Installing enclosures

Following your enclosure location plan, install the control enclosure (and optionally, one or more expansion enclosures).

Note: For NEBS-compliant installations, more requirements are placed on the rack into which the support rails and enclosures are to be installed. Before you proceed, ensure that the rack meets the requirements that are listed in NEBS-compliant earth connection.
  • To lift and install the enclosure into the rack requires at least two people.
  • To lift a control enclosure with drives installed requires at least three people.
  • Load the rack from the bottom up to ensure rack stability. Empty the rack from the top down.

To install an enclosure, complete the following steps.

  1. On either side of the drive assemblies, remove the enclosure end caps by grasping the handle and pulling the bottom of the end cap free, then clearing the tab on the top of the enclosure.
    (See Figure 1.)
    Figure 1. Removing enclosure end caps
    Image showing removal of enclosure end caps

  2. Align the enclosure with the front of the rack cabinet.
  3. Carefully slide the enclosure into the rack along the rails until the enclosure is fully inserted (see Figure 2).
    Note: The rails are not designed to hold an enclosure that is partially inserted. The enclosure must always be in a fully inserted position.
    Figure 2. Inserting the enclosure
    Image showing insertion of enclosure into rack

  4. Secure the enclosure with a screw in the rack mounting screw hole.
  5. Reinstall the left and right end caps.
    (See Figure 2.) The left end cap has indicator windows that align with the status LEDs (light-emitting diodes) on the edge of the enclosure.
    1. Ensure that the serial number of the end cap matches the serial number on the rear of the enclosure.
    2. Fit the slot on the top of the end cap over the tab on the chassis flange.
    3. Rotate the end cap down until it snaps into place.
    4. Ensure that the inside surface of the end cap is flush with the chassis.