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Install the vEdge 2000 Router

Once you have prepared your site for router installation, follow the instructions below to unpack the vEdge 2000 router and install it on either two front posts, four posts, or two mid-posts in a 19-inch rack.

Unpack the vEdge 2000 Router

A vEdge 2000 router is shipped in a cardboard carton and secured firmly in place with foam packing material. The carton contains an accessory box with Quick Start instructions. It is recommended that you do not unpack the router until you are ready to install it.

To unpack the router>

  1. Move the cardboard carton close to the installation site, making sure you have adequate space to remove all the contents of the box.
  2. Open the top flaps of the carton. The router chassis and the accessories are packed together in the same box with partitions in the packing foam to accommodate the accessories. 
  3. Gradually remove the packing foam holding the router and the accessories in place. See Figure 1.
  4. Take out the router and each accessory.
  5. Verify the router components against the packing list included in the box.

Figure 1: Unpacking the vEdge 2000 Router

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Note: It is recommended that you do not discard the shipping carton and packing material when you unpack the router. Flatten and store the box in case you need to move or return the router in the future. See Return Hardware.

Packing List for a vEdge 2000 Router

The cardboard carton in which the router is packed includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive with your router against the items on the packing list. The packing list specifies the name, part number, and quantity of each item in the carton and the accessory box.

If any part on the packing list is missing, contact your customer service representative or contact Viptela customer support from within the U.S. or Canada by telephone at 800-525-5033 or by email to support@viptela.com.

Table 1 lists the parts shipped with the vEdge 2000 router and their quantities. 

Table 1: Inventory of Parts Provided with a vEdge 2000 Router

Component

Quantity

Router chassis

1

Fan tray (preinstalled)

4

AC power supply (preinstalled)

AC power cord appropriate for your geographical location (AC router models only)

2

Blanking cover panel for PIM slots (preinstalled)

2 (1 per PIM slot)

Dust covers for ports (attached to router ports)

1 per port (both built-in and PIM ports included)

USB console cable

1

Short mounting ear, Right

1

Short mounting ear, Left

1

Extended mounting ear, Right

1

Extended mounting ear, Left

1

1U slider

2

Screws for rack mount (A)            

8

Screws for short or extended mounting ears (B)            

8

Additional screws for extended mounting ears (C)

4

Screws for sliders (D)

8

Screws for locking 1U sliders (E)

4

vEdge 2000 Router Quick Start

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Mount the vEdge 2000 Router in a Rack

You can mount the vEdge 2000 router in a 19-inch rack in one of the following ways:

  • Mount the router on two front posts 
  • Mount the router on all four posts
  • Mount the router on two mid-posts

In addition to the accessory box, you need the following tools to mount a vEdge 2000 router in a 19-inch rack:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver
  • Tape measure

Mount the vEdge 2000 Router on Two Posts

To mount the vEdge 2000 router on two front posts in a 19-inch rack:

  1. Place the router chassis on the floor or on a sturdy table near the rack.
  2. Verify the internal dimensions of the rack with a tape measure.  The chassis is 440 mm wide and must fit within the mounting posts.
  3. Secure the two extended mounting ears, marked Left and Right, to either side of the router chassis using the eight screws for mounting ears (four on each side) in the packet marked B plus the four additional screws for extended mounting ears (two on each side) in the packet marked C.

Figure 2: Attaching the Extended Mounting Ears to the vEdge 2000 Router Chassis

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  1. Grasp both sides of the router, then lift and position it in the rack, making sure that the mounting ear holes are aligned with the threaded holes in the rack rail. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting ears with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. 

Figure 3: Positioning the vEdge 2000 Router in the Rack

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  1. Have a second person secure the mounting ears to the rack, using four rack-mount screws (two on each side) from the packet marked A. Tighten the screws.

Figure 4: Attaching the Extended Mounting Ears to the Rack

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  1. Use a tape measure or level to verify that the chassis is installed straight and that all screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side.

Tip: It is recommended that you retain the dust covers in any unused ports.

Mount the vEdge 2000 Router on Four Posts

Warning: ​To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing the vEdge 2000 router in a rack, you must take special precautions to ensure that the system remains stable. The following guidelines are provided to ensure your safety:

  • ​If this is the only router in the rack, mount it at the bottom of the rack.
  • If you are mounting the router in a partially filled rack, start to load the rack from the bottom, placing the heaviest component at the bottom of the rack.

To mount a vEdge 2000 router on four posts in a 19-inch rack:

  1. Place the router chassis on the floor or on a sturdy table near the rack.
  2. Verify the internal dimensions of the rack with a tape measure. The chassis is 440 mm wide and must fit within the mounting posts.
  3. Secure the two short mounting ears, marked Left and Right, to either side of the router chassis using the eight screws for mounting ears (four on each side) in the packet marked B.

Figure 5: Attaching the Short Mounting Ears to the vEdge 2000 Router Chassis

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  1. Slide out the two interchangeable 1U sliders, and secure to either side of the router chassis using the eight screws for sliders (four on each side) in the packet marked D.

Figure 6: Attaching the 1U Sliders to the vEdge 2000 Router Chassis

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  1. Grasp both sides of the router, then lift and position it in the rack, aligning the front bracket holes with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack rail. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level.

Figure 7: Positioning the vEdge 2000 Router in the Rack

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  1. Have a second person secure the mounting ears to the front of the rack using four rack-mount screws (two on each side) from the packet marked A. Tighten the screws.

Figure 8: Attaching the Short Mounting Ears to the Rack

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  1. Secure the 1U sliders to the rear post, using the remaining four rack-mount screws (two on each side) in the packet marked A. Tighten the screws.

Figure 9: Attaching the 1U Sliders to the Rear of the Rack

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  1. Lock the 1U sliders in place using the screws in the packet marked E. Tighten the screws.

Figure 10: Locking the 1U Sliders in Place

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  1. Verify that the router chassis is straight by making sure that all screws in the front are aligned with the screws in the back of the chassis.

Mount the vEdge 2000 Router on Mid-Posts

To mount a vEdge 2000 router on two mid-posts in a 19-inch rack:

  1. Place the router chassis on the floor or on a sturdy table near the rack.
  2. Verify the internal dimensions of the rack with a tape measure. The chassis is 440 mm wide and must fit within the mounting posts.
  3. Secure the two short mounting ears, marked Left and Right, to either side of the router chassis using the eight screws for mounting ears (four on each side) in the packet marked B.

Figure 11: Attaching the Short Mounting Ears to the Center of the Router Chassis

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  1. Grasp both sides of the router, then lift and position it in the rack, making sure that the mounting ear holes are aligned with the threaded holes in the rack rail. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting ears with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. 

Figure 12: Positioning the vEdge 2000 Router in the Rack

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  1. Have a second person attach the mounting ears to the rack, using four rack-mount screws (two on each side) from the packet marked A. Tighten the screws.
  2. Use a tape measure or level to verify that the chassis is installed straight and that all screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side.

Tip: It is recommended that you retain the dust covers in any unused ports.

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