Rack Mount Kit Installation - Video

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This web page provides a video and detailed printable instructions for you install your Autoloader in a rack.

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IMPORTANT:
Before performing the Rack Mount Kit Installation, read the detailed instructions below and references cited in your manual when appropriate.



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Safety Information

For safety information, refer to the IBM ® TotalStorage ® Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 Setup, Operator, and Service Guide, GA32–0470.

Tools Required

  • #2 Phillips screwdriver
  • T10 Torx wrench (provided in kit)

Verify the Rack Mount Kit

Verify that the Rack Mount Kit contains the following items:
  • 2 support rails
  • 2 rack front-mount brackets
  • 10 screws
  • 10 washers
  • 10 panel clip-nuts (for racks with round mounting holes)
  • 10 cage clip-nuts (for racks with square mounting holes)
  • Torx wrench

Included in the ship group when a Rack Mount Kit is ordered is a PCC cable for Autoloaders installed in a rack. This cable connects the Autoloader to the rack’s power strip.

Check the Installation Environment

Before installing the Autoloader into a rack, consider the following:

  • The maximum recommended ambient temperature for the Autoloader is 35°C (95°F). Install the Autoloader in an environment compatible with this temperature.
  • The fan opening at the rear of the Autoloader and vent openings in the front should be free of cables and other obstructions.
  • Make sure the supply circuit is suitable for all equipment loads in the rack.
  • Secure all castor/wheels on the rack.
  • Make sure the outlet or power strip that you intend to use is reliably grounded.
  • Make sure that the installation environment is free of conditions that could cause electrostatic discharge (ESD). If possible, use an antistatic mat and grounded static protection wristband during installation. If a mat and wristband are not available, touch a known grounded surface, such as a computer’s metal chassis.


CAUTION:
  • Always lower the leveling pads on the rack cabinet.
  • Always install stabilizer brackets on the rack cabinet.
  • To avoid hazardous conditions due to uneven mechanical loading, always install the heaviest devices in the bottom of the rack cabinet. Always install servers and optional devices starting from the bottom of the rack cabinets.
  • Rack-mounted devices are not to be used as a shelf or work space. Do not place any object on top of rack-mounted devices.
  • Each rack cabinet might have more than one power cord. Be sure to disconnect all power cords in the rack cabinet before servicing any device in the rack cabinet.
  • Connect all devices installed in a rack cabinet to power devices installed in the same rack cabinet. Do not plug a power cord from a device installed in one rack cabinet into a power device installed in a different rack cabinet.


Prepare the Autoloader for Installation

If the Autoloader is already in operation as a standalone unit, prepare it for installation in the rack as follows:



Attention: To avoid disrupting communication between the server (host) and other devices on the SCSI bus, make sure there is no SCSI activity on the bus before you power off the Autoloader.

  1. Power off the Autoloader using the POWER button on the front panel.

  2. Remove the power cord and any cables or terminator attached to the Autoloader. Note the configuration of the cables and terminator for reconnecting them after installing the Autoloader in the rack.

Install the Support Rails in the Rack

To install the two support rails in the rack:

  1. Remove the two support rails from the kit and note how they will be positioned in the rack. When the rails are properly installed, the shelf flanges will face inward to support the Autoloader.



    Note: The Autoloader requires 2 EIAs of rack space for installation.

  2. Identify the 2 EIAs required by the Autoloader for rail placement.



    Note: One EIA is equal to 4.45 cm (1.75 in.).

    • If your rack contains a rail with each EIA numbered:

      a. Proceed to Step 3.

    • If your rack does not contain a rail with each EIA numbered:

      a. Locate the Rack Mount Template in the Quick Reference Guide or the “Rack Mount Template” in your Rack Mount Kit Installation Instructions.



      b. To identify the 2 EIAs required by the Autoloader, hold the rack template on the outside of the rack rail and align all six circles on the template with the holes in the rack rail.

      Note: All six circles on the template must align exactly with the holes of the 2 EIAs in the rack rail.

    • Proceed to Step 4.

  3. Hold the rack template on the outside of the selected 2 EIAs (aligning all six circles on the template with the holes in the 2 EIAs) on each rail.

  4. Install clip-nuts in the rail holes indicated by the filled circles on the template.

      Back of Rack:
    • Top hole of the higher EIA
    • Bottom hole of the lower EIA



      Front of Rack:
    • Top hole of the higher EIA
    • Top hole of the lower EIA
    • Bottom hole of the lower EIA



      Note: Two types of clip-nuts are included with the Rack Mount Kit:

      • Panel clip-nuts (for racks with round mounting holes) slip on from the side of the rail with the largest part of the clip-nut going on the back side of the rail.

      • Cage clip-nuts (for racks with square mounting holes) are installed from the back side of each rail.

        Note: To ensure proper installation of the Autoloader in your rack, it is very important to install the clip-nuts in the correct positions on each rail.

  5. Count the holes on the other three rack rails, up or down, to determine the position of the top or bottom clip-nut. Use the Rack Mount Template to install the other two clip-nuts.

  6. From the front of the rack, position one of the rails on the appropriate side. Position the front flange so that it is on the outside of the strip of mounting holes in the rack .



  7. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, attach the rail to the rack with screws and washers from the kit .



  8. Slide the rail pieces apart to match the depth of your rack .



  9. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, attach the rail to the outside of the rack with screws and washers supplied with the Rack Mount Kit .



  10. Repeat Steps 4 through 7 to install the second rail.

Install the Rack Front-Mount Brackets on the Autoloader

To install the rack mount brackets on the Autoloader:

  1. Using the Torx wrench, remove the two screws on each side of the Autoloader cover.



  2. Determine on which side of the Autoloader the rack mount brackets will be attached. The oval hole for attaching the bracket to the rack will be on the lower portion of the arm of the bracket.



  3. Position the other bracket, as determined in Step 1, on the other side of the Autoloader and secure by replacing the original screws .

Secure the Autoloader to the Rack

To secure the Autoloader to the rack:

  1. From the front of the rack, position the Autoloader on the shelf flanges between the support rails. Slide it toward the rear of the rack until the brackets contact the rack’s mounting holes . Note: Make sure that the tabs on the back of each shelf flange are fully engaged in the slots at the rear of the Autoloader.







  2. Place one screw and washer from the Rack Mount Kit into the hole in the front of each bracket. The screws should line up with the holes containing the remaining installed clip-nuts. Use a large Phillips screwdriver to tighten the screws .



Connect Power

To connect power to an Autoloader installed in a rack:

  1. Connect the PCC cable (included with your Rack Mount Kit) to the rear of the Autoloader.

  2. Connect the other end of the PCC cable to your rack’s power strip.

  3. Power on the power strip.

  4. Power on the Autoloader. The Autoloader will verify the drive configuration and status, build a valid cartridge inventory log, and calibrate the robotic cartridge loader. The OCP’s green READY/ACTIVITY LED (light-emitting diode) will blink during this initialization process. When the Autoloader completes the Power-On Self Test (POST) for the drive and the library, the green READY/ACTIVITY LED will stop blinking. The Autoloader will be in automatic mode (the default mode) and SEQ will appear in the lower right corner of the OCP display.

    For information about the Autoloader’s modes of operation, see the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 Setup, Operator, and Service Guide, GA32–0470. If a failure occurred, the red ERROR LED will light up and an error message will be displayed on the OCP. Refer to the Troubleshooting chapter in the IBM TotalStorage Ultrium Tape 2U Autoloader 3581 Models L28 and F28 Setup, Operator, and Service Guide.

  5. If the power on is successful, run the Library Verify test.

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More support for:

Tape Autoloaders

Version:

Not Applicable

Operating system(s):

Platform Independent

Reference #:

S7000934

Modified date:

2004-10-05

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