Site preparation checklist

Virtual Storage Platform 5000 Series Hardware Guide

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Verify the availability of each item in the site preparation checklist.

The responsibilities for installation planning are shared by the customer and the Hitachi Vantara account team. The required installation planning tasks must be scheduled and completed to ensure successful and efficient installation of the storage system.

The following tasks might take several weeks to complete:
  • Acquiring required power outlets.
  • Adding or modifying air conditioning systems.
  • Making room alterations to accommodate the storage system.
  • Ordering third-party equipment, such as non-Hitachi racks, network switches, and host servers for the storage system.

Use the following checklist to prepare for installation of the storage system.

Requirement Yes No
Is the data center free of any equipment servicing hazards, such as electrical or data cables that obstruct access?
Does the data center have a suppression system?
Does the floor plan meet the service clearance and cutout requirements?
Does the floor meet the load rating requirements?
Does the data center meet the environmental requirements including temperature, humidity, airflow, and acoustic?    
Is all equipment not supplied by Hitachi (for example, connectors, receptacles, and network switches) on site and ready for use?
Are the input circuit breakers adequate for equipment loads?
Are uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) in place?
Have all sources of electrical interference been addressed?
Does the site enforce access controls (for example, will Hitachi representatives need an escort)?
Will the equipment fit through all doors and corridors and in elevators?