ServerView System Monitor

User Guide - English
FUJITSU Software ServerView Suite
ServerView System Monitor
(Part of ServerView Agents V7.30 for Windows and Linux)
Edition September 2016
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Contents
1 Introduction
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1.1 Target groups and purpose of this manual
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1.2 ServerView Suite link collection
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1.3 Documentation for the ServerView Suite
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1.4 Typographic conventions
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2 ServerView System Monitor Overview
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2.1 Concept of ServerView System Monitor
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2.2 Functions of ServerView System Monitor
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3 Installing ServerView System Monitor
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3.1 System requirements
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3.1.1 System requirements on the server
3.1.2 System requirements on a tablet or smartphone
3.1.3 System requirements on a desktop
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4 Starting ServerView System Monitor
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4.1 Self-signed certificates and security warnings
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Introduction
The ServerView System Monitor is part of ServerView Agents for Windows/Linux. It allows
easy and inexpensive management of individual Fujitsu PRIMERGY and PRIMEQUEST
servers locally or remotely and enables you to run selected tasks directly on the server for
more efficient processing. ServerView System Monitor ("System Monitor" for short) presents
detailed status information about the individual system clearly arranged in a single view,
and features update management functions and alarm forwarding. This makes it easy for
non-IT experts to use, cutting administration costs while still delivering comprehensive
management capabilities.
The user interface of the System Monitor is HTML5-based. It can be launched via a URL
from any device such as a tablet or smartphone and offers a website optimized for the
respective device.
1.1
Target groups and purpose of this manual
This manual is intended for system administrators, network administrators and service
technicians who already have a basic knowledge of hardware and software.
1.2
ServerView Suite link collection
Via the ServerView Suite link collection, Fujitsu provides you with numerous downloads
and further information on the ServerView Suite and PRIMERGY servers.
For ServerView Suite, links are offered on the following topics:
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Forum
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Service Desk
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Manuals
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Product information
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Security information
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Software downloads
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Training
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1.2 ServerView Suite link collection
The downloads include the following:
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Current software statuses for the ServerView Suite as well as additional Readme
files.
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Information files and update sets for system software components (BIOS,
firmware, drivers, ServerView Agents and ServerView Update Agents) for
updating the PRIMERGY servers via ServerView Update Manager or for locally
updating individual servers via ServerView Update Manager Express.
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The current versions of all documentation on the ServerView Suite.
You can retrieve the downloads free of charge from the Fujitsu web server.
For PRIMERGY servers, links are offered on the following topics:
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Service Desk
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Manuals
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Product information
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Spare parts catalogue
Access to the ServerView Suite link collection
You can reach the link collection of the ServerView Suite in various ways:
1. Via ServerView Operations Manager.
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Select Help – Links on the start page or the menu bar.
2. Via the start page of the online documentation for the ServerView Suite on the Fujitsu
manual server.
You access the start page of the online documentation via the following
link:
http://manuals.ts.fujitsu.com
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In the selection list on the left, select x86 Servers.
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On the right, click PRIMERGY ServerView Links under Selected documents.
3. Via the ServerView Suite DVD 2.
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In the start window of the ServerView Suite DVD 2, select the option ServerView
Software Products.
On the menu bar select Links.
This opens the start page of the ServerView Suite link collection.
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1.3 Documentation for the ServerView Suite
1.3
Documentation for the ServerView Suite
The documentation can be downloaded free of charge from the Internet. You will find the
online documentation at http://manuals.ts.fujitsu.com under the link x86 Servers.
For an overview of the documentation to be found under ServerView Suite as well as the
filing structure, see the ServerView Suite sitemap (ServerView Suite – ServerView Suite
Sitemap).
1.4
Typographic conventions
The following typographic conventions are used:
Convention Explanation
Indicates various types of risk, namely health risks, risk of data loss and risk
of damage to devices.
Indicates additional relevant information and tips.
bold
Indicates references to names of interface elements.
monospace Indicates system output and system elements, e.g., file names and paths.
monospace Indicates statements that are to be entered using the keyboard.
semibold
blue
continuous
text
Indicates a link to a related topic.
pink
continuous
text
Indicates a link to a location you have already visited.
<abc>
Indicates variables which must be replaced with real values.
[abc]
Indicates options that can be specified (syntax).
[key]
Indicates a key on your keyboard. If you need to enter text in uppercase, the
Shift key is specified, for example,[SHIFT] + [A] for A. If you need to press
two keys at the same time, this is indicated by a plus sign between the two
key symbols.
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1.4 Typographic conventions
Screenshots
Some of the screenshots are system-dependent, so some of the details shown may differ
from your system. There may also be system-specific differences in menu options and
commands.
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2.1 Concept of ServerView System Monitor
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ServerView System Monitor Overview
The System Monitor allows you to monitor and check server and update information
locally on your server and to update the server.
The following sections explain the concept and functions of the System Monitor.
2.1
Concept of ServerView System Monitor
The System Monitor concept is based on a server to be monitored and a web browserbased console that can be called up on any device in any location.
Server
On the PRIMERGY or PRIMEQUEST server with Windows or Linux, ServerView Agents for
Windows or ServerView Agents for Linux must be installed, including the add-on tool
ServerView System Monitor.
The System Monitor is a tool for monitoring systems and updating the server. The
ServerView Agents provide it with the required information about the server.
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2.1 Concept of ServerView System Monitor
Web browser-based console
The web browser-based console can be started from any device:
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Desktop with Windows or Linux.
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Tablet with Android or iOS.
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Smartphone with Android or iOS.
The opened website of the System Monitor is automatically adjusted to the relevant
device.
Figure 1: System Monitor on a tablet
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2.1 Concept of ServerView System Monitor
Figure 2: System Monitor on a smartphone
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2.2 Functions of ServerView System Monitor
2.2
Functions of ServerView System Monitor
The ServerView System Monitor allows you to monitor and check the server information on
your server. You can also check whether an update for a component (BIOS and firmware as
well as drivers and ServerView Agents) is available or necessary, and perform updates.
Monitoring
You can monitor and check the following information on your server:
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Environment information, including fan and temperature sensor information.
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Power supply information.
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Mass storage information. This is only available if ServerView RAID Manager is
installed on the system.
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System board information.
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Network information.
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Driver monitor information.
Additionally, you can define general configuration settings like alarm settings, e-mail
settings, and the refresh interval.
Update check and updating
For the update management of the server, following functions are available:
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Update status information (general update status of the server, detected components
for which an update is available, information on the selected component,
dependencies, release notes and update status, processing results of recent updates).
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Update checks.
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Updates of BIOS, firmware, drivers, and ServerView Agents.
You can define settings for update checks and updates like the path of the update
repository or time and interval for the next update check(s).
Location function
If the server supports an identification LED, you can activate the location function via the
ID button. This function switches on the identification LED on the relevant server, allowing
it to be located more quickly in a data center.
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2.2 Functions of ServerView System Monitor
Status icons
Various status icons indicate the overall status of the server or the status of individual
components. The System Monitor provides the following classes of status icons:
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Overall status icons of a system.
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Status icons for a single component.
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Overall update status icons.
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Update status icons for a single component.
Functionality of the System Monitor on the different devices
Depending on the device, clicking the URL opens the corresponding System Monitor user
interface. The System Monitor user interface for PC and tablet are identical; the one for
smartphones is optimized for the smaller screen in terms of display and functionality, so
you can navigate more quickly and only receive essential information.
The following table shows you which System Monitor functions are supported on the
different devices.
Function
PC/Tablet Smartphone
Environment information, including fan and
temperature sensor information
yes
yes
Power supply information
yes
yes
Mass storage information
yes
yes
System board information
yes
yes
Network information
yes
yes
Driver monitor information
yes
yes
Update status information
yes
yes
Configuration settings
yes
only refresh interval for the
monitoring data
Software update installations
yes
no
Switch on identification LED
yes
no
If you need the full functionality on your smartphone, you can switch from smartphone
view to desktop view via an option in the web browser menu (e.g. Chrome: Request
desktop site).
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3.1 System requirements
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Installing ServerView System Monitor
The System Monitor is available on Windows and Linux operating systems once you have
installed the ServerView Agents for Windows/Linux. For further information on the
installation, see the "ServerView Agents for Windows" and "ServerView Agents for Linux"
installation and user guides.
3.1
System requirements
For a server to be monitored with the System Monitor from a particular device, both the
server and the device must meet the requirements listed below.
3.1.1
System requirements on the server
ServerView Agents for Windows or ServerView Agents for Linux must be installed on the
server, depending on the operating system. To find out which Windows and Linux versions
the ServerView Agents, including the ServerView System Monitor, are available for, see the
"ServerView Agents for Linux" User and Installation Guide and "ServerView Agents for
Windows" User and Installation Guide.
As of ServerView Agents for Windows/Linux 7.01, the ServerView Agents include
System Monitor. As of ServerView Agents for Windows/Linux 7.30, the System
Monitor also supports the use on smartphones.
3.1.2
System requirements on a tablet or smartphone
If you want to access the data of a server via the System Monitor from a tablet or
smartphone, you need the following:
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Google Android 5.0 or higher with
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Google Chrome
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Built-in web browser (Android v5 or higher)
Apple iOS 8.0 or higher with
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Safari
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Google Chrome
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3.1 System requirements
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System requirements on a desktop
If you want to access the data of a server via the System Monitor from a PC, you need the
following:
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Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 or higher
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Microsoft Edge
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Google Chrome
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Mozilla Firefox
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4.1 Self-signed certificates and security warnings
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Starting ServerView System Monitor
You can start the ServerView System Monitor on any device (desktop, tablet, smartphone).
Enter the following web address via a suitable browser:
http://<hostname>:3172/ssm
Depending on the device information supplied by the web browser, the corresponding
System Monitor user interface is started. The System Monitor user interfaces for PC and
tablet are identical, while the one for smartphones is optimized for the smaller screen in
terms of display and functionality. By adjusting the System Monitor to the smartphone
size, you can navigate more quickly and only receive essential information.
If you need the full functionality on your smartphone, you can switch from smartphone
view to desktop view via an option in the browser menu (e.g. Chrome: Request desktop
site).
4.1
Self-signed certificates and security warnings
If the System Monitor is started remotely on a server on which the Remote Connector
certificate has been replaced with a self-signed certificate, the browser will display
messages warning that the certificate is not trustworthy. You can avoid these certificate
warnings by suitably configuring the server and all devices from which you access it.
For more information on certificate management in general and in connection with the
System Monitor, see "Managing SSL certificates in the ServerView Suite - Secure server
management using SSL and PKI" - Overview.
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