13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4-Post) Version 2, April 2001 Introduction This chapter provides the instructions for mounting the HP Netserver in a four-post (column) HP Systems rack. Figure 13-1 shows the Systems rack. If you have the newer 4-post HP System/E or System/U racks, go to Chapter 8. If you are mounting the Netserver in a 2-post non-HP rack, refer to Chapter 7, or see the documentation in the appropriate rack accessory kit.
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) Before mounting the Netserver, determine the Netserver's location in the rack relative to other rack components. Proper placement is vital both for safety and operating efficiency. For more information, refer to "Rack Configuration Tools" later in this chapter.
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) in the high-density racks and additional information for rack systems not listed in this manual. You will need this information to complete a rack system installation. Safety Precautions Always keep the following safety and environmental issues in mind, especially if you install the HP Netserver in a non-HP rack environment: Optimum Operating Environment –...
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) Preparing the Rack The outer-rail assemblies have spring assemblies that must be removed after shipment and the columns must be marked before mounting the outer-rail assemblies. Once the outer-rails are correctly mounted, then the HP Netserver LP 1000r can be installed into the rack.
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) 2. Remove the coiled wire spring at both ends (outer rail and sliding mechanism). See Figure 13-2. The coiled wire spring must be removed to separate the sliding mechanism from the outer rail. 3. Pull the sliding mechanism away from the outer rail. 4.
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) NOTE Use the HP Rack Configuration Tools to determine where in the rack to mount the HP Netserver. 1. Find the EIA unit markings on the rack and the location for the Netserver. The screw holes cover a span of only one EIA unit, which is the height requirement of the HP Netserver.
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) 2. Lower the leveler screws on the rack's lower four corners to make firm contact with the floor. See Figure 13-4. 3. Align the left outer-rail assembly to the left front and rear columns as shown in Figure 13-4.
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) Placing the HP Netserver in the Rack Use this topic to insert the HP Netserver into the outer-rail assembly mounted in the rack. Once the Netserver is in the rack, you can connect the cables to the rear of the Netserver.
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) Figure 13-5. Mounting the HP Netserver 5. Slowly move the Netserver chassis into the outer-rail assemblies until the Netserver is completely in the rack. See Figure 13-5. The securing brackets on the front of the Netserver should stop the chassis from going all the way into the rack.
Chapter 13 Alternative Rack Mounting (4–Post) Pins Spring Latches (2) Figure 13-6. Attaching the Bezel to the Netserver Continuing with the Rack Installation Process After you install the HP Netserver in the rack, refer to the white paper, located on the HP web site for high-density rack configurations, to continue the process of installing and configuring the rack system.