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Mounting an EX2200 Switch on Two Posts of a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount all EX2200 switches on two posts of a two-post or a four-post 19-in. rack or cabinet using the mounting brackets and screws provided with all EX2200 switches except the EX2200-C switches. For EX2200-C switches, mounting brackets and screws are separately orderable. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet”.)

Note: If you need to mount an EX2200 switch except the EX2200-C switch models in a recessed position on either a two-post rack or a four-post rack, you can use the 2-in.-recess front mount brackets provided in the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit. EX2200-C cannot be mounted in a recessed position.

Note: Do not block the vents on the top of the EX2200-C switches. Doing this can lead to overheating of the switch chassis.

Before mounting the switch on two posts of a two-post or a four-post rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
  • 2 mounting brackets and 8 mounting screws (provided with EX2200 switches except the EX2200-C switch model )
  • Screws to secure the chassis to the rack (not provided)
  • 2-in.-recess front brackets from the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit if you will mount the switch in a recessed position (not applicable for EX2200-C switches).

Note: One person must be available to lift the switch while another secures the switch to the rack.

Caution: If you are mounting multiple units on a rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom of the rack and mount the other units from the bottom of the rack to the top in decreasing order of the weight of the units.

To mount the switch on two posts of a two-post or a four-post rack:

  1. Remove the switch from the shipping carton (see Unpacking an EX2200 Switch).
  2. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.
  3. Align the mounting brackets along the front or rear of the side panels of the switch chassis depending on how you want to mount the switch. For example, if you want to front-mount the switch, align the brackets along the front of the chassis. Figure 28 shows attaching the mounting brackets along the front of the EX2200 switch.

    Figure 28: Attaching the Mounting Bracket Along the Front of the Switch

    Attaching
the Mounting Bracket Along the Front of the Switch

    Note: The length of the mounting brackets depends on the switch model.

  4. Align the bottom holes in the mounting brackets with holes on the side panels of the switch chassis.
  5. Insert the mounting screws into the aligned holes. Tighten the screws.
  6. Ensure that the other holes in the mounting brackets are aligned with the holes in the side panels. Insert a screw in each hole and tighten the screws.
  7. Have one person grasp both sides of the switch, lift the switch, and position it in the rack, aligning the mounting bracket holes with the threaded holes in the rack or cabinet rail. Align the bottom hole in each mounting bracket with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. See Figure 29.

    Figure 29: Mounting the Switch on Two Posts of a Rack

    Mounting the Switch
on Two Posts of a Rack
  8. Have a second person secure the switch to the rack by using the appropriate screws. Tighten the screws.
  9. Ensure that the switch chassis is level by verifying that all screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side.

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Modified: 2015-06-23