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Datacenter Management Module

Enclosure

An Enclosure is a cabinet generally fitted with doors and side panels. Enclosures may contain baffles, fans, and other features. Then can be mounted inside a Rack or directly fitted on the wall.

Enclosure Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Rack Foreign key to a(n) Rack Yes
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
NB U Numeric value (could be negative) No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
Description Multiline character string No

Tabs

Tab Description
Contacts All the contracts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Devices All the devices in this enclosure
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item

Creating a new Enclosure

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Enclosure” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: an Enclosure is considered as impacting all the devices (Network Devices, Servers, Storage Systems, etc.) that are located in the Enclosure, the Application Solutions that this Enclosure is part of, as well as the contacts (Persons, Teams) directly linked to the Enclosure.
  • Depends on: an Enclosure has no dependencies.

PDU

A PDU (Power Distribution Unit) is a device fitted with multiple outputs designed to distribute electric power, especially to racks of computers and networking equipment located within the data center.

PDU Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Rack Foreign key to a(n) Rack Yes
Power start Foreign key to a(n) Power Connection No
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
Description Multiline character string No

Tabs

Tab Description
Contacts All the contracts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item

Creating a new PDU

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Power Connection” in the dashboard:

Then select “PDU” in the form below:

And click “Apply” to display the PDU creation form:

Relations

  • Impacts: an PDU is considered as impacting all the devices (Network Devices, Servers, Storage Systems, etc.) that are connected to the PDU, other PDUs connected to this one, the Application Solutions that this PDU is part of, as well as the contacts (Persons, Teams) directly linked to the Enclosure.
  • Depends on: a PDU has no dependencies.

Power Source

A Power Source is used to document in iTop any kind of power source (main power inlet, breaker…) that is not a PDU.

Power Source Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
Description Multiline character string No

Tabs

Tab Description
PDUs All the PDUs using this power source
Contacts All the contracts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item

Creating a new Power Source

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Power Connection” in the dashboard:

Then select “PowerSource” in the form below:

And click “Apply” to display the Power Source creation form:

Relations

  • Impacts: an Power Source is considered as impacting all the devices (PDUs, Network Devices, Servers, Storage Systems, etc.) that are connected to the Power Source, the Application Solutions that this Power Source is part of, as well as the contacts (Persons, Teams) directly linked to the Power Source.
  • Depends on: a Power Source has no dependencies.

Rack

A computer Rack is a metal frame used to hold various hardware devices such as servers, hard disk drives, other electronic equipment. The available space inside a Rack is mesured the unit “U” (One U corresponds to 1.75 inches of space between each hole on the metal strips on the sides for screwing the devices in place)

Rack Properties

Name Type Mandatory?
Name Alphanumeric string Yes
Organization Foreign key to a(n) Organization Yes
Status Possible values: implementation, obsolete, production, stock No
Business criticity Possible values: high, low, medium No
Location Foreign key to a(n) Location No
Brand Foreign key to a(n) Brand No
Model Foreign key to a(n) Model No
NB U Numeric value (could be negative) No
Serial number Alphanumeric string No
Asset number Alphanumeric string No
Move to production date Date (year-month-day) No
Purchase date Date (year-month-day) No
End of warranty Date (year-month-day) No
Description Multiline character string No

Tabs

Tab Description
Contacts All the contracts for this configuration item
Documents All the documents linked to this configuration item
Tickets All the tickets for this configuration item
Enclosures All the enclosures in this rack
Devices All the physical devices racked into this rack
Provider contracts All the provider contracts for this configuration item

Creating a new Rack

Click on the “Overview” menu:

And click on “Create a new Rack” in the dashboard:

To display the following form:

Relations

  • Impacts: an Rack is considered as impacting the Application Solutions that this Rack is part of and the contacts (Persons, Teams) directly linked to the Rack.
  • Depends on: a Rack has no dependencies.
2_1_0/datamodel/itop-datacenter-mgmt.txt · Last modified: 2018/12/19 11:40 (external edit)
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