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Katie (Vertiv)
Feb 19, 2019 at 21:16 UTC | Geist

It is almost moving time!

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Jan 7, 2019 at 17:08 UTC | Geist

WatchDog 15-PoE


Can I connect WatchDog 15-PoE to WiFi?

  • Mo (Vertiv) Jan 7, 2019 at 19:01 UTC

    Yes, you can interface the Watchdog with a WiFi to Ethernet adapter (something like this) and integrate the WD with your WiFi network.

Jul 5, 2018 at 18:48 UTC | Geist

APU (RCURN082) DHCP Configuration Issues

We have a standardized hardware package and network configuration we roll out to each of our remote offices that includes a DHCP scope for our mobile workforce.  We've been testing Geist APUs to see if they would be a good fit in our environment; and were very disappointed to learn from a Geist support engineer last week that the DHCP configuration on these units can't be disabled or overridden?!?
When we plug the unit into the network and power it on it obtains a DHCP address from the available pool, which is great because that gives us a starting point to login and begin configuring it.  Given of our standardized configuration we want the units to have the same final octet IP address in each office (just like our routers, switches, firewalls, UPSs, etc.) -- an address that falls outside of our "standard" scope.  We can add a second (pseudo) interface with the desired IP address; but being unable to disable the original interface means the unit ends up holding two addresses on the same subnet.  The only means we can find to assign the desired specific IP is to create a second, single-IP scope with a reservation for the MAC address of the device in every office.
This seems counter-productive, given how other network devices function.  We are reconsidering including the devices in our environment; but were hoping someone here on SW might be able to offer lessons from the road already traveled.
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  • sshowers Jul 9, 2018 at 14:44 UTC

    It's been three days.  Firmware is up-to-date.  I posted here as a warning to others because I started with support (Ryan) and the answer I got was, "The PDU cannot specify the address that it is assigned to." (see my original post).  I now have five units in the field, only one of which can be accessed remotely (the one still running firmware 5.0.2).

  • Scott (Geist Global) Jul 9, 2018 at 15:37 UTC

    I apologize for the issue you are having.  I would like to dig into this further and see if we can get this solved.  Can you DM me your contact information so I can pull up the support ticket?


Katie (Vertiv)
May 25, 2018 at 15:47 UTC | Geist

Rack temperature monitoring: The secret to comfortable data center equipment

Temperature monitoring isn't just about what's happening; it's also about what could happen. Read our latest blog post: http://bit.ly/2knd4Al

Katie (Vertiv)
Apr 30, 2018 at 17:17 UTC | Geist

If a tree falls in the data center, does it make a sound?

You don't need a philosopher to tell you that a falling tree will cause some serious damage and most likely knock a lot of IT infrastructure offline. (Although it does beg the question: Why was there a tree in your data center in the first place?)

The point is, a lot can go wrong in the data center. A much better way to discover a disruption is to learn about it before it happens.

Read the full blog post

Tracy (Geist Global)
Mar 2, 2018 at 14:46 UTC | Geist

Geist Expands Visible Light Communication Technology to Android

Emitted light combines with optical character recognition to capture power metrics in data centers via smartphones.

Tracy (Geist Global)
Feb 13, 2018 at 15:29 UTC | Geist

Why is monitoring server room temperature important?

One important way to become more efficient and cut costs is by monitoring the temperature within the server room.

Tracy (Geist Global)
Jan 30, 2018 at 15:17 UTC | Geist

Watchdog users: unlock your path to the latest updates

We need you more than ever! 

If you would like to receive communications on Geist Monitor products (i.e., Watchdog), head over to this bad boy. 

It will ensure you get the latest firmware updates and/or you can set your preferences to receive other info like regional events or new product announcements.


Tracy (Geist Global)
Jan 22, 2018 at 15:54 UTC | Geist

Our reliability is tested ... 100%

Every Geist unit is hand-built from scratch according to our customers' specifications and 100% tested before leaving the factory. Learn more about us with this free download

Tracy (Geist Global)
Jan 15, 2018 at 14:59 UTC | Geist

We've launched an unparalleled warranty!

How does a 5-year warranty for Geist Power and Monitoring products sounds? AMAZING! Get more info here: http://bit.ly/2FDexvw

Tracy (Geist Global)
Dec 20, 2017 at 15:45 UTC | Geist

It's been a fun 2017!

We'll see you in 2018...

Tracy (Geist Global)
Dec 11, 2017 at 15:37 UTC | Geist

VLC: A new way of looking at data center power

New choices on how you monitor data center rack power with new security features - reduce costs without reducing functionality. Read more.

Tracy (Geist Global)
Nov 27, 2017 at 15:56 UTC | Geist

Cyber Monday is finally here!

Have you been thinking about investing in Geist monitors for your environmental monitoring? Now is the best time as there's 15% off for Cyber Monday. Check it out!

Tracy (Geist Global)
Nov 21, 2017 at 22:31 UTC | Geist

We're fun, too!

Have you looked at our YouTube channel? Geist employees are showing how they redefine downtime. Check them out!

  • kip130 Nov 22, 2017 at 14:37 UTC

    Those are nice. Where is yours Tracy?

  • Tracy (Geist Global) Nov 27, 2017 at 15:54 UTC

    They must not think I am interesting - haha!

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