Introduction, 1 connecting the cma cables to the system, Connecting the cma cables to the system – Dell PowerEdge Rack Enclosure 4220 User Manual

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Cable Routing Procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R810 Systems

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This white paper covers recommended cable routing procedures for Dell™ PowerEdge™ R810
systems in the following racks:

• PowerEdge™ 4210
• PowerEdge™ 2410
• PowerEdge™ 4220
• PowerEdge™ 2420

If you are using the optional CMA, following these procedures will allow you to extend the system
from the rack for service without powering down or disconnecting the cables. If you are not using the
CMA, following these procedures will ensure secure attachment and strain relief of the cables behind
the system. For guidelines on how to route cables within the rack, refer to the Dell

Best Practices

Guide for Rack Enclosure

white paper.

Section 1: Cabling a Dell™ PowerEdge™ R810 With a Cable Management
Arm (CMA)

This section details how to cable a PowerEdge™ R810 system using a CMA. If you are cabling the
system without the optional CMA, refer to Section 2.

Follow the instructions contained in the

Rack Installation Guide

in the rail kit to install the server into

the rack. Once installed, use these instructions to install the cables. All illustrations in the following
sections were created using a PowerEdge™ R810 system.

NOTE: PowerEdge™ R810 systems are not compatible with previous generation rails and CMAs.


Connecting the CMA Cables to the System

Attach the CMA tray to the back of the rails as described in the

CMA Installation Instructions


in the CMA kit. Connect all applicable cables to the rear of the system and verify that all connections
are secure. See Figure 1.

Figure 1: System with Cables Installed