View Inventory Properties for a Platform

Topics marked with * relate to features available only in vFabric Hyperic.

This page describes the contents of the Inventory page for a platform.

Learn about Platforms

See Resources, Resource Types and Inventory Types in vFabric Hyperic Overview.

Navigate to the Inventory Page for a Platform

To display the Inventory page for a platform, use Resources > Browse > Platforms to navigate to the platform, and click the Inventory tab.

Inventory Page Header

The sections below describe the data and controls that appear at the top of the Inventory page for a platform.

Resource Properties

The properties at the top of the Inventory page for a platform provide identifying information about the managed product. The inventory properties displayed for a platform vary slightly by platform type, but typically will include most of these properties.

The properties displayed in the screenshot below are:

  • Description

  • Owner - By default, the Hyperic user under whose account the resource was added to inventory.  Click Change... to assign a different resource owner.

  • Secondary DNS

  • Default Gateway

  • Vendor

  • Vendor Version

  • IP Address

  • Primary DNS

  • CPU Speed

  • OS Version

  • RAM

  • Architecture

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The plugin developer controls which resource properties are displayed at the top of a resource's Inventory page: any properties enclosed in a <properties> element for a resource type appear in the page header when you browse to an instance of that type.

Map Control for a Platform

Click the Map control in the page header for a graphical view the servers on the platform. The platform is displayed at the bottom of the map; servers are displayed above the platform. Resource names are in bold and the resource type is displayed just below in smaller type. Click a resource name to navigate to that server.

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Tools Menu for a Platform

The screenshot below is the Tools menu for a platform.

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When a platform is selected, the Tools menu has the following commands:

  • Configure Platform — Opens the Configuration Properties page for the platform, where you can edit the resource's configuration properties.

  • Clone Platform — Creates a new platform with the same configuration as an existing platform. For more information, see Clone a Platform.

  • Delete Platform — Delete the platform, its platform services, servers, and the services in the servers from inventory.

    Do you want to rediscover the platform?

    Note that if you delete all of the platforms that a Hyperic Agent manages, the Hyperic Server also removes the saved authentication token for that agent from the Hyperic database. So if you delete a platform that is managed by an agent that does not manage any other platforms (as in the case of an agent that manages only the platform it runs on), the agent will no longer be able to connect to the Hyperic Server. If you want the agent to rediscover the platform where the agent runs, you must repeat the agent setup process. Otherwise (if you do not want the agent to re-discover the platform it runs on) shut down the agent, and uninstall the agent from that platform.

  • New Platform Service — Displays the New Service page, where you can manually add a new service, for instance a remotely monitored network service, to the platform. For more information, see Create a Platform Service.

  • Enable All Alerts On This Agent

  • Disable All Alerts On This Agent

  • Add to Dashboard Favorites — Adds the platform to the Favorite Resources portlet on the the current Hyperic user's Dashboard.

  • Add to Group — Opens the Group Manager page, which lists the groups to which the platform may be added. You can add a platform to a group if:

    • You have permission to access the group, and:

      • The group is a mixed group that contains platforms, servers, and services.

      • The group is a compatible group of the selected platform's platform type.

General Properties for a Platform

The General Properties section of the Inventory page for a platform lists the following information:

  • Description — A description of the platform. This is an optional, user-configured value.

  • Date Created — The date the platform was added to the Hyperic inventory

  • Location

  • Date Modified, Modified By — The date the platform was last modified and the user who modified it.

  • Resource Type — The platform type.

Click the Edit button to open a page where you can edit the platform's Name or Description. 

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Type and Network Properties for a Platform

The Type and Network Properties section of the Inventory page for a platform lists the following information:

  • Platform Type — The type of platform (This value cannot be changed.)

  • Agent Connection — The IP address:port pair that the Hyperic Server will use to connect to the Hyperic Agent on the platform device.

    • In the case of a platform type that is monitored by a Hyperic Agent on a different platform, such as a network or virtual host, this property identifies the agent that manages the platform.

  • Fully Qualified Domain Name — The platform's FQDN.

  • IP Address, MAC Address, Netmask — One or more sets of these identifiers for the platform. There is at a minimum one set for the loopback (local) IP address — 127.0.0.1 — and then additional sets for each network interface on the device.

Click the Edit button to open a page where you can selected platform properties.

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Servers on a Platform

The "Servers" section lists the following information for each server on the platform.

  • Server — The resource name, presented as a hyperlink you can click to navigate to the server.

  • Server Type

  • Install Path

  • Description

  • Availability — Current availability of the server.

There are two controls available:

  • New — Click to add a server to the platform.

  • Delete — Click to delete a server from the platform. Services in the server will also be deleted.

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Services on a Platform

This section lists the following information for each platform service on the platform:

  • Service — The resource name, presented as a hyperlink you can click to navigate to the service.

  • Description

  • Availability — Current availability of the platform service.

There are three controls available:

  • View — This pull-down allows you to filter the list to display only platform services of a selected type.

  • New — Click to add a platform service to the platform.

  • Delete — Click to delete a platform service from the platform.

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Groups Containing a Platform

This section lists the following information for each the group of which the platform is a member.

  • Group — The resource name, presented as a hyperlink you can click to navigate to the group.

  • Description

There are two controls available:

  • Add to List — Click to add the platform to a group.

  • Remove From List — If you have checkmarked one or more groups in the list, this control allows you to remove the resource from the selected groups.

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Configuration Properties for a Platform

This section displays the configuration properties for the platform.

  • Shared — These properties are typically only present for platform types that Hyperic does not auto-discover, and vary by platform type.

  • Monitoring — These properties control log and configuration tracking for the platform. For more information see Log and Configuration Event Tracking in vFabric Hyperic Administration.

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