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Removing the EX6210 Switch

 

Powering Off an EX6200 Switch

Before you power off the switch:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to power off the switch:

  • An electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

  • An external management device such as a PC

  • A cable to connect the external management device to the console port (CON) or management port (MGMT) on the primary Switch Fabric and Routing Engine (SRE) module in the switch.

To power off a switch:

  1. Connect a management device to the primary SRE module in the switch. For connecting a management device to the console (CON) port, see Connect a Device to a Management Console Using an RJ-45 Connector. For connecting a management device to the management (MGMT) port, see Connect a Device to a Network for Out-of-Band Management.
  2. From the external management PC connected to the primary SRE module, issue the request system halt both-routing-engines operational mode CLI command. This command shuts down the switch gracefully and preserves system state information. A message displays on the console confirming that the operating system has halted.

    You will see the following output (or something similar, depending on the hardware being shutdown) after entering the command:

    Caution

    The final output of any version of this command is the “The operating system has halted. Please press any key to reboot” message. Wait at least 60 seconds after first seeing this message before following the instructions in step 4 to power off the switch.

  3. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  4. Flip the power supply Enable switch to the off position (OFF). Observe the power supply LEDs. The power supply LEDs should turn off (appear unlit). Repeat this step for all installed power supplies.
Note

If you have only one power supply in your switch, ensure that you have halted your system safely before turning off the power supply.

After you power off a power supply, wait for at least 60 seconds before you turn it back on. After you power on a power supply, wait for at least 60 seconds before you turn it back off.

Removing an EX6210 Switch from a Rack or Cabinet

If you want to move an installed EX6210 switch to another location, you need to remove it from the rack or cabinet in which it is installed. The front-mounting brackets (ears) attached to the chassis are bolted to the rack and secure the chassis to the rack.

Note

When you remove multiple switches from a rack or cabinet, remove the switch in the top of the rack or cabinet first and proceed to remove the rest of the switches from top to bottom.

Caution

At least two people must be available to lift an unloaded switch chassis (all components removed) out of a rack or cabinet. For instructions on removing a switch without using a mechanical lift, see Removing an EX6210 Switch from a Rack or Cabinet Without Using a Mechanical Lift.

Before removing an EX6210 switch from a rack or a cabinet:

  • Ensure that the rack or cabinet is stable and secured to the building.

  • Ensure that there is enough space to place the removed switch in its new location and along the path to the new location.

  • Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings, with particular attention to Chassis and Component Lifting Guidelines.

  • Ensure that the switch has been safely powered off (see Powering Off an EX6200 Switch) and that you have unplugged (disconnected) the power cords.

  • Ensure that you have disconnected any cables or wires attached to the switch ports.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove the switch:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, appropriate for the size of your rack mounting screws, for removing the switch from the rack or cabinet.

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2, for removing the power supplies from the chassis if you are removing the switch without using a mechanical lift.

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2, for removing the fan tray from the chassis if you are removing the switch without using a mechanical lift.

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2, for removing the grounding lug if it is attached to the switch.

To remove an EX6200 switch from a rack or cabinet:

  1. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the screws that attach the grounding lug (with grounding cable attached) to the switch. Save the lug (with grounding cable attached) and screws for later use.
  2. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the mounting screws that attach the chassis front-mounting brackets to the rack or cabinet. Ensure that one person is supporting the rear of the chassis.
  3. Place the removed screws in a labeled bag. You will need them when you reinstall the chassis.
  4. Lift the chassis from the rack or cabinet and place it on a mechanical lift. For instructions on how to remove the chassis using a mechanical lift, see Removing an EX6210 Switch from a Rack or Cabinet Using a Mechanical Lift. If a mechanical lift is not available, remove all components and manually lift the empty chassis out of the rack. For instructions on removing the chassis without using a mechanical lift, see Removing an EX6210 Switch from a Rack or Cabinet Without Using a Mechanical Lift.

Removing an EX6210 Switch from a Rack or Cabinet Using a Mechanical Lift

Because of the switch's size and weight, we strongly recommend using a mechanical lift to remove the switch. For instructions on removing a switch without using a mechanical lift, see Removing an EX6210 Switch from a Rack or Cabinet Without Using a Mechanical Lift.

Before you remove the switch using a lift:

  • Ensure that the rack or cabinet is stable and secured to the building.

  • Ensure that there is enough space to place the removed switch in its new location and along the path to the new location.

  • Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings, with particular attention to Chassis and Component Lifting Guidelines.

  • Ensure that the switch has been safely powered off (see Powering Off an EX6200 Switch) and that you have unplugged (disconnected) the power cords to the power supplies.

  • Ensure that you have disconnected any cables or wires attached to the switch ports.

Caution

When removing more than one switch from a rack or cabinet, remove the switch in the top of the rack or cabinet first and proceed to remove the rest of the switches from top to bottom.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove the switch:

  • A mechanical lift

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, appropriate for the size of your rack mounting screws

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2, for removing the grounding lug if it is attached to the switch.

To remove the switch using a lift (see Figure 1):

  1. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the screws that attach the grounding lug (with grounding cable attached) to the switch. Save the lug (with grounding cable attached) and screws for later use.
  2. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the mounting screws that attach the chassis front-mounting brackets to the rack or cabinet. Ensure that one person is supporting the rear of the chassis.
  3. Move the lift to the rack and position it so that its platform is centered about 0.5 in. (1.27 cm) below the bottom of the switch chassis and as close to it as possible.
  4. Carefully push the switch from the rear, onto the lift. If you have installed the optional adjustable mounting brackets in a four-post rack, carefully slide the switch from the adjustable mounting brackets attached to the rack onto the lift.
  5. Use the lift to transport the switch to its new location.
Figure 1: Removing an EX6210 Switch Chassis Using a Mechanical Lift
Removing an EX6210
Switch Chassis Using a Mechanical Lift

Removing an EX6210 Switch from a Rack or Cabinet Without Using a Mechanical Lift

If you cannot use a mechanical lift to remove the switch (the preferred method), you can remove it manually.

Caution

The chassis with only the backplane and no other components weighs approximately 125 lb (57 kg). Lifting the chassis and removing it from a rack or cabinet requires at least two people.

Caution

When removing more than one switch from a rack, remove the switch at the top first. We strongly recommend removing a switch that is in an upper position in a rack or cabinet with a lift.

Before you remove the switch:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove the switch:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, appropriate for the size of your rack mounting screws

To remove the switch from the rack (see Figure 2):

  1. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the 24 mounting screws that attach the chassis front-mounting brackets to the rack or cabinet. Ensure that one person is supporting the rear of the chassis. Warning

    To prevent injury, keep your back straight and lift with your legs, not your back. Do not twist your body as you lift. Balance the load evenly and be sure that your footing is firm.

  2. Two people should hold onto the bottom of the chassis and carefully lift it out of the rack. If you have a pallet jack, move the switch onto the pallet jack.
    Figure 2: Removing an EX6210 Switch Chassis Without Using a Mechanical Lift
    Removing an EX6210 Switch
Chassis Without Using a Mechanical Lift
  3. Carefully move the chassis to its new location.

After you move the switch to its new location, reinstall the components in the chassis or store the components in antistatic bags. See:

Removing a Battery from an EX6200 Switch for Recycling

The EX6200 switch contains a CR2032 3.0-volt lithium battery on each Switch Fabric and Routing Engine (SRE) module installed in the chassis. The coin-shaped battery is approximately 0.75in. (20 mm) in diameter. The battery is estimated to last for over 50 years.

An EX6200 switch can have one or two SRE modules. Before recycling an SRE module or the switch chassis, remove the battery from each SRE module for battery recycling.

Before you begin to remove the battery:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap

To remove the battery from an SRE module in the switch (see Figure 3):

  1. Attach the antistatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Locate the SRE module in the switch chassis.
  3. With the screwdriver, loosen the captive screws on each side of the SRE module by turning them counterclockwise until they are completely unseated.
  4. Pull both ejector levers outwards, away from the faceplate of the SRE module, until they go no further. This causes the module to unseat and slide slightly out of the chassis.
  5. Grasp both the ejector levers, and pull the SRE module out to about halfway.
  6. Place one hand underneath the module to support it, and slide it completely out of the chassis.
  7. Locate the coin-shaped CR2032 battery on the left side of the module near the front panel (see Figure 3).
  8. With your finger, pry the battery out of its socket.
  9. If you are recycling the entire chassis of a redundant configuration, repeat Steps 2 through 8 for the second SRE module.
  10. Recycle the battery or batteries as required.
Figure 3: Location of the CR2032 Battery in an SRE Module
Location of the CR2032
Battery in an SRE Module