One person holds the switch chassis and aligns the oval holes in the brackets with the mounting
holes in the rack posts, and the other person attaches the mounting brackets with M6 screws
(user-supplied) to the rack, as shown in
Figure 5 Attaching the front mounting brackets to the rack
(1) Front square-holed post
(3) Screw for attaching the front mounting brackets to the square-holed
Rack-mounting by using front mounting brackets and a rack
This installation method is available for all 5500 EI and 5500 SI switches.
To mount a switch in a 19-inch rack by using the front mounting brackets and a rack shelf:
Wear an ESD-preventive wrist strap and make sure it makes good skin contact and is well
Verify that the rack is well grounded and can support the weight of the switch chassis and all its
Attach the rack shelf horizontally in a proper position in the rack.
Unpack the front mounting brackets and the screws for attaching the brackets to the switch chassis.
Align the round holes in one bracket with the holes in the front mounting position of the switch
chassis, and use the removed screws to attach the mounting bracket to the chassis, as shown
Repeat the previous step to attach the other mounting bracket to the chassis.
(2) Front panel
(4) Front mounting bracket