When adding equipment to the floor and rack layouts, you may experience that the product you have in your physical data center and want to add to your data center model does not exist as a standard component in the system's Genome Library yet.
The Genome Library is a public generic library containing thousands of measured server power profiles, as well as storage and switch specifications and is continuously growing. However, it does not include all products in the market as soon as they are released so some products may not be in the database yet. You may also need a genome that is slightly different from one in the library. In this case, you must create a new genome with more precise information in your local genomes.
Creating new genomes based on generic components
You can use the generic components to configure a product that does not exist in the Genome Library.
For example, some network and compute units are not included in the Genomes yet.
Use the generic network and switch components as templates and customize the properties to match your product:
To add network products, use:
- Generic Switch Enclosure
- Generic Switch Module
To add blade products, use:
- Generic Blade Enclosure
- Generic Blade
To add other not yet supported equipment, use for example:
- Gap (items over which cables and cooling lines can be routed (such as a walkway or ramp)
- Block (solid items over which cables and cooling lines cannot be routed (such as a support column)
You can also use the generic components to configure custom equipment, such as half size racks and other custom solutions.
It is possible to import genomes into your local genomes. You may find this useful when editing existing custom genomes.
- Select Planning>Data Center in the Application bar.
- Select File>Import>Genomes.
- In the Open dialog box that appears, browse to, and select the file (*.cat format provided by Schneider Electric).