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

You can mount an EX2200 switch except an EX2200-C switch model on four posts of a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”)

Note: EX2200-C switches cannot be mounted on all four posts of a rack.

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

Before mounting the switch on four posts of a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2
  • 6 Phillips 4-40 flat-head mounting screws (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)
  • 8 Phillips 4x6-mm flat-head mounting screws (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)
  • One pair each of flush or 2-in.-recess front-mounting brackets
  • One pair of side mounting-rails
  • One pair of rear mounting-blades
  • Screws to secure the chassis and the rear mounting-blades to the rack (not provided)

Note: One person must be available to lift the switch while another secures it 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 four posts of a rack:

  1. Remove the switch from the shipping carton (see Unpacking an EX2200 Switch).
  2. Attach the front-mounting brackets (either the flush or the 2-in.-recess brackets) to the side mounting-rails using 6 Phillips 4-40 flat-head mounting screws. See Figure 30.

    Figure 30: Attaching the Front-Mounting Bracket to the Side Mounting-Rail

    Attaching
the Front-Mounting Bracket to the Side Mounting-Rail
      1
    Side mounting-rail
      2
    Front-mounting bracket
  3. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.
  4. Align the side mounting-rails along the side panels of the switch chassis. Align the two holes in the rear of the side mounting-rails with the two holes on the rear of the side panel.
  5. Insert Phillips 4x6-mm flat-head mounting screws into the two aligned holes and tighten the screws. Ensure that the two holes in the rear of the side mounting-rails are aligned with the remaining two holes in the side panel. See Figure 31.

    Figure 31: Attaching the Side Mounting-Rail to the Switch Chassis

    Attaching
the Side Mounting-Rail to the Switch Chassis
  6. Insert the Phillips 4x6-mm flat-head mounting screws into the remaining two holes in the side mounting-rails 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 side mounting-rail holes with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the front-mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. See Figure 32.

    Figure 32: Mounting the Switch to the Front Posts of a Rack

    Mounting the Switch
to the Front Posts of a Rack
      1
    Side mounting-rail
      2
    Front-mounting bracket
  8. Have a second person secure the front of the switch to the rack by using the appropriate screws for your rack.
  9. Slide the rear mounting-blades into the side mounting-rails. See Figure 33.

    Figure 33: Sliding the Rear Mounting-Blades into the Side Mounting-Rail

    Sliding the Rear Mounting-Blades into the Side Mounting-Rail
      1
    Rear mounting-blades
      3
    Switch
      2
    Side mounting-rail
     
  10. Attach the rear mounting-blades to the rear post by using the appropriate screws for your rack. Tighten the screws.
  11. Ensure that the switch chassis is level by verifying that all the screws on the front of the rack are aligned with the screws at the back of the rack.

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Modified: 2015-06-23