Carefully plan the access route from the loading dock to the location where you will unpack the server, and then to its final installation site. Check for any gaps, obstructions, or irregularities in the floor throughout the access route. The entire access route should be free of raised patterns that can cause vibration.
Use a pallet jack or forklift to move the server from the loading dock to an appropriate unpacking area. The unpacking area should be a conditioned space away from the final installation site to reduce airborne particles entering the data center.
After unpacking the server, use four or more people to push the server to its final installation site. For more information, see Moving the Server.
Note - Select an access route free of perforated tiles, as they can damaged by the server's wheels. Whenever possible, protect the entire access route with heavy fiberboard or another material that is strong enough to support the nearly 4015 lbs (1821 kg) maximum weight.
Note - Always use a 3/16-inch (4.8-mm) thick A36 metal plate with beveled edges as a bridge over holes and gaps in the access route. Otherwise the server's wheels might get stuck in the gap. For example, always use a metal plate when entering or exiting an elevator.
The following access route dimensions are the minimum space required to pass through doors or around obstacles. Add additional space for people or equipment required to move the server. These dimensions are for flat surfaces only. If the doorway is located at the top or bottom of an incline, increase the doorway clearance to 88 inches (2235 mm) for packaged servers and 80 inches (2032 mm) for unpacked servers.