Reviewing system preferences
Accessing system preferences
Define preferences according to your requirements e.g. enabling or disabling certain popup dialog boxes and changing unit of measurement used in the system.
- Select Tools>Preferences to access the Preferences dialog box.
- Review and change the settings in the available tabs, as required.
The available preferences depend on the installation and licenses as some control settings of ad-on features.
Setting system of measurement
In the General tab Client Settings, select to use metric or US standard unit of measurements in the application displays.
This affects for example if the floor dimensions are displayed in meters or feet.
Linking to custom online help
In the General tab Online Help Settings, set up a Custom URL to link to a custom user assistance source.
When you select Help>Online Help, the system will open this link rather than the link to the default wiki-based user assistance provided for the application.
If you leave this field empty, the system will default to the default wiki-based user assistance provided for the application.
Showing or hiding confirmation dialog boxes
In the General tab Display Confirmation Dialogs, clear the check boxes if you do not want confirmation dialog boxes to pop up in the application.
- Confirm before making changes to data center to prompt the user to confirm before saving changes.
- Confirm valid user settings on start-up to prompt users with administration rights when launching the application, requesting to confirm the user credentials for server communication.
If you deselect to display this popup, you potentially risk missing alarms, because you will not be warned if the user credentials are invalid, and device and alarm data will not be available in IT Advisor.
Enabling the customer experience program
In the General tab Customer Experience Program, select to Enable Customer Experience Program.
By participating in the program, you help making this software better by sending error and usage data to Schneider Electric. Your privacy will be respected, and the data will be used for internal purposes only to help the engineers identify and fix errors in the software to improve your user experience.
Setting Energy Efficiency metric
In the General tab Energy Efficiency Settings, select to use Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) or Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency (DCiE) as energy efficiency metric in the application displays.
This affects for example if the dashboard shows values as PUE or DCiE.
PUE: a measure of the ratio of the total amount of power used by the data center facility to the power used by the IT load.
DCiE: a measure which is expressed as the relationship between the IT load and the total data center input power.
Showing or hiding tool tips
In the General>Tool Tips tab, select the information to show in the tool tips.
The selected information will be included as sections in the graphical layout tool tips.
Disable any irrelevant information to avoid big tool tips blocking your view of equipment while working in the layout.