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    Step 2–Unpacking the QFX10008

    Note: The chassis is maximally protected inside the shipping box. Do not unpack it until you are ready to begin installation.

    Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to unpack the QFX10008:

    • A 13/32 in. (10 mm) open-end or socket wrench to remove the bracket bolts from the shipping pallet
    • A box cutter or packing knife to slice open the nylon straps and tape that seal the crate and boxes

    The chassis ships in a cardboard box that has a two-layer wooden pallet base with foam cushioning between the layers. The switch chassis is bolted to the pallet base.

    The shipper has the option to either ship the front panel separately or to ship along with the chassis. If the front panel arrives with the chassis, set aside the front panel box until you are ready to verify the contents of the order.

    To unpack the chassis (see Figure 3):

    Figure 3: Shipping Crate and Accessory Box

    Shipping Crate and Accessory
    1. Move the shipping box to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible. While the chassis is bolted to the pallet, you can use a forklift or pallet jack to move it. Make sure there is enough space to remove components from the chassis.
    2. Position the shipping box with the arrows pointing up.
    3. Slice the nylon straps with the box cutter that hold the shipping boxes to the pallet.
    4. Lift the shipping box off the chassis.
    5. Remove the cardboard accessory box.
    6. Remove the foam padding from the top of the box.
    7. Remove the plastic cover from the switch chassis.
    8. Use a 13/32 in. (10 mm) open-end or socket wrench to remove the four sets of bracket bolts that secure the chassis to the shipping pallet (see Figure 4).

      Figure 4: Bracket Bolt Removal

      Bracket Bolt Removal
    9. Unpack the accessory box and lay out the contents so that they are ready for use.
    10. Verify that your order includes all appropriate parts.
    11. Store the brackets and bolts inside the accessory box.
    12. Save the shipping box and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the switch at a later time.

    Modified: 2016-02-08