Using the Administration and Monitoring Utility Program

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:

The Administration and Monitoring utility program starts in stand-alone mode.
The following illustration is an example of the screen that appears.

Descriptions of the labeled areas are as follows:
   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
     ServeRAID controller.
   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:

Network Settings: If you want to monitor ServeRAID controllers across a network, you must switch to the client/server mode.

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:

  1. Click on the   icon on the tool bar or select
    Network Settings from the Options pull-down menu.

     A screen similar to the following appears.

  2.  Select the Client/Server radio button.
  3.  If security is enabled on the server to which you are connecting, type in  the User Name and Password as defined by the security file  on the server to which you are connecting. (See 'Server Security File'  for information about the security file).
  4.  Type in either the Hostname or the TCP/IP Address on the system, or select  them from the pull-down list.

    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.

  5.  Click on Connect to initiate a connection with the  remote system.

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