Cisco ASR 9001 and Cisco ASR 9001-S Routers Hardware Installation Guide
Unpacking and Installing the Chassis
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Table of Contents

Unpacking and Installing the Chassis

Pre-Installation Considerations and Requirements

Unpacking the Cisco ASR 9001 Router

Positioning the Router

Installing the Cisco ASR 9001 Chassis

Before you Begin

Rack-Mounting the Chassis

Verifying Rack Dimensions

Installing the Chassis in a Two-Post Rack

Installing the Chassis in a Four-Post Rack

Supplemental Bonding and Grounding Connections

Installing the Optional Air Plenum Kit

Air Plenum Kit Contents

Supported Rack Types and Adapter Plates

Installing the Air Plenum Kit

Installing the Air Plenum Kit in a 19-inch Rack

Installing the Air Plenum Kit in an ETSI Two-Post to Four-Post Rack

Unpacking and Installing the Chassis

This chapter contains the procedures for unpacking and installing the Cisco ASR 9001 Router. It includes these sections:

Pre-Installation Considerations and Requirements

Before you perform any procedures in this chapter, review these sections:

In particular, observe the guidelines for preventing electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage described in Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage. Use Figure 1-3 as a reference in locating and using the ESD sockets on the front of the router chassis.

For additional safety and compliance information, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers .


Note A fully-equipped router with two power modules can weigh as much as 37.91 pounds (17.2 kg); an empty chassis weighs 24.69 pounds (11.2 kg). The chassis is designed to be lifted by two persons.



Caution The Cisco ASR 9001 Router is not designed to be installed as a shelf-mounted or a free-standing router. The router must be installed in a rack that is secured to the building structure. You must install the router in either a telco-style frame or a four-post equipment rack.

Unpacking the Cisco ASR 9001 Router

Follow these steps to unpack the Cisco ASR 9001 Router from its shipping container (Figure 2-1).


Step 1 Cut the packaging tape and open the cardboard shipping container.

Step 2 Remove the accessory box.

Step 3 Remove the packaging material (Figure 2-1).

a. Remove the foam packaging material from the top of the router.

b. Remove the cardboard cap from the side of the router.

Step 4 Save the packaging materials in case the router needs repackaging or shipping.


 

Figure 2-1 Unpacking the Cisco ASR 9001 Router from the Shipping Container

 

 

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Cardboard packaging container

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Cardboard cap

2

Accessory tray

5

Foam packaging material - bottom cap

3

Foam packaging material- top caps

 

 

Positioning the Router

Use a safety hand truck to move the router to the location where the router is being installed in a rack.

Installing the Cisco ASR 9001 Chassis

This chapter describes how to install a Cisco ASR 9001 chassis in a rack. It includes the following sections:

Before you Begin

Before you install the chassis, make sure that you have following tools and equipment:

  • ESD-preventive wrist strap
  • Number 1 and number 2 Phillips screwdrivers
  • 1/4-inch (6.35-mm) and 3/16-inch (4.5-mm) flat-blade screwdrivers
  • Tape measure
  • Level (optional)
  • Minimum of six binderhead screws (usually provided with the rack) to secure the chassis to the mounting flanges (also called rails) in the rack. Three screws should be installed on each side of the chassis.
  • One of the following rack-mounting kits (provided by Cisco):

Cisco PID ASR-9001-2P-KIT= for mounting the chassis in a 19-inch two-post rack.

Cisco PID ASR-9001-2PL-KIT= for mounting the chassis in a 23-inch two-post rack.


Note Two rack-mounting kits are needed for four-post rack installations.


  • (Optional) Cisco ASR 9001 Air Plenum Assembly Kit (Cisco PID ASR-9001-PLENUM=)

Rack-Mounting the Chassis

The chassis is installed in a front-mounted position, as shown in Figure 1-7. In a front-mounted position, the chassis rack-mounting flanges are secured directly to the rack posts.


Note Before you install the chassis in a rack, read the information in Rack-Mounting and Air Flow Clearance Guidelines.


Verifying Rack Dimensions

Before you install the chassis, measure the space between the vertical mounting flanges (rails) on your equipment rack to verify that the rack conforms to the measurements shown in Figure 2-2.


Step 1 Mark and measure the distance between two holes on the left and right mounting rails.

The distance should measure 18.31 inches ± 0.06 inches (46.5 cm ± 0.15 cm).


Note Measure the distance for pairs of holes near the bottom, middle and top of the equipment rack to ensure that the rack posts are parallel.


Step 2 Measure the space between the inner edges of the left front and right front mounting flanges on the equipment rack.

The space must be at least 17.7 inches (45 cm) to accommodate the chassis, which is approximately 17.45 in. (44.32 cm) wide, and fits between the mounting posts on the rack.

Figure 2-2 Verifying Equipment Rack Dimensions

 


 

Installing the Chassis in a Two-Post Rack

Before you install the chassis in the rack, make sure that you have the necessary tools and equipment (see Before you Begin).


Note Six mounting bracket screws (three per side) are provided to attach the chassis to the rack. If the bracket holes do not line up with the rack rails, make sure that you attach a minimum of four screws (two screws per bracket) on each side.


To install the chassis in a two-post rack, follow these steps:


Step 1 Attach the mounting flanges to the chassis by using the Cisco-supplied screws.

To accommodate racks with different hole patterns in their mounting flanges, the chassis rack-mounting flanges have three oblong screw holes on each side.

Step 2 Use two persons to lift the chassis into the rack holding the top and bottom of the chassis (Figure 2-3).

Figure 2-3 Correct Lifting Positions

 


Caution Do not grasp air inlet or exhaust when lifting the router chassis.

Step 3 Position the chassis until the rack-mounting flanges are flush against the mounting rails on the rack.

Step 4 Hold the chassis in position against the mounting rails while the second person finger-tightens a screw to the rack rails on each side of the chassis.

Step 5 Finger-tighten two more screws to the rack rails on each side of the chassis. Space the screws evenly between the top and bottom of the chassis (Figure 2-4). I

Step 6 Fully tighten all the screws on the chassis mounting flanges and bracket flanges (each side) to secure the chassis to the rack rails.


 

Figure 2-4 Installing the Cisco ASR 9001 Chassis in a Two-Post Rack

 

 

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Three screws on each side (minimum two) to attach the chassis to the rack

Installing the Chassis in a Four-Post Rack

If you are installing the chassis without air plenum kit, you will need two side mounting brackets used to attach the chassis to the rear posts as shown in Figure 2-5. See Before you Begin for mounting bracket information.

To install the chassis in a four-post open rack, follow these steps:


Step 1 Follow the steps in Installing the Chassis in a Two-Post Rack to secure the chassis to the front rack posts.

Step 2 For rear mounting, align each rear mounting bracket (Figure 2-5) with the screw holes on the chassis and the mounting holes in the rear rack posts.

Step 3 Fully tighten both screws to the chassis on each side to secure the chassis to the rear posts.


 

Figure 2-5 Installing the Cisco ASR 9001 Router Chassis in a Four-Post Rack

 

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Three screws on each side (minimum two) to attach the chassis to the rack.

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Two rear mounting brackets on each side to attach the chassis to the rear rack posts.

Supplemental Bonding and Grounding Connections

Before you power on the router for the first time, we recommend that you connect the central office ground system or Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) to the threaded supplemental bonding and grounding receptacles on the router. For more information on supplemental bonding and grounding cable requirements, see NEBS Supplemental Unit Bonding and Grounding Guidelines.

Use this procedure to attach a grounding cable lug to the router:


Step 1 Insert the grounding screws through the locking washers, and into the threaded grounding receptacle on the chassis as shown in Figure 2-6.

Step 2 Tighten the grounding screws securely to the receptacles.

Step 3 Prepare the other end of the grounding wire, and connect it to the appropriate grounding point at your site to ensure an adequate earth ground.


 

Figure 2-6 NEBS Bonding and Grounding for the Cisco ASR 9001 Router

 

Installing the Optional Air Plenum Kit

The Cisco ASR 9001 Router has an optional air plenum kit (PID ASR-9001-PLENUM=) that converts the chassis from side-to-side ventilation to front-to-back ventilation. This section describes how to install the air plenum kit in a rack.

Air Plenum Kit Contents

The Cisco ASR 9001 Plenum Kit includes:

 

One plenum assembly

Adapter plates (three types, depending on the rack-type)

One cable management tray and cable guide

One grounding bracket

Two grounding lugs with four M4 screws (two screws per grounding lug)

Two 10-32 UNC screws and two M4 screws (for attaching the grounding bracket the Cisco ASR 9001 chassis)

Supported Rack Types and Adapter Plates

Table 2-1 lists the racks that support the optional air plenum kit and adapter plates.

 

Table 2-1 Supported Rack Types and Adapter Plates

Rack Type
Rack Standard
Adapter Plates

19-inch and 23-inch rack, two-post or four-post, 600 mm depth

EIA standard
Flat profile post

 

 

23-inch cabinet, adjustable two-post or four-post, 600 mm depth

EIA Standard

 

21-inch cabinet

ETSI

 

Installing the Air Plenum Kit

The air plenum kit is mounted in the rack before the Cisco ASR 9001 Router is installed. The steps for mounting the air plenum kit in the rack are different, depending on the whether the kit is pre-assembled before mounting it in the rack or assembled after the plenum base is mounted in the rack.

  • If the air plenum kit is pre-assembled before mounting it in the rack:

The side baffles, air filter assembly, and cable management tray are attached to the plenum base outside the rack. The plenum assembly is then installed from the rear of the 19-inch rack, or from the front or rear of the 23-inch rack.

  • If the air plenum kit is assembled after the plenum is mounted in the rack:

The plenum base is first installed from the front (applicable to 19-inch rack). The side baffles, air filter assembly, and cable management tray are then installed in the plenum base after it has been mounted in the rack.


Note The cable guide is attached to the rack after the Cisco ASR 9001 Router is installed.


Installing the Air Plenum Kit in a 19-inch Rack


Note The air plenum kit is assembled and mounted in the rack before the Cisco ASR 9001 Router is installed.


To install the air plenum kit in a two-post or four-post 19-inch rack, follow these steps:


Step 1 Place the plenum base on a flat and stable surface. Secure the left and right adapter plates to the front of the plenum base using two customer-supplied rack-mounting screws in the top and bottom screw holes on the plenum base.

Step 2 Lift the plenum base to the desired position in the rack. Align the screw holes on the adapter plates on the plenum base with the mounting holes in the rack.

Step 3 Attach the plenum base to the left and right rack rails using six customer-supplied rack-mounting screws, three on each side. Torque the screws to the weight specified for your particular rack (Figure 2-7).


Note If the front to rear spacing for the cabinet is 18.4 inches, attach the rear adapter plates for additional support (see Step 7).


Figure 2-7 Installing the Plenum Base in a 19-inch Rack

 

Step 4 Attach the left and right air baffles to the plenum base using the Cisco supplied M5x10mm screws (four for each air baffle). The keyholes on each side of the plenum base will help to guide the air baffles into position (Figure 2-11).

Step 5 Position the air filter at the front of the plenum assembly using the two key locators. Insert and hand-tighten the two captive screws to secure the air filter assembly to the plenum assembly (Figure 2-12).

Step 6 Position the cable management tray at the front of the plenum assembly (Figure 2-13). Insert and hand-tighten both captive screws to secure the cable management tray to the plenum assembly.

Step 7 If you are installing the air plenum kit to a four-post rack:

a. Attach the rear adapter plates to the rear side of the plenum assembly.

b. Fasten the rear adapter plates with M3 x 10mm screws, three on each side (Figure 2-8).

Figure 2-8 Attaching the Rear Adapter Plates (Four-Post Rack)

 

 

Step 8 Place the Cisco ASR 9001 Router on a flat and stable surface. Attach the rear grounding bracket (Figure 2-9).

Figure 2-9 Rear Grounding Bracket

 

Step 9 Install the Cisco ASR 9001 Router in the plenum assembly in the rack (see Installing the Chassis in a Two-Post Rack or Installing the Chassis in a Four-Post Rack).

Step 10 After the chassis is installed, attach the cable guide to the front left side post of the rack. Fasten the cable guide with one customer-supplied rack-mounting screw (Figure 2-10).

Figure 2-10 Attaching the Cable Guide

 


 

Installing the Air Plenum Kit in an ETSI Two-Post to Four-Post Rack


Note The air plenum kit is assembled and mounted in the rack before the Cisco ASR 9001 Router is installed.


To install the air plenum kit in an ETSI four-post open rack, follow these steps:


Step 1 Place the plenum base on a flat and stable surface. Secure the left and right adapter plates to the front of the plenum base using two Cisco supplied M5x10mm screws rack-mounting screws in the top and bottom screw holes on the plenum base.

Step 2 Attach the left and right air baffles to the plenum base using the Cisco supplied M5x10mm screws (four for each air baffle). The keyholes on each side of the plenum base will help to guide the air baffles into position (Figure 2-11).

Figure 2-11 Attaching the Air Baffles to the Plenum Base

 

 

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Air Baffle

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Plenum base

Step 3 Position the air filter assembly at the front of the plenum assembly using the two key locators. Insert and hand-tighten the two captive screws to secure the air filter assembly to the plenum assembly (Figure 2-12).

Figure 2-12 Attaching the Air Filter Assembly to the Plenum Assembly

 

Step 4 Position the cable management tray at the front of the plenum assembly (Figure 2-13). Insert and hand-tighten both captive screws (one on each side) to secure the cable management tray to the plenum assembly.

Figure 2-13 Attaching the Cable Management Tray to the Plenum Assembly

 

Step 5 Lift the plenum assembly to the desired position in the rack. Align the screw holes on the adapter plates of the plenum assembly with the mounting holes in the rack.

Figure 2-14 Installing the Plenum Assembly in a Rack

 

Step 6 Attach the plenum assembly to the left and right rack rails using customer-supplied rack-mounting screws. We recommend a minimum of four screws per side. These screws can vary in size and type depending on the rack that you use. Torque the screws to the weight specified for your particular rack.

Step 7 Attach the rear adapter plates to the rear side of the plenum assembly. Fasten the rear adapter plates with M3 x 10mm screws, three on each side (Figure 2-15).


Note If the front to rear spacing for the cabinet is 18.4 inches, attach rear adapter plates for support.


Figure 2-15 Attaching the Rear Adapter Plates

 

Step 8 Place the Cisco ASR 9001 Router on a flat and stable surface. Attach the rear grounding bracket (Figure 2-9).

Step 9 Install the Cisco ASR 9001 Router in the plenum assembly in the rack (see Installing the Chassis in a Two-Post Rack or Installing the Chassis in a Four-Post Rack).

Step 10 After the chassis is installed in the rack, attach the cable guide to the front left post of the rack at the same location as shown in Figure 2-10. Secure the cable guide to the rack post with one customer-supplied rack-mounting screw.