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Replacing a DIMM Module in an M320 Routing Engine

 
  1. Removing an M320 DIMM Module

  2. Installing an M320 DIMM Module

Removing an M320 DIMM Module

Caution

Before you remove a DIMM module from a Routing Engine, you must take the host subsystem offline. If there is only one host subsystem, taking the host subsystem offline shuts down the router. See Taking the M320 Host Subsystem Offline.

The DIMM modules are located on the top of the Routing Engine. To remove a DIMM module:

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.

  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.

  3. Remove the Routing Engine.

    See Removing an M320 Routing Engine.

  4. Depending on which Routing Engine you are using, there are two different procedures for ejecting the DIMMs:

    • For Routing Engines with an ejector on one side of the DIMM, press the plastic ejector of the DIMM module. The edge of the module raises upward.

    • For Routing Engines with ejectors on each side of the DIMM, press the plastic ejectors on both sides of the DIMM module.

  5. Grasp the DIMM module, being careful not to touch any electrical components on the module, and firmly pull it out of the slot on the Routing Engine.

  6. Place the DIMM module on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.

  7. Push the plastic ejectors to close the empty DIMM module slot.

Installing an M320 DIMM Module

Note

When installing DIMMs on an RE-1800, make sure that all DIMMs are manufactured by the same vendor. If necessary, replace an existing DIMM with a new DIMM.

To insert a DIMM module into the Routing Engine:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.

  2. Remove the DIMM module from its electrostatic bag.

  3. To open the empty DIMM slot, press the plastic ejectors open.

  4. Grasp the DIMM module by the edges, being careful not to touch any electrical components.

  5. Pressing firmly on both ends, push the module into the slot until the ejectors return completely to the closed position.

  6. Install the Routing Engine. See Installing an M320 Routing Engine.

  7. You can view the SDRAM configuration and verify the DIMM was installed correctly by issuing the show chassis routing-engine command.

Figure 1: Installing the DIMM Module
Installing the DIMM Module