Switched PDUs

Switched PDUs

Geist switched PDUs provide hands-on control, even from miles away. While monitored PDUs can display information remotely, only switched PDUs offer the ability to use that data and disable individual power outlets. Manage critical issues that arise with the click of a few buttons on a smart phone or computer. Disable problem equipment by cutting power to specific outlets, reboot equipment remotely by cycling power, and save time and money by avoiding sending technicians to the source of the issue.

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Special Features

Outlet Status Feedback

Geist’s proprietary feature enables real-time feedback of each individual outlets status. Through the power strip GUI you receive a warning if the actual status of the outlets is different than the one being shown. Visual confirmation of a relay’s failure to change state is given so you can be sure that the outlets are indeed On or Off.

User-Friendly Web Interface

Geist’s Monitored PDU’s help users keep an eye on remote conditions from a secure web interface. The web interface provides an overview of your environment using real time data. All measurements are logged allowing users to collect data for trending and capacity management. Monitored PDU’s have flexible access rights and security settings with up to three access account levels, as well as LDAP support for easy integration into existing user access management procedures. It offers secure access through the web and supports HTTP and HTTPS protocols.

Customizable Alarms with Escalation

Geist’s Monitored PDU’s can trigger escalating alarms if temperatures, or other environmental variables fall outside a specified parameter. Receive SNMP, email to text message alert notifications when user-adjustable thresholds are exceeded.

Environmental Monitoring

Monitoring PDUs have two environmental sensor ports with the ability to track climate information: temperature, airflow, humidity, dew point and additional environmental variables. This data is available through any web browser and is SNMP and JSON API compatible for easy tracking of critical data, without the use of any external software. It is simple to capture all the data, analyze trends and resolve issues immediately. Pair with Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software for a comprehensive, single-pane-of-glass view of your entire data center infrastructure.

Colored Chassis

Colored Chassis for Power Distribution UnitsGeist offers colored chassis options to help data center personnel easily identify the input feed of each PDU, helping create proper load balancing of attached equipment and minimizing error that could lead to accidental downtime.

Outlet Level Monitoring

Switched Outlet Level Monitoring

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While monitored PDUs display information remotely, only switched PDUs have the ability to control individual power outlets. In addition to its switching capabilities, the outlet level monitoring PDUs track granular power consumption data of all equipment. The Max Group Amps (MGA) feature offers an extra level of protection, preventing circuit overload by letting users set the threshold for maximum number of amps.

Simply capture the data needed to analyze trends and resolve issues before they lead to costly downtime. With a click of a few buttons users can disable problem equipment by cutting power to specific outlets, rebooting equipment remotely, and avoiding the need to send technicians to resolve issues onsite, saving time and money. With flexible access rights and security settings, create and manage user accounts to promptly handle issues when they arise.




Switched Unit Level Monitoring

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With a click of a few buttons users can disable problem equipment by cutting power to specific outlets, rebooting equipment remotely, and avoiding the need to send technicians to resolve issue onsite, saving time and money. Create and manage user accounts to promptly handle issues when they arrise with flexible access rights.

Switched PDUs provide a comprehensive view of power usage in a data center. The monitoring display offers quick access to the PDUs power readings: Current, Volts, Watts, Power Factor and kWh’s. By monitoring these critical variables, data center managers can evaluate energy-usage trends and ensure maximum uptime.

 

Support

Outlet Level Switched Manual

 
RCU-O, RCM-O Download

 

Power Firmware


Geist Upgradeable Firmware

Geist Upgradeable Firmware
Geist Upgradeable Firmware

Firmware for all Geist Upgradeable devices

Version: 3.2.0
Release Date: 04/19/16

We’re pleased to announce firmware version 3.2.0.  This firmware release includes improved stability, resolution of performance issues and additional enhancements.

Bug Fixes:

  • Fixed issue where graphs were rendering improperly.
  • Fixed issue where CCAT would not include sensor type in trap.
  • Fixed issue that was causing units to not poll configured NTP server.
  • Fixed issue where uppercase letters could not be used in email addresses

Enhancements

  • Added functionality to separate the ability to enable/disable SNMP v1/v2c and SNMP v3 independently.
  • Added ability for users to set hostname on device
  • Added device reboot button to GUI
  • Improved RSTP functionality
  • Improved graph scaling to show available data regardless of what time frame is selected.

R-Series v4 Firmware

R-Series v4 Firmware
R-Series v4 Firmware

Firmware for all Geist R-Series v4 devices

Version: 4.4.0
Release Date: 07/11/2016

We’re pleased to announce firmware version 4.4.0. This firmware release includes improved stability and performance as well as additional enhancements.

Where possible, it is recommended that the PDU is rebooted prior to applying the update to v4.4.0 by pressing the grey reboot button on the face of the PDU.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue where SNMP trap where CCAT would not include sensor type in trap
  • Fixed issue that was causing units to not poll configured NTP server
  • Fixed issue where uppercase letters could not be used in email addresses
  • Fixed issue where web page would refresh when logging in
  • Fixed issue with selecting authentication and privacy types in SNMPv3
  • TLS security and encryption standards updates
  • Fixed issue with sending emails via Open Relay
  • Fixed issue with SNMP outlet data not present on RCO and RCU units
  • Fixed issues with periodic status report configuration
  • Fixed issue where users may be unable to set timezone
  • Corrected ‘peak’ labels to ‘max’ on certain measurements
  • Fixed issue with SNMPv1/v2c always responding to ‘public’ community
  • Fixed issue where energy and voltage values were swapped in alarms *After updating to version 4.4.0 any alarm set in the PDU GUI for energy or voltage should be reviewed*
  • Removed support for RS2

Enhancements

  • Added functionality to separate the ability to enable/disable SNMP v1/v2c and SNMP v3 independently.
  • Added ability for users to set hostname on device
  • Added device reboot button to GUI
  • Added ability to upload SSL certificates
  • Created Web Server page under System menu. Moved HTTP/HTTPS settings from Network configuration page to Web Server page. SSL certificate upload is also located in Web Server page.
  • Changed Firmware Update page to Utilities page. New page includes options to Restore Defaults, Reboot Monitoring card, update firmware and Factory Access settings.
  • Outlet power on state now defaults to ‘last’ (Switched RCM and RCU only)
  • Delta load currents added to SNMP MIB
  • Multiple GUI optimizations

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R-Series v3 Firmware

R-Series v3 Firmware
R-Series v3 Firmware

Firmware for all Geist R-Series v3 devices

Version: 3.16.3
Release Date: 07/29/16

We’re pleased to announce firmware version 3.16.3.  This firmware release includes improved stability, resolution of performance issues and additional enhancements.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed issue with email alerts not sending when SSL/TLS connections are required.
  • Fixed issue where the MAC address was not reporting on standard OID.

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Geist ASU

Geist ASU
Geist ASU

The Geist Automated Smart Updater (ASU) is a software tool for simultaneously updating multiple Geist IP-enabled devices

Download Geist ASU v1.18.0.19

Updated to work with R-Series firmware 4.4.0

Legacy Updates

Legacy Updates
Legacy Updates

Firmware for legacy R-Series devices is available here.

Click here to download RSE firmware
Click here to download RSMINI firmware
Click here to download RSMINI163 firmware
Click here to download RCM-O firmware
Click here to download RCM/RCU firmware
Click here to download RSM firmware
Click here to download RSP firmware
Click here to download RFC firmware

Changes contained in version v2.98 (6/29/2011):
-Note: Temperature logs were rescaled in v2.94. If updating from firmware before v2.94 temperature logs will be rescaled after updating to this firmware. Please download and save your log history prior to updating if you wish to maintain it.

-Fixed RSMINI163 IO port traps going out with wrong trap ID

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FAQs

Geist's FAQ section aims to answer specific questions related to this product offering. If you need further support, please contact Tech Support directly.

Switched PDUs FAQs

What is the maximum number of switched outlets I can have?

You can have up to 48 switched outlets.

Do you have options for any other national outlets instead of NEMA?

Yes, Geist supports switched power strips with UK (BS1363) and Schuko (CEEE7) style outlets as well as the ability to combine either of these with IEC C13 and C19 outlets.

Do I need specific Geist software to monitor and control the PDU?

No, Geist utilizes HTTP, JSON, SNMP protocols to ensure that you can use most browsers and SNMP platforms to get the full use of your Geist power strips with your own choice of software.

What sensors can I use with the PDU?

You can use any Geist Digital Sensor directly with the power strip as well as any Geist Analog sensors through our A2D convertor. See Monitor product page for more details.

How many sensors can I use?

Each PDU supports up to 16 sensors by using a splitter to gain extra ports. All sensors are automatically added to the power strips GUI when connected.

Do I have the option to purchase PDUs in various colors?

Yes, Geist offers its power distribution units in various colors to:

  • Identify input feed A/B, for racks with multiple connected PDUs
  • Identify which phase/circuit a single phase PDU is connected to