Veritas™ 5340 Appliance Hardware Installation Guide
- Hardware overview
- Preinstallation requirements
- Hardware installation procedures
- Appendix A. Adding Expansion Storage Shelves to an operating appliance that does not have any Expansion shelves
- Appendix B. Adding Expansion Storage Shelves to an operating appliance that has at least one operating Expansion shelf
- Appendix C. Configuring the disk space for new NetBackup Expansion Storage Shelves
- Appendix D. Configuring the disk space for new Flex Expansion Storage Shelves
Installing a storage shelf
You can use this installation procedure for a Primary Storage Shelf and up to three Expansion Storage Shelves. For the systems that include one or more Expansion Shelves, install those units first followed by the Primary Shelf. Always load hardware into a rack from the bottom to ensure personal safety and proper weight distribution of equipment.
From the inside of the front post to the inside of the rear post the rails measure 713mm to 884mm (28in to 34.8in). Be sure that your rack accommodates this distance. Allow extra space to accommodate power strips, power cords, and other cables.
A storage shelf without disk drives weighs up to 61.65kg (135.72lbs). To avoid potential equipment damage and personal injury, do not install disk drives into the storage shelves before mounting them into the rack. The added weight of the disk drives hinders the ability to safely install the storage shelves. Use the lifting straps that are provided with the shelf to remove the shelf from the shipping container. Use a mechanical lift or have three people raise the shelf into position. The rear of the shelf is heavier than the front of the shelf.
To install the storage shelf rails
Veritas recommends that two people install the rails. One person works at the back of the rack and one person is at the front of the rack.
A magnetic Philips-head screwdriver is required to install screws into the storage shelf rails.
- The storage shelf rails are extended to full length in the shipping container. It is easier to install the rails when they are at their shortest length.
- Use the four adjuster screws on the inside of the rail to increase or decrease the rail length.
- Identify the left and the right rails which are labeled LH (left-hand) or RH (right-hand) on the front inside of the rail.
Note the ledge at the bottom of each rail. The storage shelf sits on the ledges which must be positioned on the inside of the rack. The ledges must not be located between the rail and the rack wall.
- Locate the pins on the front and the rear of the rails.
- Use the printed rack templates that are provided with the hardware. One side of the template shows the front of the rail. The other side of the template shows the rear of the rail. The template shows the five rack units (RUs) to scale.
- Start with the left rail. Place the rail pins inside the front of the rack.
- Extend the rail assembly to enable the rear rail pins to engage.
- Verify that the pins are fully seated in the holes in the rack posts.
- Secure the four adjuster screws as needed. Do not over-torque.
- Repeat the process for the right rail.
- Verify that the left rails and the right rails use the same rack holes and are parallel.
- Identify the three different types of screws.
Descriptions of the screws are provided in the following table.
Long fastening screw with two washers - for use after shelf is installed in rails.
Install the washer with the gap first.
Front: Center holes in first and fifth rack units (RUs).
Front: Top and bottom holes.
Medium-sized clamping screw
Front: Center hole of third rack unit (RU).
Rear: Center holes in first and fifth rack units (RUs).
Front: Center hole.
Rear: Top and bottom holes.
Small rear fastening screw
Rear: Connects from chassis lock tab to hole in triangular end of rail.
- Install the medium-sized clamping screws from the outside of the rack posts so that they engage the rails and the rack.
The front of the rail requires one clamping screw in the center hole of the center RU.
The rear of the rail requires two clamping screws. Insert these screws in the middle hole in the first and the fifth RU.
- Remove any plastic film from the front and sides of the shelf.
- Remove the caps from both sides of the front of the storage shelf.
The caps snap off without any tools.
The shelf weighs 61.56kg (135.72lbs) without disk drives. Use a mechanical lift or have at least three people hold the lifting straps. Do not discard the straps in case you need to move the shelf later.From the front of the rack, carefully lower the storage shelf onto the rail ledges in the rack.
The back end of the storage shelf is heavier than the front end.
- Push the shelf into the back of the rack.
- On the front of the rack, use a long screw and two washers in the top and the bottom holes.
Place the washer with a gap onto the screw first.
- Locate the lock tabs on the left and right rear corners of the storage shelf chassis.
- Insert a small screw through the lock tab into the hole in the triangular end of the rail. Secure the screw.
- On the front of the storage shelf reattach the left and the right caps. The left cap contains the control panel. The right cap contains spaces for two latches which connect to the storage shelf.