About the DCO web client

The StruxureWare Data Center Operation web client is available on a computer, tablet, or mobile device with an internet browser, and provides easy web access to a subset of the features available in the DCO suite:

  • Rack inventory management
  • Dashboards
  • Account settings
  • Administration functions, such as
    • License management
    • Desktop client download
    • User management
    • Authentication server configuration
    • Customer management (colo feature, available with the StruxureWare Data Center Operation for Colo license)

Web client interface

 

Supported browsers and OS

StruxureWare Data Center Operation web client minimum browser and OS requirements:

  • Internet Explorer 10
  • Chrome 52
  • Firefox 49
  • Safari 9.1.3
  • iOS 9.3.5
  • Android 5.1
  • Microsoft Edge 20.10240.16384.0

 

 

 

Access and language settings

To access the web client, use a browser to launch to the IP address or hostname of the DCO server <serverIPaddress> and log in.

If you're not an English speaker, you can select your preferred language in Profile>Language (your profile image in the upper right corner).

Security

When connecting to the DCO server from a web browser, you may receive warnings about the security certificate needed for secure communication. The DCO server is installed with a self-signed security certificate. It is recommended, after the installation of DCO is complete, to replace this with a security certificate issued by a trusted certificate authority. For information about certificates and how to replace the default self-signed certificate with one you purchase from a trusted certificate authority, see Working with SSL certificates and Changing SSL certificate on the server.

If you try logging in with wrong credentials 5 times, your account will be locked for 10 minutes.

Rack inventory and dashboards

The web client rack inventory allows you to see any part of the DCO data center infrastructure model you have been granted access to and drill down through locations and rooms to the rack inventory. You may have been granted with rights to view or edit all or parts of the rack inventory. For example, depending on your user rights, you can:

  • View a graphical representation of locations, rooms including walls, doors, windows, cages, and floor-mounted equipment
  • View equipment in racks and their properties, such as servers, blade chassis, network equipment, and rack PDUs
  • Edit equipment in racks and their properties, such as servers, blade chassis, network equipment, and rack PDUs
  • Connect equipment in racks to rack PDUs for power or disconnect
  • View power and space usage for the selected room, cage, or equipment
  • View power history for the selected room, cage, or rack
  • View capacity overview for the entire solution or a selected location
  • View audit trail for the selected room, cage, or equipment, listing changes made to the infrastructure, such as connecting servers to rack PDUs or changing equipment names

There's an upper limit to everything

The web client does not include all functionality included in the graphical editor in the DCO desktop client. For example, you cannot:

  • Add, change, or delete locations, rooms, or floor-mounted equipment (including racks)
  • Design or edit room layouts
  • Configure network connections
  • Use custom tags
  • Add, change, or delete work orders

 

 

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