Running DPACK Collector in Extended Mode (Linux)

Team DPACK

Overview

The DPACK collector is configured to run for a maximum of 24 hours under standard mode.  For users that need to run the DPACK collector for a longer duration, the collector will need to be run in "Extended Mode" to allow for a longer time duration to be selected during the configuration of DPACK.  This KB article describes how to run the DPACK collector in extended mode to select a time duration of up to 7 days.

 

Prerequisite Information

  • The KB article is designed specifically for the Linux based DPACK collector software and servers running a supported version of Linux OS (list of DPACK supported operating systems can be found here).
  • The KB article assumes that dpack_x86.tar.gz or dpack_x86_64.tar.gz has been download to source computer or server.

 

Step 1:  Extract DPACK software

  1. Open terminal and navigate to directory where DPACK software was saved
  2. Extract contents of DPACK tar.gz files using preferred archive software.  Below is a sample method to extract contents of DPACK archive to save the same folder

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Step 2:  Run DPACK Collector Software

Begin running DPACK in Extended Mode by entering the following command.  You will will also be prompted to accept the EULA for the DPACK software.Selection_004.png

 

Step 3:  Verify identity and select data transmission

After accepting DPACK EULA, you will be prompted to verify your information within the DPACK software and then choose if the DPACK collector will stream the data back to the DPACK servers.

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Step 4:  Add/Remove local server disks from DPACK

Once DPACK has detected all of the block level storage on the local server, a prompt will display asking to monitor these disks during the DPACK session.  Chose the appropriate action at this prompt based upon needs of running DPACK.

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Step 5:  Change DPACK collector run session duration

To change the duration of the DPACK collector run session past the default of 24 hours, choose option 3 and enter the number of hours DPACK should run before it ends the session.

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 Step 6:  Begin DPACK collector run session

Complete the remaining configuration options as are needed for your IT environment.  The most popular option remaining is "(5) Add a remote machine to be monitored using a remote shell."  This will allow additional Linux or Unix based servers to be added to DPACK before starting the collector run session.  Once all configuration options have been completed, enter option 1 to begin the DPACK collector run session.

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