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Step 2: Install the JA2500 Appliance

 

Unpack the JA2500 Appliance

The JA2500 Appliance is shipped in a cardboard carton along with the items listed in Table 1.

Caution

The JA2500 appliance is maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack it until you are ready to begin installation.

Warning

The shipping dimensions of a JA2500 appliance are 17.81 in x 17.31 in x 3.5 in (45.2 cm x 44 cm x 8.89 cm), and the appliance shipping weight is 28.05 lb (12.72 kg). Use the correct lifting technique when you move the appliance. (Refer to Chassis Lifting Guidelines for Junos Space Appliances in the JA2500 Junos Space Appliance Hardware Guide for more details.)

To unpack the appliance, do the following:

  1. Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible, ensuring that you have enough room to remove the system components.
  2. Position the carton so that the arrows are pointing up.
  3. Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
  4. Pull out the packing material holding the appliance in place.
  5. Read the General Safety Guidelines and Warnings in the JA2500 Junos Space Appliance Hardware Guide carefully.
  6. Remove the appliance from the shipping carton.
  7. Verify the appliance chassis components received against the packing list. Table 1 lists the items provided with the appliance.
  8. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the appliance later.

Table 1: Items in the JA2500 Appliance Shipping Carton

Component

Quantity

Junos Space JA2500 appliance chassis

1

Power cable

1

Mounting kits

2

RJ–45 to DB–9F cable with adapter, 7 ft console cable

1

7-ft, blue, Category 5e cable

2

Safety Information Reference for Hardware Platforms

1

Mount the JA2500 Appliance

You can mount the JA2500 appliance in one of the following configurations:

Front-and-Rear Mounting the JA2500 Appliance Flush to a Rack

To mount the JA2500 appliance front and rear flush to a rack, do the following:

  1. Insert four rack-mount screws on each side of the appliance to secure the front of the chassis to the equipment rack.
  2. Slide the rear-mount rail brackets into the backs of the front rails on either side of the chassis and align with your rear equipment rack posts, as shown in Figure 3.
  3. Secure the rear-mount rail brackets to your equipment rack with two rack-mount screws each.
  4. Insert locking screws on the sides of the rear-mount brackets to secure the front and rear mounting brackets in place.
    Figure 3: Front-and-Rear Mounting Flush to a Rack
     Front-and-Rear
Mounting Flush to a Rack
  5. Verify that the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and that the appliance is level.

Front-and-Rear Mounting the JA2500 Appliance Recessed in a Rack

The recessed position allows network and console cables to be routed through the sides of the equipment rack and through the holes of the recessed front rails on either side of the unit. This enables easy cable routing on the racks with limited cable management.

To mount the JA2500 appliance front and rear recessed in a rack, do the following:

  1. Remove the rear screws on each side of the appliance’s front rails and the two small screws toward the front of the chassis.
  2. Loosen the side-rail screws of the chassis and slide the front rails of the system backward, as far as they will move.
  3. Tighten the side-rail screws.
  4. Insert the two small screws in the recessed holes on the front rails and tighten.
  5. Slide the rear-mount rail brackets into the backs of the front rails on either side of the chassis and align with your rear equipment rack posts. Secure the rear-mount rail brackets to your equipment rack with two rack mount screws each, as shown in Figure 4.
    Figure 4: Front-and-Rear Mounting Recessed in a Rack
     Front-and-Rear
Mounting Recessed in a Rack
  6. Insert locking screws on the sides of the rear-mount brackets to secure the front and rear mounting brackets in place.
  7. Verify that the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and that the appliance is level.

Midmounting the JA2500 Appliance in a Two-Post Rack

This option allows the appliance to be mounted so that there is even clearance on the front and rear of the rack.

To mount the appliance in a two-post rack, do the following:

  1. Remove the two front-mount rails from either side of the chassis.
  2. Insert one midmount bracket to the center on either side of the chassis.
  3. Attach the chassis to the equipment rack and insert the other two midmount brackets on either side of the appliance to secure the chassis to the backs of the post, as shown in Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Midmoounting in a Two-Post Rack
     Midmoounting in a
Two-Post Rack
  4. Verify that the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and that the appliance is level.