Working with Asset Provisioning
The system recommends the best location for a server in the rack layout, using available space, cooling, and power capacity to optimize capacity utilization and avoid stranded capacity.In the Planning>Asset Provisioning perspective, use the Installation Requirements pane together with the Provisioning Map view of the room and Provisioning Match view (available as tab at the bottom of the layout pane) to highlight the best position in the rack layout for a selected piece of equipment you want to add from Genomes or move from Navigation or a layout position.
To effectively identify the best location for the selected equipment using this feature, ensure the system is set up correctly, including the appropriate rack PDUs, UPS and PDUs, and power paths.
When you use the Add Asset to Best rack option, the system recommends the best position based on your setup: available space, cooling and power. This could be information about supported voltage, redundancy, tag associations, rack PDU plug types*, load balancing on the different phases, weight, and available network ports.
Color-coded messages in the Provisioning Match pane guide you in finding the optimum location for the selected equipment.
*For racks that contains rack PDUs with outlets information user can select power outlet type which should be used for power connection. Outlet selection is not available when room contains only rack PDUs without outlets definition. When rack contains mixed rack PDUs versions both can be advised even outlet is selected by user as missing outlet type on one of the rack PDU does not eliminate it from use.