1 Site Requirements for Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack

This chapter describes the site requirements for Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack.

Note:

For ease of reading, the name "Oracle Exadata Rack" is used when information refers to both Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack.

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1.1 Ensuring That the Site is Ready

Before Oracle Exadata Rack is delivered to the site, the following tasks must be performed to ensure the site is ready:

Task 1   Review Site Requirements

Review the site requirements in this chapter and use the checklists in Site Checklists to understand the requirements for Oracle Exadata Rack.

Task 2   Understand the Networking Requirements and Options

Review Understanding the Network Requirements for Exadata Database Machine to discern the networking requirements and configuration decisions that you must make.

Task 3   Run Oracle Exadata Deployment Assistant (OEDA)

Run OEDA to create the necessary configuration files. See Using Oracle Exadata Deployment Assistant.

Task 4   Configure the Network

Configure the network using the files from OEDA. This includes registering the networks in the Domain Name System (DNS), assigning IP addresses, and configuring data center switches and firewalls.

Task 5   Prepare the Site Based on Requirements

Prepare the site based on the requirements, such as, install the network cables and power supplies, prior to the arrival of Oracle Exadata Rack. Review the procedures in Installing Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack at the Site.

1.2 General Environmental Requirements

The following sections describe the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Racks.

1.2.1 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Rack X6 and Later

Starting with X6 models of Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack, use Oracle Exadata Configuration Assistant (OECA) to determine environmental requirements, such as size, weight, acoustic level, power, cooling, and airflow. This includes all X6, X7, X8, X8M, X9M, and later models.

1.2.2 General Environmental Requirements for Exadata Database Machine X5-2

The environmental requirements for Exadata Database Machine X5-2 depend on the size of the system. The following table shows the general environmental requirements for Exadata Database Machine X5-2.

Table 1-1 Environmental Requirements for Exadata Database Machine X5-2

Environmental Component Exadata Database Machine X5-2 Full Rack Exadata Database Machine X5-2 Half Rack Exadata Database Machine X5-2 Quarter Rack Exadata Database Machine X5-2 Eighth Rack

Weight

See Also: Flooring Requirements

  • Extreme Flash drives: 804.9 kg (1774 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 874.8 kg (1928 lbs))

  • Extreme Flash drives: 525.9 kg (1160 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 560.9 kg (1236 lbs)

  • Extreme Flash drives: 366.3 kg (808 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 381.2 kg (841 lbs)

  • Extreme Flash drives: 366.3 kg (808 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 381.2 kg (841 lbs)

Acoustic levels

86 db(A)

85 db(A)

83 db(A)

83 db(A)

Power

See Also: Electrical Power Requirements

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 15.7 kVA

    Typical: 11.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 15.6 kVA

    Typical: 10.9 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 8.5 kVA

    Typical: 5.9 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 8.4 kVA

    Typical: 5.9 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 4.2 kVA

    Typical: 3.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 4.2 kVA

    Typical: 2.9kVA (varies based on application load)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 3.5 kVA

    Typical: 2.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 34 kVA

    Typical: 2.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: Temperature and Humidity Requirements, and Ventilation and Cooling Requirements

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 52,578 BTU/hour (55,469 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 36,804 BTU/hour (38,829 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 52,052 BTU/hour (54,915 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 36,437 BTU/hour (38,441 kJ/hour)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 28,396 BTU/hour (29,958 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 19,877 BTU/hour (20,970 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 28,133 BTU/hour (29,680 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 19,693 BTU/hour (20,776 kJ/hour)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 14,195 BTU/hour (14,975 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 9,936 BTU/hour (10,483 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 14,082 BTU/hour (14,856 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 9,857 BTU/hour (10,399 kJ/hour)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 11,674 BTU/hour (12,317 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 8,172 BTU/hour (8,622 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 11,530 BTU/hour (12,164 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 8,071 BTU/hour (8,515 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: Temperature and Humidity Requirements, and Ventilation and Cooling Requirements

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,434 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,704 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,410 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,687 CFM

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,315 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 920 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,302 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 912 CFM

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 657 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 460 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 652 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 456 CFM

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 540 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 378 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 534 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 374 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

68 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 36 for RDMA Network Fabric

38 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 18 for RDMA Network Fabric

22 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 8 for RDMA Network Fabric

22 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 8 for RDMA Network Fabric

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 11 network drops

Minimum of 7 network drops

Minimum of 5 network drops

Minimum of 5 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

18 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 RDMA Network Fabric ports

12 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

8 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 RDMA Network Fabric ports

6 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

4 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 RDMA Network Fabric ports

6 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

4 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 RDMA Network Fabric ports

1.2.3 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8

Table 1-2 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8. Other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-2 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8 Full Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X5-8 Half Rack

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

Extreme Flash drives: 1826.5 lbs (828.1 kg)

High capacity drives: 1980.5 lbs (898.3 kg)

Extreme Flash drives: 1160.1 lbs (526.2 kg)

High capacity drives: 1193.1 lbs (541.2 kg)

Acoustic levels

8.68

8.58

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

Extreme Flash drives:

  • Max: 16.4 kW (16.7 kVA)

  • Typical: 11.5 kW (11.7 kVA)

High capacity drives:

  • Max: 16.2 kW (16.6 kVA)

  • Typical: 11.4 kW (11.6 kVA)

Extreme Flash drives:

  • Max: 9.5 kW (9.7 kVA)

  • Typical: 6.7 kW (6.8 kVA)

High capacity drives:

  • Max: 9.5 kW (9.7 kVA)

  • Typical: 6.6 kW (6.8 kVA)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

Extreme Flash drives:

  • Max: 55,935 BTU/hour (59,012 kJ/hour)

  • Typical: 39,155 BTU/hour (41,308 kJ/hour)

High capacity drives:

  • Max: 55,410 BTU/hour (58,457 kJ/hour)

  • Typical: 38,787 BTU/hour (40,920 kJ/hour)

Extreme Flash drives:

  • Max: 32,436 BTU/hour (34,220 kJ/hour)

  • Typical: 22,705 BTU/hour (23,954 kJ/hour)

High capacity drives:

  • Max: 32,323 BTU/hour (34,101 kJ/hour)

  • Typical: 22,626 BTU/hour (23,871 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

Extreme Flash drives:

  • Max: 2590 CFM

  • Typical: 1813 CFM

High capacity drives:

  • Max: 2565 CFM

  • Typical: 1796 CFM

Extreme Flash drives:

  • Max: 1502 CFM

  • Typical: 1051 CFM

High capacity drives:

  • Max: 1496 CFM

  • Typical: 1048 CFM

1.2.4 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-2

The environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-2 depend on the size of the system. Table 1-3 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-2. The other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-3 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-2

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-2 Full Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-2 Half Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-2 Quarter Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-2 Eighth Rack

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

852.8 kg (1880 lbs)

525.3 kg (1158 lbs)

365.6 kg (806 lbs)

365.6 kg (806 lbs)

Acoustic levels

93 db(A)

89 db(A)

85 db(A)

85 db(A)

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 12.4 kVA

    Typical: 8.7 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 11.4 kVA

    Typical: 8.1 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 6.8 kVA

    Typical: 4.8 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 6.3 kVA

    Typical: 4.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 3.4 kVA

    Typical: 2.5 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 3.2 kVA

    Typical: 2.3 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 3.1 kVA

    Typical: 2.2 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 2.9 kVA

    Typical: 2.1 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 41,300 BTU/hour (43,600 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 29,000 BTU/hour (30,600 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 38,300 BTU/hour (40,400 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 27,000 BTU/hour (28,500 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 22,500 BTU/hour (23,750 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 16,000 BTU/hour (16,900 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 21,200 BTU/hour (22,400 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 14,700 BTU/hour (15,500 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 11,300 BTU/hour (11,900 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 8,200 BTU/hour (8,700 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 10,600 BTU/hour (11,200 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 7,500 BTU/hour (7,900 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 10,200 BTU/hour (10,700 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 7,100 BTU/hour (7,500 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 9,500 BTU/hour (10,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 6,600 BTU/hour (7,000 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,900 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,350 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,780 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,250 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,050 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 750 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 980 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 680 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 520 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 365 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 490 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 350 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 470 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 325 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 440 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 310 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

68 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 36 for InfiniBand network

38 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 18 for InfiniBand network

22 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 8 for InfiniBand network

22 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 8 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 11 network drops

Minimum of 7 network drops

Minimum of 5 network drops

Minimum of 5 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

18 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

12 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

8 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

6 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

4 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

6 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

4 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.5 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 with Exadata Storage Server X5-2 Servers

Table 1-4 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 with Exadata Storage Server X5-2 Servers. The other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-4 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 Racks with Exadata Storage Server X5-2 Servers

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X5-2 Servers Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 Half Rack with Exadata Storage Server X5-2 Servers

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

  • Extreme Flash drives: 828.1 kg (1826 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 898.3 kg (1980 lbs))

  • Extreme Flash drives: 526.2 kg (1160 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 541.2 kg (1193 lbs)

Acoustic levels

86 db(A)

85 db(A)

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 17.1 kVA

    Typical: 12.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 17.0 kVA

    Typical: 11.9 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 10.1 kVA

    Typical: 7.1 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 10.1 kVA

    Typical: 7.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 57,300 BTU/hour (60,452 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 40,110 BTU/hour (42,316 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 56,775 BTU/hour (59,897 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 39,742 BTU/hour (41,928 kJ/hour)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 33,801 BTU/hour (35,660 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 23,660 BTU/hour (24,962 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 33,688 BTU/hour (35,541 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 23,582 BTU/hour (24,879 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,653 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,857 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,628 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,840 CFM

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,565 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,095 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,560 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,092 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

44 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 44 for InfiniBand network

22 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 22 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 5 network drops

Minimum of 5 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

16 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet SFP+ ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

16 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet SFP+ ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.6 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 Full Rack

Table 1-5 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 Full Rack. The other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-5 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 Full Rack

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X4-8 Full Rack

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

867.3 kg (1912 lbs)

Acoustic levels

93 db(A)

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 15.3 kVA

    Typical: 10.7 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 14.7 kVA

    Typical: 10.3 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 51,200 BTU/hour (54,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 36,400 BTU/hour (38,400 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 49,110 BTU/hour (52,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 34,400 BTU/hour (36,300 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,410 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,700 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,280 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,600 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

44 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 36 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 5 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

16 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet SFP+ ports

12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.7 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2

The environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2 depend on the size of the system. Table 1-6 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2. The other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-6 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2 Full Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2 Half Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-2 Quarter Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine Eighth Rack

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

871.4 kg (1921 lbs)

543.9 kg (1199 lbs)

368.8 kg (813 lbs)

368.8 kg (813 lbs)

Acoustic levels

87 db(A)

84 db(A)

81 db(A)

81 db(A)

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 12.1 kVA

    Typical: 8.6 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 11.1 kVA

    Typical: 7.8 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 6.6 kVA

    Typical: 4.7 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 6.1 kVA

    Typical: 4.3 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 3.3 kVA

    Typical: 2.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 3.1 kVA

    Typical: 2.2 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 3.0 kVA

    Typical: 2.1 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 2.8 kVA

    Typical: 2.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 40,600 BTU/hour (42,800 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 28,700 BTU/hour (30,300 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 37,200 BTU/hour (39,250 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 26,000 BTU/hour (27,400 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 22,200 BTU/hour (23,400 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 15,700 BTU/hour (16,600 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 20,500 BTU/hour (21,600 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 14,300 BTU/hour (15,100 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 10,900 BTU/hour (11,500 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 7,850 BTU/hour (8,300 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 10,200 BTU/hour (10,800 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 7,200 BTU/hour (7,600 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 9,900 BTU/hour (10,500 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 6,800 BTU/hour (7,200 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 9,200 BTU/hour (9,700 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 6,500 BTU/hour (6,850 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,900 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,350 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,700 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,200 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,050 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 750 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 950 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 670 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 500 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 375 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 470 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 330 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 460 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 325 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 425 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 300 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

69 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

22 for InfiniBand network

39 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster (39 IP addresses are needed for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 (with X4170 and X4275 servers))

11 for InfiniBand network

22 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

5 for InfiniBand network

22 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

5 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 11 network drops

Minimum of 7 network drops

Minimum of 5 network drops

Minimum of 5 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

24 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

12 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

8 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

6 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

4 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

6 x 1 GbE/10 GbE Ethernet ports

4 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.8 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X4-2L Servers

Table 1-7 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X4-2L Servers. The other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-7 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X4-2L Servers

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X4-2L Servers

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

911.27 kg (2009 lbs)

Acoustic levels

84 db(A)

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 15.3 kVA

    Typical: 10.7 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 14.5 kVA

    Typical: 10.2 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 51,200 BTU/hour (54,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 35,900 BTU/hour (37,900 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 48,500 BTU/hour (51,200 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 34,200 BTU/hour (36,100 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,400 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,700 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,250 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,600 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

45 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

Up to 36 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 5 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

16 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet SFP+ ports

12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.9 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X3-2 Servers

Table 1-8 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X3-2 Servers. The other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-8 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X3-2 Servers

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server X3-2 Servers

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

929.9 kg (2050 lbs)

Acoustic levels

84 db(A)

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 15.3 kVA

    Typical: 10.7 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 14.3 kVA

    Typical: 10.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 51,200 BTU/hour (54,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 35,900 BTU/hour (37,900 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 47,800 BTU/hour (50,400 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 33,500 BTU/hour (35,300 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,400 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,700 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,200 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,550 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

45 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

22 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 5 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

16 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet SFP+ ports

12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.10 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2

The environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 depend on the size of the system. Table 1-9 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2. The other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-9 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Full Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Half Rack Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Quarter Rack

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

966.6 kg (2131 lbs)

602.8 kg (1329 lbs)

409.1kg (902 lbs)

Acoustic levels

89 db(A)

86 db(A)

83 db(A)

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

Maximum: 14.0 kW (14.3 kVA)

Typical: 9.8 kW (10.0 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 7.2 kW (7.3 kVA)

Typical: 5.1 kW (5.2 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 3.6 kW (3.7 kVA)

Typical: 2.7 kW (2.75kVA) (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

Maximum: 47,800 BTU/hour (50,400 kJ/hour)

Typical: 33,400 BTU/hour (35,300 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 26,400 BTU/hour (25,950 kJ/hour)

Typical: 17,400 BTU/hour (35,300 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 12,300 BTU/hour (13,000 kJ/hour)

Typical: 9,200 BTU/hour (9,700 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

Maximum: Approximately 2,200 CFM

Typical: Approximately 1,560 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 1,130 CFM

Typical: Approximately 840 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 550 CFM

Typical: Approximately 410 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

70 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

22 for InfiniBand network

40 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster (39 IP addresses are needed for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-2 (with X4170 and X4275 servers))

11 for InfiniBand network

23 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

5 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 12 network drops

Minimum of 8 network drops

Minimum of 6 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

24 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports (valid for M2 servers only)

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

12 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

8 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports (valid for M2 servers only)

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

6 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

4 x 10 GbE Ethernet ports (valid for M2 servers only)

At least 12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.11 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 Full Rack

Table 1-10 shows the general environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 Full Rack. The other sections in this chapter provide detailed information.

Table 1-10 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 Full Rack

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 Full Rack (Sun Fire X4800 Oracle Database Servers) Oracle Exadata Database Machine X2-8 Full Rack (Sun Server X2-8 Oracle Database Servers)

Weight

See Also: "Flooring Requirements"

943.5 kg (2080 lbs)

980.7 kg (2162 lbs)

Acoustic levels

85 db(A)

85 db(A)

Power

See Also: "Electrical Power Requirements"

Maximum: 17.0 kW (17.4 kVA)

Typical: 11.9 kW (12.2 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 17.7 kW (18.1 kVA)

Typical: 12.4 kW (112.7 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Cooling

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

Maximum: 58,050 BTU/hour (61,200 kJ/hour)

Typical: 40,630 BTU/hour (42,840 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 60,350 BTU/hour (63,630 kJ/hour)

Typical: 42,280 BTU/hour (44,580 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

See Also: "Temperature and Humidity Requirements", and "Ventilation and Cooling Requirements"

Maximum: Approximately 2,690 CFM

Typical: Approximately 1,880 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 2,781CFM

Typical: Approximately 1,950 CFM

IP Addresses

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

45 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

22 for InfiniBand network

45 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

22 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

Minimum of 5 network drops

Minimum of 5 network drops

External connectivity

See Also: "Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine"

16 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet SFP+ ports

12 InfiniBand ports

16 x 1 GbE Ethernet ports

16 x 10 GbE Ethernet SFP+ ports

12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.12 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2

The environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2 depend on the size of the system. Table 1-11 shows the general environmental requirements for each type of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2.

Table 1-11 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X5-2 Full Rack Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X5-2 Half Rack Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X5-2 Quarter Rack

Weight

  • Extreme Flash drives: 821 kg (1810 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 915.8 kg (2019 lbs)

  • Extreme Flash drives: 546.6 kg (1205 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 591.5 kg (1304 lbs)

  • Extreme Flash drives: 364.5 kg (804 lbs)

  • High capacity drives: 384.4 kg (848 lbs)

Acoustic levels

82 db(A)

79 db(A)

76 db(A)

Power

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 13.1 kVA

    Typical: 9.2 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 12.8 kVA

    Typical: 8.9 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 5.9 kVA

    Typical: 4.2 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 6.9 kVA

    Typical: 4.8 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 3.7 kVA

    Typical: 2.6 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 3.7 kVA

    Typical: 2.6 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 43,765 BTU/hour (46,170 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 30,635 BTU/hour (32,320 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 42,670 BTU/hour (45,020 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 29,870 BTU/hour (31,515 kJ/hour)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 19,880 BTU/hour (20,970 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 13,915 BTU/hour (14,680 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 22,950 BTU/hour (24,210 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 16,065 BTU/hour (16,950 kJ/hour

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: 12,362 BTU/hour (13,042 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 8,654 BTU/hour (9,129 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 12,212 BTU/hour (12,884 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 8,548 BTU/hour (9,019 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 2,030 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,420 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,975 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,385 CFM

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 920 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 645 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,065 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 745 CFM

  • Extreme Flash drives

    Maximum: Approximately 565 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 396 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 572 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 401 CFM

IP Addresses

44 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

38 for InfiniBand network

24 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

18 for InfiniBand network

13 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

8 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

Minimum of 1 network drop

Minimum of 1 network drop

Minimum of 1 network drop

External connectivity

12 InfiniBand ports

12 InfiniBand ports

12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.13 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2

The environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2 depend on the size of the system. Table 1-12 shows the general environmental requirements for each type of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2.

Table 1-12 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X4-2 Full Rack Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X4-2 Half Rack Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X4-2 Quarter Rack

Weight

824.2 kg (1817 lbs)

513.0 kg (1131 lbs)

346.5 kg (764 lbs)

Acoustic levels

82 db(A)

79 db(A)

76 db(A)

Power

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 10.2 kVA

    Typical: 7.1 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 9.1 kVA

    Typical: 6.3 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 5.7 kVA

    Typical: 4.1 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 5.2 kVA

    Typical: 3.7 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 2.9 kVA

    Typical: 2.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 2.7 kVA

    Typical: 2.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 34,100 BTU/hour (36,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 23,900 BTU/hour (25,200 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 30,400 BTU/hour (32,100 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 21,200 BTU/hour (22,400 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 19,100 BTU/hour (20,150 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 13,650 BTU/hour (14,400 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 17,400 BTU/hour (18,400 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 12,300 BTU/hour (13,000 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 9,500 BTU/hour (10,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 6,700 BTU/hour (7,000 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 8,900 BTU/hour (9,400 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 6,500 BTU/hour (6,900 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,600 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,100 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,410 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 980 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 900 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 650 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 810 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 570 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 440 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 310 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 410 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 300 CFM

IP Addresses

42 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

36 for InfiniBand network

24 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

18 for InfiniBand network

13 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

8 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

Minimum of 1 network drop

Minimum of 1 network drop

Minimum of 1 network drop

External connectivity

12 InfiniBand ports

12 InfiniBand ports

12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.14 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2

The environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2 depend on the size of the system. Table 1-13 shows the general environmental requirements for each type of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2.

Table 1-13 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X3-2 Full Rack Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X3-2 Half Rack Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion X3-2 Quarter Rack

Weight

827.4 kg (1824 lbs)

516.2 kg (1138 lbs)

349.7 kg (771 lbs)

Acoustic levels

82 db(A)

79 db(A)

76 db(A)

Power

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 10.2 kVA

    Typical: 7.1 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 8.9 kVA

    Typical: 6.2 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 5.7 kVA

    Typical: 4.1 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 5.1 kVA

    Typical: 3.6 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 2.9 kVA

    Typical: 2.0 kVA (varies based on application load)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 2.6 kVA

    Typical: 1.9 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 34,100 BTU/hour (36,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 23,900 BTU/hour (25,200 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 29,700 BTU/hour (31,300 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 20,800 BTU/hour (21,950 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 19,100 BTU/hour (20,150 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 13,650 BTU/hour (14,400 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 17,100 BTU/hour (18,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 11,950 BTU/hour (12,600 kJ/hour)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: 9,500 BTU/hour (10,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 6,700 BTU/hour (7,000 kJ/hour)

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: 8,500 BTU/hour (9,000 kJ/hour)

    Typical: 6,150 BTU/hour (6,500 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,600 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 1,100 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 1,375 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 960 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 900 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 650 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 790 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 550 CFM

  • High performance drives

    Maximum: Approximately 440 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 310 CFM

  • High capacity drives

    Maximum: Approximately 400 CFM

    Typical: Approximately 285 CFM

IP Addresses

42 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

18 for InfiniBand network

24 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

9 for InfiniBand network

13 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

4 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

Minimum of 1 network drop

Minimum of 1 network drop

Minimum of 1 network drop

External connectivity

12 InfiniBand ports

12 InfiniBand ports

12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.15 General Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers

The environmental requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers depend on the size of the system. Table 1-14 shows the general environmental requirements for each type of Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers.

Table 1-14 Environmental Requirements for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers

Environmental Component Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Full Rack Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Half Rack Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Quarter Rack

Weight

917.6 kg (2023 lbs)

578.3 kg (1275 lbs)

396.8 kg (875 lbs)

Acoustic levels

83 db(A)

82 db(A)

81 db(A)

Power

Maximum: 12.6 kW (12.9 kVA)

Typical: 8.8 kW (9.0 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 6.9 kW (7.1 kVA)

Typical: 4.8 kW (5.0 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 3.4 kW (3.5 kVA)

Typical: 2.4 kW (2.5kVA) (varies based on application load)

Cooling

Maximum: 43,000 BTU/hour (45,400 kJ/hour)

Typical: 30,100 BTU/hour (31,800 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 23,600 BTU/hour (24,900 kJ/hour)

Typical: 16,500 BTU/hour (17,400 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 11,600 BTU/hour (12,250 kJ/hour)

Typical: 8,100 BTU/hour (8,600 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

Maximum: Approximately 1,980 CFM

Typical: Approximately 1,390 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 1,090 CFM

Typical: Approximately 760 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 530 CFM

Typical: Approximately 375 CFM

IP Addresses

43 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

18 for InfiniBand network

25 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

9 for InfiniBand network

14 for Ethernet network, assuming single cluster

4 for InfiniBand network

Network drops

Minimum of 2 network drops

Minimum of 2 network drops

Minimum of 2 network drops

External connectivity

12 InfiniBand ports

12 InfiniBand ports

12 InfiniBand ports

1.2.16 General Environmental Requirements for Single Servers

The environmental requirements for single servers are shown in the following tables.

Table 1-15 Environmental Requirements for X9M-2 Single Servers

Environmental Component Database Server X9M-2 Exadata Storage Server X9M-2 - High Capacity Exadata Storage Server X9M-2 Eighth Rack - High Capacity Exadata Storage Server X9M-2 - Extreme Flash Exadata Storage Server X9M-2 XT Server

Weight

20.7 kg (45.6 lbs)

34.8 kg (76.7 lbs)

30.6 kg (67.5 lbs)

27.5 kg (60.6 lbs)

30.2 kg (66.7 lbs)

Acoustic levels

79 db

80 dB

80 dB

80 dB

80 dB

Power

Maximum: 0.9 kW (0.9 kVA)

Typical: 0.7 kW (0.7 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.9 kW (0.9 kVA)

Typical: 0.5 kW (0.6 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.6 kW (0.6 kVA)

Typical: 0.4 kW (0.4 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.9 kW (0.9 kVA)

Typical: 0.6 kW (0.6 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA)

Typical: 0.4 kW (0.4 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Cooling

At max usage: 3,153 BTU/hour (3,326 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 2,207 BTU/hour (2,328 kJ/hour

At max usage: 2,883 BTU/hour (3,042 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 2,018 BTU/hour (2,129 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 2,134 BTU/hour (2,251 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,494 BTU/hour (1,576 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 2,907 BTU/hour (3,067 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 2,035 BTU/hour (2,147 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 1,720 BTU/hour (1,814 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,204 BTU/hour (1,270 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

At max usage: Approximately 146 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 102 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 133 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 93 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 99 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 69 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 135 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 94 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 80 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 56 CFM

Table 1-16 Environmental Requirements for X8M-2 Single Servers

Environmental Component Database Server X8M-2 Exadata Storage Server X8M-2 - High Capacity Exadata Storage Server X8M-2 Eighth Rack - High Capacity Exadata Storage Server X8M-2 - Extreme Flash Exadata Storage Server X8M-2 XT Server

Weight

20.7 kg (45.6 lbs)

34.8 kg (76.7 lbs)

30.6 kg (67.5 lbs)

27.5 kg (60.6 lbs)

30.2 kg (66.7 lbs)

Acoustic levels

77 db

82 dB

82 dB

82 dB

82 dB

Power

Maximum: 0.7 kW (0.7 kVA)

Typical: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.8 kW (0.8 kVA)

Typical: 0.5 kW (0.6 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.6 kW (0.6 kVA)

Typical: 0.4 kW (0.4 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.8 kW (0.8 kVA)

Typical: 0.6 kW (0.6 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA)

Typical: 0.3 kW (0.3 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Cooling

At max usage: 2,409 BTU/hour (2,541 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,686 BTU/hour (1,779 kJ/hour

At max usage: 2,631 BTU/hour (2,775 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,842 BTU/hour (1,943 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 1,947 BTU/hour (2,054 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,363 BTU/hour (1,438 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 2,730 BTU/hour (2,880 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,911 BTU/hour (2,016 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 1570 BTU/hour (1,656 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,099 BTU/hour (1,159 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

At max usage: Approximately 112 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 78 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 122 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 85 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 90 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 63 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 126 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 88 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 73 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 51 CFM

Table 1-17 Environmental Requirements for X8-2 Single Servers

Environmental Component Database Server X8-2 Exadata Storage Server X8-2 - High Capacity Exadata Storage Server X8-2 Eighth Rack - High Capacity Exadata Storage Server X8-2 - Extreme Flash Exadata Storage Server X8-2 XT Server

Weight

20.7 kg (45.6 lbs)

34.8 kg (76.7 lbs)

30.6 kg (67.5 lbs)

27.5 kg (60.6 lbs)

30.2 kg (66.7 lbs)

Acoustic levels

77 db

82 dB

82 dB

82 dB

82 dB

Power

Maximum: 0.7 kW (0.7 kVA)

Typical: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.7 kW (0.7 kVA)

Typical: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA)

Typical: 0.4 kW (0.4 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.7 kW (0.7 kVA)

Typical: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA)

Typical: 0.3 kW (0.3 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Cooling

At max usage: 2,409 BTU/hour (2,541 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,686 BTU/hour (1,779 kJ/hour

At max usage: 2,317 BTU/hour (2,444 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,622 BTU/hour (1,711 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 1,714 BTU/hour (1,809 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,200 BTU/hour (1,266 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 2,283 BTU/hour (2,408 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,598 BTU/hour (1,686 kJ/hour)

At max usage: 1570 BTU/hour (1,656 kJ/hour)

At typical usage: 1,099 BTU/hour (1,159 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

At max usage: Approximately 112 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 78 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 107 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 75 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 79 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 56 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 106 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 74 CFM

At max usage: Approximately 73 CFM

At typical usage: Approximately 51 CFM

Table 1-18 Environmental Requirements for X7-2 Single Servers

Environmental Component Exadata Storage Server X7-2 - Extreme Flash Exadata Storage Server X7-2 Eighth Rack - High Capacity Exadata Storage Server X7-2 - High Capacity Database Server X7-2

Weight

27.5 kg (61 lbs)

30.1 kg (66.3 lbs)

34.4 kg (76 lbs)

20.7 kg (46 lbs)

Acoustic levels

82 db(A)

79 db(A)

82 db(A)

77 db(A)

Power

Maximum: 0.6 kW (0.6 kVA)

Typical: 0.4 kW (0.5 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.5 kW (0.5 kVA)

Typical: 0.3 kW (0.3 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.6 kW (0.6 kVA)

Typical: 0.4 kW (0.4 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.8 kW (0.8 kVA)

Typical: 0.5 kW (0.6 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Cooling

Maximum: 2,167 BTU/hour (2,286 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,600 BTU/hour (1,378 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 1,588 BTU/hour (1,676 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,112 BTU/hour (1,173 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 2,146 BTU/hour (2,264 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,502 BTU/hour (1,585 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 2,631 BTU/hour (2,775 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,842 BTU/hour (1,943 kJ/hour

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

Maximum: Approximately 100 CFM

Typical: Approximately 70 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 74 CFM

Typical: Approximately 51 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 99 CFM

Typical: Approximately 70 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 122 CFM

Typical: Approximately 85 CFM

Table 1-19 Environmental Requirements for X6-2 Single Servers

Environmental Component Exadata Storage Server X6-2 - Extreme Flash Exadata Storage Server X6-2 - High Capacity Database Server X6-2

Weight

28.1 kg (62 lbs)

33.1 kg (73 lbs)

20.4 kg (45 lbs)

Acoustic levels

78 db(A)

78 db(A)

78 db(A)

Power

Maximum: 0.6 kVA

Typical: 0.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.6 kVA

Typical: 0.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.665 kW (0.678 kVA)

Typical: 0.466 kW (0.475 kVA) (varies based on application load)

Cooling

Maximum: 1,866 BTU/hour (1,969 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,307 BTU/hour (1,378 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 2,006 BTU/hour (2,117 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,404 BTU/hour (1,482 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 2,269 BTU/hour (2,394 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,588 BTU/hour (1,676 kJ/hour

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

Maximum: Approximately 86 CFM

Typical: Approximately 60 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 93 CFM

Typical: Approximately 65 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 105 CFM

Typical: Approximately 74 CFM

Table 1-20 Environmental Requirements for X5-2 Single Servers

Environmental Component Exadata Storage Server X5-2 - Extreme Flash Exadata Storage Server X5-2 - High Capacity Database Server X5-2

Weight

28.1 kg (62 lbs)

33.1 kg (73 lbs)

20.4 kg (45 lbs)

Acoustic levels

78 db(A)

78 db(A)

78 db(A)

Power

Maximum: 0.6 kVA

Typical: 0.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.6 kVA

Typical: 0.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 0.7 kVA

Typical: 0.5 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

Maximum: 2,037 BTU/hour (2,149 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,426 BTU/hour (1,504 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 2,000 BTU/hour (2,109 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,400 BTU/hour (1,477 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 2,481 BTU/hour (2,617 kJ/hour)

Typical: 1,736 BTU/hour (1,832 kJ/hour

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

Maximum: Approximately 94 CFM

Typical: Approximately 66 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 93 CFM

Typical: Approximately 65 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 115 CFM

Typical: Approximately 80 CFM

Table 1-21 Environmental Requirements for 8-Socket Servers, Model X4-8 and Later

Environmental Component Database Server X8M-8 and X9M-8 Database Server X7-8 and X8-8 Database Server X5-8 and X6-8 Database Server X4-8

Weight

90.2 kg (198.8 lbs) 90.2 kg (198.8 lbs)

93.4 kg (206 lbs)

93.4 kg (206 lbs)

Acoustic levels

87 dB 87 dB

81 db(A)

81 db(A)

Power

Maximum: 3.6 kVA

Typical: 2.5 kVA (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 3.6 kVA

Typical: 2.5 kVA (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 3.5 kVA

Typical: 2.4 kVA (varies based on application load)

Maximum: 3.7 kVA

Typical: 2.6 kVA (varies based on application load)

Cooling

Maximum: 11,953 BTU/hour (12,610 kJ/hour)

Typical: 8,367 BTU/hour (8,827 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 11,942 BTU/hour (12,599 kJ/hour)

Typical: 8,360 BTU/hour (8,820 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 11,601 BTU/hour (12,239 kJ/hour)

Typical: 8,121 BTU/hour (8,568 kJ/hour)

Maximum: 12,284 BTU/hour (12,959 kJ/hour)

Typical: 8,599 BTU/hour (9,072 kJ/hour)

Air flow front-to-back (subject to actual data center environment)

Maximum: Approximately 553 CFM

Typical: Approximately 387 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 553 CFM

Typical: Approximately 387 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 537 CFM

Typical: Approximately 376 CFM

Maximum: Approximately 569 CFM

Typical: Approximately 398 CFM

1.3 Space Requirements

For all Exadata Database Machine X7, X8, X8M, X9M, and later models, use Oracle Exadata Configuration Assistant (OECA) to determine the size of each rack.

In addition to the rack height, 914 mm (36 inches) of space is required above the rack height for maintenance access, as described in Table 1-23.

The space surrounding the cabinet must not restrict the movement of cool air between the air conditioner and the front of the systems within the cabinet, or the movement of hot air coming out of the rear of the cabinet.

1.3.1 Space Requirements for Racks up to Exadata Database Machine X6

All racks up to Exadata Database Machine X6-2 and X6-8 use the same hardware rack, and have the same space requirements.

The space requirements are as follows:

  • Height: 1998 mm (78.66 inches)
  • Width: 600 mm with side panels (23.62 inches)
  • Depth: 1200 mm (47.24 inches)

The minimum ceiling height for the cabinet is 2912 mm (114.65 inches), measured from the true floor or raised floor, whichever is higher. This includes an additional 914 mm (36 inches) of space required above the rack height for maintenance access, as described in Table 1-23. The space surrounding the cabinet must not restrict the movement of cool air between the air conditioner and the front of the systems within the cabinet, or the movement of hot air coming out of the rear of the cabinet.

1.4 Receiving, Unpacking, and Access Route Requirements

Before your Oracle Exadata Rack arrives, ensure that the receiving area is large enough for the package.

Use the following package dimensions for Oracle Exadata Rack:

  • Shipping height: 2159 mm (85 inches)
  • Shipping width: 1219 mm (48 inches)
  • Shipping depth: 1575 mm (62 inches)

If your loading dock meets the height and ramp requirements for a standard freight carrier truck, then you can use a pallet jack to unload the rack. If the loading dock does not meet the requirements, then you must provide a standard forklift or other means to unload the rack. You can also request that the rack be shipped in a truck with a lift gate.

When Oracle Exadata Rack arrives, leave the rack in its shipping packaging until it arrives at its installation site. Use a conditioned space to remove the packaging material to reduce particles before entering the data center. The entire access route to the installation site should be free of raised-pattern flooring that can cause vibration.

Allow enough space for unpacking it from its shipping cartons. Ensure that there is enough clearance and clear pathways for moving Oracle Exadata Rack from the unpacking location to the installation location.

Caution:

Prior to moving the rack, always make sure that all four leveling and stabilizing feet are raised and out of the way.

Table 1-22 Access Route Requirements

Access Route Item With Shipping Pallet Without Shipping Pallet

Minimum door height

2184 mm (86 inches)

2040 mm (80.32 inches)

Minimum door width

1270 (50 inches)

640 mm (25.19 inches)

Minimum elevator depth

1625.6 mm (64 inches)

1240 mm (48.82 inches)

Maximum incline

6 degrees

6 degrees

Minimum elevator, pallet jack, and floor loading capacity

1134 kg (2500 lbs)

1134 kg (2500 lbs)

1.4.1 Rack Weights for Exadata Database Machine

Review the weight of your Oracle Exadata Rack to ensure that it can be delivered and located safely.

For all Exadata Database Machine X6, X7, X8, X8M, X9M, and later models, use Oracle Exadata Configuration Assistant (OECA) to determine the net rack weight. In addition to the net rack weight, allow approximately 180 kg (400 lbs) for packaging materials.

For earlier models, use the following table to determine the rack weight:

Type of Rack Shipping Weight Net Weight

Exadata Database Machine X5-2 Full Rack

984.8 kg (2171 lbs)

901.3 kg (1987 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X5-2 Half Rack

639.6 kg (1410 lbs)

587.4 kg (1295 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X5-2 Quarter Rack

453.1 kg (999 lbs)

418.2 kg (922 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X5-2 Eighth Rack

453.1 kg (999 lbs)

418.2 kg (922 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X5-8 Full Rack

Extreme Flash drives: 894.7 kg (1972.5 lbs)

High capacity drives: 964.6 kg (2126.5 lbs)

Extreme Flash drives: 828.5 kg (1826.5 lbs)

High capacity drives: 898.3 kg (1980.5 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X5-8 Half Rack

Extreme Flash drives: 592.4 kg (1306.1 lbs)

High capacity drives: 607.4 kg (1339.1 lbs)

Extreme Flash drives: 526.2 kg (1160.1 lbs)

High capacity drives: 541.2 kg (1193.1 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X4-2 Full Rack

936 kg (2064 lbs)

852.8 kg (1880 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X4-2 Half Rack

577 kg (1273 lbs)

525.3 kg (1158 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X4-2 Quarter Rack

401 kg (883 lbs)

365.6 kg (806 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X4-2 Eighth Rack

401 kg (883 lbs)

365.6 kg (806 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X4-8 Full Rack

High performance drives: 951 kg (2097 lbs)

High capacity drives: 1019 kg (2247 lbs)

High performance drives: 867 kg (1912 lbs)

High capacity drives: 936 kg (2063 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X3-2 Full Rack

954.8 kg (2105 lbs)

871.4 kg (1921 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X3-2 Half Rack

596.0 kg (1314 lbs)

543.9 kg (1199 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X3-2 Quarter Rack

403.7 kg (890 lbs)

368.8 kg (813 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X3-2 Eighth Rack

403.7 kg (890 lbs)

368.8 kg (813 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Racks with Exadata Storage Server X4-2L Servers

994.7 kg (2193 lbs)

911.3 kg (2009 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X3-8 Full Racks

1013.3 kg (2234 lbs)

929.9 kg (2050 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Full Rack

1050.1 kg (2315 lbs)

966.61 kg (2131 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Half Rack

684.1 kg (1508 lbs)

602.8 kg (1329 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X2-2 Quarter Rack

487.6 kg (1075 lbs)

409.1 kg (902 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X2-8 Full Rack with Sun Fire X4800 Oracle Database Servers

1026.9 kg (2264 lbs)

943.8 kg (2080 lbs)

Exadata Database Machine X2-8 Full Rack with Sun Server X2-8 Oracle Database Servers

1036.0 kg (2284 lbs)

980.7 kg (2162 lbs)

1.4.2 Rack Weights for Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack

For all Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X6-2, X7-2, X8-2, X8M-2, and later models, use Oracle Exadata Configuration Assistant (OECA) to determine the net rack weight. In addition to the net rack weight, allow approximately 180 kg (400 lbs) for packaging materials.

For earlier models, use the following table to determine the rack weight:

Type of Rack Shipping Weight Net Weight

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2 Full Rack

994.7 kg (2193 lbs)

915.8 kg (2019 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2 Half Rack

640.9 kg (1413 lbs)

591.5 kg (1304 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X5-2 Quarter Rack

444.5 kg (980 lbs)

411 kg (906.1 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2 Full Rack

903.1 kg (1991 lbs)

824.2 kg (1817.1 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2 Half Rack

562.4 kg (1239.9 lbs)

513.0 kg (1131 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X4-2 Quarter Rack

380.1 kg (838 lbs)

346.5 kg (764 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2 Full Rack

906.3 kg (1998 lbs)

827.4 kg (1824.1 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2 Half Rack

565.6 kg (1247 lbs)

516.2 kg (1138 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack X3-2 Quarter Rack

383.3 kg (845 lbs)

349.7 kg (771 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack Full Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers

1001.1 kg (2207 lbs)

917.6 kg (2023 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack Half Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers

659.6 kg (1454.2 lbs)

578.3 kg (1275 lbs)

Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack Quarter Rack with Exadata Storage Server with Sun Fire X4270 M2 Servers

475.3 kg (1047.9 lbs)

396.8 kg (874.8 lbs)

1.5 Maintenance Access Requirements

The maintenance area must be large enough for Oracle Exadata Rack, and have the required access space.

The required space to remove the side panels is 675.64 mm (26.6 inches). Side panel access is not required for normal maintenance.

Front access space requirement is typically the length of the longest chassis supported in the rack, plus the distance the rails need to travel out to install and remove equipment from the front.

Rear access space requirement is the space needed for a person working behind the Oracle Exadata Rack.

Top access space requirement is for a person standing on a ladder to be able service components installed in the top of the rack.

Table 1-23 Maintenance Access Requirements for Oracle Exadata Rack (All Models)

Location Maintenance Access Requirement

Rear maintenance

914 mm (36 inches)

Front maintenance

1232 (48.5 inches)

Top maintenance

914 mm (36 inches)

Note:

  • In raised floor data centers, an adjacent tile at the rear of the rack must be able to be opened to access any cabling going under the floor.
  • Oracle Exadata Racks can be placed side-by-side when interconnecting the racks.

1.6 Flooring Requirements

Oracle Exadata Rack may be installed on raised floor or solid floor environments.

The site floor or the raised flooring must be able to support the total weight of Oracle Exadata Rack.

Table 1-24 Floor Load Requirements for Oracle Exadata Rack

Description Requirement

Maximum allowable weight of installed rack equipment

952.5 kg (2100 lbs)

Maximum allowable weight of installed power distribution units

52.16 kg (115 lbs)

Maximum dynamic load (maximum allowable weight of installed equipment including PDUs)

1004.66 kg (2215 lbs)

Note:

For raised floors, a floor tile with a cutout at the rear of the Exadata rack is needed for routing power and network cables into the rack from under the raised floor. The cutout is located between the two rear leveling feet. See Figure 5-3 and Figure 5-5.

1.7 Electrical Power Requirements

The Oracle Exadata Rack can operate effectively over a wide range of voltages and frequencies. However, each rack must have a reliable power source.

Damage may occur if the ranges are exceeded. Electrical disturbances such as the following may damage Oracle Exadata Rack:

  • Fluctuations caused by brownouts
  • Wide and rapid variations in input voltage levels or in input power frequency
  • Electrical storms
  • Faults in the distribution system, such as defective wiring

To protect Oracle Exadata Rack from such disturbances, you should have a dedicated power distribution system, power-conditioning equipment, as well as lightning arresters or power cables to protect from electrical storms.

1.7.1 PDU Power Requirements

Each rack has two pre-installed power distribution units (PDUs). The PDUs accept different power sources. You must specify the type of PDU that is correct for your Oracle Exadata Rack and data center.

The following are the PDUs that Oracle Exadata Database Machine currently supports or has supported in the past:

1.7.1.1 Low-voltage 15 kVA Single Phase PDUs for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Table 1-25 Specifications for Low-voltage 15 kVA Single Phase PDUs for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Specification Required values

Voltage

200-240 VAC

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Current

24 A maximum per input

Power rating

15 kVA

Output current

72 A (3 x 24 A)

Outlets

42 x C13; 6 x C19

Outlet groups

6

Group protection (UL489 2-pole circuit breaker)

20A

Materials Required

The following are needed to connect an Oracle Exadata rack to a low-voltage three-phase power source:

  • 6 power cords for two PDUs, each rated for 30 amperes at 200-240 VAC
  • 6 receptacles for 2 PDUs, each must be 15kVA, with three 30A/250V 2-pole/3-wire NEMA L6-30P plugs

Figure 1-1 Low-voltage Single Phase Power Connector for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Description of Figure 1-1 follows
Description of "Figure 1-1 Low-voltage Single Phase Power Connector for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan"
1.7.1.2 Low-voltage 15 kVA Three Phase PDUs for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Table 1-26 Specifications for Low-voltage 15 kVA Three Phase PDUs for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Specification Required values, per PDU

Voltage

190-220 VAC

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Current

40 A maximum per phase

Power rating

14.4 kVA

Output current

69.3 A (3 x 23.1A)

Outlets

42 x C13; 6 x C19

Outlet groups

6

Group protection (UL489 2-pole circuit breaker)

20A

Data center receptacle

IEC309-3P4W-IP67 60A 250VAC 3ph (Hubbell equivalent is HBL460R9W)

Materials Required

The following are needed to connect an Oracle Exadata system to a low-voltage three-phase power source:

  • 2 power cords for two PDUs, 60 amperes at 190-220 VAC three-phase
  • 2 receptacles to connect the PDUs to 2 IEC 60309 60A 4-pin 250VAC 3ph IP67 data center receptacles

Figure 1-2 Low-voltage Three Phase Power Connector for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Description of Figure 1-2 follows
Description of "Figure 1-2 Low-voltage Three Phase Power Connector for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan"
1.7.1.3 High-voltage 15 kVA Single Phase PDUs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC), except for Japan and Taiwan

Table 1-27 Specifications for High-voltage 15 kVA Single Phase PDUs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC), except for Japan and Taiwan

Specification Required values, per PDU

Voltage

220-240 VAC

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Current

24 A maximum per input

Power rating

15 kVA

Output current

72 A (3 x 24 A)

Outlets

42 x C13; 6 x C19

Outlet groups

6

Group protection (UL489 2-pole circuit breaker)

20A

Data center receptacle

15kVA, IEC309-2P3W-IP44 32A 250VAC (Hubbell equivalent is HBL332R6W

Note:

The high-voltage 15kVA single phase PDU is no longer available. The high-voltage 22kVA is a compatible replacement with the same receptacle and breaker requirements

Figure 1-3 High-voltage Single Phase Power Connector

Description of Figure 1-3 follows
Description of "Figure 1-3 High-voltage Single Phase Power Connector"
1.7.1.4 High-voltage 15 kVA Three Phase for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC), except for Japan and Taiwan

Table 1-28 Specifications for High-voltage 15 kVA Three Phase for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC), except for Japan and Taiwan

Specification Required values, per PDU

Voltage

220/380-240/415 VAC 3-phase

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Current

25 A maximum per phase

Power rating

14.4 kVA

Output current

62.7 A (3 x 20.9 A)

Outlets

42 x C13; 6 x C19

Outlet groups

6

Group protection (UL489 1-pole circuit breaker)

20A

Data center receptacle

15kVA, three phase, 5-pin, IEC 60309 32A, 5-pin 230/400V, three phase IP44

Materials Required

The following are needed to connect an Oracle Exadata system to a high-voltage three-phase power source:

  • 2 power cords for two PDUs, 25 amperes at 220/380-240/415 VAC three-phase
  • 2 receptacles to connect the PDUs to 2 IEC 60309 32A 5-pin 230/400VAC 3ph IP44 data center receptacles

Figure 1-4 High-voltage Three Phase Power Connector

Description of Figure 1-4 follows
Description of "Figure 1-4 High-voltage Three Phase Power Connector"
1.7.1.5 Low-voltage 22 kVA Single Phase PDUs for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Table 1-29 Specifications for Low-voltage 22 kVA Single Phase PDUs for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Specifications Required values, per PDU

Voltage

200-240 VAC

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Current

36.8 A maximum per input / 110.4 A Maximum per PDU

Power rating

22 kVA

Output current

110.4A (3x 36.8)

Outlets

42 x C13; 6 x C19

Outlet groups

6

Group protection (UL489 2-pole circuit breaker)

20A

Data center receptacle

Hubbell CS8269 or CS8264

Materials Required

The following are needed to connect an Oracle Exadata system to a low-voltage single-phase power source:

  • 3 power cords for two PDUs
  • 6 receptacles to connect the PDUs

The following image shows the low-voltage, 22 kVA single phase PDU power connector for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan. This power connector is different from the power connector for the low-voltage 15 kVA single phase PDU.

Figure 1-5 Low-voltage 22 kVA Single Phase Power Connector

Description of Figure 1-5 follows
Description of "Figure 1-5 Low-voltage 22 kVA Single Phase Power Connector"
1.7.1.6 High-voltage 22 kVA Single Phase PDUs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC), except for Japan and Taiwan

Table 1-30 Specifications for High-voltage 22 kVA Single Phase PDUs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC), except for Japan and Taiwan

Specifications Required values, per PDU

Voltage

220-240 VAC

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Current

32 A maximum per input

Power rating

22 kVA

Output current

96 A (3 x 32 A)

Outlets

42 x C13; 6 x C19

Outlet groups

6

Group protection (UL489 1-pole circuit breaker)

20A

Data center receptacle

IEC309-2P3W-IP44 32A 250VAC (Hubbell equivalent is HBL332R6W)

Materials Required

Note:

The high-voltage 15kVA single phase PDU is no longer available. The high-voltage 22kVA is a compatible replacement with the same receptacle and breaker requirements

The following are needed to connect an Oracle Exadata system to a high-voltage one-phase power source:

  • 6 power cords for two PDUs, each rated for 25 amperes at 220/380-240/415 VAC 1-phase voltage
  • 6 receptacles to connect the PDUs

Figure 1-6 High-voltage Single Phase Power Connector

Description of Figure 1-6 follows
Description of "Figure 1-6 High-voltage Single Phase Power Connector"
1.7.1.7 Low-voltage 24 kVA Three Phase PDUs for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Table 1-31 Specifications for Low-voltage 24 kVA Three Phase PDUs for North America, South America, Japan and Taiwan

Specifications Required values, per PDU

Voltage

200-208 VAC 3-phase

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Current

34.6 A maximum per phase

Power rating

25 kVA

Output current

120 A (6 x 20 A)

Outlets

42 x C13; 6 x C19

Outlet groups

6

Group protection (UL489 2-pole circuit breaker)

20A

Data center receptacle

IEC309-3P4W-IP67 60A 250VAC 3ph (Hubbell equivalent is HBL460R9W)

Materials Required

The following are needed to connect an Oracle Exadata system to a low-voltage three-phase power source:

  • 4 power cords for two PDUs
  • 4 receptacles to connect the PDUs
1.7.1.8 High-voltage 24 kVA Three Phase PDUs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC), except for Japan and Taiwan

Table 1-32 Specifications for High-voltage 24 kVA Three Phase PDUs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Asia Pacific (APAC), except for Japan and Taiwan

Specifications Required values, per PDU

Voltage

220/380-240/415 VAC 3-phase

Frequency

50/60 Hz

Current

18.1 A maximum per phase

Power rating

25 kVA

Output current

108.6A (6 x 18.1 A)

Outlets

42 x C13; 6 x C19

Outlet groups

6

Group protection (UL489 1-pole circuit breaker)

20A

Data center receptacle

IEC309-4P5W-IP44 32A 400VAC 3ph (Hubbell equivalent is HBL532R6W)

Materials Required

The following are needed to connect an Oracle Exadata system to a high-voltage three-phase power source:

  • 4 power cords for two PDUs
  • 4 receptacles to connect the PDUs

1.7.2 Facility Power Requirements

To prevent catastrophic failures, design the input power sources to ensure adequate power is provided to the PDUs.

Use dedicated AC breaker panels for all power circuits that supply power to the PDU. When planning for power distribution requirements, balance the power load between available AC supply branch circuits. In the United States of America and Canada, ensure that the overall system AC input current load does not exceed 80 percent of the branch circuit AC current rating.

Note:

Electrical work and installations must comply with applicable local, state, or national electrical codes. Contact your facilities manager or qualified electrician to determine what type of power is supplied to the building.

PDU power cords are 4 meters (13.12 feet) long, and 1 to 1.5 meters (3.3 to 4.9 feet) of the cord is routed within the rack cabinet. The installation site AC power receptacle must be within 2 meters (6.6 feet) of the rack.

1.7.3 Circuit Breaker Requirements

If computer equipment is subjected to repeated power interruptions and fluctuations, then it is susceptible to a higher rate of component failure.

You are responsible for supplying the circuit breakers. One circuit breaker is required for each power cord. In addition to circuit breakers, provide a stable power source, such as an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to reduce the possibility of component failures.

Use dedicated AC breaker panels for all power circuits that supply power to the server. Servers require electrical circuits be grounded to the Earth.

Note:

Electrical work and installations must comply with applicable local, state, or national electrical codes.

1.7.4 Electrical Grounding Guidelines

The cabinets for Oracle Exadata Rack are shipped with grounding-type power cords.

  • Always connect the cords to grounded power outlets.
  • Check the grounding type, because different grounding methods are used depending on your location.
  • Refer to documentation such as IEC documents for the correct grounding method.
  • Ensure that the facility administrator or qualified electrical engineer verifies the grounding method for the building, and performs the grounding work.

1.8 Temperature and Humidity Requirements

Excessive internal temperatures may result in full or partial shut down of Exadata Database Machine.

Airflow through Oracle Exadata Rack is from front to back. Refer to General Environmental Requirements for information on cooling and airflow.

Note:

Studies have shown that temperature increases of 10 degrees Celsius (15 degrees Fahrenheit) above 20 degrees Celsius (70 degrees Fahrenheit) reduce long-term electronics reliability by 50 percent.

The following table lists the temperature, humidity and altitude requirements for operating and non-operating machines.

Table 1-33 Temperature, Humidity and Altitude Requirements

Condition Operating Requirement Non-operating Requirement Optimum

Temperature

5 to 32 degrees Celsius (41 to 89.6 degrees Fahrenheit)

-40 to 70 degrees Celsius (-40 to 158 degrees Fahrenheit).

For optimal rack cooling, data center temperatures from 21 to 23 degrees Celsius (70 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit)

Relative humidity

10 to 90 percent relative humidity, non-condensing

Up to 93 percent relative humidity.

For optimal data center rack cooling, 45 to 50 percent, non-condensing

Altitude

3048 meters (10000 feet) maximum

12000 meters (40000 feet).

Ambient temperature is reduced by 1 degree Celsius per 300 m above 900 m altitude above sea level

Set conditions to the optimal temperature and humidity ranges to minimize the chance of downtime due to component failure. Operating Oracle Exadata Rack for extended periods at or near the operating range limits, or installing it in an environment where it remains at or near non-operating range limits could significantly increase hardware component failure.

The ambient temperature range of 21 to 23 degrees Celsius (70 to 74 degrees Fahrenheit) is optimal for server reliability and operator comfort. Most computer equipment can operate in a wide temperature range, but near 22 degrees Celsius (72 degrees Fahrenheit) is desirable because it is easier to maintain safe humidity levels. Operating in this temperature range provides a safety buffer in the event that the air conditioning system goes down for a period of time.

The ambient relative humidity range of 45 to 50 percent is suitable for safe data processing operations. Most computer equipment can operate in a wide range (20 to 80 percent), but the range of 45 to 50 percent is recommended for the following reasons:

  • Optimal range helps protect computer systems from corrosion problems associated with high humidity levels.
  • Optimal range provides the greatest operating time buffer in the event of air conditioner control failure.
  • This range helps avoid failures or temporary malfunctions caused by intermittent interference from static discharges that may occur when relative humidity is too low.

Electrostatic discharge (ESD) is easily generated, and hard to dissipate in areas of low relative humidity, such as below 35 percent. ESD becomes critical when humidity drops below 30 percent. It is not difficult to maintain humidity in a data center because of the high-efficiency vapor barrier and low rate of air changes normally present.

1.9 Ventilation and Cooling Requirements

Always provide adequate space in front and behind the rack to allow for proper ventilation.

Do not obstruct the front or rear of the rack with equipment or objects that might prevent air from flowing through the rack. Rack-mountable servers and equipment typically draw cool air in through the front of the rack and let out warm air out the rear of the rack. There is no air flow requirement for the left and right sides due to front-to-back cooling.

If the rack is not completely filled with components, then cover the empty sections with filler panels. Gaps between components can adversely affect air flow and cooling within the rack.

Relative humidity is the percentage of the total water vapor that can exist in the air without condensing, and is inversely proportional to air temperature. Humidity goes down when the temperature rises, and goes up when the temperature drops. For example, air with a relative humidity of 45 percent at a temperature of 24 degrees Celsius (75 degrees Fahrenheit) has a relative humidity of 65 percent at a temperature of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit). As the temperature drops, the relative humidity rises to more than 65 percent, and water droplets are formed.

Air conditioning facilities usually do not precisely monitor or control temperature and humidity throughout an entire computer room. Generally, monitoring is done at individual points corresponding to multiple exhaust vents in the main unit, and other units in the room. Special consideration should be paid to humidity when using underfloor ventilation. When underfloor ventilation is used, monitoring is done at each point close to an exhaust vent. Distribution of the temperature and humidity across the entire room is uneven.

Oracle Exadata Racks have been designed to function while mounted in a natural convection air flow. The following requirements must be followed to meet the environmental specification:

  • Ensure there is adequate air flow through the server.

  • Ensure the server has front-to-back cooling. The air inlet is at the front of the server, and the air is let out the rear.

  • Allow a minimum clearance of 1219.2 mm (48 inches) at the front of the server, and 914 mm (36 inches) at the rear of the server for ventilation.

Use perforated tiles, approximately 400 CFM/tile, in front of the rack for cold air intake. The tiles can be arranged in any order in front of the rack, as long as cold air from the tiles can flow into the rack. Inadequate cold air flow could result in a higher inlet temperature in the servers due to exhaust air recirculation. The following table describes the recommended number of floor tiles:

Type of Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack Recommended Number of Floor Tiles

Oracle Exadata full rack systems

4

Oracle Exadata half rack systems

3

Oracle Exadata quarter and eighth rack systems

1

Figure 1-7 shows a typical installation of the floor tiles for Oracle Exadata Database Machine Full Rack in a typical data center.

Figure 1-7 Typical Data Center Configuration for Perforated Floor Tiles

Description of Figure 1-7 follows
Description of "Figure 1-7 Typical Data Center Configuration for Perforated Floor Tiles"

1.10 Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Rack

This section describes the requirements to connect Oracle Exadata Database Machine or Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack to your existing network infrastructure.

1.10.1 Network Connection Requirements for Oracle Exadata Rack

Prior to installation, network cables must be run from your existing network infrastructure to the installation site. The requirements to connect Exadata Database Machine to your existing network infrastructure are as follows:

Network Connection Requirements

Administration Network

  • Mandatory: 1 uplink for the Management Network Switch.

  • Recommended: 2 uplinks for remote monitoring of the power distribution units (PDUs).

  • Optional: 1 uplink for ILOM on each database server or storage server if using a separate ILOM network.
  • For X2 models only: 1 uplink for the KVM switch.

Client Network

  • For bonded network configurations: 2 uplinks for each database server.

  • For non-bonded network configurations: 1 uplink for each database server.

    Note: Non-bonded network configurations are not supported on Exadata Database Machine X7 and later systems.

Additional Network(s)

  • For bonded network configurations: 2 uplinks for each database server and additional network.

  • For non-bonded network configurations: 1 uplink for each database server and additional network.

    Note: Non-bonded network configurations are not supported on Exadata Database Machine X7 and later systems.

RDMA Network Fabric (Private Network)

No uplinks are required. The RDMA Network Fabric is completely self-contained within Exadata Database Machine.

The same requirements apply to Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack. However, since Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack contains no database servers, there are no corresponding database server uplink requirements.

1.10.2 DNS Configuration for Oracle Exadata Rack

Prior to receiving your Oracle Exadata Rack, you must use Oracle Exadata Deployment Assistant (OEDA) to generate files that drive the configuration of the system. The system configuration files contain network host names and IP addresses for the management network, client network, and additional public networks, which should be registered in Domain Name System (DNS) prior to initial configuration. In particular, all public addresses, single client access name (SCAN) addresses, and VIP addresses should be registered in DNS prior to installation.

The assistant-generated file defines the SCAN as a single name with three IP addresses on the client access network. The three SCAN addresses provide service access for clients to Oracle Exadata Database Machine. Configure DNS for round robin resolution for the SCAN name to these three SCAN addresses.

All addresses registered in DNS must be configured for both forward resolution and reverse resolution. Reverse resolution must be forward confirmed (forward-confirmed reverse DNS) such that both the forward and reverse DNS entries match each other.

Note:

During configuration using OEDA, Grid Naming Service (GNS) is not configured on Oracle Exadata Database Machine.

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1.10.3 IP Address Requirements for Oracle Exadata Rack

Oracle Exadata Database Machine and Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack require a dedicated allocation of host names and IP addresses. The number of required IP addresses primarily depends on the size of the system and whether it is configured to use virtual machines (VMs).

The detailed network configuration, including host names and IP addresses, is generated from information supplied to Oracle Exadata Deployment Assistant (OEDA).

You should configure the IP addresses in your existing networks after you run OEDA. All IP addresses in the configuration file must be unassigned at the time of initial configuration. In addition, all IP addresses must be statically-assigned IP addresses, not dynamically-assigned (DHCP) addresses.

All RDMA Network Fabric IP addresses must be in the same subnet, with a minimum subnet mask of 255.255.240.0 (or /20). The subnet mask chosen should be wide enough to accommodate possible future expansion of the Exadata Database Machine and the internal network.

You can use the information in the following sections to calculate the IP address requirement for Exadata Database Machine. However, ensure that you use the configuration information generated in OEDA as your authoritative guide.

Rack-Level IP Address Requirements

The following table outlines the rack-level IP address requirements for Oracle Exadata Database Machine. These addresses are required regardless of the configuration options that are selected for the system. For Oracle Exadata Storage Expansion Rack, no further IP addresses are required beyond these rack-level IP addresses.

Network IP Address Requirements

Administration Network

  • 1 IP address for the administration network interface on each database server or storage server.

  • 1 IP address for the ILOM network interface on each database server or storage server.

    Note: By default, the database server and storage server ILOM interfaces reside in the administration network. However, starting with Oracle Exadata System Software release 19.1.0, the ILOM interfaces can reside in a separate management network. Either way, the number of required IP addresses remains the same.

  • 1 IP address for the management interface on each RDMA Network Fabric switch.

  • 1 IP address for the management interface on the Management Network Switch switch.

  • 1 IP address for the management interface in each power distribution unit (PDU).

  • For X2 models only: 1 IP address for the KVM switch.

RDMA Network Fabric (Private Network)

2 IP addresses for each database server or storage server.

Note: Older configurations (typically X3 and prior) may be configured with Linux Ethernet bonding, which uses 1 IP address for each database server or storage server.

Bare-Metal IP Address Requirements

When Oracle Exadata Database Machine is configured without VMs (otherwise known as a bare-metal configuration), one additional set of cluster-level IP addresses is required in addition to the rack-level addresses outlined in the previous table. Use the following table to determine the additional IP addresses required for a bare-metal configuration.

Network IP Address Requirements

Client Network

  • 1 IP address for the client network interface on each database server.

  • 1 IP address for the virtual (VIP) network interface on each database server.

  • 3 IP addresses for SCAN network services.

Additional Network(s)

1 IP address for each additional network interface on each database server.

VM Cluster IP Address Requirements

When Oracle Exadata Database Machine is configured with virtual machines (VMs), each VM cluster requires a separate set of IP addresses, which are in addition to the system-level addresses outlined previously. Use the following table to determine the additional IP addresses required for each VM cluster.

Network IP Address Requirements

Administration Network

1 IP address for the administration network interface on each database server VM.

Client Network

  • 1 IP address for the client network interface on each database server VM.

  • 1 IP address for the virtual (VIP) network interface on each database server VM.

  • 3 IP addresses for SCAN network services.

Additional Network(s)

1 IP address for each additional network interface on each database server VM.

RDMA Network Fabric (Private Network)

2 IP addresses for each database server VM.