In this chapter, you are shown how to plan and install your LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2 into an industry standard 19 inch rack cabinet.
Before you begin installation you should become familiar with the configuration requirements of your LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2. The correct locations of each of the plug-in modules are shown in Figure 3-1.
LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2 enclosures are supplied and delivered fully populated with drive carrier modules pre-installed.
Critical pre-requisite requirements and good handling practices are highlighted in the following installation procedures. We encourage you to follow these procedures to ensure that a successful installation is achieved in the easiest manner.
Before you begin, make sure that the site where you intend to set up and use your LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2 storage system has the following:
Please refer to your supplier for a list of qualified accessories for use with the enclosure. The Accessories Box contains the power cords and other accessories.
Before you begin installation you should become familiar with the configuration requirements of your LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2. Please refer to Planning Your Installation for information on your overall system configurations.
When planning your system configuration, please remember that all LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2 enclosure drive bays must be filled with a Drive Carrier Module or a Dummy Drive Carrier Module, no bays should be left completely empty.
There are no special tools required but in order to complete the assembly of some configurations you may need the following (not supplied):
The LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2 Enclosure is designed for installation into an industry standard 19 inch cabinet capable of holding such enclosures.
A set of rack mounting rails is available for use in 19 inch rack cabinets. These rails have been designed and tested to handle the maximum enclosure weight and to ensure that multiple enclosures may be installed without loss of space within the rack. Use of other mounting hardware may cause some loss of rack space.
Please contact your supplier to ensure suitable mount rails are available for the rack you are using.
LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2 enclosures are supplied and delivered populated with Midplane PCB and all plug-in modules installed. For information on removal/replacement of plug-in modules, please refer to Troubleshooting and Problem Solving.
Dummy Drive Carrier Modules must be fitted in all unused drive bays to maintain a balanced airflow.
Blank PCM or I/O Modules must be fitted in any vacant I/O Module bays respectively at the rear of the enclosure to maintain airflow and ensure correct operation.
The basic configuration is a single LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2 enclosure connected to a single Host Bus Adaptor (HBA).
Before setting up your enclosure please ensure that you have the following:
Please refer to your supplier for a list of qualified accessories for use with LaCie 12big Rack Serial 2 enclosures. Multiple enclosures may be connected together using SAS patch cables, up to a maximum of 4 enclosures. There are three main expansion configurations:
The product must only be connected to a power source that has a safety electrical earth connection.
The earth connection to the rack must be checked before switching on, by an electrical engineer who is qualified to the appropriate local and National standards to perform the check.