The Sun StorageTek 6540 Array Hardware Installation Guide introduces the array and provides information on installing the array and associated hardware components, setting the link rate, and powering on an array.

Before You Read This Book

Before you begin to install the Sun StorageTek 6540 Array, you must have already prepared the site as described in these books:

Refer to Accessing Sun Documentation for information on obtaining these documents.

How This Book Is Organized

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the Sun StorageTek 6540 Array, management software, and installation process.

Chapter 2 provides detailed information on attaching rails in a cabinet, inserting trays into a cabinet, and cabling the 6540 components.

Chapter 3 describes how to connect the management host and data hosts to enable access to the array.

Chapter 4 describes how to verify the link rate and also describes powering the array on and off.

Chapter 5 provides information on data host, HBAs, and other software.

Chapter 6 describes how to configure IP addressing for the controllers.

Appendix A describes configuring a DHCP server.

Using UNIX Commands

This document does not contain information on basic UNIX® commands and procedures such as shutting down the system, booting the system, and configuring devices. Refer to the following for this information:

Typographic Conventions





The names of commands, files, and directories; on-screen computer output.

Edit your.login file.

Use ls -a to list all files.

% You have mail.


What you type, when contrasted with on-screen computer output.

% su



Book titles, new words or terms, words to be emphasized. Replace command-line variables with real names or values.

Read Chapter 6 in the User’s Guide.

These are called class options.

You must be superuser to do this.

To delete a file, type rm filename.

Related Documentation



Part Number

Site planning information

Sun StorageTek 6540 Array Site Preparation Guide


Late-breaking information not included in the information set

Sun StorageTek 6540 Array Release Notes




Software installation instructions

Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager Software Installation Guide


Quick reference information for the CLI

Sun StorageTek 6130, 6140, and 6540 Arrays sscs(1M) CLI Quick Reference


Regulatory and safety information

Sun StorageTek 6540 Array Regulatory and Safety Compliance Manual


Sun Rack 1000-38 information

Sun Rack Service Manual


Accessing Sun Documentation

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