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Site preparation specifications

The following guidelines for installing VSP G1000, VSP G1500, and VSP F1500 storage systems provide site and system requirements, and specifications.

NoteFor more information about installation requirements and system configurations, contact customer support.

Responsibilities

The responsibilities for site planning and preparation are shared by the system users and Hitachi Vantara support. The required installation planning tasks must be scheduled and completed to ensure a successful and efficient installation of the storage system.

NoteThe storage system must be installed by trained Hitachi Vantara personnel or trained authorized service providers. The storage system is not a customer-installable product.

Customer responsibilities

You are responsible for completing the following tasks and preparing your site for installation of the storage system.

  • Understand the applicable safety requirements associated with installing a storage system.
  • Understand the installation requirements for the storage system. You can use the information in this manual to determine the specific requirements for your installation. As needed, review the Product Overview to familiarize yourself with the components, features, and functions of the storage system.
  • Verify the installation site meets all installation requirements. A checklist is included in this section to help you with this task.
  • Meet electrical power prerequisites and provide electrical hardware, including cables, connectors and receptacles for connecting the storage system to site power.
  • As needed, work with Hitachi Vantara support to create an installation plan. Make sure to allow enough time to complete any changes to the plan, so your site is ready when the equipment arrives.

Hitachi Vantara responsibilities

Hitachi Vantara support is responsible for completing the following tasks:

  • Provide proper assistance during the installation planning process for your specific site and operational configuration.
  • Coordinate Hitachi Vantara resources to ensure a successful installation and configuration of the storage system.

Site preparation checklist

The following checklist can help you ensure that your site meets all requirements to install a storage system. You can make copies of this checklist for each installation you perform and check each step after it has been performed. Completing this checklist can help ensure smooth and efficient installation of a storage system.

Definition of terms
  • Equipment

    The hardware delivered to the customer site that includes the storage system components. The system can be installed in a Hitachi rack when delivered or assembled on site. The delivered equipment can include only the system components if the customer supplies a standard 19-inch rack. Rack specifications are contained in the Hitachi Universal V2 Rack Reference Guide.

  • Location

    The specific location in the data center (area or footprint on the floor) where the storage system is installed.

User information

Company

Address

Contact

  Phone

  Mobile

  Email

Contact

  Phone

  Mobile

  Email

Hitachi Vantara Information

Contact

  Phone

  Mobile

  Email

Contact

  Phone

  Mobile

  Email

Notes

Preinstallation checklist

Yes

No

Safety requirements

See Safety requirements.

Does the data center provide appropriate fire protection for the storage systems?

Is the data center free of hazards such as cables that obstruct access to the equipment?

Delivery Requirements

See General site requirements.

Is the receiving area adequate for equipment delivery, unloading, and unpacking?

Are all doors, hallways, elevators, and ramps wide enough and high enough to allow the equipment to be moved from the receiving area to the installation area?

Can the floors, elevators, and ramps support the weight of the equipment? See General site requirements.

Storage Requirements

See System storage requirements.

If the equipment will be stored after delivery and prior to installation, does the storage location meet the environmental requirements for storing the storage system?

Facilities Requirements

See Data center requirements.

Does the data center have a raised floor?

Does the location meet the requirements for service clearance and cable routing (for example, floor cutouts)? See Equipment clearances.

Does the installation site meet the floor load rating requirements?

Power Requirements

See Electrical specifications.

Does the data center meet the AC input power requirements? See Power connection and Electrical specifications.

Does the data center meet the circuit breaker and plug requirements? See Data center requirements.

Is the customer-supplied hardware such as connectors, receptacles, and cables ready for the installation?

Environmental Requirements

See Environmental specifications.

Does the data center meet the following operational environmental requirements for the storage system?

Temperature

Humidity

Altitude

Air flow

Does the data center provide adequate protection for a storage system from the following?

Electrostatic discharge

Electrical/radio frequency interference

Dust, pollution, and particulate contamination

Does the data center provide adequate acoustic insulation to operate the storage system?

Operational Requirements

See Operational requirements.

Does the data center provide a LAN for Device Manager - Storage Navigator?

Does the location meet the cable length requirements for the front-end directors?

Does the location meet the requirements for attaching external storage?

General site requirements

The customer site must accommodate the delivery and movement of the equipment from the receiving dock to the installation location in the data center.

Equipment clearances

Receiving area

The receiving dock, storage area, and receiving area must be large enough to allow movement of and access to crated or packed equipment.

Other areas

The hallways, doorways, ramps and elevators must be wide enough to allow a single unpacked rack to be moved to the installation location. If there is insufficient space for unpacking, the storage systems are typically unpacked in the receiving area and the individual racks with pre-installed equipment are rolled into the data center. For information about rack dimensions, refer to the Hitachi Universal V2 Rack Reference Guide.

Equipment weight

The floors, elevators, and ramps must be able to support the weight of the delivered equipment as it is moved to the installation location. Spreader plates can be a prerequisite for distributing the load and protecting the floor as the equipment is moved from the receiving area to the installation location. Consult the system bill of materials to establish the approximate weight of the equipment. See the next paragraph for information about calculating the exact weight of the equipment.

The weight for a fully configured 2-controller, 6-rack storage system can reach 6,146 pounds / 2,917 kilograms. The exact weight of the equipment depends on the storage system configuration. The following table provides weights of typical system configurations.

Note

The data in the following table was taken from measurements of a system in a controlled environment.

To calculate the power draw, current draw, and heat output of a specific system, see Component weight_ heat_ airflow_ and power consumption or (easier) use the weight and power calculator at the following URL: http://www.hds.com/go/weight-and-power-calculator.

Contact technical support if you need assistance using this tool.

System storage requirements

If the equipment must be stored after delivery and prior to installation, the storage location must meet the storage environmental requirements for the storage system. See Environmental specifications for more details.

Grounding

The site and site equipment must meet the following grounding requirements:

  • An insulated grounding conductor that is identical in size and insulation material and thickness to the grounded and ungrounded branch-circuit supply conductors. It must be green, with or without yellow stripes, and must be installed as a part of the branch circuit that supplies the unit or system.
  • Connect the grounding conductor to earth ground at the service equipment or other acceptable building earth ground. For a high rise steel-frame structure, this can be the steel frame.
  • The receptacles in the vicinity of the unit or system must include a ground connection. The grounding conductors serving these receptacles must be connected to earth ground at the service equipment or other acceptable building earth ground.

Power connection

The AC power input for the storage system has a duplex PDU structure that allows the rack-installed equipment to remain powered on if power is removed from one of the two power distribution panels (PDP).

For more information, see Electrical specifications and Power distribution units for Hitachi Universal V2 Rack .

NoteSite power can be connected to the PDUs at either the top or bottom of the racks.
PDU plugs, circuit breakers, and receptacles

The PDU plugs must be appropriate for the power sources at the installation sites. The following table lists the plugs on the end of the PDU power cords. The power distribution panel at the installation site must have receptacles that match these plugs.

Required number of plugs in each PDU per chassis:

  • Controller chassis: 4
  • Drive chassis:
    • SFF: 16
    • LFF: 16
    • FMD: 8

Required number of PDUs per rack:

  • Controller rack:
    • Single phase: 4
    • Three phase: 2
  • Drive rack:
    • Single phase: 4
    • Three phase: 2

Data center requirements

The data center must meet the following requirements. Detailed mechanical, electrical, and environmental requirements are listed in the following table.

Table 1: Data center requirements

Item

Description

General

The data center must provide appropriate power, air conditioning, cabling, and fire protection.

Temperature

The data center must maintain ambient temperature from 50ºF (10ºC) to 95ºF (35ºC).

Humidity

The data center must maintain ambient humidity from 20% to 80%, noncondensing.

ESD

The data center must provide adequate protection from electrostatic discharge (ESD).

Electrical interference

The data center must provide adequate protection from electrical/radio frequency interference.

Contamination

The data center must provide adequate protection from dust, pollution, and particulate contamination.

Acoustics

The data center must provide adequate acoustic insulation for operating the system.

User-supplied hardware

Includes cables, connectors, and power receptacles that must be available and ready when the system is installed.

User-supplied software

Includes operating systems, supported by the storage system. on the host and system management console.

Operational requirements

The operational requirements for the storage system include:

  • LAN for Device Manager - Storage Navigator

    Device Manager - Storage Navigator communicates with the storage system over a LAN to obtain system configuration and status information and send user commands to the storage system. Device Manager - Storage Navigator is an integrated interface for all resource manager components.

  • Cable length for front-end directors

    The following table lists the cable length requirements for the front-end directors in the storage system.

    Table 1: Maximum cable length (shortwave)

    DataTransferRate

    OM2 (50/125 f/m

    multi-mode fiber)

    OM3 (50/125 f/m laser optimized multi-mode fiber)

    OM4 (50/125 f/m laser optimized multi-mode fiber)

    MBps

    feet / meters

    feet / meters

    feet / meters

    200

    984.3 / 300

    1640.4 / 500

    N/A

    400

    492.1 / 150

    1246.7 / 380

    1312.4 / 400

    800

    164 / 50

    492.1 / 150

    623.4 / 190

    1600

    118 / 36

    328 / 100

    410.1 / 125

  • External data storage

    If you plan to attach external storage to the storage system, make sure to include the appropriate power and space requirements before attaching the external storage.

Third-party rack support for VSP G1000, VSP G1500, and VSP F1500 storage systems

You must obtain permission to install VSP G1000, VSP G1500, and VSP F1500 storage systems into a third-party rack.

Contact your Hitachi Vantara account team or customer support for more information.

Service clearance, floor cutout, and floor load rating

This section describes the service clearance requirements for the storage system, based on the clearance and required floor cutouts for cabling.

  • Make sure that the service clearance for maintenance is available.
  • Do not use the clearance space for storage
  • The floor cutout area and dimensions correspond to 19-inch rack specifications
  • Hitachi Vantara recommends that you install a grid panel (air vent in floor) at least 450 x 450 mm on the front side of the rack.
  • The floor must have a load rating as shown in the following table.
    Table 1: Floor load rating

    Minimum Capacity

    Maximum Capacity

    Per square foot

    62.5 lb (28.5 kg)

    146 lb (66.25 kg)

    Per square meter

    660 lbs (300 Kg)

    1,540 lb (700 Kg)

NoteFor safe and efficient maintenance operations, clearances should be made as large as possible. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the site/facilities manager, as the clearances can vary, depending on building conditions.

Single-rack configuration

The following figure shows the service clearances for a single-rack configuration.

Service clearances for a one-rack, single-controller system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a single-rack configuration
Floor load rating (kg/m2) Required clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c=0 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 .1 0 0 0 0
450 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0
400 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.2 0.1
350 0.9 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.4 0.3
300 1.4 1.1 1.0 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5

Notes:

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Two-rack, single-controller configuration

The following figure shows the service clearances for a two-rack configuration.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a two-rack, one-controller system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a two-rack configuration
Floor load rating (kg/m2) Required clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c20 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 0.4 0.2 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
450 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0 0 0
400 1.0 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.
350 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.7 0.6 0.5 0.3
300 2.2 1.8 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.8

Notes:

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Two-rack, dual-controller configuration

The following figure shows the service clearances for a two-rack configuration with two controllers.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a two-rack, dual-controller system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a two-rack configuration
Floor load rating (kg/m2) Required clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c20 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.1 0 0 0
450 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.1 0
400 1.2 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.4 0.3 0.2
350 1.8 1.4 1.2 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.7 0.5
300 2.6 2.2 1.9 1.7 1.5 1.4 1.0 1.0

Notes:

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Three-rack, single-controller configuration

The following figure shows the service clearances for a three-rack configuration with one controller.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a three-rack, single-controller system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a three-rack, single-controller configuration
Floor load rating (kg/m2) Required clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c=0 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 0.5 0.2 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
450 0.9 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 0 0 0
400 1.3 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.3 0.2 0
350 2.0 1.6 1.3 1.1 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.4
300 3.1 2.6 2.2 2.0 1.7 1.5 1.3 1.0

Notes:

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Three-rack, dual-controller configuration

The following figure shows the service clearances for a three-rack configuration with two controllers.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a three-rack, dual-controller system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a three-rack, dual-controller configuration
Floor Load Rating (kg/m2) Required Clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c=0 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 0.7 0.4 0.2 0.1 0 0 0 0
450 1.1 0.7 0.5 0.4 0.2 0.1 0 0
400 1.6 1.2 1.0 0.8 0.6 0.5 0.3 0.1
350 2.3 1.8 1.6 1.3 1.1 1.0 0.8 0.5
300 3.5 2.9 2.5 2.2 2.0 1.8 1.6 1.2

Notes:

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Four-rack configuration - two controllers (center)

The following figure shows the service clearances for a four-rack, two-controller configuration, with the controllers in the center two racks.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a four-rack, two-controller system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a four-rack, two-controller system
Floor Load Rating (kg/m2) Required Clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c=0 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 0.8 0.4 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
450 1.3 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0 0
400 1.9 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.1
350 2.9 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 0.9 0.6
300 4.4 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.5

Notes:

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Four-rack configuration - two controllers (left)

The following figure shows the service clearances for a four-rack, two-controller configuration, with the controllers in the left two racks.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a four-rack, two-controller system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a four-rack, two-controller system
Floor Load Rating (kg/m2) Required Clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c=0 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 0.8 0.4 0.2 0 0 0 0 0
450 1.3 0.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0 0
400 1.9 1.4 1.1 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.3 0.1
350 2.9 2.3 1.9 1.6 1.4 1.2 0.9 0.6
300 4.4 3.6 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.9 1.5

Notes:

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Five-rack configuration

The following figure shows the service clearances for a five-rack configuration.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a five-rack system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a five-rack configuration
Floor Load Rating (kg/m2) Required Clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c=0 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 0.8 0.3 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
450 1.4 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.1 0 0 0
400 2.2 1.6 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.5 0.3 0
350 3.3 2.6 2.2 1.3 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.6
300 5.2 4.2 3.7 3.2 2.8 2.5 2.2 1.6

Notes:

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Six-rack configuration

The following figure shows the service clearances for a six-rack configuration.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a six-rack system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a six-rack configuration
Floor LoadRating (kg/m2) Required Clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c=0 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
500 1.0 0.4 0.1 0 0 0 0 0
450 1.7 1.1 0.7 0.4 0.2 0 0 0
400 2.6 1.9 1.5 1.2 0.9 0.6 0.3 0
350 4.0 3.1 2.6 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.2 0.7
300 6.2 5.1 4.4 3.9 3.4 3.0 2.6 2.0

Notes;

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

Seven-rack configuration

The following figure shows the service clearances for a seven-rack configuration.

Figure 1: Service clearances for a seven-rack system
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Table 1: Floor load rating and required clearances for a seven-rack configuration
Floor LoadRating (kg/m2) Required Clearance (a+b) m
c= -0.3 c=0 c=0.2 c=0.4 c=0.6 c=0.8 c=1.0 c=1.4
Over 700 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
600 1.1 0.6 0.3 0.1 0 0 0 0
500 2.1 1.5 1.2 0.9 0.7 0.4 0.2 0
450 2.9 2.2 1.8 1.5 1.2 1.0 0.7 0.4
400 4.0 3,2 2.7 2.3 2.0 1.7 1.4 1.0
350 5.6 4.6 4.0 3.5 3.1 2.7 2.4 1.9
300 8.0 6.7 6.0 5.4 4.9 4.4 4.0 3.3

Notes;

  1. Actual clearances for installation should be determined after consulting with the construction specialist responsible for installations in the building. Clearances can vary depending on the size/layout of the system and building conditions.
  2. When various configurations of storage systems are arranged in a row, clearance values based on the largest storage system configuration should be used.
  3. For easier maintenance operations, make clearance (c) as large as possible.

 

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