a 8325 Hardware question: Is there a Air Duct Kit available? Like JL716A for the 8360?
power-side is located at cold-site of data-centerport-side is located at warm-side of data-center
So we always use power-to-port (or back-to-front) airflow switch models.But this does have an big disadvantage using the 8325 models. I did'nt find any air duct kit for this model.As shown in the pictures, to have an clear cold-side we had to mount the 8325 very inside of the rack, approx 20-30cm.This leads to more space requirement, because we had to left space above and below of the 8325 to have enough "room" for plugging the SFPs and Cables.
In Comparison we also have 8360 models with the air duct kit and their the power/cold-side is clear (closed), and the port/warm-side is aligned flush.
I don't know how many customers do have a similiar cold/warm design with switch port-side / patch-panels on the warm-side.In our case we do have 4 racks with 3 8325 (in sum 12 8325) which where mounted as shown below.
If there are such kits available for the 8325 it would be great. Then we could change the mounting before finally migrating to the new network infrastructure.
If not, I would make a innovation zone topic and contact our aruba partner for investigation @ Aruba. I had ask our partner before buying the switches, but the answer was, there is no air duct kit or similar for the 8325...
Thanks and kind regards
@Steve: Ok thank you. I would be very happy to hear from you.
@Davide: We received the 8325 before the 8360 (delivery delay), but for my sight the 8325 are sized bigger (dimensions) and differen designed on the back. I had to mount off a 8325 to test it with the other kit, but really prefer official feedback from product management.
Yeah, the backsides of Aruba 8325 and Aruba 8360 are quite different...I hope Aruba will solve your issue.With regard to losing the ability to easily hot swap Fans and Power Supply modules...that's an interesting note. My ignorant assumption (I've not used the Air Duct kit yet) was that the air duct kit's cover should be an easily removable panel (it should slides if not secured by screws) but de-facto it was probably mechanically engineered to be exactly fixed with screws (not left unfixed)...in any case, I don't know if - fixed or not - that panel once removed let you to easily replace the Fans/Power Supply modules or not forcing you to slide the entire Switch out of its position.
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