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Rack Requirements for EX2200 Switches

You can mount the EX2200 switches on two-post racks or four-post racks.

Rack requirements consist of:

  • Rack type
  • Mounting bracket hole spacing
  • Rack size and strength
  • Rack connection to the building structure

Table 23 provides the rack requirements and specifications for the switch.

Table 23: Rack Requirements and Specifications for the Switch

Rack Requirement

Guidelines

Rack type

Use a two-post rack or a four-post rack. You can mount the switch on any two-post or four-post rack that provides bracket holes or hole patterns spaced at 1 U (1.75 in./4.45 cm) increments and that meets the size and strength requirements to support the weight.

A U is the standard rack unit defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310–D) published by the Electronics Industry Association (http://www.ecianow.org/standards-practices/standards/) .

The rack must meet the strength requirements to support the weight of the chassis.

Mounting bracket hole spacing

The holes in the mounting brackets are spaced at 1 U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm), so that the switch can be mounted in any rack that provides holes spaced at that distance.

Rack size and strength

  • Ensure that the rack complies with the standard defined for 19-in. rack as defined in Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment (document number EIA-310–D) published by the Electronics Industry Association (http://www.ecianow.org/standards-practices/standards/) .
  • Ensure that the rack rails are spaced widely enough to accommodate the switch chassis' external dimensions . The outer edges of the front-mounting brackets extend the width of the chassis to 19 in. (48.2 cm).
  • The rack must be strong enough to support the weight of the switch.
  • Ensure that the spacing of rails and adjacent racks allows for the proper clearance around the switch and rack.

Rack connection to building structure

  • Secure the rack to the building structure.
  • If earthquakes are a possibility in your geographical area, secure the rack to the floor.
  • Secure the rack to the ceiling brackets as well as wall or floor brackets for maximum stability.

One pair of mounting brackets for mounting the switch on two posts of a rack is supplied with each switch. For mounting the switch on four posts of a rack or cabinet, you can order a four-post rack-mount kit separately.

Note: Mounting brackets are not supplied with EX2200-C switch; they are separately orderable.

Related Documentation

Modified: 2015-06-23