Setting Up a Panzura Physical Filer

Physical filer is available in several models that are each optimized to address specific NAS requirements. Each model fits into a standard 19-inch equipment rack and ships with rack-mounting hardware. A 24-drive expansion shelf can be added.

Install the Rails

  1. Position the left and right rail end pieces of the sliding rail labeled front facing inward and orient each end piece to the holes on the front side of the vertical rack flanges.

  2. Align each end piece to seat the pegs in the top and bottom hole of the first U.

  3. Engage the back end of the rail until it is fully seated on the vertical rack flange and the first tooth on the latch locks in place.

Install the Chassis Rail Members

  1. Place the system on a level surface and align the four keyhole slots on the chassis rail members with the corresponding pins on the system.
  2. Slide the chassis rail members toward the back of the system until each one locks into place. 

Install the System in a Rack

  1. Pull the sliding rails out of the rack until they lock into place.
  2. Align and insert the ends of the chassis rail members into the ends of the rails.
  3. Push the system inward until the chassis rail members lock into place.
  4. Push or pull the plus tab located near the front of the system and slide the system into the rack.

Engage the Slam Latch

  1. Facing the front, locate the slam latch on either side of the system.
    Note: The latches engage automatically as the system is pushed into the rack and are released by pulling up on the latches.
  2. To secure the system for shipment in the rack for unstable environments, locate the hard-mount screw under each latch and tighten each screw with a #2 Phillips screwdriver.

Install the CMA Attachment Brackets

  1. Locate the cable management arm (CMA) attachment bracket marked A and install it at the back of the slide rail marked with the corresponding A.
  2. Align the holes on the bracket with the pins on the slide rail and push the bracket forward until it locks into place.
  3. Repeat the process for the CMA attachment bracket marked B.

Connect Your Filer to a Power Source

For proper safety and performance, the power cord must be rated at least 10A and conform to grounded electrical standards in the country where the product is operated.

  1. Plug the AC power cord or cords into the power receptacle on the rear panel of the filer.
  2. Connect the other end of the power cord into an outlet near the installation site.
  3. Press the System Power button on the front panel of the filer and watch the power indicator to ensure that the system powers up correctly.

If you are using an expansion shelf, power the shelf before powering the filer. When powering down, power down the filer first.

Attach the Network Cables

Ports GB1 and GB2 are located on at the rear panel of your filer. The network connection depends on the deployment mode.

One-arm deployment

In this mode, the filer is connected to the network through a single interface. The filer is not directly in the traffic path between the internal and external networks.

To set up a one-arm deployment:

  1. Attach an RJ-45 Ethernet cable to GB1. Note: Do not use the GB2 port.

In-line deployment

In this mode, the filer is connected to the network by the LAN (GB1) and WAN (GB2) interfaces.

To set up an in-line deployment:

  1. Attach RJ-45 Ethernet cables to ports GB1 and GB2.

Cable Management

  1. Bundle the cables and pull them to clear the system connectors on the left and right sides.
  2. Securely bundle the cables at the back of the system using the Velcro straps.

Power Status LED

  • Not lit: The AC power is not connected.
  • Green: The filer is in standby mode.
  • Alternating green and amber: The power supply is mismatched with the other power

Hard Drive Status LED

  • Green: The hard drive is online.
  • Quickly blinking green: The drive is preparing to be removed.
  • Blinks green and amber then turn off: The hard drive predicted failure.
  • Blinks amber: The hard drive failed.
  • Slowly blinks green: The hard drive is rebuilding.

1GbE Interface Status LED

  • The link and activity LEDs are off: The interface is not connected to the network.
  • The link LED is green: The interface is connected to a valid link partner on the network.
  • The link LED is amber: The interface is connected to a valid network link at 10/100 Mbps.
  • The activity LED is blinking amber: Network data is being sent or received.