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    Mounting an EX9208 Switch on a Rack or Cabinet Using a Mechanical Lift

    Because of the size and weight of the switch, we strongly recommend using a mechanical lift to install the switch.

    Note: For instructions on installing a switch without using a mechanical lift, see Mounting an EX9208 Switch on a Rack or Cabinet Without Using a Mechanical Lift.

    Caution: Do not install line cards in the chassis until after you mount the chassis securely on a rack or cabinet.

    Caution: Before front-mounting the switch on a rack or cabinet, have a qualified technician verify that the rack or cabinet is strong enough to support the weight of the switch and is adequately supported at the installation site.

    Before you install the switch:

    Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available to install the switch:

    • A mechanical lift
    • 7/16-in. (11-mm) nut driver
    • Phillips (+) screwdrivers, number 1 and 2
    • ESD grounding wrist strap

    Caution: If you are installing more than one switch in a rack or cabinet, install the first switch at the bottom of the rack.

    To install the switch using a mechanical lift:

    1. Ensure that the rack or cabinet is placed in its permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the installation site allows adequate clearance for both airflow and maintenance. For details, see Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX9208 Switch.
    2. Load the switch onto the lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform.
    3. Using the lift, position the switch in front of the rack or cabinet, centering it in front of the mounting shelf installed in the rack.
    4. Lift the chassis approximately 0.75 in. (1.9 cm) above the surface of the mounting shelf and position it as close as possible to the shelf.
    5. Carefully slide the switch onto the mounting shelf so that the bottom of the chassis and the mounting shelf overlap by approximately two inches.

      Slide the switch onto the mounting shelf until the mounting brackets contact the rack rails. The shelf ensures that the holes in the mounting brackets of the chassis align with the holes in the rack rails.

    6. Move the lift away from the rack.
    7. Install a mounting screw into each of the open front-mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
    8. Visually inspect the alignment of the switch. If the switch is installed properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and the switch is level.

    Figure 1 shows installing an EX9208 switch in an open-frame rack.

    Figure 1: Installing the Switch in an Open-Frame Rack

    Installing the Switch in an Open-Frame

    Published: 2013-04-02