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    Installing a Line Card in an EX9208 Switch

    EX9200 switches have field-replaceable unit (FRU) line cards that can be installed in the line card slots on the front of the switch chassis. The line cards are hot-insertable and hot-removable: You can remove and replace them without powering off the switch or disrupting switch functions.

    Before you begin installing a line card in the switch:

    Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install a line card in the switch:

    • ESD grounding strap

    To install a line card in the switch (see Figure 1):

    1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the switch chassis.
    2. If the slot has a cover panel on it, rotate the ejector handles simultaneously counterclockwise to unseat the cover panel.
    3. Grasp the ejector handles, and slide the blank panel out of the chassis. Save the cover panel for later use.
    4. Taking care not to touch line card components, pins, leads, or solder connections, remove the line card from its bag.

      Caution: Do not lift the line card by holding the ejector handles on the faceplate or the edge connectors. The ejector handles cannot support the weight of the line card. Lifting the line card by the ejector handles might bend them. Bent ejector handles prevent line cards from being properly seated in the chassis.

    5. Ensure that the ejector handles are not in the locked position. If necessary, flip the ejector handles outward.
    6. Place one hand around the faceplate of the line card and the other hand under the line card to support it.

      Caution: Before you slide the line card into the slot on the switch chassis, ensure the line card is aligned correctly. Misalignment might cause the pins to bend, making the line card unusable.

    7. Lift the line card, and position it in the chassis with the faceplate facing you and the sides of the line card aligned with the guides in the line card slot on the switch chassis.
    8. Make sure the handles stay in the open position and gently slide the line card fully into the slot using both hands.
    9. Rotate both of the ejector handles inward to seat the line card.

    Figure 1: Installing a Line Card

    Installing a Line

    You can verify that the line card is functioning correctly by issuing the show chassis fpc and show chassis fpc pic-status commands.

    Note: If you have a Juniper J-Care service contract, register any addition, change, or upgrade of hardware components at . Failure to do so can result in significant delays if you need replacement parts. This note applies if you change the type of power supply from AC to DC or DC to AC or add a new type of line card. It does not apply if you replace these components with the same type of component.

    Published: 2013-04-02