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Install the PTX10004 into a Rack

 

You can install a PTX10004 router into a four-post rack by using a mechanical lift, or you can install it manually. The following sections describe both procedures.

Mount a PTX10004 in a Four-Post Rack Using a Mechanical Lift

Because of the router's size and weight, we strongly recommend that you use a mechanical lift to install the PTX10004.

Note

For instructions on installing a router without using a mechanical lift, see Manually Mount a PTX10004 in a Four-Post Rack.

Caution

Do not install line cards in the chassis until after you mount the chassis securely on a rack or cabinet.

Caution

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

Before you install the router:

Be sure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the router:

  • A mechanical lift rated for 250 lb (113.4 kg)

  • Eight mounting screws appropriate for your rack (not provided)

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 1, 2, or 3, depending on the size of your rack-mounting screws

Caution

If you are installing more than one router in a rack or cabinet, install the first router at the bottom of the rack.

To install the router using a mechanical lift:

  1. Ensure that the rack or cabinet 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 PTX10004 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance.
  2. Load the router onto the lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform.
    Figure 1: Load the PTX10004 into a Mechanical Lift
    Load the PTX10004 into
a Mechanical Lift
  3. Using the lift, align the router in front of the rack, centering it in front of the base brackets.
  4. 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.
  5. Carefully slide the chassis onto the shelf 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.
    Figure 2: Attach the Chassis Flanges to the Rack
    Attach the Chassis Flanges
to the Rack
  6. Move the lift away from the rack.
  7. Attach the chassis to the rack by installing a mounting screw through each open flange hole and rack hole, starting from the bottom.
  8. 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.
  9. After you ensure that the router is aligned properly, tighten the screws.
  10. After you install the mounting screws and securely bolt the chassis to the rack, install the safety restraint. See Install the Safety Restraint.

Manually Mount a PTX10004 in a Four-Post Rack

If you can’t use a mechanical lift to install the router, which is the preferred method, you can install it manually.

Caution

The chassis weighs approximately 123 lb (56 kg) with only the fan tray controllers installed. Lifting the chassis and mounting it in a rack or cabinet requires at least three people. Make sure the chassis is empty (contains only the backplane and the fan tray controllers) before you lift it.

The chassis has two handles that are designed for subtle positioning of the chassis. Do not lift the chassis by the handles.

Caution

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:

  1. Prepare the site for installation as described in PTX10004 Site Preparation Checklist.
  2. Ensure the site has adequate clearance for both airflow and hardware maintenance as described in PTX10004 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance.
  3. Unpack the router as described in Unpack the PTX10004 Shipping Pallet.
  4. Remove all components except the two fan tray controllers from the chassis. See:
  5. Install the mounting hardware in the four-post rack as described in Install the Mounting Hardware for a PTX10004.
  6. Review the chassis lifting guidelines as described in Chassis and Component Lifting Guidelines.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the router:

  • Eight mounting screws appropriate for your rack (not provided)

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your rack-mounting screws

To manually install the router in the rack or cabinet:

Caution

If you are installing more than one router in a rack or cabinet, install the first one at the bottom of the rack. Do not attempt to install a router manually in an upper position in a rack or cabinet.

  1. Ensure that the rack or cabinet is placed in its permanent location and is secured to the building.
  2. Align the router in front of the rack or cabinet, centering it in front of the adjustable base and rear brackets. Use a pallet jack if one is available.
  3. With one person on each side and one person in the rear, hold the bottom of the chassis and carefully lift it onto the adjustable base and rear brackets installed in a four-post rack. See Figure 3.Warning

    To prevent injury, keep your back straight and lift with your legs, not your back. Do not twist your body as you lift. Balance the load evenly and be sure that your footing is firm.

    Figure 3: Lift the PTX10004 Without Using a Mechanical Lift
    Lift the PTX10004
Without Using a Mechanical Lift
  4. Carefully slide the router 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 line up with the holes in the rack rails. See Figure 4.
    Figure 4: Install a PTX10004 in a Four-Post Rack
    Install a PTX10004
in a Four-Post Rack
  5. Attach the chassis to the rack by installing a mounting screw through each open flange hole and rack hole, starting from the bottom.
  6. Visually inspect the chassis alignment. 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.
  7. After you ensure that the router is aligned properly, tighten the screws.
  8. After you install the mounting screws and securely bolt the chassis to the rack, reinstall the components in the chassis. See:
  9. Install the safety restraint.

Install the Safety Restraint

The safety restraint is a U-shaped bracket that prevents the chassis from any vertical movement in the rack in the event of an earthquake. This restraint is important for sites with seismic activity.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the safety restraint:

  • Safety restraint (provided in rack mount kit)

  • Six mounting screws appropriate for your rack (not provided)

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your rack-mounting screws

  1. Insert the safety restraint between the rear posts of the rack. It should rest on the top of the chassis and align with the holes in the rack. See Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Insert Safety Restraint
    Insert Safety Restraint
  2. Attach the restraint to the rack by installing a mounting screw through each open flange hole and rack hole.
  3. Tighten the mounting screws using the Phillips (+) screwdriver.