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MX10008 Installation Overview

The MX10008 is a rigid sheet-metal router-chassis that houses the other hardware components such as RCBs, Switch Fabric Boards (SFBs), power supplies, fan trays, and line cards. The router chassis ships in a cardbox box that has a two-layer wooden pallet base. The router chassis is bolted to the pallet base. You can install an MX10008 router in a standard 19 in. (483 mm) equipment rack by using the supplied rack mount kit and the flange that is attached to the chassis.

To install the MX10008:

  1. Unpack the router following the instructions in Unpacking the MX10008.

  2. Mount the chassis in the rack following either the instructions in Manually Mounting an MX10008 in a 4-Post Rack or in Mounting an MX10008 in a 4-Post Rack Using a Mechanical Lift.


    Because of the weight of the chassis, mounting using a mechanical lift is preferred as the easiest and safest method.

  3. Install the line cards following the instructions in Install an MPC in an MX10008.

  4. Connect the chassis to earth ground by following the instructions in Connect the MX10008 to Earth Ground.

  5. Connect power to the power supplies following either the instructions in Connect AC Power to an MX10008 or Connect DC Power to an MX10008.

  6. Connect to the network.

  7. Configure the router by following the instructions in Configuring an MX10008 Router.

  8. Install optional equipment such as the cable management system. See Install the Cable Management System.