Basic FortiSwitch Installation Guide

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The FortiSwitch unit can be placed on any flat surface, or mounted in any standard
19 inch rack unit with the provided rack-mount brackets and screws.

If the unit has a redundant power supply, each power cable should be connected to a different power source. In this way, if one power source fails, the other may still be operational and the unit will not lose power.
Electrostatic discharge (ESD) can damage your Fortinet equipment.

Do not place heavy objects on the unit.

To avoid personal injury or damage to the unit, it is recommended that two or more people install the unit into the rack.

Installing the FortiSwitch into a Rack

  1. Ensure that the FortiSwitch unit is placed on a stable surface prior to rack-mount installation.
  2. Attach the provided rack-mount brackets to the sides of the unit using the provided bracket screws.
  3. Position the FortiSwitch unit in the rack. Ensure there is enough room around the unit to allow for sufficient air flow.
  4. Line up the rack-mount bracket holes to the holes on the rack and ensure that the FortiSwitch unit is level.
  5. Finger tighten four rack-mount screws to attach the unit to the rack.
  6. Verify that the spacing around the FortiSwitch unit conforms to requirements and that the unit is level, then tighten the rack-mount screws with an appropriate screwdriver.
  7. Plug the provided power cable into the rear of the unit, and then into a grounded electrical outlet or a separate power source such as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or a power distribution unit (PDU).

Installing the Device on a Flat Surface

  1. Ensure that the surface onto which the FortiSwitch unit to be installed is clean, level, and stable and that there is at least 1.5in (3.8cm) of clearance on all sides to allow for adequate airflow.
  2. Attach the provided rubber feet to the bottom of the FortiSwitch unit.
  3. Place the unit in the designated location.
  4. Verify that the spacing around the FortiSwitch unit conforms to requirements and that the unit is level.
  5. Plug the provided power cable into the rear of the unit, and then into a grounded electrical outlet or a separate power source such as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) or a power distribution unit (PDU).
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