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Floor space utlization

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Waseem Khan on 2018-05-15


Hello

Is there any way to check the floor space utilization

for example in the floor layout how much floor space has been utilized and how much is free for future installations

Regards

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Re: Floor space utlization

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Ed Tarento on 2018-05-16


Hi Waseem, I assume you use the Enterprise version of DCO rather than the CoLo version.  CoLo has this feature in built plus a lot more around floor space management.  I checked ETL Export DB and REST API (albeit DCO 8.1 Enterprise) and neither have the KPI.  How many rooms and floor mount assets do you have?  do you expect to have in near future?  It could be coded but it might be easier and cheaper to "upgrade" to CoLo version if this metric is crucial to your operations.

Cheers

Ed

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Re: Floor space utlization

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Ed Tarento on 2018-05-16


Hi Waseem, I assume you use the Enterprise version of DCO rather than the CoLo version.  CoLo has this feature in built plus a lot more around floor space management.  I checked ETL Export DB and REST API (albeit DCO 8.1 Enterprise) and neither have the KPI.  How many rooms and floor mount assets do you have?  do you expect to have in near future?  It could be coded but it might be easier and cheaper to "upgrade" to CoLo version if this metric is crucial to your operations.

Cheers

Ed

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Re: Floor space utlization

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Waseem Khan on 2018-05-16


Ed Tarento Hi ed

We do have colo version installed but i didn't see any option to check the floor space utilization (White space)

We almost have more than 30 rooms and 7000 racks and more than 15000 floor mounted assets (which includes electrical rooms and ahu's)

We have a huge environment of data center rooms

PS: we are using the new version 8.2.3 and in web portal we can see the floor space used in sqm

But the requirement is to check the complete utilization of white space so that we can plan for future installations.

regards

 

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Re: Floor space utlization

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Ed Tarento on 2018-05-17


 

You can check each room, using the "Colo" tab by looking at the summary in the bottom right hand corner of the room (see snip)

I can also see the REST API has metrics, I assume for each room

The ETL export DB may have some KPIs for use via SQL.

Hope that helps.  Let me know if you need further help

Cheers

Ed

 

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Re: Floor space utlization

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Ed Tarento Yeah i found it

It works

Thanks for support

Regards

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Re: Floor space utlization

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Waseem Khan on 2018-08-12


Ed Tarento Could you please explain the below points- Kindly check the screenshot

1. Sellable space

2. Space efficiency

3. Open racks- 111- How does it calculates that ? i need bit elaboration on all

The customer wants to know how can we calculate the white space ?

Regards

 

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Re: Floor space utlization

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Waseem Khan on 2018-08-15


Jef Faridi Could you please explain the below points- Kindly check the screenshot

1. Sellable space

2. Space efficiency

3. Open racks- 111- How does it calculates that ? i need bit elaboration on all

The customer wants to know how can we calculate the white space ?

Regards

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Re: Floor space utlization

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2018-08-15


Hi Waeem,

Please see the following page for detail description: Room Colo overlay

I don't think there being a direct feature to calculate the white space - I guess that may be done manually (f.ex.: room area minus total area occupied by all equipment). However, all white space may not be "usable" since you want to have some space between the rows, equipment, etc.

For rough estimation of usable white space, you might want to use Row and/or Block. Then you would know the physical dimension of the Row(s)/Block(s) and also the potential space for your future racks.

Hope this helps,

Kind regards

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