Once you have prepared your site for router installation, unpack the vEdge 100 router and mount it either on the wall or in a 19-inch rack.
Unpack the vEdge 100 Router
A vEdge 100 router is shipped in a cardboard carton and secured firmly in place with foam packing material. The carton contains a packing list 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:
- Open the top flaps of the carton.
- Gradually remove the packing foam holding the router and the accessories in place. See Figure 1.
- Take out the router and each accessory.
- Verify the router components against the packing list included in the box (see packing list below).
Figure 1: Unpacking the vEdge 100 Router
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 100 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Table 1 lists the parts shipped with the vEdge 100 router and their quantities.
AC power cord appropriate for your geographical location (ferrite bead attached)
USB console cable
Ferrite bead and key (to be attached to the USB cable)
1 + 1
Mounting ears, left and right
Mounting ears screws (Packet A)
Rack-mount screws (Packet B)
Lock plate and screw (Packet C)
Wall-mount screws (Packet D)
Quick Start document
Mount the vEdge 100 Router
You can mount the vEdge 100 router in one of the following ways:
- Mount the router in a 19-inch rack
- Mount the router on the wall
In addition to the accessory box, you need the following tools to mount a vEdge 100 router:
- Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver
- Tape measure or level
Mount the vEdge 100 Router in a Rack
You can mount the vEdge 100 router on two front posts in a 19-inch rack using simple rack mount ear accessories. To do so:
- Place the router chassis on the floor or on a sturdy table near the rack.
- 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.
- Secure the left and right mounting ears to either side of the router chassis using the four screws (two on each side) in the packet marked A.
Figure 2: Attaching the Mounting Ears to the vEdge 100 Router Chassis
- 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.
Figure 3: Positioning the vEdge 100 Router in the Rack
- Secure the mounting ears to the two front posts of the rack using the four rack-mount screws (two on each side) in the packet marked B. Tighten the screws.
Figure 4: Attaching the Mounting Ears to the Rack
- 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.
- Secure the router with a Kensington lock. To do so, first attach the lock plate from packet C to the back of the chassis, then insert the lock in the slot.
Figure 5: Securing the Router with a Kensington Lock
Tip: It is recommended that you retain the dust covers on any unused ports.
Mount the vEdge 100 Router on the Wall
To mount the vEdge 100 router on the wall:
- Screw the four shoulder screws in the packet marked D into the pre-drilled holes on the underside of the router chassis as shown in Figure 6. Tighten the screws until wrist tight. Note that the screw heads will not be flush with the chassis bottom.
Figure 6: Attach Screws to the Underside of the vEdge 100 Router Chassis
- Secure the mounting plate to the wall using four screws appropriate for your wall type (screws not included). Ensure that the L-shaped bracket of the mounting plate is to the upper left.
Figure 7: Securing the Mounting Plate to the Wall
- Mount the router on the mounting plate by aligning the four screws on the underside of the router chassis to the holes in the mounting plate. Then gently slide the router chassis into the slots.
Figure 8: Mounting the vEdge 100 Router on the Mounting Plate
- Secure the router by aligning the round hole on the L-shaped bracket of the mounting plate with the screw hole in the rear of the router chassis. Then attach the L-shaped bracket to the router using a mounting ear screw from packet A.
Figure 9: Securing the vEdge 100 Router to the Mounting Plate
- Secure the router with a Kensington security lock using the slot in the rear of the chassis.
Figure 10: Securing the Router with a Kensington Security Lock