At this point, the switch is fully installed. See the rest of this chapter if you
need more detailed information on any of these installation steps.
Follow these precautions when installing your HP Switch 4000M and 8000M
The rack or cabinet should be adequately secured to prevent it from
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becoming unstable and/or falling over.
Devices installed in a rack or cabinet should be mounted as low as possible,
with the heaviest device at the bottom and progressively lighter devices
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(Optional) Connect a console to the switch (page 2-15). You may
wish to modify the switch's configuration, for example, to configure an IP
address so it can be managed using a web browser or from an SNMP
network management station. Configuration changes can be made easily
by through the switch's console interface.
Make sure that the power source circuits are properly grounded, then
use the power cord supplied with the switch to connect it to the power
If your installation requires a different power cord than the one supplied
with the switch, be sure to use a power cord displaying the mark of the
safety agency that defines the regulations for power cords in your
country. The mark is your assurance that the power cord can be used
safely with the switch.
Ensure that the switch does not overload the power circuits, wiring, and
over-current protection. To determine the possibility of overloading the
supply circuits, add together the ampere ratings of all devices installed
on the same circuit as the switch and compare the total with the rating
limit for the circuit. The maximum ampere ratings are usually printed on
the devices near the AC power connectors.
Do not install the switch in an environment where the operating ambient
temperature might exceed 55 C (131 F).
Make sure the air flow around the sides and back of the switch is not
Make sure that for any switch slot into which no module is installed, the
cover plate is installed to cover the slot. A cover plate is required for safe
operation, and to ensure proper switch cooling.
Installing the Switch 4000M and 8000M