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HP J4850A Installation And Getting Started Manual: Installation Precautions

Procurve series 5300xl switches.
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Installing the Switch 5300xl Series
Installation Procedures
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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.

Installation Precautions

Follow these precautions when installing your Series 5300xl Switch:
Connect the network devices
network cables, connect other switches, hubs, routers, computers,
servers, printers, and other network devices to the switch ports. For more
information, see "Connect the Network Devices" on
The 10/100Base-TX ports on the 10/100-TX and PoE xl Modules have the
HP Auto-MDIX feature, and the 100/1000Base-T ports on the 100/1000-T
xl Module comply with IEEE 802.3ab standard which includes the Auto
MDI/MDI-X feature. These two features operate the same and allow you
to use straight-through twisted-pair cable for all of your twisted-pair
network connections.
(Optional) Connect a console to the switch
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
through the switch's console interface.
Devices installed in a rack or cabinet should be mounted as low
as possible, with the heaviest device at the bottom and progres-
sively lighter devices installed above.
The rack or cabinet should be adequately secured to prevent it
from becoming unstable and/or falling over.
Ensure a cover plate is installed on any empty switch power
supply slot. A cover plate is required for safe operation, and
to ensure proper switch cooling.
To avoid energy and mechanical hazards, never allow any part
of your body, jewelry, tool, or other foreign object to enter any
module or power supply slots.
2-18). Using the appropriate
2-19). You may


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