Sunbird dcTrack

dcTrack® is an award-winning, easy-to-use data center infrastructure management (DCIM) solution that provides you with real-time information about your facilities, networks and IT. dcTrack clearly visualizes your infrastructure to help you manage placement of your IT equipment, make informed capacity management decisions and keep accurate track of your data center assets. dcTrack is easy to implement, integrate, administer and operate, providing a fast ROI.

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Intelligent Capacity Management

  • Available power, space and network
  • Search, place and reserve IT equipment
  • Capacity trend and forecast

Change Management

  • Workflow for moves, adds and changes
  • Approvals and status
  • API's to third-party ticketing

Accurate Asset Management

  • All data center physical resources and logical connections
  • Maintenance and lease information
  • Intelligent rack asset strip

Visualization

  • Dashboard
  • Floor plans
  • Rack and row elevations
  • Power chain
  • Network and data ports

Power and Energy Management

  • Accurate view of power usage
  • Easily monitor energy trends

Raritan - Intelligent Asset Tracking - AMS/AMT

Even modest-size data centers have a large number of IT assets, from servers to storage to networking equipment, that need to be tracked. Often this is done ad hoc, using Excel® spreadsheets and Visio® diagrams which become very labor intensive. Missing just a few moves, adds or changes can quickly make a spreadsheet asset-tracking system obsolete. Often this asset information is out of date within weeks.

With Raritan’s unique Asset Management Tags (AMTs) and Asset Management Sensors (AMSs), data center operators can now have an accurate, automated, real-time inventory of all IT assets and their locations, down to the 1U level. AMT and AMS can be combined with Raritan’s dcTrack® data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software which is designed to track assets, determine capacity in a number of areas and manage changes.

The asset tag is based on a 1-Wire unique ID chip that has a 64-bit value. The ID chip is molded in a round, plastic carrier together with a metal ring and a gold contact to provide an electrical connection to the asset tag reader, the AMS. The AMS segments are modular and have a magnetic backing to allow easy installation on metal rack rails. A port is available on one end to provide a connection to Raritan’s SNMP gateways – PX® intelligent rack PDUs or the EMX environment/rack controller.

Asset Management Tag (AMT)

  • Unique electronic 64-bit value, 1-Wire ID chip
  • Unique scannable ID bar code matching the electronic ID chip
  • Industrial adhesive patch to attach tag to IT device
  • Magnetic connector to attach tag to the AMS

Asset Management Sensor (AMS)

42U, 45U, 48U and 54U rack options

  • Magnetic connector for AMT, one per 1U space
  • Multicolored LEDs, one per 1U space
  • Magnetically mounts to existing racks
  • Connects to Raritan PX intelligent rack PDU, PX inline meters and EMX environment/rack controller. (PX firmware version 2.2 or higher, EMX firmware version 2.0 or higher)
  • PX and EMX provide power to the AMS so no extra power supply is needed


AMS Gateway: Raritan EMX or PX

  • Raritan’s EMX environment/rack controller and PX rack iPDU act as the AMS SNMP gateway via standard UTP cable and RJ-45 interconnects
  • EMX and PX provide power to the AMS
  • The SNMP interface can be used by any third-party asset management system. It offers the following features:
  • Reading all asset tag IDs per rack and its physical location within a rack
  • SNMP TRAP in case of an asset tag ID change event
  • Setting an RGB color LED indicator for each 1U slot

with dcTrack Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Software

  • Visualize a group of cabinet elevations
  • View asset details such as make, model, maintenance period, current, add and edit server, and network devices
  • Alert for physical changes at the rack to ensure asset accuracy

Let Us Know

If you have questions or have special considerations, we invite you to contact us.  Click the link below or give us a call at (800) 570-5755.  We're here to help.

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