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Powering On and Off the MX10003

Powering On an AC-Powered MX10003 Router

To power on an AC-powered router:

  1. Verify that the power supplies are fully inserted in the chassis.
  2. Verify that each AC power cord is securely inserted into its appliance inlet.
  3. Verify that an external management device is connected to one of the RCB ports (CON).
  4. Turn on power to the external management device.
  5. Switch on the dedicated customer-site circuit breakers for the power supplies. Follow the instructions for your site.
  6. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  7. Observe the status LED on each power supply faceplate. If an AC power supply is correctly installed and functioning normally, the status LED above each AC input switch lights steadily green.

    If the status LED on the power supply is lit red, the power supply is not functioning normally. Repeat the installation and cabling procedures.

    Note:

    After powering off a power supply, wait at least 60 seconds before turning it back on. After powering on a power supply, wait at least 60 seconds before turning it off.

    If the system is completely powered off when you power on the power supply, the Routing Engine (or RCB) boots as the power supply completes its startup sequence. If the Routing Engine finishes booting and you need to power off the system again, first issue the CLI request system halt command.

    After a power supply is powered on, it can take up to 60 seconds for status indicators—such as the status LEDs on the power supply and the show chassis command display—to indicate that the power supply is functioning normally. Ignore error indicators that appear during the first 60 seconds.

  8. On the external management device connected to the Routing Engine, monitor the startup process to verify that the system has booted properly.

Powering On a DC-Powered MX10003 Router

To power on a DC-powered router:

  1. Verify that an external management device is connected to one of the RCB ports (CON).
  2. Turn on power to the external management device.
  3. Verify that the power supplies are fully inserted in the chassis.
  4. Verify that the source power cables are connected to the appropriate terminal: the positive (+) source cable to the return terminal (labeled RTN) and the negative (–) source cable to the input terminal (labeled –48V).
  5. Switch on the dedicated customer-site circuit breakers to provide power to the DC power cables.
  6. Check that the status LED on the power supply faceplate is lit steadily blue to verify that power is present.
  7. If power is not present:
    • Verify that the fuse is installed correctly, and turn on the breaker at the battery distribution fuse board or fuse bay.

    • Check the voltage with a meter at the terminals of the power supply for correct voltage level and polarity.

  8. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to an ESD grounding point.
  9. Observe the status LED on each power supply faceplate. If a DC power supply is correctly installed and functioning normally, the status LED lights blue steadily.

    If the status LED on the power supply is blinking red, the power supply is not functioning normally. Repeat the installation and cabling procedures.

    Note:

    After powering off a power supply, wait at least 60 seconds before turning it back on. After powering on a power supply, wait at least 60 seconds before turning it off.

    If the system is completely powered off when you power on the power supply, the Routing Engine (or RCB) boots as the power supply completes its startup sequence. If the Routing Engine finishes booting and you need to power off the system again, first issue the CLI request system halt command.

    After a power supply is powered on, it can take up to 60 seconds for status indicators—such as the status LEDs on the power supply and the show chassis command display—to indicate that the power supply is functioning normally. Ignore error indicators that appear during the first 60 seconds.

  10. On the external management device connected to the RCB, monitor the startup process to verify that the system has booted properly.

Powering Off the MX10003 Router

Note:

After powering off a power supply, wait at least 60 seconds before turning it back on.

To power off the router:

  1. On the external management device connected to the RCB, issue the request system halt command.
  2. Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the operating system has halted. For more information about the command, see the CLI Explorer.
  3. Attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to an ESD grounding point.
  4. Switch off the power supply source.