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OceanStor Dorado18000 V3 V300R002

This document describes the division of responsibilities between Huawei and customers during the deployment of the Dorado18000 V3 storage system and the tasks that need to be completed before the installation.
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Pre-installation Tasks

Pre-installation Tasks

The Dorado18000 V3 storage system must be installed in an equipment room that complies with data center specifications to provide the required load-bearing capacity, power supply, ambient temperature, and humidity for the storage system.

Table 1-2 describes the pre-installation tasks.

Table 1-2 Pre-installation tasks


Task Name

Reference Parameter

Reference Standard


Plan the environmental requirements for the equipment room.

Electric voltage and electric current:

  • 220 V single-phase AC: 200 V to 240 V, AC±10%, IEC60309 32A-6h (2P+G)
  • 380 V three-phase AC: 346 V to 415 V, AC±10%, IEC60309 32A-6h (3W+N+PE)
  • 240 V high voltage DC: 240 V, DC±20%, IEC60309 32A-6h (2P+G)
  • 208 V North America three-phase AC: 200 V to 240 V, AC±10%, CS8365C (3W+PE)

Environmental Specifications

System bay:

  • Max: 7926 W

    Four controllers, 512 GB memory per controller, 16 x 4-port SAS interface modules, 4 x SmartIO interface modules (16 Gbit/s Fibre Channel), 4 x PCIe interface modules, 16 x 2 U disk enclosures, 2 x PCIe switches.

  • Typical: 5175 W
  • Min: 3691 W

Heat dissipation (system bay):

(Power consumption x 3.41) BTU/H

Airflow volume (system bay):
  • Typical: 821 CFM
  • Max: 2680 CFM

Sound power: 73.4 dB (A)

Max. packaged bay weight:

882.8 kg

Fully loaded weight (system bay):

682.8 kg


Plan transportation passages to the equipment room.


  • Depth: 1232 mm
  • Width: 600 mm
  • Height: 2000 mm

Transportation Requirements

Package dimensions:


  • Depth: 1456 mm
  • Width: 1000 mm
  • Height: 2176 mm


Plan the installation space.


  • Depth: 1232 mm
  • Width: 600 mm
  • Height: 2000 mm

Floor Deployment Planning and Bay Deployment Planning


Plan the connection between the storage system and application servers.

Description of interface module types and the layout of slots that accommodate interface modules.

Connection Planning Between the Storage Systems and Application Servers


Collect live network information.

  • Collecting application information
  • Collecting compatibility evaluation information

Collecting Live Network Information


Review the deployment plan.



Table 1-3 listed the software required for the installation.

Table 1-3 Software tools

Software Name


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Power Consumption Calculator

Quickly calculates the power consumption of storage systems to help evaluate the power supply capability of the equipment room.

Updated: 2019-07-17

Document ID: EDOC1100049134

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