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Unpacking and Mounting the EX4300 Switch

 

Unpacking an EX4300 Switch

EX4300 switches are shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton has an accessory compartment.

Caution

EX4300 switches are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the switches until you are ready to begin installation.

To unpack the switch:

  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. Pull out the packing material holding the switch in place.
  5. Verify the parts received against the inventory on the label attached to the carton. See Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an EX4300 Switch.
  6. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the switch later.

Parts Inventory (Packing List) for an EX4300 Switch

The switch shipment includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive with the switch against the items on the packing list. The packing list specifies the part number and provides a description of each part in your order. The parts shipped depend on the switch model you order. See EX4300 Switch Models for more information.

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 as in the standard packing list for an EX4300 switch.

Table 1: Inventory of Components Provided with an EX4300 Switch

Component

Quantity

Switch

1

Fan modules

EX4300-24T, EX4300-24P, EX4300-32F, EX4300-48T, EX4300-48T-AFI, EX4300-48P, EX4300-48MP, EX4300-48T-DC, and EX4300-48T-DC-AFI switches

2 preinstalled

EX4300-24T-S, EX4300-24P-S, EX4300-32F-S, EX4300-48T-S, EX4300-48P-S, and EX4300-48MP-S switches

Fan modules for this model are not shipped by default; you must order two fan modules separately.

Power supplies

EX4300-24T, EX4300-24P, EX4300-32F, EX4300-48T, EX4300-48T-AFI, EX4300-48P, EX4300-48MP, EX4300-48T-DC, and EX4300-48T-DC-AFI switches

1 (AC or DC) preinstalled

EX4300-24T-S, EX4300-24P-S, EX4300-32F-S, EX4300-48T-S, EX4300-48P-S, and EX4300-48MP-S switches

Power supplies for this model are not shipped by default; you must order power supplies separately.

AC power cord appropriate for your geographical location

EX4300-24T, EX4300-24P, EX4300-32F, EX4300-48T, EX4300-48T-AFI, EX4300-48P, and EX4300-48MP switches

1

EX4300-24T-S, EX4300-24P-S, EX4300-32F-S, EX4300-48T-S, EX4300-48P-S, and EX4300-48MP-S switches

AC power cord for these models is not shipped by default; you must order it separately.

AC power cord retainer

EX4300-24T, EX4300-24P, EX4300-32F, EX4300-48T, EX4300-48T-AFI, EX4300-48P, and EX4300-48MP switches

1

EX4300-24T-S, EX4300-24P-S, EX4300-32F-S, EX4300-48T-S, EX4300-48P-S, and EX4300-48MP-S switches

AC power cord retainer for these models is not shipped by default; a retainer is shipped if you order an AC power supply.

Cover panels for slots without preinstalled components

  • Uplink module slot cover panel: 1

  • Power supply cover panel: 1

Mounting brackets

2

Mounting screws

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

Caution

Do not mix:

  • AC and DC power supplies in the same chassis

  • Power supplies with different airflow labels (AIR IN (AFI) and AIR OUT (AFO)) in the same chassis.

  • Fan modules with different airflow labels (AIR IN (AFI) and AIR OUT (AFO)) in the same chassis.

  • Power supplies and fan modules with different airflow labels (AIR IN (AFI) and AIR OUT (AFO)) in the same chassis.

Note

You must provide the appropriate mounting screws for mounting the switch on a rack or a cabinet.

Register 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 installation base at https://www.juniper.net/customers/csc/management/updateinstallbase.jsp.

Installing and Connecting an EX4300 Switch

To install and connect an EX4300 switch:

  1. Follow instructions in Unpacking an EX4300 Switch.
  2. Install a power supply if it is not preinstalled:
  3. Install a fan module if it is not preinstalled; see Installing a Fan Module in an EX4300 Switch.
  4. Mount the switch by following instructions appropriate for your site:
  5. Follow instructions in Connect Earth Ground to an EX Series Switch.
  6. Follow instructions for connecting power as appropriate for your site:
  7. Register your product by following instructions in Register Products—Mandatory for Validating SLAs.
  8. Perform initial configuration of the switch by following the instructions in Connecting and Configuring an EX Series Switch (CLI Procedure) or Connecting and Configuring an EX Series Switch (J-Web Procedure).
  9. Set the switch’s management options by following the instructions in:

Mounting an EX4300 Switch

You can mount an EX4300 switch:

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

  • On four posts of a 19-in. rack or a 19-in. 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 a 19-in. 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 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 EX4300 Switch on Two Posts of a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an EX4300 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 EX4300 Switch on Four Posts of a Rack or Cabinet.

Note

If you need to mount the switch in a recessed position on two posts of 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 two posts of a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 (not provided)

  • 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-mounting brackets if you will mount the switch in a recessed position (part of the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit)

  • Cover panels for uplink module and power supply slots (provided)

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 of 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 EX4300 switches except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches, align the brackets along the front of the side panel (see Figure 1). If you want to front-mount an EX4300-48MP or EX4300-48MP-S switch, align the brackets 17.5 mm offset from the front panel (see Figure 2 and Figure 3).
    Figure 1: Attaching the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of EX4300 Switches Except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Attaching
the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of EX4300 Switches Except EX4300-48MP
and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Figure 2: Attaching the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Attaching the Mounting Bracket to the Side Panel of EX4300-48MP and
EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Figure 3: Mounting Bracket Attached to the Side Panel of EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches
    Mounting Bracket Attached to the Side Panel of EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S
Switches
  3. Align the bottom holes in the mounting brackets with the holes on the side panels of the switch chassis.
  4. Insert mounting screws into the aligned holes. Tighten the screws by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver.
  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 by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver.
  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 of a Rack
    Mounting
the Switch on Two Posts of 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.
Note

We recommend that you install cover panels in the unused uplink module and power supply slots.

Mounting an EX4300 Switch on Four Posts of a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an EX4300 switch on four posts of a 19-in. rack or a 19-in. 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 of either a two-post rack or a four-post rack by using the mounting brackets provided with the switch. See Mounting an EX4300 Switch on Two Posts of 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.

Note

To ensure that the protective earthing terminal is accessible through the opening in the rear mounting-blade:

  • Ensure that the rack is 27.5 in. (70 cm) through 30.5 in. (77.5 cm) deep if you are mounting the switch flush with the rack front on four posts of a rack.

  • Ensure that the rack is 29.5 in. (75 cm) through 32.5 in. (82.5 cm) deep if you will mount the switch 2 in. recessed from the rack front.

Before mounting the switch on four posts of a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 (not provided)

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

  • One pair of side mounting-rails (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

  • One pair of rear mounting-blades (provided with the four-post rack-mount kit)

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

  • Cover panels for uplink module and power supply slots (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 of a rack:

  1. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.Note

    The four-post rack-mount kit ships with the short front-mounting brackets attached to the side mounting-rails. If you want to recess the switch in the rack, you must unscrew the short front-mounting brackets from the side mounting-rails by using the Phillips (+) screwdriver and attach the long front-mounting brackets to the side mounting-rails.

  2. 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 panels.
  3. Insert 4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws into the two aligned holes and tighten the screws by using the screwdriver. Ensure that the remaining four holes in the side mounting-rails are aligned with the four holes in the side panel. See Figure 5.
    Figure 5: Attaching the Side Mounting-Rail to the Switch Chassis
    Attaching
the Side Mounting-Rail to the Switch Chassis
  4. Insert the 4x6-mm Phillips flat-head mounting screws into the remaining four holes in the side mounting-rails and tighten the screws by using the screwdriver.
  5. 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 6.
    Figure 6: Mounting the Switch on Front Posts of a Rack
    Mounting the Switch
on Front Posts of a Rack
  6. Have a second person secure the front of the switch to the rack by using the appropriate screws for your rack.
  7. Slide the rear mounting-blades into the side mounting-rails. See Figure 7.
    Figure 7: Sliding the Rear Mounting-Blades into the Side Mounting-Rails
    Sliding the Rear Mounting-Blades into the Side Mounting-Rails
  8. Attach the rear mounting-blades to the rear post by using the appropriate screws for your rack. Tighten the screws.
  9. 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.
Note

We recommend that you install cover panels in the unused uplink module and power supply slots.

Mounting an EX4300 Switch in a Recessed Position in a Rack or Cabinet

You can mount an EX4300 switch in a recessed position on two posts of either a two-post rack or a four-post rack such that the switch is recessed inside the rack from the rack front by 2 inches. To mount the switch in a recessed position, use the front-mounting brackets provided in the separately orderable four-post rack-mount kit.

Reasons to mount the switch in a recessed position include:

  • You are mounting the switch in a cabinet and the cabinet doors do 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 two-posts or on four-posts, follow the instructions in Mounting an EX4300 Switch on Two Posts of a Rack or Cabinet or Mounting an EX4300 Switch on Four Posts of a Rack or Cabinet.

Mounting an EX4300 Switch on a Wall

You can mount an EX4300 switch on a wall by using the separately orderable wall-mount kit.

Before mounting the switch on a wall:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 (not provided)

  • 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 provided)

  • Cover panels for uplink module and power supply slots (provided)

  • Hollow wall anchors capable of supporting the combined weight of two fully loaded switches, up to 33 lb (15 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 mounting EX4300 switches except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches on a wall, orient the front panel of the chassis downward to ensure proper airflow and meet safety requirements in the event of a fire. When mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches on a wall, orient the front panel of the chassis pointing to the right side or to the left side 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 by using four of the wall-mount bracket screws on each side (see the representation in Figure 8). Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws.
    Figure 8: 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 by using two wall-mount bracket screws on each side (see the representation in Figure 9).
  3. Insert the mounting screws in the wall. If you are mounting EX4300 switches except EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches, 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 you are mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S switches, insert the top pair of mounting screws 474.2 mm apart, and insert the second pair of mounting screws 152 mm directly below the first set (see Figure 10 and Figure 11).

    If the mounting screws are inserted in a 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.

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

  4. Grasp each side of the switch or switches, lift the switch or switches, and hang the brackets from the mounting screws (see the representation in Figure 9).
    Figure 9: Mounting the Switch on a Wall
    Mounting the Switch
on a Wall
    Figure 10: Measurements for Mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches on a Wall with the Front Panel Pointing to the Right Side
    Measurements
for Mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches on a Wall with
the Front Panel Pointing to the Right Side
    Figure 11: Mounting EX4300-48MP and EX4300-48MP-S Switches on a Wall with the Front Panel Pointing to the Left Side
    Mounting EX4300-48MP
and EX4300-48MP-S Switches on a Wall with the Front Panel Pointing
to the Left Side
  5. Tighten the mounting screws by using the screwdriver.