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Installing the System

Preparing for Installation

Verify System Components

Tools Required

Safety Requirements

Prepare the Data Host

Reviewing Front and Rear Panels

Front Panel Diagram

Rear Panel Diagram

Rackmounting the System

Install the System With the Express Rail Kit

(Optional) Install the System With the Standard Rail Kit

(Optional) Install the Cable Management Arm (CMA)

Remove the System From the Rack

Remove the Express Slide Rails from the Rack

Remove the Standard Slide Rails from the Rack

Cabling the System

Configuring the System

Connectivity Terms

General Connectivity Rules

Connecting to Host Bus Adapters (HBAs)

Connect the Power Cords

(Optional) Install the Power Cord Retainer

Power On

Managing the System

Sun Storage CAM Software

Firmware Updates

Access Configuration (Zoning) Support

Access Configuration (Zoning) Guidelines

SATA Affiliation

Power Off


Sun Storage F5100 Flash Array Overview


Replaceable Components

Hot-Swappable Components

Obtaining the Chassis Serial Number

Diagnosing System Faults

Choosing a Method for Diagnosing Faults

Diagnosing Faults With Sun StorageTek Common Array Manager Software

Diagnosing Faults With LEDs and Indicators

Troubleshooting Components

Preparing to Service the System

Safety Information

Service Preparation Reference

Powering the System Off

Performing an Antistatic Discharge

Positioning the Chassis

Accessing Internal Components

Replacing System Components

Component Overview

Customer-Replaceable and Field-Replaceable Components

Replacing Flash Modules

Replacing a Fan Module

Replacing a Power Supply

Replacing an Energy Storage Module

Replacing Fan Boards

Replacing the Motherboard Assembly

Replacing a Power Distribution Board

Replacing the Connector Board Assembly

Replacing the Energy Storage Backplane

Returning the System to Service

Replace the Top Chassis Cover

Install the Chassis to Maintenance Position

Return the System to the Fully Installed Position

Install AC Power Cord Retention Clips

Power On the System


Connectivity Terms
Host Bus Adapter (HBA) is a storage device controller and its associated circuitry, contained on an expansion card (i.e., a PCI-Express card), to control a set of storage devices (HDDs, SSDs, DVDs, FMods, etc.).
Single path
A single host with a single HBA connection to a set of storage devices.
Dual path
A dual path interconnect for connecting a set of storage devices. Only supported on the SunStorage F5100 Flash Array when using the SG-SAS6-EXT-Z HBA.
Multi path
A method for two or more HBAs to connect to a single storage device or a single group of storage devices. Not supported on the SunStorage F5100 Flash Array.
A method for linking several storage enclosures together to increase the total amount of storage drives available to an HBA, also called daisy chain. Not supported on the SunStorage F5100 Flash Array.
Access Configuration (Zoning)
A configuration method that partitions the total number of storage devices based on the number of hosts connected. This allows each host to manage dedicated FMods within the total device pool. Zoning is done on a per FMod level and FMods are not shared (i.e. each FMod can only be owned by one host).
SAS fabric
A SAS fabric is conceptually similar to a network segment. A SAS fabric is comprised of initiators, targets and set of linked expanders that work like network switches linking initiators and targets together.
A discrete storage system utilizing a SAS fabric. The SunStorage F5100 Flash Array has four independent domains, called SAS Expanders 0 - 3. Domains can not be connected together. See the Rear Panel Diagram for expander numbering information.
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