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Add power connection to Rackpdu / ATS in neighbour rack

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paulbout
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Add power connection to Rackpdu / ATS in neighbour rack

Good day,

 

I was wondering if it is possible in IT Advisor to connect a power supply of a device, for example a server, to a rackpdu wich resides in an other rack?

Is there someone who knows this?
Thanks in advance

 

Greetz, Paul

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Jef
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Re: Add power connection to Rackpdu / ATS in neighbour rack

Hi Paul,

 

A sort of work around could be to model 2 items/servers to represent the same physical unit, eg. model one asset to represent the physical location and then one for power modeling.

in rack with the physical location of the asset: model the item with 0 power usage (to not being included in racks power capacity calculations)

in rack which asset should have power connection(s): model the item with 0 weight (to not being included in rack physical load calculations), you can also place the asset in racks 'Vertical u-position' to not occupy racks usual U.


We can also add notes to custom properties of those two assets, making clear this is a work around to represent the same unit. 

 

Hope this helps,

 

Kind regards,

Jef

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Re: Add power connection to Rackpdu / ATS in neighbour rack

Hi Paul,

 

Sorry, that is not supported. Sever/equipment (from one rack) cannot be connected to power supply of another rack. (this limitation is by design and basically due to power capacity calculations)

 

Kind regards,

Jef

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Re: Add power connection to Rackpdu / ATS in neighbour rack

Jef,

 

I expected an answer like this. It will mess up the power calculations if you do things like this. Unfortunately during investigations some devices are connected like this. It's probably historical. So i have work to do.

 

Thanks, Paul

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Re: Add power connection to Rackpdu / ATS in neighbour rack

Hi Paul,

 

A sort of work around could be to model 2 items/servers to represent the same physical unit, eg. model one asset to represent the physical location and then one for power modeling.

in rack with the physical location of the asset: model the item with 0 power usage (to not being included in racks power capacity calculations)

in rack which asset should have power connection(s): model the item with 0 weight (to not being included in rack physical load calculations), you can also place the asset in racks 'Vertical u-position' to not occupy racks usual U.


We can also add notes to custom properties of those two assets, making clear this is a work around to represent the same unit. 

 

Hope this helps,

 

Kind regards,

Jef

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