Cisco Nexus 7718 Switch Site Preparation and Hardware Installation Guide
Site Preparation and Maintenance Records
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Site Preparation and Maintenance Records

Site Preparation and Maintenance Records

Site Preparation Checklist

Planning the location and layout of your equipment rack or cabinet is essential for successful switch operation, ventilation, and accessibility.

The following table lists the site planning tasks that we recommend that you complete before you install the switch. Your completion of each task ensures a successful switch installation.

Planning Activity Verification Time and Date

Space evaluation:

 
 

Space and layout

 

Floor covering

 

Impact and vibration

 

Lighting

 

Physical access

 

Maintenance access

 

Environmental evaluation:

 
 

Ambient temperature

 

Humidity

 

Altitude

 

Atmospheric contamination

 

Airflow

 

Power evaluation:

 
 

Input power type

Power receptacles

 

Receptacle proximity to the equipment

 

Dedicated (separate) circuits for power redundancy

 

UPS for power failures

 

Grounding: proper wire gauge and lugs

 

Circuit breaker size

 

Grounding evaluation:

 

Data center ground

 

Cable and interface equipment evaluation:

 

Cable type

 

Connector type

 

Cable distance limitations

 

Interface equipment (transceivers)

 

EMI evaluation:

 

Distance limitations for signaling

 

Site wiring

 

RFI levels

 

Contact and Site Information

Use the following worksheet to record contact and site information

Contact person

 

Contact phone

 

Contact e-mail

 

Building/site name

 

Data center location

 

Floor location

 

Address (line 1)

 

Address (line 2)

 

City

 

State

 

ZIP code

 

Country

 

Chassis and Module Information

Use the following worksheets to record information about the chassis and modules.

Table 1 Chassis Information

Contract number

 

Chassis serial number

 

Product number

 

Switch IP address

 

Switch IP netmask

 

Hostname

 

Domain name

 

IP broadcast address

 

Gateway/router address

 

DNS address

 
Table 2 Module Information for a Cisco Nexus 7718 Switch
Slot Module Type Module Serial Number Notes

1

     

2

     

3

     

4

     

5

     

6

     

7

     

8

     

9

Supervisor

   

10

Supervisor

   

11

     

12

     

13

     

14

     

15

     

16

     

17

     

18