Prepare to Install
Cisco NCS 5000
describes how to prepare the Cisco NCS 5000 series router for installation.
This chapter includes the following topics:
with Racks and Cabinets
The Cisco NCS 5000
series routers can be installed in the following types of racks using a
rack-mount kit shipped with the router:
Open EIA rack
To enable you to
easily mount your router in any qualifying rack, you can attach the rack-mount
brackets accommodate racks of different depths.
The airflow direction
of the Cisco NCS 5000 series routers can be configured as front-to-back (port
side intake), or back-to-front (port side exhaust). This is dependent on the
type of fan modules and power supplies configured with the chassis. It is not
possible to mix airflow directions. In other words, all fan modules and power
supplies must either be configured to the same front-to-back, or back-to-front
When lifting the
router chassis, follow these guidelines.:
power and external cables before lifting the router.
Ensure that two
people lift the router. The Cisco NCS 5001 router with two power supplies,
weighs 22 lb, and the Cisco NCS 5002 with two power supplies, weighs 46 lbs.
The Cisco NCS 5011 with two
power supplies, weighs 22.2 lbs. Ensure that your footing is solid and the
weight of the router is evenly distributed between your feet.
Lift the router
slowly, keeping your back straight. Lift with your legs, not with your back.
Bend at the knees, not at the waist.
Before beginning the installation,
ensure that you have the following items available:
Also, the following additional items (not found in the accessory kit)
are required to ground the chassis:
Four 12-24 or 10-32 screws for
attaching slider rails to the rack
Number 1 and number 2 Phillips screwdrivers with torque capability
3/16-inch flat-blade screwdriver
Tape measure and level
ESD wrist strap or other grounding device
Antistatic mat or antistatic foam
Grounding cable (6 AWG recommended), sized according to local and
national installation requirements; the required length depends on the
proximity of the router to proper grounding facilities
Crimping tool, large enough to accommodate the girth of the lug
Unpack and Inspect
the New Router
Before you install a
new chassis, you need to unpack and inspect it to be sure that you have all the
items that you ordered and verify that the router was not damaged during
router components, wear an ESD strap and handle modules by their handles and
carrier edges only. An ESD socket is provided on the chassis. For the ESD
socket to be effective, the chassis must be grounded through the power cable,
the chassis ground, or the metal-to-metal contact with a grounded rack.
Do not discard the
shipping container when you unpack the router. Flatten the shipping cartons and
store them with the pallet used for the system. If you need to move or ship the
system in the future, you will need these containers.
The router is
thoroughly inspected before shipment. If any damage occurred during
transportation or any items are missing, contact your customer service
To inspect the
shipment, follow these steps:
|| Compare the
shipment to the equipment list provided by your customer service representative
and verify that you have received all items ordered (optional items as well),
including the following:
contents of each box for damage.
|| If you notice
any discrepancies or damage, send the following information to your customer
service representative by email:
number of the shipper (see the packing slip)
serial number of the missing or damaged unit
of the problem and how it affects the installation
the damage to external packaging, internal packaging, and product
damage on the installation