Preparing to Install

Before you install your Extreme Networks equipment, careful planning can help ensure that it is used effectively and help prepare you for future growth.

Only qualified service personnel should install, maintain, or remove a switch, chassis, or its components. Qualified service personnel have had appropriate technical training and experience that is necessary to be aware of the hazards to which they are exposed when performing a task and of measures to minimize the danger to themselves or other people.



Before installing or removing any components of the system, and before carrying out any maintenance procedures, read the safety information in Safety and Regulatory Information.

The information in this chapter is intended for the system administrator, network equipment technician, network manager, or facilities manager responsible for installing and managing the network hardware. The chapter assumes a working knowledge of local area network (LAN) operations, and a familiarity with communications protocols that are used on interconnected LANs.

This chapter covers the following aspects of site preparation:

  1. Operating Environment Requirements

    Verify that your site meets all environmental and safety requirements.

  2. Rack Specifications and Recommendations

    Ensure that mounting racks are safe and appropriate for the equipment.

  3. Evaluate and Meet Cable Requirements

    Understand the different cabling options and select the ones that best address your needs.

  4. Meeting Power Requirements

    Ensure that power supplies are safe and appropriate for the equipment.

    For details about the equipment's power requirements, see the Technical Specifications.

  5. Follow Applicable Industry Standards

    Understand the applicable standards and ensure that they are being followed.