Customers prefer products that demonstrate interoperability. Solution Cabinet Verification allows partners to use the "Cisco Compatible" logo to promote their physical infrastructure as "Cisco Compatible."
Partner: partners are responsible for acquiring chassis, power supplies and fabric modules.
Purchase through NFR (link to NFR document): partners can purchase lab equipment for up to 80% discount
Loan through DLP (link to DLP website): partners can be loaned equipment through Demo Depot (Cisco userid is required)
Cisco: we will provide loadboards, SUP module and I/O module
Note: Testing is done at customer site
- 1. Vendor reviews/share rack/cabinet design concept with Cisco
- 2. Cisco provides CFD and CAD models of chassis
- 3. Vendor performs CFD analysis and check fit to insure cabinet has no interference and no adverse effect on chassis airflow
- 4. Vendor provides airflow performance comparison and reviews CFD results with Cisco
- 5. Based on review and feedback from Cisco, modify cabinet design to optimize airflow if needed
- 6. Prototype cabinet design for test
- 7. Prepare for test phase –
- a. Develop thermal test plan to evaluate thermal/airflow performance of Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch
- b. Obtain Cisco Nexus 7000 Switch and associated equipment (chassis, LC, SUP, loadboards etc…) and test instructions to prepare for test
- c. Review test plan with Cisco team (include fan failed situation)
- d. Verify test setup & switch is properly exercised (check power draw on linecards, SUP and power supplies, check comp temps to make sure traffic is exercising the HW)
- 8. Perform thermal testing with ideal case (open rack) and inside enclosed cabinet
- 9. Collect component temperature data and prepare report to compare temperatures between ideal case and inside cabinet for 27°, 40° and 55°C.
- 10. Verify cabinet design has no adverse effects on component temperatures and all component temperatures are below minor alarm temp limits
- 11. Review Thermal Test results with Cisco
- 12. Cisco approves or rejects results