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EMC VPLEX

Site Preparation Guide


P/N 300-010-495-06

This document describes the requirements and steps to prepare a customer site for installation of a VPLEX cluster. Topics include:

Overview .................................................................................................................... 2 Preparing the site to install a VPLEX cluster installed in an EMC cabinet ....... 2 Preparing the site to install a VPLEX cluster into a customer cabinet............. 12 Temperature and humidity requirements............................................................ 15 Shipping and storage requirements...................................................................... 16 Air quality requirements ........................................................................................ 16 Air volume specifications....................................................................................... 17

Overview

Overview
An EMC VPLEX cluster requires a properly equipped computer room with controlled temperature and humidity, proper airflow and ventilation, proper power and grounding, system cable routing facilities, and fire equipment. To verify that the computer room meets the requirements for VPLEX, confirm that:

Any customer concerns have been addressed through planning sessions between EMC and the customer. The site meets the requirements described in this document. The site contains LAN connections for remote service and system operation.

As a reference, you should download and install the VPLEX Procedure Generator from Powerlink. The procedure generator provides documentation that is customized for specific procedures, such as hardware upgrades and replacement.
Note: VS1 systems are available as factory-racked only. However, VS2 can be ordered factory-racked or field-rackable. The following sections describe the requirements for factory-racked and field-rackable systems.

Preparing the site to install a VPLEX cluster installed in an EMC cabinet


Cabinet clearance
You must provide adequate clearance at the rear to service and cool the VPLEX components. Figure 1 shows the required clearance for the 40 U EMC cabinet.

Width 24 in. (61 cm)

Height 75 in. (190.5 cm)

Power cord length 15 ft. (4.57 m)

Rear access 36 in. (91.4 cm) Depth 39.4 in. (100 cm) Front access 32.8 in. (83.3 cm)
VPLX-000206

Figure 1

Cabinet dimensions and access clearances

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Confirm that the doorways and elevators are wide and tall enough to accommodate the shipping pallet and cabinet. Figure 2 shows the dimensions of the boxed EMC cabinet.

81 in. (2.06 m)

42 in. (1.07 m)

48 in. (1.22 m)
VPLX-000467

Figure 2

Dimensions of EMC cabinet in shipping carton

Cable routing

EMC recommends installing the equipment into a room with a raised floor, for accommodation of the cabling under the floor. If the customer plans to route the cables out the top of the cabinet instead, EMC recommends adding the optional top-route kit to the VPLEX order. If you are installing the cabinet onto a raised floor, cut a cable-access hole in one tile as shown in Figure 3 on page 4.

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Floor tile 24 in. (61 cm) square

8 in. (20.3 cm)

C
Cutout

Cutout detail

9 in. (22.9 cm)

6 in. (15.2 cm)

8 in. (20.3 cm)

Front
Figure 3

Floor tile cutout

Floor load
Table 1

Table 1 shows the approximate weight of each VPLEX cluster configuration.


Cluster weights Approximate weight Configuration type Single-engine Dual-engine Quad-engine VS1 815 lb (369.7 kg) 1140 lb (517.1 kg) 1664 lb (754.8 kg) VS2 754 lb (342.0 kg) 1017 lb (461.3 kg) 1418 lb (643.2 kg)

A VPLEX cabinet can be installed in a raised or nonraised floor environment. The raised floor environment is the preferred installation environment. If the cabinet is installed in a raised floor environment, the customer must ensure that the raised floor is capable of supporting the system weight. EMC recommends the use of 24 X 24 in. heavy-duty, concrete-filled steel floor tiles. If a different size or type of tile is used, the customer must ensure that the tiles have a load rating that is sufficient for supporting the system weight. To ensure proper physical support of the cabinet, the following requirements, which are based on the use of 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm) heavy-duty, concrete-filled steel floor tiles, must be met:

Floor must be level. Floor tiles and stringers must be rated to withstand concentrated loads of two casters, each load weighing up to 600 lb (272.2 kg). Floor tiles and stringers must be rated for a minimum static ultimate load of at least 1800 lb (816.5 kg) per tile. Floor tiles must be rated for a minimum of 600 lb (272.2 kg) rolling load.

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Floor tile deflection must be minimized with additional pedestal mounts. Do not position the cabinet with more than two casters on a single floor tile.
Note: Cutting tiles per specifications as shown in Figure 3 on page 4 ensures the proper caster placement.

Use or create no more than one floor tile cutout that is no more than 8 in. (20.3 cm) wide by 6 in. (15.3) deep in each 24 x 24 in. (61 x 61 cm) floor tile. Floor tile cutouts will weaken the tile. Therefore, at least one additional pedestal mount adjacent to the cutout of a tile is recommended. The number and placement of additional pedestal mounts relative to a cutout should be in accordance with the tile manufacturers recommendations. Care should be taken when positioning the bays to make sure that a caster is not moved into a cutout. Ensure that the weight of any other objects in the data center does not compromise the structural integrity of the raised floor and/or the subfloor (nonraised floor) of the data center.

The EMC cabinet includes four caster wheels, shown in Figure 4 on page 6. The front wheels are fixed, and the two rear casters swivel through a 1.75-inch diameter. The swivel position of the caster wheels determines the load-bearing points on the site floor, but does not affect the cabinet footprint. Once you have positioned, leveled, and stabilized the cabinet, the four leveling feet determine the final load-bearing points.

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Rear view

Rear view Detail A


(right front corner) Dimension 3.620 to center of caster wheel from this surface

17.102 minimum
(based on swivel position of caster wheel)

20.580 maximum
(based on swivel position of caster wheel)

Detail B 1.750 18.830


Caster swivel diameter Outer surface of rear door Bottom view Leveling feet

Rear

Outer surface of rear door

1.750
Swivel diameter reference (see detail B)

Rear

29.120 maximum
(based on swivel position of caster wheel)

28.240

27.370 minimum
(based on swivel position of caster wheel) 35.390 Leveling feet

3.620

Front

20.700 Top view

Right side view

Note: Some items in the views are removed for clarity

Dimension 3.620 to center of caster wheel from this surface (see detail A)

20.650

Front
CL3627

Figure 4

Casters on cabinet bottom

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Stabilizer brackets

If you intend to secure the optional stabilizer brackets to the site floor, prepare the location for the mounting bolts. (The additional brackets help to prevent the cabinet from tipping while cantilevered levels are being serviced, or from rolling during minor seismic events.) The brackets provide three levels of protection for stabilizing the unit:

Anti-tip bracket (Figure 5) Provides an extra measure of anti-tip security. You can use one or two anti-tip brackets.

7.00 .438

61.00 42.56

7.00

21.25 Front Rear Rear 16.92 8.46 21.25


All measurements are in inches.

17.25

3.39 2.78
All measurements are in inches.

1.56
EMC2853

Figure 5

Anti-tip bracket

Anti-move bracket (Figure 6) Fastens the unit to the floor.


42.88 40.88

.438

3.55 2.00
Figure 6

Front

.50

EMC2854

Anti-move bracket

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Seismic restraint bracket (Figure 7) Provides the greatest protection from moving or tipping.
42.88 40.88 5.92 8.30

Front

.438 28.03

16.92 21.25 8.46 30.03

3.55 2.00 16.60 2.00 24.90 29.23


All measurements are in inches.

.50
EMC2856

Figure 7

Seismic restraint bracket

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Rear

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Power requirements
Power cables Power cables and connectors depend on the type ordered with the VPLEX equipment, and must match the supply receptacles at the site. Table 2 shows the connector types.
AC power cable connector EMC Extension Cord Model Number for VS1 Hardware VS1-PW40U-US EMC Extension Cord Model Number for VS2 Hardware VS2-PW40U-US

Table 2

Connector

Operating voltage and frequency 200240 VAC 50-60 Hz

Service type 30 A, single phase

Site North America, Japan

NEMA L6-30P VS1-PW40UIEC3 VS2-PW40UIEC3 200240 VAC 50-60 Hz 32 A, single phase International except Australia

IEC-309 332P6 VS1-PW40UASTL VS2-PW40UASTL 200240 VAC 50-60 Hz 32 A, single phase Australia

CLIPSAL P/N 56PA332 VS1-PW40URUS


Y X

VS2-PW40URUS

200240 VAC 50-60 Hz

30 A, single phase

North American, Japan

Russellstoll 3750DP

Each AC circuit requires a source connection that can support a minimum of 4800 VA of single phase, 200240 VAC input power. For high availability, the left and right sides of the cabinet must receive power from separate branch feed circuits.
Note: Each pair of power distribution panels (PDPs) in the cabinet can support a maximum of 24 amps AC current draw from devices connected to its power distribution units (PDUs). All VPLEX configurations draw less than 24 amps, and require only two discrete 240 VAC power sources.

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Extension cords and customer-to-system wiring Figures 8 through 11 describe power cables for customer-to-system wiring.
L6-30R L6-30P
Y X Y

P1
G

P2
G

Marker, label ID 180.0 in. (15 ft.) +/- 6.0 in.

Electrical/wiring specification
Color BLK WHT GRN
Figure 8

From P1-X P1-Y P1-G

To P2-X P2-Y P2-G

Signal L L GND

EMC model VSx-PW40U-US cable description

L6-30R

332P6W

P1
G

P2
X Y

Marker, label ID 180.0 in. (15 ft.) +/- 6.0 in.

Electrical/wiring specification
Color BRN BLU GRN/YEL
Figure 9

From P1-X P1-Y P1-G

To P2-X P2-Y P2-G

Signal L N GND

EMC model VSx-PW40UIEC3 cable description

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L6-30R

CLIPSAL P/N 56PA332


G

P1
G

P2

Marker, label ID 180.0 in. (15 ft.) +/- 6.0 in.

Electrical/wiring specification
Color BRN BLU GRN/YEL
Figure 10

From P1-X P1-Y P1-G

To P2-X P2-Y P2-G

Signal L N GND

EMC model VSx-PW40UASTL cable description

L6-30R

3750DP

P1
G

P2
G

Marker, label ID 180.0 in. (15 ft.) +/- 6.0 in.

Electrical/wiring specification
Color BLK WHT GRN
Figure 11

From P1-X P1-Y P1-G

To P2-X P2-Y P2-G

Signal L L GND
VPLX-000493

EMC model VSx-PW40URUS cable description

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Power consumption

Table 3 shows VPLEX power consumption and heat dissipation. Calculations on this table are intended to provide maximum power and heat dissipation. Ensure that the installation site meets these worst-case requirements.
Power consumption and heat dissipation Total power consumption (kVA) a Configuration type Single-engine Dual-engine Quad-engine VS1 hardware 1.02 2.13 4.00 VS2 hardware 0.60 1.29 2.32 Heat dissipation (Btu/Hr) VS1 hardware 3,400 7,000 13,200 VS2 hardware 1,900 4,000 7,200

Table 3

a. The power consumption and heat dissipation totals are steady-state maximum operation at 25 C.

Preparing the site to install a VPLEX cluster into a customer cabinet


Figure 12 shows the dimensions of the boxed 12U shipping rack for field installation into a non-EMC cabinet.
Note: Installation in a customer cabinet is supported only for single- and dual-engine configurations.

46 in (117 cm)

32 in (81.3 cm)

38 in (96.5 cm)
VPLX-000466

Figure 12

Dimensions of 12U shipping rack for field installation

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Cluster weight
Table 4

Table 4 shows the approximate weight of each VPLEX cluster configuration.


VS2 cluster weight Configuration Single-engine Dual-engine Approximate weight 220 lb (100 kg) 483 lb (219 kg)

Component dimensions
Table 5

Table 5 shows the dimensions, weight and vertical size for each major component in a cluster.
Component dimensions Component Engine Dimensions Height: 3.50 in (8.89 cm) Width: 17.50 in (44.45 cm) Depth: 24.0 in (61.0 cm) Height: 4.45 cm (1.75 in) Width: 44.45 cm (17.50 in) Depth: 50.8 cm (20.0 in) Height: 4.29 cm (1.69 in) Width: 42.88 cm (16.88 in) Depth: 30.66 cm (12.07 in) Height: 8.56 cm (3.37 in) Width: 41.90 cm (16.50 in) Height: 4.37 cm (1.72 in) Width: 43.18 cm (17.00 in) Depth: 38.10 cm (15.00 in) Vertical size 2 NEMA unit Weight 51.5 lb (23.4 kg)

Management server

1 NEMA unit

18.0 lb (8.2 kg)

FC switch

1 NEMA unit

9.3 lb (4.2 kg)

2U SPS (pair)

2 NEMA units

127.0 lb (28.8 kg)

1U UPS

1 NEMA unit

22.0 lb (10.0 kg)

Additional requirements for non-EMC cabinet

Non-EMC cabinets must meet the following requirements:

Front and rear EIA RS310-compliant 19-in. NEMA rack with 38-in. minimum rack depth and minimum contiguous vertical rack space as follows: Single-engine VPLEX cluster - 8 U (14 in.) Dual-engine VPLEX cluster - 22 U (38.5 in.)

Rail depth of 24 - 34 inches If the cabinet has a front and/or rear door, each door must have 50% minimum area evenly perforated for air flow. The front NEMA rails must allow a two-inch minimum clearance in front for mounting the front panels, and a 30-inch minimum clearance in the rear for EMC equipment and cable routing. The NEMA rail mounting holes must be one of the following: Round, 0.281 in. diameter, non-threaded Square, 0.375 in.

AC power:
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200-240 VAC +/- 10% single phase, 50-60 Hz Redundant power zones, one on each side of the rack. Each power zone should have capacity for the maximum power load. IEC 320-C13 outlets:
Cluster size Single-engine Dual-engine Number of outlets per power zone One on A side, two on B side Four on each side Reference figure Figure 13 on page 14 Figure 14 on page 15

There must be an AC outlet located within 24 inches of each component receptacle shown in Figure 13 and Figure 14.

Management server

Power zone B

Power zone A

8U

Engine 1

SPS 1

VPLX-000464

Figure 13

Required rack space for single-engine VPLEX configuration

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Fibre Channel switch B UPS B Fibre Channel switch A

UPS A Power zone B Power zone A Management server

22U

Engine 2

SPS 2

Engine 1

SPS 1

VPLX-000465

Figure 14

Required rack space for a dual-engine VPLEX configuration

Temperature and humidity requirements


Table 6 shows the VPLEX environmental operating range requirements.
Table 6

VPLEX environmental operating range Condition Operating temperature Operating altitude at 32o F (0o C) Operating altitude (Maximum) Operating relative humidity Range/limit Limits: 50o to 90o F (10o to 32o C) a Recommended range: 64o to 75o F (18o to 24o C) 7,500 ft (2,286 m) 10,000 ft (3,048 m) Limits: 20% to 80% noncondensing Recommended range: 40 to 55% Recommended, but not required 9o F/Hr (5oC/Hr)

Raised floor environment Operating rate of temperature change

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Shipping and storage requirements

a. Derate the maximum operating temperature 1.98o F (1.1o C) per 1,000 ft. above 7,500 ft.

Note: Air quality requirements on page 16 provides detailed air quality information.

Shipping and storage requirements


Table 7 shows the shipping and storing requirements for VPLEX equipment.
Table 7

Shipping and storage environmental requirements Condition Ambient temperature Temperature gradient Relative humidity Maximum altitude Setting -40o to 149o F (-40o to 65o C) 43.2o F/hr (24o C/hr) 10% to 90% noncondensing 25,000 ft (7619.7 m)

Air quality requirements


EMC products are designed to be consistent with the requirements of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Environmental Standard Handbook and the most current revision of Thermal Guidelines for Data Processing Environments, Second Edition, ASHRAE 2009b. VPLEX is best suited for Class 1 datacom environments, which consist of tightly controlled environmental parameters, including temperature, dew point, relative humidity and air quality. These facilities house mission-critical equipment and are typically fault-tolerant, including the air conditioners. The data center should maintain a cleanliness level as identified in ISO 14664-1, class 8 for particulate dust and pollution control. The air entering the data center should be filtered with a MERV 11 filter or better. The air within the data center should be continuously filtered with a MERV 8 or better filtration system. In addition, efforts should be maintained to prevent conductive particles, such as zinc whiskers, from entering the facility. For data centers with gaseous contamination, such as high sulfur content, lower temperatures and humidity are recommended to minimize the risk of hardware corrosion and degradation. In general, the humidity fluctuations within the data center should be minimized. It is also recommended that the data center be positively pressured and have air curtains on entry ways to prevent outside air contaminants and humidity from entering the facility. For facilities below 40% relative humidity, EMC recommends using grounding straps when contacting the equipment to avoid the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD), which can harm electronic equipment. As part of an ongoing monitoring process for the corrosiveness of the environment, it is recommended to place copper and silver coupons (per ISA 71.04-1985, Section 6.1 Reactivity), in airstreams representative of those in the data

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Air volume specifications

center. The monthly reactivity rate of the coupons should be less than 300 Angstroms. When monitored reactivity rate is exceeded, the coupon should be analyzed for material species and a corrective mitigation process put in place.

Air volume specifications


Air volume specifications
Table 8

Table 8 lists the amount of air volume generated by each VPLEX configuration.
Air volume Configuration type Single-engine Dual-engine Quad-engine English units 1280 cfm 1400 cfm 1100 cfm Metric (SI) units 36 m3/min 40 m3/min 31 m3/min

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