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The cabinet is available in a 1.1 meter (44.3 inches) size (A1896A) and a 1.6 meter (63.8 inches) size (A1897A). Both cabinets have a usable depth of .905 meter (35.6 inches). The cabinets have mounting columns to receive equipment with EIA standard 19 inch mounting ﬂanges.
Introduction Cabinet Conﬁgurations Cabinet Conﬁgurations Although the cabinets are designed to accommodate a variety of components mounted in just about any conﬁguration, there are some basic rules that apply to mounting a computer system. These rules allow for weight distribution, accessibility of the components, and cable management inside the rack-mount cabinet.
Introduction Required Tools Required Tools Before beginning the installation process, make sure you have the necessary tools. 1. Standard hand tools (including Torx-drive set and voltmeter). 2. Flat-blade screwdriver, 3/16-inch by 9 inches long. 3. Open-ended 9/16-inch wrench. Chapter 1...
Site Requirements Site Requirements This chapter describes the site requirements for the installation of an HP A1896A or HP A1897A cabinet. There is no HP site preparation required for the rack-mount cabinets. There are some customer site preparation requirements. The customer is responsible for having the proper type and amount of electrical outlets at the cabinet site.
Site Requirements The cabinets that are sold in Europe are shipped without a power plug on the NOTE end of the PDU cable. It is the responsibility of the customer to supply the correct plug and receptacle for the particular country and electrical code, or have the power cord wired to the power outlet.
Unpacking and Installation Unpacking and Installation This chapter describes how to unpack the A1896A or A1897A cabinet assembly. Both cabinets are shipped on a pallet. The instructions for unpacking are the same for both the A1896A and A1897A cabinet. It is the customer's responsibility to inspect the shipping package for shipping damage.
Unpacking and Installation Unpacking the Cabinet Assembly Unpacking the Cabinet Assembly All cabinet types are packaged the same way. Be sure to read the unpacking instructions before proceeding. WARNING A fully conﬁgured 1.6 meter cabinet (A1897A) can weigh up to approximately 362.8 kg (800 lbs).
Unpacking and Installation Unpacking the Cabinet Assembly 3. Remove the clam shell box from the pallet. 4. Remove the ramp and packing material (1) from the top of the cabinet. See Figure 3-2. Figure 3-2 Removing the Ramp and Packing Material 5.
Unpacking and Installation Unpacking the Cabinet Assembly 6. Carefully open the rear door (1). Remove the screw holding the rear door support (2) in place and pull the block out. See Figure 3-3. Then close the rear door. 7. Remove the two (one on each side) shipping clamps from the bottom of the frame. They are bolted to the pallet, remove the bolt (1) and then remove the clamp (2).
Unpacking and Installation Unpacking the Cabinet Assembly Figure 3-4 Removing the Shipping Block 9. Position the ramp so that the block of wood under the ramp locks into the edge of the pallet with the strip of wood forming a lip. This holds the ramp in place while the cabinet is moved across the pallet and down the ramp.
5 for a list of ﬁeld replaceable parts for the cabinet. For internal component damage, refer to the Service Manual for replaceable parts and procedures. If extensive damage is found, it may be necessary to return the entire cabinet to HP. Refer to the Repacking instructions listed in this chapter.
Unpacking and Installation PowerTrust UPS Option 4. Connect all user terminals to the server. 5. Connect all system peripherals to the server. Attaching cables while the rails are extended fully forward will ensure NOTE sufﬁcient slack for later maintenance. 6. Connect the cabinet power cord to the appropriate wall outlet. If the cabinet being installed contains a PowerTrust UPS option, perform the NOTE steps under PowerTrust UPS Option.
To repackage the cabinet, follow the repacking checklist and refer to the unpacking instructions for detail. Repacking Checklist: 1. Assemble the HP packing materials that came with the cabinet. 2. Connect the loading ramp to the pallet. 3. Raise the cabinet levelers before moving the cabinet.
Cabinet Operation Turning On the Computer System (Without UPS) Cabinet Operation Once you have the computer system installed in the rack-mount cabinet and all the peripherals connected, you are ready to turn on the system. The power up sequence for the computer in the cabinet is controlled by the ON/OFF switch on the cabinet, unless you have installed a PowerTrust UPS.
Cabinet Operation Turning On the Computer System (with UPS) Turning On the Computer System (with UPS) When turning on the cabinet power, remember that all the components mounted in the cabinet turn on at the same time, except the SPU. The basic steps for the power up sequence are listed below.
Cabinet Operation Turning Off the Computer System (With UPS) Turning Off the Computer System (With UPS) If the cabinet ON/OFF switch is put in the OFF position, all components connected to the cabinet PDU will be turned off. This does not turn off the computer. 1.
Cabinet Operation Turning Off the Computer System (With UPS) Chapter 4...
Removal and Replacement Procedures Removal and Replacement Procedures This chapter lists all the parts of the HP A1896A, and HP A1897A rack-mount cabinet that can be replaced if damaged. It also provides the procedures for accomplishing the replacement of a damaged part. Refer to Figure 5-1 for an exploded view of the cabinet and Table 5-1 for a list of the cabinet parts that can be replaced if damaged.
Removal and Replacement Procedures Table 5-1 Rack-mount Cabinet Replaceable Parts Part No. Description C2786-60016 Rear door assembly, 1.6 meter 3110-0197 Lock E3661-00010 Latch Catch 0403-0780 Door Bumper C2786-00012 Rear hinge C2786-60015 Vented top cap C2785-60007 Non-vented top cap C2786-60014 Side cover, 1.6 meter C2786-60004 Forehead assembly (with On/Off Switch) 5181-8713...
C2786-00036 1. Ballast assembly is not provided on all conﬁgurations Removal and Replacement Procedures The following procedures are for the HP Field Replaceable Units (FRUs) contained in the HP A1896A or HP A1897A rack-mount cabinets. Rear Door Refer to Figure 5-1 while performing these procedures.
Removal and Replacement Procedures Removal and Replacement Procedures 1. From the rear of the cabinet, place the top cap between the side covers and slide it forward until it stops. 2. Insert the two mounting screws at the top rear. Tighten the screws. 3.
Removal and Replacement Procedures Removal and Replacement Procedures 1. Align the forehead assembly at the top of the cabinet frame, so the three mounting holes match the frame holes, and the mounting hooks on each side engage the mounting slots. 2.
Removal and Replacement Procedures Removal and Replacement Procedures Fan Assembly Refer to Figure 5-3 and Figure 5-2 while performing these procedures. NOTE The fan assembly is not present in the 1.1 meter cabinet. Fan Assembly Removal: 1. Turn off the cabinet power. Refer to the power off procedures in Chapter 5. 2.
Removal and Replacement Procedures Removal and Replacement Procedures Refer to Figure 5-4 while performing these procedures. Fan Removal: 1. Remove the fan assembly (refer to fan assembly removal). 2. Remove the power cable connectors from the fan. 3. Remove the two mounting screws and nuts holding the fan to the fan tray. 4.
Removal and Replacement Procedures Removal and Replacement Procedures Refer to Figure 5-2 while performing these procedures. PDU Removal: 1. Turn OFF the power switch on the front of the cabinet. 2. Unplug the cabinet power cord from the wall outlet. 3.
Removal and Replacement Procedures Removal and Replacement Procedures 2. Unplug the cabinet power cord from the wall outlet. 3. Carefully move the cabinet to an area with enough room to allow the cabinet to be laid on its side. 4. Remove all computer components mounted in the cabinet. 5.
Removal and Replacement Procedures Removal and Replacement Procedures 5. Attach the bracket to the lock mechanism by inserting and tightening the screw and star washer. Door Bumper The rear door bumpers (one top and one bottom) are self-adhesive rubber bumpers stuck to the rear door.
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System Servicing Preparing the System for Servicing System Servicing This section provides servicing information for the rack-mounted Class D system. Preparing the System for Servicing It is strongly recommended that you fully extend the cabinet WARNING stabilizer to reduce cabinet instability while servicing the system. The cabinet may otherwise overturn and cause damage to the equipment or possible injury.
System Servicing Preparing the System for Servicing 3. Remove the three screws on each side of the support brackets which attach the bracket to the cabinet frame (refer to callout (1) in Figure 6-2). 4. Grasp the system just below the front center of the support brackets and pull toward you, extending the system fully forward on its rails.
System Servicing Removing the System for Servicing Removing the System for Servicing If it is necessary to remove the system from the cabinet for further servicing, follow these steps: 1. Remove any cables attached to the rear of the system. NOTE Tag the cables, if necessary.
System Servicing Removing the System for Servicing 4. Remove the three screws connecting the rear of the base plate assembly to the rear of the component chassis (see Figure 6-4). Figure 6-4 Positioning the System 5. Lift and remove the system from the base assembly. The system weighs as much as 100 lbs and may cause strain if lifted by one CAUTION person.
System Servicing Removing the System for Servicing System Replacement 1. Extend the cabinet base assembly fully forward. 2. Position the system onto the base assembly as shown in Figure 6-4, aligning and setting the system onto the guide pins (callout (1)) in the base plate assembly. The system weighs as much as 100 lbs and may cause strain if lifted by one CAUTION person.
System Servicing Rack Mount Assemblies Rack Mount Assemblies The following list shows the assemblies included in the rack mount assembly kit. Figure 6-5 displays the assembly pieces. Part Number Description A2362-60024 Base Assembly A3262-60025 Fixed Support Assembly A3262-60026 Pivot Support Assembly A3262-60028 Slide Rail Assembly, Right A3262-60029...