Onsite Physical Deployment Services
Why choose the Mellanox Delivery Team?
The Mellanox Services Team has a comprehensive understanding of and accumulative experience in data center standards, installation, and deployment, using Mellanox and non-Mellanox components. We leverage our vast, multi-vendor experience in large cluster engagements to deliver cable plant installations, deployed with the highest standards, while allowing maximum network performance, ease of maintenance, and error-free operation.
By choosing to deploy your solution with us, our team of experts enable you to focus on your core business while we do the heavy lifting. Our all-inclusive Professional Services offerings reduce time to production, saving you time and money, and increasing your ROI.
When you choose to work with the Mellanox Services Team, you get:
- A fast, standards-based deployment and accurate installation, and expansion.
- High performance and high bandwidth with scalability
- A dedicated technical delivery manager
- A dedicated on-site technical FSE
- A quick escalation to Tier 2 and Tier 3 support for those rare occasions
- Case summaries
- Management of software update installations
- Real-time health monitoring and diagnostics
- Additional customized services, development services, and more
- High capacity and density specialization
- Initial investment protection
- High quality, reliability, and scalability
Offered Cabling Services
We prepare all the logical design documents to ensure that your servers, Ethernet and InfiniBand switches, and storage are accounted for.
We review the physical network design: floor plans, rack elevations, infrastructure details and detailed cable Information including physical cable routes, lengths, and spares.
We usually recommend employing fiber cables for inter-rack runs due to their ability to traverse greater distances and smaller diameter. Intra-rack cables will most often be passive copper cables as they are less costly and ideally suited to shorter runs.
For large, multi-tiered fabrics with high-density Core/Director switches, it’s necessary and required to house the chassis in its own rack; we recommend sourcing extra wide racks.
Selecting Cable Management
Cable management comes in different sizes; Mellanox will work with you to review manufacturers’ specifications. We recommend sourcing large systems to account for the greater number of cables and diameters.
Document network connectivity design – Point to Point (p2p)
Our cabling deployment services include the creation of comprehensive, p2p documentation consisting of a list of all the cables to be implemented, a source, destination, and bundling matrix describing each cable end point, and labeling information – as described below:
While planning the cable implementation, various intricacies of the logical and physical design will dictate the sourcing of many different cables of varying lengths and types; the p2p will detail this information.
It is crucial that all the cluster elements have unique names to ensure they’re all connected per the design. Hence, the cable labeling should reflect the designations representing origin components and destination components, including the port the cable should connect to, the cable type, and length-related details
Mellanox offers several differently-sized deployment packages; each package offers the same level of service.