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QFX5100 Standalone Installation Overview

You can mount a QFX5100 device:

  • Flush with the front of a 19-in. four-post rack. Use the standard mounting brackets provided with the switch for this configuration.

  • Recessed 2 in. (5 cm) from the front of a 19-in. four-post rack. Use the extension bracket provided in the standard mounting kit for this configuration. Recessed mounting is primarily used in enclosed cabinets.

To install and connect a QFX5100 device:

  1. Follow the instructions in Unpack a QFX5100 Device.
  2. Determine how the device is to be mounted.

    Flush or recessed mounted in a rack or cabinet, see Mount a QFX5100 Device in a Rack or Cabinet.

  3. Follow the instructions in:
    1. Connecting Earth Ground to a QFX5100 Device
    2. Connecting AC Power to a QFX5100 Device or Connecting DC Power to a QFX5100 Device
    3. Register Products—Mandatory to Validate SLAs
  4. Depending on how you plan to use the QFX5100 device, do one of the following: