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MX10003 Chassis

MX10003 Chassis Description

The router chassis is a rigid sheet metal structure that houses all the other router components. Figure 1 shows the front of the fully configured chassis. The chassis measures 5.21 in. (13.23 cm) high, 17.6 in. (44.7 cm) wide, and 30 in. (76.2 cm) deep. The chassis installs in standard 800-mm or 900-mm deep open rack, 19-in. equipment racks, or telco open-frame racks. The total weight of a fully loaded router: up to 157.4 lb (71.4 kg) for an AC-powered chassis, and up to 163.4 lb (74.1 kg) for a DC-powered chassis. For more information, see MX10003 Router Physical Specifications.

Figure 1: Front View of the MX10003 RouterFront View of the MX10003 Router
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Routing and Control Boards (RCBs)
  3
MIC installed in MIC1 slot of MPC1
  2
MPCs
  4
MIC installed in MIC1 slot of MPC0

The router comes in two variants–AC-powered and DC-powered. Figure 2 and Figure 3 shows the rear of the fully configured chassis.

Figure 2: Rear View of the AC-Powered MX10003 RouterRear View of the AC-Powered MX10003 Router
  1
Power supply modules (AC)
  2
Fan modules
Figure 3: Rear View of the DC-Powered MX10003 RouterRear View of the DC-Powered MX10003 Router
  1
Power supply modules (DC)
  2
Fan modules

Figure 4 shows the electrostatic discharge (ESD) point on the router.

CAUTION:

Before removing or installing components, attach an ESD strap to an ESD point, and place the other end of the strap around your bare wrist. Failure to use an ESD strap could result in damage to the hardware components.

Figure 4: ESD Point on the MX10003 RouterESD Point on the MX10003 Router
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ESD point
 

MX10003 Front and Rear Panel Components

The front panel on the front of the router enables you to view status and troubleshooting information at a glance. The front panel contains LEDs for the router components, online/offline and reset buttons, auxiliary and console ports, clocking ports, and ports for the 10-Gigabit Ethernet MIC.

Front Panel Components

Table 1 lists the components on the front panel of the MX10003 router.

Table 1: Front Panel Components in a Fully Configured MX10003 Router

Component

Slots

Number of FRUs

RCB

0 and 1

2

MPC

0 and 1

2

MIC (installed in MPC)

1 per MPC

Note:

MIC installs in slot 1 of the MPC.

1

Cable management brackets

-

2

Air filter unit

-

1

Rear Panel Components

Table 2 lists the components on the rear panel of the MX10003 router.

Table 2: Rear Panel Components in a Fully Configured MX10003 Router

Component

Slots

Number of FRUs

Power supply module

0 through 5

6

Fan module

0 through 3

4

MX10003 Cable Management Bracket Description

The cable management bracket (see Figure 5) consists of dividers and installs on the front of the chassis. The cable management bracket enables you to route the cables outside the router and away from the RCBs, MICs, and MPCs.

Figure 5: Cable Management Bracket Cable Management Bracket

The air filter unit is installed on the cable management brackets. Before installing the air filter unit, ensure that the cable management brackets are already installed on the front of the router. Figure 6 shows the air filter unit along with the cable management brackets installed on the router.

Figure 6: Cable Management Brackets and Air Filter Unit Installed on the RouterCable Management Brackets and Air Filter Unit Installed on the Router

Alarm LEDs on the MX10003 Front Panel

One alarm LED located on the front panel of the RCB. A red light indicates a critical condition that can result in a system shutdown, and a yellow light indicates a less severe condition that requires monitoring or maintenance.

Table 3 describes the alarm LED in more detail.

Note:

Only the primary RCB drives the LED ​to show the status of the chassis.

Table 3: Alarm LEDs on the MX10003 Front Panel

Shape

Color

Description

Red

Critical alarm LED—Indicates a critical condition that can cause the router to stop functioning. Possible causes include component removal, failure, or overheating.

Yellow

Warning alarm LED—Indicates a serious but nonfatal error condition, such as a maintenance alert or a significant increase in component temperature.