With cage space management, the data center operator can import CAD drawings, apply grid-based naming for floor-mount equipment and utilize cage drawing tools and cage power modeling.
Converting a closed shape into a cage
Any closed polyline shape in the CAD drawing can be converted into a cage. In the co-lo overlay, use the Detect walls tool to select the shape and then double-click it to turn it into a cage. The cage is assigned a named based on its floor coordinates and the area of the cage is automatically calculated.
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Drawing, splitting and deleting a cage
With the draw wall tool you can create walls and split cages. Press and hold Shift to draw consecutive wall segments.
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Splitting cages with the Draw wall tool
Split a cage into two parts without deleting existing cage settings. The power connections are preserved when splitting a cage, and you can move the receptacles between the cages in the split cage dialog box.
- Draw the walls in the existing cage using the Draw wall tool.
- In the Split cage dialog box choose which cage will inherit all settings and history of the original cage. The history will appear in the audit trail for that cage.
- Configure the properties and power connections of the cages.
Split cage dialog box
If you have used the Draw Wall Tool to split a cage, you can delete the wall and merge the cages.
Delete the wall by right-clicking the wall and selecting Delete. In the Merge Cages dialog box you can merge cages or delete cages. If you select Delete cages, all the settings and history of the cages will be deleted. If you choose to merge the cages, you must choose which of the cages that should preserve the history and settings, and which of the cages will be deleted. Power connections for both cages will be preserved.