Controlling the Temperature

Extreme Networks equipment generates a significant amount of heat. It is essential that you provide a temperature-controlled environment for both performance and safety.

Install the equipment only in a temperature- and humidity-controlled indoor area that is free of airborne materials that can conduct electricity. Too much humidity can cause a fire. Too little humidity can produce electrical shock and fire.

The ambient operating temperature for most Summit switches ranges from 0°C (32°F) to 45°C (113°F) or 50°C (122°F). (Check the descriptions in Summit Switches for the temperature range that applies to your switch model.) As with all electrical equipment, however, Extreme Networks product lifetimes degrade with increased temperature. Ideally, therefore, temperatures should be kept at or below 25°C (78°F).

Observe these additional thermal recommendations for the location where you plan to install your equipment:

Thermal Shutdown and Restart Behavior summarizes the behavior of Summit switches when they experience high operating temperatures.

Safeguards are built into all Extreme Networks switches and power supply units to minimize the risk of fire.

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Thermal Shutdown and Restart Behavior

Switch Model(s) Behavior
All models except those listed below When internal system temperatures exceed the thermal shutdown temperature limit (typically about 20°C higher than normal system operating temperatures), the system‘s power supplies are turned off and the switch shuts down. The system remains in the OFF state until the system has sufficient time to cool and the internal thermal sensor measures a temperature lower than the maximum specified ambient temperature, at which time the system restarts automatically.

Alternately, you can restart the system immediately by removing and then restoring all line power to the system.

X430-8p The switch is not equipped with a mechanism for thermal shutdown. When internal system temperatures exceed the thermal shutdown temperature limit (typically about 20°C higher than normal system operating temperatures), the system reboots and immediately restarts. You then have the option, through the CLI (Command Line Interface), of allowing the boot cycle to continue:
ALERT: Switch rebooted after reaching emergency shut-off temperature.
Please evaluate the situation and make sure the causes of switch
overheating are fixed before continuing.
Continue booting? (Y/N)

Alternately, you can restart the system immediately by removing and then restoring all line power to the system.

X430-24t

X430-24p

X430-48t

The switch is not equipped with a mechanism for thermal shutdown. When high operating temperatures are experienced, the system fans are set to full speed and the switch remains powered.

Alternately, you can restart the system by removing and then restoring all line power to the system.

X460-G2

(all models)

When internal system temperatures exceed the thermal shutdown temperature limit (typically about 20°C higher than normal system operating temperatures), the system‘s power supplies are turned off and the switch shuts down. The switch does not restart automatically, even after cooling. It remains in the OFF state until you remove and then restore all line power to the system.