Starting the Administration and Monitoring Program

Starting the Administration and Monitoring Program

Before you start the ServeRAID WIN32-Based Administration and Monitoring Program, review the following illustration to become familiar with the layout of its Main screen.


Figure 7. Administration and Monitoring Screen Layout 

Descriptions of the numbered areas are as follows:
1. Title Bar    Displays the title of the application, along with the minimize icon,
     the maximize icon, and the close icon.
   2. Menu Bar    Displays the pull-down menus for all supported functions.
   3. Tool Bar    Displays the icons for the commonly used functions.
   4. Device Area    Displays the state of each device connected to the physical channels
     of the ServeRAID adapter or controller, and if applicable, its array
   5. Status Bar    Displays help for the area where the cursor is currently pointing.
     Also displays the date and time.
   6. Status Window    Displays messages regarding the operational status of each adapter
     or controller.
   7. Logical Drive Area    Displays the number of logical drives created and the status of the
     logical drive.
   8. Adapter Area    Displays the number and status of the installed ServeRAID adapters
     and controllers

To start the WIN32-Based Administration and Monitoring Program:

  1.  Do one of the following:

    •  Double-click on the IBM ServeRAID Administration icon


    •  Select IBM ServeRAID Administration from the Start menu.

  2.  The Administration and Monitoring Program starts in stand-alone mode.
     After this program loads, you can access the ServeRAID adapters and controllers.

     When the Main window appears:

    •  If you are running the program in the stand-alone mode and you have ServeRAID adapters or controllers installed in the  system, the current settings of the installed adapters or controllers will appear on the screen.
    •  If you are running the program from a client with no ServeRAID adapters or controllers, a message will appear  stating that no ServeRAID adapters or controllers are installed in the system.

  3.  To access the server that contains the ServeRAID adapters or controllers, select Network Settings from the Options menu.
  4.  When the window appears prompting for Stand-alone or Client/Server, click on the Client/Server button.
  5.  In the edit box, type in the host name of the server that you want to access.


     Select the host name from the pull-down list; then, click on Connect.

    Note: If security is enabled on the server, you must enter a valid user name and password.

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