Two views provide access to information about the monitored devices, Device View in a table format, and Map View as icons on a graphic background. A unique Map View is available for each group in the Device Groups view, except for Unassigned, which uses the default Map View only.
Both views are included in the Monitoring perspective, by default, or are available from the Window menu, if needed.
Change device type
Select the appropriate device type for a third party device with no device type defined, or to more accurately define a monitored SNMP device, Modbus device, or NetBotz Appliance.
The device type and its associated icon will be displayed in Map View, in the Type column in Device View in the Monitoring perspective, and in the Navigation view in the Alarm Configuration perspective. You can select the Default setting to change the icon and device type back to its original type.
Launch Advanced View
The Data Center Expert server can connect to the Advanced View interface at any monitored NetBotz Appliance from Launch Advanced View, a right-click option in the Device View and Map View.
The Launch Advanced View right-click option must be enabled in File > Client Preferences > Advanced View Settings. If the NetBotz Appliance is on the Data Center Expert server's private network, SOCKS Proxy must be enabled in System > Server Administration Settings > Server Access, and you must be a Data Center Expert Administrator, or a user with the Data Center Expert Proxy role assigned.
An error will occur when the HTTP/HTTPS protocol or port definitions at the Data Center Expert server do not match the protocol and port definitions required by the selected NetBotz Appliance. To check or set the HTTP/HTTPS settings, right-click the device and select Device Launch Settings.
Note: You can select multiple devices in either the Device View or Map View to define identical HTTP/HTTPS protocol and port definitions for those devices in Device Launch Settings.
Launch to device
The server can launch to any discovered device that supports an HTTP/HTTPS web interface.
You can access the devices web interface either the Device View or Map View:
- Double-click the device in the Device View.
- Highlight the device in the Device View, and press Enter.
- Right-click the device in either the Device View or Map View, and select Launch to Device.
An error will occur when the HTTP/HTTPS protocol or port definitions defined for this device at the Data Center Expert server do not match the protocol and port definitions required by that device. To check or set the HTTP/HTTPS settings, right-click the device and select Device Launch Settings.
Note: You can select multiple devices in either the Device View or Map View to use the "Device Launch Settings" display to define identical HTTP/HTTPS protocol and port definitions for those devices.
View device sensors
View sensor data on the selected device. This display can be accessed from the Device View, Map View, Active Alarms view, or Alarm History view.
Note: The Hostname, Model, Last Contact, and Set elements are not present when more than one device is selected in the Device View or Map View.
Some devices have sensors that cannot be logically grouped in sets; they list their individual sensors instead.
When multiple devices are selected, Device Label information is included to identify which device reports a sensor value.
The View Device Sensors display has right-click options to manage the list of sensors and sensor values:
Edit Custom Properties:Add a custom property, or modify the value of an existing property, for the selected sensors.
Delete Sensors: Remove a sensor with a sensor value of unplugged. This option is available for SNMP devices only. When you delete a sensor, all historical data for that sensor is also deleted.
Change State To: Change the state of sensors that report state values.
When a user has Device Group Monitoring View Access or higher, and accesses the View Device Sensors display from a camera, the display has a Camera tab.
Automatically fit to window: Check to fit the image to the display.
Resolution: Select the resolution you want to use to display the real-time feed for the selected camera.
Control the outlets on supported APC Rack PDU devices.
You must specify the write community name for the Rack PDU device at device discovery, or in the "Edit Device Scan Settings" display, accessed from the Device Scan Settings option of the SNMP Device Communication Settings option in the Device menu.
You can configure delay parameters for the outlets via SNMP or by logging into the device.
A "Communication Error" is displayed when the Rack PDU device does not respond to a command for any reason, for example, when the write community name identified in the "Device Scan Settings" display is incorrect.
User permissions defined in System > Users and User Groups > Modify Device Group Access determine which users have access to outlet control. Data Center Expert Server Administrators, Device Administrators, and Device Viewer users with monitoring access set for Administration Access or View and Control can access outlet control.
Note: When you perform a command at an outlet that is part of an outlet group, that command will be executed at all outlets in the group. The Data Center Expert server cannot determine which outlets are part of an outlet group. Only the commands supported by the selected device are listed.
Rack Access Control
Control locks on rack doors monitored by the selected NetBotz Rack Access PX-HID, or Rack Access Pod 170 devices associated with the selected NetBotz Appliance.
You must select one NetBotz Rack Access Device or NetBotz Appliance at a time to configure Rack Access Control.
The state of the door, handle, or lock is Unplugged when the Rack Access Pod 170 has been removed from the NetBotz Appliance.
You can right-click a NetBotz Rack Access Device, NetBotz Appliance, or Rack Access Pod 170 to expand or collapse the list of door locks (Expand or Collapse option).