Outpost site requirements - AWS Outposts

Outpost site requirements

An Outpost site is the physical location where AWS will install your Outpost. Before you order an Outpost, verify that your site meets the following requirements.

Requirements

Facility

  • Temperature and humidity – The ambient temperature must be between 41° F (5° C) and 104° F (40° C). The relative humidity must be between 8 percent and 80 percent with no condensation.

  • Airflow – The rack position must provide at least 145.8 times the kVA of cubic feet per minute (CFM) airflow.

  • Loading dock – Your loading dock must accommodate a rack crate that is 94 inches (239 cm) high by 54 inches (138 cm) wide by 51 inches (130 cm) deep.

  • Weight support – The location where the rack will be installed and the path to that location must support the weight specified in the order summary at the rack point loads. This includes freight and standard elevators.

  • Clearance – The equipment is 80 inches (203 cm) high by 24 inches (61 cm) wide by 48 inches (122 cm) deep. Any doorways, hallways, turns, ramps, and elevators must provide sufficient clearance. At the final resting position, there must be at least 48 inches (122 cm) front clearance and 24 inches (61 cm) rear clearance. The dimension along which an Outpost is placed must be a minimum of 10 feet (305 cm).

  • Seismic bracing – To the extent required by regulation or code, you will install and maintain appropriate seismic anchorage and bracing for the rack while it is in your facility.

  • Facility access – You will not change the facility in a way that negatively affects the ability of AWS to access, service, or remove the Outpost.

  • Elevation – The elevation of the room where the rack is installed must be below 10,005 feet (3,050 meters).

Networking

  • Provide uplinks with speeds of 1, 10, 40, or 100 Gbps.

  • Provide either single-mode fiber (SMF) with Lucent Connector (LC), multimode fiber (MMF), or MMF OM4 with LC.

  • Provide one or two upstream devices. This can be switches or routers. We recommend two devices to provide high availability.

Network readiness checklist

The checklist is designed to be used when you are gathering the information for your Outpost configuration. This includes the LAN, WAN and any devices between the Outpost and local traffic destinations, and the destination in the AWS Region.

Each component has a protocol that indicates the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model network layer number, or the protocol used.

  • Layer 1 – The physical layer; for example, the port speed.

  • Layer 2 – The data link layer; for example, the uplink port count.

  • Layer 3 – The network connectivity layer; for example, the VLAN ID.

  • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) – For example, the Outpost establishes an external BGP peering from each Outpost network device to a local network device for local gateway connectivity.

  • Firewall – The firewall that has an internet gateway to limit connectivity from the service link VLAN. For example, make sure that UDP and TCP 443 are statefully listed in the firewall.

  • Service link – The service link.

  • Local gateway – The local gateway.

Component Description Example Complete
Layer 1

Uplink port speed [1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps]

1 Gbps, 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps, 100 Gbps

Layer 1

Number of uplinks

4 X 1G

Layer 1 Number of uplinks 4 X 1G
Layer 1 The type of fiber Single mode (SM), Multimode (MM)
Layer 1 Optical standard 1000Base-LX, 1000Base-SX
Outpost network device Layer 2 Outpost network device #1 service link VLAN 1-4094
Outpost network device Layer 2 Outpost network device #1 local gateway VLAN 1-4094
Outpost network device Layer 2 Confirmation LACP required Yes, No
Outpost network device Layer 3 Outpost network device #1 service link CIDR (on VLAN 2.1) X.X.X.X/30 (recommended)
Outpost network device Layer 3 Outpost network device #1 service link IP address X.X.X.X
Outpost network device Layer 3 Outpost network device #2 service link CIDR (on VLAN 2.1) X.X.X.X/30 (recommended)
Outpost network device Layer 3 Outpost network device #2 service IP address (on VLAN 2.1) X.X.X.X
Outpost network device Layer 3 Outpost network device #1 local gateway CIDR (on VLAN 2.2) X.X.X.X/30 (recommended)
Outpost network device Layer 3 Outpost network device #1 local gateway IP address (on VLAN 2.2) X.X.X.X
Outpost network device Layer 3 Outpost network device #2 local gateway CIDR (on VLAN 2.2) X.X.X.X/30 (recommended)
Outpost network device Layer 3 Outpost network device #2 local gateway IP address (on VLAN 2.2) X.X.X.X
Service link Border Gateway Protocol Service link BGP ASN 64512-65535
Service link Border Gateway Protocol Infrastructure CIDRs (2/27's), (contiguous /26) X.X.X.X/27, X.X.X.X/27
Service link Border Gateway Protocol Outpost network device #1 service link BGP IP (on L3.1) X.X.X.X
Service link Border Gateway Protocol Outpost network device #1 service link BGP ASN 0-65535
Service link Border Gateway Protocol Outpost network device #2 service link BGP IP (on L3.1) X.X.X.X
Service link Border Gateway Protocol Outpost network device #2 service link BGP ASN 0-65535
Service link firewall UDP and TCP 443 statefully listed in firewall Yes, No
Local gateway Border Gateway Protocol Local gateway BGP ASN 64512-65535
Local gateway Border Gateway Protocol VPC CIDR to advertise X.X.X.X/[16-28]
Local gateway Border Gateway Protocol Outpost network device #1 local gateway BGP peer IP address (on L3.4) X.X.X.X
Local gateway Border Gateway Protocol Outpost network device #1 local gateway BGP ASN 0-65535
Local gateway Border Gateway Protocol Outpost network device #2 local gateway BGP peer IP address (on L3.6) X.X.X.X
Local gateway Border Gateway Protocol Outpost network device #2 local gateway BGP ASN 0-65535

The following diagram provides a framework that you can use to plan the values for the various Outpost components.


          Network readiness overview

Power

The Outposts power shelf supports three power configurations. The configuration of the power shelf depends on how the server capacity is racked.

AC line voltage

Single phase 200 to 277 VAC (50 or 60 Hz) or three phase 346 to 480 VAC (50 to 60 Hz)

Power consumption

5 kVA (4 kW), 10 kVA (9 kW), or 15 kVA (13 kW)

AC protection (upstream power breakers)

30 or 32 A

AC inlet type (receptacle)

Single phase L6-30P (30A) or IEC309 P+N+E, 6 hour (32 A), three-phase AH530P7W 3P+N+E, 7 hour (30 A), or three-phase AH532P6W 3P+N+E 6 hour (32 A)

Whip length

10.25 ft (3 m)

Whip - Rack cabling input

From above or below the rack

The power shelf has two inputs, S1 and S2, that can be configured as follows.

Redundant, single phase Redundant, three phase Single phase Three phase

5 kVA

2 x L6-30P or IEC309, 1 drop to S1 and 1 drop to S2

2 x AH530P7W or AH532P6W, 1 drop to S1 and 1 drop to S2

1 x L6-30P or IEC309, 1 drop to S1

1 x AH530P7W or AH532P6W, 1 drop to S1

10 kVA

4 x L6-30P or IEC309, 2 drops to S1 and 2 drops to S2

2 x L6-30P or IEC309, 2 drops to S1

15 kVA

6 x L6-30P or IEC309, 3 drops to S1 and 3 drops to S2

3 x L6-30P or IEC309, 3 drops to S1