Appendix C Compute Node Rack Location Reference

This appendix describes the appropriate rack locations for expansion Oracle Server X9-2 compute nodes, when you are adding those compute nodes to an Oracle Private Cloud Appliance shipped out of the factory with Controller Software version 2.4.4.

Starting with factory release 2.4.4, Oracle Private Cloud Appliance power configurations have been updated to accommodate the additional power needs of the Oracle Server X9-2. You must carefully follow these compute node upgrade guidelines to ensure your Oracle Private Cloud Appliance is adequately powered based on compute node configurations and the Power Distribution Units (PDUs) in your rack. Observe these additional guidelines:

  • Install servers by memory size, with the largest memory configurations lowest in the rack, and the smallest memory configurations highest.

  • If all server memory sizes within a rack are 512GB and/or 1TB, it must follow the limitations and rack locations for 1TB Max Configurations for all PDU types.

  • If any server memory size within a rack is 2TB memory size, it must follow the limitations and rack locations for 2TB Max Configurations for all PDU types.

  • Install servers with FC cards at the top of all installed compute nodes.

Note

If you have upgraded Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.4.3, or earlier, rack to Software Controller release 2.4.4, and intend to install an Oracle Server X9-2 into this rack, consult your Oracle representative to ensure proper planning for power and data cabling.

C.1  Oracle Server X9-2 Compute Node Confgurations for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.4.4

The following sections describe rack locations for Oracle Server X9-2 compute nodes, based on which PDUs are installed in the rack.

C.1.1 Maximium Configuration for 15kVA PDU Racks

This section describes the maximum number of compute nodes, and their locations for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.4.4 Racks equipped with 15 kVA power distribution units.

  • 10 — Maximum compute nodes with 512GB and/or 1TB memory configuration

  • 6 — Maximum compute nodes with 2TB memory configuration

Figure C.1 Maximium Configuration for 15kVA PDU Racks
This figure shows the rack locations and maximums for Oracle Server X9-2 compute nodes in racks with 15kVa PDUs.

C.1.2 Maximium Configuration for 22kVA PDU Racks

This section describes the maximum number of compute nodes, and their locations for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.4.4 Racks equipped with 22 kVA power distribution units.

  • 20 — Maximum compute nodes with 512GB and/or 1TB memory configuration

  • 15 — Maximum compute nodes with 2TB memory configuration

Figure C.2 Maximium Configuration for 22kVA PDU Racks
This figure shows the rack locations and maximums for Oracle Server X9-2 compute nodes in racks with 22kVa PDUs.

C.1.3 Maximium Configuration for 24kVA PDU Racks

This section describes the maximum number of compute nodes, and their locations for Oracle Private Cloud Appliance 2.4.4 Racks equipped with 24 kVA power distribution units.

  • 22 — Maximum compute nodes with 512GB and/or 1TB memory configuration

  • 17 — Maximum compute nodes with 2TB memory configuration

Figure C.3 Maximium Configuration for 24kVA PDU Racks
This figure shows the rack locations and maximums for Oracle Server X9-2 compute nodes in racks with 24kVa PDUs.