Technical Documentation

General Site Guidelines

Proper site planning, site maintenance, and layout of the equipment, rack or cabinet (if used), or wiring closet are essential for efficient operation of the switch.

To plan and create an acceptable operating environment for your EX-series switch and avoid environmentally caused equipment failures:

  • Keep the area around the chassis free from dust and conductive material, such as metal flakes.
  • Follow prescribed airflow guidelines to ensure that the cooling system functions properly and that exhaust from other equipment does not blow into the intake vents of the switch.
  • Follow the prescribed ESD procedures to avoid damaging the equipment. Static discharge can cause components to fail completely or intermittently over time.
  • Install the switch in a secure area, so that only qualified personnel can access the switch.