07-30-2013 04:37 AM
I've checked a couple install guides but haven't found instructions on grounding FCX or ICX switches. They a reference the hardware section and a phrase "Grounding: Rack-mounted equipment should be properly grounded."
While going back thru our installs we're verifying rack grounding but we're not sure about the switch itself. Couple questions :
1. Is the a best practice for these?
2. Is there a particular chassis screw which has the best "grounding potential"? There is no screw marked.
3. OR is the chassis grounded via the power supply/ac ground?
The mounts of course won't work because they're painted. I'm thinking the best option may be grounding each switch back to a ground bar but again which screw has best potential (if it matters).
07-30-2013 04:47 AM
Grounding on these are via the power supplies - only Ethernet Foundry/Brocade switches I have seen with a deadecated grounding point are the chassis devices.
I think the wording "check the grounding" is meaning make sure the power rail/s the switch is connected to is properly grounded.