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Replacing the CompactFlash Card in an M10i Routing Engine

 

The CompactFlash card is an optional component of the Routing Engine 400 and a standard component of the Routing Engine 850. If installed, it provides primary storage for the router. It accommodates software images, configuration files, and microcode.

To remove, install, and configure a CompactFlash card, perform the following procedures:

Removing the CompactFlash Card from an M10i Routing Engine

The CompactFlash card is located inside the Routing Engine. To remove the CompactFlash card (see Figure 1):

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  3. Remove the Routing Engine as described in Replacing the M10i Routing Engine.
  4. Use needlenose pliers with grooved jaws to pull the wire clasp out from under the CompactFlash card and lift it up (see Figure 1).
  5. Use the needlenose pliers to gently grasp the CompactFlash card and slide it out of the connector. Place the CompactFlash card on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.
Figure 1: Removing the CompactFlash Card
Removing
the CompactFlash Card

Installing the CompactFlash Card in an M10i Routing Engine

To install the CompactFlash card (see Figure 2):

  1. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. If the CompactFlash card is in a PCMCIA card adapter, slide it out of the adapter.
  3. Orient the CompactFlash card with the Juniper Networks logo facing up. Slide the CompactFlash card into the connector on the Routing Engine (see Figure 2).Note

    If there is no Juniper Networks logo on the CompactFlash card, orient the CompactFlash card so that the manufacturer’s product code sticker is facing down.

  4. Use needlenose pliers with grooved jaws to lower and secure the wire clasp.
  5. Install the Routing Engine as described in Installing the M10i Routing Engine.
Figure 2: Inserting the CompactFlash Card
Inserting the CompactFlash
Card