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Manual Chapter: Repackaging Guidelines
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Repackaging Guidelines

About repackaging the platform

If it becomes necessary to transport the platform to another location or return it to F5® Networks, the following guidelines will help ensure that you repackage the platform properly.

Important: Before returning any equipment, contact F5 Networks to obtain a Return Material Authorization (RMA) case number.
Important: You must use shipping materials and packaging provided by F5 Networks when repackaging the platform.
Note: Be sure that you 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 modules, GBICs, or other peripheral items if you are returning the platform to F5 Networks.

Repackaging the platform

The 11000 platform must be shipped in F5-provided packaging.
  1. Disconnect the network cables and other cables from the platform, and then remove any optical modules.
  2. Remove the platform from the rack.
  3. Place the platform into the shipping box.

    Chassis in box
  4. Place the foam inserts on top of the platform.

    Foam inserts
  5. Place the accessory box on the foam insert.

    Accessory box
  6. Close and seal the shipping box.

    Shipping box
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