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PTX10008 Installation Overview

The PTX10008 is a rigid sheet-metal router-chassis that houses the other hardware components such as the Routing and Control boards, Switch Interface Boards (SIBs), power supplies, fan trays, and line cards. The router chassis ships in a cardboard box that has a two-layer wooden pallet base. The router chassis is bolted to the pallet base. You can install a PTX10008 router in a standard 19-in. (483-mm) equipment rack by using the supplied rack mount kit and the flange that is attached to the chassis.

The steps to install the PTX10008 are:

  1. Unpack the router following the instructions in Unpack the PTX10008 Shipping Pallet.
  2. Mount the chassis in the rack following the instructions in either Mount a PTX10008 in a Four-Post Rack Using a Mechanical Lift or Manually Mount a PTX10008 in a Four-Post Rack.

    Because of the weight of the chassis, mounting using a mechanical lift is preferred as the easiest and safest method.

  3. Install the line cards following the instructions in Install a PTX10008 Line Card.
  4. Connect the chassis to earth ground following the instructions in Connect the PTX10008 Router to Earth Ground.
  5. Connect power to the power supplies following the instructions in either Connect AC Power to a PTX10008 or Connect DC Power to a PTX10008.
  6. Connect to the network.
  7. Configure the router following the instructions in Perform the Initial Configuration for the PTX10008 Router.
  8. Install optional equipment such as the cable management system. See Install the PTX10008 Cable Management System.