Add or edit a rack

Screen component

Description

Name

A name to identify the rack. Depending on how the rack is added or discovered, the rack name can be automatically generated or entered manually. You can edit the name of a rack, but the procedure varies depending on how the rack was added.

Data type:

A maximum of 48 alphanumeric characters, spaces, and special characters with no leading spaces.

Thermal limit

The thermal limit, in watts, for the rack. If you specify a thermal limit, the appliance analyzes the equipment in the rack to determine if it might exceed the limit. If you do not specify a thermal limit, not set displays.

Data type:

A value greater than or equal to 1.

Serial number

A serial number associated with the rack. This is an optional value. If you do not specify a serial number, not set displays.

Data type:

A maximum of 255 alphanumeric characters, spaces, and special characters with no leading spaces.

Rack height

The height of the slots in a rack, in rack units (U).

When you change the rack height, the rack height is calculated automatically. If your rack height is different from the calculated value, update the Height to override the default configuration.

Data type:

A value between 4 and 60

Height x width x depth

The physical dimensions (height, width, and depth) of the rack, in mm or inches (depending on your browser locale setting).

The default width and depth values are based on standard HPE rack sizes.

Dimension

Data type

Height

A value between 304.8 and 3058 (mm), or 12 and 120.3 (in)

Width

A value between 304.8 and 1828.8 (mm), or 12 and 72 (in)

Depth

A value between 304.8 and 1828.8 (mm), or 12 and 72 (in)

Rack diagram

A visual representation of the rack and its slots.

You can add devices to the rack diagram by dragging them from the device list to the diagram, or by selecting devices in the device list and clicking the Add button.

Devices search box

Enables you to filter the device list to narrow down the list of devices or to locate a specific device by name

Device list

Displays devices that you can add to the rack (devices in other racks are not displayed)

Add button

Click the Add button to add the selected device to the rack. The Edit rack device details dialog box opens enabling you to configure the device before adding it to the rack.

Buttons

See Button functions for information about how buttons operate.