Updated 25 September 2006
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Display Network Summary

  • This procedures describes how to display network summary of a set of servers
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  • q-Status™ network information is collected using the Unix commands hostid, domainname and ifconfig -a and collecting the contents of the /etc/nodname and any hostname.<interface> file.
  • Duplicate IP addresses do not mean that there is a network error. If network assignment is part of an isolated or private sub network such as a complex server system controller, this may be "OK".

Step Action Description
1 In the "Basic" Icon set,
from the Network Icon,
select Summary

In the "Basic" Icon set, from the Network Icon, move the mouse cursor over text "Summary " till it enlarges. Click the mouse. Because this summary function process all servers in a set or group, a confirm dialog box will be displayed with the server count to be processed and an estimated time to perform the evaluation.

  1. Rollover text in purple indicate generate a multiple host summary report.
  2. Selecting a "Group" prior to clicking on "Summary" will reduce the processing time.

Selecting "OK" will start the processs and then display the "Network Summary" Report.

The "Network Summary" report shows IP Address, assigned host, subnet mask, IP version type (either 4 or 6), physical addresses, system type and the date stamp of the data collection.

  • Duplicated IP addresses are highlighted in Red.
    Note: Duplicate IP in this report does not necessarily mean that there is a network error.
  • If any server has IPMP enabled, the "Network Summary" report will display an "IPMP" column and will color code IPMP group name within their associated IP address.

  • If any of the servers have their network assigned as part of a Solaris Zone, a "Zone" column will appear. IP addresses that are highlighted in green italics are assigned through the global zone. The Hostname column will display the Global Zone server hostname. Zone column will contain the hostname assignment to the zone.

  • IPv6 entries if they exist in this set will have their row entry partly highlighted in light green.

2 Sort and Filter

The "Network Summary" report is initially sorted sorted by IP Addresses. This can be accending or decending using the up and down arrows () in the sortable column headers. Sortable columns are "Hostname", "IP Address" and "System Type".

The group drop down selection menu will also filter the display for that server group only.

3 Display individual network
The individual the "Network Listing" report can optionally provide more detail information for specific server. Move mouse cursor over magifying icon () in a row for that Hostname till it enlarges. Click the mouse. The "Network Listing" report will be display.

See "Display Network Information" for more detail.