Here is a collection of tips and tricks for configuring cooling in the application. If you have any tips of your own that could be useful to others, feel free to share them by adding a comment to the bottom of the page.
Adjusting estimated power load and cooling airflow
You can improve the accuracy of the cooling estimates to fit your particular setup by providing the system with as much information about the power and cooling in your data center as possible. More...
Viewing CI values in the Cooling view
If you do not see CI values as expected for some equipment in the Cooling view, see Troubleshooting why Capture Index values do not display.
Customizing colors and temperature thresholds
In the 3D view, you can click the icon at the bottom of the thermometer to customize the temperature range. You can adjust the thresholds for maximum and minimum temperature and customize the colors of the temperature scale.
If the thermometer does not show, click the arrow icon to invoke it.
To customize the graphical representation of the velocity arrows, use the settings in Tools>Preferences.
These settings define how the arrows will indicate the velocity in the Floor Layout Floor Plenum view and in the 3D Velocity plane. The different velocities will be represented as arrows of a certain length or color.
Dragging InRow OA cooling units into the layout
If you cannot drag an InRow OA cooling unit into the layout, you may be trying to drag it into an unsupported position.
InRow OA cooling units are positioned over a hot aisle between two rows of racks to move the source of cooling close to the heat load in a thermal containment system.
Drag a Hot Aisle Containment system into the layout before dragging an InRow OA cooling unit between the rows.
When using the duct-to-ceiling feature please make sure that you balance the airflow. The amount of airflow coming from the ducted racks should be similar to the amount of airflow to the ducted cooling units. If there is a large unbalance the air will leak in or out from the ceiling. This is handled by the cooling calculator, but the results can be difficult to interpret.
One indication that the calculations encounter an under-pressure in the ducted ceiling is that the Cooling Load on the cooling units is very low.