Best Practices for Network Connectivity to Intelligent Rack PDUs – Vertiv Geist Rack PDUs

15 November 2019

This white paper reviews best practices for network connectivity to intelligent rack PDUs. In a typical environment intelligent rack PDUs are deployed for remote power monitoring and environmental monitoring at the cabinet level. Each intelligent rack PDU requires a network connection which means the network switch needs to have capacity to connect to each intelligent rack PDU. What if the network switch did not have enough ports available to connect to each intelligent rack PDU, or the cost of adding additional network switches was expensive and there were budgetary constraints? What if there was a single point of failure by using a daisy chain. Find out how using the fault tolerant daisy chain feature on the Vertiv Geist PDUs enables you to reduce the cost and complexity of adding intelligent rack PDUs to your data centre.