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Installing the WANJet 500 Platform


Installing the hardware

After you have reviewed the hardware requirements and become familiar with the WANJet 500, you can install the unit.

This chapter includes detailed instructions on installing and setting up the WANJet platform. The same instructions appear in a briefer format in the WANJet 500 Appliance Quick Start Card. If you have already followed the instructions on the card, and have completed the installation successfully, you may not need to read this chapter. It describes the same installation procedure in more detail.

Types of mounts

Two types of mounts are available for the WANJet 500: the standard front-rack mount that comes with the WANJet 500, and a rail mount that allows you to slide the unit in and out as needed. The installation of the WANJet 500 hardware differs depending on which type of mount you decide to use.

Whichever mount you are using, read the following general recommendations before installing the WANJet 500.

General recommendations for mounting a unit in a rack

We recommend that all units have 1U of extra space between them when mounted in a rack to allow for a rack mounting shelf, and to provide additional air circulation for cooling the unit.

Although not required, the 1U of space between units makes it easier to remove the unit from the rack in the event that the unit requires service. A 1U space between units also provides additional cable routing options.

We recommend that you allow about 4 inches (100 mm) of space from the front panel of the unit to the rack front or rack door. This provides enough room to route the cables without bending them excessively.

Warning

This product is sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD). We recommend that when handling the unit, use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment.

Installing the WANJet 500 hardware

To use the standard front mount to hold the WANJet 500 unit, follow the procedure in this section.

You may need a shelf or similar device to support the unit if a single person is installing the unit. To prevent personal injury or damage to the unit, we recommend having at least two people to perform the installation.

You can also install the unit onto any flat surface without having to install it into a rack. In that case, continue on to Powering up the WANJet 500 platform .

To install the unit into a standard-mount rack

  1. Attach the rack-mount ears to the unit, using four black screws per ear.
  2. If desired, attach the handles to the rack-mount ears using the provided screws.
  3. Lift the unit into place.
  4. Secure the unit using the four rack-mounting screws that are provided.
    You need to tighten the screws to secure the unit to the rack to provide adequate stability and to prevent the unit from falling out of the rack. Securing the unit to the rack with the screws also provides adequate grounding.

If the rack does not provide adequate support for the unit, you may need a shelf kit. We recommend that you use the shelf kit created by the rack manufacturer. (Some rack manufacturers provide shelf kits for their racks.)

Figure 2.1 shows the orientation of the WANJet 500 and the mounting screws for installation into a standard 19" rack.

 

 

Figure 2.1 Platform orientation for rack mounting

Figure 2.2 shows the WANJet 500 after it has been installed in the rack.

 

 

Figure 2.2 Platform installed in a 19" rack

Regardless of which mount type you use, complete the installation in this order:

  • Power on the unit
  • Configure the addresses on the WANJet platform
  • Connect the cables and other hardware

We recommend that you configure the addresses before connecting the platform to the network.

Powering up the WANJet 500 platform

After you have installed the WANJet 500 platform, you can power it up. Two power cords provide a redundant power supply.

To power up the WANJet platform

  1. Insert the two power cords into the two power supplies (numbers 5 and 6 in Figure 1.4 ) on the back of the WANJet platform.
  2. Plug each power cord into a separate power outlet (preferably to different power circuits).
  3. Press the power switch on the back of the unit (number 4 in Figure  1.4 ).
    The unit starts up, and you may hear a warning sound.

If one of the power cords is not connected, or fails, the unit continuously sounds a warning beep. To disable this sound, press the power supply alarm mute switch (number 3 in Figure 1.4 ).

When the appliance is running, the LCD displays the default IP address of 192.168.168.100. Wait approximately 10 more seconds for the operating system to finish loading.

Configuring the addresses

After the WANJet platform is powered on and started up, you need to do some minimal configuration, such as entering the WANJet appliance IP address, its subnet mask, and default gateway. You can configure the addresses in one of two ways:

  • Set the addresses using the four-key LCD keypad.
  • Set the addresses using the config command from a serial console or PC.

The advantage of using the LCD keypad is that you do not have to connect another computer to the platform. When you finish the initial configuration on the LCD, you can log in to the Web UI from your computer as you normally would to manage the device.

The advantage of using a serial console or PC is that the configuration is easier from the command line than it is using arrow keys on the LCD keypad. Connecting the console or PC is easy, and a few additional commands are available from the command line.

It is up to you which method you prefer. The following procedures describe both methods. The procedure on using the LCD describes minimal configuration only. For details on the using the LCD, see Operating the LCD panel . If you want to use the config command, skip to To set the addresses using a serial console or PC .

To set the addresses using the LCD keypad

  1. Locate the LCD display on the front of the WANJet 500 platform. It should show the default IP address.
  2. On the LCD keypad, press u.
    The LCD displays Menu, followed by >Admin.
  3. Press u.
    The LCD displays Admin, followed by >Configure.
  4. Press u.
    The LCD displays Configure, followed by >IP Address.
  5. Set the WANJet 500 IP address:
    1. Press u to display the IP address (default: 192.168.168.100).
    2. Press u to move from digit to digit in the address, and use p and q to set the numbers in the address.
    3. With the cursor on the last number on the right, press u.
      The LCD displays Configure, followed by >IP Address.
  6. Set the netmask:
    1. Press q.
      The LCD displays: >NetMask.
    2. Press u to display the netmask (default: 255.255.255.000) and set it as you did the IP address.
    3. With the cursor on the last number on the right, press u.
      The LCD again displays >Netmask.
  7. Set the default gateway:
    1. Press q.
      The LCD displays >Gateway.
    2. Press u to display the gateway address (default: 192.168.168.001) and set it as you did the other addresses.
    3. With the cursor on the last number on the right, press u.
      The LCD again displays >Gateway.
  8. Use the defaults for the other values. If using a separate subnet for management, you can optionally set the Mgt IP Address, Mgt Netmask, and Mgt Gateway. See the WANJet® Appliance Administrator Guide if you need additional details.
  9. Save the values you set:
    1. Press quntil you see >Apply.
    2. Press u.
      The LCD displays >Apply Now?
    3. Press u to apply the values.
      The LCD displays Config Applying, then Config Applied when complete. The LCD panel shows the IP address you configured for the WANJet platform.

Continue with the section called, Connecting the cables .

To set the addresses using a serial console or PC

  1. Connect the PC or serial terminal to the WANJet platform using the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port console cable supplied by F5 Networks.
    1. Connect the DB-9 end to the PC or serial console.
    2. Plug the RJ-45 end into the Console port (number 2 in Figure 1.3 ).
  2. Display a console window. On a PC, you can use HyperTerminal or an equivalent console emulator (set it to 9600 bits per second and Xon/Xoff for flow control).
  3. When the appliance has finished booting, you should see the WANJet appliance login prompt. (If you do not see the login prompt, press Enter.)
  4. Log in as admin with the default password of admin.
    A message displays a list of commands that you can use from the command line.
  5. To start configuring the addresses, type config.
  6. At the Set WANJet IP prompt, type the IP address of the WANJet appliance (default is 192.168.168.100).
  7. At the Set WANJet NetMask prompt, type the netmask you want to assign to the WANJet appliance (default is 255.255.255.0).
  8. At the Set WANJet Gateway prompt, type the IP address of the WANJet appliance gateway (default is 192.168.168.001).
    The media types are displayed.
  9. Type 0 for Auto Sense Type 100F for 100BaseTX Full-Duplex Type 100H for 100BaseTX Half-Duplex Type 10F for 10BaseT Full-Duplex Type 10H for 10BaseT Half-Duplex
  10. To set the media type, type the appropriate alphanumeric code that represents the desired speed and duplex setting for the eth0 (LAN) and eth1 (WAN) media types. You can use the default value of Auto Sense unless you are familiar with the settings required in your network environment and want to change them.
  11. To manage the WANJet platform from a separate management subnet, you can optionally set the IP addresses for the WANJet Management IP, WANJet Management NetMask, and WANJet Management Gateway. (These options are blank, by default.)
  12. Determine how you want to allow access to the Web UI.
    • To allow access from one IP address, at Set the IP of the first machine allowed to access WANJet UI, type the IP address of the only computer that you want to access the Web UI.
    • To allow access from multiple IP addresses, leave this blank (the default). In the navigation pane, expand Security and click IP Access Control. See Granting Web UI access in the WANJet® Appliance Administrator Guide.
    • To allow access from any browser on any computer in your network (using the correct user name and password), leave this field blank (the default).
  13. Type exit to disconnect the session.
    Within a few seconds, the LCD panel displays the IP address you configured for the WANJet appliance.

Continue with the section called, Connecting the cables .

Connecting the cables

After you have configured the WANJet addresses, you can connect the network cables. Note that you need to follow this procedure regardless of the type of mount you installed (front mount or rail mount).

To connect the cables

  1. Connect the gray Ethernet CAT-5e cable to the LAN1 port on the front of the WANJet platform. Connect the other end to your LAN switch.
  2. Connect the red crossover CAT-5e cable to the WAN1 port on the front. Connect the other end to your WAN router.
  3. Optionally, connect an Ethernet cable to the Management port on the front of the WANJet platform. Connect the other end to your management network for out-of-band management.

You can now log on to the WANJet appliance remotely by using the Web UI, and begin activating the license. For details about how to log on and activate the license, refer to the WANJet® Appliance Administrator Guide.




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