Installing the Switch 4000M and 8000M
Follow these easy steps to install your switch. The rest of this chapter provides
details on these steps.
Prepare the installation site (page 2-4). Make sure that the physical
environment into which you will be installing the switch is properly
prepared including having the correct network cabling ready to connect
to the switch, and having a good location for the switch. Please see page
2-3 for some installation precautions.
Install switch modules (page 2-5). The Switch 4000M and the Switch
8000M have ten universal slots for installing any of the HP ProCurve
switch modules. The Switch 4000M has five 10/100Base-T modules pre-
installed. Depending on where you will install the Switch 4000M and
8000M, it may be easier to install the modules first, but the modules are
"hot swappable"—they can also be installed and removed after the switch
is powered on.
(Optional) Install second power supply (page 2-6). The Switch
4000M and 8000M have a slot in the back for installing a second, load-
sharing power supply. If you have purchased this supply, it may be easier
to install it before mounting the switch, although the power supplies are
"hot swappable"—they can be installed and removed after the switch
Verify that the switch passes self test (page 2-8). This is a simple
process of plugging the switch into a power source and observing that the
LEDs on the switch's front panel and on the modules show correct
Mount the switch (page 2-10). The Switch 4000M and 8000M can be
mounted in a 19-inch telco rack, in an equipment cabinet, on a wall, or on
a horizontal surface.
Connect power to the switch (page 2-14). Once the switch is mounted,
plug it in to the nearby main power source.
Connect the network devices (page 2-14). Using the appropriate
network cables, connect other switches, hubs, routers, computers,
servers, printers, and other network devices to the switch ports.