This topic describes the data and controls that appear at the top of the Inventory page for a platform.

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 are:

Description

Owner - By default, the vCenter Hypericuser 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

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 for a graphical view of 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.

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, refer to GUID-3C091A0B-340C-4D02-8F92-10BAA6C05C09#GUID-3C091A0B-340C-4D02-8F92-10BAA6C05C09.

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

If you delete all of the platforms that a vCenter Hyperic agent manages, the vCenter Hyperic server also removes the saved authentication token for that agent from the vCenter Hyperic database. Therefore, 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 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 Server — Displays the New Server page, where you can manually add a new server to the platform. (For instance, a server that was not auto-discovered.) For more information, refer to Create a Server.

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, refer to Create a Platform.

New Auto-Discovery

Enable All Alerts on this Agent

Dsiable All Alerts on this Agent

Add to Dashboard Favorites — Adds the platform to the Favorite Resources portlet on the current 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.

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

Description

Date Created

Location

Date Modified

Resource Type

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

Platform Type

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

In the case of a platform type that is monitored by an 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.

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

Server

Server Type

Install Path

Description

Availability

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.

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

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.

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.

This section displays the configuration properties for the platform:

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

Monitoring — These properties control log and configuration tracking for the platform.