Work flow planning
New user groups
- You can now configure authentication server groups for the following servers:
- Active Directory
- Data Center Expert
Note: You must configure the authentication server first.
- You can now create local user groups that contain DCO users.
Web client: Barcode scanning on smartphones
You can now scan a barcode to view a device or rack.
On Android, you tap the icon and scan the barcode to view.
On iOS, you tap the icon to take a photo of the barcode. DCO then finds the barcode in the photo. You can also use photos you already have on your device.
Note: This feature is not supported on the Safari browser in iOS 11. Use Chrome with iOS 11 instead.
Web client: Capacity overview for locations
You can now toggle the inventory view to show either the inventory or capacity overview for the selected location.
Web client: Branding has moved
The branding path has moved:
Read more on branding here: Customizing web branding
Web client: Optimized to run on your smartphone
You can run the DCO Web client on your smartphone.
The layout scales smoothly to scale and show layout items as lists on smaller size screens rather than tiles, for example to show rooms, floor and rack layouts as listed items rather than tiles, etc.
Platform: Information about software packages and services now available in Webmin
In the DCO server management web interface (Webmin), you can see a list of installed software packages and services on the DCO server, including version specific information.
Download new Portal 1.3.6 compatible with DCO 8.0.4
There's a new version of the Portal available.
It is compatible with DCO 8.1 and includes a fix for adding markers to location maps.
Download links for Mobile, ITO and Server Access
Download links to Data Center Operation: Mobile and Data Center: IT Optimize and Server Access are not available from the server's download page. They are available from the same location as the DCO .iso file. You can get these through technical support.
DCO: Genome library version specification
The latest updates to the Genome Library at the time of the release are included with the release. However, the Genome Library is continuously updated and you don't need to wait for the next release to get these updates. Regular updates to the Genome Library are available for download independently of DCO releases.
It is now possible to see your current Genome Library version specified in Preferences and in Help>About.
It is shown as a timestamp, reflecting the time when the file was developed.
DCO: Rack layout with network routes has been improved
The graphical representation of network routes in the rack layout has been improved. When right-clicking a network cable to use the Show route feature, you would see a complicated route across multiple racks. The order of the racks in the layout has been improved.
DCO: Excel import of manual measurements
Support has been added for importing manual power measurements into DCO through ETL.
DCO: Excel import, auto association of devices with UUID
The equipment's UUID is included in the Excel import file (hidden column). This functionality enables the system to identify the equipment when importing and automatically associating it with the corresponding DCO model item. This means you can skip the drag'n drop device association step in the DCO layout to associate the device with the modeled item.
The functionality also works for other ETL integrations. The UUID for equipment can be found in the ETL export database.
DCO for Colo: Customer details added for Excel import
A customer column has been added to the Excel import to store data about which customer a device with measurements is assigned to.
Support for DCO installation on RedHat Linux
You can install DCO 8.1 on either RedHat 7.x or CentOS 7.x. See instructions for installing on RedHat.
Support for continuous Genome Library updates
- You can request support for devices not yet in the DCO Genome Library through EcoStruxure IT Help Center DEVICE SUPPORT.
- Regular updates to the DCO Genome Library, including support for requested genomes, will be available for download independently of DCO releases.
Support for AD user groups
In the DCO web client user group settings, you can have both DCO user groups or AD user groups.
Estimated load reduced on not connected 3p server
The estimated load has been reduced for a three-phase server that has not been connected for power the DCO model.
In previous versions, a three-phase 1000 W server that was not yet connected for power would have an estimated load of 3000 W because the system would account for the phase uncertainty. In DCO 8.1, the estimated load value has been reduced to 1000 W (333 W on each phase) to reduce reservation of unneeded capacity and the remaining 2000 W (666 W on each phase) will be labeled as Power Supply Unit uncertainty.
Additional fixes and improvements
- Security: SSH configuration was hardened
- Capacity: If your solution included tags on capacity groups, upgrading DCO from a version prior to 8.0 could cause the upgrade to fail
- ETL: Improvements to performance when importing data through ETL
- Tenant Portal: Cage navigation has been restored
- External system integration: Support added for VMware 6.5
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