Download DPACK with WGET and CURL

DPACK Agent

Overview

When DPACK 2.0 was launched, downloading the collector software was made available directly from the DPACK portal of End Users.  As DPACK has evolved, the ability to download the collector software was expanded to include email download as part of a targeted request with a Dell EMC sales team or Dell EMC Partner.

Through active feedback from a number of DPACK users, we have added a new method to download DPACK software.  Starting in May 2017, DPACK collector software will be available for download from the command line on all supported operating systems.  

Below are the instructions on how to download DPACK software using WGET and CURL from a terminal session in a Linux OS.

Step 1:  Access DPACK collector download page

  1. Login to the DPACK portal (http://dpack.dell.com).  If you do not have a DPACK account, click here.
  2. Click on "Collector Runs" listing in menu.  After the menu has expanded, click "Download Collector".

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Step 2:  Generate and copy DPACK download link

Before using WGET or CURL to download DPACK, you must first generate the custom download link to use with either program.  From within the collector download page, click "More Info"followed by the "Download via command line" for the version of DPACK you wish to run.  Please note, all of the DPACK software version are available to command line download. 

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Click the "Copy the custom URL generated for the DPACK collector software before beginning to download DPACK from the command line.

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Step 3:  Download using WGET or CURL

WGET Instructions

Open a terminal session in your preferred Linux/Unix OS and enter the your WGET command.  Below is an example of a proper command syntax of WGET.

EXAMPLE

wget -O wgetDPACK "https://dpack2.dell.com/collector/direct?request=3474b1dd-dd81-4d75-a0b8-0659b8c3acb5&template=20275"

Note:  Using the "-O" argument with WGET allows you to rename the downloaded file.  You do not have to use the filename "wgetDPACK" when you are entering the command for WGET.  Also, the use of quotations is required with WGET due to escape characters included in the DPACK download URL.

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CURL Instructions

Open a terminal session in your preferred Linux/Unix OS and enter the your WGET command.  Below is an example of a proper command syntax of CURL.

curl -o curlDPACK "https://dpack2.dell.com/collector/direct?request=3474b1dd-dd81-4d75-a0b8-0659b8c3acb5&template=20275"

Note:  Using the "-o" argument with CURL allows you to rename the downloaded file.  You do not have to use the filename "curlDPACK" when you are entering the command for WGET.  Also, the use of quotations is required with CURL due to escape characters included in the DPACK download URL.

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Step 4:  Extract DPACK software

To extract the DPACK software from the downloaded file, enter the following command in your terminal session:

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 Step 5:  Execute the DPACK collector software.

Now that the DPACK software has been extracted, you can execute it and begin collecting the performance data for your data center.

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