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Installing the SVP3

The physical SVP3 is installed in the rack above the controller and drive trays using a rail kit, brackets, and a bezel. The brackets are installed on the vertical struts of the rack, and then the bezel is attached/wedged around these brackets.

CautionThe manual voltage selector switch must be set to the correct voltage before installing the rail kit to the SVP3.

SVP3 mounting considerations

Mounting the physical SVP3 appropriately in the rack is important to ensure optimum performance.

When mounting the SVP3:

  • Install the SVP3 in the top bay of the rack or as close to the top bay as possible.
  • Leave approximately 25 inches in front of the rack to enable you to open the front bezel.
  • Leave approximately 30 inches of clearance in the back of the rack to allow for sufficient airflow and ease in servicing.

Setting the voltage selector switch

To prevent damage to the SVP3 power supply, you must set the voltage selector switch to the correct voltage (115V or 230V) before you install the rack kit on the SVP3.

Before you begin

  • Verify the onsite supply voltage that will be connected to the storage system and SVP3.


  1. Remove the yellow voltage confirmation label that covers the power cord inlet on the SVP3.

  2. Set the voltage selector switch to appropriate setting based on the onsite supply voltage connected to the storage system and SVP3.

    • If the onsite supply voltage is 200V-240V, there is no need to remove the tamper-proof label as the default setting for the voltage selector switch is 240V. If the tamper-proof label has been removed, confirm the voltage selector switch before installing the rail kit.
    • If the onsite supply voltage is 100V-115V, remove the tamper-proof label and set the voltage selector switch to 115V before installing the rail kit.
    CautionThe voltage selector switch has a tamper-proof label covering the switch set to the default 230V setting. If this label has been removed, you must confirm the switch setting before installing the rail kit.

Installing the inner rail extension

The SVP3 contains a rack rail assembly that must be separated into inner and outer rail extensions. The inner rail extension attaches directly to the SVP3 while the outer rail extension attaches directly to the rack.

Before you begin

  • Confirm that the voltage selector switch is set to the same voltage as the onsite supply voltage connected to the storage system.


  1. Remove the eight screws on the right and left rail extensions, and then separate the inner and outer rail extensions on both sides.

  2. Find the Front marking on the rails, and orient the rails for attaching to the SVP3 chassis.

  3. Screw the internal racks onto the SVP3 chassis using the four screws.

  4. Repeat step 2 and step 3 for both sides of the SVP3.

Installing the outer rails to the rack

The outer rail extension of the SVP3 attaches directly to the rack so the inner rail extension can be slid into place to secure the SVP3 to the rack.

Before you begin

Confirm that the inner rail extension is installed.


  1. Using the directions on the rail, orient the outer rail extension so the front of the rail faces the front of the rack.

  2. Adjust the short rail and long rail to the proper distance so that they fit snugly into the rack.

  3. Insert two screws into the threaded holes in the slide area on the rail to prevent the rail from moving.

  4. Secure the long outer rail to the vertical rail at the front of the rack using a washer and a screw on one side of the rail and a safety nut on the other side.

  5. Connect the short outer rail to the vertical rail at the rear of the rack using another washer and screw.

  6. Repeat step 3 through step 5 on both sides of the rack.

Installing the SVP3 into the rack

After the inner rail extensions are attached to the SVP3 chassis and the outer rail extensions are attached to the rack, the SVP3 can be installed in the rack.

  1. Align the SVP3 inner rails with the front of the horizontal outer rails on the rack.

  2. Slide the SVP3 inner rails into the outer rails on the rack, keeping the pressure even on both sides.


Installing the front bezel

The SVP3 comes with a front bezel that is attached to the SVP3 and rack using rail brackets.

Before you begin

Confirm the SVP3 is secure in the rack.


  1. Attach lock to right bracket using a screw, and then set aside.

  2. With the SVP3 at the installation position, attach a washer and screw on each side of the rack leaving it unscrewed enough to attach the brackets.

  3. Slide the left and right bracket into position behind the washers.

  4. Attach the extrusion behind each bracket and into each bottom slot. Ensure brackets are aligned vertically before tightening the screws.

  5. Align the front and back rails on each side of the rack and install two screws on each side.

  6. Align the left side of the bezel at approximately a 25° angle and snap the top-right corner of the bezel into place.

Connecting to the physical SVP3

All port connections to the SVP3 are located at the rear of the SVP3.

The SVP3 has a built-in, unmanaged network switch to connect to the LAN ports of the storage system’s controllers. The LAN ports of the SVP3 are compatible with all network infrastructures.

The management console must be able to access the SVP3. Use Category 5 or higher Ethernet cables to connect the management console to the LAN port of the SVP3.


  1. Connect the LAN1 port to a maintenance/service PC.

  2. Connect the LAN4 port to a management console PC.

    Typically, this is a notebook PC.
  3. Connect the LAN2 port to the user LAN port on storage system controller 1.

  4. Connect the LAN3 port to the user LAN port on storage system controller 2.

Default IP address settings

The SVP3 is pre-configured with default IP addresses for the LAN port 1 and port 4.

Connect to the SVP3 using the IP address for the LAN port 4 (management) or for LAN port 1 (maintenance).

Port Connected to Default IP address


Maintenance PC








Management network

Turning on power to the physical SVP3

When turning on the power to the physical SVP3, use only the power cable supplied with the SVP3. Do not use a power cable designed for another device.

  1. Insert the cable binder to the back of the SVP3 using the snap fastener.

  2. Pass the supplied power cable through the cable binder to fix it in place.

  3. Attach the power cable to the power socket on the rear panel of the SVP3.

  4. Plug the other end of the power cable into an AC power source.


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