This section describes safety precautions you must follow when installing the server into a rack.
Caution - Leveling feet position: When unpacking the rack at the installation site, or when repackaging and moving the rack to a new location, verify that the leveling feet are up before moving the rack.
Caution - Shipping brackets: The rack shipping brackets are not for use for bracing or anchoring the rack during seismic events.
Caution - Stabilize rack: Deploy the anti-tilt bar on the equipment rack before starting an installation.
Caution - Equipment loading: Always load equipment into a rack from the bottom up so that the rack does not become top-heavy and tip over. Deploy your rack anti-tilt bar to prevent the rack from tipping during equipment installation.
Caution - Lifting equipment: Oracle Server X8-2 weighs approximately 45 lbs (20.41 kg). Oracle Server X8-2L weighs 73 lbs (33.11 kg). Two people are needed to mount either server into the rack enclosure.
Caution - Communicate instructions: When performing a two-person procedure, communicate your intentions clearly to the other person before, during, and after each step to minimize confusion.
Caution - Elevated operating ambient temperature: If you install the server in a closed or multi-unit rack assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment might be higher than the room ambient temperature. Install the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient temperature (Tma) specified for the server. For server environmental requirements, see Environmental Requirements.
Caution - Reduced airflow: Install the equipment in a rack so that it does not compromise the amount of airflow required for safe operation of the equipment.
Caution - Mechanical loading: Mount the equipment in the rack so that it does not cause a hazardous condition due to uneven mechanical loading.
Caution - Circuit overloading: Consider the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading the circuits might have on over-current protection and supply wiring. Also consider the equipment nameplate power ratings used when you address this concern.
Caution - Reliable earthing: Maintain reliable earthing of rackmounted equipment. Pay attention to supply connections other than direct connections to the branch circuit (for example, use of power strips).
Caution - Mounted equipment: Do not use slide-rail-mounted equipment as a shelf or a workspace.