With the DC Map module, you can create a map of a data center (DC). The map shows:

  • location of racks and floor-mounted UPS;
  • location of structural elements of the data center — walls, doors, cold and hot corridors;
  • equipment status;
  • server temperature.

A separate data center map is created for each location.

Installing the module

To install the module, click in the right menu → ModulesDC map → click Install.

After installing the module, the DC map section will appear in the platform.

Module interface

To work with the module, enter the DC map section.

The interface of the module consists of tabs:

  • Build DC — create and edit a map;
  • Equipment status — monitor equipment status;
  • Temperature — monitor server temperature.

Map tools:

  • fit the map to the screen;
  • zoom out;
  • 100% — displays the current map scale. When you click on the field, the scale returns to 100%;
  • zoom in;
  • display the legend.

Creating a DC map

To create a map, go to the Build DC tab and add the required objects to the map.

After adding objects, click Save changes.

Adding equipment

If there are objects in the platform that are missing on the map, the number of such objects is displayed next to the tab name.

Objects that can be added to the map are displayed on the left side of the window. To place an object on the map, drag it to the required location.

You can move multiple objects at once. Select the objects with the mouse while holding down Ctrl.

Adding structural elements

To add a data center structural element to the map:

  1. Click on the icon in the left menu:
    • wall;
    • door;
    • cold corridor;
    • hot corridor.
  2. Once a structural element appears on the map, drag it to the required location.

To change the length of the wall, pull one end of the line.

To rotate a wall or door, highlight the item and click .

To delete an item, highlight it and click or press the Delete key.

You can move or delete multiple objects at once. Select the objects with the mouse while holding down Ctrl.

Monitoring equipment status

To monitor, go to the Equipment status tab.

The objects on the map display the following information:

  • racks:
    • — errors have been detected in the operation of the devices in the rack;
    • — the equipment in the rack is operating without errors;
    • name;
    • size in units;
    • number of occupied units;
    • status:
  • floor-mounted UPS:
    • — there is no communication with the device;
    • — the device is active.
    • name;
    • remaining operating time in autonomous mode, min;
    • load, %;
    • status:

When you move the cursor over an object, a window with detailed information about its status and a link to the object card is displayed.

Temperature monitoring

Temperature monitoring is only available for servers with BMC Redfish. 

To display server temperature data on the data center map, configure server connections to the BMC and equipment status notifications.

To monitor, go to the Temperature tab.

Comments to the object color scheme:

  • — permanently exceeded — the server rack temperature has been above range for the specified time or longer;
  • — briefly exceeded — the server rack temperature has been above range for less than the specified time;
  • — within range — the temperature of the server in the rack is within acceptable limits;
  • — temperature is not monitored.

For example, the platform administrator has configured a setting for the "Temperature out of range for 15 minutes" notification. If the BMC poll shows that the temperature has been exceeded, the color of the unit will change to orange. If the temperature does not decrease to the permissible value within 15 minutes, the color of the unit will change to pink.

If a rack contains multiple servers with different temperature statuses, the color of the rack on the map will take on the color of the worst status. For example, two servers in the rack had briefly exceeded the temperature and one had exceeded the temperature for an extended period of time. The color of the rack will change to pink.

When you move the cursor over a rack, a window with detailed server temperature information and a link to the rack card is displayed.