Advanced View Settings
Enable Launch Advanced View, a right-click option for NetBotz Appliances in the Device View and Map View.
You must browse to a local copy of Advanced View 3.1.1 or higher. An attempt to use an earlier version will fail. You can download the latest version on apc.com.
Although you can use Advanced View independent of the Data Center Expert server to access NetBotz Appliances on a public network, there is no way to access the Advanced View interface at a NetBotz Appliance on a Data Center Expert server's private LAN except by using Launch Advanced View. This option allows access to the Advanced View interface at any monitored NetBotz Appliance, whether that appliance is on the Data Center Expert server's public or private LAN.
Only a Data Center Expert Administrators, or a user with the Data Center Expert Proxy role assigned, can use the Launch Advanced View option to access the Advanced View interface at a NetBotz Appliance on the private LAN. In addition, before a Data Center Expert Administrator or Data Center Expert Proxy user can access any private-side device, SOCKS Proxy, a Server Access option for Server Administration Settings in the System menu, must be enabled.
Select whether your client will play a sound when alerts occur.
Play Sound when an Alert Occurs: Select to enable your client to play the sound for the Select Audio File selection.
Select Provided Audio File: Select the sound you want your client to play from the drop-down list of files provided for the Data Center Expert client.
Select Custom Audio File: Browse to the AIFF, AU, WAV, or MIDI formatted audio file you want your client to play.
Select the web browser your client will use to connect to the web interface at a monitored device.
Use the Default OS Web Browser: Select to use the operating system default web browser to open a browser window external to the Data Center Expert client (the default).
Use an Alternate Web Browser: Select to use an alternate web browser to open a browser window external to the Data Center Expert client.
Test Browser: Click to verify that the selected browser can access the APC home page.
Use the Internal Web Browser when Launching to Devices: Check to use the client web browser to open a browser in a view inside the Data Center Expert client (the default selection). Use this option, when you specify Device Launch Settings, to automatically log in to the web interface of devices that use basic authentication. See Device Launch Settings.
Client Language Settings
Select the language you want your client to use.
The selected language will be used for all options, displays, status messages, thresholds, and settings, with the exception of messages, such as emails, sent by the server, and identification information sent by monitored devices.
The default setting is Use OS Locale, which selects to use the language associated with your client's location, if that language is supported. Otherwise, English is the default Use OS Locale language.
You can select the language the Data Center Expert server uses for its messages in System > Server Administration Settings > Time Settings > Server Locale.
Customer Experience Program
The Customer Experience Program helps Schneider Electric improve and the features you use most often. The usage data collected and sent to Schneider Electric are stored anonymously.
Participation in the Customer Experience Program is enabled by default. You can change the setting at any time in Client Preferences, accessed from the File menu.
Participation in the Customer Experience Program does not affect server performance.
The following data about the Data Center Expert client are collected and posted once per session:
The following data about Data Center Expert client features are collected and posted once per session, or once during the first 24 hours the client is open, whichever is less:
Custom Property Settings
Select whether to show a popup option when a custom property is added, or to automatically add a column to the Device View for a newly created custom property.
The default settings allow a popup option to appear, and columns to be added to the Device View and "View Device Sensors" display for each new custom property key created.
When a custom property key is created using the Manage Custom Property Keys option in the Device menu, or the Add Custom Property option in the right-click menu of the Custom Property Editor, Device View, or Map View, a popup option appears, by default, to select whether to add the new custom property key to the Device View as a column. You can uncheck the Show popup option when custom property key is added option, check-marked by default, to disable the popup option.
Additionally, a new column can be added to the Device View when each new custom property key is created. You can uncheck the Add a new column to the Device view for each new custom property key created option, checked by default, to prevent new columns from being created for every new custom property key.
To add, modify, or remove custom property keys, you use the Manage Custom Property Keys option in the Device menu.
To show columns for custom property keys in the Device View, you use the Configure Column icon in that view.
Device View Settings
Define the maximum number of devices that can be listed in the Device View at any one time, using the Total Devices Shown setting (500, by default), and select to have devices with active Critical, Error, and Failure alarms highlighted in red, using the Highlight Priority Alarms setting.
Note: Only the Device View is affected by the Total Devices Shown and Highlight Priority Alarms settings.
The Total Devices Shown setting does not limit the number of devices the Data Center Expert server can monitor, only how many it can display in the Device View. For example, the server monitors 1000 devices, with 600 devices evenly distributed in six different device groups:
- When All Devices is selected, only 500 devices will appear in the Device View. You can use the Search feature to narrow the list down to a specific set of devices.
- When Unassigned is selected, the 400 devices that are not yet assigned to any device group will be listed in the Device View.
- When any one of the six other device groups is selected, all the devices in that group will be listed in the Device View.