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Quick Installation Guide for SmartEdge Controller Cards 


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1   Installing Controller Cards

Figure 1   Installing a Card in a SmartEdge® 400 or 600 Chassis

Figure 2   Installing a Card in a SmartEdge 800, 1200, or 1200H Chassis

Table 1    Controller Cards

Order Number


Front Panel Label


Cross-Connect Route Processor, Version 4 Base, SmartEdge 400, 600, 800, 1200, or 1200H chassis


Table 2    Installation Data for Controller Cards

Controller Card




Earliest Release


8 GB





SmartEdge 400—6.1.1

SmartEdge 600—6.2.1

SmartEdge 800—6.1.1

SmartEdge 1200—6.1.1

SmartEdge 1200H—6.3.1

An XCRP4 Controller card requires more power than previous versions. This requirement can limit the number of line cards that you can install in a SmartEdge 800 chassis. See SmartEdge 800 Router Hardware Guide for power-consumption data for all supported line cards and chassis components. The maximum power required for all components, including line cards and SmartEdge 800 chassis components, must not exceed 1,920 watts (40 amperes@–48 VDC).

Risk of personal injury. Do not attempt to access any component inside the chassis; no user-serviceable components exist inside the chassis. Mechanical and electrical shock hazards are present throughout the system. Only qualified personnel are allowed to install and service the system and its components.

You need a #1 Phillips screwdriver to loosen and tighten the screws that secure the card in the chassis.

Risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. Always use an ESD wrist or ankle strap when handling the card. Avoid touching the card printed circuit board, components, or any connector pins.
If two controller cards are installed in a chassis, they must be identical.

To add or replace a controller card:

  1. Select the slot for the card:
    1. SmartEdge 400: slot 5 or 6.
    2. SmartEdge 600, 800, 1200, 1200H: slot 7 or 8.
  2. Put on an antistatic wrist strap and attach it to an appropriate grounded surface. Do not attach the wrist strap to a painted surface; electrostatic discharge (ESD) convenience jack is located on the front of the chassis.
  3. Loosen the captive screws and remove the current controller or blank card that is installed in the slot for the new card.
  4. Install the card; see Figure 1 or Figure 2:
    1. Align the new card with the card guides; these are located at the left and right sides of the slot in a SmartEdge 400 or 600 chassis, and at the top and bottom of the slot in a SmartEdge 800, 1200, or 1200H chassis.
    2. Position the ejector levers away from the front panel and then carefully slide the card into the slot. The ejector levers rotate as the latching mechanisms engage the walls of the slot and the connectors on the card are inserted into the connectors on the backplane.

      Risk of equipment damage. If you feel any resistance (the card does not slide smoothly without effort) or hear the card touching the components on the card installed in the adjacent slot, do not force the card into the slot.

      Because of the high density and compact design of the SmartEdge router, the underside of the card might rub against the electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket of the adjacent card during card insertion and potentially damage the card. To reduce this risk, ensure that the card is perfectly perpendicular to the slot. If you feel any resistance, slightly shift the front panel until it can slide easily into the slot.

    3. Push on the ejector levers until they are parallel with the front panel; this action fully seats the connectors with the backplane.
    4. Secure the card in the chassis by tightening the screws on the front panel. Then with a Phillips screwdriver, tighten each screw to a maximum torque of 5.0 inch-lbs (0.6 Newton-meters).
  1. After the card has been installed, check the card LEDs to verify its operational status, and then connect management access cables; see the "Connections for Management Access" section in the installation document for your chassis located at
Table 3    Equipment LEDs








A failure exists on the controller card.(1)



The standby controller is being synchronized with the active controller.



No failure exists on the controller card.




This controller card is the active controller.



This controller card is either on standby (the STDBY LED is lit) or has failed (the FAIL LED is lit).




This controller card is the standby controller for the system.



This controller card is either the active controller for the system (the ACTIVE LED is lit) or has failed (the FAIL LED is lit).




  • The slot is empty, and it is safe to insert a CF card.

  • The file system on the installed CF card is not mounted, and it is safe to remove the CF card.



A CF card is installed in the slot, and the operating system is mounting or unmounting the file system.



A CF card is installed, the file system is mounted, and the operating system might be transferring data to or from the CF card.




The external storage device in the slot in the active controller card is being read or written.



No read or write operation on the external storage device is in progress.

(1)  Failure can be total, partial, or forced. Failure on any part of the card, including failure of any of its ports, results in the FAIL LED being lit.

You are now ready to configure the Ethernet management port on the card. For detailed information about the hardware and software, see the hardware and software documentation located at, or consult your local technical support representative.