Cisco Nexus 6000 Series Hardware Installation Guide
Site Planning and Maintenance Records
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Site Planning and Maintenance Records

Site Preparation Checklist

Contact and Site Information

Chassis and Module Information

Site Planning and Maintenance Records

This appendix provides log sheets that you can use to record information when installing a Cisco Nexus 6000 Series switch.

This appendix includes the following sections:

Note For information about how to query the switch for configuration information, see the appropriate Cisco Nexus 6000 Series CLI configuration guide.

Site Preparation Checklist

Planning the location and layout of your equipment rack or wiring closet is essential for successful switch operation, ventilation, and accessibility. Table G-1 lists the site planning tasks that we recommend completing before installing a Cisco Nexus 6000 Series switch.

Consider heat dissipation when sizing the air-conditioning requirements for an installation. See the environmental requirements, and the “Power Specifications” section for power and heat ratings.


Table G-1 Site Planning Checklist

Task No.
Planning Activity
Verified By


Space evaluation:

  • Space and layout
  • Floor covering
  • Impact and vibration
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance access





Environmental evaluation:

  • Ambient temperature
  • Humidity
  • Altitude
  • Atmospheric contamination
  • Air flow





Power evaluation:

  • Input power type
  • Power receptacles1
  • Receptacle proximity to the equipment
  • Dedicated circuit for power supply
  • Dedicated (separate) circuits for redundant power supplies
  • UPS2 for power failures





Grounding evaluation:

  • Circuit breaker size
  • CO ground (AC- powered systems)





Cable and interface equipment evaluation:

  • Cable type
  • Connector type
  • Cable distance limitations
  • Interface equipment (transceivers)





EMI3 evaluation:

  • Distance limitations for signaling
  • Site wiring
  • RFI4 levels




1.Verify that the power supply installed in the chassis has a dedicated AC source circuit.

2.UPS = uninterruptible power supply.

3.EMI = electromagnetic interference.

4.RFI = radio frequency interference.

Contact and Site Information

Use the following worksheet ( Table G-2 ) to record contact and site information.


Table G-2 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)





Zip code




Chassis and Module Information

Use the following worksheets ( Table G-3 and Table G-4 ) to record information about the chassis and modules.

Contract Number_______________________________________________


Chassis Serial Number___________________________________________


Product Number________________________________________________


Table G-3 Network-Related Information

Switch IP address
Switch IP netmask
Host name
Domain name
IP broadcast address
Gateway/router address
DNS address
Modem telephone number


Table G-4 Module Information

Module Type
Module Serial Number