About This Guide

This guide provides information for operating the CHALLENGE™ Vault L storage box (model no. CMN A014). This product provides additional disk storage for the Onyx™ and CHALLENGE L (deskside) and XL (rackmount) systems. The Vault L houses SCSI (small computer system interface) drives. Each Vault L holds up to eight half-height drives or four full-height drives.

Structure of this Guide

This guide includes the following chapters and appendices:

Chapter 1 

“Touring the Chassis” introduces the components visible from the front and back of the Vault L storage box.

Chapter 2 

“Operating the Vault L Storage Box” explains how to install and remove drives, how to update the system software to recognize new drives, and how to operate the Vault L storage box.

Appendix A 

“Specifications” summarizes technical specifications for the Vault L storage box.


In command syntax descriptions and examples, square brackets ( [ ] ) surrounding an argument indicate an optional argument. Variable parameters are in italics. Replace these variables with the appropriate string or value.

In text descriptions, IRIX™ filenames are in italics. The names of IRIS® keyboard keys are printed in boldface typewriter font and enclosed in angle brackets, such as <Enter> or <Esc>.

Messages and prompts that appear on-screen are shown in typewriter font. Entries that are to be typed exactly as shown are in boldface typewriter font.

Compliance Statements

This sections lists various domestic and international compliance statements that pertain to the system.

FCC Warning

This equipment has been tested and found compliant with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at personal expense.

VDE 0871/6.78

This equipment has been tested to and is in compliance with the Level A limits per VDE 0871.

International Special Committee on Radio Interference (CISPR)

This equipment has been tested to and is in compliance with the Class A limits per CISPR publication 22.

Canadian Department of Communications Statement

This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class A limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the Radio Interference Regulations of the Canadian Department of Communications.


Le present appareil numerique n'emet pas de bruits radioelectriques depassant les limites applicables aux appareils numeriques de Classe A prescrites dans le Reglement sur le Brouillage Radioelectrique etabli par le Ministere des Communications du Canada.

Japanese Compliance Statement