Defining servers

When you are planning your IBM® Sterling Control Center Monitor implementation, you need to identify the number and type of servers that need to be monitored, managed, or both.

Whether you are planning to use IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor to monitor servers, manage assets, or configure Sterling Connect:Direct® servers, you need to supply connection information for those servers. Gather information about the servers (based on server type) so that IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor can access the server resources necessary for IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor functions.
Tip: You can use the IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor Node Discovery feature to assist with this task.
To further define server properties, you can define settings such as monitor rest time and time zone settings (to accommodate servers in different geographic settings).

A wizard guides you through the process of adding servers to your IBM Sterling Control Center Monitor configuration. After you add servers, they are displayed in the console in a navigation tree by server type. To access server properties, double-click the server. You can then review and edit the properties for that server.

In the server list, icons are displayed next to each server name to provide visual indicators of server status.

Attention: Automatically discovered servers, such as IBM Global High Availability Mailbox servers, are onboarded through automatic discovery when the servers begin posting events to the repository (ER). You do not need to configure IBM Control Center Monitor before the servers post events.