Environmental Requirements and Specifications for a QFX3008-I Interconnect Device
The QFX3008-I Interconnect device chassis must be installed in a rack or cabinet housed in a dry, clean, well-ventilated, and temperature-controlled environment.
Follow these environmental guidelines:
The site must be as dust-free as possible, because dust can clog air intake vents and filters, reducing the efficiency of the device cooling system.
Maintain ambient airflow for normal device operation. If the airflow is blocked or restricted, or if the intake air is too warm, the device might overheat, leading to the device temperature monitor shutting down the device to protect the hardware components.
Table 1 provides the required environmental conditions for normal device operation.
Table 1: QFX3008-I Interconnect Device Environmental Tolerances
No performance degradation to 10,000 feet (3048 meters)
Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 85%, noncondensing
Designed to comply with Zone 4 earthquake requirements per NEBS GR-63-CORE, Issue 3.
Install QFX Series devices only in restricted areas, such as dedicated equipment rooms and equipment closets, in accordance with Articles 110-16, 110-17, and 110-18 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.