Using the Administration and Monitoring Utility Program
You can use the Administration and Monitoring utility program to monitor the ServeRAID controllers, view the ServeRAID configuration and associated devices, rebuild an array, reassign a drive to replace a defunct drive, rebuild a logical drive, create a logical drive, create an array, delete an array, dynamically increase the logical drive size, change RAID levels, and much more.
To start the Administration and Monitoring utility program:
|1. Title Bar||Displays the title of the application, along with the minimize icon,|
|the maximize icon, and the close icon.|
|2. Menu Bar||Displays the pull-down menus for all supported functions.|
|3. Tool Bar||Displays the icons for the commonly used functions.|
|4. Device Area||Displays information for each device connected to the physical|
|channel of the ServeRAID controller. This includes the device states|
|and the array identifiers, if applicable.|
|5. Status Bar||Displays help for the area where the cursor is currently pointing.|
|The date and time are also displayed.|
|6. Status Window||Displays messages regarding the operational status of each|
|7. Logical Drive Area||Displays the number of logical drives that you created and the|
|status of each logical drive.|
|8. Adapter Area||Displays the number of ServeRAID controllers installed in the|
|server and the status of each ServeRAID controller.|
Options Pull-Down Menu: This section provides information about the following three choices available from the Options pull-down menu on the main screen of the Administration and Monitoring utility:
You can use the Network Settings dialog box to select and connect to servers in the network that have an IBM ServeRAID controller installed.
To select and connect to a server:
A screen similar to the following appears.
Note: If the server was started on any port other than the default (1087), type in a colon and the correct port number for the configuration (for example: SreveRAID:1088) after the Hostname or TCP/IP Address that you just entered.
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