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Unpack and Mount the PTX10001-36MR

Unpack the PTX10001-36MR

The PTX10001-36MR chassis is a rigid sheet-metal structure that houses the hardware components. The PTX10001-36MR is shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton also contains an accessory kit and a pointer card with links to the quick start instructions.

CAUTION:

PTX10001-36MR routers are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the PTX10001-36MR until you are ready to begin installation.

To unpack a PTX10001-36MR:

  1. Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible, but where you have enough room to remove the system components.
  2. Position the carton so that the arrows point up.
  3. Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
  4. Remove the accessory kit.
  5. Pull out the packing material holding the device in place.
  6. Verify that the following components are in the box:
    • The chassis with six fan modules and two power supplies installed

    • 4-post rack mount kit—2 side mounting blades and 2 side mounting rails

      Note:

      If you are installing the PTX10001-36MR on a two-post rack, you must order the 2-post rack mount kit separately.

    • Sixteen flathead screws for the mounting brackets (Phillips, M4 x 6 mm)

    • For AC/HVDC installations, two power cords with plugs that are appropriate for your geographical location.

      Note:

      Power cords are not provided for DC installations.

    • For DC installations, four DC power cable lugs

    • RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter

    • RJ-45 Y-splitter cable

    • End User License Agreement

    • Road Map card

  7. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the chassis later.

Mount the PTX10001-36MR in a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount a PTX10001-36MR:

  • On four posts of a 19-in. rack or a 19-in. cabinet by using the mounting brackets provided with the device.

  • On two posts of a 19-in. rack or a 19-in. cabinet. A two-post rack mount kit must be ordered separately.

For four-post rack installation, there are two front mount rails with two matching rear mount blades. This configuration allows either end of the device to be mounted flush with the rack and still be adjustable for racks with different depths. The minimum distance the front and rear rack rails can be spaced apart is 23.6  in. (60 cm) front to back. The maximum distance the front and rear rack rails can be spaced apart is 31.5 in. (80 cm) front to back. (The remainder of this topic uses rack to mean rack or cabinet.)

Before You Begin Rack Installation

Before you begin mounting a PTX10001-36MR in the rack:

  1. Ensure that you understand how to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage.
  2. Verify that the site meets the requirements described in PTX10001-36MR Site Preparation Checklist.
  3. Place the rack in its permanent location, allowing adequate clearance for airflow and maintenance, and secure it to the building structure.
  4. Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings and PTX10001-36MR Installation Safety Guidelines.
  5. Remove the PTX10001-36MR from the shipping carton (see Unpack the PTX10001-36MR ).
  6. Ensure that you have all the parts and tools available to mount the PTX10001-36MR in a rack (see Mount the PTX10001-36MR on Two Posts in a Rack or Mount the PTX10001-36MR on Four Posts in a Rack).
    CAUTION:

    PTX10001-36MR routers require two people for installation, one person to lift the device into place and another person to attach the device to the rack. If you are installing the PTX10001-36MR above 60 in. (152.4 cm) from the floor, you can remove the power supplies and fan modules to minimize the weight before attempting to install the PTX10001-36MR.

CAUTION:

If you are mounting multiple devices in a rack, mount the heaviest device at the bottom and mount the rest bottom to top in order of decreasing weight.

Mount the PTX10001-36MR on Four Posts in a Rack

  • ESD grounding strap (not provided).

  • A pair of front mounting rails and rear mounting blades. These mounting blades support the rear of the chassis and must be installed. (ordered separately)

  • Screws to secure the mounting rail to the chassis (16 screws are provided).

  • Eight screws to secure the chassis and mounting blades to the rack (not provided).

  • Screwdriver appropriate for the rack-mounting screws (not provided).

  • Two power cords with plugs appropriate to your geographical location (provided).

  • RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter (provided).

  • Management host, such as a PC laptop, with a serial port (not provided).

To mount the PTX10001-36MR on four posts in a rack by using the provided mounting kit:

  1. Wrap and fasten the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and an connect the other end of the strap to the ESD point on the device.
  2. Decide whether to place the front (port) end or the back (FRU) end of the PTX10001-36MR at the front of the rack. Position the PTX10001-36MR in such a manner that the AIR OUT labels on components are next to the hot aisle.
  3. Align the holes in the mounting rail with the screw holes on the side of the chassis. See Figure 1 to see the proper alignment for the PTX10001-36MR.
    Figure 1: Attach the Front Mounting Rails to the PTX10001-36MRAttach the Front Mounting Rails to the PTX10001-36MR
  4. Attach the mounting rail to the device using the mounting screws. Tighten the screws.
  5. Repeat Step 3 and Step 4 on the opposite side of the device.
  6. Have one person grasp both sides of the device, lift it, and position it in the rack so that the front bracket is aligned with the rack holes.
  7. Have a second person secure the front of the device to the rack by using 4 mounting screws (and cage nuts and washers if your rack requires them). Tighten the screws. See Figure 2.
    Figure 2: Attach the PTX10001-36MR to the RackAttach the PTX10001-36MR to the Rack
  8. Continue to support the PTX10001-36MR while sliding the rear mounting blades into the channel of the side mounting rails and securing the blades to the rack. Use four mounting screws (and cage nuts and washers if your rack requires them) to attach the blade to the rack. Tighten the screws. See Figure 3.
    Figure 3: Slide Mounting Blades into Mounting RailSlide Mounting Blades into Mounting Rail
  9. Ensure that the PTX10001-36MR chassis is level by verifying that all the screws on the front of the rack are aligned with the screws at the back of the rack.

Mount the PTX10001-36MR on Two Posts in a Rack

  • ESD grounding strap (not provided).

  • A pair of mounting rails.

  • Screws to secure the mounting bracket to the chassis (12 screws are provided wit the 2-post rack mounting kit).

  • Four screws to secure the chassis and mounting bracket to the rack (not provided).

  • Screwdriver appropriate for the rack-mounting screws (not provided).

  • Two power cords with plugs appropriate to your geographical location (provided).

  • RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter (provided).

  • Management host, such as a PC laptop, with a serial port (not provided).

You can mount the PTX10001-36MR on two posts of a 19-in. rack (either a two-post or a four-post rack) by using a two-post rack-mounting kit (must be ordered separately).

To mount the PTX10001-36MR on two posts in a rack by using the two-post mounting kit that you purchased separately:

  1. Wrap and fasten the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and an connect the other end of the strap to the ESD point on the device.
  2. Decide whether to place the front (port) end or the back (FRU) end of the PTX10001-36MR at the front of the rack. Position the PTX10001-36MR in such a manner that the AIR OUT labels on components are next to the hot aisle.
  3. Align the hooks and the screw holes on the mounting bracket with the screw holes on the side of the chassis. See Figure 4 to see the proper alignment for the PTX10001-36MR.
    Figure 4: Attach the Two Post Mounting Brackets to the PTX10001-36MRAttach the Two Post Mounting Brackets to the PTX10001-36MR
  4. Attach the mounting bracket to the device using the mounting screws. Tighten the screws.
  5. Repeat Step 3 and Step 4 on the opposite side of the device.
  6. Have one person grasp both sides of the device, lift it, and position it in the rack so that the bracket is aligned with the rack holes.
  7. Have a second person secure the device to the rack by using the appropriate mounting screws (and cage nuts and washers if your rack requires them). Tighten the screws. See Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Attach the PTX10001-36MR to a Two-Post RackAttach the PTX10001-36MR to a Two-Post Rack
  8. Ensure that the device is level by verifying that all the screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side of the rack.
    Figure 6: The PTX10001-36MR Secured in a Two-Post RackThe PTX10001-36MR Secured in a Two-Post Rack