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Site Preparation Checklist for an EX9214 Switch

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform to prepare a site for installing an EX9214 switch.

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 distance between external power sources and switch installation site.


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

AC Power Supply Specifications for EX9214 Switches

DC Power Supply Specifications for EX9214 Switches

Power Requirements for EX9200 Switch Components

Calculating the Fiber-Optic Cable Power Budget for EX Series Devices

Calculating the Fiber-Optic Cable Power Margin for EX Series Devices

Rack or Cabinet

Select the type of rack or cabinet and verify that it meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the switch.

Rack Requirements

Cabinet Requirements


Plan rack or cabinet location, ensuring the required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for an EX9214 Switch


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


Plan the cable routing and management.

Acquire cables and connectors:

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

  • Ensure that the distance between hardware components to be connected allows for cable lengths to be within the specified maximum limits.