Checklists for Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer Deployments

To determine your readiness for an Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer deployment, review the deployment checklists.

System Components Checklist for Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to ensure that the system component considerations are addressed.

  • How many racks do you plan to install?
  • Will additional equipment be attached to or installed in the rack?

    If additional equipment is attached, then ensure that the additional equipment meets Oracle guidelines, and there is sufficient power and cooling.

Data Center Room Checklist for Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to ensure that the data center room requirements are addressed.

Answer yes, no, not applicable, or add your comments. Or let the site survey team fill in the requested information.

  • Has the rack location been allocated and is it vacant?
  • Does the floor layout meet the equipment maintenance access requirements?
  • Will the rack 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?
  • If the data center has a raised floor:
    • Does the raised floor satisfy the weight requirements for the rack?
    • Is permission required to remove floor tiles for cabling and servicing below the floor?
  • Will the rack location require any non-standard cable lengths?
  • Is the floor-to-ceiling height a minimum of 2914 mm (114.72 inches)?
  • Is the depth of the raised floor a minimum of 46 cm (18 inches)?

Data Center Environment Checklist for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to ensure that the data center environment requirements are addressed.

Answer yes, no, not applicable, or add your comments. Or, let the site survey team fill in the requested information.

  • Does the computer room air conditioning meet temperature and humidity requirements?
  • Does the installation floor layout satisfy the ventilation requirements?
  • If the room cooling is from a raised floor:
    • Are the perforated floor tiles each rated at 400 CFM or greater?
    • Can additional perforated floor tiles be obtained if required for additional cooling?
  • Does the data center air conditioning provide sufficient front-to-back airflow?
  • Is airflow adequate to prevent hot spots?
  • Can the data center continuously satisfy the environmental requirements?

Access Route Checklist for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to ensure that the access route requirements are addressed.

Answer yes, no, not applicable, or add your comments. Or, let the site survey team fill in the requested information.

  • Has the access route been checked for clearance of the rack, including the minimum width and height requirements for all doors on the route?
  • Are there any stairs, ramps, or thresholds that are of concern?

    If yes, then provide details.

  • Are all access route incline angles within the permitted range (under 6 degrees)?
  • Are all the surfaces acceptable for rolling the new unpacked and packed equipment?
  • If a pallet jack is to be used:
    • Can the pallet jack support the weight of the rack?
    • Are the pallet jack tines compatible with the shipping pallet?
  • If there are stairs, is a loading elevator available for the equipment?
  • If an elevator is to be used:
    • Does the elevator car meet the height, width, and depth requirements for carrying the rack?
    • Do the elevator doors meet the height and width requirements for moving the rack?
    • Does the elevator meet the weight requirements for transporting the rack?
  • Can the complete access route support the weight of the rack?
  • Is the access route onto the raised floor rated for dynamic loading of the rack?

Facility Power Checklist for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to ensure that the facility power requirements are addressed.

Answer yes, no, not applicable, or add your comments. Or, let the site survey team fill in the requested information.

  • Have the operating voltage and electric current requirements been reviewed?
  • What type of power supply will be used?
    • Single-phase or 3-phase.
    • Low-voltage or High-voltage.
  • Are enough power outlets provided within 2 meters for each rack?
  • Do the power outlets have appropriate socket receptacles for the planned Power Distribution Units (PDUs)?
  • Will optional ground cables be attached to the rack?
  • Are the electrical circuits 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?
  • Are the minimum required power sources available to support the power load (kW or kVA) for the new hardware?

Safety Checklist for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to ensure that safety requirements are addressed.

Answer yes, no, not applicable, or add your comments. Or, let the site survey team fill in the requested information.

  • 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 area below the raised floor free of obstacles and blockages?

Logistics Checklist for Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to ensure that the logistics requirements are addressed.

Answer yes, no, not applicable, or add your comments. Or, let the site survey team fill in the requested information.

  • Is contact information for the data center personnel available?
  • Is there security or access control for the data center?
  • Are there any security background checks or security clearances required for Oracle personnel to access the data center?

    If yes, then provide the process for Oracle to follow.

  • 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 allowed in the data center?
  • Are cell phones allowed in the data center?
  • Are cameras allowed in the data center?
  • Does the building have a delivery dock?
  • Is there a delivery / unpacking / staging area?
  • Is inside delivery planned (direct to the final rack location in the data center room)?
  • If the delivery is not inside, then is the site prepared for uncrating?
  • Is the delivery / 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 transport the rack?
  • Is union labor required for any part of the delivery or installation?
  • Is the site prepared for uncrating and packaging removal?

    Package removal should take place outside the data center room.

  • Is uncrating of cabinet and packaging removal required?
  • Are there any restrictions on delivery truck length, width, or height?
  • Is there storage space (cabinet) for the ride along spares?

    If not, does the customer allow cardboard boxes and other packing material in the computer room, since the spares are packed in cardboard boxes?

  • Is there a time constraint on dock access?

    If yes, provide time constraints.

  • Is a tail or side lift required on the delivery carrier to unload the equipment at the delivery dock?
  • Will any special equipment be required to place the rack in the data center room?
    For example:
    • 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?

Network Configuration Checklist for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to ensure that the network configuration requirements are addressed.

Answer yes, no, not applicable, or add your comments. Or, let the site survey team fill in the requested information.

  • Are the required network cables laid from the network equipment to the location where the Oracle Exadata Rack will be installed?
  • Are the network cables that will connect the Oracle Exadata Rack labeled?
  • Will the 10 GbE or 25 GbE interfaces be used for the client and backup access networks? If so, did the customer install the appropriate cables to their switch?

Reracking Checklist for Oracle Exadata Database Service on Cloud@Customer

Use this checklist to determine your readiness for reracking.

Use this checklist to ensure that the reracking requirements are addressed.

Note:

  • Reracking requires prior approval. The checklist below provides high level guidance on re-racking requirements. Oracle maintains a detailed internal checklist that must be approved prior to performing reracking.
  • You must purchase the Oracle Reracking service.
  • Oracle does not provide technical support for customer-supplied equipment.

Answer yes, no, not applicable, or add your comments. Or, let the site survey team to fill in the requested information.

  • Have you purchased the Oracle Reracking 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 rack that you supply?
  • Is the target rack empty?
  • Attach pictures of the target rack (inside and outside).
  • Does the target rack meet the following requirements?
    • Height: 42 RU
    • Width: 600 mm (23.62 inches)
    • Depth: 1112 mm (43.78 inches) without front and rear doors

    If the rack is less than 42 RU tall, then the rack must be at least 30 RU tall, and you 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 (24–36 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?
    • 19 kg (41.89 lb) per RU
    • 785 kg (1730.63 lb) 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 60297 standards?
  • Does the target rack have RETMA rail support?

    Note:

    Oracle Exadata rack requires 19 inches (483 mm) for RETMA rail spacing width. The minimum rack width of 600 mm (23.63 inches) 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 cable management arms.
  • Does the target rack support Oracle cable management arms?
  • 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 (as viewed from the front of the rack) to support the lnfiniBand cables?
  • 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 Oracle Exadata Rack serial number be printed and attached to the target rack?
  • Does the target rack support installation of standard Oracle PDUs?
    If not, then complete the following checklist items:
    • Can you provide provide an equivalent pair of PDUs?
    • Can you provide provide two PDUs, each with a capacity of 10 kVA?
    • Can you provide provide at least 17 x lOA C13 plugs per PDU?
    • Can you provide a single PDU and its circuits to support the Oracle Exadata Rack power requirements in case one PDU fails?
    • Can you ensure that power loads are evenly distributed across all circuits of a single PDU?
    • Can you provide appropriate power drops for the PDUs?