Machine

Adding a machine

There are two ways to display the add machine dialog:

  1. To add a machine in the selected pool, choose SetupAdd Machine (Ctrl+M).

  2. Select the pool tab.

    1. Right-click on that tab.

    2. Choose Add Machine.

In the Machine dialog:

  1. Specify a name in the Machine name textboxes as follows:

    1. In the first textbox, enter the interface name. This value is optional.

    2. In the second textbox, enter the system identifier name.

    3. In the third textbox, enter the port number. This value is optional.

  2. Enter an alias name for this machine in the Display as textbox. This value is optional. If entered, this value will display in the Command pane.

  3. Test the machine name and add:

    • To test the machine name, click the Ping button. This will send a PING request to that machine.

    • To add and display the Services dialog, click the Proceed to add services button.

    • To add, click the Add button.

Adding machines and services as batch processing

You can add machines and all their services as a batch. In this non-interactive mode, if any error occurs in the process of adding a service, it will display the error in the Error log textbox and move ahead to the next one. Once you have started this batch process, you can't use the application until it is completed. Depending on the number of machines, it may take a while to complete. You can cancel this process at any time.

When it proceeds to the end, the progressmeter will display 100%. If you cancel, the dialog box will close. In either case the Machine names textbox and the Error log textbox retain their values.

To display the add machines and services dialog, choose SetupNon-interactiveAdd Machines and Services.

In the Machines and Services dialog:

  1. To add all services of all machines in the current pool, click the Dump all machines button. This will copy all the machines in the current pool to the Machine names textbox.

  2. Enter names in the Machine names textbox on separate lines.

  3. To add, click the Add button. To clear error logs, click the Clear logs button.

Editing a machine

To display the edit machine dialog,

  1. In the Command pane, right-click on that machine.

  2. Choose Edit Machine.

Note

You can't edit a machine if it has any pending requests.

In the Machine dialog:

  1. To move this machine into another pool, select a pool from the Pool name drop-down list.

  2. Specify a name in the Machine name textboxes as follows:

    1. In the first textbox, enter the interface name. This value is optional.

    2. In the second textbox, enter the system identifier name.

    3. In the third textbox, enter the port number. This value is optional.

  3. Enter an alias name for this machine in the Display as textbox. This value is optional. If entered, this value will display in the Command pane.

  4. To test the machine name and update:

    • To test the machine name, click the Ping button. This will send a PING request to that machine.

    • To update, click the Update button.

Changing the position of a machine

In the Command pane, drag the machine to the position.

Deleting a machine

Since a machine provides services, deleting a machine will delete the hierarchy. To delete a machine,

  1. In the Command pane, right-click on that machine.

  2. Choose Delete Machine.

  3. In the Delete Machine dialog, click the OK button to delete. You may need to wait a while for the machine to be deleted.

Note

You can't delete a machine if the machine has any pending requests.

If you do not want to display the Delete Machine confirmation dialog, select Do not ask next time before you click OK. If you want to display this dialog again, see the section called “Choosing edit preferences”.