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Install and Remove PTX10016 Line Card Components

Line cards on the PTX10016 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. You can use the following line cards in a PTX100016 router.

  • PTX10K-LC1101

  • PTX10K-LC1102

  • PTX10K-LC1104

  • PTX10K-LC1105

  • QFX10000-60S-6Q

Install a PTX10016 Line Card

Before you install a line card in the router chassis:

  • 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 PTX10016 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. An 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 PTX10016 ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10016
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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 Line-Card Cover Remove the Line-Card Cover
    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.
    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.

  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. Insert the line card into the chassis by rotating the handles simultaneously 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.

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

Remove a PTX10016 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. However, we recommend that you take the line cards offline before removing them.

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 PTX10016 Transceiver Removal.

  • Ensure that you know how to handle and store the line card. See How to Handle and Store PTX10016 Line Cards, RCBs, and SIBs.

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove a line card from a PTX10016 chassis:

    • ESD grounding strap

    • An antistatic bag or an antistatic mat

      Note:

      Placing a line card in an antistatic 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 PTX10016 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 an ESD point on the front of the chassis (see Figure 5).
    Figure 5: ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10016 ESD Point on the Front of the PTX10016
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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 issuing the following CLI 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 PTX10016 Line CardRemove a PTX10016 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 PTX10016 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 the 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: PTX100016 Line Card ConnectorsPTX100016 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 PTX10016 Cable Management System

The PTX10016 cable management system is an optional, orderable kit (JLC-CBL-MGMT-KIT) that you can use to organize and protect 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 PTX10016 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
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    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