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SC5020 and SC5020F Storage System Owner’s Manual

Power Up the Storage Center Hardware

Perform these steps to power up the Storage Center hardware after powering off the hardware or after a power outage.

About this task

If the Storage Center hardware includes expansion enclosures, turn on the expansion enclosures first, then turn on the storage system.


  1. Connect the storage system and any expansion enclosures to a power source.
  2. Turn on any expansion enclosures attached to the Storage Center.
    • NOTE: After an expansion enclosure is powered on, its ID number is displayed on the back panel. If you want the expansion enclosures IDs to appear in sequential order, turn on each expansion enclosure one at a time, in the order that you want the IDs to appear.
    1. Press both power switches on the back of the expansion enclosure at the same time to turn on the expansion enclosure. The status indicator on the front of the expansion enclosure turns blue when the expansion enclosure is powered up and operational.
    2. Power on any additional expansion enclosures attached to the Storage Center, waiting for each expansion enclosure to become operational before turning on the next expansion enclosure.
  3. After all the expansion enclosures are powered on, turn on the storage system by pressing both power switches on the back of the chassis.

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