Tree Navigation Control

There are three ways to navigate to a device. First, you can use the search functionality. Second, you can use the Visual Navigation Control. Finally, you can use the tree navigation control.

The RAMP DCIM tree navigation control allows users to navigate through locations and devices. There are three ways to navigate through the tree (selectable using the dropdown list at the top of the tree):

  • Hierarchy – devices are sorted into physical locations
  • Device Types – devices are sorted into groups based on the type of device
  • Logical Groups – servers are sorted into the logical group(s) into which they are a member

By selecting the search option, you can also perform a search and have the results displayed in the tree.

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Basic Tree Controls

hierarchyHome Display tree view (hierarchy, device, logical groups)

hierarchySearch Display search view

hierarchyCollapseMenu Hide the tree control

hierarchyExpandMenu Show the tree control

hierarchyRefresh Refresh the tree control

You can also reduce or increase the width of the tree control by positioning the mouse on the right side of the tree control (until the cursor changes into a sizing shape) and dragging to the left or right.

hierarchyExpandNode Click to expand a node.

hierarchyCollapseNode Click to contract a node.

Click on a node to display the dashboard for the node (either a location or a device).

The status of the location or asset will be displayed. Click or hover over the help icon to display the help legend:

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Dragging and Dropping Using the Tree Control

You can change the location for a device or location by clicking on the entity to be moved and then dragging it to the new location. In the tree to the left, for example, you could change the location of Rack AA – 12 from St. Louis to Kansas City by clicking on the rack and dragging it to the Kansas City node in the tree.

You can also drag items from the tree control to other controls. For example, you can drag servers to a rack PDU/RPP to set its power source. To do so, first display the rack PDU/RPP dashboard. Next, drag a server from the tree control to an available outlet on the rack PDU.

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You can also use this drag and drop capability to do the following:

  • add a device to a rack
  • add a device to a logical group
  • add a device to an outlet on a rack PDU/RPP to set its power source
  • add a device to a breaker on a PDU/RPP panel to set its power source
  • add a device to a bus bar, UPS, or static transfer switch to set its power source
  • add a device to a lease
  • add a device to a purchase
  • add a device to a service contract
  • add a device to a warranty
  • add a device to a network port to set its network connection

Device Types

The RAMP DCIM tree navigation control allows users to navigate through locations and devices. Select the Device Types option from the drop-down list to sort devices into groups based on the device type.

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To view all of the devices in a device type category, click the + to expand the device type to show the devices.

Just as in the other views, clicking on a device in the tree will bring up a display of that device.

The Device Types view also provides the ability to display rolled up information based on device type. To display a summary of all of the Rack PDUs, for example, click on the Rack PDU/RPP node. A summary of all Rack PDUs/RPPs will be displayed.

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Note: Values do not take into account unplaced and reserved assets.

Clicking a device type will provide a list of all of the devices of that type. You can select a location using the Location drop-down list to limit the list of devices to those in the selected location. Some devices may have different breakdown views of the data. The server overview page, for example, provides a visual view of server power versus CPU utilization.

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Blade Enclosure

Overview

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Advanced Options – Add New

This option allows you to manually add new equipment to the blade enclosure. Select the type of device you want to add and complete the form.

Advanced Options – Merge Into

Use this option to merge this blade enclosure into another asset. This option is provided because there are instances where the auto-discovery process may not be able to automatically match multiple interfaces for the same device. If there is not sufficient information returned to positively identify that the two discovered interfaces are part of the same system, they may be added as two different devices. The Merge Into action will allow you to merge the devices into a single system.

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You will be asked to select the asset into which you want this blade enclosure merged. Select the device from the tree control and then click the OK button. Click Cancel to cancel the merge process.

IMPORTANT – This operation cannot be reversed, so please be certain that the assets being merged are physically the same system!

If you do accidentally merge two systems which should not have been merged, your only recourse is to delete the new merged system and rerun the discovery process to find both systems again.

Blade Server

Overview

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Advanced Options – Merge Into

Use this option to merge this blade server into another asset. This option is provided because there are instances where the auto-discovery process may not be able to automatically match multiple interfaces for the same device. If there is not sufficient information returned to positively identify that the two discovered interfaces are part of the same system, they may be added as two different devices. The Merge Into action will allow you to merge the devices into a single system.

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You will be asked to select the asset into which you want this blade server merged. Select the device from the tree control and then click the OK button. Click Cancel to cancel the merge process.

IMPORTANT – This operation cannot be reversed, so please be certain that the assets being merged are physically the same system!

If you do accidentally merge two systems which should not have been merged, your only recourse is to delete the new merged system and rerun the discovery process to find both systems again.

Camera

Overview

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Live View

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Environmental Monitor

Overview

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Properties - Sensors

Click the Sensors option to display the sensors provided by the environmental monitor.

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  • Name – name of sensor
  • Type – type of sensor
  • Location – indicates where the sensor is located
  • Rack Position – specifies where the sensor is located (front, rear, internal, ignore)
  • Value – current value returned by the sensor

Click the edit icon image307 to change the sensor configuration. The following form will be displayed:

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Choose one of the following values for position:

  • Front – sensor is located at the front of the rack
  • Rear – sensor is located at the rear of the rack
  • Internal – sensor is internal
  • Ignore – sensor should be ignored

Internal and ignored sensors will not be aggregated in the average values.

Expansion Module

Overview

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The expansion module overview page displays basic information on the expansion module including serial number and asset tag as well as the location. Only the name and location are editable. Serial number, asset tag and firmware versions are determined either by discovery or manually by the user when the asset is added.

Expansion modules can be added to many assets. RAMP’s auto-discovery will determine if an asset has any expansion modules and these will be added automatically. An expansion module can also be added manually by right-clicking on any asset and selecting the menu item “Add New Expansion Module” as below and enter required information in the popup form.

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Generator

Overview

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The generator overview page displays general information for the device and allows you to set the display name, location, and the power source for the unit. The graph displays the generator power usage for the past day, week, or month.

In Row Cooling

Overview

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The in-row cooling overview page displays general information for the in-row cooling device and allows you to set the display name, location, and the power source for the unit. The cooling graph displays the cooling demand and cooling output for the past day, week, or month. The temperature graph displays the rack inlet temperature, supply temperature, and return temperature for the past day, week, or month.

Network

Overview

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The network overview page displays general information for the network device and allows you to set the display name, location, and the power source. The connected devices panel displays a list of all connected devices. Click Show Active to show all active ports or Show All to show all ports.

Properties – Network Interfaces

This option will display a list of the network interfaces.

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Properties – Network Path

This option will display both upstream and downstream network connections.

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Other Devices

Overview

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Patch Panel

Overview

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This option will display the patch panel connections.

PDU/RPP

Overview

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The PDU/RPP overview page displays general information for the device and allows you to set the display name, location, and the power source for the unit. The 1st graph displays the PDU/RPP power usage for the past day, week, or month. And the 2nd graph displays the PDU’s power usage based on its panel(s).

Overview – Panels

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Double-click on one of the panels in the Panels section to display the panel.

The breakers for the panel will be displayed. For each breaker, the following information will be displayed:

  • Current – current in amps
  • Powered Equipment – equipment being powered by this breaker
  • Breaker Size – size of the breaker in amps

Equipment can be moved to the Powered Equipment field by simply dragging the equipment from the tree view to the desired breaker on the panel.

If the PDU/RPP is monitored, it will return the breaker sizes for each branch. If not, the user can edit the breaker sizes by clicking on the breaker size and changing the value.

Rack

Overview

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The rack overview page will display the following information:

  • Rack Contents

    • Each rack-mounted device will be displayed in its appropriate location and size in the rack
    • Reserved devices will be indicated by highlighting the rack unit in blue

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    Reserved blade chassis is indicated by the blue background for rack units 25-34.

  • Rack View

    • Select either the front or rear view of the rack by clicking either the Front or Rear radio button
    • Select the view of the rack from the drop-down list
      • Image – displays rack with image views for all devices
      • Device Type – displays rack contents color coded by type of device
      • Status – displays rack contents color coded by status of device
      • Power – displays rack contents color coded by power use
      • Temperature – displays rack contents color coded by temperature
      • Humidity – displays rack contents color coded by front humidity
      • Blanking Panels – allows you to add or remove blanking panels; to add a blanking panel, click on an empty rack location; to remove a blanking panel, click an existing blanking panel

Properties – Location Status

This option shows all assets within the rack which are not in a normal state.

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Properties – Sensors

Click the Sensors option to display the sensors in the rack.

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The sensors view displays all sensors located within the rack, whether they are a sensor contained within a server, a temperature or humidity probe attached to a rack PDU, or any other sensor connected to a device.

The following sensor information is displayed:

  • Name – name of sensor
  • Type – type of sensor
  • Source – where RAMP DCIM gets the sensor data; this could be a server, a rack PDU, an environmental monitor, etc.
  • Location – indicates where the sensor is located
  • Position – specifies whether the sensor is located (front, rear, internal, ignore)
  • Value – current value returned by the sensor

Click the edit icon image320 to change the sensor configuration. The following form will be displayed:

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Choose one of the following values for position:

  • Front – sensor is located at the front of the rack
  • Rear – sensor is located at the rear of the rack
  • Internal – sensor is internal
  • Ignore – sensor should be ignored

Internal and ignored sensors will not be aggregated in the average values.

Properties – Shelves

This option allows you to add, remove, and view any shelves in the rack. Shelves can be used to place equipment in the rack which doesn’t mount in the rack (modems, for example). Click Add Shelf to add a shelf. The following form will be displayed:

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Enter the starting and ending rack units for the shelf and click OK to create the shelf or Cancel to cancel.

The new shelf will be displayed on the Shelves page.

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To add equipment to the shelf, simply drag and drop assets from the tree view to the shelf.

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The rack view will display the shelf with a shaded area representing the size of the shelf. Hover the mouse over this area to show the contents of the shelf. Double-click on the area to bring up the Shelves page.

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Properties – Zero U Devices

Click the Zero U Devices option to display the zero U devices in the rack.

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Zero-U devices are devices in the rack which do not use up any rack-mountable space (such as a vertical power strip).

Advanced Options – Add New

This option allows you to manually add new equipment to the rack. Select the type of device you want to add and complete the form.

Advanced Options – View Racks in Row

This option allows you to view all racks that are in the same row as the rack.

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Rack PDU

Overview

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If there are reserved devices (devices which will be added to the rack PDU/RPP but aren’t currently connected), a Projected Power line will be added to the power graph. This line is an estimate of the impact of adding the reserved devices to the rack PDU. This is a great way to test the impact of adding new devices without risking exceeding a breaker capacity and potentially taking equipment down. The reserved device will be labeled “(Reserved)” and will be highlighted in blue.

Properties – Setting Warning Threshold

The warning threshold will be set by default to 80% of the capacity. This can be changed from the properties page.

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Click the Warning Threshold field to bring up the following dialog:

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Set the warning threshold (in percent of total capacity).

Click Apply to all Rack PDUs/RPPs checkbox to set the threshold for all rack PDUs.

Properties – Credentials

This option allows you to set the credentials for controlling the rack PDU/RPP outlets (if supported by the rack PDU). The following form will be displayed:

SNMP v1/2c

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Enter the community string and click Save to save.

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Select Authentication Algorithm from the drop-down list.

Enter and confirm Authentication Password.

Select Privacy Algorithm from the drop-down list.

Enter and confirm Privacy Password.

Users with Administrator privileges can click the Show Password checkbox to display passwords.

Click Save to save the new credential.

Properties – Outlets

This option allows you to view the rack PDU/RPP outlets, including the connected equipment, power, bank, and phase. The status icon will display the status of the outlet (on, off, changing state).

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To edit the outlet name, bank, or phase, click the image335 edit icon.

Note that outlet names, banks, and phases can also be defined from the Models option off of the main action menu. Select Rack PDU/RPP from the device type drop-down list.

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Click the image337 Edit Outlets icon to edit the outlets for the model. The following form will be displayed:

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Note that the form will vary based on the number of available outlets for the rack PDU.

Using the grid form, you can define the name, bank, and phase for the outlets.

Click Save to save the new settings or Cancel to cancel the changes.

If the rack PDU/RPP has controllable outlets and you have the necessary privileges (administrator or power user), you can control the state of the outlet by clicking on the status icon.

For outlets which are currently on:

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Click Turn Off to turn the outlet off, Cycle to cycle the outlet (turn off and then turn back on), or Cancel to take no action.

For outlets which are currently off:

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Click Turn On to turn the outlet on or Cancel to take no action.

To add a device to an outlet, simply drag and drop the icon from the hierarchy or device tree to the outlet.

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To delete a device from an outlet, click the image342 trashcan icon to the right of the device to be removed.

Rack / Tower UPS

Overview

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The Rack / Tower UPS overview page displays general information for the Rack / Tower UPS and allows you to set the display name, location, and the power source. The power graph displays the average and maximum power for the past day, week, or month. The total and usable (80%) capacity is also displayed on the graph to show you the available power available for the UPS.

Server

Overview

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Properties – Hardware

Displays the server hardware (processor, memory, network interfaces, disk drives, logical storage)

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Properties – Software

Displays the installed software.

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Properties – Virtual Machines

Displays the virtual machines running on the server and the resources being used by the virtual machines.

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Advanced Options – Merge Into

Use this option to merge this server into another asset. This option is provided because there are instances where the auto-discovery process may not be able to automatically match multiple interfaces for the same device. For example, a server may be discovered by the discovery process through its network interface as well as through its baseboard management controller (BMC) interface. If there is not sufficient information returned to positively identify that the two discovered interfaces are part of the same system, they may be added as two different servers. The Merge Into action will allow you to merge the devices into a single system.

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You will be asked to select the asset into which you want this server merged. Select the device from the tree control and then click the OK button. Click Cancel to cancel the merge process.

IMPORTANT – This operation cannot be reversed, so please be certain that the assets being merged are physically the same system!

If you do accidentally merge two systems which should not have been merged, your only recourse is to delete the new merged system and rerun the discovery process to find both systems again.

Transfer Switch

Overview

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The Transfer Switch overview page displays general infromation for the device and allows you to set the display name. The Connected Devices section will list any devices connected. The graph displays the voltage usage for the past day, week, or month.

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Overview

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The undefined section will list all devices which were not discovered correctly by the discovery process. This section will also list the Protocols which were used to establish communication and show if they failed or if they were unsuccessfull to communicate.

UPS

Overview

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The UPS overview page displays general information for the UPS and allows you to set the display name, location, and the power source. The power graph displays the maximum power for each phase for the past day, week, or month. The total and usable (80%) capacity is also displayed on the graph to show you the available power available for the UPS.

Utility

Overview

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The utility overview page displays general information for the utility. The power graph displays the average and maximum power for the past day, week, or month. The total and usable (80%) capacity is also displayed on the graph to show you the available utility power. The projected power is calculated by summing all of the reserved devices which are powered by the utility.

Properties – Power Properties

This allows you to set the properties of the utility, including the total capacity (in kilowatts). It also allows you to define how you want the utility power to be calculated.

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The utility data sources can be one of the following:

  • Power Meter – power is measured by meter
  • Manual – set the power manually
  • Let RAMP DCIM Calculate – let RAMP DCIM calculate power

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If Power Meter is selected, choose the power meter from the location search.

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If Manual is selected, enter a value for the power in kilowatts.

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Let RAMP DCIM calculate the total power based on devices powered by the utility.

Virtual Server

Overview

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The Virtual Server overview page displays general information for the virtual server and allows you to set the display name. The graph displays the CPU and memory usage for the past hour, day, week, or month.

Properties – Hardware

Displays the virtual server hardware resources (processor, memory, network interfaces, disk drives, logical storage)

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Properties – Software

Displays the installed software.

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Advanced Options – Merge Into

Use this option to merge this virtual server into another asset. This option is provided because there are instances where the auto-discovery process may not be able to automatically match multiple interfaces for the same device. If there is not sufficient information returned to positively identify that the two discovered interfaces are part of the same system, they may be added as two different devices. The Merge Into action will allow you to merge the devices into a single system.

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You will be asked to select the asset into which you want this virtual server merged. Select the device from the tree control and then click the OK button. Click Cancel to cancel the merge process.

IMPORTANT – This operation cannot be reversed, so please be certain that the assets being merged are physically the same system!

If you do accidentally merge two systems which should not have been merged, your only recourse is to delete the new merged system and rerun the discovery process to find both systems again.

Logical Groups

You can group assets into logical groups. This allows you to group equipment from a customer or a department, or to group equipment based on functionality or application. The logical group will display the number of assets of each type, the total assets, and the total power being used by the logical group.

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Only IT equipment (blade enclosures, blade networks, blade servers, blade storage, network devices, network storage, servers, and virtual servers) can be placed in a logical group. You can set the logical group for an asset from the asset’s Properties->Logical Groups menu option or by dragging and dropping an asset from the navigation tree to the logical group.

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To remove an asset from a logical group, click the trashcan icon to the right of the asset in the equipment list.