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System Lists Page
Navigating the System 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
Navigating the System Lists Page
»Navigating the Picture View Page
»About Management Processors
»About Racks and Enclosures
»Customizing the System Lists Page
»Deleting Systems from List
»Printing a System List Report
»System Status Types
»Software Status Types
»Cluster Lists Page
»Event Lists Page
»Searching for Systems and Events
»Reference
»Using Tasks
»Using Default Tools
»Reporting
»Administering the Software
»Troubleshooting
»Printable Version
»Glossary
»Using Help
Content starts here
» Introduction
» View Results As
» System Status Legend
» More System Information
» System List Columns
» System List Buttons
» Customizing the View
» Related Procedures
» Related Topics

Introduction

The system list page is a list of systems that meet common criteria and is divided into the following sections:

System View

From this page you can view systems in a list or table, save system lists, delete systems, and print the system list.

View Results As

This dropdown list is used to select either table, which displays the results in a table form, or icon, which displays only the HW status icon and the System Name for each system.

System Status Legend

The legend shows how many systems in the view are Critical, Major, Minor, Normal, and Unknown. Refer to System Lists Page - System Status Types for more information on system status types.

More System Information

To access a system view or container view for a system, click a link in the System Name column. Racks link to the Rack view, and Enclosures link to the Enclosure view. These are both types of container views. Refer to the section called “System Name” below for more information.

You can display the system list page in several ways, including:

  • If configured, the Home page displays the result of a user-configured list. By default, this list is All Servers.

  • From the System Lists region, click System Overview, then click any numbered link.

  • From the System Lists section, click System Lists and then click an existing list.

After a list is selected, the results indicate the system name, software status, hardware status, system type, IP address, product model, and columns corresponding to each criteria referenced in the list. For example, if you include memory condition, the system list page contains the Memory column.

System 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 System Lists Page - Customizing the System Lists Page for more information on customizing columns.

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

This column contains the actual system name of all discovered systems. Systems can be shown as a single system or as a system in a container. When you place the cursor over the system name, the full system DNS name is shown, which helps differentiate between two or more systems that share the same system name. If you click the system name link, the System Page is displayed. Refer to Using Default Tools - System Page for more information. If you click a system that is a container, the container view for that object displays. Refer to System Lists Page - Navigating the Picture View Page for more information.

The System Name column displays systems along with their associated devices. The following list shows the associations available in HP Systems Insight Manager:

  • Management processor to server

  • Server to enclosure

  • Management processor to enclosure

  • Enclosure to rack

  • Switch to enclosure

  • System to cluster

The following systems are containers:

  • Rack

  • Enclosure

  • Cluster

When servers and management processors in racks and enclosures are discovered and identified, associations are made between the systems and the racks and enclosures in which they reside. This association displays in the System Name column on the system list page by showing name in system type container name.

Clicking an enclosure name in the System Name column produces a list of all discovered systems in the selected enclosure. The status for both racks and enclosures is always Unknown.

When switches in blade enclosures are discovered and identified, associations are made between the switches and the enclosures in which they reside. This association is displayed in the System Name column on the system list page by showing switch_name in Encl. enclosure_name. The System Type column displays Switch as the system type. For HP Systems Insight Manager to identify and manage the HP ProLiant p-Class blade servers correctly, the HP Insight Management Agents version 5.50 or later must be installed on the blades to make associations work and event correlation to function properly.

The hardware status icon shows the overall system status, which is determined by the default Hardware Status Polling Task. By clicking the status icon in this column, the HP Management Agents or the HP Instant Toptools for Servers page displays. If the system does not have Web Agents or Instant Toptools installed, the System Page displays. Refer to System Lists Page - System Status Types for more information.

If the system has a Integrated Lights-Out Board (iLO) installed, this column displays the status icon of the management processor. Otherwise, the column is blank.

The Software Status column (indicated by SW), available for servers only, indicates both the availability of software updates and how critical they are. Refer to System Lists Page - Software Status Types for more information on the software status types.

If the status is Unknown and the status is clicked, HP Systems Insight Manager displays the Legacy Version Control page.

If HP Version Control Agent is installed on the system, clicking the software status icon for that system displays HP Version Control Agent Software Inventory page. If the Version Control Agent is not installed on the system, clicking the software status icon for that system displays the Version Control page.

This column displays the system type, for example, server, or desktop. The system type Unknown indicates systems that have no management protocol that HP Systems Insight Manager could detect, for example, no SNMP, WBEM, DMI, or SSH. The system type Unmanaged indicates systems that have some management protocol but have not matched any identification rule in HP Systems Insight Manager. Refer to Discovery - System Types for more information on the different system types.

This column displays the operating system on the system.

This column displays the IP addresses of the system or the system and the container.

This column displays the product name of the system.

System List Buttons

Three buttons at the bottom of the system list page are available to users with full configuration rights. These buttons are not available when using a tool and selecting an individual target system.

  • [Save selection as]. When a system is highlighted, this button is used to 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 one or more systems from the database. Select the systems to be deleted and click [Delete]. A dialog box is displayed. Click [OK] to continue with the deletion or click [Cancel] to cancel the operation. Refer to System Lists Page - Deleting Systems from List.

  • [Print]. This button is used to display the system 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 systems, only entire list of systems

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

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

Customizing the View

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

Related Procedures

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

Related Topics

» HP Systems Insight Manager - Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters
» Monitoring Systems, Events, and Clusters - System Lists Page
» System Lists Page - System Status Types
» System Lists Page - Software Status Types
» System Lists Page - Navigating the Picture View Page