C.3 Data Center Environmental Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the data center environment requirements are met. For information, see Section 2.5, “Ventilation and Cooling Requirements”.

Table C.3 Data Center Environmental Checklist 

Data Center Environmental Considerations





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?