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Data Center Operation | Managing Virtual Sensors

Published date: 20 December 2018

Issue:
Process for managing virtual sensors in StruxureWare Data Center Expert

Product Line:
StruxureWare Data Center Expert (DCE)

Environment:
StruxureWare Data Center Expert (all versions)

Resolution:

Virtual Sensor Limits
Creating Virtual Sensors
Modifying/Deleting Virtual Sensors

Virtual Sensor Limits

Virtual Sensors Limits are defined within the release notes of Data Center Expert:
https://help.ecostruxureit.com/display/SWDCDOC/PDF+Library#PDFLibrary-ReleaseNotesadditional

Creating Virtual Sensors

1) Desktop Client > Device Menu > Create Virtual Sensor.
2) Select the type of operation you want to create, either Average or Total.
3) Select the type of sensor you want the virtual sensor to be based off of.
4) Select the device groups that contain the devices which have the sensor values. Click Next.
5) Check the box next to the individual devices that contain the sensors. Click Next.
6) Check the box next to the individual sensors. Click Next.
7) Provide a Virtual Sensor Name.  Click Next.
NOTE: Although changing the name after the fact is possible, it is not recommended to change the name as the name change may not propagate through all views, including the web API.
8) Choose the device group that the Virtual Device will be added to. Click Finish.

Modifying/Deleting Virtual Sensors

Navigate to the Virtual Sensors Pane (usually in the bottom section of the Desktop Client).  If this pane is not currently showing, you can open it by: Window Menu > Device > Virtual Sensors.

Removing Sensors from Virtual Sensor
1) Right-click on the virtual sensor and select Edit.
2) To delete a sensor from the virtual device, select the sensor and then click Remove Sensors.
NOTE: Multiple Sensors can be selected using the CTRL+Click or SHIFT+Click operations.

Adding Sensors to a Virtual Sensor
1) To add additional sensors click on the Add Sensors... button.
2) Select Device Group(s). Click Next.
3) Select Device(s). Click Next.
4) Select Sensors(s). Click Finish.

Deleting a Virtual Sensor
1) Right-click on the virtual sensor within the Virtual Sensors pane.
2) Click Delete.
3) Confirm to Delete by clicking OK.

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