Installing expansion cards on the USG6000

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The USG6000 provides the WSIC expansion card that can be installed in the WSIC slot. The slots of the 3U USG6650/6660/6670/6680 are divided into two types: one for Wide Service Interface Cards (WSIC) and the other for Extended Service Interface Cards (XSIC). An XSIC is twice as high as a WSIC. An XSIC slot can also hold a WSIC card, but only in the lower part, and in this case, no other card can be installed in the upper part.
Pay attention to the following items in the installation of the USG6000 expansion card:
-The expansion card does not support hot swapping. Therefore, power off the USG before installing the expansion card.
-Make sure that you have worn an ESD wrist strap and the strap is well grounded before you hold the expansion card. Otherwise, the expansion card may be damaged.
The installation procedure is as follows:
1. Ensure that the power module is set to OFF to power off the device.
2. Determine the slot in which an expansion card is to be installed and note the slot number. For details, see the slot numbers on the front panel of the device.
3. Loosen screws on the filler panel of a WSIC slot and remove the filler panel.
4. Open the ejector lever on an expansion card and push the expansion card along the guide rails of the slot until the ejector lever touches the front panel.
5. Push the ejector lever inward until the expansion card is well seated into the slot, and tighten screws on both sides of the expansion card.

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Installing expansion cards on the USG2000&5000
Pay attention to the following items in the installation of the USG2000/5000 expansion card (interface card): -Before installing the interface card, power off the device. -The MIC, DMIC, FIC, and DFIC interface cards of the USG do not support hot swapping. Hot swapping may cause board damage. -The USB-3G interface card of the USG supports hot swapping, but the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card and User Service Identity Module (USIM) card do not support hot swapping. Therefore, insert the SIM or USIM card into the 3G data card before installing the USB-3G interface card. -The interface card must be horizontally oriented during installation. -Make sure that you have worn an ESD wrist strap and the strap is well grounded before you hold the interface card. Otherwise, the interface card may be damaged. -After system startup, do not insert and remove the USB interface card repeatedly to prevent problems that the device may fail to identify. -If you need to insert two USB interface cards, use a USB extension cable. Perform as follows to install the MIC/FIC/DMIC/DFIC: 1. Ensure that the power module is set to OFF to power off the device. 2. Loosen screws on the filler panel of the front panel and remove the filler panel. For the DMIC/DFIC interface card, you need also to remove the filler panel in the upper slot. 3. Align the interface card with the guide rails of the slot and tighten the screws. Perform as follows to install the 3G interface card: 1. Install the SIM card on the 3G interface card. 2. Refer to the procedure for installing the MIC/FIC/DMIC/DFIC. Perform as follows to install the USB interface card: 1. Insert the USB interface card into the USB port on the USG. Perform as follows to install the SD data card: 1. Insert the SD data card into the flash card port of the USG.

Whether the USG6000 supports optional expansion cards
The USG6000 supports multiple types of interface cards to add the number of interfaces. It also supports bypass cards to enhance availability. Purchase them as required. The support of interface cards on models of various types are as follows: -The USG6310/6320/6510-SJJ does not support optional expansion cards. -The USG6306/6308/6330/6350/6360/6370/6380/6390/6507/6530/6620/6630 provides two WSIC slots for the optional 8GE-WSIC-8x1GE RJ45 interface card, 2xG8GE-WSIC-8x1GE RJ45 interface+2x10GE SFP+ interface card, 8GEF-WSIC-8×1GE SFP interface card, and 4GE-BYPASS-WSIC-2×electrical link bypass card. -The USG6650/6660 provides six WSIC slots for the optional 8GE-WSIC-8x1GE RJ45 interface card, 2xG8GE-WSIC-8x1GE RJ45 interface+2x10GE SFP+ interface card, 8GEF-WSIC-8x1GE SFP interface card, and 4GE-BYPASS-WSIC-2xelectrical link bypass card. -The USG6670/6680 provides five WSIC slots for the optional 8GE-WSIC-8x1GE RJ45 interface card, 2xG8GE-WSIC-8x1GE RJ45 interface+2x10GE SFP+ interface card, 8GEF-WSIC-8x1GE SFP interface card, and 4GE-BYPASS-WSIC-2xelectrical link bypass card.

Whether 8GE WSIC interface cards are Layer 2 or Layer 3 ones
The 8GE WSIC interface card, short for 8GE, provides eight Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet interfaces, which are all Layer 3 interfaces and support Layer 8/Layer 3 switchover. By default, they work in Layer 3 mode. Perform as follows for switchover: [Layer 3 to Layer 2] In the interface view, run the portswitch command to switch from Layer 3 mode to Layer 2 mode. Before switchover, clear all Layer 3 service configurations of the interface. [Layer 2 to Layer 3] In the interface view, run the undo portswitch command to switch to Layer 3 mode. Before switchover, clear all configurations, excluding default ones, of the interface.

Whether 2XG8GE WSIC interface cards of the USG6000 series are Layer 2 or Layer 3 ones
The 2XG8GE WSIC interface card, short for 2XG8GE, provides eight Gigabit RJ45 and two 10-Gigabit SFP+ interfaces, which are all Layer 3 interfaces and support Layer 2/Layer 3 switchover. By default, they work in Layer 3 mode. Perform as follows for switchover: [Layer 3 to Layer 2] In the interface view, run the portswitch command to switch from Layer 3 mode to Layer 2 mode. Before switchover, clear all Layer 3 service configurations of the interface. [Layer 2 to Layer 3] In the interface view, run the undo portswitch command to switch to Layer 3 mode. Before switchover, clear all configurations, excluding default ones, of the interface.

Whether 8GEF WSIC interface cards are Layer 2 or Layer 3 ones
The 8GEF WSIC interface card provides eight Gigabit SFP interfaces. SFP optical transceivers must be installed on the SFP interfaces for optical fiber connection. The optical interfaces provided by the 8GEF interface card support Layer 2/Layer 3 switchover and work in Layer 3 by default. Perform as follows for switchover: [Layer 3 to Layer 2] In the interface view, run the portswitch command to switch from Layer 3 mode to Layer 2 mode. Before switchover, clear all Layer 3 service configurations of the interface. [Layer 2 to Layer 3] In the interface view, run the undo portswitch command to switch to Layer 3 mode. Before switchover, clear all configurations, excluding default ones, of the interface.

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