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Installing the
BayStack 400-ST1
Cascade Module
Part No. 304433-B Rev 00
August 2000
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Introduction
This guide shows how to install BayStack™ 400-ST1
Cascade Modules into the following supported switches1:
•
Nortel Networks Business Policy Switch 2000™
•
BayStack 450 Switch
•
BayStack 410-24T Switch
You can create a mixed stack of supported switches, but
certain restrictions apply (Figure 1).
Mixed stack configuration
Business Policy Switch
Business Policy Switch
Business Policy Switch
A Business Policy Switch
must be assigned as the
Base Unit
Same software
versions
Business Policy Switch
All stack units
must have the same
Interoperability Software
Version Number (ISVN)
BayStack 450
BayStack 450
BayStack 410-24T
Same software
versions
BayStack 410-24T
BS0045A
Figure 1.
Compatible Software Versions
The terms “Nortel Networks Business Policy Switch 2000” and
“Business Policy Switch” are used synonomously in this guide.
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1
As shown in Figure 1 on page 1, in a mixed stack
configuration, the BayStack 450 and 410-24T switches
must use compatible but device-specific software versions
to operate with the Business Policy Switch.
You must ensure that the Interoperability Software Version
Numbers (ISVN) are identical. That is, the ISVN for the
BayStack 450 and 410-24T must be the same as the ISVN
for the Business Policy Switch. If the numbers are
different, only the units that have the same ISVN as the
base unit will form a stack. You can verify your switch
software version and ISVN in the sysDescr field of the
System Characteristics screen (see your switch’s User
Guide for more information).
Also, for correct operation in a mixed stack configuration,
the Business Policy Switch must be configured as the base
unit. If you do not designate the Business Policy Switch as
the base unit, the mixed stack will not operate.
Note: The BayStack 400-ST1 Cascade Module
will not operate with BayStack 450 switches that
are configured with BayStack 450 software
versions earlier than version V1.1.0. You must
upgrade the switches to BayStack 450 software
version V1.1.0 (or later) before you install the
BayStack 400-ST1 Cascade Modules.
If you need to upgrade your switches, refer to “Upgrading
the Switch Firmware” on page 39 of this guide.
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The contents of the shipping box
page 4
The 400-ST1 front panel components
page 5
The base unit
page 8
Stack configurations
page 12
The redundant cascade stacking feature
page 16
Installing the 400-ST1 Cascade Module
page 18
Modifying an existing stack configuration
page 29
Upgrading the BayStack 450 Switch
Firmware
page 39
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Contents of Shipment
Your BayStack 400-ST1 shipment includes the following
items (Figure 2):
1 AL2033010
2
3
4
Optional
Cables
BS0030B
Figure 2.
Contents of Shipment
Item
Description
Part
Number
Order
Number
1
BayStack 400-ST1 Cascade Module
--
AL20330101
--
.5 meter (18 in.) cascade cable
308085-A
--
--
Installing the BayStack 400-ST1
Cascade Module
304433-B
--
2
Optional (additional) .5 meter (18 in.)
cascade cable
308085-A
AL2018002
3
Optional 1 meter (3.28 ft) return cable
303979-A
AL20180012
4
Optional 3 meter (9.84 ft) return cable
308086-A
AL20180042
Includes the .5 meter (18 in.) cable and Installing the BayStack 400-ST1
Cascade Module.
2Required for stacking three or more units (maximum 8 units per stack).
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4
If any items are missing or damaged, contact the sales
agent or the customer service representative from whom
you purchased the BayStack 400-ST1 cascade module.
You will need a Phillips screwdriver for the installation.
Note: Unless otherwise specified, the terms “switch”
and “unit” are used interchangeably in this guide.
BayStack 400-ST1 Front Panel Components
The front panel components of the BayStack 400-ST1
Cascade Module are shown in Figure 3. Component
descriptions follow the figure.
1
Unit Select
Base
Cascade A Out
Cascade A In
4
2
3
1 = Blank connectors (unused)
2 = Cascade A Out connector
3 = Unit Select switch
4 = Cascade A In connector
Figure 3.
BS0031A
Front Panel Components
5
Cascade A Out Connector
Provides an attachment point for connecting this unit to
another unit via the cascade cable. A cascade return cable
from another unit’s Cascade A Out connector to this unit’s
Cascade A In connector completes the stack connection
(see the example shown in Figure 4).
Note: For stacking three or more units, order the
optional 1 meter (3.28 ft) or 3 meter (9.84 ft) cascade
return cable (Figure 2).
Unit Select Switch
The Unit Select switch (up = Base) determines the base
unit for the stack configuration (see “Base Unit” on
page 8). The Unit Select switch status is displayed on the
switch’s LED display panel (see your switch’s User Guide
for details). When in the Base (up) position, all other Unit
Select switches in the stack configuration must be set to
Off (down).
Cascade A In Connector
Provides an attachment point for accepting a cascade cable
connection from an adjacent unit in the stack. A cascade
return cable from this unit’s Cascade A Out connector to
the adjacent unit’s Cascade A In connector completes the
stack connection (see the example shown in Figure 4).
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Cascade A In
Cascade A Out
1
Unit 1
Cascade A Out
Unit Select
Cascade A In
Unit 2
Cascade A Out
Unit Select
Cascade A In
1 = Base unit
3
2 = 303978-A cascade cable
3 = 303978-A cascade cable (used for return)
2
BS0032A
Figure 4.
Connecting Cascade Cables
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Base Unit
The base unit is a unique unit that can be selected by the
Unit Select switch on the front panel of the 400-ST1
cascade module (see “Unit Select Switch” on page 6).
One unit must be assigned as the base unit; all other units
must have their Unit Select switch set to Off.
Normally, any single unit in a stack configuration can be
assigned as the base unit, with the following restriction:
In a mixed stack configuration that contains one or more
Business Policy Switch units, a Business Policy Switch
must be configured as the base unit.
Note: If you do not designate a Business Policy
Switch as the base unit of a mixed stack configuration,
the stack configuration will not operate.
The physical ordering of all of the other units in the stack
are determined by the position of the base unit within the
stack. This is important for management applications that
view the physical ordering of the units within the stack.
Some characteristics of the base unit are:
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•
Initial installation -- During the initial installation of the
stack, the software automatically determines the
physical order of all units in the stack according to the
position of the base unit within the stack.
For example, when the stack is powered up, the base
unit becomes unit 1 and the unit that the base unit
connects to (via the Cascade A Out cable) becomes
unit 2 (and the next unit is unit 3 and so on), until the
maximum stack configuration (up to 8 units) is
reached.
If the base unit is changed to another unit in the stack,
the new base unit keeps its original unit number in the
stack.
Note: You can renumber the units when you perform
the initial setup of the stack as described in your
switch’s User Guide.
•
Temporary Base Unit -- If an assigned base unit fails,
the next unit in the stack order automatically becomes
the new temporary base unit, as follows:
-- If the assigned base unit is a Business Policy Switch
(in a mixed stack configuration), the next
Business Policy Switch unit in the stack order
automatically becomes the new temporary base
unit.
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-- If there is only one Business Policy Switch unit in
your mixed stack configuration, and it fails, the
next upstream BayStack 450 Switch unit will
become the temporary base unit and will continue
stack operation. The base unit change is indicated
by the Base LED on the temporary base unit’s LED
display panel turning on (yellow).
•
-- The automatic failover to a
temporary base unit is a temporary safeguard only.
Automatic failover
If the stack configuration loses power, the temporary
base unit will not power up as the base unit when
power is restored. For this reason, you should always
assign the temporary base unit as the designated base
unit (assign another Business Policy Switch, if
available) until the failed unit is repaired or replaced.
Set the Unit Select switch on the temporary base unit
to Base (up = Base) to reassign it as the new base unit.
•
Removing a unit from the stack -- If a unit is removed
from the stack (therefore operating in standalone
mode), the following switch configuration settings
revert back to the settings configured before the unit
became a member of the stack:
-- IP address
-- Console password
-- TELNET password
-- SNMP community strings
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•
Stack MAC address --
The stack MAC address is
automatically assigned during the stack initialization.
The base unit’s MAC address, with an offset, is used
for the stack MAC address.
For example, if the base unit’s MAC address is:
00-00-82-99-44-00
and the offset is:
1F
then the stack MAC address becomes:
00-00-82-99-44-1F
If another unit in the stack is assigned as the base unit,
the MAC address of the new base unit (with offset)
now applies to the stack configuration.
The original stack IP address still applies to the new
base unit.
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Stack Configurations
As shown in Figure 5, the cascade connectors and cables
on the 400-ST1 front panel provide the ability to stack up
to eight switches. With 400-4TX media dependent
adapters (MDAs) installed in each switch, the stack can
accommodate a maximum of 224 switch ports.
Because stack parameters are associated with the base unit
(see “Base Unit” on page 8), the physical stack order
depends on the base unit’s position and whether the stack
is configured stack up or stack down.
Stack Up Configurations
In Figure 5, data flows from the base unit (unit 1) to the
next switch, which is assigned as unit 2, and continues
until the last switch in the stack is assigned as unit 8. The
physical order of the switches is from bottom to top (unit 1
to unit 8).
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t
Ou
1
Unit 8
Unit 7
Unit 6
Unit 5
Unit 4
Unit 3
Unit 2
Unit 1
2
In
1 = Last unit
2 = Base unit
3
3 = Cascade cable (PN 303978-A)
4 = Cascade max-return cable (PN 303979-A)
4
BS0033A
Figure 5.
Stack Up Configuration Example
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Stack Down Configurations
In Figure 6, data flows from the base unit (unit 1) to the
next switch, which is assigned as unit 2, and continues
until the last switch in the stack is assigned as unit 8. The
physical order of the switches is from top to bottom (unit 1
to unit 8).
Note: Certain network management station (NMS)
applications assume a stack down configuration for
the graphical user interface (GUI) that represents the
stack. For this reason, Nortel Networks recommends
that you always configure the top stack unit as the base
unit.
In any stack configuration, the following applies:
•
The entire stack becomes a single logical unit within
30 seconds after the base unit initialization.
•
You can attach an RS-232 communications cable to
the Console/Comm port of any switch in the stack.
•
In a mixed stack that contains one or more Business
Policy Switches, you can downline upgrade the entire
stack only from a Business Policy Switch.
•
You can access and manage the stack using a
TELNET connection or any generic SNMP
management tool through any switch port that is part
of the stack configuration.
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Unit 1
In
1
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Unit 6
Unit 7
Unit 8
2
O
ut
1 = Base unit
3
2 = Last unit
3 = Cascade cable (PN 303978-A)
4 = Cascade max-return cable (PN 303979-A)
4
BS0034A
Figure 6.
Stack Down Configuration Example
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Redundant Cascade Stacking Feature
BayStack 400-ST1 Cascade Modules allow you to connect
up to 8 units into a redundant cascade stack. If any single
unit fails or if a cable is accidently disconnected, other
units in the stack remain operational, without interruption.
Figure 7 shows an example of how a stack configuration
reacts to a failed or powered-down unit in the stack
configuration:
a.
As shown in Figure 7, unit 3 becomes
nonoperational.
This can be the result of a failed unit, or simply
because the unit was powered down.
b.
Unit 2 and unit 4, directly upstream and
downstream from unit 3, sense the loss of link
signals from unit 3.
c.
Unit 2 and unit 4 automatically loop their
internal stack signals (A and B).
The Cas Up LED for unit 2 and the Cas Dwn
LED for unit 4 turn on (yellow) to indicate that
the stack signals are looped.
d.
The remaining stack units remain connected.
Although the example shown in Figure 7 shows a failed
unit causing the stack to loop signals at the points of
failure (A and B), the system reacts the same way if a
cable is removed (either deliberately or accidentally).
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Cascade A Out
Cascade A In
1
Unit 1
Unit 2
A
Unit 3
B
Unit 4
Unit 5
2
1 = Base unit
3
2 = Last unit
3 = Cascade cable (PN 303978-A)
4 = Cascade max-return cable (PN 303979-A)
4
BS0035A
Figure 7.
Redundant Cascade Stacking Feature
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Installation
This section describes how to connect up to eight switches
into a redundant stack. The stack can consist of any
combination of supported switch models.
Before installing your equipment, review the previous
sections of this guide.
Note: For stacking three or more units, order the
optional 1 meter (3.28 ft) or 3 meter (9.84 ft) cascade
return cable (Figure 2).
This section includes the following topics:
•
Installing the 400-ST1 Cascade Module
•
Installing and connecting multiple switches
•
Connecting power
•
Verifying the installation
After verifying the installation as described on page 27 of
this guide, refer to your switch’s User Guide to set up the
stack and customize the stack configuration according to
your system requirements.
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Installing the 400-ST1 Cascade Module
The Cascade Module slot on supported switches can
accommodate a single 400-ST1 Cascade Module.
To install a 400-ST1 Cascade Module into the Cascade
Module slot, follow these steps:
1.
Unplug the AC power cord from the back of the
switch.
2.
Remove the filler panel from the Cascade Module
slot (Figures 8 and 9).
•
BayStack 450 and 410-24T -- Use a
Phillips-head screwdriver to loosen the two
thumbscrews and remove the filler panel
(Figure 8).
BayStack 410-24T
BayStack 450
1
1 = Filler panel
2 = Cascade module slot
Figure 8.
2
BS0036B
BayStack 450/410-24T Filler Panel
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•
Business Policy Switch -- Use a flat-blade
screwdriver to gently pry off the filler panel
(Figure 9).
Business Policy Switch
1
1 = Filler panel
2 = Cascade module slot
Figure 9.
3.
2
BS0036C
Business Policy Switch Filler Panel
Insert the 400-ST1 Cascade Module into the
chassis slot taking care to slide the module into the
guides provided on the chassis (Figure 10).
Caution: Make sure that the module slides in on the
guides provided. Failure to align the guides could
result in bent and broken pins.
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Cascade
A Out
Unit Select
Base
Cascade
A In
BS0037A
Figure 10.
Installing a 400-ST1 Cascade Module
4.
Press the module firmly into the chassis slot. Make
sure that the module is fully seated into the mating
connector.
5.
Secure the module in the chassis by tightening the
thumb screws on the module front panel.
6.
Repeat Steps 1 to 5 for each switch that is to be
configured with the 400-ST1 Cascade Module.
7.
Proceed to “Installing and Connecting Multiple
Switches” on page 22.
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Installing and Connecting Multiple Switches
The procedure to install and connect multiple switches is
similar for standard 19-inch utility rack, shelf, and tabletop
installations.
To install multiple switches, follow these steps:
1.
Install one unit at a time in the rack, on a shelf, or
on a tabletop.
Refer to your switch’s User Guide for specific
requirements and instructions for installing your
switch in a standard 19-inch utility rack, on a shelf, or
on a tabletop.
2.
Disconnect the AC power cords (if previously
connected) from the units you are configuring in
the stack.
3.
Determine the stack order configuration, stack up
or stack down, for your installation (refer to “Stack
Configurations” on page 12).
4.
Position the unit you want to be the base unit at the
top (or bottom) of the stack.
Note: Nortel Networks recommends that you always
configure the top unit in the stack as the base unit.
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5.
Set the Unit Select switch for the base unit to the
Base (up = Base) position (Figure 11).
Note: In a mixed stack configuration that contains
one or more Business Policy Switch units, the
Business Policy Switch must be configured as the base
unit. If you do not designate the Business Policy
Switch as the base unit, the stack will not operate.
6.
Set the Unit Select switch for all other units in the
stack to the Off (down = Off) position
Only one unit in the stack can be the base unit.
Off
Unit Select
Cascade A Out
Base
Cascade A In
BS0038A
Figure 11.
Setting the Unit Select Switch
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7.
Connect the units using the supplied cascade
cables (Figure 12).
a.
Connect one end of a cascade cable to the
Cascade A Out connector on the Base Unit
(unit 1).
1
Unit 1
Unit 2
Cascade A Out
Unit Select
Cascade A In
Cascade A Out
Unit Select
Cascade A In
Cascade A Out
Unit Select
Cascade A In
Cascade A Out
Unit Select
Cascade A In
3
Unit 3
2
4
Unit 4
1 = Base unit
2 = Last unit
3 = Cascade cable (PN 303978-A)
4 = Cascade max-return cable (PN 303979-A)
BS0039A
Figure 12.
Installing Cascade Cables
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b.
Connect the other end of the cascade cable to
the Cascade A In connector on the unit just
below the base unit (unit 2), or just above the
base unit if cascading up the stack.
c.
Continue attaching the cascade cables until
the last unit is configured.
A maximum of eight units can be configured per
stack.
d.
At the last unit in the stack, connect one end of
a cascade return cable to the Cascade A Out
connector. Connect the other end of the
cascade return cable to the Cascade A In
connector on the base unit.
Note: For stacking three or more units, order the
optional 1 meter (3.28 ft) or 3 meter (9.84 ft) cascade
return cable (Figure 2).
8.
Make sure all cable connections to the cascade
connectors are secured firmly by the thumb screws
on the cascade cable plugs.
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Connecting Power
When the stack is initially powered up, the software
automatically assigns unit numbers to the units (the
individual switches in the stack). The unit numbers
correspond to the physical stack power up/initialization
sequence, beginning with the base unit as unit 1.
The stack initialization sequence takes approximately 30
seconds for completion. If any switch in the stack
configuration does not power up or initialize within 15
seconds, it is assigned a unit number that may be out of
sequence with the stacking order.
If this happens, you can renumber the units when you
perform the initial setup of the stack as described in your
switch’s User Guide.
Note: Nortel Networks recommends that you connect
all of the switch AC power cords to one or two AC
power strips that can apply power to all of the switches
simultaneously.
Power up the stack configuration as follows:
1.
Plug the AC power cord for each switch in the
stack configuration into the AC power receptacle
on each switch’s back panel.
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2.
Plug the other ends of the AC power cords into a
grounded AC power strip.
One or two AC power strips may be required to
accommodate the quantity of switches in the stack.
3.
Apply power to the AC power strip.
Set the AC power strip On/Off switch to On (or
connect the AC power strip to a grounded AC power
outlet).
Verifying the Installation
When installation is complete and power is applied to the
stack configuration, check to see that the following LED
indications are displayed on the switch LED display
panels for all units configured in the stack (Figure 13):
•
The Pwr LED and Status LED for all units in the
stack are all on (green).
If the Pwr or Status LED for any unit in the stack is
off, or blinking, refer to the troubleshooting chapter in
your switch’s User Guide.
•
The Cas Up/Dwn LEDs for all units in the stack are
all on (green).
If the Cas Up/Dwn LED for any unit in the stack is
off, or yellow, check the cable connections to and
from the 400-ST1 cascade connectors.
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Pwr
Cas
Up
Pwr
Cas
Up
Status Dwn
Status Dwn
RPSU Base
RPSU Base
1
2
BayStack 450-24T Switch
21
23
22
24
Cas
1 = Base unit only
2 = All other units in stack
Figure 13.
•
BS0040B
Verifying the Installation
The Base LED for the base unit only is on.
If one (or more) Base LEDs are blinking, no unit (or
more than one unit) is configured as the base unit.
If the LEDs on any of the units in the stack are not as
shown in Figure 13, cycle the power to the stack and verify
the LEDs. Refer to your switch’s User Guide to set up the
stack and for detailed information about stacking,
including troubleshooting.
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Modifying an Existing Stack
Configuration
This section provides examples of how to modify an
existing stack configuration. The examples assume the
stack configuration is operational with connected stations.
Always notify the attached stations that there may be a
temporary disruption of the network services before you
begin the modification.
To maintain the unit numbering within the stack, Nortel
Networks recommends that you renumber the entire stack
after any modification involving configuration changes.
Note: Renumbering causes the entire stack to be reset
with the current configuration settings. The Reset can
take up to 30 seconds for completion. Notify the
connected stations that there will be a short disruption
of network services before renumbering the stack.
See your switch’s User Guide for more information about
renumbering.
This section includes the following topics:
•
Assigning a new base unit to the stack
•
Adding units to the stack
•
Removing/replacing units from the stack
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Assigning a New Base Unit to the Stack
To assign a new base unit to the stack, complete the
following steps:
Note: Nortel Networks recommends that you always
configure the top unit in the stack as the base unit.
1.
Set the Unit Select switch on the original base unit
to the Off position.
See Figure 11 on page 23 for details about the Unit
Select switch.
2.
Set the Unit Select switch on the new base unit to
the Base position.
3.
Renumber the Stack.
See your switch’s User Guide for detailed information
on how to renumber the stack configuration.
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Adding Units to the Stack
This section describes how to add one or more units to the
middle of a stack or to the end of a stack.
Note: Refer to your switch’s User Guide for
information about installing units on a tabletop or in a
standard 19-inch utility rack.
Adding Units to the Middle of a Stack
To add one or more units to the middle of a stack,
complete the following steps:
1.
Determine the position of the new units in the
existing stack (Figure 14).
For example, the shaded units (units 5 and 6) in
Figure 14 show two new units to be added to the
stack. The new units are numbered as unit 5 and unit 6
because they are additions to an existing four-unit
stack.
2.
Disconnect the cascade cable from the Cascade A
In connector at unit 3.
Leave the other end of the cascade cable connected to
the Cascade A Out connector at unit 2.
3.
For 19-inch rack configurations, move the units
two spaces lower in the rack.
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For tabletop configurations, temporarily move units 1
and 2 to allow space for units 5 and 6.
1
Unit 1
In
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
2
O
ut
1 = Base unit
3
2 = Last unit
3 = Cascade cable (PN 303978-A)
4 = Cascade max-return cable (PN 303979-A)
4
BS0041A
Figure 14.
4.
Adding to Middle of Stack
Add the new units in the desired location.
For tabletop configurations, replace units 1 and 2
(temporarily moved in Step 4).
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5.
Reconnect the cascade cable from unit 2 to the
Cascade A In connector of (new) unit 5.
6.
Connect a cascade cable from the Cascade A Out
connector of unit 5 to the Cascade A In connector
of unit 6.
7.
Connect a cascade cable from the Cascade A Out
connector of unit 6 to the Cascade A In connector
of unit 3.
8.
Renumber the order of the units for the new stack
configuration (if desired).
You can renumber the unit numbers as described in
your switch’s User Guide.
Adding Units to the End of a Stack
To add one or more units to the end of a stack,
complete the following steps:
1.
Determine the position of the new units in the
existing stack (Figure 15).
For example, the shaded units (units 5 and 6) in
Figure 15 show the two new units to be added to the
stack. The new units are numbered as unit 5 and unit 6
because they are additions to the end of an existing
four-unit stack.
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1
Cascade Module
Unit 1
In
Cascade Module
Unit 2
Cascade Module
Unit 3
Cascade Module
Unit 4
Cascade Module
Cascade Module
2
O
ut
3
1 = Base unit
2 = Last unit
3 = Cascade cable (PN 303978-A)
4 = Cascade max- return cable (PN 303979-A)
4
BS0042A
Figure 15.
2.
Adding to End of Stack
Disconnect the cascade return cable (item 4) from
the Cascade A Out connector at unit 4.
Leave the other end of the cascade return cable
connected to the Cascade A In connector at unit 1.
3.
Add the new units (units 5 and 6) to the end of the
stack configuration.
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4.
Connect a cascade cable from the Cascade A Out
connector of unit 4 to the Cascade A In connector
of unit 5.
5.
Connect a cascade cable from the Cascade A Out
connector of unit 5 to the Cascade A In connector
of unit 6.
6.
Reconnect the cascade return cable from unit 1 to
the Cascade A Out connector of unit 6.
7.
Renumber the order of the units for the new stack
configuration (if desired).
You can renumber the unit numbers as described in
your switch’s User Guide.
Removing/Replacing Units from the Stack
This section describes how to remove and/or replace units
in an operating stack.
Because the Redundant Cascade Stacking feature allows
signals to loopback at a single point of failure, adjacent
contiguous cabled units can be removed and replaced as a
single unit from the stack.
For more information about the Redundant Cascade
Stacking feature, see “Redundant Cascade Stacking
Feature” on page 16.
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Removing/Replacing Adjacent Units
To remove/replace adjacent units from an operating stack,
complete the following steps (Figure 16):
1.
Remove the cascade cable from the Cascade A Out
connector at unit 2.
1
Unit 1
In
Cascade A Out
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Cascade A In
Unit 5
Unit 6
2
O
ut
1 = Base unit
2 = Last unit
BS0043A
Figure 16.
Removing Adjacent Units
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2.
Remove the cascade cable from the Cascade A In
connector at unit 5.
3.
Remove the units (units 3 and 4) and install
replacement units as required.
4.
Renumber the order of the units for the new stack
configuration (if desired).
You can renumber the unit numbers as described in
your switch’s User Guide.
Removing/Replacing Nonadjacent Units
Note: Remove and replace the units individually to
avoid segmenting the stack configuration.
To remove/replace nonadjacent units from an operating
stack, complete the following steps (Figure 17):
1.
Remove the cascade cable from the Cascade A In
connector at unit 3.
2.
Remove the cascade cable from the Cascade A Out
connector at unit 3.
3.
Remove the unit (unit 3) and install the
replacement unit as required.
4.
Reconnect the cascade cables (removed in steps 1
and 2) to unit 3.
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5.
Repeat steps 1 to 4 for unit 5.
1
Unit 1
In
Unit 2
Unit 3
Unit 4
Unit 5
Unit 6
2
ut
O
1 = Base unit
2 = Last unit
BS0044A
Figure 17.
6.
Removing Nonadjacent Units
Renumber the order of the units for the new stack
configuration (if desired).
You can renumber the unit numbers as described in
your switch’s User Guide.
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Upgrading the Switch Firmware
Your switch firmware provides a code load facility that
allows you to upgrade the firmware image over any switch
port, including any MDA ports.
Note: The BayStack 400-ST1 Cascade Module will
not operate with BayStack 450 switches that are
configured with BayStack 450 software versions
earlier than version V1.1.0. You must upgrade the
switches to BayStack 450 software version V1.1.0 (or
later) before you install the BayStack 400-ST1
Cascade Modules.
Accessing the Firmware Images
You can obtain the firmware image files and the latest
updates to your product documentation, including release
notes, by visiting the Nortel Networks Web site at the
following location:
www.support.baynetworks.com/software
Follow the instructions provided in the Web page to obtain
the firmware image files and release notes. The release
notes provide instructions for accessing the firmware
image.
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Accessing the Latest Documentation
If you are upgrading your switch, be sure to obtain the
latest version of the switch’s User Guide. You can obtain
the latest updates to your product documentation,
including release notes, by visiting the Nortel Networks
Web site at the following location:
www.support.baynetworks.com/library/tpubs
Upgrade Restrictions
The following restrictions apply when upgrading the
switch firmware:
•
The firmware cannot be upgraded through a port that
is configured for tagged traffic.
•
The port connection to the load host cannot be
through a MultiLink Trunk.
•
During the load process, the ports are configured as
follows:
-- Twisted-pair ports: autonegotiation enabled.
-- Fiber optic ports: 100 Mb/s, half-duplex.
-- Gigabit MDA ports: autonegotiation disabled,
Preferred Phy set to Right.
For detailed information about downloading a new
software image, see your switch’s User Guide.
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