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Site Preparation Checklist for an EX4600 Switch

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for EX4600 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 switch installation site.




Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

AC Power Specifications for an EX4600 Switch



Rack or Cabinet

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

Rack Requirements for an EX4600 Switch

Cabinet Requirements for an EX4600 Switch



Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX4600 Switch



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 Interface Support for an EX4600 Switch



Plan the cable routing and management.