Power and space are important considerations when planning an install. Under specifying the power requirements can cause overload and overheating issues. Another example would be to not take into account the total weight of the rack. A fully loaded EX3000 ECS appliance weighs over a ton. Due to the density of ECS hardware, ECS may have unique requirements such as custom rack size, depth, cable management and brackets which some locations may not be generally equipped with. Knowledge of the power and space requirements helps in alleviating issues and planning for future growth.
The documentation and tools referenced in previous section must be leveraged to make installation location(s) within the datacenter compatible with requirements. Adhering to the requirements outlined in the documentation assist facilities in supporting ECS. Best practices related to power and space are described in Table 2 below.
Power and space best practices