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Enterprise Data Center Design and Methodology by Rob Snevely

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Pre-Hardware Installation Checklist

The pre-hardware installation checklist should include specific tasks to fully prepare the data center area to accept the data center hardware.

  • Verify that the room is secure. Any breach between the data center area and outside areas creates a possible security risk. Make sure all windows are replaced with a barrier or blocked. Also, replace or block any chutes, unnecessary ventilator shafts, mail drops, or slots.

  • Verify that the room is sealed. This involves not only human security, but the assurance that the vapor barrier is sealed to specifications. In the subfloor void, check perimeter gaps around pipes and conduit, cracks in the deck or walls, expansion joints, open ducts, and walls that connect the subfloor ...

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