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Junos® OS For Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Michael Bushong, Cathy Gadecki, Walter Goralski

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Installing the Hardware and Software

Devices that run the Junos OS vary in size and shape from very small (switches with only a few ports that run on regular office current) to massive large (multi-rack core routers that require multiple experienced installer and mechanical lifts). So creating a unified hardware configuration section is impossible. Nevertheless, some general rules are valid for hardware installation of Junos OS devices of all sizes and shapes. In this section, we show you the small MX80 and the large MX960 as examples, but only for illustration purposes.

imagesPracticing safety

The importance of following safety protocols can't be overstated. If proper precautions are not taken, severe harm to personnel or the device can result. Follow these guidelines to ensure your safety and protect the device from damage. Always be alert and exercise good judgment. Note: Only trained and qualified personnel should install the device.

  • Use the Getting Started Guide. Perform only the procedures described in the Getting Started Guide that came with your device. Otherwise, the device might not work as intended.
  • Keep the work area clean. Keep the area around the chassis clear and free before, during, and after installation. Do not wear loose clothing or jewelry that could be caught in the chassis.
  • Wear safety glasses. If you are working under any conditions that could be hazardous to your ...

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