eco Sensors eco PDU Power Management Software V1.0.075
eco Sensors
eco PDU Power Management Software
V1.0.075
User Manual
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eco Sensors User Manual
User Information
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User Notice
All information, documentation, and specifications contained in this manual are subject to change
without prior notification by the manufacturer. The manufacturer makes no representations or
warranties, either expressed or implied, with respect to the contents hereof and specifically
disclaims any warranties as to merchantability or fitness for any particular purpose. Any of the
manufacturer's software described in this manual is sold or licensed as is. Should the programs
prove defective following their purchase, the buyer (and not the manufacturer, its distributor, or its
dealer), assumes the entire cost of all necessary servicing, repair and any incidental or
consequential damages resulting from any defect in the software.
The manufacturer of this system is not responsible for any radio and/or TV interference caused by
unauthorized modifications to this device. It is the responsibility of the user to correct such
interference.
The manufacturer is not responsible for any damage incurred in the operation of this system if the
correct operational voltage setting was not selected prior to operation. PLEASE VERIFY THAT
THE VOLTAGE SETTING IS CORRECT BEFORE USE.
PE Device Safety Notice
Š Set the maximum permissible breaker protection in the building circuitry to the
current rating specified on the rating plate. Observe all national regulations and
safety codes as well as deviations for breakers.
Only connect the PE Device to a grounded power outlet or a grounded system!
Š
Š Make sure that the total current input of the connected systems does not exceed
the current rating specified on the rating plate of the PE Device.
Š There is a risk of explosion if the battery is replaced with an incorrect type.
Dispose of used batteries according to the relevant instructions.
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Contents
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Online Registration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Telephone Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
User Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
PE Device Safety Notice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ii
Chapter 1.
Introduction
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
PE Series eco PDU Comparison Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Chapter 2.
Installation
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Installing eco Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Database Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Chapter 3.
First-time Setup
Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
The eco Sensors Main Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Page Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Quick View Step-by-Step Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Chapter 4.
Energy Management
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Dashboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
PDU Sensors. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Quick View Color Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Thermal Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Air Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Humidity Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Power Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Generate Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Report Result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Define Data Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Report Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Power Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
PDU Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
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Sensor Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
OUtlet Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Chapter 5.
User Management
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Set Device. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Chapter 6.
PDU Management
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Zone Define . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Rack Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
PDU Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
PDU Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Outlet Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Chapter 7.
System Management
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
SNMP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
SNMP Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
System Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
SMTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Database Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Database Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Chapter 8.
Log
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
The System Log Event List . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
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Introduction
Overview
ALTUSEN eco Sensors software has been developed to work with ATEN’s
new generation of PE series green energy power distribution units (PDUs) to
effectively increase the efficiency of data center power usage. With the use of
dynamic Rack Cooling Index (RCI) and Return Temperature Index (RTI) by
zone, ALTUSEN eco Sensors software, in conjunction with sensor-enabled
eco PDUs*, gives you the means to assess, diagnose and estimate how much
energy you can save. Following the suggestions generated by the sensorenabled system allows you to optimize energy usage to save energy without
harming your IT equipment’s reliability. The ALTUSEN eco Sensors utility
provides single portal, single login, secure, centralized, access, administration
and management of up to 255 PE devices over the network – local and
worldwide – anywhere and anytime.
Because ALTUSEN eco Sensors offers a single, integrated window-based
application program to manage all your devices, users no longer need to learn
the interface for each individual device or remember every device’s IP
addresses, making system management easier and more efficient.
By consolidating the management of your PE devices, ALTUSEN eco Sensors
allows every PE device to be accessed and controlled by means of a single IP
address. All outlets in different PE devices are integrated into a single tree
view, making eco Sensors ideal for the power management of large data
centers and branch office server rooms located in several remote locations
within the same intranet.
ALTUSEN eco Sensors is able to automatically discover all PE devices within
the same intranet and has the ability to monitor/manage these devices. This
software provides monitoring/managing of PE device outlet power ON/OFF/
Reboot, sequential ON/OFF of outlet, current / kWH / environmental
monitoring at PDU/outlet level, name of outlet, current / kWH / environment
sensor threshold setting/alert, etc. through SNMP. Threshold exceed alert
through Syslog/SMTP.
* See PE Series eco PDU Comparison Chart, page 4, for a list of compatible
ALTUSEN sensor-enabled eco PDUs.
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Features
Š Automatic discovery of all PE devices within the same intranet
Š Remote real-time power measurement and monitoring
Š PDU level current / voltage / power dissipation / power consumption
Š Outlet ON / OFF / Recycle status
Š Remote real-time power outlet management*
Š Power outlet ON / OFF / Cycle switching by outlet
Š User-defined outlet level delays for sequential power up
Š Current / Voltage / Power Dissipation / Power Consumption threshold
level setting
Š User access assignment for every outlet
Š Name assignment to individual outlets
Š Remote real-time environment sensor monitoring
Š Temperature / Temperature + Humidity reading
Š Temperature and Humidity threshold level setting
Š Plotting/Monitoring of all PE devices
Š Add data center server racks
Š Add PE devices for each server rack
Š Manage device/device outlet status for each plot
Š Exceed threshold alert through SMTP and Syslog
Š 10240 line event log
Note: Not all functions are supported by all eco PDU PE models. Please see
PE Series eco PDU Comparison Chart, page 4, and your eco PDU PE
User Manual for further details.
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Requirements
Systems that the eco Sensors software will be installed on should meet the
following requirements:
Š Hardware Requirements
Š CPU: Dual Core 2GHz or higher
Š Memory: 2GB
Š Hard drive: 300GB or more free space
Š Ethernet: At least 1 Ethernet adapter (100Mbps or higher) – Giga LAN
recommended
Š Operating System Requirements
Š Windows: 2000, XP, 2000 Server, Server 2003, Server 2008, or
Windows Vista (with the latest service package for each installed)
Š Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 or later must be installed
Sensors
For complete energy management of an instrumented data center with the use
of the eco PDU and eco Sensors software, you should install 4 sensors for each
of the racks in your data center in order to generate a complete energy-efficient
data chart. Higher sensor installation density is helpful to generate more
accurate data. 8-port models have 2 sensor ports. In this case, Sensor 1 needs
to be installed at the intake of the rack ((EA1140 or EA1240) and sensor 2
needs to be placed at the exhaust of the IT equipment of the rack (EA1140 or
EA1240) or the floor (EA1340). Higher sensor installation density is helpful to
generate more accurate data.
To get the most complete eco Sensors Dashboard data, the recommended 2 eco
PDU unit per rack sensor setup is show in the table, below:
eco PDU
eco PDU 1
eco PDU 2
Port
Location
Part Number
Sensor
Sensor 1
Intake
EA1240
Temperature /
Humidity
Sensor 2
Floor
EA1340
Differential Pressure /
Temperature
Sensor 1
Intake
EA1240
Temperature /
Humidity
Sensor 2
Exhaust
EA1240
Temperature /
Humidity
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PE Series eco PDU Comparison Chart
Power Cord
(IEC C19 to)
PE1108A
NEMA 5-15P
NEMA 5-15R
PE1108B
NEMA 6-15P
IEC C13
PE1108G
IEC C14
IEC C13
PDU
10A
10A
PE1208A
NEMA 5-20P
NEMA 5-20R
PDU
16A
16A
PE1208B
NEMA 6-20P
IEC C13 / C19
PDU
12A / 16A
16A
PE1208G
IEC C20
IEC C13 / C19
PDU
10A / 16A
16A
PE3108A
NEMA 5-15P
NEMA 5-15R
Outlet
12A
12A
PE3108B
NEMA 6-15P
IEC C13
Outlet
12A
12A
PE3108G
IEC C14
IEC C13
Outlet
10A
10A
PE3208A
NEMA 5-20P
NEMA 5-20R
Outlet
16A
16A
PE3208B
NEMA 6-20P
IEC C13 / C19
Outlet
12A / 16A
16A
PE3208G
IEC C20
IEC C13 / C19
Outlet
10A / 16A
16A
PE6108A
NEMA 5-15P
NEMA 5-15R
PDU
12A
12A
PE6108B
NEMA 6-15P
IEC C13
PDU
12A
12A
PE6108G
IEC C14
IEC C13
PDU
10A
10A
PE6208A
NEMA 5-20P
NEMA 5-20R
PDU
16A
16A
PE6208B
NEMA 6-20P
IEC C13 / C19
PDU
12A / 16A
16A
PE6208G
IEC C20
IEC C13 / C19
PDU
10A / 16A
16A
PE8108A
NEMA 5-15P
NEMA 5-15R
Outlet
12A
12A
PE8108B
NEMA 6-15P
IEC C13
Outlet
12A
12A
PE8108G
IEC C14
IEC C13
Outlet
10A
10A
PE8208A
NEMA 5-20P
NEMA 5-20R
Outlet
16A
16A
PE8208B
NEMA 6-20P
IEC C13 / C19
Outlet
12A / 16A
16A
PE8208G
IEC C20
IEC C13 / C19
Outlet
10A / 16A
16A
Outlets
Monitoring
Level
Amps
Model
Per Port
Total
PDU
12A
12A
PDU
12A
12A
Note: For the complete specifications of individual models, please reference
your user manual.
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Installation
Before You Begin
ALTUSEN eco Sensors software that can be downloaded from the ATEN
website. The download link can be found on the software CD provided with the
eco PDU package. Once you have downloaded the software and saved the file
to a convenient location, follow the instructions, below:
Installing eco Sensors
1. Double click on the eco Sensors exe file to open the installer. The
Welcome window appears:
Click Next to continue.
2. The License Agreement Windows appears:
Enable the “I agree to the terms of this license agreement” button, and then
click Next to continue.
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3. The Serial Number window appears:
Enter your serial number (which can be found on the cover of the bundled
CD-ROM) and click Next to continue.
4. The User Information page appears:
Enter your user information and click Next to continue.
5. The Installation Folder window appears.
Choose the folder where you would like eco Sensors to be installed, and
click Next to continue.
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6. The Shortcut Folder window appears:
Choose the folder where you would like eco Sensors shortcuts to be
installed, and click Next to continue.
7. The Database Option window appears:
Make your database selection (options are Access or MySQL) and click
Next to continue.
Note: We strongly recommend you choose MySQL for formal data center
operation. See Database Considerations, page 8, for details.
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8. The Ready to Install window appears:
Check the information and click Next to proceed with the installation.
9. When the installation is complete, the eco Sensors icon appears on your
desktop (or wherever you specified).
Database Considerations
If your data center is small (10 or less eco PDU units) and you only require the
system to store and access approximately 3 months of data history (c. 1 million
data records; 200 MB file size), Access will provide a reasonable performance
under these conditions.
For large data centers, and for complete storage of all data history, we strongly
recommend you select MySQL.
Note: If you want to select MySQL, please ensure that you have MySQL
Database 5.5 installed before you install eco Sensors. Visit the MySQL
website for installation information.
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First-time Setup
Logging In
Open the eco Sensors program and the Login screen appears:
1. Provide a valid User ID and Password.
Note: Since this is the first time you are logging in, use the default User
ID: administrator; and the default Password: password. For security
purposes we recommend changing them to something unique.
2. Select your language. (Options are: English [default]; Traditional Chinese;
Simplified Chinese; Japanese; German; Italian; French).
3. Then Click Login to bring up the interface’s Main Page.
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The eco Sensors Main Page
After you have successfully logged in, the eco Sensors Main Page comes up
with the Energy Management Dashboard page displayed:
Page Components
The screen components are described in the table, below:
No.
Item
Description
1
Tab Bar
The tab bar contains the eco Sensor’s main
operation categories.
2
Menu Bar
The menu bar contains operational sub-categories
that pertain to the item selected in the tab bar.
3
Dashboard Alert Bar
The Dashboard Alert bar is a special feature of the
Dashboard page. Similar to the Menu Bar, it contains
operational sub-categories that pertain to the item
selected in the tab bar, but it also has an extra colorcoded function that allows you to instantly see the
category status:
RED: Critical
ORANGE: Warning
GRAY: Offline
GREEN: Normal
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4
Logout
Click this button to log out of your eco Sensors
session.
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Interactive Display Panel This is your main work area. The screens that
appear reflect your menu choices.
Chapter 3. First-time Setup
Quick View Step-by-Step Setup
Once you have logged in, you need to define your data center and configure
various parameters before you can begin to use eco Sensors to monitor and
manage your devices. The steps below provide a quick reference to the sections
of the user manual you should refer to in order to do this smoothly.
1. Plot the position of the individual racks in your data center. See Rack
Install, page 35.
2. Establish the threshold settings and other parameters for your PE devices
at the device and outlet level. See PDU Setup, page 36.
Note: Not all PE models support outlet level monitoring (see PE Series eco
PDU Comparison Chart, page 4, and your eco PDU User Manual for
details
3. Group the racks in your data center into zones. See Zone Define, page 33.
4. Establish your System parameters, event notification and database
preferences (see System Management, page 39).
5. Set your Log preferences (see Log, page 45).
Once you have completed these basic setup steps, please proceed to Energy
Management, page 13.
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Energy Management
Overview
The Energy Management section displays the real-time power measurements
and environment monitoring information of your data center in a variety of
formats, at the zone, rack, device, and outlet level. You can also generate
customized reports about your data center’s status that include energy saving
suggestions.
Dashboard
The Dashboard Alert bar is a special feature of the Dashboard page that
features color-coded tabs that allows you to instantly see a category’s status:
RED: Critical; ORANGE: Warning; GRAY: Offline; GREEN: Normal.
PDU Sensors
The PDU Sensors tab displays collated data in formats that provide an overall
view of the various levels being monitored by your sensors. In combination
with the four-color dashboard scheme (outlined above), you can easily assess
the overall status of the groups/devices at a glance.
Threshold Monitor
This displays the overall threshold monitoring information. See PDU Setup,
page 36, for information on setting the thresholds.
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Š Real-time Measurements
Hover your mouse over a rack in the display for real-time power measurement
and monitoring information, as below:
The meanings of the icons are show in the table, below:
Icon
Device
PDU
Icon
Reading
Unit
Power Dissipation KWh
(Kilowatt-Hour)
Power
W
(Watt)
Voltage
V
(Volt)
Current
A
(Ampere)
Sensor
Humidity
% RH
(Relative Humidity)
Temperature
°C / °F
(Celsius /
Fahrenheit)
Pressure
Pa
(Pascal)
1 Pa = 1 N/m2
Note: The icons are color-coded so you can instantly see a category’s status:
RED: Critical; ORANGE: Warning; GREEN: Normal
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Overall Rack Cooling Effectiveness
This displays the Rack Cooling Index (RCI). RCI is a measure of how
effectively equipment racks are cooled and maintained within industry
temperature guidelines and standards, and functions as a useful cooling
performance metric.
Overall Rack Humidity Effectiveness
This displays the Return Temperature Index (RTI). RTI is a measure of the
performance of the air-management system, and functions as a useful airflow
performance metric.
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Overall Differential Pressure Effectiveness
This displays the RPI.
Overall Airflow Cooling Effectiveness
This displays the RAI.
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Overall Air Management Effectiveness
This displays the RTI.
Overall Indices
This displays all five indices (RCI, RHI, RPI, RAI, RTI) for the last hour.
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Energy Saving Estimation
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Quick View Color Scale
The Power Management, Thermal Management, Air Management, and
Humidity Management tabs use the same color scale, but with different units
for each reading.
For example, the Heat Load Dissipation page, under the Power Management
tab, displays a scale from 4000–40000 kWh, as shown below:
For quick view purposes, the racks in the data center are displayed in a color
related to their status on the various scales. For example, the racks below are
currently registering in the region of 4000 kWh for Heat Load Dissipation:
Power Management
This tab provides detailed real-time information related to Power Management,
as outlined in the following sections.
Heat Load Dissipation
The page displays the real-time Heat Load Dissipation values, the current
average, and the variance [in kWh]. Detailed readings for Heat Load
Dissipation can also be viewed in daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, or yearly
formats. The color scale displays a range from 4000–40000 kWh.
Heat Load Density
This page displays the real-time Heat Load Density values, the current average,
and the variance [in W]. The color scale displays a range from 500–4500 W.
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Thermal Management
This tab provides detailed real-time information related to Thermal
Management, as outlined in the following sections.
Cold Intake Temperature
This page displays the real-time Cold Intake Temperature values, the current
average, and the variance [in °C]. The color scale displays a range from 10–45
°C.
Intake Differential Temperature
This page displays the real-time Intake Differential Temperature values, the
current average, and the variance [in °C]. The color scale displays a range from
2–20 °C.
Hot Exhaust Temperature
This page displays the real-time Hot Exhaust Temperature values, the current
average, and the variance [in °C]. The color scale displays a range from 2–20
°C.
Exhaust Differential Temperature
This page displays the real-time Exhaust Differential Temperature values, the
current average, and the variance [in °C]. The color scale displays a range from
10–45 °C.
Cold-Hot Across Temperature Rise
This page displays the real-time Cold-Hot Across Temperature Rise values, the
current average, and the variance [in °C]. The color scale displays a range from
5–55 °C.
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Air Management
This tab provides detailed real-time information related to Air Management, as
outlined in the following sections.
Intake Differential Pressure Distribution
This page displays the real-time Intake Differential Pressure Distribution
values, the current average, and the variance [in Pa]. The color scale displays
a range from 10–200 Pa.
Heat Load Airflow Across Distribution
This page displays the real-time Heat Load Airflow Across Distribution values,
the current average, and the variance [in v_equip (cfm)]. The color scale
displays a range from 10–200 cfm.
Floor Plenum Airflow Supply Distribution
This page displays the real-time Floor Plenum Airflow Supply Distribution
values, the current average, and the variance [in Q_floor (cfm)]. The color
scale displays a range from 500–2500 cfm.
Heat Load Airflow Supply Distribution
This page displays the real-time Heat Load Airflow Supply Distribution
values, the current average, and the variance [in Q (cfm)]. The color scale
displays a range from 500–2500 cfm.
Hot Recirculation/Airflow w Distribution
This page displays the real-time Hot Recirculation/Airflow w Distribution
values, the current average, and the variance [in ΔA_circk (%)]. The color scale
displays a range from 10–50 %.
Cold Bypass/Airflow Distribution
This page displays the real-time Cold Bypass/Airflow Distribution values, the
current average, and the variance [in ΔA_bypas (%)]. The color scale displays
a range from 10–50 %.
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Humidity Management
This tab provides detailed real-time information related to Humidity
Management, as outlined in the following sections.
Cold Intake Relative Humidity
This page displays the real-time Cold Intake Relative Humidity values, the
current average, and the variance [in h_rel (%)]. The color scale displays a
range from 10–90 %
Cold Intake Dew Point Temperature
This page displays the real-time Cold Intake Dew Point Temperature values,
the current average, and the variance [in t_dew (C)]. The color scale displays a
range from 0–15 °C
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Power Analysis
Generate Report
The Generate Report section allows you to establish the parameters and
schedule for your reports. The fields are explained in detail in the following
table:
Field
Report Info
Explanation
Fill in the report name and the writer in the top two fields.
Enter the date and time you want the report to begin, and then enter
the duration (options are day, week, month, or quarter).
Note: How far back the system stores data depends on your database
type. See Database Considerations, page 8, for details.
Line
In this field, select the date group that is the subject of the report. See
Define Data Group, page 27, for details.
Chart
In this field, check the analysis that components that you want to be
included in the report and enter values for CO2/KG, /1KWH, and 1KG.
Note: eco Sensors automatically loads the current system time as report time.
To generate a report based on the current status / latest available
analysis, leave the Report Period, Begin Report, and Duration fields as
default, complete the Line and Chart fields, and click Generate
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Report Result
After you click Generate, the report appears in a tabbed format in four parts –
Line Chart, Energy Saving Suggestion, IT Power Capacity, and IT Inventory
List, as shown below:
Note: In any of the tabs, click Save to save the report in your desired location
(see Report Management, page 28, for specifying the location); or click
Choose to return to the Generate Report page to adjust parameters or
exit.
Line Chart
This report tab provides the charts you have specified in the Generate Report
page. See example, above.
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Energy Saving Suggestion
This report tab provides energy saving suggestions in the form of charts
displaying measured and potential savings for fan energy and chiller energy,
and a list of actions that you can undertake to improve your data center’s
energy efficiency, as shown below:
IT Power Capacity
This report tab provides information about the IT capacity of your data center
(or specified areas in the data center) in the form of tables and charts, as shown
in the following illustration:
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IT Inventory List
This report tab provides a breakdown of all power usage and cost data for each
piece of IT inventory that you have listed in groups and/or individual servers,
as shown below:
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Define Data Group
The Define Data Group section allows you to define the data parameters for
customized groups for reports.
1. Click Add, and give the Group a name.
2. From the dropdown menu, select the group type. Options are: Zone, Rack,
PDU, Outlet
3. Click Add. The Group appears in the sidebar.
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Report Management
This page allows you to select where you want to save reports, and also
provides various search options, as detailed in the following table:
Field
Explanation
Report Folder
Use this field to specify the folder where the reports are
saved. Use Browse to locate a folder; click Save to save
the location.
Search By
Search parameters in the drop-down menu allow you
search for reports using Time, Title, or Writer. Enter the
Title or Writer in the field on the right.
Time Range
Enter a time range for your report search and click
Search.
Reports
The main window displays the reports. Here, you can
select to Show All or Delete reports.
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Power Control
The Power Control tab allows you to perform manual power management at
the device or outlet level.
Note: Not eco PDU PE models support outlet level power management.
Please see PE Series eco PDU Comparison Chart, page 4, and your eco
PDU PE User Manual for further details.
Click on the device in the side bar and its page appears, as below:
PDU Status
Use the ON, OFF and Reboot options to manually power manage the device
Sensor Status
This section is view only and provides status information about the sensors.
OUtlet Status
Use the ON, OFF and Reboot options to manually power manage the
individual outlet.
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User Management
Overview
When you select the User Management tab the screen comes up with Accounts
and All Users displayed in the main panel. The eco Sensors supports one
Administrator account and up to eight User accounts.
Note: eco Sensors does not currently support concurrent login sessions.
User Information
To add a user, do the following:
1. Click Add. The User information appears:
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2. In the General section, key in a name and password in the User and
Password fields, and confirm the password.
3. In the User Type section, select the user type. Options are Admin and User.
4. In the Permissions section, set the broad permissions of the user. To set the
device-by-device permissions, see Set Device, below.
5. Click Save to save your settings.
Set Device
Use this section to set which individual eco PDU devices the user has access to.
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PDU Management
Overview
The PDU Management tab allows you to define your data center layout by rack
and zone grouping for customized power analysis. You can also define detailed
parameters, such as Device Threshold Settings, at the PDU and outlet level.
See the following sections for more detailed information.
Note: 1. Defining zones is optional; but at least one rack must be installed and
defined for eco Sensors to work.
2. Not all functions (such as outlet level monitoring) are supported by all
eco PDU PE models. Please see PE Series eco PDU Comparison
Chart, page 4, and your eco PDU User Manual for details
Zone Define
The Zone Define section allows you to group racks in your data center into
zones, or define areas that you wish to get readings for.
1. To define a zone, use your mouse to highlight a rack, group of racks, or
any area in your data center, and click New.
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2. In the window that appears, give the group a name and click Save:
3. The group appears as a Zone in the data center layout and its name appears
in the sidebar.
Note: Once a zone has been defined in the data center layout, you cannot
modify it or move it. You must delete the zone and define a new one.
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Rack Install
The Rack Install section allows you to plot the position of the individual racks
in your data center:
1. Click New to add a rack.
2. Give the rack a name and plot its position using the parameters, as shown
below:
3. Click Done. The rack appears in the data center layout and its name
appears in the sidebar.
Note: 1. Once a rack has been defined in the data center layout, highlight
its name and click Modify to change its position or orientation.
2. You can also move it by clicking on it and dragging it to its new
position.
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PDU Setup
The PDU Setup section allows you to set detailed parameters for all the eco
PDU devices in your installation. The eco Senors software can automatically
discover all eco PDU devices located on the same intranet. Click New and setup
the subnet or enter the IP address, and click Scan. The eco PDU devices will
then be displayed in a list.
PDU Level
1. Highlight the device you want to configure, and click Setup.
2. In the window that appears with the PDU tab open, enter the Device
Threshold Settings and the parameters for the sensors, as below:
3. There are two save options: Click Save to save these settings for the
specified device; or click Save Apply to Same Model to save and apply
these settings to all PDUs of the same model as the specified device.
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Outlet Level
If your PE model supports outlet level monitoring (see PE Series eco PDU
Comparison Chart, page 4, and your eco PDU User Manual for details), you
can also set detailed parameters for all the eco PDU devices in your installation
at the outlet level.
1. Click on the Outlet tab, highlight the outlet you want to configure, and
click Setup.
2. In the window that appears, enter the Threshold Settings, as below:
3. There are two save options: Click Save to save these settings for the
specified outlet; or click Apply to All Outlets to save and apply these
settings to all outlets of the specified device.
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Chapter 7
System Management
Overview
The eco Sensors software uses the SNMP protocol to connect to the eco PDU
units in your installation. It also allows critical system event notifications to be
sent via SMTP email and SNMP trap.
SNMP
This section allows you to set up your SNMP and system parameters so that
eco Senors can connect to the eco PDUs in your installation:
SNMP Parameters
To be notified of SNMP trap events, do the following:
1. Enter a Username, Port ID and Trap Port for the events.
2. Set the timeout and retry values.
3. Select the SNMP version, Privacy, and Authentication type from the dropdown menus.
4. Key in the Privacy and Authentication passwords.
Note: Certain parameters in this section must match those of all the eco PDU
devices in the installation. See Synchronizing SNMP Parameters,
page 40.
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Synchronizing SNMP Parameters
In order for eco Senors to access the eco PDU devices on the installation, it is
essential that three of the SNMP parameters are the same. These parameters are
Username, Privacy PW, and Authen PW. The default values, which are the
same for eco Sensors and eco PDU units, are shown in the following table:
Parameter
Default
Web UI
Username
administrator
Administrator Account ID
Privacy PW
privacypwd
SNMP Privacy PW
Authen PW
password
Administrator Account Password
If any of these parameters are modified on the Web GUI of the eco PDU
device(s), the same parameters in eco Sensors must also be modified.
Note: eco Sensors will only access eco PDUs with the same parameters, so it
is essential that these parameters are synchronized for all eco PDUs in
your installation. Reference the Browser Operation chapter of your
eco PDU User Manual for further information.
System Parameters
Enter the service delay time in seconds.
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SMTP
To have eco Sensors email reports from the SMTP server to you, do the
following:
1. Enable the Enable report from the following SMTP server, and key in the
IP address and port number of your SMTP server.
2. Key in the email address of where the report is being sent from in the From
field.
Note: 1. Only one email address is allowed in the From field, and it cannot
exceed 64 Bytes.
2. 1 Byte = 1 English alphanumeric character.
3. Key in the email address (addresses) of where you want the SMTP reports
sent to in the To field.
Note: 1. If you are sending the report to more than one email address,
separate the addresses with a semicolon. The total cannot exceed
256 Bytes.
2. 1 Byte = 1 English alphanumeric character.
4. Select the report options you would like sent. Choices include: All, Event,
Severity.
5. If your server requires authentication, put a check in the Server requires
authentication checkbox, and key in the appropriate account information
in the Account Name and Password fields.
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Database
Database Capacity
This section gives you information about your current database capacity:
Database Maintenance
This section allows you to backup and restore the database.
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Maintenance
The Maintenance function allows you to use eco Sensors to upgrade the
firmware of the connected eco PDUs firmware. When you click the
Maintenance tab, the display opens with Firmware File menu page, as below:
The Main Panel
A description of the items shown in this panel are given in the table, below:
Item
Description
Check Main
Firmware Version
If you enable Check Main Firmware Version, the eco PDU’s
current firmware level is compared with that of the upgrade file. If
the current version is equal to or higher than the upgrade version,
a popup message appears, to inform you of the situation and stops
the upgrade procedure.
Filename
As new versions of the firmware become available, they are
posted on our website and can be downloaded to a convenient
location on your computer. Click the Browse button to select the
downloaded upgrade file.
Device Name
Lists all of the eco PDU devices. In the Select column, Click to put
a check in the checkboxc of the device’s whose firmware you want
to upgrade.
Firmware Version
Displays the eco PDU’s current firmware version.
MAC Address / IP
Address
Displays the MAC and IP address of the selected eco PDU device.
Upgrade
Click this button to upgrade the firmware of the selected devices.
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Upgrading the Firmware
To upgrade the firmware refer to the screenshot on the preceding page, and do
the following:
1. Go to our website and download the new firmware file to a convenient
location on your computer.
2. Click the Browse button; navigate to where the firmware file is located and
select it.
3. Click Upgrade to start the upgrade procedure.
Š If you enabled Check Main Firmware Version the current firmware
level is compared with that of the upgrade file. If the current version is
equal to or higher than the upgrade version, a popup message appears,
to inform you of the situation and stops the upgrade procedure.
Š If you didn't enable Check Main Firmware Version, the upgrade file is
installed without checking what its level is.
Š Once the upgrade completes successfully, the switch resets itself.
4. Log in again, and check the firmware version to be sure it is the new one.
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Log
Overview
The eco PDU keeps a record of transactions that take place on its installation,
and stores up to 128 events at one time. The System Log page provides a
powerful array of filters and functions that allow you to view and export the log
file data, as well as be informed by email of specified events as they occur.
The System Log Event List
Š Clicking on a device in the Sidebar displays its log events in the main
panel’s log event list.
Š Clicking the Refresh button brings the log list up to date with the latest
events.
Š The entry box to the right of the Refresh button lets you set the number of
events to display per page. Simply key in the number of your choice.
Š The top right of the main panel shows the total number of pages in the log
file, and what page you are currently viewing.
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Š The buttons on the bottom row function as follows:
Š Clear – click to erase the contents of the log event list
Š First Page – click to go to the first page of the log event list
Š Previous Page – click to move to the previous page of the log event
list
Š Next Page – click to move to the next page of the log event list
Š Last Page – click to move to the last page of the log event list
Export Log – click to save the contents of the log event list to file
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