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Cable Routing Procedures for
Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems
A Dell™ Technical White Paper
By Greg Henderson, Chris Kitten and Jose L. Flores
Dell™ │ Datacenter Infrastructure Engineering
March 2011

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  • Page 1 Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems A Dell™ Technical White Paper By Greg Henderson, Chris Kitten and Jose L. Flores Dell™ │ Datacenter Infrastructure Engineering March 2011...
  • Page 2 ERRORS AND TECHNICAL INACCURACIES. THE CONTENT IS PROVIDED AS IS, WITHOUT EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. © 2011 Dell Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction of this material in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Dell Inc. is strictly forbidden. For more information, contact Dell.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems Contents Introduction ................................2 Section 1: Cabling a Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 With a Cable Management Arm (CMA) ..........2 Connecting the CMA Cables to the System ....................2 Installing the Inner CMA Attachment Bracket ..................... 3 Routing the Power Cables Through the Strain Reliefs .................
  • Page 4: Introduction

    If you are not using the CMA, following these procedures will ensure secure attachment and strain relief of the cables behind Best Practices the system. For guidelines on how to route cables within the rack, refer to the Dell Guide for Rack Enclosure white paper.
  • Page 5: Installing The Inner Cma Attachment Bracket

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems 1.2 Installing the Inner CMA Attachment Bracket As described in the Rack Installation Instructions, locate and attach the appropriate inner CMA attachment bracket based on which side you wish to mount the CMA. Use the bracket marked “A” for mounting the CMA on the left side, and the bracket marked “B”...
  • Page 6: Left-Side Mounting Instructions

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems Best Practices Guide for NOTE: For guidelines on how to route cables within the rack, refer to the Dell Rack Enclosures white paper 1.5 Left-Side Mounting Instructions Install the CMA on the rear left side of the rails by attaching both CMA housings to the attachment brackets on the rails.
  • Page 7: Figure 5: Attaching The Kvm Dongle To The Cma Basket

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems Figure 5: Attaching the KVM Dongle to the CMA Basket KVM Dongle Use the hook and loop straps on the CMA basket to secure the KVM dongle. 4. Once you have routed all the cables through the CMA, dress the cable slack between the back of the system and the entrance of the CMA using the tie wraps (shown in yellow in all illustrations) provided in the CMA kit.
  • Page 8: Right-Side Mounting Instructions

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems Figure 6: Left-Side Mounted CMA Installation (Preferred) 1.6 Right-Side Mounting Instructions Install the CMA on the rear right side of the rails by attaching both CMA housings to the attachment brackets on the rails. Follow steps 2-6 from the left-side mounting instructions in section 1.5. See Figure 7 for an example of a completed right-side mounted CMA installation.
  • Page 9: Section 2: Cabling A Dell™ Poweredge™ R415 System Without A Cma

    Section 2: Cabling a Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 System Without a CMA NOTE: The CMA on Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 systems is optional. Without the CMA installed, the system must be powered down and all cables disconnected before it can be removed from the rack.
  • Page 10: Section 3: Replacing A Power Supply On A Poweredge™ R415 System With A Cma

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems Figure 9: Removing the CMA Brackets for Shallow Racks Section 3: Replacing a Power Supply on a PowerEdge™ R415 System With a CMA Installation Instructions Remove the tray from underneath the CMA as described in the provided with the CMA kit.
  • Page 11: Section 4: Cabling A Poweredge™ R415 System Installed In Static Rails

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems Figure 10: Disconnecting the Inner CMA Attachment Bracket Figure 11: Replacing the Outer Power Supply Disconnected inner CMA bracket Section 4: Cabling a PowerEdge™ R415 System Installed in Static Rails NOTE: The CMA is compatible with the sliding rails only, not the static rails.
  • Page 12: Figure 12: Cabling A System Installed In Static Rails

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R415 Systems 4. Using the hook and loop straps, bundle the cables and secure them to either the left rail or right rail as described in the Rack Installation Instructions . See Figure 12 for an example of data cables that are secured to the left rail and power cables that are secured to the right rail (as viewed from the rear of the system).