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PL8720

Hardware Guide

PL8720

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PL8720

Introduction

This is the hardware specification and installation guide for the PacketLogic 8720 (PL8720) unit.
Note: Read the installation instructions before connecting the system to the power source. Only
trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment.

Figure 1.1: The PacketLogic 8720 (example configuration)

1.1

Package Contents

The PL8720 is shipped with the following equipment:


1 PacketLogic PL8720 unit
Serial cable (RJ45 to DB9)
Rack rail kit

1.2
1.2.1

Hardware Specification
Field Replaceable Parts

Part
Power supply
Fan
HDD
NIC

1.2.2

Field replaceable
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Hot swappable
Yes
Yes
Yes
No

Dimensions

The PL8720 is a 2U rack unit for a standard 19 inch rack, with the following dimensions:
Height: 3.15 in (80 mm)
Width: 16.9 in (430 mm)
Depth: 21.56 in (547.6 mm)
Weight: 39.7 lbs (18 kg)

1.2.3

Power Supply

The PL8720 unit is fed by two redundant, load sharing Power Supply Units (PSUs) with hot swap
capability and dual line cords, each with the following characteristics:
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1.2.3.1

AC

Output effect: 600W (max)


Input voltage: 100-240VAC
Input current: 10-5A
Frequency: 47-63Hz
1.2.3.2

DC

Output effect: 460W


Input voltage: -36 to -72VDC
Input current: 9.5A @ -48VDC
In case one PSU fails, the PL8720 can operate on the remaining PSU.
Note: The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times, because it serves as the main
disconnecting device.

1.2.4

Heat Dissipation

The PL8720 dissipates 2086 BTU per hour in operation. The fan trays provide front-to-back cooling.

1.2.5

Display

The display is a green LCD two lines high by 16 characters wide.

1.2.6

Environmental Requirements

Operating temperature: 0C to 40C


Storage temperature: -20C to 75C
Operating humidity: 5% to 85% (at 40C)
Storage humidity: 5% to 95%

1.2.7

Interfaces

The PL8720 has a configurable set of interfaces. There are four module slots at the bottom on
the front of the unit. Below the LCD display there are management interfaces available. The
management interfaces are described in section 1.2.7.1 below. The four module slots are used for
channel interfaces, and can be equipped with various optional interface modules, for different
combinations of RJ45 (copper) or fiber Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, with up to four interfaces in
each module.
1.2.7.1

Management Interfaces

Management interfaces are used to manage the PacketLogic system. The administration interface (Admin) is used for connecting to the system using the PacketLogic Client for the graphical
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Figure 1.2: Front-panel components on a PL8720 (example configuration)


interface or using SSH for the Command-Line Interface (CLI). The Admin interface can also be
used to send statistical data to an attached statistics storage system, and to interact with integration software. The auxiliary interface (Aux) can be used to send statistical data to an attached
statistics storage system, and to interact with integration software.
In addition to the Ethernet management interfaces in the Management module bay, there is a
serial interface on the front panel marked Console. The console interface is used to connect to
the CLI using a serial connection.
If monitor and/or flowsync functionality is to be used, the monitor and flowsync ports are located on channel interface module 4 (the rightmost slot), see section 1.2.7.3 for details.
The administration interface has an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector below the LCD display
on the front panel of the unit. The administration interface is used for administration using
the PacketLogic Client or SSH.
The auxiliary interface has an RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet connector below the LCD display on
the front panel of the unit.
The console interface has a RJ45 serial connector on the front panel of the unit below the
LCD display. The console interface is a standard serial port with the following settings:
Baud rate: 9600 for CLI, 115200 for BIOS output
Parity: None
Data bits: 8
Stop Bits: 1
1.2.7.2

Channel Interfaces

Channels are the interfaces connected to the network link(s) that are to be managed. Channel
interfaces are transparent and have no IP address. Channel interfaces come in pairs, with one
interface being internal and the other external for each channel. Hence, a dual port module can
hold one channel, whereas a quad port module can hold two channels.
The interfaces are located on the front panel of the PL8720. The PL8720 has four module slots for
network interface modules, numbered 1-4 from left to right. The slots can be equipped with the
following options:
Quad (4) port RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet module
Quad (4) port RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet module with bypass
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Quad (4) port SFP fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet module
Quad (4) port SX fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet with bypass (LC connector)
Quad (4) port LX fiber optic Gigabit Ethernet with bypass (LC connector)
Dual (2) port SFP+ fiber optic 10GE module
Dual (2) port LR fiber optic 10GE module with bypass (LC connector)
Dual (2) port SR fiber optic 10GE module with bypass (LC connector)
The channels are identified according to their position. The first channel in slot one (1) is named
Channel 1/1, the second channel in slot one is named Channel 1/2, the first channel in slot two
(2) is named Channel 2/1, and so on.
1.2.7.3

Flowsync/Monitor

PacketLogic uses dedicated physical ports for the flowsync and monitor features. If flowsync
and/or monitor is enabled, the ports are located on the module in the fourth module slot (the
rightmost slot). The ports replace the last (rightmost) channel in the fourth module slot. The
internal (int) port is used for flowsync, the external (ext) port is used for monitoring. If the
module in the fourth slot has more than one channel, the remaining channel interfaces are still
available to use as channels. For more information on flowsync and monitor, see the PacketLogic
Product Guide.

1.2.8

Hard Drives

The PL8720 is equipped with dual 500GB hard drives, mounted in the HDD bays located at the
top of the front panel. The drives are mirrored for redundancy purposes.
1.2.8.1

Verifying RAID Status

In the CLI on the PL8720, under System Administration, there is a menu called Manage software
raid. For a detailed description, see the PacketLogic Product Guide.
Selecting the option will provide status information on the RAID array and the included disks.
1.2.8.2

Replacing Hard Drives

If a disk needs to be replaced, first check the RAID status (described above). If there is no option
to remove the selected disk from the array, the disk can be removed physically. If there is an
option to remove the selected disk from the array, select that option.
Note: Disk 1 is the left disk, disk 2 is the right disk.
When the disk is removed from the array, it can be physically removed to be replaced. To remove
a disk, pull the ejector latch until the disk ejects slightly from the bay, then pull the disk out.

1.2.9

Fan Trays and Power Supplies

The rear panel of the PL8720 holds three fan trays and two power supplies. Fan trays and power
supplies are N+1 redundant, and can be hotswapped during operation. The fan trays provide
front-to-back cooling.
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Figure 1.3: Rear panel of the PL8720

1.2.10

Reliability

The Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) is calculated to 91566 hours.

1.3

Installation

This section describes installation of the PacketLogic unit.


The PacketLogic is intended for rack mounting in a standard rack, 19 inches wide.

1.3.1

Rack Mounting Considerations

The following must be considered for rack-mount installation of equipment:


If the PacketLogic is installed in a closed rack or in a rack with other units, ensure that
the local temperature in the rack does not exceed the maximum recommended operating
temperature for any unit in the rack. Note: Closed racks and racks with multiple units installed
may have a higher local ambient temperature than the ambient temperature of the surroundings.
Ensure that there is airflow in the rack to allow for sufficient heat dissipation from each unit
installed in the rack. Ensure that installation of multiple units in a rack does not obstruct
fans or other airflow openings in any of the installed units.
Ensure that units are mounted to avoid hazards due to uneven mechanical loading. This
includes ensuring that each unit is secured in the rack and that the rack itself is secured.
When a unit is installed in an empty rack, install it in the bottom position of the rack. When
a unit is installed in a partially filled rack, position the units from the bottom up with the
heaviest units at the bottom. Install stabilizing devices if provided with the rack.
Ensure that the power supply and overcurrent protection is dimensioned for the total connected load before connecting equipment.
Ensure that reliable earthing is maintained for each unit in the rack.

1.3.2

DC Power Connection

1. Insert the DC cable connector into the connector slot on the DC power supply. The connector is designed to fit only one way. Make sure the connector fits properly, and push all the
way in until the connector snaps into place.
2. Attach the BLACK ground wire to the ground pin on DC power source. Screw the connector snugly into place.
3. Attach the YELLOW -48 volt wire to the -48 volt pin on the DC power source.
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Figure 1.4: DC power connection