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Rack-mounted appliance installation

Technical specification and installation instructions for all rack-mounted GigaStor appliances.


Understanding Apex

Apex aggregates data from Observer Platform data sources to create intelligent reports. There are two versions: Apex and Apex Lite.


Activating and configuring

Apex requires a license; Apex Lite does not. The General Settings menu sets the asset name, data transfer settings, DNS servers, data retention, and the logo used for PDF reports.


Gather data from your products

Data sources in business groups feed data into dashboards. From dashboards that are made using widgets you can set thresholds and drill down into GigaStor packets.


Installing and upgrading

The installation instructions provide system requirements, supported operating systems, and other information helpful for installing or upgrading your product.



Learn how to determine if you have a slow server, network, or application; use alarms to warn you of issues; or use the log or SNMP to send messages about certain events. Use the FAQ for common questions.


Backups and Secondary

Having a backup strategy and redundancy are important for any enterprise application.


Apex documentation changes


Release notes

Release notes are available for current and previous versions of the Observer Platform.


Apex Filters