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  • Live Optics Agent

    Anderson,

    Great question.  There is no video on how to bulk import servers to the DPACK collector, but the process is documented in a DPACK Support KB article, https://dpacksupport.dell.com/hc/en-us/articles/229590107, and is straight forward to execute.  The one thing to note is that if you are in a mixed environment with both Microsoft Server and Linux operating systems, you will need to separate them into their own TXT files as the switches are different for Windows and Linux.

    The server permissions you need for access by the DPACK collector is the same as if you were manually adding servers to the collector from the GUI interface, administrator level access to be able to access Windows servers via WMI (Windows) and SSH (Linux). 

    The limitation you listed for DPACK is not a technological limit and is more of a best practices on the number of threads created for each node DPACK is remotely accessing.  The great part about the scenario you mentioned with vCenter is that DPACK connecting to a vCenter instance is one thread total and not one for each ESXi hypervisor host.  This allows you to collect all of the performance data for your physical VMWare infrastructure with very little overhead on both source and destinations nodes.  

    If you do run into issues, you can always open up a ticket with the DPACK Support team and they will assist you in getting DPACK running for you.  Click here to go to the DPACK Support ticket form.

    Josh

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  • Anderson Lodeyro

    In this Linux environment each server has one administrator account. I recommended to create a new user with permission to run iostat and df commands, to collect in all Linux servers as we had on DPACK 1.0, is that correct?

     

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  • Live Optics Agent

    Anderson,

    The DPACK collector software currently in use is still very similar to the version that was being used with DPACK 1.0.  Our recommendation is use an account that has admin level permissions directly or through sudo.  As long as the account that you are using on each Linux server can access the same commands and files as with older versions of DPACK, your idea with your customer should work. 

    Josh

    Edit:  Adding my name

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  • Anderson Lodeyro

    Thank you Josh :)

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