Installing a Summit X460 Switch in a Rack

Before you begin the installation, refer to Pre-installation Requirements.

The Summit X460 series switch fits into a standard 19-inch equipment rack.

The provided rack-mounting brackets attach to the back of the switch unit and are adaptable to a mid-mount installation.

  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.
    To mid-mount the switch, set the flange toward the back of the switch as shown in Attaching a Rack-mounting Flange.
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    Attaching a Rack-mounting Flange
  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.)

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.

The Summit X460 series switch is shipped without installed power supplies. You can install one or two power supplies. After the switch is secured to the rack, install the necessary power supplies for your configuration. For instructions, see the following topics:

To install an XGM3-2sf port card, see Installing a Summit XGM3 Series Port Option Card.

To install a stacking module, see Installing an Option Card in Slot B of a Summit X460 Series Switch.