Before connecting rack PDUs, you must add rack-mount equipment and rack PDUs to the layout by dragging these from the local genomes to the rack.
- In the Floor Layout, right-click the rack and select Properties > Power.
- In the Properties dialog box, select a rack PDU and click Edit to enter the connection details.
Note: You can pair power consumers in the Properties dialog box. Use Shift+click to select two power consumers and click Pair. The paired consumers will now appear in the Paired power consumers table. You can split a pair by selecting it and clicking Split. Paired power consumers are primarily used in a co-location facility to provide power redundancy at the rack or cage level. Simulated impact will show failover loads for each receptacle. See more here.
Positioning rack PDUs within the rack
In the rack layout the rack PDUs can be positioned using drag and drop. The new positions will be reflected in the navigation tree, but the changes can only be made in the rack layout.
Rack PDUs with extended information
From 8.3 release in genome library there are rack PDUs with additional banks and outlets definition. Thanks to this extension user can now connect end power consumer in rack to selected outlet. Power phase and output voltages are then found automatically by the system, based on upstream connections. When connecting rack PDU to power supplier, based on the inlet type only relevant breakers are shown for selection to avoid errors in power path configuration.
In order to check whether a rack PDU supports bank and outlet information, right-click the rack PDU and select Properties > Power. There is an information about extended power information, Power Outlets and Voltage Outputs fields are not editable, and it is possible to configure Internal breakers derating.