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Cable Routing Procedures for
Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 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™ R515 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™ R515 Systems Contents Introduction ................................2 Section 1: Cabling a Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 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™ R515 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™ R515 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: Right-Side Mounting Instructions

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 Systems Figure 5: 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.
  • Page 8: Section 2: Cabling A Dell™ Poweredge™ R515 System Without A Cma

    Section 2: Cabling a Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 System Without a CMA NOTE: The CMA on Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 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 9: Removing The Cma Brackets For Shallow Racks

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 Systems Figure 7: Cable Routing Without a CMA 2.2 Removing the CMA Brackets for Shallow Racks If you are installing the system into a shallow rack (less than 1 meter deep) and you will not be installing a CMA, the outer CMA brackets may be removed if necessary in order to allow the rails to fit properly into the rack.
  • Page 10: Section 3: Replacing A Power Supply On A Poweredge™ R515 System With A Cma

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 Systems Section 3: Replacing a Power Supply on a PowerEdge™ R515 System With a 3.1 Replacing a Power Supply with a Left-Side Mounted CMA If the bottom power supply must be replaced, then remove the tray from underneath the CMA...
  • Page 11: Section 4: Cabling A Poweredge™ R515 System Installed In Static Rails

    Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R515 Systems Figure 10: Replacing the Outer Power Supply Disconnected inner CMA bracket Section 4: Cabling a PowerEdge™ R515 System Installed in Static Rails NOTE: The CMA is compatible with the sliding rails only, not the static rails.