Overview and requirements

Learn about the cabling requirements and considerations for DE Series controller shelves and supported drive shelves.

When to use this information

This information is intended for a hardware installer or system administrator who is installing or expanding a storage system. It is assumed that you have installed the storage system as described in the Installation and Setup Instructions for your hardware.

Applicable hardware models

Information in this guide applies to the following hardware models.

  • DE2000 series
  • DE4000 series
  • DE6000 series
  • DE120S, DE240S, and DE600S

Required components

In addition to controller shelves and drive shelves, you might need some or all of the following components when cabling your storage system:
  • Cables: SAS, Fibre Channel (FC), Ethernet
  • Small form-factor pluggable (SFP)
  • Switches
  • Host bus adapters (HBAs)
  • Network interface cards (NICs)