Connecting Extended Storage to LiveWire PowerCore
The storage capacity of any LiveWire PowerCore with 128 TB of total hard disk capacity can be increased through the addition of Extended Storage for LiveWire PowerCore. 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 512 TB. If you purchased Extended Storage with your LiveWire PowerCore, the instructions to connect it to your LiveWire PowerCore are provided below.
To connect Extended Storage to LiveWire PowerCore:
1. Make sure both Extended Storage and LiveWire PowerCore are powered OFF.
2. Select a suitable location for both Extended Storage and LiveWire PowerCore. 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.
4. Facing the rear of LiveWire PowerCore, insert one connector of the SAS external cascading cable into the left RAID port (RAID 1) of the RAID controller on LiveWire PowerCore so that the release handle is on the top. The connector is keyed and only fits in one way.
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 1 port of the RAID controller on Extended Storage so that the release handle is on the top. The connector is keyed and only fits in one way.
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 LiveWire PowerCore. The system is ready for use as soon as the LiveWire PowerCore boot sequence completes.
NOTE: If the LiveWire PowerCore and Extended Storage arrived from the factory as a matched pair, then it is not necessary to re-image the units. If you are connecting a new Extended Storage to an existing LiveWire PowerCore that has already been placed into service, you will need to re-image the LiveWire PowerCore and Extended Storage together as a single unit in order to use Extended Storage. See Reimaging LiveWire with an ISO image.