Installing the Cisco MDS 9250i Shelf Bracket Kit into a Rack
Figure 1-2 shows the installation of the Cisco MDS 9250i Shelf Bracket Kit into a four-post rack.
Figure 1-2 Installing the Shelf Bracket Kit into a Rack
To install the shelf brackets in a rack, follow these steps:
Step 1 Position a shelf bracket inside the rack-mounting rails as shown in Figure 1-2. Align the screw holes at the front of the shelf bracket with the holes in the front rack-mounting rail, and then attach the shelf bracket to the front rack-mounting rail using a minimum of four 1/4-20 screws.
Note The bottom hole of the shelf bracket should align with the bottom hole of a rack unit on the rack-mounting rail (the hole immediately above the 1/2-inch spacing).
Step 2 Align the screw holes at the back of the shelf bracket with the holes in the back rack-mounting rail, and then attach the shelf bracket to the back rack-mounting rail using a minimum of four 1/4-20 screws.
Step 3 Repeat Step 1 and Step 2 with the other shelf bracket.
Step 4 Verify that the shelf brackets are at the same height (using the level or tape measure as desired).
Installing the Switch on the Shelf Brackets
This section provides general instructions for installing the Cisco MDS 9250i switch on top of the shelf brackets. For detailed installation instructions, see “Installing the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch Chassis in a Rack”.
Warning This unit is intended for installation in restricted access areas. A restricted access area can be accessed only through the use of a special tool, lock and key, or other means of security. Statement 1017
Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install, replace, or service this equipment. Statement 1030
Cisco recommends that you use a mechanical lift when the chassis is being moved or lifted. The Cisco MDS 9250i switch weighs approximately 449.5 lb (203.8 kg) when fully loaded with all modules and power supplies.
Note Before you install, operate, or service the system, see the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for the Cisco MDS 9000 Family for important safety information.
To install the Cisco MDS 9250i switch on top of the shelf brackets, follow these steps:
Step 1 Verify that the shelf brackets are level and securely attached to the rack-mounting rails, and the rack is stabilized.
Step 2 Slide the Cisco MDS 9250i switch onto the shelf brackets, ensuring it is squarely positioned.
Step 3 Attach the Cisco MDS 9250i switch to the rack-mounting rails. Slide the clip nuts over the holes on the nonthreaded rails on the rack. These clip nuts provide the threading for the screws that will secure the chassis to the rack. Use the12 10-32 x 1/2 inch screws provided in this shelf bracket kit to secure the chassis to the rack. See “Installing the Cisco MDS 9250i Switch Chassis in a Rack”.
Caution We recommend grounding the chassis, although the rack is already grounded. There is a grounding pad with two threaded M4 holes on the chassis for attaching a grounding lug.