Administrator's Guide

Chapter 1   Administration Quick Reference

Use this Quick Reference to quickly get to the following information:

SMC panels   Top of page

The SMC is divided into three main areas:

This section describes the panels in each of the areas.

NOTE   The panels are different if you are managing a clustered environment. For a quick reference to the SMC panels for a cluster, see Administering a server cluster.

Configuration options   Top of page

Configuration options consist of the following panels.


Description/Where to go for more information


General, server logging, and ORB/RMI settings.

    For more information, see:


Debugging, performance, server cache, and Fulcrum full-text settings.

    For more information, see:


Configure how the server communicates with your database, including user name and password information, JDBC connectivity information, and the minimum and maximum number of database connections. You can also use this panel to synchronize database schema and delete idle connections.

    For more information, see:


Set up e-mail accounts that work with SilverStream business objects triggered on mail receipt.

    For more information, see Setting up mail on the server.


Manage client connection settings.

    For more information, see Client connection parameters.


Manage server licenses.

    For more information, see Managing licenses.


Manage Enterprise JavaBeans that have been deployed on the server.

    For more information, see Maintaining Enterprise JavaBeans.

Security options   Top of page

Security options consist of the following panels.


Description/Where to go for more information

Server Security

General security settings.

    For more information, see:


Control access to any SilverStream object. You can set up access control at the cluster, server, database, or individual object level.

    For more information, see Setting up access control.

Users & Groups

Add Silver Security and certificate users. Add Silver Security groups. View users in external security providers. Edit user properties.

    For more information, see:


View certificates that have been installed on the server. View recognized Certificate Authorities.

    For more information, see:

Security Providers

Configure SilverStream to recognize external security providers, including Windows NT directory services, LDAP, NISPlus, and certificate issuers.

    For more information, see Accessing security provider systems.

Monitor options   Top of page

Monitor options consist of the following panels.


Description/Where to go for more information


Display real-time charts of various server statistics.

    For more information, see Displaying charts of server activity.


Display logs if you have enabled server logging.

    For more information, see Displaying logs.


Display tabular views of server statistics related to sessions and threads, as well as summary statistics.

    For more information, see Displaying views of server statistics.

Administration tasks   Top of page

This section provides a quick reference to common administration tasks.

Database configuration   Top of page

General server management   Top of page

Security    Top of page

Tuning and performance   Top of page

Load balancing and failover   Top of page

Using the Server Administration API   Top of page

    To see examples of using the API (and SilverCmd) to administer the server, see Administration Techniques in the online Application Techniques.

Troubleshooting   Top of page

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