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Powering MX2008 On and Off

Powering Off the DC-Powered MX2008 Router


After powering off a PSM, 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 vmhost power-off operational mode command individually on both the RCBs. The command shuts down the RCB cleanly, so the state information is preserved.
  2. Wait until a message appears on the console confirming that the operating system has halted. For more information about the command, see the Junos OS System Basics and Services Command Reference.
  3. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.
  4. Move the DC power switch on the DC PSM faceplate for each DC PSM to the off (O) position, and move the DC circuit breaker from the power source input for each DC PDM to the (OFF) position.