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Meru Controller

Installation Guide
Release 3.6

Copyright © Meru Networks, Inc., 2003–2009. All rights reserved. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

May 2009

Document Number:882-60036 Rev C Rel 3.6MR6-270 Ver 7 Controller Install

Contents
About This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ix
Audience . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix What’s New In This Edition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix Other Sources of Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Meru Publications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . External References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Typographic Conventions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . x x x x

Contacting Meru . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Meru Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Customer Services and Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xi Compliance Information . . . . Electromagnetic Emission . . Immunity . . . . . . . . Safety . . . . . . . . . FCC Compliance for Controllers MC5000 Compliance Information . Electromagnetic Emission . . Immunity . . . . . . . . Safety . . . . . . . . . FCC Compliance for Controllers European Union (EU) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii . xii . xii . xii . xiii . xiv . xiv . xiv . xv . xv . xvi

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Chapter 1

Meru Controller Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Controller Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2 5 7 8 9 MC5000 Controller Chassis Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MC4100 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MC3000 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MC1000 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MC500 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Comparison of Controller Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Chapter 2

Installing the MC4100, MC3000, MC1000 and MC500 Controllers11
Controller Package. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Preparing for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Safety Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Electrical Cautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Preventing ESD Damage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

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Rack-Mount Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powering Off the Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED Status Indicators . . . . . . . . Controller LED Status Indicators . . . Ethernet LED Status Indicators . . . . Navigating the Status Panel Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Chapter 3

Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Preparing for Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Safety Information . . . Electrical Cautions . . Preventing ESD Damage Rack-Mount Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 22 22 22 23 23 27 30 30 30 31 32 34 34 35 35 36

MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . About the Shelf Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Powering Off the Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . LED Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Controller LED Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ethernet LED Status Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Installing the MC5000 Accelerator Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis. . . . . . . . MC5000 Controller Blade Insertion and Removal . Replacing the MC5000 Communications Module . Replacing MC5000 Chassis Power Supplies . . . Replacing MC5000 Fans . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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List of Figures
Figure 1 MC5000 Chassis Components (Front View) .................................... 3 Figure 2 MC5000 Chassis (Rear View) ..................................................... 4 Figure 3 MC4100 Chassis (Front view) .................................................... 5 Figure 4 LCD Navigation Tree .............................................................. 6 Figure 5 MC4100 Back ....................................................................... 6 Figure 6 MC3000 Front Panel ............................................................... 7 Figure 7 MC3000 Rear Panel ................................................................ 7 Figure 8 MC1000 Front Panel ............................................................... 8 Figure 9 MC1000 Back Panel ............................................................... 8 Figure 10 MC500 Front Panel ............................................................... 9 Figure 11 MC500 Rear Panel ................................................................ 9 Figure 12 RJ-45 Status Indicators ......................................................... 18 Figure 13 Navigating the MC1000 and MC3000 Status Panel Information ........... 19 Figure 14 Navigating the MC4100 Status Panel Information ........................... 19 Figure 15 MC5000 Controller Blade Ports ................................................ 25 Figure 16 MC5000 Chassis (Rear View) ................................................... 26 Figure 17 Shelf Manager Status LED Location and Description ....................... 28 Figure 18 Shelf Manager Alarm Panel LEDs .............................................. 29 Figure 19 RJ-45 Status Indicators ......................................................... 31 Figure 20 Accelerator Card With Fiber and Copper Connector ....................... 33 Figure 21 MC5000 Blade .................................................................... 33 Figure 22 Two Power Supplies within Power Supply Bay .............................. 35 Figure 23 Partially Inserted Power Supply ............................................... 36 Figure 24 Partially Inserted Fan ........................................................... 36

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........... 10 14 16 17 17 18 26 31 31 © 2009 Meru Networks............................ Inc........... MC1000 and MC3000 POST Results ....................... MC5000 LED Status Information ......................... MC500 LED Status Information.......... List of Tables vii ................................................ MC1000 and MC3000 LED Status Information .............................. MC4100 LED Status Information ................................... MC5000 Controller Blade POST Results ............................... Ethernet Status Information .............List of Tables Table Table Table Table Table Table Table Table Table 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Controller Feature Comparison .................... Ethernet Status Information ...........................................................................................................

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including: — ESSIDs — WEP Network Security (optional) — 802. This guide also includes the hardware installation for all controllers. which includes the MC5000 Chassis Controller. Inc. however familiarity with the following concepts are helpful in configuring your Meru Controller: Network administration.About This Guide This guide describes the features of the Meru Controller family. MC4100. Audience This guide is intended for system or network administrators responsible for installing the Meru Controller. MC1000. and MC500 models. including: — Internet Protocol (IP) addressing and routing — Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) — Configuring Layer 2 switches (if required by your switch) IEEE 802.6 controller guide includes the following new information: MC4100 Controller MC5000 Accelerator Card © 2009 Meru Networks.509 certificates What’s New In This Edition This 3. The term controller is used interchangeably throughout this document to apply to all controllers when there are no differences between the models. About This Guide ix . MC3000. A detailed understanding of networking is not required.11 (Wi-Fi) concepts.1X — RADIUS — WPA — X.

Meru Publications Meru System Director Release Notes Meru Access Point and Radio Switch Installation Guide Meru System Director Getting Started Guide Meru System Director Configuration Guide Meru System Director Command Reference External References Stevens. M. Calif. and external references. The Definitive Guide. TCP/IP Illustrated. Typographic Conventions This document uses the following typographic conventions to help you locate and identify information: Note: Provides extra information.S. Note that Backup Controller for AP and N+1 can both be operating at the same time. and hints regarding the topic. Caution! Identifies important information about actions that could result in damage to or loss of data. Other Sources of Information Additional information is available in the following Meru publications and Web site. 1994. Mass. . Gast. Inc. R. O’Reilly and Associates.see “Configuring Option 43” in the Redundancy chapter of the Meru System Director Configuration Guide. W.Other Sources of Information The new Backup Controller option is not covered here . The Protocols.11 Wireless Networks. Volume 1. or could cause the application to behave in unexpected ways. Sebastopol. 802. Reading. Addison-Wesley. 2002. x Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. tips.

com. Contacting Meru Meru Web Site You can visit Meru Networks on the Internet at this URL: http://www. Email can be sent to support@merunetworks. Inc. contact Meru Customer Services and Support 24 hours a day at +1-888-637-8952 (+1-888-Meru-WLA(N)) or +1-408-215-5305. Meru Customer Services and Support provide end users and channel partners with the following: Telephone technical support Software update support Spare parts and repair service RMA Procedures Contact Meru Customer Services and Support for a Return Material Authorization (RMA) for any Meru equipment.merunetworks. Please have the following available when making a call: Company and contact information Equipment model and serial numbers Meru software release and revision numbers (for example.0-35) A description of the symptoms the problem is manifesting Network configuration © 2009 Meru Networks. About This Guide xi .Contacting Meru Warning! Identifies critical information about actions that could result in equipment failure or bodily harm. 3.com Click the Support menu button to view Meru Customer Services and Support information.0. Customer Services and Support For assistance.

Electromagnetic Compatibility. Electromagnetic Emission FCC Part 15 Class A EN 55022/CISPR 22 Class A VCCI Class A EN 61000-3-2. Conducted Disturbances Induced by Radio Frequency Fields EN 61000-4-8. 60950-1-03.Compliance Information Compliance Information All hardware complies with the standards listed in this section. Electromagnetic Emission ICES-003. 1A. . Inc. Surge EN 61000-4-6. input rated 100-240V. 50/60Hz.5A minimum (MC500 only) Tma: 25 degrees C (MC500 only) xii Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. Radiated.2 no. Voltage Fluctuation & Flicker EN 61000-6-3. 12Vdc/1. first edition IEC/EN60950-1. first edition Voltage ratings: 5Vdc/3A. Power Frequency Magnetic Field EN 61000-4-11. Generic Standard EN 55024. Immunity Characteristics EN 61000-4-2. outputs rated 5Vdc/5A. Electrical Fast Transient EN 61000-4-5. 12Vdc/750mA (MC500 only) Listed Class II power adapter. Electromagnetic Field EN 61000-4-4. first edition CSA C22. Power Line Harmonics EN 61000-3-3. Radio Frequency. Electromagnetic Compatibility · Immunity EN 61000-6-1. short interruptions and voltage variations Safety UL 60950-1. ESD EN 61000-4-3. Voltage dips.

When such trouble occurs. radio disturbance may arise. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Changes or modifications to these products not authorized by Meru Networks could void the FCC Certification and negate your authority to operate the product.Regulatory Information FCC Compliance for Controllers This equipment has been tested and complies with the requirements for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of FCC rules. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. Caution! Regulatory Information CISPR 22 CLASS Warning This is a Class A product. About This Guide xiii . Japan VCCI © 2009 Meru Networks. uses. in which case. If this equipment is used in a domestic environment. this product may cause radio interference. . if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual. the user may be required to take corrective actions. VCCI This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). the user may be required to take adequate measures. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment This equipment generates. the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. Inc. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference. in which case. In a domestic environment.

Electromagnetic Compatibility Immunity EN 61000-6-1.MC5000 Compliance Information Korea MC5000 Compliance Information All MC5000 hardware complies with the standards listed in this section. Electrical Fast Transient EN 61000-4-5. Electromagnetic Compatibility. Electromagnetic Field EN 61000-4-4. ESD EN 61000-4-3. short interruptions and voltage variations xiv Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. Radiated. Voltage dips. . Immunity Characteristics EN 61000-4-2. Power Frequency Magnetic Field EN 61000-4-11. Inc. Radio Frequency. Generic Standard EN 55024. Electromagnetic Emission FCC Part 15 Class A EN 55022/CISPR 22 Class A VCCI Class A EN 61000-3-2. Electromagnetic Emission ICES-003. Voltage Fluctuation & Flicker EN 61000-6-3. Power Line Harmonics EN 61000-3-3. Conducted Disturbances Induced by Radio Frequency Fields EN 61000-4-8. Surge EN 61000-4-6.

These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment This equipment generates. . first edition FCC Compliance for Controllers This equipment has been tested and complies with the requirements for a Class A digital device pursuant to Part 15 of FCC rules. if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual. first edition CSA C22.2 no. © 2009 Meru Networks. the user may be required to take corrective actions. radio disturbance may arise. 60950-1-03. If this equipment is used in a domestic environment. first edition IEC/EN60950-1. CISPR 22 CLASS Warning This is a Class A product. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. Japan VCCI This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference by Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. About This Guide xv . Inc. uses.MC5000 Compliance Information Safety UL 60950-1. in which case. the user may be required to take adequate measures. In a domestic environment. Caution! Changes or modifications to these products not authorized by Meru Networks could void the FCC Certification and negate your authority to operate the product. the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. When such trouble occurs. this product may cause radio interference. in which case.

xvi Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. for connection to an IT Power System. To ensure safe operation of this equipment.MC5000 Compliance Information European Union (EU) This equipment is suitable for connection to an IT system.190 in./5mm) ring lug crimped to 12 AWG minimum hook-up wire. Ring lug is secured to stud using the kep nuts. Connection to the ground stud is made using a #10 (0. Inc. provide a protective earth ground connection to the ground stud located at the rear of the unit. .

MC3000. Meru Controller Introduction 1 . Meru Controllers scale to meet performance requirements from small to large enterprises. Chapter sections describe the features that are common to all models and those that are specific to each model. The following sections are included in this chapter: Controller Features MC5000 Controller Chassis Features MC4100 Features MC3000 Features MC1000 Features MC500 Features Comparison of Controller Features © 2009 Meru Networks. Inc. which includes the MC5000 Chassis Controller. MC4100. MC1000. This chapter introduces the controllers. including support for connecting remote locations with a small number of Access Point that may or may not include a local controller.Chapter 1 Meru Controller Introduction Meru Controllers provide the central management and intelligence of an enterprise’s wireless LAN networking environment. and MC500 models.

The easy-to-use Web UI configuration tools simplify initial deployment and provide an overview of the network for monitoring performance and locating trouble spots and alarm condition originators. and location-based applications. For a High-Availability solution. over-the-air QoS for converged data. is available to provide redundancy for a cluster of up to five controllers. and troubleshooting the system. Meru Controllers can be deployed in a redundant configuration providing failover services. configuration. . for WLAN availability. including a data center or wiring closet. and two fan trays. The MC5000 blade can also be upgraded with the AMC accelerator module to increase the Ethernet port count to 4. running these services. System Director software supports the plug-and-play deployment of APs and can automatically configure settings that provide optimal WLAN performance. Meru Controllers can be deployed anywhere in the network. voice. The System Director software provides a centralized element management system (accessed from the Web UI) and Command Line Interface (CLI) for monitoring. MC5000 Controller Chassis Features The MC5000 Controller Chassis is a multi-slot enclosure that holds up to five independently functioning MC5000 Controller blades. As well. System Director software provides a set of extensible services for security. The MC5000 Controller Chassis includes one shelf manager card. An additional shelf manager card and power supply are available as options that can be added for redundancy. Meru Controllers manage AP power adjustments and load balancing for uninterrupted wireless connectivity. controller blades can be added as the site requires. zero-loss handoff mobility. Inc.Controller Features Controller Features All Meru Controllers run the System Director software that centrally manages and monitors Access Point (APs). and video networks. As it is completely modular. depending on the site requirements. The controllers. The CLI also provides commands to set up and fine tune all aspects of the configuration. System Director can leverage an existing Ethernet Layer 2/3 infrastructure and provide wireless services to all standards-based 802. and performance to 4 Gbps line rate. centrally manage and coordinate wireless traffic on all APs. RF planning.11 wireless client devices. 2 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. one power supply. An optional software feature module. N+1 Redundant Controller. as well as tools for monitoring and troubleshooting the WLAN down to the packet level. The MC5000 Controller Chassis is a scalable solution well suited for large-scale deployments.

MC5000 Controller Chassis Features Each MC5000 Controller blade in the chassis is configured and operates as a fullyfunctional. The MC5000 Controller Chassis is well suited for redundant controller configurations using either the standard N+1 feature (with 1 master and 1 backup controller) or the optional N+1 Redundant Controller feature (one slave controller for up to four master controllers). Each controller blade must be configured with a separate management IP address. Controllers can be configured and managed using the System Director Web UI. as described in the Dual Ethernet feature in System Director documentation. Dual Ethernet port functionality is supported if the second port is configured. and so forth. and with the optional accelerator module. Per-User Firewall. Complete support of System Director standard and optional features such as N+1 Redundant Controller. Meru Controller Introduction 00219 3 . The MC5000 Controller Chassis supports: A maximum of five MC5000 Controller blades Each MC5000 Controller blade supports a maximum of 200 APs. Figure 1: MC5000 Chassis Components (Front View) Grounding Plug Shelf Manager MC5000 Controller Blade Slots 5 4 3 2 1 Power Supply Bay Fan Tray Fan Tray © 2009 Meru Networks. Inc. Dual-Ethernet. stand-alone controller running System Director. as performed in the setup procedure in the Meru System Director Getting Started Guide. a maximum of 300 APs.

.MC5000 Controller Chassis Features Figure 2: MC5000 Chassis (Rear View) Input A Power Switch Input A Power Port 00213 Grounding Screws Input B Power Switch and Port 4 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. Inc.

The USB port is used for recovery purposes. © 2009 Meru Networks. When power is on. Inc.MC4100 Features MC4100 Features The MC4100 controller supports medium and large-scale deployments with Ethernet network connectivity up to 4 Gps line rate supporting as many as 300 Access Points and 3000 clients. Meru Controller Introduction 00220 5 . These ports are for future use. Logically. you cannot place a management address for out of band management on the X1 or X2 ports. the LCD screen and LCD buttons glow blue. control. At this time. Use the four LCD buttons to navigate through the LCD functions illustrated in the following tree. Figure 3: MC4100 Chassis (Front view) LCD MC 4100 Activity Link Indicator Indicator G1 G2 G3 G4 G1 G2 G3 G4 USB CONSOLE X1 X2 Power USB LED Power Port indicator 1G Ethernet DB9 Ports (X1. after bonding the ports are the same as the current MC1000/MC3000 where there are either 1 or 2 Etherports for N+1. Port bonding is configured using the command bonding single (for all ports into a single logical port of 4G) or bonding dual (for 2 ports each with 2G where G1-G2 are bonded together and G3-G4 are bonded together). X2) Serial future use Console Port Link Activity Indicator Indicator Use the ports marked G1 through G4 for management. and data.

MC4100 Features Figure 4: LCD Navigation Tree The first time that MC4100 is turned on. Inc.2 per power supply 6 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. 00221 . you must turn on the two back power switches shown below before powering on with the power button on the front panel. Figure 5: MC4100 Back 2 Power Connectors 2 On/Off Power Switches 4 Fans .

gigabit scalability in its Ethernet interface. Figure 1 and Figure 2 show the front and the back of the MC3000. Meru Controller Introduction 00020 7 . Inc. Figure 6: MC3000 Front Panel Down Arrow G2 Speed Activity/Link LEDs 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port G1 Navigational Keys Right Arrow Power/Status LEDs LCD Informational Panel Left Arrow Serial Port Up Arrow G1 Speed Activity/Link LEDs G2 (reserved) 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port Figure 7: MC3000 Rear Panel Air Outlets Fan Power Inlet Power Switch © 2009 Meru Networks.MC3000 Features MC3000 Features The MC3000 is designed for large-scale enterprise deployments and provides comprehensive security. and reliable performance. The MC3000 can support up to 150 Access Point. service flexibility.

Figure 8: MC1000 Front Panel Down Arrow Right Arrow Power/Status LEDs G2 Speed Link/Activity LEDs 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port G2 Navigational Keys LCD Informational Panel Left Arrow Serial Port Up Arrow G1 Speed Link/Activity LEDs G1 10/100/1000 Ethernet Port Figure 9: MC1000 Back Panel Air Outlets Fan Power Power inlet switch 8 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. Inc. The MC1000 supports up to 30 APs. . and affordable performance. gigabit Ethernet interface scalability.MC1000 Features MC1000 Features The MC1000 is optimized for medium-scale enterprises and education customers providing Layer 1-4 security. The front and back of the MC1000 are shown in Figure 3 and Figure 4.

Fast Ethernet. Figure 10: MC500 Front Panel Power LED LAN2 Speed/Activity LED Power On/Off Button LAN1 Speed/Activity LED Figure 11: MC500 Rear Panel Reset Button LAN2 10/100 Ethernet Port (reserved) LAN1 10/100 Ethernet Port Power Inlet Serial Port © 2009 Meru Networks.3" H by 9.5" W by 5.8" D and it is powered by an external power brick.MC500 Features MC500 Features The MC500 is designed for small-scale site deployments. The MC500 small footprint is 1. Inc. such as small offices or Remote branch sites. It supports customers requiring Layer 1-4 security. The front and back of the MC500 are shown in Figure 5 and Figure 6. The MC500 can support up to 5 APs. Meru Controller Introduction 00163 00164 9 . and affordable performance.

Comparison of Controller Features Comparison of Controller Features A comparison of the features for the Meru Controllers is provided in Table 1. Table 1: Controller Feature Comparison Controller Model MC500 MC1000 MC3000 MC4100 MC5000 Controller Blade w/Accelerator Module Maximum Ethernet Connections 1 (supporting 10/100 Mbps) 2 (supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps) 2 (supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps) 4 (supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps) 2 (supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps) 4 (supporting 10/100/1000 Mbps) Supported APs Up to 5 Up to 30 Up to 150 Up to 300 Up to 200 Up to 300 10 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. Inc. .

© 2009 Meru Networks. MC3000. In this case. MC1000 and MC500 Controllers 11 . you may have ordered an Accelerator Card for the MC5000. you should also have ordered either copper or fiber GBICs (Gigabit Interface Converter) for the Accelerator Card. MC1000 and MC500 Controllers This chapter describes how to install and configure the controllers for operation with Meru access points.Chapter 2 Installing the MC4100. and includes the following sections: Controller Package Preparing for Installation Safety Information Controller Installation Powering Off the Controller LED Status Indicators Installing the MC5000 Installing the MC5000 Accelerator Card Controller Package The controller package contains the following: Controller Controller mounting kit (if applicable) CD-ROM containing the System Director documentation In addition. MC3000. Installing the MC4100. Inc.

and 1 stop bit (115200 8N1). IP configuration settings for the controller (static or dynamic IP address and netmask. If this is not provided by the switch. or. then PoE power injectors can be used between the switch and the access points. no parity. 12 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. make sure you have the following: Element Requirement WLAN equipment One or two controllers (two. AC power for the switch and the controller. MC4100 has two power supplies and needs two power wall outlets. Serial terminal running at 115200 baud. After initial configuration.1X security. . Serial cable with DB-9 female connectors. gateway server) Ethernet switch Power over Ethernet Power Null modem cable Ethernet cabling Administration console Controller IP settings RADIUS server (optional) IP address and passphrase for a RADIUS server providing 802. optionally.3af-compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE). Inc. the SSH (Secure Shell) protocol or telnet can be used to communicate with the controller. CAT5 Ethernet cable. if installing a redundant configuration) The required number of APs Layer 2 switches or a mix of Layer 3 and Layer 2 100/1000BaseT switches with sufficient ports for the controller and all of the access points Each access point must have access to 802. 8 bits. RJ-45 cable.Preparing for Installation Preparing for Installation Before you begin the installation.

Warning! ESD protection must be used during hardware installation. MC3000. Reliable earthing—Maintain reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment.Safety Information Safety Information Electrical Cautions Caution! Use only the power cable provided with your controllers. Circuit overloading—Consider the connection of the controller to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of the circuits might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Mechanical loading—Make sure the controller is installed so that the mechanical load on the device is evenly distributed. use of power strips). Inc. Inspect the power cord and determine if it provides the proper plug and is appropriately certified for use with your electrical system. Pay attention to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for example. Reduced air flow—Install the controller in a rack so that there is adequate airflow and ventilation for the controller to operate safely. Consideration should be given to the equipment nameplate ratings. MC1000 and MC500 Controllers 13 . Failure to properly use grounding straps when handling the controller could lead to ESD damage. the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment might be greater than room ambient temperature. © 2009 Meru Networks. as required by your national electrical codes or ordinances. make sure the environment is compatible with the maximum operating ambient temperature. Rack-Mount Safety When installing the controllers into an equipment rack. consider the following to ensure that the controller is operating safely: Elevated operating ambient temperature—If you install the controller in a closed or multi-unit rack. When installing the controller. Installing the MC4100. Discard the cord if it is inappropriate for your country’s electrical system and obtain the proper cord from Meru. Preventing ESD Damage Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage equipment and its electrical circuitry.

3. Ensuring proper ground should always be the first connection to the controller during installation.Controller Installation Controller Installation The form factor for the MC3000 and MC1000 controllers are 1U chassis that have been designed for a 19" rack. first turn on both power supplies on the back of the chassis (see Figure 5). To install the controller: 1. Connect the power cord to the chassis and a wall outlet. then press the power button on the front left of the unit. 2. Airflow enters from the front chassis and exits through the back. you have not turned on all 3 switches.If the MC4100 beeps continuously. Make the ground connection. The MC500 is a mini-desktop unit that may be placed in a convenient location in a small office or data center. . Care should be taken to ensure that there are no obstructions around the controller chassis that could reduce or block airflow. For the MC4100. Insert the chassis into the chosen rack location and mount the unit. For the MC1000 and MC3000. The MC4100 has a 2 U chassis. Inc. choose a location in the rack that accepts the clearance for a 1U high chassis. Press the power switch to the On position for the MC500. controller status is normal CMOS error DRAM error Video (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue 14 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. 4. MC1000 and MC3000. Note: The power cord(s) provided with the controllers is for use only with that Meru Networks product. the Power On System Test runs and completes with one of the following codes. depending on the system status. If you opt to install the controller in a rack. It is not for use with any other Meru Networks product or other brands of equipment. The MC500 is powered by a separate power adapter. Table 2: MC1000 and MC3000 POST Results Beep Code 1 Short beep 2 Short beeps One long and one short beep One long and two short beeps Description Normal POST.

Powering Off the Controller Table 2: MC1000 and MC3000 POST Results One long and three short beeps One long and nine short beeps Continuous long beep Repeating short beeps Keyboard/Keyboard card error ROM error DRAM problem There are some problem with the Power source. initiate the setup command (login and password are both admin). 6. From the console. as described in the “Performing an Initial Setup” section of the Meru System Director Getting Started Guide. On the PC or laptop. To configure the controller. Inc. The hardware installation is now complete. 5. The command gracefully brings the controller down to a state where power can safely be removed using the power switch. Caution! Failure to use the poweroff controller command before removing power from the controller can cause Flash card corruption and result in the controller becoming non-operational. as described in the remaining sections of the Meru System Director Getting Started Guide. Installing the MC4100. Powering Off the Controller Should it become necessary to power off the controller. Perform controller configuration and ESS configuration. set up a serial connection from a PC or laptop to the MC5000 Controller blade using the Console port. MC3000. © 2009 Meru Networks. set up an ANSI or VT100 compatible terminal session with the following settings: — 115200 baud — 8 bits — no parity — 1 stop bit — no flow control 7. it is recommended you use the CLI command poweroff controller before switching the controller off with the Power On/Off switch. MC1000 and MC500 Controllers 15 .

Controller LED Status Indicators The controller status indicator LEDs are located on the front of the chassis. but one of the dual-redundant power supplies has a failure and needs to be replaced. Each of the MC4100 G1-G4 ports has a link LED on the right of the port and an activity LED on the left of the port. 16 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. Inc. Table 3: MC4100 LED Status Information LED Color Description Unlit Power Green solid Red solid Unit is off Unit is on. There is also a solid green light to the right of all four ports that indicates the power of the network accelerator (this should always be solid green). . located on the front of the chassis.LED Status Indicators LED Status Indicators Monitor the status of the controller and the Ethernet connection using the various LED status indicators. power good Unit is on. The description of the LED states are shown in the following tables. as shown in the figures in the previous chapter.

MC3000. Inc.LED Status Indicators Table 4: MC1000 and MC3000 LED Status Information LED Color Description Power Amber Solid Unlit Unlit Green Unlit Green solid Amber solid Unlit Green solid Green blinking Powered on Powered off Unimplemented Unimplemented LAN Speed 10 Mbps LAN Speed 100 Mbps LAN Speed 1000 Mbps Link Down/ No Activity Link Up Rx/Tx Activity Status G1 10/100/1000 Link/Act Table 5: MC500 LED Status Information LED Color Description Power Green blinking Green solid Unlit Unlit Red solid Unlit Red solid Unlit Amber blinking Powered on While booting or after shutdown Powered off 100 Mbps Link Down 100 Mbps Link Up 10 Mbps Link Down 10 Mbps Link Up No Activity Rx/Tx Activity 100 10 Act © 2009 Meru Networks. MC1000 and MC500 Controllers 17 . Installing the MC4100.

18 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. The following diagrams show the structural organization of the information.LED Status Indicators Ethernet LED Status Indicators The RJ-45 connector provides information about the Ethernet connection. the button pointing right moves down and the button pointing left moves right. Note: The layout of the navigational buttons are not intuitive. . Figure 12: RJ-45 Status Indicators Link present Ethernet activity Table 6: Ethernet Status Information LED Activity 00129 Description Network Status Green solid Green blinking Off Network connection Network activity 10 MB/second 100 MB/second 1000 MB/second Port Speed Green Yellow Navigating the Status Panel Information The MC1000. the button pointing up moves left and the button pointing down moves up. and MC4100 LCD status panels on the front of the chassis displays information about the system and the network. For example. MC3000. Inc. Use the up and down navigational buttons to move from one level to the next and the left and right buttons to move through items on the same level. Refer to Figure 4 for a description of these buttons.

MC3000. Installing the MC4100. Inc.LED Status Indicators Figure 13: Navigating the MC1000 and MC3000 Status Panel Information Left or Right Arrow Key Controller Information Date and Time Up Arrow Key Host Name Default Gateway IP Address Meru Networks. Inc. MC1000 or MC3000 Running System Menu Network Menu Figure 14: Navigating the MC4100 Status Panel Information © 2009 Meru Networks. MC1000 and MC500 Controllers 00106 Software Version Serial Number System ID Physical Address Down Arrow Key 19 .

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Inc.3af-compliant Power over Ethernet (PoE). configure. If this is not provided by the switch. make sure you have the following: Element Requirement One MC5000 Controller Chassis WLAN equipment One to five MC5000 Controller Blades The required number of APs Ethernet switch Layer 2 switches or a mix of Layer 3 and Layer 2 100/1000BaseT switches with sufficient ports for the controllers and access points Each access point must have access to 802.Chapter 3 Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller This chapter describes how to install. then PoE power injectors can be used between the switch and the access points. and maintain the MC5000 Chassis Controller for operation with Access Point. and includes the following sections: Preparing for Installation Safety Information MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation Powering Off the Controller LED Status Indicators Installing the MC5000 Accelerator Card Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Preparing for Installation Before you begin the installation. Power over Ethernet © 2009 Meru Networks. Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 21 .

. Warning! ESD protection must be used during hardware installation. Inc. Preventing ESD Damage Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage equipment and its electrical circuitry.1X security. 22 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. Inspect the power cord and determine if it provides the proper plug and is appropriately certified for use with your electrical system. gateway server) Administration console Controller IP settings RADIUS server (optional) IP address and passphrase for a RADIUS server providing 802. 8 bits. no parity. Discard the cord if it is inappropriate for your country’s electrical system and obtain the proper cord from Meru. as required by your national electrical codes or ordinances. and 1 stop bit (115200 8N1). RJ-45 cable CAT5 Ethernet cable. IP configuration settings for the controller (static or dynamic IP address and netmask. Safety Information Electrical Cautions Caution! Use only the power cable provided with your MC5000 Controller Chassis. the SSH2 (Secure Shell) protocol or telnet can be used to communicate with the controller. Serial terminal running at 115200 baud. After initial configuration.Safety Information Element Requirement Power Null modem cable Ethernet cabling AC power for the switch and the controller. Failure to properly use grounding straps when handling the controller could lead to ESD damage.

The following must be considered when installing the chassis in a rack: © 2009 Meru Networks. the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment might be greater than room ambient temperature. use of power strips). make sure the environment is compatible with the maximum operating ambient temperature.MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation Rack-Mount Safety When installing the MC5000 Chassis Controller into an equipment rack. For the initial installation. Consideration should be given to the equipment nameplate ratings. if so desired. Reduced air flow—Install the MC5000 Chassis Controller in a rack so that there is adequate airflow and ventilation to operate safely.6 documentation CD 2. The MC5000 Controller Chassis can be set on a flat surface or rack-mounted in a standard 19” telco rack. Install the MC5000 Chassis in a 19” standard rack. Inc. and power supply — Chassis power cord — Number of Controller blades that were ordered — Release 3. consider the following to ensure that it is operating safely: Elevated operating ambient temperature—If you install the MC5000 Chassis Controller in a closed or multi-unit rack. Reliable earthing—Maintain reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment. Mechanical loading—Make sure the MC5000 Chassis Controller is installed so that the mechanical load on the device is evenly distributed. 2 fans. Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 23 . When installing the MC5000 Chassis Controller. Pay attention to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for example. The MC5000 Controller blades and Chassis frame are packaged separately. use the following procedure: 1. MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation Perform the procedures in the following sections to install and configure the MC5000 Controller Chassis. Circuit overloading—Consider the connection of the MC5000 Chassis Controller to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of the circuits might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Unpack the shipping containers and verify the following items are included: — MC5000 Chassis with installed Shelf Manager card(s).

and can be damaged if not handled in accordance with approved ESD guidelines. Slots are numbered starting with 1 on the bottom and 5 on top (just below the Shelf Manager). move the MC5000 Chassis to the rack or cabinet where it will be installed. Inc. Electrostatic Discharge—The blades contain ESD-sensitive devices. Installing an MC5000 chassis is a 2-person task. Reduced Air Flow—Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount of air flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised. To properly ground yourself. Attach a ground wire to the MC5000 Chassis and to a grounded location. remove the filler panel by unscrewing the panel screws. Reliable Earthing—Reliable earthing of rack mounted equipment should be maintained. Mechanical Loading—Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not created due to uneven mechanical loading.MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation — Elevated Operating Ambient Temperature—If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack — — — — assembly. For the slot where the MC5000 Controller blade will installed. Do not remove any blade from its ESD packaging until you are ready to install it in the MC5000 chassis. Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (such as using a power strip and so forth). Ensure that all mounting screws (both sides) are installed to secure the MC5000 Chassis to the mounting rails. 4. To install an MC5000 Controller blade: a. b. To install MC5000 Chassis in rack. Therefore. the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient. Circuit Overloading—Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading circuits might have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. and a fully loaded chassis Warning! weighs up to 75 pounds. . Remove any packing materials from the chassis. 24 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. a. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern. 3. Caution! c. The base chassis with filler panels weighs 50 pounds. Insert the MC5000 Controller blade by following the directions MC5000 Controller Blade Insertion and Removal. At least 2 installers are required to do this task safely. Lift the MC5000 Chassis into position and attach the chassis to the rack rails. Store the filler panel in a safe place. consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the manufacturer's maximum rated ambient temperature (Tmra) of 40oC (104oF). attach a grounding strap to the grounding plug on the front (top left corner) of the MC5000 Chassis. b.

(Input B is the optional power supply. depending on the type of network configuration that is required. 6. Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 00211 25 . 7. The Ethernet connections on the MC5000 Controller blades can be configured to the same subnet or different subnets.MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation Caution! Seating this blade properly can be tricky and the Controller will not boot if seated improperly. if it has been purchased. as described in the Meru System Director Getting Started Guide. connect it to the Secondary Ethernet port indicated in the figure above. Inc. Be sure to look at the directions. Connect the first Ethernet cable to the primary Ethernet port (the left-most Ethernet port) on the front of the MC5000 Controller blade and to a switch. 5. Connect the power cord to the Input A Power Port on back of the chassis and to the wall AC power source. Configure the Switch settings for connection to MC5000 Controller Blade interfaces running N+1 and/or Dual Ethernet—Redundant mode to the following settings: — Spanning Tree link type = Point-to-point — MAC aging time for native VLAN of Controller = 10s — Forward delay timer for Controller VLAN = 4s — Port settings = Portfast Figure 15: MC5000 Controller Blade Ports Serial Port Primary Ethernet Port Secondary Ethernet Port If a secondary Ethernet connection is required.) © 2009 Meru Networks.

9. Power up the chassis by flipping the Input A On/Off switch on the back of the chassis to On. Ensure that the fans are running. Table 7: MC5000 Controller Blade POST Results Beep Code 1 Short beep 2 Short beeps One long and one short beep One long and two short beeps One long and three short beeps Description Normal POST. and cool air is flowing through the chassis.MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation Figure 16: MC5000 Chassis (Rear View) Input A Power Switch Input A Power Port 00213 Grounding Screws Input B Power Switch and Port 8. depending on the system status. Press the power switch to the On position. Inc. . The Power On System Test runs and completes with one of the following codes. controller status is normal CMOS error DRAM error Video (Mono/CGA Display Circuitry) issue Keyboard/Keyboard card error 26 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks.

About the Shelf Manager The Shelf Manager monitors the power. Status is visible via the LEDs located on the shelf manager blade and on the Shelf Alarm Panel. shown in location 9 in the following figure. initiate the setup command (login and password are both admin). 13. you must connect to the MC5000 Controller blade using the Serial port. Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 27 . The green LED. © 2009 Meru Networks. 11. as described in the “Performing an Initial Setup” section of the Meru System Director Getting Started Guide. as described in the remaining sections of the Meru System Director Getting Started Guide. set up an ANSI or VT100 compatible terminal session with the following settings: — 115200 baud — 8 bits — no parity — 1 stop bit — no flow control 12. Inc. Perform controller configuration and ESS configuration. located in the center of the Shelf Manager blade. The Shelf Manager LED location and status are shown in the following figure. From the console. 10. displays with normal operation. For the initial controller configuration. On the PC or laptop.MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation Table 7: MC5000 Controller Blade POST Results One long and nine short beeps Continuous long beep Repeating short beeps ROM error DRAM problem There are some problem with the Power source. cooling and operation of the chassis. Set up a serial connection from a PC or laptop to the MC5000 Controller blade.

MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation Figure 17: Shelf Manager Status LED Location and Description 28 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. . Inc.

a power supply voltage may have a normal operating range to 4. Then. a support person can tell you which sensor triggered the alarm and how to reset the alarm after you fix the problem. and critical alarm. Inc. not from the Shelf Manager CLI. the appropriate alarm is raised. Each sensor monitored by the shelf manager has four defined operating ranges: normal . Dump SEL With Details: clia sel -v Display Management Processor Details: clia ipmc -v Display Sensors Outside of Normal Thresholds: clia sensordata -t Display the sensor values: clia sensordata Display Installed Firmware for Both Parts of Shelf Manager Flash Memory: version Display Chassis FRU Data for Chassis and Shelf Managers: — clia fruinfo -v 10 0 — clia fruinfo -v 12 0 — clia fruinfo -v 20 1 — clia fruinfo -v 20 2 Display Linux System Messages File: cat /var/log/messages Display Linux Boot Messages: dmesg Using the information from these logs. For more information about Shelf Manager. minor alarm.MC5000 Controller Chassis Installation Checking the Shelf Manager Alarm Panel LEDs The LEDs on the Shelf Manager Alarm Panel convey the status of the chassis alarms. Serial and Alarm Card Relays The incoming signals for the alarm board are SELV and are not more than 30V dc/1A the rating for the contact. © 2009 Meru Networks. gather the following information and then contact Meru support. Type the commands from the Unix prompts. see the Shelf Manager User Guide. Figure 18: Shelf Manager Alarm Panel LEDs For example. User alarms are currently neither used nor defined.9 to 5. Note that critical alarms can only be reset by removing and then reseating the blade. one of the three alarm LEDs lights. To find out which sensor indicated a problem. Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 29 . depending on how far out of range the current reading is. The easiest way is to capture this is to output to a file as you type the commands. major alarm.1V. When any one of the sensors deviates from normal.

it is recommended you use the CLI command poweroff controller before switching the controller off with the Power On/Off switch. Controller LED Status Indicators The controller status indicator LEDs are located on the front of the chassis. as shown in the figures in the previous chapter. 30 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. The command gracefully brings the controller down to a state where power can safely be removed using the power switch. LED Status Indicators Monitor the status of the controller and the Ethernet connection using the various LED status indicators. Caution! Failure to use the poweroff controller command before removing power from the controller can cause Flash card corruption and result in the controller becoming non-operational. located on the front of the chassis. .Powering Off the Controller Powering Off the Controller Should it become necessary to power off the controller. The description of the LED states are shown in the following tables. Inc.

Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 31 .LED Status Indicators Table 8: MC5000 LED Status Information LED Color Description Power Amber Solid Unlit Unlit Green Unlit Green solid Amber solid Unlit Green solid Green blinking Powered on Powered off Unimplemented Unimplemented LAN Speed 10 Mbps LAN Speed 100 Mbps LAN Speed 1000 Mbps Link Down/ No Activity Link Up Rx/Tx Activity Status G1 10/100/1000 Link/Act Ethernet LED Status Indicators The RJ-45 connector provides information about the Ethernet connection. Inc. Figure 19: RJ-45 Status Indicators Link present Ethernet activity Table 9: Ethernet Status Information LED Activity 00129 Description Network Status Green solid Green blinking Network connection Network activity © 2009 Meru Networks.

3Com. stop now. Because the connectors are optional. the card cannot operate without these SFP connectors. Instead of 200 APs.6 is already on the MC5000. The SFP ports support both Single Mode (SM) and Multi-mode (MM) fiber. You don’t need to do any installation. 300 are supported. If you are adding an accelerator card to an existing MC5000.6. When a multimode Accelerator Card is installed into an existing MC5000 blade. Caution! Your MC5000 using the Accelerator Card must be running System Director 3. You can mix copper and fiber SFP connectors on one Accelerator Card as shown in Figure 20. only one (either one) can be used at a time with the second slots are reserved for future use. the appropriate connecting cables will vary.6 because only this version of System Director supports the Accelerator Card. 32 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. The fiber module supports SFP (Small Form-Factor Pluggable) GBIC Modules and works with Nortel. the card is already installed in the blade. you also need either 1G copper or LC fiber SFP connectors for the connections. System Director 3. These are standard connectors and are not sold through Meru Networks. you do not have to upgrade System Director on the MC5000. and Cisco SFP GBIC. . In this case. Although there are two slots in a blade. first upgrade your MC500 to system director 3.Installing the MC5000 Accelerator Card LED Activity Description Off Port Speed Green Yellow 10 MB/second 100 MB/second 1000 MB/second Installing the MC5000 Accelerator Card If your accelerator card was shipped with an MC5000 blade. the blade’s user capacity increases from 1000 to 3000 users and also increases throughput speed from 1G (with all 4 ports aggregated) to 4G (with all 4 ports aggregated). To use the Accelerator Card. Inc.

Insert the Accelerator Card into the slot until it is seated. To configure link aggregation for these ports.6. Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 00211 33 . If your MC5000 is not running System Director 3. 6. Turn on the MC5000.Installing the MC5000 Accelerator Card Figure 20: Accelerator Card With Fiber and Copper Connector copper SFP fiber SFP fiber SFP 00226 To install the Accelerator Card. Remove the existing card from an MC5000 blade as indicated in Figure 21. this can cause damage to the blade. Remove the blade from the MC5000. Figure 21: MC5000 Blade standard 4 port gigabit card 5. The blade is hot-swappable but the accelerator card is not. follow these steps: 1. upgrade it following the directions in any System Director release note. 4. 3. Caution! Do not swap accelerator cards in an active blade. 2. see the directions for channel bonding in the Meru System Director Configuration Guide. © 2009 Meru Networks. Inc. Insert the SFPs into any or all of the four slots as shown in Figure 20.

Use both ejectors to disengage the MC5000 Controller blade from the backplane. Electrostatic Discharge—The blades contain ESD-sensitive devices. 34 Meru Controller Installation Guide © 2009 Meru Networks. 5. this means that the hot swap sequence is ready for the board removal. Pull the MC5000 Controller blade out of the chassis. You should hear a click as the blade engages with the backplane. 6. Insert the MC5000 Controller blade into the chassis until it makes contact with the backplane connectors.Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis The following tasks may be needed to maintain the MC5000 chassis: MC5000 Controller Blade Insertion and Removal Replacing the MC5000 Communications Module Replacing MC5000 Chassis Power Supplies Replacing MC5000 Fans MC5000 Controller Blade Insertion and Removal To install an MC5000 Controller blade in the MC5000 Chassis: 1. Do not remove any blade from its ESD packaging until you are ready to install it in the MC5000 chassis. 7. Caution! To remove an MC5000 Controller blade: 1. 3. 3. and can be damaged if not handled in accordance with approved ESD guidelines. 5. Carefully align the PCB edges in the bottom and top card guides. Replace the front panel slot. 2. Unlock both handle latches. Using both ejector handles. push the board into the backplane connectors until both ejectors latch into place. Power down the controller using the poweroff controller command. . Remove the filler panel of the slot. 4. Wait until the blue LED is fully ON (not blinking). Inc. Store in a safe location. 4. 2. Unscrew the two ejector handle screws on the MC5000 Controller blade front panel. Fasten screws next to the ejector handles. and the ejector handles should be parallel to the chassis.

3. The AMC acceleration module leverages the advanced features in System Director 3. An optional second power supply can be purchased. 2. 4. Push the blade right side ejector tab to the left to power on the blade. Figure 22: Two Power Supplies within Power Supply Bay Securing Screw 2. Power off the MC5000 blade by pushing the right side blade ejector tab to the left. Inc. unscrew the securing screw in the upper left corner of the power supply front. 5. pushing in until the module is seated into the blade. one power supply is shipped in the MC5000 Chassis. Unscrew the two screws on the power supply grille panel on the MC5000 chassis front. © 2009 Meru Networks. Remove any Ethernet cables that are connected to the communications ports. 6. 3.Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Replacing the MC5000 Communications Module An option is available for the MC5000 blade to increase Ethernet port count from 2 to 4 by replacing the standard communications module with the AMC acceleration module.6 such as Fastpath and port bonding to increase throughput and customize data delivery options. Connect the Ethernet cables to the Ethernet ports. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver. To remove an MC5000 Chassis power supply: 1. towards the center of the blade. and insert the module into the MC5000 blade. Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 35 . Grasp the black lever on the right side of the communications module and pull out to remove the module. pull the power supply out of the chassis. Grasping the power supply handle. This provides access to the power supply bay. Replacing MC5000 Chassis Power Supplies By default. This powers down the MC5000 blade. Locate the new module. The accelerator module can be installed with the following procedure: 1.

Replace the power supply grille panel on the MC5000 chassis front. 2. 2. secure the power supply to the chassis by tightening the securing screw on the power supply front. pull the fan out of the chassis. Push the replacement power supply into the chassis on the power supply guide rails. . Using the handle. Replacing MC5000 Fans To remove an MC5000 Chassis fan: 1. Figure 24: Partially Inserted Fan a 36 Meru Controller Installation Guide 00215 00216 © 2009 Meru Networks. Retighten the two panel screws. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver. Unscrew the two screws on the fan panel top and bottom. Inc. 3.Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Figure 23: Partially Inserted Power Supply To replace an MC5000 Chassis power supply: 1.

Secure the fan to the chassis by tightening the front panel top and bottom screws.Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis To replace an MC5000 Chassis fan: 1. Installing and Maintaining the MC5000 Chassis Controller 37 . Inc. 2. Push the fan into the chassis on the guide rails. © 2009 Meru Networks.

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