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    M7i Router Redundant Cooling System Components

    The M7i router cooling system consists of a fan tray containing four individually fault-tolerant fans. The fan tray inserts into the left side of the chassis (left fans 1 through 4) and connects directly to the router midplane. If a single fan fails, the remaining fans continue to function indefinitely. The fan tray provides side-to-side cooling. (See Figure 1.)

    The fan tray is hot-removable and hot-insertable. You can remove and replace these components without powering down the system and disrupting routing functions.

    The cooling system is fault-tolerant. The router can tolerate the failure of a single fan for approximately 36 hours. If a fan fails, the router issues a yellow alarm and the yellow alarm LED on the craft interface lights. If the router temperature exceeds the critical level, the router automatically shuts down.

    Caution: Do not operate the router for more than 1 minute without a fan tray.

    Figure 1: M7i Router Cooling System and Airflow

    M7i Router Cooling
System and Airflow

    Published: 2012-08-20