Using the Group Manager Graphical User Interface

The Group Manager graphical user interface (GUI) enables you to perform group administration tasks using windows and dialog boxes.

There are two methods you can use to run the Group Manager GUI:

Notes: See the Release Notes for information about browser requirements for running the GUI. If the window size is not sufficient, a pop-up message will appear.

By default, Web access to the group is enabled. For information about enabling and disabling access, see Controlling GUI and CLI Management Access.

To run the Group Manager GUI on a Web browser, specify the group IP address in a Web browser window, as follows:

http://group_ip_address

When you connect to the group, the login dialog box appears (Figure 1: Group Manager Login). Enter a group administration account name. You can use the default grpadmin account and password you set when creating the group if no other accounts have been set up. For information about setting up accounts, see Managing Group Administration Accounts.

Figure 1: Group Manager Login

After you log in to the group, the Group Summary window appears and displays an overview of the group status, as shown in Figure 2: Group Summary. If you have not chosen the RAID policy for the member, this condition will be indicated by a message in the Storage Pools and Group Members panel.

Figure 2: Group Summary

The GUI enables you to manage various group components, which you access by clicking and expanding objects in the tree structure in the far left panel:

As you expand and select objects in the tree, progressively more detailed information appears in the far right panel. Most main windows include an Activities panel that displays context-specific tasks for the selected object.

Icons at the top of each window enable you to do the actions described in Table 4: GUI Icons.

Table 4: GUI Icons

 

Apply changes. If you enter changes in a GUI window, click this icon to apply the changes. If you do not apply the changes, you will be prompted to do so when you leave the window.

 

Discard changes. If you make a mistake and want to discard changes you made in a window, click this icon.

 

Refresh data in a window. Click this to refresh the GUI data. Do not use the browser refresh button to refresh the data in the GUI.

 

Navigate the GUI. Click one of these icons to move backward or forward through the GUI windows, according to the window history.

The Outstanding Alarms panel at the bottom of the GUI window displays a list of alarms in the group, so you can quickly discover when problems occur, in addition to a list of user tasks that are in progress:

Click the Tools title bar or the arrow at the far left bottom of the GUI window to display or hide the Tools panel, which contains the following links: