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Juniper Networks® Field Guide and Reference by Juniper Networks®, Cris Morris, Gary Drenan, Aviva Garrett

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Preparing for Installation

For more information about preparing the site for a specific router, see the Juniper Networks hardware guide for that router.

Before installing a Juniper Networks router, several steps must be taken to prepare the installation site. These include installing the rack that will house the router; ensuring adequate clearance for router air flow and maintenance access; providing appropriate cables for power, grounding, and network connections; and calculating the router's power budget and power margin.

Rack Requirements

Juniper Networks routers can be installed into several types of racks, including standard 19-inch equipment racks, telco four-post racks, and center-mount racks. The rack used must be tall enough to hold ...

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