Ideal switch temp?

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Feb 4th, 2009
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I am just curious what is the ideal temp for a cat 3560/6500 series switches?

I have a situation where I have some equipment that is in a space where temp fluctuates. Is there a point where a network engineer picks up a phone and calls an AC guy?

Obvioulsy I'm not talking about the extremes in temperature(i.e., 100 degrees in the room).

much thanks


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yjdabear Wed, 02/04/2009 - 12:50
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This snippet from the doc for cat6k running CatOS might give some idea:')">

Error Message SYS-2-TEMP_HIGHFAIL: Temp high failure

Explanation This message indicates that the internal temperature has risen above 50°C (122°F). This message applies only to the redundant supervisor engine in the switch.

Recommended Action No action is necessary. This message is provided for information only. If the temperature exceeds 70°C (158°F), the Temp Critical Failure message appears and the system automatically powers down after 5 minutes.

Other temp-related syslog messages:

SYS-0-SYS_TEMPMAJORFAIL: Chassis major temperature threshold exceeded

SYS-2-SUP_TEMPSHUTDOWN: System shutdown due to high temperature

reading on supervisor [dec]

SYS-2-SUP_TEMPSENSORFAIL: Supervisor temperature sensors failed,

please powercycle the system

SYS-2-SYS_TEMPMINORFAIL: Chassis minor temperature threshold exceeded


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