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Installing the Mounting Hardware for a PTX10000

 

The router can be installed in a four-post closed frame rack or a four-post open frame rack. Install the mounting hardware on the rack before installing the router.

To mount the chassis on a four-post rack, you must first install the mounting brackets in the rack. PTX10008 and PTX10016 router comes with a four-piece set of mounting brackets that supports the chassis in the rack.

Note

Two-post installation racks are not supported.

The four mounting bracket pieces are:

  • One left front-mounting bracket. The bracket is labeled “LEFT FRONT” on the side of the bracket that faces the interior of the rack, near the holes for attaching the bracket to the rack.

  • One right front-mounting bracket. The bracket is labeled “RIGHT FRONT” on the side of the bracket that faces the interior of the rack, near the holes for attaching the bracket to the rack.

  • Two rear-mounting brackets. These brackets are labeled “REAR” on the side of the bracket that faces the interior of the rack, near the holes for attaching the bracket to the rack. The rear brackets are interchangeable; you can use either of the rear brackets with the right or left front-mounting bracket.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the mounting brackets:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1, 2, or 3, depending on the size of your rack-mounting screws

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2, to install the screws that connect the rear-mounting and front-mounting brackets

  • 16 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the four mounting bracket pieces to the rack

When you install the mounting brackets, the adjustable portion of the brackets overlap. Use the overlap area to adjust the total bracket length to fit any of the four standard rack sizes: 19 in. (483 mm), 23.62 in. (600 mm), 30 in. (762 mm), or 31.5 in. (800 mm).

To install the mounting brackets in a four-post rack:

  1. Remove the mounting brackets from the accessory box.
  2. Decide where to place the chassis in the rack. If the rack is empty, mount the router in the lowest possible location. See PTX10000 Rack Requirements.
  3. Position the left front adjustable mounting bracket at the desired position in the left side of the rack and line up its front screw holes with the holes in the rack. Use four mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the left front bracket to the rack.
  4. Position one of the rear brackets at the left rear of the rack on the same level as the left front bracket, so that the rear bracket overlaps with the left front bracket. The screw holes for connecting the front and rear brackets should overlap. Use four mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the rear bracket to the rack.
  5. Connect left front and rear brackets (see Figure 1):
    1. Insert six of the screws provided with the mounting brackets into the overlapping bracket holes.
    2. Hand-tighten the screws fully (to 12–16 in.-lb torque) using a number 2 Phillips screwdriver.
    Figure 1: Mounting Brackets for Four-Post Rack Installation
    Mounting Brackets for
Four-Post Rack Installation
      1
    Front adjustable mounting brackets
      2
    Rear adjustable mounting brackets
  6. Position the right front adjustable mounting bracket at the desired position in the right side of the rack opposite the installed left front bracket, so that it is on the same rack level as the left bracket. If the right and left front brackets are not on the same level, the chassis will rest at an angle in the rack instead of resting flat and level. Line up the right bracket's front screw holes with the holes in the rack. Use four mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the right front bracket to the rack.
  7. Position the other rear bracket at the right rear of the rack on the same level as the right front bracket, so that the rear bracket overlaps with the right front bracket. The screw holes for connecting the front and rear brackets should overlap. Use four mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the rear bracket to the rack.
  8. Connect the right front and rear brackets (see Figure 1):
    1. Insert six of the screws provided with the mounting brackets into the overlapping bracket holes.
    2. Hand-tighten the screws fully (to 12–16 in.-lb torque) using a number 2 Phillips screwdriver.