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Planning the Virtual Chassis
Before installing EX
4200 switches in a virtual chassis configuration, you must consider
the following factors:
- The number of switches in the virtual chassis and location—You
can interconnect two to ten EX 4200 switches to form a virtual chassis.
You can stack the switches in a single rack or install them on multiple
racks. For information on the size and strength of racks, see Rack Requirements and Specifications for an EX-series Switch. See EX-series Switch Chassis Physical Specifications for the dimensions and
weights of the switch models.
- Cabling requirements for virtual chassis—You can
interconnect the EX 4200 switches in a virtual chassis configuration
through virtual chassis ports (VCPs) using the 0.5 meter long VCP
cable supplied in the package. Depending on the virtual chassis configurations
you have, you might need cables of different lengths. If you need
longer cables, you can purchase them separately. The maximum length
allowed for a virtual chassis cable is 5 meters. To connect switches
that are installed farther apart, you must configure the uplink module
ports as virtual chassis ports and use them to interconnect the switches.
- Clearance on the rear of the switch—You must have
access to the rear of the switch if you plan to interconnect switches
to form a virtual chassis.
- Power supply—You must plan the installation site
to meet the power requirements of the EX-series switches in a virtual
chassis. The input power requirements vary depending on the number
of Power over Ethernet (PoE) ports in a switch. See Power Supply in EX-series Switches for
the power requirements for the various configurations of PoE ports
in EX 4200 switches.
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