DPACK End User Information Guide

DPACK Agent

Welcome to DPACK!  Let’s get you started!

Overview

DPACK (Dell Performance Analysis Collection Kit) is a performance automation platform that allows you to gather, analyze and view details of your customer’s workloads. This article will help you get started using DPACK.

Components

DPACK is made up of three components, the Collector, the Project and the Web Portal. 

The collector is software your customer (or you on behalf of your customer) downloads and runs. It collects performance data from servers/operating systems and sends the results tosecure DPACK servers.  The collector is available for Windows and Linux operating systems and each can remotely collect from other operating systems.

Performance data from the collector is organized into a container called a Project. A Project gathers information from one or more collectors and organizes them into a hierarchy of objects and provides users with numeric, tabular and graphical statistics about objects within the hierarchy. The Project is viewed within the user’s Web Portal.

The web portal provides a rich, interactive interface for viewing projects.  Project data is always viewable by your customer and if you were the party who requested the customer run DPACK, the results are viewable by you.  You can share projects with others in your company (if enabled), or with your Dell sales team.

Windows Collector

This is our most popular DPACK collector.  The Windows collector runs on a Windows operating system (desktop or server version) and collects data from the local Windows computer, remote Windows computers, remote UNIX or Linux computers (including XenServer and KVM), and from VMware vCenter.

Here are some helpful links to get you started with the Windows Collector.

Knowledgebase Articles:

Windows Collector Quick Start Guide

How To Connect DPACK to VMware/vCenter Servers

Videos:

End User Quick Start

Running a Windows Collector

Linux Collector

The DPACK collector for Linux runs on a Linux operating system and is available in both 32 and 64 bit versions.  It collects data from the local Linux computer and remote UNIX or Linux computers (including XenServer and KVM).

Here are some helpful links to get you started with the Linux Collector:

Videos:

Running a Linux Collector 

DPACK Support

Should you have additional questions regarding DPACK or encounter an issue with any part of the DPACK workflow, you can open a ticket with the DPACK Support team.  They will respond as quickly as possible to your request and provide you with the most efficient resolution to your problem.  Please open a ticket with DPACK Support here.

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