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How to change the look of equipment

This question was originally posted on DCIM Support by Tom De Reuse on 2017-12-12


Hi,

is it possible to download a picture ( gif, jpeg,bmp, dwg,.... file ) or even draw one yourself and use it to change the look (front and back) of the equipment ( server, switch,storage box, bladecenter, etc... ).  Or use somekind of MIB? I have seen this in DCIMs from other vendors where the server is really configured (and shown) with fiber, ethernet cards, power supplies, etc...  . As if you take a picture of the server.

This is not only nice to have, but also very practical, more realistic and more intuïtive from a system or network administrator point of view for example. 

This is also something our clients would like to see in the webclient.

regards

Tom

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Re: How to change the look of equipment

This answer was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2017-12-12


Hi Tom,

It is not possible (not supported) to change the look of equipment in DCO. However, I was wondering perhaps using custom properties might be useful here.

As described here: Custom properties, if you start a property value with http:// or file://, you will create a clickable link in the list of custom properties and will also add Custom Links to the context menu for the equipment item. This allows you to store for example a photo of the equipment or any equipment documentation, or create a link to product pages.

Hope this helps,

Kind regards

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Re: How to change the look of equipment

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Tom De Reuse on 2017-12-18


Thank you for your quick reaction Jef.

Is there an upgrade foreseen in the, hopefully near, future to have this feature?

The client(s) ( and me )  would like to have a realistic rack view. Going into the properties field for each server seperately is not a solution to this issue. It could help of course, but doesn't change anything about the initial request.

You say : not supported. So, maybe there is somekind of workaround?

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Re: How to change the look of equipment

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2017-12-18


You are welcome, Tom

Sorry, as far as I know there is no workaround - it is basically not possible for a DCO user to change the look of equipment. If you wish, I can capture this as a feature request for you, or you might want to post one here:  Feature requests

Kind regards

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Re: How to change the look of equipment

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Tom De Reuse on 2017-12-18


I posted a feature request.

Thx

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Re: How to change the look of equipment

This comment was originally posted on DCIM Support by Jef Faridi on 2017-12-19


Thanks, Tom

Kind regards

 

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