C H A P T E R  3

Inspecting the Array Package

This chapter provides the general procedure for inspection and reviews the Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI array package. Topics covered in this chapter include:

3.1 Unpacking the Array

Follow these guidelines for unpacking the equipment.

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Caution - Always use two people to remove the unit from its container, to avoid personal injury or damage to the equipment during installation. A fully loaded unit weighs approximately 32 pounds (14.51 kg).

1. Select a suitable area for unpacking.

2. Store all packing material and boxes for possible equipment returns.

3. Check the Contents Sheet in your product package.

The Contents Sheet summarizes the standard contents for your product. For more information, see Section 3.2, Checking the Package Contents.

4. Compare the packing slip and the list of parts with the items you received.

If the list of parts on your packing slip does not match the items you received, or any items appear damaged, immediately notify your carrier agent and the supplier who prepared your shipment.

5. Carefully examine the cables provided in the package.

If any cable appears to be damaged, contact the Technical Service department for an immediate replacement.

6. Check the list of Section 3.4, Customer-Provided Cables.

These are required to complete your installation.

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Caution - You must purchase or provide 320M-compliant SCSI cables for connecting the Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI array to host servers.

3.2 Checking the Package Contents

It is important to inspect your Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI array packages for standard items as well as purchased options before you begin installation. If any parts are missing or damaged, contact your sales representative immediately.




Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI array (a group of disks, no controller)


Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI Array Contents Sheet

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SCSI jumper cable, 1 foot (30 cm.), VHDCI-VHDCI (for bus setting)


DC power cables if you ordered a DC-powered array


AC cord locks in a plastic bag if you ordered an AC-powered array


Front-bezel keys in a plastic bag, to secure the front bezel onto the chassis


Purchased options. These options are ordered at the time of purchase and are integrated into or added to the unit prior to delivery.

3.3 Field-Replaceable Units

Check that you received all field-replaceable units (FRUs) ordered with your Sun StorEdge 3120 JBOD Array. For additional FRUs, consult your sales representative. For instructions on how to install or replace FRUs, review the following manuals located on the product web site:

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Caution - You can mix capacity in the same chassis, but not spindle speed revolutions per minute (RPM) on the same SCSI bus. For instance, you can use 36-Gbyte and 73-Gbyte drives with no performance problems if both are 10K RPM drives. Violating this configuration guideline leads to poor performance.

For a list of the FRU part numbers, refer to the Sun StorEdge 3000 Family FRU Installation Guide.

3.4 Customer-Provided Cables

Customers must provide the following cables.

To obtain qualified cables, consult your Sun sales representative.