Required Tools and Equipment
Before you repack the Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform chassis into its original shipping materials, make sure that you have the following tools and equipment:
Mechanical lift capable of lifting 500 pounds (227 kg)
Number 2 Phillips screwdriver with torque capability
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) strap or other grounding equipment such as a grounded mat.
Original shipping container and packing materials
When you are handling the Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform, you must follow the ESD protocol at all times to prevent ESD damage. This protocol includes but is not limited to wearing an ESD wrist strap that you connect to the earth ground in the data center building.
Procedure to Repack the Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform
To repack the Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform, follow these steps:
Step 1 Compare the equipment to the list provided by your customer service representative. Verify that you have all the items.
Step 2 Check for damage and report any discrepancies or damage to your customer service representative. Have the following information ready:
Invoice number of shipper (see the packing slip)
Model and serial number of the damaged unit
Description of damage
Effect of damage on the installation
Step 3 To make the Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform lighter and easier to move, remove its power supply units, and its external components before you move it. Pack each of these components separately.
Step 4 Remove the Cisco Nexus Cloud Services Platform from the rack.
a. Disconnect all cables from the server. You can leave the cables routed through the CMA.
b. Loosen the two captive thumbscrews that secure the front of the server to each rack post.
c. Pull the server out of the front of the rack until the slide rails stop against the internal lock.
d. Press the removal release clip on each slide rail, and then continue pulling the server out evenly until it clears the slide rails.
Tip You do not have to remove the server from the rack if you can slide it forward enough to remove the top cover and safely view and access the internal components. Always disconnect all power cords before removing the top cover.
Step 5 Replace the server in its cardboard container using the original packaging material.