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Ignite-UX Administration Guide: for HP-UX 11i > Chapter 1  Ignite-UX Overview

Introduction to the Ignite-UX Graphical User Interface


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The Ignite-UX GUI workspace provides access to all management tasks using the menu bar and context-sensitive menus.

Figure 1-2 Ignite-UX GUI

Ignite-UX GUI

The Ignite-UX GUI workspace graphically represents clients as icons labeled with the clients’ hostnames. You can:

  • Click a client icon to select it for further actions.

  • Double-click the client icon to display the Client Status dialog box.

  • Right-click to activate the Actions menu. You must select the client before right-clicking; any selections made from the Actions menu apply to the selected client.

For more information about these actions, see Chapter 10: “Booting and Installing HP-UX on Clients Using the Server”, or click Help.

Each client’s installation status is indicated by the colored border around its icon, and the installation gauge shows the relative progress:

  • Green: The operating system is completely installed, booted, and running with no errors or warnings.

  • Yellow: A warning condition exists and should be investigated.

  • Red: An error condition is present. The operating system is partially installed, or the installation has stopped.

  • No color: Installation has not yet started or the client has been stopped.

Client icons are shown for all booted clients and those that can be used as recovery systems. These systems are known to Ignite-UX by their existence in the /var/opt/ignite/clients file.

File Menu

The File menu contains basic Ignite-UX functionality:

  • Search - Find clients that match a text string.

  • Print - To print a listing of systems, the display must be set with View->By Properties

  • Exit - Quit Ignite-UX.

View Menu

Use the View menu to customize the Ignite-UX GUI display:

  • Columns - Choose which client attributes to display in which column. These selections are apparent only when the object list is displayed by properties.

  • Filter - View a subset of clients by selected criteria.

  • Sort - Orders the displayed clients by sort criteria.

  • By Name and Icon - Displays clients graphically.

  • By Properties - Displays clients in a text format rather than in the default graphical representation.

    TIP: Using the By Properties view and sorting the list makes it easier to scan for clients that have finished installing. For example, to view the clients by the percentage of completion, select View->Sort->% Complete: Descending. The list of clients will then appear with the clients closest to completion first, as shown in Figure 1-3.

    Figure 1-3 Ignite-UX GUI By Properties View

    Ignite-UX GUI By Properties View
  • Save View as Default - Saves the current Ignite-UX GUI View settings.

Options Menu

Use the Options menu to set server configuration variables and to control the refresh rate of the Ignite-UX display.

  • Server Configuration - Identify and set up your installation server. The selections here are covered in detail in “More Server Setup Options”.

  • Change Refresh Interval - Select how frequently you want the client display updated.

  • Refresh List - Update the client display immediately.

Actions Menu

To view available actions for a client, select its icon, then select the Actions menu. The actions displayed are dependent on the status of the client, so all actions may not be available. You can use the following actions to manage clients:

  • View Install History... - Lists details of all successfully installed clients.

  • Boot Client... - Boots the selected client. If no client is selected, one will be prompted for.

  • Add New Client for Recovery... - Selects a client to be recovered. For more information, see “Adding Clients for Recovery ”.

  • Run Tutorial/Server Setup... - Displays the Welcome dialog box. From there, you can run the Tutorial and Demo, or click Server Setup... to launch the Server Setup Wizard.

  • Client Status... - The status of the selected client is polled and displayed, as in Figure 1-4.

    Figure 1-4 Client Status Dialog Box

    Client Status Dialog Box

  • Install Client - Starts the HP-UX installation process for the selected client. This process is explained in Chapter 10: “Booting and Installing HP-UX on Clients Using the Server”.

  • Stop Install... - Stops the installation process on the selected client. After stopping an install, you can reboot or halt the client.

  • Create Network Recovery Archive - Creates a network recovery image using the make_net_recovery command. See Chapter 15: “Recovery Methods” for more information.

  • Create Tape Recovery Archive - Creates a recovery image using the make_tape_recovery command. See Chapter 15: “Recovery Methods” for more information.

  • Move to History... - Saves critical files for the client, adds them to the history file, and removes the client. The client installation must successfully complete for the configuration to be moved to the history file.

  • Remove Client... - Deletes the selected client configuration. All client data, except for the recovery image, is removed. Recovery information in the client’s directories will be removed.

  • View Hardware... - Lists the hardware associated with the selected client.

  • View/Print Manifest... - Allows you to view and print the manifest for the selected client. The manifest file details the client’s installation and is available on the client and Ignite-UX server after the installation. For more information, see “Viewing and Printing a Manifest ”.

  • Change Icon Name... - Launches a dialog box for renaming the selected icon.

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