Cabling the chassis

Cabling the Flex System Carrier-Grade chassis requires a site integration plan that describes the network environment. Make sure that you have completed all planning activities before you connect the network cables.

Warning: The intra-building port(s) (EN2092 I/O module Ethernet ports) of the equipment or subassembly are suitable for connection to intra-building or unexposed wiring or cabling only. The intra-building port(s) of the equipment or subassembly MUST NOT be metallically connected to interfaces that connect to the OSP or its wiring. These interfaces are designed for use as intra-building interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089) and require isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. The addition of Primary Protectors is not sufficient protection in order to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring.

Attention: All CAT-5E cables used for the Flex System Carrier-Grade chassis must be shielded and grounded on both ends.

Cabling to the network components in the Flex System Carrier-Grade chassis will vary depending on the number of chassis, the type of I/O modules and management devices that you have purchased, and the planned network environment. See the site integration plan for more information about cabling the network.

Planning information is available from Lenovo Flex Information Center website.

Information about cabling network switches is available from the network switches information page.

See Connecting the chassis to power for information about connecting the chassis power cords.