Configuration

Last Updated: Aug 19, 2019 05:40PM PDT
The Config tab is the basis for the blueprint of dRACKula. Here you will find the components that organize devices into their cooresponding racks. The location of a rack is based on the Building. The specifications of a device is built around the ModelOperating SystemRoleMonitoring Tools and Service Level. It is essential to add categories your devices use to these components when you start using dRACKula.
You will find general configuration options for dRACKula here. 
  • Import Devices from CSV
    • CSV Template
    • Requirements
      • Dump your data in the format of the CSV template provided above, but make sure to leave the headers or dRACKula will skip the first row.
      • Model Name's MUST exist in dRACKula (case sensitive). If the Model Name DOES NOT exist, the import utility will fail that row.
      • Some models only allow specific roles (e.g. Switches and PDUs). If there is a mismatch, the utility will fail that row.
      • For the following columns, try to use names that already exist in dRACKula. If the name used does not exist, the utility will create it for you.
        • Role
        • Operating System
        • Critical Level
        • Environment
        • Domain
    • Column Rules
      • Hostname
        • Must be unique.
        • Can only contain numbers, periods, letters, dashes, and underscores.
      • Serial Number
        • Must be unique.
        • Can only contain numbers, periods, letters, dashes, and underscores.
Racks are organized by the datacenter in which it is located. To add a datacenter, click the  button at the top of this tab. 
You will need to provide a datacenter name, address, and a color for the marker shown on the Google map in the Reports tab. Datacenter names must be unique.
Every device has a hardware model. When dRACKula is initially installed, this tab is populated with a library of Models and their respective Manufacturer, Size (in units) and # of power supplies. Each model will also show a web link to its support and specifications page. 

We apologize if your hardware model is not featured in the pre-populated list. However, you can add a model manually, and dRACKula will generate a model image for you. All hardware models added through this interface will be submitted to the dRACKula team and may make it into our next release. 

To add a new model, click the  button at the top of this tab. 
Required fields vary depending on the category of hardware you're trying to add. Fill out the form provided and click the "Add Model" button.
The next level of organization includes the following 6 attributes: Operating SystemRoleEnvironmentDomainCritical Level and VLAN Tag. These attributes are optional, but add to the specific purpose of a device. Clicking the "Add" buttons on the top of the respective sections will allow you to add commonly used items. 
  • Operating Systems - The operating system of a device, such as FreeBSD.
  • Roles - The primary use of a device, such as running a database.
  • Environments - The environment of a device, such as Production.
  • Domains - Typically a DNS domain, such as drackula.net.
  • Critical Levels - The level of support you provide on the device.
  • VLAN Tags - Tags for VLAN names, such as WAN.
The final piece of configuration involves the mapping of Monitoring Tools. dRACKula allows for quick navigation to individual monitoring tools specific to each device. This tab provides the base for mapping these external tools. When dRACKula is initially installed, this tab is populated with a list of most common network monitoring tools. To add a tool not specified in this page, click the  button at the top of this tab, provide at least a name and icon, and click "Add Monitor".
  • General
  • Datacenters
  • Hardware
  • Operating Systems, Roles, Environments, Domains, Critical Levels & VLAN Tags
  • Monitoring Tools
All components you've added can be edited or deleted at your convenience by clicking the edit () and delete () icons next to the first column in every table.