Drive shelf cabling

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You must connect each controller in the controller shelf to an I/O module (IOM) in a drive shelf.

Before you begin

If you are cabling an older controller shelf to a DE212C, DE224C, or DE460, see Adding IOM Drive Shelves to an Existing E27XX, E56XX, or EF560 Controller Shelf.

Cabling E2800 and E5700

The following information applies to cabling an E5700, EF570, E2800, or EF280 controller shelf to a DE212C, DE224C, or DE460 drive shelf.

Cabling a 12-drive or 24-drive shelf

You can cable your controller shelf to one or more 12-drive or 24-drive shelves.

The following image shows a representation of the controller shelf and the drive shelves. To locate the ports on your model, see Hardware Universe.

A controller shelf and 12-drive or 24-drive shelves

12 24 cabling

Cabling a 60-drive shelf

You can cable your controller shelf to one or more 60-drive shelves.

The following image shows a representation of the controller shelf and the drive shelves. To locate the ports on your model, see Hardware Universe.

A controller shelf and 60-drive shelves

60 cabling

Cabling EF300

The following information applies to cabling an EF300 controller shelf to a DE212C, DE224C, or DE460 drive shelf.

Before you begin

Before cabling the EF300, make sure the firmware is updated to the latest version. To update the firmware, follow the instructions in Upgrading SANtricity OS.

Cabling a 12-drive or 24-drive shelf

You can cable your controller shelf to one or more 12-drive or 24-drive shelves.

The following image shows a representation of the controller shelf and the drive shelves. To locate the ports on your model, see Hardware Universe.

A controller shelf and 12-drive or 24-drive shelves

ef to de224c four shelves

Cabling a 60-drive shelf

You can cable your controller shelf to one or more 60-drive shelves.

The following image shows a representation of the controller shelf and the drive shelves. To locate the ports on your model, see Hardware Universe.

A controller shelf and 60-drive shelves

ef to de460c