QFX5110 Environmental Requirements and Specifications
The switch must be installed in a rack or cabinet. It must be 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 switch cooling system.
Maintain ambient airflow for normal switch operation. If the airflow is blocked or restricted, or if the intake air is too warm, the switch might overheat, leading to the switch temperature monitor shutting down the device to protect the hardware components.
Table 1 provides the required environmental conditions for normal switch operation for all QFX5110 models.
Table 1: QFX5110 Environmental Tolerances
No performance degradation to 6562 feet (2000 meters)
Normal operation ensured in relative humidity range of 5% through 90%, 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.