Hardware : Observer Platform appliance installation (GS models) : APEX-ENT-32T
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Apex technical specifications
Parts list
APEX-ENT-32T installation
The APEX-ENT-32T is best suited for any data center.
Apex technical specifications
The technical specifications for the product are shown below.
Figure 129: APEX-ENT-32T Front
Figure 130: APEX-ENT-32T Rear
Base storage
32 TB
Max storage
32 TB
Lights Out Management (LOM)
Redundant OS drive
OS drive hot swappable
OS drive size
1 TB
RAID drive hot swappable
RAID version
Rail kit (Model 22113260)
Operating system
Windows 2012 R2
19 in
26 in
Weight (mounted) 1
71 lbs
Weight (handling)
64 lbs
Monitoring interfaces
Accepted transceivers 2
Aggregate performance
Redundant power supply
Input frequency
Input voltage
100V-240V Auto Select
Operational current (amps)
1262 BTU/hr
Operational voltage
Power dissipation (watts)
Relative humidity (non-condensing)
Temperature (operating)
50°F - 95°F / 10°C - 35°C
Temperature (storage)
-4°F - 149°F / -20°C - 65°C

1 If applicable, mounted weight includes any rail kits.

2 SFP may be any of Copper 10/100/1000, 1Gb SX/LX. SFP+ may be any of 10Gb SR/LR. QSPF+ may be any 40Gb SR/LR/BiDi/Universal.

Parts list
Each appliance comes packed in a number of boxes. The boxes contain the various components necessary for a successful installation.
The boxes are not numbered as listed here. The numbers merely represent how many boxes you should expect and what is contained in each one.
Box 1
1 Head unit
1 Rail kit
10-32 screws (4)
6mm screws (4)
Rails (2)
2 Power supply cables
1 Ethernet cable
2 keys for lock
1 USB drive containing restore image
1 Product Activation Information envelope containing the product license
1 Quick Start Guide
Box 2
8 RAID drives labeled A1-A8.
Before installing, ensure you received all of the parts required for your system.
APEX-ENT-32T installation
Getting your appliance installed is the first step to greater visibility of your network. This topic covers installing your appliance in the cabinet and connecting it to your network.
Caution: Do not attempt in-cabinet repairs of your appliance. The appliance is very heavy! Always use a server lift or work with a partner to install or remove the appliance from the cabinet to perform any maintenance.
1. Take the appliance and all other components out of the packing materials.
2. Attach the official rail kits to your server rack or cabinet.
3. Install the empty appliance into your server rack or cabinet.
4. Install the RAID drives into your appliance.
The RAID is pre-built at the factory for you and each drive must be installed in a very specific location.
5. Using an Ethernet cable, connect the 10/100/1000 port to the network.
Connecting the 10/100/1000 port allows you to use Windows Remote Desktop or other tools to control or configure Windows or Windows applications, such as Observer.
6. (Optional) Connect an Ethernet cable from your router or switch to the LOM or IPMI port.
(Optional) A Lights Out Management or IPMI port provides you a dedicated management channel for device maintenance. It allows you to monitor, start, stop, and manage your appliance remotely regardless of whether the appliance is powered on.
7. Connect a monitor, keyboard, and mouse to the hardware appliance.
You can use a KVM switch if desired. (The KVM must be compatible with the operating system used on the appliance.) The user input devices or KVM switch are only temporarily needed to set the IP address, so you can disconnect them after the IP address is set.
8. Turn on the appliance and wait for the RAID to initialize.
The power button is located on the front of the appliance on the top left. This process may take a couple of minutes. The RAID lights on the front will cycle through a sequence and then be dark. Each light only blinks when there is activity for that specific RAID drive.
9. In Windows, change the IP address for the 10/100/1000 port (shown as OnBoard LAN 2 in Network Connections in Windows) using information supplied to you by your network administrator.
The default IP address ( is printed on a sticker attached to the top of the appliance.
10. Ensure the time zone settings match your environment.
11. (Optional) Change the LOM port in the BIOS using a static IP address provided by your network administrator.
12. Double-click the Observer icon on the Desktop to start Observer.
Your hardware appliance is installed and on your network.