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Installing TXP-LCC-3D SIBs in an Operational Standalone Router Before Integrating into a TX Matrix Plus Routing Matrix with 3D SIBs


While upgrading a standalone router and integrating it into a TX Matrix Plus routing matrix with 3D SIBs, you must remove the existing SIBs, and replace them with TXP-LCC-3D SIBs.

Before you begin, ensure that you have brought the switch fabric plane offline by using the procedures described in Upgrading an Operational Standalone Router and Integrating It into a TX Matrix Plus Routing Matrix with 3D SIBs.

Ensure that you have an antistatic mat or an antistatic bag for each component you are removing.

The SIBs are located in the rear of the standalone router chassis in slots SIB0 through SIB4. Each TXP-3D-LCC SIB weighs approximately 9.4 lb (4.2 kg). For information about the weight of the SIB you are replacing, see the hardware guide for your router.

To replace the existing SIB with a TXP-LCC-3D SIB (see Figure 1):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Verify that the SIB is offline. The LEDs on the SIB faceplate should be unlit.
  3. Remove the SIB and place it on the antistatic mat or in the antistatic bag. Refer to the procedure appropriate for your router and SIB. See the T640 Core Router Hardware Guide, T1600 Core Router Hardware Guide, or T4000 Core Router Hardware Guide for more information.Caution

    Do not stack hardware components on one another after you remove them. Place each component on an antistatic mat resting on a stable, flat surface.

  4. Lift the TXP-LCC-3D SIB into place, and carefully align the left and right edges with the guides inside the card cage.
  5. Slide the TXP-LCC-3D SIB into the chassis, carefully ensuring that it is correctly aligned.
  6. Grasp both ejector handles, and press them inward to seat the TXP-LCC-3D SIB in the chassis. Ensure that the ejector handle tabs are properly mated inside their corresponding chassis slots. You might have to close and open the handles more than once before the tabs catch the slots.
  7. Tighten the captive screws on the ejector handles.
    Figure 1: Installing a TXP-LCC-3D SIB
    Installing a TXP-LCC-3D SIB