Handling static-sensitive components, Host cabling for remote replication, Appendix—hardware cabling – Dell POWERVAULT MD3620F User Manual

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Appendix—Hardware Cabling Best Practices



Appendix—Hardware Cabling Best


Handling Static-Sensitive Components

Static electricity can damage memory modules, system boards, and other

static-sensitive components. To prevent damaging the system, follow

these precautions:

• Move and store all components in the static-protective packaging.
• Place components on a grounded surface before removing them from their

static-protective packaging.

• Grounded surfaces include static-dissipating mats or grounded workstations.
• Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component.

To properly ground yourself, wear a wrist strap or boot strap made for this


• Handle the component by its edges. Do not touch solder joints, pins, or

printed circuitry.

• Use conductive field service tools.

Host Cabling for Remote Replication

The Remote Replication premium feature provides online, real-time

replication of data between storage arrays over a remote distance. In the event

of a disaster or a catastrophic failure at one storage array, a second storage

array can be promoted to take over responsibility for computing services. The

Remote Replication premium feature requires a dedicated host port for

replicating data between storage arrays. After the Remote Replication

premium feature has been activated, one host I/O port on each RAID

controller module is solely dedicated to replicating operations.

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