Cisco 12000 Series Routers

Cisco 12006 and Cisco 12406 Router Unpacking and Repackaging Instructions


Table Of Contents

Cisco 12006 and Cisco 12406 Router Unpacking and Repacking Instructions

Before Unpacking the Router

Tools and Equipment

Unpacking the Router

Repacking the Router

Transporting the Router

Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety Information

Obtaining Documentation

Product Documentation DVD

Ordering Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

Submitting a Service Request

Definitions of Service Request Severity

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Cisco 12006 and Cisco 12406 Router Unpacking and Repacking Instructions

This document contains instructions for unpacking and repackaging the Cisco 12006 and Cisco 12406 routers. After you unpack the system, refer to the Cisco 12006 and Cisco 12406 Router Installation and Configuration Guide for more information.

This document includes the following topics:

Before Unpacking the Router

Tools and Equipment

Unpacking the Router

Repacking the Router

Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety Information

Obtaining Documentation

Documentation Feedback

Obtaining Technical Assistance

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Before Unpacking the Router

Figure 1 shows the Cisco 12006 or Cisco 12406 router on its shipping pallet. A fully configured system can weigh as much as 205 pounds (94 kg), not counting the additional weight of the pallet and packaging materials. Before unpacking the system, you should carefully plan the site location of the router and the method you will use to move it into position to install it in a rack.

Note Save all packing material and hardware (bolts, screws, brackets, and so on) after unpacking the router. You can use them to repackage the router for shipping if necessary.

Figure 1 Cisco 12006 or Cisco 12406 Router Secured to Pallet

Tools and Equipment

You need the following items and tools:

3/16-inch flat-blade screwdriver

1/4-inch flat-blade screwdriver

9/16-inch (14-mm) wrench

10-mm wrench (open-end or socket)

Wire cutters


Unpacking the Router

This section explains how to unpack the router from the shipping pallet. Figure 2 shows the packing material and accessory kit container.

Figure 2 Unpacking the Router—Enhanced Model)


Pallet base


Plastic bag


Front door (enhanced model only)


Accessory kit tray


Hold-down brackets with bolts


Outer shipping container

Step 1 Use wire cutters to cut the plastic bands that secure the router to the pallet.

Step 2 Remove the tape that seals the shipping container and open the top of the box.

Step 3 Lift out the accessory kit and set it aside (see Figure 2).

Step 4 Remove the shipping container, the plastic bag, and all of the packing materials and set them aside.

Step 5 Remove the bolts and screws that secure the two front anchor clips and side angle brackets to the pallet (Figure 3).

If you are installing the enhanced version of the 12404 Internet router, go to Step 6. For all other models, go to Step 8.

Figure 3 Removing the Router from the Shipping Pallet—Enhanced Model)

Step 6 Cut the plastic tie-wrap and remove it from the upper left hinge bracket (Figure 4).

Note The plastic tie-wrap secures the front door to the chassis during shipment.

Figure 4 Removing the Tie-Wrap and Label

Step 7 Open the front door and remove the labels (labeled REMOVE) that protect the rubber bumpers during shipment (Figure 5).

Close the front door.

Figure 5 Removing the Rubber Bumper Shipping Label

Step 8 Your Cisco router is ready for installation. For installation instructions, see the Cisco 12006 and Cisco 12406 Router Installation and Configuration Guide (see Obtaining Documentation).

Repacking the Router

This section describes how to repack your Cisco router into the shipping container. This procedure assumes you have the pallet, packing material, and hardware you saved when the chassis was unpacked.

Note If the original packing kit—consisting of the pallet base, hold-down brackets, bolts, screws, plastic bag cover, packing material, and shipping cartons—was lost or damaged, you can order another kit (Product Number GSR6-PKG=)

Step 1 Place the router on a Cisco 12006/12406 shipping pallet.

Step 2 Secure the side and rear brackets to the pallet using the bolts and screws you saved when the chassis was unpacked (see Figure 3).

Step 3 Tighten all of the captive screws on the power entry modules, power distribution unit, and line cards so that they are secure.

Step 4 Refer to Figure 2 and:

a. Place the plastic bag cover over the router.

b. Place the accessory kit on top of the router.

c. Place the cardboard shipping container over the accessory kit and router.

Note If the master shipper tape closure was removed, replace it before you secure the bands to your package.

Step 5 Secure the cardboard shipping container to the pallet using straps similar to the ones used to ship the router to you.

Your router is ready for shipment.

Transporting the Router

The shipping package for the router is engineered to reduce the potential of product damage during shipment. To minimize potential damage to the product, transport the router in its Cisco specified packaging. Failure to do so may result in damage to the router or degradation of its performance. Do not remove the router from its shipping container until you are ready to install it. The router should always be transported or stored in an upright position. Keep the router in the shipping container until you have determined an installation site.

Regulatory, Compliance, and Safety Information

The complete list of translated safety warnings and agency approvals is available in the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco 12000 Series Internet Routers publication (Document Number 78-4347-xx).

Obtaining Documentation

Cisco documentation and additional literature are available on Cisco also provides several ways to obtain technical assistance and other technical resources. These sections explain how to obtain technical information from Cisco Systems.

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Product Documentation DVD

Cisco documentation and additional literature are available in the Product Documentation DVD package, which may have shipped with your product. The Product Documentation DVD is updated regularly and may be more current than printed documentation.

The Product Documentation DVD is a comprehensive library of technical product documentation on portable media. The DVD enables you to access multiple versions of hardware and software installation, configuration, and command guides for Cisco products and to view technical documentation in HTML. With the DVD, you have access to the same documentation that is found on the Cisco website without being connected to the Internet. Certain products also have .pdf versions of the documentation available.

The Product Documentation DVD is available as a single unit or as a subscription. Registered users (Cisco direct customers) can order a Product Documentation DVD (product number DOC-DOCDVD=) from the Ordering tool or Cisco Marketplace.

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Ordering Documentation

Registered users may order Cisco documentation at the Product Documentation Store in the Cisco Marketplace at this URL:

Cisco will continue to support documentation orders using the Ordering tool:

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Nonregistered users can order documentation through a local account representative by calling Cisco Systems Corporate Headquarters (California, USA) at 408 526-7208 or, elsewhere in North America, by calling 1 800 553-NETS (6387).

Documentation Feedback

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Obtaining Technical Assistance

Cisco Technical Support provides 24-hour-a-day award-winning technical assistance. The Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website on features extensive online support resources. In addition, if you have a valid Cisco service contract, Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) engineers provide telephone support. If you do not have a valid Cisco service contract, contact your reseller.

Cisco Technical Support & Documentation Website

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Access to all tools on the Cisco Technical Support & Documentation website requires a user ID and password. If you have a valid service contract but do not have a user ID or password, you can register at this URL:

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Submitting a Service Request

Using the online TAC Service Request Tool is the fastest way to open S3 and S4 service requests. (S3 and S4 service requests are those in which your network is minimally impaired or for which you require product information.) After you describe your situation, the TAC Service Request Tool provides recommended solutions. If your issue is not resolved using the recommended resources, your service request is assigned to a Cisco engineer. The TAC Service Request Tool is located at this URL:

For S1 or S2 service requests or if you do not have Internet access, contact the Cisco TAC by telephone. (S1 or S2 service requests are those in which your production network is down or severely degraded.) Cisco engineers are assigned immediately to S1 and S2 service requests to help keep your business operations running smoothly.

To open a service request by telephone, use one of the following numbers:

Asia-Pacific: +61 2 8446 7411 (Australia: 1 800 805 227)
EMEA: +32 2 704 55 55
USA: 1 800 553-2447

For a complete list of Cisco TAC contacts, go to this URL:

Definitions of Service Request Severity

To ensure that all service requests are reported in a standard format, Cisco has established severity definitions.

Severity 1 (S1)—Your network is "down," or there is a critical impact to your business operations. You and Cisco will commit all necessary resources around the clock to resolve the situation.

Severity 2 (S2)—Operation of an existing network is severely degraded, or significant aspects of your business operation are negatively affected by inadequate performance of Cisco products. You and Cisco will commit full-time resources during normal business hours to resolve the situation.

Severity 3 (S3)—Operational performance of your network is impaired, but most business operations remain functional. You and Cisco will commit resources during normal business hours to restore service to satisfactory levels.

Severity 4 (S4)—You require information or assistance with Cisco product capabilities, installation, or configuration. There is little or no effect on your business operations.

Obtaining Additional Publications and Information

Information about Cisco products, technologies, and network solutions is available from various online and printed sources.

Cisco Marketplace provides a variety of Cisco books, reference guides, documentation, and logo merchandise. Visit Cisco Marketplace, the company store, at this URL:

Cisco Press publishes a wide range of general networking, training and certification titles. Both new and experienced users will benefit from these publications. For current Cisco Press titles and other information, go to Cisco Press at this URL:

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iQ Magazine is the quarterly publication from Cisco Systems designed to help growing companies learn how they can use technology to increase revenue, streamline their business, and expand services. The publication identifies the challenges facing these companies and the technologies to help solve them, using real-world case studies and business strategies to help readers make sound technology investment decisions. You can access iQ Magazine at this URL:

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Internet Protocol Journal is a quarterly journal published by Cisco Systems for engineering professionals involved in designing, developing, and operating public and private internets and intranets. You can access the Internet Protocol Journal at this URL:

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