Installing an MX960 Routing Engine
To install a Routing Engine into an SCB (Figure 1):
- Ensure that the ejector handles are not in the locked position. If necessary, flip the ejector handles outward.
- Place one hand underneath the Routing Engine to support it.
- Carefully align the sides of the Routing Engine with the guides inside the opening on the SCB.
- Slide the Routing Engine into the SCB until
you feel resistance, and then press the Routing Engine's faceplate
until it engages the connectors.
Align the Routing Engine correctly to avoid damaging it.
- Press both of the ejector handles inward to seat the Routing Engine.
- Tighten the captive screws on the top and bottom of the Routing Engine.
- Connect the management device cables to the Routing Engine.
The Routing Engine might require several minutes to boot.
After the Routing Engine boots, verify that it is installed
correctly by checking the
RE1 LEDs on the craft interface. If the router is
operational and the Routing Engine is functioning properly, the green
ONLINE LED lights steadily. If the red
FAIL LED lights steadily instead, remove and install the Routing Engine
If the red
FAIL LED still lights steadily, the
Routing Engine is not functioning properly. Contact your customer
To check the status of the Routing Engine, use the CLI command:
user@host> show chassis routing-engine
Routing Engine status: Slot 0: Current state Master ...
For more information about using the CLI, see the Junos OS documentation.
If enhanced IP network services is configured on the chassis, all routing engines must be rebooted after synchronizing the routing engines. For more information on synchronizing the routing engines, see Synchronizing Routing Engines.