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Data Center Audit

Site and room information

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Audit performed by:

Information: Additional info not mentioned or part of the questions etc, like mount of racks that might be installed, info about servers,communication special equippment or solutions etc.

1. Facilities.

1.1 Fire classification. Fire classification exists and the room is a separate fire cell in it´s function and it meets the E-60 standard.

1.1.1 Storage archive. Fire classification exists and the room is a separate fire cell in it´s funktion and meets the E-120 standard.)

1.2 Ceiling. Sub ceiling allowed.Recommendation is NO sub cieling

1.3 Floor. Raised floor not mandatory.Raised floor recommended if capaciry i more than 450 W / Squaremeter

1.4 Doors. Doors in to the Dataroom/center and between fire cells follows E-60 standard or similar.Doors into the DC is alarmed.Door is of burgular resistent construction.

1.4.1 Fire sealing. All walls, roofs or floors where cables, ducts, pipes etc is entering the room is fire sealed and air/gas/dust thight.

1.5 Cabeling standards. The company cabeling standard is used in all new installations.There are still old cablings in place that does not meet the company standards.

1.7 EMP protection. No EMP protection needed for class 1.

1.8 Window. Windows allowed but are protected from intrution and is NOT facing inwards the building to a room that is not a data room.

1.9 Printer. There is no printer in the data room.

1.10 Monitors. Monitors of CRT type is powered off when not in use, or controlled by timer or other solution.

1.11 Plastic cover. Covers are available,

1.12 Own building. No demand for separate building. Data room is in a co-location or a rented space..) (N/A default)

1.13 Classified burgular resistence. Intrusion protection is built in and gives full protection according to risk analysis done. Documentation or certification missing.

1.14 Preimeter protection. . Building secured. Security adopted to the local situation. Risk analysis done and issues adressed.

1.15 Compartmentalization. No compartmentalization needed. (separate room for plattforms/customer) (N/A default)

2. Electric power

2.1 Continous power. Class 1: A basic site infrastructure implemented. No redundancy in power infrastructure, but timelimited UPS installed.

2.1.1 External power.Class 1: External power distribution in via ONE single line.

2.1.2 A and B power on two internal distribution lines. Class 1: Electrical distribution to computer rooms via ONE single feed

2.2 Cooling system connected to UPS? Class 1: Cooling system NOT connected to UPS Class 3&4: Internal coolong units connected to UPS

2.3 Time limited UPS. Class 1: Time limited UPS installed. Time for taking down system and reaction time calculated.

2.4 Electrical installation. National electrical standard are followed.

2.5 UPS batteries outside data room. No wet batteries/UPS bat pacs in the data room. Existing batteries only inside equippment.

2.5.1 UPS capacity UPS time adopted for enough time to react, decide and take down systems in a controlled way.For how long time is UPS working?

2.6 Potential equalisation. Potential ground connection used in all new projects and installations. Raised floors shall be grounded

Power capacity of the data room, meazured in KiloWatts per Square meter. kW/Sqm

Ccooling & Ventilation

3.1 Continious cooling. Class 1: No power backup to cooling equippment needed. (N/A default)

3.2 Cooling in battery room. Cooling of separate UPS NOT mandatory. (High temperature reduces battery lifetime)

3.3 Ventilation i data room. Ventilation in data room NOT mandatory, but recommended. (Fire damers needed)

3.31 Ventilation in battery room. Ventiation in rooms where batteries are stored, charged or connected to the UPS system shall be well ventilated.

3.4 Fire and smoke dampers for airflow. There are fire dampers installed on the ducts for airflow in and out from the data room.

3.6 OverpressureIt is recommended to have overpressure in datarooms. NOT mandatory for class 1.

3.5 Temperature logg. Temperature logg is recommended. Real time temperature shall be readable.

Temperature in the data room is:

4. Lights

4.1 Normal lighting. Manual lights according to office standard and with emergency light

4.2 Security starter.Security starters installed in all lightning tubes that need a separate starter.

Smoke and wather detection

5.1 Smoke detectionthere is a smoke detection funktion installed and verified/tested.

5.2 Wather detection. No demands for wather detection, but recommended in any cases cooling or pipes in the room contains any fluids.

6. Fire Extinguishing

6.0 Redundant fire extinguishing system. Class 1: NOT required.

6.1 Efficient, non destroying extinguishing system..It is recommended to have a gas based extinguishing system installed.

6.2 Manual fire extinguisher. There is a minimum of one manual fire estinguisher per fire cell in the computer rooms, preferebly placed close to the entrance door. National fire protection rules are audited and followed.

6.3 Extinction training. There has been a training conducted on handling manual fire extinguishing equipment.

6.4 Evacuation training. Evacuation training is conducted on a regular basis.

7. Alarm handling

7.1 Alarms to alarm center.It is recommendet to have facility alarms connected directly to a alarm center that reacts on alarms.

7.2 Electric power. Reccomendation: There is an alarm connected to a suport supplier that reacts to alarm

7.3 Cooling equippment. Reccomendation: There is an alarm connected to a suport supplier that reacts to alarm

7.4 Smoke detection. Reccomendation: There is an alarm connected to a suport supplier that reacts to alarm

7.5 Water detection. Reccomendation: There is an alarm connected to a suport supplier that reacts to alarm

7.6 Evacuation alarms. follows alarm handling in Volvo Site Security Guidelines. VG SSG. The alarm is tester regulary.

7.7 Physical perimeter protection. Data room is treated as a Restricted zon.

7.8 Camera. Cameras not mandatory in Class 1, but recommended. Entances shall be covered as prio 1.

7.9 Video (storage of pictures). Not applicable for class 1. when recording units is in place storage is min 30 days (National legislation to be followed)

7.10 Facility system.Not mandatory for Class 1

8. Equipment documentation.

8.1 Documentation of IT equipment in data rooms. Inventory and hardware lists of IT equipment is a plattform responsibillity.

8.2 Documentation of infrastructual equipment, power, cooloing etc. Not mandatory for Class 1.

8.3 Documentation of support functions. Not mandatory for class 1.

9. Orders and manners.

9.1 Clean room. There exists on unused equipment, or any flammable substanse/iems in the data room.

9.2 Trash bin. There are NO trash bins in the dataroom.

9.3 Cleaning procedure. Special care is taken when the data room i cleaned. (Describe the process)

9.4 Computer room routine. The Volvo IT Computer room Routine is communicated to everyone with room access.

10. Information / Signs

10.1 Evacuation signs.Evacuation exists according to Volvo standards and reviewed in Volvo Blue.

10.2 Room identification.Follows Office standard. ( Office Security Guidelines)

11. Access handling

11.1 Register logg.NOT mandatory for Class1

11.2. ID-Card and code.Access Card OR code OR registrated key is used for entry.

11.3 Backup key. Backup key function exists and a logg of use is in place.

11.4. Piggy backing. NOT mandatory for Class 1.

12. Access controls

12.1 Access control system. A control system is not mandatory for Class1.

12.2 Access list uppdate and review. The access list is reviewed tvivel a year, according to Volvo ITCG demands.

12.3 Visiting restrictions. Visitors are not allowed in the data rooms.

12.4 Logging. All entries are logged.

13. Audit and review

13.1 Requests for audit. All audits are done in a planed way or in planed requests.

13.2 Companion at audits. Volvo personal allways accompanies an auditor in VolvoIT manager data rooms.

13.3 Audit reports A copy of review / audit reports is always demanded after a performed review or audit.

14. Other premises

14.1 Unpacking area. No unpacking of servers or other equippment is done inside the data room.

14.2 Garbage room Not a demand for Class 1 data room. N/A default

14.3 Goods reception. No goods is stored inside the data room.

14.4 Adjacent room are inspected and is risk free.

15 Agreements

Do we have an agreement with a support supplier that will fix promblems where tre here is an alarm in the following areas: ...

15.1.1 Elektic power

15.1.2 Cooling & ventilation

15.1.3 Smoke detection

15.1.4 Extinguishing system

15.1.5 Alarm supervision (probably not applicable for a small och a Class 1 data center)

15.1.6 Water detection

15.1.7 Facility system ( system where other alarms are connected to)

15.2.1 Physical perimeter protection (intrusion alarm)

15.2.2 Passage system

15.2.3 Guard company

15.3.1 Telephone services

15.3.2 Cleaning company for cleaning inside data room.


16.1 N/A for Class 1. (It is recommended to use the Security Incident Reprting System to logg securiyt related incidents.)

17 Inspections

17.1 Inspection reports Internal inspections done regulary.

17.2 Information to EMT Central inspections collected for summary report to local Mgnt.