This manual provides instructions for installing, initially configuring, and operating the Sun StorEdgetrademark 3120 SCSI array.

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Caution - Read the Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Safety, Regulatory, and Compliance Manual before beginning any procedure in this manual.

How This Book Is Organized

This book contains the following topics:

Chapter 1 provides an overview of the array's features.

Chapter 2 covers the site planning and basic safety requirements.

Chapter 3 provides general procedures for unpacking and inspecting the array.

Chapter 4 provides procedures for connecting your array to power and to the network.

Chapter 5 provides procedures for configuring your array with software management tools.

Chapter 6 describes the array's front-panel and back-panel LEDs.

Chapter 7 describes maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.

Chapter 8 provides instructions for removing and installing field-replaceable units (FRUs) in Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI arrays.

Appendix A provides Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI array specifications.

Using UNIX Commands

This document might 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:

Shell Prompts



C shell


C shell superuser


Bourne shell and Korn shell


Bourne shell and Korn shell superuser


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

Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI Array Release Notes


Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Rack Installation Guide for 1U Arrays


Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Safety, Regulatory, and Compliance Manual


Sun StorEdge 3000 Family FRU Installation Guide


Sun StorEdge 3000 Family 2.4 Software Installation Guide


Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Configuration Service 2.4 User's Guide


Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Diagnostic Reporter 2.4 User's Guide


Sun StorEdge 3000 Family CLI 2.4 User's Guide


Accessing Sun Documentation

All Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI array documentation is available online in both PDF and HTML format at the following location:

Contacting Sun Technical Support

For late-breaking news and troubleshooting tips, review the Sun StorEdge 3120 SCSI Array Release Notes located at:

If you have technical questions about this product that are not answered in the documentation, go to:

To initiate or check on a USA-only service request, contact Sun support at:


To obtain international technical support, contact the sales office of each country at:

508 Accessibility Features

The Sun StorEdge documentation is available in 508-compliant HTML files that can be used with assistive technology programs for visually impaired personnel. These files are provided on the documentation CD for your product as well as on the web sites identified in the previous section Accessing Sun Documentation. Additionally, the software and firmware applications provide keyboard navigation and shortcuts, which are documented in the user's guides.

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