Example: Datacenter Deployment Example
A Logic-Driven Asset Management Model
Using LightsOn™, the management of complex datacenters can be simply modeled and then managed. Using our Omnibus Architecture, LightsOn™ captures and models every type of information available. The figure below shows an example of one datacenter scenario where:
- Group: Represent the company
- Enclosures: Represent organizational units and physical locations. In this example we have the following nested enclosures of Division > Building > Datacenter Rooms
- Assets: Include servers, disk arrays and tape backup systems i.e. physical items with presence, traits and measurable attributes (Weight, Temperature, Size, Age and Value). All Assets can contain sub-asset classes.
Furthermore, for each area of application, specific entities can be added that add new information dimensions. LightsOn allows any number of these, examples of which can be:
- A “Source” object, in this case is the originating organization of the asset “the hardware manufacturer” providing specific information about each asset
- A “Support” object that brings into LightsOn™ all the information about maintenance support contracts for each asset
A “Project” object allowing visibility and management of assets used in a cross-department or multi-company project.