Cisco R Series Rack and RP Series PDU Installation Guide
Replacing Components
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Replacing Components

Table Of Contents

Replacing Components

Removing and Installing Side Panels (if included)

Removing and Installing Cisco R Series Rack Doors

Removing and Installing a Front Door

Reversing a Front Door

Removing and Installing Rear Doors

Using the Cabling Portholes

Using the Rear Cable Access Bar


Replacing Components


Revised: January 21, 2011, OL-23865-01

The Cisco R Series Rack has several replaceable components, and the following procedures are possible:

Removing and Installing a Front Door

Reversing a Front Door

Removing and Installing Rear Doors

Removing and Installing Side Panels (if included)

Using the Cabling Portholes

Using the Rear Cable Access Bar

Removing and Installing Side Panels (if included)

The Cisco R Series Racks may come with side panels installed. You may find it easier to remove the panels as you are unpacking the rack or before installing PDUs, servers, and other devices.

Installation of the panels is the reverse of the removal. Complete the following steps to remove the side panels from a Cisco R Series Rack:


Step 1 Unlock both button locks with the provided key and then slide the latches toward each other as shown in Figure 6-1, upper callout 1.

Figure 6-1 Removing Side Panels

Step 2 Holding it by the sides, pull the bottom of the top panel slightly toward you (as shown in Figure 6-1, upper callout 2); then, lift the side panel and pull it away from the ridge on the top of the rack (as shown in Figure 6-1, upper callout 3).

Step 3 Holding it by the sides, pull the bottom of the bottom panel slightly up (as shown in Figure 6-1, lower callout 1), then lift the bottom panel and pull it away from the ridge on the middle of the rack (as shown in Figure 6-1, lower callout 2).


Note After removing a side panel, store it in an upright position against a flat surface.



Removing and Installing Cisco R Series Rack Doors

All Cisco R42610 Racks come with front and rear doors installed. Removing the doors when installing and removing devices in the rack is only required if part of the rack is obstructed by the door as you install the device. Most devices can be installed without removing the doors.

Removing and Installing a Front Door

Installing a front door is the reverse of removal. Complete the following steps to remove a front door from the Cisco R42610 Rack.


Step 1 Unlock and open the door by pulling the handle bottom out and rotating the handle 90° clockwise.

Step 2 While holding the door steady, lift both captive hinge pins until they unlock (as shown in Figure 6-2).

Figure 6-2 Removing the Front Door


Timesaver One person should be able to remove a front door unassisted, but having one person hold the door while the other slides the pins will be slightly quicker.


Step 3 Hold the door with both hands and pull it away from the hinges (as shown in Figure 6-1), then store it in an upright position against a flat surface.


Reversing a Front Door

To reverse a front door on a Cisco R42610 Rack so that it opens in the opposite direction, follow these steps:


Step 1 Remove the door as described in "Removing and Installing a Front Door".

Step 2 Use a 4 mm hex wrench to remove the top and bottom hinges from the rack. See callout 1 in Figure 6-3.

Step 3 Install the hinges on the other side of the rack. See callout 2 and callout 3 in Figure 6-3.

Step 4 Remove the front door latch. See callout 4 in Figure 6-3.

Step 5 Attach the front door latch to the other side of the rack. See callout 5 in Figure 6-3.

Figure 6-3 Reversing a Front Door

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Starting position of hinges

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Moved position of hinges


Step 6 Rotate the door 180°; then install the door on the other side of the rack.

Step 7 Remove the Cisco logo from the bottom of the door; then snap it into the holes near the top of the door.


Removing and Installing Rear Doors

Installing the rear doors is the reverse of removal. Complete the following steps to remove the rear doors from the Cisco R42610 Rack.


Step 1 Unlock and open the right-side door.

Step 2 While holding the right door steady, lift both captive hinge pins until they unlock (as shown in Figure 6-4).

Step 3 Hold the door steady with both hands and pull it away from the hinges; then store it in an upright position against a flat surface.

Step 4 Open the left-side door.

Step 5 Hold the left-side door steady with one hand, then lift both captive hinge pins until they unlock (as shown in Figure 6-4).

Step 6 Hold the door steady with both hands and pull it away from the hinges, then store it in an upright position against a flat surface.

Figure 6-4 Removing the Rear Doors

Using the Cabling Portholes

To use knockout cabling portholes on the top panel:


Step 1 Use a flat-blade screwdriver to pry a knockout cabling porthole off the Cisco R Series Rack top panel. (See Figure 6-5, callout 1.)

Step 2 Snap out and discard the center of the cabling porthole. (See Figure 6-5, callout 2.)

Step 3 Replace the grommet ring of the cabling porthole in the opening. (See Figure 6-5, callout 3.)

Figure 6-5 Access Ports on the Cisco R Series Rack Top


Caution Failing to replace the ring may lead to damaged power or network cables.


Using the Rear Cable Access Bar

To use the rear cable access bar in the bottom of the Cisco R Series Rack:


Step 1 Release the two swell latches securing the cable access bar to the rear of the rack. (See the Arrows and callout 1 in Figure 6-6.)

Step 2 Pull the bar away from the rack as shown in callout 2 of Figure 6-6.

Figure 6-6 Removing the Cable Access Bar

Step 3 Route the cables through the opening.

Step 4 Reattach the rear cable access bar to the rack by pressing it into place and tightening the swell latches. Make sure that you do not pinch or cut any cables.