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Site Preparation Checklist for an ACX5000 Router

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for an ACX5000 router installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed router tolerances.

ACX5000 Router Environmental Specifications




Measure the distance between external power sources and router installation site.




Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

AC Power Specifications for an ACX5000 Router



Rack or Cabinet

Verify that your rack or cabinet meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the router.

Rack Requirements for an ACX5000 Router

Cabinet Requirements for an ACX5000 Router



Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an ACX5000 Router



Secure the rack or cabinet to the floor and building structure.





Acquire cables and connectors:

  • Determine the number of cables needed based on your planned configuration.

  • Review the maximum distance allowed for each cable. Choose the length of cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.

Determining Transceiver Support for the ACX5000

Cable Specifications for QSFP+ and QSFP28 Transceivers



Plan the cable routing and management.