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Step 4–Installing Line Cards

PTX10000 line cards are field-replaceable units (FRUs) that can be installed in any of the line card slots on the front of the chassis. The line cards are hot-insertable and hot-removable: You can remove and replace them without powering off the router or disrupting router functions.

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install a line card in the router:
    • ESD grounding strap
    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

To install a line card in the router chassis:

  1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to the ESD point on the router chassis. The ESD point is located above the status LED panel on the front of the router chassis. See Figure 8.

    Figure 8: ESD Point on Chassis Front

    ESD Point on Chassis Front
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    ESD point
     
  2. Remove the cover panel by grasping the handles and pulling straight out to expose the slot for the line card. See Figure 9.

    Figure 9: Removing the Cover Panel for a Line Card

    Removing the Cover Panel
for a Line Card

    Caution: Do not lift the line card by holding the edge connectors or the handles on the faceplate. Neither the handles or the edge connectors can support the weight of the line card. Lifting the line card by the handles or edge connectors might bend them, which would prevent the line cards from being properly seated in the chassis. See Figure 10.

    Figure 10: Line Card Connectors

    Line Card Connectors
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    Connectors
     
  3. Remove the line card from the electrostatic bag and inspect it for any damage before installing it into the chassis.
  4. Grasp and lift the line card by the sides.
  5. Slide the line card all the way into the slot until the handle holes align. See Figure 11.

    Figure 11: Inserting a Line Card into the Slot and Rotating the Handles

    Inserting a Line Card
into the Slot and Rotating the Handles
  6. Screw the line card into the chassis by rotating the handles until the card is fully seated and the handles are vertical.
  7. Bring the line card online:
    user@router> request chassis fpc slot slot-number online

You can install the optional cable management kit after the card is installed.

Modified: 2017-12-18