Alcatel-Lucent 6850-P24L User Manual
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4 Carefully remove any foam pads and protective plastic from the switch chassis.

Note. Alcatel-Lucentprovidesfactory-installedblank cover plates for empty backup power supply or10-Giga-bit expansion module bays. Do not remove these cover plates unless a backup power supply or expansion module is to be installed immediately at the corresponding bay.

5If you are installing multiple switches in a stacked configuration, repeat steps 1 through 4 for the remaining switches that will make up the stack.

6Once all OmniSwitch 6850 Series switches have been removed from their packaging, continue to “Setting Up the Switch.”

Setting Up the Switch

Note. Due to their airflow and access requirements, OmniSwitch 6850 Series switches cannot be wallmounted.

Airflow Considerations

Be sure that your switch is placed in a well-ventilated,staticfree environment. Always allow adequate clearance at the front, rear, and sides of the switch.

The following diagram shows recommended minimum clearances for adequate chassis airflow and access to components at the rear of the chassis:

Rear. 5 inches minimum at rear of chassis.

Sides. 2 inches minimum at left and right sides for chassis airflow.

Front. 6 inches minimum at front of chassis for cable access and LED visibility.

Chassis Top View

6 Installing the Hardware

June 2007