G3-APEX-ENT-32T Installation
Getting your appliance installed is the first step to greater visibility of your network. This topic covers installing your appliance in the cabinet and connecting it to your network.
Caution: Do not attempt in-cabinet repairs of your appliance. The appliance is very heavy! Always use a server lift or work with a partner to install or remove the appliance from the cabinet to perform any maintenance.
1. Take the appliance and all other components out of the packing materials.
2. Install the JBOD unit(s) into your server rack or cabinet.
3. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the ETH0 port to the network.
Connecting the ETH0 port allows you to use Windows Remote Desktop or other tools to control or configure Windows or Windows applications, such as Observer.
4. (Optional) Connect an Ethernet cable from your router or switch to the Lights Out Management (LOM) or Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) port.
A LOM or IPMI port provides you a dedicated management channel for device maintenance. It allows you to monitor, start, stop, and manage your appliance remotely regardless of whether the appliance is powered on.
5. Connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the hardware appliance.
You can use a KVM switch if desired. (The KVM must be compatible with the operating system used on the appliance.) The user input devices or KVM switch are only temporarily needed to set the IP address, so you can disconnect them after the IP address is set.
6. Turn on the appliance and wait for the RAID to initialize.
After plugging in the power cords, wait until the blue Information LED starts to blink. Press the power button once. The power button is located on the front of the appliance. The control board initiates the power up sequence in three seconds. The entire process may take a couple of minutes.
7. In Windows, change the IP address for the ETH0 port (shown as ETH0 in Network Connections in Windows) using information supplied to you by your network administrator.
The default IP address ( is printed on a sticker attached to the top of the appliance.
8. Ensure the time zone settings match your environment.
9. (Optional) Change the IPMI port in the BIOS using a static IP address provided by your network administrator.
10. Double-click the Observer icon on the Desktop to start Observer.
Your hardware appliance is installed and on your network.