Follow these easy steps to install your switch. The rest of this chapter provides
details on these steps.
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Prepare the installation site
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
for some installation precautions.
Install switch modules
or eight universal slots for installing any of the ProCurve Switch xl
modules. The Switch 5372xl has three 24-port 10/100-TX xl Modules
preinstalled, and the Switch 5348xl has two 24-port 10/100-TX xl Modules
preinstalled. Depending on where you will install your Series 5300xl
Switch, it may be easier to install the modules first. The modules are "hot
swappable" though, so they can also be installed and removed after the
switch is powered on.
Make sure you use only ProCurve Switch xl Modules in your Switch 5300xl
(Optional) Install second power supply
5300xl Series 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.
Verify the switch passes self test
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 operation.
Mount the switch
in a 19-inch telco rack, in an equipment cabinet, on a wall, or on a
horizontal surface. Note that there are some limitations to the wall
mounting orientations that are supported. Please see the installation
details for more information.
Connect power to the switch
plug it in to the nearby main power source.
Installing the Switch 5300xl Series
2-6). Make sure that the physical
2-8). The Switch 5300xl Series have four
2-12). This is a simple process
2-14). The Switch 5300xl Series can be mounted
2-18). Once the switch is mounted,
2-10). The Switch