Prepare for installation

To install your E2860, E5760, and DE460 series storage system, you need to create an account and register your hardware. You also need to inventory the appropriate number and type of cables for your storage system and provide some key items required for the hardware installation process.


  1. Create an account and register your hardware at
  2. Ensure that the following items are in the box that you received.
    Shelf, bezel, and rackmount hardware
    Shelf handles x4

    The following table identifies the types of cables you might receive. If you receive a cable not listed in the table, see Hardware Universe to locate the cable and identify its use.

    Connector type Cable type Use

    Ethernet cables

    (if ordered)

    Management connection

    I/O cables

    (if ordered)

    Cabling the data hosts
    Power cables

    x2 per shelf

    (if ordered)

    Powering up the storage system
    SAS cables

    (Included only with the drive shelves)

    Cabling the shelves
  3. Ensure that you provide the following items.
    Phillips #2 screwdriver
    ESD strap

    4U rack space: A standard 19 in. (48.30 cm) rack to fit 4U shelves of the following dimensions.

    Depth: 38.25 in. (97.16 cm)

    Width: 17.66 in. (44.86 cm)

    Height: 6.87 in. (17.46 cm)

    Max Weight: 250 lb (113 kg)

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