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Installing the MX204

 

Tools Required to Install the MX204 Chassis in Rack

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

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • ESD grounding wrist strap

  • Blank panels to cover any slots not occupied by a component

  • Mounting brackets, supplied with the router

  • Sixteen screws for securing the mounting brackets to the chassis, supplied with therouter

  • Four mounting screws, supplied with the router

Installing the MX204 Chassis in a Rack

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.

  • 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.

  • Lifting the chassis and mounting it in a rack requires two people (one person to hold the router in place and a second person to install the screws). The fully loaded chassis weighs approximately 22.7 lb (10.3 kg).

The MX204 router is designed for installation in a rack that complies with either of the following standards:

  • 19-in. rack—A 19-in. (450 mm) rack as defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310-D) published by the Electronics Industry Association (http://www.ecianow.org/).

  • ETSI rack—A 21-in. (500 mm) ETSI rack as defined in the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETS 300 119) published by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).

Based on the rack, follow the steps mentioned on the below topics to install the router:

Installing the MX204 Chassis in a 19-in. Rack

To install the router in a 19-in. rack or cabinet:

  1. Position the router in front of the rack or cabinet.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist and to a site ESD point.
  3. Align the holes in the front mounting brackets with the holes on the side of the chassis (see Figure 1).
    Figure 1: Attaching the Mounting Brackets
    Attaching the Mounting
Brackets
  4. Using a Phillips (+) number 2 screwdriver, secure the mounting brackets to the router using the mounting screws.
  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 2).
    Figure 2: 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. Figure 3 shows the router fully secured to the front rails of the four-post rack.
    Figure 3: Router Secured by Front-Mounting Brackets
    Router Secured
by Front-Mounting Brackets
  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 (see Figure 4).

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

    Figure 4: Installing the Rear-Mounting Brackets
    Installing the Rear-Mounting
Brackets
  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 5 shows the router fully secured and installed in a four-post rack.
    Figure 5: Router Installed in the Rack
    Router Installed in the Rack

Installing the MX204 in a 21-in. ETSI Rack

The ETSI racks are little wider than the standard 19-in. rack. To install the router in an ETSI rack, you need to install the ETSI brackets on to the router. Figure 6 shows the ETSI brackets supported by MX204 router.

Figure 6: ETSI Brackets
ETSI Brackets

To install the router in a 21-in. ETSI rack or cabinet:

  1. Position the router in front of the rack or cabinet.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist and to a site ESD point.
  3. Align the holes in the front mounting brackets with the holes on the side of the chassis (see Figure 7).
    Figure 7: Attaching the Mounting Brackets
    Attaching the Mounting
Brackets
  4. Install the two front ETSI brackets on the front-mounting brackets on each side of the chassis (see Figure 8).
    Figure 8: Installing the Front ETSI Brackets
    Installing the
Front ETSI 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 9).
    Figure 9: 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. Figure 10 shows the router fully secured to the front rails of the four-post rack.
    Figure 10: Router Secured by Front-Mounting Brackets with ETSI Brackets
    Router Secured
by Front-Mounting Brackets with ETSI Brackets
  8. Install the two rear ETSI brackets on the rear-mounting brackets (see Figure 11).

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

    Figure 11: Installing the Rear ETSI Brackets
    Installing the Rear
ETSI Brackets
  9. On the rear of the chassis, slide the rear-mounting brackets (with the ETSI brackets installed) on either side of the chassis until the rear-mounting brackets contact the rack rails (see Figure 12).
    Figure 12: Installing the Rear-Mounting Brackets with ETSI Brackets
    Installing the Rear-Mounting
Brackets with ETSI Brackets
  10. Install mounting screws into each of the open rear-mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom, and secure them tightly.
  11. 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 13 shows the router fully secured and installed in a four-post rack with ETSI brackets.
    Figure 13: Router Installed in the Rack with ETSI Brackets
    Router Installed
in the Rack with ETSI Brackets