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T1600 Routing Engine Description


The Routing Engine runs Junos OS. Software processes that run on the Routing Engine maintain the routing tables, manage the routing protocols used on the T1600 Core Router, control the T1600 router interfaces, control some chassis components, and provide the interface for system management and user access to the router.

You can install one or two Routing Engines in the router. The Routing Engines install into the upper rear of the chassis in the slots labeled RE0 and RE1. Each Routing Engine requires a control board to be installed in the adjacent slot. RE0 installs below CB0, and RE1 installs above CB1. A Routing Engine does not power up without a control board present in the adjacent slot.

If two Routing Engines are installed, one functions as the master and the other acts as the backup. If the master Routing Engine fails or is removed and the backup is configured appropriately, the backup takes over as the master. If the host system is redundant, the backup Routing Engine is hot-removable and hot-insertable, but the master Routing Engine is hot-pluggable. A Routing Engine that is not redundant requires that you power down the router before replacement.


For specific information about Routing Engine components (for example, the amount of DRAM), issue the show chassis routing-engine command.

The ports for connecting the Routing Engine to external management devices are located on the Connector Interface Panel (CIP).


If two Routing Engines are installed, they must both be the same hardware model, except during upgrade.

The T1600 router supports the Routing Engines listed in Table 1

Table 1: T1600 Supported Routing Engines


Model Number

First Supported Junos OS Release

RE-600 (EOL)

T1600 RE-600 Description



RE-1600 (EOL)

T1600 RE-1600 Description




T1600 RE-2000 Description




T1600 RE-C1800 Description

Note: The RE-C1800 is required for connection to a TX Matrix Plus router.

These Routing Engines require the LCC-CB.


9.6R2 for routers in a routing matrix

11.1 for standalone T1600 routers.