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QFX5110 Site Preparation Checklist

The checklist in Table 1 summarizes the tasks you need to perform when preparing a site for a QFX5110 installation.

Table 1: Site Preparation Checklist

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Determine whether the QFX5110 device will operate:

  • standalone

  • as a member in a Virtual Chassis

  • as a spine or leaf in a Virtual Chassis Fabric (VCF)




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

QFX5110 Environmental Requirements and Specifications




Measure the distance between external power sources and switch installation site.




Calculate the power consumption and requirements.

QFX5110 AC Power Specifications and QFX5110 DC Power Specifications




Verify that your rack meets the minimum requirements for the installation of the switch.

QFX5110 Rack Requirements



Plan rack location, including required space clearances.

QFX5110 Clearance Requirements for Airflow and Hardware Maintenance



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.

QFX5110 Network Cable and Transceiver Planning



Plan the cable routing and management.