The following table outlines the features and components of the 2700 platform.
Each 2700 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:
Contact Teradata Customer Support to confirm the exact version of the Teradata Database and PDE packages required for this platform.
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES 10):
For SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES 11)
Each 2700 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:
The number of disk arrays and drives vary according to system and clique configuration:
Intel R2208 server, configured as dedicated server for interface between Teradata Database and IBM (or compatible) mainframe:
For information about HCA configuration, see the Host Channel Adapter Installation and Service Guide, B035-5044.
|Extended Channel Solution (ECS)||
Dell R730, Dell R720, or Dell R710 server, configured as a dedicated server for remote interface between Teradata Database and IBM (or compatible) mainframe:
Dell R730 or Dell R720 server drive, processor, and memory configuration:
Dell R710 server drive, processor, and memory configuration:
General ECS configuration:
|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.
|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.|
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:
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:
|BAR Storage Hardware
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)
Teradata Multipurpose Storage Server (TMSS)
|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).
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.
Redundant BYNET-over-Ethernet switches for processing node (TPA) and channel server communication available in processing/storage cabinets:
|BYNET V5 Interconnect||
Redundant BYNET V5 switches using BYNET V5 for processing node (TPA) and channel server communication available in processing/storage cabinets or BYNET V5 cabinets.
SAS disk storage adapter:
Data reduction adapter:
BYNET InfiniBand adapter (for connection to BYNET V5 network or BYNET V5 switch):
BYNET V4 adapter (for coresidence with 2690 systems using BYNET V4 network):
Host channel adapters:
TMS BAR 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):
An Intel R1208 VMS is available in Small System VMS, System VMS, and Cabinet VMS configurations. A 2700 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:
Each System VMS consists of:
Each Cabinet VMS consists of:
|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:
For use by customer on-site staff members and Teradata Customer Support.
SMWeb 10.02 and Teradata ServiceConnect are required for 2700 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 2700 base cabinet, resulting in a system configuration that consists of one full production 2700 system and two single node-dual drive enclosure test/development systems.
|Enterprise Service Workstation (SWS)||
Teradata Dell R720 or Dell R710 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 PFC cabinet.
The level of service depends on the service agreement between Teradata and the customer.
|Enterprise Viewpoint Server||
Teradata Dell R720 or Dell R710 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 cabinet.
|Keyboard, Video, Mouse (KVM) Console||
The KVM resides in the 2700 base processing/storage cabinet and has VGA and USB connections to the VMS.
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||
2700 processing/storage half cabinet:
2700 processing/storage full cabinet:
BYNET V5 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.
The 2700 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 2700 system-level performance.
The 2700 platform can coreside with the 2690 platform. When creating a coresident system, follow these guidelines:
|Full Disk Encryption||
The 2700 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).