Quick Installation Guide for the SmartEdge Storage Engine

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1   Installing the SmartEdge Storage Engine and Hard Disk Drives

Figure 1   Installing the SmartEdge® Storage Engine

Risk of personal injury. Only qualified personnel must install and service the system and its components. To avoid injury, do not attempt to access components inside the chassis.

To install the SmartEdge Storage Engine (SSE):

  1. Select an available slot for the SSE.
Table 1    Available Slots



SmartEdge 1200H

1 to 6 or 9 to 14

SmartEdge 1200

1 to 6 or 9 to 14

SmartEdge 600

1 to 6

Risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage. Always use an ESD wrist or ankle strap when handling the SSE. Do not attach the wrist strap to a painted surface. Avoid touching the SSE, components, or any connector pins.
  1. Put on an antistatic wrist strap and attach it to an appropriate grounded surface.

    Risk of equipment damage. The SSE overheats when the slot to the right of it is empty. Insert blank cards into all empty slots.
  2. If there is a line card or blank card installed in the slot for the SSE, loosen the captive screws and remove it.
  3. Align the SSE with the guides; these are located at the top and bottom of the slot in the chassis.

    Risk of equipment damage. When you insert the SSE, the underside of the SSE might rub against the electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket of the adjacent card and potentially damage the card. If the SSE does not slide smoothly without effort, or if the SSE touches the components on the adjacent card, do not force the SSE into the slot. Shift the left edge of the front panel slightly to the right until the SSE slides easily into the slot.
  4. Position the ejector levers away from the front panel and then carefully slide the SSE into the slot. The ejector levers rotate as the latching mechanisms engage the walls of the slot and the connectors on the SSE are inserted into the connectors on the backplane.
  5. Fully seat the connectors with the backplane by pushing on the ejector levers until they are parallel with the front panel.
  6. Tighten the screws on the front panel. Then with a Phillips screwdriver, tighten each screw to a maximum torque of 5.0 inch-lbs (0.6 Newton-meters).

Risk of equipment damage. If only one hard disk drive (HDD) is installed, it must be located in the top carrier to ensure proper air flow and cooling.
  1. Remove the cover plate for the blank HDD from the slot opening on the carrier by loosening the captive screw and pulling the end that contains the screw away from the opening to release the tab on the other end of the cover plate.

    Risk of EMI. To shield against EMI when operating an SSE with an empty HDD carrier, always install a blank cover plate on the empty carrier.

  2. Pull the ejector lever open, align the HDD with the guides, and then slide it into the carrier.
  3. Verify that the bottom hook of the latch is properly positioned behind the faceplate and then fully seat the HDD into the connector by pushing on the ejector lever until it is parallel with the front panel.
  4. Verify the operational status as described in the hardware guide for your chassis.
Table 2    Ordering Numbers and Product Codes


Ordering Number

Product Code

SmartEdge Storage Engine



Hard disk drive (147G)



Hard disk drive (300G)



For information about SSE configuration and operation, see related documentation located at https://ebusiness.ericsson.net, or consult your technical support representative.