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QFX10002 Site Preparation Checklist

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for a QFX10002 installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

Item or Task

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

QFX10002 Environmental Requirements and Specifications




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




Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

QFX10002 AC Power Specifications

QFX10002 DC Power Specifications




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

QFX10002 Rack Requirements



Plan rack location, including required space clearances.

QFX10002 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance



Secure the rack 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.

See The Hardware Compatibility Tool.



Plan the cable routing and management.