Installing an MX10016 into a Four-Post Rack
Mounting an MX10016 in a Four-Post Rack Using a Mechanical Lift
Because of the router's size and weight, an MX10016 can be installed safely only by using a mechanical lift.
Do not install line cards in the chassis until after you mount the chassis securely in a rack or cabinet.
Before 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.
Before you install the router:
Prepare the site for installation as described in MX10016 Site Preparation Overview.
Ensure that the site has adequate clearance for both airflow and hardware maintenance as described in Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an MX10016.
Unpack the router as described in Unpacking an MX10016 Router and Components.
In a four-post rack, install the mounting hardware at the desired position (see Installing the Mounting Hardware).
Review the chassis lifting guidelines described in MX10016 Chassis Lifting Guidelines.
Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the router:
A mechanical lift rated for 1000 lb (453.6 kg)
12 mounting screws appropriate for your rack
A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your mounting screws
If you are installing more than one router in a rack, install the first router at the bottom of the rack.
To install the router using a mechanical lift (see Figure 1):
- Ensure that the rack is placed in its permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the installation site allows adequate clearance for both airflow and maintenance. For details, see Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an MX10016.
- Load the router onto the mechanical lift, making sure that it rests securely on the lift platform.
- Using the lift, align the router in front of the rack, centering it in front of the base brackets.
- Lift the chassis approximately 0.75 in. (1.9 cm) above the surface of the base brackets. Align the chassis as close as possible to the base brackets.
- Carefully slide the chassis onto the base and rear mounting brackets until the chassis flanges contact the rack rails. The mounting brackets ensure that the holes in the flanges align with the holes in the rack rails. See Figure 2.
- Move the lift away from the rack.
- Attach the chassis to the rack by installing a mounting screw through the open flange holes and rack, starting from the bottom.
- Visually inspect the alignment of the router. If the router 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.
- After ensuring that the router is aligned properly, tighten the screws using a screwdriver.
- After you install the mounting screws and securely bolt the chassis to the rack, reinstall the components in the chassis.