Table 4. Appliance location considerations (continued)
Heat, electricity, and EMI
Prepare the rack
1. Ensure that the leveling jacks on the bottom of the rack are fully extended to the floor with the full
weight of the rack resting on them.
v In single rack installations, attach stabilizers to the rack.
v In multiple rack installations, couple the racks together.
2. Check that the rack is stable before extending an appliance from the rack.
3. Extend only one appliance at a time. Extending two or more simultaneously can destabilize the rack.
4. Determine the placement of each appliance in the rack before you install the rails.
5. Install the heaviest appliances (usually the Slicestor
then work upward.
Attention: Allow the enclosure assembly to acclimate to room temperature before installation. Disk
drives should be stored at room temperature for at least 2 hours before use.
Identify the sections of the rack rails
The box contains two rail kits. Each rail kit contains three sections, as shown in the following figure:
v The outer rail mounts to the front rack vertical post and rear rack vertical post.
v The middle rail allows the outer rail to extend or shorten to accommodate racks of different depths.
v The inner rail mounts on the side of the appliance and slides into the outer rail that is mounted on the
rack, if wanted.
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Use a regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect the appliance from
power surges and voltage spikes, and to keep your system operating in a power
Avoid areas where heat, electrical noise, and electromagnetic fields are generated.
appliances) on the bottom of the rack first, and