Stratus® ftServer® 2600, 4500, and 6300 Systems: Site

Stratus® ftServer® 2600, 4500, and 6300 Systems:
Site Planning Guide
Stratus Technologies
R638-02
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Manual Name: Stratus ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 Systems: Site Planning Guide
Part Number: R638
Revision Number: 02
Software Release Number: ftServer System Software for the Windows Operating System, Release 6.0.0
ftServer System Software for the Linux Operating System: Release 7.0.4
ftServer System Software for VMware vSphere: Release 3.0.0
Publication Date: February 2010
Stratus Technologies, Inc.
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© 2010 Stratus Technologies Bermuda, Ltd. All rights reserved.
Contents
Preface
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1. Site Planning for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 Systems
Site Planning Overview
Site Planning for Fault-Tolerant Systems
Site Planning Checklist
System Documentation
Safety Notices
1-1
1-1
1-3
1-3
1-7
1-10
2. Electrical Power Planning
Redundant Power Sources
AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements
AC Power Outlet Requirements
Connecting a System Directly to Separate AC Sources
Selecting a UPS Unit for ftServer Systems
Communicating with a UPS over a Network
Connecting Power to Systems, PDUs, and a UPS
Connecting a System Directly to a UPS
Power Cord Summary
Power Cords for ftServer Systems and Peripheral
Components
PDU Power Cords
Grounding Requirements
2-1
2-1
2-2
2-4
2-6
2-8
2-10
2-10
2-12
2-13
2-13
2-14
2-15
3. Space Planning
Room Requirements
Planning for Cables
3-1
3-1
3-3
4. Communications Line Planning
External SAS Connections
4-1
4-2
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Fibre Channel Connections
Ethernet Cables
iSCSI Connections (VMware Systems)
Telephone Line Connections
Telephone Line Connections in Australia and New Zealand
Site Planning for Systems in an ftGateway Group
5. Rack Configuration Planning
Using PDUs
Determining PDU Requirements
Example of PDU Usage Calculation
5-1
5-1
5-2
5-4
6. Cabinet and Monitor Requirements
Cabinet Requirements
Monitor Requirements
6-1
6-1
6-5
Appendix A. System Specifications
System Specifications
PCI Adapter Specifications
AAP87600 PDU Specifications
A-1
A-1
A-7
A-8
Appendix B. Electrical Circuit and Wiring Information
Fault Protection Requirements
Grounding Considerations
Circuit Wiring Diagrams
Electrical Power Connectors
B-1
B-1
B-1
B-2
B-9
Appendix C. Standards Compliance
Electronic Interference, Immunity, Safety, and Noise Level
Standards Compliance
Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Elements Disclosure
Guidelines for Airborne Contamination (Particulate and Gaseous)
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Index
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Figures
Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-3.
Figure 2-4.
Figure 4-1.
Figure 4-2.
Figure 6-1.
Figure A-1.
Figure A-2.
Figure A-3.
Figure B-1.
Figure B-2.
Figure B-3.
Figure B-4.
Figure B-5.
Figure B-6.
Figure B-7.
Figure B-8.
System Connected Directly to AC Power
2-6
PDUs Connected Directly to AC Power
2-7
Power Cord Connections for Systems, PDUs, and a UPS 2-11
Rack-Mountable Systems: A-Side Power Connected
Directly to a UPS
2-12
Fibre Channel Connections to an ftScalable Storage
System Using Switches
4-4
Direct-Attach Fibre Channel Connections to an
ftScalable Storage System
4-4
Rail Clearance
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ftServer 2600, 4500, or 6300 System: CPU-IO Enclosures:
Front View
A-2
ftServer 2600, 4500, or 6300 System: Rear View
A-3
AAP87600 PDU
A-8
Star Ground Example
B-2
PDU Power Input Labeling
B-3
ftServer Enclosure Power Input Labeling
B-3
Single-Phase 120V AC Circuit Connection
B-4
Single-Phase 240V AC Circuit Connection
B-5
Split-Phase 120/240 Volts AC Circuit Connection
B-6
Three-Phase 208V AC, Y-, or D-Source Circuit Connection,
Phase-to-Phase
B-7
Three-Phase 380V AC, Y-, or D-Source Circuit Connection,
Phase-to-Neutral
B-8
Figures
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Tables
Table 1-1.
Table 1-2.
Table 1-3.
Table 1-4.
Table 1-5.
Table 2-1.
Table 2-2.
Table 2-3.
Table 2-4.
Table 2-5.
Table 2-6.
Table 2-7.
Table 2-8.
Table 2-9.
Table 2-10.
Table 2-11.
Table 2-12.
Table 2-13.
Table 2-14.
Table 2-15.
Table 4-1.
Table 4-2.
Table 5-1.
Table 5-2.
Table 5-3.
Table 5-4.
Table A-1.
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Ethernet PCIe Adapters
ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 System Documentation
Additional System Documentation for Windows Systems
Additional System Documentation for Linux Systems
Additional System Documentation for VMware Systems
Worksheet: Determining A-Side Power Requirements
Worksheet: Determining B-Side Power Requirements
Worksheet: Determining External Power Requirements
HVAC Requirements
Worksheet: A-Side External Power Outlet Requirements:
PDUs Used
Worksheet: B-Side External Power Outlet Requirements:
PDUs Used
Worksheet: A-Side External Power Outlet Requirements:
No PDUs
Worksheet: B-Side External Power Outlet Requirements:
No PDUs
APC Symmetra Models for PDUs or for Multiple Systems
APC UPS Models for a Single Rack-Mountable System
Power Cords - ftServer Systems and Peripheral
Components to AC Power
Power Cords Between ftServer Systems or Storage
Systems and a UPS
Power Cords to Connect PDUs Directly to AC Power
Mains
AC Power Cords to Connect PDUs to a UPS
System Power (Jumper) Cables to Connect ftServer
Systems to PDUs
Optical Fibre Channel Cables
Customer-Supplied Ethernet Cables
Current and Rack-Space Requirements
Calculating A-Side PDU and Rack-Space Requirements
Example: Current and Rack-Space Requirements
(208 volts)
Example: Calculating A-Side PDU and Rack-Space
Requirements
Cabinet Dimensions
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Tables
Table A-2.
Table A-3.
Table A-4.
Table B-1.
Table C-1.
ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 System: CPU-I/O
Enclosure Specifications
PCI Adapter Specifications
AAP87600 PDU: Specifications
Connectors for AC Power Outlets
Compliance Standards for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300
Systems (Class A)
A-5
A-7
A-9
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Tables
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Preface
The Stratus ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 Systems: Site Planning Guide (R638)
documents the site requirements and customer responsibilities related to preparing a
site for the installation of ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems.
This document is intended for those responsible for preparing a site for the installation
of an ftServer 2600, 4500, or 6300 system.
Revision Information
This document is a revision. It adds the following information:
 Support for ftServer System Software for VMware® vSphere™, Release 3.0.0
throughout
 A clarified warning
 New compliance information in Appendix C
 Minor corrections throughout
Notation Conventions
This document uses the notation conventions described in this section.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
Warnings, cautions, and notes provide special information and have the following
meanings:
!
WARNING
A warning indicates a situation where failure to take
or avoid a specified action could cause bodily harm
or loss of life.
!
CAUTION
A caution indicates a situation where failure to take or
avoid a specified action could damage a hardware device,
program, system, or data.
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NOTE
A note provides important information about the operation
of an ftServer system.
Typographical Conventions
The following typographical conventions are used in this document:
 The bold font emphasizes words in text or, in Microsoft Windows procedures,
indicates text that you type, the name of a screen object, or the name of a
programming element. For example:
Before handling or replacing system components, make sure that you are
properly grounded by using a grounded wrist strap.
In the System Properties dialog box, click the Hardware tab.
Call the RegisterDeviceNotification function.
 The italic font introduces new terms and indicates programming and command-line
arguments that the user supplies. For example:
Many hardware components are customer-replaceable units (CRUs), which
can be replaced on-site by system administrators with minimal training or tools.
copy filename1 filename2
Pass a pointer for the NotificationFilter parameter
 The monospace font represents text that would appear on your display screen
when working in a text-based console. The monospace bold font represents text
you must type in examples that contain both user input and system output. The
monospace italic font represents terms in command lines that are to be replaced
by literal values. For example:
To display the state of a CPU enclosure on a Linux or VMware ESX™ system,
type a command in the following format:
/opt/ft/bin/ftsmaint ls n
If you type /opt/ft/bin/ftsmaint ls 0 at the prompt, the following
output appears:
H/W Path : 0
Description : CPU Node Assembly
.
 The percent sign (%), dollar sign ($), and number sign (#) are default prompt signs
that have a specific meaning at a Linux or VMware ESX command prompt.
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Although a prompt is sometimes shown at the beginning of a command line as it
would appear on the screen, you do not type it.
– % or $ indicates you are logged in to a standard user account and are subject
to certain access limitations. The prompt displayed on the screen depends on
your shell environment (for example, csh (%) or bash ($)).
– # indicates you are logged in to the system administrator account and have
superuser access. Users of this account are referred to as root. The # prompt
sign used in an example indicates the command can be issued only by root.
Getting Help
If you have a technical question about ftServer system hardware or software, try these
online resources first:
 Online documentation at the StrataDOC Web site. Stratus provides
complimentary access to StrataDOC, an online-documentation service that
enables you to view, search, download, and print customer documentation. You
can access StrataDOC at the following Web site:
http://stratadoc.stratus.com
A copy of StrataDOC on supported media for your system is included with this
release. To order additional copies of the StrataDOC media or to obtain copies of
printed manuals, do one of the following:
– If you are in North America, call the Stratus Customer Assistance
Center (CAC) at (800) 221-6588 or (800) 828-8513, 24 hours a day, 7 days a
week.
– If you are located outside North America, contact your nearest Stratus sales
office, CAC office, or distributor; for CAC phone numbers outside the U.S., see
http://www.stratus.com/support/cac/index.htm.
 Online support from Stratus Customer Service. You can find the latest technical
information about an ftServer system through online product support at the Stratus
Technical Support Web site:
http://www.stratus.com/support/technics.htm
 Online product support for Microsoft® products. Your primary source for
support is the computer manufacturer who provided your software, or an
authorized Microsoft Support Provider. You can also find the latest technical
information about Microsoft Windows® and other Microsoft products through online
product support at the Microsoft Help and Support Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/
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 Online product support for Red Hat® Linux® products. Your primary source for
support is the manufacturer who provided your software, or Red Hat Global
Support Services. You can also find the latest technical information about Red Hat
Enterprise and Standard Linux through online product support at the Red Hat
Support Web site:
http://www.redhat.com/apps/support/
 Online product support for VMware® vSphere™ products. You can find the
latest technical information about VMware vSphere through online product support
at the VMware Support Web site:
http://www.vmware.com/support/
If you are unable to resolve your questions with the help available at these online sites,
and the ftServer system is covered by a service agreement, please contact the Stratus
Customer Assistance Center (CAC) or your authorized Stratus service representative.
For information about how to contact the CAC, see the following Web site:
http://www.stratus.com/support/cac/
Commenting on the Documentation
To provide corrections and suggestions on the documentation, send your comments in
one of the following ways:
 By clicking the site feedback link at the bottom of a Help topic. Information to
identify the topic is supplied in the StrataDOC Web Site Feedback form.
 By email to Comments@stratus.com. If it is possible, please include specific
information about the documentation on which you are commenting:
– For a printed document or a document in PDF format, include the title and part
number from the Notice page and the page numbers.
– For online documentation, include the Help subject and topic title.
This information will assist Stratus Information Development in making any needed
changes to the ftServer system documentation. Your assistance is most appreciated.
Regulatory Notice
This document contains all regulatory notices that apply to your ftServer 2600, 4500,
or 6300 system.
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Chapter 1
Site Planning for ftServer 2600, 4500,
and 6300 Systems
1-
For an overview of required information and tasks you need to perform to prepare a site
for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems, see:
 “Site Planning Overview” on page 1-1
 “Site Planning for Fault-Tolerant Systems” on page 1-3
 “Site Planning Checklist” on page 1-3
 “System Documentation” on page 1-7
 “Safety Notices” on page 1-10
Site Planning Overview
Site planning for fault-tolerant systems includes:
 Purchasing an appropriate cabinet and monitor
If you do not purchase a monitor from Stratus, provide a monitor that meets the
system’s requirements.
NOTE
A monitor, keyboard, and mouse are required to install
ftServer System Software (ftSSS).
If you do not purchase a cabinet from Stratus, provide a cabinet that meets the
system’s requirements.
 Electrical power planning
Provide electrical power sources that meet the requirements of the system and
optional components, optionally including the purchase of a qualified
uninterruptible power supply (UPS).
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Site Planning Overview
 Space planning
Provide adequate space for the system or cabinet and for a desk or table to
accommodate components outside a cabinet. Also provide enough space for
servicing the systems and components.
Provide an environment that meets the system's requirements for ambient
temperature and air quality.
 Communications line planning
Provide sufficient network and analog telephone lines and plan the location of the
system and external components to accommodate the lengths of the connecting
cables.
 Rack space planning
Ensure that the power distribution units (PDUs) supply sufficient power to the
components you have purchased and that you have sufficient space available in
an appropriate cabinet.
Use the “Site Planning Checklist” on page 1-3 to track your site preparation progress.
For information about obtaining documents related to your ftServer system, see
“System Documentation” on page 1-7.
During the site planning and preparation processes, work closely with your facilities
group or contractor to determine space, power, and environmental requirements. Enlist
their help to provide a suitable location with sufficient alternating current (AC) power,
heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) capabilities, and network and
telephone connections.
If your system is covered by a service agreement and you need help with site planning,
contact the Stratus Customer Assistance Center (CAC) or your authorized Stratus
service representative. If you have a contract with the CAC or your authorized Stratus
service representative to install the system, contact them after you have prepared the
installation site and moved the system to the site. For more information about the CAC,
see Getting Help in the Preface or the http://www.stratus.com/support/cac/ Web site.
See Appendix A, “System Specifications” for the specifications of the base ftServer
systems and of PDUs. See the Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site
Planning Guide (R582) for specifications of other components.
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Site Planning for Fault-Tolerant Systems
Consider the following specific fault-tolerant features of ftServer systems for site
planning:
 Lockstep technology means that the systems contain redundant hardware. The
systems contain two enclosures, each containing a full computing environment that
consists of a CPU element and an I/O element.
If a component in a CPU element malfunctions, the corresponding CPU element in
the other enclosure, which is processing the same information in lockstep,
continues processing without interruption. If a component in the I/O element
malfunctions, the system fails operation over to the corresponding element in the
other enclosure and continues to operate normally. The only consequences are
that the system is less fault tolerant, and any I/O throughput distributed between
the enclosures may be reduced. To restore full fault tolerance, an enclosure can be
replaced without taking the system offline.
 ftServer systems can connect to the ActiveService Network (ASN).
Connecting a system to the ASN allows the CAC or your authorized Stratus service
representative to remotely diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve problems online.
To enable connectivity to the ASN, an ASN modem can be attached directly to the
system. Two partnered Virtual Technician Modules (VTMs) manage the modem.
The VTMs can also connect to the ASN through their Ethernet ports, if the network
to which they are attached has Internet access. Systems without modems can
connect to the ASN through an Internet connection.
Systems that connect to the ASN using partnered VTMs provide the highest level
of availability. VTMs provide ASN connectivity even when the operating system is
not operational. VTMs also allow internal administrators to remotely service the
system over a telephone line or IP network, regardless of the state of the operating
system.
Site Planning Checklist
Referring to the information in this document, answer the following questions:
Planning for ASN Connectivity
❏ Will your system connect to the ASN? If so, will it connect over an ASN modem or
the Internet?
❏ If your system will use the Internet to connect to the ASN, do you have an Internet
connection available?
❏ If your system will use an ASN modem, do you have an external analog telephone
line available for the ASN modem?
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NOTE
A dedicated phone line provides the most reliable service.
ASN calls routed through a PBX may be slow due to load
on the PBX, or may not complete successfully due to
disconnections. If you must use a PBX, do not route the
telephone extension through a switchboard; instead,
provide a direct-dial analog number.
❏ Do you have an additional telephone connection and telephone near the operator’s
station for voice communications when calling for support?
Planning for Network Connectivity
❏ The system contains four embedded 10/100/1000 megabits-per-second (Mbps)
Ethernet ports. You can add optional Ethernet PCI adapters to provide additional
Ethernet bandwidth. Will your system additionally include any of the following PCI
adapters? If so, in Table 1-1, indicate the total number of ports, and plan network
connections for all Ethernet ports you will use.
Table 1-1. Ethernet PCIe Adapters
Adapter
Total Number of Ports
Embedded Dual-Port 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet
PCI-Express Adapters (2)
4
U104 Dual-Port Fiber Gigabit Ethernet PCI-Express Adapter
U105 Dual-Port 10/100/1000 Base-T Ethernet PCI-Express
Adapter
†U108
Single-Port Fiber 10-Gigabit Ethernet PCI-Express
Adapter (Linux systems only)
† Contact your Stratus account team for information on availability of this product.
NOTE
The combined four ports of the two embedded physical
adapters provide the basic requirements for VMware ESX
software: one port of each adapter dedicated to the
service console and the other port of each adapter
dedicated to the virtual machines or VMkernel traffic.
Planning for External Storage Options
❏ Will your system connect to external Fibre Channel storage enclosures? If so, the
system requires a pair of Fibre Channel HBAs, which are provided when you order
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the storage enclosure. If you order the enclosure at the same time you order the
system, the required Fibre Channel HBAs are installed at the factory. See the
Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site Planning Guide (R582) for descriptions
of the storage enclosures provided by Stratus and the names of the PCI adapters
required for supported storage enclosures.
NOTE
ftServer systems support ftScalable™ Storage systems,
and EMC® CLARiiON® or Symmetrix® storage systems.
If you plan to connect an EMC storage system to an
ftServer system running the Linux operating system,
ensure that you have received approval for your
configuration by submitting a request through EMC's
Request for Price Quote (RPQ) process to guarantee
EMC support.
❏ Will your system connect to external Fibre Channel storage enclosures in a storage
area network (SAN) configuration? If so, do you have a minimum of two switches
that can accommodate the cables from the pair of Fibre Channel HBAs in each
ftServer system?
NOTE
Stratus has successfully tested the Brocade® 200E and
5100 Fibre Channel switches. Other model switches may
also be compatible as long as they can be configured in
the same manner as the Brocade 200E or 5100 switch.
❏ Will your ftServer system running VMware ESX connect to external iSCSI storage
enclosures? If so, ensure that your system has adequate Ethernet adapter
bandwidth. Contact your account representative for information about iSCSI
storage systems qualified for use with ftServer systems.
Planning for Optional Components
❏ Will you supply your own monitor or will Stratus supply the monitor, keyboard, and
mouse? Is the monitor rack-mountable or do you need to provide a table or desk?
❏ Will you connect an SAS tape drive to your system?
NOTE
ftSSS for VMware vSphere does not support tape drives.
Planning AC Power
❏ Will you provide power to both sides of the system through a pair of PDUs?
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Site Planning Checklist
❏ If your system is running the Windows operating system, will you protect the
system power with a UPS?
❏ What optional components will you use?
❏ What are the AC power requirements of your system, including all optional
components?
❏ What are the lengths and types of the power cords that are provided for the PDUs
or system, and optional components?
❏ What type of AC receptacles do you need to provide?
❏ Is the AC power service wired properly?
Planning Space for Your System
❏ Will your system and its external components fit where you plan to place them?
❏ What is the height of the cabinet you will use, and what is the total height of the
systems and components that will be installed in the cabinet? Will the items fit into
the cabinet? What components will be located outside the cabinet?
❏ What are the lengths and types of the interface and communications cables that
will connect to your system?
❏ Have you created a sketch of how you plan to arrange the system at the installation
site? Consider the available cable lengths, the placement of external devices, and
the location of network and voice communication connections.
On the sketch, show the following:
 Location of the system and its external components
 Power cords, and telephone and interface cables
 Locations of AC power receptacles, phone jacks, Ethernet jacks, switches, and
hubs
NOTE
Make sure that all cords and cables are long enough to
reach between their respective components and
connectors. Route all cables out of the way of foot traffic.
Working with Other Groups
❏ Have you provided your facilities group and contractors with the sketch of how you
plan to arrange the system and copies of the following?
 “AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements” on page 2-2
 “Redundant Power Sources” on page 2-1
 Tables 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3, worksheets for determining AC power requirements
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 Tables 2-5 and 2-6 (if you are using PDUs) or Tables 2-7 and 2-8 (if you are not
using PDUs), worksheets for determining the number of external power outlets
required
 Appendix B, “Electrical Circuit and Wiring Information”
 Any notes you have about site planning
❏ Have you reviewed and discussed the requirements with the facilities personnel
and contractors to ensure that all site modifications are understood and
implemented?
If you have any questions about the number and types of components, contact your
Stratus account representative or distributor.
System Documentation
Table 1-2 lists the hardware documents for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems,
and the tasks described in each document. Also see Table 1-3 (for Windows systems)
or Table 1-4 (for Linux systems) or Table 1-5 (for VMware ESX systems).
Table 1-2. ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 System Documentation
Document
Task
Stratus ActiveService Network
Configuration Guide (R072)
Configure your system for support by the ASN
Stratus ftServer Systems: PCI Adapter
Guide (R461)
Install, configure, replace, or troubleshoot PCI adapters
Stratus ftServer Systems: Technical
Reference Guide (R550)
Consult technical reference information for ftServer
systems
Change BIOS settings in the ftServer Setup program
Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals
Site Planning Guide (R582)
Find information about optional equipment that you have
ordered with your system that is needed to complete site
preparation
Stratus ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300
Systems: Operation and Maintenance
Guide (R639)
Start up, shut down, and operate your system
Troubleshoot system hardware
Remove and replace CRUs, including PCI adapters
Stratus ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300
Systems: Hardware Installation
Guide (R640)
Install your system, including mounting the system in a
cabinet
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System Documentation
Table 1-2. ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 System Documentation (Continued)
Document
Task
Unpacking Stratus ftServer 2600, 4500,
and 6300 Systems (R641)
Inspect and unpack ftServer system hardware that you
install in your cabinet
Table 1-3 lists additional documents for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems that
run ftSSS for the Windows operating system, and the tasks described in each
document.
Table 1-3. Additional System Documentation for Windows Systems
Document
Task
Release Notes: Stratus ftServer System
Software for the Windows Operating
System (R004W)
Learn the contents of the latest ftServer System Software
release
Learn the latest information about the product
Learn about significant known problems and how to work
around or avoid the problems
Stratus ftServer System Software:
Installation and Configuration for
Windows Systems (R002W)
Respond to Mini-Setup questions
Install or reinstall ftSSS and Windows Server software
Install the operating system on your new system
Upgrade software and BIOS, BMC, and VTM firmware
Configure ftSSS
Set up your system to communicate with a UPS
Configure VTMs
Stratus ftServer System Administrator’s
Guide for the Windows Operating
System (R014W)
Use tools that are provided by the operating system
software, ftServer System Software, and other vendors to
manage and troubleshoot the system
Manage data-storage devices
Stratus ftServer Virtual Technician
Module User’s Guide (R642)
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Use the VTM console to remotely control, monitor, and
troubleshoot your system
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System Documentation
Table 1-4 lists additional documents for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems that
run ftSSS for the Linux operating system, and the tasks described in each document.
Table 1-4. Additional System Documentation for Linux Systems
Document
Task
Release Notes: Stratus ftServer System
Software for the Linux Operating
System (R005L)
Learn the contents of the latest ftServer System Software
release
Learn the latest information about the product
Learn about significant known problems and how to work
around or avoid the problems
Stratus ftServer System Software:
Installation for Linux Systems (R013L)
Install and update the Linux operating system, ftServer
System Software, and BIOS and BMC firmware
Stratus ftServer System Administrator’s
Guide for the Linux Operating
System (R003L)
Use tools that are provided by the operating system
software, ftServer System Software, and other vendors to
manage and troubleshoot the system
Manage network connections and data storage devices
Install and configure the Simple Network Management
Protocol
Use the VTM console to remotely control, monitor, and
troubleshoot your system
Stratus ftServer Virtual Technician
Module User’s Guide (R642)
Table 1-5 lists additional documents for ftServer 4500 and 6300 systems that run ftSSS
for VMware vSphere, and the tasks described in each document.
Table 1-5. Additional System Documentation for VMware Systems
Document
Task
Release Notes: Stratus ftServer System
Software for VMware vSphere (R001E)
Learn the contents of the latest ftServer System Software
release
Learn the latest information about the product
Learn about significant known problems and how to work
around or avoid the problems
Stratus ftServer System Software:
Installation and Configuration for
VMware vSphere Systems (R004E)
Install, update, and configure VMware ESX, ftServer
System Software, and BIOS and BMC firmware.
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Table 1-5. Additional System Documentation for VMware Systems (Continued)
Document
Task
Stratus ftServer System Administrator’s
Guide for VMware vSphere (R002E)
Use tools that are provided by VMware vSphere,
ftServer System Software, and other vendors to manage
and troubleshoot the system
Manage data storage devices
Stratus ftServer Virtual Technician
Module User’s Guide (R642)
Use the VTM console to remotely control, monitor, and
troubleshoot your system
VMware iSCSI SAN Configuration
Guide†
Learn how to set up and manage a system using VMware
vSphere with external iSCSI storage systems
VMware Fibre Channel SAN
Configuration Guide†
Learn how to set up and manage a system using VMware
vSphere with Fibre Channel storage area networks
(SANs)
† Available from VMware at http://www.vmware.com/support/pubs/.
Safety Notices
!
WARNING
Risk of explosion if battery is replaced by an incorrect
type. Dispose of used batteries according to the
instructions provided with the battery.
!
WARNING
The system uses two power cords to provide
redundant sources of power. To fully remove power
from a system, disconnect both power cords. To
reduce the risk that electrical shock could injure a
person or damage the system, exercise caution when
working in the unit even when only one power cord is
connected.
!
WARNING
To prevent a cabinet from tipping over and injuring a
person or damaging the system, start installing
systems from the bottom of the cabinet upward.
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Safety Notices
!
WARNING
If you replace the modem cable supplied by Stratus,
use a cable with a gauge of at least 26 AWG to prevent
fire.
!
WARNING
To avoid fire, electric shock, and equipment
breakdown, prevent water or foreign objects from
getting into the equipment. Do not let water or foreign
objects, such as pins or paper clips, enter the
equipment.
!
WARNING
To prevent fire or current leakage, do not plug the
power cord into a nonconforming outlet. Use a power
outlet with appropriate voltage and power type, as
specified in this guide.
!
WARNING
Do not install the equipment where you may need an
extension cord. Use of an extension cord that does
not meet the power specifications introduces a risk of
overheating that could lead to a fire.
!
WARNING
Disconnect the power cords from the server or power
source before you install or relocate the equipment.
All voltage is removed only when the power cords are
disconnected.
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Safety Notices
!
WARNING
Do not install or store the equipment in an unsuitable
place. Install or store the equipment in a place that
meets the requirements specified in this guide. Avoid
the following conditions to avoid the risk of fire:
• Dust
• High humidity, such as a place near a boiler
• Direct sunlight
• Instability, such as places not stabilized against earthquakes
!
WARNING
Do not use or store this product in a corrosive
environment.
Avoid using or storing this product in an environment
which may contain corrosive gases. Such gases
include, but are not limited to, sulfur dioxide,
hydrogen sulfide, nitrogen dioxide, chlorine,
ammonia or ozone.
Avoid installing this product in a dusty environment
or one that may contain corrosive materials such as
sodium chloride or sulfur.
Avoid installing this product in an environment which
may contain excessive metal flakes or conductive
particles in the air.
Such environments may cause corrosion or short
circuits within this product, resulting in not only
damage to this product, but also fire.
If there are any concerns regarding the environment
at the planned site of installation or storage, please
contact your CAC or your authorized Stratus service
representative.
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Safety Notices
!
WARNING
When installing a system or CRU, always connect the
power cord first, before adding communications
cables. The power cord contains the protective earth
connection; it should be connected first and
disconnected last, to maintain a grounded chassis.
Before attempting to remove a CRU from the system
chassis, make sure to power off the CRU, disconnect
communications cables, and then disconnect the
power cord.
Never connect a power cord to a CRU when it is not
located within the system chassis.
!
WARNING
Do not disassemble, repair, or alter the server, except
as described in the Stratus ftServer 2600, 4500, and
6300 Systems: Operation and Maintenance
Guide (R639). There is a risk of an electric shock or
fire as well as equipment malfunction if you do not
observe the instructions in the Stratus ftServer 2600,
4500, and 6300 Systems: Operation and Maintenance
Guide (R639).
!
WARNING
Do not place any object on top of the server. The
object may fall off and cause injuries, damage to
hardware, or a fire.
!
WARNING
Do not leave the DVD tray ejected. Dust may enter the
equipment and cause it to malfunction. The ejected
tray may also become a cause of injuries.
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WARNING
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WARNING
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WARNING
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WARNING
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WARNING
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WARNING
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WARNING
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WARNING
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WARNING
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WARNING
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Chapter 2
Electrical Power Planning
2-
For information about planning appropriate AC electrical power for your system and its
peripheral components, see:
 “Redundant Power Sources” on page 2-1
 “AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements” on page 2-2
 “Selecting a UPS Unit for ftServer Systems” on page 2-8
 “Power Cord Summary” on page 2-13
 “Grounding Requirements” on page 2-15
Related Topic
 Chapter 5, “Rack Configuration Planning”
Redundant Power Sources
ftServer systems require at least two separate and independent AC power
sources—an A-side power source and a B-side power source—that provide power to
the system’s power receptacles, labeled A and B, respectively. Either source must be
capable of continuing to provide power if power to the other source is lost.
The A-side power source provides power to one side of each system and storage
enclosure, as well as to components that do not require two sources of power, such as
tape-drive enclosures and a monitor. If you use an uninterruptible power supply (UPS),
the UPS is, in these standard, documented, configurations, the A-side power source.
The B-side power source provides power to the other side of each system and storage
enclosure.
The wattage required from the A-side power source will always be equal to or greater
than the wattage required from the B-side power source.
Electrical Power Planning
2-1
AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements
AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements
From the Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site Planning Guide (R582), obtain the
nominal input line voltage (volts AC) and frequency (Hz) required for optional,
AC-powered components. In general, provide 100–127 VAC or 200–240 VAC at 50 or
60 Hz for optional components. PDUs require 200–240 VAC at 50 or 60 Hz. Operating
the system at the higher end of the voltage range, when possible, results in higher
power system efficiency and consequently less generated heat and lower utility costs.
For detailed information about the plug types and lengths of the power cords provided
with the system, see “Power Cord Summary” on page 2-13.
The power service must be properly wired and grounded according to local standards
and regulations. See Appendix B, “Electrical Circuit and Wiring Information” for more
information.
NOTE
A branch circuit breaker with ground fault protection must
allow a minimum of 3.5 milliamperes (mA) leakage current
for each power cord.
Use the following worksheets to determine AC power requirements for the site.
 In Table 2-1, determine the power requirements at the A-side power source.
 In Table 2-2, determine the power requirements at the B-side power source.
 In Table 2-3, determine the power requirements for components outside of the
cabinet. These components can share a power source with the A-side or B-side
components.
 In Table 2-4, determine the related HVAC requirements.
To determine AC power requirements
Provide information in Tables 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3 as follows:
1. In the Quantity column, write the number of each type of component.
2. Multiply the entry in the Quantity column by the number in the Watts column, and
enter the result in the Watts Subtotal column.
3. Add the values in the Watts Subtotal column, and enter the sum on the bottom line.
This value indicates the maximum power requirement for each power source.
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AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements
Table 2-1. Worksheet: Determining A-Side Power Requirements
System Component
Quantity
Watts
ftServer systems
x 700
Monitor unit†
x
Storage enclosure‡
x
Fibre Channel switch‡
x
Watts Subtotal
User-supplied components
TOTAL A-SIDE POWER REQUIREMENTS
† See the Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site Planning Guide (R582) for the wattage
of optional components you purchase from Stratus.
‡ If you are using Fibre Channel switches to connect the systems to storage enclosures,
include on this line the power requirements for a Fibre Channel switch. Two switches are
required for fault-tolerant operation. Connect one switch to A-side power and the other
switch to B-side power.
Table 2-2. Worksheet: Determining B-Side Power Requirements
System Component
Quantity
Watts
ftServer systems
x 700
Storage enclosure†
x
Fibre Channel
switch‡
Watts Subtotal
x
User-supplied components
TOTAL B-SIDE POWER REQUIREMENTS
† See the Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site Planning Guide (R582) for the wattage
of optional components you purchase from Stratus.
‡ If you are using Fibre Channel switches to connect the systems to storage enclosures,
include on this line the power requirements for a Fibre Channel switch. Two switches are
required for fault-tolerant operation. Connect one switch to A-side power and the other
switch to B-side power.
Electrical Power Planning
2-3
AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements
Table 2-3. Worksheet: Determining External Power Requirements
System Component
Watts
Other peripheral components
TOTAL EXTERNAL POWER REQUIREMENTS
To determine HVAC requirements
1. Add together the values from the Total row of Tables 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3 and enter
the value in the Total Watts column of Table 2-4.
2. Multiply the value in the Total Watts column by 3.41 and enter the number of BTUs
in the BTUs/hr. Subtotal column.
Table 2-4. HVAC Requirements
Total Watts
(From Tables 2-1, 2-2, and 2-3)
Convert to BTUs
BTUs/hr. Subtotal
x 3.41 =
AC Power Outlet Requirements
If you do use a pair of PDUs in the cabinet, use Tables 2-5 and 2-6 to determine the
total number of power outlets required outside the cabinet.
1. In the Quantity column, write the number of each type of component.
2. Multiply the value in the Quantity column by the value in the Outlets column, and
enter the total in the Subtotal column.
3. Add the values in the Subtotal column and enter the sum next to TOTAL NUMBER
OF A-SIDE POWER OUTLETS and TOTAL NUMBER OF B-SIDE POWER
OUTLETS.
Table 2-5. Worksheet: A-Side External Power Outlet Requirements: PDUs Used
Component
PDUs
Quantity
Outlets
x
Subtotal
1
Other external components
TOTAL NUMBER OF A-SIDE POWER OUTLETS
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AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements
Table 2-6. Worksheet: B-Side External Power Outlet Requirements: PDUs Used
Component
Quantity
PDUs
Outlets
x
Subtotal
1
Other external components
TOTAL NUMBER OF B-SIDE POWER OUTLETS
If you do not use PDUs in the cabinet, use Tables 2-7 and 2-8 to determine the number
of AC power outlets required outside the cabinet.
1. In the Quantity column, write the number of each type of component.
2. Multiply the value in the Quantity column by the value in the Outlets column, and
enter the total in the Subtotal column.
3. Add the values in the Subtotal column and enter the sum next to TOTAL NUMBER
OF A-SIDE POWER OUTLETS and TOTAL NUMBER OF B-SIDE POWER
OUTLETS.
Table 2-7. Worksheet: A-Side External Power Outlet Requirements: No PDUs
Component
Quantity
Outlets
ftServer systems
x
1
Storage enclosures
x
1
LCD monitor units or external monitors
x
1
Tape-drive enclosure
x
1
Subtotal
Other peripheral components
TOTAL NUMBER OF A-SIDE POWER OUTLETS
Table 2-8. Worksheet: B-Side External Power Outlet Requirements: No PDUs
Component
Quantity
Outlets
ftServer systems
x
1
Storage enclosures
x
1
Subtotal
Other peripheral components
TOTAL NUMBER OF B-SIDE POWER OUTLETS
Electrical Power Planning
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AC Power and HVAC Service Requirements
Connecting a System Directly to Separate AC Sources
If you do not connect your ftServer system or PDUs to a UPS, provide two AC power
sources that are as electrically independent of each other as the installation site allows.
At a minimum, the two power sources must be powered by separate circuit breakers
(maximum of 20A) to AC power and, if possible, be independent of each other beyond
that level. The more electrical separation between the two power sources, the less
likely they will both failat the same time.Due to redundancy in ftServer systems, power
to either side of the system keeps the system in operation, although the system is no
longer fault-tolerant with regard to power.
Figure 2-1 shows how to connect rack-mounted ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300
systems directly to two separate AC power sources. Figure 2-2 shows how to connect
PDUs directly to two separate power sources.
Figure 2-1. System Connected Directly to AC Power
A
4
3
4
3
1
B
dco040
2-6
1
A-side power cord
3
AC power outlets
2
B-side power cord
4
Circuit breakers (maximum of 20A)
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Figure 2-2. PDUs Connected Directly to AC Power
1
7
6
4
4
3
3
7
6
5
5
2
dco043a
1
A-side PDU
5
PDU power cords
2
B-side PDU
6
AC power outlets
3
B-side jumper cables
7
Circuit breakers (maximum of 20A)
4
A-side jumper cables
Electrical Power Planning
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Selecting a UPS Unit for ftServer Systems
Selecting a UPS Unit for ftServer Systems
Stratus does not sell or service UPS units. However, Stratus has qualified UPS models
for use with ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems.
Use Table 2-1 to determine the number of watts the A-side of your system requires and
use Table 2-9 and 2-10 to select a UPS model.
NOTE
Generally, system fault tolerance could be at risk if you
use a UPS with systems that run ftSSS for VMware
vSphere or ftSSS for the Linux operating system. These
versions of ftSSS do not include the logic to decide
whether the operating system should shut down in
response to certain signals from the UPS, and the UPS
may unnecessarily shut down the system.
If you have a situation that requires the use of a UPS (for
example, if you do not have two separate power sources
at the installation site), use the tables in this section to
select an appropriate UPS, do not use UPS signaling,
and contact the CAC or your authorized Stratus service
representative for additional assistance.
NOTE
Site planning information for the UPS in this document is
of a general nature only. Do not rely exclusively on the
UPS information in this document. Contact APC at
http://www.apcc.com for detailed UPS specifications,
documentation, sizing, and ordering information.
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Selecting a UPS Unit for ftServer Systems
Table 2-9. APC Symmetra Models for PDUs or for Multiple Systems
UPS
Input
Locale
APC Symmetra Model
North America
SYH2K6RMT, SYH4K6RMT, SYH6K6RMT
Requires AAP87600 PDU with B50171F power
cord
208V
208V
(L6-20R)
SYH2K6RMT-P1, SYH4K6RMT-P1,
SYH6K6RMT-P1
208V
120/208V
(L6-20R,
5-15R)
SYA8K16RMP, SYA12P16RMP, SYA14K16RMP
Requires APC SYPD7 and AAP87600 PDU
208V
120/208V
(L6-20R,
L6-30R)
SYH2K6RMJ, SYH4K6RMJ, SYH6K6RMJ
Requires AAP87600 PDU with B50175F power
cord
200V
200V
(L6-20R)
SYH2K6RMJ-P1, SYH4K6RMJ-P1,
SYH6K6RMJ-P1
200V
100/200V
(L6-20R,
5-15R)
SYA8K16RMJ, SYA2K16RMJ, SYA16K16RMJ
Requires APC SYPD7and AAP87600 PDU
200V
100/200V
(L6-20R,
L6-30R)
SYH2K6RMI, SYH4K6RMI, SYH6K6RMI
Requires AAP87600 PDU with B52700F power
cord
230V
230V
(C20, C19)
SYA8K16RMP, SYA12P16RMP, SYA14K16RMP
Requires AAP87600 PDU with B52700F power
cord
230V
230V
(C20, C19)
Japan
Rest of the world
UPS Output
Table 2-10. APC UPS Models for a Single Rack-Mountable System
Locale
Smart-UPS
UPS Input
AC Power Output
North America
Model SUA1500RM2U
120V
120V (5-15R)
Japan
Model SUA1500RMJ2UB
100V
100V (5-15R)
Rest of the world
Model SUA1500RMI2U
230V
230V
(C14, C13)
Electrical Power Planning
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Selecting a UPS Unit for ftServer Systems
Communicating with a UPS over a Network
Use the following additional tools to enable a UPS and an ftServer system that runs the
Windows operating system to communicate over the network:
 APC Network Management Card EX (APC part number AP9617)
An APC Network Management Card EX is a standard component of the Symmetra
UPS, but you must purchase the network card for the APC Smart-UPS.
 APC PowerChute® Network Shutdown for the ftServer system
When you install your ftServer system, download PowerChute Network Shutdown
from APC, and install and configure the tool on the system, as described in the
Stratus ftServer System Software: Installation and Configuration for Windows
Systems (R002W). PowerChute Network Shutdown monitors the UPS for an
imminent power loss, and initiates a shutdown of the system before power is lost.
Connecting Power to Systems, PDUs, and a UPS
When you plan for PDUs and a UPS, note the following:
 Only the top PDU is connected to the UPS.
 The bottom PDU is connected directly to an AC power main.
 The UPS can be connected to the same AC power main that the bottom PDU is
connected to, or the UPS can be connected to another AC power main.
Figure 2-3 shows how to connect rack-mounted systems to PDUs and the PDUs to
UPS units.
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Selecting a UPS Unit for ftServer Systems
Figure 2-3. Power Cord Connections for Systems, PDUs, and a UPS
1
7
8
9
6
4
4
3
3
9
8
5
5
2
dco042a
1
A-side PDU
6
UPS
2
B-side PDU
7
UPS power cord
3
B-side system power cables
(black)
8
AC power outlets
4
A-side system power cables (gray)
9
AC power (mains) distribution
circuit breaker (maximum of 20A)
5
PDU power cords
Electrical Power Planning
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Selecting a UPS Unit for ftServer Systems
Connecting a System Directly to a UPS
You can connect the A-side power connectors of your system directly to a UPS, as
shown in Figure 2-4.
Figure 2-4. Rack-Mountable Systems: A-Side Power Connected Directly to a UPS
4
A
6
5
6
5
dco041
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1
A-side system power cord
2
B-side system power cord
3
UPS
4
UPS power cord
5
AC power outlets
6
Circuit breakers (maximum of 20A)
1
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Power Cord Summary
Power Cord Summary
Stratus supplies tested and approved AC power cords for the following components:
 ftServer systems and peripheral components
 PDUs
!
WARNING
Place all power cords out of the way of foot traffic.
Power cords described as Domestic are made with American Wire Gauge (AWG)
cordage and are intended for use in North America. Refer to UL 62 and CSA C22.2,
No. 49. All other power cords are made with International cordage and are intended for
use in the specified countries, and other countries that use that standard.
Power Cords for ftServer Systems and Peripheral Components
Table 2-11 lists the available power cords that connect ftServer systems and peripheral
components directly to an AC power source (not to a PDU or to a UPS).
Table 2-12 lists the available power cords that connect ftServer systems to qualified
UPS models from APC.
Table 2-11. Power Cords - ftServer Systems and Peripheral Components to AC Power
Marketing ID
Plug Type
Rating
Length
Locale
B50101F
NEMA 5-15, UL/CSA
approved
15A/127V
7 ft
North America (Domestic)
B50104F
NEMA 5-15, UL/CSA
approved
15A/127V
15 ft
North America (Domestic)
B50112F
CEE 7 VII
16A/250V
4.5m
Europe (Continental)
B50116F
BS 1363/A,
13A/250V
4.5m
United Kingdom
B50124F
AS/NZS 3112:1993
10A/250V
4.5m
Australia
B50140F
SEV 1011-S24507
10A/250V
4.5m
Switzerland
B50152F
SABS164-1:1992 ZA/3
13A/250V
4.5m
South Africa/India
B50153F
IEC 60309, TUV
approved
16A/250V
4.5m
International, locking power
cord
B50160F
NEMA 5-15, PSE
approved
15A/127V
15 ft
Japan (100V applications)
Electrical Power Planning
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Power Cord Summary
Table 2-11. Power Cords - ftServer Systems and Peripheral Components to AC Power (Continued)
Marketing ID
Plug Type
Rating
Length
Locale
B50161F
NEMA L6-20
20A/250V
15 ft
North America locking power
cord
B50162F
GB1002-1996, CCC
approved
10A/250V
4.5m
China
B50173F
NEMA 5-15, BSMI
approved
10A/125V
4.5m
Taiwan
B50174-P
L6-20P, PSE approved
15A/250V
15 ft
Japan locking power cord
(200V applications)
Table 2-12. Power Cords Between ftServer Systems or Storage Systems and a UPS
Marketing ID
Plug Types
Rating
Length
Locale
B50104F-15
NEMA 5-15 to
IEC 60320 C13
16A/120V
15 ft
North America
B50160F
NEMA 5-15 to
IEC 60320 C13
15A/127V
15 ft
Japan
B50161F-45M
NEMA L6-20 to
IEC 60320 C13
20A/250V
15 ft
North America locking
power cord
B50301F-45M
IEC 60320 C14 to
IEC 60320 C13
10A/250V
4.5m
International
B50174-P
L6-20P, PSE
approved
15A/250V
15 ft
Japan locking power cord
(200V applications)
PDU Power Cords
The PDU supplies power to ftServer systems. Table 2-13 lists the available power
cords that connect PDUs directly to an AC power source.
Table 2-14 lists the available power cords that connect PDUs to a UPS.
Table 2-15 describes the gray and black power (jumper) cables that are provided to
connect ftServer systems to PDUs.
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Grounding Requirements
Table 2-13. Power Cords to Connect PDUs Directly to AC Power Mains
Marketing ID
Plug Type
Rating
Length
Locale
B50154F
IEC 60320 C19 to IEC 60309
20A/250V
15 ft
International
B50171F
IEC 60320 C19 to NEMA L6-20P
16A/250V
15 ft
North America
B50175F
IEC 60320 C19 to NEMA L6-20P,
PSE approved
20A/250V
15 ft
Japan locking
power cord
Table 2-14. AC Power Cords to Connect PDUs to a UPS
Marketing ID
Plug Type
Rating
Length
Locale
B50171F
IEC 60320 C19 to NEMA L6-20P
16A/250V
15 ft
North America
B52700F-45M
IEC 60320 C19 to IEC 60320 -C20
20A/250V
4.5m
International
B50175F
IEC 60320 C19 to NEMA L6-20P,
PSE approved
20A/250V
15 ft
Japan locking
power cord
Table 2-15. System Power (Jumper) Cables to Connect ftServer Systems to PDUs
Marketing ID
Plug Type to System
Plug Type to PDU
Rating
Length
B50502F
IEC 60320 C13
IEC 60320 C14
10A/250V
2.0m
B50503F
IEC 60320 C13
IEC 60320 C14
10A/250V
2.0m
Grounding Requirements
!
WARNING
Incorrect grounding can cause severe personal injury
and extensive equipment damage.
The ftServer system obtains its protective earth (PE) ground through the power cord.
See “Grounding Considerations” on page B-1 for a more complete discussion of
ftServer system grounding.
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Chapter 3
Space Planning
3-
For information about planning sufficient space for your ftServer system, see:
 “Room Requirements” on page 3-1
 “Planning for Cables” on page 3-3
Room Requirements
To ensure that the installation site provides a properly equipped, cooled, and sized
environment, make sure that the site:
 Provides clearances for air circulation, opening cabinet doors, removing cabinet
panels, and servicing the system from the front and rear.
Locate the front and rear of the system at least 2.5 feet (ft) (0.76 meters (m)) away
from walls and other obstructions.
 Maintains reasonable temperature and humidity levels and has a thermometer and
humidistat to monitor room temperature and humidity.
See Chapter 2, “Electrical Power Planning” for detailed information about HVAC
planning.
 Is as free of dust as possible, meeting, at a minimum, ISO 14644-1 class 8
standards for a clean-room environment.
Dust buildup in the system can impede air circulation and heat transfer, causing
components to become less reliable as the ambient temperature rises.
Fans clogged by dust fail to expel hot air, causing circuit boards to overheat and
fail.
Dust on circuit boards raises the temperature, thus reducing the component's
mean time between failure (MTBF).
Dust circulating in the room increases the risk of fire within the room by providing
potential combustible material within the environment.
Dust contamination on tape devices causes mis-reads and -writes, leading to
failure of attempts to back up and restore data.
Space Planning
3-1
Room Requirements
 Has sufficient floor space for external components.
 Provides a table or desktop for external devices such as a telephone, external
monitor, keyboard, and mouse.
Each of these devices requires table or rack space.
!
CAUTION
You cannot place a peripheral component on top of a
system cabinet.
 Allows the system and peripheral devices to be placed within the room so that
power cords and communications cables will reach their respective power
receptacles, telephone jacks, and other connection points.
 Provides communications cable connectors or patch panels as needed.
 Provides two electrically separate grounded AC wall outlets, within reach of the
power cords from the system or PDUs, and, if used, UPS units. Detachable power
cords are 12 ft. (3.65m). If the power cord must be hard-wired, consult an
electrician to plan the length of the power cord.
 Provides grounded AC wall outlets for external components that do not connect to
a PDU.
 Provides cutouts in the floor for routing cables, if the site has an elevated floor.
 Contains space for future expansion.
!
CAUTION
Do not place the system in an area of high electrostatic
discharge. Static electricity may damage components.
Do not locate components near transformers or other
electromagnetic devices.
See Appendix A, “System Specifications” and Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals
Site Planning Guide (R582) for the dimensions of system components.
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Planning for Cables
Planning for Cables
To accommodate cables from your system, make sure to provide:
 One or two telephone lines:
– One telephone line for use when calling for service
– One telephone line for the ASN modem, if used
 Ethernet jacks, switches, or hubs, as needed
 Two electrically separate grounded AC wall outlets, or a UPS and a wall outlet,
within reach of the power cords from the system or PDUs, and additional outlets for
any components that do not connect to a PDU
 For optional components, AC wall outlets within reach of the power cords from the
components, or use PDUs
Make sure that cables you plan to connect to the system are long enough to reach
between the system and external components or connections. For information about
specific cables and power cords, see the following:
 “Power Cord Summary” on page 2-13
 Chapter 4, “Communications Line Planning”
 “Monitor Requirements” on page 6-5
 Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site Planning Guide (R582) for information
about cable lengths for peripheral components
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Chapter 4
Communications Line Planning
4-
Make sure that you plan the locations of your ftServer system and its external
components so that all communications and data cables will reach their connection
points.
This chapter contains the following sections:
 “External SAS Connections” on page 4-2
 “Fibre Channel Connections” on page 4-2
 “Ethernet Cables” on page 4-5
 “iSCSI Connections (VMware Systems)” on page 4-7
 “Telephone Line Connections” on page 4-8
 “Site Planning for Systems in an ftGateway Group” on page 4-9
NOTES
1. Software upgrade services are available from Stratus
Professional Services. For a list of available services,
see
http://www.stratus.com/services/ps/offerings.htm.
2. If you have a unique network requirement, contact
Stratus Professional Services. For a list of available
services, see
http://www.stratus.com/services/ps/offerings.htm.
3. See the Stratus ftServer Systems: PCI Adapter
Guide (R461) for more information about the
adapters Stratus supplies for your ftServer system.
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External SAS Connections
External SAS Connections
ftServer systems running the Linux or Windows operating system support U106
Eight-Port SAS PCI-Express Adapters for connection to tape drives. You must provide
your own serial attached SCSI (SAS) tape drive(s) and SAS cable(s).
Fibre Channel Connections
ftServer systems support connections to ftScalable Storage systems and EMC
CLARiiON and Symmetrix storage systems. Optical Fibre-Channel host bus adapters
(HBAs) in the CPU- I  O enclosures provide connection points to these storage
enclosures.
For ftServer systems running ftSSS for the Windows Operating System and ftSSS for
the Linux Operating System, the following connection options are available:
 Directly attach the Fibre Channel cables between one or two ftServer systems and
the RAID controller trays of an ftScalable Storage system
 For Windows systems only, connect the Fibre Channel cables from one or two
ftServer systems directly to an EMC storage system
 Connect multiple ftServer systems to ftScalable Storage systems through a
storage area network (SAN)
 Connect up to six ftServer systems to EMC storage systems through a SAN
For ftServer systems running ftSSS for VMware vSphere, the following connection
options are available:
 Directly attach the Fibre Channel cables between a single ftServer system and the
RAID controller trays of an ftScalable Storage system
 Connect multiple ftServer systems to ftScalable Storage systems through a
storage area network (SAN)
 Connect up to six ftServer systems to EMC storage systems through a SAN
A pair of Fibre Channel HBAs is teamed for fault tolerance. The adapters are
single-ported and each member of the pair is installed in a different
CPU- I  O enclosure: one in the top enclosure and the other in the bottom enclosure.
The Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site Planning Guide (R582) lists the optical
Fibre Channel HBAs supported by each operating system.
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Fibre Channel Connections
Table 4-1 lists the available optical Fibre Channel cables.
Table 4-1. Optical Fibre Channel Cables
Length
Part number
6.5 ft (2m)
AW-B90000-020
32.8 ft (10m)
AW-B90000-100
98.4 ft (30m)
AW-B90000-300
For detailed instructions about making the Fibre Channel connections, see one of the
following:
 The ftScalable Storage: Getting Started Guide (R601), where you can also see an
illustration of multiple ftServer systems connected to an ftScalable Storage
controller tray (that configuration is not shown here)
 The documentation for your EMC storage system
The following illustrations are provided to help you plan a site for ftServer systems and
storage enclosures.
 Figure 4-1 illustrates Fibre Channel connections from a single system to a switch,
and from the switch to the ftScalable Storage controller tray. Connections to EMC
storage systems through a SAN are similar.
 Figure 4-2 illustrates Fibre Channel connections directly between an ftServer
system and an ftScalable Storage controller tray. Direct connections to an EMC
storage system are similar.
Communications Line Planning
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Fibre Channel Connections
Figure 4-1. Fibre Channel Connections to an ftScalable Storage System Using Switches
ftScalable Storage
RAID Controller Tray 2
ftScalable Storage
RAID Controller Tray 1
Fibre Channel Switch 2
Fibre Channel Switch 1
CPU Element 0
I/O Element 10
CPU Element 1
I/O Element 11
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Figure 4-2. Direct-Attach Fibre Channel Connections to an ftScalable Storage System
ftScalable Storage
RAID Controller Tray 1
ftScalable Storage
RAID Controller Tray 2
CPU Element 0
I/O Element 10
CPU Element 1
I/O Element 11
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Ethernet Cables
Ethernet Cables
In addition to the Ethernet cables listed in this section, you must also plan to provide
network connection points. Consider providing a network connection with Internet
access for each of the VTMs to allow you and, if authorized, the CAC or your authorized
Stratus service representative to access the VTMs' Web interface to operate the
system and diagnose problems remotely. If available, this mode of accessing the VTMs
is faster and more reliable than dialup through the ASN modem.
!
WARNING
Make sure network cables can be routed out of the
way of foot traffic.
You will need Ethernet cables for the following connections:
 From two or four embedded Ethernet ports on the system and Ethernet ports on
U104 or U105 or U1081 PCIe adapters to network connection points
NOTE
Two Ethernet ports are typically paired and teamed in
software for fault tolerance. Each member of the pair
requires an Ethernet cable.
 From each ftScalable Storage RAID controller tray, if present, to a network
connection point, for Web management and monitoring of ftScalable Storage
systems
 From a management PC to a network connection point, for Web management of
ftScalable Storage systems
The same network must provide access to the RAID controllers on the
ftScalable Storage RAID controller tray from the PC.
Table 4-2 describes the cables you must supply for network connectivity. Be sure to
provide cables of sufficient length for the distance between the system and a wall jack
or hub.
1
Contact your Stratus account team for information on availability of this product.
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Ethernet Cables
Table 4-2. Customer-Supplied Ethernet Cables
Component
Quantity
VTM Ethernet port
2
System Ethernet port
2 or 4
U105 Dual-Port
Copper 10/100/1000
Base-T Ethernet
PCI-Express Adapter
(gigabit copper
adapter for servers)
1 for each
port, typically
teamed for
fault
tolerance
Marketing ID/Cable
Length
N/A. You must
supply these cables.
The maximum
allowable distance
from these ports to a
switch or a hub is
328 ft (100m).
Cable Type
24 AWG Unshielded Twisted Pair
(UTP) EIA/TIA-Verified, Category-3
or Category-5 wire, with RJ-45
modular connectors terminated with
pair-wiring adhering to the EIA/TIA
568-A or EIA/TIA 568-B standard.
For connections to an Ethernet hub
or switch, provide a straight-through
cable.
For 100- or 1000-Mbps (fast
Ethernet) operation, provide
full-duplex, or Category-5 Ethernet
cables.
U104 Dual-Port Fiber
Gigabit Ethernet
PCI-Express Adapter
(gigabit fiber-optic
adapter for servers)
1 for each
port, typically
teamed for
fault
tolerance
N/A. You must
supply these cables.
U108 Single-Port
Fiber 10-Gigabit
Ethernet
PCI-Express
Adapter† (Linux
systems only)
1, typically
teamed for
fault
tolerance
N/A. You must
supply this cable.
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The maximum
distance between
the U104 PCIe
adapter and a switch
is 902 ft (275m).
The maximum
distance between
the U108 PCIe
adapter and a switch
is 282 ft (86 m) for
62.5-micron
multimode fibre
(MMF) and 1804 ft
(550 m) for
50-micron MMF,
depending on the
grade of the cable
Multimode, 62.5- or 50-micron,
DUAL fiber cable with LC-type
connectors to the PCIe adapter,
and connectors on the other end
that are compatible with your site
network switch.
Multimode, 62.5- or 50-micron,
10GBase-SR DUAL fiber cable with
LC-type connectors to the PCIe
adapter, and connectors on the
other end that are compatible with
your site network switch.
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iSCSI Connections (VMware Systems)
Table 4-2. Customer-Supplied Ethernet Cables (Continued)
Component
Quantity
ftScalable Storage
RAID controller tray‡
3: two for
each
controller tray
and one to a
management
PC
Marketing ID/Cable
Length
N/A. You must
supply these cables.
Cable Type
24 AWG Unshielded Twisted Pair
(UTP) EIA/TIA-Verified, Category-3
or Category-5 wire, with RJ-45
modular connectors terminated with
pair-wiring adhering to the EIA/TIA
568-A or EIA/TIA 568-B standard.
For connections to an Ethernet hub
or switch, provide a straight-through
cable.
For 100-Mbps (fast Ethernet)
operation, provide full-duplex, or
Category-5 Ethernet cables.
† Contact your Stratus account team for information on availability of this product.
‡ ftScalable Storage systems are optional. If you connect an ftServer system running VMware ESX
software to an iSCSI or EMC storage system, consider its Ethernet network requirements in your site
planning.
iSCSI Connections (VMware Systems)
ftServer systems running ftSSS for VMware vSphere that boot from internal SAS disks
support the use of iSCSI external storage enclosures. These systems only support
software iSCSI in conjunction with standard network adapters. Hardware iSCSI HBAs
are not supported.
Stratus does not sell iSCSI storage systems. Contact your account representative for
information about iSCSI storage systems qualified for use with ftServer systems. See
the VMware documentation for information about how to configure and manage an
iSCSI storage system.
NOTES
1. See the Stratus ftServer Systems: PCI Adapter
Guide (R461) for information about supported
Ethernet adapters and their Ethernet cable
requirements.
2. Ensure that your ftServer system provides adequate
bandwidth for your iSCSI storage requirements.
Communications Line Planning
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Telephone Line Connections
Telephone Line Connections
The system requires up to two telephone cables, and related connection points:
 One telephone line for use when calling for service
 One analog telephone line to connect the ASN modem, if used, to a telephone
connection point
A 7-ft (2.13m) telephone cable (minimum 26 AWG phone cord) is shipped with the
modem assembly.2
NOTE
A dedicated phone line provides the most reliable service
for ASN connections. ASN calls routed through a PBX
might be slow due to the load on the PBX, or might not
complete successfully because the calls can become
disconnected. If you must use a PBX, do not route the
telephone extension through a switchboard; instead,
provide a direct-dial analog number.
 Always use telephone cable that is 26 AWG or greater and is UL approved.
If no modem is installed, a second telephone line is not necessary. A modem is not
necessary in the following situations:
 If your system will connect to a network with Internet access, you may choose to
use the Internet to send alarms to the ASN and allow the CAC or your authorized
Stratus service representative to connect to your system over the Internet for
troubleshooting.
 If you implement ftGateway groups, only one system in the group requires a
modem. See “Site Planning for Systems in an ftGateway Group” for more
information.
Telephone Line Connections in Australia and New Zealand
The telephone used when calling for service shall comply with the following local
regulatory requirements:
 Australia: The telephone shall have an A-tick label
 New Zealand: The telephone shall have a Telepermit
2 The
telephone cable is not shipped with orders destined for the Republic of
Korea.
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Site Planning for Systems in an ftGateway Group
If an ASN modem is installed, that model shall comply with the following local regulatory
requirements:
 Australia: The modem shall have an A-tick label
 New Zealand: The modem shall have a Telepermit
NOTE
ftSSS for VMware vSphere does not support ftGateway
groups.
Site Planning for Systems in an ftGateway Group
Multiple ftServer systems at a site can share a single telephone connection to the ASN
by implementing an ftGateway group. Unless VTMs are installed in each system, the
systems in the group must be connected to a single physical Ethernet subnetwork.
One system acts as a gateway for ASN connectivity. This gateway system (or
ftGateway master) requires an analog telephone line that connects to the modem.
Other systems in the ftGateway group, called ftGateway slaves, connect to the
gateway system over the network. In this case, Ethernet connections are required for
each system, but only two analog telephone lines for each ftGateway group are
required.
NOTES
1. ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems running the
Windows operating system can only be ftGateway
slaves.
2. ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 ftGateway slave
systems require an ftGateway master system running
Windows ftSSS Release 5.3.
3. ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems running Linux
Releases ftSSS 7.0.4 and later or any release of
VMware ESX do not support ftGateway groups.
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Site Planning for Systems in an ftGateway Group
Members of an ftGateway group:
 Are limited to a maximum of 20 ftServer systems.
 Must connect to the same subnetwork through embedded system Ethernet ports,
PCI Ethernet adapter ports, or VTM ports. An ftGateway group can consist of one
of the following:
– Slave systems that run the Windows operating system with no remote
management adapter in a group with an ftGateway system that has VTMs
– Slave systems that have VTMs in a group with an ftGateway system that has
VTMs
NOTES
1. You cannot mix VTMs and ftServer Access Adapters
in the same ftGateway group. (ftServer Access
Adapters are system management adapters used in
earlier models of ftServer systems.)
2. Make sure that only layer-1 and layer-2 devices
separate the gateway and slave systems. During a
connection, the gateway system assigns the slave
system a temporary IP address from an IP address
range reserved by Stratus and uses that address for
all traffic.
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Chapter 5
Rack Configuration Planning
5-
For information about planning a rack configuration, see:
 “Using PDUs” on page 5-1
 “Determining PDU Requirements” on page 5-2
 “Example of PDU Usage Calculation” on page 5-4
Using PDUs
ftServer systems have two power receptacles. Correspondingly, two power distribution
units (PDUs) provide power to the receptacles.
Use of PDUs is optional unless you have a support agreement with Stratus. If you do
have a support agreement with Stratus, use pairs of PDUs to provide AC power to
systems and components in a cabinet if six or more power cords would otherwise
exit from the cabinet.
The A-side (top) PDU provides power to:
 The A-side of each system
 A rack-mounted LCD monitor unit
 A storage enclosure
 Any rack-mounted tape drives
The B-side (bottom) PDU provides power to the other side of each system and to the
second side of a storage enclosure.
Because the A-side PDU always uses at least as many power cords and consumes at
least as much power as the B-side PDU, plan the cabinet configuration so that the
A-side PDU can support the configuration.
Rack Configuration Planning
5-1
Determining PDU Requirements
NOTES
1. Connect each PDU to a separate AC power source.
2. Install a maximum of two pairs of PDUs in a rack.
Use the information in “Determining PDU Requirements” on page 5-2 to plan the rack
configuration for your ftServer system. “Example of PDU Usage Calculation” on
page 5-4 shows how to use the information you gather for planning the rack
configuration.
Determining PDU Requirements
Using the nominal voltage rating of the power receptacle at your site and the total
wattage of the components that will draw power from the A-side PDU, complete the
information in Tables 5-1 and 5-2. This information will help you determine the current
that the ftServer systems and rack-mounted components will draw and whether you
need a second pair of PDUs.
To complete Table 5-1
1. Obtain the voltage available at your location. Consult a facilities manager at your
site to make sure you know the correct voltage.
2. For each type of component you plan to place in the rack, calculate the required
current, as follows: Divide the wattage of the element, listed in the Watts column of
Table 5-1, by the voltage available at your site. Multiply the result by 1.25 and enter
the value in the Current column.
Table 5-1. Current and Rack-Space Requirements
Component
Watts
ftServer system
700
÷
Site
Voltage†
x 1.25 =
Current
(A)
Rack
Space
÷
x 1.25 =
4U
1U LCD monitor unit‡
÷
x 1.25 =
1U
§
Tape-drive enclosure
÷
x 1.25 =
Disk-storage enclosure§
÷
x 1.25 =
† PDU input voltage is 200-240 VAC.
‡ See theStratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site Planning Guide (R582) for the wattage
and rack requirements of your monitor and disk-storage solutions.
§ See your tape-drive documentation for the wattage and rack requirements of your tape
drive.
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Determining PDU Requirements
To complete Table 5-2
1. In column 1, write the names of each system or component in the rack. If you have
more than one system, use a row for each system.
2. In column 2, write the cumulative number of rack units (Us): Add the number of Us
(see Table 5-1) for the component to the value in the space above and write the
result.
3. In column 3, write the cumulative number of outlets required. For each component,
add 1 to the value in the space above and write the result.
4. In column 4, write the cumulative current required. For each component, add the
current for the component, which you entered in Table 5-1, to the value in the space
above and write the result.
You need another pair of PDUs if the cumulative number of outlets exceeds 8 or if the
cumulative current exceeds 15A. Use the information in column 2 to plan the size and
number of racks required.
Table 5-2. Calculating A-Side PDU and Rack-Space Requirements
1. Component
PDU Pair
2. Cumulative
Space Used
3. Cumulative
Number of Outlets
4. Cumulative
Current (A)
2U
0
0.00
Rack Configuration Planning
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Example of PDU Usage Calculation
Example of PDU Usage Calculation
Table 5-3 shows how to use the information from Table 5-1 to calculate the required
rack space and the current when the PDU is connected to a NEMA L6-20R receptacle
in the United States, with a voltage of 208V.
Table 5-3. Example: Current and Rack-Space Requirements (208 volts)
Component
Watts
÷
Site
Voltage
x 1.25 =
Current (A)
Rack
Space
ftServer system
700
÷
208
x 1.25 =
4.21
4U
1U LCD monitor unit
54
÷
208
x 1.25 =
0.32
1U
Tape drive (typical)
80
÷
208
x 1.25 =
0.48
2U
ftScalable Storage
system
400
÷
208
x 1.25 =
2.40
2U
Table 5-4 and the explanation that follows show how to use the information from
Table 5-3 to determine when you need to buy an additional pair of PDUs or calculate
the size and number of cabinets you need.
Table 5-4. Example: Calculating A-Side PDU and Rack-Space Requirements
2. Cumulative
Space Used (U)
3. Cumulative
Number of
A-Side Outlets
4. Cumulative
Current (A)
PDU pair
2
0
0.00
ftServer system
6
1
4.21
1U LCD monitor unit
7
2
4.53
Tape drive (typical)
9
3
5.01
ftScalable Storage system
11
4
7.41
ftServer system
15
5
11.62
PDU pair
2
0
0
ftServer system
6
1
4.21
ftServer system
10
2
8.42
1. Component
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Example of PDU Usage Calculation
In the calculations in Table 5-4, components were added one by one, calculating:
 The total current demanded by the components
 The total space used in the rack
 The total number of outlets required
In this example, two PDUs can provide enough current for two ftServer 2600, 4500, or
6300 systems, the LCD monitor unit, one tape drive (typical), and one
ftScalable Storage system. This set of components consumes 11.62 amperes; adding
another ftServer system would increase the consumption to 15.83 amperes, which
exceeds the 15 amperes limit for the PDUs. The configuration also utilizes 5 outlets in
the A-side PDU and 15U of rack space.
To add any more components, you require another pair of PDUs.
For information about planning a rack configuration, see:
 “Using PDUs” on page 5-1
 “Determining PDU Requirements” on page 5-2
 “Example of PDU Usage Calculation” on page 5-4
Rack Configuration Planning
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Example of PDU Usage Calculation
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Chapter 6
Cabinet and Monitor Requirements
6-
For requirements related to providing your own cabinet and monitor, see:
 “Cabinet Requirements” on page 6-1
 “Monitor Requirements” on page 6-5
Cabinet Requirements
If you are providing your own cabinet for an ftServer system, make sure the cabinet
contains a rack that is 19 inches (in.) wide and that meets the Electronic Industries
Association (EIA) 310-D Section 1 standard.
In general, consider the following factors during your site planning for systems in
cabinets:
 Elevated Operating Ambient Temperature—If installed in a closed or multi-unit rack
assembly, the operating ambient temperature of the rack environment may be
greater than room ambient. Therefore, consideration should be given to installing
the equipment in an environment compatible with the maximum ambient
temperature (Tma) specified by the manufacturer.
 Reduced Air Flow—Installation of the equipment in a rack should be such that the
amount of air flow required for safe operation of the equipment is not compromised.
 Mechanical Loading—Mounting of the equipment in the rack should be such that a
hazardous condition is not achieved due to uneven mechanical loading.
 Circuit Overloading—Consideration should be given to the connection of the
equipment to the supply circuit and the effect that overloading of the circuits might
have on overcurrent protection and supply wiring. Appropriate consideration of
equipment nameplate ratings should be used when addressing this concern.
 Reliable Earthing—Reliable earthing of rack-mounted equipment should be
maintained. Particular attention should be given to supply connections other than
direct connections to the branch circuit (for example, use of power strips).
Cabinet and Monitor Requirements
6-1
Cabinet Requirements
Make sure that the cabinet meets the following requirements:
 The cabinet can support the weight of all the components you plan to install in it.
Appendix A and the Stratus ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site
Planning Guide (R582) provides the weights of components supplied by Stratus.
 The cabinet contains two front and two rear vertical EIA rails, one in each corner of
the cabinet, that have the universal square-hole pattern as defined in the EIA
310-D Section 1 specification.
 The front vertical rails extend at least 0.5 in. (1.27 centimeters (cm)) beyond the
inside edge of the accessory leg, if present, to allow the mounting rails to be fitted.
See Figure 6-1.
 The distance between the front vertical rails and the inside of the front door is at
least 3.0 in. (7.62 cm).
 The distance between the rear of the system chassis and the inside of the rear door
is at least 6.0 in. (15.24 cm).
 The distance between the front and rear vertical rails is between 24.5 in. and 30 in.
(62.23 cm and 76.20 cm, respectively).
 The vertical mounting rails have a 0.345" or 0.375" square pattern, with a thickness
between 0.063" - 0.105", to accept 10-32 cage nuts and mounting hardware.
 The vertical mounting rails are plated, or some other method is used to ensure
continuity for grounding between installed equipment.
 Cable-management brackets are provided to support and constrain data and
power cords so that the cables do not interfere with air flow out of the rear of the
enclosures, and so that the connectors do not disconnect or break.
 To prevent stray voltages, all components are grounded together through the
vertical mounting rails to the cabinet frame, and then to local building ground. To
ensure signal quality, use a grounding cable for local building ground.
 There is a plan for maintaining cables and wires to the cabinet by either running
them under the floor or placing them overhead in an overhead cable tray.
 Air flows through the cabinet from front to back.
 Air does not recirculate within the cabinet.
 Filler panels cover any unused rack space to prevent air recirculation.
 Blockers are installed between the vertical mounting rails and the side panels at
the rear of the cabinet.
 Vents are evenly distributed on the front and rear doors and make up at least 69%
of the surface area.
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Cabinet Requirements
NOTE
If your cabinet does not have vented front and rear doors,
you can remove the doors from the cabinet while your
ftServer system is operating.
 The final installation conforms to all emission, immunity, safety, and other
applicable regulations.
Figure 6-1 shows the required rail clearance between the front vertical rails and the
inside edge of an accessory leg.
Cabinet and Monitor Requirements
6-3
Cabinet Requirements
Figure 6-1. Rail Clearance
0.5-inch
(1.27-cm)
minimum
1
0.5-inch minimum
2
3
msys182
6-4
1
Front vertical EIA rail
2
Accessory leg
3
Front of cabinet
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Monitor Requirements
Monitor Requirements
If you are using a monitor that is not supplied by Stratus, make sure that:
 The monitor accepts universal 100–240 volts AC (VAC), 50/60 Hertz (Hz) power.
 The VGA cable has a 15-pin D-sub connector.
 The power cord for the monitor is long enough to reach the power source.
 The plug type on the power cord is compatible with the external power source at
the site.
Cabinet and Monitor Requirements
6-5
Monitor Requirements
6-6
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Appendix A
System Specifications
A-
For system specifications, see:
 “System Specifications” on page A-1
 “PCI Adapter Specifications” on page A-7
 “AAP87600 PDU Specifications” on page A-8
NOTES
1. The system temperature and humidity requirements
defined in Tables A-2 are the minimum requirements
the site must provide.
2. The temperature and humidity requirements for
optional components are provided in the Stratus
ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site
Planning Guide (R582).
System Specifications
The following figures show front and rear views of the systems.
 Figure A-1 shows the front of an ftServer 2600, 4500, or 6300 system, mounted in
a rack with its bezel pulled forward.
 Figure A-2 shows the rear of a rack-mountable ftServer 2600, 4500, or 6300
system, specifying the locations of the connectors at the rear of the system.
Table A-1 lists the dimensions of the system cabinets supplied by Stratus. Table A-2
lists the specifications for each ftServer CPU- I  O enclosure, the front panel, and the
backplane assembly. Table A-4 lists the specifications of the PDU. See the Stratus
ftServer Systems: Peripherals Site Planning Guide (R582) for the specifications of
other components.
System Specifications
A-1
System Specifications
Figure A-1. ftServer 2600, 4500, or 6300 System: CPU-IO Enclosures: Front View
A-2
1
CPU-I/O 0
7
Front panel LEDs
2
CPU-I/O 1
8
USB port
3
CPU ID button (magnifying glass icon)
9
Front panel
4
System LEDs
10
Power button
5
NMI (dump) button
11
Internal disk drives (16) or disk drive
blanks
6
DVD drive
12
Release levers (4)
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Figure A-2. ftServer 2600, 4500, or 6300 System: Rear View
1
14
2
13
3 4
12
11
5
10
6
7
8
9
dco002b
1
USB ports (3)
8
Power supply LEDs (2)
2
Modem and telephone port
9
Embedded 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet
ports (4)
3
PCI adapter slot 3 (PCIe or PCI-X,
full-height). Not available on ftServer
2600 systems.
10
CPU-I/O enclosure blue
identification LEDs (2)
4
PCI adapter slot 4 (PCIe or PCI-X,
full-height). Not available on ftServer
2600 systems.
11
VTM Ethernet ports (2)
5
PCI adapter slot 1 (PCIe, low profile)
12
System backplane
6
PCI adapter slot 2 (PCIe, low profile)
13
Serial (COM) ports (2)
7
Power receptacles (2)
14
VGA (monitor) port
System Specifications
A-3
System Specifications
Table A-1. Cabinet Dimensions
24U Shipping Container
Height (including pallet)
56 in. (1.42m)
Width 41
in. (1.04m)
Depth 53
in. (1.35m)
38U Shipping Container
Height (including pallet)
80 in. (2.03m)
Width 41
in. (1.04m)
Depth 53
in. (1.35m)
24U Cabinet
Height (including casters)
49.5 in. (1.26m)
Width
27.6 in. (70 cm)
Depth 41
in. (1.04m)
Weight, empty
280 lb (127 kg)
Weight, empty with pallet and shipping container
436 lb (197.8 kg)
Weight capacity (payload)
1500 lb (559.9 kg)
38U Cabinet
A-4
Height (including casters)
74 in. (1.9m)
Width
27.5 in. (70 cm)
Depth
41 in. (1.04m)
Weight, empty (with front and rear doors)
350 lb (157.7 kg)
Weight, empty with pallet and shipping container
512 lb (232.2 kg)
Weight capacity (payload)
1500 lb (559.9 kg)
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System Specifications
Table A-2. ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 System: CPU-I/O Enclosure Specifications
Power
Input power
700W for each enclosure (1400W total)
Nominal input
voltage
100-127 or 200-240 volts; 50/60 Hz
Power Factor
0.98
VA
720 (240V x 3A)
700 (100V x 7A)
Protective earth
ground current
3.5 mA maximum for each AC power cord
Physical Dimensions
Height
7.0 in. (17.78 cm; 4U)
Width
17.50 in. (44.45 cm)
Depth
29.27 in. (74.34 cm), with modem, excluding rail and bezel
Weight, including
12 DIMMS,
2 processors, and
8 disks per
enclosure
Two enclosures: 84 lb (38.1 kg), fully loaded
Rails and shelf unit: 13.8 lb (6.26 kg)
Environmental
Operating
temperature
41 F to 95 F (5 C to 35 C)
For every 800 ft (243.8 m) above 2000 ft (609.6 m), lower the maximum
operating temperature by 1C.
Storage temperature
-38F to 140F (-40 C to 60 C), vented
Operating altitude
0 ft to 10,000 ft (0m to 3,048m)
Maximum rate of
temperature change
during operation
12C per hour
Relative humidity
during operation
10% to 80% (noncondensing)
Relative humidity
during storage
5% to 95% (noncondensing)
Heat dissipation,
each system (both
enclosures)
4774 BTUs per hour
System Specifications
A-5
System Specifications
Table A-2. ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 System: CPU-I/O Enclosure Specifications (Continued)
Air cleanliness
Meets ISO 14644-1 class 8 standards
Features
Processors
ftServer 2600: One Intel® Xeon® Quad-Core 2.0 GHz processor in
each CPU- I  O enclosure
ftServer 4500: One or two Intel Xeon Quad-Core 2.0 GHz processors in
each CPU- I  O enclosure
ftServer 6300: Two Intel Xeon Quad-Core 2.93 GHz processors in each
CPU- I  O enclosure
Memory
12 physical, fully-buffered (FB) DDR3 inline memory module (DIMM)
slots in each CPU- I  O enclosure. All 12 slots are usable in dual
processor systems. Only 6 slots are usable in single processor
systems.
Ports
Two 10/100/1000-Mbps Ethernet ports in each CPU- I  O enclosure
Two AC power connectors, one VGA port, two serial ports, and four
USB ports† (three on the system backplane and one on the front panel)
PCIe slots
(standard)
Two low-profile PCI-Express slots standard on each CPU-I/O enclosure
• See “PCI Adapter Specifications” for details
Additional PCI slots
(optional for ftServer
4500 and 6300
systems)
Each CPU-I/O enclosure supports one optional riser:
• Optional PCIe riser supports two full-height-capable PCIe slots
OR
• Optional PCI-X riser supports two full-height-capable PCI-X slots
See “PCI Adapter Specifications” for details
BMC
One advanced system management module (Baseboard Management
Controller, or BMC) embedded in each CPU- I  O enclosure with one
10/100-Mbps Ethernet port dedicated to the BMC in each
CPU- I  O enclosure. BMCs include embedded Virtual Technician
Module (VTM) functionality.
Disk drives
Up to eight Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) disks per CPU-I/O enclosure
DVD+/-R drive†
In the front panel, one drive that reads from CDs and DVDs.
† ftServer Systems running VMware ESX support the DVD drive and other USB devices only
during the initial software installation process and maintenance periods. For more information
about explicitly enabling them after installation, see the Stratus ftServer System Administrator’s
Guide for VMware vSphere (R002E).
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PCI Adapter Specifications
PCI Adapter Specifications
Two PCIe slots are standard on each CPU-I/O enclosure motherboard. Optionally, on
ftServer 4500 and 6300 systems, you can add either a PCIe riser or a PCI-X riser for
two additional slots per enclosure. Table A-3 lists the power and length specifications
for PCI adapters.
Table A-3. PCI Adapter Specifications
Power
PCI slot rating
10W maximum per PCI slot
Physical Dimensions
CPU-I/O enclosure
mother board
Two low-profile PCIe slots
Optional PCIe or PCI-X
riser (not available on
ftServer 2600 systems)
Two full-height-capable PCIe slots
6.6 in (167.75 mm) maximum adapter length
Top riser slot (PCI 3): 7.7 in. (195.94 mm) maximum adapter
length
Lower riser slot (PCI 4): 6.6 in. (167.75 mm) maximum adapter
length
Use only Stratus-approved PCI adapters in your Stratus system. Before approving an
adapter, Stratus thoroughly tests it to make sure that it interacts properly with Stratus
systems, including failover to a duplexed partner if an active adapter or CPU-I/O
enclosure fails or is removed from service. Customers who have attempted to use
inadequately tested PCI adapters in their systems have frequently experienced
problems that proved difficult to isolate and diagnose and resulted in delayed projects.
Stratus provides ftReady third-party PCI adapter testing and driver hardening services.
To find out more about these professional service offerings, please contact your local
Stratus sales or service representative.
You should thoroughly test any new PCI adapter, including adapters sold or approved
by Stratus, with your applications in a test environment before using it in a production
environment.
All Stratus-approved PCI adapters are submitted for Electromagnetic Interference
(EMI) and safety compliance. Other adapters will not have EMI and safety approvals
for use in an ftServer system.
System Specifications
A-7
AAP87600 PDU Specifications
AAP87600 PDU Specifications
A power distribution unit (PDU) optionally supplies power to rack-mounted ftServer
systems and optional rack-mountable components. Figure A-3 shows the AAP87600
PDU.
Figure A-3. AAP87600 PDU
2
1
3
pdu007
A-8
1
Circuit breaker switch
2
AC input receptacle
3
AC outlet receptacles
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AAP87600 PDU Specifications
Table A-4 lists the specifications for the AAP87600 PDUs.
Table A-4. AAP87600 PDU: Specifications
Power
Input power
N/A
Nominal input voltage; frequency
200–240 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Physical Dimensions
Height
1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
Width
19.1 in. (48.51 cm)
Depth
6.75 in. (17.15 cm)
Environmental
Operating temperature during
operation
41 F to 95 F (5 C to 35 C)
For every 800 ft (243.8m) above 2000 ft (609.6m), lower
the maximum operating temperature (95 F (35 C)) by
1.8 F (1 C).
Maximum rate of temperature
change during operation
12 C per hour or 0.2 C per minute
Relative humidity during
operation
10% to 80% (noncondensing)
Storage temperature to 40,000 ft
(12.2 km)
-38 F to 140 F (-40 C to 60 C)
Relative humidity during storage
5% to 95% (noncondensing)
System Specifications
A-9
AAP87600 PDU Specifications
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Appendix B
Electrical Circuit and
Wiring Information
B-
For electrical circuit and wiring information that you need to provide to the contractor
and/or facilities personnel responsible for wiring the power at the system installation
site, see:
 “Fault Protection Requirements” on page B-1
 “Grounding Considerations” on page B-1
 “Circuit Wiring Diagrams” on page B-2
 “Electrical Power Connectors” on page B-9
Fault Protection Requirements
Each enclosure in ftServer systems contains internal fault/overload current protection.
However, the system relies on the power distribution system at your site for protection
against potential faults in the power cords and the wiring in the system base.
System and PDU power cords must not be connected to a branch circuit greater than
20A.
Grounding Considerations
The system obtains an earth reference ground through the power cords attached to the
system. Similarly, each peripheral device connected to the system obtains ground
through its power cord. You must ensure that a high-integrity safety-ground conductor
is installed as part of the wiring system (in accordance with U.S. national electric code
NFPA 70 or the equivalent). The international safety standard (EN60950) for electronic
data processing (EDP) equipment also requires a ground conductor, but calls it a
protective earth (PE) ground.
Depending upon local conditions, ground potentials may differ between the system
base and any peripheral devices connected to the system base. All grounds in the
system must return to the same reference point in the power distribution system, as
close as possible to zero (0) volt potential relative to earth reference ground. Earth
reference ground is typically a metal stake in the ground to which the ground
conductors from one or more buildings are attached.
Electrical Circuit and Wiring Information
B-1
Circuit Wiring Diagrams
As shown in Figure B-1, a star ground is often used to obtain the same earth reference
ground. Each earth reference ground, such as the system base ground, is returned
separately to a common point where a zero-volt (0V) earth ground exists. The star
ground ensures that all equipment is at the same potential and that no noise or safety
problems associated with an unpredictable or uncharacterized grounding system will
occur.
Figure B-1. Star Ground Example
2
1
3
1
To monitor
2
To ftServer system
3
Earth reference ground (0V)
Circuit Wiring Diagrams
The following circuit wiring diagrams show how the hot, ground, and/or neutral AC
signals should be connected to the power input plugs of the system and optional
components:
 Figure B-4 illustrates a single-phase 120V AC circuit connection.
 Figure B-5 illustrates a single-phase 240V AC circuit connection.
 Figure B-6 illustrates a split-phase 120/240V AC circuit connection.
 Figure B-7 illustrates a three-phase 208V AC, Y-, or
-source circuit connection,
 Figure B-8 illustrates a three-phase 380V AC, Y-, or
-source circuit connection,
phase-to-phase.
phase-to-neutral.
In the following diagrams, the power inputs for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems
are labeled X and Y, as shown in Figure B-2 and Figure B-3, to eliminate any
ambiguities in the nomenclature. For single-phase applications, the X input is
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Circuit Wiring Diagrams
connected to the L (Line) hot input, and the Y input is connected to the N (Neutral)
input. However, for split-phase or three-phase applications, the X and Y inputs are
connected to L1, L2, or L3 (separate lines). Therefore, for split-phase or three-phase
applications, both X and Y can beelectrically hot with respect to the system base (earth
reference ground). Figure B-2 shows the physical locations of the X and Y inputs on
the PDU, and Figure B-3 shows them on the system enclosure.
Figure B-2. PDU Power Input Labeling
X
Y
G (PE)
PDU power input A or B (Face View)
Figure B-3. ftServer Enclosure Power Input Labeling
Y
X
G (PE)
ftServer Enclosure power input A or B (Face View)
Electrical Circuit and Wiring Information
B-3
Circuit Wiring Diagrams
Figure B-4 shows a single-phase 120V AC circuit connection. Note that this application
requires a single-pole circuit breaker.
Figure B-4. Single-Phase 120V AC Circuit Connection
L
Circuit A or B
N
G (PE)
15A Maximum
Wall
Power Cord
X
B-4
Y
G (PE)
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120V
0V
Circuit Wiring Diagrams
Figure B-5 shows a single-phase 240V AC circuit connection. Note that this application
requires a single-pole circuit breaker.
Figure B-5. Single-Phase 240V AC Circuit Connection
L
Circuit A or B
N
240V
0V
G (PE)
Single system: 20A maximum
PDU: 20A maximum
Wall
Power Cord
X
Y
G (PE)
To power input A or B
Electrical Circuit and Wiring Information
B-5
Circuit Wiring Diagrams
Figure B-6 shows a split-phase 120/240V AC circuit connection. Note that this
application requires a double-pole circuit breaker.
Figure B-6. Split-Phase 120/240 Volts AC Circuit Connection
L1
L2
Circuit A or B
N
G (PE)
Single system: 20A maximum
PDU: 20A maximum
Wall
Power Cord
X
Y
G (PE)
To power input A or B
B-6
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240V
120V
0V
120V
Circuit Wiring Diagrams
Figure B-7 shows a three-phase 208V AC, Y-, or -source circuit connection, which is
a phase-to-phase source connection. Note that the X and Y inputs on the system can
be connected from L1 and L2, L2 and L3, or L1 and L3. This application requires a
double-pole circuit breaker.
Figure B-7. Three-Phase 208V AC, Y-, or D-Source Circuit Connection, Phase-to-Phase
L1
L2
L3
Circuit A or B
N
208V
208V
120V
120V
120V
0V
G (PE)
Single system: 20A maximum
PDU: 20A maximum
Wall
Power Cord
X
Y
G PE) (
To power input A or B
Electrical Circuit and Wiring Information
B-7
Circuit Wiring Diagrams
Figure B-8 shows a three-phase 380V AC, Y-, or -source circuit connection, which is
a phase-to-neutral source connection. Note that the system’s X input can be connected
to L1, L2, or L3. This application requires a single-pole circuit breaker.
Figure B-8. Three-Phase 380V AC, Y-, or D-Source Circuit Connection, Phase-to-Neutral
L1
L2
L3
Circuit A or B
N
380V
380V
220V
0V
G (PE)
Single system: 20A maximum
PDU: 20A maximum
Wall
Power Cord
X
Y
G PE) (
To power input A or B
B-8
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220V
220V
Electrical Power Connectors
Electrical Power Connectors
Table B-1 describes the connectors required by the AC power cords that Stratus
supplies with ftServer systems and optional devices.
Table B-1. Connectors for AC Power Outlets
Connector
Configuration
Rating
Description
NEMA L6-20
20A, 250 volts AC
2-pole, 3-wire
NEMA 5-15
15A, 125 volts AC
2-pole, 3-wire
CEE (7) VII
20A, 250 volts AC
2-pole, 3-wire
IEC 60309
(formerly
IEC 309)
16-20A, 250 volts AC
2-pole, 3-wire
SABS
164-1:1992
16A, 250 volts AC
2-pole, 3-wire
Electrical Circuit and Wiring Information
B-9
Electrical Power Connectors
Table B-1. Connectors for AC Power Outlets (Continued)
Connector
Rating
Description
BS 1363/A
13A, 250 volts AC
2-pole, 3-wire
SEV
1011-S24507
10A, 250 volts AC
2-pole, 3-wire
SAA/3/15
AS/NZS
3112-1993
15A, 250 volts AC
2-pole, 3-wire
GB1002-1996
10A, 250 volts AC
2 pole, 3-wire
B-10
Configuration
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Appendix C
Standards Compliance
C-
For compliance information, see the following:
 “Electronic Interference, Immunity, Safety, and Noise Level Standards
Compliance” on page C-1
 “Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Elements Disclosure” on page C-4
 “Guidelines for Airborne Contamination (Particulate and Gaseous)” on page C-4
Electronic Interference, Immunity, Safety, and Noise Level
Standards Compliance
All ftServer systems comply with the electromagnetic interference (EMI), immunity,
safety, and noise regulations listed in Table C-1. All necessary agency labels are on the
system.
NOTES
1. This system must be configured with the components
listed and described in the product configuration
specifications. Deviations from this list of components
will void agency certification.
2. You must install all wiring, including power and
communications cables, in compliance with local and
national electrical code (in the United States, national
electrical code NFPA 70). In addition, you must use
shielded communications cables to remain in
compliance with Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) and other international
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) regulations.
3. All EMC emissions compliance tests are performed at
a third-party certified test laboratory.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital
device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in
a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio
Standards Compliance
C-1
Electronic Interference, Immunity, Safety, and Noise Level Standards Compliance
frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction
manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this
equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the
user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. WARNING:
Changes or modification to the product could void the user's authority to operate the
equipment.
Table C-1. Compliance Standards for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 Systems (Class A)
Standard
Title
Country
EN 55022:2006/A1: 2007
Limits and methods of measurement of radio
interference characteristics of Information
Technology Equipment
European Union
EN 55024:1998, A1: 2001,
A2: 2003
Information Technology Equipment Immunity characteristics - Limits and
methods of measurement
European Union
EN 61000-3-2: 2006
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part
3-2: Limits – Limits for harmonic current
emissions (equipment input current <= 16 A
per phase)
European Union
EN 61000-3-3: 1995,
A2:2005
Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) – Part
3-3: Limits – Limits of voltage changes,
voltage fluctuations and flicker in public
low-voltage supply systems (equipment
input current <= 16 A per phase)
European Union
EN 60950-1:2006
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
European Union
CB SCHEME IEC
60950-1:2005: 2nd Ed
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
UL 60950-1 1st Ed,
2006-07-07, CSA C22.2 No.
60950-1-03, 1st Ed 2006-07
Safety of Information Technology Equipment
Certified to US and
Canada standards
CISP22:
2005/A1:2005/A2:2006
Information Technology Equipment: Radio
disturbance characteristics
European Union
FCC CFR47, Part 15:
8/14/2006
Code of Federal Regulations, Radio
Frequency Devices
North America
AS/NZS CISPR 22:2006,
3rd Ed
Information Technology Equipment - Radio
Disturbance Characteristics - Limits and
Methods of Measurement
Australia and New
Zealand
ICES-003: issue 4, 2/2004
Electronic Emissions from Data Processing
Equipment and Electronic Office Machines
Canada
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Stratus ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 Systems: Site Planning Guide (R638)
Electronic Interference, Immunity, Safety, and Noise Level Standards Compliance
Table C-1. Compliance Standards for ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 Systems (Class A) (Continued)
Standard
Title
Country
NOM-0190SCFI-1998
Data processing equipment safety
Mexico
GOST R MEK
60950-1-2005, GOST R
51318.22-2006 .24-99,
GOST R 51317.3.2-2006,
3.3-2008, GOST 26329-84
Safety of Information Technology
Equipment, Electronic Emissions and
Immunity
Russia
CISPR 22 Class A
Certificate of Compliance with the Radio
Regulations
South Africa
KCC No. 2008-39, Annex 4
of the 2008-7
Technical Requirements for EMI Safety for
ITE
South Korea
GB4943-2001,
GB3254-1998 (class-A),
GB17625 1-2003
CCC Qualification (EMC/Safety)
China
VCCI V-3 (2006.04) Class
Voluntary Control Council for Interference by
Information Technology Equipment
Japan
BSMI, CNS13438 (95)
CNS14336 (94), Class A
Information technology equipment - Radio
disturbance characteristics
Taiwan
VCCI Note
BSMI Note
Standards Compliance
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Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Elements Disclosure
Energy Star Note
As defined by the EPA ENERGYSTAR Program Requirements for Computer Servers,
Tier 1 requirements, this server is defined as a “Fully Fault Tolerant Server.” Presently
there are no defined requirements, and this category of servers is ineligible to receive
an Energy Star rating. As such there are no sales restrictions for local or federal
agencies.
Toxic and Hazardous Substances and Elements Disclosure
ftServer 2600, 4500, and 6300 systems are compliant with the European Union’s
Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) based upon the exception for
lead used in servers.
!
WARNING
The lithium battery contains perchlorate material.
Special handling may apply. See
www.dtsc.ca.gov/hazardouswaste/perchlorate.
Guidelines for Airborne Contamination (Particulate and
Gaseous)
Due to the mission-critical nature of Stratus servers, data centers housing the
equipment should follow the guidelines of airborne contamination (particulate and
gaseous) as outlined in the ASHRAE (TC) 9.9 documentation. Particulate matter to
adhere to ISO 14644-1 Class 8. Gaseous contamination, such as sulfur or
chlorine-bearing gases to adhere to ANSI/ISA-71.04-1985 Severity level G1.
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Index
A
AC power service requirements, 2-2
ActiveService Network (ASN). See ASN
APC UPS, 2-12
Network Management Card EX, 2-10
PowerChute Network Shutdown, 2-10
qualified models, 2-9
qualified Symmetra models, 2-9
AS/NZS 3112-1993 connector, B-10
A-side power source, 2-1
ASN, site planning, 1-3, 3-3, 4-8
B
BS connector
1363/A, B-10
B-side power source, 2-1
C
cabinets
configuration planning, 5-1, 5-5
requirements, 6-1
specifications, A-4
cables
Ethernet network, 4-5
Fibre Channel, 4-2, 4-3
planning for, 3-3, 4-1
telephone, 3-3
CAC, getting assistance, 1-2
CEE connector
(7) VII, B-9
checklist for site planning, 1-2
circuit, electrical
planning information, B-1
wiring diagrams, B-2
communications cables
planning for, 4-1
compliance, standards, C-1
connectors, electrical, B-9
BS 1363/A, B-10
Index-
CEE (7) VII, B-9
GB1002-1996, B-10
IEC 60309, B-9
NEMA 5-15, B-9
NEMA L6-20, B-9
SAA/3/15 AS/NZS 3112-1993, B-10
SABS 164-1:1992, B-9
SEV 1011-S24507, B-10
CPP
UPS, 2-12
current requirements, from PDU, 5-2
Customer Assistance Center. See CAC
D
dust contamination, 3-1
E
earth reference ground, B-1
electrical
connectors, B-9
grounding, B-1
power planning, 2-1
wiring, B-1
EMC storage systems, 1-5, 4-2
environmental requirements
maximum rate of temperature change, A-5
operating humidity, A-5
storage humidity, A-5
Ethernet
network cables, 4-5
F
fault-tolerant systems, site planning, 1-3
Fibre Channel
cables, 4-3
connections, 4-2
switches electrical requirements, 2-3
Fibre Channel switches, 1-5
ftGateway, site planning information, 4-9
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Index
ftScalable Storage systems, 1-5
Ethernet cables, 4-7
Ethernet connections, 4-5
Fibre Channel connections, 4-2
management PC, 4-5
ftServer Access Adapters, 4-10
G
GB connector
GB1002-1996, B-10
grounding the system, 2-15, 6-2, B-1
H
hubs, network, 3-3
I
IEC connector
60309, B-9
iSCSI storage, 4-7
ISO 14644-1 class 8 standards, 3-1
J
jacks, Ethernet, 3-3
L
LCD monitor units
power cords, 2-13
M
management PC
for ftScalable Storage systems, 4-5, 4-7
monitors
power cords, 2-13
requirements, 6-5
N
NEMA connector
5-15, B-9
L6-20, B-9
network (Ethernet) cables, 4-5
network management card, UPS, 2-10
P
PCIe adapters
U104, 4-5, 4-6
U105, 4-5, 4-6
U106, 4-2
U108, 4-5, 4-6
PDUs
configuration planning, 5-1
power (jumper) cables, 2-15
power cords, 2-14
site planning, A-8
specifications, A-9
usage calculation
sample, 5-4
worksheets, 5-4
power (AC)
cords
LCD monitor units, 2-13
monitors, 2-13
storage enclosures, 2-13
systems, 2-13
tape-drive enclosures, 2-13
electrical requirements, 2-2
PDU connections, illustrated, 2-11
service requirements, 2-2, 2-4, 2-5
A-side, 2-4, 2-5
B-side, 2-4, 2-5
sources, 2-1
direct, 2-6
UPS, 2-10, 2-12
system connections, illustrated, 2-6
UPS connections, illustrated, 2-12
wall outlets, 2-4, 3-3
PowerChute Network Shutdown, 2-10
protective earth ground, B-1
R
racks
configuration planning, 5-1, 5-5
requirements, 6-1
removing power, 1-10
room requirements, 3-1
S
SAA/3/15 AS/NZS connector
3112-1993, B-10
O
optical Fibre Channel connections, 4-2
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Index
SABS connector
164-1:1992, B-9
safety notices, 1-10
service requirements, AC-power, 2-2
SEV connector
1011-S24507, B-10
single-phase circuit connections
120 V AC, B-4
240 V AC, B-5
site planning
checklist, 1-2
overview, 1-1
space planning, 3-1
cables, 3-3
future expansion, 3-2
room requirements, 3-1
specifications
AC power, 2-2
cabinet, A-4
CPU-I/O enclosure, A-5
PDUs, A-9
rack-mountable system, A-1
split-phase circuit connections
120–240 V AC, B-6
standards compliance, C-1
star ground, B-2
Stratus Customer Assistance Center. See CAC
switches
circuit breaker
PDU, A-8
Ethernet
cable planning, 3-3, 4-6
Fibre Channel, 1-5
cable planning, 4-3
site network, 3-3
system power cords, 2-13
system specifications
rack-mounted systems, A-1
telephones
for support calls, 1-4
three-phase circuit connections
208 V AC, B-7
380 V AC, B-8
U
U104 PCIe Ethernet adapters, 4-5, 4-6
U105 PCIe Ethernet adapters, 4-5, 4-6
U106 PCIe SAS adapters, 4-2
U108 PCIe Ethernet adapters, 4-5, 4-6
uninterruptible power supply (UPS). See UPS
UPS, 2-12
network communication hardware, 2-10
network communication software, 2-10
network management card, 2-10
PDU connections, 2-10
rack system connections, 2-12
V
Virtual Technician Modules. See VTMs
VTMs
cables, 4-6
in an ftGateway group, 4-10
site planning, 1-3
W
wiring, electrical, B-1
T
tape-drive enclosures
power cords, 2-13
SCSI cables, 4-2
technical support. See CAC
telephone lines, 4-8
for ASN modem assembly, 1-3, 4-8
for support calls, 4-8
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