Infrastructure Management and Planning Tools

Infrastructure management and planning tools give owners a complete pictorial visualisation of their data centre’s structure, allowing them to analyse, plan, deploy and operate their key assets from one central position.


Avocent Data Center Planner

Data Center Planner is a visual infrastructure planning and management solution within the Emerson Network Power strategic framework for data center optimization. It provides data center management with accurate and complete information about where devices and equipment are located, their current capacities and their growth.


Comprehensive Visualization - Innovative graphics are dynamically updated as equipment is installed, decommissioned or moved within the infrastructure.
Plan with Confidence - Sophisticated modeling and predictive analysis capabilities (i.e., what-if scenarios) are easily created using a drag and drop interface. The project planning features help organizations stay organized and see the impact of changes before they occur, allowing them to prioritize activities and reduce the risk associated with changes.
Know Your Capacity - The unique rack timeline capabilities (offered only in Data Center Planner) offer insight into exactly when/how rack capacity (space, power, network) will be impacted by changes over time.
Know Your Inventory - The single repository eliminates the need for personnel to conduct labor-intensive audits and update multiple spreadsheets, freeing up resources and improving management efficiency.
Exchange Critical Data with Other Departments - The standardized API supports the exchange of data to allow businesses to share critical information across departments and enables strategic operations management and planning.

Add even more control: Integrate with DSView 3 management software

Data Center Planner can be configured to work closely with DSView 3 management software, Power Manager plug-in and the hardware portfolio Avocent has to offer. By leveraging the power of the Avocent portfolio and the associated infrastructure hardware, you have the ability to successfully manage your environment within the data center or around the globe. No other vendor offers the combination of robust data center planning, change management and integration with the Avocent active infrastructure products.



Avocent DSView Management Software

By consolidating all data center management functionality into a single interface, DSView™ 4 management software delivers the complete data center control necessary for the 24/7 data center. DSView 4 management software enables secure, out-of-band, centralized management of all connected IT and network devices in today’s often complex and geographically dispersed data centers.


When used in conjunction with KVM appliances, serial console appliances, service processor gateways and PDUs, the hardware and software combine to allow IT administrators to remotely access, monitor and control target devices on multiple platforms at numerous locations–anywhere, anytime. Avocent DSView 4 management software provides data centers with secure, centralized management for physical and virtual IT assets. By allowing administrators to remotely diagnose and modify any managed device, regardless of the health or status of the OS or network connection, DSView 4 management software makes data center management and remote offices more accessible, extensible and secure.