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QFX5100 Installation Safety Guidelines

The weight of a 1 U fully loaded QFX5100 switch chassis is approximately 30.8 lb (14 kg); the 2 U product SKU is approximately 32 lbs (14.5 kg). Observe the following guidelines for lifting and moving a QFX5100 switch:


If you are installing the QFX5100 switch 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 QFX5100 switch, read the guidelines in Site Preparation Checklist for a QFX5100 Device to verify that the intended site meets the specified power, environmental, and clearance requirements.

  • Before lifting or moving the QFX5100 switch, 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.