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M10i Router Site Preparation Checklist


The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for router installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed router tolerances.

M10i Router Environmental Specifications


Measure distance between external power sources and router installation site.

M10i Router DC Power Supply Specifications

M10i Router AC Power Supply Specifications


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

M10i Chassis Grounding Cable and Lug Specifications


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

M10i Router Power Requirements

Hardware Configuration

Choose the configuration.


Verify that your rack meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the router.

Installation Safety Warnings for Juniper Networks Devices


Plan rack location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance

M10i Rack Size and Strength


If a rack is used, secure rack to floor and building structure.

Connection to Building Structure


Acquire cables and connectors:

  • Determine the number of cables needed based on your planned configuration.

  • Review the maximum distance allowed for each cable. Choose the length of cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.

Calculating Power Budget for Fiber-Optic Cable for M Series, MX Series, and T Series Routers

Calculating Power Margin for Fiber-Optic Cable for M Series, MX Series, and T Series Routers


Plan the cable routing and management.

Maintaining the M10i PICs and PIC Cables