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Packing a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device or Component for Shipping


If you are returning a QFX3008-I Interconnect device or component to Juniper Networks for repair or replacement, pack the item as described in this topic.

Before you begin packing a QFX3008-I Interconnect device or component, ensure that you have:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Antistatic bag, one for each component

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

Packing a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device for Shipping

If you need to transport the device to another location or return the device to Juniper Networks, you need to pack the device securely in its original packaging to prevent damage during transportation.

Before you pack the device:

  1. Power off the device. See Powering Off a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device.
  2. Remove all wires, plugs, and power cords from the device.

Leave components that came installed in the device in the chassis.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to pack the device:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • A 5/16-in. open-end or socket wrench to install the bracket bolts on the shipping pallet

  • The original device packing material (wooden pallet, cardboard box, accessory box and its contents, foam padding, and brackets and bracket bolts for attaching the chassis to the pallet)

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

The QFX3008-I Interconnect device is shipped in a cardboard box that has a two-layer wooden pallet base with foam cushioning between the layers. The device chassis is bolted to the pallet base with four brackets, two on each side of the chassis.


The device is maximally protected inside the shipping box. Pack the device only in its original shipping box, securely bolted to the original wooden shipping pallet.

Do not pack the device in anything except its original container, or the device might be damaged in transit.

To pack the device:

  1. Move the wooden pallet and packing material to a staging area as close to the device as possible. Make sure there is enough space to move the chassis from the rack or cabinet to the wooden pallet.
  2. Remove the device from the rack or cabinet. See Removing a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device from a Rack or Cabinet.

    Move the chassis to the shipping pallet (see Chassis Lifting Guidelines for a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device). The pallet is marked to allow you to determine which direction the chassis should face.

  3. Use the 5/16-in. open-end or socket wrench and number 2 Phillips screwdriver to install the four sets of brackets and bolts that secure the chassis to the wooden pallet.
  4. Remove the adjustable mounting brackets from the rack or cabinet and place them in the box.
  5. Slide the plastic cover over the device chassis. The plastic cover is part of the device’s original packing materials.
  6. Replace the foam padding on top of the chassis.
  7. Place the power cords in the box.
  8. Place the accessory box in its slot in the foam padding. See Parts Inventory (Packing List) for a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device to verify that you have included all the proper contents of the accessory box.
  9. Slide the cardboard box over the chassis and secure it to the wooden pallet.
  10. Write the Return Materials Authorization (RMA) number on the exterior of the box to ensure proper tracking.

Packing QFX3008-I Interconnect Device Components for Shipping


Do not stack device components. Return individual components in separate boxes if they do not fit together on one level in the shipping box.

To pack and ship QFX3008-I Interconnect device components:

  • Place individual FRUs in antistatic bags.

  • Ensure that the components are adequately protected with packing materials and packed so that the pieces are prevented from moving around inside the carton.

  • Close the top of the cardboard shipping box and seal it with packing tape.

  • Write the RMA number on the exterior of the box to ensure proper tracking.