View Inventory Properties for a Server

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

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

Learn about Servers

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

Inventory Page for a Server

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

In vFabric Hyperic, a user can view and modify resources only to the extent that the user's role(s) permit. For more information see User Accounts and Roles in Hyperic in vFabric Hyperic Administration.

See a Screenshot of a Server's Inventory Page

To see a complete Inventory page for a server, see Inventory Tab - Server.

Inventory Page Header for a Server

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

Resource Properties

The properties  at the top of the Inventory page for a server provide identifying information about the managed product. The inventory properties displayed for a server vary by server type, but typically will include vendor name and software version.

The properties displayed in the screenshot below (for a JBoss server) are:

  • Java Vendor

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

  • Build Date

  • JBoss Version

  • Version Name

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.

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Map Control for a Server

Click the Map control in the page header to view the server's child services(s) and its parent platform. 

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The map in the screenshot above, for a PostgreSQL 8.2 server, shows that:

  • The server has multiple children of resource type "PostgreSQL 8.2 Table service" - which have been automatically grouped into an autogroup with the same name as the resource type. 

  • The server runs on the platform of type "MacOSX" named "Marie-McGarrys-MacBook-Pro-46.local".

Click the name of a child or parent resource to view its Monitor page.

Tools Menu for a Server

The screenshot below is the Tools menu for a server.

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

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

  • Delete Server — Delete the server and all its child services from inventory.

  • New Service — Displays the New Service page, where you can manually add a new child service to the server. (For instance, a service that was not auto-discovered.)

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

  • Add to Group — Opens the Group Manager page, which lists any compatible groups of the same type as the server.

In vFabric Hyperic, a user can view and modify resources only to the extent that the user's role(s) permit. For more information see User Accounts and Roles in Hyperic in vFabric Hyperic Administration.

General Properties for a Server

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

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

  • Resource type — The server type.

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

  • Date Modified, Modified By — The date the server properties were last modified and the user who modified them

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

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Type and Host Properties

The Type and Host Properties section of the Inventory page for a server lists the following information about the server:

  • Install Path — The path where this server is installed.

  • Host Platform — The platform where the server runs.

Click the Edit button to open a page where you can edit the server's Install Path. 

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Services on a Server

The Services section of the Inventory page for a server contains

  • The total number of child services on the server, and the number of services of each service type discovered on the server.

  • The following columns for each service:

    • Service — Name of the service

    • Service Type — Resource type of the service.

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

    • Availability — Current availability of the service.

To delete one or more services from inventory, click the box to the left of each service you wish to delete, and click Delete.

Groups Containing a Server

The Groups Containing This Resource section of the Inventory page for a server lists the groups of which this server is a member. To view the Inventory page for a group, click its name.

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Configuration Properties for a Server

The Configuration Properties section of the Inventory page for a resource contains the configuration options and currently selected values for the resource. Configuration properties for the resource are presented in three sections:

  • Shared — The properties in this section relate to more than one management function, for instance both monitoring and control actions.

  • Monitoring — These properties set options related to log tracking, configuration tracking, and, for servers, here is where you can disable auto-discovery of child services.

  • Control — If Hyperic supports control actions for the currently selected resource type, this section includes any configuration properties required to enable resource control, for example, the path of the start script to use to start aserver.

Click Edit to open the Edit Configuration Properties page for the currently selected resource.

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The plugin developer defines each configuration property for a resource type in the plugin descriptor. The plugin or the descriptor may set the initial value for a configuration property. For some types of resources, you may need to supply configuration property values to enable monitoring.