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

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 vCenter 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.

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

You can click the name of a child or parent resource to view its Monitor page.

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 user's dashboard.

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

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

Description

Date Created

Date Modified

Resource Type

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

Install Path

Host Platform

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

Service Type

Description

Availability

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.

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 vCenter 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 a server.