Getting Started

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Thank you for purchasing a StorSimple appliance model 1010, 5010, 7010, or 7010S.  This quick start guide (Part  no.761-0001-0001)will walk you through the steps necessary to initially configure your appliance and reach contact technical support should you encounter any issues.  It is recommended that you complete the following before using this guide:

  • Review and complete the pre-installation checklist.  This will help you identify information that will be needed during the initial configuration of your appliance
  • For 2U appliance models (5010, 7010, 7010S):
    • Review the safety guide to ensure that you handle the appliance hardware in the safest possible manner.  We at StorSimple love our customers and want to keep you safe
    • Review the hardware replacement guide and follow the steps in the rackmount installation guide to safely mount the appliance in the rack
    • Review the monitoring indicators guide and familiarize yourself with the LEDs and other components that notify you if there are any hardware issues
  • For 1U appliance models (1010), simply mount the unit in a rack.  Only front posts are required


You should have received the following items in the packaging:

  • StorSimple appliance
  • Power Cords
  • Crossover Ethernet Cable
  • Serial Console Cable
  • Rack Mount Kit (for appliance models 5010, 7010, 7010S)
  • Documentation
    • Quick Start Guide (All models)
    • Safety Guide (5010, 7010, 7010S)
    • Hardware Replacement Guide (5010, 7010, 7010S)
    • Rack Installation Guide (5010, 7010, 7010S)
    • Monitoring Indicators Guide (5010, 7010, 7010S)


If you did not receive any of the items listed above, please contact support using the information found at the end of this document.

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Power and Cabling

1U Appliances (Model 1010)

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Ensure that your appliance is mounted in a rack.  Connect the supplied power cable to a power source, and connect the other end to the power outlet on the back of the appliance.  The power connection can be found on the left side of the appliance.



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2U Appliances (Models 5010, 7010, and 7010S)

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Ensure that the power switches on each of the power supplies is in the OFF position.  Connect each of the power supplies to the rack power distribution units as shown below using the supplied power cords.  After both are connected, flip both switches to the ON position.




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