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. 
    • Note: If a Server is in Snapshot Preview mode, it will be indicated in the top right-hand portion of the Server dashboard:

      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 where 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.

       

    • Server Spec:

    • Service Plans:
      • Monitoring
      • Backup
      • Snapshot
    • Cluster Info:
      • Cluster Name - In certain Private Cloud and Hosted Private Cloud Data Center Locations, CloudControl supports multiple User-Manageable Clusters. If the selected Data Center Location supports User-Manageable Clusters, the default Cluster will be displayed here. If User-Manageable Clusters is not supported in the Data Center Location, then this item will not appear.
    • OS Info: Identifies the OS and information about the OS and the OS Units incurred by the server. See Introduction to OS Units
      • Operating System
      • Operating System Family
      • OS Units Group Id - Identifies the OS Units Group that determines the OS rate. To identify the OS Units rate structure, see Navigating the Supported Operating Systems Dashboard
      • OS Rate - This is the specific OS rate for the server given the server configuration and the OS Units Group Id rate structure.
    • VMware Tools: - if installed
      • Version Status
      • Running Status
      • API Version
    • Virtual Hardware:
      • Version Status
      • Hardware Version
    • Security Group
      • If the Server has been added to a Server Security Group, this section will appear in the dashboard. 
    • Source Info
    • The Server Details Tab also has an Actions menu:
       
    • Clicking the Modify Server button from this menu will open a dialog to allow you to edit the following properties of the Server:
    • Clicking the Reconfigure Server button from this menu will open a dialog to allow you to edit the following properties of the Server:
    • Clicking the Manage Server Monitoring button from this menu will open a dialog that allows you to enable or disable Server Monitoring. See How to Enable Cloud Monitoring for a Server
    • Clicking the Move to another Cluster button from this menu will open a dialog that allows you to move the Server to another cluster if this capability has been enabled for the Data Center. See How to Move a Cloud Server between User-Manageable Clusters
    • Clicking the Add/Remove Server from Server Security Group button will open a dialog that allows you to add or remove the Server from a Server Security Group. See How to View, Create, and Manage Server Security Groups on a Network Domain
       

    • 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 ("Disks") and Disk Speeds
    • 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 ("Disks") and Disk Speeds
      • 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:

    • Snapshot Plan - Identifies which Snapshot plan is enabled on the Cloud Server. Can be either "Essentials" or "Advanced"
    • Snapshot Window - Indicates the window of time (in UTC and local region time) when the system will automatically generate snapshots.
      • For Advanced, the Snapshot Window will display "Daily" (since a daily Snapshot is taken), the UTC time, and the local time when the System Snapshot is scheduled to occur
      • For Essentials, the Snapshot Window will display which day of the week, the UTC time, and the local time when the Snapshot is scheduled to occur
    • ID - displays the ID of a Snapshot. For more information on Snapshots, see Introduction to Cloud Server Snapshots
    • Current Action - Displays a current action, if any. 
      • An operation in progress is indicated by a green bar in the Current Action column.
      • A failed operation is indicated by a red bar in the Current Action column.
    • Start Time - Indicates when either a system-generated, or manual snapshot was generated
    • Expiry Time - Indicates when a Snapshot will expire and be automatically purged from the system
    • Snapshot Type - Indicates whether the Snapshot was generated automatically (SYSTEM) or manually (MANUAL)
    • 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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