Appendix F. Using Admin Express

F.1. Managing Servers in Admin Express

Admin Express provides a quick, simple web-based gateway to do basic management of servers. There are three tasks that can be performed through Admin Express:
  • Stopping and starting the server
  • Checking the server access, error, and audit logs
  • Monitoring the progress and information for replication between Directory Servers

F.1.1. Opening Admin Express

The Admin Server services pages URL is the Admin Server host (host name, IPv4 address, or IPv6 address) and port. For example:
http://ldap.example.com:9830/
The Admin Express page is always available at that URL.

Note

If SSL/TLS is enabled on the Admin Server, then the URL must use the prefix https with the same port number. The standard HTTP URLs will not work.
https://ldap.example.com:9830/

F.1.2. Starting and Stopping Servers

On the main Admin Express page, there are buttons to turn servers off and on.
Stopping and Stopping Servers

Figure F.1. Stopping and Stopping Servers

Important

If either the Admin Server or the Configuration Directory Server is turned off through the Admin Express page, then it must be restarted through the command line, not through the Admin Express On/Off buttons because Admin Express requires access to both the Admin Server and Configuration Directory Server in order to function.
Other Directory Server instances can be safely stopped and restarted through Admin Express.

F.1.3. Viewing Server Logs

Admin Express can show and search the access and error logs for Directory Server and Admin Server and the audit logs for the Directory Server.
  1. In the Admin Express page, click the Logs link by the server name.
  2. Select which log type to view, how many lines to return, and any string to search for, and click OK.
Checking Logs

Figure F.2. Checking Logs

F.1.4. Viewing Server Information

The Server Info link on the Admin Express page opens a page with the basic description of the server instance, such as the build number, installation date, and server port number. This is the same information displayed in the Console when an instance is selected.
Checking Server Information

Figure F.3. Checking Server Information

The Directory Server information is located in the /etc/dirsrv/slapd-instance_name/dse.ldif file; the Admin Server information is located in .conf files in the /etc/dirsrv/admin-serv directory.