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Unpacking and Mounting the EX8216 Switch

 

Unpacking an EX8200 Switch

After you prepare the installation site as described in Site Preparation Checklist for an EX8200 Switch, you may unpack the switch.

Note

The switch is maximally protected inside the shipping box. Do not unpack it until you are ready to begin installation.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to unpack the EX8200 switch:

  • A 7/16-in. or 11-mm open-end or socket wrench to remove the bracket bolts from the shipping pallet

  • A box cutter or packing knife to slice open the tape that seals the top of the box

The switch ships in a cardboard box that has a two-layer wooden pallet base with foam cushioning between the layers. The switch chassis is bolted to the pallet base.

The EX8208 chassis ships with the Switch Fabric and Routing Engine (SRE) module(s), Switch Fabric (SF) module, fan tray, and power supplies for the configuration you ordered already installed. Any line cards ordered ship separately.

The EX8216 chassis ships with the Routing Engine (RE) module(s), SF modules, fan trays, and power supplies for the configuration you ordered already installed. Any line cards ordered ship separately.

See EX8208 Switch Configurations and EX8216 Switch Configurations for information about base configurations and redundant configurations.

To unpack the switch (see Figure 2 and Figure 3):

  1. Move the shipping box to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible. For an EX8208 switch, make sure there is enough space to remove components from the chassis if necessary (for example, if you do not have a mechanical lift to use when you install the switch). While the chassis is bolted to the pallet, you can use a forklift or pallet jack to move it.
  2. Position the shipping box with the arrows pointing up.
  3. Open the four pallet fasteners near the bottom of the shipping box that attach the cardboard box to the wooden pallet. To open a pallet fastener, squeeze together the two ridges (“fins”) in the depression in the latch, then slide the pallet fastener out of the cardboard box slot in which it is inserted. See Figure 1.
    Figure 1: Pallet Fastener
    Pallet Fastener
  4. Carefully slice open the tape that holds the top of the cardboard box closed and open the top of the box.
  5. Remove the cardboard accessory box from the center of the foam padding.
  6. Remove the foam padding from the top of the box.
  7. Slide the cardboard box off the pallet.
  8. Remove the plastic cover from the switch chassis.
  9. Use a 7/16-in. or 11-mm open-end or socket wrench to remove the four sets of bracket bolts that secure the chassis to the shipping pallet.
  10. Unpack the accessory box and lay out the contents so that they are ready for use.
  11. Verify that your order includes all appropriate parts. See Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an EX8208 Switch and Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an EX8216 Switch.
  12. Store the brackets and bolts inside the accessory box.
  13. Save the shipping box, pallet, and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the switch at a later time.
Figure 2: Unpacking an EX8208 Switch
 Unpacking an EX8208 Switch
Figure 3: Unpacking an EX8216 Switch
 Unpacking an EX8216 Switch

Unpacking a Line Card Used in an EX8200 Switch

The line cards for EX8200 switches are rigid sheet-metal structures that house the line card components including network ports. The line cards are shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material.

Caution

The line cards are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the line cards until you are ready to install them in the switch chassis.

Before you unpack a line card:

To unpack a line card (see Figure 4):

  1. Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible.
  2. Position the carton so that the arrows are pointing up.
  3. Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
  4. Pull out the packing material, which holds the line card in place.
  5. Remove the line card from the antistatic bag.
  6. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the line card later.
Figure 4: Unpacking a Line Card Used in an EX8200 Switch
Unpacking a Line Card Used in an EX8200 Switch

Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an EX8216 Switch

The switch shipment includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive in the switch shipping crate against the items on the packing list. The packing list specifies the part number and description of each part in your order. The parts shipped depend on the configuration you order. See EX8216 Switch Configurations for more information.

If any part on the packing list is missing, contact your customer service representative or contact Juniper Networks customer care from within the U.S. or Canada by telephone at 1-888-314-5822. For international-dial or direct-dial options in countries without toll-free numbers, see https://www.juniper.net/support/requesting-support.html .

Note

All line cards ordered are shipped separately. Line cards are not listed on the switch’s packing list.

Note

The base configuration is available only with AC power supplies. The redundant configuration ships with either AC or DC power supplies.

Table 1 lists the parts and their quantities in the packing list for a base configuration switch and a redundant configuration switch.

Table 1: Parts List for Different EX8216 Switch Configurations

Component

Base Configuration Quantity

Redundant Configuration Quantity

Chassis, including the midplane, LCD panel, and front-mounting brackets

1

1

Routing Engine (RE) modules

1

2

Switch Fabric (SF) modules

8

8

Power supplies

2 AC

6 AC or 4 DC

Power supply cords (AC only)

2 (1 per AC power supply)

6 (1 per AC power supply)

Fan tray

2

2

Cover panels for slots without installed components

  • Line card cover panels: 16

  • RE module cover panel: 1

  • Power supply cover panels: 4

  • Line card cover panels: 16

Table 2 lists the parts contained in the accessory box. The same accessories ship with both configurations of the switch.

Table 2: Accessory Box Parts List

Component

Quantity

Label, accessories contents

1

Accessory kit box

1

Documentation Roadmap

1

Left front adjustable mounting bracket

1

Right front adjustable mounting bracket

1

Rear adjustable mounting brackets

2

Screws to connect the front pieces and rear pieces of the adjustable mounting brackets for four-post rack installation.

Each bracket consists of a front piece and a rear piece. Six screws connect the front and rear pieces of each of the two adjustable mounting brackets.

12

Power cord tray

1

Velcro tie-wraps for power cord tray

12

Power cord retainers (for AC power supplies only)

6

Chassis grounding lugs

2

Screws to attach the chassis grounding lugs to the protective earth terminal on the chassis

4

Juniper Networks Product Warranty

1

End User License Agreement

1

Juniper Compliance Form Letter, RoHS Worldwide

1

Ethernet cable, RJ-45/RJ-45, 4-pair stranded UTP, category #5

1

RJ-45 to female DB-9 cable, to connect to the switch's console port using a management PC's serial port

1

ESD grounding strap

1

Note

You must provide mounting screws that are appropriate for your rack or cabinet to front-mount the chassis on a rack or a cabinet.

For four-post rack installation, you need either 36 or 40 screws: 20 screws to attach the front-mounting bracket “ears” that come installed on the chassis to the front of the rack, 16 screws to attach the adjustable mounting brackets to the rack, and 4 screws if you install the optional power cord tray.

Two-post rack installation is not supported for the EX8216 switch.

Registering Products—Mandatory for Validating SLAs

Register all new Juniper Networks hardware products and changes to an existing installed product using the Juniper Networks website to activate your hardware replacement service-level agreements (SLAs).

Caution

Register product serial numbers on the Juniper Networks website and update the installation base data if there is any addition or change to the installation base or if the installation base is moved. Juniper Networks will not be held accountable for not meeting the hardware replacement service-level agreement for products that do not have registered serial numbers or accurate installation base data.

Register your product(s) at: https://tools.juniper.net/svcreg/SRegSerialNum.jsp .

Update your install base at: https://www.juniper.net/customers/csc/management/updateinstallbase.jsp .

Installing and Connecting an EX8216 Switch

The EX8216 switch chassis is a rigid sheet-metal structure that houses the other hardware components such as Routing Engine (RE) modules, Switch Fabric (SF) modules, and line cards.

To unpack an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Unpacking an EX8200 Switch.

You can install an EX8216 switch in a 19-in. equipment four-post rack or cabinet by using the front-mounting brackets attached to the chassis. To install the switch in a rack or cabinet, follow the instructions in Mounting an EX8216 Switch on a Rack or Cabinet .

To connect an EX8200 switch to earth ground, follow instructions in Connecting Earth Ground to an EX Series Switch.

To connect power to the switch chassis, follow instructions in Connecting AC Power to an EX8200 Switch or Connecting DC Power to an EX8200 Switch.

To connect and configure the switch, follow instructions in Connecting and Configuring an EX Series Switch (CLI Procedure) or Connecting and Configuring an EX Series Switch (J-Web Procedure).



To connect the switch to a network for out-of-band management, follow instructions in Connecting a Device to a Network for Out-of-Band Management. To connect the switch to a management console, follow instructions in Connecting a Device to a Management Console by Using an RJ-45 Connector.

Installing Adjustable Mounting Brackets in a Rack or Cabinet for an EX8200 Switch

To mount the switch on a four-post rack or cabinet, you must first install the adjustable mounting brackets in the rack or cabinet. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”) The EX8200 switch comes with a four-piece set of adjustable mounting brackets that supports the chassis in the rack.

Note

The adjustable mounting brackets are not for installation in two-post racks.

The four adjustable mounting bracket pieces are:

  • 1 left front adjustable mounting bracket. The bracket is labeled “LEFT FRONT” on the side of the bracket that faces the interior of the rack, near the holes for attaching the bracket to the rack.

  • 1 right front adjustable mounting bracket. The bracket is labeled “RIGHT FRONT” on the side of the bracket that faces the interior of the rack, near the holes for attaching the bracket to the rack.

  • 2 rear adjustable mounting brackets. These brackets are labeled “REAR” on the side of the bracket that faces the interior of the rack, near the holes for attaching the bracket to the rack. The rear brackets are interchangeable; you can use either of the rear brackets with the right or left front adjustable mounting bracket.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the adjustable mounting brackets:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1, 2, or 3, depending on the size of your rack mounting screws

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 to install the screws that connect the rear and front mounting brackets

  • 16 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the four mounting bracket pieces to the rack

When you install the adjustable mounting brackets, the “arms” of the brackets overlap. The overlap area adjusts the total bracket length to fit three standard rack sizes: 23.62 in. (600 mm), 30 in. (762 mm), and 31.5 in. (800 mm).

To install the mounting brackets in a four-post rack (see Figure 6 and Figure 7):

  1. Remove the adjustable mounting brackets from the accessory box.
  2. Decide where to position the switch in the rack. If the rack is empty, position the switch in the lowest possible location. See Rack Requirements, and Cabinet Requirements.
  3. Position the left front adjustable mounting bracket at the desired position in the left side of the rack and line up its front screw holes with the holes in the rack. Use 4 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the left front bracket to the rack.
  4. Position one of the rear brackets at the left rear of the rack on the same level as the left front bracket, so that the rear bracket overlaps with the left front bracket. The screw holes for connecting the front and rear brackets should overlap. Use 4 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the rear bracket to the rack.
  5. Connect left front and rear brackets (see Figure 5):
    1. Insert 6 of the screws provided with the mounting brackets into the overlapping bracket holes.
    2. Hand tighten the screws fully (to 12–16 in.-lb torque) using a number 2 Phillips screwdriver.
    Figure 5: Adjustable Mounting Brackets for Four-Post Rack Installation
    Adjustable Mounting
Brackets for Four-Post Rack Installation
  6. Position the right front adjustable mounting bracket at the desired position in the right side of the rack opposite the installed left front bracket, so that it is on the same rack level as the left bracket. If the right and left front brackets are not on the same level, the chassis will rest at an angle in the rack instead of resting flat and level. Line up the right bracket's front screw holes with the holes in the rack. Use 4 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the right front bracket to the rack.
  7. Position the other rear bracket at the right rear of the rack on the same level as the right front bracket, so that the rear bracket overlaps with the right front bracket. The screw holes for connecting the front and rear brackets should overlap. Use 4 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the rear bracket to the rack.
  8. Connect the right front and rear brackets (see Figure 5):
    1. Insert 6 of the screws provided with the mounting brackets into the overlapping bracket holes.
    2. Hand tighten the screws fully (to 12–16 in.-lb torque) using a number 2 Phillips screwdriver.
Figure 6: Adjustable Mounting Brackets Installed in a Four-Post Rack (EX8208 Switch)
Adjustable
Mounting Brackets Installed in a Four-Post Rack (EX8208 Switch)
Figure 7: Adjustable Mounting Brackets Installed in a Four-Post Rack (EX8216 Switch)
Adjustable Mounting Brackets Installed in a Four-Post Rack (EX8216
Switch)

Installing the Power Cord Tray in a Rack or Cabinet for an EX8200 Switch

The power cord tray is supplied with all EX8200 switches. The power cord tray is optional for four-post rack or cabinet installation but mandatory for a two-post rack or cabinet installation. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”) To mount an EX8208 switch in a two-post rack, you must install the power cord tray in the rack before installing the switch.

Note

The EX8216 switch can be installed only in a four-post rack. Installation in a two-post rack is not supported.

The power cord tray provides support for the front of the EX8208 chassis during installation of the switch in a two-post rack. The front edge of the chassis rests on the upper edge (lip) of the power cord tray.

The power cord tray provides a place to organize and tie down the power cords for the power supplies.

The power cord tray uses 1 U of rack space, so the total space occupied by an EX8208 switch chassis and power cord tray is 15 U, and the total space occupied by an EX8216 switch chassis and power cord tray is 22 U.

Ensure that you have the following tools and parts available to install the power cord tray:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1, 2, or 3, depending on the size of your rack mounting screws

  • 4 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the power cord tray to the rack

To install the power cord tray (see Figure 8 and Figure 9):

  1. Remove the power cord tray from the accessory box.
  2. Decide where to position the switch in the rack. If the rack is empty, choose the lowest possible location. See Rack Requirements, and Cabinet Requirements.Note

    To mount an EX8208 switch on a two-post rack, you must install the power cord tray in the rack before installing the switch. See Figure 9. Installation of an EX8216 switch in a two-post rack is not supported.

  3. Position the power cord tray in the rack space immediately below the position in which you want to install the switch (in a two-post rack) or where the switch is installed (in a four-post rack) (see Figure 8). Line up the screw holes of the power cord tray with the holes in the rack. Use 4 mounting screws appropriate for your rack to attach the power cord tray to the rack.
Figure 8: Installing the Power Cord Tray in a Four-Post Rack
Installing the Power
Cord Tray in a Four-Post Rack
Figure 9: Power Cord Tray Installed in a Two-Post Rack
 Power Cord Tray
Installed in a Two-Post Rack

Mounting an EX8216 Switch on a Rack or Cabinet

The EX8216 switch ships installed with front-mounting brackets on the chassis for mounting the switch on a 19-in. equipment rack or cabinet. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”) The switch also comes with adjustable mounting brackets to support it in the rack.

In a four-post rack, the switch consumes 21 U without the optional power cord tray and 22 U with the optional power cord tray. Installation in a two-post rack is not supported. You can mount two switches on a 42 U four-post rack provided that the rack meets the strength requirements to support the combined weight of the switches.

Warning

Because of the switch's size and weight, we require the use of a mechanical lift to install the switch.

Caution

If you are installing more than one switch in a rack, install the first switch at the bottom of the rack.

Caution

Do not install line cards in the chassis until after you mount the chassis securely on a rack.

Before mounting an EX8216 switch on a rack:

  1. Verify the site meets the requirements for installation described in Site Preparation Checklist for an EX8200 Switch.
  2. Place the rack in its permanent location, allowing adequate clearance for airflow and maintenance, and secure it to the building structure. See Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX8216 Switch for detailed information.
  3. Unpack the switch as described in Unpacking an EX8200 Switch.
  4. Install the adjustable mounting brackets at the desired position in a four-post rack (see Installing Adjustable Mounting Brackets in a Rack or Cabinet for an EX8200 Switch).
  5. Optionally, install the power cord tray, so you can use it to manage the power supply cords (see Installing the Power Cord Tray in a Rack or Cabinet for an EX8200 Switch).
  6. Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings, with particular attention to Chassis and Component Lifting Guidelines.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to mount the switch on a rack:

  • A mechanical lift

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your rack mounting screws

  • 20 mounting screws appropriate for your rack

To mount the EX8216 switch on a rack (see Figure 11):

  1. Install the adjustable mounting brackets at the desired position in a four-post rack (see Installing Adjustable Mounting Brackets in a Rack or Cabinet for an EX8200 Switch). If you are planning to install the optional power cord tray, leave at least 1 U of space below the adjustable mounting brackets (see Installing the Power Cord Tray in a Rack or Cabinet for an EX8200 Switch). The power cord tray is optional.
  2. Load the switch onto the mechanical lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform. See Figure 10.
    Figure 10: Installing the Switch Chassis Using a Mechanical Lift
    Installing the Switch Chassis
Using a Mechanical Lift
  3. Using the lift, position the switch in front of the rack or cabinet, centering it in front of the adjustable mounting brackets installed in the rack.
  4. Lift the chassis approximately 0.75 in. (1.9 cm) above the surface of the adjustable mounting brackets. Position the chassis in the rack as close as possible to resting on the support that the mounting brackets provide.
  5. Carefully slide the switch onto the adjustable mounting brackets until the front-mounting brackets (“ears”) attached to the chassis contact the rack rails, using the handles on the lower side of the chassis to help guide it into position. The adjustable mounting brackets installed in the rack ensure that the holes in the front-mounting brackets align with the holes in the rack rails.
  6. Move the lift away from the rack.
  7. Ensure the chassis is flush with the front of the rack.
  8. Install a mounting screw into each of the open front-mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
  9. Visually inspect the alignment of the switch. If the switch is installed properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and the switch is level.
  10. After ensuring that the switch is aligned properly, tighten the screws.
  11. Insert 20 mounting screws appropriate for your rack (not provided) into the aligned holes. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to tighten the screws to the rack rail.
Caution

To meet safety and electromagnetic interference (EMI) requirements and to ensure proper operation, you must connect EX8200 switches to earth ground before you connect them to power. For installations that require a separate grounding conductor to the chassis, use one of the two protective earthing terminals on the switch chassis to connect to the earth ground. For instructions on connecting an EX8200 switch to ground using a separate grounding conductor, see Connecting Earth Ground to an EX Series Switch.

Figure 11: Installing an EX8216 Switch in a Four-Post Rack
Installing an
EX8216 Switch in a Four-Post Rack

Installing and Removing EX8216 Switch Hardware Components

The field-replaceable units (FRUs) in an EX8216 switch are:

  • Routing Engine (RE) modules

  • Switch Fabric (SF) modules

  • 8-port SFP+ line card

  • 40-port SFP+ line card

  • EX8200-2XS-40P line card

  • EX8200-2XS-40T line card

  • EX8200-48PL line card

  • EX8200-48TL line card

  • 48-port SFP line card

  • 48-port RJ-45 line card

  • Power supplies (AC and DC)

  • Fan trays

  • SFP transceiver

  • SFP+ transceiver

The FRUs in an EX8216 switch are hot-insertable and hot-removable: you can remove and replace these components while the switch is functioning without turning off power to the switch or disrupting the switching function. However, we recommend that you take the RE modules and the line cards offline before you remove them. SF modules must be taken offline before removing them. See Field-Replaceable Units in an EX8216 Switch for details.

To install an RE module in an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Installing an RE Module in an EX8216 Switch. To remove an RE module from an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Removing an RE Module from an EX8216 Switch.

To install an SF module in an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Installing an SF Module in an EX8216 Switch. To remove an SF module from an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Removing an SF Module from an EX8216 Switch.

To install a line card in an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Installing a Line Card in an EX8200 Switch. To remove a line card in an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Removing a Line Card from an EX8200 Switch.

To install an AC power supply in an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Installing an AC Power Supply in an EX8200 Switch. To remove an AC power supply from an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Removing an AC Power Supply from an EX8200 Switch.

To install an DC power supply in an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Installing a DC Power Supply in an EX8200 Switch. To remove a DC power supply from an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Removing a DC Power Supply from an EX8200 Switch.

To install a fan tray in an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Installing a Fan Tray in an EX8216 Switch. To remove a fan tray from an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Removing a Fan Tray from an EX8216 Switch.

To install a transceiver in an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Installing a Transceiver. To remove a transceiver from an EX8216 switch, follow instructions in Removing a Transceiver.