Platform Features Summary - Active Enterprise Data Warehouse

6750 Platform Product and Site Preparation Guide

prodname
Active Enterprise Data Warehouse
created_date
March 2018
category
Product Guide
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B035-5591-123K

The following table outlines the features and components of the 6750 platform.

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

6750H/HX/X

Processing node types include:
  • Teradata Database node
  • Hot standby node: Teradata Database node with no AMPs assigned (see High Availability below)

Each cabinet contains one, two, or three (except 6750X) Teradata Database nodes and one hot standby node.

Teradata Database nodes consist of a Dell R720 chassis with
  • Processors and memory, 6750H node:
    • Two 2.7 GHz E5-2697 v2 processors (30 MB L3 cache)
    • Twelve-core configuration for each processor
    • 256 GB or 512 GB memory using 32 GB DIMMs (eight memory channels, two DIMMs per channel, four memory channels per CPU socket)
  • Processors and memory, 6750HX node:
    • Two 2.7 GHz E5-2697 v2 processors (30 MB L3 cache)
    • Eight-core configuration for each processor
    • 256 GB or 512 GB memory using 32 GB DIMMs (eight memory channels, two DIMMs per channel, four memory channels per CPU socket)
  • Processors and memory, 6750X coexistence node:
    6750X coexistence nodes are used only for coexistence with 6690 systems.
    • Two 2.7 GHz E5-2697 v2 processors (30 MB L3 cache)
    • Six-core configuration for each processor
    • 256 GB or 512 GB memory using 32 GB DIMMs (eight memory channels, two DIMMs per channel, four memory channels per CPU socket)
  • Disk drives:
    • Two 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS (serial-attached SCSI) drives for OS
    • One 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS drive for dump processing to improve restart performance
    • Two additional 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS drive bays available for customer use
    An optional USB transport drive is available for customers who require Teradata GSC to ship physical media back to Teradata. The kit number for the USB transport drive is 007-0009034A. The kit includes instructions for using the drive.
  • DVD drive
  • Onboard connectivity to the server management network
  • BYNET InfiniBand network adapter
  • SAS disk storage adapters
  • Optional network communication adapter
  • Optional network connection to managed BAR servers
Disk Storage

6750H/HX/X

Disk arrays:
6750H/HX clique configurations for standalone systems:
  • 6750H/HX 1+1 with two disk arrays
  • 6750H/HX 2+1 with four disk arrays
  • 6750H/HX 3+1 with four disk arrays
6750HX/X clique configurations for coexistence systems:
  • 6750HX 1+1 with two disk arrays (for coexistence with 6700H 1+1 clique configurations)
  • 6750HX 2+1 with four disk arrays (for coexistence with 6700H 2+1 clique configurations)
  • 6750HX 3+1 with four disk arrays (for coexistence with 6700H 3+1 clique configurations)
  • 6750X 1+1 with two disk arrays (for coexistence with 6690 1+1 clique configurations)
  • 6750X 2+1 with four disk arrays (for coexistence with 6690 2+1 clique configurations)
Each disk array in a 6750H, 6750HX (standalone or coexistence), and 6750X (coexistence) cabinet contains four 5350 Camden drive enclosures:
  • Each drive enclosure contains two power supply/cooling modules.
  • The bottom drive enclosure contains two controller modules.
  • The remaining three drive enclosures contain ESMs (two ESMs per drive enclosure).
  • Each drive enclosure contains SAS storage drives
SAS storage drives:
  • 6750H, 6750HX standalone and coexistence: 300 GB, 450 GB, and 600 GB HDD storage drives (2.5", 10K rpm) with write back cache, plus two mandatory global hot spares (GHSs) per array
  • 6750X coexistence: 300 GB and 600 GB HDD storage drives (2.5", 10K rpm) with write back cache, plus two mandatory global hot spares (GHSs) per array
  • 400 GB SSD storage drives (2.5") with one optional GHS per array in some configurations
HDD drive sizes cannot be mixed in a 6750H system, 6750HX standalone or coexistence system, or 6750X coexistence system.
For hybrid (SSD and HDD) storage drive configurations for 6750H/HX standalone systems, see:
For hybrid (SSD and HDD) storage drive configurations for 6750HX/X coexistence systems, see:
Full Disk Encryption (FDE) The 6750H/HX/X platform supports full disk encryption for HDD disk storage drives in the database arrays. Internal processing node and server drives are not encrypted.
PE Node PE nodes consist of a Dell R720 chassis, configured for parsing engine (PE) processing only:
  • Two 2.0 GHz six-core 15 MB L3 cache E5-2620 processors
  • 128 GB memory using 16 GB DIMMs
  • Two 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS disk drives for OS
  • One 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS disk drive for dump processing to improve restart performance
  • No disk array support
  • Onboard connectivity to the server management network
  • BYNET InfiniBand adapter connection to the BYNET network
  • Optional network communication adapter
Channel Server Channel servers consist of a Dell R720 chassis, configured as dedicated server for interface between the Teradata Database and IBM mainframes:
  • Two 2.0 GHz six-core 15 MB L3 cache E5-2620 processors
  • 128 GB memory using 16 GB DIMMs
  • Two 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS disk drives for OS
  • One 900 GB or 1.2 TB SAS disk drive for dump processing to improve restart performance
  • Host channel adapters -- maximum three FICON adapters
  • No disk array support
  • Onboard connectivity to the server management network
  • BYNET InfiniBand adapter connection to the BYNET 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.

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 20 MB L3 cache E5-2670 processors
  • 256 GB memory in 16 GB DIMMs
  • 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 to be used by 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.
BYNET V5 Interconnect Redundant BYNET V5 switches using BYNET V5 InfiniBand for Teradata Database node, PE node, and channel server communication:
  • In processing/storage cabinets:
    • 36-port InfiniBand switch chassis in 6750 processing/storage cabinet for systems with a maximum 18 Teradata Database nodes and up to 18 non-Teradata Database nodes (PE nodes, channel servers, and TMSs).
  • In BYNET V5 cabinets:
    • 108-port InfiniBand switch chassis in a BYNET V5 cabinet for systems with a maximum 108 Teradata Database nodes, hot standby nodes, PE nodes, channel servers, and TMSs in any combination
      The 108-port switch cabinet can have up to two optional Dell R720 or Dell R720xd TMSs in any combination. Some configurations may also have an Intel R1208 System VMS. If a System VMS is included, a KVM is also included.
    • 162-port InfiniBand switch chassis in a BYNET V5 cabinet for systems with a maximum 162 Teradata Database nodes, hot standby nodes, PE nodes, channel servers, and TMSs in any combination.
      The 162-port switch cabinet can have up to three optional Dell R720 or Dell R720xd TMSs in any combination. Some configurations may also have an Intel R1208 System VMS. If a System VMS is included, a KVM is also included.
    • 324-port InfiniBand switch chassis for systems with a maximum 324 Teradata Database nodes, hot standby nodes, PE nodes, channel servers, and TMSs in any combination.
    System configurations larger than 324 nodes (to a maximum of 1,024 nodes) are accommodated by special order.
Adapters BYNET V5 InfiniBand adapter:
  • Mellanox MCX354A-FCBT (ConnectX-3) InfiniBand PCIe3 adapter in processing nodes, PE nodes, channel servers, and TMSs
SAS disk storage adapter:
  • LSI 9207-8E dual 6Gb SAS PCIe3 adapter in processing nodes
Communications adapters:
  • Intel I350-F2 dual 1 Gb PCIe2 optical adapter in processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel I350-T4 quad 1 Gb PCIe2 copper adapter in processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel X520-DA2 dual 10 Gb PCIe2 for processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel X520-SR2 dual 10 Gb PCIe2 for processing nodes or TMSs
  • Intel X540-T2 dual-port 10 Gb 10GBase-T PCIe2 Base-T adapter in processing nodes
Channel server adapters:
  • EMC (BTI) FICON PEFA PCIe adapter
  • Luminex FICON LP12000 PCIe2 adapter
  • Mellanox MCX354A-FCBT InfiniBand PCIe3 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) can host the following virtual machines (VMs) on an Intel R1208 chassis:
  • 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 System VMS and Cabinet VMS configurations:
  • A 6750 cabinet can contain a System VMS or Cabinet VMS.
  • A BYNET V5 cabinet can contain a System VMS.
  • A Platform Framework Cabinet contains the System VMS in 6750H/HX 2+1 clique single-cabinet configurations and all 6750H/HX 3+1 clique configurations.
Each Intel R1208 System VMS supports systems up to a maximum of 128 nodes and servers, or up to a maximum of 128 disk arrays (15 processing/storage cabinets), and consists of:
  • CMIC, SWS, and Viewpoint VMs
  • Two 2.0 GHz six-core 15 MB 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 connectivity, using I/O module, to customer network
  • OS:
    • Linux SLES 11 OS on VMS, CMIC VM, and SWS VM
    • Linux SLES 10 SP3 on Viewpoint VM
Each Intel R1208 Cabinet VMS consists of:
  • CMIC VM
  • One 2.0 GHz six-core 15 MB 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 connectivity, via I/O module, to customer network
  • OS: Linux SLES 11 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, Teradata Services Analysts in the Global Support Center (GSC), and Teradata Customer Service Representatives.

SMWeb 11.01 (or later) and Teradata ServiceConnect are required for 6750H/HX 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.

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.
  • 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 with more than 128 nodes, or systems in a multi-system configuration, 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 Platform Framework Cabinet.
  • Adapter connection to server management network
  • SLES 10 SP3 operating system
Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) Console If the system has a VMS in a Teradata Managed Server cabinet or BYNET V5 cabinet, the KVM resides in the Platform Framework Cabinet or BYNET V5 cabinet and has VGA and USB connections to the VMS. For all other configurations, the KVM resides in the 6750 cabinet.
High Availability Package feature includes:
  • Hot standby nodes (HSN): One node in a clique can be configured as a hot standby node. Eliminates the degradation of database performance in the event of a node failure in the clique. Tasks assigned to the failed node are completely redirected to the hot standby node.
  • Global hot spares (GHS): Two or more drives per array can be configured as hot spare drives. In the event of a drive failure on a RAID mirrored pair, the contents of the failed drive are copied into a hot spare drive from the mirrored surviving drive to repair the RAID pair. When the failed drive is replaced, a copy back operation occurs to restore data to the replaced drive.
  • Fallback: Data protection can be provided at the table level by automatically storing a copy of each permanent data row of a table on a different or “fallback” AMP. If an AMP fails, the Teradata Database can access the fallback copy and continue operation.
Cable Management Processing/storage cabinets are pre-wired for one clique, 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, server management, and BAR.

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

AC Power Subsystem 6750H/HX/X 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.
    • 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.

Operating System

6750H/HX Standalone Systems

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11)
Teradata Database

6750H/HX Standalone Systems

6750H/HX:

  • Teradata Database Release 14.00.xx.xx
  • Teradata Database Release 14.10.xx.xx
Contact your Teradata representative to confirm the exact version of the Teradata Database and PDE packages required for this platform.
6750HX/6700H Coexistence
Coexistence is supported for 6750HX coexistence models and 6700H.
Contact your Teradata representative to confirm the exact version of the Teradata Database and PDE packages required for this platform.
6750X/6690 Coexistence Coexistence is supported for 6750X coexistence models and 6690.
Contact your Teradata representative to confirm the exact version of the Teradata Database and PDE packages required for this platform.