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PTX10016 Installation Overview


The PTX10016 is a rigid sheet-metal router-chassis that houses the other hardware components such as Routing and Control Boards (RCBs), Switch Interface Boards (SIBs), power supplies, fan trays, and line cards. The router chassis ships in a cardbox box that has a two-layer wooden pallet base. The router chassis is bolted to the pallet base. You can install a PTX10016 router in a standard 19 in. (483 mm) equipment rack by using the supplied rack mount kit and the flanges that are attached to the chassis.

The steps to install the PTX10016 are:

  1. Unpack the router following the instructions in Unpacking the PTX10016.
  2. Mount the chassis in the rack following the instructions in Mounting a PTX10016 in a Four-Post Rack Using a Mechanical Lift.Warning

    Because of the weight of the chassis, manual mounting is not recommended.

  3. Install the line cards following the instructions in Installing a PTX10000 Line Card.
  4. Connect the chassis to earth ground following the instructions in Connecting Earth Ground to a PTX10000.
  5. Connect power to the power supplies following either the instructions in Connecting AC Power to a PTX10000Connecting DC Power to a PTX10000.
  6. Connect to the network.
  7. Configure the router, following the instructions in Configuring a PTX10000 .
  8. Install optional equipment such as the cable management system. See Installing the PTX10000 Cable Management System.