Run Resource Control Actions

Overview of Running Control Actions

This page has instructions for running control actions on resources that support control actions. There are two types of control actions in Hyperic: control actions enabled by the managing resource plugin, and custom control actions implemented by Hyperic administrators. For more information, see Resource Control in Hyperic.

The process you use to selecting a control action to run varies for built-in and custom control actions:

  • You select built-in control actions from the Control tab of the target resource — generally a server type.

  • A custom control action is configured by a Hyperic administrator as service (of type "FileServer Service") on the platform where it runs. So, even if a custom control action target a server running on the platform, to invoke it, you navigate the platform service that represents the service on the parent platform.

Run a Built-in Control Action

To run a built-in control action — one that is enabled by a resource plugin — you navigate to the target resource, usually some type of server. (Control actions are typically available for servers, not for platforms, and rarely for services.)

  1. Navigate to the target resource.

  2. Click the Control tab.

    • The Control page appears.

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  3. In the Quick Control section of the page, use the Control Action pull-down to display a list of supported actions.

  4. Select the desired control action, and click the green arrow to the right to initiate it.

Select and Run a Custom Control Action

Follow the instructions in Select from a List of All Custom Control Actions or Select from a List Custom Control Actions for a Platform, and then run the action, as described in Run Custom Control Action.

Select from a List of All Custom Control Actions

To select from a list of all custom control actions:

  1. Use Browse > Services > FileServer File.

    • The Services > FileServer File page lists all custom control actions defined in your Hyperic deployment.

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  2. Click the name of the custom action you want to run.

    • The Monitor tab for the custom control action appears.

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    • Click the Control tab , and follow the instructions in Run Custom Control Action.

Select from a List Custom Control Actions for a Platform

To select from a list of control actions for the resources on a platform.

  1. Navigate to the platform.

    • Custom control actions for a resources are listed in the "Platform Services Health* section.

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  2. Click the desired control action.

    • The Monitor tab for the custom control action appears.

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    • Click the Control tab, and follow the instructions in Run Custom Control Action.

Run Custom Control Action

  1. Navigate to the desired a custom control action using one of the options described above

    • A page like the following appears:

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  2. In the Quick Control section of the page, select "Run" from the Control Action pull-down to run the control action.

Schedule a Control Action

Available only in vFabric Hyperic

In vFabric Hyperic, you can schedule a control action to be run in the future — either once, or on a recurring basis.

  1. Select the Control tab:

  2. In the Control Action Schedule section of the page, click New.

  3. On the New Scheduled Control Action Page:

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    1. Select a control action from the Control Action ;pulldown.

    2. Description — Type a description, if desired.

    3. Start — Specify when you want to run the control action (or kick off a schedule of periodic control action execution):

      • Click immediately if you want Hyperic to initiate the control action as soon as you save the schedule.

      • Otherwise, select the date and a time you want Hyperic to run the control action.

        • The Recur pulldown appears; select how frequently Hyperic should repeat the control action.

          • Never - Choose this if you only want to run the command once.

          • Daily 

          • Weekly 

          • Monthly 

    4. Click OK.