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SRX3600 Services Gateway Cabinet Airflow Requirements


When you mount the services gateway in a cabinet, you must ensure that ventilation through the cabinet is sufficient to prevent overheating. Following is a list of requirements to consider when planning for chassis cooling:

  • Ensure that the cool air supply you provide through the cabinet can adequately dissipate the thermal output of the services gateway.

  • Allow at least 3 in. (7.6 cm) of vertical clearance between the top and bottom of the services gateway and other devices in the cabinet.

  • Ensure that the cabinet allows the chassis hot exhaust air to exit from the cabinet without recirculating into the services gateway. An open cabinet (without a top or doors) that employs hot air exhaust extraction from the top allows the best airflow through the chassis.

  • Ensure that the cabinet provides at least 13 cm (5 in) of clearance on each side of the chassis for cooling airflow.

  • If the cabinet contains a top or doors, you must provide perforations in these elements to allow adequate airflow through the cabinet to dissipate the heat generated by all of the devices in the cabinet.

  • Route and dress all cables to minimize the blockage of airflow to and from the chassis.

For more information about air flow through the services gateway, see SRX3400 and SRX5600 Services Gateways Air Deflector Kits.