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Dell PowerVault E03J Series Hardware Owner's Manual

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Dell™ PowerVault™
MD1200 and MD1220
Storage Enclosures
Hardware Owner's
Manual
Regulatory Model: E03J Series and E04J Series
Regulatory Type: E03J001 and E04J001

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  • Page 1 Dell™ PowerVault™ MD1200 and MD1220 Storage Enclosures Hardware Owner’s Manual Regulatory Model: E03J Series and E04J Series Regulatory Type: E03J001 and E04J001...
  • Page 2 Other trademarks and trade names may be used in this document to refer to either the entities claiming the marks and names or their products. Dell Inc. disclaims any proprietary interest in trademarks and trade names other than its own.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents About Your Enclosure Front-Panel Features and Indicators Front-Bezel Features and Indicators Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns Back-Panel Features and Indicators Enclosure Management Module Enclosure Failover When Two EMMs are Installed EMM Thermal Shutdown Enclosure Alarms Power Indicator Codes Other Information You May Need Operating Your Storage Enclosure Before You Begin Cabling Your Enclosure...
  • Page 4 Downloading Firmware Installing Enclosure Components Recommended Tools Front Bezel (Optional) Removing the Front Bezel Installing the Front Bezel Hard Drives Removing a Drive Blank Installing a Drive Blank Removing a Hard Drive Installing a Hard Drive Removing a Hard Drive From a Hard-Drive Carrier Installing a Hard Drive Into a Drive Carrier Enclosure Management Module...
  • Page 5 Getting Help ..... . . Contacting Dell Glossary ......
  • Page 6 Contents...
  • Page 7: About Your Enclosure

    About Your Enclosure Front-Panel Features and Indicators Figure 1-1. Front-Panel Features and Indicators—Dell™ PowerVault™ MD1200 Figure 1-2. Front-Panel Features and Indicators—Dell PowerVault MD1220 About Your Enclosure...
  • Page 8 Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Enclosure status LED Power LED Split mode LED System identification button About Your Enclosure Icon Description The enclosure status LED lights when the enclosure power is on. Lights blue during normal operation and when the host server is identifying the enclosure.
  • Page 9: Front-Bezel Features And Indicators

    Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Hard drives Enclosure mode switch Front-Bezel Features and Indicators Figure 1-3. Front-Bezel Features and Indicators Icon Description PowerVault MD1200—Up to 12 3.5-inch SAS hot-swappable hard drives. PowerVault MD1220—Up to 24 2.5-inch SAS hot-swappable hard drives. When set in the top position, the enclosure is configured in unified mode.
  • Page 10 Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Enclosure status LED Power LED Split mode LED About Your Enclosure Icon Description The enclosure status LED lights when the enclosure power is on. Lights blue during normal operation and when the host server is identifying the enclosure.
  • Page 11: Hard-Drive Indicator Patterns

    Drives are not ready for insertion or removal during this time. The Dell PowerEdge™ RAID controller PERC H800 may take up to a minute to discover and initialize all the hard drives.
  • Page 12: Back-Panel Features And Indicators

    Drive-Status Indicator Pattern (RAID Only) Condition Blinks green, amber, and off Blinks amber four times per second Blinks green slowly Steady green Blinks green three seconds, amber three seconds, and off six seconds. Back-Panel Features and Indicators Figure 1-5. Back-Panel Features and Indicators Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Power supply/cooling...
  • Page 13: Enclosure Management Module

    Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Power switches (2) Power supply/cooling fan module Enclosure Management Module Each EMM provides the following data path and enclosure management functions for your enclosure: • Monitoring and controlling enclosure environment elements such as temperature, fan, power supplies, and enclosure LEDs. •...
  • Page 14 Figure 1-6. Enclosure Management Module Item Indicator, Button, or Connector System status indicator Debug port SAS port (In) In port link status SAS port (Out) About Your Enclosure Icon Description Blinks blue when the system identification button is pushed. You can identify a particular enclosure in a rack using the system identification indicator.
  • Page 15 Item Indicator, Button, or Connector Out port link status EMM status LED Icon Description Lights green when all the links out of the port are connected. Lights amber when one or more links out of the port are not connected. The LED remains off if enclosure is not connected.
  • Page 16: Enclosure Failover When Two Emms Are Installed

    EMM Thermal Shutdown If critical internal temperatures are reached, the enclosure shuts down automatically through either a thermal shutdown command issued by the EMM firmware or through a command from Dell™ OpenManage™ Server Administrator. Enclosure Alarms An audible alarm is activated if any of the fault conditions listed below occur.
  • Page 17: Power Indicator Codes

    One EMM has failed. NOTE: The alarm is disabled by default. To enable the alarm, you must change the default setting in Server Administrator. For more information, see the Server Administrator documentation at support.dell.com/manuals. Power Indicator Codes Figure 1-7. Power Indicator Codes Item...
  • Page 18: Other Information You May Need

    • The Dell PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) H700 and H800 User’s Guide provides information about configuring RAID. • Any media that ships with your system that provides documentation and...
  • Page 19: Operating Your Storage Enclosure

    Before connecting your storage enclosure, ensure that the following are available: • Power cables • SAS cables • Rail kit • Dell Systems Management Tools and Documentation media • Documentation – Getting Started Guide – Rack Installation Instructions – Safety instructions...
  • Page 20: Connecting The Enclosure

    Connecting the Enclosure 1 Ensure that the latest version of Dell OpenManage™ Server Administrator is installed. For installation instructions and supported operating systems, see the Server Administrator documentation.
  • Page 21 Figure 2-1. Connecting a SAS Cable SAS cable NOTE: In a unified-mode configuration, connect the host to the first EMM module (EMM 0). See Figure 2-2. For unified-mode configurations utilizing redundant paths, connect the host to the second EMM module (EMM1). See Figure 2-3.
  • Page 22 Figure 2-2. EMM Cabling Diagram in Unified Mode host controller Operating Your Storage Enclosure...
  • Page 23 Figure 2-3. EMM Cabling Diagram in Unified Mode (Redundant Path) host controller Operating Your Storage Enclosure...
  • Page 24 Figure 2-4. EMM Cabling Diagram in Split Mode host controller host controller 4 Using the enclosure mode switch, select the operating mode. CAUTION: To safeguard your storage enclosure against power problems, connect the AC power cable to a protected power supply, such as a UPS, line conditioner, or surge protector.
  • Page 25: Changing Your Enclosure's Operating Mode

    Changing Your Enclosure’s Operating Mode If you decide to change the operating mode of your enclosure after initial configuration, you must: 1 Back up all data contained in the enclosure and store the data in a secure location. 2 When changing the operating mode from: •...
  • Page 26: Managing Your Storage Enclosure

    • view logged events For more information, see the Server Administrator documentation at support.dell.com/manuals. Downloading Firmware You can download firmware updates for your storage enclosure using the Dell Update Package available at support.dell.com. Operating Your Storage Enclosure...
  • Page 27: Installing Enclosure Components

    Installing Enclosure Components Recommended Tools You may need the following items to perform the procedures in this section: • Key to the system keylock • #2 Phillips screwdriver • Wrist grounding strap Front Bezel (Optional) Removing the Front Bezel 1 Using the system key, unlock the front bezel (if locked). 2 Lift up the release latch next to the keylock.
  • Page 28: Installing The Front Bezel

    Figure 3-1. Removing and Installing the Front Bezel bezel release latch Installing the Front Bezel 1 Hook the right end of the bezel onto the chassis. 2 Fit the free end of the bezel onto the system. 3 Secure the bezel with the keylock. See Figure 3-1. Installing Enclosure Components keylock hinge tab...
  • Page 29: Hard Drives

    Hard Drives SAFETY: Models AMT, E03J, and E04J Models AMT, E03J, and E04J are intended for installation only in restricted access locations as defined in cl 1.2.7.3 of IEC 60950-1:2005. Depending on your configuration, your enclosure either supports up to 24 2.5-inch SAS hard drives or up to 12 3.5-inch SAS hard drives in internal drive bays.
  • Page 30 Figure 3-2. Removing and Installing a 3.5-Inch Hard-Drive Blank drive blank Figure 3-3. Removing and Installing a 2.5-Inch Hard-Drive Blank drive blank Installing Enclosure Components release tab release tab...
  • Page 31: Installing A Drive Blank

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 32: Installing A Hard Drive

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 33: Removing A Hard Drive From A Hard-Drive Carrier

    4 Insert the hard-drive carrier into the drive bay until the carrier contacts the backplane. 5 Close the handle to lock the drive in place. Removing a Hard Drive From a Hard-Drive Carrier Remove the screws from the slide rails on the hard-drive carrier and separate the hard drive from the carrier.
  • Page 34 screws (4) SAS screw hole Figure 3-6. Removing and Installing a Hard Drive Into a 2.5-Inch Drive Carrier screws (4) SAS screw hole Installing Enclosure Components drive carrier hard drive drive carrier hard drive...
  • Page 35: Installing A Hard Drive Into A Drive Carrier

    Installing a Hard Drive Into a Drive Carrier 1 Insert the hard drive into the hard-drive carrier with the connector end of the drive at the back. See Figure 3-5. 2 Align the screw holes on the hard drive with the back set of holes on the hard-drive carrier.
  • Page 36: Installing An Emm Blank

    6 Connect all the power cables to the enclosure. 7 Turn on the enclosure and the host server. Figure 3-7. Removing and Installing an EMM Blank release latch Installing an EMM Blank To install an EMM blank, align the blank with the EMM bay and insert the blank into the chassis until it clicks into place.
  • Page 37: Removing An Emm

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 38 Figure 3-8. Removing and Installing an EMM release lever Installing Enclosure Components release tab...
  • Page 39: Installing An Emm

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 40 3 Remove the Velcro straps that secure the power cable and then disconnect the power cable from the power supply/cooling fan module. WARNING: The power supply/cooling fan modules are heavy. Use both hands while removing the module. 4 Press the release tab and pull the power supply out of the chassis. Figure 3-9.
  • Page 41: Installing A Power Supply/Cooling Fan Module

    Installing a Power Supply/Cooling Fan Module 1 Slide the power supply/cooling fan module into the chassis until it is fully seated and the release tab clicks into place. See Figure 3-9. 2 Connect the power cable to the power supply/cooling fan module and plug the cable into a power outlet.
  • Page 42: Control Panel

    Control Panel Removing the Control Panel 1 Turn off the enclosure and host server. 2 Disconnect all the power cables connected to the enclosure. 3 Remove the hard drives from: – slots 0 to 2 in PowerVault MD1200 slots 0 to 5 in PowerVault MD1220 –...
  • Page 43 Figure 3-11. Removing and Installing the Control Panel—PowerVault MD1200 control panel Figure 3-12. Removing and Installing the Control Panel—PowerVault MD1220 control panel release tab release pin Installing Enclosure Components...
  • Page 44: Installing The Control Panel

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 45 8 Grasp the cage removal ring at the bottom center of the enclosure and pull the EMM/power supply cage toward the back of the chassis. See Figure 3-13. 9 Lift the EMM/power supply cage away from the chassis. See Figure 3-13. 10 Loosen the captive screw that secures the backplane to the chassis.
  • Page 46 Figure 3-14. Removing and Installing the Backplane—PowerVault MD1200 screws (5) captive screw Figure 3-15. Removing and Installing the Backplane—PowerVault MD1220 screws (4) captive screw Installing Enclosure Components backplane backplane...
  • Page 47: Installing The Backplane

    Installing the Backplane 1 Align the holes on the backplane with the holes on the enclosure. 2 Tighten the captive screw to secure the backplane to the chassis. See Figure 3-14 for PowerVault MD1200 or Figure 3-15 for PowerVault MD1220. 3 Replace the screws that secure the backplane to the chassis.
  • Page 48 Installing Enclosure Components...
  • Page 49: Troubleshooting Your Enclosure

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 50: Troubleshooting Power Supply/Cooling Fan Module

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 51: Troubleshooting Enclosure Cooling Problems

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 52: Troubleshooting Enclosure Management Modules

    Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 53: Troubleshooting Hard Drives

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 54: Troubleshooting Enclosure Connections

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 55: Troubleshooting A Damaged Enclosure

    You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that came with the product.
  • Page 56 Troubleshooting Your Enclosure...
  • Page 57: Getting Help

    NOTE: If you do not have an active Internet connection, you can find contact information on your purchase invoice, packing slip, bill, or Dell product catalog. Dell provides several online and telephone-based support and service options. Availability varies by country and product, and some services may not be available in your area.
  • Page 58 Getting Help...
  • Page 59: Glossary

    Glossary A — Ampere(s). AC — Alternating current. ACPI — Advanced Configuration and Power Interface. A standard interface for enabling the operating system to direct configuration and power management. ambient temperature — The temperature of the area or room where the system is located.
  • Page 60 CPU — Central processing unit. See processor. DC — Direct current. DDR — Double-data rate. A technology in memory modules that potentially doubles the data rate by transferring data on both the rising and falling pulses of a clock cycle. device driver —...
  • Page 61 In general, I/O activity can be differentiated from computational activity. IDE — Integrated drive electronics. A standard interface between the system board and storage devices. iDRAC — Internet Dell Remote Access Controller. A remote access controller that uses the Internet SCSI protocol. InfiniBand —...
  • Page 62 Plastic plugs containing a wire fit down over the pins. The wire connects the pins and creates a circuit, providing a simple and reversible method of changing the circuitry in a board. K — Kilo-; 1000. Kb — Kilobit(s); 1024 bits. KB —...
  • Page 63 MBps — Megabytes per second. MBR — Master boot record. memory address — A specific location, usually expressed as a hexadecimal number, in the system’s RAM. memory module — A small circuit board containing DRAM chips that connects to the system board.
  • Page 64 PDU — Power distribution unit. A power source with multiple power outlets that provides electrical power to servers and storage systems in a rack. peripheral — An internal or external device, such as a diskette drive or keyboard, connected to a system. pixel —...
  • Page 65 — A legacy I/O port with a 9-pin connector that transfers data one bit at a time and is most often used to connect a modem to the system. service tag — A bar code label on the system used to identify it when you call Dell for technical support.
  • Page 66 must be terminated to prevent reflections and spurious signals in the cable. When such devices are connected in a series, you may need to enable or disable the termination on these devices by changing jumper or switch settings on the devices or by changing settings in the configuration software for the devices.
  • Page 67 WH — Watt-hour(s). XML — Extensible Markup Language. XML is a way to create common information formats and to share both the format and the data on the World Wide Web, intranets, and elsewhere. ZIF — Zero insertion force. Glossary...
  • Page 68 Glossary...
  • Page 69: Index

    Index alarms, 16 backplane installing, 47 removing, 44 cabling split mode, 20 unified mode, 20 contacting Dell, 57 control panel installing, 44 removing, 42 Dell contacting, 57 drive carrier hard drive, 33 enclosure managing, 26 enclosure mode cabling, 19 changing, 25...
  • Page 70 27 hard drive, 31 hard drive from a drive carrier, 33 power supply/cooling fan module, 39 safety, 49 support contacting Dell, 57 telephone numbers, 57 thermal shutdown, 16 troubleshooting, 49 connections, 54 cooling problems, 51 damaged enclosure, 55...