This section lists the recommended Rack Unit (RU) location of each device.

Hardware Devices

Table 1. Physical Device Location in Rack 1 and Rack 3 - Rack n

RU Location

Device

42

Console serial switch

41

Blank

40

Management switch

39

Blank

38

ToR 2

37

Blank

36

ToR 1

33-35

Blank

1-32

Nodes 1-32

Table 2. Physical Device Location in Rack 2

RU Location

Device

42

Console serial switch

41

Management switch

40

Spine 2

39

Blank

38

Spine 1

37

Blank

36

ToR 2

35

Blank

34

ToR1

33

Blank

1-32

Nodes 1-32

Power

All servers must have redundant power supplies and each power supply must be connected to a separate rack PDU.

Airflow

Install the servers to allow front-to-back airflow.

BIOS Settings

The Bill of Materials (BOM) specifies the BIOS settings for each device. Ensure that the settings on the physical devices in your environment match the BIOS settings in the BOM. See BIOS Settings.

During imaging, VIA verifies the BIOS settings of Dell components but not for components from other vendors.

Firmware Settings

Ensure that the firmware settings are set correctly as per the BoM.