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  • Page 1 5800/System Rack XPRESS U s e r ’ s G u i d e...
  • Page 3 5800/System Rack XPRESS U s e r ’ s G u i d e...
  • Page 4 Since implementation by customers of each product may vary, the suitability of specific product configurations and applications must be determined by the customer and is not warranted by NEC Computers Inc. To allow for design and specification improvements, the information in this document is subject to change at any time, without notice.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents Contents Contents Proprietary Notice Using This Guide........................v Text Related Documents....................... vi Safety Notices........................vii Safety Notices for Users Outside of the U.S.A. and Canada..........vii Care and Handling......................viii Introduction ................ 1-1 Introduction ........................1-2 System Rack Models ......................1-2 Express5800 Configuration Assistant ................1-2 42U System Rack .......................1-3 Multi-Bay System Rack......................1-5...
  • Page 6 Installing Rack Components..........5-1 Tools Required........................5-3 Installing Rack Components ....................5-3 Recommendations and Warnings..................5-4 Installing the UPS ......................5-4 Installing the Interface Expander Accessory ............5-6 Installing the UPS ....................5-7 Connecting Your Master and Protected servers (BSUs)........5-10 Installing a Power Distribution Unit................
  • Page 7: Using This Guide

    Using This Guide This guide contains the information necessary to install the Express5800 System Rack. This guide is written for knowledgeable users, trained customer engineers, service center personnel, and dealers. Please read these installation procedures in their entirety before starting. This guide contains the following information: Chapter 1, “Introduction”...
  • Page 8: Text Conventions

    Text Conventions This guide uses the following text conventions. Warnings, cautions, and notes have the following meanings: WARNING Warnings alert you to situations that could result in serious personal injury or loss of life. ! CAUTION Cautions indicate situations that can damage the system hardware or software. Note: Notes give important information about the material being described.
  • Page 9: Safety Notices

    Safety Notices Caution: To reduce the risk of electric shock which could cause personal injury, follow all safety notices. The symbols shown are used in your documentation and on your equipment to indicate safety hazards. Warning: Detachable power supply cords are intended to serve as the disconnect device.
  • Page 10: Care And Handling

    Remote Earths: To prevent electrical shock, connect all local (individual office) computers and computer support equipment to the same electrical circuit of the building wiring. If you are unsure, check the building wiring to avoid remote earth conditions. Earth Bonding: For safe operation, only connect the equipment to a building supply that is in accordance with current wiring regulations in your country.
  • Page 11: Introduction

    Introduction Introduction System Rack Models Configurator Assistant 42U System Rack Multi-Bay System Rack...
  • Page 12: System Rack Models

    Introduction The system rack is an attractive enclosure designed to store and protect your server components. The system rack allows you to integrate your server, monitor, and other components in one cabinet that may be installed in a limited amount of floor space in just about any location.
  • Page 13: 42U System Rack

    42U System Rack Figure 1-1 illustrates a typical 42U system rack enclosure, including the components that install into the rack. Table 1-1 lists and describes several system components installed in the system rack. Figure 1-1. Typical 42U System Rack Enclosure Introduction 1-3...
  • Page 14 Table 1-1 lists the typical system rack components shown in Figure 1-1. Table 1-1. Typical System Rack Components Item Component Description Monitor (LCD) A monitor that serves as your standard output device. Monitor Tray Supports your monitor when installed in the rack. Keyboard and Mouse Standard input devices.
  • Page 15: Multi-Bay System Rack

    Multi-Bay System Rack System racks can be quickly and easily joined together to accommodate large server configurations as shown in Figure 1-2. Figure 1-2. Multi-Bay System Rack Introduction 1-5...
  • Page 17: Planning Your Site

    Planning Your Site Equipment Location System Rack Placement Air Conditioning Electrical Facilities Grounding Requirements...
  • Page 18: Equipment Location

    Equipment Location When planning your facilities, the following guidelines must be considered: Does the allocated space allow for the proper installation of the equipment and the performance of operation and maintenance activities? Are the environmental conditions suitable for reliable operation? Is the construction of the floor appropriate for the weight of the equipment being installed? Will the air conditioning maintain adequate temperature and humidity...
  • Page 19 23.6" (600mm) 23.6" (600mm) 23.6" (600mm) 39.4" (1000mm) 39.4" 41.0" (1000mm) (1041mm) 26.3" (668mm) 39.4" (1000mm) Figure 2-1. System Rack Space Requirements Planning Your Site 2-3...
  • Page 20: Environmental Conditions

    Environmental Conditions The location should be examined for the following environmental hazards: Dust - floating dust must be kept to no more than 0.3 mg/m . Dust should be held to less than 0.15 mg/m Radio Frequency (RF) - Normally, there is no need to worry about the effect of radio frequency interference on computer operations.
  • Page 21: Floor Construction

    Floor Construction Aspects of floor construction, such as load capacity and construction materials, must be considered when installing one or more rack systems. Note: The rack supports up to 551.2 lbs. (250 kg). Use Table 2-1 to calculate the load that each rack of your system configuration places on the floor.
  • Page 22 If you do not know the load capacity of your flooring, consult your building manager or an architect. In many instances the equipment is installed directly on the existing floor and interconnecting power cables are protected by cable covers. In other instances, raised floors – that form a double floor – are used. Some advantages of raised floors are: Interconnecting cables can be routed under the raised floor.
  • Page 23: System Rack Placement

    System Rack Placement The system rack comes equipped with a front stabilizer that: steadies the rack when you extend equipment for servicing, and prevents creeping due to vibration. The stabilizer is predrilled to allow you to secure the system rack to the floor. Note: If preparing the area prior to the arrival of the system, review the power cable restrictions given in “Electrical Facilities”...
  • Page 24 Figure 2-2. Distance Between Stabilizer Anchors If the rack is installed on a concrete floor, you can bolt the rack to the floor using 3/8" concrete drop-in anchors and 1½"-16 bolts. If you are installing your rack in an area with a raised floor, you can use concrete drop-in anchors and 3/8"-16 threaded rod with washers and nuts to secure the rack to the concrete beneath the raised floor.
  • Page 25: Air Conditioning

    Air Conditioning A properly sized air conditioning system ensures stable and reliable operation of your servers by performing the following tasks: cooling the system preventing the generation of static charges preventing the formation of corrosion causing condensation within the system. The system rack’s temperature and humidity requirements are listed in Table 2-2.
  • Page 26: Electrical Facilities

    The air conditioner’s capacity must be larger than the sum of the above items. Use Table 2-3 to calculate calorific values – in BTUs. Table 2-3. Calculating Total Calorific Values Component BTU/hr Times Number Equals Installed Basic System Unit (typical) 2048 Disk Expansion Unit (typical) Monitor...
  • Page 27: Grounding Requirements

    Grounding Requirements The system rack must have a dedicated ground attached to the power distribution panel. The ground wire must have an earth resistance of 100 ohms or less and depending on your local electrical code, a thickness of 38 mm or more.
  • Page 29: Planning Your System Rack Configuration

    Planning Your System Rack Configuration Cabling Constraints Cable Summary Vertical Spacing Configuration Guidelines Calculating Load and Determining UPS On-Battery Run Time...
  • Page 30: Cabling Constraints

    This chapter helps you configure your system and determine the number of racks you will need for your system. When planning your configuration, you should consider the following guidelines: Does the layout violate any cable constraints? Is there enough rack space to accommodate all of the equipment that I have? Cabling Constraints When planning your system configuration you must consider the length of the...
  • Page 31: Raid Cable Restrictions

    RAID Cable Restrictions RAID Host Adapters use a SCSI cable that connects each Disk Expansion Unit to its RAID Host Adapter in the Basic System Unit. Cables are available in 3.3-ft (1m) and 9.9-ft (3m) lengths. Concentrator Cable Lengths Cables for concentrator connections are available in 7-ft (2.1m) and 12-ft (3.7m) lengths.
  • Page 32 Figure 3-1. Mounting Hole Arrangement within a Rack 3-4 Planning Your System Rack Configuration...
  • Page 33 Table 3-2 lists the vertical space requirements for several Express5800 Server models and other rack components. Table 3-2. Vertical Space Requirements Rack Components Space Requirements (Approximate) Express5800/120Ld 8.75” (22.23cm) Express5800/120Mc2 10.5” (26.67cm) Express5800/120Mc3 12.25” (31.12cm) Express5800/180Ra-7 12.25” (31.12cm) Express5800 ES1400 8.75”...
  • Page 34: Configuration Guidelines

    Configuration Guidelines When you configure a system, you should check your configuration to ensure compliance with the following guidelines: 1. To improve rack stability when servicing system components, mount heavier items such as servers in the bottom of the rack. If your rack is a stand-alone unit and the rack is more than 75% filled with components, consider installing the optional side stabilizer kit.
  • Page 35 Table 3-3. System Rack Configuration Worksheet Inches Component Notes 73.5 71.75 68.25 66.5 64.75 61.25 59.5 57.75 54.25 52.5 50.75 47.25 45.5 43.75 40.25 38.5 36.75 33.25 31.5 29.75 26.25 24.5 22.75 19.25 17.5 15.75 12.25 10.5 8.75 5.25 1.75 Planning Your System Rack Configuration 3-7...
  • Page 36: Calculating Load And Determining Ups On-Battery Run Time

    Calculating Load and Determining UPS On-Battery Run Time When you have chosen your configuration, you can use Table 3-4 and Table 3-5 to determine the load on a single power source and how much run time your configuration can expect from your UPS in the event your main AC service is interrupted.
  • Page 37 Table 3-4. Determining the Load on a Single Power Source Times the Number of Systems Component Voltage Amps# Load Installed Express5800/120Ld Express5800/120Mc2 1080 Express5800/120Mc3 1080 Express5800/180Ra-7* Express5800/180Ra-7** 1020 Express5800 ES1400 Express5800 HX4500 12.0 1440 Express5800 HX4600 10.5 1260 Express5800 HV8600 10.0 1200 Express5800 LC1400...
  • Page 38 Table 3-5. Total Load Versus On-Battery Run Time Total Load Total Load Run Time in Run Time in Minutes Minutes 50VA 600VA 75VA 700VA 100VA 800VA 150VA 900VA 200VA 1000VA 250VA 1200VA 300VA 1400VA 350VA 1600VA 400VA 2000VA 450VA 2200VA 500VA 2500VA 550VA...
  • Page 39: Installing The System Rack

    Installing the System Rack Introduction Unpacking the System Rack and Components Leveling the System Rack Installing Rack Frame Link Kits Attaching the Stabilizer to the System Rack...
  • Page 40: Introduction

    Introduction The steps required to prepare your rack are: Unpack and inventory your rack and its system components. Remove the doors and side panels from the rack to simplify the assembly of rack components. Position and level the rack(s). Install one or more rack frame link kits when assembling multi-rack systems.
  • Page 41: Unpacking The System Rack And Components

    Unpacking the System Rack and Components Carefully unpack and verify the contents of each shipping carton. Be sure that you have all the hardware components and documentation. In addition to this guide, you also received installation guides for options that were ordered.
  • Page 42 Figure 4-1. Rack Mounted on Shipping Pallet 4-4 Installing the System Rack...
  • Page 43: Opening Front And Rear Doors

    Opening Front and Rear Doors The front and rear doors of the rack are secured by handles with keylocks. To open the door: 1. Slide the handle release cover up to uncover the keylock and the handle release button. See Figure 4-2, A. 2.
  • Page 44: Removing Rack Side Panels

    If you are installing a multi-rack system you must remove adjacent side panels of racks prior to installing the rack frame link kit. Removing Rack Side Panels To remove the rack side panels: 1. Remove the eight Phillips-head screws securing each side panel to the rack. See Figure 4-3.
  • Page 45: Leveling The System Rack

    Leveling the System Rack When the rack is removed from the pallet and placed in its permanent location, you will extend the lifecycle of mechanical components by leveling the your rack. Before leveling the rack, position the rack to conform with the space requirements specified in Chapter 2 and verify that your power receptacle is within six feet of the rear of your rack.
  • Page 46: Installing Rack Frame Link Kits

    Installing Rack Frame Link Kits This section describes how to assemble two or more racks into a multi-bayed system using the rack frame link kit. Figure 4-5 shows a linked multi-bayed system. Figure 4-5. Multi-Bayed Rack System What You Need In addition to the Rack Frame Link shown in Figure 4-6, you will need: a #2 and #3 Phillips-head screwdriver to assemble the kit a six foot step-ladder...
  • Page 47 To install the rack frame link kit: 1. Position the two rack cabinets next to each other as shown in Figure 4-7. Ensure the front of each rack is facing in the same direction. 2. Position a link angle bracket in the upper front corner of the left cabinet and secure it to the cabinet with two Phillips-head screws.
  • Page 48: Attaching The Stabilizer To The System Rack

    Attaching the Stabilizer to the System Rack After positioning and leveling the system rack, attach the stabilizer to the front of your rack using an adjustable wrench or ratchet. See Figure 4-8. Figure 4-8. Attaching the Front Stabilizers WARNING To ensure the stability of the rack during component installation, you must attach the front stabilizer prior to installing any system components.
  • Page 49: Installing Rack Components

    Installing Rack Components Tools Required Installing Rack Components Installing the UPS Installing a Power Distribution Unit Installing a Keyboard Tray Installing the Concentrator Installing Blank Panels Installing a Monitor Tray Connecting the Console Monitor Connecting Servers to the Concentrator Installing Other System Rack Components...
  • Page 50 This chapter describes the installation of individual system components in a system rack. For the purpose of explanation, installation instructions are presented in the order required to install a typical configuration. See Table 5-1 Table 5-1. Typical Configuration Inch System Rack Notes 73.5 71.75...
  • Page 51: Tools Required

    Tools Required In addition to the materials shipped to you and standard hand tools, you will need: #2 and #3 Phillips-head screwdrivers to assemble rack-mounting hardware, and a 3mm Allen wrench and 4mm nut driver to tighten the monitor tray mounting posts Installing Rack Components In general, the installation of a rack unit requires the:...
  • Page 52: Recommendations And Warnings

    Recommendations and Warnings Please adhere to the following recommendations and warnings when installing your rack system. To improve rack stability when servicing system components, mount heavier items such as a UPS or server in the bottom of the rack. If your rack is a stand-alone unit and the rack is more than 75% filled with components, consider installing the optional side stabilizer kit.
  • Page 53 Your UPS provides diagnostic and management features that include: Scheduled server shutdowns Interactive and scheduled battery testing Detailed power quality logging Real-time graphical displays showing UPS load utility line voltage battery voltage run time remaining These features are implemented for a single server (BSU) by connecting the server’s serial port to the UPS computer interface port and installing the ®...
  • Page 54: Installing The Interface Expander Accessory

    Installing the Interface Expander Accessory You can install the interface expander unit prior to installing the UPS in the rack. Note: Perform this procedure if you are connecting more than one server (BSU) to the UPS. To install the interface expander, perform the following steps: 1.
  • Page 55: Installing The Ups

    3. Slide the interface expander all the way into the slot, until the end plate is flush with the back panel of the UPS. 4. Secure the accessory with the two screws removed in Step 1. ® 5. If the installation does not include PowerChute plus software, review the following topics with the System Administrator: Configuration switch settings (Figure 5-4, A);...
  • Page 56 Figure 5-6. Mounting UPS L-Channel Supports 3. Secure the brackets to the rails with the washers and flat-head screws (Figure 5-6, C) provided with the UPS. Note: The ear of an L-channel support has two mounting screw holes. 4. With the aid of another person, slide the UPS onto the L-channel supports and secure the UPS to the rack using the black plastic washers and plated finish screws provided with the rack.
  • Page 57 Basic Monitoring Port 1 Basic Monitoring Port 2 Site Wiring Fault Indicator Configuration Button Configuration LED Smart Monitoring Port for Master Server Configuration Switches Status Light Output Power Receptacles Figure 5-7. Location of UPS Rear Panel Components 9. If you do not have a wiring fault, connect the ground lead of any transient voltage surge-suppression (TVSS) devices such as telephone and network line protectors.
  • Page 58: Connecting Your Master And Protected Servers (Bsus)

    Connecting Your Master and Protected servers (BSUs) To connect your master and protected servers, perform the following steps: 1. As the installation progresses, connect the power cables from individual system components to the receptacles of the AC distribution panel located in the rear of the UPS.
  • Page 59 Simple Signal Cables (Gray Cables) Master Server (BSU) Smart Cable (Black Cable) Protected Server (BSU) 1 Protected Server (BSU) 2 AC Distribution Panel Figure 5-8. Connecting Your Servers to the UPS Installing Rack Components 5-11...
  • Page 60: Installing A Power Distribution Unit

    Installing a Power Distribution Unit If you are not using an Uninterruptible Power Source (UPS), AC power is distributed to system components through a Power Distribution Unit (PDU). See Figure 5-9. The PDU comes equipped with a 15-foot power cord and can be installed either in the bottom of the rack, or when rack space is at a premium, directly behind your keyboard tray.
  • Page 61: Installing A Keyboard Tray

    To install your PDU: 1. Place two cage-nuts (Figure 5-9,A) on each rail at the location you have chosen to mount your PDU. 2. Secure the PDU to the rails using the black plastic washers and plated-finish screws (Figure 5-9, C). 3.
  • Page 62: Installing The Concentrator

    As shown in Figure 5-10, the keyboard tray is secured to the front and rear rails of the system rack in with cage-nuts, black plastic washers, and plated finish screws that came with the system rack. To install your keyboard tray: 1.
  • Page 63 To install your concentrator: 3. Using the longer set of screws (Figure 5-11, C) received with the concentrator, attach the two halves of the side rail together. The rear rail (Figure 5-11, B) should be assembled to the outside, or closest to the rack rails.
  • Page 64 4. Install the supporting cage-nuts in the rail. See Figure 5-12. Figure 5-12. Installing the Port Concentrator 5. Attach the side rails and concentrator to the system rack with plated finish screws and washers that you received with the system rack. Note: The concentrator connector panel should face the rear of the system rack and the blank panel should face the front of the system rack.
  • Page 65: Installing Blank Panels

    Installing Blank Panels This section describes how to install blank filler panels on the front of your system rack to give your rack a finished look. Blank filler panels are available in the following sizes: 1U (1.75") 2U (3.5") 3U (5.25") 6U (10.5").
  • Page 66: Installing A Monitor Tray

    Installing a Monitor Tray This section describes how to install a monitor tray into a system rack. The monitor tray provides a convenient work surface for your video monitor. Perform the following steps to attach your monitor tray: 1. Determine the location for the monitor tray. 2.
  • Page 67: Connecting The Console Monitor

    Connecting the Console Monitor Perform the following steps to connect the console monitor to the concentrator. 1. The keyboard, mouse, and video display cables attach to the first group of connectors on the left of the concentrator when viewed from the rear. See Figure 5-15.
  • Page 69 Index Space Requirements, 2-2 Spacing Components, 3-3 Air Conditioning, 2-9 unpacking, 4-3 Cooling Capacity, 2-9 Rack Components installing, 5-3 Rack Frame Link Kits Blank Panels installing, 4-8 installing, 5-17 Rack Stabilizer installing, 4-10 Related Documents Cable Restrictions Documents, related, vi RAID, 3-3 Cable Summary, 3-2 Cabling Constraints, 3-2...
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