03-28-2012 01:33 AM
We encountered same issue in our data center as its only allowed font-to-back cooling. The only workaround solution is to reverse the DCX switch inside the rack.
You have to power down the switch, unplug all cable connections, remove the switch from rack and install the switch the directions of air as per your data center requirement.
04-02-2012 05:39 AM
Not sure with DCX 8510-8. But if this equipment will fit on 19" EIA standard rack, and its a front to back cooling then you can manage it by rotating the equipment or the whole rack.
In our case is a DCX-4 series on a wide rack. You have to consider the gap between the rack door and the equipment(cable side) before rotating.