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Installing the SRX5600 Using a Mechanical Lift

Tools Required to Install the SRX5600 Firewall with a Mechanical Lift

To install the firewall, you need the following tools:

  • Mechanical lift

  • Phillips (+) screwdrivers, number 2

Installing the SRX5600 Firewall Using a Mechanical Lift

Because of the firewall’s size and weight—up to 220 lb (100 kg) depending on the configuration—we strongly recommend that you install the firewall using a mechanical lift. If you do not use a lift to install the firewall, see Overview of Installing the SRX5600 Firewall Without a Mechanical Lift for complete instructions to install the firewall safely.


Before front mounting the firewall in a rack, have a qualified technician verify that the rack is strong enough to support the firewall's weight and is adequately supported at the installation site.


An optional air deflector kit is available that lets you install the SRX5600 Firewall in a hot aisle/cold aisle ventilation environment.

To install the firewall using a lift (see Figure 1):

  1. Ensure that the rack is in its permanent location and is secured to the building. Ensure that the installation site allows adequate clearance for both airflow and maintenance.
  2. Load the firewall onto the lift, making sure it rests securely on the lift platform.
  3. Using the lift, position the firewall in front of the rack or cabinet, centering it in front of the mounting shelf.
  4. Lift the chassis approximately 0.75 in. above the surface of the mounting shelf and position it as close as possible to the shelf.
  5. Carefully slide the firewall onto the mounting shelf so that the bottom of the chassis and the mounting shelf overlap by approximately two inches.
  6. Slide the device onto the mounting shelf until the mounting brackets contact the rack rails. The shelf ensures that the holes in the mounting brackets of the chassis align with the holes in the rack rails.
  7. Move the lift away from the rack.
  8. Install a mounting screw into each of the open mounting holes aligned with the rack, starting from the bottom.
  9. Visually inspect the alignment of the firewall. If the firewall is installed properly in the rack, all the mounting screws on one side of the rack should be aligned with the mounting screws on the opposite side and the device should be level.
Figure 1: Installing the Firewall in the RackInstalling the Firewall in the Rack

This illustration depicts the firewall being installed in an open-frame rack.