Providing Adequate Airflow

Be sure that cables and other equipment do not block the switch's air intake or outflow.

It is best to have at least 3 inches (8 cm) of clear space in front of the air intake and outflow vents on the sides of the switch; airflow moves from side to side. For proper airflow through a switch, leave clear space on the left and right sides of the switch.

Depending on other conditions in the equipment room, it may be possible to install the switches closer to each other; consult your Extreme Networks Customer Support representative for guidance.