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Installing the Services Gateway Using a Mechanical Lift

Because of the device's size and weight—up to 163.5 lb (74.2 kg) depending on the configuration—we strongly recommend you install it using a mechanical lift as described in Installing the Services Gateway Using a Lift. If you do not use a lift to install the device, see Installing the Services Gateway Without a Mechanical Lift for complete instructions to install the device safely.

Before installing the device, you should have prepared your site and reviewed the guidelines in Preparing the Site for Services Gateway Installation. The Site Preparation Checklist summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for services gateway installation. You also need to unpack the device from the shipping container as described in Unpacking the Services Gateway.

This section is divided into the following topics:

Tools Required

To install the services gateway, you need the following tools:

Installing the Services Gateway Using a Lift

Before installing the services gateway in the rack, read the safety information in Chassis Lifting Guidelines. Remove the device from the shipping container as described in Unpacking the Services Gateway. Install the mounting hardware as described in Installing the Mounting Hardware.

Caution: Before front mounting the device in a rack, have a qualified technician verify that the rack is strong enough to support its weight and is adequately supported at the installation site.

To install the device using a lift (see Figure 28):

  1. Ensure the rack is 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 Preparing the Site for Services Gateway Installation.
  2. Load the device onto the lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform.
  3. Using the lift, position the device in front of the rack or cabinet, centering it in front of the mounting shelf.
  4. Lift the device approximately 0.75 in. above the surface of the mounting shelf and position it as close as possible to the shelf.
  5. Carefully slide the device onto the mounting shelf so that the bottom of the chassis and the mounting shelf overlaps by approximately two inches.
  6. Slide the chassis onto the mounting shelf until the mounting brackets contact the rack rails. The shelf ensures that the holes in the mounting brackets of the chassis align with the holes in the rack rails.
  7. Move the lift away from the rack.
  8. Install a mounting screw into each of the open mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
  9. Visually inspect the alignment of the device. If the device is installed properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack should be aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and the device should be level.

Figure 28: Installing the Services Gateway in the Rack

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Note: This illustration depicts the services gateway being installed in an open-frame rack. For an illustration of the mounting hardware required for a four-post rack or cabinet, see Figure 26.


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