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Server overview

The Server overview of a new (= empty) Ops Center looks as follows:

Empty server overview

When you have added some database servers you can select a server in the Server overview to configure or check it:

Empty server overview

Add or edit server

To add a new database server to the Ops Center click on the Add Server button:

Empty server overview

In the mask to add or edit a server you have to enter the servers name (hostname, DNS name of the server), the IP address of the management interface Ops Center should connect to and the O/S user Ops Center should use (typically root):

Add or edit server

When you have saved these server information Ops Center confirms as follows:

Server saved

Configuration overview

In the Configuration overview you can either edit the server again, delete it or run some server checks.

Server configuration overview

Server checks

To get an overview of the state of your server you can either click the Check Server button for all checks or you can run each check individually by clicking on the Check now button:

Server checks

When you run the checks Ops Center shows you for each check what it was doing, what the result was and what you should do to fix the problem:

Checking server

You might be surprised that some checks have been performed already. This is because Ops Center runs periodically in the background all the jobs. So it might have happened Ops Center was faster than you checking the server...

Information: Ops Center uses ssh to access the database servers. To allow this your web server user (apache or www-data) must have a valid shell. To allow Ops Center to connect to the database servers without a password prompt the public key of the Ops Center user has to be copied manually the first time to the database server.