Planning the location and layout of
your equipment rack or wiring closet is essential for successful switch
operation, ventilation, and accessibility. The following table lists the site
planning tasks that we recommend completing before installing the Cisco MDS
Consider heat dissipation when sizing the air-conditioning
requirements for an installation.
Table 1 Site Planning Checklist
Space and layout
Impact and vibration
Input power type
Receptacle proximity to the equipment
Dedicated circuit for power supply
Dedicated (separate) circuits for redundant power supplies
UPS2 for power failures
Circuit breaker size
CO ground (AC- powered systems)
Cable and interface equipment evaluation:
Cable distance limitations
Interface equipment (transceivers)
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) evaluation:
limitations for signaling
1. Verify that the power supply installed in the chassis has a
dedicated AC source circuit.
2. UPS = uninterruptible power supply.
3. RFI = radio frequency interference.
Contact and Site
Use the following worksheet to
record contact and site information.
Table 2 Contact and Site Information
Data center location
Address (line 1)
Address (line 2)
Chassis and Network
Use the following worksheets to
record chassis and network information.