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Powering On the Line-Card Chassis

 

After you have connected the control and switching planes between the LCC and the TX Matrix Plus router, power on the LCC and monitor the boot process.

  1. Verify that the power supplies are fully inserted in the chassis and that the captive screws on their faceplates are tightened.
  2. Verify that the source power cables are connected to the appropriate terminal: the positive (+) source cable to the return terminal (labeled RTN) and the negative (–) source cable to the input terminal (labeled –48V).
  3. Verify that an external management device is connected to one of the Routing Engine ports on the CIP (AUXILIARY, CONSOLE, or ETHERNET). Note

    If you are powering on the router for the first time, the AUXILIARY and ETHERNET ports do not function until after the initial configuration procedure.

  4. Turn on the power to the external management device.
  5. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  6. Switch on the dedicated customer site circuit breakers to provide power to the DC power cables. Follow your site’s procedures.
  7. Verify that the INPUT PRESENT LED for each input on the DC power supply faceplate is lit steadily green, indicating that the inputs are receiving power.
  8. To provide power to the LCC components:

    • For a six-input DC power (PWR-T-6-60-DC-BB) supply, switch the power switch on the power supply to the ON position (). The DC OK LED blinks momentarily, then lights steadily.

    • For T1600 LCC, with 3-input 240-A power supplies or 4-input 240-A DC power supplies, switch the circuit breakers on one of the power supplies to the on position (|).

    Note

    The Routing Engine boots as the power supply completes its startup sequence.

  9. Observe the LEDs on the power supply faceplate. If the power supply is correctly installed and is functioning properly, the PEM OK LED on the 6-input DC power supply or DC OK LED on the three-input 240-A DC power supply or four-input 240-A DC power supply blinks momentarily, then lights steadily.Note

    The Routing Engine boots as the power supply completes its startup sequence. After a power supply is powered on, it can take up to 60 seconds for status indicators—such as the LEDs on the power supply, the command output displays, and messages on the LED display on the craft interface—to indicate that the power supply is functioning normally. Ignore error indicators that appear during the first 60 seconds.

    If the Routing Engine finishes booting and you need to power off the system again, see the T1600 Core Router Hardware Guide.

    Note

    After a power supply is powered on, it can take up to 60 seconds for status indicators—such as the output status LEDs on the power supply, the command display output, and messages on the LCD on the craft interface—to indicate that the power supply is functioning normally. Ignore error indicators that appear during the first 60 seconds. After powering on a power supply, wait at least 60 seconds before turning it off.

  10. Repeat the procedure for the remaining power supply.
  11. On an external management device connected to the console or auxiliary port of the CIP in the T1600 router, monitor the startup process to verify that the system has booted properly.