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QFX5210 Installation Overview

Overview of Installing the QFX5210

You can mount a QFX5210 flush with the front of a 19-in. four-post rack. Use the standard mounting brackets provided with the switch for this configuration.

To install and connect a QFX5210:

  1. Follow the instructions in Unpacking and Mounting the QFX5210.
  2. Determine how the switch is to be mounted.

    Flush or recessed mounted in a rack or cabinet, see Mounting a QFX5210 in a Rack or Cabinet.

  3. Follow the instructions in:
    1. Connecting the QFX5210 to Ground
    2. Connecting AC Power to a QFX5210 or Connecting DC Power to a QFX5210
    3. Register Products—Mandatory to Validate SLAs
  4. Follow the instructions in Performing the Initial Software Configuration for the QFX5210.

QFX5210 Installation Safety Guidelines

Observe the following guidelines before and during QFX5210 installation:

General Installation Safety Guidelines

Before installing or moving the QFX5210, verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements. See the following documentation:

QFX5210 Chassis Lifting Guidelines

The weight of a fully-loaded QFX5210 switch chassis is approximately 31.09 lb (14.1 kg). Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving a QFX5210:


If you are installing the QFX5210 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 lifting or moving the QFX5210, 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.