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Removing a QFX5210 from a Rack or Cabinet

Before removing a QFX5210 from a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your rack mounting screws, for removing the QFX5210 from the rack.

If you need to relocate an installed QFX5210, use the procedure described in this topic. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.” )


When you remove multiple switches from a rack, remove the switch in the top of the rack first and proceed to remove the rest of the switches from top to bottom.

  • Ensure that the rack is stable and secured to the building.

  • Ensure that there is enough space to place the removed QFX5210 in its new location and along the path to the new location.

  • Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings.

  • Use the power off sequence described in Powering Off a QFX5210 to safely power off the device.

  • Disconnect the power cords.

  • Ensure that you have disconnected any cables or wires attached to the QFX5210 network ports or Precision Time Protocol (PTP) ports.

To remove a QFX5210 from a rack or cabinet:

  1. Have one person support the weight of the switch while another person uses the screwdriver to remove the front mounting screws that attach the chassis mounting brackets to the rack or cabinet.
  2. Remove the QFX5210 from the rack or cabinet.
  3. Use the screwdriver to remove the mounting screws that attach the mounting blades attached to the rear of the rack or cabinet.
  4. Place the removed screws and mounting blades in a labeled bag. You will need them when you reinstall the chassis.
  5. Transport the QFX5210 to your desired new location.