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Install the Mounting Hardware for a PTX10016

 

You can install a PTX10016 router 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 hardware in the rack. The PTX10016 routers comes with a four-piece set of brackets that supports the chassis in the rack. You can order the rack mount kit, EX-MOD-RMK-4POST, as a spare.

Note

Two-post installation racks are not supported.

The following are the main pieces of the rack mount kit:

  • One left base 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 base 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 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 base bracket.

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

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

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

  • Twelve Phillips flat-head screws (provided)

  • Fourteen rack screws appropriate for your rack to attach the mounting hardware to the rack (not provided)

When you install the base and rear 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 hardware in a four-post rack:

  1. Remove the mounting brackets from the rack mount kit box.
  2. Decide where to place the chassis in the rack. The best practice is to mount the router in the lowest possible location when the rack is empty. See PTX10016 Rack Requirements.
  3. Line up the left base bracket in the left side of the rack so that its front screw holes line up with the holes in the rack. Use four mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the left base bracket to the rack.
  4. Line up one of the rear brackets at the left rear of the rack on the same level as the left base bracket, so that the rear bracket overlaps with the left base bracket. The screw holes for connecting the base and rear brackets should overlap. Use four mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the rear bracket to the rack.
  5. Attach the left base and rear brackets (see Figure 1):
    1. Insert six of the flat-head screws provided with the mounting brackets into the overlapping bracket holes.
    2. Tighten the screws fully using a number 2 Phillips screwdriver.
    Figure 1: Mounting Brackets for Four-Post Rack Installation
    Mounting Brackets for
Four-Post Rack Installation
      1
    Right and left base brackets
      2
    Rear brackets
  6. Repeat the instructions in Step 3 through Step 5 for installing the right base and rear brackets. Note

    Make sure that the left and right brackets are on the same level because if they are not, the chassis will rest at an angle.