Maintaining Your Cisco 7513, Cisco 7513-MX, and
Cisco 7576 Router
Your Cisco 7513, Cisco 7513-MX, or Cisco 7576 router is configured to your order and is ready for
installation and startup when it leaves the factory. After you install and configure your router, you might
have to perform specific maintenance procedures and operations to ensure that the router is operating
properly, to upgrade specific system components, or to replace components with spare parts or
field-replaceable units (FRUs). This chapter describes procedures and maintenance operations required
to maintain your Cisco 7513, Cisco 7513-MX, or Cisco 7576 router.
Detailed, up-to-date instructions (called configuration notes) are available on Cisco.com.
The Cisco 7513, Cisco 7513-MX, and Cisco 7576 allow you to remove and replace interface processors
and RSPs while the system is powered on; however, you must shut down the system power before
accessing the chassis interior for any other reason.
If you intend to remove and replace an interface processor or RSP while the system is powered on, do
so only when no operations are taking place that involve the RSP NVRAM or Flash memory. This
includes operations involving system configuration changes and downloading microcode images.
This chapter provides specific component replacement instructions for upgrading, removing, or
replacing the following components:
Chassis cover panels
Blower module assembly
Card cage assembly
Chassis interface (CI) board
Power supply removal (power supply installation is discussed in the
7513-MX, and Cisco 7576 Power Supplies" section on page
To help prevent problems, before performing any procedures in this chapter, review the
Recommendations" section on page
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