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Method and system for automatic power topology generation between devices and PDU

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202009D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-01
Document File: 5 page(s) / 94K

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Abstract

This article discribed a method and system for automaticly generating the power topology between devices and PDU.

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Method and system for automatic power topology generation between devices and PDU

The new method presented by this article is:
1. Every rack component sends out one encoded unique identifier by power module through power line.

1). Power module UUID is encoded to one unique identifier, and sent out by power module.

2). This identifier is sent out automatically when rack component power up or specific request is received.

3). This identifier could be electrical signal via AC line.
2. PDU receives the encoded identifier and decodes it to device information, then sends an event to management software.

1). The identifier is decoded to device information by PDU firmware.

2). PDU save the identifier information in order to support management software query.

3). The decoded device information will be sent out by PDU as an event to management software .
3. Management software could get the mapping information of rack component and PDU outlet by receiving event or query .

1). Management software updates the inventory/DB and the topology view.

2). The power consumption data can be saved and accumulated.
4. For any mapping change, management server will receive event from PDU, and update mapping information automatically .

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Server-Outlet topology will be updated automatically in the management software whenever the physical association is changed.

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