Appendix E Site Checklists

This appendix contains site checklists to help you ensure that your site is prepared for installing the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.

E.1 System Components Checklist

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

Table E.1 System Component Checklist

System Components Considerations

Yes

No

N/A

Comment

Will more than one base rack be installed?

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

Will the base rack be connected to an expansion rack?

Are all machine racks adjacent to each other?

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

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

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


E.2 Data Center Room Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the data center room requirements are met. For information about the data center requirements, see Section 2.2, “Flooring Requirements”.

Table E.2 Data Center Room Checklist 

Data Center Room Considerations

Yes

No

N/A

Comment

Has the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance location been allocated?

Is there a vacant location for the new equipment?

Does the floor layout meet the equipment maintenance access requirements?

Is there adequate space available for maintenance?

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

Have cabinet stabilization measures been considered?

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

Can floor tiles be removed without permission to accommodate service?

Are there cable routing channels or cutouts?

Are you providing any additional hardware?

Is the hardware you are providing fully compatible with the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance?

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

Is the floor to ceiling height a minimum of 3214 mm or 3.2 m (10.5 feet)?

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


E.3 Data Center Environmental Checklist

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

Table E.3 Data Center Environmental Checklist 

Data Center Environmental Considerations

Yes

No

N/A

Comment

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

Does the installation floor layout satisfy the ventilation requirements?

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

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

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

Is airflow adequate to prevent hot spots?

Can the data center continuously satisfy environmental requirements?

Can more vented floor tiles be obtained if required?


E.4 Access Route Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the access route requirements are met. For information about preparing your data center access route, see Section 4.2, “Prepare to Install Oracle Private Cloud Appliance”.

Table E.4 Access Route Checklist 

Access Route Considerations

Yes

No

N/A

Comment

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

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

Do all the doors meet the height requirement of minimum 218 cm (86 inches) for packaged delivery?

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

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

Are there any stairs or ramps in the path when moving the new hardware?

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

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

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

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

  • The pallet jack supports the device weight?

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Are elevators available to handle up to 996 kg (2197 lbs) fully-loaded rack capacity?

  • The elevator door meets the minimum height requirement of 218 cm (86 inches) for packaged rack delivery?

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

Is the path onto the raised floor rated for dynamic loading of the server? Refer to Section 2.2, “Flooring Requirements”.


E.5 Facility Power Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the facility power requirements are met. For information about power requirements, see Section 2.3, “Electrical Power Requirements”.

Table E.5 Facility Power Checklist 

Facility Power Considerations

Yes

No

N/A

Comment

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

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

Are enough power outlets provided within 2 meters (6.5 feet) for each rack?

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

Will optional ground cables be attached to the rack?

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

Does the power frequency meet the equipment specifications?

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

Will system power be delivered from two separate grids?

Is there a UPS to power the equipment?

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


E.6 Safety Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the safety requirements are met. For information about safety, see Section 1.6, “Operational Procedures for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance” and Section 2.5, “Ventilation and Cooling Requirements”.

Table E.6 Safety Checklist 

Safety Checklist Considerations

Yes

No

N/A

Comment

Is there an emergency power shut off?

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

Is the computer room adequately equipped to extinguish a fire?

Is antistatic flooring installed?

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


E.7 Logistics Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the logistics requirements are met. For information about unpacking and space requirements, see Section 2.1, “Space Requirements”.

Table E.7 Logistics Checklist 

Logistics Checklist Considerations

Yes

No

N/A

Comment

Do you have contact information for the data center personnel?

Is there security or access control for the data center?

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

How many days in advance must background checks be completed?

Are there any additional security access issues?

Is computer room access available for installation personnel?

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

Does the building have a delivery dock?

Is there a delivery/unpacking/staging area?

Is the delivery inside?

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

Is the unpacking/staging area protected from the elements?

Does the building have adequate receiving space?

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

Will sufficient moving personnel be available to install the hardware?

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

Are you prepared for uncrating and trash removal?

Is uncrating of cabinet and cabinet trash removal required?

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

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

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

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

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

  • Stair walkers

  • Lifters

  • Ramps

  • Steel plates

  • Floor covers

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


E.8 Network Specification Checklist

Complete the following checklist to ensure that the network specification requirements are met. For information about IP addresses, see Chapter 3, Network Requirements and Appendix A, Default IP Addresses.

Table E.8 Network Specification Checklist 

Network Specification Considerations

Yes

No

N/A

Comment

Did you complete the networking worksheet, which is included in Section 3.2, “General Network Configuration”?

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

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

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

Have you performed the required configuration within your network infrastructure to allow the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance to use the IP addresses specified in the template?

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

Did you run the required network cables from your network equipment to the location where the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance will be installed?

Did you label the network cables that will connect to the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance?