This task describes the various options for managing the Performance Center Servers.
Note: This task is part of the following higher-level task: How to Work with Lab Management Administration.
To learn more about Performance Center Servers, see Performance Center Servers Overview.
This task includes the following steps:
Click the New PC Server button .
In the New PC Server dialog box, enter the required information. For user interface details, see New PC Server Dialog Box.
On the Lab Management sidebar, under Servers, select PC Servers. Right-click a server in the grid, and select Check Server > Check Server.
The Task Manager opens, and the overall result of each check performed on the server, Passed or Failed, is displayed.
You can view the progress of the server check in the PC Servers module's Check Server Status tab.
The following checks are performed:
Ping to Server. The Performance Center server pings the selected machines.
Ping URL. The selected server pings the listed URL.
Alternatively, you can perform the above checks, together with an additional connectivity check from the server to a particular URL. Right-click a server in the grid, select Check Server > Check Connectivity to URL, and enter the URL.
On the Lab Management sidebar, under Servers select PC Servers. Right-click the server in the grid that you want to reboot, and select Reboot Server.
Note: To install patches on a server, patches first need to have been uploaded to the ALM. For details, see How to Upload Patches to ALM.
On the Lab Management sidebar, under Servers, select PC Servers. Right-click the server in the grid on which to install the patch and select Install Patch.
Tip: You can install a patch on multiple servers simultaneously. To select multiple servers, hold down the Ctrl key on your keyboard while selecting the servers.