Using the Ops Manager Interface
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This topic describes key features of the Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) Operations Manager interface.
The following screenshot shows the Installation Dashboard. Each section is labeled with a red letter. Click the image to see it at full size.
The following list describes each labeled section of the Installation Dashboard:
A— Displays a list of products you have imported that are ready for installation.
- Click the Import a Product link to add a new product to Ops Manager.
- If an upgrade is available, an active Upgrade button appears when you hover over the name of the product. If you are using the Pivotal Network API, the latest version of an existing product appears automatically.
- Click Delete All Unused Products to delete any unused products.
B—Installation Dashboard: Displays a product tile for each installed product.
C—User account menu: Use this menu to navigate to your Settings page, view My Account to change your email and password, or log out of the Installation Dashboard.
D—Settings: This menu option opens a page with several configuration panes. See the Settings Page section of this topic for details.
E—Pending Changes view: Displays queued products and updates that will install during the next deploy. Click on a product to expand its list of errands and change the errand run rules for the next deploy. For more information, see Managing Errands in Ops Manager.
F—Apply Changes button: Click the button to apply pending changes, as listed, to your deployment. Click Change Log to view the logs of past installation updates.
G—Orange bar: Indicates that additional configuration for the product tile is required before deployment. Click on the product tile to complete its configuration. In addition, the Apply Changes button is low lit to indicate that changes cannot be applied without additional product configuration.
H—Stemcell Library: Click the link to open the Stemcell Library. In the Stemcell Library you can import stemcells, stage stemcells, and review your stemcell version numbers. For more information, see Importing and Managing Stemcells.
I—Change Log: Click the link to view and search a log of your previous installations. See the Change Log Page section of this topic for details.
J—Review Pending Changes BETA: Click the button to go to the “Review Pending Changes” page, which organizes pending changes by tile. You are able to enable or disable each tile to selectively deploy individual tiles. For more information, see Reviewing Pending Product Changes.
K—API Docs: Click the link to go to the Ops Manager API documentation, which details how you can manage Ops Manager through the API rather than with the user interface. For more information about the Ops Manager API, see Using the Ops Manager API.
Navigate to the Change Log page by clicking the corresponding link in the dashboard header. This page lets you view changes between current and past deployments.
The table columns display attributes associated with each deployment:
- Started: The date and time, in UTC format, when the deployment began.
- Finished: The date and time, in UTC format, when the deployment ended.
- User: The user that initiated the deployment.
- Added: The tiles that were newly added to the build.
- Updated: The tiles that were changed from the previous build.
- Deleted: The tiles that were removed from the previous build.
- Unchanged: The tiles that were not changed between deployments.
- Logs: A link to the Installation Log for the respective entry.
Configure the Change Log page by modifying the following fields:
- Installation Dashboard: Click Installation Dashboard to return to Ops Manager’s Installation Dashboard. Alternatively, click the Back button in your web browser.
- Show X entries: Click the number displayed in the Show X entries dropdown to choose between 10, 25, 50, and 100 entries.
- Search: Type in the search box to sort the Change Log page by text or integer matches. As you type, matching entries appear on the screen.
- Previous / Next: Click Previous, Next, or the number between them to load older or newer entries.
Navigate to the Settings page by clicking your user name located at the upper right corner of the screen and selecting Settings.
The Settings configuration screen displays the following:
The following sections describe each configuration pane:
Note: Modifying these settings does not require you to return to the Installation Dashboard and click Apply Changes. These settings apply to the Ops Manager VM. The BOSH Director does not apply them to your PCF deployment.
Reset your decryption passphrase by entering your current one and a new one.
You can switch Identity Providers by entering your Current Decryption Passphrase, SAML IDP Metadata, SAML Admin Group, Groups Attribute, and optionally, your BOSH IDP Metadata. For more information about setting up your SAML Identity Provider, view the following instructions for your configuration:
External API Access
Enter your Pivotal Network API token to connect your Installation Dashboard to the Pivotal Network.
If you are using a proxy to connect to Ops Manager, update your proxy settings by providing a Http proxy, Https proxy, or No proxy.
Create a custom text banner to convey your identity or important messages to operators. For UI Banner, enter the text you want to be shown on each page of the Ops Manager UI. For SSH Banner, enter the text that appears when an operator shells into Ops Manager.
Export Installation Settings
Exports the current installation with all of its assets. When you export an installation, the exported file contains references to the base VM images, necessary packages, and configuration settings.
Viewable by administrators only. Configure a custom Syslog server for Ops Manager. When you select Yes and fill the following fields, Ops Manager produces and sends all Ops Manager logs to the configured Syslog endpoint.
(Optional) Select Yes to send BOSH Director system logs to a remote server.
In the Address field, enter the IP address or DNS name for the remote server.
In the Port field, enter the port number that the remote server listens on.
In the Transport Protocol dropdown menu, select TCP, UDP, or RELP. This selection determines which transport protocol is used to send the logs to the remote server.
(Optional) Pivotal strongly recommends that you enable TLS encryption when forwarding logs as they may contain sensitive information. For example, these logs may contain cloud provider credentials. To enable TLS, perform the following steps.
- In the Permitted Peer field, enter either the name or SHA1 fingerprint of the remote peer.
- In the SSL Certificate field, enter the SSL certificate for the remote server.
The Advanced settings pane has the following buttons:
Download Activity Data - Downloads a directory containing the config file for the installation, the deployment history, and version information.
Download Root CA Cert - Downloads the root CA certificate of your deployment as an alternative to curling the Ops Manager API.
View diagnostic report - Displays information about your deployment configuration.
Delete this Installation
To change your email and password, navigate to the My Account page by clicking your user name located at the upper right corner of the screen and selecting My Account.