Prepare to move cabinet

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Prepare to move the cabinet from its location in your receiving area by estimating its total weight, acclimating the cabinet, removing the packing materials, and checking the shipping contents.

Step 1: Estimate cabinet weight

The cabinet reliably and safely transports up to 909.1 kg (2000 lb) of capacity. You need to know the approximate weight of the cabinet so that you can safely move it.

Steps
  1. Use the following table to calculate the approximate total weight of your cabinet.

    The total weight of the cabinet depends on the number and type of trays that are installed in the cabinet.

    Component Weight Notes

    Cabinet

    138.80 kg (306.0 lb)

    Empty with the rear door installed

    Power distribution units (PDUs [pair])

    19.96 kg (44.0 lb)

    Mounting rails (pair)

    1.59 kg (3.50 lb)

    E2612 controller-drive tray

    27 kg (59.52 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E2624 controller-drive tray

    26.12 kg (57.32 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E2660 controller-drive tray

    105.2 kg (232 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E2712 controller-drive tray

    27.12 kg (59.8 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E2724 controller-drive tray

    26 kg (57.32 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E2760 controller-drive tray

    105.2 kg (232 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5412 controller-drive tray

    27.92 (61.52 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5424 controller-drive tray

    26.92 kg (59.32 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5460 controller-drive tray

    105.2 kg (232 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5512 controller-drive tray

    28.89 kg (63.7 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5524 controller-drive tray

    27.9 kg (61.52 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5560 controller-drive tray

    107.13 kg (236.2 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5612 controller-drive tray

    28.89 kg (63.7 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5624 controller-drive tray

    27.9 kg (61.52 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    E5660 controller-drive tray

    107.13 kg (236.2 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    EF540 flash array

    23.64 kg (52.12 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    EF550 flash array

    24.63 kg (54.32 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    EF560 flash array

    24.63 kg (54.32 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    DE1600 drive tray

    26.3 kg (58 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    DE5600 drive tray

    25.31 kg (55.8 lb)

    Maximum configuration

    DE6600 drive tray

    104.1 kg (229.6 lb)

    Maximum configuration

  2. Review the following notes.

    Caution Remove all drives from the DE6600 drive tray before moving the cabinet to its final position.
    Caution Possible equipment damage — Cabinets with DE6600 drive trays ship without drives to reduce shipping weight. Because a fully-populated cabinet with DE6600 drive trays can weigh more than 1247.3 kg (2750 lb), make sure that you move the cabinet into place before you load the drives, and make sure that the floor load capability of the cabinet’s destination supports that much weight.
    Caution Possible damage to tray components — Do not place a DE6600 drive tray on a flat surface. Install the DE6600 drive tray in the cabinet before operating or moving drawers.

Step 2: Acclimate cabinet

Make sure that the cabinet and the trays are acclimated to the indoor environment before removing the packing materials.

Steps
  1. If the outdoor temperature is below 0°C (32°F), leave the cabinet and trays inside of their crates indoors for at least 24 hours to prevent condensation.

  2. Increase or decrease the 24-hour stabilization period depending on the outside temperature upon arrival.

    Caution Possible damage to tray components — If the outdoor temperature is below 0°C (32°F) when you receive your cabinet and trays, do not immediately unpack them or uncrate them. Exposing cold components to warm indoor temperatures can cause condensation, which results in component damage or failures.

Step 3: Remove packing materials

Remove the packing materials only after the cabinet has acclimated to the indoor temperature.

Steps
  1. Refer to the unpacking instructions included on the front of the shipping crate.

  2. Remove the packing materials according to the enclosed instructions.

Step 4: Check shipping contents

Check the shipping contents to make sure that all equipment arrived at the site.

Steps
  1. Compare the packing list with the equipment that you received.

  2. Make sure that all equipment arrived at the site.

  3. If any items are missing, contact your sales representative.

Step 5: Remove heavy components from cabinet

Remove some of the heavier components that are located in the top of the cabinet to ensure maximum stability.

Before you begin
  • Make sure the maximum weight does not exceed 2000 lbs before you move the cabinet.

  • Note the location of each tray, component, and cable before removing it, so that you can reinstall each item in its original location.

Steps
  1. Record the cable configuration for future reassembly if any cables must be disconnected.

  2. Remove the drive trays and controller-drive trays in the top half of the cabinet. Keep all of the components from the same tray together.

    Note You do not need to remove the power supplies or other components from the rear of each tray.
  3. Place each component in a separate antistatic bag. If the original shipping boxes are available, use them to transport the components.