Technical Documentation

Site Preparation Checklist for EX-series Switches

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

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

Item or Task

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Performed By

Date

Environment

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

Environmental Requirements and Specifications.

  
Power

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 number and types of switches you want to install.

EX-series Switch Hardware Overview

  
Rack or Cabinet

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

Rack Requirements and Specifications for an EX-series Switch

Cabinet 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.

   
Cables

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.