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PTX10016 Installation Overview

The PTX10016 is a rigid sheet-metal router-chassis that houses the other hardware components such as Routing and Control Boards (RCBs), Switch Interface Boards (SIBs), power supplies, fan trays, and line cards. The router chassis ships in a cardbox box that has a two-layer wooden pallet base. The router chassis is bolted to the pallet base. You can install a PTX10016 router in a standard 19 in. (483 mm) equipment rack by using the supplied rack mount kit and the flanges that are attached to the chassis.

The steps to install the PTX10016 are:

  1. Unpack the router following the instructions in Unpack the PTX10016 Shipping Pallet.
  2. Mount the chassis in the rack following the instructions in Mount a PTX10016 in a Four-Post Rack Using a Mechanical Lift.

    Because of the weight of the chassis, manual mounting is not recommended.

  3. Install the line cards following the instructions in Install a PTX10016 Line Card.
  4. Connect the chassis to earth ground following the instructions in Connect a PTX10016 Router to Earth Ground.
  5. Connect power to the power supplies following either the instructions in Connect AC Power to the PTX10016 Router or Connect DC Power to a PTX10016 Router.
  6. Connect to the network.
  7. Configure the router, following the instructions in Perform the Initial Configuration for the PTX10016 Router.
  8. Install optional equipment such as the cable management system. See Install the PTX10016 Cable Management System.