Installing a Summit X670 Switch in a Rack

In addition to the equipment listed in Pre-installation Requirements, you will also need the following items for grounding the Summit X670 switch:
  • #14 AWG copper cable

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

  • Crimping tool for attaching the ring terminal to the ground wire

A grounding kit – consisting of a ring terminal (equivalent to Panduit PV14-8R-E) and M4 screw with captive washer – is provided.

The Summit X670 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 as shown in Grounding a Summit X670 Series Switch.
    1. Strip 0.25 inch from the end of the AWG # 14 copper wire.
    2. Securely crimp the provided ring terminal onto the stripped wire.
    3. Insert the provided M4 screw through the ring terminal and into the grounding stud on the front of the switch.
    4. Securely tighten the screw.
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      Grounding a Summit X670 Series Switch

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.

If you are installing a VIM4 module in the Summit X670V-48x switch, install it in the switch before you connect the switch to power. (See Installing a Versatile Interface Module in a Summit X460, X480, X650, or X670 Series Switch.)

Summit X670 series switches are shipped without installed power supplies. You can install one or two 450W or 550W AC or DC power supplies.

After the switch is secured to the rack, install the necessary power supplies for your configuration. Follow the instructions in Installing a 450 W or 550 W Internal AC Power Supply or Installing a 450 W or 550 W Internal DC Power Supply.