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.

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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.

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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.
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    Make sure the rack housing the device is adequately secured to prevent it from becoming unstable or falling over.