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Archived Manual Chapter: Installing the WANJet 300 Platform
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Before you install the WANJet® 300, review the hardware requirements and become familiar with the unit.
This chapter includes detailed instructions for installing and setting up the WANJet platform. The same instructions appear in a briefer format in the WANJet® 300 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.
Two types of mounts are available for the WANJet 300: the standard front-rack mount and a rail mount that provides additional support in a 4-post rack. The way you install the WANJet 300 hardware depends on which type of mount you decide to use.
Standard front mount
To install the WANJet 300 platform using the standard front-rack mount, follow the instructions in Installing the WANJet 300 hardware.
Optional rail mount
To install the WANJet 300 platform using the rail mount, follow the instructions in Appendix A, Installing the WANJet Appliance Using the Rail-Mount Kit.
Regardless of the mount you plan to use, read the following general recommendations before installing the WANJet 300.
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, you use proper ESD grounding procedures and equipment.
You may need a shelf or similar device to support the unit if a single person is installing the unit. We recommend that at least two people perform the installation to prevent personal injury or damage to the unit,
2.
Lift the unit into place.
See Figure 2.1, for the proper orientation of the unit.
3.
Secure the unit to the rack using two rack-mounting screws for each side. 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. Figure 2.2, illustrates a WANJet 300 appliance properly installed in a standard rack mount.
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 300 and the mounting screws for installation into a standard 19-inch rack.
Figure 2.2 shows the WANJet 300 after it has been installed in the rack.
1.
F5 Networks
WANJet 300
After you have powered up and started the WANJet platform, you need to perform minimal configuration tasks using the LCD, such as entering the management IP address, netmask, and gateway (if you are using a management network). You can also set the WANJet appliance IP address, its subnet mask, and the default gateway using the Bridge menu on the LCD.
When you finish the initial configuration on the LCD, you can use the Configuration utility to manage the device through the browser interface.
Alternatively, you can set the management IP address, netmask, and gateway (route) using the config command from a serial console or PC. For details about using the command line, refer to the WANJet® Appliance Administrator Guide.
2.
On the LCD keypad, press ESC.
The LCD displays:
 F5 Networks
>LCD Configure
3.
Press q.
The LCD displays:
 LCD Configure
>System
4.
Press Enter.
The LCD displays:
 System
>Management
5.
Press Enter.
The LCD displays:
 Management
>Mgmt IP
a)
Press Enter.
b)
Use p and q to increase and decrease the numbers in the address. Press Enter to move forward to the next digit in the address. To move backward, press ESC.
c)
When you have finished setting the IP address, place the cursor on the rightmost digit, and press Enter.
The LCD displays:
 Management
>Mgmt IP
a)
Press q.
The LCD displays:
 Mgmt IP
>Mgmt Mask
b)
Press Enter, and set the netmask as you did the IP address.
c)
When you have finished setting the netmask, place the cursor on the rightmost digit, and press Enter.
The LCD again displays:
 Mgmt IP
>Mgmt Mask
a)
Press q.
The LCD displays:
 Mgmt Mask
>Mgmt Gateway
b)
Press Enter, and set the gateway as you did the other addresses.
c)
When you have finished setting the gateway, place the cursor on the rightmost digit, and press Enter.
The LCD again displays:
 Mgmt Mask
>Mgmt Gateway
a)
Press q to display >Commit.
b)
Press Enter.
The LCD cycles slowly through the addresses you set.
c)
When OK is blinking on the LCD, press Enter to save the values.
2.
On the LCD keypad, press ESC.
The LCD displays >LCD Configure (below F5 Networks).
3.
Press q.
The LCD displays >System (below LCD Configure).
4.
Press Enter.
The LCD displays >Management (below System).
5.
Press q.
The LCD displays >Bridge (below Management).
6.
Press Enter.
The LCD displays >Bridge IP (below Bridge).
a)
Press Enter.
b)
Use p and q to increase and decrease the numbers in the address. Press Enter to move forward to the next digit in the address. To move backward, press ESC.
c)
When you have finished setting the IP address, place the cursor on the rightmost digit, and press Enter.
The LCD displays >Bridge IP (below Bridge).
a)
Press q.
The LCD displays >Bridge Mask (below Bridge IP).
b)
Press Enter to display the netmask, and set it as you did the IP address.
c)
When you have finished setting the netmask, place the cursor on the rightmost digit, and press Enter.
The LCD again displays >Bridge Mask.
a)
Press q.
The LCD displays >Gateway (below Bridge Mask).
b)
Press Enter to display the gateway address, and set it as you did the other addresses.
c)
When you have finished setting the gateway, place the cursor on the rightmost digit, and press Enter.
The LCD again displays >Gateway.
a)
Press qto display >Commit.
b)
Press Enter.
The LCD cycles slowly through the addresses you set.
c)
When OK is blinking on the LCD, press Enter to save the values.
After you have configured the WANJet appliance addresses, you can connect the network cables. Follow this procedure regardless of the type of mount you installed (front mount or rail mount).
1.
Connect the gray Ethernet CAT-5e cable to the LAN 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 WAN port on the front. Connect the other end to your WAN router.
3.
If you are using a management network, connect an Ethernet cable to the Management port on the front of the WANJet platform. Connect the other end to your management network.
You can now log on to the WANJet appliance remotely by using the browser interface, 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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