AlphaServer 8200/8400 Site Preparation Guide

AlphaServer 8200/8400
Site Preparation Guide
Order Number EK–T8030–SP. A01
This guide is intended for use by Digital customer service engineers and
customers in preparing a site for an AlphaServer 8200 or an AlphaServer
8400 system.
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First Printing, May 1995
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interference.
Contents
Preface ....................................................................................................... v
Chapter 1 Site Preparation
1.1
1.2
1.3
1.4
1.5
1.6
1.7
Pre-Installation Checklist ..................................................... 1-2
Cabinet Sizes .......................................................................... 1-4
Floor Space and Environmental Requirements ................... 1-6
Single-Phase AC Power Requirements ................................. 1-8
Single-Phase AC Power Cable and Receptacles ................. 1-11
Power Requirements for the 8400 with Battery Backup ... 1-12
AC Power Cable and Receptacles for the 8400 with Battery
Backup .................................................................................. 1-14
Figures
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
1-5
1-6
1-7
1-8
1-9
8400 Sample System .............................................................. 1-4
8200 Sample System .............................................................. 1-4
Sample 8400 Configuration ................................................... 1-6
Sample 8200 Configuration ................................................... 1-6
8400 Single-Phase Power ...................................................... 1-8
8200 Single-Phase Power ...................................................... 1-9
Single-Phase AC Power Receptacles ................................... 1-11
Power System Components ................................................. 1-12
AC Power Receptacles .......................................................... 1-14
Tables
1
2
1-1
1-2
1-3
1-4
AlphaServer 8200 and 8400 Documentation .......................... vi
Related Documents ................................................................ viii
Shipping Dimensions and Weights ....................................... 1-3
Cabinet Dimensions and Weights ......................................... 1-5
Environmental Specifications ............................................... 1-7
AC Single-Phase Power Input Voltages ................................ 1-9
iii
1-5
1-6
1-7
iv
AC Single-Phase Power Requirements ............................... 1-10
Three-Phase AC Input Voltages .......................................... 1-13
Three-Phase Power Requirements ...................................... 1-13
Preface
Intended Audience
This manual is written for Digital customer service engineers and customers preparing a site for AlphaServer 8200 or 8400 systems.
Document Structure
This manual uses a structured documentation design. Topics are organized into small sections for efficient reference. Topics begin with abstracts.
You can quickly gain a comprehensive overview by reading only the abstracts. Next is an illustration or example, which also provides quick reference. Last in the structure are descriptive text and syntax definitions.
This manual has one chapter, as follows:
•
Chapter 1, Site Preparation, provides pre-installation requirements and guidelines.
v
Conventions Used in This Document
Icons. Icons similar to those shown below are used in illustrations for designating part placement in the system described. A shaded area in the
icon shows the location of the component or part being discussed.
Front
Rear
Documentation Titles
Table 1 lists the books in the AlphaServer 8200 and 8400 documentation
set. Table 2 lists other documents that you may find useful.
Table 1 AlphaServer 8200 and 8400 Documentation
Title
Order Number
Hardware User Information and Installation
Operations Manual
EK–T8030–OP
Site Preparation Guide
EK–T8030–SP
AlphaServer 8200 Installation Guide
EK–T8230–IN
AlphaServer 8400 Installation Guide
EK–T8430–IN
Service Information Kit
QZ–00RAC–GC
Service Manual (hard copy)
EK–T8030–SV
Service Manual (diskette)
AK–QKNFA–CA
vi
Table 1 AlphaServer 8200 and 8400 Documentation (Continued)
Title
Order Number
Reference Manuals
System Technical Manual
EK–T8030–TM
DWLPA PCI Adapter Technical Manual
EK–DWLPA–TM
Upgrade Manuals for Both Systems
KN7CC CPU Module Installation Card
EK–KN7CC–IN
MS7CC Memory Installation Card
EK–MS7CC–IN
KFTHA System I/O Module Installation Guide
EK–KFTHA–IN
KFTIA Integrated I/O Module Installation Guide
EK–KFTIA–IN
Upgrade Manuals: 8400 System Only
AlphaServer 8400 Upgrade Manual
EK–T8430–UI
BA654 DSSI Disk PIU Installation Guide
EK–BA654–IN
BA655 SCSI Disk and Tape PIU Installation Guide
EK–BA655–IN
DWLAA Futurebus+ PIU Installation Guide
EK–DWLAA–IN
DWLMA XMI PIU Installation Guide
EK–DWLMA–IN
DWLPA PCI PIU Installation Guide
EK–DWL84–IN
H7237 Battery PIU Installation Guide
EK–H7237–IN
H7263 Power Regulator Installation Card
EK–H7263–IN
H9F00 Power Upgrade Manual
EK–H8463–UI
KFMSB Adapter Installation Guide
EK–KFMSB–IN
KZMSA Adapter Installation Guide
EK–KXMSX–IN
RRDCD Installation Guide
EK–RRDRX–IN
Upgrade Manuals: 8200 System Only
DWLPA PCI Shelf Installation Guide
EK–DWL82–IN
H7266 Power Regulator Installation Card
EK–H7266–IN
H7267 Battery Backup Installation Card
EK–H7267–IN
vii
Table 2 Related Documents
Title
Order Number
General Site Preparation
Site Environmental Preparation Guide
EK–CSEPG–MA
System I/O Options
BA350 Modular Storage Shelf Subsystem
Configuration Guide
EK–BA350–CG
BA350 Modular Storage Shelf Subsystem
User’s Guide
EK–BA350–UG
BA350-LA Modular Storage Shelf User’s Guide
EK–350LA–UG
CIXCD Interface User Guide
EK–CIXCD–UG
DEC FDDIcontroller 400 Installation/Problem Solving
EK–DEMFA–IP
DEC FDDIcontroller/Futurebus+ Installation Guide
EK–DEFAA–IN
DEC FDDIcontroller/PCI User Information
EK–DEFPA–IN
DEC LANcontroller 400 Installation Guide
EK–DEMNA–IN
DSSI VAXcluster Installation/Troubleshooting Manual
EK–410AA–MG
EtherWORKS Turbo PCI User Information
EK–DE435–OM
KZPSA PCI to SCSI User’s Guide
EK–KZPSA–UG
RF Series Integrated Storage Element User Guide
EK–RF72D–UG
StorageWorks RAID Array 200 Subsystem Family
Installation and Configuration Guide
EK–SWRA2–IG
StorageWorks RAID Array 200 Subsystem Family
Software User’s Guide for OpenVMS AXP
AA–Q6WVA–TE
StorageWorks RAID Array 200 Subsystem Family
Software User’s Guide for DEC OSF/1
AA–Q6TGA–TE
Operating System Manuals
Alpha Architecture Reference Manual
EY–L520E–DP
DEC OSF/1 Guide to System Administration
AA–PJU7A–TE
Guide to Installing DEC OSF/1
AA–PS2DE–TE
OpenVMS Alpha Version 6.2 Upgrade and
Installation Manual
AA–PV6XC–TE
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Chapter 1
Site Preparation
This chapter provides site planning guidelines, cabinet sizes, space and environmental requirements, and system power requirements.
Sections include:
•
Pre-Installation Checklist
•
Cabinet Sizes
•
Floor Space and Environmental Requirements
•
Single-Phase AC Power Requirements
•
Single-Phase AC Power Cable and Receptacles
•
Power Requirements for the 8400 with Battery Backup
•
AC Power Cable and Receptacles for the 8400 with Battery Backup
Site Preparation 1-1
1.1 Pre-Installation Checklist
Check off tasks when completed before system delivery. To facilitate the installation process, it is recommended that the customer
plan ahead and coordinate the site planning and scheduling details with Digital.
Planning the Site:
b
b
b
b
b
b
b
b
b
b
b
b
1-2
Plan the physical layout of the system cabinet, expander cabinets, console terminal, and other system units.
Plan to place all equipment away from heavy traffic centers leaving
enough room for airflow and maintenance.
Do not place systems on carpets.
Obtain cabinet weights and dimensions to check against floor loading
restrictions.
Determine the correct power requirements for the system to be installed.
Determine the sizes of circuit breakers and the number of branch circuits required.
Determine number, type, and location of required AC power outlets.
Check the compatibility of different power sources. This must be
checked when multiple types of power distribution transformers, or
power conditioning equipment is used.
Determine system power consumption to calculate the input line power
requirement.
Establish a system grounding scheme for the installation.
Determine environmental cooling requirements.
Check the location and requirements of cabling for communication devices such as Ethernet.
Site Preparation
Checking the Delivery Route:
b
b
b
b
Check the height, width, and location of doors and passageways for
adequate clearance.
Check floor loading requirements along passageways.
Check passageway restrictions such as corners, ramps, or obstructions.
Check the size, capacity, and availability of elevators.
Table 1-1 lists the shipping dimensions for both 8400 and 8200 system and
expander cabinets. These dimensions include the width of the shipping
pallet, the height of the shipping boxes, and the weight of the packing materials.
Table 1-1
Shipping Dimensions and Weights
Height
cm (in)
Width
cm (in)
Depth
cm (in)
Weight
1
kg (lbs)
8400
System
195 (76.8)
109.5 (43.1)
121 (47.5)
454–682
(1000–1500)2
8400
Expander
195 (76.8)
109.5 (43.1)
121 (47.5)
499–726
(1100–1600)2
8200
System
195 (76.8)
91.4 (36.0)
122 (47.9)
309–626
(680–1380)3
8200
Expander
195 (76.8)
91.4 (36.0)
122 (47.9)
309–626
(680–1380)3
Cabinet
1 Weights are based on a fully configured cabinet.
2 For systems with 4 batteries add 62 kg (137 lbs), for systems with 8 batteries add 124 kg
(274 lbs), and for systems with 12 batteries add 186 kg (401 lbs).
3 For 8200 systems with battery backup add 29 kg (64 lbs) per power supply.
For more information:
Site Environmental Preparation Guide
Site Preparation 1-3
1.2 Cabinet Sizes
Include all cabinets and peripherals when laying out the installation site. A sample system could include a main cabinet, a maximum of two expander cabinets, and console devices. Figures 1-1
and 1-2 show samples of 8400 and 8200 systems.
8400 Sample System
170 cm (67 in)
System
Cabinet
170 cm (67 in)
Expander
Cabinet
80 cm (31.5 in)
80 cm (31.5 in)
170 cm (67 in)
Figure 1-1
Expander
Cabinet
80 cm (31.5 in)
BX-0442-94
8200 Sample System
170 cm (67 in)
System
Cabinet
170 cm (67 in)
Expander
Cabinet
60 cm (23.6 in)
60 cm (23.6 in)
Expander
Cabinet
170 cm (67 in)
Figure 1-2
60 cm (23.6 in)
BX-0442A-94
1-4
Site Preparation
Table 1-2
Cabinet Dimensions and Weights
Height
cm (in)
Width
cm (in)
Depth
cm (in)
Weight
1
kg (lbs)
8400
System
170 (67)
80 (31.5)
87.5 (34.5)
408–635
(900–1400)2
8400
Expander
170 (67)
80 (31.5)
87.5 (34.5)
454–680
(1000–1500)2
8200
System
170 (67)
60 (23.6)
92.5 (36.4)
272–590
(600–1300)3
8200
Expander
170 (67)
60 (23.6)
92.5 (36.4)
272–590
(600–1300)3
Cabinet
1 Weights are based on a fully configured cabinet.
2 For systems with 4 batteries add 62 kg (137 lbs), for systems with 8 batteries add 124 kg
(274 lbs), and for systems with 12 batteries add 186 kg (401 lbs).
3 For 8200 systems with battery backup add 29 kg (64 lbs) per power supply.
Site Preparation 1-5
1.3 Floor Space and Environmental Requirements
Table 1-3 lists system environmental requirements. Space for front
and rear are the minimum required for airflow and maintenance.
Figure 1-3
Sample 8400 Configuration
Rear
Clearance
100 cm (39.4 in)
Expander
Cabinet
System
Cabinet
Expander
Cabinet
Width
240 cm (94.5 in)
87.5 cm
(34.5 in)
Depth
337.5 cm
(132.9 in)
Front
Clearance
150 cm (59 in)
BX-0430-94
Figure 1-4
Sample 8200 Configuration
Rear
Clearance
75 cm (29.5 in)
Expander
Cabinet
System
Cabinet
Expander
Cabinet
Width
180 cm (71 in)
92.5 cm
(36.4 in)
Depth
267.5 cm
(105.3 in)
Front
Clearance
100 cm (39.4 in)
BX-0430A-94
1-6
Site Preparation
Table 1-3
Environmental Specifications
Operating
(8400)
Operating
(8200)
Storage
Temperature1
15°–28° C
(59°–82° F)
10°–35° C
(50°–95° F)
−40°–66° C
(−40°–151° F)
Relative humidity1
20–80%
10–90%
10–95%
Altitude
0–2.4 km
(0–8000 ft)
0–2.4 km
(0–8000 ft)
0–9.1 km
(0–30,000 ft)
Environmental
1Recommended operating temperature is 18°–24° C (65°–75° F) and 40–60% relative humidity.
The minimum amount of clearance space for the system front is 150 cm (59
in) and rear is 100 cm (39 in), as shown in Figure 1-3 for the 8400. For the
8200 these figures are 100 cm (40 in) for the front and 75 cm (30 in) for the
rear. These clearances are needed for airflow and maintenance.
8400 Airflow
Air is taken in through the top and bottom of the cabinet by a dual wheel
blower. The air circulates through the card cages and power regulators and
is vented at the middle of the cabinet front and rear.
8200 Airflow
Air for the system cabinet to cool the TLSB card cage is brought in from
the top and blown out at the back of the cabinet. Air to cool the options is
brought in from the front of the cabinet and blown out the back. Air to cool
the expander cabinet is brought in from the front and blown out the back.
NOTE: Do not place anything on top of the cabinets, since this restricts airflow. Inadequate airflow can cause the system to shut down.
For more information:
Site Environmental Preparation Guide
Site Preparation 1-7
1.4 Single-Phase AC Power Requirements
Systems with single-phase AC input require a receptacle within 15
feet of the cabinet. The power system consists of an AC input box,
a DC distribution box, power regulators, a cabinet control logic
(CCL) module, and cables.
Figure 1-5
8400 Single-Phase Power
Disable
Secure
Left Expander
Enable
Restart
Right Expander
KeyOn
Run
Fault
Console
0
1
Rear
Front
DC Distribution Box
Control Panel
DC Regulators
with LEDs
AC Circuit
Breaker
AC Power Line Cord
to AC Input Box
BX-0440A-94
1-8
Site Preparation
8200 Single-Phase Power
Single Power Unit
ON BATTERY
BATTERY CHARGING
REPLACE BATTERY
2
+ 48VDC-
9 SIGNALS 1
10
ON BATTERY
CURRENT
SHARE
BATTERY CHARGING
+ 48VDC-
REPLACE BATTERY
ON BATTERY
2
BATTERY CHARGING
OVERVOLTAGE
OVER TEMP
MODULE OK
9 SIGNALS 1
10
REPLACE BATTERY
CURRENT
SHARE
+ 48VDC-
OVERVOLTAGE
9 SIGNALS 1
10
+ 48VDC-
OVER TEMP
+ 48VDC-
MODULE OK
CURRENT
SHARE
OVERVOLTAGE
+ 48VDC-
OVER TEMP
Redundant Power
MODULE OK
Figure 1-6
2
Power Regulators
48 VDC Output
Front
2
2
Rear
AC Input Boxes
1
1
1 AC Power Line Cord
2
Circuit Breakers
BX-0440B-94
Table 1-4
AC Single-Phase Power Input Voltages
Country
Input Voltage
(nominal)
Circuit Breaker
Rating (amps)
Frequency
Range (Hz)
North America
202–240 (208)
30
50–60
Europe/APA
202–240 (230)
32
50–60
Japan
202–240 (202)
30
50–60
Note: Each system and expander cabinet requires its own AC power connector.
Site Preparation 1-9
Table 1-5
AC Single-Phase Power Requirements
System
Power (watts)
Heat Dissipation
(BTU/hr)
8400 system cabinet
only
1,000 minimum1
4,600 maximum2
3,400 minimum1
15,700 maximum2
8400 system with
two expander cabinets
9,000 maximum3
30,600 maximum2
8200 system cabinet
only
930 minimum1
2,647 maximum4
3,200 minimum1
9,100 maximum4
8200 system with
two expander cabinets
6,234 maximum5
21,300 maximum5
1 These figures are based on a minimum configuration consisting of one of each of the following: CPU module, memory module, KFTIA module, CD-ROM, and RZ28 disk drive.
2 Based on a fully configured system containing four CPU modules, three memory modules, two system I/O modules, a PCI PIU with two PCIs in it, three BA655-AB, CD-ROM,
and 36 RZ28 disk drives.
3 Based on fully configured system cabinets (see note 2) and expander cabinets containing
one DWLPA-AB, one DWLPA-BB, six KZPSZ-BB, five BA655-AB, and 60 RZ28 disk
drives.
4 Based on a fully configured system containing two power supplies, one CPU module, two
memory modules, two system I/O modules, one CD-ROM, 16 RZ28 disk drives, two PCI
shelves, and two StorageWorks shelves.
5 Based on fully configured system cabinets (see note 2) and expander cabinets containing
one PCI shelf, 14 StorageWorks shelves, and 84 RZ28 disk drives.
NOTE: AC power receptacles are also required for console terminals and
printers.
1-10
Site Preparation
1.5 Single-Phase AC Power Cable and
Receptacles
The AC power cable is 4.5 m (15 ft) in length. There are two receptacles, one used in Europe and the other used in the rest of the
world. AC power connectors are shown in Figure 1-7.
Figure 1-7
Single-Phase AC Power Receptacles
202/208 V NOMINAL (30A)
U.S. & Japanese Version
NEMA L6-30R (50 - 60Hz)
230 V NOMINAL (32 A)
IEC 309 Type (50 - 60Hz)
V
V
PHASE 1
X
NEUTRAL
Y
GND
GND
BX-0441A-94
Site Preparation 1-11
1.6 Power Requirements for the 8400 with Battery
Backup
The battery backup power system requires three-phase AC input
voltage. The receptacle must be within 15 feet of the system. The
power system consists of an AC input box, a DC distribution box,
power regulators, a cabinet control logic (CCL) module, 48V batteries, power distribution cables, and signal interconnect cables.
Figure 1-8
Rear
Power System Components
CCL Module
Front
AC Input Box
DC Distribution Box
Power
Regulators
BX-0440-94
1-12
Site Preparation
Table 1-6
Three-Phase AC Input Voltages
Country
Input
Voltage
Circuit Breaker
1
Rating (amps)
Frequency
Range (Hz)
Japan
202 Delta
30
50–60
North America
120/208 Wye
30
50–60
Europe/APA
380–415 Wye
16
50–60
1Each system and expander cabinet requires its own AC power connector.
Table 1-7
Three-Phase Power Requirements
Cabinet
Power (watts)
Heat Dissipation (BTU/hr)
System
1,000 minimum1
4,600 maximum2
3,400 minimum1
15,700 maximum2
System and two
expander cabinets
9,000 maximum3
30,600 maximum3
1 These figures are based on a minimum configuration consisting of one of each of the following: CPU module, memory module, KFTIA module, CD-ROM, and RZ28 disk drive.
2 Based on a fully configured system containing four CPU modules, three memory modules,
two system I/O modules, one DWLPA-AA, one DWLPA-BA, three BA655-AB, CD-ROM, and
36 RZ28 disk drives.
3 Based on fully configured system cabinets (see note 2) and expander cabinets containing
one DWLPA-AB, one DWLPA-BB, six KZPSZ-BB, five BA655-AB, and 60 RZ28 disk drives.
NOTE: AC power receptacles are also required for console terminals and
printers.
Site Preparation 1-13
1.7 AC Power Cable and Receptacles for the 8400
with Battery Backup
The AC power cable is 2.8 m (9 ft) in length. It consists of threephase leads (X, Y, and Z) plus neutral (N) and ground (G). AC
power connectors are shown in Figure 1-9.
NOTE: Neutral and ground lines must both be connected from the bulk
three-phase power to complete the Wye configuration. Otherwise,
power components may be damaged. Do not power up the system
until power checks are completed.
Figure 1-9
AC Power Receptacles
202 V NOMINAL (50-60 Hz)
NEMA L21-30R
120/208 V NOMINAL (50-60 Hz)
NEMA L21-30R
V
V
V
V
PHASE X
PHASE X
PHASE Y
PHASE Y
NEUTRAL
GND
GND
PHASE Z
PHASE Z
V
V
380-415 V NOMINAL (50-60 Hz)
IEC 309 TYPE
V
V
PHASE 3
PHASE 2
NEUTRAL
PHASE 1
GND
V
BXB-0040A-92
1-14
Site Preparation
Index
A
E
AC power
single-phase
cables, 1-11
current ratings, 1-9
input voltages, 1-9
power requirements, 1-10
receptacles, 1-11
watts, 1-10
three-phase
cables, 1-14
current ratings, 1-13
input voltages, 1-13
power requirements, 1-13
receptacles, 1-14
watts, 1-13
AC power outlets, 1-2
Air circulation, 1-7
Altitude, 1-7
Environmental specifications, 1-7
Expander cabinet
specifications, 1-5
F
Floor space, 1-6
Front clearance, 1-6
G
Grounding, 1-2
H
Heat dissipation, 1-10
Humidity, 1-7
O
Operating characteristics, 1-7
B
Backup batteries, 1-12
Branch circuits, 1-2
C
Cabinet sizes, 1-4
Cables
signal interconnect, 1-12
Communications devices, 1-2
P
Power
distribution cables, 1-12
sources, 1-2
watts, 1-10, 1-13
Pre-installation checklist, 1-2
R
Rear clearance, 1-6
D
DC distribution box, 1-12
Delivery route checking, 1-3
S
Shipping
dimensions, 1-3
weights, 1-3
Index-1
Site circuit breakers, 1-2
Site planning guidelines, 1-2
System cabinet
specifications, 1-5
T
Temperature, 1-7
Index-2