Pre-installation Requirements

Prepare the site for the installation, and ensure that you have the appropriate people and tools on hand.

Installing most 210 and 220 series switches requires two people to maneuver the switch and attach mounting hardware.

Provide enough space in front of and behind the switch so that you can service it easily. Allow a minimum of 122 cm (48 in) in front of the rack and 76 cm (30 in) behind the rack.

Air flows side-to-side in 210 and 220 series switches. Ensure that sufficient space is provided for air to flow freely.

The following items are provided with 210 and 220 switches:
  • Two rack mounting brackets adaptable for a front-mount installation in a two-post rack.
  • Eight screws for attaching the brackets to the switch housing.
  • Four rubber pads to attach to the bottom of the switch for desktop or free-standing installations.
You need the following additional tools and equipment. These are not provided with your switch.
  • #1 Phillips screwdriver for attaching the mounting brackets to the switch. We recommend using a magnetic screwdriver.
  • Four rack mounting screws to attach the mounting brackets to the rack. The screw size will vary based on your organization‘s rack system. Screws are not provided.
  • Screwdriver for securing the switch to the rack. The screwdriver size will vary based on the requirements for the rack system you are using.
  • AC power cord for each installed AC power supply. A power cord is not included with most power supplies. The cord must meet the requirements listed in ExtremeSwitching 210 and 220 Switches.
  • ESD-preventive wrist strap for installing optional ports at the back of the switch.