The Data Collection Control Center (DC3) utility uses scripts to transport files from one location to another. The transport method can use Windows file copy, Robocopy, FTP, or SFTP. With DC3, you can transport a set of collected configuration data to the Integrity server or data collector where it can be imported into Integrity. The design of DC3 minimizes complicated configuration-dependent variations and provide a dependable tool to transport data using scripts.
DC3 has the following components:
Several scripts that work together to transport files and provide health status information.
A user interface to configure the scripts and define the transfer path and process.
A Windows service that can unzip the data on the root parent device, as well as write out updated scripts to be pulled down the deployment diagram.
This release offers a more complete solution for project deployment by utilizing Microsoft Group Policy to reduce configuration complexity and deployment time.
Updated Documentation Delivery
The documentation is now hosted on the Hexagon Documentation site, where you can find the latest documentation for your products. If you are unable to connect to the Internet to access this site, you can see an offline version where DC3 is installed.
The documentation site supports the following browsers:
Added support for Group Policy to deploy DTU scripts
DTU can be deployed via Group Policy, by creating a policy for all computers in an Active Directory group to pull DTU from a location defined in the policy.
Additional information is collected in the heartbeat file
Metadata is captured in the heartbeat file so you can verify the device is communicating with its parent device, and that what is being run and when it is being run is expected. This allows for more security, insight, and visibility into what is happening on the endpoints.
Improve first time setup process
You can now bulk import Devices and DataOwners as well as the Root Device during the first time setup to streamline the setup and configuration of DC3. You no longer need to configure a user account as DC3 uses Network Service and Local System as default accounts.
Device import functionality allows for direct import from Active Directory query
You can now query your active directory, organize the output, and directly import devices into DC3 in bulk using a CSV file to minimize the time and complexity of configuring your deployment.
DataOwners can now be imported via CSV file
You can import a CSV version of your Asset Hierarchy template to bulk import your list of DataOwners.
Transfer settings can now be applied to multiple devices
You can create a set of transfer settings using Transfer Configurations that can be applied to multiple devices to help in configuring your deployments.
Added ability to configure packaging options
You can configure packaging options such as On Schedule, On File Found, or On File Modified so your extracted data is packaged in the best way to support the asset model being deployed as well as your architecture.
Updated DC3 UI to support DTU Group Policy deployment
The deployment diagram has been updated to show you the properties of your Devices and Data Sources, the status of your transfers, which devices were added automatically through Group Policy Deployment, and allow you to quickly modify nodes so that your diagram is an actual visual representation of your deployment.