Install the hardware

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You can install an EF300 or EF600 storage system in a two-post rack or a NetApp system cabinet.

Before you begin

Before you install an EF300 or EF600 storage system, make sure you do the following:

  • Register your hardware at mysupport.netapp.com.

  • Prepare a flat, static-free work area.

  • Take anti-static precautions.

Steps
  1. Unpack the hardware.

    1. Unpack the contents and inventory the contained hardware against the packing slip.

    2. Before proceeding, read through all the instructions.

  2. Install the rails.

    Note To prevent the equipment from toppling over, install the hardware from the bottom of the rack or cabinet up to the top.

    If instructions were included with your rack-mounting hardware, refer to them to learn how to install the rails. For additional rack-mounting instructions, see Rack-mount hardware.

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  3. Install the shelf.

    1. If you are installing multiple shelves, begin installing from the bottom to the top of the cabinet. Position the back of the shelf onto the rails.

      Caution When installing the shelf, use a team-lift with two people.
    2. Supporting the shelf from the bottom, slide it into the cabinet.

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  4. Secure the shelf.

    For more information, see Rack-mount hardware.

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  5. Install the faceplate.

    1. Align the faceplate with the shelf, and snap into place.

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