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Unpacking and Mounting the MX150

 

Unpacking an MX150

The MX150 is shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton has an accessory compartment and contains the quick start instructions.

Caution

The MX150 is maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the devices until you are ready to begin installation.

To unpack the device:

  1. Open the carton.
  2. Pull out the packing material holding the device in place.
  3. Verify the parts received against the inventory on the label attached to the carton. See Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an MX150.
  4. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the switch later.

Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an MX150

The MX150 is shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton contains an accessory box.

The device shipment includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive in the device shipping carton against the items on the packing list. The parts shipped depend on the configuration you order.

If any part on the packing list is missing, contact your customer service representative or contact Juniper 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.

Table 1 lists the parts and their quantities in the packing list.

Table 1: Packing List for an MX150

Component

Quantity

Device

1

AC power cord appropriate for your geographical location

1

AC power cord retainer clip

1

Mounting brackets

2

Mounting screws to attach the mounting brackets to the device chassis

8

Rubber feet

4

RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter

1

Quick Start installation instructions

1

Juniper Networks Product Warranty

1

End User License Agreement

1

Note

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

Register 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 installation base at https://www.juniper.net/customers/csc/management/updateinstallbase.jsp.

Mounting an MX150

Table 2 lists the methods you can use to mount an MX150.

Table 2: MX150 Mounting Methods

Mounting Method

Device Model

Comments

Desk or other level surface

  • MX150

On a desk or other level surface by using rubber feet provided with the device.

Two-post rack or cabinet

  • MX150

On two posts in a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the mounting brackets.

Four-post rack or cabinet

  • MX150

  • On four posts in a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit

  • On two posts in a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the two-post rack mounting brackets.

Wall Mounting

MX150

On a wall by using separately orderable wall-mount kit

The holes in the mounting brackets are placed at 1 U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm) apart so that the switch can be mounted in any rack or cabinet that provides holes spaced at that distance.

See the Related Documentation for detailed descriptions of the various rack or cabinet mounting options.

Mounting an MX150 on a Desk or Other Level Surface

You can mount an MX150 on a desk or other level surface by using the four rubber feet that are shipped with the router. The rubber feet stabilize the chassis.

Before mounting the MX150 on a desk or other level surface:

To mount an MX150 on a desk or other level surface:

  1. Remove the device from the shipping carton (see Unpacking an MX150).
  2. Turn the chassis upside down on the desk or the level surface where you intend to mount the device.
  3. Attach the rubber feet to the bottom of the chassis as shown in Figure 1
  4. Turn the chassis right side up on the desk or the level surface.
    Figure 1: Attaching Rubber Feet to the MX150
    Attaching Rubber Feet
to the MX150

Mounting an MX150 on Two Posts in a Rack

You can mount an MX150 on two posts of a 19-in. rack (either a two-post or a four-post rack).

Note

If you need to mount the MX150 in a recessed position on either a two-post rack or a four-post rack, you can use the 2-in.-recess front brackets provided in the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

Before mounting an MX150 on two posts in a rack:

  • Place the rack in its permanent location, allowing adequate clearance for airflow and maintenance, and secure it to the building structure.

  • Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings.

  • Remove the router from the shipping carton.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • Two mounting brackets and eight mounting screws (provided in the accessory box shipped with the router)

  • Screws to secure the chassis to the rack (not provided)

Note

One person must be available to lift the device while another secures the device to the rack.

Caution

If you are mounting multiple devices on a rack, mount a device in the bottom of the rack first and proceed to mount the rest of the devices from bottom to top.

To mount the MX150 on two posts in a rack:

  1. Place the MX150 on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Align the mounting brackets along the front, rear, or center of the side panels of the device chassis depending on how you want to mount the device. For example, if you want to front-mount the device, align the brackets along the front of the side panel. See Figure 2.
    Figure 2: Attaching the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of the MX150
    Attaching
the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of the MX150
    Note

    If you need to mount the MX150 in a recessed position, use the 2-in.-recess front-mount brackets from the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

  3. Align the bottom holes in the mounting brackets with holes on the side panels of the chassis.
  4. Insert mounting screws into the aligned holes. Tighten the screws.
  5. Ensure that the other holes in the mounting brackets are aligned with the holes in the side panels. Insert a screw in each hole and tighten the screws.
  6. Have one person grasp both sides of the device, lift the device, and position it in the rack, aligning the mounting bracket holes with the threaded holes in the rack or cabinet rail. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. See Figure 3.
    Figure 3: Mounting the MX150 on Two Posts in a Rack
    Mounting the MX150
on Two Posts in a Rack
  7. Have a second person secure the device to the rack by using the appropriate screws. Tighten the screws.
  8. Ensure that the device chassis is level by verifying that all screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side.

Mounting an MX150 on Four Posts in a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an MX150 on four posts of a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit. (The remainder of this topic uses rack to mean rack or cabinet.).

You can mount the MX150 on two posts in either a two-post rack or a four-post rack by using the mounting brackets provided with the router. See Mounting an MX150 on Two Posts in a Rack.

Note

If you are mounting the MX150 on four posts, ensure that the rack is 21.5 in. (54.61 cms) through 31.5 in. (80.01 cms) deep if you will mount the device flush with the rack front and that the rack is 23.5 in. (59.69 cms) through 32.5 in. (82.55 cms) deep if you will mount the device 2 in. recessed from the rack front, thus ensuring that the protective earthing terminal is accessible through the opening in the rear mounting-blade.

Before mounting the MX150 on four posts in a rack:

  • Place the rack in its permanent location, allowing adequate clearance for airflow and maintenance, and secure it to the building structure.

  • Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings, with particular attention to Chassis Lifting Guidelines for MX150.

  • Remove the MX150 from the shipping carton (see Unpacking an MX150).

  • Have two persons available to mount the router. One person supports the device in a level position, and the second person secures the router to the rack.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • 12 flat-head M4x6-mm Phillips mounting screws (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • One pair of front-mounting brackets

  • One pair of rear mounting blades

  • Screws to secure the front-mounting brackets and the rear mounting blades to the rack (not provided)

Caution

If you are mounting multiple units on a rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom of the rack and mount the other units from the bottom of the rack to the top in decreasing order of the weight of the units.

To mount the MX150 on four posts in a rack:

  1. Place the router on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Align a front-mounting bracket (either flush with the front of the chassis or 2-in.-recessed from the front of the chassis) along the side panel of the device chassis. Align the two holes in the front of the brackets with the two holes on the front of the side panel.Note

    Each side of the chassis has twelve holes for attaching the front-mounting brackets to the device.

    Six holes on the chassis side align with six holes in the front bracket when the front bracket is mounted flush with the chassis front or recessed 2 in. from the front of the chassis.

  3. Insert M4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws into the two aligned holes and tighten the screws. Ensure that the remaining two holes in the front bracket are aligned with the two holes in the side panel. See Figure 4.
    Figure 4: Attaching the Front-Mounting Bracket to the Chassis
    Attaching the Front-Mounting
Bracket to the Chassis
  4. Insert M4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws into the remaining two holes in the front bracket and tighten the screws.
  5. Repeat Step 2 through Step 4 for attaching the front-mounting bracket to the other side of the chassis.
  6. Have one person grasp both sides of the device, lift the device, and position it in the rack, aligning the front bracket holes with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the front-mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. See Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Mounting the MX150 on the Front Posts in a Rack
    Mounting the MX150
on the Front Posts in a Rack
  7. Have a second person secure the front of the device to the rack by using the appropriate screws for your rack.
  8. Slide the rear mounting blades into the front-mounting brackets.
  9. Attach the rear mounting blades to the rear post by using the appropriate screws for your rack. Tighten the screws.
  10. Ensure that the chassis is level by verifying that all the screws on the front of the rack are aligned with the screws at the back of the rack.