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QFX5200 Installation Overview

Overview of Installing the QFX5200

You can mount a QFX5200:

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

  • (QFX5200-32C and QFX5200-32C-L) 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 QFX5200:

  1. Follow the instructions in Unpacking a QFX5200.
  2. Determine how the switch is to be mounted.

    Flush or recessed mounted in a rack or cabinet, see Unpacking and Mounting the QFX5200.

  3. Follow the instructions in:
    1. Connect the QFX5200 to Earth Ground
    2. Connecting AC Power to a QFX5200 or Connecting DC Power to a QFX5200, or Connecting DC Power to a QFX5200
    3. Register Products—Mandatory to Validate SLAs
  4. Follow the instructions in Performing the Initial Software Configuration for QFX5200 Switches.

QFX5200 Installation Safety Guidelines

The weight of a fully -loaded QFX5200-32C and QFX5200-32C-L switch chassis is approximately 23.5 lb (10.66 kg); and a QFX5200-48Y weighs between 20.78 lbs (9.43 kg) to 21.16 (9.6 kg) with power supplies and fans installed. Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving a QFX5200:


If you are installing the QFX5200 above 60 in. (152.4 cm) from the floor, either remove the power supplies, fan modules, and any expansion modules before attempting to install the switch, or ask someone to assist you during the installation.

  • Before installing a QFX5200, read the guidelines in QFX5200 Site Preparation Checklist to verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements.

  • Before lifting or moving the QFX5200, disconnect all external cables.

  • 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.