Navigating the Server Dashboard

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This article describes how to navigate and understand the Server Dashboard, which is the page that houses the majority of the Server functions and displays information about your Servers.

  1. Only the Primary Administrator or user with the Server role can perform tasks on this page. 
  1. Switchers Allow Navigation Across Your Assets

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    Note the switchers at the top of this dashboard allow you to switch your view between Geographic Regions, Network Domains, and Servers within the Network Domain. See step 6 below.



    • Server Name (Server 1)

    • Server ID (e03e3f70-8f52-47d2-b9a5-e2abd09ac81d)

    • Description (For Documentation screenshots)

    • Status (running, powered off, etc)
    • Data Center in which the Server resides (US - West - MCP 2.0 (NA12))
    • Date the Server was created (March 4, 2016)
    • Tags (Department 1: R&D)
    • Also, displays an icon indicating which Operating System the Server is running ( Linux)

    • Select a different Region:
       

    • Select a different Network/Network Domain:
    • Select a different Server:
    • Search for a different Cloud Resource or Tag.

       

    • SCSI Tab

    • SCSI Controller  - Up to 4 SCSI Controllers are supported per Server
    • SCSI Key - Key defines the position of the SCSI controller. SCSI bus 0 = 1000, SCSI bus 1 = 1001, etc.
    • SCSI Adapter - Defines the hardware adapter used for the SCSI controller. For more details, see Introduction to Cloud Server Local Storage and Disk Speeds (Tiered Storage)
      • SCSI ID - Identifies the disk position on the SCSI bus. Each bus has positions 0 - 15 but SCSI Id 7 is reserved for the SCSI adapter.
      • Disk Size (GB)
      • Disk Speed
    • Clicking on the Manage gear next to each disk will display a drop-down menu with the following options:
    • IDE Tab
    • IDE Controller - Up to 2 IDE Controllers are supported per Server. vSphere automatically adds these when Importing Images so almost all Cloud Servers will have them.
    • Key - Key defines the position of the IDE controller. IDE Channel 0 = 200, IDE Channel 1 = 201
    • Adapter - Always IDE
      • Slot - Defines the position on the Controller - Master (Slot 0) or Slave (Slot 1). For more details, see Introduction to Cloud Server Local Storage and Disk Speeds (Tiered Storage)
      • Type - If populated, this will be either a CD-ROM device or Disk
      • File Name - If CD-ROM device is populated with an ISO file, this represents the name of the ISO file when the source Image was imported.
      • Size (GB)
      • Speed
        • Note: CD-Rom drives cannot have an associated speed, so the  Not Applicable icon will be displayed. 
    • Clicking on the Manage gear next to each disk will display a drop-down menu with the following options:
    • SATA Tab
    • SATA Controller - Up to 4 SATA Controllers are supported per Server. SATA Controllers must be on the Source Image - you cannot add them to an existing Cloud Server
    • Key - Key defines the position of the SATA controller. SATA Controller 0 = 15000, SATA Controller 1 = 15001, etc.
    • Adapter - Always AHCI
      • SATA ID - Identifies the disk position on the SATA controller. Each controller has positions 0 - 30
      • Type - If populated, this will be either a CD-ROM device or Disk
      • File Name -  If CD-ROM device is populated with an ISO file, this represents the name of the ISO file when the source Image was imported.
      • Size (GB)
      • Speed
        • Note: CD-Rom drives cannot have an associated speed, so the  Not Applicable icon will be displayed.
    • Clicking on the Manage gear next to each disk will display a drop-down menu with the following options:
    • Floppy Tab
    • Floppy Drive Number - Up to 2 Floppy drives are supported per Server. Floppy drive must be on the Source Image - you cannot add them to an existing Cloud Server
    • Key - Key defines the position of the Floppy drive. Floppy Drive 0 = 8000, Floppy Drive 1 = 8001
    • File Name -  If Floppy Drive is populated with an ISO file, this represents the name of the ISO file when the source Image was imported.
    • Size (GB)
    • Clicking on the Manage gear next to each Drive will display a drop-down menu with the following options: 
    • The Storage tab also has an Actions menu:

    • The Snapshot tab also has an Actions menu:
    • Clicking the Disable Snapshot button will disable the Snapshot Feature and permanently delete all historical Snapshots.
    • Clicking the Initiate Manual Snapshot button will take a manual snapshot of your Cloud Server. 

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