Installing the hardware

You must install your system in a four-post rack or cabinet, as applicable.

About this task

Steps 1 and 2 do not apply if you are adding a new node to an existing two rack unit (2U), four-node chassis.

Steps

  1. Install the rails in a four-post rack or cabinet.
  2. Install the chassis.
    Attention: Use caution while lifting the hardware and installing it into the rack.
    • An empty two rack unit (2U), four-node chassis weighs 54.45 lb (24.7 kg) and a node weighs 8.0 lb (3.6 kg).
    • An H610S chassis weighs 40.5 lb (18.4 kg).
    Note: If you are installing H610S nodes, you can skip steps 3 and 4.
  3. Install H410S nodes in the chassis.
    The following figure is an example of a chassis with four nodes installed:
    This figure shows the back of a 2U, four-node chassis with the nodes called out.
  4. Install drives.

    This figure shows the front of the 2U, four-node chassis with the drive bays called out.
    Six drives for each storage node in a four-node storage chassis.
  5. Cable the storage nodes.
    Attention: If the airflow vents at the rear of the chassis are blocked by cables or labels, it can lead to premature component failures due to overheating.
    • Cable configuration for H410S storage node:
      This figure shows the cabling of an H410S storage node.
      • Connect two CAT5e or higher cables in ports A and B for management connectivity.
      • Connect two SFP28/SFP+ cables or transceivers in ports C and D for storage connectivity.
      • (Optional, recommended) connect a CAT5e cable in the IPMI port for out-of-band management connectivity.
    • Cable configuration for H610S storage node:
      This figure shows the cabling of the H610S storage node.
      • Connect the node to a 10/25GbE network using two SFP28 or SFP+ cables.
      • Connect the node to a 1GbE network using two RJ45 connectors.
      • Connect the node to a 1GbE network using an RJ-45 connector in the IPMI port.
      • Connect both power cables to the node.
  6. Connect the power cords to the two power supply units per chassis and plug them into 240V PDU or power outlet.
    Note: This step applies only to H410S nodes installed in a 2U, four-node chassis. This step does not apply if you are adding a new node to an existing chassis.
  7. Power on the nodes.
    • H410S nodes: It takes approximately six minutes for the node to boot.
      This figure shows the power buttons on the nodes in the 2U, four-node chassis.
    • H610S nodes: It takes approximately five minutes and 30 seconds for the node to boot.
      This figure shows the front of the H610S chassis with the power button highlighted.