• Install your DAE components into a rack

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    Install your DAE components into a rack

    Install the disk array enclosure

    There are two types of DAEs. One is a 3U 15 disk 3.5" drive DAE. The other is a 2U 25 disk 2.5" drive DAE. DAEs are optional. The installation procedures are slightly different for each.

    Installing snap-in rails in the cabinet

    Note:   The snap-in rails are dedicated left and right, and cannot be interchanged. The front edge of each rail is stamped L or R for left or right side when the rail faces the cabinet front.

    The snap-in rails have two key tabs at the top and bottom edge on the rear of each rail. The key tabs ensure that the rails are installed in the appropriate 2U space.

    Procedure
    1. From the rear of the cabinet, insert the two key tabs into the holes of the 2U-space on the rear cabinet channel.
      Figure 1. Key tabs at rear rail top and bottom edge
      Note:  As the key tabs and adaptors are pushed into the rear mounting holes, the spring clips will ride over the cabinet channel and snap into place.
    2. Holding the rail extended, push the key tabs and the adaptors into the rear mounting holes until the spring clips snap into place on the outside of the rear cabinet channel.
      Figure 2. Aligning the rear adaptors (left rear of cabinet shown)
    3. At the front of the cabinet, making sure the rail is level, pull it forward and align the rail adaptor with the mounting hole in the channel. Push in on the spring clip while pulling forward on the rail. When the spring clip is forward of the front cabinet channel, and the adaptor is in the mounting holes, release the spring clip so it holds the rail in place.
      CAUTION  Ensure the spring clip is securely attached to the channel. It may be necessary to push in on the clip to assist in snapping it into place.
      Figure 3. Securing the Spring Clips
    4. From the rear of the cabinet, secure the rail in place using one M5 screw on each rail.
      Figure 4. Installing the M5 Screw

    Installing the DAE on the rails

    WARNING  

    The enclosure is heavy and should be installed into or removed from a rack by two people. To avoid personal injury and/or damage to the equipment, do not attempt to lift and install the enclosure into a rack without a mechanical lift and/or help from another person.

    Procedure
    1. With help from another person, lift the enclosure and, from the front of the cabinet/rack, slide the enclosure onto the rails.
      Figure 5. Sliding the enclosure onto the rails
    2. Once the enclosure is completely seated into the rear tabs, secure the front of the enclosure to the front vertical channels with four screws (two per side), but do not tighten the screws until they are all in place.
      Figure 6. Securing the front of the enclosure

    Installing the rails in the cabinet

    Note:   The snap-in rails are dedicated left and right, and cannot be interchanged.
    Procedure
    1. Orient the rails. Face the front of the cabinet when orienting the left and right rail placement. The front edge of each rail is stamped L or R.
    2. From the rear of the cabinet, insert the adapters into the holes on the rear rack channel with the rail extended as shown in Figure 7.
    3. Push the rail into the rear mounting holes until the spring clips snap into place on the outside of the rear channel.
      CAUTION  Ensure the holes on the rail line up with the holes on the cabinet. This will ensure proper alignment of the rails. Also, check that the rails are level and using the same cabinet Unit markers from front to rear. Ensure you are using the same unit markers from the front of the cabinet to the rear of the cabinet.
      Figure 7. Push rail into rear channel mounting holes
    4. From the rear of the cabinet, secure the rails in place using one M5 screw on each rail.
      Figure 8. Installing the M5 Screw
    5. Working from the front of the cabinet, align the adaptor with the mounting hole on the front of the rack as shown in Figure 9.
      CAUTION  Ensure the holes on the rail line up with the holes on the cabinet. This will ensure proper alignment of the rails. Also, check that the rails are level from front-to-back and left-to-right. Ensure you are using the same unit markers from the front of the cabinet to the rear of the cabinet.
    6. Push in on the spring clip while pulling the rail forward. When the spring clip is forward of the front rack channel, and the adaptor is in the mounting holes, release the spring clip so it holds the rail in place.
      CAUTION  Ensure the spring clip is securely attached to the channel. It may be necessary to push in on the clip to assist in snapping it into place.
      Figure 9. Securing rail to front channel

    Installing the DAE on the rails

    CAUTION  

    The enclosure is heavy and should be installed into or removed from a rack by two people. To avoid personal injury and/or damage to the equipment, do not attempt to lift and install the enclosure into a rack without a mechanical lift and/or help from another person.

    L'enclosure étant lourde, sa mise en place dans l'armoire nécessite deux personnes. Afin de ne pas vous blesser et/ou endommager le matériel, n’essayez pas de soulever et d’installer l’armoire sur une rampe sans avoir recours à un relevage mécanique et/ou à l’aide d’une autre personne.

    Das Gehäuse ist schwer und sollte nur von zwei Personen in einem Rack installiert werden. Zur Vermeidung von körperlichen Verletzungen und/oder der Beschädigung des Gerätes, bitte das Gehäuse nicht ohne die Hilfe einer zweiten Person anheben und einbauen.

    Il contenitore è pesante e dev'essere installato nel rack da due persone. Per evitare danni personali e/o all’apparecchiatura, non tentare di sollevare ed installare in un rack il contenitore senza un sollevatore meccanico e/o l’aiuto di un’altra persona.

    Debido a su considerable peso, la instalación del compartimento en el bastidor deben realizarla siempre dos personas. Para evitar daños personales o en el equipo, el compartimento no debe levantarse ni instalarse en el bastidor sin la ayuda de un elevador mecánico o de otra persona.

    CAUTION   Do not install the enclosure without the rear rail screws installed and fully tightened. If the screws are not installed and tightened, the rails could rotate out of position, possibly causing the enclosure to fall, causing damage to the DAE and causing personnel injury.
    Procedure
    1. With help from another person, lift the enclosure and, from the front of the cabinet/rack, slide the enclosure onto the rails.
      Figure 10. Sliding the enclosure onto the rails
      When the enclosure slides to the back of the cabinet, the rear tabs on the rails insert into the notches in the rear of the enclosure. The tabs secure and support the rear of the enclosure.
      Figure 11. Rail tabs securing the rear of the enclosure
    2. Secure the front of the enclosure to the front vertical channels with four screws (two per side), but do not tighten the screws until they are all in place.
      Figure 12. Securing the front of the enclosure