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Chassis Lifting Guidelines for a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device


The weight of a fully loaded QFX3008-I Interconnect device is approximately 650 lb (295 kg). Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving the device:

  • Before moving the device to a site, ensure that the site meets the power, environmental, and clearance requirements specified in the Site Preparation Checklist for a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device.

  • Do not attempt to lift the QFX3008-I Interconnect device by yourself. We recommend using a mechanical lift rated for at least 750 lb (340.2 kg) to install the QFX3008 device in a rack or cabinet. If you do not have a lift rated for 750 lb (341 kg), you must remove all components from the chassis and use a lift rated for at least 250 lb (114 kg). The weight of an empty QFX3008-I Interconnect device and midplane is approximately 205 lb (93 kg).


    Because of the QFX3008-I Interconnect device size and weight, we require the use of a mechanical lift to install the QFX3008-I Interconnect device in a rack or cabinet or to move the device from one location to another.


    The handles on the QFX3008-I Interconnect device are designed to help maneuver the chassis from the mechanical lift to the mounting shelves in the rack. Do not attempt to lift the chassis using the handles.

  • Before lifting or moving the device, disconnect all external cables and wires.