This section explains how to prepare the for an installation of VX products.

Safety Requirements

Observe the following requirements to ensure your safety and to protect the VX system and components. This list is not inclusive of all potentially hazardous situations.

When installing and removing plug-in modules, wear an ESD ground strap, connected to a proper earth ground, to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage to the VX unit.

Space Requirements

To ensure proper chassis cooling, allow a minimum of 3 inches (7.5 cm) horizontal (side-to-side) clearance between the VX chassis and any adjacent equipment. Allow a minimum clearance of 32 inches (81 cm) front and back for proper insertion and extraction of modules. There are no clearance requirements above or below the chassis. More than one VX chassis can be mounted in a standard seven (7) foot rack. These space requirements must be met to comply with Telcordia and ETSI standards.

To ensure proper cooling, the heat and exhaust generated by adjacent equipment must be considered when installing the VX chassis.

When installing the VX chassis, allow space around the chassis for proper air flow through the unit. Avoid blocking the air flow through the vents.

Tool Requirements

The installation guidelines in this manual use the following tools, which you should provide at your installation site.

Equipment Requirements

The installation guidelines in this manual require the following equipment:

Optional Equipment

Use of optional customer-supplied equipment depends on the configuration and installation. If applicable, be sure to have the following equipment on hand at the installation site.