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QFX10002 Installation Overview

Overview of Installing the QFX10002

Before you begin to install and connect a QFX10002, ensure that you have reviewed the information in QFX10002 Installation Safety Guidelines.

You can mount a QFX10002:

  • Flush with the front of a 19-in. four-post rack. Use the standard mounting brackets provided with the switch for this configuration.

  • Recessed 2 in. (5 cm) from the front of a 19-in. four-post rack. Use the extension bracket provided in the standard mounting kit for this configuration. Recessed mounting is primarily used in enclosed cabinets.

To install and connect a QFX10002:

  1. Follow the instructions in Unpacking a QFX10002.
  2. Determine how the device is to be mounted.

    Flush or recessed mounted in a rack or cabinet, see Mounting a QFX10002 in a Rack.

  3. Follow the instructions in:
    1. Connecting the QFX10002 to Ground
    2. Connecting AC Power to a QFX10002 or Connecting DC Power to a QFX10002
    3. Register Products—Mandatory to Validate SLAs
  4. Initially configure Junos OS following the instructions in Performing an Initial Configuration of a QFX10000
  5. Set the management options for the QFX10002 device by following:
    1. Connecting a QFX Series Device to a Management Console
    2. Connecting a QFX10002 to a Management Ethernet Device

QFX10002 Installation Safety Guidelines

Observe the following guidelines before and during QFX10002 installation:

General Installation Safety Guidelines

Before installing or moving the QFX10002, verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements. See the following documentation:

QFX10002 Chassis Lifting Guidelines

The weight of a fully-loaded QFX10002-72Q is approximately 68.6 lbs (31.1 kg) with AC power supplies and 67.8 lbs (30.8 kg) with DC power supplies installed. The weight of a QFX10002-36Q is 54 lbs (24.5 kg). (Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving a QFX10002:


If you are installing the QFX10002 above 60 in. (152.4 cm) from the floor, remove the power supplies and fan modules before attempting to install the switch. Unless you are using a mechanical lift, at least three people are required to perform the rack or cabinet installation.

  • Before installing a QFX10002, read the guidelines in QFX10002 Site Preparation Checklist to verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements.

  • Before lifting or moving the QFX10002, disconnect all external cables.

  • When raising the QFX10002 into the rack, have two people lift and align the switch with the rack while another person secures the switch to the rack. As when lifting any heavy object, lift most of the weight with your legs rather than your back. Keep your knees bent and your back relatively straight and avoid twisting your body as you lift. Balance the load evenly and be sure that your footing is solid.