By carefully planning your site, you can maximize the performance of your existing network and ensure that it is ready to migrate to future networking technologies.
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.
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 "Technical Specifications".