3Com 3500 Network Router User Manual

Quick Installation Guide
®
For the CoreBuilder 3500 System
This guide provides quick installation procedures for the
CoreBuilder® 3500 system. It is intended for the network administrator
who has experience installing communications equipment.
System Setup Tasks
To get your system and its components to the state at which you can
connect to your network, follow the setup tasks in the figure. If you need
more information on each setup task, see the related sections in this
guide or the complete details in the indicated documents.
Determine Site Requirements
• Getting Started Guide,
Appendix C
• Software Installation and
Release Notes
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Administer and Operate
the System
Unpack the CoreBuilder 3500
System
• Unpacking Instructions
• Command Reference Guide and
Implementation Guide
(on the Software and
Documentation CD)
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Install the System on a
Table Top or in a Rack
Solve Problems
• This guide
• Getting Started Guide, Chapter 7
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• Getting Started Guide,
Chapter 2
PCMCI
INS
R
MODEM
TERMINAL
3
ETHERNET
10BT
ERROR
R
PWR RUN
N
S
SYS
INS
PS1
PS2
FAN TEMP CONFIG
Install the Additional
Power Supply (Optional)
Configure the System for
Management
• Power Supply Assembly Removal
and Replacement Guide
• Getting Started Guide, Chapter 6
4
9
Install the Memory Upgrade
SIMMs for Systems at
Release 1.2 or Earlier
Power Up the System
• Getting Started Guide, Chapter 5
• System Processor Memory
Upgrade Installation Guide
8
Attach Cables to the System
Processor and the Modules
Install Media Modules
• Module installation guides
• Getting Started Guide, Chapter 4
• Module installation guides
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6
5
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Installing the
System
To install the system in your network, follow the steps in this section.
WARNING: For safety reasons and to ensure adequate cooling airflow,
install blank faceplates over all empty slots.
Determine Site
Requirements
Install the system in an area that meets the requirements in Table 1.
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Table 1 System Site Requirements
Location
■
Ambient (room) temperature — 0 to 50 °C (32 to 122 °F) at sea level
■
Operating humidity — 10% to 90% relative humidity, noncondensing
■
Storage humidity — 10% to 95% relative humidity, noncondensing
■
A level surface for system installation
Power
■
■
■
■
Heat dissipation — 362 Watts
Power source location — Power source within approximately 1.8 meters
(6 feet)
Input voltage options — 90 VAC to 264 VAC
Current rating — 100 VAC at 3.8 amperes (maximum); 240 VAC at
1.5 amperes (maximum)
For more information, see Appendix A “System Specifications” and
Appendix C “Site Requirements and Safety Codes” in the Getting Started
Guide.
Unpack the
System
Check the packing slip to verify that you have all components.
2
The system is shipped with one system processor module and one power
supply installed. If you have ordered a second power supply for the
system, be sure that it is available for installation.
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Install the
System
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Before You Begin
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Before you install the system:
■
Move the system close to where you plan to install it, and close to a
power receptacle.
■
Have a No. 2 Phillips screwdriver available.
■
Have the hardware kit available. See Table 2.
Table 2 System Hardware Mounting Kit
Item
Qty
Use in
Rubber feet (self-adhesive)
4
Installing the system on a table top
Mounting brackets
2
Installing the system in the distribution
rack
8-32 x 1/2 Phillips flat-head
screws
8
Installing the distribution rack mounting
brackets
10-32 x 1/2 Phillips pan-head
screws
4
Installing the system in the distribution
rack
Determine whether you are installing the system on a tabletop or in a
distribution rack.
For complete installation instructions, see the chapter on “Installing the
System” in the Getting Started Guide.
WARNING: Hazardous energy exists within the system. Always be careful
to avoid electric shock or equipment damage. Many installation and
troubleshooting procedures should be performed only by trained
technical personnel.
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Install Optional
Power Supply
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The system operates using a single power supply assembly and is shipped
with one power supply installed. You can add a second power supply to
the system. The additional power supply is orderable and shipped
separately.
WARNING: Removal or replacement of a power supply is to be
performed by trained technical personnel only. Do not attempt to remove
or replace a power supply if you do not have the proper training from
3Com. For training information, call 1-800-NET-3COM in the United
States and Canada. For training information elsewhere, visit the 3Com
Website at www.3com.com.
For installation instructions, see the Power Supply Assembly Removal and
Replacement Guide or Appendix B in the Getting Started Guide.
Install Optional
Memory Upgrade
5
If your system processor is running system software at Release 1.2 or
earlier, you must install the Expansion Memory Kit (3Com Part Number
3C35010) before you can run Release 2 or 3 of the system software.
Table 3 lists the memory configuration as shipped from the factory at
Release 1.2 or earlier, together with the Application Processor (AP), Frame
Processor (FP) and Flash memory sizes after you have installed the
Expansion Memory Kit.
To see the size of memory on your system, enter system display in the
Administration Console.
Additional memory for your system is provided in packages called Single
In-line Memory Modules (SIMMs). When you upgrade the system
memory, you must upgrade all three memory SIMMs.
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CAUTION: To prevent damage to components when you handle them,
always wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap. Verify that the
strap makes good skin contact and that you are properly grounded.
Table 3 System Memory Configuration at Release 1.2 or Earlier
Memory Location
FactoryAvailable
Installed
Expanded
Memory (MB) Memory (MB) Part Number
Total
Memory
(MB)
Application Processor 16 (on board)
16 SIMM
10001299
32
Frame Processor
4 (on board)
16 SIMM
10001299
20
Flash
8 (on board)
8 SIMM
531-00007-000 16
For installation instructions, see the System Processor Memory Upgrade
Installation Guide.
Install Media
Modules
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You are now ready to install the media modules. For instructions, see the
Module Installation Guide that is shipped with each module or the
chapter on “Installing Modules” in the Getting Started Guide.
CAUTION: Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage components on a
module, causing complete or intermittent failures. ESD damage occurs
when the module is improperly handled. Before you handle a module, be
sure to read and follow the ESD safety information that is provided in the
Module Installation Guide.
Cable Processor
and Media Modules
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Cable your system to connect the system processor ports and media
modules to your network.
For information on cabling system processor ports and media modules,
see the chapter on cabling in the Getting Started Guide or the installation
guide for each module.
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Power Up
the System
To get your system powered up and ready to operate:
8 1 Verify that each unused slot is covered with a blank faceplate.
To view possible error messages while the system is running power-up
diagnostics, connect a terminal, workstation, or PC with terminal
emulation software to the system’s terminal serial port. See the next
section and Table 5.
2 On the back panel, insert the power cord into the power receptacle. See .
CAUTION: To prevent a possible fire hazard, verify that the power cord is
fully inserted.
If the spring-loaded power supply latch partially covers the power
receptacle, it is because the power supply is not fully inserted and the
locking pin cannot fully extend into its slot.
Figure 1 System Power Receptacle
Power Supply latch
DC OK
DC OK
!
!
Power Supply No. 2
Power Supply No. 1
3 Insert the other end of the power cable into a power outlet.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the second power supply if you have one.
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Power-up Diagnostics
The system runs diagnostic software at power up. This software verifies
that every component in the system is operating correctly.
If any component fails during power-up diagnostics, the system either
fails to power up or the faulty module comes up but all of its ports are
out of service. When the system comes up, verify which modules, if any,
have failed diagnostics by checking the module LEDs against the tables in
the module installation guides or by viewing the system configuration
display in the Administration Console (if you have connected the system
to a workstation) or in the System Summary form on the WebConsole.
During power up, the system processor LEDs provide information on
components in your system, as shown in Table 4.
Table 4 System Diagnostics — System Processor LED Activity
LED Name
Color
Description
PWR
Steady green
System is receiving power.
RUN
Steady green
System is running diagnostics.
Blinking green
System is operational.
PSI or PS2
Steady yellow
Additional power supply, if installed, is not
plugged in or is out of specification.
SYS
Steady yellow
System processor has failed.
Blinking yellow
A hardware/software mismatch has occurred.
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Configure System
for Management
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Your system is shipped from the factory with IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree
bridging disabled. To configure system features for your particular
networking environment, you must first establish management access.
Initially, you can only manage your system locally through a direct
terminal connection to the terminal serial port. You use this interface to
configure additional access mechanisms, as shown in Table 5.
For more information on access mechanisms, see chapter on “Quick
Setup for Management Access” in the Getting Started Guide.
Table 5 Management Access Mechanisms
Access
Mechanism
Access Description
Interface
Terminal
Access the Administration
Console locally and stay
attached during system
reboots
Terminal serial port
Modem
Access the Administration
Console from remote sites
Modem serial port
IP
■
Access the Administration
Console using
Telnet commands
OR
■
Use an external SNMP
management application
to communicate with the
SNMP agent
OR
■
Access the system’s Web
Management software
across the Internet with a
Web browser
Port assigned an IP
address
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Defining a Management Interface
You define a management interface in one of two ways:
■
Out-of-band — This method uses a dedicated network for
management data. A management interface must be configured for
the out-of-band Ethernet port on the system processor module.
■
In-band — This method manages the system and its attached LANs
over the same network that carries your regular data traffic. An IP
address must be configured on a port on an installed media module.
You can use any media type.
For detailed information on defining a management interface, see the
chapter on “Management Access” in the Implementation Guide.
Out-of-band
interface
To define a management interface on the system processor for
out-of-band management:
1 From the top level of the Administration Console, enter:
management ip interface define
The system prompts you for the interface parameters. To accept the
current value shown in brackets at any prompt, press Return.
2 Enter the IP address of the management interface.
3 Enter the subnet mask of the management interface.
In-band interface
In-band VLAN-based
interface
You can define a VLAN or a port-based router interface for in-band
management.
To define a VLAN-based management interface on a media module port
for in-band management:
1 Define an IP VLAN as described in the chapter on VLANs in the Command
Reference Guide.
2 Define an IP interface. From the top level of the Administration Console,
enter:
ip interface define
The system prompts you for the interface parameters. To accept the
current value shown in brackets at any prompt, press Return.
3 Enter the IP address of the management interface.
4 Enter the subnet mask of the management interface.
5 Enter vlan
6 Enter the index of the VLAN to associate with the interface.
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Example:
Select menu option: ip interface define
Enter IP address: 158.101.134.62
Enter subnet mask [255.255.255.0]:
Enter interface type (vlan,port) [vlan]: vlan
Enter VLAN interface index {1-12,15|?}: 1
In-band port-based
interface
As an alternative to a VLAN-based management interface, you can define
a port-based router management interface for in-band management:
If you use this type of management interface, all VLANs are removed, a
default VLAN is created, and the VLAN mode changes to allClosed.
To define a port-based interface:
1 Define an IP interface. From the top level of the Administration Console,
enter:
ip interface define
The system prompts you for the interface parameters. To accept the
current value shown in brackets at any prompt, press Return.
2 Enter the IP address of the management interface.
3 Enter the subnet mask of the management interface.
4 Enter port
5 The system informs you what will happen to the current VLAN
configuration if you choose to continue with yes
6 Enter the bridge port number.
Example:
Select menu option: ip interface define
Enter IP address: 158.101.134.62
Enter subnet mask [255.255.255.0]:
Enter interface type (vlan,port) [vlan]: port
VLAN mode must be changed to allClosed to support this interface.
This will remove all VLANs, then re-create the
Default VLAN - continue? (n,y) [y]: y
Select bridge port {1-12,15|?}: 1
These management access mechanisms are described more completely in
the “Quick Setup for Management Access” chapter in the Getting
Starting Guide and the “Management Access” chapter in the
Implementation Guide.
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Solve
Problems
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Table 6, Table 7, and Table 8 explain how to identify and correct certain
system problems and suggest some things to do if you cannot resolve a
problem. See “Technical Support” on page 15 for details.
Table 6 Troubleshooting Power Failures
Symptom
Possible Sources of Problem and Steps to Take
System does not power up.
Possible sources of problem:
■
System is not receiving power.
■
Power supply has malfunctioned.
Recommended actions:
1 Verify that the building’s power outlet has
power.
2 Check that the power cord is firmly inserted in
the system and into the building’s power outlet.
3 If the system still does not operate, contact your
network supplier or 3Com Technical Support.
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Table 7 Troubleshooting Abnormal Status on System Processor LEDs
LED Status
Possible Sources of Problem and Steps to Take
RUN LED does not light.
Possible source of problem:
■
Diagnostic software is not running.
Recommended actions:
■
Contact your network supplier or 3Com
Technical Support.
PS1 or PS2 LED lights yellow. Possible sources of problem:
■
Power supply is not fully inserted.
■
Power supply is out of specification.
Recommended actions:
1 Verify that the power cord is fully inserted at
both ends.
2 If the system still does not operate, contact your
network supplier or 3Com Technical Support.
SYS LED lights yellow.
Possible source of problem:
■
System processor has failed.
Recommended actions:
1 Verify that the power cord is fully inserted at
both ends.
2 Contact your network supplier or 3Com
Technical Support.
SYS LED blinks yellow.
Possible sources of problem:
■
Hardware/software mismatch
Recommended actions:
1 If you have added a new module, remove it and
reboot the system.
2 If you have just updated software, reload the old
version of software.
3 Contact your network supplier or 3Com
Technical Support for hardware/software
incompatibility information.
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Table 7 Troubleshooting Abnormal Status on System Processor LEDs (continued)
LED Status
Possible Sources of Problem and Steps to Take
TEMP LED lights yellow.
Possible sources of problem:
■
System temperature is too high.
■
Wiring closet is too hot.
■
System vents are blocked.
■
System fans are not operating.
■
System processor has failed.
■
Thermal sensor is faulty.
Recommended actions:
1 Disconnect all power cords.
2 Verify that the room temperature meets the
system specifications. See Appendix A “System
Specifications” in the Getting Started Guide.
3 If the temperature is too high, lower the room
thermostat and wait until the room temperature
meets the specifications.
4 Verify that nothing blocks the airflow around the
system’s vents.
5 Verify that the system fans are working.
6 Restart the system.
If the TEMP LED still lights, either the room
temperature is still too high or the system
processor is faulty.
7 Disconnect all power cords and contact your
network supplier or 3Com Technical Support.
FAN LED lights yellow.
Possible source of problem:
■
Fan has slowed or shut down.
Recommended actions:
1 Disconnect all power cords.
If the system is not over temperature (that is, if
the TEMP LED is not lit), you can continue to run
the system until service is scheduled. However,
the system should be serviced.
2 Contact your network supplier or 3Com
Technical Support.
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Table 8 Troubleshooting Abnormal Activity on the Module Status LEDs
Module LED Status
Possible Sources of Problem and Steps to Take
PWR LED lights yellow.
Possible source of problem:
■
Module is not fully inserted.
■
Module has failed.
Recommended actions:
INS LED lights yellow.
■
Verify that the module is fully inserted.
■
Replace the module with a new one.
Possible source of problem:
■
Module is partially inserted.
Recommended action:
■
ERR LED lights yellow.
Remove the module and reinsert it.
Possible source of problem:
■
Module did not successfully complete the
power-up diagnostics.
Recommended actions:
■
■
E LED (Error - Port Status)
lights yellow.
Reboot the system.
If the ERR LED remains yellow, contact your
network supplier or 3Com Technical Support.
Possible source of problem:
■
■
Module did not successfully complete power-up
diagnostics.
An error condition has occurred with the
associated port, or the port has been disabled
through the Administration Console or
WebConsole.
Recommended actions:
1 Verify that all cables are firmly inserted into the
system’s affected port and the attached device.
2 Check the L LED (Link - Port Status).
3 Test for faulty cables.
4 If the E LED (Error - Port Status) remains yellow,
contact your network supplier or 3Com Technical
Support.
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Administer and
Operate System
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Technical Support
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For information on how to administer and operate the system, see the
Command Reference Guide, the Command Quick Reference booklet, the
Implementation Guide, the Software Installation and Release Notes, and
the Web Management User Guide.
If you experience system problems that are not addressed in this guide,
contact your network supplier or 3Com Technical Support. Before you
call, gather the following information and have it available:
■
System type and serial number
■
Maintenance agreement or purchase date and warranty information
(from the last two pages of the Getting Started Guide or the relevant
module or field-replaceable unit installation guide)
■
Software revision number
■
Brief description of the problem
Some of this information can be viewed in the system display on the
Administration Console. See the Command Reference Guide for more
information.
For information on where to call, see Appendix D “Technical Support” in
the Getting Started Guide.
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Santa Clara, California
95052-8145
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