Platform Features Summary - Data Warehouse Appliances

2750 Platform Product and Site Preparation Guide

prodname
Data Warehouse Appliances
created_date
March 2018
category
Product Guide
featnum
B035-5542-103K

The following table outlines the features and components of the 2750 platform.

We reserve the right to replace any of the listed drives with an equivalent or better drive.
Feature Feature Description
Processing Node

Each 2750 base cabinet contains two to six database nodes; each expansion cabinet contains two to eight database nodes. Nodes consist of an Intel R2208 chassis with:

  • Two 2.7 GHz twelve-core E5-2697 v2 processors (30MB L3 cache)
  • 128 GB or 256 GB memory using 16 GB DIMMs, or 512 GB memory using 32 GB DIMMs, all at 1333 MHz DDR3
  • Disk drives:
    • Two 600 GB SAS (serial-attached SCSI) drives for OS (when 16 GB DIMMs are used), or two 900 GB SAS drives (when 32 GB DIMMs are used)
    • One 600 GB SAS drive for dump processing to improve restart performance
    • Five additional drive bays available for customer use; 600 GB and 900 GB drives supported
  • DVD drive
  • Onboard connectivity to the server management network
  • Onboard connectivity to the BYNET-over-Ethernet network or adapter connectivity to the BYNET InfiniBand network
  • Disk storage adapters
  • Compression engine adapters
  • Optional network communication adapter
  • Optional network connection to managed BAR servers
Operating System SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11)
Teradata Database
Contact Teradata Customer Support to confirm the exact version of the Teradata Database and PDE packages required for this platform.

The Teradata Database can be either of the following:

  • Teradata Database Release 14.00.04.03 or later
  • Teradata Database Release 14.10.00.05 or later

Disk Storage

Each 2750 base cabinet contains two to five disk arrays, each expansion cabinet contains two to six disk arrays. A disk array is made up of two 5350 Camden drive enclosures. Each drive enclosure consists of:

  • Dual controller modules (in the lower enclosure of each disk array) or dual ESMs (in the upper enclosure)
  • Two power supply/cooling modules
  • SAS 2.5" 10K rpm drives, available in 300GB, 450 GB, 600GB, and 900GB capacities
The number of disk arrays and drives vary according to system and clique configuration:
  • Production system, 4-node clique: four database nodes connect to three disk arrays; each array has two enclosures; 24 drives are used in each enclosure for 144 drives in the clique
  • Production system, 2-node clique: two database nodes connect to two disk arrays; each array has two enclosures; 18 drives are used in each enclosure for 72 drives in the clique
  • Test/development system: one database node connects to one disk array; each array has two enclosures; 18 drives are used in each enclosure for 36 total drives
Channel Server
Intel R2208 server, configured as dedicated server for interface between Teradata Database and IBM (or compatible) mainframe:
  • Two 600 GB SAS (serial-attached SCSI) drives for OS
  • Dual 2.0 GHz six-core 15MB L3 cache E5-2620 processors
  • 128 GB memory in 16 GB DIMMs
  • Host channel adapters -- maximum three FICON and/or ESCON adapters (can mix types in same node)
  • No disk array support
  • Onboard connectivity to the server management network
  • Onboard connectivity to the BYNET-over-Ethernet network or adapter connectivity to the BYNET V5 InfiniBand network, no AMPs assigned
  • Optional network communication adapter

For information about HCA configuration, see the Host Channel Adapter Installation and Service Guide, B035-5044.

Extended Channel Solution (ECS) Dell R720 or Dell R730 server, configured as a dedicated server for remote interface between Teradata Database and IBM (or compatible) mainframe:
  • Two 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS (serial-attached SCSI) drives for OS
  • Dell R720: Dual 2.0 GHz six-core 15MB L3 cache E5-2620 processors
  • Dell R730: Dual 2.6 GHz eight-core 15MB L3 cache E5-2640 v3 processors
  • Dell R720: 128 GB memory using 16 GB DIMMs
  • Dell R730: 256 GB memory using 32 GB DIMMs
  • Host channel adapters -- maximum three FICON and/or ESCON adapters (can mix types in same node)
  • No disk array support
  • Onboard connectivity to the server management network
  • Ethernet adapter connection to the processing nodes
  • Optional network communication adapter
Teradata Managed Server (TMS)

Teradata Multipurpose Server (TMS)

TMSs consist of Dell R710, Dell R720, Dell R720xd, Dell R730, or Dell R730xd servers used for solution offerings that are peripheral to Teradata processing.

All TMSs have onboard connectivity to the server management network.

If sufficient BYNET V5 switch ports are available, the server can also be connected to the BYNET V5 switches.

For information about TMS configurations, see the Teradata Platform Framework Cabinet Model 12 Product and Site Preparation Guide, B035-5388.

Network Connectivity Server (NCS)

Intel R2208 server, configured as dedicated server for providing additional customer network connectivity options:

  • Disk drives:
    • Two 600 GB SAS drives for OS
    • One 600 GB SAS drive for dump processing to improve restart performance
  • Dual 2.0 GHz six-core 15MB L3 cache E5-2620 processors
  • 128 GB memory using 16 GB DIMMs
  • Onboard connectivity to the server management network
  • Onboard connectivity to the BYNET-over-Ethernet network or adapter connectivity to the BYNET V5 InfiniBand network
  • Optional network communication adapter
SAS HPA Worker Node Dell Server configured for SAS High-Performance Analytics in-memory software. For more information, see the Teradata Appliance for SAS High-Performance Analytics Model 720 Platform Product and Site Preparation Guide, B035-5410, or the Teradata Appliance for SAS High-Performance Analytics Model 750 Platform Product and Site Preparation Guide, B035-6042.
Dump Server

Dell R720xd server, configured as dedicated hardware to be used for crash dump data analysis.

Data can be offloaded from the production data warehouse environment to a dump server, allowing for analysis without disruption to the production system. The dump server must run the same version of Teradata Database as the production system from which the dump data was offloaded.

Each dump server consists of:

  • Two 2.6 GHz eight-core 20MB L3 cache E5-2670 processors
  • 256 GB memory in 16 GB DIMMs (1333 MHz DDR3)
  • Two 2.5" 10K rpm 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS drives for OS
  • Twenty-four 2.5" 10K rpm 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS drives for storage
  • Onboard connectivity to the server management network
One portable USB DVD ROM drive is included per system that uses a Dell R720xd dump server. The product ID number for the USB DVD ROM drive kit is 2021-K944-V001. The kit includes instructions for using the drive.
BAR Storage Hardware

Data Domain products

Storage hardware and encryption key management servers. The following are used for BAR and installed in the field by third-party vendor personnel:
  • Data Domain 4200 (DD4200)
  • Data Domain ES30 Expansion Shelves
BAR Storage Hardware

Quantum products

Quantum Scalar i80 tape library for automated retrieval, storage, and management of backup tape cartridges. The i80 is available in the base processing/storage cabinet.

A Quantum Scalar key manager is also available in the base processing/storage cabinet.

BAR Storage Hardware

Teradata Managed Storage Server (TMSS)

(Dell R720xd)

Dell R720xd server. Used as an NFS storage target with the Appliance Backup Utility (ABU) and the Data Stream Utility (DSU). Features include:

  • Dell 2U R720xd server chassis
  • Two 2.1 GHz E5-2620v2 CPU processors
  • 128 Gb memory (8 x 16 Gb)
  • Twelve 4 TB SED data drives
  • Two 900 GB or 1.2 TB SED system drives

All Teradata managed servers have onboard connectivity to the server management network. They can also be connected to BYNET V5 switches.

If the option to connect to a BYNET V5 switch is used, port consumption ramifications should be considered.
BAR Storage Hardware

Teradata Managed Storage Server (TMSS)

(Dell R720xd)

Teradata Multipurpose Storage Server (TMSS)

(Dell R730xd)

Dell R720xd or Dell R730xd server. Used as an NFS storage target with the Appliance Backup Utility (ABU) and with the Data Stream Utility (DSU).
  • Dell 2U R720xd server chassis features include:
    • Two 2.1 GHz E5-2620v2 CPU processors
    • 128 GB memory (8 x 16 GB)
    • Twelve 4 TB SED data drives
    • Two 900 GB or 1.2 TB SED system drives
  • Dell 2U R730xd server chassis features include:
    • Two 2.6 GHz E5-2640v3 CPU processors
    • 256 GB or 512 GB of memory using 32 GB LRDIMMs
    • Twelve 4 TB SED data drives
    • Two 1.2 TB SED system drives

All TMSSs have onboard connectivity to the server management network. They can also be connected to BYNET V5 switches.

If the option to connect to a BYNET V5 switch is used, port consumption ramifications should be considered.
Adapters
SAS disk storage adapter:
  • LSI 9200-16E quad 6 Gb SAS PCIe adapter in processing nodes
Data reduction adapter:
  • Exar DX1845 PCIe2 adapter in processing nodes
BYNET InfiniBand adapter (for BYNET V5 network and for co-residence with 2700 systems using BYNET V5 network):
  • Mellanox MCX354A-FCBT (ConnectX-3) InfiniBand PCIe3 adapter in PE nodes, channel servers, network connectivity servers (NCS), and as an option in TMSs and TMSSs
Ethernet Communications adapters:
  • Intel I350-F2 dual 1 Gb optical adapter in processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel I350-T4 quad 1 Gb copper adapter in processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel PRO/1000 PF dual optical adapter in processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel PRO/1000 PT quad copper adapter in processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel X520-DA2 dual-port 10 Gb copper adapter in processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel X520-SR2 dual-port 10 Gb optical adapter in processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel X540-T2 dual-port 10 Gb Base-T adapter in processing nodes
Host channel adapters:
  • EMC (BTI) ESCON PESA4 PCIe adapter
  • EMC (BTI) FICON PEFA PCIe adapter
  • Luminex FICON LP12000 PCIe2 adapter
TMS BAR adapter:
  • QLogic QLE2564 quad port 8 Gb Fibre Channel PCIe2 adapter
Cable Modes Teradata systems are shipped with multi-mode fiber (MMF) connections for the 10Gb Ethernet optical interface into all servers. Single-mode fiber (SMF) connections are not supported.
Virtualized Management Server (VMS)
A virtualized management server (VMS) is an Intel R1208 chassis. A VMS can host the following virtual machines (VMs):
  • CMIC -- The CMIC provides server management services for the system cabinets.
  • SWS -- The SWS is the service entry for the system.
  • Viewpoint -- The Viewpoint VM manages only a single Teradata system.

An Intel R1208 VMS is available in Small System VMS, System VMS, and Cabinet VMS configurations. A 2750 cabinet can contain a Small System VMS, System VMS, or Cabinet VMS. A BYNET V5 cabinet can contain a System or Cabinet VMS.

Small System VMSs support systems up to a maximum of 16 nodes and servers, and cannot be used in multi-system/multi-site ID configurations. Each Small System VMS consists of:

  • CMIC, SWS, and Viewpoint VMs
  • One 2.0 GHz six-core 15MB L3 cache E5-2620 processor, dual socket
  • 32 GB memory using 8 GB DIMMs
  • Two 600 GB RAID 1 drives for boot/system operations
  • Two 600 GB RAID 1 drives for Viewpoint data storage
  • Onboard connectivity to server management network
  • Onboard or adapter connectivity to customer network
  • OS:
    • Linux SLES 11 OS on VMS, CMIC, and SWS VMs
    • Linux SLES 10 SP3 OS on Viewpoint VM

Each System VMS consists of:

  • CMIC, SWS, and Viewpoint VMs. A Viewpoint VM supports up to a maximum of 128 nodes and servers.
  • Two 2.0 GHz six-core 15MB L3 cache E5-2620 processors, dual socket
  • 64 GB memory using 8 GB DIMMs
  • Two 600 GB RAID 1 drives for boot/system operations
  • Two 600 GB RAID 1 drives for Viewpoint data storage
  • Onboard connectivity to server management network
  • Onboard or adapter connectivity to customer network
  • OS:
    • Linux SLES 11 OS on VMS, CMIC, and SWS VMs
    • Linux SLES 10 SP3 OS on Viewpoint VM

Each Cabinet VMS consists of:

  • CMIC VM
  • One 2.0 GHz six-core 15MB L3 cache E5-2620 processor, dual socket
  • 32 GB memory using 8 GB DIMMs
  • Two 600 GB RAID 1 drives for boot/system operations
  • Onboard connectivity to server management network
  • Onboard or adapter connectivity to customer network
  • Linux SLES 11 OS on VMS and CMIC VM
Server Management Web (SMWeb) Services
Server management functions run on the CMIC VM (on a VMS). The CMIC hosts the SMWeb Services Home page and provides applications and services for server management on an MPP system:
  • Server Management Client: Monitor status, display events, and perform commands from a single operational view of the system.
  • Command Line Interface: Download remote command line interface utilities
  • Save and Restore: Download, upload, and view configuration files
  • Users and Groups: Manage user and group security levels
  • Network, Devices, and CMICs: Configure the server management network and device management
  • TVI Connection: Configure settings for TVI data communications to Teradata via the Service Workstation

For use by customer on-site staff members and Teradata Customer Support.

SMWeb 10.05 and Teradata ServiceConnect are required for 2750 systems.

For information about using SMWeb Services, see the Teradata Server Management Web Services User Guide, B035-5350, or the online help on the SMWeb Services home page.

Multi-System/Multi-Site ID Support

The server management network (domain) can support up to three systems (or site IDs). This functionality enables the inclusion of two test/development systems in the 2750 base cabinet, resulting in a system configuration that consists of one full production 2750 system and two single node-dual drive enclosure test/development systems.

Enterprise Service Workstation (SWS)
Teradata Dell R720 workstation dedicated to system servicing and maintenance. Systems with an R1208 System VMS and more than 128 disk arrays, require dedicated Enterprise SWS hardware (rather than a VMS with an SWS virtual machine). For systems that use dedicated Enterprise SWS hardware, the SWS hardware resides in a Platform Framework Cabinet (PFC).
  • Adapter connection to server management network
  • SLES 11 operating system
The level of service depends on the service agreement between Teradata and the customer.
Enterprise Viewpoint Server

Teradata Dell R720 server that hosts the Viewpoint portal that contains portlets for customer management of the Teradata Database. Systems that support multi-site IDs or systems that have more than 128 nodes require dedicated Enterprise Viewpoint hardware (rather than a VMS with a Viewpoint virtual machine). For systems that use dedicated Enterprise Viewpoint hardware, the Viewpoint hardware can reside in a PFC.

  • Adapter connection to server management network
  • SLES 10 SP3 operating system
Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) Console

The KVM resides in the 2750 base processing/storage cabinet and has VGA and USB connections to the VMS.

Cable Management

Processing/storage cabinets are pre-wired for two cliques, with cable harness provided for server management Ethernet per node.

BYNET V5 cabinets do not have cable harnesses.

Platform Framework Cabinets have cable harnesses for power and server management.

Openings in cabinet sides near the rear of the rack accommodate inter-rack cabling.

AC Power Subsystem
2750 processing/storage cabinets:
  • Four zero U PDUs, two on each inside rear panel of the cabinet.
  • Two or four AC feeder boxes on each inside rear panel of the cabinet. Available AC feeder box types:
    • AC feeder box type with a plug rated at 30A for North America and rated at 32A for Europe. The plug is used for both single-phase (220-240V line-to-neutral) or phase-to-phase (208V) connections. Each cabinet has four AC feeder boxes; each AC feeder box has one power cord for a total of four power cords per cabinet. This power type does not support all possible cabinet configurations.
    • Three-phase Delta AC feeder box with a plug rated at 30A. Each cabinet has four AC feeder boxes; each AC feeder box has one power cord for a total of four power cords per cabinet.
    • Three-phase Delta AC feeder box with a plug rated at 60A. Each cabinet has two AC feeder boxes; each AC feeder box has one power cord for a total of two power cords per cabinet.
    • Three-phase Wye 230V L-N AC feeder box with a plug rated at 30A for North America or 32A for Europe. Each cabinet has two AC feeder boxes; each AC feeder box has one power cord for a total of two power cords per cabinet.
BYNET V5 cabinet:
  • Two AC boxes of the same type per cabinet.
  • For cabinets with the 108-port, 162-port or 324-port switch, the AC box type is a single-cord AC box with a plug rated at 30A for North America and rated at 32A for Europe. The plug is used for both single-phase (220-240V line-to-neutral) or phase-to-phase (208V) connections. Each cabinet has two AC boxes; each AC box has one power cord for a total of two power cords per cabinet.

The PFC cabinet has two AC boxes of the same type per cabinet. For information about the PFC cabinet power subsystem, see the Teradata Platform Framework Cabinet Model 12 Product and Site Preparation Guide, B035-5388.

Hardware Compression

The 2750 platform uses hardware performance acceleration. The platform uses compression engine adapters in conjunction with the Teradata Database block-level compression feature. The compression engines implement block-level compression without using the costly CPU overhead of software block-level compression. Compression design provides performance enhancement, for most workloads, and increased user capacity. Default block-level compression settings are pre-configured and optimized for 2750 system-level performance.

Coresidence
The 2750 platform can coreside with the 2700 platform. When creating a coresident system, follow these guidelines:
  • Ensure that the same operating system and service pack level is installed on all processing nodes.
  • Ensure that the same Teradata Database version (including all the latest certified software/firmware levels) is installed on all processing nodes.
  • Apply the system configuration settings from the older platform to the newer platform.
  • For coresidence with 2700 platforms using BYNET V5, a BYNET V5 interface adapter must be installed in each processing node and channel server in the 2750 and 2700.
    If the 2700 is using BYNET-over-Ethernet, it must be converted to BYNET V5 for coresidence.
Full Disk Encryption

The 2750 platform supports full disk encryption for all database node disks, storage disks, and server disks in all system cabinets.

Some Teradata Managed Servers may have database data on the TMS drives (temporarily or permanently). Full disk encryption is offered for these Teradata Managed Servers with self-encrypting drives (Dell R720 and later).
Dell R710 servers do not use self-encrypting drives (SED).