Is anyone using i-doit for capacity planning in a data center? Most good tools like APC capacity manager, itracs and Avocent Infrastructure Explorer run from $50,000 to $200,000 US for about 100 racks once you start adding up all the licences needed. I have recently installed:
Rack Monkey - http://flux.org.uk/projects/rackmonkey/ It is is pretty simple but it looks like only one developer and very light on features[[/li]
RackTables - http://racktables.org/ - more developers (still not many) and more features than Rack Monkey. Can use SNMP to pull some data like switch ports[[/li]
i-doit seems to have many more features and a much nicer gui/presentation. I have just installed on Centos 5.4 and I am starting to add devices, locations … but I have not found any way to report on capacity relating to power or free RU
Can reports be run to show available RU in a rack, room, building or total?
Can i-doit use snmp to pull data from devices like switches or managed CDUs (cabinet power distribution)
The workflow is something I am very interested in as it looks like it would make tracking facility MAC (Moves, Adds, Changes) easy to follow.
Sorry for the holiday delay. Actually you can use reports (separate Report Manager needed) to furfill your capacity planning concerns. But we also think about a more integrated way of capacity planning… With that you could ask i-doit where to place the next server, depending on space, power or climatic concerns.