C H A P T E R  3

Unpacking Your SCSI Array

This chapter describes the procedure for unpacking the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array package. Topics covered in this chapter are as follows:

3.1 Opening Your Package

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 57.2 pounds (26 kilograms).

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. See Section 3.2, Checking the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array Package Contents.

The Contents Sheet summarizes the standard contents for your product.

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 160M-compliant SCSI cables for connecting the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array to host servers.

3.2 Checking the Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array Package Contents

It is important to inspect your Sun StorEdge 3310 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.




One or more of the following Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI arrays:

  • Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array with single controller
  • Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI array with dual controllers
  • Sun StorEdge 3310 Expansion Unit or JBOD (a group of disks, no controller)


  • Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array Contents Sheet
  • To download and print the latest Sun StorEdge 3310 SCSI Array Release Notes, go to:



One CD for software and user documentation


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


SCSI jumper cable, 1.5-foot (45cm), VHDCI-VHDCI (if you ordered a JBOD or expansion unit)


Serial null modem cable

1 or 2

Shielded CAT-5 Ethernet cable, one per controller in each array


Cable adapter, DB9-to-DB25


DC power cables if you ordered a DC-powered array [1]


AC power cables if you ordered an AC-powered array (shipped separately as part of the country kit).


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 3310 SCSI 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 one Ultra 160 SCSI cable per host to connect a host to a RAID array, expansion unit or JBOD; up to two host cables might be needed per array. To obtain qualified cables, consult your Sun sales representative.

3.5 Mounting Your Array in a Rack or Cabinet

Refer to the Sun StorEdge 3000 Family Rack Installation Guide for 2U Arrays for instructions on how to install and prepare a rack or cabinet for mounting your array.


1 (TableFootnote) Caution: The power cables for Sun StorEdge 3000 products are designed only for Sun StorEdge 3000 products and should not be used with other equipment.