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Unpack and Mount the EX4400 Switch

Unpack an EX4400 Switch

We ship EX4400 switches in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton has an accessory compartment.

CAUTION:

EX4400 switches are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the switches until you are ready to mount the switch.

To unpack the switch:

  1. Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible, but where you have enough room to remove the system components.
  2. Position the carton so that the arrows are pointing up.
  3. Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
  4. Pull out the packing material holding the switch in place.
  5. Verify the parts received against the inventory on the label attached to the carton (see Packing List for an EX4400 Switch).
  6. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the switch later.

Packing List for an EX4400 Switch

The switch shipment includes a packing list. Check the parts you receive with the switch against the items on the packing list. The parts shipped depend on the switch model you purchase (see EX4400 Switch Models).

If any part on the packing list is missing, contact your customer service representative or contact Juniper customer care from within the U.S. or Canada by telephone at 1-888-314-5822. For international-dial or direct-dial options in countries without toll-free numbers, see https://www.juniper.net/support/requesting-support.html.

Table 1 lists the parts and their quantities as listed in the standard packing list for an EX4400 switch.

Table 1: Inventory of Components Provided with an EX4400 Switch

Component

Quantity

Switch

1

Fan modules

2 preinstalled

Power supply

1 (AC or DC) preinstalled

(If you purchased a model with an AC power supply) AC power cord appropriate for your geographical location

1

(If you purchased a model with an AC power supply) AC power cord retainer

1

Covers for slots without preinstalled components

  • Extension module slot cover panel: 1

  • Power supply slot cover panel: 1

Two-post mounting brackets

2

Screws to attach the mounting brackets

8

Rubber feet to mount the switch on a desktop or other level surface

4

RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter

1

Documentation Roadmap

1

Juniper Networks Product Warranty

1

End User License Agreement

1

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CAUTION:

Register product serial numbers on the Juniper Networks website and update the installation base data if there is any addition or change to the installation base or if the installation base is moved. Juniper Networks will not be held accountable for not meeting the hardware replacement service-level agreement for products that do not have registered serial numbers or accurate installation base data.

Register your product(s) at https://tools.juniper.net/svcreg/SRegSerialNum.jsp.Update your installation base at https://www.juniper.net/customers/csc/management/updateinstallbase.jsp.

Mount an EX4400 Switch on Two Posts of a Rack

Before you mount an EX4400 switch on two posts of a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver—not provided

  • Four screws to secure the mounting brackets to the rack—not provided

  • An ESD grounding strap—not provided

  • The two-post mounting kit that includes two mounting brackets and eight screws to attach the mounting brackets (provided with the switch)

  • Covers for the empty extension module slot and the empty power supply slot—provided with the switch

You can mount an EX4400 switch on a two-post rack or on two posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using the two-post mounting kit (part number: EX-RMK) provided with the switch. (The remainder of this topic uses rack to mean rack or cabinet.)

You can also mount an EX4400 switch:

  • Flush with the front posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit.

  • In a recessed position inside a 19-in. four-post rack by using the recessed-mounting brackets provided with a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit.

  • On a desk or other level surface by using the rubber feet provided with the switch.

  • On a wall by using a separately orderable wall mount kit.

To know the part numbers for ordering the separately orderable mounting kits, see the EX4400 Ethernet Switches Platform Datasheet.

Note:

One person must be available to lift the switch while another person secures the switch to the rack.

CAUTION:

If you are mounting multiple units on a rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom of the rack, and then mount the other units from the bottom of the rack to the top in decreasing order of the weight of the units.

To mount an EX4400 switch on two posts of a rack:

  1. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD wrist strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to a site ESD point.
  3. Attach the two-post mounting brackets (provided with the switch) to the side panels of the switch chassis by using the screws to attach the brackets (provided with the switch).

    To mount the switch flush with the posts:

    1. Align the L-shaped (front) end of the mounting brackets flush with the front panel of the switch chassis.
    2. Insert the screws into the aligned holes on the chassis (see Figure 1). Tighten the screws.
    Figure 1: Attach the Two-Post Mounting Brackets Flush with the Front Panel of the Switch Attach the Two-Post Mounting Brackets Flush with the Front Panel of the Switch

    To mount the switch along the middle of its side panels:

    1. Align the L-shaped (front) end of the mounting brackets along the middle of the side panels.
    2. Insert the screws into the aligned holes on the chassis (see Figure 2). Tighten the screws.
    Figure 2: Attach the Two-Post Mounting Brackets Aligned to the Middle of the Switch Side Panels Attach the Two-Post Mounting Brackets Aligned to the Middle of the Switch Side Panels
  4. Decide which end of the switch you want to place at the front of the rack. Position the switch so that the AIR IN labels on the fan modules are next to the cold aisle and the AIR OUT labels on the fan modules are next to the hot aisle.
  5. Have one person grasp both sides of the switch, lift the switch, and position it in the rack, aligning the holes of the mounting brackets with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure that the chassis is level.
  6. Have a second person secure the mounting brackets to the rack by using four screws appropriate for your rack. Tighten the screws (see Figure 3 or Figure 4).
    Figure 3: Secure the Switch Flush with the Posts of the Rack Secure the Switch Flush with the Posts of the Rack
    Figure 4: Secure the Switch to the Rack Along the Middle of the Switch Side Panels Secure the Switch to the Rack Along the Middle of the Switch Side Panels
  7. Ensure that the switch chassis is level by verifying that all screws on one side of the rack are aligned with the screws on the other side.
  8. Cover the empty extension module slot and empty power supply slot by using the covers that came with the switch.
Note:

The slot covers reduce the risk of objects or substances entering the chassis. They also ensure optimal cooling for the switch.

Mount an EX4400 Switch Flush with the Front Posts of a Four-Post Rack or Cabinet

Before you mount an EX4400 switch flush with the front posts of a 19-in. four-post rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver—not provided

  • Eight screws to secure the mounting brackets to the rack—not provided

  • An ESD grounding strap—not provided

  • Front mounting bracket assembly to mount the switch flush with the front posts of a rack—2 (provided with the four-post rack mount kit)

    The front mounting bracket assembly is made up of a side rail to which an L-shaped bracket is attached.

  • Flat head 4x6-mm Phillips screws to attach the front mounting bracket assembly to the chassis—12 (provided with the four-post rack mount kit)

  • Rear mounting brackets—2 (provided with the four-post rack mount kit)

  • Covers for the empty extension module slot and the empty power supply slot—provided with the switch

You can mount an EX4400 switch flush with the front posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit (part number: EX-4PST-RMK). (The remainder of this topic uses rack to mean rack or cabinet.)

You can also mount an EX4400 switch:

  • In a recessed position inside a 19-in. four-post rack by using the recessed-mounting brackets provided with a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit.

  • On a two-post rack or on two posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using the two-post mounting brackets and screws provided with the switch.

  • On a desk or other level surface by using the rubber feet provided with the switch.

  • On a wall by using a separately orderable wall mount kit.

To know the part numbers for ordering the separately orderable mounting kits, see the EX4400 Ethernet Switches Platform Datasheet.

Note:

One person must be available to lift the switch while another person secures the switch to the rack.

CAUTION:

If you are mounting multiple units on a rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom of the rack, and then mount the other units from the bottom of the rack to the top in decreasing order of the weight of the units.

To mount an EX4400 switch flush with the front posts of a 19-in. four-post rack:

  1. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD wrist strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to a site ESD point.
  3. Align the front mounting bracket assembly (provided with the four-post rack mount kit) along the side panel of the switch such that the front of the bracket assembly is flush with the front panel of the switch chassis.
  4. Insert the flat head 4x6-mm Phillips screws to attach the front mounting bracket assembly (provided with the four-post rack mount kit) into the aligned holes on the chassis (see Figure 5). Tighten the screws.
    Figure 5: Attach the Flush Mounting Bracket Assembly to the SwitchAttach the Flush Mounting Bracket Assembly to the Switch
  5. Decide which end of the switch you want to place at the front of the rack. Position the switch so that the AIR IN labels on the fan modules are next to the cold aisle and the AIR OUT labels on the fan modules are next to the hot aisle.
  6. Have one person grasp both sides of the switch, lift the switch, and position it in the rack, aligning the holes of the mounting brackets with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure that the chassis is level.
  7. Have a second person secure the mounting brackets to the rack by using the screws appropriate for your rack. Tighten the screws (see Figure 6).
    Figure 6: Secure the Switch to the Front Posts of a RackSecure the Switch to the Front Posts of a Rack
  8. Slide the rear mounting bracket blades into the side rails of the front mounting bracket assembly attached to the switch chassis (see Figure 7).
  9. Ensure that the chassis is level. Align the holes of the rear mounting brackets with the threaded holes in the rear post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail. Align the bottom hole in both the rear mounting brackets with the bottom hole in the front mounting brackets.
  10. Secure the rear mounting brackets to the rear post of the rack by using four screws appropriate for your rack (see Figure 7).
    Figure 7: Secure the Switch to the Rear Post of the Rack by Using the Rear Mounting BracketsSecure the Switch to the Rear Post of the Rack by Using the Rear Mounting Brackets
  11. Cover the empty extension module slot and empty power supply slot by using the covers that came with the switch.
Note:

The slot covers reduce the risk of objects or substances entering the chassis. They also ensure optimal cooling for the switch.

Mount an EX4400 Switch in a Recessed Position in a Rack or Cabinet

Before you mount an EX4400 switch in a recessed position inside a 19-in. four-post rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver—not provided

  • Eight screws to secure the mounting brackets to the rack—not provided

  • An ESD grounding strap—not provided

  • Front mounting bracket assembly to mount the switch flush with the front posts of a rack—2 (provided with the four-post rack mount kit)

    The front mounting bracket assembly is made up of a side rail to which an L-shaped bracket is attached.

  • Flat head 4x6-mm Phillips screws to attach the front mounting bracket assembly to the chassis—12 (provided with the four-post rack mount kit)

  • Rear mounting brackets with blades—2 (provided with the four-post rack mount kit)

  • Recessed-mounting brackets to mount the switch in a recessed position from the front posts of a rack—2 (provided with the four-post rack mount kit)

  • Flat head 4-40 Phillips screws to attach the recessed-mounting brackets to the side rails of the bracket assembly—6 (provided with the four-post rack mount kit)

  • Covers for the empty extension module slot and the empty power supply slot—provided with the switch

You can mount an EX4400 switch in a recessed position inside a 19-in. four-post rack by using the recessed-mounting brackets provided with a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit (part number: EX-4PST-RMK). (The remainder of this topic uses rack to mean rack or cabinet.)

You can also mount an EX4400 switch:

  • Flush with the front posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit.

  • On a two-post rack or on two posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using the two-post mounting brackets and screws provided with the switch.

  • On a desk or other level surface by using the rubber feet provided with the switch.

  • On a wall by using a separately orderable wall mount kit.

To know the part numbers for ordering the separately orderable mounting kits, see the EX4400 Ethernet Switches Platform Datasheet.

Note:

One person must be available to lift the switch while another person secures the switch to the rack.

CAUTION:

If you are mounting multiple units on a rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom of the rack, and then mount the other units from the bottom of the rack to the top in decreasing order of the weight of the units.

To mount an EX4400 switch in a recessed position from the front posts of a 19-in. four-post rack:

  1. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD wrist strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to a site ESD point.
  3. Unscrew and detach the L-shaped bracket from the side rail in the front mounting bracket assembly provided with the four-post rack mount kit (see Figure 8).
    Figure 8: Unscrew and Detach the L-Shaped Bracket from the Side RailUnscrew and Detach the L-Shaped Bracket from the Side Rail
      1
    Side rail
      2
    L-shaped bracket
  4. Attach the recessed-mounting brackets provided with the four-post rack mount kit to the side rails by using the flat head 4-40 Phillips screws provided with the four-post rack mount kit (see Figure 9).
    Figure 9: Attach the Recessed-Mounting Bracket to the Side RailAttach the Recessed-Mounting Bracket to the Side Rail
      1
    Side rail
      2
    Recessed mounting bracket
  5. Align the recessed-mounting bracket assembly along the side panel of the switch.
  6. Insert the flat head 4x6-mm Phillips screws to attach the recessed-mounting bracket assembly into the aligned holes on the chassis provided with the four-post rack mount kit (see Figure 10). Tighten the screws.
    Figure 10: Attach the Recessed-Mounting Bracket Assembly to the SwitchAttach the Recessed-Mounting Bracket Assembly to the Switch
  7. Decide which end of the switch you want to place at the front of the rack. Position the switch so that the AIR IN labels on the fan modules are next to the cold aisle and the AIR OUT labels on the fan modules are next to the hot aisle.
  8. Have one person grasp both sides of the switch, lift the switch, and position it in the rack, aligning the holes of the mounting brackets with the threaded holes in the front post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail, making sure that the chassis is level.
  9. Have a second person secure the mounting brackets to the rack by using four screws appropriate for your rack. Tighten the screws (see Figure 11).
    Figure 11: Secure the Switch to the Front Posts of a RackSecure the Switch to the Front Posts of a Rack
  10. Slide the rear mounting bracket blades into the side rails of the recessed-mounting bracket assembly attached to the switch chassis (see Figure 12).
  11. Ensure that the chassis is level. Align the holes of the rear mounting brackets with the threaded holes in the rear post of the rack. Align the bottom hole in both the mounting brackets with a hole in each rack rail. Align the bottom hole in both the rear mounting brackets with the bottom hole in the front mounting brackets.
  12. Secure the rear mounting brackets to the rear post of the rack by using four screws appropriate for your rack (see Figure 12).
    Figure 12: Secure the Switch to the Rear Post of the Rack by Using the Rear Mounting BracketsSecure the Switch to the Rear Post of the Rack by Using the Rear Mounting Brackets
  13. Cover the empty extension module slot and empty power supply slot by using the covers that came with the switch.
Note:

The slot covers reduce the risk of objects or substances entering the chassis. They also ensure optimal cooling for the switch.

Mount an EX4400 Switch on a Desk or Other Level Surface

Before you mount an EX4400 switch on a desk or other level surface:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Four rubber feet to stabilize the chassis on the desk or other level surface—provided with the switch

  • Covers for the empty extension module slot and the empty power supply slot—provided with the switch

You can mount an EX4400 switch on a desk or other level surface by using the four rubber feet that are provided with the switch. The rubber feet stabilize the chassis.

You can also mount an EX4400 switch:

  • Flush with the front posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit.

  • In a recessed position inside a 19-in. four-post rack by using the recessed-mounting brackets provided with a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit.

  • On a two-post rack or on two posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using the two-post mounting brackets provided with the switch.

  • On a wall by using a separately orderable wall mount kit.

To know the part numbers for ordering the separately orderable mounting kits, see the EX4400 Ethernet Switches Platform Datasheet.

To mount the EX4400 on a desk or other level surface:

  1. Turn the chassis upside down on the desk or the level surface where you intend to mount the switch.
  2. Remove the sticker from the rubber feet.
  3. Attach the rubber feet to the bottom of the chassis.
  4. Turn the chassis right side up on the desk or the level surface.
  5. Cover the empty extension module slot and empty power supply slot by using the covers that came with the switch.
Note:

The slot covers reduce the risk of objects or substances entering the chassis. They also ensure optimal cooling for the switch.

Mount an EX4400 Switch on a Wall

Before mounting the switch on a wall:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • Number 2 Phillips (+) screwdriver—not provided

  • 8-32 x 1.25 in. or M4 x 30 mm mounting screws— 4 (not provided)

  • Hollow wall anchors capable of supporting the combined weight of four fully loaded switches, up to 66 lb (30 kg) (not provided), if you are mounting the switch in sheetrock (wall board with a gypsum plaster core) or in wall board not backed by wall studs.

  • Wall mount brackets—2 (provided with the wall mount kit)

  • Wall mount bracket screws—12 (provided with the wall mount kit)

  • Covers for the empty extension module slot and the empty power supply slot—provided with the switch

  • An ESD grounding strap—not provided

Warning:

When you are mounting EX4400 switches on a wall, orient the front panel of the chassis pointing to the right side or to the left side to ensure proper airflow and meet safety requirements in the event of a fire.

Note:

For easier lifting, install any additional power supplies only after you mount the switch on the wall.

You can mount an EX4400 switch on a wall by using a separately orderable wall mount kit (part number: EX-WMK). (The remainder of this topic uses rack to mean rack or cabinet.)

You can also mount an EX4400 switch:

  • Flush with the front posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit.

  • In a recessed position inside a 19-in. four-post rack by using the recessed-mounting brackets provided with a separately orderable four-post rack mount kit.

  • On a two-post rack or on two posts of a 19-in. four-post rack by using the two-post mounting brackets and screws provided with the switch.

  • On a desk or other level surface by using the rubber feet provided with the switch.

To know the part numbers for ordering the separately orderable mounting kits, see the EX4400 Ethernet Switches Platform Datasheet.

  1. Place the switch on a flat, stable surface.
  2. Wrap and fasten one end of the ESD wrist strap around your bare wrist, and connect the other end of the strap to a site ESD point.
  3. Attach the wall mount brackets to the sides of the chassis by using four of the wall mount bracket screws on each side (see Figure 13). Use the screwdriver to tighten the screws.
    Figure 13: Attach Wall Mount Brackets to the SwitchAttach Wall Mount Brackets to the Switch
  4. Insert the four mounting screws in the wall. Insert the top pair of mounting screws 15.2 cm apart, and insert the second pair of mounting screw 47.42 cm directly below the first set (see Figure 14).
    Figure 14: Measurements for Mounting an EX4400 Switch on a WallMeasurements for Mounting an EX4400 Switch on a Wall

    If the mounting screws are inserted in a wall board with no stud behind it, you must use dry wall anchors rated to support 66 lb (30 kg). Insert the screws into wall studs wherever possible to provide added support for the chassis.

    Drive the screws only part way in, leaving about 1/4 in. (6 mm) distance between the head of the screw and the wall. Use the screwdriver to drive the screws in.

  5. Grasp each side of the switch or switches, lift the switch or switches, and hang the brackets from the mounting screws (see Figure 15).
    Figure 15: Mount the Switch on a WallMount the Switch on a Wall
  6. Tighten the mounting screws by using the screwdriver.
  7. Cover the empty extension module slot and empty power supply slot by using the covers that came with the switch.
Note:

The slot covers reduce the risk of objects or substances entering the chassis. They also ensure optimal cooling for the switch.