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Site Preparation Checklist for a QFX3500 Device

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for QFX3500 device installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Verify that environmental factors such as temperature and humidity do not exceed device tolerances.

Environmental Requirements and Specifications for a QFX3500 Device




Measure distance between external power sources and device installation site.




Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

AC Power Specifications for a QFX3500 Device



Rack or Cabinet

Verify that your rack or cabinet meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the device.

Rack Requirements for a QFX3500 Device

Cabinet Requirements for a QFX3500 Device



Plan rack or cabinet location, including required space clearances.

Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance for a QFX3500 Device



Secure the rack or cabinet to the floor and building structure.





Acquire cables and connectors:

  • Determine the number of cables needed based on your planned configuration.

  • Review the maximum distance allowed for each cable. Choose the length of cable based on the distance between the hardware components being connected.

Determining Interface Support for the QFX3500 Device

Determining Transceiver Support for QFabric Systems

Cable Specifications for Console and Management Connections for the QFX Series



Plan the cable routing and management.