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Unpacking and Mounting the EX3200 Switch

 

Unpacking an EX3200 Switch

The EX3200 switch chassis is a rigid sheet-metal structure that houses the hardware components. EX3200 switches are shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton also contains an accessory box.

Caution

EX3200 switches are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the switches until you are ready to begin installation.

To unpack the switch (see Figure 1):

  1. Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible, but where you have enough room to remove the system components.
  2. Position the carton so that the arrows are pointing up.
  3. Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
  4. Remove the accessory box and verify the contents in it against the parts inventory on the label attached to the carton.
  5. Pull out the packing material holding the switch in place.
  6. Verify the chassis components received against the packing list included with the switch. An inventory of parts provided with the switch is provided in Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an EX3200 Switch.
  7. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the switch later.
Figure 1: Unpacking an EX3200 Switch
Unpacking an EX3200 Switch

Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an EX3200 Switch

The EX3200 switches are shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton contains an accessory box.

The switch shipment includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive in the switch shipping carton against the items on the packing list. The parts shipped depend on the configuration you order.

If any part on the packing list is missing, contact your customer service representative or contact Juniper customer care from within the U.S. or Canada by telephone at 1-888-314-5822. For international-dial or direct-dial options in countries without toll-free numbers, see https://www.juniper.net/support/requesting-support.html .

Table 1 lists the parts and their quantities in the packing list.

Table 1: Packing List for an EX3200 Switch

Component

Quantity

Switch

1

Fan tray (preinstalled)

1

Power supply (preinstalled if your system order includes a 320 W AC power supply; not preinstalled if your system order includes a 600 W AC power supply, a 930 W AC power supply, or a 190 W DC power supply)

1

AC power cord appropriate for your geographical location (only for AC switch models)

1

Power cord retainer clip (only for AC switch models)

1

Mounting brackets

2

Mounting screws to attach the mounting brackets to the switch chassis

8

Rubber feet

4

RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter

1

Documentation Roadmap

1

Juniper Networks Product Warranty

1

End User License Agreement

1

Note

You must provide mounting screws that are appropriate for your rack or cabinet to mount the chassis on a rack or a cabinet.

Registering Products—Mandatory for Validating SLAs

Register all new Juniper Networks hardware products and changes to an existing installed product using the Juniper Networks website to activate your hardware replacement service-level agreements (SLAs).

Caution

Register product serial numbers on the Juniper Networks website and update the installation base data if there is any addition or change to the installation base or if the installation base is moved. Juniper Networks will not be held accountable for not meeting the hardware replacement service-level agreement for products that do not have registered serial numbers or accurate installation base data.

Register your product(s) at: https://tools.juniper.net/svcreg/SRegSerialNum.jsp .

Update your install base at: https://www.juniper.net/customers/csc/management/updateinstallbase.jsp .

Installing and Connecting an EX3200 Switch

The EX3200 switch chassis is a rigid sheet-metal structure that houses the hardware components.

To install and connect an EX3200 switch:

  1. Follow instructions in Unpacking an EX3200 Switch.
  2. Mount the switch by following instructions appropriate for your site:

  3. Follow instructions in Connecting Earth Ground to an EX Series Switch.
  4. Follow instructions for connecting power as appropriate for your site:

  5. Perform initial configuration of the switch by following instructions in Connecting and Configuring an EX Series Switch (CLI Procedure) or Connecting and Configuring an EX Series Switch (J-Web Procedure).
  6. Set the switch’s management options by following the appropriate instructions:

Mounting an EX3200 Switch

You can mount the switch:

  • On two posts in a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the mounting brackets provided with the switch.

  • On four posts in a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

  • In a position recessed 2 in. from the front of a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the 2-in.-recess front brackets in the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit. You can mount the switch in this recessed position on two-post or four-post racks and cabinets.

  • On a desk or other level surface by using rubber feet. The switch is shipped with four rubber feet to be used to stabilize the chassis on a desk or other level surface.

  • On a wall by using the separately orderable wall-mount kit.

The holes in the mounting brackets are placed at 1 U (1.75 in. or 4.45 cm.) apart so that the switch can be mounted in any rack or cabinet that provides holes spaced at that distance.

See the Related Documentation for detailed descriptions of the various rack or cabinet mounting options.

Mounting an EX3200 Switch on a Desk or Other Level Surface

You can mount an EX3200 switch on a desk or other level surface by using the 4 rubber feet that are shipped with the switch. The rubber feet stabilize the chassis.

Before mounting an EX3200 switch on a desk or other level surface:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • 4 rubber feet to stabilize the chassis on the a desk or other level surface (provided in the accessory box shipped with the switch)

To mount the switch on a desk or other level surface:

  1. Turn the chassis upside down on the desk or the level surface where you intend to mount the switch.
  2. Attach the rubber feet to the bottom of the chassis, as shown in Figure 2.
  3. Turn the chassis right side up on the desk or the level surface.
Figure 2: Attaching Rubber Feet to an EX3200 Switch Chassis
Attaching Rubber Feet to an EX3200 Switch Chassis

Mounting an EX3200 Switch on Two Posts in a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an EX3200 switch on two posts of a 19-in. rack (either a two-post or a four-post rack) or a 19-in. cabinet by using the mounting brackets provided with the switch. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”)

You can mount the switch on four posts of a four-post rack by using the mounting brackets provided with the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit. See Mounting an EX3200 Switch on Four Posts in a Rack or Cabinet.

Note

If you need to mount the switch in a recessed position on either a two-post rack or a four-post rack, you can use the 2-in.-recess front brackets provided in the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

Before mounting an EX3200 switch on two posts in a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • 2 mounting brackets and 8 mounting screws (provided in the accessory box shipped with the switch)

  • Screws to secure the chassis to the rack (not provided)

  • 2-in.-recess front brackets if you will mount the switch in a recessed position (brackets are from the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit).

Note

One person must be available to lift the switch while another secures the switch to the rack.

Caution

If you are mounting multiple switches on a rack, mount a switch in the bottom of the rack first and proceed to mount the rest of the switches from bottom to top.

To mount the switch on two posts in a rack:

  1. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Align the mounting brackets along the front, rear, or center of the side panels of the switch chassis depending on how you want to mount the switch. For example, if you want to front-mount the switch, align the brackets along the front of the side panel. See Figure 3.
    Figure 3: Attaching the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of the Switch
    Attaching
the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of the Switch
    Note

    If you need to mount the switch in a recessed position, use the 2-in.-recess front mount brackets from the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

  3. Align the bottom holes in the mounting brackets with holes on the side panels of the switch chassis.
  4. Insert mounting screws into the aligned holes. Tighten the screws.
  5. Ensure that the other holes in the mounting brackets are aligned with the holes in the side panels. Insert a screw in each hole and tighten the screws.
  6. Have one person grasp both sides of the switch, lift the switch, and position it in the rack, aligning the mounting bracket holes with the threaded holes in the rack or cabinet rail. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. See Figure 4.
    Figure 4: Mounting the Switch on Two Posts in a Rack
    Mounting
the Switch on Two Posts in a Rack
  7. Have a second person secure the switch to the rack by using the appropriate screws. Tighten the screws.
  8. Ensure that the switch chassis is level by verifying that all screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side.

Mounting an EX3200 Switch on Four Posts in a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an EX3200 switch on four posts of a 19-in. rack or cabinet by using the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.”)

You can mount the switch on two posts in either a two-post rack or a four-post rack by using the mounting brackets provided with the switch. See Mounting an EX3200 Switch on Two Posts in a Rack or Cabinet.

Note

If you need to mount the switch in a recessed position on either a two-post rack or a four-post rack, you can use the 2-in.-recess front-mounting brackets provided in the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

Before mounting the switch on four posts in a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • 6 flat-head 4-40 mounting screws (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • 12 flat-head 4x6-mm Phillips mounting screws (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • One pair each of flush or 2-in.-recess front-mounting brackets

  • One pair of side mounting-rails

  • One pair of rear mounting-blades

  • Screws to secure the chassis and the rear mounting-blades to the rack (not provided)

Note

One person must be available to lift the switch while another secures it to the rack.

Caution

If you are mounting multiple units on a rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom of the rack and mount the other units from the bottom of the rack to the top in decreasing order of the weight of the units.

To mount the switch on four posts in a rack:

  1. Attach the front-mounting brackets (either the flush or the 2-in.-recess brackets) to the side mounting-rails using six 4-40 flat-head Phillips mounting screws. See Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Attaching the Front-Mounting Bracket to the Side Mounting-Rail
    Attaching the Front-Mounting Bracket to the Side Mounting-Rail
      1
    Side mounting-rail
      2
    Front-mounting bracket
  2. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.
  3. Align the side mounting-rails along the side panels of the switch chassis. Align the two holes in the rear of the side mounting-rails with the two holes on the rear of the side panel.
  4. Insert 4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws into the two aligned holes and tighten the screws. Ensure that the remaining four holes in the side mounting-rails are aligned with the four holes in the side panel. See Figure 6.
    Figure 6: Attaching the Side Mounting-Rail to the Switch Chassis
    Attaching
the Side Mounting-Rail to the Switch Chassis
  5. Insert the 4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws into the remaining four holes in the side mounting-rails and tighten the screws.
  6. Have one person grasp both sides of the switch, lift the switch, and position it in the rack, aligning the side mounting-rail holes with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the front-mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure the chassis is level. See Figure 7.
    Figure 7: Mounting the Switch to the Front Posts in a Rack
    Mounting the
Switch to the Front Posts in a Rack
  7. Have a second person secure the front of the switch to the rack by using the appropriate screws for your rack.
  8. Slide the rear mounting-blades into the side mounting-rails. See Figure 8.
    Figure 8: Sliding the Rear Mounting-Blades into the Side-Mounting Rail
    Sliding the Rear Mounting-Blades into the Side-Mounting Rail
  9. Attach the rear mounting-blades to the rear post by using the appropriate screws for your rack. Tighten the screws.
  10. Ensure that the switch chassis is level by verifying that all the screws on the front of the rack are aligned with the screws at the back of the rack.

Mounting an EX3200 Switch in a Recessed Position in a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an EX3200 switch in a rack or cabinet such that the switch is recessed inside the rack from the rack front by 2 inches. You can use the 2-in.-recess front brackets provided in the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit to mount the switch in a recessed position.

Reasons that you might want to mount the switch in a recessed position include:

  • You are mounting the switch in a cabinet and the cabinet doors will not close completely unless the switch is recessed.

  • The switch you are mounting has an uplink module with transceivers installed in it—the transceivers in the uplink module ports protrude from the front of the switch.

To mount the switch in a recessed position on four posts, follow the instructions in Mounting an EX3200 Switch on Four Posts in a Rack or Cabinet. To mount the switch in a recessed position on two posts, follow the instructions in Mounting an EX3200 Switch on Two Posts in a Rack or Cabinet.

Mounting an EX3200 Switch on a Wall

You can mount an EX3200 switch on a wall by using the separately orderable wall-mount kit.

Before mounting an EX3200 switch on a wall:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2

  • 2 wall-mount brackets (provided with the wall-mount kit)

  • 12 wall-mount bracket screws (provided with the wall-mount kit)

  • 4 mounting screws (8-32 x 1.25 in. or M4 x 30 mm) (not included)

  • Hollow wall anchors capable of supporting the combined weight of two fully loaded switches, up to 44 lb (20 kg) (not included)—if you are mounting the switch in sheetrock (wall board with a gypsum plaster core) or in wall board not backed by wall studs

Warning

When mounted in a vertical position, an EX3200 switch must be oriented with the front panel of the chassis pointing down in order to ensure proper airflow and meet safety requirements in the event of a fire.

Note

For easier lifting, install any additional power supplies only after you mount the switch on the wall.

To mount the switch on a wall:

  1. Attach the wall-mount brackets to the sides of the chassis using four of the wall-mount bracket screws on each side, as shown in Figure 9.
    Figure 9: Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the Switch Chassis
    Attaching Wall-Mount Brackets to the Switch Chassis
  2. If you are mounting two switches together, line the second switch on top of the first and attach it to the mounting brackets using two wall-mount bracket screws on each side (see Figure 10).
  3. Insert the mounting screws in the wall. Insert the top pair of mounting screws 474.35 mm apart, and insert the second pair of mounting screws 151.81 mm directly below the first set.

    If the mounting screws are inserted in wall board with no stud behind it, you must use dry wall anchors rated to support 75 lb (34 kg). Insert the screws into wall studs wherever possible to provide added support for the chassis.

    Screw the screws only part way in, leaving about 1/4 in. (6 mm) distance between the head of the screw and the wall.

  4. Grasp each side of the switch or switches, lift the switch or switches, and hang the brackets from the mounting screws as shown in Figure 10.
    Figure 10: Mounting the Switch on a Wall
    Mounting
the Switch on a Wall
  5. Tighten the mounting screws.