EMC® Symmetrix VMAX Cloud

Edition Automation Appliance
VERSION 2.1
 

Physical Planning Guide

REV 01

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2 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide

CONTENTS Preface 6 Chapter 1: Physical Planning 9 Product overview 10 Environment overview 11 At the customer data center 11 At the EMC Data Center 11 Data collection and reporting 11 Scalability 11 Specifications 13 Planning overview 14 Physical requirements 16 Appliance Server power and cooling information 16 Appliance Server dimensions and weight 16 Appliance Server placement requirements 17 Operating limits 17 Shipping and storage requirements 17 Chapter 2: Connection Planning 19 Connection plan 20 Fiber Channel connections 21 FA port Connections 22 Host port connections 22 Ethernet connections 23 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide 3 .

FIGURES Figure Page Figure 1: Fiber channel connections 21 Figure 2: FA port connections 22 Figure 3: Ethernet connections 23 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide 4 .

TABLES Table Page Table 1: Preinstallation responsibilities 14 Table 2: Power and cooling requirements 16 Table 3: Server dimension and weight requirements 16 Table 4: Operating limits 17 Table 5: Shipping and storage requirements 17 Table 6: Fiber channel port provisioning 21 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide 5 .

This document was accurate at publication time. Audience This guide is intended for EMC field service and implementation specialist. The product release notes provide the most up-to-date information on product features . Related documentation The following related documents are available on the EMC Online Support Site at https://support. Therefore. some functions described in this document might not be supported by all versions of the software or hardware currently in use.com to ensure that you are using the latest version of this document.com: ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Product and User Guide ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance Physical Planning Guide ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition REST API Concepts Guide ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition REST API Reference Help ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Release Notes The following related documents are available in the Symmetrix Hardware Document Viewer: ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Pre-installation Customer Questionnaire ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance Physical Planning Guide ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Family Physical Planning Guide (available in the Symmetrix VMAX Family Documentation Set) ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Installation and Implementation Guide ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Appliance configuration information ◆ EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Troubleshooting Guide VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide 6 .EMC. Contact your EMC representative if a product does not function properly or does not function as described in this document. EMC periodically releases revisions of its software and hardware. Purpose This document describes the physical planning for the EMC® Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance .EMC. Check the EMC Online Support site http://support.Preface As part of an effort to improve its product lines. New versions of this document might be released on the EMC Online Support site.

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CHAPTER 1 Physical Planning This chapter contains the following: Product overview 10 Environment overview 11 Specifications 13 Planning overview 14 Physical requirements 16 Chapter 1: Physical Planning 9 .

which are then executed against specific storage assets to fulfill the request. analysis. trending. The VMAX Cloud Edition provides cost- effective cloud storage in predefined packages based on capacity and performance. ◆ Service Automation — Users submit portal service request via the VMAX Cloud Edition Portal hosted by EMC to manage their storage assets.Chapter 1: Physical Planning Product overview EMC® Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance is a complete solution for customers looking to deliver IT in an “as-a-service” model. reducing cloud provider intervention. monitoring. and VMAX Cloud Edition creates it for you. ◆ Reporting. and mid- market customers looking to provide cloud capabilities. Using the VMAX Cloud Edition Portal. including user maintenance. VMAX Cloud Edition is pre- engineered and does not require storage architects to create hardware and software configurations. and allowing cloud providers to focus their energy elsewhere. The VMAX Cloud Edition Portal manages multiple instances of VMAX Cloud Edition. ◆ VMAX Cloud Edition Storage Service Catalog The VMAX Cloud Edition Service Catalog is a collection of service levels for customers to choose from. ◆ Tenant Self-Service — VMAX Cloud Edition enables the delegation of day-to-day management tasks such as storage provisioning and deprovisioning to the tenants. The service levels in a Cloud Edition Service Catalog are presented in a way that is easily understandable. cloud providers and their tenants control all aspects of their cloud storage. and customers can choose to provision from the service level that best matches their requirements and demands. customization. VMAX Cloud Edition automatically takes these logical requests and intelligently translates them into specific resource allocation requests based on EMC-proven best practices. ◆ A VMAX Cloud Edition Portal management interface for cloud providers and tenants. and monitoring capabilities. Define the amount of storage you need. and more. VMAX Cloud Edition delivers: ◆ Secure Multi-Tenancy Role-based access control determines the level of access for the cloud provider and tenants. It is targeted for cloud provider. Usage reports are tenant-based to facilitate chargeback and to allow customization of service levels. Interfaces are simplified and abstracted for tenant use. Refer to the EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition User Guide for details about VMAX Cloud Edition features and operation.   10 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide . enterprise.

which in turn interacts with the data warehouse. The data warehouse contains configuration and usage information. Chapter 1: Physical Planning Environment overview The EMC Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition consists of a VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance driving a Symmetrix VMAX system at the customer site. ◆ Connect EMC — Provides secure remote access for product troubleshooting. the captured data is transformed and loaded into a secure data warehouse where cloud providers and EMC applications can use it for billing and analysis. ◆ Solutions Enabler — Provides API access to the Symmetrix VMAX system. communicates with the EMC Data Center through a secure HTTPS connection. The configuration data is also incorporated into the Configuration Management Database (CMDB) within the data warehouse where it serves as baseline state for servicing future provisioning requests. Environment overview 11 . The VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance. ◆ Automation Engine — Implements provisioning operations for the Symmetrix VMAX system. Once validated. Each Symmetrix VMAX system connects using the customer’s storage area network (SAN). the array information is analyzed and validated against an existing configuration file. If a communications error occurs. ◆ Collector — Gathers configuration and usage information from the Symmetrix VMAX system. each Symmetrix VMAX system periodically collects configuration information that is captured by the VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance. The system is administered and controlled at the customer site using the VMAX Cloud Edition Portal over a secure HTTPS connection. accessed securely using an HTTPS connection. At the EMC Data Center Communication between the customer and EMC is accomplished through a VMAX Cloud Edition Portal. Scalability VMAX Cloud Edition is a highly scalable solution. This configuration connects to the EMC Data Center over a virtual private network (VPN) connection. Data collection and reporting At the customer site. the captured information is retained for later retransmission attempts. At the EMC Data Center. EMC configures all hardware components for the customer. At the customer data center The VMAX Cloud Edition includes up to ten Symmetrix VMAX 10K systems and a VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance. currently supporting up to ten Symmetrix VMAX systems per Automation Appliance. The portal primarily interacts with the coordinator. which consists of two Appliance Servers. The VMAX Cloud Edition Appliance Servers host the following virtual machines in a virtualized server environment: ◆ Virtualization Manager — Provides management of the virtual machines in the automation appliance.

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0 Ghz Sandy Bridge – 12 physical cores ◆ Four onboard 1GB NICs (Network Interface Cards) ◆ Dual port 8GB FC HBA (Host Bus Adapter)  Appliance Servers are paired and located in a customer-supplied rack.159 Enginuity support ◆ Fiber channel host connectivity only ◆ D@RE engines supported For complete Symmetrix VMAX 10K specifications. Each VMAX Cloud Edition Appliance Server is a 1U rack-mountable server. Chapter 1: Physical Planning Specifications Each VMAX Cloud Edition consists of two VMAX Cloud Edition Appliance Servers. Specifications 13 . configured with: ◆ 64GB memory ◆ 900 GB internal SAS (serial attached SCSI) ◆ Dual-socket 2. Each appliance pair can support up to ten Symmetrix VMAX 10K systems. refer to the EMC Symmetrix 10K Series Product Guide. Symmetrix VMAX 10K specifications include: ◆ 96GB cache per engine (4) / 128GB cache -> 2TB (1-8 Eng) ◆ 5876.

proper airflow and ventilation. This guide provides planning information for the Automation Appliance. Corporate Systems Engineer. Install a properly working system. refer to the Symmetrix VMAX 10K Series Planning Guide. controlled temperature and humidity. The purpose is to ensure that the appropriate hardware and software environment is available in order to install and configure the VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance. EMC Engineering. Complete and process the Installation Provide the appropriate connection for ConnectEMC Planning Task Sheet and Presite Survey to dial home to the EMC Support Center: located in Channel Express and Direct ◆ Ethernet connection for ESRS (EMC Secure Express (CX/DX).   14 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide . Product Manager. ensure a smooth and uncomplicated installation. described in the Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Essentials Implementation Configuration Guide provided by your technical support representative. and fire protection.Chapter 1: Physical Planning Planning overview This document serves as a common reference for the Customer. EMC Marketing Program Manager. Remote Support) ◆ Ethernet connection for ESRS Symmetrix based ESRS Client ◆ Ethernet connection to customer's network ◆ ESRS GateWay (GW) installed and connected to the customer's network ◆ VPN connectivity to the EMC Data Center and connectivity to the Ethernet management ports of the SAN fabric Arrange for shipment and delivery Participate in planning sessions as required to through appropriate method. This information is its reliable long-term operation. Table 1 describes the responsibilities of EMC personnel and customers at the first planning session. and EMC Customer Service Program Manager. VMAX Cloud Edition is designed for installation in a properly equipped data center that provides sufficient physical space. Advanced Customer Testing Manager. system cable routing facilities. For an overview of the planning tasks required to install the Symmetrix VMAX 10K system. Table 1: Preinstallation responsibilities EMC Customer Complete and process the details Provide an environment that supports safe necessary for site planning and installation of the Symmetrix system and promotes preparation. proper power and grounding.

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Chapter 1: Physical Planning Physical requirements For the complete VMAX Cloud Edition physical requirements. autoranging.1 kg) 45 lb (20.75 in (70. refer to the EMC SVR-I1U-1208 Server Installation and Maintenance Guide. EMC provides a power and weight calculator at powercalculator.32 cm) 1.63 Hz Power consumption 900 VA (883 W) maximum (fully configured) (operating maximum) Heat dissipation 31.49 cm to 74.70 in (4.com. 47.99 in (48.8 cm) without cabinet 18.75 in to 29.24 in (43. Ensure that the server installation site meets the requirements for your configuration. For planning information about the Symmetrix VMAX 10K system. Calculations based on this table are intended to provide maximum power and heat dissipation. Use this calculator to refine the power and heat values in the table below to more-closely match the specific server hardware configuration.emc.4 kg) weight 16 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide . Appliance Server power and cooling information The table below contains specifications for the server power consumption and dissipation.24 cm) with cabinet latch brackets latch brackets Maximum 40 lb (18. Table 2: Power and cooling requirements Requirements Description AC line voltage 90-264 V AC.0 U (with or without bezel) Depth 27. refer to the EMC Symmetrix VMAX 10K Series Physical Planning Guide.5 in (70.9 cm) Width 17.80 x 105 J/hr (3015 BTU/hr) maximum Maximum inrush 55 A per power supply for 6 ms or less under typical line conditions current and over the entire system ambient operating range Appliance Server dimensions and weight Table 3: Server dimension and weight requirements Dimension Server Server with rails Height 1.49 cm) 27.

Table 4: Operating limits Requirements Description Ambient temperature 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F) Temperature gradient 10°C/hr (18°F/hr) Relative humidity extremes 20% to 80% noncondensing Recommended operating relative humidity 40% to 55% noncondensing Elevation -50 to 10.000 ft (-16 to 10.048 m)* * For altitudes above 2. Shipping and storage requirements Table 5: Shipping and storage requirements Requirements Description Ambient temperature -40°C to 65°C (-40°F to 149°F) Temperature gradient 25°C/hr (45°F/hr) Relative humidity 10% to 90% noncondensing Elevation -50 to 35. The site must have air conditioning of the correct size and placement to maintain the specified ambient temperature range and offset the heat dissipation listed in Appliance Server power and cooling information. Allow at least 36 inches of service clearance in front of the cabinet.950 feet. refer to the preparation/planning guides for your specific site and cabinet. For additional information. the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft. Chapter 1: Physical Planning Appliance Server placement requirements The two Appliance Servers need to be located together in the cabinet. Power distribution must support the number of outlets required for the server and the server power rating listed on the Device Rating label on the chassis.000 ft (-16 to 3.600 m) Physical requirements 17 . Operating limits The ambient temperature specification is measured at the front bezel inlet.

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CHAPTER 2 Connection Planning This chapter contains the following: Connection plan 20 Fiber Channel connections 21 Ethernet connections 23 Chapter 2: Connection Planning 19 .

This section describes what EMC will need to install and setup the VMAX Cloud Edition. VMAX Cloud Edition requires eight customer-provided IP addresses. VMAX Cloud Edition requires up to 16 Fiber Channel ports per engine and 4 ports for the Appliance Servers. The web portal is hosted in the EMC Data Center. accessed securely via HTTPS.Chapter 2: Connection Planning Connection plan EMC Support Engineering will work with the customer to complete the planning process. The customer’s servers or hosts need to utilize the same SAN. In addition to the automation engine. Customers interact with VMAX Cloud Edition via the web portal. the Automation Appliance monitors and collects configuration and utilization data which is sent back to the EMC Data Center.   20 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide . The customer is responsible for providing cables for connecting these ports to their SAN. Requests are processed and sent to the VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance for execution via the VPN connection between the Cloud Edition and EMC Data Centers.

additional fiber connections are required between the Symmetrix VMAX system and the SAN switch for data path connectivity. Chapter 2: Connection Planning Fiber Channel connections Figure 1 shows the Fiber Channel connections required for VMAX Cloud Edition. Note that two Symmetrix VMAX ports are for management and up to 16 ports per Symmetrix VMAX engine are for I/O.   Figure 1: Fiber channel connections Table 6 describes the Fiber channel port provisioning for each pre-defined VMAX Cloud Edition service level. The connections provide redundant paths for High Availability. Table 6: Fiber channel port provisioning Service level Provisioned FC ports Service band Diamond 16 Diamond Platinum 16 Plat-3 Plat-2 Plat-1 Gold 8 Gold-4 Gold-3 Gold-2 Gold-1 Silver 4 Silver-4 Fiber Channel connections 21 . In addition to the connections shown. The customer is responsible for providing the hosts and host connection cables. which are for control paths. depending on the Service Level purchased.

◆ Connect at least 2 HBAs across redundant fabrics (for high availability). 4 ports per host is recommended. as this will be completed by the cloud enabled solution. you can optionally determine your own custom storage and performance packages. then. See Figure 2. use the same director. ◆ Spread the port connections across engines/directors first (to increase availability).   Figure 2: FA port connections Host port connections Use the following best practices when connecting a host to the fabric: ◆ A minimum of 2 FA ports per host. however.   FA port Connections   Use the following best practices when connecting the Symmetrix FA host IO ports to the fabric: ◆ Use all the 0 ports on the director and then the 1 ports. 22 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide .Chapter 2: Connection Planning Table 6: Fiber channel port provisioning (continued) Service level Provisioned FC ports Service band Silver (continued) Silver-3 Silver-2 Silver-1 Bronze 2 Bronze-2 Bronze-1 Though these pre-defined service levels are available. if needed. data paths do not need to be zoned. ◆ Configure multiple paths to FA ports on separate slices and directors. At this point.

Two Ethernet cables will be plugged into each Appliance Server. The customer is responsible for providing the Ethernet cables to connect to the switch. For remote support. Chapter 2: Connection Planning Ethernet connections Figure 3 shows the Ethernet connections required for VMAX Cloud Edition.     Figure 3: Ethernet connections Ethernet connections 23 . the Appliance Servers must be able to communicate with the ESRS gateway. The Appliance Servers must be on the same LAN as the Fibre Channel switches in order for automated zoning to be possible. VMAX Cloud Edition requires eight customer-provided IP addresses.

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