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Oracle® Rack Cabinet 1242 Power Distribution Units User's Guide

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Updated: March 2018

Set Threshold Parameter Values (Enhanced PDU)

The Metering Overview page displays the power information for each PDU input, as well as a graphical measurement of the values. After you set current threshold parameter levels, the page shows the graphical measurements in different colors, depending on how you set the threshold levels. See Monitor the Enhanced PDU (HTML Interface) for more information.

Note -  Screenshots with the reset functionality are from FW version 2.01. The reset functionality is not available beginning with FW version 2.02.
  1. Access the PDU metering unit from a system on the network.

    See Access a Metering Unit on the Network (Enhanced PDU).

  2. Click on the Parameter link and log in as either an admin or user.

    See Login Information.

    The Parameter page displays and identifies the PDU inputs and phases. Depending on your PDU, you might have one or more inputs with one or more phases per input. See Understanding the Relationship Between Inputs and Outlet Groups for a description of PDU inputs.

    image:Figure showing a Parameter page that includes three Inputs with                             three phases each.

    Note -  The Clear Energy for the Input and PDU option allows you to reset Energy to zero to begin monitoring from “0”.
  3. For each input, type in current levels for each threshold parameter.
    1. For each phase of the input, set the following parameters (in amps):
      • Info – A value when the attached equipment is using less current than expected.
      • Warning – A value when the attached equipment is using more current than expected.
      • Alarm – A value when the equipment is using a critical amount of current and requires immediate attention
    2. Set the Out of Balance current level for the entire input.

      A PDU can become out of balance if one phase uses more current than the others. Set the out of balance parameter to the number of amps that one phase cannot use more than any other in the input. For example, if you set this parameter to 5, and phase 1 uses 12 amps of current and phase 3 uses 4 amps, the Metering Overview displays an out of balance error message.

      Note -  If the PDU input contains only one phase, the Out of Balance parameter is not available.
    3. For each phase of the input, set the following parameters (in volts).
      • Warning – the minimal nominal operating voltage.

      • Alarm – the minimal allowable operating voltage.

    4. (Optional) If you have enabled SNMP control for the PDU, you can enable SNMP control for each PDU input.

      If you enable SNMP on the Net Configuration page, you enable SNMP for all inputs in the PDU. However, you can disable or enable SNMP control of each PDU input from this page. See Enable and Configure SNMP (Enhanced PDU) for more information about SNMP settings.

    5. Click the Submit button to set these threshold parameter values for the input.
      • For FW version 2.01, the Reset button is available to reset all values.

      • Beginning with FW version 2.02, the Reset button is not available.

  4. Repeat Step 3 for each PDU input.