Service clearance requirements

The service clearance area is the area around the storage system that technical service representatives need to service the system.

CAUTION:
Servicing of this product or unit is to be performed by trained personnel only. (C032)
For DS8000® series, technical service representatives must open the front and rear covers to service the storage system. Figure 1 illustrates related service clearance requirements:
  • For the rear of the storage system  1 , allow a minimum of 76.2 cm (30.0 in.) for the service clearance.
  • The length of the tailgate opening  2  on the storage system.
  • For a single storage system installation (from the front of the storage system), allow a minimum of 60.96 cm (24.0 in.) on the right side  3  in the aisle to the front of the machine.
  • For the front of the storage system  4 , allow a minimum of 121.9 cm (48.0 in.) for the service clearance.
  • The leveling pads  5  and  6  on the storage system.
  • The opening of the tailgate  7  on the storage system.

Unlike weight distribution areas that are required to handle floor loading, keep in mind that service clearances of adjacent unrelated storage systems can overlap.

Note: The terms service clearance and weight distribution area are often confused with each other. The service clearance is the area that is required to open the service covers and to pull out components for servicing. The weight distribution area is the area that is required to distribute the weight of the storage system.
Figure 1. Service clearance requirements
This figure illustrates clearance that is required at the front and rear of the frame.