IT & Network Infrastructure : Raritan Dominion Racks Up Smart Power Control

 
 
By eWEEK Labs  |  Posted 2008-10-22
 
 
 

Raritan Dominion Racks Up Smart Power Control

 

Raritan Dominion Racks Up Smart Power Control

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I was able to track real-time current, voltage and watts consumed on a per-outlet basis. This type of detailed energy insight is the basis for making sound decisions about energy conservation and data center capacity planning.

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I created alerts based on power usage, temperature and humidity measurements provided by the Dominion PDU installed in my equipment rack.

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Raritan has taken a great deal of care to give granular technician access to the Dominon PDU. Here I added myself to the "network operations" group, which restricts my access to only those outlets that power the switch in my equipment rack.

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I set thresholds for minimum and maximum voltage, line current, and temperature to govern when the Dominion sends SNMP alerts to my operations monitoring console.

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Setting more thresholds for alerts. Now for the temperature and humidity probes connected to the Dominion and strategically placed inside my equipment rack to monitor incoming and exhaust air temperature and humidity levels.

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The Dominion PDU is a sophisticated device that is fully manageable over the network. Here I set up typical network settings to integrate the appliance into my test network.

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