30 on page 73. Please review the
following information before moving the brackets:

Position A, the default position, positions the chassis so that the
front of the unit is flush with the front of the equipment rack.

Position B recesses the front of the chassis by 27.39 mm (1.1 in).

Positions C to E extend the front of the chassis beyond the front of
the rack from 27.39 mm (1.1 in) to 140.85 mm (5.545 in).

Position F installs the chassis with the rear panel flush with the
front of the equipment rack.

To install the rack mount brackets in position “E,” you have to
remove the two chassis screws from the bottom-middle section of
the chassis and re-install them in front where the rack mount
bracket screws were originally, as shown in Figure 29 on page 73.

The dimension (X) between the front panel and the rack rails is
given for each rack mounting bracket position in Table 18.
Table 18. Front Panel to Rack Rail Dimensions
Figure #
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Front Panel Position
Dimension X
Front Panel to Rack Rail
29
A
(Factory Installed - Flush)
3.69 mm (0.145 in)
29
B
(Recessed)
-27.39 mm (-1.078 in)
29
C
27.39 mm (1.078 in)
29
D
47.71 mm (1.878 in)
29
E
140.85 mm (5.545 in)
30
F
(Reverse Position)
374.16 mm (14.731 in)
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B
A
Factory Installed - Flush with Rack Rails
“Dim X”
E
D
C
“Dim X”
“Dim X”
“Dim X”
Figure 29. Rack Mounting Bracket Locations
Figure 30. Rack Bracket Locations for Reverse Position of Chassis
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Installing the AT-SBx8112 Chassis in the Equipment Rack
The procedure in this section explains how to install the chassis in the
equipment rack. The procedure requires the following items:

#2 Phillips-head screwdriver (not provided)

Six equipment rack screws (not provided)

#2 Phillips-head, 10 inch-lbs torque screwdriver (optional — not
provided)
Caution
Do not remove the shipping brace from the front of the AT-SBx8112
Chassis until after the unit is securely mounted in the rack. The plate
prevents twisting of the chassis frame and mechanical misalignment
of the line card slots during shipping and installation.
Warning
The chassis may be heavy and awkward to lift. Allied Telesis
recommends that you get assistance when mounting the chassis in
an equipment rack.  E30
Warning
To prevent injuring yourself or damaging the device, do not attempt
to install the chassis in the equipment rack alone. Allied Telesis
recommends a minimum of three people for this procedure.
Before installing the chassis in the rack, review the following checklist:

Did you reserve sufficient space in the equipment rack for the
chassis and install two screws in the rack on which to rest the
chassis while securing it to the rack? If not, then perform
“Preparing the Equipment Rack” on page 67.

Did you adjust the brackets so that the front of the chassis will be
positioned correctly in the equipment rack for your installation? If
not, then perform “Adjusting the Equipment Rack Brackets” on
page 72.
To install the AT-SBx8112 Chassis in the equipment rack, perform the
following procedure:
1. While facing the front of the chassis, tilt the top of the chassis toward
you, as shown in Figure 31 on page 75.
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2. Lift the AT-SBx8112 Chassis into the equipment rack and set the
bottom of the equipment rack brackets firmly on the two equipment
rack screws you installed in “Preparing the Equipment Rack” on
page 67.
Figure 31. Lifting the AT-SBx8112 Chassis into the Equipment Rack
3. With the bottom of the rack mount ears resting on the two rack mount
screws, tilt the top of the chassis back until both rackmount brackets
are flush and parallel with the vertical rack rails.
4. Install six rack mount screws (not provided) to secure the chassis to
the equipment rack, as shown in Figure 32 on page 76.
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Figure 32. Installing the Rack Mount Screws
5. Tighten all eight screws to secure the chassis to the equipment rack,
Allied Telesis recommends tightening the screws to 10 inch-lbs.
6. Go to “Removing the Shipping Brace” on page 77.
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Removing the Shipping Brace
Now that the chassis is installed in the equipment rack, you may remove
the shipping brace from the front of the unit. To remove the shipping brace,
remove the six mounting screws with a #2 Phillips-head screwdriver (not
provided).
Figure 33. Removing the Shipping Brace
After removing the shipping plate, go to “Installing the Chassis Grounding
Lug” on page 78.
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Installing the Chassis Grounding Lug
This procedure explains how to connect a grounding wire to the chassis.
The chassis requires a permanent connection for the line cards and power
supplies to a good earth ground. The procedure requires the following
items:

Grounding lug (pre-installed on the rear panel of the chassis)

#2 Phillips-head screwdriver (not provided)

Crimping tool (not provided)

10 AWG stranded grounding wire (not provided)

#2 Phillips-head, 20 inch-lbs torque screwdriver (optional — not
provided)
To connect the chassis to an earth ground, perform the following
procedure:
1. Prepare an adequate length of stranded grounding wire (10 AWG) for
the ground connection by stripping it as shown in Figure 34.
Figure 34. Stripping the Grounding Wire
2. Remove the two screws that secure the grounding lug to the rear
panel of the chassis, as shown in Figure 35.
Figure 35. Removing the Grounding Lug
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3. Insert one end of the grounding wire into the grounding lug, as shown
in Figure 36, and use a crimping tool to secure the wire to the
grounding lug.
Figure 36. Attaching the Grounding Wire to the Grounding Lug
4. Install the grounding lug on the rear panel of the chassis, as shown in
Figure 37. Allied Telesis recommends tightening the screws to
20 inch-lbs.
Figure 37. Installing the Grounding Lug and Wire
5. Connect the other end of the grounding wire to the building protective
earth.
6. Go to Chapter 4, “Installing the Power Supplies” on page 81.
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Installing the Power Supplies
This chapter explains how to install the power supplies. It has the following
sections:

“Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)” on page 82

“Installing the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supply” on page 83

“Installing the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply” on page 89
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Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
To protect the equipment from damage by Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
during the installation procedure, observe proper ESD protection when
handling the SwitchBlade x8112 line cards and power supplies. You
should be properly grounded with a wrist or foot strap.
Caution
Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) can damage the components on the
SwitchBlade x8112 line cards and power supplies. Be sure to follow
proper ESD procedures during the installation.
To guard against ESD, perform this procedure:
1. Verify that the chassis is electrically connected to earth ground.
2. Wear an ESD-preventive device such as a foot strap or wrist strap,
ensuring that it makes good contact with the user’s skin.
If a foot strap is used, the floor must be ESD conductive.
3. Connect the clip from the ESD-preventative device to the ESD socket
on the lower right side of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis front panel, as
shown in Figure 38, or an unpainted surface of the frame or rack. This
ensures that ESD voltages safely flow to ground.
Figure 38. ESD Socket
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Installing the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supply
For background information on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply, refer
to “AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply” on page 49. The chassis must have
at least one AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply.
Warning
The electronic components in the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
can be damaged by electro-static discharges (ESD). Follow the
procedure in “Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)” on
page 82 to guard against ESD damage when unpacking and
installing the power supply.
To install the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply, perform the following
procedure:
1. Choose a slot for the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply in the chassis.
You may install it in either slot C and D, shown in Figure 39. The first
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply should be installed in slot D,
because the slot does not have a blank power supply panel.
Figure 39. Power Supply Slots
Caution
The AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply will not work in slot A or B.
2. If the chassis already has a power supply in slot D, remove the blank
power supply panel from slot C by lifting the blank panel handle and
sliding it out of the slot, as shown in Figure 40 on page 84.
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Figure 40. Removing the Blank Slot Cover from Power Supply Slot C
3. Remove the new AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply from the shipping
package and verify the package contents, listed in Figure 41 on page
85.
If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Allied Telesis sales
representative for assistance.
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One AT-SBxPWRSYS1
Power Supply Module
One regional AC power cord
One tie wrap
Figure 41. Items Included with the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
Module
Note
Store the packaging material in a safe location. You must use the
original shipping material if you need to return the unit to Allied
Telesis.
Note
The tie wrap is used to secure the power cord to the chassis, as
explained in “Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power
Supplies” on page 129.
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4. Check the power supply for its model name, shown in Figure 42, to
verify the module.
If the module is the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply, do not
continue with this procedure. Instead, perform “Installing the ATSBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply” on page 89.
Figure 42. Verifying the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
5. Move the locking handle on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply to
the unlocked or up position. See Figure 43.
Figure 43. Unlocking the Handle on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
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6. Align and insert the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply into the power
supply slot. Figure 44 shows the power supply installed in slot D.
Figure 44. Inserting the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
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7. Lower the power supply locking handle to secure the power supply to
the chassis, as shown in Figure 45.
Figure 45. Lowering the Handle on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
8. To install a second AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply, repeat this
procedure.
After installing the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supples, do one of the
following:

If you purchased the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply for the ports on
the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Cards, go to “Installing the ATSBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply” on page 89.

Otherwise, go to Chapter 5, “Installing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Control
Card and Ethernet Line Cards” on page 95.
Note
Retain the tie wrap that comes with the power supply. You will use it
to secure the power cord to the chassis when you power on the unit
in “Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supplies”
on page 129.
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Installing the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply
This section contains the installation procedure for the AT-SBxPWRPOE1
Power Supply, for the PoE+ ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card.
For background information, refer to “AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply”
on page 51.
Caution
The electronic components in the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power
Supply can be damaged by electro-static discharges (ESD). Follow
the procedure in “Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)”
on page 82 to guard against ESD damage when unpacking and
installing the power supply.
To install the power supply, perform the following procedure:
1. Choose a slot for the AT-AT-SBxPWRPOE1 System Power Supply in
the chassis.
You may install it in either slot A or B, shown in Figure 46.
Figure 46. Power Supply Slots
2. Raise the handle on the blank panel covering the selected slot and
slide the panel from the chassis, as shown in Figure 47 on page 90.
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Figure 47. Removing the Blank Slot Cover from Power Supply Slot A
3. Remove the power supply from the shipping package and verify that
the shipping package contains the items listed in Figure 48 on page
91.
If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Allied Telesis sales
representative for assistance.
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One AT-SBxPWRPOE1
Power Supply Module
One regional AC power cord
One tie wrap
Figure 48. Items Included with the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
Module
Note
Store the packaging material in a safe location. You must use the
original shipping material if you need to return the unit to Allied
Telesis.
Note
The tie wrap is used to secure the power cord to the chassis, as
explained in “Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power
Supplies” on page 132.
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4. Check the model name, shown in Figure 49, to verify the module.
If the module is the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supply, do not
continue with this procedure. Instead, perform “Installing the ATSBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supply” on page 83.
Figure 49. Verifying the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply
5. Raise the locking handle on the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply, as
shown Figure 50.
Figure 50. Unlocking the Handle on the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
6. Align and insert the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Module into slot A or B. See
Figure 51 on page 93.
Caution
The AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply will not work in slot C or D.
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Figure 51. Inserting the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
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7. Lower the locking handle of the power supply module to secure the
module in the slot, as shown in Figure 52.
Figure 52. Locking the Handle on the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
8. To install a second AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply, repeat this
procedure.
9. After installing the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies, go to Chapter
5, “Installing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Control Card and Ethernet Line
Cards” on page 95.
Note
Retain the tie wrap that comes with the power supply. You will use it
to secure the power cord to the chassis when you power on the unit
in “Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies”
on page 132.
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Installing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Control
Card and Ethernet Line Cards
This chapter describes how to install the control and Ethernet line cards.
The chapter has the following sections:

“Installing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card” on page 96

“Installing the Ethernet Line Cards” on page 102

“Installing the Blank Slot Covers” on page 106
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Installing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card
This section contains the installation procedure for the AT-SBx81CFC400
Controller Fabric Card. You may install either one or two controller cards
in the unit. The chassis must have at least one controller card. The cards
must be installed in slots 5 and 6 in the chassis.
Caution
The electronic components on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card can be
damaged by electro-static discharge (ESD). Follow the procedure in
“Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)” on page 82 to
guard against ESD damage when unpacking and installing the card.
This procedure requires the following tools:

#2 Phillips-head screwdriver (not provided)

#2 Phillips-head, 5 inch-lbs torque screwdriver (optional — not
provided))
To install the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card, perform the following procedure:
1. Choose a slot in the chassis for the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller
Fabric Card.
The card must be installed in slot 5 or 6, shown in Figure 53. If you are
installing only one controller card, Allied Telesis recommends installing
it in slot 5.
Figure 53. Slots 5 and 6 for the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card
2. Remove the new AT-SBx81CFC400 Control Card from the shipping
package and verify the package contents, listed in Figure 54 on page
97.
If any item is missing or damaged, contact your Allied Telesis sales
representative for assistance.
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One AT-SBx81CFC400
Control Card
One 2 m (6.6 ft) local
management cable with
RJ-45 (8P8C) and DB-9
(D-sub 9-pin) connectors.
Figure 54. Items Included with the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Card
Note
Store the packaging material in a safe location. You should use the
original shipping material if you need to return the unit to Allied
Telesis.
3. Move the locking handles on the front panel to the open position, as
shown in Figure 55.
Figure 55. Opening the Locking Handles on the AT-SBx81CFC400
Controller Fabric Card
4. Remove the battery insulator tab on the controller card by sliding it out
from between the battery and battery clip, as shown in Figure 56 on
page 98.
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Figure 56. Removing the Battery Insulator
5. Align the edges of the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card with
the internal chassis card guides in slot 5 or 6 of the AT-SBx8112
Chassis. Figure 57 shows the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card aligned in slot
5.
Figure 57. Aligning the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card in the Chassis Slot
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6. Insert the card into the slot until you feel it make contact with the
connector on the chassis backplane, as shown in Figure 58.
Figure 58. Inserting the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card in the Chassis Slot
Caution
Forcing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card into its chassis slot when it is
not properly aligned with the card guides may damage the
backplane connector pins inside the chassis. If there is undue
resistance, remove the card. Check to be sure that it is properly
aligned with the card guides when sliding it into the chassis.
7. Secure the controller card to the chassis by closing the two locking
levers on the front panel of the card, as shown in Figure 59 on page
100.
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Figure 59. Closing the Locking Levers on the AT-SBx81CFC400
Controller Fabric Card
8. Finger tighten the two thumbscrews on the card to secure the card to
the chassis, as shown in Figure 60 on page 101.
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Figure 60. Tightening the Thumb Screws on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card
9. Tighten the screws with a # 2 Phillips-head screwdriver to secure the
controller card to the chassis.
Allied Telesis recommends tightening the screws to 5 inch-lbs.
10. if you have a second AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card, repeat
steps 1 to 9 to install it in the chassis.
11. Go to “Installing the Ethernet Line Cards” on page 102.
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Installing the Ethernet Line Cards
This section contains the installation procedure for the Ethernet line cards.
The illustrations show the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card, but the procedure is
the same for all the cards.
Caution
The electronic components on the line cards can be damaged by
electro-static discharges (ESD). Follow the procedure in “Protecting
Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)” on page 82 to guard against
ESD damage when unpacking and installing the line cards.
This procedure requires the following tools:

#2 Phillips-head screwdriver (not provided)

#2 Phillips-head, 5 inch-lbs torque screwdriver (optional — not
provided)
To install the Ethernet line cards, perform the following procedure:
1. Choose a slot in the chassis for the Ethernet line card. The Ethernet
line cards may be installed in slots 1 to 4 and 7 to 12. The slots are
shown in Figure 61.
Figure 61. Slots 1 to 4 and 7 to 12 for the Ethernet Line Cards
2. Remove the line card from the shipping package. If it is missing or
damaged, contact your Allied Telesis sales representative for
assistance.
Note
Store the packaging material in a safe location. You should use the
original shipping material if you need to return the unit to Allied
Telesis.
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3. Align the line card with the internal chassis card guides in the selected
slot in the chassis.
Figure 62 shows an Ethernet line card aligned with slot 1.
Figure 62. Aligning an Ethernet Line Card in a Chassis Slot
4. Insert the line card into the slot, as shown in Figure 63 on page 104,
until the faceplate is firmly seated against the chassis front panel.
Caution
Forcing the line card into its chassis slot when it is not properly
aligned with the card guides may damage the backplane connector
pins inside the chassis. If there is undue resistance, remove the line
card. Check to insure that it is properly aligned with the card guides.
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Figure 63. Inserting an Ethernet Line Card
5. Finger tighten the two thumbscrews on each side of the line card to
secure it to the chassis, as shown in Figure 64 on page 105.
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Figure 64. Tightening the Thumb Screws on an Ethernet Line Card
6. Tighten the two screws with a # 2 Phillips-head screwdriver to secure
the line card to the chassis.
Allied Telesis recommends tightening the screws to 5 inch-lbs.
7. Repeat this procedure to install the remaining Ethernet line cards.
8. After installing the line cards. go to “Installing the Blank Slot Covers” on
page 106.
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Installing the Blank Slot Covers
After installing the AT-SBx81CFC400 Control Cards and Ethernet line
cards, check the front panel for any unused slots and cover them with the
blank slot covers included with the chassis, as explained in this procedure.
The fan module may not be able to maintain adequate airflow across the
control and line cards if the chassis is not completely enclosed. If there are
no unused slots, go to Chapter 6, “Installing the Transceivers and Cabling
the Ports” on page 109.
To install the blank panels on the unused slots, perform the following
procedure:
1. Position a blank slot cover over an unused slot, as shown in Figure 65.
Figure 65. Installing a Blank Slot Cover
2. Finger tighten the two thumbscrews to attach the blank panel to the
chassis, as shown in Figure 66 on page 107.
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Figure 66. Tightening the Thumbscrews on a Blank Slot Cover
3. Tighten the two screws with a # 2 Phillips-head screwdriver to secure
the blank slot cover to the chassis.
Allied Telesis recommends tightening the screws to 5 inch-lbs.
4. Repeat this procedure to cover the remaining empty slots with blank
slot covers.
5. Store any unused blank panels in a secure location for future use.
6. Go to Chapter 6, “Installing the Transceivers and Cabling the Ports” on
page 109.
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Installing the Transceivers and Cabling
the Ports
This chapter describes how to install the fiber optic transceivers and attach
the cables to the ports on the line cards. The chapter has the following
sections:

“Cabling Guidelines for the Twisted Pair Ports on the AT-SBx81GP24
and AT-SBx81GT24 Line Cards” on page 110

“Guidelines to Installing SFP and SFP+ Transceivers” on page 112

“Installing SFP Transceivers in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card” on
page 113

“Installing SFP+ Transceivers in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card” on
page 117

“Installing AT-SP10TW Cables in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card” on
page 121

“Cabling the NET MGMT Port on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card” on
page 124
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Cabling Guidelines for the Twisted Pair Ports on the AT-SBx81GP24
and AT-SBx81GT24 Line Cards
Here are the guidelines to cabling the 10/100/1000Base-T twisted pair
ports on the AT-SBx81GT24 and AT-SBx81GP24 Line Cards:
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The cable specifications for the 10/100/1000Base-T twisted pair
ports on the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card are listed in Table 1 on
page 30.

The cable specifications for the 10/100/1000Base-T twisted pair
ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card are listed in Figure 2 on
page 30.

The connectors on the cables should fit snugly into the ports, and
the tabs should lock the connectors into place.

The default setting for PoE on the ports on the AT-SBx81GP24
Line Card is enabled.

The default speed setting for the ports is Auto-Negotiation. This
setting is appropriate for ports connected to network devices that
also support Auto-Negotiation.

The default speed setting of Auto-Negotiation is not appropriate for
ports connected to network devices that do not support AutoNegotiation and have fixed speeds or 10 or 100 Mbps. For those
switch ports, disable Auto-Negotiation and set the port’s speed
manually to match the speeds of the network devices.

The 10/100/1000Base-T ports must be set to Auto-Negotiation, the
default setting, to operate at 1000Mbps.

The default duplex mode setting for the ports is Auto-Negotiation.
This setting is appropriate for ports connected to network devices
that also support Auto-Negotiation for duplex modes.

The default duplex mode setting of Auto-Negotiation is not
appropriate for ports connected to network devices that do not
support Auto-Negotiation and have a fixed duplex mode. Disable
Auto-Negotiation on those ports and set their duplex modes
manually to avoid the possibility of duplex mode mismatches. A
switch port using Auto-Negotiation defaults to half-duplex if it
detects that the end node is not using Auto-Negotiation. This can
result in a mismatch if the end node is operating at a fixed duplex
mode of full-duplex.

The default wiring configuration of the ports is automatic MDIX
detection, which configures the MDI/MDIX setting automatically.
This setting is appropriate for switch ports that are connected to
network devices that also support the feature.
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The default wiring configuration of automatic MDIX detection is not
appropriate for ports that are connected to network devices that do
not support the feature. On those ports, you should disable
automatic MDIX detection and set the wiring configuration
manually with the POLARITY command.
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Guidelines to Installing SFP and SFP+ Transceivers
Please review the following guidelines before installing fiber optic
transceivers in the AT-SBx81GS24a and AT-SBx81XS6 Line Cards:

You should install a transceiver in a line card before connecting its
network cable.

A fiber optic transceiver is dust sensitive. Always keep the
protective cover in the optical bores when a fiber optic cable is not
installed, or when you store the transceiver. When you do remove
this cover, retain it for future use.

Your Allied Telesis sales representative can provide you with a list
of supported transceivers for the line cards.

The operational specifications and fiber optic cable requirements
of the transceivers are provided in the documents included with the
devices.

The SFP and SFP+ transceivers and AT-SP10TW cables are hotswappable. You may install them while the chassis is powered on.

Unnecessary removal or insertion of transceivers can lead to
premature failures.
Warning
Transceivers can be damaged by static electricity. Follow the
procedure in “Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)” on
page 82 to guard against ESD damage when unpacking and
installing the devices.
Caution
The temperature of an operational transceiver may exceed 70 C
(158 F). Exercise caution when removing or handling a transceiver
with unprotected hands.
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Installing SFP Transceivers in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card
Please review the information in “Guidelines to Installing SFP and SFP+
Transceivers” on page 112 before performing this procedure.
To install SFP transceivers in AT-SBx81GS24a Line Cards, perform the
following procedure:
1. Remove the transceiver from its shipping container and store the
packaging material in a safe location.
2. Remove the dust cover from the SFP slot chosen for the transceiver,
as shown in Figure 67.
Figure 67. Removing the Dust Cover from an SFP Slot in the ATSBx81GS24a Line Card
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3. To install the transceiver in an SFP slot on the top row of the line card,
orient the transceiver with the handle on top, as shown in Figure 68.
To install it into a slot on the bottom row of the line card, orient it with
the handle on the bottom.
Handle
Figure 68. Handle on SFP Transceiver
4. Slide the transceiver into the slot until it clicks into place, as shown in
Figure 69.
Figure 69. Inserting the SFP Transceiver in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line
Card
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Note
If you are ready to attach the fiber optic cable to the transceiver,
continue with the next step. Otherwise, repeat steps 1 to 4 to install
the remaining SFP transceivers in the line cards.
5. Remove the protective cover from the SFP transceiver, as shown in
Figure 70.
Figure 70. Removing the Dust Cover from the SFP Transceiver in the ATSBx81GS24a Line Card
Note
The dust cover protects the fiber optic port on the SFP transceiver
from dust contamination. It should not be removed until you are
ready to connect the fiber optic cable.
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6. Connect the fiber optic cable to the port on the transceiver, as shown
in Figure 71. The connector should snap into the port.
Figure 71. Attaching a Fiber Optic Cable to an SFP Transceiver in the ATSBx81GS24a Line Card
7. Repeat this procedure to install additional SFP transceivers.
After installing and cabling the SFP transceivers, do one of the following:
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
To install and cable additional transceivers, go to the appropriate
section in this chapter for instructions.

After cabling all the ports in the chassis, go to Chapter 7,
“Powering On the Chassis” on page 127.
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Installing SFP+ Transceivers in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
Please review the information in “Guidelines to Installing SFP and SFP+
Transceivers” on page 112 before performing this procedure.
To install 10 Gbps SFP+ transceivers in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card,
perform the following procedure:
1. Remove the dust plug from the slot chosen for the SFP+ transceiver,
as shown in Figure 72.
Figure 72. Removing the Dust Cover From an SFP+ Slot in the ATSBx81XS6 Line Card
Note
Do not remove the dust plug from the SFP+ slot if you are not
installing the transceiver at this time. The dust plug protects the line
card from dust contamination.
2. Orient the SFP+ transceiver with the handle on top, as shown in Figure
73 on page 118.
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Handle
Figure 73. Handle on SFP+ Transceiver
3. Slide the transceiver into the slot until it clicks into place, as shown in
Figure 74.
Figure 74. Installing an SFP+ Transceiver in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
Note
If you are ready to attach the fiber optic cable to the transceiver,
continue with the next step. Otherwise, repeat steps 1 to 3 to install
the remaining SFP transceivers in the line cards.
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4. Remove the protective cover from the SFP transceiver, as shown in
Figure 75.
Figure 75. Removing the Dust Cover from an SFP+ Transceiver in the ATSBx81XS6 Line Card
Note
The dust cover protects the fiber optic port on the SFP transceiver
from dust contamination. It should not be removed until you are
ready to connect the fiber optic cable.
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5. Connect the fiber optic cable to the port on the transceiver, as shown
in Figure 76. The connector should snap into the port.
Figure 76. Attaching a Fiber Optic Cable to an SFP+ Transceiver in the
AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
6. Repeat this procedure to install additional SFP plus transceivers in the
AT-SBx81XS6 Line Cards.
After installing and cabling the SFP+ transceivers, do one of the following:
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
To install and cable additional transceivers, go to the appropriate
section in this chapter for instructions.

After cabling all the ports in the chassis, go to Chapter 7,
“Powering On the Chassis” on page 127.
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Installing AT-SP10TW Cables in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
This procedure explains how to connect AT-SP10TW Cables to the ATSBx81XS6 Line Card. The cables may be used in place of fiber optic
cables and transceivers for 10 Gbps links of up to 7 meters.
Note
The AT-SP10TW Cable is only supported in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line
Card. It is not supported in the AT-SBx81GS24a Line Card.
To install the AT-SP10TW Cable, perform the following procedure:
1. Remove the dust plug from the SFP+ slot chosen for the cable, as
shown in Figure 77.
Figure 77. Removing the Dust Cover From an SFP+ Slot in the ATSBx81XS6 Line Card
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Note
Do not remove the dust plug from the SFP+ slot if you are not
installing the transceiver at this time. The dust plug protects the line
card from dust contamination.
2. Orient the connector on the AT-SP10TW cable so that the release tab
is on top, as shown in Figure 78.
Figure 78. Release Tab on the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card
3. Slide the connector into the slot until it clicks into place, as shown in
Figure 79.
Figure 79. Installing the AT-SP10TW Cable in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line
Card
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4. Install the other end of the cable into an SFP+ slot on another network
device.
5. Repeat this procedure to install additional AT-SP10TW Cables.
Note
To remove the connector and cable from the SFP+ slot, gently push
on the connector, pull on the release tab, and then slide the
connector from the slot.
After installing the AT-SP10TW Cables in the AT-SBx81XS6 Line Card, do
one of the following:

To install and cable additional transceivers, go to the appropriate
section in this chapter for instructions.

After cabling all the ports in the chassis, go to Chapter 7,
“Powering On the Chassis” on page 127.
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Cabling the NET MGMT Port on the AT-SBx81CFC400 Card
The controller card must have access to your network to perform the
management features in Table 11 on page 45. You can give the controller
card access to your network either by configuring the Inband Interface,
which enables the card to use the backplane and Ethernet line cards to
communicate with your network, or by connecting the NET MGMT port to
a network device, such as a switch or router. (For instructions on how to
configure the Inband Interface, refer to the Software Reference for
SwitchBlade x8100 Series Switches.)
Here are the guidelines to using the NET MGMT port:
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
You may connect the NET MGMT port to a switch, router, media
converter, workstation, or other network device.

The cabling requirements of the port are the same as the ports on
the AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card, in Table 1 on page 30.

If the chassis has two AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Cards,
you may connect the NET MGMT ports on the active and standby
master controller cards to the same network device or different
devices.

The default speed setting for the port is Auto-Negotiation. This
setting is appropriate if the port is connected to a network device
that also support Auto-Negotiation.

The default speed setting of Auto-Negotiation is not appropriate if
the port is connected to a network device that does not support
Auto-Negotiation and has a fixed speed or 10 or 100 Mbps. In this
situation, disable Auto-Negotiation and set the port’s speed
manually to match the speed of the network device.

The port must be set to Auto-Negotiation, the default setting, to
operate at 1000Mbps.

The default duplex mode setting for the port is Auto-Negotiation.
This setting is appropriate if the port is connected to a network
device that also support Auto-Negotiation for the duplex mode.

The default duplex mode setting of Auto-Negotiation is not
appropriate if the port is connected to a network device that does
not support Auto-Negotiation and has a fixed duplex mode. In this
situation, you should disable Auto-Negotiation on the port and set
its duplex mode manually to avoid the possibility of a duplex mode
mismatch. With Auto-Negotiation, the port defaults to half-duplex if
it detects that the end node is not using Auto-Negotiation. This can
result in a mismatch if the end node is operating at a fixed duplex
mode of full-duplex.

The default wiring configuration of the port is automatic MDIX
detection, which configures the MDI/MDIX setting automatically.
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This setting is appropriate for port if it is connected to a network
device that also support the feature.

The default wiring configuration of automatic MDIX detection is not
appropriate for the NET MGMT port if it is connected to a network
device that does not support the feature. You should disable
automatic MDIX detection and set the wiring configuration
manually with the POLARITY command.
After cabling the ports in the chassis, go to Chapter 7, “Powering On the
Chassis” on page 127.
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Chapter 7
Powering On the Chassis
This chapter describes how to power on the chassis and monitor the
initialization process. The chapter contains the following sections:

“Verifying the Installation” on page 128

“Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supplies” on
page 129

“Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies” on
page 132

“Monitoring the Initialization Process” on page 135
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Verifying the Installation
Please perform the following procedure before powering on the chassis:
1. Verify that the grounding lug on the back panel of the chassis is
properly grounded. For instructions, refer to “Installing the Chassis
Grounding Lug” on page 78.
2. Verify that all empty slots on the front panel of the chassis are covered
with slot covers. If there are open slots, perform the procedure
“Installing the Blank Slot Covers” on page 106.
3. Verify that dust plugs are installed in all empty SFP and SFP+ slots on
the AT-SBx81GS24a and AT-SBx81XS6 Line Cards.
4. Verify that dust covers are installed on all SFP and SFP+ transceivers
that do not have cables.
5. Verify that the chassis has at least one AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller
Fabric Card in slot 5 or 6.
6. Verify that the chassis has at least one AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power
Supply in slot C or D.
7. If the chassis has AT-SBx81GP24 Line Cards, verify that the chassis
has at least one AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply in slot A or B.
8. When you installed the AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card, did
you remove the battery insulator, shown in Figure 56 on page 98? If
not, remove the controller card from the chassis, remove the insulator
from the battery, and reinstall the card.
You may now power on the chassis, as explained in “Applying A/C Power
to the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supplies” on page 129.
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Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supplies
The procedure in this section explains how to power on the ATSBxPWRSYS1 Power Supplies in slots C and D on the front panel. If you
have not already installed the power supplies, refer to “Installing the ATSBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supply” on page 83 for installation
instructions.
Note
If the chassis has both AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and AT-SBxPWRPOE1
Power Supplies, you may power on the power supplies in any order.
The power supplies may also be powered on simultaneously.
To power on the chassis, perform the following procedure:
1. Identify AC sockets C and D in the recessed panel on the back panel
of the chassis, shown in Figure 80. These sockets are for the ATSBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supplies in slots C and D on the front
panel of the chassis.
C
A
D
B
Figure 80. AC Sockets on the Rear Panel of the AT-SBx8112 Chassis
2. Plug the AC power cord that comes with the power supply into a plug
whose corresponding slot on the front panel has a system power
supply.
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If there are two system power supplies, you may power on either
supply first. The illustration in Figure 81 shows the connection of an
AC power cord to connector D.
Figure 81. Connecting the AC Power Cord for the AT-SBxPWRSYS1
Power Supply
3. Use the twist tie included with the power supply to secure the cord to
an anchor on the chassis to protect it from being accidentally pulled
out, as shown in Figure 82 on page 131.
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Figure 82. Securing the Power Cord for the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power
Supply to an Anchor
4. Connect the power cord to an appropriate AC power source to power
on the power supply.
5. If the chassis has two AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supplies,
repeat steps 1 to 4 to power on the second power supply.
After powering on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power Supplies, do one
of the follow:

If the chassis has AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supplies,
perform the procedure in “Applying A/C Power to the ATSBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies” on page 132.

Otherwise, go to “Monitoring the Initialization Process” on
page 135.
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Applying A/C Power to the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies
If you have not already installed the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies,
refer to “Installing the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power Supply” on page 89
for installation instructions. To power on the power supplies, perform the
following procedure:
1. Identify AC sockets A and B in the recessed panel on the back panel
of the chassis, shown in Figure 80 on page 129. The sockets are for
the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies in slots A and B on the front
panel of the chassis.
2. Plug the AC power cord that comes with the power supply into one of
the plugs, as shown in Figure 83.
The plug should have a power supply in the corresponding slot in the
front panel. If the chassis has two AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies,
you may power on either supply first.
Figure 83. Connecting the AC Power Cord for the AT-SBxPWRPOE1
Power Supply
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3. Use the twist tie that comes with the power supply to secure the cord to
an anchor on the chassis, as shown in Figure 84.
Figure 84. Securing the Power Cord for the AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power
Supply to an Anchor
4. Connect the power cord to an appropriate AC power source to power
on the power supply.
5. If the chassis has two AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies, repeat this
procedure to power on the second power supply.
Figure 85 on page 134 is an illustration of the power cords for a
chassis with four power supplies.
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Figure 85. Dress and Secure AC Power Cords
6. Go to “Monitoring the Initialization Process” on page 135.
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Monitoring the Initialization Process
The line and controller cards perform an initialization process when you
power or reset the chassis. The initialization process takes approximately
two minutes to complete. The line cards do not begin to forward traffic from
their ports until the process is finished.
The process has two phases. In the first phase, which takes approximately
one minute, the controller card loads and initializes its management
software and, if there are two controller cards in the chassis, set its active
or standby state. In the second phase, the Ethernet line cards receive their
management software from the active controller card, initialize the
software, and configure their parameter settings according to the
configurations provided by the active controller card. This phase also
takes one minute, after which, the line cards begin to forward traffic.
You may monitor the initialization process by viewing either the LEDs on
the cards or the messages on the Console port, as explained in the
following sections
Using the LEDs
to Monitor the
Initialization
Process
To monitor the first phase of the initialization process in which the
controller card initializes its management software and establishes its
active master or standby master state, examine the CFC LED in the
System Status LEDs on the card. The LED flashes green while the card
initializes its management software. When this phase is finished, the card
changes the LED to solid green if it is the active master or solid amber if it
is the standby master.
To monitor phase 2 in which the line cards initialize and configure their
management software, watch the SBx Linecard Status LEDs. There are
twelve LEDs (numbered 1 to 12), one for each slot. The LED for a slot
flashes green while the corresponding line card initializes its management
software and configures its settings in accordance with the settings from
the active controller card. The LED changes to solid green when the line
card completes the initialization process and begins forwarding traffic.
Using the Console
Port to Monitor
the Initialization
Process
Another way to monitor the initialization process of the chassis is to
connect a terminal or PC with a terminal emulator program to the Console
port on the controller card and watch the status messages. If the chassis
has two controller cards, you should use the Console port on the controller
card in slot 5. (The settings for the terminal or terminal emulator program
are found in “Using Local Management to Verify the Chassis” on
page 142.) Figure 86 on page 136 and Figure 87 on page 137 illustrate the
messages. The controller and line cards are fully initialized and forwarding
network traffic when the Console port displays the “awplus login” prompt.
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Verifying release... OK
Booting...
Starting base/first...
Mounting virtual filesystems...
[ OK ]
[ OK ]
Allied Telesis Inc.
AlliedWare Plus (TM) v5.4.2
Current release filename: SBx81CFC400-5.4.2.rel
Original release filename: SBx81CFC400-5.4.2.rel
Built: Tue Oct 11 16:36:59 NZDT 2011 by: maker@maker06-build
Mounting static filesystems...
[ OK ]
Checking flash filesystem...
[ OK ]
Mounting flash filesystem...
[ OK ]
Checking for last gasp debug output...
[ OK ]
Checking NVS filesystem...
[ OK ]
Mounting NVS filesystem...
[ OK ]
Starting base/rename-eth...
[ OK ]
Starting base/arm_sysctl...
[ OK ]
Starting base/dbus...
[ OK ]
Starting base/syslog...
[ OK ]
Starting base/lif_ok...
[ OK ]
.
.
.
Received event modules.done
Received event board.inserted
Received event hardware.done
Starting network/startup...
[ OK ]
Starting network/stackd...
[ OK ]
Starting network/election.timeout...
[ OK ]
Received event network.enabled
Initializing HA processes:
08:24:38
08:24:40
Active C
08:24:40
08:24:40
08:24:40
08:24:40
Received
08:24:44
au.
awplus-5 chassis[1492]: Card 6 (AT-SBx81CFC400) has joined chassis
awplus-5 chassis[1492]: Card 6 (AT-SBx81CFC400) has become the
awplus-5 chassis[1492]:
awplus-5 chassis[1492]:
awplus-5 chassis[1492]:
awplus-5 chassis[1492]:
event vcs.elected-slave
awplus-5 chassis[1492]:
Card
Card
Card
Card
12 (AT-SBx81XZ4) has joined chassis
10 (AT-SBx81GP24) has joined chassis
2 (AT-SBx81GP24) has joined chassis
4 (AT-SBx81GP24) has joined chassis
Card has booted as one off boot, SW version
Figure 86. Switch Initialization Messages
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auth, bgpd, cntrd, epsr, exfx, hostd, hsl
imi, imiproxyd, irdpd, lacp, lldpd, loopprot, mstp
nsm, openhpid, ospf6d, ospfd, pdmd, pimd, ripd
ripngd, rmon, sflowd, vrrpd
.
.
.
Received event network.active
Loading configuration file from active CFC, please wait.
.
done!
Received event network.configured
awplus login:
Figure 87. Switch Initialization Messages (Continued)
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Chapter 8
Verifying the Hardware Operations of
the Chassis
This chapter describes how to verify the operations of the chassis. The
chapter contains the following sections:

“Using the LEDs to Verify the Chassis” on page 140

“Using Local Management to Verify the Chassis” on page 142
Note
Allied Telesis recommends using both methods to confirm the
operations of the chassis, controller cards, and line cards.
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Using the LEDs to Verify the Chassis
After powering on the chassis for the first time and waiting a minimum of
two minutes for the line and controller cards to complete the initialization
process, check the operational status of the various hardware
components by examining the LEDs, as explained in this procedure:
1. Check the LEDs on the AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and AT-SBxPWRPOE1
Power Supplies. The power supplies are operating properly when the
AC and DC LEDs are solid green and Fault LEDs are off. If there is a
problem with a power supply, refer to “AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and ATSBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies” on page 148 for troubleshooting
suggestions.
2. Check the Power LED on the AT-SBxFAN12 module. The module is
operating normally when the LED is solid green. If the LED is off, the
fan module has a problem or failed. Power off the chassis and contact
your Allied Telesis representative for assistance. Do not operate the
chassis without a fully operational fan unit.
3. If the chassis has one controller card, check the CFC LED on the card.
It should be solid green. If the LED is flashing green, the card is still
initializing its management software. Wait another minute and check
the LED again. If the LED is still flashing green, the card may have
encountered a problem that prevents it from completing the
initialization process. Power off the chassis and replace the controller
card.
Note
If all the LEDs on the controller card are off, they may have been
turned off. Try pressing the eco-friendly button on the card to turn
them on.
4. If the chassis has two controller cards, check the CFC LEDs on both
cards. The cards are operating correctly when the LEDs are solid
green on one card and solid amber on the other. If both LEDs are
flashing green, the controller cards are still completing the initialization
process. If the LEDs do not change to solid green and amber after
another minute, the cards may have encountered a problem that
prevents them from completing the initialization process. Power off the
chassis and replace the cards.
5. To check the status of the Ethernet line cards, inspect the SBx
Linecard Status LEDs on the controller card. (If the chassis has two
controller cards, you may use the LEDs on either card.) A line card is
operating normally when it corresponding LED is solid green. The LED
flashes green as the card initializes its management software. If an
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LED is flashing green after two minutes, the corresponding line card
may have a problem and cannot complete the initialization process.
For example, the line card in slot 8 of the chassis is operating normally
when the SBx Linecard Status, number 8 LED is solid green. For
troubleshooting suggestions, refer to “Ethernet Line Cards” on
page 149.
6. To check the status of the links of the individual ports on the line cards,
inspect the L/A LEDs on the cards. The LEDs should be solid or
flashing green on ports that are connected to active network devices. If
there is a problem with a link, refer to “Twisted Pair Ports” on page 151
and “Fiber Optic Transceivers” on page 155 for troubleshooting
suggestions.
7. To check the status of PoE on the ports of the AT-SBx81GP24 Line
Card, use the PoE LEDs, shown in Figure 16 on page 36. The LEDs
are solid green when ports are delivering power to powered devices on
your network. If there is a problem, refer to “Power Over Ethernet” on
page 153 for troubleshooting suggestions.
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Using Local Management to Verify the Chassis
This section explains how use the commands in the management
software on the controller card to confirm the operations of the chassis.
The section has the following procedure:

“Starting a Local Management Session” on page 142

“Entering the Management Software Commands” on page 143
The initial management session of the switch must be a local
management session. For instructions on how to configure the chassis for
remote management with a Telnet or Secure Shell client, refer to the
Software Reference for SwitchBlade x8100 Series Switches.
Starting a Local
Management
Session
To start a local management session, perform the following procedure:
1. Connect the RJ-45 end of the management card included with the ATSBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card to the Console RS-232 port on
the front panel of the AT-SBx81CFC400 Control Card, as shown in
Figure 88. If the chassis has two controller cards, you must connect
the cable to the Console RS-232 port on the active master card. To
determine which card is the active master controller card, examine the
CFC LEDs. The LEDs are green on the active master controller card
and amber on the standby master controller card.
Figure 88. Connecting the Management Cable to the Console RS-232
Port
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2. Connect the other end of the cable to an RS-232 port on a terminal or
personal computer with a terminal emulation program.
3. Configure the VT-100 terminal or terminal emulation program as
follows:

Baud rate: 115,200 bps

Data bits: 8

Parity: None

Stop bits: 1

Flow controller: None
Note
The port settings are for a DEC VT100 or ANSI terminal, or an
equivalent terminal emulator program.
4. Press Enter. You are prompted for a user name and password.
5. Enter the default user name and password. They are “manager” and
“friend” (without the quotes), respectively
Note
User names and passwords are case sensitive.
The local management session starts and the command line interface
(CLI) prompt is displayed.
Entering the
Management
Software
Commands
To confirm the operations of the chassis with the commands in the
management software, perform the following procedure:
1. Enter the SHOW VERSION command in the User Exec or Privileged
Exec mode to display the software version number of the management
software on the controller card, as shown in Figure 89 on page 144.
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swplus# show version
AlliedWare Plus (TM) 5.4.2
Software Version
Build name : SBx81CFC400-5.4.2.rel
Number
Build date : Wed Dec 2 12:13:19 NZDR 2011
Build type : RELEASE
NEW-SNMP SNMP agent software
(c) 1996, 1998-2000 The Regents of the University of California.
All rights reserved;
.
.
.
Figure 89. SHOW VERSION Command
2. Compare the version number displayed by the SHOW VERSION
command with the information in Table 17 on page 55 to confirm that
the management software on the controller card supports all the
hardware components in the chassis. If necessary, update the
management software on the controller card.
3. To display the status of the power supplies, fan module, and ATSBx81CFC400 Control Cards, use the SHOW SYSTEM
ENVIRONMENT command in the User Exec or Privileged Exec mode.
The Status column in the display provides the states of the modules.
Components are operating normally when they have an “Ok” status.
4. To display the status of the line cards, use the SHOW CARD
command in the Privileged Exec mode A line card has a state of
“Online” when it is operating normally. An example of the status
information is shown in Figure 90.
awplus# show card
Slot
Card Type
State
--------------------------------------------------1
AT-SBx81GP24
Online
2
AT-SBx81XS6
Online
3
AT-SBx81GP24
Online
4
AT-SBx81GS24a
Online
5
AT-SBx81CFC400
Online (Active)
6
AT-SBx81CFC400
Online (Standby)
7
AT-SBx81GP24
Online
8
AT-SBx81GS24a
Online
9
AT-SBx81GP24
Online
10
AT-SBx81XS6
Online
11
AT-SBx81GP24
Online
12
AT-SBx81GS24a
Online
Figure 90. SHOW CARD Command
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5. To display the states of the individual ports on the Ethernet line cards,
use the SHOW INTERFACE STATUS command in the Privileged
Exec mode.
6. To check the status of PoE on the ports of the AT-SBx81GP24 Line
Card, use the SHOW POWER-INLINE or SHOW POWER-INLINE
INTERFACE command in the User Exec or Privileged Exec mode.
For information about the command line interface, refer to the Software
Reference for SwitchBlade x8100 Series Switches on the Allied
Telesis web site.
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Chapter 9
Troubleshooting
This chapter contains information on how to troubleshoot the SwitchBlade
x8112 product.
Note
If you are unable to resolve a hardware problem with the instructions
in this chapter, contact Allied Telesis Technical Support for further
assistance. Refer to “Contacting Allied Telesis” on page 15 for
contact information.
The following troubleshooting information is available:

“AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies” on
page 148

“Ethernet Line Cards” on page 149

“Twisted Pair Ports” on page 151

“Power Over Ethernet” on page 153

“Fiber Optic Transceivers” on page 155

“AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card” on page 156

“AT-SBxFAN12 Fan Module” on page 157

“Local (Out-of-Band) Management Session” on page 158

“Power Supply Interfaces (Opto-couplers)” on page 159
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AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies
A power supply is operating normally when its AC and DC LEDs are solid
green and the Fault LED is off. Possible fault conditions and their solutions
are described here:
Fault Condition 1: If the AC LED is off, the power supply is not receiving
power, has overheated and been disabled, or has failed and needs to be
replaced. Try the following:

Verify that there is a power cord connected to the power supply’s
connector on the back panel of the chassis. For example, if a
power supply in slot C does not have power, check for a power
cord on connector C on the back panel.

Verify that the power cord is securely connected to the chassis and
the AC power source.

Verify that the AC power has power by connecting another device
to it.

Verify that the power from the AC power source is within the
required levels for your region.

If the chassis is still operating, use the SHOW PSU or SHOW PSU
ALL command from a local or remote management session to
determine if the power supply has overheated and shutdown.
Fault Condition 2: If the AC LED is solid green and the DC LED is off, the
power unit is generating insufficient DC power. Replace the power supply.
Fault Condition 3: If the Fault LED is solid amber, try the solutions in Fault
Condition 1. If they do not resolve the problem, replace the power supply.
Note
The power supplies are hot swappable in a redundant configuration.
This allows the AT-SBx8112 Chassis to continue operating while
you exchange power supplies.
Fault Condition 4: If the LEDs on the power supply indicate normal
operations but the PSU LED on the active master controller card is
showing a fault condition, the problem may be with one of the two power
supply interfaces (opto-couplers) on the rear panel of the chassis. For
troubleshooting suggestions, refer to “Power Supply Interfaces (Optocouplers)” on page 159.
Caution
The power supply interfaces are not hot swappable and should only
be serviced by an authorized service technician.
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Ethernet Line Cards
A quick and easy way to check the overall heath of the Ethernet line cards
in the chassis is with the SBx STATUS LEDs on the controller card. (If the
chassis has two controller cards, you may use the LEDs on either card.)
There are twelve LEDs, one for each slot. The LEDs are numbered 1 to
12, just like the slots. The cards in the slots are operating normally when
the LEDs are green. The Ethernet line card in slot 8 of the chassis, for
example, is operating normally when the SBx STATUS LED 8 on the
controller card is solid green.
If you suspect a problem with an Ethernet line card or controller card, try
the following:

If all the L/A LEDs on the card are off, try pressing the eco-friendly
button on the active master controller card to verify that the LEDs
on the line cards are on.

Check the card’s status LED in the SBx STATUS LEDs on the
controller card. If the LED is flashing amber, the card is initializing
its management software. Wait one to two minutes for the card to
complete the process. If the LED does not change to green, try
installing the line card in a different slot. If the problem remains, the
card cannot complete the initialization process. Try installing the
card in another chassis with a different controller card.

If the card’s status LED in the SBx STATUS LEDs on the controller
card is solid amber, the card might not be able to boot up because
the controller card does not have its load file and needs to be
updated.
Here are some other steps to try:

Check that the card is completely installed in the slot and that the
front plate is flush with the front of the chassis.

Try resetting the card with the REBOOT CARD command. The
example of the command restarts the card in slot 2:
awplus# reboot card 2
Reboot card 2 system? (y/n)? y
awplus#

Try installing the card in a different slot. If it works in the new slot,
the problem is with the previous slot.

Try installing the card in a different chassis. If it works in the new
chassis, the problem is with the previous chassis. If the problem
persists, the problem is with the card.
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You can obtain card status information with the SwitchBlade x8112
Management Software and the SHOW CARD command, as
follows:
awplus# show card
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Twisted Pair Ports
The ports on the AT-SBx81GT24 and AT-SBx81GP24 Line Cards have
L/A LEDs that are solid or flashing green when the ports are operating at
1000 Mbps, and solid or flashing amber at 10 or 100 Mbps. If a port is
cabled to a network device but the L/A LED is off, try the following:

If all the L/A LEDs on the cards are off, try pressing the eco-friendly
button on the active master controller card to verify that the LEDs
on the line cards are on.

Verify that the end node connected to the port is powered on and
operating properly.

Check that the twisted pair cable is securely connected to the ports
on the line card and the end node.

Make sure that the twisted pair cable does not exceed 100 m (328
ft).

Refer to Table 1 on page 30 and Table 2 on page 30 to verify the
appropriate categories of twisted-pair cables for the ATSBx81GT24 and AT-SBx81GP24 Line Cards, respectively.

Verify that the twisted-pair cable is not faulty by replacing it with a
known good cable.

Make sure that the operating parameters of the port on the line
card and the parameters of the end node are compatible.
If the L/A LED for a port is green, signalling a link to the network device,
but link performance is poor or intermittent, the problem may be from a
bad cable. Try replacing the cable, as explained in “Cabling Guidelines for
the Twisted Pair Ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 and AT-SBx81GT24 Line
Cards” on page 110.
Another source of poor or intermittent performance on a link can be a
speed, duplex mode, or wiring configuration mismatch between a port and
network device. Here are some items to consider when resolving this type
of problem:

The default speed setting for the ports on the AT-SBx81GT24 and
AT-SBx81GP24 Line Cards is Auto-Negotiation. This setting is
appropriate for ports connected to network devices that also
support Aut-Negotiation.

The default speed setting of Auto-Negotiation is not appropriate for
ports connected to network devices that do not support AutoNegotiation and have fixed speeds or 10 or 100 Mbps. For those
switch ports, you should disable Auto-Negotiation and set the
port’s speed manually to match the speeds of the network devices.

The ports must be set to Auto-Negotiation, the default setting, to
operate at 1000Mbps.
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The default duplex mode setting for the ports is Auto-Negotiation.
This setting is appropriate for ports connected to network devices
that also support Auto-Negotiation for duplex modes.

The default duplex mode setting of Auto-Negotiation is not
appropriate for ports connected to network devices that do not
support Auto-Negotiation and have a fixed duplex mode. Disable
Auto-Negotiation on those ports and set the duplex modes
manually to avoid the possibility of duplex mode mismatches. A
switch port using Auto-Negotiation defaults to half-duplex if it
detects that the end node is not using Auto-Negotiation, which can
result in a mismatch if the end node is operating at a fixed duplex
mode of full-duplex.
The MDI/MDIX wiring configurations of the ports on the AT-SBx81GT24
and AT-SBx81GP24 Line Cards are set automatically with automatic
MDIX detection when the ports are operating at 10 or 100 Mbps.
(Automatic MDIX detection does not apply to the ports when they are
operating at 1000 Mbps.) You may not disable this feature on the ports.
For automatic MDIX detection to work successfully, the network device
connected to a port must also support the feature. If it does not, a port
defaults to MDIX. This may require the use of a crossover cable. Here are
the guidelines to choosing straight-through or crossover cables for the
ports:
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You may use straight-through cables on ports that are connected
to network devices that operate at 1000 Mbps.

You may use straight-through or crossover cables on ports that are
connected to network devices that support automatic MDIX
detection and that operate at 10 or 100 Mbps.

You must use straight-through cables on ports that are connected
to network devices that have a fixed wiring configuration of MDI
and that operate at 10 or 100 Mbps.

You must use crossover cables on ports that are connected to
network devices that have a fixed wiring configuration of MDIX and
that operate at 10 or 100 Mbps.
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Power Over Ethernet
This section applies only to the AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card. Each port has
two LEDs. The left LED provides port link and activity status and the right
LED provides PoE status information. The PoE LED is solid green when a
port is delivering power to a powered device (PD). The PoE LED of a port
that is not delivering power will be flashing amber, steady amber, or off. If
a powered device is not receiving power from a port on the line card, try
the following:

If all the L/A LEDs on the line cards in the chassis are off, try
pressing the eco-friendly button on the active master controller
card to turn on the LEDs.

Check to be sure that the chassis has at least one ATSBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply and that the unit is operating
properly. The AC and DC LEDs should be solid green and the
Fault LED should be off. For troubleshooting suggestions, refer to
“AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies” on
page 148.

Review the PD’s documentation to confirm that it supports Mode A
of the IEEE 802.3at standard. Mode A is one of two modes that
define the connector pins that deliver the power from the port on
the line card to the PD. In Mode A, the power is carried on pins 1,
2, 3, and 6 on the RJ-45 port, the same pins that carry the network
traffic. The second mode, Mode B, defines pins 4, 5, 7, and 8 as
the power carriers. The AT-SBx81GP24 Line Card does not
support Mode B. Most powered devices are designed to accept
power by either mode, but some legacy devices may only support
one mode. This can be verified by reviewing the device’s
documentation or data sheet. Legacy devices that only support
Mode B will not work with this line card.

Review the device’s documentation or data sheet to confirm that its
power requirements do not exceed 30 W.

Verify that you are using the appropriate category of twisted-pair
cable by referring to Table 2 on page 30.

Try replacing the twisted-pair cable, as explained in “Cabling
Guidelines for the Twisted Pair Ports on the AT-SBx81GP24 and
AT-SBx81GT24 Line Cards” on page 110.

Use the SHOW POWER-INLINE command in the management
software to determine whether PoE is enabled on the port. The
default setting for PoE is enabled.

Use the SHOW POWER-INLINE command to determine whether
the PoE power setting for the port has been reduced from the
default setting of 30 W, to a value below the power requirements of
the device.
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
Use the SHOW POE CARD command to determine whether the
switch has reach its maximum power budget.

Try connecting the PD to a port on a different AT-SBx81GP24 Line
Card.
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Fiber Optic Transceivers
The L/A LEDs on the AT-SBx81GS24a and AT-SBx81XS6 Line Cards are
solid or flashing green when ports on fiber optic transceivers have links to
end nodes. If a transceiver is cabled to an end node but the L/A LED is off,
try the following:

If all of the L/A LEDs on the line cards in the chassis are off, try
pressing the eco-friendly button on the active master controller
card to turn on the LEDs.

Check that the fiber optic transceiver is firmly inserted into the slot
on the line card.

Check that both ends of the fiber optic cable are securely
connected to the ports on the transceiver and end node.

Verify that the end node is powered on and operating properly.

Review the operating specifications of the fiber optic transceiver
and end node to verify that the devices have the same speed and
duplex mode.

Check that the operating specifications, including wavelength and
maximum operating distance, of the transceiver are compatible
with the fiber optic port on the end node.

Make sure that you are using the appropriate type of fiber optic
cable and that the cable length does not exceed the allowed
maximum distance. The cable specifications for the transceivers
are provided in the installation instructions that ship with the
modules.

Use a fiber optic tester to test the whether the optical signal is too
weak (i.e., sensitivity) or too strong (i.e., maximum input power).
The operating specifications of the fiber optic transceivers are
shipped with the units.

Try replacing the fiber optic cable.

Check the two strands of the fiber optic cable to be sure that the
receive fiber connector is connected to the transmit connector on
the remote end node, and that the transmit fiber connector is
connected to the receive connector on the end node.
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AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller Fabric Card
The consequences of a controller card failure on the operations of the
Ethernet line cards depends on the number of controller cards in the
chassis. If the chassis has one controller card and the card fails, all
network operations stop. The Ethernet line cards stop forwarding all
network traffic until the controller card is replaced.
If the chassis has two controller cards and one fails, the Ethernet line
cards continue to forward traffic, but the traffic bandwidth across the
backplane is reduced from 800 to 400 Gbps, which, depending on the
number of Ethernet line cards present and the amount of traffic traversing
the backplane, may result in slower network operations.
If the chassis has one controller card, examine the M/S LED on the card.
The LED should be solid green. If the LED is flashing amber, the card is
initializing its management software. Wait one or two minutes for the card
to complete the process and check the LED again. If it has not changed to
solid green, the card cannot complete the initialization process. Try
moving the controller card to the other controller card slot, slot 5 or 6, to
see if it works in a different slot. You might also try connecting a terminal
or PC with a terminal emulator program to the Console RS232 port to
watch for any error messages.
If the chassis has two controller cards, check the M/S LEDs on both cards.
The LEDs should be solid green on one card and solid or flashing amber
on the other card. If the LEDs are both flashing amber, they are initializing
their management software. Wait one or two minutes for the cards to
complete the process and check the LEDs again. If both LEDs are still
flashing amber, the cards cannot complete the initialization process. Try
replacing the cards.
The controller card has an onboard battery to maintain the date and time
when the chassis is powered off or reset. If you manually set the date and
time but the card loses the information after you power off or reset the unit,
you may have forgotten to remove the battery insulator when you installed
the card in the chassis. The insulator is shown in Figure 56 on page 98.
The only way to remedy the problem is to remove the controller card from
the chassis and remove the battery insulator. If the chassis has only one
controller card, removing the card causes the Ethernet line cards to stop
forwarding traffic.
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AT-SBxFAN12 Fan Module
The AT-SBxFAN12 Fan Module is operating correctly when the POWER
LED on the module is solid green. If the LED on the fan module is off,
check the FAN LED in the SYS STATUS section on the active master
controller card. The LED should be green. If the FAN LED is off or flashing
amber, one or more fans in the module are no longer operating properly.
You may also view the status of the unit with the SHOW FANMODULE
command in the management software.
You may notice changes in the fan speeds. This is normal. The active
master controller card automatically adjusts the fan speeds according to
the internal temperature of the chassis.
Note
The AT-SBxFAN12 Fan Module is hot swappable. You do not have
to power off the AT-SBx8112 Chassis to replace the module.
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Local (Out-of-Band) Management Session
If you are unable to establish a local (out-of-band) management session
with the switch through the Console RS-232 port on the active master
controller card, do the following:
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
Check to be sure that the RJ-45 serial management cable is
securely connected to the Console RS-232 port on the active
master controller card and the RS-232 port on the terminal or
personal computer.

If the chassis has two controller cards, verify that the management
cable is connected to the console port on the active master
controller card by examining the M/S LEDs on the cards. The
LEDs are solid green on the active master controller card and solid
or flashing amber on the standby master controller card.

Check to be sure that the operating parameters on the terminal or
the terminal emulation program, if you are using a personal
computer, have been set correctly. The default settings for the RJ45 serial terminal port are located in “Using Local Management to
Verify the Chassis” on page 142.

Check to be sure that the terminal emulator application is
compatible with a VT-100 terminal.
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Power Supply Interfaces (Opto-couplers)
The two power supply interfaces in the lower right corner of the rear panel
are used by the active master controller card to obtain status information
from the power supplies. The interfaces are shown in Figure 23 on page
54.
Each power supply interface supports two power units. The top interface
supports the power supplies in slots A and C. The bottom interface
supports the supplies in slots B and D.
An interface is operating normally when its Power LED is solid green. The
LED of an interface is off if the two corresponding power supply slots are
empty or the power supplies are not powered on. For example, the LED for
the bottom interface will be off if power supply slots B and D are empty or
the power supplies are off.
The network operations of the chassis are not affected If one or both of the
interfaces fail. However. the active master controller card changes the
PSU LED to flashing amber to signal that it cannot communicate with the
power supplies.
Note
The power supply interfaces are not hot swappable and can only be
serviced by an authorized service technician.
If the Power LED on a power supply interface is off, do the following:
1. Check that there are power supplies in the corresponding slots in the
front panel and that the power supplies are powered on. (The Power
LED on an interface is off when the slots are empty or the power
supplies are not powered on.)
2. Inspect the LEDs on the power supplies to check for a fault condition, If
there is a fault condition, go to “AT-SBxPWRSYS1 and ATSBxPWRPOE1 Power Supplies” on page 148 for troubleshooting
suggestions. If the LEDs indicate the power supplies are operating
normally, go to step 3.
3. Check the PSU LED on the active master controller card. If the LED is
solid green, the power supplies and interfaces are operating normally.
No corrective steps are required. If the PSU LED is solid amber but the
LEDs on the power supplies indicate normal operations, there may be
a problem with a power supply interface. Contact your Allied Telesis
sales representative for assistance.
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Appendix A
Technical Specifications
Physical Specifications
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Table 19. Product Dimensions
AT-SBx8112 Chassis
48.03 cm x 38.79 cm x 31.01 cm
18.91 in x 15.27 in x 12.21 in)
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power
Supply
10.16 cm x 32.21 cm x 4.34 cm
(4.00 in x 12.68 in x 1.71 in)
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power
Supply
10.16 cm x 32.21 cm x 4.34 cm
(4.00 in x 12.68 in x 1.71 in)
AT-SBxFAN12 Tray Module
2.74 cm x 33.35 cm x 26.04 cm
(1.08 in x 13.13 in x 10.25 in)
All Cards
AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card
AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Line Card
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller
Fabric Card
20.67 x 31.32 cm x 40.64 cm
(8.14 in x 12.33 in x 1.6 in)
Weight (Kilograms)
Table 20. Product Weights
AT-SBx8112 Chassis
17.77 kg (39.10 lb) with 3 PSU and
10 Line Card blank panels
AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
0.93 kg (2.05 lb)
AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
1.06 kg (2.34 lb)
AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card
1.06 kg (2.34 lb)
AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Line Card
1.06 kg (2.34 lb)
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller
Fabric Card
1.09 kg (2.40 lb)
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Table 20. Product Weights (Continued)
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power
Supply
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power
Supply
AT-SBxFAN12 Tray Module
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2.75 kg (6.05 lb) with power cord
2.73 kg (6.00 lb) with power cord
1.82 kg (4.00 lb)
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Environmental Specifications
Table 21. Environmental Specifications
Operating Temperature
-0° C to 40° C (32° F to 104° F)
Storage Temperature
-25° C to 70° C (-13° F to 158° F)
Operating Humidity
5% to 90% non-condensing
Storage Humidity
5% to 95% non-condensing
Operating Altitude Range
Up to 3,000 m (9,843 ft)
Acoustic Noise
75.7 dBm
Note
The acoustic noise was measured at 40° C with the following
products installed:
Table 22. Acoustic Noise Test Components
Product
Quantity
AT-SBx8112 Chassis
1
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller
Fabric Card
2
AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
5
AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Line Card
5
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 System Power
Supply
2
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 PoE Power
Supply
2
AT-SBxFAN12 Tray Module
1
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Power Specifications
AC Voltage, Frequency Requirements (Volts, Hertz)
Table 23. AC Voltage and Frequency Requirements
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
AC Input Current (Amps)
Table 24. AC Input Current
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
16 A Maximum
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
16 A Maximum
Typical power savings in eco-friendly mode (Watts)
Table 25. Typical Power Savings in eco-friendly Mode
AT-SBx81GT24
0.12 W
AT-SBx81GP24
0.24 W
AT-SBx81GS24a
0.20 W
AT-SBx81XS6
0.10 W
AT-SBx81CFC400
0.12 W
Maximum power consumption (Watts)
Table 26. Maximum Power Consumption
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AT-SBx81GT24
34.4 W
AT-SBx81GP24
34.4 W
AT-SBx81GS24a
56.3 W
AT-SBx81XS6
54.8 W
AT-SBx81CFC400
48.3 W
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Maximum power supply efficiency (based on 100V input voltage)
Table 27. Maximum Power Efficiency
12V PSU
78.4% (100% load)
81.8% (50% load)
56V PSU
81.3% (100% load)
83.6% (50% load)
Heat dissipation (British Thermal Units/hour)
Table 28. Heat Dissipation
AT-SBx81GT24
117.44 BTU/hr
AT-SBx81GP24
117.44 BTU/hr
AT-SBx81GS24a
192.21 BTU/hr
AT-SBx81XS6
187.02 BTU/hr
AT-SBx81CFC400
164.91 BTU/hr
Available Power over Ethernet (Watts/port):
Table 29. Available Power Over Ethernet with One PoE Power Supply
One PoE Power Supply Installed
1200 W @ 56 VDC
IEEE 802.3at Class 4 (30 W /port)
40 ports Maximum
IEEE 802.3af Class 3 (15.4 W /port) 77 ports Maximum
IEEE 802.3af Class 2 (7.3 W /port)
171 ports Maximum
IEEE 802.3af Class 1 (4.0 W /port)
240 ports Maximum
Table 30. Available Power Over Ethernet with Two PoE Power Supplies
Two PoE Power Supply Installed
2400 W @ 56 VDC
IEEE 802.3at Class 4 (30 W /port)
80 ports Maximum
IEEE 802.3af Class 3 (15.4 W /port) 155 ports Maximum
IEEE 802.3af Class 2 (7.3 W /port)
240 ports Maximum
IEEE 802.3af Class 1 (4.0 W /port)
240 ports Maximum
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PoE Mode
Table 31. PoE Mode
IEEE 802.3af / IEEE 802.3at:
Alternative Mode A
Safety and Electromagnetic Emissions Certifications
Safety and Electromagnetic Emissions:
Table 32. Safety and Electromagnetic Emissions
EMI/RFI
FCC Class A, EN55022 Class A,
EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3,
CISPR Class A, VCCI Class A,
AS/NZS Class A
Immunity
EN55024
Electrical Safety
N60950-1 (TUV), UL60950-1
(cULus), EN60825
Safety Agency Approvals
cULus,
TUV, C-TICK, CE
Quality and Reliability - MTBF @ 30oC:
Table 33. Quality and Reliability
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AT-SBx8112 Chassis
260,000 Hours
AT-SBx81GT24 Line Card
340,000 Hours
AT-SBx81GP24 PoE Line Card
300,000 Hours
AT-SBx81GS24a SFP Line Card
330,000 Hours
AT-SBx81XS6 SFP+ Line Card
390,000 Hours
AT-SBx81CFC400 Controller
Fabric Card
310,000 Hours
AT-SBxPWRSYS1 Power Supply
460,000 Hours
AT-SBxPWRPOE1 Power Supply
460,000 Hours
AT-SBxFAN12 Tray Module
460,000 Hours
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Connectors and Port Pinouts
This section lists the connectors and connector pinouts for the
AT-SBx81GT24 and AT-SBx81GP24 Line Cards.
Figure 91 illustrates the pin layout for an RJ-45 connector and port.
Figure 91. Pin Numbering for the RJ-45 Connectors (Front View)
Table 34 lists the RJ-45 pin signals when a twisted-pair port is operating in
the MDI configuration.
Table 34. MDI Pin Signals (10Base-T or 100Base-TX)
Pin
Signal
1
TX+
2
TX-
3
RX+
6
RX-
Table 35 lists the RJ-45 port pin signals when a twisted-pair port is
operating in the MDI-X configuration.
Table 35. MDI-X Pin Signals (10Base-T or 100Base-TX)
Pin
Signal
1
RX+
2
RX-
3
TX+
6
TX-
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Table 36 lists the RJ-45 connector pins and their signals when a 10/100/
1000Base-T port is operating at 1000 Mbps.
Table 36. RJ-45 1000Base-T Connector Pinouts
Pin
168
Pair
Signal
1
1
TX and RX+
2
1
TX and RX-
3
2
TX and RX+
4
3
TX and RX+
5
3
TX and RX-
6
2
TX and RX-
7
4
TX and RX+
8
4
TX and RX-
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