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Maintaining the EX9200 Host Subsystem

 

Taking the Host Subsystem Offline in an EX9200 Switch

Before removing a Routing Engine module (RE module) from an EX9200 switch, take the host subsystem offline.

The host subsystem performs switching and system management functions in an EX9200 switch.

To take a host subsystem offline:

  1. Determine whether the host subsystem is the primary or backup using one of these methods:
    • Look at the MASTER LED on the RE module faceplate. If the MASTER LED is lit steady green, the corresponding host subsystem is functioning as the primary.

    • Issue the show chassis routing-engine CLI command. The output of this command will show whether the host subsystem is functioning as the primary or backup.

  2. If the host subsystem is functioning as the primary, switch it to backup using the request chassis routing-engine master switch command.
  3. On the console or other management device connected to the primary Routing Engine, enter CLI operational mode and issue the request system halt command. The command shuts down the Routing Engine gracefully, so its state information is preserved.

    Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the operating system has halted.

Note

The Switch Fabric module (SF module) might continue forwarding traffic for approximately 5 minutes after the request system halt command has been issued.

Removing an RE Module from an EX9200 Switch

Caution

Do not lift the Routing Engine module (RE module) by holding the ejector levers. The levers cannot support the weight of the module. Lifting the module by the levers might bend the levers. Bent levers will prevent the RE module from being properly seated in the chassis.

Before you begin to remove an RE module:

Caution

Before you remove an RE module, you must take the host subsystem offline. If there is only one RE module installed in the switch, taking the host subsystem offline shuts down the switch.

Caution

If the RE module to be removed is functioning as the primary Routing Engine, switch it to be the backup Routing Engine before removing it.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • ESD grounding strap

  • Phillips (+) screwdrivers, number 1 and 2

  • Antistatic bag or antistatic mat

To remove an RE module from an EX9200 switch:

  1. Take the host subsystem offline. See Taking the Host Subsystem Offline in an EX9200 Switch.
  2. Place the antistatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  3. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  4. Verify that the RE module LEDs are off.
  5. Loosen the screws on each side of the RE module by turning them counterclockwise using the screwdriver until they are completely unseated.
  6. Flip the ejector handles outward to unseat the RE module.
  7. Grasp the RE module by the ejector handles and slide it about halfway out of the chassis.
  8. Taking care not to touch the leads, pins, or solder connections, place one hand underneath the RE module to support it and slide it completely out of the chassis.
  9. Place the RE module in the antistatic bag or on the antistatic mat.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.

    Note

    To maintain proper airflow through the chassis, do not leave an Switch Fabric module (SF module) installed in the chassis without an RE module for extended periods of time. If you remove an RE module, install a replacement RE module as soon as possible.

Figure 1 shows removing an RE module from an EX9204 switch. The procedure is the same for all EX9200 switches.

Figure 1: Removing an RE Module from an EX9200 Switch
Removing an RE Module
from an EX9200 Switch

Installing an RE Module in an EX9200 Switch

The Routing Engine module (RE module) in an EX9200 switch is a hot-insertable and hot-removable field-replaceable unit (FRU); you can remove and replace it while the switch is running without turning off power to the switch or disrupting switching functions. Each RE module is installed horizontally in a Switch Fabric module (SF module) installed in the switch.

Note

In an EX9214 switch, you must install an RE module only in the SF modules installed in slots 7 and 8 labeled 0 and 1.

Caution

Do not lift the RE module by holding the ejector handles. The ejector handles cannot support the weight of the module. Lifting the ejector handles by the levers might bend the levers, and the bent ejector handles will prevent the RE module from being properly seated in the chassis.

Before you begin installing an RE module in an EX9200 switch:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install an RE module:

  • ESD grounding strap

  • Phillips (+) screwdrivers, number 1 and 2

To install an RE module in an EX9200 switch:

  1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. Taking care not to touch the leads, pins, or solder connections, pull the RE module out from the bag.
  3. Ensure that the ejector handles are not in the locked position. If necessary, flip the ejector handles outward.
  4. Place one hand underneath the RE module to support it.
  5. Carefully align the sides of the RE module with the guides inside the RE module slot on the SF.
  6. Slide the RE module into the SF module until you feel resistance, and then press in the faceplate of the RE module until it engages the connectors.
  7. Press both of the ejector handles inward to seat the RE module.
  8. Tighten the screws, one on each side of the RE module, using a screwdriver.
  9. Connect the management device cables to the RE module.

    The RE module might require several minutes to boot.

    After the RE module boots, verify that it is installed correctly by checking the RE0 and RE1 LEDs on the craft interface. If the switch is operational and the Routing Engine is functioning properly, the ONLINE LED glows steady green. If the FAIL LED glows red steadily instead, remove and install the RE module again. If the FAIL LED still glows red steadily, the RE module is not functioning properly. Contact your customer support representative.

    You can use the show chassis routing-engine command to check the status of Routing Engines.

Figure 2 shows installing an RE module in an EX9204 switch. The procedure is the same for all EX9200 switches.

Figure 2: Installing an RE Module in an EX9200 Switch
Installing an RE Module
in an EX9200 Switch
Note

If you have a Juniper J-Care service contract, register any addition, change, or upgrade of hardware components at https://www.juniper.net/customers/support/tools/updateinstallbase/ . Failure to do so can result in significant delays if you need replacement parts. This note does not apply if you replace existing components with the same type of component.

Upgrading an EX9200-SF to an EX9200-SF2

For an EX9200 switch, if you want to upgrade the original SF module, EX9200-SF, with the high-speed SF module, EX9200-SF2, follow these steps:

  1. Preparing the EX9200 Switch for an EX9200-SF2 Upgrade

  2. Powering Off the Switch

  3. Removing a Routing Engine from an EX9200-SF Module

  4. Replacing the EX9200-SF with the EX9200-SF2

  5. Installing a Routing Engine into an EX9200-SF2

  6. Powering On the Switch

  7. Completing the EX9200-SF2 Upgrade

Preparing the EX9200 Switch for an EX9200-SF2 Upgrade

To prepare the switch for the upgrade:

  1. Verify that the system runs Junos OS Release 14.1 or later by issuing the show version command on the switch.
    user@switch> show version
    Note

    The EX9200-SF2 is supported only on Junos OS Release 14.1 or later.

    The latest software ensures a healthy system—that is, a system that comprises Routing Engines, control boards, and FPCs—before the upgrade.

  2. If the system is NOT running Junos OS Release 14.1 or later, upgrade the software now.

    For information about how to verify and upgrade Junos OS, see the Junos OS Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Powering Off the Switch

You must power off the switch before you install EX9200-SF2. See Powering Off an EX9200 Switch.

Removing a Routing Engine from an EX9200-SF Module

To remove a Routing Engine from the EX9200-SF:

  1. Remove the cables connected to the Routing Engine.
  2. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  3. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  4. Loosen the captive screws on the top and bottom of the Routing Engine.
  5. Flip the ejector handles outward to unseat the Routing Engine.
  6. Grasp the Routing Engine by the ejector handles, and slide it about halfway out of the chassis.
  7. Place one hand underneath the Routing Engine to support it, and slide it completely out of the chassis.
  8. Place the Routing Engine on the antistatic mat.

Replacing the EX9200-SF with the EX9200-SF2

To replace the existing EX9200-SF with the EX9200-SF2:

  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. Remove and replace the offline EX9200-SF with the EX9200-SF2.

Installing a Routing Engine into an EX9200-SF2

To install a Routing Engine into an EX9200-SF2:

  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. Ensure that the ejector handles are not in the locked position. If necessary, flip the ejector handles outward.
  3. Place one hand underneath the Routing Engine to support it.
  4. Carefully align the sides of the Routing Engine with the guides inside the opening on the SF2.
  5. Slide the Routing Engine into the EX9200-SF2 until you feel resistance, and then press the faceplate of the Routing Engine until it engages the connectors.
  6. Press both of the ejector handles inward to seat the Routing Engine.
  7. Tighten the captive screws on the top and bottom of the Routing Engine.
  8. Connect the management device cables to the Routing Engine.

Powering On the Switch

See Powering On an AC-Powered EX9200 Switch or Powering On a DC-Powered EX9200 Switch.

Completing the EX9200-SF2 Upgrade

To complete the upgrade procedure:

  1. Verify that the installation is successful and the EX9200-SF2 is online by issuing the show chassis environment cb command:
    user@switch> show chassis environment cb 0
    user@switch> show chassis environment cb 1

    Other details, such as, temperature, power, etc are also displayed along with the state.

  2. Verify that the fabric planes come online correctly by issuing the show chassis fabric summary command:
    user@switch> show chassis fabric summary
  3. Verify that the backup Routing Engine is back online by issuing the show chassis routing-engine 1 command:
    user@switch> show chassis routing-engine 1
  4. Verify that the EX9200-SF2s appear in output from the show chassis hardware command:
    user@switch> show chassis hardware

Upgrading to an EX9200-SF3

If you are upgrading to the EX9200-SF3 from an older SF module, the Routing Engine must be upgraded to the first supported Junos release for the EX9200-SF3 (20.3.R1) before you install it in the EX9200-SF3. Also, we recommend that you update the recovery snapshot with the 20.3R1 or later image before you begin the upgrade. If the Routing Engine fails to boot from the primary image, it will attempt to boot from the recovery image. Since the older recovery image does not support the EX9200-SF3, the Routing Engine will crash if it attempts to boot from the old recovery image.

Caution

If you plug the Routing Engine into the EX9200-SF3 without first upgrading Junos to 20.3R1 or later, Junos might crash and go to a db prompt. Should this occur, you’ll need to recover the router by copying the Junos software image for the 20.3R1 or later release and then booting from the USB drive to install 20.3R1 Junos on the EX9200-SF3. The USB install will wipe out the router configuration and all user files on the Routing Engine.

  1. Preparing the EX9200 Switch for an EX9200-SF3 Upgrade

  2. Powering Off the Switch

  3. Removing a Routing Engine from an SF Module

  4. Replacing the EX9200-SF or EX9200-SF2 with the EX9200-SF3

  5. Installing a Routing Engine into an EX9200-SF3

  6. Powering On the Switch

  7. Completing the EX9200-SF3 Upgrade

Preparing the EX9200 Switch for an EX9200-SF3 Upgrade

To prepare the switch for the upgrade:

  1. Verify that the system runs Junos OS Release 20.3R1 or later by issuing the show version command on the switch.
    user@switch> show version
  2. If the system is NOT running Junos OS Release 20.3R1 or later, upgrade the software now.

    For information about how to verify and upgrade Junos OS, see the Junos OS Installation and Upgrade Guide.

Powering Off the Switch

You must power off the switch before you install EX9200-SF3. See Powering Off an EX9200 Switch.

Removing a Routing Engine from an SF Module

To remove a Routing Engine from an SF Module:

  1. Remove the cables connected to the Routing Engine.
  2. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  3. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  4. Loosen the captive screws on the top and bottom of the Routing Engine.
  5. Flip the ejector handles outward to unseat the Routing Engine.
  6. Grasp the Routing Engine by the ejector handles, and slide it about halfway out of the chassis.
  7. Place one hand underneath the Routing Engine to support it, and slide it completely out of the chassis.
  8. Place the Routing Engine on the antistatic mat.

Replacing the EX9200-SF or EX9200-SF2 with the EX9200-SF3

To replace the existing SF module with the EX9200-SF3:

  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. Remove and replace the offline SF module with the EX9200-SF3.

Installing a Routing Engine into an EX9200-SF3

To install a Routing Engine into an EX9200-SF3:

  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. Ensure that the ejector handles are not in the locked position. If necessary, flip the ejector handles outward.
  3. Place one hand underneath the Routing Engine to support it.
  4. Carefully align the sides of the Routing Engine with the guides inside the opening on the EX9200-SF3.
  5. Slide the Routing Engine into the EX9200-SF3 until you feel resistance, and then press the faceplate of the Routing Engine until it engages the connectors.
  6. Press both of the ejector handles inward to seat the Routing Engine.
  7. Tighten the captive screws on the top and bottom of the Routing Engine.
  8. Connect the management device cables to the Routing Engine.

Powering On the Switch

See Powering On an AC-Powered EX9200 Switch or Powering On a DC-Powered EX9200 Switch.

Completing the EX9200-SF3 Upgrade

To complete the upgrade procedure:

  1. Verify that the installation is successful and the EX9200-SF3 is online by issuing the show chassis environment cb command:
    user@switch> show chassis environment cb 0
    user@switch> show chassis environment cb 1

    Other details, such as, temperature, power, etc are also displayed along with the state.

  2. Verify that the fabric planes come online correctly by issuing the show chassis fabric summary command:
    user@switch> show chassis fabric summary
  3. Verify that the backup Routing Engine is back online by issuing the show chassis routing-engine 1 command:
    user@switch> show chassis routing-engine 1
  4. Verify that the EX9200-SF3s appear in output from the show chassis hardware command:
    user@switch> show chassis hardware

Removing an SF Module from an EX9200 Switch

You must remove the Switch Fabric module (SF module) from an EX9200 switch if you need to replace the module or if you need to remove the switch components before moving the chassis without using a mechanical lift. You can remove the SF module and the Routing Engine module (RE module) as a unit, or remove the RE module separately.

Note

Do not lift the SF module by holding the ejector levers. The levers cannot support the weight of the module. Lifting the modules by the levers might bend the levers. Bent levers will prevent the SF module from being properly seated in the chassis.

Caution

Before you replace an SF module, you must take the host subsystem offline. If there is only one host subsystem, taking the host subsystem offline shuts down the switch.

Before you begin to remove an SF module:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • ESD grounding strap

  • Antistatic bag or antistatic mat

  • Replacement SF module or cover panel for the slot



To remove an SF module:

  1. Take the host subsystem offline. See Taking the Host Subsystem Offline in an EX9200 Switch.
  2. Place the antistatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  3. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  4. Rotate the ejector handles simultaneously counterclockwise to unseat the SF module.
  5. Grasp the ejector handles and slide the SF module about halfway out of the chassis.
  6. Place one hand underneath the SF module to support it, and slide it completely out of the chassis. Place it on the antistatic mat.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.

  7. If you are not replacing the SF module, install a cover panel over the empty slot.

Figure 3 shows removing an SF module from an EX9208 switch. The procedure is the same for all EX9200 switches.

Figure 3: Removing an SF Module from an EX9200 Switch
Removing an SF Module
from an EX9200 Switch

Installing an SF Module in an EX9200 Switch

The Switch Fabric module (SF module) in an EX9200 switch is a hot-insertable and hot-removable field-replaceable unit (FRU); You can remove and replace it while the switch is running without turning off power to the switch or disrupting switching functions.

Note

Do not lift the SF module by holding the ejector handles. The ejector handles cannot support the weight of the module. Lifting the module by the ejector handles might bend the ejector handles. Bent ejector handles prevent the SF module from being properly seated in the chassis.

Before you begin installing an SF module:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • ESD grounding strap

To install an SF module:

  1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  2. If the slot has a cover panel on it, rotate the ejector handles simultaneously counterclockwise to unseat the cover panel.
  3. Grasp the ejector handles, and slide the cover panel out of the chassis. Save the cover panel for later use.
  4. Taking care not to touch the leads, pins, or solder connections, pull the SF module out from the bag.
  5. Rotate the ejector handles to a vertical position.
  6. Align the sides of the SF module with the guides inside the chassis.
  7. Ensuring that the module remains correctly aligned, slide the SF module into the chassis until you feel resistance.
  8. Rotate both the ejector handles simultaneously clockwise until the SF module is fully seated. Place the ejector handles in the proper position, horizontally and toward the center of the board.
  9. Verify that the SF module is installed correctly and functioning normally by checking the LEDs on the faceplate of the SF module.
    • The OK/FAIL LED glows steady green a few minutes after the SF module is successfully installed.

    • If the OK/FAIL LED is red, remove and install the SF module again. If the OK/FAIL LED is still red or is off, the SF module is not functioning properly. Contact your customer support representative.

  10. Check the status of the SF using the show chassis environment cb command:
    user@switch> show chassis environment cb
    Note

    The output is of an EX9208 switch. The output is similar for all EX9200 switches.

Figure 4 shows installing an SF module in an EX9208 switch. The procedure is the same for all EX9200 switches.

Figure 4: Installing an SF Module in an EX9200 Switch
Installing an SF Module
in an EX9200 Switch
Note

If you have a Juniper J-Care service contract, register any addition, change, or upgrade of hardware components at https://www.juniper.net/customers/support/tools/updateinstallbase/ . Failure to do so can result in significant delays if you need replacement parts. This note does not apply if you replace existing components with the same type of component.

Maintaining the Host Subsystem in EX9200 Switches

Purpose

For optimum performance of an EX9200 switch, verify the condition of the host subsystem. The host subsystem comprises a Switch Fabric and a Routing Engine. Routing Engine module (RE module) is installed directly into a Switch Fabric module (SF module).

Action

On a regular basis:

  • Check the LEDs on the craft interface to view information about the status of the Routing Engines.

  • Check the LEDs on the SF module faceplate.

  • Check the LEDs on the RE module faceplate.

  • To check the status of the Routing Engines, issue the show chassis routing-engine command. The output is similar to the following:

    user@switch> show chassis routing-engine

    The output is of an EX9208 switch. The output is similar for all EX9200 switches.

  • To check the status of the Switch Fabrics, issue the show chassis environment cb command. The output is similar to the following:

    user@switch> show chassis environment cb

    The output is of an EX9208 switch. The output is similar for all EX9200 switches.

To check the status of a specific Switch Fabric, issue the show chassis environment cb command and include the slot number of the SF. The output is similar to the following:

user@switch> show chassis environment cb 0

The output is of an EX9208 switch. The output is similar for all EX9200 switches.

For more information about using the CLI, see the Junos OS documentation.