Installation and safety considerations
You can install the Brocade 7800 in the following ways:
- As a standalone unit on a flat surface.
- In an EIA rack using the fixed rack mount kit, slide rack mount kit, or the mid-mount rack kit.
To install and operate the Brocade 7800 successfully, ensure that the following requirements are met:
- The primary AC input is 100-240 VAC (Brocade 7800 autosenses input voltage), 47-63 Hz.200-240 VAC is recommended.
- The primary outlet is correctly wired, protected by a circuit breaker, and grounded in accordance with local electrical codes.
- The supply circuit, line fusing, and wire size are adequate, as specified by the electrical rating on the Brocade 7800 nameplate.
For power supply information, see Brocade 7800 Technical Specifications .
To ensure adequate cooling, install the Brocade 7800 with the nonport side, which contains the air intake vents, facing a cool-air aisle.
Make sure the airflow around the front, and back of the device is not restricted.
Verify that the ambient air temperature does not exceed 400° C (104° F) and that the ambient humidity remains between 20% and 85% while the Brocade 7800 is operating.
Do not install the device in an environment where the operating ambient temperature might exceed 40°C (104°F).
If installing the Brocade 7800 in a rack.
- The rack must be a standard EIA rack.
- Plan a rack space that is 1U (1.75 in.; 4.44 cm), 19 in. (48.3 cm) wide, and at least 24 in. (61cm) deep.
- Ground all equipment in the rack through a reliable branch circuit connection and maintain ground at all times. Do not rely on a secondary connection to a branch circuit, such as a power strip.
- Ensure that airflow and temperature requirements are met on an ongoing basis.
- Verify that the additional weight of the Brocade 7800 does not exceed the rack’s weight limits or unbalance the rack in any way.
- Secure the rack to ensure stability in case of unexpected movement.
DANGERMake sure the rack housing the device is adequately secured to prevent it from becoming unstable or falling over.