Removing a Switch from a Rack

Before you begin

Before removing a switch from a rack, verify that:

About this task

Note

Note

Read the following steps thoroughly before you attempt to remove a switch from a rack.

To remove a switch from a rack, follow these steps:

Procedure

  1. Support the switch while you remove the rack-mounting screws that hold the front mounting brackets in place against the rack posts.
  2. Remove the switch from the rack.
    • For two-post installations, carefully slide the switch out of the rack.
    • For four-post installations, carefully slide the switch forward out of the cabinet and off the rear mounting brackets.
    See the following figures.
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    Removing a Front-Mounted Switch from a Two-Post Rack
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    Removing the Switch from a Four-Post Rack
  3. Place the switch on a secure, flat surface.
  4. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the front mounting brackets from the sides of the switch.
  5. For four-post installations, remove the rear mounting brackets from the rear rack posts.