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Environmental Requirements

Choose a location for the system that is dry, relatively dust free, well ventilated, and air conditioned. If you install equipment in a rack, be sure that the floor is capable of supporting the combined weight of the rack and the installed equipment. Place the system in a location with sufficient access to power and network cables.

Like other network devices, the system generates a significant amount of heat. It is important to provide a balanced environment so that the system performs properly and safely. See Appendix A, System Specifications for acceptable ranges of temperature and humidity.

Be sure to allow enough space around the system for adequate ventilation. Inadequate ventilation can cause the system to overheat. See Appendix A, System Specifications and Chapter 2, Installing the ERX System for details about space requirements.

Caution:  Do not block the air vents on the ERX system. Otherwise, the system may overheat.

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