Known issues in DCE 7.9.x
- DCE 7.9.0 and 7.9.1 server appliance does not upgrade from USB key
The USB key used to restore the DCE server is missing a package necessary to upgrade to future DCE versions.
Contact support for assistance. Allowing remote access to the DCE server is required.
Note: Virtual machine deployment (VM) is not affected.
- Launch to Device does not work for NMC 1 devices using HTTPS on the private network
In DCE 7.9.0 and newer, the Launch to Device option does not work for NMC 1 devices that use HTTPS on the DCE private network.
Connect a computer to the DCE private network to directly access the device's web user interface.
- Multiple versions of DCE 7.9.0
The current version of Data Center Expert is 184.108.40.206. Some customers received DCE 220.127.116.11, 193, or 194.
DCE 18.104.22.168 addresses the following issues in previous versions of the DCE 7.9.0 release:
- Sensor data does not populate as expected.
- Logs can overburden the system.
- Return to normal emails are not sent.
To update a previous DCE 7.9.0 version to DCE 22.214.171.124, do one of the following:
Contact support to replace the necessary files. Allowing remote access to the DCE server is required.
Back up the DCE 126.96.36.199, 193, or 194 server. Download DCE 188.8.131.52 at the link previously provided, deploy a new server, and restore from backup. There is no upgrade option between DCE 7.9.0 versions.
Other known issues
All devices in a firmware update group are selected
After searching for and selecting a device in the Apply Firmware Updates dialog, and then collapsing and expanding its firmware group, all the devices in the group are selected.
Alarms do not load in the web client in Internet Explorer or Edge
Alarms do not load when you access the web client from Internet Explorer 11 or Edge versions lower than 80.0. Alarms load as expected in Firefox and Chrome.
Note: To update Edge to the latest version, go to https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/edge
Windows client does not restart after server change
After you change the server in the File > Change Server in the installed client, the client closes and does not restart. This only occurs in the Windows client. Linux client installs are not affected.
NetBotz rack access cards assigned to every door
When NetBotz Rack Access is configured in Data Center Expert, the cards are assigned to every door on every pod instead of only those intended. Access is disabled for the unintended assignments.
Both doors do not unlock on NetBotz 250 and 750
The Select all option in the Rack Access > Control option in Data Center Expert unlocks only one door on NetBotz 250 and 750 appliances. The NetBotz 250 and 750 do not allow both doors to be unlocked at the same time.
APC 3.x device setting does not update
Device credentials are not updated in Data Center Expert for APC 3.x devices when device configuration initiated in the APC SNMP Device Configuration option is used to change the file transfer protocol from FTP to SCP.
Notification policy reset to default
The notification policy associated with a device is reset to default when its communication protocol is changed from SNMPv1 to SNMPv3 in the APC SNMP Device Configuration option. Thresholds remain in the original notification policy.
Some APC SNMP Device Configuration Changes in v7.3 Are Sent One Command at a Time
Configuration changes on APC SNMP devices with firmware v6.0.0 and higher, excluding v6.0.6 - v6.1.1, are sent to the device one command at a time. It can take up to 30 seconds per user after the "Device Configuration Status" display reports the configuration is complete to apply all the options.
APC SNMP Device Configuration File Transfer Using SCP Fails
File transfer using SCP fails on some APC SNMP devices with firmware lower than AOS v6.3.3. For best results, enable FTP on the device, and set the protocol to FTP Only in the “Device File Transfer Settings” display before you select the devices you want to update.
Additionally, both SCP and FTP file transfer fails on all v6.x devices with touch screens (apc_hw06_aos_xxx). See the Data Center Expert documentation in the Help Center for the most recent information on APC SNMP Device Configuration.
Repeat Email Notifications are Sent for a Single Active Alarm
When the Data Center Expert server approaches approximately 500 days of uptime, it is possible to receive many repeat email notifications for a single active alarm. Reboot the Data Center Expert server to stop the repeat notifications.
NetBotz Lost Communication Email Notifications are Sent to All Users
Notifications for NetBotz Communication Lost events are sent to all Data Center Expert users configured with an e-mail address.
BootMonitor Module Not Included in APC Device Firmware Update
The Data Center Expert server does not apply the BootMonitor module as part of the APC device firmware update.
InfraStruxure Manager Certificates Must Be Updated Before Using InfraStruxure Manager Migration Utility
Before using the InfraStruxure Manager Migration Utility to migrate settings and data from InfraStruxure Manager v4.7 to the Data Center Expert v7.2.2 server and above, users must update the InfraStruxure Manager SSL certificates. Contact Technical Support for instructions: http://www.apc.com/support/index.cfm.
Additional RAM for Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance with Remote Monitoring Service
When the Remote Monitoring Service (RMS) is enabled on a Data Center Expert virtual appliance monitoring more than 1025 devices, increasing the hardware resources to up to 8 GB of RAM is recommended.
Data Center Expert Web Client Search Feature Supports English Only
The search feature in the Data Center Expert web client supports English only. Accented letters and characters that do not appear in English are not returned in the search results.
Data Center Expert Web Client Search Parameters Require Quotes for Special Characters
Search strings containing special characters must be surrounded by double quotes to return results. For example, to search for a device by MAC address, the user must type “XX:XX:XX:XX:XX:XX”.
Note: As the user types a MAC address in the search field, the search bar displays a suggestion without quotes. Using this search suggestion will return no results.
Data Center Expert Web Client Customized Pages Unresponsive on Older Browsers
Due to performance considerations, certain browsers may not display all the gadgets on a customized page in the Data Center Expert web client. Upgrading your browser to the latest version is recommended. If you use Internet Explorer, and cannot upgrade to a later version, consider using Google Chrome Frame to enable open web technologies.
Data Center Expert Web Client Graphs Require Support for Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
The Data Center Expert web client displays graphs only on browsers that support Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).
Firefox Displays Data Center Expert Web Client Mobile Version on an Android Tablet
When the Data Center Expert web client is accessed in Firefox on an Android tablet, the mobile version is displayed. To view the tablet version, users can change the URL from <servername>/mobile to <servername>/tablet.
NetBotz Web Client Does Not Load When Launched to a NetBotz Appliance on the Private LAN
The NetBotz Web Client does not load completely when it is launched from the Data Center Expert user interface to a NetBotz appliance on the private LAN. Users accessing Data Center Expert from the public LAN must use Advanced View to connect to a NetBotz appliance on the private LAN. Alternatively, to use the NetBotz Web Client, users can connect directly to a NetBotz appliance from a system on the private LAN.
Default Device Node Count Displayed for Data Center Expert Virtual Appliance Demo Version
The Data Center Expert v7.2.x virtual appliance demo version supports up to 5 device nodes and one camera enabled for surveillance. To monitor 25 device nodes, displayed by default in the “License Keys” display, you must apply the virtual appliance activation license.
Limitation on Number of Virtual Sensors
The number of virtual sensors created can affect server performance. The recommended number of virtual sensors for a Data Center Expert server to monitor is:
- Basic server: A maximum of 300 virtual sensors
- Standard server: A maximum of 600 virtual sensors
- Enterprise server: A maximum of 4000 virtual sensors
Restore Fails When Capacity Manager v6.2 is Enabled and Capacity Tags are Configured
When users perform a restore from a backup of an InfraStruxure Central v6.2, StruxureWare Central v6.3, or StruxureWare Central v7.0 server with Capacity Manager v6.2 enabled, the restore fails if capacity tags are configured.
When the restore is performed on a server with the Operations key installed, the error is seen immediately. When the restore is performed on a new hardware server or virtual appliance, the server fails to boot once the Operations key is installed.
Users must contact Technical Support to resolve this issue.
Units in Graphs Included in Alarm Notifications are Displayed in English
When an email, HTTP POST, or FTP alarm notification includes a graph, the units are displayed in English. The body of the email and the sensor data are displayed in the language for the locale specified in the alarm action.
Limitations on Requests for Data Using Web Services
Data requests via Web Services exceeding 3.5MB return no data.
Data Center Expert Server Reboots While Using the InfraStruxure Manager Migration Utility
The Data Center Expert server will reboot while migrating settings and data from InfraStruxure Manager v4.7 to the Data Center Expert server when the InfraStruxure Manager data log is included in the migration, or the time settings on the Data Center Expert server change because of the migration.
Subsequent Outlet Control Commands May Fail
When the user performs an outlet control command, then immediately follows it with a second command, the second command may fail. The user must wait 5 – 10 seconds to issue a subsequent outlet control command.
Users can verify the command was successful in the web interface of the device.
Limitation on Global Device Scan Intervals
Users cannot set their global device scan settings to less than five minutes if there are more than 2026 devices discovered on their Data Center Expert Enterprise server. This restriction is not enforced on device-specific scan settings, but APC recommends that the same policy be applied to these settings.
For servers monitoring fewer than 2025 devices, it is recommended that the default 5-minute scanning rate be used for SNMP devices, and only adjusted for small subsets of critical devices.
Limitation on Surveillance Settings for Cameras
The number of cameras monitored by the Data Center Expert server, and the Camera Resolution and Target Image Capture Rate (frames per second) settings at each camera, can affect server performance. To support a large volume of surveillance data, the recommended camera settings and number of cameras for a Data Center Expert server to monitor, are:
- Basic server: A maximum of 15 cameras at 10 frames per second, 150 fps total, and a resolution of 640x480
- Standard server: A maximum of 125 cameras at 2 frames per second, 250 fps total, and a resolution of 640x480
- Enterprise server: A maximum of 250 cameras at 2 frames per second, 500 fps total, and a resolution of 640x480.