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Installing a Cable on an MX960 DPC, MPC, MIC, or PIC

 

To install a cable:

  1. Have ready a length of the type of cable used by the component. For cable specifications, see the MX Series Interface Module Reference.
  2. If the cable connector port is covered by a rubber safety cap, remove the cap.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 you are inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  3. Insert the cable connector into the cable connector port on the component faceplate.
  4. Arrange the cable in the standard or extended cable manager to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Place excess cable out of the way in a neatly coiled loop. Placing fasteners on the loop helps to maintain its shape.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.

    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.

  5. Insert the other end of the cable into the destination port.
  6. Repeat the previous steps for any additional cables.
  7. If the component is offline (its failure indicator LED is lit), use one of the following methods to bring it online.
    • To bring a DPC or MPC online:

      • Press and hold the corresponding online button on the craft interface until the green OK 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.

    • To bring a PIC online:

      • Press the PIC offline/online button until the PIC LED lights green. For a PIC installed in FPC3, use a narrow-ended tool that fits inside the opening that leads to the button.

      • Issue the following CLI command:

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

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

    • To bring a MIC online:

      • Press the MIC offline/online button until the MIC LED lights green.

      • Issue the following CLI command:

        user@host>request chassis mic fpc-slot mpc-slot pic-slot mic-slot online

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

    The normal functioning indicator LED confirms that the component is online. You can also verify correct DPC or MPC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc command or the correct PIC or MIC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc pic-status command.