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M320 Site Preparation Checklist Requirements


The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for router installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

Item or Task

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

M320 Environmental Specifications


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.

M320 Chassis Grounding Cable and Lug Specifications


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

M320 Power Requirements

Hardware Configuration

Choose the configuration.

M320 Chassis Description


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

Rack Requirements for the M320 Router


Plan rack location, including required space clearances.

M320 Clearance Requirements


If a rack is used, secure rack to floor and building structure.

Rack Requirements for the M320 Router


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.

Calculating Power Budget and Power Margin for Fiber-Optic Cables


Plan the cable routing and management.

Maintaining M320 PICs and PIC Cables