DCImanager 6: a new version of the control panel for servers and data center equipment management
For every server, DCImanager 6 displays detailed real time statistics including resources (CPU, RAM), temperature, disk and SMART monitoring, etc. We will also add notifications about possible or existing issues (they will be sent to your favorite messenger, mailbox, monitoring board inside the panel).
In the new version of the control panel, you will be able not only manage network equipment from the control panel, but also make backup copies of the switches and routers configuration files.
With DCImanager 5, you don’t need to add information about new servers that you want to add to the control panel. We are going to enhance this process: the control panel will automatically search for new devices that are running through SNMP (such as switches, routers, PDU, etc.).
In DCImanager 5, the colocation service is provided only per server. The new control panel will enable you to reserve racks for clients’ equipment fully or partially.
We have prepared a demo version with equipment and preliminary configuration. You can evaluate the new interface and test its main features:
- Automatic OS installation.
- Switches and ports management.
- Remote management of servers via IPMI.
- Racks management.
- Locations management.
- IP addresses management (support of physical networks and pools).
We have created a separate page for DCImanager 6, where you can find more information about the new control panel. You can also gain access to a Live demo and get registered for beta testing on your equipment at the beginning of Q4 2019.
At the beginning of Q4 2019 we are going to launch a beta-version that you will be able to download for free and test on your equipment. By that time, we will add the following functions: PDU and its ports management, support of IPMI in private networks, equipment diagnostics.
In Q1 2020, we will launch a version for commercial use featuring integration with BILLmanager and WHMCS and instructions on how integrate the panel with other billing panels. We also plan to collect statistics from equipment and modify the notifications system, introduce support of Windows operating systems and user management tools.
These are our rough plans that can be modified.