Install the ThinkAgile CP interconnect switch

Procedures for installing ThinkAgile CP interconnect switch in a rack.

  • The switch drawings in this topic are for illustration only and may not match your specific switch model.

  • If you are using a non-Lenovo switch as the management switch, keep 1U of empty space between the interconnect switches and the management switch so that power or network cables can use this space.

To install the ThinkAgile CP interconnect, do the following:


When installing two interconnects, make sure that you install the secondary interconnect lower in the rack than the primary interconnect. The secondary interconnect is labeled with a rack location label that is lower than the rack location label of the primary interconnect.

  1. Unpack the switch and check the contents.
    Component Description

    Image of the 7Y67 Interconnect switch

    7Y67 switch

    Image showing the rack mounting kit components

    Rack mounting kit

    • 2 front-post brackets

    • 2 rear-post brackets

    • 20 screws

    • 2 ear-locking screws

    Image showing the Interconnect console cable

    Console cable, RJ-45 to DB-9


    The switch includes plug-in power supply (PSU) and fan tray modules that are installed into its chassis. All installed modules must have a matching airflow direction. That is, if the installed power modules have a front-to-back (F2B) airflow direction, all the installed fan tray modules must also have an F2B airflow direction.

  2. Attach the brackets.

    Image showing attachment of brackets in the rack

    Installing the switch in a rack requires two people. One person should position the interconnect switch in the rack, while the other secures it using the rack screws.

    1. Attach each of the rails to the interconnect switch using four of the included rail screws.
    2. Use an additional two screws to secure each of the rails at the midpoint on the sides of the interconnect switch.
    3. Use the screws and cage nuts supplied with the rack to secure the switch in the rack.

    Make sure that you attach the cage nuts to the rack before installing the interconnect switch.

  3. Adjust the rear-post rail flange and then lock the position of the rear-post rail flange using the included position-locking screws.

    Image showing adjustment of the rail flange in the rack

    You can also adjust the rear-post rail flange to fit different rack depths from 56 cm to 75 cm.

  4. Ground the interconnect switch.

    Image showing how to ground the interconnect switch
    1. Ensure the rack is properly grounded and in compliance with ETSI ETS 300 253. Verify that there is a good electrical connection to the grounding point on the rack (no paint or isolating surface treatment).
    2. Attach the grounding wire #14 AWG to the grounding point on the switch rear panel. Then connect the other end of the wire to the rack ground.

      The earth connection must not be removed unless all supply connections have been disconnected.

  5. Connect the power.

    Image showing how to connect power to the interconnect switch
    1. Install one or two AC power modules in the switch. The switch supports up to two PSUs that must have the same matching airflow direction as the installed fan tray.
    2. Connect an external AC power source to the modules.
  6. Verify basic switch operation by checking the system LEDs. When operating normally, the PSU1/PSU2, Diag, and Fan LEDs should all be green.

    Image showing where on the switch to verify that it is operating
  7. Connect the network cables.

    Image showing connection of network cables to the switch
    1. For the RJ-45 Management port, connect 100-ohm Category 5, 5e or better twisted-pair cable.
    2. Connect DAC cables to the SFP+/QSFP+ slots. Or first install SFP+/QSFP+ transceivers and then connect fiber optic cabling to the transceiver ports.

      The following transceivers are supported:

      • 40G QSFP+ SR4 Transceiver 90Y3505

      • 10G BASE-T (RJ45) SFP Transceiver SBB7A02090

      • 10G SFP+ SR Transceiver 46C3446


      As connections are made, check the port status LEDs to be sure the links are valid.

  8. View the product label. The switch product label is located below SFP+ ports 7–12 on left side of the front panel. Pull the label out to view the product information.

    Image showing how to pull the switch product label out to view product information

The installation of the interconnect switch is now complete.