Installing a Network Processing Card in the SRX3600 Services Gateway

The SRX3600 Services Gateway supports a maximum of three Network Processing Cards (NPCs). You can install NPCs only in the rear panel slots numbered 10, 11, and 12.

Note: If a slot is not occupied by a card, you must install a blank panel to shield the empty slot and to allow cooling air to circulate properly through the services gateway.

To install an NPC:

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis. For more information about ESD, see Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage to the SRX3600 Services Gateway.
  2. If you have not already done so, power off the services gateway by pressing the Power button on the front panel of the Switch Fabric Board (SFB) for three to five seconds.

    The PWR LED blinks to show you that the services gateway is shutting down. Wait for the services gateway to shut down before proceeding.

  3. Place the card on an antistatic mat or remove it from its electrostatic bag.
  4. Identify the slot on the services gateway where you will install the NPC. SeeHardware Component Locations in the SRX3600 Services Gateway Chassis for more information about slots and supported modules.
  5. If necessary, remove the blank cover from the slot by loosening its screws and sliding it out of the slot.
  6. Orient the NPC so that the faceplate faces you. Slide the NPC all the way into the card cage until you feel resistance.
  7. Tighten the screws on either side of the card.

Figure 31: Installing an NPC

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Warning: Never lift the services gateway using the handles on the front panels of the NPCs or other CFM cards. The handles might come off, causing the chassis to drop and inflicting possible grave injury.

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