Installing a Summit X430-8p or X440-8t Switch in a Rack

Before you begin the installation, refer to Pre-installation Requirements.
An X430-8p switch or an X440-8t switch can be installed in either of two ways:
  1. Attach an ESD-preventive wrist strap to your bare wrist and connect the metal end to an appropriate ground point on the rack.
  2. On one side of the switch, set a mounting bracket against the switch housing. Set the flange even with the front panel of the switch.
    See Attaching brackets to the Summit X430-8p or X440-8t Series Switch (X440-8t shown).


    The mounting brackets have special “keep out” flanges to ensure that there is enough empty space above and below the switch. Place the brackets with the "keep out" flanges on either side of the switch.
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    Attaching brackets to the Summit X430-8p or X440-8t Series Switch (X440-8t shown)
  3. Use six of the provided screws to secure the bracket to the switch housing.
  4. Repeat the previous two steps to attach the other bracket to the other side of the switch.
  5. Slide the switch into the equipment rack.
  6. Secure the mounting bracket flanges to the rack, using screws that are appropriate for the rack.

    (Rack-mounting screws are not provided.)

  7. Connect the power cables.

    For AC-powered units, connect the power cable to the AC power connector on the back of the switch. Then connect the power cable to an AC power socket.

    For DC-powered units, see Connecting DC-Powered Switches to a Power Source.

  8. Connect the switch to the redundant power supply (if applicable). For instructions to install and connect redundant power supplies, see Installing Summit External Power Supplies.

To install optional pluggable transceivers, such as SFP and SFP+ optical devices, refer to the installation instructions in the Extreme Networks Pluggable Transceivers Installation Guide.