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Installing a Double-High, Double-Wide Gigabit-Backplane Physical Interface Module on the SRX Series Services Gateway

 

Before you begin:

  • Ensure that the services gateway is powered off.

    Note

    This step is applicable only for the SRX550 Services Gateway as it does not support hot-swappable functionality for GPIMs. The SRX650 Services Gateway supports hot-swappable functionality for GPIMs.

  • Ensure that the GPIM is installed in the appropriate GPIM slot. For information about the appropriate GPIM slots, see SRX Series Services Gateway Gigabit-Backplane Physical Interface Modules Overview.

The SRX550 and SRX650 Services Gateway chassis can hold interface modules that use four standard Gigabit-Backplane Physical Interface Module (GPIM) slots each. These GPIMs must be installed in specific groups of four standard slots as shown in Table 1.

Note

Installing a GPIM on the SRX550 Services Gateway is similar to installing a GPIM on the SRX650 Services Gateway.

Table 1: Slot Groups for Double-High, Double-Wide GPIMs

Device

Slot Groups for Double-High, Double-Wide GPIMs

SRX550

Top four standard slots (slots 5, 6, 7, and 8)

SRX650

Bottom four standard slots (slots 1, 2, 3, and 4) and top four standard slots (slots 5, 6, 7, and 8)

Before installing the double-high, double-wide GPIM, you must first remove the center GPIM guide-rail bracket:

  1. Remove the four blank GPIM slot covers from the slots into which you will install the double-high, double-wide GPIM.Removing a Blank Gigabit-Backplane Physical Interface Module Faceplate from the SRX Series Services Gateway
  2. Using a number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver, remove the screw from the center GPIM guide-rail bracket, as shown in Figure 1, and remove the guide-rail bracket.
  3. Store the guide-rail bracket for later use. The guide-rail bracket can be stored on the rack-mount bracket, as shown in Figure 1.
    Figure 1: GPIM Slot Bracket
    GPIM Slot Bracket
  4. To continue with the GPIM installation, see Installing a Gigabit-Backplane Physical Interface Module on the SRX Series Services Gateway.
Caution

If you remove a double-high, double-wide GPIM, replace the bracket before you install blank faceplates or other GPIMs. This is necessary for maintaining radio frequency compliance.