Unpack the Cisco MDS 9148S

Installing an HCP SAIN System - Final On-Site Setup

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Locate the following items in the switch container:

  • Cisco MDS 9148 switch
  • Rack mounting kit

Supply the following items (per switch):

  • Eight M5 racking screws
  • Eight M5 caged nuts
  1. Locate the following items in separate packaging:
    • 8Gbps SFP optical transceivers
    • Power cables
  2. Set the required items aside in an easy-to-reach location.
  3. Leave the unused items in the switch container, and set the container aside.
    The rest of the items included in the switch container are not necessary for installation. You don't need the original power cords for the switches.

    Do not discard additional items. Pack them together and set them aside.

  4. To install the SFP (small form factor pluggable) modules into the switch, remove the required number of SFPs from their packaging, observing standard static electricity protection measures.
    The number of required SFP transceivers per switch is the number of server nodes plus eight for each storage array. The Cisco SFPs may be packed in individual static bags instead of the packaging shown below.

  5. Insert each SFP into the switch with the proper orientation. SFP orientation on the top row of ports is the opposite of the bottom row of ports. Close the clasp latch by pushing it up and over the SFP, and gently insert the SFP into the port until it clicks in place.

    Important: Be gentle when inserting the modules. The switches are fragile.