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Install and Remove PTX10008 Line Card Components

Line cards on the PTX10008 are field-replaceable units (FRUs) that can be installed in any of the line card slots on the front of the chassis. The line cards are hot-insertable and hot-removable: you can remove and replace them without powering off the router or disrupting router functions.

The line cards fall into two categories: line cards with the JNP10008-SF connector and line cards with the JNP10008-SF3 connector for 14.4 Tbps support. The two types of line cards are designed to only work with the matching type of SIB that has the mating connector. You can’t mix the two types of line cards in the same chassis. See Table 1.

Table 1: Line Cards and Matching SIBs

Line Cards Using SIB JNP10008-SF

Line Cards Using SIB JNP10008-SF3

  1. PTX10K-LC1101

  2. PTX10K-LC1102

  3. PTX10K-LC1104

  4. PTX10K-LC1105

  5. QFX10000-60S-6Q

PTX10K-LC1201

PTX10K-LC1202-36MR

You can use the show chassis hardware models CLI command to determine which type of SIB is installed.

Install a PTX10008 Line Card

Before you install a line card in the router chassis:

  • Ensure you have the right SIBs installed for the new line card. The PTX10K-LC1201 is only compatible with the JNP10008-SF3 SIB; other line cards are compatible with the JNP10008-SF SIB. You cannot mix SIBs in the same chassis. See PTX10008 Switch Fabric.

  • Ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage.

  • Ensure that you know how to handle and store the line card. See How to Handle and Store PTX10008 Line Cards, RCBs, and SIBs.

  • Inspect the connector edge of the line card for physical damage. Installing a damaged line card might damage the router.

  • Ensure that the router has sufficient power to power the line card while maintaining its n+1 power redundancy. To determine whether the router has enough power available for the line card, use the show chassis power-budget-statistics command.

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install a line card in the router:

    • ESD grounding strap

    • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

To install a line card in the router chassis:

  1. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist and connect the other end of the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis. The ESD point is located above the status LED panel on the front of the router chassis. See Figure 1.
    Figure 1: ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10008ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10008
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    ESD point
     
  2. Remove the line card cover by grasping the handles and pulling straight out to expose the slot for the line card. See Figure 2.
    Figure 2: Remove the Cover for a Line CardRemove the Cover for a Line Card
    CAUTION:

    Do not lift the line card by holding the edge connectors or the handles on the faceplate. Neither the handles nor the edge connectors can support the weight of the line card. Lifting the line card by the handles or edge connectors might bend them, which would prevent the line cards from being properly seated in the chassis. See Figure 3.

    Figure 3: Line Card ConnectorsLine Card Connectors
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    Connectors
     
  3. Remove the line card from the antistatic bag and inspect it for any damage before installing it into the chassis.
  4. Grasp and lift the line card by the sides.
  5. Slide the line card all the way into the slot until the handle holes align. See Figure 4.
    Figure 4: Insert the Line Card into the Slot and Rotate the HandlesInsert the Line Card into the Slot and Rotate the Handles
  6. Rotate the handles simultaneously into the chassis until the card is fully seated and the handles are vertical.
  7. Bring the line card online by using the request-chassis-fpc slot slot-number online command. If you are unable to use the command, press the online/offline button labeled OFF by using a non-conductive pin tool, such as a toothpick, for one second, and wait for about 15 seconds until the PWR LED turns on and the STS LED blinks. The online/offline button is recessed below the faceplate directly below the status (STS) LED. Verify the status information by using the show chassis fpc command.

You can install the optional cable management kit after the card is installed.

Remove a PTX10008 Line Card

If you have the optional line-card cable management system, it is not necessary to remove the cable management system before removing the line card.

Before you remove a line card from the router chassis:

  • Ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage.

  • If there are any optical cables (including transceivers installed in the line card), remove them before you remove the line card. See Remove a Transceiver From a PTX0008.

  • Ensure that you know how to handle and store the line card. See How to Handle and Store PTX10008 Line Cards, RCBs, and SIBs.

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove a line card from a PTX10008 chassis:

    • ESD grounding strap

    • An antistatic bag or an antistatic mat

      Note:

      Placing a line card in an electrostatic bag might require a second person to assist with sliding the line card into the bag.

    • Replacement line card or a cover for the empty slot

To remove a line card from a PTX10008 router chassis:

  1. Place the antistatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD grounding strap around your bare wrist and connect the other end of the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis. An ESD point is located above the status LED panel on the front of the router chassis. See Figure 5).
    Figure 5: ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10008 ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10008
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    ESD point
     
  3. Label the cables connected to each port on the line card so you can reconnect the cables to the correct ports.
  4. Take the line card offline by using the request chassis fpc slot slot-number offline command. If you are unable to use the command, press the online/offline button labeled OFF by using a non-conductive pin tool, such as a toothpick, for one second, and wait for about 5 seconds until the STS LED is off. The online/offline button is recessed below the faceplate directly below the status (STS) LED. Verify the status information by using the show chassis fpc command.
  5. Unscrew the line card from the chassis by continually turning the handles to the left until the line card is fully unseated. See Figure 6.
    Figure 6: Remove a PTX10008 Line CardRemove a PTX10008 Line Card
  6. Using the handles, slide the line card halfway out of the chassis.
    CAUTION:

    Do not stack line cards on top of one another or on top of any other component. Place each line card separately in the antistatic bag or on the antistatic mat placed on a flat, stable surface.

    CAUTION:

    Each PTX10008 line card weighs between 20.9 lb (9.5 kg) and 27.3 lb (12.4 kg). Be prepared to support the full weight as you slide the line card out of the chassis.

  7. Grasp both sides of line card at midpoint and remove the line card from the chassis. Either have someone assist you in putting the line card into the antistatic bag or rest the card on the antistatic mat. Take care not to bump or store the line cards on the connectors. See Figure 7.
    Figure 7: PTX10008 Line Card ConnectorsPTX10008 Line Card Connectors
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    Connectors
     
  8. If you are not installing a line card in the emptied line-card slot within a short time, install a cover over the slot. Do this to protect the interior of the chassis from dust or other foreign substances and to ensure that the airflow inside the chassis is not disrupted.

Install the PTX10008 Cable Management System

The PTX10008 cable management system is an optional, orderable kit (JLC-CBL-MGMT-KIT) that organizes and protects optical cabling attached to the line cards. After a line card is installed, you can still remove the line card without needing to remove the cable management system.

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the PTX10008 cable management system on a line card:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

To install the cable management system (see Figure 8):

  1. Open the shipping carton for cable management system and check that you have:
    • Two handle extensions

    • One cable tray

    Figure 8: Cable Management System ComponentsCable Management System Components
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    Handle extensions
      2
    Cable tray
  2. Use the Phillips screwdriver to loosen and remove the screws on the two line-card handles (see Figure 9).
    Figure 9: Remove the Handle ScrewsRemove the Handle Screws
  3. Replace the blue cap on the line-card handle with the two handle extensions (see Figure 10).
    Figure 10: Attach the Handle ExtensionsAttach the Handle Extensions
  4. Tighten the screws into the handle extensions.
  5. Snap open the blue clips on the ends of the cable tray with your hands.
  6. Place the cable tray across the front of the line card so that the two ends of the cable tray are under the handle extensions.
  7. Snap to close the blue clips of the cable tray around the handle extensions (see Figure 11).
    Figure 11: Add the Cable TrayAdd the Cable Tray
  8. Drape and tie the optical cables to the side (see Figure 12). Another option is to drape some of the cables under the handle extension and some cables over the handle extension.
    Figure 12: Completed Cable Management SystemCompleted Cable Management System