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    Replacing a CompactFlash Card in an SRX5K-RE-1800X4 Routing Engine

    Switching from the Master Routing Engine to a Backup Routing Engine

    On services gateways with two Routing Engines, one Routing Engine is the master and the other is backup. By default, the Routing Engine on the host subsystem is the master.

    If you are removing CompactFlash Card on the master Routing Engine, you can switch mastership so that routing is not disturbed.

    To switch Routing Engine mastership:

    1. Enter CLI operational mode, and issue the following command to copy the currently running and active file system partitions on the SSD, to the standby partitions on the internal compact flash card.
      user@host> request system snapshot

      Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the procedure is complete.

    2. Determine whether the host subsystem is functioning as the master or as the backup, using one of these methods:
      • Check the MASTER LED on the Control Board. If the blue MASTER LED is lit, the host subsystem is functioning as the master.
      • Enter the following CLI command. The master Routing Engine is designated Master in the Current state field:
        user@host> show chassis routing-engine
        Routing Engine status:   
          Slot 0:
            Current state                 Master
        ...
         
    3. If the host subsystem is functioning as the master, switch it to be the backup by using the request chassis routing-engine master switch command.
    4. From the master Routing Engine, issue the request system power-off other-routing-engine command to power off the backup Routing Engine.

      Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the procedure is complete.

    5. Verify that the ONLINE LEDs on the backup Routing Engine faceplate are off.

    Removing a CompactFlash Card in an SRX5K-RE-1800X4 Routing Engine

    The CompactFlash card is located under the solid-state drive (SSD) labeled SATA SSD2 on the Routing Engine.

    1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
    2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
    3. Remove the Routing Engine as described in Removing the SRX5800 Services Gateway Routing Engine.
    4. Carefully remove the snap rivet.
    5. Gently grasp the CompactFlash card and slide it out of the connector, and place it on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.

    Installing a CompactFlash Card in an SRX5K-RE-1800X4 Routing Engine

    To install a CompactFlash card in a Routing Engine:

    1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
    2. Orient the CompactFlash card with the manufacture’s logo facing up. Slide the CompactFlash card into the connector on the Routing Engine.
    3. Insert the snap rivet to secure the CompactFlash card to the Routing Engine.
    4. Install the Routing Engine as described in Installing the SRX5800 Services Gateway Routing Engine.

    Copying Junos OS to the CompactFlash Card in an SRX5K-RE-1800X4 Routing Engine

    After installing the CompactFlash card for the first time, you must copy the software from the Routing Engine's SSD to the CompactFlash card.

    1. On the console or other management device connected to the Routing Engine, boot from the SSD.
    2. Start the CLI, and enter the command request system snapshot partition to copy the currently running and active file system partitions on the SSD to the standby partitions on the CompactFlash card.
    3. Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the procedure is complete.
    4. Enter the command request system reboot to reboot the Routing Engine.

      The CompactFlash card will now be the primary boot device.

    5. Enter the command show system boot-messages to verify the correct boot order. The output lists the devices mounted.
     
     

    Modified: 2016-06-02