There are specific site and
rack requirements for the
You must make sure that adequate environmental control and power density are
available. Racks must be bolted to the ground, have sufficient airflow, and
have adequate power and network connections. Preparing the site and rack are
important steps in the installation process and help ensure a smooth
should be installed in a server room or server cabinet with the following
conditioner, preferably a dedicated computer room air conditioner (CRAC),
capable of maintaining the cabinet or server room at a temperature of no more
than 27 degrees C/80.6 degrees F at altitudes of up to 2100 m/7000 ft, or 18
degrees C/64.4 degrees F at higher altitudes, a humidity level no greater than
45 percent, and a dust-free environment.
- Power density
capable of handling at least 4,000 watts per rack unit in addition to power
needs for the CRAC.
The rack on which
you install your appliance should meet the following criteria:
be either integrated into a purpose-designed server cabinet or be the
floor-to-ceiling type, bolted down at both top and bottom to ensure stability.
If you have a cabinet, it should be installed perpendicular to a load-bearing
wall for stability and sufficient airflow. If you have a server room, your
racks should be installed in rows spaced at least 1 meter/3 feet apart for
sufficient airflow. Your rack must allow your IT personnel unfettered access to
the front and back of each server and to all power and network connections.
two standard power outlets per unit.
minimum, Ethernet connection per rack unit.
rack units for
You can order
the following rail kits separately.
- Compact 4-post rail kit,
which fits racks of 23 to 33 inches.
- 2-post rail kit, which
fits 2-post racks.