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 .

some functions described in this document might not be supported by all versions of the software or hardware currently in use. Therefore.Preface As part of an effort to improve its product lines. 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. This document was accurate at publication time.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 . Related documentation The following related documents are available on the EMC Online Support Site at https://support.EMC. Purpose This document describes the physical planning for the EMC® Symmetrix VMAX Cloud Edition Automation Appliance .com to ensure that you are using the latest version of this document. 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 . EMC periodically releases revisions of its software and hardware. New versions of this document might be released on the EMC Online Support site.EMC.

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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 .

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

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

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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. Symmetrix VMAX 10K specifications include: ◆ 96GB cache per engine (4) / 128GB cache -> 2TB (1-8 Eng) ◆ 5876. refer to the EMC Symmetrix 10K Series Product Guide. Specifications 13 . 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.159 Enginuity support ◆ Fiber channel host connectivity only ◆ D@RE engines supported For complete Symmetrix VMAX 10K specifications.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.

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

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9 cm) Width 17.Chapter 1: Physical Planning Physical requirements For the complete VMAX Cloud Edition physical requirements. refer to the EMC SVR-I1U-1208 Server Installation and Maintenance Guide.70 in (4.75 in (70. EMC provides a power and weight calculator at powercalculator. Appliance Server power and cooling information The table below contains specifications for the server power consumption and dissipation. 47. autoranging.63 Hz Power consumption 900 VA (883 W) maximum (fully configured) (operating maximum) Heat dissipation 31. Table 2: Power and cooling requirements Requirements Description AC line voltage 90-264 V AC.1 kg) 45 lb (20.8 cm) without cabinet 18. Calculations based on this table are intended to provide maximum power and heat dissipation. Ensure that the server installation site meets the requirements for your configuration.5 in (70. Use this calculator to refine the power and heat values in the table below to more-closely match the specific server hardware configuration.0 U (with or without bezel) Depth 27.49 cm to 74. For planning information about the Symmetrix VMAX 10K system.49 cm) 27.99 in (48.75 in to 29.24 cm) with cabinet latch brackets latch brackets Maximum 40 lb (18.com.32 cm) 1.emc.4 kg) weight 16 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide .24 in (43.80 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. refer to the EMC Symmetrix VMAX 10K Series Physical Planning Guide.

600 m) Physical requirements 17 . 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 10.950 feet. 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. Chapter 1: Physical Planning Appliance Server placement requirements The two Appliance Servers need to be located together in the cabinet.048 m)* * For altitudes above 2. For additional information. 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. 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. Operating limits The ambient temperature specification is measured at the front bezel inlet. 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. the maximum operating temperature is de-rated 1°F/550 ft.

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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 .

The customer’s servers or hosts need to utilize the same SAN.Chapter 2: Connection Planning Connection plan EMC Support Engineering will work with the customer to complete the planning process. 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. The customer is responsible for providing cables for connecting these ports to their SAN. Customers interact with VMAX Cloud Edition via the web portal. VMAX Cloud Edition requires eight customer-provided IP addresses.   20 VMAX Cloud Edition Physical Planning Guide . accessed securely via HTTPS. the Automation Appliance monitors and collects configuration and utilization data which is sent back to the EMC Data Center. 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 web portal is hosted in the EMC Data Center.

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

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

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

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