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Site Preparation Checklist for EX4100 and EX4100-F Switches

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for EX4100 and EX4100-F switch installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity are within switch tolerances.

Environmental Requirements and Specifications for EX4100 and EX4100-F Switches


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

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX4100 and EX4100-F Switches


Locate sites to connect system grounding.


Calculate the power consumption requirements.

Hardware Configuration

Choose the number and types of switches you want to install.

EX4100 and EX4100-F Switches Hardware Overview

Rack or Cabinet

Verify that the rack or cabinet meets the minimum requirements for installing the switch.


Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.


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 the cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.


Plan the cable routing and management.


Verify that the wall meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the switch. Note that EX4100 and EX4100-F wall mounting requirements are similar to EX3400 wall mounting requirements.

Requirements for Mounting an EX3400 Switch on a Desktop or Wall


Wall mount using a magnet

The ferrous wall is required to mount the EX4100-F-12P and/or EX4100-F-12T switch using a magnet pad.

Refer note section under Mounting an EX4100-F-12P and EX4100-F-12T Switch on a Wall


Verify appropriate clearance exists in your selected location.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX4100 and EX4100-F Switches.