GS-8P-576T 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 head unit (A1) into your server rack or cabinet.
4. Install the empty JBOD unit(s) into your cabinet. Do not remove the RAID drives from the chassis. Do not connect the power cables yet!
6. Using the SAS cables, connect the RAID ports from the JBOD unit(s) to the head unit and to other JBOD unit(s).
Close inspection of the RAID ports on the JBOD unit(s) show two ports labeled OUT and one port labeled IN. All ports are bi-directional. Our recommendation is to use the left two ports as IN and the rightmost port as OUT.
 
Figure 11: GS-8P-576T Rear
 
7. 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.
8. Connect all power cables for each JBOD unit. Do not turn on yet!
9. 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.
10. (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.
11. Install SFP transceivers1 into the open slots on the back of the capture card(s).
12. If you are connecting to SPAN/mirror ports of a network switch: connect a straight-through Ethernet cable from the SPAN/mirror ports on your switch to the SFP transceivers on the capture card.
13. If you are connecting to a network TAP (sold separately):
 
Figure 12: Connecting the TAP to the network device, switch, and analyzer
 
a. Connect the TX port from your server, firewall, router, or switch to the Link A port on the TAP.
b. Connect the TX port from your other switch to the Link B port on the TAP.
c. Use two analyzer cables to connect the analyzer port on the TAP to the SFP transceivers in the capture card.
d. If you have more than one TAP to connect, repeat the process for each TAP.
14. 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.
15. Turn on all JBOD unit(s).
Caution: The drive does not properly initialize if the JBOD unit(s) are not started first. If this happens, restart the head unit.
16. Turn on the head unit (A1) and wait for the RAID to initialize.
17. 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 (192.168.1.10) is printed on a sticker attached to the top of the appliance.
18. Ensure the time zone settings match your environment.
19. Change the LOM port in the BIOS using a static IP address provided by your network administrator.
20. Double-click the Observer icon on the Desktop to start Observer.
 
 
 
Next, give the 10/100/1000 IP address and LOM port address, if using, to the Observer administrator. They need the addresses to add this GigaStor probe to Observer to capture network traffic with a probe instance.
Your hardware appliance is installed and on your network.
 

1 SFP, SFP+, QSFP+, and QSFP28 transceivers are sold separately.