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Chassis Lifting Guidelines for a QFX3500 Device

The weight of a fully loaded QFX3500 device chassis is approximately 30.8 lb (14 kg). Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving a QFX3500 device:


If you are installing the QFX3500 device above 60 in. (152.4 cm) from the floor, you must remove the power supplies, fan trays, and management board before attempting to install the device, or ask someone to assist you during the installation.

  • Before installing a QFX3500 device, read the guidelines in Site Preparation Checklist for a QFX3500 Device to verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements.

  • Before lifting or moving the QFX3500 device, 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.