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Cluster Lists Page
Navigating the Cluster Lists Page

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»Table of Contents
»Index
»Product Overview
»Getting Started
»Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters
»Navigating the System Lists Region
»Viewing the Status Overview Page
»Saving Lists
»Customizing My Favorites Lists
»Customizing System or Cluster Lists
»Customizing Event Lists
»System Lists Page
»Cluster Lists Page
Navigating the Cluster Lists Page
»Customizing the Cluster Lists Page
»Deleting Clusters from List
»Printing a Cluster List Report
»Event Lists Page
»Searching for Systems and Events
»Reference
»Using Tasks
»Using Default Tools
»Reporting
»Administering the Software
»Troubleshooting
»Printable Version
»Glossary
»Using Help
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Introduction

A cluster list logically groups clusters into a collection based on information in the HP Systems Insight Manager database. Creating logical groups of clusters reduces the number of clusters viewed in a particular cluster list. Cluster Monitor can be launched from the cluster list page in two ways:

  • Clicking the name of the cluster in the Cluster Name column

  • Clicking the cluster status icon in the CS column

Complex lists that contain individual system selections or numerous search criteria take more system resources to run. Keep the list as simple as possible to minimize performance impacts of individual tasks.

Not all users can view all clusters. The results of the list depend on the clusters that were assigned to the user who initiated the list. Each user is only able to view the clusters that are assigned to them by a user with full configuration rights. A user with full configuration rights make assignments of managed clusters using user authorizations. Refer to Authorizations - Creating New Authorizations for more information.

The cluster list page is divided into the following sections:

Cluster view

From this page, you can save the list with a new name, delete one or more clusters from the list, customize the list, and print the cluster list report. In a multi-user environment, only one user at a time can edit a list. If another user wants to edit the same list, a List Edit Warning box is displayed. The user can cancel the editing request or edit the list and save as a new list.

View List As

This dropdown list is used to select either table, which displays the results in a table form, or icon, which displays a list of cluster names as links.

Cluster Status Legend

The status legend shows how many clusters in the view are Critical, Major, Minor, Normal, and Unknown, with a total showing how many clusters are in the view.

Customize the View

In the upper right corner of the cluster list page is the [Customize] button. Click this button to determine which columns are displayed and in what order. Refer to Cluster Lists Page - Customizing the Cluster Lists Page for more information.

Cluster List Columns

To position columns, drag the column header to a new position, and sort columns by clicking the column header for ascending or descending order. Place your cursor over a column name for a brief description of the column. Refer to Cluster Lists Page - Customizing the Cluster Lists Page for more information on customizing columns.

Select the checkbox in this column to select a cluster. You can select more than one cluster. This option is available in both the table view and the icon view. Select the checkbox in the column heading to select all displayed events.

The CS column (indicating cluster status) contains the cluster status icon for that particular cluster, which is the same status that is shown in the Cluster Monitor, a status that reflects the most severe status of all systems and Cluster Monitor Resources for that cluster. This status is independent of the HW and SW status shown on the system list page.

The Cluster Name column contains the cluster name. When you place the cursor over the cluster name, the full system DNS name is shown. If you click the cluster name, the Cluster Monitor page displays with the Cluster Monitor tree containing only that particular cluster. Refer to Cluster Monitor - Navigating Cluster Monitor for more information.

The Cluster Address column contains the IP address for the cluster.

The Cluster Type column shows the type of cluster. There are three cluster types:

  • MSCS

  • TruClusters

  • OpenVMS

The Cluster Description column contains a description of that cluster type only if it is a pre-registered cluster type. Cluster types that are automatically discovered through the common cluster MIB do not have a cluster description.

Buttons

Four buttons at the bottom of the view page are available to users with full configuration rights:

  • [Select All]. This button is used to select all clusters in the list.

  • [Save selection as]. When clusters are selected you can save the selection with a new name. Changes are saved on a per user, per list basis. Refer to Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters - Saving Lists for more information.

  • [Delete]. This button is used to delete clusters from the database. Select clusters to delete from the database and click [Delete]. A confirmation box is displayed. Click [OK] to delete the clusters, or click [Cancel] to cancel the deletion. Refer to Cluster Lists Page - Deleting Clusters from List for more information.

  • [Print]. This button is used to display the cluster list report to be printed in a separate window. Click [Print] to print the display.

    The following are not supported in HP Systems Insight Manager

    • Changing the Orientation to Landscape in the Print dialog box, refer to Printing Problems in HP Systems Insight Manager - Troubleshooting for a workaround to this issue

    • You cannot cancel printing after the print job has been executed. However, you can use the go into the operating systems print queue and cancel the print job

    • Cannot print to a file

    • Cannot print selected clusters, only the entire list of clusters

    • If you close the browser immediately after issuing a print request, the cluster list page is not printed

Buttons are disabled if you do not have appropriate rights. However, the [Print] button is displayed for all users.

Related Procedures

» Cluster Lists Page - Customizing the Cluster Lists Page
» Cluster Lists Page - Deleting Clusters from List
» Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters - Saving Lists
» Cluster Lists Page - Printing a Cluster List Report

Related Topics

» Administering the Software - Clusters
» Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters - Cluster Lists Page
» Using Default Tools - Cluster Monitor