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Layout

Layout

Introduction

You can logically organize the layout of your environment using the Devices tab. Two logical containers are available: rows and groups. The layout contains one or more rows; rows contain one or more groups. Each device must be located in a row and group.

You can create rows and groups, rename rows and groups, and delete rows and groups as needed. The meaning of row and group names is at the discretion of the organization.

You can move a row up or down on the layout and groups can be ordered higher or lower in a row. Rows and groups are defined at the environment level and therefore you can see them on every compute pool tab. You can hide empty rows and groups to reduce information presented on the layout.

Layout Visual Features

The layout on the Devices tab is rich in visual information. You can switch the layout between Icon view for a more visual format and List view for a more textual format.

You can select which environment (if you have multiple environments) and which compute pool in that environment (if you have multiple compute pools) when you first arrive at the Devices page. You can also choose between Icon view and List view when you first arrive at the Devices page. You can select your preferences from My Accounts.

You can choose between the Icon view, Icon: Icon View, and the List view, Icon: List View, in the upper right corner.

You can Filter Devices to limit the devices displayed on the layout. You can filter by name, power state, device type, operating system, network, or tags. Name can be an explicit name or a substring within the device names; both are case-insensitive.

You can export the device list, with any device filter applied, as a spreadsheet file.

The Selected pane displays the actions available to the selection. The Details tab of the Selected pane displays information regarding the selected row, group, or device. The Tags tab of the Selected pane displays the tags assigned to a device. The arrow on the right expands or collapses the the Selected pane. The padlock indicates whether a device is in a security group: locked, Icon: padlock closed, indicates the device is in one or more security groups and unlocked, Icon: padlock open, indicates the device is not in any security groups.

Icon View

The Icon view of the layout presents devices as icons inside groups assembled within rows. The Selected pane presents more information regarding the selected item. Expand, Icon: pane expand, or collapse, Icon: pane collapse, the Selected pane to view or hide details regarding the selected item.

Rows are shown with dark gray bands (not selected) or yellow (selected) with the row name on the left. Groups are shown with light gray bands (not selected) or yellow (selected) over the included devices with the group name centered. Device icons present information about the device:

  • Physical devices are dark gray with stripes. The power light is indiscriminate as the power state is not monitored by the system.
  • Powered on virtual machines are medium gray and the power light is lit blue.
  • Powered off virtual machines are light gray and the power light is dark.
  • Virtual machines in a transition state, perhaps being created or powering off, are light gray with a spinning wheel.
  • Virtual machines copying have a small, animated arrow to an icon representing to where they are copying, the catalog or another device.

List View

The List view presents more information on the layout than the Icon view regarding each device. The Selected pane presents more information regarding the selected item. Expand, Icon: pane expand, or collapse, Icon: pane collapse, the Selected pane to view or hide details regarding the selected item.

Rows are shown by dark gray bands with the row name on the left. Groups are shown with light gray bands with the group name indented on the right. Devices are present with textual information with a bullet representing their state:

  • Physical devices have gray bullets.
  • Powered on virtual machines have green bullets.
  • Powered off virtual machines have red bullets.
  • Virtual machines in a transition state, perhaps being created or powering off, have spinning wheels.

Selected Pane

Depending upon the object you select; the information varies in the Selected pane. Additionally, when you select devices, the selected pane has two tabs, Details and Tags.

Select a Compute Pool

When you select a compute pool, the Selected pane presents actions available for a compute pool.

Note:

  • If you select a reserved compute pool, Delete and View price List actions are not available.
  • If you select an instance-based compute pool which contains devices, Delete action is not available.

Select a Row

When you select a row, the Selected pane presents actions available for a row and the following information regarding the row:

  • Number of devices in all groups in the row.
  • Number of groups in the row.

Note:

  • On tabs other than the All Compute Pools tab, the only actions available for rows are Create Row and Rename.
  • If you select a row at the top of the layout, Move Up is not available.
  • If you select a row at the bottom of the layout, Move Down is not available.
  • If you select a row containing groups, Delete Row is not available.

Select a Group

When you select a group, the Selected pane presents actions for a group and the number of devices in the group.

Note:

  • On tabs other than the All Compute Pools tab, the only actions available for groups are Create Group and Rename.
  • If you select a group at the top left of the row in the icon view or the top of the row in the list view, Order Higher is not available.
  • If you select a group at the bottom right of the row in the icon view or the bottom of the row in the list view, Order Lower is not available.
  • If you select a group containing devices, Delete Group is not available.

Details Tab: Select a Virtual Machine

Powered Off

When you select a virtual machine and if it is powered off, the Selected pane presents actions available for the virtual machine and click the Details tab to present the following information regarding the virtual machine:

  • Detected IP(s) – Always blank when powered off.
  • MAC Address – Hardware address of the first virtual network interface card.
  • Processors – Number of processors in the virtual machine.
  • Memory – Amount of memory in the virtual machine.
  • Storage – Total storage of all attached disks to the virtual machine.
  • Operating System – Operating system assigned to the virtual machine when created.
  • Licensed By – Who provided the operating system license, Service Provider (IBM) or Customer.
  • Licensing Costs – Total cost of all licenses provided by IBM.
  • Type – Type of source for virtual machine, Template or Custom.
  • Active Tasks – Number of active tasks against the virtual machine.
  • VMware Tools Status – Always Not Running when powered off.
  • Compute Pool – Compute Pool in which the virtual machine is located.
  • Hardware Version – Appears only if the hardware version is not current and available only when powered off.
  • Customization Pending – True if the virtual machine has never been powered on and customization of the operating system is needed.

Note: When the virtual machine is powered off:

  • Change of power state is Power On.
  • Connect is not available.
  • IP addresses cannot be detected and are not shown.
  • The state of VMware Tools cannot be determined and is valued with the power state of the virtual machine, Not Running, instead.

Powered On

When you select a virtual machine and if it is powered on, the Selected pane presents actions available for the virtual machine and click the Details tab to present the following information regarding the virtual machine:

  • Detected IP(s) – Shows the IP address of the first virtual network interface card.
  • MAC Address – Hardware address of the first virtual network interface card.
  • Processors – Number of processors in the virtual machine.
  • Memory – Amount of memory in the virtual machine.
  • Storage – Total storage of all attached disks to the virtual machine.
  • Operating System – Operating system assigned to the virtual machine when created.
  • Licensed By – Who provided the operating system license, Service Provider (IBM) or Customer.
  • Licensing Costs – Total cost of all licenses provided by IBM.
  • Type – Type of source for virtual machine, Template or Custom.
  • Active Tasks – Number of active tasks against the virtual machine.
  • VMware Tools Status – Not Installed, Out-of-Date, or Current.
  • Compute Pool – Compute Pool in which the virtual machine is located.
  • Hardware Version – Appears only if the hardware version is not current and unavailable when powered on.
  • Customization Pending – Always False when powered on.

Note: When the virtual machine is powered on:

  • Change of power state is Shut Down.
  • Copy and Delete are not available.
  • IP addresses can be detected and the first is shown.
  • Customization occurs the first time a virtual machine is powered on, therefore Customization Pending is always False.

Details Tab: Select a Physical Server

When you select a physical server, the Selected pane presents actions available for a physical server and click the Details tab to present the following information regarding the physical server:

  • Model.
  • Serial Number.
  • Lights-Out IP – IP address for the lights-out management module in the physical server.
  • Operating System.
  • Licensed By – Who provided the operating system license, Service Provider (IBM) or Customer.
  • Licensing Costs – Total cost of all licenses provided by IBM.

Details Tab: Physical Router Selected

When you select a physical router, the Selected pane presents actions available for a physical router and click the Details tab to present the following information regarding the physical router:

  • Classification – Router application: Circuit or VPN.
  • Model.
  • Serial Number.
  • Inside IP – IP address for each subnet on the private side of the router.
  • Outside IP – IP address for each network on the public side of the router.

Details Tab: Select a High-Availability (HA) Router

When you select a HA router, the Selected pane presents actions available for a HA router and select the Details tab to present the following information regarding the HA router:

  • Classification – Router application: HA Circuit or HA VPN.
  • Model.
  • Serial Number (a) – Serial number of the A side of the high-availability router cluster.
  • Serial Number (b) – Serial number of the B side of the high-availability router cluster.
  • Inside IP – IP address for the private, or subnet, side of the router.
  • Outside IP – IP address for the public, or Internet, side of the router.

Details Tab: Select a Storage Device

When you select a storage device, the Selected pane presents actions available for a storage device and click the Details tab to present the following information regarding the storage device:

  • Model.
  • Serial Number.
  • IP Addresses – Network and IP address for each network interface on the storage device.

Tags Tab: Select any Device

The Tags tab presents the tags assigned to the device, a virtual machine or physical device. When you select a device, the Selected pane presents actions available for a device and click the Tags tab to present the tags assigned to the device:

Note: Click Edit Tags to change the tags assigned to the device as described in Device Tags.

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