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7C03 MMAC SmartSWITCH

Installation Guide

9031699-01

Notice

NOTICE

Cabletron Systems reserves the right to make changes in specifications and other information contained in this document without prior notice. The reader should in all cases consult Cabletron Systems to determine whether any such changes have been made.

The hardware, firmware, or software described in this manual is subject to change without notice.

In no event shall Cabletron Systems be liable for any incidental, indirect, special, or consequential damages whatsoever (including but not limited to lost profits) arising out of or related to this manual or the information contained in it, even if Cabletron Systems has been advised of, known, or should have known, the possibility of such damages.

© Copyright February 1996 by:

Cabletron Systems, Inc.

35 Industrial Way

Rochester, NH 03867-0505

All Rights Reserved

Printed in the United States of America

Order Number: 9031699-01

MMAC is a registered trademark of Cabletron Systems, Inc.

MMAC SmartSWITCH, MMAC-M5FNB,andMMAC-M8FNBare trademarks ofCabletron Systems, Inc.

Ethernet is a trademark of Xerox Corp.

CompuServe is a registered trademark of CompuServe Inc.i960 microprocessor is a registered trademark of Intel Corp.

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Notice

FCC NOTICE

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment uses, generates, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed in accordance with the operator’s manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

WARNING: Changes or modifications made to this device which are not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

DOC NOTICE

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.

Le présent appareil numérique n’émet pas de bruits radioélectriques dépassant les limites applicables aux appareils numériques de la class A prescrites dans le Règlement sur le brouillage radioélectrique édicté par le ministère des Communications du Canada.

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Notice

VCCI NOTICE

This equipment is in the 1st Class Category (information equipment to be used in commercial and/or industrial areas) and conforms to the standards set by the Voluntary Control Council for Interference (VCCI) by Information Technology Equipment aimed at preventing radio interference in commercial and/or industrial areas.

Consequently, when used in a residential area or in an adjacent area thereto, radio interference may be caused to radios and TV receivers, etc.

Read the instructions for correct handling.

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Notice

DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY

Application of Council Directive(s): 89/336/EEC

73/23/EEC

Manufacturer’s Name: Cabletron Systems, Inc.

Manufacturer’s Address: 35 Industrial Way

PO Box 5005

Rochester, NH 03886-5005

European Representative Name: Mr. J. Solari

European Representative Address: Cabletron Systems Limited

Nexus House, Newbury Business Park

London Road, Newbury

Berkshire RG13 2PZ, England

Conformance to Directive(s)/Product Standards: EC Directive 89/336/EEC

EC Directive 73/23/EEC EN55022

EN 50082-1

EN 60950

Equipment Type/Environment: Networking Equipment, for use in a

Commercial or Light Industrial Environment.

We the undersigned, hereby declare that the equipment packaged with this notice conforms to the above directives.

Manufacturer

Legal Representative in Europe

Mr. Richard Michaud

Mr. J. Solari

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Full Name

Full Name

Manager of Engineering Services

Managing Director - E.M.E.A.

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Title

Title

Rochester, NH, USA

Newbury, Berkshire, England

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Location

Location

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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION

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USING THIS MANUAL .........................................................................

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1.2

USING THE SMARTSWITCH MANUAL SET ...................................

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1.3

7C03 MMAC SMARTSWITCH OVERVIEW .......................................

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1.3.1 7X00 SmartSwitch Controller Module........................................

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1.3.2 SmartSwitch interface modules ...................................................

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1.3.3 Operations.......................................................................................

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RELATED MANUALS............................................................................

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1.5

GETTING HELP.......................................................................................

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CHAPTER 2 INSTALLATION

2.1

UNPACKING THE 7C03 MMAC SMARTSWITCH ..........................

2-1

2.2

INSTALLING THE 7C03 MMAC SMARTSWITCH...........................

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CHAPTER 3 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

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SERVICE....................................................................................................

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3.2

PHYSICAL ................................................................................................

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3.2.1

Dimensions .....................................................................................

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3.2.2

Weight .............................................................................................

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3.3

ENVIRONMENTAL................................................................................

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CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION

Welcome to Cabletron Systems 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch Installation Guide. This manual is a simple installation and reference guide. The 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch is a unique self-contained module that can be placed into an MMAC series chassis1.

1.1 USING THIS MANUAL

Chapter 1,Introduction, discusses the features of the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch.

Chapter 2,Installation, explains the process of inserting the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch in an MMAC chassis.

Chapter 3,Technical Specifications, explains the physical and operational specifications for the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch.

1.2 USING THE SMARTSWITCH MANUAL SET

Each SmartSwitch interface module that can be inserted in the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch is shipped with a module user’s guide. For example, the 7E03-24 Ethernet SmartSwitch Interface Module User’s Guide explains the physical characteristics, specifications, and installation procedures of the7E03-24Module.

The management module of the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch is described in the 7X00 SmartSwitch Controller Module User’s Guide.

The user’s guide explains the 7X00 Module’s physical characteristics, installation procedures, and how to locally manage the SmartSwitch interface modules in the chassis.

1.Refer to Chapter 2 of this installation guide for information and considerations regarding the placement of a 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch in an MMAC series chassis.

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Introduction

In addition, any local management information that is specific to a particular SmartSwitch interface module is described in a module specific local management appendix. For example, the 7E03-24 Ethernet SmartSwitch Interface Module Local Management Appendix explains information that is specific to local management of the7E03-24Module only.

1.3 7C03 MMAC SMARTSWITCH OVERVIEW

The 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch (Figure 1-1)is a metal enclosure that can be placed into two module slots of an MMAC chassis. The 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch attaches to the MMAC chassis’ power bus, but does not attach to the data channels on the chassis’ backplane. The 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch can be installed or removed from the MMAC chassis at any time without affecting the operation of the rest of the network.

The 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch has three module slots. The leftmost slot (slot one) is reserved for the 7X00 SmartSwitch Controller Module, a management module that contains a Smart Switching engine. The other two slots can support any combination of Ethernet, Token Ring, FDDI, and ATM SmartSwitch interface modules.

Spanning the rear wall of the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch is the SmartSwitch Bus. All modules that are inserted into the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch connect to the SmartSwitch Bus. All communication between modules within the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch is achieved via the SmartSwitch Bus.

All data and management information from SmartSwitch interface modules within the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch is relayed along the SmartSwitch Bus to the 7X00 Module. All switching functions are performed by the 7X00 Module. Thus, within the confines of the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch, data can be freely transmitted regardless of front panel technology. With no external bridges or routers, the transfer of data from one point to another within the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch is virtually direct.

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Figure 1-1.7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch

Because the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch does not attach to the data channels on the backplane of an MMAC chassis, data can not be transmitted internally from SmartSwitch interface modules to the other modules in the MMAC chassis. However, data can be transmittedexternally from SmartSwitch interface modules to any other destination (in the same chassis or elsewhere) via connections to the front panel of any SmartSwitch interface module.

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1.3.1 7X00 SmartSwitch Controller Module

The 7X00 SmartSwitch Controller Module is the only processing and management element in the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch. The 7X00 Module has no front panel data ports. All data enters and exits the 7X00 Module via the SmartSwitch Bus on the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch’s backplane. The 7X00 Module directs incoming data to its intended destination by using a group of Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs) collectively known as the SmartSwitch Core. All packet switching functions are performed in the module’s SmartSwitch Core. The SmartSwitch Core is capable of switching up to 750,000 frames per second. The firmware on a 7X00 Module determines the SmartSwitch Core’s operating mode (traditional switch or SecureFast Packet Switch). The module’s CPU (an i960 microprocessor®) is used to collect management data of the SmartSwitch system.

Note: The 7X00 Module is nothot-swappable.Because the 7X00 Module is the only processing/management module in the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch, removing the 7X00 Module will sever communications to all SmartSwitch interface modules in the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch.

1.3.2 SmartSwitch interface modules

SmartSwitch interface modules in a 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch communicate freely with each other via the 7C03’s SmartSwitch Bus and 7X00 SmartSwitch Controller Module. SmartSwitch interface modules can be installed or removed from the 7C03 MMAC SmartSwitch at any time without impacting the rest of the network.

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