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The maximum recommended ambient operating temperat ure (TMRA) for most server products is 35°C
(95°F). The temperature in the room where the rack is located must not exceed 35°C (95°F).
To reduce the risk of damage to the equi pment when installing third-party options:
• Do not permit optional equipment to impede ai rflow around the server or to increase the
internal rack temperature beyond the maximum allowable limits.
• Do not exceed the manufacturer’s TMRA.
Installation of this equipment must comply with lo cal and regional electrical regulations governing the
installation of information technology equipment by li censed electricians. This equipment is designed to
operate in installations covered by NFPA 70, 1999 Ed ition (National Electric Code) and NFPA-75, 1992
(code for Protection of Electronic Computer/Data Proc essing Equipment). For electrical power ratings on
options, refer to the product rating label or th e user documentation supplied with that option.
To reduce the risk of personal injury , fire, or damage to the equipment, do not
overload the AC supply branch circuit that provid es power to the rack. Consult the electrical
authority having jurisdiction over wiring and installation requirements of your facility.
Protect the server from power fluctuat ions and temporary interruptions with a
regulating uninterruptible power supply (UPS). Th is device protects the hardware from damage
caused by power surges and voltage spikes and keeps the system in operation during a power
When installing more than one server, you may need to use additional power distribution devices to
safely provide power to all devices. Observe the following guidelines:
• Balance the server power load between available AC supply branch circuits.
• Do not allow the overall system AC current load to exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit AC
• Do not use common power outlet strips for this equipment.
• Provide a separate electrical circuit for the server.
Electrical grounding requirements
The server must be grounded properly for proper operation and safety. In the United States, you must
install the equipment in accordance with NFPA 70, 1999 Edition (National Electric Code), Article 250,
as well as any local and regional building codes. In Canada, you must install the equipment in
accordance with Canadian Standards Association, CS A C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code. In all other
countries, you must install the equipment in accordance with any regional or national electrical wiring
codes, such as the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) Code 364, parts 1 through 7.
Furthermore, you must be sure that all power distributi on devices used in the installation, such as branch
wiring and receptacles, are listed or certified grounding-type devices.
Because of the high ground-leakage currents associ ated with multiple servers connected to the same
power source, HP recommends the use of a PDU that is either permanently wired to the building’s branch
circuit or includes a nondetachable co rd that is wired to an industrial-style plug. NEMA locking-style plugs
or those complying with IEC 60309 are considered su itable for this purpose. Using common power outlet
strips for the server is not recommended.
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To reduce the risk of personal injury or damage to the equipment, be sure that:
• The leveling jacks are extended to the floor.
• The full weight of the rack rests on the leveling jacks.
• The stabilizing feet are attached to the rack if it is a single-rack installation.
• The racks are coupled together in multiple-rack installations.
• Only one component is extended at a time. A rack may become unstable if more than one
component is extended for any reason.
To reduce the risk of personal inju ry or equipment damage when unloading a
• At least two people are needed to safely un load the rack from the pallet. An empty 42U
rack can weigh as much as 115 kg (253 lb), can stand more than 2.1 m (7 ft) tall, and
may become unstable when being moved on its casters.
• Never stand in front of the rack when it is rolling down the ramp from the pallet. Always
handle the rack from both sides.
Components can be very heavy. To redu ce the risk of personal injury or damage
to the equipment:
• Remove all pluggable power supplies and modu les to reduce the weight of the product
before lifting it.
• Observe local occupational health and safety requirements and guidelines for manual
• Get help to lift and stabilize the product during installation or removal, especially when the
product is not fastened to the rails. When the component weighs more than 22.5 kg (50
lb), at least two people must lift the componen t into the rack together. If the component is
loaded into the rack above chest level, a third pe rson must assist in aligning the rails while
the other two support the component.
• Use caution when installing the component in or removing the component from the rack; it
is unstable when not fastened to the rails.
Identifying the contents of the server shipping carton
Unpack the server shipping carton and locate the mate rials and documentation necessary for installing the
server. All the rack mounting hardware necessary for inst alling the server into the rack is included with the
rack or the server.
The contents of the server shipping carton include:
• Power cord
• Hardware documentation, Document ation CD, and software products
• Rack-mounting hardware
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In addition to the supplied items, you may need:
• Operating system or application software
• Hardware options
Installing hardware options
Install any hardware options before initializing the serv er. For options installation information, refer to the
option documentation. For server-specific informatio n, refer to "Hardware options installation (on page
Installing the server into the rack
Always plan the rack installation so that the heaviest item is on the bottom of the
rack. Install the heaviest item first, and continue to populate the rack from the bottom to the top.
1. Install the server and cable management arm into the rack. For more information, refer to the
installation instructions that ship with the 2U Quick Deploy Rail System.
2. Connect peripheral devices to the server.
Item Description Color
1 Expansion slot 1 —
2 Expansion slot 2 —
3 Expansion slot 3 —
4 Expansion slot 4 —
5 Expansion slot 5 —
6 T-10/T-15 Torx screwdriver —
7 External option blank —
8 NIC 2 connector —
9 NIC 1 connector —
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10 Power supply bay 2 —
11 Power cord connector Black
12 Power supply bay 1 (populated) —
13 iLO 2 connector —
14 Video connector Blue
15 USB connectors (2) Black
16 Serial connector —
17 Mouse connector Green
18 Keyboard connector Purple
To reduce the risk of electric shock, fi re, or damage to the equipment, do not plug
telephone or telecommunications connectors into RJ-45 connectors.
3. Connect the power cord to the rear of the server.
4. Install the power cord anchor on the handle of the power supply.
NOTE: Peripheral device cables are removed for clarity.
5. Secure cables to the cable management arm.
When using cable management arm components, be sure to leave enough slack
in each of the cables to prevent damage to the cables when the server is extended from the
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6. Connect the power cord to the AC power source.
To reduce the risk of electric shock or damage to the equipment:
• Do not disable the power cord grounding plug. The grounding plug is an important safety
• Plug the power cord into a grounded (earthed) elec trical outlet that is easily accessible at all
• Unplug the power cord from the power suppl y to disconnect power to the equipment.
• Do not route the power cord where it can be wa lked on or pinched by items placed against
it. Pay particular attention to the plug, elec trical outlet, and the point where the cord
extends from the server.
Powering up and configuring the server
To power up the server, press the Power On/Standby button.
While the server boots, RBSU and the ORCA utility ar e automatically configured to prepare the server for
operating system installation.
To configure these utilities manually:
• Press the F8 key when prompted during the array contro ller initialization to configure the array
controller using ORCA.
• Press the F9 key when prompted during the boot process to change the server settings using RBSU.
The system is set up by default for the English language.
For more information on the automa tic configuration, refer to the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility User Guide
located on the Documentation CD.
Installing the operating system
To operate properly, the server must have a suppo rted operating system installed. For the latest
information on supported operating sy stems, refer to the HP website (http://www.hp.com/go/supportos