Before connecting rack PDUs, you must add rack-mount equipment and rack PDUs to the layout by dragging them from the local genomes to the rack.
- In the Floor Layout, right-click the rack and select Properties > Power.
- In the Properties dialog box, select a rack PDU and click Edit to enter the connection details.
Note: You can pair power consumers in the Properties dialog box. Use Shift+click to select two power consumers and click Pair. The paired consumers will now appear in the Paired power consumers table. You can split a pair by selecting it and clicking Split. Paired power consumers are primarily used in a co-location facility to provide power redundancy at the rack or cage level. Simulated impact will show failover loads for each receptacle. See Simulating impact
Positioning rack PDUs within the rack
In the rack layout, use drapg and drop to position the rack PDUs. The new positions will be reflected in the navigation tree, but the changes can only be made in the rack layout.
Rack PDUs with extended information
The IT Advisor genome library includes definitions for rack PDU banks and outlets (not available in DCO prior to version 8.3). Users can connect the end power consumer in the rack to the selected outlet.
Power phase and output voltages are then found automatically by the system, based on upstream connections. When connecting rack PDU to power supplier, based on the inlet type, only relevant breakers are shown for the selection to avoid errors in power path configuration.
To check whether a rack PDU supports bank and outlet information, right-click the rack PDU and select Properties > Power. There is information about extended power information. Power Outlets and Voltage Outputs fields are not editable, and it is possible to configure Internal breakers derating.