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Engineer a test and development lab solution for Datacenter
The labs hardware will consist of:
1. HP C7000 Blade enclosure
2. NetApp 2050
3. KVM
Software requirements:
1. Windows 2008 Ent R2
2. VMWAre View Horizon
3. ESX
4. VMWare vCenter
Air conditioning (AC)
Research will need to include a Visio Diagram of rack of rack elevation and specific power and coolant requirements and specifics for all items below
System is room-specific and humidity controlled
Independent, not connected to main building system
With design criteria of 72 °F (+/- 2 °F) and 45% RH (+/- 5%) as measured at the return air of the AC unit
Unit is at least 4 feet from computer rack system, so that condensation or other leaks don’t harm computer equipment, and access for maintenance is possible
Unit uses the campus chilled water system, if available. Design criteria: Entering water temperature at 46 °F and return at 60 °F.
Future planning
Sufficient redundancy installed:
Backup refrigerant-based cooling systems in parallel with the building chilled water system
Multiple AC units in an N+1 design
Sufficient future expandability and scalability analyzed and designed in conjunction with the mechanical and electrical systems
Shutdown capability of automatic systems based on return air temperature monitor
Statistics calculated during the design phase of how fast room temperature will rise during a loss of cooling
Appropriate plan for removal of water from AC condensation, either by gravity or pump
Electrical systems
Capacity and quality
Separate, dedicated power panels for the computer equipment and HVAC. Design systems so that ultimate buildout does not exceed 300 watts per square foot.
Power quality considerations to determine need for isolation transformers and uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems
No heat-generating support equipment in the space
Power Distribution Unit layout with power monitoring and UPS per rack
Electrical system with an isolated ground, dedicated neutral, and a grounding grid
Emergency planning
Emergency/ back-up power not tied into the building life safety system
Separate back-up power, if desired (for example, UPS- or generator-supplied and maintained by the department)
Electrical distribution system with shunt trip for emergency shutdown