This section describes safety precautions you must follow when installing the server into a rack.
Caution - Deploy the anti-tilt bar or legs on the equipment rack before beginning an installation.
Caution - Always load equipment into a rack from the bottom up so that the rack will not become top-heavy and tip over. Deploy your rack's anti-tilt bar to prevent the rack from tipping during equipment installation.
Caution - Elevated operating ambient temperature: If the server is installed in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment might be greater than room ambient temperature. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature (Tma) specified for the server. For server environmental requirements, refer to Site Planning, Preparing the Site for Installation.
Caution - Reduced airflow: Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the amount of airflow required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.
Caution - Mechanical loading: Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a hazardous condition is not created due to uneven mechanical loading.
Caution - Circuit overloading: Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of the circuits might have on over-current protection and supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of equipment nameplate power ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
Caution - Reliable earthing: Reliable earthing of rackmounted equipment should be maintained. Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for example, use of power strips).
Caution - Slide-rail-mounted equipment is not to be used as a shelf or a work space.