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Install the vEdge 1000 Router

Once you have prepared your site for router installation, unpack the vEdge 1000 router and mount it in a 19-inch rack using the mounting ears shipped with the router. Optionally, you can order the rack-mount kit from Viptela to mount the router. Read this article for step-by-step instructions for mounting the router in a 19-inch rack.

Unpack the vEdge 1000 Router

A vEdge 1000 router is shipped in a cardboard carton and secured firmly in place with foam packing material. The carton contains an accessory box and Quick Start instructions. It is recommended that you do not unpack the router till you are ready to install it.

To unpack the router:

  1. Move the cardboard carton close to the installation site, making sure you have adequate space to remove all the contents of the box.
  2. Open the top flaps of the carton.
  3. Gradually remove the accessory box and the packing foam holding the router and the accessories in place. See Figure 1.
  4. Take out the router and each accessory.
  5. Verify the router components against the packing list included in the box (see packing list below).

Figure 1: Unpacking the vEdge 1000 Router

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Note: It is recommended that you do not discard the shipping carton and packing material when you unpack the router. Flatten and store the box in case you need to move or return the router in the future. See Return Hardware.

Packing List for a vEdge 1000 Router

The cardboard carton in which the router is packed includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive with your router against the items on the packing list. The packing list specifies the part number, name, and quantity of each item in the carton.

If any part on the packing list is missing, contact your customer service representative or contact Viptela customer support from within the U.S. or Canada by telephone at 800-525-5033 or by email to support@viptela.com.

Table 1 lists the parts shipped with the vEdge 1000 router and their quantities.

Table 1: Inventory of Parts Provided with a vEdge 1000 Router

Component

Quantity

Router chassis

1

AC power adapters

2

AC power cords appropriate for your geographical location

2

USB console cable

1

Mounting ears (right and left)

2

Mounting-ear screws (Packet A)

4

Rack-mount screws (Packet B)

4

vEdge 1000 Router Quick Start document

1

Mount a vEdge 1000 Router Using Mounting Ears

The most common way to mount a vEdge 1000 router is on two front posts in a 19-inch rack using the mounting ears shipped with the router.

In addition to the items in the accessory box, you need the following tools to mount a vEdge 1000 router in a 19-inch rack:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver
  • Tape measure

To mount the vEdge 1000 router on two front posts in a 19-inch rack:

  1. Place the router chassis on the floor or on a sturdy table near the rack.
  2. Verify the internal dimensions of the rack with a tape measure.
  3. Secure the left and right mounting ears to either side of the router chassis using the four shoulder screws in packet A.

Figure 2: Attaching the Mounting Ears to the vEdge 1000 Router Chassis

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  1. Grasp both sides of the router, then lift and position it in the rack, making sure that the mounting ear holes are aligned with the threaded holes in the rack rail.
  2. Secure the mounting ears to the two front posts of the rack using the four rack-mount screws in packet B. Tighten the screws.

Figure 3: Screwing the Mounting Ears to the Rack

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  1. Use a tape measure or level to verify that the router is installed straight and the holes at either ends of the rack align properly.

Tip: It is recommended that you retain the dust covers on any unused ports.

Mount a vEdge 1000 Router Using a Rack-Mount Tray

You can use a rack-mount tray to install the vEdge 1000 router if you want to install two vEdge routers in the same slot in a 19-inch rack or if you want to mount the router on all four posts of the rack. See Rack-Mount Tray Specifications.

You need to order the rack-mount kit from Viptela separately.

Unpack the Rack-Mount Tray Kit

The rack-mount kit includes a dual rack-mount tray and an accessory box for mounting up to two vEdge routers.

To unpack the rack-mount kit:

  1. Open the top flaps of the cardboard box.
  2. Gradually remove the accessory box and the packing foam holding the rack-mount tray and the accessories in place. See Figure 2.
  3. Take out the rack-mount tray and each accessory.
  4. Verify the components against the packing list included in the box (see packing list below).

Figure 4: Unpacking the Rack-Mount Kit

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Packing List for the Rack-Mount Tray Kit

The cardboard carton in which the rack-mount tray and the accessory box are packed includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive with your rack-mount kit against the items on the packing list. The packing list specifies the part number, name, and quantity of each item in the carton.

If any part on the packing list is missing, contact your customer service representative or contact Viptela customer support from within the U.S. or Canada by telephone at 800-525-5033 or by email to support@viptela.com.

Table 2 lists the parts shipped in the rack-mount kit and their quantities. Figure 3 shows a graphical representation of the screws and nuts included in the kit.

Table 2: Inventory of Parts Provided in the Rack-Mount Kit

Component

Quantity

vEdge 1000 dual rack-mount tray

1

Condor AC adapter housing bracket

4

Sparkle AC adapter housing bracket

4

Front stopper

1

Left extended ear

1

Right extended ear

1

8-32 socket head shoulder screws (A)

8

8-32 X 1/2" flat-head screws (B)

4

8-32 Kep nuts (D)

4

10-32 rack-mount screws

8

Allen key (to use with the #8-32 shoulder screws, socket head 'A')

1

Figure 5: Screws and Nuts Included in the Rack-Mount Kit

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Mount a vEdge 1000 Router Using a Rack-Mount Tray

In addition to the rack-mount accessory kit, you need the following tools to mount a vEdge 1000 router in a 19-inch rack using a rack-mount tray:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver
  • Tape measure

Mounting a vEdge 1000 router in a 19-inch rack is a two-step process:

  • First, you prepare the rack-mount tray for installation by securing the vEdge 1000 router and the AC power adapters to the tray.
  • Next, you install the rack-mount tray into the rack.

Prepare the Rack-Mount Tray for Installation

To prepare the rack-mount tray for mounting the vEdge 1000 router on two or four posts in a 19-inch rack:

  1. Place the two AC power adapters, side by side, in their designated slots towards the rear end of the rack-mount tray. If you are installing two vEdge routers, place four AC power adapters on the tray.
  2. Place the adapter housing bracket over the AC power adapter and secure it in place by screwing down the two thumbscrews attached to the housing bracket. See Figure 4.

Note: There are two types of housing bracket sets provided in the rack-mount kit. Use the housing bracket set that fits the AC power adapter you received with the vEdge 1000 router.

Figure 6: Screwing the AC Adapter Housing Bracket to the Rack-Mount Tray

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  1. Using the Allen key provided in the rack-mount kit, screw the four 8-32 shoulder screws to either side of the router (two on each side), as shown in Figure 5. If you plan to mount two routers side-by-side on the same rack-mount tray, screw the nuts to either sides of the second router too.

Figure 7: Screwing the 8-32 Shoulder Screws to the vEdge 1000 Router

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  1. Gently slide the vEdge 1000 router into the groove at the front of the rack-mount tray until it goes all the way in. If you plan to install two routers side by side, gently slide in the second router also.

Figure 8: Sliding the vEdge 1000 Router into the Rack-Mount Trayh00042.png

  1. Secure the router(s) by placing the front stopper along the front side of the rack-mount tray and then screwing the four thumbscrews attached to the stopper. To do this, first align one of the center thumbscrews to its corresponding hole on the rack-mount tray and screw it in a bit, then align and screw the second center screw, and then tighten both screws. After that, secure the lone thumbscrews, one on the left and the other on the right end of the rack-mount tray.

Figure 9: Attaching the Front Stopper to the Rack-Mount Tray

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  1. Plug the DC 12-volt jack of the AC power adapter into the receptacle at the rear of the router.
  2. Use cable ties to neatly secure, in place, the extra cable on the DC end. To do this, first pass the cable ties through the two hooks provided on the tray and then tie the cable with it.

Figure 10: Securing the Cable on the DC End with Cable Tiesh00040.png

Install the Rack-Mount Tray on Two Front Posts

To install the rack-mount tray on two front posts in a 19-inch rack:

  1. Verify the internal dimensions of the rack with a tape measure. The rack-mount tray is 440 mm wide and must fit within the mounting posts.
  2. Have one person grasp both sides of the rack-mount tray on which you secured the vEdge router(s) and position it in the rack.

Figure 11: Holding the Rack-Mount Tray with the vEdge Router(s) in Placeh00047.png

  1. Have a second person secure the rack-mount tray to the two front posts of the rack using four rack-mount screws provided in the rack-mount kit. See Figure 12.

Figure 12: Screwing the Rack-Mount Tray to the Two Front Posts of the Rack

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  1. Use a tape measure or level to verify that the tray is installed straight and the holes at either end of the rack align properly.

Tip: It is recommended that you retain the dust covers on any unused ports.

Install the Rack-Mount Tray on All Four Posts

To install the rack-mount tray on all four posts in a 19-inch rack:

  1. Verify the internal dimensions of the rack with a tape measure. The rack-mount tray is 440 mm wide and must fit within the mounting posts.
  2. Have one person grasp both sides of the rack-mount tray on which you secured the vEdge router(s) and position it in the rack.

Figure 13: Holding the Rack-Mount Tray with the vEdge 1000 Router in Placeh00046.png

  1. Have a second person secure the rack-mount tray to the two front posts of the rack using four rack mount screws provided in the rack-mount kit.

Figure 14: Screwing the Rack-Mount Tray to the Four Posts of the Rack

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  1. Screw the L-shaped side of each extended ear bracket (marked Left and Right) to the rear posts of the rack using the 10-32 rack mount screws (two on each side) provided in the rack-mount kit.

Note: The two extended ear brackets in the rack-mount kit have different part numbers and are not interchangeable.

Figure 15: Screwing the Extended Ear Bracket to the Four Post Rack

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  1. Screw the extended ear brackets to either sides of the rack-mount tray using the 8-32 x 1/2 flat screws and the 8-32 Kep nuts provided in the accessory kit.

Note: You may need to adjust the position of the extended ear brackets to match the depth of your rack.

Figure 16: Attaching the Extended Ear Bracket to the Rack-Mount Trayh00041.png

  1. Use a tape measure or level to verify that the tray is installed straight and the holes at either ends of the rack align properly.

Tip: It is recommended that you retain the dust covers on any unused ports.

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