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Vertiv Geist SwitchAir

Network switches, load balancers and routers typically sit at the top and back portion of the rack, away from the cold aisle airflow at the front of the cabinet. This placement makes it difficult for cold air to flow from the front of the rack to the air intakes of the network switch equipment, increasing chances of failure over time. SwitchAir helps prevent failure by channeling cool air from the front of the rack to the air intakes regardless of where the equipment is mounted.

Warranty: Vertiv Geist SwitchAir models come with a standard three-year warranty that is automatically extended to five years if the product is registered within 120 days of purchase.
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Keep network switches cool and prevent failures

The SwitchAir is a passive airflow management device with channels providing a dedicated path for cold aisle air to flow to the intake of the switch, using the on-board fans of the network devices to pull cool air from the front of the cabinet. The SwitchAir also creates a barrier preventing recirculation of hot exhaust air from the hot aisle from entering switch intakes.

Model Specifications Overview
SA1-01002S, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
1.74 in   19 in   8.5 in   8 lbs  
SA1-01002, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
1.74 in   19 in   11.63 in   10 lbs  
SA1-01002L, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
1.74 in   19 in   14.63 in   10 lbs  
SA1-01002XLNB, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
1.88 in   19 in   29 in   25 lbs  
SA1-01001NB, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
1.88 in   19 in   29 in   15 lbs  
SA1-01001SS, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
1.88 in   19 in   29 in   15 lbs  
SA1-02003, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
3.40 in   19 in   11.63 in   14 lbs  
SA1-02005, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
3.46 in   19 in   26 in   19 lbs  
SA1-03001, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
5.21 in   19 in   27.63 in   23 lbs  
SA1-09001, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
15.75 in   4.6 in   15 in   6 lbs  
SA2-002, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
3.46 in   19 in   26 in   20 lbs  
SA2-003, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
3.46 in   19 in   26 in   12 lbs  
SA2-004, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
3.46 in   19 in   26 in   15 lbs  
SA2-006, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
4.60 in   19 in   29 in   27 lbs  
SA1-02003XS, Vertiv Geist SwitchAir
3.40 in   19 in   5.75 in   15 lbs  


Reduces the chance of network switches overheating by directing cool air to device intakes.
Reduces the likelihood of premature equipment failure due to high intake temperatures.
Improves equipment efficiency by providing network equipment with the same cold aisle air temperature as other devices in the rack. 
Decreases wraparound hot airflow from the hot aisle to the cold aisle due to missing blanking panels. 
Standard three-year warranty, upgraded to five years with product registration.


Provides a path for cool air to flow to the intake of network switch equipment and other devices with rear (non-port side), front (port side), single or dual side intakes.
Creates a barrier to effectively prevent hot exhaust air from recirculating to device intakes.
Simple and quick installation in all standard racks or cabinets.
TAA and/or BAA compliant.

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Vertiv (Liebert Services)
610 Executive Campus Drive Westerville Ohio 43082 USA
Product areas of focus: Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS), Power Distribution, Thermal Management, Integrated Solutions, Racks and Containment

Frequently Asked Questions

What network switches will the Vertiv Geist SwitchAir work with?
Vertiv Geist offers a variety of SwitchAir configurations to fit most switch models. Check our SwitchAir Finder or talk with a sales representative.
How does Vertiv Geist SwitchAir work to keep my switches from overheating?
The SwitchAir creates a barrier between switch air intakes and hot exhaust air in the back of server racks, while also guiding cool air from the cold aisle to the switch intakes.
What is the difference between Passive and Active SwitchAir devices?
The Passive SwitchAir product works by simply creating a channel for cold air to flow to switch intakes. The Active SwitchAir product works in a similar fashion but use fans to force cold air through the channel.
Will there be downtime while installing the SwitchAir product?
In most cases, you will be able to install the SwitchAir product in your rack without unplugging your network switches.
What is the suggested distance between front and rear rails for SwitchAir installation?
The SwitchAir was designed to be installed assuming a rail distance of 29in / 73.7cm.

Additional Resources

Say Goodbye to Overheated Network Switches with the Vertiv Geist SwitchAir

Did you know when the intake temperature is above the optimal range, your network gear can experience a 54% higher failure rate? Vertiv Geist SwitchAir provides a path for cool air to travel to the intake of top-of-rack network switches in a typical hot aisle/ cold aisle data center design. SwitchAir lets you take control of your critical network equipment to improve the life expectancy and reduce the chance of premature failure ultimately resulting in costly unplanned downtime.

Vertiv Geist Switchair Finder

Use the SwitchAir Finder to locate the Geist SwitchAir that you require based on a variety of configuration options.

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