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QFX5130 Site Preparation Checklist

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for a QFX5130 installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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

QFX5130 Site Guidelines and Requirements




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



Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

QFX5130 Power System



Rack or Cabinet

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



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

QFX5130 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance



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 QFX5130 Optical Interface Support



Plan the cable routing and management.