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Unpack a QFX5700 Switch

SUMMARY Unpack the switch using the recommended tools and following the recommended procedure.

Tools and Parts Required to Unpack the QFX5700 Switch

To unpack the switch and prepare for installation, you need the following tools:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • 1/2-in. or 13-mm open-end or socket wrench to remove bracket bolts from the shipping pallet

  • A box cutter or packing knife to slice open the nylon straps and tape that seal the crate and boxes

  • Blank panels to cover any slots not occupied by a component

Unpack the QFX5700 Shipping Pallet

After you prepare the installation site as described in you can unpack the switch.

The QFX5700 switch chassis is a rigid sheet-metal structure that houses the hardware components. The chassis ships in a cardboard box that has a two-layer wooden pallet base with foam cushioning between the layers. The switch chassis is bolted to the pallet base. The carton also contains an accessory box and a rack-mount kit.


QFX5700 switches are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the switch until you are ready to begin installation.

To unpack the chassis:

  1. Move the shipping box to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible. While the chassis is bolted to the pallet, you can use a forklift or pallet jack to move the shipping box. Make sure there is enough space to remove components from the chassis.
  2. Position the shipping box with the arrows pointing up.
  3. Use the box cutter to slice the nylon straps that secure the shipping box to the pallet.
  4. Lift the shipping box off the chassis.
  5. Remove the cardboard accessory box.
  6. Remove the foam padding from the top of the box.
  7. Remove the plastic cover from the switch chassis.
  8. Use a mechanical lift or unload all of the components manually. Then, manually lift the chassis from the shipping pallet.
  9. Unpack the accessory box, and lay out the contents so that they are ready for use.
  10. Verify that your order includes all appropriate parts.
  11. Save the shipping box and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the switch at a later time.

Unpack the QFX5700 Flexible PIC Concentrators, Routing Control Boards, and Forwarding Engine Boards

Before you unpack a component, ensure that you have taken the necessary precautions to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See Prevention of Electrostatic Discharge Damage.

Flexible PIC Concentrators (FPCs), additional Routing and Control Boards (RCBs), and additional Forwarding Engine Boards (FEBs) are field-replaceable units (FRUs) that are shipped separately from the switch chassis. The housings for the RCBs and FPCs are rigid sheet-metal structures. The housing for a FEB consists of an exposed printed circuit board (PCB) on one side and sheet metal on the other. All these components—the FRUs and the housings—are shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with packing material.


The components are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack them until you are ready to install the components in the switch chassis.

To unpack an RCB, a FEB, or a FPC:

  1. Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible.
  2. Position the carton so that the arrows are pointing up.
  3. Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
  4. Pull out the packing material that holds the component in place.
  5. Remove the component from the antistatic bag.
  6. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the RCB, FEB, or FPC later.

Compare the QFX5700 Order to the Packing List

The switch chassis shipment includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive in the shipping crate against the items on the packing list. The packing list specifies the part number and description of each part in your order.

The following items ship separately from the chassis:

  • FPCs

  • Cable management system

To compare the sales order and packing list against the contents of the chassis shipping crate:

  1. Determine the configuration. The parts shipped depend on the configuration you order. These are the supported configurations:
    • QFX5700-BASE—Base configuration, AC/HVDC or DC with one QFX5700-FEB

  2. Compare the packing list accompanying the chassis with the configuration order.
    • For BASE configuration orders, see Table 1.

    Table 1: BASE Configuration Order
    Component Quantity

    Switch, including the midplane and mounting brackets


    QFX5700-RCB (Routing and Control Board)


    JNP5K-RCB-BLNK—Blank for an empty RCB slot


    QFX5700-FEB (Forwarding Engine Board)


    Blank for an empty FEB slot


    Power supply

    JNP-3000W-AC-AFO or JNP-3000W-DC-AFO


    Blanks for empty power slots


    JNP5700-FAN (fan tray)


    Cable management system


    JNP5K-FPC-BLNK—Blanks for empty FPC slots


    Accessory kit


  3. Compare the contents of the accessory kit with Table 2.
    Table 2: QFX5700 Accessory Kit
    Component Quantity

    Warranty card


    End User License Agreement (EULA)


    Media kit (USB flash drives)


    Documentation Roadmap card


    RJ-45 Y-splitter cable


    DC power cable lug (for DC installations)


    AC power cord (country specific)


    ESD strap with cable


    We no longer include the RJ-45 console cable with the DB-9 adapter as part of the device package. If the console cable and adapter are not included in your device package, or if you need a different type of adapter, you can order the following separately:
    • RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter (JNP-CBL-RJ45-DB9)
    • RJ-45 to USB-A adapter (JNP-CBL-RJ45-USBA)
    • RJ-45 to USB-C adapter (JNP-CBL-RJ45-USBC)

    If you want to use RJ-45 to USB-A or RJ-45 to USB-C adapter you must have X64 (64-Bit) Virtual COM port (VCP) driver installed on your PC. See, to download the driver.

  4. If any part on the packing list is missing, contact your customer service representative, or contact Juniper Networks Customer Care from within the U.S. or Canada by telephone at 1-888-314-5822. For international-dial or direct-dial options in countries without toll-free numbers, see