Cisco 10008 Router Hardware Installation Guide
Preparing for Installation
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Preparing for Installation

Table Of Contents

Preparing for Installation

Site Planning

Cisco Professional Installation

Site Selection Guidelines

Site Environmental Requirements

Heat Dissipation

Physical Characteristics

Floor Loading Considerations

Site Power Requirements

Electrical Service Requirements

Electrical Circuit Requirements

Site Cabling Guidelines

Interference Considerations

Asynchronous Terminal Connections

Ethernet Connections

Setting Up Fiber-Optic Connections

Interference Considerations

Rack-Mounting and Location Guidelines

Rack Selection Guidelines

Rack Configuration Guidelines

Rack Placement Guidelines

Site Planning Checklist


Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Electrical Safety

Receiving the Cisco 10000 Series Router

Chassis-Lifting Guidelines

Required Tools and Equipment

Verifying Contents After Unpacking

Preparing for Installation

Before you install the Cisco 10008 router, consider:

The power and cabling requirements that must be in place at your installation site

The equipment required to install the router

The environmental conditions your installation site must meet to maintain normal operation

This chapter guides you through the process of preparing for your router installation.

Do not unpack the system until you are ready to install it. Keep the chassis in the shipping container to prevent accidental damage until you determined an installation site. Use the appropriate unpacking documentation included with the system.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Site Planning


Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

Receiving the Cisco 10000 Series Router

Required Tools and Equipment

Site Planning

This section contains site planning information, and will help you plan for the installation of the Cisco 10008 router. It contains the following sections:

Cisco Professional Installation

Site Selection Guidelines

Floor Loading Considerations

Site Power Requirements

Site Cabling Guidelines

Rack-Mounting and Location Guidelines

Rack-Mounting and Location Guidelines

Site Planning Checklist

Cisco Professional Installation

Professional installation of the Cisco 10008 router is available through the Cisco Professional Services group. This includes advance site planning, configuring the router to your requirements, and testing the installed system.

For more information about professional installation, talk to your Cisco sales representative.

Site Selection Guidelines

The Cisco 10008 router requires specific environmental operating conditions. Temperature, humidity, altitude, and vibration can affect the performance and reliability of the router. The following sections provide specific information to help you plan for the proper operating environment.

Site Environmental Requirements

Environmental monitoring in the Cisco 10008 series router protects the system and components from damage caused by excessive voltage and temperature conditions. To ensure normal operation and avoid unnecessary maintenance, plan and prepare your site configuration before installation. After installation, make sure the site maintains the environmental characteristics as shown in Table 2-1.

Table 2-1 Cisco 10008 Router Environmental Tolerances

Environmental Characteristic

Temperature, ambient operating
(short-term operating temperature is limited to 131°F (55C) in compliance with Telcordia GR-63.)

41 degrees F
(5 degrees C)

104 degrees F
(40 degrees C)

Temperature, ambient nonoperating and storage

-40 degrees F
(-40 degrees C)

158 degrees F
(70 degrees C)

Humidity, ambient (noncondensing) operating

5 percent

85 percent

Humidity, ambient (noncondensing) nonoperating and storage

5 percent

95 percent

Altitude, operating and nonoperating

-197 ft (-60 m)

13,123 ft (4000 m)

Vibration, operating

5 to 200 Hz, 0.5 g (1 octet/min.)

Vibration, nonoperating

5 to 200 Hz, 1 g (1 octave/min.)
200 to 500 Hz, 2 g (1 octave/min.)

Heat Dissipation

Like all electronic equipment, the Cisco 10008 router chassis and components produce heat when turned on and operating. You must assess the site's air conditioning capacity, and ensure it can compensate for the heat dissipation of the system. Table 2-2 shows the maximum BTUs dissipated by the Cisco 10008 chassis with an AC PEM and all line cards installed.

Table 2-2 Heat Dissipation of Cisco 10000 Series Router

Chassis Type
Heat Dissipation

Cisco 10008

4770 Btu/hr

Physical Characteristics

Be familiar with the physical characteristics of the Cisco 10008 router to assist you in placing the system in the proper location. Table 2-3 shows the weight and dimensions of the Cisco 10008 router chassis.

Table 2-3 Physical Characteristics of Cisco 10000 Series Router

Cisco 10008


21.75 in. (55.2 cm)


17.5 in. (44.4 cm)


13.4 in. (30.4 cm)
Some configurations may require 14.5 in.

Weight of fully configured chassis

130 lb (59.02 kg)

Floor Loading Considerations

Ensure that the floor under the rack supporting the Cisco 10008 series router is capable of supporting the combined weight of the rack and all other installed equipment.

To assess the weight of the fully configured Cisco 10008 chassis respectively, refer to Table 2-3.

For additional information about floor loading requirements, consult the document GR-63-CORE, Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) Requirements: Physical Protection.

Site Power Requirements

The Cisco 10008 router has specific power and electrical wiring requirements. Adhering to these requirements ensures reliable operation of the system. The following sections specify the electrical service and circuit requirements.

Follow these precautions and recommendations when planning power connections to the Cisco 10008 router:

Check the power at your site before installation and periodically after installation to ensure that you are receiving clean power. Install a power conditioner if necessary.

Provide proper grounding to avoid damage from lightning and power surges.

Caution This product requires short-circuit (overcurrent) protection, to be provided as part of the building installation. Install only in accordance with national and local wiring regulations.

Note The Cisco 10008 router installation must comply with all applicable codes and is approved for use with copper conductors only. The ground bond fastening hardware should be of compatible material and preclude loosening, deterioration, and electrochemical corrosion of hardware and joined material. Attachment of the chassis ground to a central office or other interior ground system should be made with a 6-AWG, copper ground conductor at a minimum.

Electrical Service Requirements

The building's electrical wiring supplying power to the Cisco 10008 series router must comply with all applicable building electrical codes. Also, the installation must comply with the following requirements:

Wiring must have copper conductors. Copper conductor is the only electrical wire conductor approved for use with the Cisco 10008 series router.

Ground bond fastening hardware must be of compatible material and resist loosening or deteriorating. Also, the joined hardware materials must resist electrochemical corrosion.

Chassis grounding must be provided to avoid damage to the equipment due to lightning striking power lines or due to power surges. The chassis ground must be attached to a central office or other interior ground system with a copper ground conductor of 6 AWG (minimum).

Short-circuit (overcurrent) protection must be provided as part of the building installation. Install only in accordance with national and local wiring regulations.

Power conditioning must be installed if the power surges or has spikes.

2-poled disconnect device must be incorporated in the fixed circuit wiring for emergency power shutdown.

Electrical Circuit Requirements

Each Cisco 10008 router requires a dedicated electrical circuit. If you equip it with dual power feeds, provide a separate circuit for each PEM to avoid compromising the power redundancy feature.

The Cisco 10008 router can be powered by a DC or AC source. Ensure the equipment grounding is in compliance with local and national electrical codes.

The following sections contain specific recommendations for AC and DC powered systems.

AC Powered Systems

The Cisco 10008 router chassis' AC PEM uses a short power cord with a male IEC 320 C20 AC inlet power connector and a strain relief device (canoe). This cord mates to an AC power cord consisting of a female IEC 320 C19 connector on one end, and a connector compatible with the building's AC receptacle on the other end. When you order the chassis, you must specify the type of connector you need to ensure compatibility with the building's AC receptacle.

The electrical ratings of the Cisco 10008 router chassis AC PEM are:

AC input voltage: 100 to 240 VAC

AC input frequency: 50/60 Hz, single phase

AC input current: 15 to 7A

Input power consumption: 1400W maximum

DC Powered Systems

The DC PEMs for the Cisco 10008 router chassis are not shipped with wiring to connect to the DC source. Both systems have terminal blocks to attach building's input, return, and earthing (ground) wiring. The DC power source must comply with the Safety Extra Low Voltage (SELV) requirements in IEC 60950 based safety standards.

The electrical ratings of the DC PEMs for both the Cisco 10008 chassis are:

DC input voltage:

Nominal range -48 VDC to -60 VDC

Absolute maximum range -40.5 VDC to -75 VDC

DC input current: 20A @ -48 VDC

Power consumption: 1300W maximum

Warning You must incorporate a readily accessible 2-poled disconnect device in the fixed wiring.
Statement 1022

See "Technical Specifications," for system power specifications, including input voltage and operating frequency ranges.

Site Cabling Guidelines

This section contains guidelines for wiring and cabling at your site. When preparing your site for network connections to the Cisco 10008 series router, consider the type of cable required for each line card, and the cable's limitations. Consider the distance limitations for signaling, EMI, and connector compatibility. Possible cable types are fiber, thick or thin coaxial, foil twisted-pair, or unshielded twisted-pair cabling.

Also consider any additional interface equipment you need, such as transceivers, hubs, switches, modems, channel service units (CSUs), or data service units (DSUs).

Before you install the Cisco 10008 series router, have all additional external equipment and cables on hand. For ordering information, contact a customer service representative.

The extent of your network and the distances between network interface connections depend in part on the following factors:

Signal type

Signal speed

Transmission medium

The distance and rate limits referenced in the following sections are the IEEE-recommended maximum speeds and distances for signaling purposes. Use this information as a guideline in planning your network connections prior to installing the Cisco 10008 router.

Interference Considerations

When wires are run for any significant distance in an electromagnetic field, interference can occur between the field and the signals on the wires. This fact has two implications for the construction of plant wiring:

Bad wiring practice can result in radio interference emanating from the plant wiring.

Strong EMI, especially when it is caused by lightning or radio transmitters, can destroy the signal drivers and receivers in the Cisco 10008 router, and can even create an electrical hazard by conducting power surges through lines and into equipment. (Review the safety warnings in the "Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage" section.)

Note To predict and remedy strong EMI, you may also need to consult experts in radio frequency interference (RFI).

If you use twisted-pair cable in your plant wiring with a good distribution of grounding conductors, the plant wiring is unlikely to emit radio interference. If you exceed the recommended distances, use a high-quality twisted-pair cable with one ground conductor for each data signal when applicable.

If wires exceed recommended distances, or if wires pass between buildings, give special consideration to the effect of a lightning strike in your vicinity. The electromagnetic pulse caused by lightning or other high-energy phenomena can easily couple enough energy into unshielded conductors to destroy electronic devices. If you have had problems of this sort in the past, you may want to consult experts in electrical surge suppression and shielding.

Asynchronous Terminal Connections

The PRE provides a Console Port to connect a terminal or computer for local console access. The PRE also provides an Auxiliary Port to connect to a modem for remote dial-in console access.

Both ports have RJ-45 connectors, support RS-232 asynchronous data, and have distance recommendations specified in the IEEE RS-232 standard.

Ethernet Connections

The distance you can extend your networks or the distances between them depends on the type of signal, signal speed, and transmission media used. The following sections detail recommendations for Ethernet connections.

Ethernet and Fast Ethernet over Twisted-Pair

Ethernet (10BaseT) and Fast Ethernet (100BaseT) signaling is typically over twisted-pair cabling. The IEEE has specific distance limitations detailed in IEEE standard 802.3, but industry experience has shown that connections remain reliable at speeds and distances far greater than these. If you choose to exceed the distances and speeds recommended by the IEEE, you do so at your own risk.

Table 2-4 shows the distance limits for Ethernet 10BaseT and 100BaseT signal types over twisted-pair cabling.

Table 2-4 Ethernet and Fast Ethernet Maximum Transmission Distances

Signal Type
Transceiver Speed
Cable Type
Transmission Mode
IEEE Maximum Distance Between Stations

10BaseT Ethernet

10 Mbps

Category 3 twisted-pair

Full and half duplex

328 ft (100 m)

100BaseT Fast Ethernet

100 Mbps

Category 5 twisted-pair

Full and half duplex

328 ft (100 m)

Setting Up Fiber-Optic Connections

For other fiber-optic specifications, see the Cisco 10000 Series Routers Line Card Hardware Installation Guide.

Interference Considerations

When wires are run for any significant distance, there is a risk that stray signals will be induced on the wires as interference. If interference signals are strong, they can cause data errors or damage to the equipment.

The following sections describe sources of interference and how to minimize its effects on the Cisco 10008 router.

Electromagnetic Interference

All equipment powered by AC current can propagate electrical energy that can cause electromagnetic interference (EMI) and possibly affect the operation of other equipment. The typical sources of EMI are equipment power cords and power service cables from electric utility companies.

Strong EMI can destroy the signal drivers and receivers in the Cisco 10008 router and even create an electrical hazard by causing power surges through power lines into installed equipment. These problems are rare, but could be catastrophic.

To resolve these problems, you need specialized knowledge and equipment, which could consume substantial time and money. However, you should ensure that you have a properly grounded and shielded electrical environment, paying special attention to the need for electrical surge suppression.

Radio Frequency Interference

When electromagnetic fields act over a long distance, radio frequency interference (RFI) can be propagated. Building wiring can often act as an antenna, receiving the RFI signals and creating more EMI on the wiring.

If you use twisted-pair cable in your plant wiring with a good distribution of grounding conductors, the plant wiring is unlikely to emit radio interference. If you exceed the recommended distances, use a high-quality twisted-pair cable with one ground conductor for each data signal.

Lightning and AC Power Fault Interference

If signal wires exceed recommended cabling distances, or if signal wires pass between buildings, you should consider the effect that a lightning strike in your vicinity might have on the Cisco 10008 router.

The electromagnetic pulse (EMP) generated by lightning or other high-energy phenomena can couple enough energy into unshielded conductors to damage or destroy electronic equipment. If you have previously experienced such problems, you should consult with RFI/EMI experts to ensure that you have adequate electrical surge suppression and shielding of signal cables in your Cisco 10008 series router operating environment.

Rack-Mounting and Location Guidelines

You can mount the Cisco 10008 router on an equipment shelf or tabletop. However, we recommend rack-mounting the Cisco 10008 router. The rack-mounting hardware included with chassis is suitable for most 19-inch equipment racks and telco-type racks.

The sections that follow describe criteria for selecting a rack to mount the Cisco 10008 series router, and guidelines for placing the rack for reliable operation.

Rack Selection Guidelines

We recommend that you mount the Cisco 10008 router in an equipment rack, and includes the necessary rack-mounting hardware which is suitable for most 19-inch equipment and telco-type racks.

Consider installing the Cisco 10008 router in a rack with the following features:

NEBS compliant, 19-inch (48.3 cm) wide rack; or NEBS compliant 23-inch (58.4 cm) wide rack.

EIA or ETSI hole patterns in the mounting rails. Required mounting hardware (screws, clip nuts, and dress washers) is shipped with the Cisco 10008 series  router. If the rack that you plan to install the system in has metric-threaded rails, you must provide your own metric mounting hardware.

Perforated top and open bottom for ventilation to prevent overheating.

Leveling feet for stability.

Rack Configuration Guidelines

Several rack-mounting configurations are possible to provide maximum density. The following sections describe mounting configurations for the Cisco 10008 chassis.

A standard 7-foot-high rack can accommodate three Cisco 10008 chassis mounted from the front. The Cisco 10008 chassis can be flush mounted, with the front of the chassis being flush with the rack's mounting rails, or mid-mounted to bring the front of the chassis half-way out from the mounting rails.

Bracket extenders are required to mid-mount the Cisco 10008 chassis in a 23-inch telco rack. For more information on mid-mounting, see "Installing the Cisco 10008 Router."

You can double the port density of a 7 ft. rack by installing six Cisco 10008 chassis back-to-back using three High-Density Rack Kits (available from Cisco). Each kit includes all the necessary hardware to mount one pair of back-to-back 10008 chassis on a sliding tray that allows access to the rear of the chassis. The kit also includes a baffle kit to control the flow of exhaust air. The High-Density Rack Kit can only be used with racks with the features described below:

A rack with 3-inch or 6-inch U-channel

A four-post cabinet rack with front and rear RETMA rails installed

Rack Placement Guidelines

The placement of the rack can affect personnel safety, system maintenance, and the system's ability to operate within the environmental characteristics described in Table 2-1. Choose a proper location for the Cisco 10000 series router by following the guidelines below.

Locating for Safety

If the Cisco 10008 router is the heaviest, or the only piece of equipment in the rack, consider installing it at or near the bottom to ensure that the rack's center of gravity is as low as possible.

For additional information about the proper placement of electronic equipment, consult the document GR-63-CORE, Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) Requirements: Physical Protection.

Locating for Easy Maintenance

Keep at least 3 feet of clear space in front and behind the rack. This space ensures that you can remove the Cisco 10008 router cards and perform routine maintenance and upgrades easily.

Avoid installing the Cisco 10008 router in a congested rack, and consider how the routing of cables from other pieces of equipment in the same rack could affect access to the routers cards.

Temperature sensors on the PRE monitor the internal air temperature and send warning messages and an alarm condition when the internal air temperature approaches a specified threshold.

The front and top of the chassis must remain unobstructed to ensure adequate airflow and prevent overheating inside the chassis.

Allow the following clearances for normal system maintenance:

At the top of the chassis—At least 3 inches (7.6 cm)

In the front of the chassis—3 to 4 ft (91.44 cm to 121.92 cm)

To avoid problems during installation and ongoing operation, follow these general precautions when you plan the equipment locations and connections:

Use the show environment command regularly to check the internal system status. The environmental monitor continually checks the interior chassis environment; it provides warnings for high temperature and creates reports on any occurrences. If warning messages are displayed, take immediate action to identify the cause and correct the problem.

Keep the Cisco 10008 router off of the floor and out of areas that collect dust.

Follow ESD prevention procedures to avoid damage to equipment. Damage from static discharge can cause immediate or intermittent equipment failure.

Ensure that the PRE modules, line cards, blank covers, power supplies, and any power supply covers are in place and secure. The fans direct cooling air throughout the chassis interior; a loose component or empty slot can redirect the airflow away from active components.

Locating for Proper Airflow

Ensure the location of the Cisco 10008 router has enough airflow to keep the system operating within the environmental characteristics described in Table 2-1, and the air temperature is sufficient to compensate for the heat dissipated by the system as specified in Table 2-2.

Avoid locating the Cisco 10008 router in a location in which the chassis air intake vents could draw in the exhaust air from adjacent equipment. Consider how the air flows through the Cisco 10008 router, and be aware that the airflow of the Cisco 10008 chassis is different as described in the following sections.

The Cisco 10008 chassis draws cooling air in through the intake vent in the front and moves the air across the internal components and out the exhaust vents on the top rear of the chassis, as illustrated in Figure 2-1.

Figure 2-1 Cisco 10008 Chassis Airflow


Blower module (fans)






Air filter assembly






Ambient air intake


Exhaust air

Keep the front and top of the Cisco10008 chassis clear to ensure proper airflow and prevent overheating inside the chassis. Allow at least 3 inches of clearance between the top of the chassis and the equipment above to ensure proper airflow.

Site Planning Checklist

Table 2-5 is provided to help you perform and account for all the site planning tasks presented in this appendix.

Table 2-5 Site Planning Checklist

Site Planning Requirements

The site meets the environmental requirements (Site Environmental Requirements).


The site's air conditioning system can compensate for the heat dissipation of the Cisco 10000 series (Heat Dissipation).


The floor space that the Cisco 10000 series router occupies can support the weight of the system (Floor Loading Considerations).


Electrical service to the site complies with the requirements (Electrical Service Requirements).


The electrical circuit servicing the Cisco 10000 series router complies with the requirements (Electrical Circuit Requirements).


Consideration has been given to the console port wiring, and limitations of the cabling involved, according to TIA/EIA-232F (Asynchronous Terminal Connections).


The Cisco 10008 router Ethernet cabling distances are within limitations (Ethernet Connections).


The Cisco 10008 router fiber optic cable distances are within limitations (Interference Considerations).


Interference Considerations have been studied, and an EMI/RFI expert has been consulted if necessary.


The equipment rack in which you plan to install the Cisco 10000 series router complies with requirements (Rack Selection Guidelines).


Careful consideration has be given to safety, ease of maintenance, and proper airflow in selecting the location of the rack (Rack Placement Guidelines).


When you install the Cisco 10008 router, observe all of the following caution and warning statements. For warning translations, refer to the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco 10000 Series Routers.

The following guidelines will help ensure your safety and protect the equipment. However, these guidelines may not cover all potentially hazardous situations you may encounter during system installation, so be alert.

The installation of your Cisco 10008 router must comply with national and local electrical codes. In the United States, this means the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70, United States National Electrical Code. In Canada, Canadian Electrical Code, part I, CC22.1. In other countries, International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 364, part 1 through part 7.

Review the safety warnings listed in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco 10000 Series Routers document, before installing, configuring, or performing maintenance on the product.

Never attempt to lift an object that might be too heavy to lift safely by yourself.

Always unplug the power cable before you install or remove a chassis.

Keep the chassis area clear and as dust free as possible during and after installation.

Keep tools and chassis components away from walk areas.

Do not wear loose clothing, jewelry (including rings and chains), or other items that could get caught in the chassis.

The AC-powered Cisco 10008 router ships with a three-wire AC electrical grounding-type plug, which fits into a grounding-type power outlet only. This is a safety feature. Ensure the equipment grounding is in compliance with local and national electrical codes.

The DC-powered Cisco 10008 router is not shipped with wiring to connect to the DC source. You must provide input, return, and earthing (grounding) wiring at the site, and install and protect the wiring in accordance with local and national wiring regulations (see Table 3-2).

The Cisco 10008 router operates safely when it is used in accordance with its marked electrical ratings and product usage instructions.

Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install or replace this equipment
Statement 49

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage, which occurs when electronic cards or components are improperly handled, can result in complete or intermittent failures. The performance routing engine (PRE), and all line cards consist of a printed circuit card that is fixed in a metal carrier. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding and connectors are integral components of the carrier. Although the metal carrier helps to protect the cards from ESD, use an antistatic strap each time you handle the modules. Handle the carriers by the edges only; never touch the cards or connector pins.

Caution Always tighten the captive installation screws on all system components when you are installing them. These screws prevent accidental removal of the module, provide proper grounding for the system, and help to ensure that the bus connectors are properly seated in the backplane.

Following are guidelines for preventing ESD damage:

Always use an ESD-preventive wrist or ankle strap and ensure that it makes good skin contact. Before removing a card from the chassis, connect the equipment end of the strap to the ESD plug at the bottom of the chassis below the power entry modules (Figure 2-2).

Handle line cards by the faceplates and carrier edges only; avoid touching the card components or any connector pins.

When removing a line card, place the removed module component-side-up on an antistatic surface or in a static-shielding bag. If the module will be returned to the factory, immediately place it in a static-shielding bag.

Avoid contact between the modules and clothing. The wrist strap protects the card from ESD voltages on the body only; ESD voltages on clothing can still cause damage.

Caution For safety, periodically check the resistance value of the antistatic strap. The measurement should be between 1 and 10 megohms.

Figure 2-2 ESD Chassis Connection


ESD socket


Electrical Safety

All system components are hot-swappable. They are designed to be removed and replaced while the system is operating without presenting an electrical hazard or damage to the system.

Follow these basic guidelines when you are working with any electrical equipment:

Before beginning any procedures requiring access to the chassis interior, locate the emergency power-off switch for the room in which you are working.

Disconnect all power and external cables before installing or removing a chassis.

Do not work alone when potentially hazardous conditions exist.

Never assume that power has been disconnected from a circuit; always check.

Do not perform any action that creates a potential hazard to people or makes the equipment unsafe. Never install equipment that appears damaged.

Carefully examine your work area for possible hazards such as moist floors, ungrounded power extension cables, and missing safety grounds.

In addition, use the guidelines that follow when working with any equipment that is disconnected from a power source but is still connected to telephone wiring or other network cabling.

Never install telephone wiring during a lightning storm.

Never install telephone jacks in wet locations unless the jack is specifically designed for wet locations.

Never touch uninsulated telephone wires or terminals unless the telephone line has been disconnected at the network interface.

Use caution when installing or modifying telephone lines.

Warning Do not work on the system or connect or disconnect cables during periods of lightning activity. Statement 1001

Warning Before you work on equipment that is connected to power lines, remove jewelry (including rings, necklaces, and watches). Metal objects will heat up when connected to power and ground and the heat can cause serious burns or weld the metal object to the terminals. Statement 43

Warning Read the installation instructions before you connect the system to its power source. Statement 1004

Receiving the Cisco 10000 Series Router

Each Cisco 10000 series router chassis is shipped in a container that is strapped to a pallet as illustrated in Figure 2-3, and includes the physical dimensions listed in Table 2-6.

Table 2-6 Shipping Dimensions and Weight of Cisco 10008 Router



33 in. (84 cm)

33 in. (84 cm)

24 in. (61 cm)

Figure 2-3 Cisco 10000 Series Router Packaged for Shipping


Outside carton


Packing straps




After you receive the Cisco 10008 router, we recommend that you have three people available to help with the installation and ensure safe lifting.

Chassis-Lifting Guidelines

The fully configured system weighs approximately 130 pounds. The chassis is not intended to be moved frequently. Before you install the system, ensure that your site is properly prepared so you can avoid having to move the chassis later to accommodate power sources and network connections.

Two or more people are required to lift the chassis. Each time you lift the chassis or any heavy object, follow these guidelines:

Never attempt to lift the chassis by yourself. Because of the size and weight of the chassis, use at least two people to safely lift and move it without causing injury or damaging the equipment.

Ensure that your footing is solid, and balance the weight of the chassis between your feet.

Lift the chassis slowly; never move suddenly or twist your body as you lift.

Keep your back straight and lift with your legs, not your back. If you must bend down to lift the chassis, bend at the knees, not at the waist, to reduce the strain on your back muscles.

Do not remove installed components from the chassis.

Always disconnect all external cables before lifting or moving the chassis.

To safely lift the chassis, perform the following steps:

Warning Two people are required to lift the chassis. To prevent injury, keep your back straight and lift with your legs, not your back. Statement 164

Figure 2-4 Lifting the Chassis

Step 1 Each person should stand on either side of the chassis, and place one hand under the air intake at the bottom front of the chassis.

Step 2 With the other hand, grasp the top rear of the chassis under the air exhaust and carefully lift the chassis as shown in Figure 2-4.

Required Tools and Equipment

The tools and equipment listed below are recommended as the minimum necessary to install the Cisco 10008 router. You may need additional tools and equipment to install associated equipment and cables. You may also require test equipment to check electronic and optical signal levels, power levels, and communications links.

Number 2 Phillips screwdriver

A 3/16-inch flat-blade screwdriver

A 1/4-inch flat-blade screw driver

Antistatic mat or antistatic foam

An electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap or the disposable ESD strap shipped with the system

Tape measure (optional)

Level (optional)

Refer to the "Connecting the Chassis to Ground" section for specific tool and equipment requirements to connect the chassis to ground.

Verifying Contents After Unpacking

Power cables, manuals, and other additional items are packaged in separate boxes. After you have unpacked the system to verify that you have received all of the required components. Using the packing list as a guide, take the following steps to check the contents of the Cisco 10008 router shipping container:

Step 1 Check the contents of the boxes containing accessory items. Verify that you have received all equipment listed in your order, including the following:

System hardware and software documentation

Any optional equipment that you ordered, such as transceivers (GBICs), flash cards, cables, or special connectors

Step 2 Check that all line cards you ordered are installed in the chassis (including PCMCIA flash cards installed in the PRE). Ensure that the configuration matches the packing list.