C H A P T E R  3

Unpacking Your FC or SATA Array

This chapter describes the procedure for unpacking your Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array or Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA array package. The following topics are covered in this chapter:

3.1 Opening Your Package

Follow these guidelines for unpacking the equipment.

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Caution - To avoid personal injury or damage to the equipment during installation, always use two people to remove the unit from its container. This unit weighs approximately 60 pounds (27 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. See Section 3.2, Checking the Package Contents for more information.

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 if 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.

Note - You must purchase or provide fiber-optic cables for connecting Sun StorEdge 3510 FC arrays and Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA arrays to host servers.

3.2 Checking the Package Contents

Inspect your Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array or Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA 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.

3.2.1 Standard Sun StorEdge Fibre Channel Array Package

TABLE 3-1 Contents of Sun StorEdge Array Package




One or more of the following arrays:

  • Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array or Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA array with single controller
  • Sun StorEdge 3510 FC array or Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA array with dual controllers
  • Sun StorEdge 3510 FC JBOD, Sun StorEdge 3510 FC expansion unit, or Sun StorEdge 3511 SATA expansion unit


  • Contents Sheet for your array
  • Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Quick Installation Guide


Serial null modem cable

1 or 2

25-foot (7.5 m) shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable (one per controller)


Cable adapter, DB9 to DB25


DC power cables if you ordered a DC-powered array


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


AC cable country kit if the array is AC powered


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.

Note - To download and print the latest release notes, see .

3.3 Field-Replaceable Units

Check that you received all field-replaceable units (FRUs) ordered with your Sun StorEdge 3510 and 3511 FC Arrays. 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 a minimum of one fiber-optic cable per host to connect a host to a RAID array. Two fiber-optic cables are required for a redundant path configuration.

To obtain qualified cables, consult your Sun sales representative.

3.5 Mounting Your Array in a Rack or Cabinet

Refer to Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Rack Installation Guide for instructions on how to install and prepare a rack or cabinet for mounting your array.