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    Taking the TX Matrix Plus Host Subsystem Offline

    Before you replace a TXP-CB or a Routing Engine, you must take the host subsystem offline. The host subsystem is taken offline and brought online as a unit. Before you take a host subsystem offline, but sure that you are aware of how this will affect the TX Matrix Plus router and the routing matrix.

    To take a host subsystem offline:

    1. Determine whether the host subsystem is functioning as the master or as the backup, using one of the two following methods:
      • Check the HOST 0 and HOST 1 LEDs on the craft interface. If the green MASTER LED is lit, the corresponding host subsystem is functioning as the master.
      • Check the MASTER LED on the Control Board. If the blue MASTER LED is lit, the host subsystem is functioning as the master.
      • Issue the following CLI command. The master Routing Engine is designated Master in the Current state field:
        user@host> show chassis routing-engine sfc 0
        Routing Engine status:
          Slot 0:
            Current state                  Master
            Election priority              Master (default)
            Temperature                 27 degrees C / 80 degrees F
            CPU temperature             42 degrees C / 107 degrees F
            DRAM                      3327 MB
            Memory utilization          12 percent
            CPU utilization:
              User                       0 percent
              Background                 0 percent
              Kernel                     2 percent
              Interrupt                  0 percent
              Idle                      98 percent
            Model                          RE-TXP-SFC
            Serial ID                      737A-1024
            Start time                     2009-05-11 17:39:49 PDT
            Uptime                         3 hours, 45 minutes, 25 seconds
            Last reboot reason             Router rebooted after a normal shutdown.
            Load averages:                 1 minute   5 minute  15 minute
                                               0.00       0.00       0.00
        Routing Engine status:
          Slot 1:
            Current state                  Backup
            Election priority              Backup (default)
            Temperature                 29 degrees C / 84 degrees F
            CPU temperature             43 degrees C / 109 degrees F
            DRAM                      3327 MB
            Memory utilization          11 percent
            CPU utilization:
              User                       0 percent
              Background                 0 percent
              Kernel                     0 percent
              Interrupt                  0 percent
              Idle                     100 percent
            Model                          RE-TXP-SFC
            Serial ID                      737A-1024
            Start time                     2009-05-11 17:08:54 PDT
            Uptime                         4 hours, 16 minutes, 52 seconds
            Last reboot reason             0x1:power cycle/failure 
    2. If the host subsystem is functioning as the master, switch it to backup using the CLI command:
      user@host> request chassis routing-engine master switch sfc 0
      warning: Traffic will be interrupted while the PFE is re-initialized
      Toggle mastership between Routing Engines ? [yes,no] (no) yes 
      Resolving mastership...
      Complete. The other Routing Engine becomes the master.

      If the Routing Engines are running the same Junos OS Release and are configured for graceful switchover, the standby Routing Engine immediately assumes Routing Engine functions and there is no interruption to packet forwarding. Otherwise, packet forwarding halts while the standby Routing Engine becomes the master and the Packet Forwarding Engine components reset and connect to the new master Routing Engine. For information about configuring graceful switchover, see the Junos OS High Availability Library for Routing Devices.

      Note: TX Matrix Plus router performance might change if the standby Routing Engine's configuration differs from the former master's configuration. For the most predictable performance, configure the two Routing Engines identically, except for parameters unique to a Routing Engine, such as the hostname defined at the [edit system] hierarchy level and the management Ethernetinterface (em0) defined at the [edit interfaces] hierarchy level.

      To configure Routing Engine-specific parameters and still use the same configuration on both Routing Engines, include the appropriate configuration statements under the re0 and re1 statements at the [edit groups] hierarchy level and use the apply-groups statement. For instructions, see apply-groups.

    3. To halt the router:
      user@host> request system halt sfc 0
      Halt the system ? [yes,no] (no) yes
      *** FINAL System shutdown message from user@host ***
      System going down IMMEDIATELY
      syncing disks... 11 8 done
      The operating system has halted.
      Please press any key to reboot.

      Note: The request system halt sfc 0 command halts all Routing Engines on the control plane from which it was issued. To reboot a Routing Engine that has been halted, you must connect through the console.

      (If two Routing Engines are installed, also issue the command on the backup Routing Engine.) Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the operating system has halted.

      The command shuts down the Routing Engine cleanly, so its state information is preserved. For more information about the command, see request system halt..

      Note: The F13 SIBs might continue forwarding traffic for approximately five minutes after the request system halt command has been issued.

    Published: 2013-08-16