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Manual Chapter: Repackaging Guidelines
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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 platform must be shipped in packaging provided by F5 Networks.
  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 in the plastic bag, if available.
    Platform in plastic
  4. Place the foam inserts on the front and back sides of the platform.
  5. Place the platform into the shipping box.
    Platform in box
  6. Place the accessory boxes in the foam inserts.
    Foam inserts
  7. Close and seal the shipping box.
    Shipping box
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