D.1 Data Center Explorer

D.1.1 Data Center Icons

Table D-1 Data Center Explorer Icons

Physical Server

Virtual Center Folder

Virtual Machine

Virtual Center Cluster


Virtual Center Pool

Virtual Center

Primary Site

Virtual Center Data Center

Secondary Site

D.1.2 Data Center Icon Status Indicators

Table D-2 Data Center Explorer Icon Status Indicators


Virtual Machine Powered On

Monitored virtual machine

Virtual Machine Powered Off

Not monitored


Not inventoried virtual machine


D.1.3 Data Center Commands and Associated Icons

Table D-3 Data Center Explorer Commands and Associated Icons





Inventories the selected servers. The selection must be discovered but not yet inventoried. To inventory servers that have already been inventoried, use Refresh Inventory.

Start Monitoring

Monitors the selected servers. The selection can be a node (All, Filters, Groups, or Sites) in the Data Center Explorer pane, or a particular Filter, Group, or Site to monitor all child servers.

Stop Monitoring

Stops monitoring the selected servers. The selection can be a node (All, Filters, Groups, or Sites) in the Data Center Explorer pane, or a particular Filter, Group, or Site to stop monitoring all child servers.


View Logs

Acknowledge Logs

View logs of selected servers.

If there are some errors associated with a machine, an error icon is displayed on that machine. If the errors are acceptable, you can use Acknowledge Logs to remove the error icon from the display of the machine.

Create Group

Create a new group of servers.

Copy to Group


Copies the selected servers to the designated group.

Rename Group

Renames the selected group.

Create Template

Opens the New Server Template dialog box.

Attach Credentials

Opens the Attach Credentials dialog box.


Terminal Services


VMware Remote Console

VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client

VMware Web Access

Opens the selected application (if it is installed). Paths are configurable by selecting Options from the Tools menu, then clicking the Client tab.


  • For VMware ESXi machines, the VMware Web Access option is disabled. Consequently, you cannot launch the web page.

  • If PlateSpin Recon is installed on a 64-bit machine, you might encounter an error on launching the VMware Remote Console or the VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client applications. This is because a 32-bit path is specified for these applications in the Options dialog box (Tools > Options).

    Change the paths to the following 64-bit paths:

    • VMware Virtual Infrastructure Client: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\VMware\VMware Virtual Machine Console\vmware.exe

    • VMware Remote Console: %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\VMware\Infrastructure\Virtual Infrastructure Client\Launcher\VpxClient.exe

    For more information on the Client Options, see Section 4.1, Server and Client Options.


Delete the server or group of servers.


Opens the Raters for name dialog box.

View XML

Displays the selected machine details as an XML document. Only the first machine is displayed if there are multiple selections.


Opens a Properties dialog box for the selected server.

Set Custom Fields

Opens a Properties dialog box (Custom Fields page) for the selected servers when multiple servers are selected.

To apply Data Center Explorer commands to servers, right-click a server and select the required command from the menu.