The PDU data entry form has an optional field for PDU models. However, defining a PDU model is required if the PDU is rack mounted and/or you want to track the ports of the PDU.
Menu : Data Center > PDUs > PDU Models
Adding a PDU Model
The only required field is the name of the model. Please choose a descriptive name so it is easy for you to pick between different models when defining PDUs.
Add size if it going to be rack mounted.
You can add size for left mounted or right mounted PDUs as well (e.g. 10U or 20U); otherwise, for a rack display with either a left- or right-mounted PDU, the size default is 20U.
The Depth defaults to half depth. The other option here is full depth.
With the image field, you can bring your own image into the rack display for the PDU.
Manufacturer is self explanatory.
Adding Ports for the PDU model
This step is critical if you want to define any ports for the PDU.
The PDU model acts as a template for the ports in the PDU. You cannot directly add ports to the PDU. PDU ports for a PDU can only be created based on PDU models.
A PDU model is primarily a set of output connection types and a port count. For example, for an APC pdu with (16) NEMA 5-20R ports, you would add 16 for the port count and NEMA 5-20R for the Port type.
You can add your own port types and multiple types of ports with varying numbers of port counts are allowed.
Also, any changes to PDU ports in the PDU model will not change any existing PDUs defined based on this model. Only new PDUs will be affected.