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1U chassis

I have a requirement to mount small servers in chassis that are only 1U high.  DCO does not let me copy a chassis and model its bay constraints to accurately display it in the elevation view.  If you try it and model a new 1U chassis (by copying a similar genome chassis) and setting the parameters to 2 bays full width then you cannot see them when the genome is in the rack (in the desktop client).

 

What is the correct procedure for modelling these devices?

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Re: 1U chassis

Hi Nigel,

Many thanks for the info.
It appears the graphical presentation/rack view needs at least 2U height for proper presentation of the chassis plus its blades. I will capture this as product feedback for better graphical presentation of 1U blade chassis.

As a work around you might wan to try this:

Configure the blade chassis (ex: Apollo 2600) to be 2U height and add it to the rack

Add the blades to the chassis (in my example I have added two blades):

1_Capture.JPG


And then changes the chassis Unit height to 1:

2_Capture.JPG

 

As mentioned the graphical presentation in the rack view doesn't seem to be pretty and only part of a blade is displayed. However, the Navigation would display the chassis plus its blades as expected:

3_Capture.JPG

Kind regards,
Jef

 

 

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Re: 1U chassis

Hi Nigel,

 

Are you trying to model a blade enclosure + blade, if yes which Genome Library items are you using?

 

Or are you trying to model a server such as Ciara X8 ? (from your attached image) which has, if I'm not mistaking, slots for mounting two hard drives. If this should be the case, then modelling the server components like hard drive is not supported. As a sort of work-around, you might want to use the assets/servers Properties settings to describe the server's components.

 

Kind regards,
Jef

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Re: 1U chassis

Jef,

 

This is, as the attachment shows a 1U server chassis.  Call it a blade, if you like.  2 servers (not hard drives) horizontally mounted in a 1U chassis.  Each server has duplicated connections for both servers (orange and blue on the ports in the attachment) I was attempting a genome build from an Apollo 2600 chassis.

 

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Re: 1U chassis

Hi Nigel,

Many thanks for the info.
It appears the graphical presentation/rack view needs at least 2U height for proper presentation of the chassis plus its blades. I will capture this as product feedback for better graphical presentation of 1U blade chassis.

As a work around you might wan to try this:

Configure the blade chassis (ex: Apollo 2600) to be 2U height and add it to the rack

Add the blades to the chassis (in my example I have added two blades):

1_Capture.JPG


And then changes the chassis Unit height to 1:

2_Capture.JPG

 

As mentioned the graphical presentation in the rack view doesn't seem to be pretty and only part of a blade is displayed. However, the Navigation would display the chassis plus its blades as expected:

3_Capture.JPG

Kind regards,
Jef

 

 

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Thanks Jef,

 

This is basically exactly where I got to with modelling the device in DCO.  It is not a good solution though.  Changing the U solution (from 1U to 2U) after its in and then not seeing the blades.  Any solution I decide on has to be understood by all the engineers too 😕

 

This might be an idea for developing in Struxureware/Ecostruxure, DC equipment seems to be getting higher in density for all families of equipment, switches, servers, hybrid devices etc.

 

thanks for your time on this.

 

NF

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Re: 1U chassis

Hi Nigel,

You are most welcome - yeah, basically it is related to the predefined space which is not suitable for 1U items. I have taken this as a product feedback for the product enhancement plans, thanks.

Kind regards,
Jef

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