C H A P T E R  1

Planning for the Installation

This chapter describes the requirements for preparing the customer site for installation of the Sun StorageTek 6140 Array. It contains the following sections:

Customer Obligations

The customer is obliged to inform Sun Microsystems, Inc. of any and all ordinances and regulations that might affect the installation. The customer is responsible for meeting all government codes and regulations concerning facilities. The customer is also required to do the following:

Safety Information

Install the Sun StorageTek 6140 Array in accordance with the local safety codes and regulations at the facility site. Make sure that you read the safety precautions in the Sun StorageTek 6140 Array Regulatory and Safety Compliance Manual.

The following sections contain additional safety information for the local facility:

Note - Do not make mechanical or electrical modifications to the equipment. Sun Microsystems, Inc. is not responsible for regulatory compliance of a modified Sun product.

Handling Precautions

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Caution - A fully populated cabinet can weigh in excess of 1500 pounds (682 kg). Ensure that all surfaces this system will move over can withstand this load.

The cabinet is equipped with wheels so you can move it. Use enough personnel when moving the cabinet, especially on sloped loading docks and ramps, to gain access to a raised computer room floor. Move the cabinet slowly and deliberately, and make sure that the floor is free from foreign objects and cables that the cabinet could roll over.

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Caution - To avoid injury, wear protective footwear when moving a system.

Secure Installation Requirements

To minimize personnel injury in the event of a seismic occurrence, you must securely fasten the cabinet to a rigid structure extending from the floor to the ceiling, or from the walls, of the room in which the cabinet is located.

Install the cabinet on a level surface. At each corner, on the base of the cabinet, are adjustable nonskid pads. Extend these pads when the cabinet is installed to prevent the cabinet from rolling. Do not use these pads to level the cabinet.

Placement of a Sun Product

Allow enough room surrounding the cabinet for access to the cabinet and arrays for maintenance.

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Caution - Do not block or cover the openings of your Sun product. Never place a Sun product near a radiator or heat register. Failure to follow these guidelines can cause overheating and affect the reliability of your Sun product.

Air cools the system cabinets from front to back. Air enters at the front, circulates, and is expelled at the back of the cabinet. The front and back door clearances provide sufficient space for cooling. See Chapter 2 for specific clearance specifications.

Site Wiring and Power Requirements

The AC power distribution boxes in the cabinet use common industrial wiring. Consider the following information when preparing the cabinet installation site: