eco Sensors eco PDU Power Management Software V1.3.1 User

eco Sensors eco PDU Power Management Software V1.3.1 User
eco Sensors
eco PDU Power Management Software
V1.3.1
User Manual
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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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Supported NRGence Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Chapter 2.
Installation
Before You Begin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Installing eco Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Database Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Chapter 3.
First-time Setup
Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
The eco Sensors Main Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Page Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Quick View Step-by-Step Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter 4.
Energy Management
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Dashboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Device Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Quick View Color Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Thermal Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Air Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Humidity Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Power Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Device Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Sensor Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Outlet Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Group Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
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Power Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Generate Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Report Result . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Report Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Thermal Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Generate Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Report Result and Report Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Chapter 5.
User Management
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
User Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Device Access Rights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Chapter 6.
Device Management
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Zone Define . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Rack Install . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Device Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Adding New Devices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Configuration Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Device Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Bank Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Outlet Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Sensor Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Define Data Group . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Chapter 7.
System Management
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Sys Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
System Parameters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
SNMP Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Default SNMP Agent Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
SNMP Trap Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
SMTP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Other Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Sessions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Database . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Database Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Database Capacity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Database Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
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Group Power Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Configuration Backup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Billing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Generate Report . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Report Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Chapter 8.
Log
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
System Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Log Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Chapter 9.
Client
Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Installing eco Sensors Client. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Logging In . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
The eco Sensors Client Main Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Page Components. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Dashboard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Device Sensors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Quick View Color Scale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Power Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Thermal Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Air Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Humidity Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Power Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Device Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Sensor Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Outlet Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Group Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
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Chapter 1
Introduction
Overview
NRGence eco Sensors software has been developed to work with ATEN’s new
generation of NRGence 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, NRGence eco Sensors software, in conjunction with sensorenabled 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 NRGence eco Sensors utility
provides secure and centralized (single portal, single login) access,
administration and management of up to 1000 PE devices over the network –
local and worldwide – anywhere and anytime.
Because NRGence 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 NRGence devices, NRGence eco
Sensors allows every NRGence device to be accessed and controlled by means
of a single IP address. All outlets in different NRGence 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.
NRGence eco Sensors is able to automatically discover all NRGence 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 alerts are
also available through Syslog/SMTP.
*
See Supported NRGence Devices, page 5, for a list of compatible
NRGence sensor-enabled eco PDUs.
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ATEN’s eco Sensors is available as a Master Version and Client Version. The
Master Version offers the full functionality of eco Sensors, and is capable of
managing the PDU through SNMP and the client node through TCP/IP. This
allows multiple users to log into the master node* concurrently to manage
PDUs in different authorized zones, making distributed PDU management
much more efficient under one centralized environment. With the Client
Version, users are allowed to log into a master node to monitor PDU status and
control each outlet on the PDUs. Having both Master and Client versions
allows data centers to optimize their performance and centralize their
management.
*
This feature is only available with the Master Version of NRGence eco
Sensors (available on the ESC100 CD-ROM and ATEN website). It is
not available with the Single User version that is found on the included
CD-ROM.
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Client Version
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Client Version
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Master Version
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Client Version
IP Network
MySQL
IP Network
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Features
Š Automatic discovery of all NRGence 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 Circuit breaker status monitoring
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 NRGence devices
Š Add data center server racks
Š Add NRGence devices for each server rack
Š Manage device/device outlet status for each plot
Š Exceed threshold alert through SMTP and Syslog
Š Supports VMWare ESXi 5.1
Š 10240 line event log provision
Š Syslog provision
Š Client version available
Š Allows access to Dash Board, Power Control and Group Control
Note: Not all functions are supported by all NRGence eco PDU PE models.
Please see Supported NRGence Devices, page 5, 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:
Master Version
Client Version
Operating System
Windows 7/Windows Server
2003 and above
Windows 7/Windows Server
2003 and above
CPU
2.5 GHz Quad Core
2.0 GHz Dual Core
Resolution
Larger than 1024x768
Larger than 1024x768
Memory
4GB
2GB
Disk
500GB
100GB
Network
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet
Sensors
For complete energy management of an instrumented data center with the use
of the NRGence 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).
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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Supported NRGence Devices
Outlets
Metering Level
PE1108A / B / G
NEMA 5-15R / IEC C13
PDU
PE1208A / B / G
NEMA 5-20R / IEC C13 / C19
PE3108A / B / G
NEMA 5-15R / IEC C13
PE3208A / B / G
NEMA 5-20R / IEC C13 / C19
Model
PE52220sA / B / G
Outlet
NEMA 5-15R / IEC C13
Bank
PE5312sGR / GL
UK BS1363
Bank
PE5340sB / J / G
IEC 320 C13
Bank
PE6108A / B / G
NEMA 5-15R / IEC C13
PDU
PE6208A / B / G
NEMA 5-20R / IEC C13 / C19
PE8108A / B / G
NEMA 5-15R / IEC C13
PE8208A / B / G
NEMA 5-20R / IEC C13 / C19
PE5216 / 6216
IEC 320 C19 + IEC 320 C13
PE5324 / 6324
Outlet
Bank x 1
Bank x 2
PE7216 / 8216 / 9216
Outlet
PE7324 / 8324 / 9324
Outlet
PE7328B / J / G
IEC 60320 C13 / IEC 60320 C19
PDU / 2 x Bank /
Outlet
PE5324kJA
NEMA 5-15R Twist Lock
Bank
PE7324kJA
NEMA 5-15R Twist Lock
PDU / 2 x Bank /
Outlet
PE8121kJ
IEC 320 C13 with lock
PDU / 1 x Bank /
Outlet
PE8316G
IEC 320 C19 + IEC 320 C13
PDU / 2 x Bank
Outlet
PE8324A / JA
NEMA 5-15R
PDU / 2 x Bank
Outlet
PE9222B / G
IEC320 C13 / IEC320 C19
Outlet
IEC 60320 C13 / IEC 60320 C19
PDU / 2 x Bank /
Outlet
Depends on PDU models attached –
PE1216 / PE1324
Bank x 1/2
PE9330B / J / G
EC1000 / EC2004
Note: For detailed outlet information as well as the complete specifications of
an individual model, please reference the respective user manual.
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Chapter 2
Installation
Before You Begin
The Single User version of NRGence eco Sensors can be downloaded from the
ATEN website. The download link for this can be found on the software CD
provided with the NRGence eco PDU package. The Master and Client versions
can be found on the ESC100 CD-ROM and ATEN website. For more
information on the different software versions available, see Overview, page 1.
Once you have downloaded and saved the installation 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 window appears:
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Enable the “I agree to the terms of this license agreement” radio button,
and then click Next to continue.
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 window appears:
Enter your user information and click Next to continue.
5. The Installation Folder window appears:
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Choose the folder where you would like eco Sensors to be installed, and
click Next to continue.
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.
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Note: We strongly recommend you choose MySQL for formal data center
applications. See Database Considerations, page 10, 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).
Note: For Windows 7 use, it is recommended to run eco Sensors with
administrator privileges.
Database Considerations
If your data center is small (10 or fewer eco PDU units) and you only require
the system to record, store and access approximately 3 months of data history
(± 1 million data records or files totaling 200 MB), Access performance will
remain satisfactory.
For larger data centers, and for complete storage of all data history, we strongly
recommend you select MySQL.
Note: If you decide to select MySQL, please ensure that you have
MySQLDatabase 5.5 installed before you install eco Sensors. Visit the
MySQL website for installation information.
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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 and 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
4
Logout / Monitor
Click the far right button to log out of your eco
Sensors session.
Click on the Monitor icon to start the real-time
Energy Performance Indicator.
5
Interactive Display Panel This is your main work area. The screens that
appear reflect your menu choices.
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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 38.
2. Establish the threshold settings and other parameters for your NRGence
devices at the device and outlet level. See Device Setup, page 39.
Note: Not all PE models support outlet level monitoring (see Supported
NRGence Devices, page 5, and your eco PDU User Manual for
details
3. Group the racks in your data center into zones. See Zone Define, page 36.
4. Establish your System parameters, event notification and database
preferences (see System Management, page 49).
5. Set your Log preferences (see Log, page 68).
Once you have completed these basic setup steps, please proceed to Energy
Management, page 14.
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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.
Device 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 Device Setup,
page 39, 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)
Bank
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; GRAY: Offline
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Available Power Capacity
The Available Power Capacity displays the available power using a standard
formula for rack devices:
Total Power Capacity (KWh) - Power in Use (KWh) = Available Power
Capacity (KWh).
The box at the top right corner of the page displays the Average % of available
power for all the racks. The Var % uses the formula: Var(X) = E [(X-µ)2] to
calculate the variance value of all devices. You can move the mouse over each
rack to display the percentage of available power for that rack. The colors
represent the available power capacity for each rack displayed in 5%
increments.
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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. In addition to a graphical representation, this page also
provides you a ‘Hi” and a “Lo” for quick reference.
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 Rack Pressure Effectiveness
This displays the RPI.
Overall Rack Airflow Effectiveness
This displays the RAI.
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Overall Air Management Effectiveness
This displays the RTI.
Overall Indices Dashboard
This displays all five indices (RCI, RHI, RPI, RAI, RTI) for the last hour.
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Energy Saving Estimation
This displays energy savings estimates for Fan Energy (measured/potential)
and Chiller Energy (measured/potential/aggressive).
Rack Door Status
The Rack Door Status displays the open/close status of each cabinet door
installed with an eco Sensors door sensor (EA1440, EA1441, or EA1442).
GREEN: Rack Door is Closed. GRAY: No Door Sensor Installed. ORANGE:
Rack Door is Open.
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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 ∆A_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 ∆A_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 Control
The Power Control tab allows you to perform manual power management at
the device or outlet level.
Note: Not all NRGence eco PDU PE models support outlet level power
management. Please see Supported NRGence Devices, page 5, and your
User Manual for further details.
Click on the device in the side bar and its page appears, as below:
Device 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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Group Control
The Group Control tab allows you to perform simultaneous manual power
management at the outlet level on data groups that you have already created.
Note: 1. See Define Data Group, page 47, for details about creating groups for
power management control.
2. Not all NRGence models support outlet level power management.
Please see Supported NRGence Devices, page 5, and your User
Manual for further details.
Click on a group in the side bar and its page appears, as below:
Š The Outlets in Group section displays information about how many
outlets in the group are controllable or non-controllable.
Š The Power Control section allows to power on, off or reboot all of the
controllable outlets in the group simultaneously.
Š The Controllable Outlet Information section displays information about
the outlets in the group, such as their power status, device/rack/zone
location.
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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 Title and Author fields.
Enter the Time and Start from (when you want the report to begin), and
then enter the Period (options are hour, day, week, month, or quarter)
and the Duration (1–24).
Note: How far back the system stores data depends on your database
type. See Database Considerations, page 10, for details.
Group
In this field, select the date group that is the subject of the report. See
Report Management, page 31, 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.
After filling in the information, click Generate and the Set Group Total Power
window will appear, as shown on the next page.
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Set Group Total Power
Enter the Total Power (KWh) use of the data center. This information will be
used to calculate the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of IT equipment in the
data center by subtracting the IT energy use from the Total Power (KWh) use.
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 Group and Chart fields, and click Generate
Report Result
After you Generate the report it appears in a tabbed format in four parts – Line
Chart, Energy Saving Suggestion, IT Power Capacity, IT Inventory List, and
Power PUE as shown below. If chosen, the Line Chart is the first to appear:
Note: In any of the tabs, click Save to save the report in your desired location
(see Report Management, page 31, for specifying the location); or click
Choose Chart to return to the Generate Report page to adjust
parameters or exit.
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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 illustrations:
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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:
Power PUE
This report tab provides the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE), which
calculates how much energy is used by IT equipment in the data center. It
subtracts IT Power from Total Power to give you the PUE, as shown below:
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Report Management
This page allows you to select the Location 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 Author. Enter the
Title or Author 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.
After clicking Search, a list of Reports are displayed. Click Open HTML to
open the report in a browser to display it on a single page. You can also go to
the Report folder and open the individual CSV and PDF report files.
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Thermal Analysis
Generate Report
The Generate Report section allows you to establish the parameters and
schedule for your Thermal Analysis 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 Title and Author fields.
Enter the Time and Start from (when you want the report to begin), and
then enter the Period (options are hour, day, week, month, or quarter)
and the Duration (1–24).
Note: How far back the system stores data depends on your database
type. See Database Considerations, page 10, for details.
Group
In this field, select the date group that is the subject of the report. See
Report Management, page 31, for details.
Chart
In this field, check the analysis that components that you want to be
included in the report\.
Report Result and Report Management
The report results can be managed in exactly the same way as those generated
in the Power Analysis tab. Please reference sections Report Result, page 28,
and Report Management, page 31, for details.
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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. eco Sensors supports up to eight
local user accounts with administrator.
Note: eco Sensors does not support concurrent login sessions.
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User Information
To add a user, do the following:
1. Click Add. The New User page appears:
2. In the General section, key in a name and password in the User and
Password fields, and confirm the password.
Note: The default username and password length is six characters; this is
configurable to from 1–16 characters.
3. In the User Type section, select the user type. Options are Administrator
and User.
Note: Administrators have full access rights by default; users have no
access rights by default.
4. In the Permissions section, set the broad permissions of the user. To set the
device-by-device permissions for a User account, see Device Access
Rights, below.
5. Click Save to save your settings.
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Device Access Rights
Click on the Device Access Rights button to bring up a list of all the NRGence
devices in the installation. The list displays Device Name, MAC and IP
address, Model type and Rack information.
Use this page to set which individual NRGence devices the user has access to.
Put a checkmark in the box next to the device name to enable access, and then
click Save to save your settings.
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Device Management
Overview
The Device 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
NRGence models. Please see Supported NRGence Devices, page 5,
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 – the highlighted area will display yellow –
and then click New.
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2. In the window that appears, give the group a name and set a color, and
click Save:
3. The group appears as a Zone in the data center layout and its name appears
in the sidebar.
Note: 1. Once a zone has been defined in the data center layout, you cannot
modify its position or move it (you can only modify its name or
color). You must delete the zone by selecting it in the sidebar and
clicking Delete. Then, define a new zone.
2. For easy reference when there are multiple zones, when an
individual zone is selected in the list, the zone area flashes in the
diagram.
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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 Save. 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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Device Setup
The Device Setup section displays a list of the NRGence devices on your
installation and allows you to set detailed parameters for all the NRGence
devices – at the device, bank, outlet and sensor levels.
Note: 1. Click on the + sign next to All Devices in the side bar to expand the
tree.
2. Double click on a device in the side bar tree or main page list to go
directly to the device’s Device Settings page.
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Adding New Devices
eco Sensors software can automatically discover all NRGence devices located
on the same intranet. Click New to bring up the New Device window:
Method
Setup the subnet to be scanned or specific the IP address, and click Search. The
devices will then be displayed in a list.
Device SNMP Agent
This section allows you to set up your SNMP and system parameters so that
eco Sensors can connect to the NRGence devices in your installation:
1. Enter a Username/Community, Port ID and Trap Port for the events.
2. Set the timeout and retry values.
3. Select the SNMP version, Privacy, and Authentication protocols from the
drop-down 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 53.
5. Select the Device type and Click Search. The devices will then be
displayed in a list.
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Configuration Levels
Once a device is selected, available tabs are Device, Bank, Outlet, and Sensor,
depending on the device’s features and level of configuration. See the
following sections for details.
Device Level
1. Highlight the device you want to configure, and click Setup.
2. In the window that appears with the Device tab open, enter the Device
Settings (Basic/Advanced), as in the diagram and table below:
Device Basic Settings:
Advanced Settings:
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Device Info
This section displays the Name, IP, Model and Rack
information for configuration.
SNMP Agent
Configure the SNMP Agent here (see Device SNMP
Agent, page 40, for further details).
Sensor Location Type
Select the sensors’ locations from the drop-down menus.
Threshold
Set the device threshold settings (min.–max), using the
parameters provided, for:
Š Aggregate Current
Š Voltage
Š Aggregate Power
Š Aggregate Power Dissipation
Note: For these settings to appear click the Advanced
Settings radio button.
3. There are two save options: Click Apply to save these settings for the
specified device; or click Apply to same Model (Advanced Settings) to
save and apply these settings to all devices of the same model as the
specified device.
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Bank Level
1. Highlight the device you want to configure, and click Setup.
2. In the window that appears with the Device tab open, enter the Device
Settings and other parameters, as in the diagram and table below:
Device Info
This section displays the device Name, IP, Model and Rack
information.
Bank
Select an individual bank by clicking on the bank icon, and then
proceed to configure its parameters, as below.
Name
Give the bank a name (optional)
Threshold
Set the outlet threshold settings (min.–max), using the parameters
provided, for:
Š Current
Š Voltage
Š Power
Š Power Dissipation
Note: Depending on your NRGence device, not all these options may
be available.
3. There are two save options: Click Apply to save these settings for the
specified device; or click Save Apply to All Banks to save and apply
these settings to all banks on the same model as the specified device.
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Outlet Level
If your device supports outlet level monitoring (see Supported NRGence
Devices, page 5, and your User Manual for details), you can also set detailed
parameters for all the devices in your installation at the outlet level.
1. Click on the Outlet tab, highlight the device/outlet you want to configure,
and click Setup.
2. In the window that appears, enter the Outlet Settings, as below:
Device Info
This section displays the device Name, IP, Model and Rack
information.
Outlet
Select an individual outlet by clicking on the outlet icon, and then
proceed to configure its parameters, as below.
Name
Give the outlet a name (optional)
Configuration
Š Select one of the three choices for the Shutdown Method from the
drop-down menu – see Shutdown Methods, page 45, for details.
Š Set MAC address and Delay Time On/Off for the selected method.
Threshold
Set the outlet threshold settings (min.–max), using the parameters
provided, for:
Š Aggregate Current
Š Voltage
Š Aggregate Power
Š Aggregate Power Dissipation
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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.
Shutdown Methods
The three available shutdown methods are explained in detail below:
Š Kill the Power – If this option is selected, the NRGence device waits for
the amount time set in the Power Off Delay field, and then turns the
Outlet's power Off. Turning the power off performs a cold (non-safe)
shutdown.
Š Wake on LAN – This is a Safe Shutdown and Restart option. If this is
selected, when an Outlet is turned Off, the NRGence device first sends a
message to the computer telling it to prepare for a shutdown; it then waits
for the amount time set in the Power Off Delay field to give the OS time to
close down before the computer is powered down to standby mode.
Likewise, when the Outlet is turned On, the NRGence device waits for the
amount time set in the Power On Delay field, then sends an Ethernet
message to the computer connected to the Outlet telling the computer to
turn itself On.
Note: For Safe Shutdown and Restart, the computer must be running
Windows (Windows 98 or higher), and the Safe Shutdown program
(available by download from our website), must be installed and
running on the computer.
Š System after AC Back – This is a Safe Shutdown and Restart option. If
this is selected, when an Outlet is turned Off, the NRGence Device first
sends a message to the computer telling it to prepare for a shutdown; it
then waits for the amount time set in the Power Off Delay field to give the
OS time to close down before the computer is powered down.
When the Outlet is turned On, the NRGence device waits for the amount
time set in the Power On Delay field, then sends power to the server.
When the server receives the power, it turns itself on.
Note: For Safe Shutdown and Reboot, the computer must be running
Windows (Windows 98 or higher), and the Safe Shutdown program
(available by download from our website), must be installed and
running on the computer.
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Sensor Level
1. Highlight the device with the sensors you want to configure, and click
Setup.
2. In the window that appears with the Device tab open, enter the Device
Settings and other parameters, as in the diagram and table below:
Device Info
This section displays the device Name, IP, Model and
Rack information for configuration.
Sensor 1, 2, 3, 4
Set the sensor threshold settings (min.–max), using the
parameters provided, for:
Š Temperature
Š Humidity
Š Pressure
3. There are two save options: Click Apply to save these settings for the
specified device; or click Save Apply to same Model to save and apply
these settings to all devices’ sensors of the same model as the specified
device.
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Define Data Group
The Define Data Group section allows you to create groups of zones, racks,
devices or outlets for power management control. The List section displays the
Type of group (zone, rack, device, or outlet) and its Name, and the Members
section displays the individual zones, racks, devices or outlets that are in that
group.
To define a group, do the following:
1. Click Add to bring up the Data Group Information window, as below:
2. Give the group a name in the Group Name field.
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3. Select the type of group from the options in the drop-down menu. Options
are Zone, Rack, Device and Outlet.
Note: Zones must be defined before they appear in the List. See Zone
Define, page 36, for details.
4. Select the members of the group by clicking on them, or select everything
in the list by putting a check in the All checkbox.
5. Click Save to create the group. It now appears in the List on the main
opening page.
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System Management
Overview
The Sys Management tab allows you to set up the parameters for eco Sensors
software System settings and to use the SNMP protocol to connect to the
NRGence devices in your installation, as well as perform other maintenance,
database and task related functions.
Sys Settings
This section allows you to set up the eco Sensors software system parameters:
System Parameters
Š Enter the Service Delay time in seconds that the software will wait before
it requests new data from the Energy Box.
Š Enter the total size for the Data Center Layout, this will set the maximum
parameters for the devices in your eco Sensors software installation, as
displayed on the Energy and Device tabs.
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Š Enter a User Defined or Link to a (random) Device to set a Voltage value
for the Energy Box.
Note: The EC1000 measures current only. Enter a reference voltage value
here to calculate power and power dissipation in EC installations.
Š In the Others section you can set the default values that the eco Sensors
software will use for generating data.
Š The Currency drop-down menu allows you to select the type of currency
symbol to use.
Š Select the Temperature Unit: Celsius or Fahrenheit, to use for all
environmental calculations.
Š Check Enable rack full name to enable multi-language rack names. For
example, this feature allows you to use Chinese, Japanese, and other
characters when creating a rack’s name.
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SNMP Settings
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:
Default SNMP Agent Settings
This section allows you to set up your default SNMP and system parameters so
that eco Senors can connect to the NRGence devices in your installation:
1. Enter a Username/Community, Port ID and Trap Port for the events.
2. Set the timeout and retry values.
3. Select the SNMP version, Privacy, and Authentication protocols from the
drop-down menus.
4. Key in the Privacy and Authentication passwords.
Note: Certain parameters in this section must match those of all the
NRGence devices in the installation. See Synchronizing SNMP
Parameters, page 53.
5. Click Search. The devices will then be displayed in a list.
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SNMP Trap Receiver
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 53.
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Synchronizing SNMP Parameters
In order for eco Senors to access the NRGence 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.
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SMTP
To have eco Sensors email reports from the SMTP server, 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 Send
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 Email List 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. 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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Other Settings
The Other Settings page allows you to enable the Enquiry Service, and set the
Service port and Security string. This page is used to establish a connection to
a third party software’s billing service.
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Sessions
The Sessions page lists the clients that are connected to eco Sensors across the
network. SEE PAGE This page displays the username, client node IP address
and the time that the user logged in. Use the box to the left to select a client’s
session and click End Session to disconnect the user from the master node.
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Maintenance
The Maintenance function allows you to use eco Sensors to upgrade the
firmware of the connected NRGence device’s firmware. When you click the
Maintenance tab, the display opens with Firmware Upgrade 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 device’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.
Firmware File
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 NRGence devices. In the Select column, select the
device’s whose firmware you want to upgrade.
Firmware Version
Displays the device’s current firmware version.
IP Address
Displays the IP address of the selected NRGence device.
Upgrade Status
Displays the upgrade status of the selected devices.
Upgrade
Click this button to perform the upgrade on 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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Database
Database Settings
This section allows you to set MySQL database and Database Clean up
Options:
Use the Database Clean up Options to maintain your database size. Check
Keep data for and enter the number of months for the system to log data before
it begins to purge files. Check Delete oldest data to delete older data files first.
Database Capacity
This section gives you information about your current database capacity:
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Database Maintenance
This section allows you to backup and restore the systems database and
configuration information.
Data Import / Export
The Data Import and Data Export tabs allow you to import and export data
tables related to the Power Analysis, Thermal Analysis, and Billing
information.
Config Restore / Backup
The Config Restore and Config Backup tabs allow you to restore and backup
configuration data related to the eco Sensors software settings found in the
User and Device tabs, which include user account and device information.
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Tasks
This section allows you to schedule Group Power Control tasks (On/Off) using
built-in group parameters and schedule Configuration Backup tasks, which
automatically backup configuration data.
Group Power Control
These tasks can be performed on all devices, all racks, or all outlets. On the
main page, click Add to open the Add/Modify Task window, as shown below:
To schedule a group power control task, do the following:
1. Key in a Name for the task.
2. Select the task Type from the drop-down menu (Daily, Weekly, or Yearly).
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3. Select the Target Group from the drop-down menu.
4. Use the Scheduling section to set the power on and power off times, and to
add Exceptions to Yearly tasks.
Note: Exceptions will override all scheduling parameters.
5. Click Save to save the task. It now appears on the main page:
Select a task in Group Power Control Tasks main page and use the buttons to
Modify or Delete.
Configuration Backup
These tasks are set on a daily or weekly basis to automatically backup the eco
Sensors configuration data. On the main page, click Add to open the Add/
Modify Configuration Backup Task window, as shown below:
To schedule a configuration backup task, do the following:
1. Key in a Name for the task.
2. Select the task Type from the drop-down menu (Daily, or Weekly).
3. Select Save in folder or Save via FTP, and fill in the related information:
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Š Save in folder: Browse to select a location where backup is saved.
Provide the Username and Password for the folder if it is set with
security that requires authentication*.
Š Save via FTP: Enter the FTP Server, Port number, FTP Directory and
check the box to Log on anonymously. Provide the Username and
Password for the folder if it is set with security that requires
authentication*.
Note: If you provide a Username/Password for the folder, and the
folder is not set with username/password security, the Configuration
Backup task will not save the data.
4. Use the Scheduling section to set the days of the week (Weekly) and time
of day (Weekly/Daily) for the configuration backup task to begin.
5. Click Save to save the task.
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Billing
The Billing section allows you to calculate energy costs using actual usage to
create data and generate billing reports.
Settings
Š Single Rate: Enter the KW/per hour rate that you wish to use to
calculate your data center’s billing costs.
Š Dual-Rate: Use this option if your energy costs are split into peak and
non-peak hours. Peak: Enter the time of day (From) that the peak-rate
begins, how many hours (Duration) the peak-rate occurs, and the Rate
($/KWH) per hour. Non-Peak: Enter the non-peak Rate ($/KWH) per
hour.
Š Click Save.
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Generate Report
The Generate Report section allows you to establish the parameters for your
billing reports. The fields are explained in detail in the following table:
Field
Report Info
Explanation
Fill in the report name and the creator in the Title and Author fields.
Enter the Time which will represent when the report was created.
Enter the Type: Total: will give you a report that is an accumulation of
all the energy costs for all the racks. Rack: will give you a break down
of the energy costs accumulated by each rack.
Select a Month for which you wish to calculate the billing data for.
Note: Rack reports will take longer to generate as much more data is
required to provide the detailed billing information.
Group
In this field, click Add to select the data group(s) that is the subject of
the billing report.
After filling in the information, click Generate and a new window will appear
with the Total or Rack Billing Information, as shown on the next page.
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Total Report
From this page click Save to save the billing information, or Choose Chart to
return to the previous page and reconfigure the parameters for your billing
report.
Rack Report
From this page click Save to save the billing information, or Choose Chart to
return to the previous page and reconfigure the parameters for your billing
report.
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Report Management
This page allows you to select the Location 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 Author. Enter the
Title or Author 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.
After clicking Search, a list of Reports are displayed. Click Open HTML to
open the billing report in a browser and display it on a single page. You can
also go to the Report folder and open the individual CSV and PDF report files.
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Log
Overview
eco Sensors 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.
System Log
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.
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
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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
Š Export Log – click to save the contents of the log event list to file
Log Options
Use this tab to set your log Maintenance and Display options:
Events
Use this tab to set the Events that you want the system to log locally and/or be
sent out by email via SMTP. Check the events to Log or Email. For events to
be sent via email you must configure the SMTP settings (see SNMP Settings,
page 51).
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Chapter 9
Client
Overview
The eco Sensors Client software is installed on secondary computers and
allows access to the data provided by PDUs through the eco Sensors Master
(server) software. The eco Sensors Client connects over the LAN to log into
the eco Sensors Server to receive data about the PDUs. The eco Sensors Client
computers can access PDU information and energy usage, and have power
outlet control of the PDUs.
Installing eco Sensors Client
1. Double click on the eco Sensors Client exe file to open the installer. The
Welcome window appears:
Click Next to continue.
2. The License Agreement Windows appears:
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Click the “I accept the terms in the license agreement” button, and then
click Next to continue.
3. The Customer Information window appears:
Enter a User Name and Organization (optional), then the Serial Number
(which can be found on the cover of the bundled CD-ROM) and click
Next to continue.
4. The Ready to Install the Program window appears.
Click Next to continue.
5. As the client software installs a bar appears to show the Status:
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6. When the installation is finished the InstallShield Wizard Completed
window appears:
Click Finish to exit.
7. When the installation is complete, the eco Sensors Client icon appears on
the desktop and in the Start Menu → All Programs → ATEN → eco Sensors
Client folder.
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Logging In
Open the eco Sensors Client program by clicking the icon from the desktop or
start menu and the Login screen appears:
1. Enter the following information:
Server IP: The IP address of the computer running the eco Sensors Server
software.
Port: Port number of the eco Sensors Master computer. Default is 19999.
Username / Password: A username and password created on the eco
Sensors Server (see User Management, page 33).
2. Select your language. Options are: English (default); German; Spanish;
French; Italian; Japanese; Korean; Portuguese; Russian; Traditional
Chinese; or Simplified Chinese.
3. Click Login to bring up the Main Page.
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The eco Sensors Client Main Page
After you have successfully logged in, the eco Sensors Client 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
Menu Bar
The menu bar contains three operational categories:
Dash Board, Power Control and Group Control.
2
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
3
Logout / Monitor
Click on the far right button to log out of your eco
Sensors session.
Click on the Monitor icon to start the real-time
Energy Performance Indicator.
4
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Interactive Display Panel This is your main work area. The screens that
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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.
Device 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 Device Setup,
page 39, 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)
Bank
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; GRAY: Offline.
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Available Power Capacity
The Available Power Capacity displays the available power using a standard
formula for rack devices:
Total Power Capacity (KWh) - Power in Use (KWh) = Available Power
Capacity (KWh).
The box at the top right corner of the page displays the Average % of available
power for all the racks. The Var % uses the formula: Var(X) = E [(X-µ)2] to
calculate the variance value of all devices. You can move the mouse over each
rack to display the percentage of available power for that rack. The colors
represent the available power capacity for each rack displayed in 5%
increments.
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Overall Rack Cooling Effectiveness
This displays the Rack Cooling Index (RCI). RCI is a measure of how
effectively equipped racks are cooled and maintained within industry
temperature guidelines and standards, and functions as a useful cooling
performance metric. In addition to a graphical representation, this page also
provides you a ‘Hi” and a “Lo” for quick reference.
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 Rack Pressure Effectiveness
This displays the RPI.
Overall Rack Airflow Effectiveness
This displays the RAI.
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Overall Air Management Effectiveness
This displays the RTI.
Overall Indices Dashboard
This displays all five indices (RCI, RHI, RPI, RAI, RTI) for the last hour.
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Energy Saving Estimation
This displays energy savings estimates for Fan Energy (measured/potential)
and Chiller Energy (measured/potential/aggressive).
Rack Door Status
The Rack Door Status displays the open/closed status of each cabinet door
installed with an eco Sensors door sensor (EA1440, EA1441 or EA1442).
GREEN: Rack Door is Closed. GRAY: No Door Sensor Installed. ORANGE:
Rack Door is Open.
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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 0.5–4.5 U kWH per hour, 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 1.5 U 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 U 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 ∆A_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 ∆A_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 Control
The Power Control tab allows you to perform manual power management at
the device or outlet level.
Note: Not all NRGence eco PDU PE models support outlet level power
management. Please see Supported NRGence Devices, page 5, and your
User Manual for further details.
Click on the device in the side bar and its page appears, as below:
Device Status
Use the ON, OFF and Reboot options to manually manage device power.
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 manage individual outlet
power.
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Group Control
The Group Control tab allows you to perform simultaneous manual power
management at the outlet level on data groups that you have already created.
Note: 1. See Define Data Group, page 47, for details about creating groups for
power management control.
2. Not all NRGence models support outlet level power management.
Please see Supported NRGence Devices, page 5, and your User
Manual for further details.
Click on a group in the side bar and its page appears, as below:
Š The Outlets in Group section displays information about how many
outlets in the group are controllable or non-controllable.
Š The Power Control section allows to power on, off or reboot all of the
controllable outlets in the group simultaneously.
Š The Controllable Outlet Information section displays information about
the outlets in the group, such as their power status and device/rack/zone
location.
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