Data Centre Infrastructure course notes

Dr Peadar Grant

September 10, 2020
1 Power
 1.1 Electrical basics
 1.2 Mains electricity
 1.3 Distribution path
 1.4 Disturbances
 1.5 Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
 1.6 UPS sizing
2 Cooling
 2.1 Thermal envelope
 2.2 Cooling methods
 2.3 Refrigeration cycle
 2.4 Computer Room Air Conditioners
 2.5 Chilled Water Cooling Systems
 2.6 Efficiency metrics
 2.7 Loads
 2.8 Standby generators
 2.9 System setup
 2.10 Transfer sequence
 2.11 UPS compatibility
 2.12 Sizing
 2.13 Responsibility
 2.14 Siting
 2.15 Routine maintenance
3 Energy
4 Humidity
 4.1 Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
 4.2 Humidity
5 Remote management
 5.1 In-band management
 5.2 Local management
 5.3 Out-of-band management
6 Fire
 6.1 Components
 6.2 Consequences of fire
 6.3 Data centre-specific factors
 6.4 Actions required
 6.5 Fire classes
 6.6 Prevention strategies
 6.7 Mitigation strategies
 6.8 Detection methods
 6.9 Detector types
 6.10 Fire panel
 6.11 Extinguishants