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Powering Up



Note: This procedure assumes that the system is already connected to a power source. See Chapter 6, Cabling the E-Series Router for Power.

For specifications on the electrical requirements for the system, see Chapter 11, System Specifications. For details on the power consumed by the different E-series modules, see Chapter 12, Module Specifications.



Branch Circuit Caution: Evaluate the overall loading of the branch circuit before you install any equipment into a rack.

To power up the system:

  1. Verify that the power source is operational and turned on.
  2. Inspect all grounding and power connections to the E-series chassis.
  3. Confirm that all connections are secure.
  4. Switch the power switches to ON.
  5. Monitor the LEDs on the front of the SRP modules to verify that the system is booting properly. See Table 10-2 in Chapter 10, Troubleshooting. for LED status explanations.

When the prompt appears on the system console, the system is in User Exec mode and is ready to be configured:

host1>
  1. Enter the enable command to access Privileged Exec mode:
host1>enable
host1#

In Privileged Exec mode you can begin to configure the system. See the E-Series System Basics Configuration Guide, Chapter 2, Command Line Interface for more information.

Initialization Sequence

Each E-series line module is initialized independently. As a result, the CLI on the SRP module may become available before the line modules have completed initialization. Commands relating to a line module may fail if the module has not completed initialization. The show version command can be used to display line module status. Do not enter commands for a line module until its state is "online".


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