Manual Chapter : Repackaging Guidelines

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Repackaging Guidelines

About repackaging the platform

The VIPRION® 2400 chassis and blades are designed to be shipped and packaged separately. If it becomes necessary to transport the platform to another location or return it to F5® Networks, these guidelines will help ensure that you repackage the platform properly.

Important: Before returning any equipment, contact F5 to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) case number.
Important: You must use shipping materials and packaging provided by F5 when repackaging the platform.
Note: Be sure to keep a record of the tracking number and ship date. These will be needed to track lost shipments.
Note: Do not include any cables, removable XFP/SFP/SFP+ modules, GBICs, or other peripheral items if you are returning the platform to F5 Networks.

Repackaging the chassis

The VIPRION® 2400 chassis must be shipped empty (with no blades installed) and in F5®-provided packaging.
  1. Disconnect the power cords and other cables from the platform.
  2. Optional: Install the chassis handles if they are not already installed to help ease removal of the chassis from the rack.
  3. Remove all blades from the chassis.
  4. Remove the chassis from the rack.
  5. Place the empty chassis onto the shipping box.
    Chassis in box
  6. Cover the chassis with the plastic wrap.
  7. Place the foam insert on top of the chassis.
    Foam insert
  8. Place the accessory box on the foam insert.
    Accessory box
  9. Close and seal the shipping box.

Repackaging a blade

The VIPRION® B2000 Series blades must be shipped in F5-provided packaging.
  1. Disconnect the network cables and other cables from the blade, and then remove any optical modules.
  2. Loosen the captive screws on either side of the blade.
  3. Grasp the two latches on the front of the blade and pull toward you.
    Grasping latch
  4. Fully extend the latches on both sides of the blade and pull out toward you to remove the blade from the chassis.
    Extending latch
  5. Place the blade into the antistatic bag, and then place the bagged blade into the black conductive wrapper sheet.
    Blade in antistatic bag
  6. Close the black wrapper sheet by securing the tabs on the left and right sides of the box.
    Blade box
  7. Place the foam cover on top of the blade box.
    Foam cover
  8. Close the blade box.
    Closed outer box
  9. Install the foam end caps onto the outside edges of the blade box, and then place the blade box into the outer shipping box.
    Foam and outer box
  10. Close and seal the outer shipping box.