In-Cabinet Cable Routing - Aster Appliances

Aster Appliance 5 Platform Hardware Installation Guide

Product
Aster Appliances
Published
February 2018
Language
English (United States)
Last Update
2018-04-16
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Cable Harnesses

In base/expansion cabinets, in-cabinet cable harnesses are used for server management.

InfiniBand cabinets do not have in-cabinet cable harnesses.

Harness cables are cut to specific lengths and assembled to accommodate specific breakouts to each of the chassis in the cabinet. This minimizes the potential for incorrect cabling and the need for cable dressing.

All left and right references are from the rear view of the cabinet.
Power Cords
In base/expansion cabinets, power cords are routed to both the right and left sides of the cabinet.
In InfiniBand switch cabinets, power cords are routed to both the right and left sides of the cabinet.
Server Management Cables
Server management Ethernet cables are routed to the left side of the cabinet. Other Ethernet cables are routed and loosely tied to the left side of the cabinet.
In InfiniBand switch cabinets, server management Ethernet cables are routed to the left side of the cabinet.
InfiniBand Switch Cables
InfiniBand network cables are routed to the right side of the cabinet.
In InfiniBand switch cabinets, InfiniBand network cables are routed to the right and left sides of the cabinet.

Tie-Wrapping Loose Cables

To minimize impedance to the air movement within the cabinet, route loose cables to the sides of the cabinet and tie loosely to the side rails with tie wraps.

Handle the cables carefully to avoid damage. We recommend securing the fiber cables with Velcro wraps designed for bundling and securing fiber cables, not using cable ties.