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FortiGate-7121F System Guide

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FortiGate-7121F hardware assembly and rack mounting

The FortiGate-7121F chassis must be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack and requires 16U of vertical space in the rack. This chapter describes how to attach accessories to the FortiGate-7121F chassis, how to install the chassis in a 4-post or 2-post rack, and how to install FIM and FPM modules in the chassis front panel slots.

If you install the FortiGate-7121F chassis in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient temperature. Make sure the operating ambient temperature does not exceed the manufacturer's maximum rated ambient temperature.

Caution The FortiGate-7121F chassis should not be operated as a free-standing appliance.

It is recommended that you mount the FortiGate-7121F chassis near the bottom of the rack to avoid making the rack top-heavy and potentially falling over. If you are going to mount the chassis higher, make sure the rack is well anchored. Since the chassis is over 400 lbs use a lift to raise the chassis into position before mounting it.

Note Install accessories before mounting the chassis in a rack. Install the FIMs and FPMs after the chassis is rack mounted.

FortiGate-7121F hardware assembly and rack mounting

The FortiGate-7121F chassis must be mounted in a standard 19-inch rack and requires 16U of vertical space in the rack. This chapter describes how to attach accessories to the FortiGate-7121F chassis, how to install the chassis in a 4-post or 2-post rack, and how to install FIM and FPM modules in the chassis front panel slots.

If you install the FortiGate-7121F chassis in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be greater than room ambient temperature. Make sure the operating ambient temperature does not exceed the manufacturer's maximum rated ambient temperature.

Caution The FortiGate-7121F chassis should not be operated as a free-standing appliance.

It is recommended that you mount the FortiGate-7121F chassis near the bottom of the rack to avoid making the rack top-heavy and potentially falling over. If you are going to mount the chassis higher, make sure the rack is well anchored. Since the chassis is over 400 lbs use a lift to raise the chassis into position before mounting it.

Note Install accessories before mounting the chassis in a rack. Install the FIMs and FPMs after the chassis is rack mounted.