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Removing a QFX5100 Device from a Rack or Cabinet

Before removing a QFX5100 device from a rack:

Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

  • A Phillips (+) screwdriver, number 2 or number 3, depending on the size of your rack mounting screws, for mounting the QFX5100 device on the rack.

If you need to relocate an installed QFX5100 device, use the procedure described in this topic. (The remainder of this topic uses “rack” to mean “rack or cabinet.” )

Note:

When you remove multiple devices from a rack, remove the device in the top of the rack first and proceed to remove the rest of the devices from top to bottom.

  • Ensure that the rack is stable and secured to the building.

  • Ensure that there is enough space to place the removed QFX5100 device in its new location and along the path to the new location.

  • Read General Safety Guidelines and Warnings.

  • Use the appropriate power off sequence for your configuration to safely powered off the device.

  • Disconnect the power cords.

  • Ensure that you have disconnected any cables or wires attached to the QFX5100 switch ports.

To remove a QFX5100 device from a rack or cabinet:

  1. Have one person support the weight of the switch while another person uses the screwdriver to remove the front mounting screws that attach the chassis mounting brackets to the rack or cabinet.
  2. Remove the QFX5100 device from the rack or cabinet.
  3. Use the screwdriver to remove the mounting screws that attach the mounting blades attached to the rear of the rack or cabinet.
  4. Place the removed screws and mounting blades in a labeled bag. You will need them when you reinstall the chassis.
  5. Transport the QFX5100 device to your desired new location.