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Remove the PTX10016 Router from the Rack

To power off and remove a PTX10016 router, read the following sections:

Power Off a PTX10016 Router

Before you power off a PTX10016 router:

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

  • Ensure that you do not need to forward traffic through the router.

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to power off the router:

    • An ESD grounding strap

    • An external management device such as a PC

    • An RJ-45 to DB-9 rollover cable to connect the external management device to the console port on one of the RCBs

To power off a PTX10016 router:

  1. Connect to the router using one of the following methods:
  2. Shut down Junos OS from the external management device. On standard Junos OS systems, you can use the request vmhost halt operational mode CLI command. On Junos OS Evolved systems use the request system shutdown power-off operational mode CLI command. These command shuts down the router gracefully and preserves system state information. A message appears on the console, confirming that the operating system has halted.

    You see the following output (or something similar, depending on the hardware being shut down) after entering the command:


    The final output of any version of the request vmhost halt command is the message “The operating system has halted.” Wait at least 60 seconds after first seeing this message before following the instructions in Step 4 and Step 5 to power off the router.

  3. 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.
  4. Disconnect power to the router by performing one of the following tasks:
    • AC power supply—Set the enable switch to the off (O) position and gently pull out the coupler for the power cord from the faceplate.

    • DC power supply—Switch the circuit breaker on the panel board that services the DC circuit to the off position.

  5. Remove the power source cable from the power supply faceplate:
    • AC power supply—Remove the power cord from the power supply faceplate by detaching the power cord retainer and gently pulling out the plug end of the power cord connected to the power supply faceplate.

    • DC power supply—Loosen the thumbscrews securing the DC power connector on the power source cables. Remove the power source cables from the power supply.

  6. Remove any remaining cables and optics before removing it from the rack.

Remove the PTX10016 from a Four-Post Rack Using a Mechanical Lift

Before you remove the router using a lift:


When removing more than one router chassis from a rack, remove the routers in order from top to bottom.

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to remove the router:

    • A mechanical lift rated for 1000 lb (453.6 kg)

    • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your mounting screws

Because of the router's size and weight, we only recommend that you use a mechanical lift to install the PTX10016.

To remove the router using a mechanical lift (see Figure 1):

  1. Use the appropriate Phillips (+) screwdriver to remove the 12 mounting screws that attach the chassis flange to the rack.
  2. Move the lift to the rack and position it so that its platform is centered about 0.5 in. (1.27 cm) below the bottom of the router chassis and as close to it as possible.
  3. Carefully slide the router from the adjustable mounting rails and blades attached to the rack onto the lift.
  4. Move the lift away from the rack and lower the platform on the lift.
  5. Use the lift to transport the router to its new location.
    Figure 1: Move the PTX10016 Using a Mechanical LiftMove the PTX10016 Using a Mechanical Lift