Rack-Mounted Installation

We recommend that you use a standard EIA distribution rack. See Equipment Rack Requirements for rack information. You can install the system using the front or mid-mount brackets.

Installation Guidelines

Before installing the systems in a rack, consider the following guidelines:

Preparing the Equipment Racks

Following your installation plan, use a tape measure and marking pen to measure and mark space on each equipment rack for each system component. For horizontal spacing follow Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) requirements.

Installing the System

To complete the installation of the system in a rack, you need:

To install the system in the rack:

  1. If you are installing the system with the mid-mount brackets, use the provided screws to attach the brackets to the chassis. Use one bracket on each side. (See Figure 1.)
  2. With one person standing on the left side of the chassis and another standing on the right side, lift the unit into the rack.
  3. Position the system in its designated location in the equipment rack. Make sure the holes of the mounting brackets align evenly with the holes of the equipment rack on both sides.
  4. Starting at the bottom of the system, have the third person secure the system in the equipment rack by using the 10-32 x 3/8 Phillips screws.
  5. Connect the necessary cables.