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Site Preparation Checklist for EX4300 Switches

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for EX4300 switch installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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

Environmental Requirements and Specifications for EX Series Switches


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


Locate sites for connection of system grounding.


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

Hardware Configuration

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

EX4300 Switches Hardware Overview

Rack or Cabinet

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


Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for EX4300 Switches


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.


Plan the cable routing and management.