Data Center Operation is no longer being updated. The last DCO version is 8.3.2.
Note: DCO 8.3.8 contains the latest security updates. These instructions also apply to DCO 8.3.8
To get the most current features, upgrade to EcoStruxure IT Advisor (ITA).
From an installation and deployment point of view, EcoStruxure IT Advisor (ITA) is very similar to Data Center Operation (DCO). To upgrade DCO to ITA, you can:
Create a backup of DCO 8.3.2, copy the backup to a clean installation of IT Advisor, restore the backup. This option is required for customers migrating to ITA versions 9.1.0 or newer.
Upgrade the existing DCO 8.3.2 server to IT Advisor using Webmin. This option is available to customers migrating from DCO to ITA versions 9.0.2 to 9.0.7. Customers who plan to migrate to ITA 9.1.0 or newer should plan to create a clean installation of ITA and restore their DCO backup.
You must update DCO to version 8.3.2 before upgrading to IT Advisor.
You must have an active support contract to get access to the ITA ISO files.
For complete instructions, see Upgrading from DCO 8.x to IT Advisor.
The functionality of ITA vs DCO
Here is a list of modules that exist in ITA:
- ITA with Colo features.
This module contains the former DCO base and Colo base modules.
- Energy Cost. This module is merged into the base module and will no longer appear as a separate module.
- Energy Efficiency. This module was reintroduced in ITA 9.3.2, for on-premises deployments only.
- High Availability. This module is merged into the base module and will no longer appear as a separate module.
For clarification, here is a list of the modules that are not included in ITA:
- DCO base and Colo base modules. These have been merged in ITA.
- IT Power Control
- Server Access
- Cooling Optimize
- StruxureWare Lab client
Migrating a colo setup to ITA
Migrating a Colo setup with High Availability, Insight, and Energy Cost license keys
When you move from DCO to ITA, your Colo, High Availability, and Insight licenses are stripped out during the upgrade. When the transition (restoring a backup file) completes, you'll only be able to use the ITA web client until you add an ITA replacement license. Customers holding a valid support contract can get ITA replacement license at no cost.
The High Availability license is now part of the base ITA license, so that feature (for a DR node) will continue to be present after the transition, but you will not see the license in the License view anymore.
The Insight license is no longer available in ITA, however any custom reports you created using Insight will continue to work in ITA.
The base ITA license also includes the Energy Cost report that was previously a separate license in DCO/Colo. After migrating to ITA, you will see the Energy Cost report in the desktop client Reports view in ITA.