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Cisco 2960 switches pull in cool air from the sides and exhaust to the rear. Depth-wise they are 1/3 to 1/2 rack-depth (depending on exact model switch and rack). This leaves you very few options. If you mount them unmodified backside of the rack just about the entire switch is in the hot zone. That will only be OK if you have cold airflow running on the ...


With the strict hot/cold setup it seems like even if the airflow could be reversed leaving the switches at the back of the racks would have a negative impact since they would be sucking in air from the hot aisle in the datacenter. Based on the diagrams of the switch that I can see online it is not a full depth switch, so when mounted on the back side of the ...

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