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Installing the MX10003

 

Tools Required to the Install MX10003 Router in a Rack

To install the router, you need the following tools and parts:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • ESD grounding wrist strap

Installing the MX10003 Router in a Rack

To install the router in a four-post rack or a cabinet:

Caution

If you are installing more than one router in a rack, install the lowest one first. Installing a router in an upper position in a rack or cabinet requires a lift.

Caution

Before front-mounting the router in a rack, have a qualified technician verify that the rack is strong enough to support the router's weight and is adequately supported at the installation site.

Caution

Lifting the chassis and mounting it in a rack requires two people (one person to guide the router in place and a second person to install the screws). A fully loaded AC-powered router weighs up to 157.4 lb (71.4 kg), while a fully loaded DC-powered router weighs up to 163.4 lb (74.1 kg).

Material handling systems (such as levers, slings, lifts, and so on) must be used to lift any equipment weighs above 121.2 lb (55 kg). When this is not practical, specially trained persons or systems must be used (riggers or movers).

  1. Position the router in front of the four-post rack or the cabinet.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist and to a site ESD point.
  3. Using a Phillips (+) number 2 screwdriver, remove the screw on each side of the chassis that holds the rear-mounting brackets, and slide the brackets out of the chassis (see Figure 1). Keep the brackets safely to be used in later stage.

    The rear-mounting brackets on each side of the chassis are movable. You can adjust the brackets according to the depth of the rack. However, the front-mounting brackets on each side of the chassis are fixed to the chassis.

    Figure 1: Removing the Rear-Mounting Brackets
    Removing the Rear-Mounting Brackets
  4. Install the cable management brackets on each side of the front of the chassis, and secure each bracket with screws at the bottom and top of the bracket (see Figure 2).
    Figure 2: Installing the Cable Management Brackets
    Installing the Cable Management Brackets
  5. With one person on each side, hold on to the bottom of the chassis and carefully lift it so that the mounting brackets contact the rack rails.
  6. Carefully slide the router onto the mounting brackets until the front-mounting brackets attached to the chassis contact the rack rails (see Figure 3). The mounting brackets ensure that the holes in the front-mounting brackets attached to the chassis align with the holes in the rack rails.
    Figure 3: Installing the Router in a Four-Post Rack
    Installing the Router in a Four-Post Rack
  7. Install mounting screws into each of the open front-mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom, and secure them tightly.
  8. On the rear of the chassis, slide the rear-mounting brackets on either side of the chassis until the rear-mounting brackets contact the rack rails.
  9. Install mounting screws into each of the open rear-mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom, and secure them tightly.
  10. Visually inspect the alignment of the chassis. If the chassis 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 router is level. Figure 4 shows the router fully secured and installed in a four-post rack.
    Figure 4: Router Installed in the Rack
    Router Installed in the Rack
  11. Install the air filter unit. See Replacing the MX10003 Air Filter Unit.