Quantum DXi6800/DXi6902:
Optional Network Card
Installation Instructions
The following network card options are available for supported DXi6800 and
DXi6902 configurations:
• Dual port 10 GbE (X520) card - Provides two 10 GbE (SFP+) Ethernet ports
for supported DXi6xxx configurations (DXi6800 or higher) (see Figure 1).
• Quad port 1 GbE (i350) card - Provides four 1 GbE Ethernet ports for
supported DXi6xxx configurations (DXi6800 or higher) (see Figure 2).
Note: If you are installing the optional network card as part of a new DXi
installation, do not use this instructions document. Instead, follow the
instructions in the Installation Guide that came with your new DXi.
Figure 1 Optional X520 Dual
Port 10 GbE Card
Illustration
Description
Dual port 10 GbE card (X520)
PN 9-02898-01 (Optical)
PN 9-02898-02 (Twinax)
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Figure 2 Optional i350 Quad
Port 1 GbE Card
Illustration
Description
Quad port 1 GbE card (i350)
PN 9-02899-01
To install the optional network card, complete the following steps:
1 Preparing for the Upgrade on page 2
2 Shutting Down the System on page 3
3 Opening the Node Cover on page 4
4 Installing the Optional Network Card on page 7
5 Closing the Node Cover on page 10
6 Turning On the System on page 12
Preparing for the Upgrade
WARNING: To prevent the risk of electrical shock, bodily injury, or damage to
the equipment, read all instructions and warnings in the
Quantum Products System, Safety, and Regulatory Information
Guide that shipped with your system. The guide is also available
at: http://quantum.com/cssp
Before you install the optional network card, make the following preparations:
• Gathering Necessary Tools
• Taking ESD Precautions
Gathering Necessary
Tools
The following tools are required for the optional network card installation:
Taking ESD Precautions
Some components within the DXi system contain static-sensitive parts. To avoid
damaging these parts while performing installation procedures, always observe
the following precautions:
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• Small flat head screwdriver
Preparing for the Upgrade
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• Keep static-sensitive parts in their original shipping containers until ready
for installation.
• Do not place static-sensitive parts on a metal surface. Place them inside their
protective shipping bag or on an antistatic mat.
• Wear anti-static wrist bands when unpacking and handling the units, and
avoid touching connectors and other components.
Note: Dry climates and cold-weather heating environments have lower
relative humidity and are more likely to produce static electricity.
Shutting Down the System
To shut down the system:
Caution: Before shutting down the DXi, make sure that all backup and
replication jobs are finished, and that space reclamation activity is
complete.
1 In the remote management console, navigate to the Utilities > Reboot &
Shutdown page (see Figure 3).
Note: For information about accessing the remote management console,
see the User’s Guide for your DXi system.
Figure 3 Reboot & Shutdown
Page
Shutting Down the System
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2 Select Shutdown and click Apply.
3 Close the browser window.
4 After the Node shuts down, turn off both power switches on the back of
each Array or Expansion module (if any).
Note: For detailed information about shutting down Array or Expansion
modules, see the User’s Guide for your DXi system.
Opening the Node Cover
To remove the DXi Node from the rack and remove the top cover:
WARNING: Opening or removing the system cover when the system is on
may expose you to a risk of electric shock.
Caution: Use appropriate ESD precautions, including the use of a grounding
strap, when working inside the Node.
1 If installed, remove the front bezel by lifting the latch on the left side of the
bezel.
2 Disconnect all power, SAS, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel cables from the rear
of the Node. Make sure to label the cables so they can be easily identified
when they are re-connected to the Node after the upgrade procedure is
complete.
3 Press the locking tab on either side of the Node, and pull the Node out from
the rack until the inner rails lock.
Note: If necessary, remove the optional screws securing the Node to the
front of the rack (behind the locking tab).
4 Locate the lock levers on the sides of the inner rails (see Figure 4). Unlock
each lever by rotating it up to its release position.
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Opening the Node Cover
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Figure 4 Removing the DXi
Node from the Rack
Rear rail standoffs
Rear rail J-slots
Slide-release lock button
Inner slide rails
Lock lever
5 Grasp the sides of the Node firmly and pull it forward until the rail standoffs
are at the front of the J-slots.
6 Lift the Node up and away from the rack and place it on a flat, stable
surface.
WARNING: The DXi Node (including hard drives) weighs more than 50
pounds (22.7 kg). A minimum of two people are required to
lift the chassis.
7 Press and hold the power button on the front of the Node for three seconds
to fully drain the system of stored power prior to removing the cover (see
Figure 5).
Opening the Node Cover
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Figure 5 Node Power Button
System Node (Front)
Power Button
8 On the Node cover, rotate the latch release lock counterclockwise to the
unlocked position (see Figure 6).
Figure 6 Removing the Node
Cover
Latch
Latch release lock
Node cover
9 Lift the latch on top of the Node and slide the cover back.
10 Grasp the cover on both sides, and carefully lift the cover away from the
Node.
Figure 7 illustrates the interior of the DXi Node with the cover removed.
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Opening the Node Cover
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Figure 7 Inside the DXi Node
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1
2
3
Expansion card riser 1
- Optional X520 network card
Installing the Optional Network Card
The expansion cards in the DXi Node are installed in PCIe slots located in
expansion card riser 1. Install the optional network card in slot 2 (see Figure 8).
Depending on the model, your DXi may include additional expansion cards
compared to what is shown.
Figure 8 Optional Network
Card Location
Supported DXi6xxx models - Install
network card in slot 2
1
4
6
2
5
7
3
Node rear
Installing the Optional Network Card
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To install the optional network card in the DXi Node:
Caution: Use appropriate ESD precautions, including the use of a grounding
strap, when performing this procedure.
1 Holding the touch points, lift the expansion card riser 1 from the riser
connector on the system board (see Figure 9).
Figure 9 Removing and
Installing the Expansion Card
Riser 1
Expansion card riser 1
Touch points
Front riser guide
Back riser guides
Expansion card riser 1
connector
2 Press the tab to release the expansion card latch and rotate the latch away
from the expansion card riser (see Figure 10).
Note: Depending on the DXi model, one or more expansion cards may
already be installed in expansion card riser 1. Do not remove any
installed cards from expansion card riser 1.
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Installing the Optional Network Card
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Figure 10 Installing the
Optional Network Card in Riser
1
Expansion card connector
Network card
Expansion card latch tab
3 Remove the metal slot cover from slot 2.
4 Holding the network card by its edges, position the card so that the card
edge connector aligns with the expansion card connector.
5 Insert the card edge connector firmly into the expansion card connector
until the card is fully seated. Make sure the card is inserted into slot 2.
6 Close the expansion card latch.
7 Holding the touch points, insert the expansion card riser 1 into the riser
connector on the system board (see Figure 9).
8 (Optical 10 GbE option only) Insert an SFP+ unit into each 10 GbE port on
the X520 card. (The SFP+ units are included with the optional 10 GbE
network card.)
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Closing the Node Cover
To close the DXi Node cover:
1 Lift the latch on the cover (see Figure 11).
Figure 11 Replacing the Node
Cover
Latch
Latch release lock
Node cover
2 Place the cover onto the Node chassis and offset the cover slightly back so
that it clears the chassis hooks and lays flush on the chassis.
3 Push down the latch to move the cover into the closed position.
4 Rotate the latch release lock in a clockwise direction to secure the cover.
5 Pull the inner slide rails out of the rack until they lock into place (see
Figure 12).
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Figure 12 Installing the DXi
Node in the Rack
Rear rail standoffs
Rear rail J-slots
Slide-release lock button
Front of Node
Inner slide rails
Lock lever
6 Locate the rear rail standoff on each side of the Node and lower them into
the rear J-slots on the slide assemblies.
7 Rotate the Node downward until all the rail standoffs are seated in all four
of the J-slots.
8 Press the slide-release lock buttons on both rails and slide the Node into the
rack. (Make sure the Node is squarely aligned with the rack as you slide it
in.)
9 If applicable, replace the front bezel by inserting the right side of the bezel
into the slots on the Node and then snapping the left side of the bezel into
place.
10 Reconnect all power, SAS, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel cables on the rear of
the Node.
Note: For detailed system cabling information, see the Installation Guide
for your DXi system.
11 Connect Ethernet cables to the ports on the new network card:
• Dual port 10 GbE (X520) card - Connect up to two 10 GbE cables (optical
or Twinax).
• Quad port 1 GbE (i350) card - Connect up to four 1 GbE cables.
Closing the Node Cover
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Turning On the System
To turn on the system:
1 Turn on each Array or Expansion module (if any):
Note: For detailed information about turning on Array or Expansion
modules, see the User’s Guide for your DXi system.
• Supported DXi6xxx Models (DXi6800 and higher) - First, turn on both
power switches on the back of each Expansion module (EBOD). Wait
until the seven segment display on the rear of the module displays 00
(approximately 60 seconds).
Then, turn on both power switches on the back of each Array module
(RBOD). Wait until the seven segment display on the rear of the module
displays 99 (approximately 120 seconds).
2 Press the power button on the front of the Node (see Figure 13). Wait for
the system to boot. (This can take up to 30 minutes.)
Figure 13 Node Power Button
System Node (Front)
Power Button
3 Navigate to the Configuration > System > Network page in the remote
management console and verify that the new network ports are available to
the DXi.
The new ports should display under Bonding Details and Interface Details.
They should also display on the Backpanel Locations diagram at the
bottom of the page.
The numbering of the new ports differs depending on the DXi model and
the type of card added:
• Dual port 10 GbE (X520) card - The new ports are numbered E6 and
E7.
• Quad port 1 GbE (i350) card - The new ports are numbered E6, E7, E8,
and.
Note: The current network configuration is not changed when adding the
additional network card. To make use of the additional Ethernet ports,
edit the settings on the Network page as needed.
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Turning On the System
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