DCImanager Administrator

What is a location

An administrator can add servers to DCImanager regardless of their geographical location and data centers. Remote servers can be grouped according to their location. To do so, you can utilize locations in the control panel. 

A location is an interface that allows DCImanager to manage servers from one data center. Every location in the data center has a special server that is used as a DHCP server and storage of OS templates for all servers in the location. A server must be physical or virtual based on KVM virtualization. A server with DCImanager can be used as a location. Learn more in the article How to add a location


  • CentOS 7 must be installed on the parent server and servers-locations;
  • Servers-locations must have sufficient disk space for OS templates. We recommend allocating 100 Gb;
  • Servers-locations must have at least 6 Gb RAM;
  • The parent server must have access to servers-locations via SSH;
  • Applications using DHCP, TFTP, and HTTP must not be installed on servers-locations;
  • Firewall other than firewalld must not be used on servers-locations.

For the location, the following ports are used:

  1.   DCImanager access to location:
    • 22/TCP — for SSH connection;
    • 5900-6000/TCP — to enable operation of IPMI Proxy v2 module;
    • 7996/TCP — for connection to Redis database management system.
  2.   Servers access to location:
    • 67/UDP — to enable DHCP;
    • 69/TCP — to enable TFTP;
    • 111, 2049, 32767/TCP - to enable NFS;
    • 445/TCP — to enable Samba;
    • 1500/TCP — to enable Nginx web server.