Packing the MX2020 Router for Shipment
To pack the router for shipment:
- Retrieve the shipping crate and packing materials in which the router was originally shipped. If you do not have these materials, contact your Juniper Networks representative about approved packaging materials.
- On the console or other management device connected to
the primary CB-RE, enter CLI operational mode and issue the following
command to shut down the router software. (If two CB-REs are installed,
also issue the command on the backup CB-RE.)
user@host> request system halt
Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the operating system has halted.
For more information about the command, see the Junos OS System Basics and Services Command Reference
- Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
- Shut down power to the router by switching the AC or DC
circuit breaker for all PDMs to the off (
- Disconnect power from the router.
- Remove the cables that connect to all external devices.
- Remove all field replaceable units (FRUs) from the router.
- Attach the front and rear shipping covers.
Apply force to any other parts of chassis other than the shipping covers can damage the chassis.
Remove the router from the rack.
Using a pallet jack with attachment:
Install the pallet jack attachment to a pallet jack. Position the pallet jack in front of the rack, and unscrew and remove the mounting screws from the front mounting flange on the rack.
The pallet jack attachment fits only on a standard pallet jack. The standard pallet jack is approximately 48 in. (121.92 cm) deep x 27 in. (68.58 cm) wide.
A minimum of four people can then slide the router onto the pallet jack by using the handles on the shipping covers. Attach the four shipping brackets and hardware to the pallet jack attachment. Secure the brackets to the router chassis.
Position the router in front of the shipping crate and raise the pallet jack.
Remove the shipping brackets and hardware, and set them aside.
Guide the router in the shipping crate.
Using a router transport kit:
Position the router transport platform in front of the rack, and adjust the four leveling mounts using an 8 mm Allen wrench to align the platform with the bottom of the mounting shelf and the chassis.
Unscrew and remove the mounting screws from the front mounting flange on the rack.
A minimum of four people can then slide the router onto the router transport platform by using the handles on the shipping covers.
Secure the four toggle latches to the router transport platform.
Using a two person team, adjust the height on the router transport platform to install the router transport mounting plates and wheel assembly.
Do not raise the router more than 1 in. (2.54 cm). Doing so can make the router unstable.
Attach the router transport mounting plates and wheel assembly to both sides of the chassis using the captive screws, tighten to secure.
You may have to adjust the wheel assembly to installed the router transport mounting plates.
Using a two person team, crank the handles 4-5 times until the router is lifted approximately 1 in. (2.54 cm).
Do not raise the router transport over the required limit. Doing so can make the router unstable during transport.
Unlatch the four toggle latches that secure the router transport platform to the router mounting plate and wheel assembly.
Remove the router transport platform away from the bottom of the router, and set aside
Position the crate door in front of the shipping crate and secure the two latches.
Guide the router up the ramp and into the shipping crate.
Lower the router until the chassis is resting firmly onto the shipping crate platform.
Remove the router transport mounting plates and wheel assembly from the chassis.
We recommend using a pallet jack with attachment or a router transport kit. Not using one of these recommended installation mechanisms can result in personal injury or damage to the equipment.
- Reattach the shipping brackets to the router chassis and the shipping crate pallet.
- Cover the router with an ESD bag and place the packing foam on top of and around the router.
- Replace the accessory box on top of the packing foam.
- Securely place the crate cover over the router.
- Close all latches to secure the shipping crate to the pallet.
- Write the RMA number on the exterior of the box to ensure proper tracking.