Installing the switch in a rack using the Rack Mount Kit
Use the SN6000B Switch Rack Mount Kit to install the switch in an HP 10000 Series Rack.
installed, the port side faces the rear of the rack. This configuration optimizes performance by:
Providing better airflow by using a plenum. A plenum is an air duct that attaches to the switch
rails, enabling the switch to draw cooler air from outside the rack, rather than drawing in
heated air from within the rack.
Providing room for a gradual bend in the fiber optic cables because the port side of the switch
is set back from the edge of the rack.
Use only the screws provided in the Rack Mount Kit. Using other screws can cause damage to
Installation safety guidelines
Verify that the rack and the area around the rack meet the following requirements:
Plan a rack space that is a 1U high and provides clearance for the switch power cords to run
between the rack sides and the rails at the front of the 19-inch EIA rack.
Ground all equipment in the rack through a reliable branch circuit connection and maintain
ground at all times. Do not rely on a secondary connection to a branch circuit, such as a
Ensure that airflow and temperature requirements are met on an ongoing basis.
Secure the rack to ensure stability in case of unexpected movement.
Rack mount installation
To install the switch in a rack using the Rack Mount Kit:
Place the switch on a flat surface and attach each inner rail to the switch using three flat-head
The rails are labeled Left and Right to designate the left side and right side of the switch as
viewed from its nonport side.
Figure 4 Attaching the inner rails to the switch
Take care to select a mounting location in the rack such that the cutouts in the sides of each
rail are not obstructed. You will route the switch power cords through these holes later in this
Attach each rear mounting bracket to a rear rack upright column using two Phillips screws
and adapter washers. See
HP SN6000B 16Gb FC Switch installation and configuration
Install the Rack Mount Kit as described in this section so that when the switch is
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