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Step 1: Begin

To install and configure any model of the Juniper Networks QFX10002 switch, you need:

  • Either an electric lift or two people to lift the switch into place. An additional person is needed for securing the switch to the rack.

  • Electrostatic discharge (ESD) grounding strap (not provided)

  • One pair of front mounting rails (provided)

  • One pair of rear mounting blades (provided)

  • 24 flat-head M4x6-mm Phillips mounting screws to secure the mounting rails to the chassis (provided)

  • 16 screws to secure the chassis and mounting blades to the rack (not provided)

  • Screwdriver appropriate for your rack mounting screws (not provided)

  • Two power cords with plugs for QFX10002-36Q, four power cords with plugs for QFX10002-60C and QFX10002-72Q that are appropriate for your geographical location (provided)

  • RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter (not provided)


    We no longer include a DB-9 to RJ-45 cable or a DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter with a CAT5E copper cable as part of the device package. If you require a console cable, you can order it separately with the part number JNP-CBL-RJ45-DB9 (DB-9 to RJ-45 adapter with a CAT5E copper cable).

  • Management host, such as a PC laptop, with a serial port (not provided)

  • (Optional) Grounding cable kit with bracket, lug, and three nuts with integrated washers

Mount the QFX10002

The QFX10002 can be mounted in a four-post 19-inch rack configuration.

To mount the switch:

  1. Attach the ESD grounding strap to your bare wrist and to a site ESD point.

    If you are mounting multiple units in the rack, mount the heaviest unit at the bottom and mount the others from bottom to top in order of decreasing weight. The QFX10002-72Q weighs 68.6 lbs (31.1 kg), the QFX10002-60C weighs 80.5 lbs (36.5 kgs), and the QFX10002-36Q weighs 54 lbs (24.5 kg). Installing the switch in a rack requires either a mechanical lift or two people to lift the device and another person to secure it to the rack.

  2. Place the rack in its permanent location, allowing adequate clearance for airflow and maintenance, and secure it to the building structure.
  3. Decide whether the field-replaceable unit (FRU) end of the switch or the port end is to be placed at the front of the rack. Position the switch in such a manner that the AIR OUT labels on components are next to the hot aisle.
  4. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the six screws on each side of the chassis that hold the cover to the chassis.
  5. Align the holes in the mounting rail with the holes on the side of the chassis.
  6. Attach the mounting rail to the switch using 11 mounting screws. Tighten the screws.
  7. Repeat Step 5 and Step 6 on the opposite side of the device.
  8. Either use a mechanical lift or have two people grasp both sides of the switch, lift it, and position it in the rack so that the front bracket is aligned with the rack holes.
  9. Have a second person secure the front of the switch to the rack using eight mounting screws (and cage nuts and washers if your rack requires them.) Tighten the screws.
  10. Continue to support the switch while sliding the rear mounting-blades into the channel of the side mounting-rails and securing the blades to the rack. Use the eight mounting screws (and cage nuts and washers if your rack requires them) to attach each blade to the rack. Tighten the screws.
  11. Ensure that the switch chassis is level by verifying that all the screws on the front of the rack are aligned with the screws at the back of the rack.
  12. Attach a grounding cable to earth ground and then attach it to the chassis grounding points.

Connect Power to the QFX10002

To connect power to an AC-powered QFX10002 switch:

  1. If the AC power source outlet has a power switch, set it to the OFF (0) position.
  2. Insert the coupler end of the power cord into the AC power cord inlet on the AC power supply faceplate.
  3. Push the power cord retainer onto the power cord.
  4. Insert the power cord plug into the power source outlet.
  5. If the AC power source outlet has a power switch, set it to the ON (|) position.
  6. Verify that the AC and the DC LEDs are lit green and on steadily.