Installation site considerations

Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series Hardware Guide

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When planning and preparing for the installation of a storage system, consider the following:
  • The delivery area must provide enough space and floor strength to support the packaged equipment cartons for the storage system. Doorways and hallways must provide enough clearance to move the equipment safely from the delivery area to the destination.
  • The computer room must have sufficient space to accommodate the storage system and other necessary equipment and provide minimum clearance around the storage system for service access and to verify proper weight distribution on the computer room floor. It must also include correctly positioned floor cutouts for the storage system's power and data cables.
  • If the storage system arrives in hot or cold weather or you notice any condensation, do not unpack it until it has been allowed to reach room temperature or the condensation to clear (one to two hours). Immediately exposing the storage system to warm temperature can cause condensation to occur, which could damage the electronics. Maintain recommended humidity level and airflow rates.
  • Take the necessary precautions to prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD). Verify that all equipment and flooring are grounded. Store spare electric parts in antistatic bags until you are ready to install them. When handling the storage system, wear protective devices like wrist straps, sole grounders, and conductive shoes.
  • Proper environmental conditions for the storage system must be maintained. For optimal performance, storage systems require controlled environmental conditions that are often best facilitated through raised flooring and under-floor air conditioning. It is the responsibility of the customer to monitor this environment and ensure continued conformance with the recommended environmental specifications.
  • The computer room must have adequate power facilities for the storage system. Adequate power is necessary to ensure reliable functioning of electronic equipment and for the safety of the customer's installation. The customer is responsible for procuring, installing, and maintaining adequate power to the equipment.