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QFX5220 Installation Overview

Overview of Installing the QFX5220

You can mount a QFX5220:

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

  • (QFX5200-32CD only) 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 allow room for cabling.

To install and connect a QFX5220:

  1. Follow the instructions in Unpacking a QFX5220.
  2. Determine how the switch is to be mounted.
  3. Follow the instructions in:
    1. Ground the QFX5220-32CD and Connect Power
    2. Connecting the QFX5220 to Power
    3. Register Products—Mandatory to Validate SLAs
  4. Follow the instructions in Performing the Initial Software Configuration for QFX5220 Switches.

QFX5220 Installation Safety Guidelines

The weight of a fully loaded QFX5220-32CD chassis is approximately 24.5 lb (11.11 kg) with power supplies and fans installed. The weight of a fully loaded QFX5220-128C is approximately 76 lbs (34 kg). Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving a QFX5220:


If you are installing the QFX5220 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 QFX5220, read the guidelines in QFX5220 Site Preparation Checklist to verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements.

  • Before lifting or moving the QFX5220, 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.