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MX480 Site Preparation Checklist

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you must perform when preparing a site for router installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed router tolerances.

MX480 Router Environmental Specifications


Select the type of rack or cabinet.

MX480 Router Rack Requirements,MX480 Router Cabinet Size and Clearance Requirements


Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

MX480 Router Rack Requirements, MX480 Router Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance, MX480 Router Cabinet Size and Clearance Requirements


If a rack is used, secure rack to floor and building structure.

MX480 Router Rack Requirements


Acquire cables and connectors.


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

MX480 Chassis Grounding Specifications,MX480 Router Grounding Cable Lug Specifications,MX480 Router Grounding Cable Specifications


Measure distance between external power sources and router installation site.


Calculate the optical power budget and optical power margin.

Calculating Power Budget and Power Margin for Fiber-Optic Cables