How to use cages in data center – with StruxureWare Data Center Operation v7.5


How to use cages in the data center In this video: Walls and cages, wall
placement and types. I will define wall types for my data center. There are some standard types supplied with the
Genome Library. I will copy them from Genome Library to
my Genomes. In my Genomes I can modify these types
as necessary. I will change this wall material to glass and rename the wall type accordingly. I will set the mesh wall to default. The default type is used by the wall drawing
tools when creating new walls. Cage walls are typically aligned to floor
tiles. but they are not placed on the edge. The cage wall is mounted on the tile, leaving the
adjacent tile free. The corner will be formed by placing a wall on
this tile or that tile. Leaving these three tiles free. We model this by drawing a wall with two
lines. The gray line indicates which tile is
occupied by the wall. Notice the blue circle indicating the snap point on a
corner of a tile. The red snap point is snapping to the existing wall. It is possible to change a wall type after
drawing a wall. Individual wall segments can be of
different types. The wall type is indicated by dashes on the gray
line. Let’s look at this in 3D! We have three sides reaching ceiling, mesh front and a glass panel. Solid and glass walls change the airflow in
the room. Notice how hot air is contained inside the
inner walls. Let’s change solid walls to mesh. The mesh wall prevents unauthorised physical
access but does not restrict airflow inside
the room. Let’s examine doors in the data center. There are some standard door types supplied with the Genome library. These can be added to Genomes and further customized. A typical building has standard door sizes, but you can add various lock types. Remember to save Genome edits, before placing doors in the floor layout. Drag a door from Genomes and it will snap to a wall. Use guides to accurately position the door. The door can be further customized. This is a large sliding door. Sliding doors do not require a clearance
area. Standard swing doors require a clearance
area. This is the place for the door to open. I will change the lock types for these doors. Notice the different color of the doors in the
floor layout. This color illustrates the lock type. The door handles in the 3D view are colored
accordingly. The door material is assumed to match the
wall, but in 3D all doors look solid. If you have a the colocation license, cages have
additional functionality. Cage floor space is calculated
automatically and included in the total floor space
calculations. It is possible to assign a customer, add power consumption, and specify power receptacles for a cage. Various KPIs are recorded and stored for a
cage. These two cages share one common wall. If I delete this wall, I have the option to delete both cages or merge them into one. When merging, one cage becomes the
‘parent’. The new cage will inherit the parent’s properties. Notice how the merged cage inherited owner
and contracted power. It is also possible to add a new wall that will split a cage in two. Again, I must decide which of the two
new cages will inherit properties of the parent. I can distribute power receptacles between
new cages. Notice how properties are transferred to the
bottom cage.

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