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Maintaining PTX3000 Interface Modules

Maintaining the PTX3000 FPCs

Purpose

For optimum PTX3000 performance, verify the condition of the FPCs.

Action

On a regular basis:

  • Check the STATUS LED on the FPC. During normal operation the green STATUS LED located at the top of the FPC is lit steadily when the FPC is online. The green STATUS LED blinks during startup.

  • Issue the CLI show chassis fpc command to check the status of installed FPCs. The value Online in the State column indicates that the FPC is functioning normally.

  • Issue the CLI show chassis environment fpc command to check the temperature and power of the installed FPCs. In the displayed command output, the temperature values should be below the preconfigured thresholds. The power values provide Information about the voltage supplied to the FPC. The left column displays the required power, in volts. The right column displays the measured power, in millivolts.

  • Issue the show chassis fabric topology command. During normal operations, the output for the command shows that the state of the online SIB and FPC links are in the OK state.

Replacing a PTX3000 FPC

Removing a PTX3000 FPC

The PTX3000 holds up to eight FPCs, which are installed vertically in the front of the chassis. A first-generation FPC (FPC-SFF-PTX-P1 and FPC-SFF-PTX-T) weighs 5.9 lb (2.7 kg). A third-generation FPC (FPC3-SFF-PTX) weighs 10.5 lb (4.8 kg).

Each FPC slot not occupied by an FPC must be covered by a blank panel. A blank panel weighs 1.3 lb (0.6 kg).

To remove an FPC (see Figure 1):

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.

  2. Use one of the following methods to take the FPC offline:
    • Press and hold the ONLINE/OFFLINE FPC button on the FPC faceplate. The green OK LED next to the button begins to blink. Hold the button down until the LED goes out.

    • Issue the following CLI command:

  3. Power off the FPC. By default, an FPC is configured to restart.

    To configure an FPC to stay offline and prevent it from restarting, include the power off statement at the [edit chassis fpc fpc-slot-number] hierarchy level. For more information, see the power CLI reference documentation.

  4. Verify that the STATUS LED on the FPC faceplate is off.
  5. Simultaneously open the ejector handles outward to unseat the FPC.
  6. Grasp the handles and slide the FPC straight out of the card cage halfway.
  7. Place one hand around the front of the FPC and the other hand under it to support it. Slide the FPC completely out of the chassis, and place it on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.
    CAUTION:

    The weight of the FPC is concentrated in the back end. Be prepared to accept the full weight as you slide the FPC out of the chassis.

    When the FPC is out of the chassis, do not hold it by the ejector handles, bus bars, or edge connectors. They cannot support its weight.

    Do not stack FPCs on top of one another after removal. Place each one individually in an electrostatic bag or on its own antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.

  8. If you are not reinstalling an FPC into the emptied FPC slot within a short time, install a blank panel over the slot to maintain proper airflow in the FPC card cage.
    CAUTION:

    After removing an FPC from the chassis, wait at least 30 seconds before reinserting it, removing an FPC from a different slot, or inserting an FPC into a different slot.

Figure 1: Removing an FPCRemoving an FPC
Note:

Figure 1 shows a first-generation FPC being removed from the chassis. The procedure is identical for a third-generation FPC.

Installing a PTX3000 FPC

Note:

FPC-SFF-PTX-T FPCs are not supported in a PTX3000 with SIB3-SFF-PTX SIBs.

Note:

Third-generation FPCs (FPC3-SFF-PTX) are supported only in a PTX3000 with SIB3-SFF-PTX SIBs. Third-generation FPCs and FPC-SFF-PTX-P1-A first-generation FPCs can interoperate with each other in the same system.

Note:

Third-generation FPCs support additional features when the enhanced-mode statement is configured at the [edit chassis network-services] hierarchy level. By default, the enhanced-mode statement is disabled. If you plan to configure the enhanced-mode statement, keep in mind the following guidelines:

  • After you configure the enhanced-mode statement and commit the configuration, you must reboot the router.

  • If the enhanced-mode statement is configured, only third-generation FPCs are powered on. Other FPCs cannot be brought online.

  • If the enhanced-mode statement is not configured, third-generation FPCs do not support advanced features.

A first-generation FPC (FPC-SFF-PTX-P1 and FPC-SFF-PTX-T) weighs 5.9 lb (2.7 kg). A third-generation FPC (FPC3-SFF-PTX) weighs 10.5 lb (4.8 kg). To install an FPC (see Figure 2):


  1. Place the FPC on an antistatic mat.
  2. Locate the slot in the FPC card cage in which you plan to install the FPC.
  3. Inspect the FPC to verify that the connectors are not misaligned or damaged.
  4. Orient the FPC vertically with the component side facing to the right. Be sure the FPC is right-side up, with the components on the right of the FPC.
    CAUTION:

    When the FPC is out of the chassis, do not hold it by the ejector handles, bus bars, or edge connectors. They cannot support its weight.

  5. Lift the FPC into place and carefully align the bottom and top of the FPC with the guides inside the card cage.
    Figure 2: Installing an FPCInstalling an FPC
    Note:

    Figure 2 shows a first-generation FPC being installed in the chassis. The procedure is identical for a third-generation FPC.

  6. Slide the FPC a few inches into the slot, and gently rest the bottom edge of the FPC on the bottom edge of the slot opening.
    CAUTION:

    Take care not to bend or otherwise damage the power connector prongs.

  7. Slowly slide the FPC into the slot until you feel resistance.
  8. Grasp the ejector handle and press it toward the FPC to seat the FPC.
  9. Power on the FPC. Include the power on statement at the [edit chassis fpc slot-number] hierarchy level.

    For more information, see the power CLI reference documentation.

  10. Verify that the STATUS LED is lit steadily green.
    CAUTION:

    After the STATUS LED is lit steadily, wait at least 30 seconds before removing the FPC again, removing an FPC from a different slot, or inserting an FPC in a different slot.

You can also verify correct FPC and PIC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc and show chassis fpc pic-status commands, as described in Maintaining the PTX3000 FPCs.

Maintaining the PTX3000 PICs and PIC Cables

Maintaining the PTX3000 PICs

Purpose

For optimum performance, verify the condition of the PICs.

Action

On a regular basis:

  • Check the LEDs on PIC faceplates. The meaning of the LED states differs for various PICs. For more information, see the PTX Series Interface Module Reference. If the FPC that houses the PIC detects a PIC failure, the FPC generates an alarm message to be sent to the Routing Engine.

    A PIC LED lit green indicates that the PIC is functioning normally.

  • Issue the CLI show chassis fpc pic-status command. The PIC slots in an FPC are numbered from 0 through 1, top to bottom.

Maintaining the PTX3000 PIC Cables

Purpose

For optimum performance, verify the condition of the cables.

Action

  • Use the cable management system (shown in PTX3000 Cable Management System) to support cables and prevent cables from dislodging or developing stress points.

  • Place excess cable out of the way in the cable management system. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle from the connector or cable management system, because this stresses the cable at the fastening point. Putting fasteners on the loops helps to maintain their shape.

  • Keep the cable connections clean and free of dust and other particles, which can cause drops in the received power level. Always inspect cables and clean them if necessary before connecting an interface.

  • Label both ends of the cables to identify them.

  • When you unplug a fiber-optic cable from a transceiver, always place a rubber safety plug over the transceiver on the faceplate and on the end of the cable.

  • Anchor fiber-optic cable to avoid stress on the connectors. When attaching fiber to a transceiver, be sure to secure the fiber so it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Never let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector.

  • Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  • Frequent plugging and unplugging of fiber-optic cable into and out of optical instruments, such as analyzers, can cause damage to the instruments that is expensive to repair. Instead, attach a short fiber extension to the optical equipment. Any wear and tear due to frequent plugging and unplugging is then absorbed by the short fiber extension, which is easy and inexpensive to replace.

  • Keep fiber-optic cable connections clean. Small microdeposits of oil and dust in the canal of the transceiver or cable connector could cause loss of light, reducing signal power and possibly causing intermittent problems with the optical connection.

Replacing a PTX3000 PIC

The following procedures describe how to remove and install a PIC in the PTX3000.

To replace a PIC:

Removing a PTX3000 PIC

Each PICs is located in the slot to the right of its associated FPC. A PIC weighs approximately 5 lb (2.3 kg). PICs are hot-insertable and hot-removable. When you remove a PIC, the PTX3000 continues to function, although the PIC interfaces being removed no longer function.

To remove a PIC (see Figure 5):

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface to receive the PIC. Have ready a rubber safety cap for each transceiver and cable.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. Use one of the following methods to take the PIC offline:
    • Press and hold the recessed online/offline button on the PIC faceplate until the STATUS LED is no longer lit (about 5 seconds).

    • Issue the following CLI command:

      Note:

      In the CLI, the pic-slot is represented as 0 regardless of the PIC slot number on the chassis. For fpc-slot, specify the FPC located to the left of the PIC you are removing. For example, specify fpc-slot 0 for the PIC in PIC slot 1. For more information, see PTX3000 PIC Description.

  4. Label the cables connected to the PIC so that you can later reconnect each cable to the correct port.
  5. Disconnect the cables from the PIC. Immediately cover each transceiver and the end of each fiber-optic cable with a rubber safety cap.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  6. Using a number 1 Phillips (+) screwdriver, loosen the two inner captive screws on the upper or lower cable management system.
  7. Move the cover to access the cable management system.
    • For a PIC in the upper card cage, lift the upper cable management system cover up (Figure 3).

    • For a PIC in the lower card cage, lower the lower cable management system cover (Figure 4).

  8. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points (Figure 6). Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  9. Simultaneously open the ejector handles outward to unseat the PIC.
  10. Grasp the handles and slide the PIC straight out of the card cage halfway, and place one hand underneath the PIC.
  11. Slide the PIC out of the chassis, and place it in the electrostatic bag or on the antistatic mat.
  12. If you are not reinstalling a PIC into the emptied PIC slot within a short time, install a blank panel over the PIC slot to maintain proper airflow in the card cage.
Figure 3: Upper Cable Management SystemUpper Cable Management System
Figure 4: Lower Cable Management SystemLower Cable Management System
Figure 5: Removing a PICRemoving a PIC
Figure 6: Arranging the PIC Cable in the Cable Management SystemArranging the PIC Cable in the Cable Management System

Installing a PTX3000 PIC

To install a PIC (see Figure 7):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  2. Verify that there is a rubber safety cap over each fiber-optic transceiver on the faceplate. Install a cap if necessary.
  3. Align the notches in the connector at the rear of the PIC with the notches in the PIC slot and then slide the PIC in until it lodges firmly.
    CAUTION:

    Slide the PIC straight into the slot to avoid damaging the components on the bottom of the PIC.

  4. Grasp both ejector handles and press them inward until the ejectors latch into the PIC.
  5. Remove the rubber safety cap from each fiber-optic transceiver and the end of each fiber-optic cable.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  6. Using the cable labels, reconnect the cables to the correct port on the PIC (see Figure 8).
  7. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points (Figure 9). Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

    CAUTION:

    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

  8. Move the cover over the cable management system.
    • For a PIC in the upper card cage, lower the cover down over the upper cable management system (Figure 10).

    • For a PIC in the lower card cage, lift the cover up over the lower cable management system (Figure 11).

  9. Using a number 1 Phillips (+) screwdriver, tighten the two inner captive screws to secure the cover to the cable management system.
  10. Use one of the following methods to bring the PIC online:
    • Press and hold the recessed online/offline button on the PIC faceplate until the STATUS LED is no longer lit (about 5 seconds).

    • Issue the following CLI command

      Note:

      In the CLI, the pic-slot is represented as 0 regardless of the PIC slot number on the chassis. For fpc-slot, specify the FPC located to the left of the PIC. For example, specify fpc-slot 0 for the PIC in PIC slot 1. For more information, see PTX3000 PIC Description.

  11. Verify that the PIC is functioning normally by issuing the following command.
Figure 7: Installing a PICInstalling a PIC
Figure 8: Connecting PIC CablesConnecting PIC Cables
Figure 9: Arranging the PIC Cable in the Cable Management SystemArranging the PIC Cable in the Cable Management System
Figure 10: Upper Cable Management SystemUpper Cable Management System
Figure 11: Lower Cable Management SystemLower Cable Management System

Replacing a PTX3000 PIC Cable

Removing a PTX3000 PIC Cable

Removing and installing PIC cables does not affect PTX3000 function, except that a PIC does not receive or transmit data while its cable is disconnected. To remove a PIC cable:

  1. Have ready a rubber safety cap for each cable and transceiver.
  2. If removing all cables connected to the PIC, use one of the following methods to take the PIC offline:
    • Press the online/offline button on the faceplate of the PIC.

    • Issue the following CLI command:

      Note:

      In the CLI, the pic-slot is represented as 0 regardless of the PIC slot number on the chassis. For fpc-slot, specify the FPC located to the left of the PIC you are removing. For example, specify fpc-slot 0 for the PIC in PIC slot 1. For more information, see PTX3000 PIC Description.

  3. Unplug the cable from the port. Immediately cover each transceiver and the end of each cable with a rubber safety cap.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  4. Using a number 1 Phillips (+) screwdriver, loosen the two inner captive screws on the upper or lower cable management system.
  5. Move the cover to access the cable management system.
    • For a PIC cable in the upper card cage, lift the upper cable management system cover up (Figure 12).

    • For a PIC cable in the lower card cage, lower the lower cable management system cover (Figure 13).

  6. Remove the cable from the cable management system.
  7. Detach the cable from the destination port.
Figure 12: Upper Cable Management SystemUpper Cable Management System
Figure 13: Lower Cable Management SystemLower Cable Management System

Installing a PTX3000 PIC Cable

To install a PIC cable (see Figure 14):

  1. Have ready a length of the type of cable used by the PIC. For cable specifications, see the PTX Series Interface Module Reference.
  2. Remove the rubber safety plug from the PIC port.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  3. Insert the cable connector into the cable connector port on the PIC faceplate.
  4. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

    CAUTION:

    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

  5. Insert the other end of the cable into the destination port.
  6. Repeat the previous steps for any additional cables.
  7. Move the cover over the cable management system.
    • For a PIC in the upper card cage, lower the cover down over the upper cable management system (Figure 1).

    • For a PIC in the lower card cage, lift the cover up over the lower cable management system (Figure 2).

  8. Using a number 1 Phillips (+) screwdriver, tighten the two inner captive screws to secure the cover to the cable management system.
  9. If the PIC is offline (the STATUS LED is not lit steadily green), use one of the following methods to bring the PIC online:
    • Press the PIC offline/online button until the STATUS LED on the PIC faceplate is lit steadily green.

    • Issue the following CLI command:

      Note:

      In the CLI, the pic-slot is represented as 0 regardless of the PIC slot number on the chassis. For fpc-slot, specify the FPC located to the left of the PIC to which you are connecting. For example, specify fpc-slot 0 for the PIC in PIC slot 1. For more information, see PTX3000 PIC Description.

  10. Verify that the PIC is functioning normally by issuing the following command.
Figure 14: Connecting PIC CablesConnecting PIC Cables
Figure 15: Arranging the PIC Cable in the Cable Management SystemArranging the PIC Cable in the Cable Management System

Maintaining the PTX3000 IPLCs and IPLC Cables

Maintaining the PTX3000 IPLCs

Purpose

For optimum performance, verify the condition of the IPLCs.

Action

On a regular basis:

  • Check the STATUS LED on the IPLC. During normal operation, the green STATUS LED located at the top of the IPLC is lit steadily when the IPLC is online. The green STATUS LED blinks during startup.

  • Issue the show chassis fpc command to check the status of installed IPLCs. The value Online in the State column indicates that the IPLC is functioning normally.

  • Issue the CLI show chassis environment fpc command to check the temperature and power of the installed IPLCs. In the displayed command output, the temperature values should be below the preconfigured thresholds. The power values provide Information about the voltage supplied to the IPLC. The left column displays the required power, in volts. The right column displays the measured power, in millivolts.

Maintaining the PTX3000 IPLC Cables

Purpose

For optimum performance, verify the condition of the cables.

Action

  • Use the cable management system (shown in PTX3000 Cable Management System) to support cables and prevent cables from dislodging or developing stress points.

  • Place excess cable out of the way in the cable management system. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle from the connector or cable management system, because this stresses the cable at the fastening point. Putting fasteners on the loops helps to maintain their shape.

  • Keep the cable connections clean and free of dust and other particles, which can cause drops in the received power level. Always inspect cables and clean them, if necessary, before connecting an interface.

  • Label both ends of the cables to identify them.

  • When you unplug a fiber-optic cable from a connector, always place a rubber safety plug on the end of the cable and make sure that the connector cover is closed.

  • Anchor fiber-optic cable to avoid stress on the connectors. When attaching fiber-optic cables to a connector, be sure to secure the fiber so it does not support its own weight as it hangs to the floor. Never let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector.

  • Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  • Frequent plugging and unplugging of fiber-optic cable into and out of optical instruments, such as analyzers, can cause damage to the instruments that is expensive to repair. Instead, attach a short fiber extension to the optical equipment. Any wear and tear due to frequent plugging and unplugging is then absorbed by the short fiber extension, which is easy and inexpensive to replace.

  • Keep fiber-optic cable connections clean. Small microdeposits of oil and dust in the canal of the transceiver or cable connector can cause loss of light, reducing signal power and thereby causing intermittent problems with the optical connection.

Replacing a PTX3000 IPLC

Removing a PTX3000 IPLC

The PTX3000 accommodates up to 16 integrated photonic line cards (IPLCs) (up to eight base module and eight expansion modules), which are installed vertically in the front of the chassis. An IPLC base module weighs 6.3 lb (2.85 kg) and an IPLC expansion module weighs 3.3 lb (1.49 kg). The IPLC base module and expansion module are installed in any of the FPC or PIC slots.

Each unoccupied FPC or PIC slot must be covered by a blank panel. A blank panel weighs 1.3 lb (0.6 kg).

To remove an IPLC:

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. Use one of the following methods to take the IPLC offline:
    • Press and hold the ON/OFF button on the IPLC faceplate. The green STATUS LED begins to blink. Hold the button down (about 5 seconds) until the LED goes out.

    • Issue the following CLI command:

  4. Label the cables connected to the IPLC so that you can later reconnect each cable to the correct port.
  5. Disconnect the cables from the IPLC. Immediately cover each end of each fiber-optic cable with a rubber safety cap.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic connector uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  6. Using a number 1 Phillips (+) screwdriver, loosen the two inner captive screws on the upper or lower cable management system.
  7. Move the cover to access the cable management system.
    • For an IPLC in the upper card cage, lift the upper cable management system cover up (Figure 16).

    • For an IPLC in the lower card cage, lower the lower cable management system cover (Figure 17).

  8. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points (Figure 19). Secure the cable so that it is does not support its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  9. Power off the IPLC. By default, an IPLC is configured to restart.

    To configure an IPLC to stay offline and prevent it from restarting, include the power off statement at the [edit chassis fpc slot-number] hierarchy level. For more information, see the power CLI reference documentation.

  10. Verify that the STATUS LED on the IPLC faceplate is off.
  11. Squeeze the ejector latches and open the ejector handles outward to unseat the IPLC. See Figure 18.
  12. Grasp the handles and slide the IPLC straight out of the card cage halfway.
  13. Place one hand around the front of the IPLC and the other hand under it to support it. Slide the IPLC completely out of the chassis, and place it on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.
  14. If you are not reinstalling an IPLC into the emptied FPC or PIC slot within a short time, install a blank panel over the slot to maintain proper airflow in the FPC card cage or PIC slot.
    CAUTION:

    After removing an IPLC from the chassis, wait at least 30 seconds before reinserting an IPLC in the same slot, removing an IPLC from a different slot, or inserting an IPLC into a different slot.

Figure 16: Upper Cable Management SystemUpper Cable Management System
Figure 17: Lower Cable Management SystemLower Cable Management System
Figure 18: Removing an IPLCRemoving an IPLC
Figure 19: Arranging the Cables in the Cable Management SystemArranging the Cables in the Cable Management System
Note:

The IPLC cables are arranged similar to the PIC cables shown in Figure 19.

Installing a PTX3000 IPLC

To install an IPLC (see Figure 20):


  1. To prevent damage to the equipment caused by static discharge, attach an ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to one of the ESD points on the chassis.

  2. Place the IPLC on an antistatic mat.
  3. Verify that there is a rubber safety cap over each fiber-optic connector on the faceplate.
  4. Locate the FPC or PIC slot which you plan to install the IPLC. The IPLC is installed in any FPC or PIC slot.
  5. Inspect the IPLC to verify that the connectors are not misaligned or damaged.
  6. Orient the IPLC vertically with the circuit board on the left and the model number facing up.
    CAUTION:

    When the IPLC is out of the chassis, do not hold it by the ejector handles, bus bars, or edge connectors. They cannot support its weight.

  7. Lift the IPLC into place and carefully align the bottom and top of the IPLC with the guides inside the card cage.
  8. Slide the IPLC a few inches into the slot, and gently rest the bottom edge of the IPLC on the bottom edge of the slot opening.
    CAUTION:

    Take care not to bend or otherwise damage the power connector prongs.

  9. Open the ejector holding the ejector handles apart, and slide the IPLC into the slot until you feel resistance. See Figure 20.
  10. Grasp the ejector handle and press it toward the IPLC to seat the IPLC. Press the handles toward each other to close it and hear the latches click.
  11. Lift the cap from the connector and remove the rubber safety cap from each end of each fiber-optic cable.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic connector uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  12. If you are reinstalling an IPLC, using the cable labels, reconnect the cables to the correct port on the IPLC (see Figure 21). If you are installing for the first time, then connect the cables to the ports on the IPLC.
  13. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points (Figure 4). Secure the cable so that it does not support its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

    CAUTION:

    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

  14. Move the cover over the cable management system.
    • For an IPLC in the upper card cage, lower the cover down over the upper cable management system (Figure 23).

    • For an IPLC in the lower card cage, lift the cover up over the lower cable management system (Figure 24

  15. Using a number 1 Phillips (+) screwdriver, tighten the two inner captive screws to secure the cover to the cable management system.
  16. Power on the IPLC. Include the power on statement at the [edit chassis fpc slot-number] hierarchy level.

    For more information, see the power CLI reference documentation.

  17. Verify that the STATUS LED is lit steadily green.
    CAUTION:

    After the STATUS LED is lit steadily, wait at least 30 seconds before removing the IPLC again, removing an IPLC from a different slot, or inserting an IPLC in a different slot.

Figure 20: Installing an IPLC Installing an IPLC
Figure 21: Installing an IPLC Cable with LC ConnectorsInstalling an IPLC Cable with LC Connectors
Figure 22: Arranging the Cables in the Cable Management SystemArranging the Cables in the Cable Management System

The IPLC cables are arranged similar to the PIC cables shown in Figure 22.

Figure 23: Upper Cable Management SystemUpper Cable Management System
Figure 24: Lower Cable Management SystemLower Cable Management System

You can also verify correct IPLC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc commands, as described in Maintaining the PTX3000 IPLCs and IPLC Cables.

Replacing a PTX3000 PIC SFP+, QSFP+, or QSFP28 Transceiver

Removing a PTX3000 PIC SFP+, QSFP+, or QSFP28 Transceiver

Small form-factor pluggable plus (SFP+), quad SFP+ (QSFP+), and 4 x 28-Gbps QSFP (QSFP28) transceivers are transceivers that can be supported by a PTX3000 PIC. The pluggable transceivers are hot-insertable and hot-removable. Removing an pluggable transceiver does not interrupt PIC functioning, but the removed transceiver no longer receives or transmits data. Figure 25 shows an example of a pluggable transceiver.

Figure 25: Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Transceiver Small Form-Factor Pluggable Plus (SFP+) Transceiver

To remove a pluggable transceiver:

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface to receive the pluggable transceiver. Have ready a rubber safety cap for the transceiver and the cable.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. Label the cable connected to the transceiver so that you can later reconnect it to the correct transceiver.
  4. Disconnect the cable from the transceiver. Immediately cover the transceiver and the end of the cable with a rubber safety cap.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  5. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  6. Unsrew the screws on the CFP transceiver. Pull the transceiver out of the PIC and place it on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.

Installing a PTX3000 PIC SFP+, QSFP+, or QSFP28 Transceiver

To install a replacement pluggable transceiver:

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  2. Verify that a rubber safety cap covers the transceiver, installing one if necessary.
  3. Orient the transceiver over the port in the PIC so that the connector end will enter the slot first and the transceiver connector faces the appropriate direction.
  4. Slide the transceiver into the slot. If there is resistance, remove the transceiver and flip it so that the connector faces the other direction.
  5. Remove the rubber safety cap from the transceiver and the end of the cable, and insert the cable into the transceiver.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  6. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent the cable from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  7. Verify that any status LEDs on the PIC faceplate indicate that the PIC is functioning correctly. For more information about the PIC LEDs, see the PTX Series Interface Module Reference. You can also verify PIC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc pic-status command.

Replacing a PTX3000 PIC CFP Transceiver

Removing a PTX3000 PIC CFP Transceiver

C form-factor pluggable (CFP) transceivers are hot-insertable and hot-removable. Removing a transceiver does not interrupt PIC functioning, but the removed transceiver no longer receives or transmits data.

To remove a CFP transceiver (see Figure 26):

  1. Place an electrostatic bag or antistatic mat on a flat, stable surface to receive the CFP transceiver. Have ready a rubber safety cap for the CFP transceiver and the cable.
  2. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  3. Label the cable connected to the CFP transceiver so that you can later reconnect it to the correct CFP transceiver.
  4. Disconnect the cable from the CFP transceiver. Immediately cover the transceiver and the end of the cable with a rubber safety cap.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  5. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent it from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  6. Unscrew the screws from the CFP transceiver faceplate to unseat the CFP transceiver from the PIC. Pull the CFP transceiver out of the PIC and place it on the antistatic mat or in the electrostatic bag.
Figure 26: Removing a CFP Transceiver from a PICRemoving a CFP Transceiver from a PIC

Installing a PTX3000 PIC CFP Transceiver

To install a replacement CFP transceiver (see Figure 27):

  1. Attach an electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap to your bare wrist, and connect the strap to the ESD point on the chassis.
  2. Verify that a rubber safety cap covers the CFP transceiver, installing one if necessary.
  3. Orient the CFP over the port in the PIC so that the connector end will enter the slot first and the CFP connector faces the appropriate direction.
  4. Slide the CFP into the slot. If there is resistance, remove the CFP and flip it so that the connector faces the other direction.
  5. Remove the rubber safety cap from the transceiver and the end of the cable, and insert the cable into the transceiver.
    Laser Warning:

    Do not look directly into a fiber-optic transceiver or into the ends of fiber-optic cables. Fiber-optic transceivers and fiber-optic cable connected to a transceiver emit laser light that can damage your eyes.

    CAUTION:

    Do not leave a fiber-optic transceiver uncovered except when inserting or removing cable. The safety cap keeps the port clean and prevents accidental exposure to laser light.

  6. Arrange the cable in the cable management system to prevent the cable from dislodging or developing stress points. Secure the cable so that it is not supporting its own weight as it hangs to the floor.
    CAUTION:

    Do not let fiber-optic cable hang free from the connector. Do not allow fastened loops of cable to dangle, which stresses the cable at the fastening point.

    CAUTION:

    Avoid bending fiber-optic cable beyond its minimum bend radius. An arc smaller than a few inches in diameter can damage the cable and cause problems that are difficult to diagnose.

  7. Verify that any status LEDs on the PIC faceplate indicate that the CFP is functioning correctly. For more information about the PIC LEDs, see the PTX Series Interface Module Reference. You can also verify PIC functioning by issuing the show chassis fpc pic-status command.
Figure 27: Installing a CFP in a PICInstalling a CFP in a PIC