A suitable hosting environment is very critical for your OCP machines.
The OCP machines should be hosted in a location with:
If the hosting location is not on the ground floor with concrete floor, then it is important to check the load bearing of the floor. It should be able to support the weight of the rack with full machines and accessories, such as:
If the open rack will be hosted in a free space, just make sure the open rack can fit in to the space is enough.
If choose hosting in an existing cabinet, the size of the cabinet should be checked in advance in order to be sure the ESA Kit can be fit in, for example:
The rack should be supplied with specific power cable. Usually, it is preferable to have three phase CEE plug (400v, 32A). So, It is important to check in advance:
If needed, it is also possible to fabricate customized cable with the schema here:
The shipment of materials and tools could be on different time, it is necessary to communicate with the hosting site whether there's on-site stocking area, whether there's reception and management service for the stocking materials and also their working hours.
The installation time for a full 16OU rack usually takes about 4-5 hours. It is important to communicate with the hosting site if they provide installing service and their working hours as well. Otherwise, skilled personnel should be prepared to do the installation.
A list of installation tools are required on the day of Installation, please consult the page Howto Purchase Equipment for details. Sometimes hosting site already provide some of the listed tools, so it is strongly recommended to check that in advance as well. Otherwise, prepare your own tools and bring it to the site on installation day.
Once the machines are connected and working on track, usually no more interferes are required. However, it is still necessary to confirm the on-site maintenance hand and keep the maintenance tools (Howto Purchase Equipment ) in the hand of the person who will assist maintenance, and confirm the process to apply accessing the hosting site in planned maintenance case and in urgent maintenance case.
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