Installing a Mini-Physical Interface Module in the SRX Series Services Gateway

Before you begin, power off the services gateway.

Caution: The Mini-PIMs available on the SRX Series Services Gateway are not hot-swappable. You must power off the services gateway before removing or installing Mini-PIMs.

To install a Mini-Physical Interface Module (Mini-PIM) in the SRX Series Services Gateway:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the grounding point on the back of the services gateway.
  2. Power off the services gateway by briefly pressing the Power button on the front panel. Wait for the Power LED to turn off before proceeding.
  3. Disconnect the services gateway from its power source:

    • For SRX210 or SRX220 Services Gateway, either unplug the power adapter from the AC power outlet, or disconnect the power adapter from the power connector on the rear panel of the device.
    • For SRX240 Services Gateway, either unplug the AC power cord from the AC power outlet, or disconnect the AC power cord from the AC power connector on the rear panel of the device.
  4. Remove the Mini-PIM from the electrostatic bag.
  5. Grasp the screws on each side of the Mini-PIM faceplate and align the notches in the connector at the rear of the Mini-PIM with the notches in the Mini-PIM slot in the device.

    Caution: Slide the Mini-PIM straight into the slot to avoid damaging the components on the Mini-PIM.

  6. Slide the Mini-PIM in until it lodges firmly in the services gateway. See Figure 7.

    Figure 7: Installing a Mini-PIM in an SRX Series Services Gateway

    Installing a Mini-PIM
in an SRX Series Services Gateway
  7. Using a 1/8-in. (3-mm) flat-blade (–) screwdriver, tighten the screws on each side of the Mini-PIM faceplate.
  8. Insert the appropriate cables into the cable connectors on the Mini-PIM.
  9. If necessary, arrange the cables to prevent them from dislodging or developing stress points:
    • Secure the cables so that they are not supporting their own weight as they hang to the floor.
    • Place any excess cables out of the way in neatly coiled loops.
    • Use fasteners to maintain the shape of the cable loops.
  10. Reconnect the power adapter to the services gateway. Verify that the Power LED glows steadily green after you press the power button.
  11. Verify that the Mini-PIM LED on the system dashboard glows steadily green to confirm that the Mini-PIM is online.

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