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Install and Remove PTX10004 Line Card Components

 

Line cards on the PTX10004 are field-replaceable units (FRUs) that can be installed in any of the line-card slots on the front of the chassis. The line cards are hot-insertable and hot-removable: you can remove and replace them without powering off the router or disrupting router functions.

How to Handle and Store PTX10004 Line Cards

The PTX10004 line cards have fragile components. To avoid damaging the line cards, be sure you follow safe handling practices.

How to Hold PTX10004 Line Cards

Pay proper attention to the way you hold the line cards. Line cards are installed horizontally, and it is best to hold them by the sides of the units when they are not in the chassis.

When you walk with a line card in hand:

  1. Orient the line card so that the faceplate is toward you.
  2. Grasp each side of the unit firmly as you slide the unit out of the chassis.
  3. Take care not to strike the unit against any object as you carry it.Caution

    Never hold the line card by the connector edge. The connectors are fragile and the line card won’t seat properly if the connector is damaged. See Figure 1.

    Figure 1: Connector Edge of a Line Card
    Connector Edge of
a Line Card
      1
    Connectors
     
  4. If you must rest a line card on an edge, place a cushion between the edge and the surface.Caution

    Do not stack line cards on top of one another or on top of any other component.

  5. Place each line card separately in an electrostatic bag or on an antistatic mat placed on a flat, stable surface.

How to Store a Line Card

You must store line cards either in the chassis or in a spare shipping container, horizontally and sheet-metal side down. Don’t stack these units on top of one another or on top of any other component. Place each unit separately in an antistatic bag or on an antistatic mat placed on a flat, stable surface.

Note

Because these units are heavy and because antistatic bags are fragile, inserting the line card into the bag is best done by two people.

To insert a line card into an antistatic bag:

  1. Hold the unit horizontally with the faceplate toward you.
  2. Slide the opening of the bag over the connector edge.

If you must insert the line card into a bag by yourself:

  1. Lay the unit horizontally on an antistatic mat that is on a flat, stable surface with the sheet-metal side down.
  2. Orient the unit with the faceplate toward you.
  3. Carefully insert the connector edge into the opening of the bag and pull the bag toward you to cover the unit.

Take a PTX10004 Line Card Online or Offline

The offline/online (OFF) button is recessed below the faceplate directly below the status (STS) LED. You can take any of the PTX10004 line cards online or offline using either of these two methods:

  • Press the OFF button with a non-conductive pin tool, such as a toothpick, until the STS LED turns off after about 5 seconds.

  • Issue the CLI command:

    user@host> request chassis pic fpc-slot fpc-slot pic-slot pic-slot offline

Install a PTX10004 Line Card

Before you install a line card in the router chassis:

  • Ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage.

  • Ensure that you know how to handle and store the line card. See How to Handle and Store PTX10004 Line Cards.

  • Inspect the connector edge of the line card for physical damage. Installing a damaged line card might damage the router.

  • Ensure that the router has sufficient power to power the line card while maintaining its n+1 power redundancy. To determine whether the router has enough power available for the line card, use the show chassis power-budget-statistics command.

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install a line card in the router:

    • ESD grounding strap

    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

To install a line card in the router chassis:

  1. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist and connect the other end of the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis. An ESD point is located above the status LED panel on the front of the router chassis. See Figure 2.
    Figure 2: ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10004
    ESD Point on the Front
of the PTX10004
      1
    ESD point
     
  2. Remove the line card cover by grasping the handles and pulling straight out to expose the slot for the line card. See Figure 3.
    Figure 3: Remove the Cover for a Line Card
    Remove the Cover for a Line
Card
    Caution

    Do not lift the line card by holding the edge connectors or the handles on the faceplate. Neither the handles nor the edge connectors can support the weight of the line card. Lifting the line card by the handles or edge connectors might bend them, which would prevent the line cards from being properly seated in the chassis. See Figure 4.

    Figure 4: Line-Card Connectors
    Line-Card Connectors
  3. Remove the line card from the antistatic bag and inspect it for any damage before you install it into the chassis.
  4. Grasp and lift the line card by the sides.
  5. Slide the line card all the way into the slot until the handle holes align. See Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Insert the Line Card into the Slot and Rotate the Handles
    Insert the Line Card into
the Slot and Rotate the Handles
  6. Rotate the handles simultaneously into the chassis until the card is fully seated and the handles are vertical.
  7. If the system is not powered, the line card automatically comes online when power is applied to the system. If you are adding the line card to a running system, issue the following command to bring the line card online:
    user@host> request chassis pic fpc-slot fpc-slot pic-slot pic-slot online

You can install the optional cable management kit after the card is installed.

Remove a PTX10004 Line Card

If you have the optional line-card cable management system, it’s not necessary to remove the cable management system before removing the line card.

Before you remove a line card from the router chassis:

To remove a line card from a PTX10004 router chassis:

  1. Place the antistatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist and connect the other end of the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis. An ESD point is located above the status LED panel on the front of the router chassis. See Figure 6.
    Figure 6: ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10004
    ESD Point on the Front
of the PTX10004
      1
    ESD point
     
  3. Label the cables connected to each port on the line card so that you can reconnect the cables to the correct ports.
  4. Issue the following CLI command to take the line card offline:
    user@router> request chassis fpc slot slot-number offline
  5. Unscrew the line card from the chassis by continually turning the handles to the left until the line card is fully unseated. See Figure 7.
    Figure 7: Remove a PTX10004 Line Card
    Remove a PTX10004
Line Card
  6. Using the handles, slide the line card halfway out of the chassis.Caution

    Do not stack line cards on top of one another or on top of any other component. Place each line card separately in the antistatic bag or on the antistatic mat placed on a flat, stable surface.

    Caution

    Each PTX10004 line card weighs 29.2 lb (13.24 kg). Be prepared to support the full weight as you slide the line card out of the chassis.

  7. Grasp both sides of the line card at midpoint and remove the line card from the chassis. Either have someone assist you in putting the line card into the antistatic bag or rest the card on the antistatic mat. Take care not to bump or store the line cards on the connectors. See Figure 8.
    Figure 8: Line Card Connectors
    Line Card Connectors
  8. If you are not installing a line card in the emptied line-card slot within a short time, install a cover over the slot. Do this to protect the interior of the chassis from dust or other foreign substances and to ensure that the airflow inside the chassis is not disrupted.

Install the PTX10004 Cable Management System

The PTX10004 cable management system is an optional, orderable kit (JLC-CBL-MGMT-KIT) that organizes and protects optical cabling attached to the line cards. After a line card is installed, you can still remove the line card without needing to remove the cable management system.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the PTX10004 cable management system on a line card:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

To install the cable management system (see Figure 9):

  1. Open the shipping carton for cable management system and check that you have:
    • Two handle extensions

    • One cable tray

    Figure 9: Cable Management System Components
    Cable Management
System Components
      1
    Handle extensions
      2
    Cable tray
  2. Use the Phillips screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws on the two line-card handles (see Figure 10).
    Figure 10: Remove the Handle Screws
    Remove the Handle
Screws
  3. Replace the blue cap on the line-card handle with the two handle extensions (see Figure 11).
    Figure 11: Attach the Handle Extensions
    Attach the Handle
Extensions
  4. Tighten the screws into the handle extensions.
  5. Snap open the blue clips on the ends of the cable tray with your hands.
  6. Place the cable tray across the front of the line card so that the two ends of the cable tray are under the handle extensions.
  7. Snap to close the blue clips of the cable tray around the handle extensions (see Figure 12).
    Figure 12: Add the Cable Tray
    Add the Cable Tray
  8. Drape and tie the optical cables to the side (see Figure 13). Another option is to drape some of the cables under the handle extension and some cables over the handle extension.
    Figure 13: Completed Cable Management System
    Completed Cable
Management System