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Cisco 12008 Gigabit Switch Router System Packing and Unpacking Instructions

Cisco 12008 Gigabit Switch Router System Packing and Unpacking Instructions

Product Number: PKG-GSR8=

This document describes the shipping container for the Cisco 12008 Gigabit Switch Router (GSR).

Product Overview

The Cisco 12008, a member of the Cisco 12000 series of Internet routing products, is built around a high-speed switching fabric that is scalable from 10 to 40 Gbps, providing high performance to support Internet Protocol (IP)-based local-area networks (LANs) and wide-area networks (WANs).

The Cisco 12008 is 17.4 inches (44.2 cm) wide, 21.2 inches (54.4 cm) deep, and 24.8 inches (63 cm) high. A fully configured system with two AC-input power supplies weighs approximately 187 lb (85 kg). The Cisco 12008 shipping container is 25.3 inches (64.3 cm) wide, 37.7 inches (95.8 cm) long, and 31.8-inches (80.8 cm) high. The shipping materials weigh approximately 44 lb (20 kg).

A system packaging kit has been designed for the Cisco 12008. This is the same packaging kit used to ship your system originally. The kit includes a shipping pallet and an accessories box. If your original system packaging is damaged or has been discarded, you must order a replacement system packaging kit in order to safely ship the Cisco 12008 to another location.

Safety Guidelines

Review the safety guidelines in this section to avoid injuring yourself or damaging the equipment.

Before installing, configuring, or maintaining the router, you should review the safety warnings listed in the document Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco 12000 Series Gigabit Switch Routers (Document Number 78-4347-02) that accompanied your Cisco 12008.

The following guidelines will help ensure your safety and protect the equipment. This list is not inclusive of all potentially hazardous situations, so be alert.

Lifting Safely

A fully configured Cisco 12008 weighs approximately 187 lb (85 kg), and its packing material weighs approximately 44 lb (20 kg).

Whenever you lift any heavy components, follow these guidelines:

Safety with Electricity

The line cards, Gigabit Route Processor (GRP), switch fabric cards, clock scheduler cards, fan trays, and redundant power supplies are designed to be removed and replaced while the system is operating without presenting an electrical hazard or damage to the system.

Follow these basic guidelines when working with any electrical equipment:

In addition, use the guidelines that follow when working with any equipment that is disconnected from a power source, but still connected to telephone or network wiring:

Preventing Electrostatic Discharge Damage

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage, which can occur when electronic boards or components are handled improperly, can result in complete or intermittent failures.

Following are guidelines for preventing ESD damage:

Caution You should periodically check the resistance value of the antistatic strap. The measurement should be between 1 and 10 megohms.

Unpacking and Packing the Cisco 12008

The packaging materials for the Cisco 12008 include a pallet, foam inserts, an accessories box, a cardboard box, and a cardboard box sleeve. The cardboard box slides over the cardboard box sleeve, which fits snugly over the pallet. (See Figure 1.) You need the following items to unpack or pack the Cisco 12008:

Unpacking Packing Purpose
1/4-inch flat-blade screwdriver X X To remove the anchors from the Cisco 12008
Wire cutters X To cut the packing straps
ESD-preventive wrist strap X X To prevent ESD damage
Antistatic mat or bag X X To protect boards
Packing straps or carton-sealing tape X To seal box for shipping

If your original system packaging is damaged or has been discarded, you must order a replacement system packaging kit (Product Number PKG-GSR8=) from Cisco.

For guidance in packing or unpacking the Cisco 12008, refer to Figure 1.

Figure 1: Components of the Cisco 12008 Packaging System

Caution To prevent damage, never attempt to lift or tilt the Cisco 12008 using the handles on the power supplies. These handles are not designed to support the full weight of the Cisco 12008.

FCC Class A Compliance

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio-frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case users will be required to correct the interference at their own expense.

You can determine whether your equipment is causing interference by turning it off. If the interference stops, it was probably caused by the Cisco equipment or one of its peripheral devices. If the equipment causes interference to radio or television reception, try to correct the interference by using one or more of the following measures:

Modifications to this product not authorized by Cisco Systems, Inc. could void the FCC approval and negate your authority to operate the product.

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Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, CCO provides a wealth of standard and value-added services to Cisco's customers and business partners. CCO services include product information, product documentation, software updates, release notes, technical tips, the Bug Navigator, configuration notes, brochures, descriptions of service offerings, and download access to public and authorized files.

CCO serves a wide variety of users through two interfaces that are updated and enhanced simultaneously: a character-based version and a multimedia version that resides on the World Wide Web (WWW). The character-based CCO supports Zmodem, Kermit, Xmodem, FTP, and Internet e-mail, and it is excellent for quick access to information over lower bandwidths. The WWW version of CCO provides richly formatted documents with photographs, figures, graphics, and video, as well as hyperlinks to related information.

You can access CCO in the following ways:

For a copy of CCO's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), contact For additional information, contact

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