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    Maintaining M40e FPCs

    Purpose

    Verify the condition of the FPCs.

    Action

    The router can have up to eight Flexible PIC Concentrators (FPCs) mounted vertically in the FPC card cage at the front of the chassis, as shown in M40e Chassis Description. To maintain FPCs, regularly:

    • Check the LCD on the craft interface and the LEDs on the craft interface directly above each FPC slot. The green LED labeled OK lights steadily when an FPC is functioning normally. For more information, see FPC LEDs and Controls on the M40e Craft Interface.
    • Issue the CLI show chassis fpc command to check the status of installed FPCs. As shown in the sample output, the value Online in the column labeled State indicates that the FPC is functioning normally:

      user@host> show chassis fpc
                     Temp  CPU Utilization (%)   Memory    Utilization (%) 
      Slot State      (C)  Total  Interrupt      DRAM (MB) Heap     Buffer
        0  Online      37      4          0        32         2         40
        1  Empty
        2  Offline     -- FPC not supported on platform --         
        3  Empty           
        4  Online      34      1          0        32         1         40
        5  Online      35      4          0        32         2         40
        6  Online      39      4          0        32         1         39
        7  Empty 
      

    Published: 2010-10-28