Mounting a PTX10016 in a Four-Post Rack Using a Mechanical Lift
Because of the router's size and weight, the PTX10016 can only safely be installed using a mechanical lift.
Do not install line cards in the chassis until after you mount the chassis securely on a rack or cabinet.
Before front-mounting the router on a rack or cabinet, have a qualified technician verify that the rack is strong enough to support the router's weight and is adequately supported at the installation site.
Before you install the router:
Prepare the site for installation as described in PTX10000 Site Preparation Checklist.
Ensure the site has adequate clearance for both airflow and hardware maintenance as described in PTX10000 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance.
Unpack the router as described in Unpacking the PTX10016.
In a four-post rack, install the mounting brackets at the desired position (see Installing the Mounting Hardware for a PTX10000).
Review chassis lifting guidelines described in PTX10016 Chassis Lifting Guidelines.
Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the router:
A mechanical lift rated for 1000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
12 mounting screws appropriate for your rack
A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your rack-mounting screws
If you are installing more than one router in a rack or cabinet, install the first router at the bottom of the rack.
To install the router using a mechanical lift (see Figure 1):
- Ensure that the rack or cabinet is placed in its permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the installation site allows adequate clearance for both airflow and maintenance. For details, see PTX10000 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance.
- Load the router onto the lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform.
- Using the lift, align the router in front of the rack, centering it in front of the mounting brackets.
- Lift the chassis approximately 0.75 in. (1.9 cm) above the surface of the mounting brackets. Align the chassis as close as possible to the mounting brackets.
- Carefully slide the chassis onto the adjustable mounting brackets until the front-mounting brackets attached to the chassis contact the rack rails. The mounting brackets ensure that the holes in the front-mounting brackets align with the holes in the rack rails. See Figure 2.
- Move the lift away from the rack.
- Install a mounting screw into each of the open front-mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
- Visually inspect the alignment of the router. If the router is installed properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and the router is level.
- After ensuring that the router is aligned properly, tighten the screws.