Learn how to prepare for installation of your DE6400 or DE6600 series storage system.

Before you begin

If you are cabling your DE6400 and DE6600 for SAS expansion, review the following information:

  1. Create an account and register your hardware at Lenovo Data Center Support.

  2. Ensure that the following items are in the box that you received.

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    Shelf with drives installed (end caps packaged separately)

    superrails inst hw de6600

    Rack-mount hardware

    The following table identifies the types of cables you might receive. If you receive a cable not listed in the table, see Lenovo Press to locate the cable and identify its use.

    Connector type Cable type Use

    cable ethernet inst hw de6600

    RJ-45 Ethernet cables (if ordered)

    Management connection

    cable io inst hw de6600

    I/O cables (if ordered)

    Cabling the data hosts

    cable power inst hw de6600

    Power cables (if ordered)

    Powering up the storage system

  3. Ensure that you provide the following items.

    screwdriver inst hw de6600

    Phillips #2 screwdriver

    flashlight inst hw de6600


    wrist strap inst hw de6600

    ESD strap

    2u rackspace inst hw de6600

    2U rack space: A standard 19 in. (48.30 cm) rack to fit 2U shelves of the following dimensions.

    Depth: 19.0 in. (48.3 cm)

    Width: 17.6 in. (44.7 cm)

    Height: 3.34 in. (8.48 cm)

    Shelf: 24-drive

    Max Weight: 60.5 lb (27.4 kg)

    Using third-party cabinets might cause the power cables to restrict access to the controller.


    A supported browser for the management software:

    • Google Chrome (version 89 and later)

    • Microsoft Edge (90 and later)

    • Mozilla Firefox (version 80 and later)

    • Safari (version 14 and later)