Connecting Extended Storage to LiveCapture 3100
The storage capacity of any LiveCapture 3100 with 96 TB of total hard disk capacity can be increased through the addition of Extended Storage for LiveCapture 3100. Extended Storage is available in a configuration of 96 TB. Up to four Extended Storage units can be added for a total of up to 480 TB. If you purchased Extended Storage with your LiveCapture 3100, the instructions to connect it to your LiveCapture 3100 are provided below.
To connect Extended Storage to LiveCapture 3100:
1. Make sure both Extended Storage and LiveCapture 3100 are powered OFF.
2. Select a suitable location for both Extended Storage and LiveCapture 3100. Both units can be installed on a flat surface, or mounted in a standard 19-inch equipment rack.
3. Run the SAS external cascading cable between the units so that the cable is not kinked, bent, or twisted. The SAS external cascading cable is included with Extended Storage.
NOTE: If you have multiple Extended Storage boxes, and the system is disconnected for any reason, the cabling of the boxes needs to be exactly as it was before, otherwise the RAID won’t be seen correctly. To assist you with the cabling, every Extended Storage box is labeled with a number, and every Extended Storage cable is labeled to the exact port it needs to get plugged into. See Connecting multiple Extended Storage units.
4. Facing the rear of LiveCapture 3100, insert one connector of the SAS external cascading cable into the left RAID port (Port 0) of the RAID controller on LiveCapture 3100 so that the release pull-tab is on the top.
NOTE: It may be necessary to remove the handle on the rear of the appliance in order to connect the SAS external cascading cable into the left RAID port of the RAID controller.
5. Facing the rear of Extended Storage, insert the other end of the SAS external cascading cable into the RAID port (Port 0) of the RAID controller on Extended Storage so that the release pull-tab is on the top.
NOTE: Be certain the connectors are installed completely as it can look and feel as if the cable is secured without actually making a connection. Give the connector body a tug, then push it in again to be sure.
6. Turn on power to Extended Storage by pressing the power button on the front of the chassis. You may see brief bursts of LED activity as the expander in Extended Storage scans the drives.
7. Turn on the power to LiveCapture 3100. The system is ready for use as soon as the LiveCapture 3100 boot sequence completes.