APEX-ENT-32T Installation
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. Attach the official rail kits to your server rack or cabinet.
3. Install the empty appliance into your server rack or cabinet.
5. Install the RAID drives into your appliance.
The RAID is pre-built at the factory for you and each drive must be installed in a very specific location.
6. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the 10/100/1000 port to the network.
Connecting the 10/100/1000 port allows you to use Windows Remote Desktop or other tools to control or configure Windows or Windows applications, such as Observer.
7. (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.
8. 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.
9. Turn on the appliance and wait for the RAID to initialize.
The power button is located on the front of the appliance on the top left. This process may take a couple of minutes. The RAID lights on the front will cycle through a sequence and then be dark. Each light only blinks when there is activity for that specific RAID drive.
10. In Windows, change the IP address for the 10/100/1000 port (shown as OnBoard LAN 2 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.
11. Ensure the time zone settings match your environment.
12. Change the LOM port in the BIOS using a static IP address provided by your network administrator.
13. Double-click the Observer icon on the Desktop to start Observer.
Your hardware appliance is installed and on your network.