Technical Documentation

Installing VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engines

To install a VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engine:

  1. Place the shipping container on a flat surface and remove the hardware components with care.

    Caution: Do not allow the unpackaged appliance or any edge or surface of the appliance to drop more than 3 inches, unsupported. An unsupported drop onto a hard surface from a height greater than 3 inches can cause irreparable physical damage to the storage media. Place impact-absorbing material under the appliance to prevent loss of storage drive functionality in such cases.

  2. Attach the supplied mounting ears and brackets based on whether you intend to use a front-mounting method or a mid-appliance mounting method.
  3. Lift the appliance and insert it in the desired location in the rack.

    Caution: Because of the VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engine’s size and weight—up to 15.6 lb (7.1 kg) depending on the configuration—we recommend that you install the appliance with 2 people (1 to lift and 1 to secure the appliance to the rack).

  4. Align the holes on the mounting brackets with the holes on both sides of the equipment rack.
  5. Secure the appliance to the rack with thread-forming screws and place external-tooth, paint-piercing lock washers between the screw head and the mounting bracket to create a reliable low-resistance ground bond between the chassis and the rack.
  6. Connect power to the appliance.

    For a standard, AC-power-equipped appliance, plug the supplied AC power cord into the receptacle on the rear panel. See Connecting Power to AC-Powered VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engines.

    If you have a DC-power-equipped VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engine, see Connecting Power to DC-Powered VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engines.

  7. To connect to a local management device, plug the supplied Ethernet cable into the console port on the front panel.

    For more information, see Connecting a Console Server to VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engines.

  8. To connect to your network, plug cables you supply into the desired Ethernet ports on the front panel.
  9. Power on the appliance.

    See Powering On VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engines.

    When you turn on the power, the internal port uses two LEDs to indicate the LAN connection status. See Table 1.

    Table 1: VXA1000 Series LED Behavior

    LAN Status

    Left LED (Link)

    Right LED (Speed)

    10 Mbps connection

    Solid Green = Link

    Momentary Blinking = Activity

    Off

    100 Mbps connection

    Solid Green = Link

    Momentary Blinking = Activity

    Green

    1000 Mbps connection

    Solid Green = Link

    Momentary Blinking = Activity

    Amber

    No connection

    Off

    Off

  10. Power on the appliance.

    See Powering On VXA1000 Series Media Flow Engines.


Published: 2010-07-14

Help
|
My Account
|
Log Out