Site planning

Site Preparation Guide for VSP G/F350, G/F370, G/F700, G/F900

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Successful installation of the storage system requires careful planning. Proper planning will help provide for a more efficient installation and greater reliability, availability, and serviceability.

All planning activities should be scheduled and completed before the equipment is delivered.

The planning process includes:

  • Planning hardware configuration, such as system component layout in the rack and drive allocation.
  • Planning for specific network topologies, cabling configurations, network switches, and cabling of connected host computers.
  • Ensuring all cables for specific controller and drive tray configuration are properly ordered.
  • Selecting key personnel to handle the delivery and installation of the system.
  • Verifying all electrical service wiring are installed at the predetermined location.
Complete the suggested tasks before receiving and installing the storage system:
  • Prepare a preliminary layout of the installation.
  • Review the power and the heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) requirements before ordering any additional support equipment.
  • Make a final layout of the installation and review the layout with the Hitachi Vantara representative.
  • Verify the installation of electrical service wiring at the predetermined location is proper before installing the storage system.
  • Verify all additional equipment, such as switches and host computers, is installed and operational.