Oracle® Private Cloud Appliance

Installation Guide for Release 2.4.2

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F23453-08

December 2020


Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction to Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Installation
1.1 System Installation Procedures
1.2 About Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
1.3 Features of Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
1.4 Oracle Private Cloud Appliance Rack Components
1.5 Server Components
1.6 Operational Procedures for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
1.6.1 Emergency Power-off Considerations
1.6.2 Cautions and Warnings
2 Site Requirements
2.1 Space Requirements
2.1.1 Receiving and Unpacking Requirements
2.1.2 Maintenance Access Requirements
2.2 Flooring Requirements
2.3 Electrical Power Requirements
2.3.1 Facility Power Requirements
2.3.2 Circuit Breaker Requirements
2.3.3 Grounding Guidelines
2.4 Temperature and Humidity Requirements
2.5 Ventilation and Cooling Requirements
3 Network Requirements
3.1 Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for Ethernet-based Systems
3.1.1 Network Connection Requirements for Ethernet-based Systems
3.1.2 IP Address Requirements for Ethernet-based Systems
3.2 Network Connection and IP Address Requirements for InfiniBand-based Systems
3.2.1 Network Connection Requirements for InfiniBand-based Systems
3.2.2 IP Address Requirements for InfiniBand-based Systems
3.3 General Network Configuration
4 Installing Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
4.1 Installation Task Map
4.2 Prepare to Install Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
4.2.1 Before You Begin
4.2.2 Review Safety Guidelines
4.2.3 Prepare the Installation Site
4.2.4 Tools Required for Unpacking and Installation
4.2.5 Unpack the System
4.3 Install Oracle Private Cloud Appliance in Its Allocated Space
4.3.1 Move the System
4.3.2 Stabilize the Appliance Rack
4.3.3 Attach a Ground Cable (Optional)
4.4 What's Next?
5 Powering On Oracle Private Cloud Appliance
5.1 Power On Task Map
5.2 Before Initial Power On
5.3 Power On for the First Time
5.3.1 Review Safety Guidelines
5.3.2 Inspect the Appliance
5.3.3 Connect the Power Cords
5.3.4 Power On the Appliance
5.3.5 Connect the Appliance to the Network
5.4 What's Next?
6 Extending Oracle Private Cloud Appliance - Additional Compute Nodes
6.1 Extending Compute Capacity Task Map
6.2 Review Safety Guidelines
6.3 Rack-mount Safety Precautions
6.4 Prepare to Add a Server
6.4.1 ESD Precautions
6.4.2 Unpack the Server Upgrade Kit
6.4.3 Prepare the Appliance Rack
6.5 Install the Server Into the Rack
6.5.1 Install Mounting Brackets
6.5.2 Attach Slide-Rail Assemblies
6.5.3 Install the Server Into the Slide-Rail Assemblies
6.5.4 Install the Cable Management Arm
6.5.5 Cable the Server
6.5.6 Replace the Rack Doors
7 Extending Oracle Private Cloud Appliance - Server Memory Kits
7.1 Extending Server Memory Task Map
7.2 Selecting a Server Memory Kit
7.3 Installing the Memory Upgrade Kit
8 Extending Oracle Private Cloud Appliance - Additional Storage
8.1 Extending Storage Capacity of Ethernet-based Systems
8.1.1 Adding Disk Space to the Internal Storage Appliance
8.1.2 Adding External Ethernet Storage
8.1.3 Adding External Fibre Channel Storage
8.2 Extending Storage Capacity of InfiniBand-based Systems
8.2.1 Extending Storage Capacity Task Map
8.2.2 Adding External Fibre Channel Storage
8.2.3 Adding External InfiniBand Storage
A Default IP Addresses
A.1 Default Management IP Addresses
A.2 Default Storage Network IP Addresses
A.3 Default InfiniBand IP Addresses
B Cabling Reference
B.1 Cisco Nexus 9348GC-FXP Switch Management Ethernet Connections
B.2 Cisco Nexus 9336C-FX2 Switch Data Network Connections
B.3 Data and Spine Switch Interconnects
B.3.1 Spine Switch to Data Switch Connections
B.3.2 Data Switch to Data Switch Connections
B.3.3 Spine Switch to Spine Switch Connections
B.4 Oracle Switch ES1-24 Ethernet Connections
B.5 Storage Head Cluster Interconnects for InfiniBand-based Systems
B.6 Connections from NM2-36P Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Expansion Switch to Oracle Fabric Interconnect F1-15
B.7 Connections from NM2-36P Sun Datacenter InfiniBand Expansion Switches to Compute Nodes
B.7.1 NM2-36P (U19) InfiniBand Switch to Compute Nodes Connections
B.7.2 NM2-36P (U20) InfiniBand Switch to Compute Nodes Connections
C Connectivity Diagrams
C.1 External Ethernet Connections
C.2 Virtual Networking
C.3 External Storage Connections
C.4 Custom and Host Networks
D Site Checklists
D.1 System Components Checklist
D.2 Data Center Room Checklist
D.3 Data Center Environmental Checklist
D.4 Access Route Checklist
D.5 Facility Power Checklist
D.6 Safety Checklist
D.7 Logistics Checklist
D.8 Network Specification Checklist
Index