Optimizing the cooling configuration accuracy by adjusting power and cooling estimates
Since IT Advisor uses estimates to calculate the temperatures in the 3D view, you cannot expect the simulation to be completely accurate.
However, you can improve the accuracy of these estimates to fit your particular setup by providing the system with as much information about the power and cooling in your data center as possible.
Server load estimates
In IT Advisor, every server in the data center has two power estimates.
By default, the two values are the same. They define the maximum power consumption for a particular server in its maximum configuration.
- Manufacturer's Nameplate: Identifies the nameplate value of the selected server. IT Advisor uses this value as the reference value.
- Estimated Load: Identifies the estimated load of the selected server. IT Advisor uses this value for the calculations.
You can lower the Estimated Load for all servers in the data center if they do not consume all the power specified by the nameplate value.
The option is available if you right-click the server and select Properties>Power.
Cooling unit airflow estimates
The accuracy of the cooling unit airflow is about 85-90% in typical configurations.
However, you can adjust the airflow properties for the cooling units if the default values in the system do not match your specific setup.
The option is available if you right-click the cooling unit and select Properties>Cooling.
In this way, you can provide the system with the specific power and cooling values for your data center and improve the accuracy of the configuration.