Equipment management

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This module can be used to manage data center's equipment that can be used for the dedicated servers. The following devices are available:

  • Network switch is a small hardware device that joins multiple computers together within one local area network, in our case it connects a dedicated server to the network. There are several types of network switches available in DSmanager. They allow you to connect or disconnect your dedicated servers to the network directly from the control panel.
  • Power switch is a control device that allows you to remotely manage power supply to your dedicated servers, so that you can energize, deenergize and reboot them from the control panel.
  • KVM switch (KVM stands for keyboard video mouse) is a hardware device that allows an administrator to completely control another computer that is located thousands of miles away using a single keyboard, mouse and monitor. KVM technology provides complete BIOS-level control and management of your servers from a single interface.

In this module you can add a new device, edit an existing one and delete devices that you do not need anymore. You can also view and manage the devices' ports.

Image:T-bullet.gif View equipment
Image:T-filter.png List filter
Image:T-getdinfo.png Get information
Image:T-new.png Add new device
Image:T-edit.png Edit device
Image:T-delete.png Delete device
Image:T-editlist.png Device ports

View equipment

  • Type - device type, such as network switch, power switch or KVM switch.
  • Template - template for this device.
  • Name - device name that is used to identify it in the system.
  • Status - current device status. For more information move the mouse cursor over the icon.
  • IP-address - device IP-address.
  • Rack - number of the rack where this equipment is placed.
  • Servers - number of servers that are using this device.

List filter

The list filter is intended for search for the information about a certain device by specific parameters. To initiate searching, click the "Filter" icon and fill out the form. It is not obligatory to fill out all the fields. The search can be carried out by its Type, Name and IP-address.

Once the filter is set, on the control panel You can see the field with filter parameters and the "Remove filter" button. Clicking this button will cancel the filter.

Get information

This function is used to get information about ports. Select the device and click the "Get info" icon. All the information will be displayed in the Device ports module.

Add new device

To create a new device, click the "New" icon and fill out the form:

General settings

  • Type - choose a device type:
    • Network switch - is used to connect your dedicated servers to the network.
    • Power supply - is used to energize or deenergize your dedicated servers.
    • KVM switch - is used to manage multiple servers from a unified interface.
  • Template - select a template.
  • Name - enter the name for the device.
  • IP-address - enter a device IP-address.
  • Username - enter a username to access the device.
  • Password/Community - enter a password to access the device.
  • Rack - select a rack for this device.

Telnet settings for Cisco

  • User - provide a username to gain access.
  • Password - provide a password to gain access.

Edit device

To edit a device, locate the one you wish to edit, click the "Edit" icon and modify the settings you want to change.

Delete device

To delete a device, select it from the list and click the "Delete" icon. Confirm that you want to delete the selected device by clicking OK on the following form.

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