Installing a Summit X450-G2 Switch in a Rack

In addition to the equipment listed in Pre-installation Requirements, you will also need the following items for grounding the X450-G2 switch:
  • #14 AWG copper cable

    The recommended insulation color is green or green with yellow stripe.

  • Straight-tip torque screwdriver

The Summit X450-G2 series switch fits into a standard 19-inch equipment rack.

The provided rack-mounting brackets attach to the front of the switch unit and are adaptable to either a front-mount or mid-mount installation. Optional rear-mounting brackets are also included for four-post racks or cabinets.

  1. On one side of the switch, set a mounting bracket against the switch housing.
    To mid-mount the switch, set the flange toward the back of the switch.
    To front-mount the switch, set the flange even with the front panel of the switch.
    To mount the switch on a four-point rack or in a cabinet, set the flange even with the front panel of the switch.
  2. Use six of the provided screws to secure the bracket to the switch housing.
  3. Repeat the previous two steps to attach the other bracket to the other side of the switch.
  4. Slide the switch into the equipment rack or cabinet.
  5. Secure the mounting bracket flanges to the rack, using screws that are appropriate for the rack.

    (Rack-mounting screws are not provided.)

  6. If you are mounting the switch in a four-post rack or a cabinet, secure the rear mounting brackets.
    Otherwise, skip to the next step.
    1. At the rear of the rack or cabinet, for each side, slide the rear mounting brackets (rails) between the two rows of pegs on either side of the switch.
      See Inserting the Rear Mounting Brackets Between the Pegs on the Side of the Switch.
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      Inserting the Rear Mounting Brackets Between the Pegs on the Side of the Switch
    2. Secure the rear mounting brackets to the rack posts using suitable screws. Be sure that the switch is level.
  7. Ground the switch.
    1. At one end of the wire, strip the insulation to expose 1/2 inch (12 mm) of bare wire.
    2. Identify the grounding screw on the back of the switch.
    3. Insert the stripped wire into the grounding lug.
    4. Using a straight-tip torque screwdriver, tighten the retaining screw to 20 in‑lb (2.25 N m).
    5. Connect the other end of the wire to a known reliable earth ground point at your site.

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.

Summit X450-G2 series PoE+ switches are shipped without installed power supplies. You can install one or two 715W or 1100W AC power supplies.

After the switch is secured to the rack, install the necessary power supplies. Follow the instructions in Installing a 715 W or 1100 W Internal AC Power Supply.

If your switch came with power supplies already installed, follow the instructions in Connecting AC-Powered Switches to a Power Source.