drolemc Fri, 10/03/2008 - 08:40
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Steps to connect RPS cable to switch

1. Disconnect the AC power cord on the switch.

2. Connect one end of the one-to-one cable to the Cisco RPS connector on the switch rear panel.

3. Connect the other end of the one-to-one cable to the Cisco RPS rear-panel connector.

4. On the Cisco RPS rear panel, connect an AC power cable to either or both of the power connectors. Use the cable locks on the Cisco RPS to lock the cables in place.

5. Connect the other end of the Cisco RPS AC power cable into an AC power outlet

6. If you are using the redundant-with-reboot configuration (not recommended), power up the switch by connecting the switch AC power cord into an AC power outlet.

7. Power up the Cisco RPS. There is one power switch for each of the AC input power modules. Make sure that the power switch for each connected AC cable is in the ON.

The Cisco RPS provides power in 10 to 15 seconds. The Cisco RPS is working properly when all its front panel LEDs are solid green. If the external device does not power up.

A catalyst switch might reload when changing from RPS power to internal power. This can occur on any catalyst switch, except the 3560-E or 3750-E switch, connected to one of the following: Redundant, Power Supplies, PWR 300-AC-RPS-NI, PWR-600-AC-RPS-NI, and RPS2300. To prevent unscheduled downtime, the switch should be powered off during a maintenance window.


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