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Powering Off the MX960 Router


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 Routing Engine, issue the request system halt both-routing-engines operational mode command. The command shuts down the Routing Engines cleanly, so their state information is preserved. (If the router contains only one Routing Engine, 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. Move the AC input switch on the chassis above the AC power supply or the DC circuit breaker on each DC power supply faceplate to the off  (0) position.