Unpacking and Mounting the PTX10001
Unpacking the PTX10001
The PTX10001 chassis is a rigid sheet-metal structure that houses the hardware components. The PTX10001 is shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton also contains an accessory kit and a pointer card with links to the quick start instructions.
PTX10001 routers are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the PTX10001 until you are ready to begin installation.
To unpack a PTX10001:
- Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible, but where you have enough room to remove the system components.
- Position the carton so that the arrows point up.
- Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
- Remove the accessory kit and verify the contents against the inventory of components listed in Table 1.
- Pull out the packing material holding the device in place.
- Verify the chassis components received:
Two power supplies
Five fan modules
- Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the chassis later.
Table 1: Inventory of Components Supplied with a PTX10001
Chassis with five fan modules and two power supplies
Rear mounting blades
Front mounting brackets
Flathead screws for mounting brackets (Phillips, M4 x 6 mm)
RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter
Power cords with plugs appropriate to your geographical location
Mounting the PTX10001 in a Rack or Cabinet
You can mount a PTX10001 in a four post 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the included mounting brackets. (The remainder of this topic uses rack to mean rack or cabinet.)
For four-post rack installation, the shipping carton contains two front-mounting rails with two matching rear-mounting blades. This configuration allows either end of the device to be mounted flush with the rack and still be adjustable for racks with different depths. Space the front and rear rack rails between 24.25 in. (61.5 cm) to 31 in. (78.74 cm) front-to-back.
Before You Begin Rack Installation
Before you begin mounting a PTX10001 in the rack:
- Ensure that you understand how to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage.
- Verify that the site meets the requirements described in PTX10001 Site Preparation Checklist.
- 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 and PTX10001 Installation Safety Guidelines.
- Remove the PTX10001 from the shipping carton (see Unpacking the PTX10001).
- Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available
to mount the PTX10001 in a rack:
ESD grounding strap (not provided).
A pair of front mounting rails (provided).
A pair of rear mounting blades (provided). These mounting blades support the rear of the chassis and must be installed.
Screws to secure the mounting rail to the chassis (12 screws are provided).
Eight screws to secure the chassis and mounting blades to the rack (not provided).
Screwdriver appropriate for the rack-mounting screws (not provided).
Two power cords with plugs appropriate to your geographical location (provided).
RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter (provided).
Management host, such as a PC laptop, with a serial port (not provided).
Optional equipment: Grounding cable kit with bracket, lug, and three nuts with integrated washers.
PTX10001 routers must be supported at all four corners. Mounting the chassis by using only the front brackets will damage the chassis and can result in serious bodily injury.
PTX10001 routers require two people for installation, one person to lift the device into place and another person to attach the device to the rack. If you are installing the PTX10001 above 60 in. (152.4 cm) from the floor, you can remove the power supplies and fan modules to minimize the weight before attempting to install the PTX10001.
If you are mounting multiple devices in a rack, mount the device in the lowest position of the rack first. Proceed to mount the rest of the devices from the bottom to the top of the rack to minimize the risk of the rack toppling.
Mounting the PTX10001
To mount the PTX10001 on four posts in a rack by using the provided mounting kit:
- Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and to a site ESD point.
- Decide whether the field-replaceable unit (FRU) end or
the port end of the PTX10001 must be placed at the front of the rack.
Position the PTX10001 in such a manner that the
AIR OUTlabels on components are next to the hot aisle.
- Align the holes in the mounting rail with the screw holes on the side of the chassis. See Figure 1 to see the proper alignment for the PTX10001.
- Attach the mounting rail to the device using the mounting screws. Tighten the screws.
- Repeat Step 3 and Step 4 on the opposite side of the device.
- Have one person grasp both sides of the device, lift it, and position it in the rack so that the front bracket is aligned with the rack holes.
- Have a second person secure the front of the device to the rack by using 4 mounting screws (and cage nuts and washers if your rack requires them). Tighten the screws. See Figure 2.
- Continue to support the PTX10001 while sliding the rear-mounting blades into the channel of the side mounting-rails and securing the blades to the rack. Use four mounting screws (and cage nuts and washers if your rack requires them) to attach the blade to the rack. Tighten the screws. See Figure 3
- Ensure that the PTX10001 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.