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FortiGate-7121F System Guide

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Inserting FIMs and FPMs

All FortiGate-7121F chassis are shipped with a protective front panel installed in the chassis to protect internal chassis components. This panel must be removed before you install FIMs and FPMs.

Insert FIMs into chassis slots 1 and 2. Insert FPMs into chassis slots 3 to 12.

Note Do not operate the FortiGate-7121F chassis with open slots on the front or back panel. For optimum cooling performance and safety, chassis front panel slots 1 and 2 must contain FIMs. Front panel slots 3 to 12 must contain FPMs or FPM blank panels (also called dummy cards). In addition, all cooling fan trays, power supplies or power supply slot covers must be installed while the chassis is operating. The FPM blank panels shipped with the chassis should be kept available in case an FPM is removed from the chassis. If an FIM or FPM fails and you don't have a replacement FIM or FPM or an available blank panel, you should keep the failed FIM or FPM in the chassis slot until you receive a replacement.

To insert FIMs and FPMs, see the guide supplied with the module.

Note

FIM and FPM backplane connectors are shipped with a backplane connector protection label and plastic cover. Before inserting the FIM or FPM module into the chassis slot, remove the label and plastic cover and check the backplane connectors to make sure they are clean and undamaged.

To install an FIM or FPM into a chassis, carefully slide the module all the way into the chassis slot, close the module levers to seat the module into the slot, and tighten the secure screws to make sure the module is fully engaged with the backplane and secured. You must also make sure that the power sliders are fully closed by gently pushing them down.

Installation Highlights:

1. Remove backplane connector protection label.

2. Module levers must be closed.

3. Secure screws must be tightened.

4. Power sliders must be fully closed for the module to get power and start up.

If the module is not receiving power all LEDs remain off.

Caution All FIM and FPM modules must be protected from static discharge and physical shock. Only handle or work with these modules at a static-free workstation. Always wear a grounded electrostatic discharge (ESD) preventive wrist strap when handling modules.

Inserting FIMs and FPMs

All FortiGate-7121F chassis are shipped with a protective front panel installed in the chassis to protect internal chassis components. This panel must be removed before you install FIMs and FPMs.

Insert FIMs into chassis slots 1 and 2. Insert FPMs into chassis slots 3 to 12.

Note Do not operate the FortiGate-7121F chassis with open slots on the front or back panel. For optimum cooling performance and safety, chassis front panel slots 1 and 2 must contain FIMs. Front panel slots 3 to 12 must contain FPMs or FPM blank panels (also called dummy cards). In addition, all cooling fan trays, power supplies or power supply slot covers must be installed while the chassis is operating. The FPM blank panels shipped with the chassis should be kept available in case an FPM is removed from the chassis. If an FIM or FPM fails and you don't have a replacement FIM or FPM or an available blank panel, you should keep the failed FIM or FPM in the chassis slot until you receive a replacement.

To insert FIMs and FPMs, see the guide supplied with the module.

Note

FIM and FPM backplane connectors are shipped with a backplane connector protection label and plastic cover. Before inserting the FIM or FPM module into the chassis slot, remove the label and plastic cover and check the backplane connectors to make sure they are clean and undamaged.

To install an FIM or FPM into a chassis, carefully slide the module all the way into the chassis slot, close the module levers to seat the module into the slot, and tighten the secure screws to make sure the module is fully engaged with the backplane and secured. You must also make sure that the power sliders are fully closed by gently pushing them down.

Installation Highlights:

1. Remove backplane connector protection label.

2. Module levers must be closed.

3. Secure screws must be tightened.

4. Power sliders must be fully closed for the module to get power and start up.

If the module is not receiving power all LEDs remain off.

Caution All FIM and FPM modules must be protected from static discharge and physical shock. Only handle or work with these modules at a static-free workstation. Always wear a grounded electrostatic discharge (ESD) preventive wrist strap when handling modules.