You can use the map view to monitor the IT Advisors in a quick overview, including any alarms in different locations and rooms. From the map overview, you can double-click to drill down to locations > rooms > racks > servers for details or troubleshooting (and use the Up icon in the Toolbar to drill back up through the location hierarchy).
The Map View is the default view when you launch the application the first time. Subsequently, you can access it by clicking the Map View icon in the Toolbaror by double-clicking a location folder in the Navigation pane.
Locations and rooms are represented by information boxes with pins pointing to a location on the map.
You can collapse and expand the information boxes by toggling the arrow icon in the upper right corner of the box.
When collapsed, the information boxes hide the details but have an alarm status icon in the upper left corner. This allows you to see if there are alarms even when the box is collapsed.
When expanded, the information boxes show the details, including an alarm section, summing up the total amount of alarms and the amount of normal, warning, critical alarms.
Normal: No alarm conditions exist.
Warning: A condition exists that may require attention to ensure it does not deteriorate into a critical state.
Critical: A condition exists that requires immediate attention.
When the system receives alarm updates from an external system, the info panel icons will fade in and out.
If you have a valid IT Advisor: Capacity license, the information boxes also show a capacity overview represented as a pie chart. It sums up the status of power, cooling, space, and network of the selected location or room.
Power is represented as the percentage of the available load (kW) that is utilized by the IT equipment in the location or room.
Cooling is represented as the percentage of the available load (kW) that is utilized by the IT equipment in the location or room.
U-space is represented as the percentage of the available U-positions (U-pos) that is populated with equipment in the location or room.
Network is represented as the percentage of the available Network ports (ports) that is utilized by networking equipment in the location or room.
The amount of ports shown in the capacity overview here may not be the same as you see in the Network overlay of the room layout.
Whereas the floor layout Network overlay shows the amount of ports for racks with network equipment including patch panels, the global capacity overview shows network information represented as a percentage of the available network ports utilized by networking equipment, not including patch panels, in the location or room.
The data is updated on a daily basis by default. If, for some reason, the data is not recorded, for example because the server was turned off, you can re-enable recording in Tools>Preferences>Capacity History by clicking Record Now.
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