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HP ProCurve 5400zl Switch Series - Installation

Included parts

The Series 5400zl Switches have the following components shipped with them:
  • ProCurve Series 5400zl Switches Installation and Getting Started Guide, this manual

  • ProCurve Manager - CD ROM and booklet

  • Customer Support / Warranty booklet

  • Accessory kits

    5406zl Accessory Kit (5069-8561)
    5412zl Accessory Kit (5069-8562)
    two mounting brackets
    two mounting brackets - these brackets are twice as long as the brackets for the 5406zl switches
    eight 10 mm M4 screws to attach the mounting brackets to the switch
    eight 10 mm M4 screws to attach the mounting brackets to the switch
    four 5/8-inch number 12-24 screws to attach the switch to a rack
    four 5/8-inch number 12-24 screws to attach the switch to a rack
  • Console cable (5184-1894)

  • Power cord


Installation precautions

Follow these precautions when installing your Series 5400zl Switch:

  • Devices installed in a rack or cabinet should be mounted as low as possible, with the heaviest device at the bottom and progressively lighter devices installed above. The rack or cabinet should be adequately secured to prevent it from becoming unstable and/or falling over.
  • Ensure a cover plate is installed on any empty switch power supply or module slot. A cover plate is required for safe operation, and to ensure proper switch cooling. Never have more than one power supply or module slot uncovered at a time while the switch is powered on.
  • To avoid energy and mechanical hazards, never allow any part of your body, jewelry, tool, or other foreign object to enter any module or power supply slots.
  • This unit may have more than one power supply cable. To fully power down the switch, you must disconnect all power supply cables from the unit.
  • If the switch is to be shipped in a rack, use only an HP 10000 series rack and a rail mounting kit (5070-0145) for each switch.
  • Ensure the power source circuits are properly grounded, then use the power cord supplied with the switch to connect it to the power source.
  • If your installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied with the switch and power supply, be sure the cord is adequately sized for the switch’s current requirements. In addition, be sure to use a power cord displaying the mark of the safety agency that defines the regulations for power cords in your country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used safely with the switch and power supply.
  • When installing the switch, note that the AC outlet should be near the switch and should be easily accessible in case the switch must be powered off.
  • Ensure the switch does not overload the power circuits, wiring, and over current protection. Each power supply should be connected to a dedicated branch circuit to prevent tripping building circuit breakers. To determine the possibility of overloading the supply circuits, add together the ampere ratings of all devices installed on the same circuit as the switch and compare the total with the rating limit for the circuit. The maximum ampere ratings are usually printed on the devices near the AC power connectors.
  • Do not install the switch in an environment where the operating ambient temperature might exceed 55°C (131°F)1 .
  • Allow three to four inches of space around the sides and back of the switch to make sure the air flow for the switch is not restricted.
NOTE: 1 If you are installing any of the X2 transceivers the operating ambient temperature should not exceed 40°C (104°F).


Prepare the installation site

Cabling infrastructure

Ensure the cabling infrastructure meets the necessary network specifications. Click here to view the cabling document for more details on cable types and lengths.

Installation location

Before installing the switch, plan its location and orientation relative to other devices and equipment:

  • In the front of the switch, allow at least 7.6 cm (3 inches) of space for the twisted-pair and fiber-optic cabling.

  • In the back of the switch, allow at least 10.2 cm (4 inches) of space for the power cord and cooling.

  • On the sides of the switch, leave at least 7.6 cm (3 inches) for cooling.


Install switch modules

Install switch modules into the slots as shown in the illustration below. For installation details, see the instructions in the manual that comes with the module.

CAUTION: Make sure you install only ProCurve Switch zl Modules.

Avoid any electrostatic discharge problems by handling the modules only by their bulkheads.

The slot cover can be removed, and the module can be installed with either a flat-bladed or Torx T-10 screwdriver. Retain the slot cover for future use.

  • Any of the supported Switch zl Modules can be installed in any of the slots.
  • The modules can be hot swapped, installed after the switch is already powered on, and normally will be immediately operational. But, if you are replacing a module with a different type than what was previously installed in the slot, the switch must be rebooted after the module is installed.
  • Ensure you fully insert the modules. That is, press the module into the slot using the extractor handles, until the bulkhead on the module is contacting the front face of the switch chassis.
  • Once the module is fully inserted, screw in the two retaining screws to secure the module in place. The screws should be tightened until they are secure, but not over tightened.
  • If you do not use one or more of the slots, ensure the slot cover plate is still attached over the slot for safe operation and proper switch cooling. For safety, you should not have more than one module slot uncovered at a time.
  • Although these procedures show the 6-slot chassis, the procedures are the same for the 12-slot chassis.

Figure 1: Module being installed in a chassis

Insert module into the guides and slide it in until it is fully inserted.
Open extractor handles

Figure 2: Generic chassis with module fully installed

Use the extractor handles to seat the module completely.
Then tighten the retaining screws on the module until they are secure, but do not over tighten them.


Install another power supply

CAUTION: The Series 5400zl switches are designed to provide continuously operating PoE power in the event of a single power supply failure with only a loss of PoE power to lower priority ports.

If more than one power supply fails while the switch is at or near maximum operating power (that is: the sum total of all PoE supply capacity minus the largest supply, loss of all PoE power may result.

To return PoE power to the ports, without causing the switch to reboot, when there are two or more power supplies still supplying 12 Volts power, unplug the power cord for 5 seconds and replug it for each power supply one at a time.

Another, load-sharing redundant power supply (either a ProCurve Switch zl 875 Watts Power Supply (J8712A), or a ProCurve Switch zl 1500 Watts Power Supply (J8713A) can be installed in the back of the switch. The 5406zl can hold up to two power supplies and the 5412zl can hold up to four power supplies.

The 875 Watts Power Supply (J8712A) can supply up to 273 Watts for PoE power. The 1500 Watts Power Supply (J8713A) can supply up to 900 Watts at 220 Volts for PoE power.

To prevent overloading of the building circuits breakers, the second power supply must be connected to a different AC power source from the other supply. This also helps with redundancy, if one AC power source fails, the switch will continue to run.

Install the second power supply into power slot number 2 as shown in fig . Although these procedures show the 6-slot chassis, the procedures are the same for the 12-slot chassis.

The slot cover can be removed with either a flat-bladed or Torx T-10 screwdriver. Retain the slot cover for future use.

CAUTION: The switch power supplies are hot swappable; they can be installed while the switch is receiving power from the supply in the other slot. But, as indicated by the caution statement on the power supply, the supply must not be connected to AC power before being installed or removed.

For safety and proper switch cooling, if either of the power supply slots are not being used, make sure to attach the cover plate over the slot. For details refer to the Installation Precautions.

  1. Insert the power supply into the opening.

    Figure 3: Installing a power supply

  2. Slide it all the way in until it connects to the switch. The power supply face plate will be flush with the back face of the switch.

  3. Once the power supply is installed, tighten the four retaining screws that hold it in place. The screws can be tightened with either a flat-bladed or Torx T-10 screwdriver. Be careful not to over tighten the screws.

    Figure 4: Back of switch with power supply fully installed tighten the four screws


Verify the switch passes self test

After you have installed any modules and the optional second power supply, but before mounting the switch in its network location, you should first verify it is working properly by plugging it into a power source and verifying it passes its self test.

If you have installed a second power supply, repeat these procedures with the second power supply to verify it works correctly also.
  1. Connect the power cord supplied with the switch to the power connector on the back of the switch, and then into a properly grounded electrical outlet.

    Figure 5: Power connector on back of switch

    1 - Connect power cord to power connector
    NOTE: The Series 5400zl Switches do not have a power switch. They are powered on when the power cord is connected to the switch and to a power source.
  2. Check the LEDs on the switch and on each of the switch modules.

    If the LED display is different than what is described, especially if the Fault LED stays on for more than approximately 120 seconds or it starts blinking, the self test has not completed correctly. Click here to go to Troubleshooting page for more details on LED Troubleshooting .

LED behavior

During the self test :

  • Initially, Power, Fault, Locator , and all the switch chassis LEDs are on. Then, after approximately 30 seconds, all the module LEDs go on as the modules receive power and code is downloaded to them, the Fault LED goes off, and the chassis LEDs turn orange and then go off except Test , Fan , and Power , which turn green.

  • When the download of code to the modules is completed, the module LEDs go off. You may see each port LED go on briefly, in sequence, as the port is tested.

  • For the duration of the self test, the Test LED stays on.

When the test completes successfully :

  • The Power LED stays on, and the Status LEDs on the switch chassis stay on for the devices installed: one for each switch module installed, one for each power supply installed, and one for all the fans.

  • The Fault, Locator, and Test LEDs are off.

  • The port LEDs on the switch modules go into their normal operational mode:

    • If the ports are connected to active network devices, the Link LEDs stay on and the Mode LEDs behave according to the mode selected. In the default mode (Activity), the Mode LEDs should flicker showing network activity on the port.

    • If the ports are not connected to active network devices, the LEDs will stay off.


Mount the switch

After the modules and optional power supply are installed and you have verified the switch passes self test, you are ready to mount the switch in a stable location. The Series 5400zl Switches can be mounted in these ways:
  • in a rack or cabinet

  • on a horizontal surface

Rack or cabinet mounting

The Series 5400zl Switches are designed to be mounted in any EIA-standard 19-inch telco rack or in an equipment cabinet such as a server cabinet.

NOTE: If you are installing the switch in an equipment cabinet, in place of the 12-24 screws supplied with the switch, use the clips and screws that came with the cabinet. Plan which four holes you will be using in the cabinet and install all four clips and partially install the two bottom screws, before proceeding.
WARNING: For safe operation, please read the Installation Precautions before mounting the switch.
  1. Use a #1 Phillips (cross-head) screwdriver and attach the mounting brackets to the switch with the included 8-mm M4 screws.

    For the Switch 5406zl, each bracket is attached with four screws as shown in the figure below.

    Although these procedures show the 6-slot chassis, the procedures are the same for the 12-slot chassis.

    Figure 6: Attaching brackets to the 5400zl switch

    1 - 8 mm M4 screws
  2. Partially install a screw into the top hole of a pair of holes that are 0.5 inches apart in each rack/cabinet upright as shown in the illustration below. Ensure that the screws are at the same level in each upright.

    Figure 7: Mounting screw positioning

    1 - Partially install a screw into the top hole of a close (0.5-inch) pair on both sides of the rack.
  3. Place the switch in the rack and lower it so the notches in the bottom of the bracket slide onto the screws, then tighten these screws.

    Figure 8: Notches in bracket being installed

    1 - Lower the switch with mounting brackets onto the partially installed screws, then tighten these screws.
  4. Install the other screw into the upper hole in each bracket. Tighten these screws.

    Figure 9: Screws in bracket being installed

    1 - Install and tighten the other 12-24 screws

Horizontal surface mounting

Place the switch on a table or other horizontal surface. Use a sturdy surface in an uncluttered area. You may want to secure the networking cables and switch power cord to the table legs or other part of the surface structure to help prevent people from tripping over the cords.

NOTE: Ensure the air flow is not restricted around the sides and back of the switch.


Install the grounding wire

If a grounding wire is to be attached to the switch chassis, the grounding lug must be removed and a wire crimped to it and the grounding lug must be reinstalled.

  1. Use a #1 Phillips (cross-head) screwdriver and remove the grounding lug and two screws from the back of the switch.

  2. Crimp the grounding lug to a properly grounded grounding wire.

  3. Re-attach the grounding lug to the switch with the two screws.

Figure 10: Attaching grounding lug to the 5400zl switch

Grounding lug
Grounding lug screws


Connect the switch to a power source

  1. Plug the included power cord into the switch’s power connector and into a nearby properly grounded AC power source.

    If a redundant power source is available, it is desirable to power one switch power supply from the regular AC source, and the other power supply from the redundant AC source. This will provide redundancy in AC power to the switch, as long as the switch PoE power usage falls within the capability of one power supply. If both power supplies are plugged into a common AC source, there is still power supply redundancy, that is, protection against power supply failure, but if the AC source fails, the switch will lose all power.

  2. Re-check the LEDs during self test. Click here to go to LED Indicators for more details on diagnosing with LED .


Connect a power supply shelf to the switch (Optional)

  1. Connect the supplied external power supply (EPS) cables to the switch and to the Power Supply Shelf.

  2. Tighten the thumb screws on all connectors to prevent any accidental disconnects.

  3. Plug the power supply cords into the power connector and into a nearby properly grounded AC power source.

The ProCurve Switch zl Power Supply Shelf, (J8714A), hereafter referred to as the EPS, is an accessory product for the Series 5400zl switches. The EPS provides External Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) power for up to two 5400zl switch products.

The EPS can supply up to 1800 watts (depending upon which power supplies are installed) of PoE power to the switch if the internal PoE power supply should fail, or as additional PoE power to be made available to the switch’s PoE ports.

The EPS is an unmanaged power supply that only provides information by way of LEDs.

EPS operation

The EPS has a mechanism for detecting that it is connected to a valid switch with an EPS cable. When the EPS is connected to a powered switch it will provide additional PoE power to the switch within 2 seconds.

CAUTION: Disconnecting the EPS (PoE power) cable with power flowing is not supported, and could cause loss of PoE power to all network devices connected to the switch. The Power Supply Shelf must be powered down before disconnecting the EPS (PoE power) cable, if power is flowing. Only the power supply to be disconnected must be powered down. The EPS cable may be connected at any time.

Operating characteristics of the EPS (J8714A)

The Power Supply Shelf has two EPS Ports. The EPS can provide a maximum of up to 900 watts of PoE power to each of the two EPS ports depending on which power supply is used. It is important to understand the PoE power requirements of the 5400zl Series switches because if the PoE power is not planned and implemented correctly the end devices connected to the switch ports may not receive power if an internal switch PoE power supply should fail.

Power supply shelf LEDs

The EPS LEDs are duplicated on the front and back of the device. The following graphic shows an example of the front of the EPS. There are two dual colored (green/orange) LEDs for each EPS port:

  • Device Connected

  • Power Status

Power Status LEDs
Device Connected LEDs

Connecting the power supply shelf

Figure 11: Connecting the EPS to one 5406zl switch

Figure 12: Connecting the EPS to two 5406zl switches

To power source
EPS cables

Although these examples show the EPS connecting to the 5406zl switch, it can also be connected to a 5412zl switch in the same manner. These examples also show the switch and the EPS using the J8713A power supply, the J8712A power supply can also be used. It depends on how much PoE power is required.


Connect the network devices

The type of network connections you will need to use depends on the types of switch modules you have installed in your Series 5400zl Switch.

In general for all the modules, when a network cable from an active network device is connected to the switch, the Link LED for the switch port should go on. If the Link LED does not go on, use the table below to help solve the problem.

Diagnostic Tip
Port LED is still off when a cable is connected
Try the following procedures:
  • For the indicated port, verify both ends of the cabling, at the switch and the connected device, are securely connected.

  • Verify the connected device and switch are both powered on and operating correctly.

  • Verify you have used the correct cable type for the connection:

    • for all twisted-pair connections, the RJ-45 connectors on the Series 5400zl Switches allow you to use either straight-through cable or crossover cable when the port is in the Auto configuration.

    • for fiber-optic connections, verify the transmit port on the switch is connected to the receive port on the connected device, and the switch receive port is connected to the transmit port on the connected device.

  • Verify the port has not been disabled through a switch configuration change.

  • Verify the connection parameters in the configurations of the switch port and the connected device match. Mismatched configurations are a frequent cause of connection problems.

    You can use the console interface, or, if you have configured an IP address on the switch, use the web browser interface, or ProCurve Manager network management software to determine the state and configuration of the port and re-enable the port if necessary.

  • If the other procedures don’t resolve the problem, try using a different port or a different cable.


Connect a console to the switch (Optional)

The Series 5400zl Switches have a full-featured, easy to use console interface for performing the following tasks:
  • Monitor switch and port status and observe network activity counters

  • Modify the switch’s configuration

  • Read the event log and access diagnostic tools to help in troubleshooting

  • Download new software to the switch

  • Add passwords and other security features to control access to the switch from the console, web browser interface, and network management stations

The console can be accessed through these methods:
  • Out-of-band : Connect a PC or VT-100 terminal, to be used as a console, directly to the switch using the serial cable that comes with the Series 5400zl Switches. If the PC or terminal has a 25-pin serial connector, you can use a readily available 9-pin to 25-pin serial cable, or attach a 9-to-25 pin straight-through adapter to the PC end of the cable.

  • In-Band : Access the console using telnet from a PC or UNIX station on the network, and a VT-100 terminal emulator. This method requires that you first configure the switch with an IP address and subnet mask by using either out-of-band console access or through DHCP/Bootp.

The Series 5400zl Switches can simultaneously support one out-of-band console session through the Console Port and one in-band telnet session.

Terminal configuration

To connect a console to the switch, configure the PC terminal emulator as a VT-100 or DEC VT-100 (ANSI) terminal, or use a VT-100 terminal and configure it to operate with these settings:

  • any baud rate from 2400 to 115200 (the switch automatically senses the speed)

  • 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity, and flow control set to None

  • for Windows Terminal program, also disable (uncheck) the Use Function, Arrow, and Ctrl Keys for Windows option

  • for the Hilgrave HyperTerminal program, select the Terminal keys option for the Function, Arrow, and Ctrl keys act as parameter

If you want to operate the console using a different configuration, ensure you change the settings on both the terminal and on the switch. Change the switch settings first, then change the terminal settings, and reestablish the console session.

Direct console access

To connect a console to the switch, follow these steps:

  • Connect the PC or terminal to the switch’s Console Port using the console cable included with the Switch. (If your PC or terminal has a 25-pin serial connector, first attach a 9-pin to 25-pin straight-through adapter at one end of the console cable.)

  • Turn on the terminal or PC’s power and, if using a PC, start the PC terminal program.

  • Press [Enter] two or three times and you will see the copyright page and the message Press any key to continue . Press a key, and you will then see the switch console command (CLI) prompt.

Figure 13: Console connected to switch

Item #
Console port
Console cable supplied with the switch
PC running a terminal emulator program, or a VT-100 terminal
NOTE: The above picture demonstrates the 3500yl- 24G switch. The console port on the 3500yl-48G-PWR, 3500-48-PoE, and 3500-48 is in back of the switch.

Telnet console access

To access the switch through a telnet session, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure the switch is configured with an IP address and that the switch is reachable from the telnet workstation (for example by using a Ping command to the switch’s IP address)

  2. Start the telnet program and connect to the switch’s IP address.

  3. The copyright page and the message Press any key to continue will display. Press a key, and the switch console CLI prompt will display.


Hot swapping switch modules

The switch modules can be hot swapped (except for the Management Module, it is not hot swappable), that is installed or replaced while the switch is powered on. The procedures differ slightly, though between adding new modules to an empty slot or replacing modules with the same type, and exchanging the module with a different type.

Adding or replacing modules

If a module has to be replaced with one of the same type, or you are expanding the switch capability by adding a module in a slot where one was not previously installed (since the last switch reboot), the replaced or new module is immediately operational; there is no interruption to the switch operation.

Changing the module type

If you exchange a module with a different type of module though, for example a 10/100/1000-T zl Module is installed in place of a 4 port 10G X2 Module that was in the slot, the switch must be rebooted after the new module is installed so the switch processor can properly initialize and configure the new module type.

You can reboot the switch by any of the following methods:

  • Pressing the Reset button on the front of the switch.

  • Unplugging and plugging in the power cord (power cycle). If two power supplies are installed, both power cords would have to be unplugged.

  • Issuing the boot command from the switch console CLI, or selecting the boot Switch option from the switch console menu, the web browser interface, or ProCurve Manager.

Until the switch is rebooted, the module will not operate and the Module Status LED for the affected slot will continue to flash.


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