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Install vEdge 5000 Router Components

The vEdge 5000 router is a stiff sheet-metal structure that houses various hardware components. Some of these hardware components are field-replaceable units (FRUs) including:

  • Power supplies
  • Fan trays
  • Network Interface Modules (NIMs)
  • SFP and SFP+ transceivers

This article provides step-by-step procedures for installing these router components. For instructions on removing the components, see Remove Router Components.

Caution: Before you install any components in the router chassis, make sure that you understand how to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. See General Safety Standards.

Note: Before you install any components in the router chassis, ensure that you have:

  • An ESD grounding strap
  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver

Install an AC Power Supply in a vEdge 5000 Router

The AC power supply in a vEdge 4000 router is a hot-insertable and hot-removable field replacement unit (FRU). You can remove and replace the power supply without powering off the router or disrupting normal functioning.

To install an AC power supply in a router:

  1. Check the model number and ensure that you have the correct power supply.
  2. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist. Then connect the strap to the ESD point on the rack.
  3. Press the release latch to carefully remove the existing power supply from the power supply slot in the rear panel of the router chassis.
  4. Remove the new power supply from the plastic bag in which it was shipped, taking care that you do not touch any of the power supply pins, leads, or solder connections.
  5. With both hands, place the new power supply into the power supply slot in the rear panel of the router chassis and slide it in until it is firmly seated. You will hear a click sound when the power supply is firmly seated in the slot. See Figure 1.

Figure 1: Installing an AC Power Supply in a vEdge 5000 Router

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Install a Fan Tray in a vEdge 5000 Router

The vEdge 5000 router contains four individual fan trays, each comprising a double-stacked fan module. The fan tray is a hot-insertable and hot-removable field-replaceable unit (FRU). You can remove and replace an individual fan tray without powering off the router or disrupting normal functioning.

The fan tray installs horizontally in the rear of the router chassis. Handles on each side facilitate installing and removing of the fan tray.

To install a fan tray in a vEdge 5000 router:

  1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist. Then connect the strap to the ESD point on the router chassis.
  2. Unscrew and carefully remove the existing fan tray from the fan tray slot in the rear of the chassis.
  3. Gently remove the new fan tray from the plastic bag in which it was shipped.
  4. With both hands, hold the thumb screws on each side of the fan tray and align the fan tray along the fan tray slot.
  5. Slide in the fan tray until it is firmly seated in the router chassis and then tighten the screws. See Figure 2.

Figure 2: Installing a Fan Tray in a vEdge 5000 Router

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Install a NIM in a vEdge 5000 Router

The vEdge 5000 router supports two types of Network Interface Modules (NIMs).

Note: To remove a NIM and replace it with a different type of NIM in a NIM slot, you must power down the router, replace the NIM, and then power up the router again.

To install a NIM in a vEdge 5000 router:

  1. Remove the NIM from its bag, taking care not to touch module components, pins, leads, or solder connections.
  2. Using both hands, place the NIM in the empty slot and slide it in gently until it is fully seated. See Figure 3.
  3. Tighten the captive thumb screws using the number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver.

Caution: Before you slide the NIM into the slot in the router chassis, make sure that the NIM is aligned correctly. Misalignment might cause the pins to bend, making the NIM unusable.

Figure 3: Installing a NIM in a vEdge 5000 Router

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Install a Transceiver in a vEdge 5000 Router

The transceivers for the vEdge 5000 router are hot-removable and hot-insertable field-replaceable units (FRUs). You can remove and replace them without powering off the router or disrupting router functions.

Note: It is recommended that you purchase the optical transceivers and optical connectors for your vEdge routers from Viptela.

To install any type of transceiver in a vEdge 5000 router:

  1. Gently remove the new transceiver from the plastic bag in which it was shipped.
  2. Cover the transceiver with a rubber safety cap, if it is not already covered.
  3. If the port in which you plan to install the transceiver is covered with a dust cover, remove the cover, and save it for later use.
  4. Carefully slide the transceiver in the empty port until it is firmly seated.
  5. Remove the safety cap when you are ready to connect an optic fiber cable to the port.

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

Figure 4: Installing a Transceiver in a vEdge 5000 Router

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