Uninstalling the PTX1000
If you need to relocate an installed PTX1000, perform the following procedure.
When you remove multiple devices from a rack, remove the device at the top of the rack first and proceed to remove the rest of the devices from top to bottom to avoid toppling the rack.
Before removing a PTX1000 from a rack:
Ensure that the rack is stable and secured to the building.
Ensure that there is enough space to place the removed PTX1000 in its new location and along the path to the new location.
Power off the device (see Powering Off the PTX1000).
Ensure that you have disconnected any cables or wires attached to the PTX1000 (see Disconnecting a Fiber-Optic Cable from the PTX1000).
Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:
Either a mechanical lift or two persons to support the weight of the PTX1000. An additional person is needed to remove the screws securing the router to the rack.
Screwdriver appropriate for your rack-mounting screws.
To remove a PTX1000 from a rack:
Perform one of the following steps:
Position a mechanical lift under the PTX1000. Use the screwdriver to remove the front-mounting screws that attach the router to the rack.
Have two persons support the weight of the PTX1000 while another person uses the screwdriver to remove the front-mounting screws that attach the router to the rack.
- Remove the PTX1000 from the rack.
- Use the screwdriver to remove the mounting screws that attach the rear-mounting blades to the rear of the rack.
- Place the removed screws and rear-mounting blades in a labeled bag. You will need them when you reinstall the chassis.
- Transport the PTX1000 to your desired new location.