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Installation and initialization of the system require attention to the normal mechanical, power, and thermal precautions for rack-mounted equipment.
The rack mounting holes conform to the EIA-310 standard for 19-inch racks. Take precautions to guarantee proper ventilation in order to maintain good airflow at ambient temperature.
Unless otherwise specified, Mellanox products are designed to work in an environmentally controlled data center with low levels of gaseous and dust (particulate) contamination.
The operation environment should meet severity level G1 as per ISA 71.04 for gaseous contamination and ISO 14644-1 class 8 for cleanliness level.
The installation procedure for the system involves the following phases:
Follow the safety warnings
Pay attention to the air flow consideration within the system and rack
Make sure that none of the package contents is missing or damaged
Mount the system into a rack enclosure
Power on the system
Perform system bring-up
[Optional] FRU replacements
Prior to the installation, please review the Safety Warnings. Note that some warnings may not apply to all models.
Mellanox systems are offered with two air flow patterns:
Power (rear) side inlet to connector side outlet - marked with blue power supplies/fans FRUs’ handles.
Air Flow Direction Marking - Power Side Inlet to Connector Side Outlet
Connector (front) side inlet to power side outlet - marked with red power supplies/fans FRUs’ handles.
Air Flow Direction Marking - Connector Side Inlet to Power Side Outlet
All servers and systems in the same rack should be planned with the same airflow direction.
All FRU components need to have the same air flow direction. A mismatch in the air flow will affect the heat dissipation.
The table below provides an air flow color legend and respective OPN designation.
|Description and OPN Designation
OPN designation is “-R”.
OPN designation is “-F”.
Before installing your new system, unpack it and check against the parts list below that all the parts have been sent. Check the parts for visible damage that may have occurred during shipping.
The QM8700 and QM8790 package content is as follows:
1 – System
1 – Rail kit
2 – Power cables Type C13-C14
1 x Harness: HAR000631 – Harness RS232 2M cable – DB9 to RJ-45 (only in QM8700)
2 – Cable retainers
If anything is damaged or missing, contact your sales representative at email@example.com.