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Site Preparation Checklist for a QFX3100 Director Device


The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for a QFX3100 Director device installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed QFX3100 Director device tolerances.

Environmental Requirements and Specifications for a QFX3100 Director Device


Measure the distance between external power sources and QFX3100 Director device installation site.


Calculate power consumption and requirements.

Hardware Configuration

Choose the number and types of QFX3100 Director devices you want to install.

QFX3100 Director Device Overview

Rack or Cabinet

Verify that your rack or cabinet meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the QFX3100 Director device.

Rack Requirements for a QFX3100 Director Device


Plan the rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for a QFX3100 Director Device


Secure the rack or cabinet to the floor and building structure.


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 cable routing and management.