DPACK Basics: A server monitoring target
A server is considered to be a monitoring target by the DPACK collector. It can be physical or virtual and can be on any hardware or virtualization platform. It can be a remote target or a local target if the collector is monitoring and also running on the same machine.
DPACK also supports the collection of servers running VMware ESX. However, ESX is monitored by DPACK through vCenter only. To DPACK vCenter is considered only one target no matter how many ESX servers are managed in vCenter.
The DPACK collectors will support up to 256 targets per collector instance.
A server target, or more specifically the operating system, is what the DPACK Collector software monitors. The collector pulls performance and other data from the server(s) for later analysis by using the DPACK Viewer. DPACK supports collecting from a wide range of operating systems, both physical and virtual, including Windows, Linux, VMware, Solaris, and HPUX. The complete list can be found from within each DPACK online profile.
In the DPACK viewer you will be able to navigate sub-objects of the server to view performance. These would be the local and cluster disks as well as any NICs.