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Cisco SN 5428-2 Storage Router Hardware Installation Notes
This installation note contains basic installation instructions for rack-mounting and connecting power to the Cisco SN 5428-2 Storage Router. For complete installation instructions, refer to the Cisco SN 5428-2 Storage Router Hardware Installation Guide.
This document contains these sections:
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Warning Only trained and qualified personnel should be allowed to install or replace this equipment.
SN 5428-2 Basic Description
The SN 5428-2 Storage Router is a 1U rack-mountable chassis (see Figure 1) with two 1-Gigabit Ethernet ports, a serial console port, a 10/100 Ethernet management port, a 10/100 Ethernet high availability (HA) port, and eight Fibre Channel ports.
Figure 1 SN 5428-2 Storage Router Chassis
Planning the proper location and layout of your SN 5428-2 Storage Router, your equipment rack, or wiring closet is essential for successful storage router operation. Equipment placed too close together or in an inadequately ventilated area can cause system overtemperature conditions. In addition, poor equipment placement can make system panels inaccessible and difficult to maintain.
To ensure normal operation and to avoid unnecessary maintenance, plan your site configuration and prepare your site before installation.
The Cisco SN 5428-2 Storage Router Hardware Installation Guide lists the operating and nonoperating environmental site requirements for the SN 5428-2 Storage Router. Within specified environmental ranges the system can continue to operate; however, a measurement that approaches the minimum or maximum of a range indicates a potential problem. You can maintain normal operation by anticipating and correcting environmental conditions before they exceed the maximum operating range.
Verify the site power for the type of device you are installing. Power requirements are useful for planning the power distribution system needed to support the storage router. Heat dissipation is an important consideration for sizing the air-conditioning requirements for an installation. See the Cisco SN 5428-2 Storage Router Hardware Installation Guide for power and heat ratings for the storage router.
Caution To prevent a loss of input power, verify that the total maximum load on the circuit supplying power to the power supply is within the current ratings of the wiring and breakers.
Installing the SN 5428-2 Chassis
You can install the SN 5428-2 chassis on a table or a shelf, or in an equipment rack. The following sections describe the steps required to install the SN 5428-2 chassis:
Before installing the storage router, read the Site Preparation and Safety Guide to familiarize yourself with proper site and environmental conditions.
Installing on a Table or a Shelf
To install the chassis on a table or a shelf, follow these steps:
Step 1 Locate the four adhesive-backed rubber feet. They are in the accessory kit that is shipped with the storage router.
Step 2 Peel the rubber feet from their backing and place the feet, adhesive-side down, onto the four round recessed areas on the bottom of the chassis.
Step 3 Place the storage router on a table or a shelf near an AC power source.
Rack-Mounting the SN 5428-2 Storage Router
You can rack-mount the SN 5428-2 Storage Router chassis in a 19-inch equipment rack with the front panel forward.
You need the following tools to install the storage router in a rack:
•#2 Phillips screwdriver
To install the storage router in a rack, follow these steps:
Step 1 Locate the following rack-mount components in the accessory kit shipped with your storage router:
•Two mounting brackets labeled RIGHT and LEFT. (See Figure 2.)
•Two sets of rack rails. Each set consists of a rail labeled FRONT and a rail labeled REAR. (See Figure 3.)
•Two cable guides (with black mounting screws).
•Assorted screws and fasteners (use as needed).
Figure 2 Mounting Brackets
Figure 3 Rack Rails
Step 2 Prepare for installation as follows:
a. Measure the depth of the rack from the outside of the front mounting posts to the outside of the rear mounting rails. The depth must be at least 23.5 inches (59.7 cm) but not more than 34 inches (86.36 cm).
b. Measure the space between the inner edges of the left-front and right-front mounting posts to ensure that the space for the chassis is at least 17.72 inches (45 cm) wide.
Step 3 Remove two screws from the right side and two screws from the left side of the chassis. (See Figure 4.)
Figure 4 Removing Screws from the Sides
Figure 5 Attaching the Mounting Brackets
Step 5 Assemble and mount the rack rails as follows:
a. Assemble the rack rails by sliding the front and rear brackets into each other. (See Figure 6.)
Figure 6 Assembling the Rack Rails
Note In the next step, just finger-tighten the screws; you will tighten them completely after the chassis has been inserted into the rack in Step 8.
Step 6 Align the holes in the rails with mounting holes in the rack. Ensure that the rails are level from front to rear and side to side. (See Figure 7.)
Step 7 Attach the front of each rail by screwing one screw through the front top hole of the rail into a corresponding hole in the mounting post. (See Figure 7.) Attach the rear of each rail by screwing two screws through the rear holes of the rail into the corresponding holes in the mounting post.
Figure 7 Attaching the Rails to the Rack
Step 8 Slide the chassis into the rack. Press in the side spring tabs, if necessary, so that the chassis slides fully into the rack. (See Figure 8.)
Figure 8 Sliding the Chassis into the Rack
Step 9 Secure the chassis to the rack:
a. Screw one screw through the bottom hole in the front of the mounting bracket into the corresponding hole in the mounting post. (See Figure 9.)
b. Tighten all screws so that the chassis fits securely in the rack.
Figure 9 Securing the Chassis to the Rack
Note To remove the chassis from the rack, unscrew bottom screws at the fronts of the mounting brackets, and pull chassis out of rack, pressing in the side spring tabs until the chassis clears the rack rails.
Attaching the Optional Cable Guide
Two cable guides are included in the accessory kit shipped with the SN 5428-2 Storage Router. If the storage router is installed in a rack, you can attach the cable guides to the left and right rail brackets using the supplied black screws. (See Figure 10.) Attaching the cable guides will prevent the cables from obscuring the front panel of the storage router and the other devices in the rack.
Figure 10 Attaching the Cable Guides
The SN 5428-2 Storage Router can be connected to either of two power sources: 115-120 VAC/60 Hz or 230-240 VAC/50 Hz. The power supply automatically senses the source and adjusts to either source.
To connect power to the storage router, follow these steps:
Step 1 Ensure that all site power and grounding requirements described in the Site Preparation and Safety Guide have been met before connecting the chassis to a power source.
Step 2 Make sure the power switch is set to off. (See Figure 11.)
Figure 11 Power Set to Off
Step 3 Plug the power cord into the power receptacle located on the rear panel on the chassis. (See Figure 12.)
Figure 12 Connecting a Power Cord to the SN 5428-2 Power Connector
Step 4 Connect the other end of the power cord to the power source for the storage router.
Where to Go Next
Once you have installed the SN 5428-2 Storage Router hardware as described in this document, refer to the SN 5428-2 Storage Router Hardware Configuration Guide for instructions on connecting network and Fibre Channel cables and verifying correct installation.
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