Install DAS

The DAS is an add-on device to a 4xxx/5xxx/6xxx series ESM or ELM.

The DAS unit ships with a chassis and an LSI 9280-8e RAID card for:

  • ETM-5205
  • ETM-5510
  • ETM-5600
  • ETM-5750
  • ETM-6000
  • ETM-X3
  • ETM-X4
  • ETM-X5
  • ETM-X6
  • ESMREC-5205
  • ESMREC-5510
  • ENMELM-4600
  • ENMELM-5205
  • ENMELM-5510
  • ENMELM-5600
  • ENMELM-6000
  • ELM-4600
  • ELM-5205
  • ELM-5510
  • ELM-5600
  • ELM-5750
  • ELM-6000


  1. Turn off the ESM following a normal shutdown procedure.
  2. Pull the device from the rack and open the top case. You might need to remove a small screw at the front or rear of the top case.
  3. Install the LSI 9280-8e RAID card in slot 4 of the ESM.
    • For devices with an orange face, if the Areca or 3Ware RAID card is in slot 4, move the RAID card to slot 6. If the McAfee ESM device has an Areca or 3Ware RAID card and also has an SSD card installed, install the LSI 9280-8e RAID card in slot 5.
    • For devices with a black face, install the card in an open slot.
  4. Replace the top on the McAfee ESM and reinsert it back in the rack.
  5. Insert the cable connectors into slot 1 and slot 2 on the LSI 9280-8e RAID card external slots. The cable clicks into place.
  6. Verify that all drives are fully inserted in the DAS, then attach the inner rails to the DAS device and insert the device into the rack.
  7. Insert the data cables into the first and third slots on the rear of the DAS device. The cables click into place.
  8. Insert power cables, then turn on the DAS device.

  9. Note: A test light appears for all drives. The drive with the red light is the “hot spare” for the DAS.
  10. Turn on the McAfee ESM device and look for the LSI 9280-8e RAID card BIOS utility.
    Note: The DAS device is preformatted and doesn't require configuring a RAID set on the device. If you see a RAID not present message, call McAfee support to create the RAID.
  11. Log on and run a df –h command to make sure that you have a /das1_hd drive.


On System Properties of the ESM console, the Hardware field on the System Information tab reflects the increased size of the hard drive labeled /data_hd.