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An overview of rooms in Device42, including room details, room layout view, and features like drag and drop.

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Device42 Server Room Layout Video

This video will demonstrate Device42 software’s server room management capabilities.

Let’s start with an introduction to the server room layout view.

From the Device42 dashboard, we will select “ Rooms” then from the “rooms” list we’ll select a specific room to show.

Server Room Layout Introduction

Here you can see a “top-down” view of the server room where the racks and other server room equipment is shown from above. The yellow, green and red colored objects are racks. The other grey colored objects in the diagram represent common data center equipment such as the UPS, DMARK, or CRAC units.

The rack colors denote space availability that we’ll explore in a minute. The tapered side of the rack depicts the front of the rack while the flat side of the rack denotes the back.

Hovering your cursor over a rack displays detailed information about the rack including how many Us are available, and how many devices are installed in the rack. The hover box also contains links that to connectivity or layout details for the rack.

Rack Availability

Let’s take a look at how Device42 manages rack availability.

As mentioned before, the rack colors denote availability of each rack. Green represents high availability, and as the colors move to yellow, orange, and red, the availability of the rack decreases.

For example, in this red rack, we see there are only six of 42 Us available.

Power Monitoring

Now let’s explore some of Device42’s power monitoring capabilities!

In this data center example, we see that one of the racks, equipped with intelligent PDUs, is monitored by Device42.

This rack has six bars that denote 2 smart PDUs with 3 phases each. The vertical bars indicate the power consumption of the PDUs. This illustrates how both space and power availability can be considered when placing new servers in the data center.

Power Utilization

We can also view power utilization in a rack. By clicking on the “Power Utilization Charts” menu, we can view the trending data on all of the PDU infeeds and outlets that in the rack.

Historical power data is kept for a year and we can easily change the reporting period. In this case, we’ll select 1 month’s data and update our display.

In any of our power charts we can select a specific period and zoom for a more detailed view.

Room View Options

Now lets take a look at few of the other room view options.

Moving Objects

With the edit mode turned on, we can move objects anywhere in the room and change the layout as required.

We can also select multiple objects at a time and move them to any location in the room.

Object Templates

We can also drag objects from the object templates area (on the left). In this case, we’ll add an AC unit and then add a name for the object. Next we’ll add a rack and give it a name and a U size, and then decide which direction the rack is facing.

Resize Objects

Objects can also be resized on the room grid. We can determine how much space an object takes up, and this ability applies to any object in the room.

Perspective Zooming

We can also change my view perspective by zooming in or zooming out allowing us to see both large and small rooms in a single screen.

Room Sizing

Returning to the room view, we can also change the room size Using the room size tool we can increase or decrease the room on any side that we choose in order to match the actual data center layout.

Well, that wraps this brief introduction of the server room management capabilities found in Device42 software.

We hope you will contact us to learn more about how Device42 software can transform the management of your IT Infrastructure.

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