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Site Preparation Checklist for QFX5120 Switches

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform to prepare a site for installing a QFX5120 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 QFX5120 Switches


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

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for QFX5120 Switches


Locate sites to connect system grounding.


Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

Hardware Configuration

Choose the number and types of switches you want to install.

QFX5120 Switches Hardware Overview

Rack or Cabinet

Verify that the rack or cabinet meets the minimum requirements for installing the switch.


Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.


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 the cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.


Plan the cable routing and management.