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B Site Checklists

Complete the checklists in this appendix to ensure that the site is prepared for installing and deploying Exalogic machines.

This appendix contains the following topics:

B.1 System Components Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the systems component considerations have been addressed.

System Components Checklist Items Yes No N/A Comment

Is it an Exalogic machine full rack, Exalogic machine half rack, Exalogic machine quarter rack, or Exalogic machine eighth rack?

       

How many racks will be installed?

       

If more than one rack will be installed, then was the cable upgrade kit ordered?

       

Is the rack installation a new system or an addition to an existing system?

       

Is the system going to connect to another Exalogic machine?

       

Was the multirack cabling service purchased?

       

Are all Exalogic machine racks adjacent to each other?

       

If the connecting racks are not within the specified proximity, then have the following been done:

  • Purchased approved longer InfiniBand cables from an approved third-party provider?

  • Asked Oracle Support Services to provide and schedule the custom multirack cabling service with the installation?

       

Will the Ethernet switch be replaced? If yes, then have you arranged for the replacement switch installation?

       

B.2 Data Center Room Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the data center room requirements are met. For information about the data center requirements, see "Flooring Requirements".

Data Center Room Checklist Items Yes No N/A Comment

Has the Exalogic machine location been allocated?

       

Is there a vacant location for the new equipment?

       

Does the floor layout meet the equipment maintenance access requirements?

       

Is there adequate space available for maintenance?

       

Will the equipment be positioned so that the exhaust air of one rack does not enter the air inlet of another rack?

       

Have cabinet stabilization measures been considered?

       

Does the raised floor satisfy the weight requirements for the new hardware?

       

Can floor tiles be removed without permission to accommodate service?

       

Are there cable routing channels or cutouts?

       

Are you providing any additional hardware?

       

Is the hardware you are providing fully compatible with the Exalogic machine?

       

Will the new hardware location require any non-standard cable lengths?

       

Is the floor to ceiling height a minimum of 2914 mm or 2.9 m (9.6 feet)?

       

Is the depth of the raised floor a minimum of 46 cm (18 inches)?

       

B.3 Data Center Environment Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the data center environment requirements are met. For information about environment requirements, see "Temperature and Humidity Requirements".

Data Center Environment Considerations Yes No N/A comment

Does the computer room air handling meet temperature and humidity requirements?

       

Does the installation floor layout satisfy the ventilation requirements?

       

Will the equipment be positioned so the exhaust air of one rack does not enter the air intake of another rack?

       

Are the perforated floor tiles each rated at 400 CFM or greater?

       

Do the data center air conditioners provide sufficient front to back airflow?

       

Is airflow adequate to prevent hot spots?

       

Can the data center continuously satisfy environmental requirements?

       

Can more vented floor tiles be obtained if required?

       

B.4 Access Route Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the access route requirements are met.

Access Route Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Has the access route been checked for clearances of the packaged equipment?

       

Do all the doors and entry ways conform to the width and height requirements for transportation, including the width of the unpacked unit?

       

Do all the doors meet the height requirement of minimum 86 inches for packaged delivery?

       

Does the access route provide sufficient space for transport of the packed devices?

       

Are there any ramps or thresholds that are of concern? If yes, then provide details.

       

Are there any stairs or ramps in the moving patch for the new hardware?

       

Have you confirmed that all route incline angles are within the permitted range?

       

Have you confirmed that the access route is free of any obstacles that would expose the device to shock?

       

Are all the surfaces acceptable for rolling the new unpacked and packed equipment?

       

If a pallet jack is to be use, then have you confirmed the following:

  • The pallet jack supports the device weight?

  • The pallet jack tines are compatible with the shipping pallet?

       

If there are stairs, then is a loading elevator accessible for the equipment?

       

If an elevator is to be used, then have you confirmed the following:

  • The elevator car is wide enough for the device to be carried into it?

  • The elevator car is high enough for the device to be carried into it?

  • The load limit of the elevator is greater than the device weight?

  • Are elevators available to handle up to 1049.09 kg (2308 lbs) fully-loaded rack capacity?

  • The elevator door meets the minimum height requirement of 86 inches for packaged rack delivery?

       

Does the path from the receiving location to the designated data center area support the weight of the unpacked equipment?

       

Is the path onto the raised floor rated for dynamic loading of the server? Refer to Section 2.3, "Flooring Requirements" for requirements.

       

B.5 Facility Power Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the facility power requirements are met. For information about power requirements, see "Electrical Power Requirements".

Facility Power Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Do you know the required operating voltage and electric current level of the device and peripherals?

       

Will you be using single-phase (low-voltage or high-voltage) or 3-phase (low-voltage or high-voltage) power?

       

Are enough power outlets provided within 2 meters for each rack?

       

Do the power outlets have appropriate socket receptacles for the PDU option ordered? Options are low voltage or high voltage, single-phase or 3-phase.

       

Will optional ground cables be attached to the rack?

       

Are the circuit breakers for the equipment suitable in terms of voltage and current-carrying capacities?

       

Does the power frequency meet the equipment specifications?

       

Are power outlets available for the new equipment at the designated location?

       

Will system power be delivered from two separate grids?

       

Is there a UPS to power the equipment?

       

Do you have the minimum required power sources to support the power load for the new hardware? Use kilowatt (kW) /kilovolt (kVA) to express power load.

       

B.6 Power Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the power requirements are met for Sun Oracle Database Machine. For information about power requirements, see "Electrical Power Requirements".

Power Checklist Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Do you have the minimum required power sources?

       

Are power outlets available for the new equipment at the designated location?

       

Does the power frequency meet the equipment specifications?

       

Is there a UPS to power the equipment?

       

Is the capacity of the UPS sufficient for the Exalogic machine?

       

Does the power source support the power load for the new hardware? Use kilowatt (kW)/kilovolt (kVA) to express power load.

       

B.7 Safety Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the safety requirements are met. For information about safety, see "Operational Procedures for Exalogic Machine", and "Temperature and Humidity Requirements".

Safety Checklist Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Is there an emergency power shut off?

       

Is there a fire protection system in the data center room?

       

Is the computer room adequately equipped to extinguish a fire?

       

Is antistatic flooring installed?

       

Is the floor below the raised floor free of obstacles and blockages?

       

B.8 Logistics Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the logistics requirements are met. For information about unpacking and space requirements, see Section 2.2, "Space Requirements".

Logistics Checklist Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Do you have contact information for the data center personnel?

       

Is there security or access control for the data center?

       

Are there any security background checks or security clearances required for vendor personnel to access the data center? If yes, then do you have a recommended agency?

       

How many days in advance must background checks be completed?

       

Are there any additional security access issues?

       

Is computer room access available for installation personnel?

       

Are laptops, cell phones, and cameras allowed in the data center?

       

Does the building have a delivery dock?

       

Is there a delivery/unpacking/staging area?

       

Is the delivery inside?

       

If the delivery is not inside, then is the site prepared for uncrating?

       

Is the unpacking/staging area protected from the elements?

       

Does the building have adequate receiving space?

       

Is the unpacking area air-conditioned to avoid thermal shock for various hardware components?

       

Will sufficient moving personnel be available to install the hardware?

       

Is union labor required for any part of the delivery or installation?

       

Are you prepared for uncrating and trash removal?

       

Is uncrating of cabinet and cabinet trash removal required?

       

Are there any restrictions on delivery truck length, width or height?

       

Does the customer allow cardboard boxes and other packing material in the computer room? If no, then do ground level deliveries require a truck with a side rail lift?

       

Is there a time constraint on dock access? If yes, then provide time constraints.

       

Is tail lift required on delivery carrier to unload the equipment at the delivery dock?

       

Will any of the following be required to place equipment in computer room?

  • Stair walkers

  • Lifters

  • Ramps

  • Steel plates

  • Floor covers

       

Does the delivery carrier require any special equipment, such as non-floor damaging rollers, transport dollies, pallet jacks or fork lifts?

       

B.9 Network Specification Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the network specification requirements are met. For information about IP addresses, see Chapter 6, "Understanding Network Requirements and Configuration".

Notes:

  • If you are deploying multiple Exalogic machines that will be connected to form a single system, then contact your Oracle representative for instructions.

  • By default, there is one default InfiniBand partition at the Exalogic machine level. All compute nodes in the Exalogic machine are members of the default InfiniBand partition. The most common model for application isolation involves multiple IP subnetting, in which the most mission-critical applications are assigned their own IP subnets layered above the default IPoIB link. In this model, some subnets may also contain applications that have less stringent or otherwise different resource requirements.

Network Specification Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Did you complete all the networking worksheets, which is included in Section 6.9, "Network Configuration Worksheets", and provide it to your Oracle technical representative?

       

Have you received the site-specific installation template from your Oracle technical representative?

       

Did you review the installation template and consult with your Oracle technical representative regarding site-specific changes, if any?

       

Did you verify the IP addresses in the installation template are currently not in use?

       

Have you performed the required configuration within your network infrastructure to allow the Exalogic machine to use the IP addresses specified in the template?

       

Have you registered IP addresses in the installation template with DNS?

       

Did you run the required network cables from your network equipment to the location where the Exalogic machine will be installed?

       

Did you label the network cables that will connect to the Exalogic machine?

       

B.10 Reracking Checklists

Reracking of Exalogic half racks, Exalogic quarter racks, or Exalogic eighth racks is allowed when the customer site requires a specialized infrastructure. Exalogic full racks cannot be reracked due to potential air flow and cooling issues.

Notes:

  • Customer must purchase both the Oracle Reracking Service and Oracle Installation Service.

  • Oracle does not provide support for customer-supplied equipment.

Complete the following checklist prior to reracking an Exalogic machine:

Reracking Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Has the customer purchased Oracle Reracking Service?

       

Has the customer purchased the Oracle Installation Service?

       

Is there a cart capable of carrying the weight of the servers to move the components and associated cabling from the supplied rack to the customer supplied rack?

       

Do the target rack dimensions meet the following requirements?

  • Height: 42RU (shorter racks can be supported with customer provided PDUs)

  • Width: 600mm

  • Depth: 1112mm without front and rear doors

       

Is the target rack at least 30 RU tall and does it include the customer provided PDUs?

If the rack is less than 42 RU, then the rack must be at least 30 RU tall and the customer must provide compatible PDUs to install in the target rack.

       

Is the distance between the front and rear mounting planes between the minimum of 610 mm and the maximum 915 mm (24 inches to 36 inches)?

       

Is the clearance depth in the front of the front mounting plane (distance to the front cabinet door) at least 25.4 mm (1 inch)?

       

Does the target rack meet the following minimum load capacity?

  • 19kg/RU

  • 785 kg total

       

Is the rack a four-post rack (mounting at both front and rear).

Note: Two-post racks are not compatible.

       

Does the target rack's horizontal opening and unit vertical pitch conform to ANSI/EIA 310-D-1992 or IEC 60927 standards?

       

Does the target rack have RETMA rail support?

Note: Exalogic racks require 19 inches for RETMA rail spacing width. The minimum rack width of 600 mm is recommended to accommodate the PDU and cable harnesses on the side. If the rack is less than 600 mm wide, then it must have additional depth to accommodate mounting behind the server CMAs.

       

Does the target rack support Oracle cable management arms (CMAs)?

       

Does the target rack support installation of Oracle vented and solid filler panels?

       

Can the target rack provide tie-downs along the left rear side of the rack to support the InfiniBand cables? The side is left rear side when viewed from the front of the rack.

       

Can the target rack provide tie-downs for the Ethernet wiring harness?

       

Is there sufficient space for the cable harnesses and the PDUs in the target rack?

       

Can a label with the Exalogic rack serial number be printed and attached to the target rack?

       

The following checklist is specific to the power distribution units (PDUs) when using the reracking service.

PDU Reracking Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Does the target rack support installation of standard Oracle PDUs?

If not, then complete this checklist.

       

Can the customer provide an equivalent pair of PDUs?

       

Can the customer provide two PDUs with capacity of 10kVA per PDU?

       

Can the customer provide at least the following number of 10A C13 plugs per PDU:

  • Half rack: 46 cables

  • Quarter rack: 28 cables

  • Eighth rack: 20 cables

       

Can the customer provide a single PDU and its circuits to support the Oracle Exadata Rack power requirements in case one PDU fails?

       

Can the customer ensure power loads are evenly distributed across all circuits of a single PDU?

       

Can the customer provide appropriate power drops for the PDUs?

       

B.10.1 Recycling the Racks

The following checklist is specific to recycling the rack:

Recycling Considerations Yes No N/A Comment

Does the customer want Oracle to take back and recycle the empty rack?

If yes, then the shipping company can pack the empty rack for recycling.

       

If Oracle is recycling the rack, then has the customer completed the appropriate application at the Oracle Electronic Waste and Product Return website?

The website is at

http://www.oracle.com/us/products/applications/green/waste-and-product-returns-185031.html