11.2 Installing and Configuring the Network Operations Center Dashboard

Perform the following procedures on each computer where you want to run the dashboard.

  1. From the Novell Storage Manager 3.1.1 ISO image, copy the Utilities\Dashboard\NSMDashboard.zip file to the computer.

  2. Unzip the NSMDashboard.zip file.

  3. Launch the NSMDashboard.exe file.

    The configuration screen appears.

    Engine Address: The IP address of the server hosting the NSM Engine.

    Engine Port: The port number used by Novell Storage Manager.

    The default port number for Novell Storage Manager is 3009.

    Poll Interval (minutes): The number of minutes before an update.

    Because each update utilizes the database, it can affect Novell Storage Manager performance. We recommend using a higher number of minutes.

  4. Specify your settings and click Pending Events.

    The dashboard displays the number of pending events with try counts greater than the number in the Show Try Count > field.

  5. Specify your preferred number and click Processed Events.

    The information displayed on the dashboard depends on events that are being processed. You specify which events to process in this page.

  6. Specify which events to process and click Agent/Event Server.

    The dashboard displays NSM Agents and Event Monitors that have not generated a heartbeat after the number of minutes set in the Heartbeat Timeout field.

  7. Set the heartbeat timeout number and click Logging.

    Because logging can quickly fill up disk space, this option is turned off. During a call with a Novell Support representative, you might be asked to turn this on.

  8. Click Save to save the configuration settings.

    If you want to change the configuration settings, you can do so by clicking the Config button.