Mounting the Switch
Important! The rack mounting procedure is identical for all switches covered by this guide. Illustrations in this chapter depict the mounting of a DCS-7010T-48 switch.
The switch can be mounted in a rack or operated from a flat surface, such as a table.
Section 3.1 provides instructions for mounting the switch in a two-post or four-post rack.
Section 3.2 provides instructions for a flat surface placement.
After completing the selected instructions, proceed to Chapter 4.
Rack Mount
The switch can be installed in a two-post or four-post rack. Because it attaches to only two posts of a rack, the installation process for each type of rack is identical. When rack mounting a switch that was previously prepared for a surface placement, remove the rubber pads from the bottom of the switch.
To mount the switch in a rack, assemble the mounting brackets to the chassis, then attach the brackets to the rack posts. Rack mount accessory kits include the following parts:
2 mounting brackets
6 M4x5 flat head Phillips screws
Figure 3-1 displays the proper bracket mount.
Figure 3-1: Bracket Mount Placement for Rack Mount
Attaching Mounting Brackets to the Chassis
This procedure attaches mounting brackets to the switch chassis (Figure 3-2).
Step 1 Align the mounting brackets with the chassis holes at the front of the switch.
Step 2 Attach the brackets with two M4x5 flat head Philips screws.
Figure 3-2: Attaching the Mounting Brackets to the Switch Chassis
Inserting the Switch into the Rack
This procedure attaches the switch to the rack (Figure 3-3).
Step 1 Lift the chassis into the rack. Position the flanges against the rack posts.
Figure 3-3: Inserting the Switch into the Rack
Step 2 Select mounting screws that fit your equipment rack.
Step 3 Attach the bracket flanges to the rack posts.
After completing the rack mount, proceed to Chapter 4.
Flat Surface Placement
The switch is prepared for flat surface placement by attaching four rubber pads on the bottom of the chassis to prevent the switch from sliding on the table and to protect the surface of the table.
The installation kit provides the following four-post mounting parts:
Four rubber switch pads
To prepare the switch for placement on a flat surface, peel the four rubber pads from the master sheet and attach one in each indentation near each corner on the bottom of the switch.
Figure 3-4 displays the attachment of the rubber pads to the bottom of the switch.
Figure 3-4: Attaching Rubber Pads to Bottom of Switch