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Site Preparation Checklist for EX-series Switches

The checklist in Table 21 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for switch installation.

Table 21: Site Preparation Checklist

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Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed switch tolerances.

Environmental Requirements and Specifications.


Measure distance between external power sources and switch installation site.


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

Power Specifications and Requirements for an EX-series Switch

Hardware Configuration

Choose the configuration.


Verify that your rack meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the switch.

Rack Requirements and Specifications for an EX-series Switch


Plan rack location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance


Secure the rack to the floor and building structure.


Acquire cables and connectors:

  • Determine the number of cables needed based on your planned configuration.
  • Review the maximum distance allowed for each cable. Choose the length of cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.

Plan the cable routing and management.


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