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MX960 Site Preparation Checklist

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

Table 1: MX960 Site Preparation Checklist

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

MX960 Router Environmental Specifications


Select the type of rack or cabinet.

MX960 Cabinet Size and Clearance Requirements,MX960 Rack Requirements


Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

MX960 Cabinet Size and Clearance Requirements, MX960 Rack Requirements, Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for the MX960 Router


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

MX960 Rack Requirements


Acquire cables and connectors.


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

MX960 Router Grounding 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