- POD Installation
- POD Installation
OnQ POD Installation
The onQ Pod Infrastructure is composed of several parts. The onQ-Blade provides the compute and memory for the onQ systems and recovery nodes. The onQ-Chassis holds up to 4 onQ-Blades. The onQ-Head Unit powers the onQ-Storage options. The onQ-Storage is a storage JBOD with 30x6TB drives. And finally the onQ-StorageExp is an additional 30 Drives for expansion of the onQ-Storage.
Installing in your rack comes with some tips and tricks to save you time and potentially some back pain.
- Tip 1 – If you plan for later expansion of your onQ POD, leave space above and below.
- Tip 2 – Install the Storage unit in the rack without the drives in it. It is have equipment and should be a 2 man lift
- Tip 3 – Install in the order shown below, keeping the onQ-Head unit between the onQ-Chassis and the onQ-Storage.
- Tip 4 – Install the onQ-Pod towards the bottom of your rack. This again is just to save the lifting of the equipment on your back.
- Tip 5 – Install the Drives as labeled. Your onQ-Pod is all configured and ready, so the Drive order matters.
The below is for the networking and SAS connection cables. Cabling reflects that this is a highly expandable and redundant architecture.
onQ-Chassis will require (2) 220v C19 PDU Outlets. (2) PSUs will be rated at 1755W and pair will work in a 1+1 redundant configuration. onQ-Head Unit will require (2) standard 110v 5-15P or 220v C13 PDU outlets. Each PSU will be 750W and work in a 1+1 redundant configuration. onQ-Storage will require (2) 220v C19 PDU Outlets. Each PSU will be rated at 2000W and each pair will work in a 1+1 redundant configuration.
The first step is to ensure that drives are secure in the sled so they will be secure in the drawers. The drive slots in each drawer are numbered from front to back, left to right (as in the diagram). Load drawers from drawer 1 on the top and work your way down to the bottom. If you only have the first 30 drives, then you will end up with drawers 1 and 2 fully populated and drawer 3 half populated. The rest of the space is for the onQ-StorageExp of 30 more drives.
onQ POD consists of these OEM Dell Components. Each component spec sheet can be found here:
- Dell R730XD - https://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/04/shared-content~data-sheets~en/documents~dell_poweredge_r730xd_specsheet.pdf
- Dell MD3060e - http://i.dell.com/sites/doccontent/shared-content/data-sheets/en/Documents/DellStorage_MD3060e_Dense_JBOD_SS.pdf
- Dell FX2 - http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/12/business~smb~merchandizing~en/documents~poweredge_fx2_spec_sheet.pdf
- Dell FC630 - http://www.dell.com/learn/us/en/12/shared-content~data-sheets~en/documents~dell-poweredge-fc630-spec-sheet.pdf
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