Installing Your Switch

Before you attempt to install or remove an Extreme Networks switch, read the precautions in Safety Considerations for Installing Switches.

Extreme Networks switches fit into standard 19-inch equipment racks.

A four-post rack-mounting kit is provided with the switch. A two-post kit can be ordered separately.

The installation process includes the following tasks:

  1. Prepare to install the switch.
  2. Install the switch in the rack.
  3. Install optional components: optical transceivers and cables.
    See the instructions in Installing Optional Components.
  4. If your switch does not come with an installed internal power supply, install one or two power supplies.
    See Installing Internal Power Supplies.


    Be aware of whether the power supply you are installing is AC-powered or a DC-powered. The installation instructions are different depending upon what type of power is used.
  5. Power up the switch.
  6. Connect network interface cables.
  7. Perform initial network connection and configuration.