Adding & Removing Files


Adding & Removing Files
Main page select the files tab, this will show all the files that are currently uploaded into Racktables, and the object that they are linked to. It is possible to either unlink the file or to delete it completely.

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It is also possible to add and remove files directly to the object. From the Main page select Objects, click the Files tab then choose the file to upload, click the page icon to save.

The Files tab in Objects also shows any linked files that are already uploaded, to unlink click the scissors icon. This does not delete the file.

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Running Reports


Running Reports
Report options within Racktables are fixed and it is not possible to filter the data shown. From the Main page, click the Reports Icon.

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System
Shows information on the Dictionary, Rackspace and Tags

RackCode
Basic Rack Statistics

IPv4
Network Statistics

IPv6
Network Statistics

Ports
Hardwired Ports Statistics

802.1Q
Vlans per domain

Expirations
Hardware, Software and Support contract expiry within the last year or next 90 days

Data Integrity
Any data integrity violations are listed here

Removing a Rack, Row or Location


Removing a Rack, Row or Location
To Remove a Rack
Prior to removing a Rack all objects in the Rack must be deleted. Please refer to the deleting an Object instructions.

If you need to remove a complete Rack, from the main page click Rackspace and then select Rack by clicking on the Rack name. Select the Properties tab, click the bin icon and confirm that you want to delete the Rack. You will be taken back to the Rackspace page and the Rack will have been deleted.

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To Remove a Row
Prior to removing a Row all Racks must be deleted. Please refer to the deleting a Rack instructions above.

From the main page select Rackspace, click the name of the Row that you are deleting. Select the Properties tab and then click the bin icon to delete the Row. Confirm you want to delete the row, you will then be taken to the Manage rows tab and the row will no longer appear.

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To Remove a Location
Prior to removing a Location all Rows must be deleted. Please refer to the deleting a Row instructions above.

From the main page select Rackspace, you will not see the location on the Browse tab as there is now nothing assigned to it. Click on the Manage locations tab, if the location still has Rows assigned to it the bin icon will be greyed out. Click the bin icon next to the location you wish to delete, you will get confirmation that the location has successfully been deleted.

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Removing an Object


Removing an Object
If you need to remove an object from Racktables completely from the main page, click Object. From the list of Objects select the Object name you wish to delete. Click the Properties tab, scroll down and click the bin icon beside the Actions box. Confirm that you want to delete the object by clicking ok and it will have been removed.

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Marking and un-marking a faulty object or rack


Marking and un-marking a faulty object or rack
Marking an Object or Rack as faulty in Racktables causes the object or rack to turn red, meaning that it can be easily identified.

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Marking an Object as faulty
To mark an object as faulty, from the main page select Objects. Click on the properties tab, and tick the box that says has problems. It is worth adding a note in the comments section with regards to what the fault is. Click the hard disk icon to save.

Marking a Rack as faulty
To mark an entire rack as faulty, from the main page select Rackspace. Click on the name of the rack that is faulty, select the properties tab and tick the box that says it has problems. A note should be added in the comments section with regards to what the fault is. Click the hard disk icon to save.

Removing faulty status from Object
To remove the faulty status from an object, from the main page select Object. Select the properties tab, untick the box that says has problems. Click the hard disk icon to save.

Removing faulty status from a Rack
To remove the faulty status from the entire rack, from the main page select Rackspace. Click the name of the rack that is currently marked as faulty, select the properties tab, and untick the box that says has problems. Click the hard disk icon to save.

Filtering Objects


Filtering Objects
filtering in Racktables to filter by Tag, Rack or Row. Tags can be set for anything that    you require, for example virtual servers. Filtering makes it quicker to view a group of objects, this is useful if you are planning work that will effect one Rack, Row or object type.

To filter by tag from the main page click objects. On the left hand side you will see a Tag filters box, tick the tags that you want to filter for and the applicable objects will appear under the objects section.

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Clicking on the Row/Rack or Container name that is in blue, this will show you all objects that are in that Rack or Row.

To clear tags, untick the tag boxes and the object list will refresh automatically.

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Assigning IP Addresses to Objects


Assigning IP Addresses to Objects
Connecting an Object to an IP address couldn’t be easier. Go to the IP tab, within the properties of your object.

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Within the OS Interface field, type the name of the NIC you want to give an IP address to. In our example we have used “iLO” and “eth0”
In the IP address field, simply type the IP address you have given the device/server
The type field defaults to “Connected” – That’s fine for most circumstances – Have a look at the drop down for other options that might apply
Click on the + sign to add the NIC, with it’s new IP address in
Repeat for other NIC’s

Updating Object Properties


Updating Object Properties
Racktables main page, select Objects. You will see a list of all the Objects that are currently entered in Racktables.

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Properties
General information on Hardware, Operating system and support expiry date. To save information click the hard disk icon.

Log
Manually entered notes for the object.

To save information click the page icon.

Rackspace
The currently location of the object within the rack.

To move the object untick the boxes on the left hand side, select the rack from the right hand side and then tick the boxes on the left hand side to show the location in the rack.

To save the new location click the save button in the centre of the screen.

Ports
This shows the physical ports on the object, including any linked ports.

To add a port, type the port name, select the interface and press the plus symbol.

To delete a port, click the minus symbol next to the port name, the port is instantly removed.

To link a port, click the spade icon next to the port, select the port from the pop up box. click Link at the bottom of the pop up box to save.

To unlink a port, click the scissors icon under the Link or Unlink port for the port you want to unlink.

IP
This shows the port that is currently in use, the IP address that is currently assigned and the network that the IP address belongs to.

See Assigning IP addresses to objects for details

NATv4
Documents any NAT translation services that are in use.

Select the Object IP address from the drop down, type in the port number, then select the target IP address and port number, click the plus icon to save.

Tags
This identities what tags are currently applied to the object. If you need to add a new tag to the tags menu, you need to go to Configuration on the main page.

To add a tag to an object, tick the box next to the tag name and click the hard disk icon to save.

To remove a tag from an object, untick the box next to the tag name and click the hard drive icon to save.

To remove all tags click the broom icon and all tags will instantly be removed.

Files
Files can be attached to an object in Racktables, and will appear under the files tab. Files can also be added under the Files section of the main page, a file can be linked to multiple objects.

Adding a Rack


Adding a Rack
Rackspace section click on the Row that you want to add racks too, click the add new rack tab and the “rack” will appear. Add the name, height and asset tag (if needed). You can also add relevant tags to the entire rack, these will apply to all object within the Rack. Once the information is entered click the page button to save, you can add multiple racks simply by repeating these steps.

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Adding an Object


Adding an Object
click the Object icon. Click the Add more tab, from the drop down list select the object type. Type in the Common Name, Visible Label and the Asset tag. Press the Go! to save the Object.

It is possible to add multiple Objects at once, these can be either the same type or different.

If they are different types  Select the Object type, complete the common name, visible label and asset tag, repeat for each Object that you want to add. You can also add Tags at this point, but any tags selected will be applied to all the objects that you add. Once you have entered all the information for the Objects you want to add click the Go! button to save.

If they are the same types: In the Same type, same tags box type the Object name, press enter, type the next Object name, repeat until you have entered all the Object names. Select the Type from the drop down box, and select any required Tags. Press the Go! button under the Same type, same tags box to save

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Click the Browse Tab and you will see the object you added and that is is currently unmounted. Click the Object Name, Click the Rackspace tab, select the Rack from the left hand menu. On the right hand side you will see a diagram of the rack, tick the appropriate boxes to show where the object is in the rack. Click the save icon in the centre of the page

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Next click the properties tab, complete all the relevant information for the object and then click the hard disk icon to save. Click the IP tab, under the OS interface type the port name, then enter the ip address, select the correct option from the Connected drop down, click the plus symbol to save the information.