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Replacing an MX960 MPC

 

Removing an MX960 MPC

When you remove an MPC, the router continues to function, although the MIC interfaces installed on the MPC being removed no longer function.

An MPC installs vertically in the front of the router. The MPCs are hot-insertable and hot-removable. A fully configured MPC can weigh up to 18.35 lb (8.3 kg). Be prepared to accept its full weight.

To remove an MPC (see Figure 1):

  1. Have ready a replacement MPC or DPC blank panel and an antistatic mat for the MPC. Also have ready rubber safety caps for each MIC using an optical interface on the MPC that you are removing.
  2. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. Label the cables connected to each MIC on the MPC so that you can later reconnect the cables to the correct MICs.
  4. Use one of the following methods to take the MPC offline:
    • Press and hold the corresponding online button on the craft interface. The green OK/FAIL LED next to the button begins to blink. Hold the button down until the LED goes off.

    • Issue the following CLI command:

      user@host>request chassis fpc slot slot-number offline

      For more information about the command, see the CLI Explorer.

  5. Disconnect the cables from the MICs installed in the MPC. Warning

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cables connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    Caution

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing a cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

    Caution

    Avoid bending a fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  6. If a MIC uses fiber-optic cable, immediately cover each transceiver and the end of each cable with a rubber safety cap.
  7. Arrange the disconnected cables in the cable manager to prevent the cables from developing stress points.
  8. Simultaneously turn both the ejector handles counterclockwise to unseat the MPC.
  9. Grasp the handles, and slide the MPC straight out of the card cage halfway.
  10. Place one hand around the front of the MPC (the MIC housing) and the other hand under it to support it. Slide the MPC completely out of the chassis, and place it on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.Caution

    The weight of the MPC is concentrated in the back end. Be prepared to accept the full weight—up to 18.35 lb (8.3 kg)—as you slide the MPC out of the chassis.

    When the MPC is out of the chassis, do not hold it by the ejector handles, bus bars, or edge connectors. They cannot support its weight.

    Do not stack MPCs on top of one another after removal. Place each one individually in an electrostatic bag or on its own antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.

  11. If necessary, remove each installed MIC from the MPC.
  12. After you remove each MIC, immediately place it on an antistatic mat or in an electrostatic bag.
  13. If you are not reinstalling an MPC into the emptied line card slots within a short time, install a blank DPC panel over each slot to maintain proper airflow in the card cage.Caution

    After removing an MPC from the chassis, wait at least 30 seconds before reinserting it or inserting an MPC into a different slot.

Figure 1: Removing an MPC
Removing an MPC

Installing an MX960 MPC

An MPC installs vertically in the front of the router. The MPCs are hot-insertable and hot-removable. A fully configured MPC can weigh up to 18.35 lb (8.3 kg). Be prepared to accept its full weight.

To install an MPC (see Figure 2):

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Place the MPC on an antistatic mat.
  3. Take each MIC to be installed in the replacement MPC out of its electrostatic bag, and identify the slot on the MPC where it will be connected.
  4. Verify that each fiber-optic MIC has a rubber safety cap covering the MIC transceiver. If it does not, cover the transceiver with a safety cap.
  5. Install each MIC into the appropriate slot on the MPC.
  6. Locate the slot in the card cage in which you plan to install the MPC.
  7. Orient the MPC so that the faceplate faces you.
  8. Lift the MPC into place, and carefully align the sides of the MPC with the guides inside the card cage.Caution

    When the MPC is out of the chassis, do not hold it by the ejector handles, bus bars, or edge connectors. They cannot support its weight.

  9. Slide the MPC all the way into the card cage until you feel resistance.
  10. Grasp both ejector handles, and rotate them clockwise simultaneously until the MPC is fully seated.
  11. If any of the MICs on the MPC connect to fiber-optic cable, remove the rubber safety cap from each transceiver and cable.Warning

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cables connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

  12. Insert the appropriate cable into the cable connector ports on each MIC on the MPC. Secure the cables so that they are not supporting their own weight. Place excess cable out of the way in a neatly coiled loop, using the cable management system. Placing fasteners on a loop helps to maintain its shape.Caution

    Do not let fiber-optic cables hang free from the connector. Do not allow the fastened loops of a cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

    Caution

    Avoid bending a fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  13. Use one of the following methods to bring the MPC online:
    • Press and hold the corresponding MPC online button on the craft interface until the green OK/FAIL LED next to the button lights steadily, in about 5 seconds.

    • Issue the following CLI command:

      user@host>request chassis fpc slot slot-number online

      For more information about the command, see the CLI Explorer.

    Caution

    After the OK/FAIL LED lights steadily, wait at least 30 seconds before removing the MPC again, removing an MPC from a different slot, or inserting an MPC in a different slot.

You can also verify correct MPC and MIC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc and show chassis fpc pic-status commands described in Maintaining MX960 MPCs and Maintaining MX960 MICs.

Figure 2: Installing an MPC
Installing an MPC