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Unpack a QFX5100 Device

The QFX5100 switch chassis is a rigid sheet-metal structure that houses the hardware components. A QFX5100 device is shipped in a cardboard carton, secured with foam packing material. The carton also contains an accessory box and quick start instructions.


QFX5100 devices are maximally protected inside the shipping carton. Do not unpack the switch until you are ready to begin installation.

To unpack a QFX5100 device:

  1. Move the shipping carton to a staging area as close to the installation site as possible, but where you have enough room to remove the system components.
  2. Position the carton so that the arrows are pointing up.
  3. Open the top flaps on the shipping carton.
  4. Remove the accessory box and verify the contents against the inventory included in the box. Table 1 lists the inventory of components supplied with a QFX5100 device.
  5. Pull out the packing material holding the switch in place.
  6. Verify the chassis components received:
    • Two power supplies

    • Fan modules

      • Five fan modules for 1 U devices

      • Three fan modules for 2 U devices


    Product SKU QFX5100-24Q: If you ordered the optional high-speed uplink modules, they are packaged as components and must be installed in the switch

  7. Save the shipping carton and packing materials in case you need to move or ship the switch later.
Table 1: Inventory of Components Supplied with a QFX5100 Device



Chassis with five fan modules and two power supplies. The QFX5100-96S has three fan modules.


Rear mounting blades


Front mounting brackets


Extension brackets


RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter


Power cords (AC systems only)