DPACK: Uploading SIOKIT Files to Create Project



DPACK has changed the process that end users (customers) interact with DPACK.  This KB Article is designed to demonstrate the process end users must go through to access the DPACK portal, download/run the DPACK collector, upload the created SIOKIT file to their portal account and request project preparation and analysis to view analytic performance metrics in the project they create.


Step 1:  Login to DPACK with your credentials and access your profile

Access the DPACK portal (http://dpack.dell.com) and login with your account credentials.

If you have never logged into DPACK before, click on the first time login URL in the email sent to you after you were registered to the DPACK program.

Note:  If you already have an IOKIT file, please skip to Step 4


Step 2:  Access and download DPACK collector software

Click on “Download Collectors” button and download specific collector for site.  (Note:  The Windows based collector is the most popular as it can be used for Windows OSes, VMWare, and certain Linux and Citrix environments.  If unsure, use this collector to run in your IT environment)


Step 3:  Configure and run DPACK collector

Extract DPACK software to your local computer and execute the DPACK software.  Configure DPACK, including adding all remote servers, and begin data capture.  Once the DPACK collector software has completed, an IOKIT file will be generated where you specified during DPACK configuration.  


Step 4:  Upload IOKIT file and add collector run to a project

Log back in to DPACK and select the "Upload IOKIT" button.  This will take you to the module where you can select your IOKIT file(s) from your computer and create/add to a project.  


Once all IOKIT files have been uploaded and a project has been created, click Upload IOKIT to initiate the IOKIT upload and import process to your DPACK project.  



Step 5:  Proceed to project status window

After uploading the SIOKIT file, the following prompt will appear.  Click Yes to proceed to the Project Status page for the newly created DPACK project.



Step 6:  Project is ready for review

The DPACK project created during the SIOKIT upload will be on display.  There will be two different views available for the project, Environmental View and Performance View.  The Performance View tab is the original project view when the DPACK portal was launched.



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Updated:  3/1/2016


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