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Cabling the appliance

You must connect the two controllers with SAS interconnect cables and connect the management ports to the customer management network to ensure communication.

About this task

The cables should be connected as illustrated in the following diagram, which shows the E2700 controller on the top and the E5600SG controller on the bottom. The following diagram shows the SG5660 model; the controllers in the SG5612 model are side by side instead of stacked.
Cabling diagrams

Steps

  1. Connect the E2700 controller to the E5600SG controller, using the two SAS interconnect cables.
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    SAS interconnect port 1 (labeled Ch 1) on the E2700 controller SAS interconnect port 1 (labeled Ch 1) on the E5600SG controller
    SAS interconnect port 2 (labeled Ch 2) on the E2700 controller SAS interconnect port 2 (labeled Ch 2) on the E5600SG controller
    Use the square connector for the E2700 controller, and use the rectangular connector for the E5600SG controller.
    Attention: Make sure the pull tabs on the SAS connectors are at the bottom, and carefully insert each connector until it clicks into place. Do not push on the connector if there is any resistance. Verify the position of the pull tab before continuing.
  2. Connect the E2700 controller and the E5600SG controller to the management network, using two Ethernet cables.
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    Management port 1 (labeled port 1) on the E2700 controller Switch port on the management network
    Management port 2 (labeled port 2) on the E2700 controller Service laptop, if not using DHCP
    Management port 1 (labeled port 1) on the E5600SG controller Switch port on the management network
    Management port 2 (labeled port 2) on the E5600SG controller Service laptop, if not using DHCP
  3. Using 10-GbE optical cables and SFP transceivers as required, connect the 10-GbE optical ports on the E5600SG controller to the appropriate switch ports on the grid network and, optionally, the client network.
    Warning: Risk of exposure to laser radiation – Do not disassemble or remove any part of an SFP transceiver because you might be exposed to laser radiation.
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    E5600SG controller Port 1 Switch port on client network (optional)
    E5600SG controller Port 2 Switch port on grid network
    E5600SG controller Port 3 Switch port on client network (optional)
    E5600SG controller Port 4 Switch port on grid network