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 .

New versions of this document might be released on the EMC Online Support site.EMC. EMC periodically releases revisions of its software and hardware.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 . The product release notes provide the most up-to-date information on product features . This document was accurate at publication time.Preface As part of an effort to improve its product lines.com to ensure that you are using the latest version of this document.EMC. Purpose This document describes the physical planning for the EMC® Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance . some functions described in this document might not be supported by all versions of the software or hardware currently in use. Audience This guide is intended for EMC field service and implementation specialist. Therefore. Check the EMC Online Support site http://support. Contact your EMC representative if a product does not function properly or does not function as described in this document. Related documentation The following related documents are available on the EMC Online Support Site at https://support.

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Preface 8 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide .

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 .

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

communicates with the EMC Data Center through a secure HTTPS connection. accessed securely using an HTTPS connection. ◆ Collector — Gathers configuration and usage information from the Symmetrix VMAX system. Each Symmetrix VMAX system connects using the customer’s storage area network (SAN). 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. the array information is analyzed and validated against an existing configuration file. The system is administered and controlled at the customer site using the VMAX Cloud Edition Portal over a secure HTTPS connection. At the EMC Data Center Communication between the customer and EMC is accomplished through a VMAX Cloud Edition Portal. currently supporting up to ten Symmetrix VMAX systems per Automation Appliance. At the EMC Data Center. which in turn interacts with the data warehouse. Data collection and reporting At the customer site. EMC configures all hardware components for the customer. If a communications error occurs. ◆ Solutions Enabler — Provides API access to the Symmetrix VMAX system. This configuration connects to the EMC Data Center over a virtual private network (VPN) connection. The VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance. Once validated. the captured information is retained for later retransmission attempts. At the customer data center The VMAX Cloud Edition includes up to ten Symmetrix VMAX 10K systems and a VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance. The data warehouse contains configuration and usage information. Scalability VMAX Cloud Edition is a highly scalable solution. Environment overview 11 . The portal primarily interacts with the coordinator. ◆ Connect EMC — Provides secure remote access for product troubleshooting. which consists of two Appliance Servers. ◆ Automation Engine — Implements provisioning operations for the Symmetrix VMAX system. 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. 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. 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. each Symmetrix VMAX system periodically collects configuration information that is captured by the VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance.

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configured with: ◆ 64GB memory ◆ 900 GB internal SAS (serial attached SCSI) ◆ Dual-socket 2. Chapter 1: Physical Planning Specifications Each VMAX Cloud Edition consists of two VMAX Cloud Edition Appliance Servers.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. Each appliance pair can support up to ten Symmetrix VMAX 10K systems.159 Enginuity support ◆ Fiber channel host connectivity only ◆ D@RE engines supported For complete Symmetrix VMAX 10K specifications. Specifications 13 . 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. Each VMAX Cloud Edition Appliance Server is a 1U rack-mountable server.

ensure a smooth and uncomplicated installation. For an overview of the planning tasks required to install the Symmetrix VMAX 10K system. proper power and grounding. Corporate Systems Engineer. and fire protection. refer to the Symmetrix VMAX 10K Series Planning Guide. system cable routing facilities. 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). Advanced Customer Testing 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. Table 1 describes the responsibilities of EMC personnel and customers at the first planning session. This information is its reliable long-term operation. 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. VMAX Cloud Edition is designed for installation in a properly equipped data center that provides sufficient physical space. proper airflow and ventilation. 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.   14 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide . EMC Engineering. and EMC Customer Service Program Manager. EMC Marketing Program Manager. controlled temperature and humidity. Install a properly working system. Product Manager. This guide provides planning information for the Automation Appliance. described in the Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Essentials Implementation Configuration Guide provided by your technical support representative.Chapter 1: Physical Planning Planning overview This document serves as a common reference for the Customer.

Chapter 1: Physical Planning   Planning overview 15 .

refer to the EMC Symmetrix VMAX 10K Series Physical Planning Guide. Appliance Server power and cooling information The table below contains specifications for the server power consumption and dissipation. Table 2: Power and cooling requirements Requirements Description AC line voltage 90-264 V AC. Ensure that the server installation site meets the requirements for your configuration. EMC provides a power and weight calculator at powercalculator. Calculations based on this table are intended to provide maximum power and heat dissipation.49 cm) 27.1 kg) 45 lb (20.75 in to 29.emc.5 in (70.0 U (with or without bezel) Depth 27.99 in (48.com. 47.49 cm to 74. refer to the EMC SVR-I1U-1208 Server Installation and Maintenance Guide.70 in (4.24 cm) with cabinet latch brackets latch brackets Maximum 40 lb (18.63 Hz Power consumption 900 VA (883 W) maximum (fully configured) (operating maximum) Heat dissipation 31. For planning information about the Symmetrix VMAX 10K system.24 in (43.Chapter 1: Physical Planning Physical requirements For the complete VMAX Cloud Edition physical requirements.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. Use this calculator to refine the power and heat values in the table below to more-closely match the specific server hardware configuration.75 in (70. autoranging.32 cm) 1.4 kg) weight 16 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide .8 cm) without cabinet 18.

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. the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft. 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.048 m)* * For altitudes above 2.600 m) Physical requirements 17 . Operating limits The ambient temperature specification is measured at the front bezel inlet. 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 35.950 feet. 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 3. refer to the preparation/planning guides for your specific site and cabinet. Allow at least 36 inches of service clearance in front of the cabinet.000 ft (-16 to 10. Chapter 1: Physical Planning Appliance Server placement requirements The two Appliance Servers need to be located together in the cabinet. For additional information.

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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 .

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

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

  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.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. as this will be completed by the cloud enabled solution.   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. ◆ Connect at least 2 HBAs across redundant fabrics (for high availability). however. 4 ports per host is recommended. See Figure 2. then. if needed. ◆ Configure multiple paths to FA ports on separate slices and directors. At this point. you can optionally determine your own custom storage and performance packages. use the same director. data paths do not need to be zoned. 22 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide . ◆ Spread the port connections across engines/directors first (to increase availability).

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

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