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Install the vEdge 5000 Router

Once you have prepared your site for router installation, follow the instructions below to unpack the vEdge 5000 router and install it on four posts in a 19-inch rack.

Unpack the vEdge 5000 Router

A vEdge 5000 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 5000 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 5000 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.

Table 1 lists the parts shipped with the vEdge 5000 router and their quantities.

Table 1: Inventory of Parts Provided with a vEdge 5000 Router

Component

Quantity

Router chassis

1

Fan tray (preinstalled)

4

AC power supply (preinstalled)

2

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

2

Blanking cover panel for NIM slots (preinstalled)

4 (1 per NIM slot)

RJ-45 to DB-9 console cable 1
Rack-mounting ears 2
Slide rails

2

Screws/cage nuts for rack mount

6/6

Screws for inner rails

10

Screws for mounting ears

6

vEdge 5000 Router Quick Start

1

Mount the vEdge 5000 Router in a Rack

You can mount the vEdge 5000 router on four posts in a 19-inch rack.

In addition to the accessory box, you need the following tools to mount a vEdge 5000 router in a 19-inch rack:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver
  • Tape measure

The accessory box ships with two slide rails. Each slide rail has two parts: an inner rail that attaches to the router chassis and an outer rail that attaches to the 19-inch rack.

Warning: ​To prevent bodily injury when mounting or servicing the vEdge 5000 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 the vEdge 5000 router on all 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. Detach both inner rails from the two slide rails:
    1. Take one of the slide rails, and slide the inner bracket all the way up to the end of the slide rail until you hear a click.
    2. Push the slide rail lock outwards in the direction indicated by the arrow in Figure 2. Then pull the inner bracket out of the slide rail.
    3. Repeat Steps 3a and 3b to release the inner rail from the second slide rail.

Figure 2: Detaching the Inner Rail from the Slide Rail

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  1. Attach the two inner rails to either side of the router chassis using the inner rail screws in the accessory box. Use five screws to secure each inner rail.

Figure 3: Attaching the Inner Rails to the vEdge 5000 Router Chassis

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  1. Attach the two mounting ears to either side of the router chassis using the mounting ear screws in the accessory box. Use three screws to attach each mounting ear.

Figure 4: Attaching the Mounting Ears to the vEdge 5000 Router Chassis

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  1. Install the two outer rails into the 19-inch rack:
    1. Clip the outer rail to the front of the rack, aligning the three holes on the outer rail with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack. You will hear a click once the outer rail is firmly attached.
    2. Clip the outer rail to the rear of the rack, aligning the three holes on the outer rail with the threaded holes in the rear post of the rack. You will hear a click once the rail is firmly attached.
    3. Repeat Steps 6a and 6b for the other slide rail.

      Figure 5: Clipping the Outer Rail to the Front and Rear of the Rack

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  1. Grasp both sides of the router chassis, making sure that the front of the chassis is facing you.
  2. Stand at the front of the rack, and lift the router to align it with the slide rails.
  3. Gently insert the chassis into the outer rails on both sides of the rack, as shown in Figure X.

Figure 6: Inserting the Chassis Into the Outer Rails

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  1. Slide the chassis as far back as possible until you hear a click. While sliding the chassis in, push the release tabs on both the inner rails in the direction of the arrow shown in Figure 11. If you do not push the release tabs, you will be able to slide the router in only halfway.

Figure 7: Pushing the Release Tabs on the Inner Rails

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  1. Secure the mounting ears to the front of the rack using the rack-mount screws in the accessory box. Use one screw in the center. Then, tighten the screws.

Figure 8: Securing the Mounting Ears to the Front of the Rack

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To slide the router chassis out of the slide rails, gently pull it outwards. Then, press the blue slide rail locks on both sides and slide the chassis out.

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