Introduction to the Administration Portal
Accessing and Using the Administration Portal
Chapter 1. Using the Administration Portal
1.1. Browser and Client Requirements
- Tier 1: Browser and operating system combinations that are fully tested and fully supported. Red Hat Engineering is committed to fixing issues with browsers on this tier.
- Tier 2: Browser and operating system combinations that are partially tested, and are likely to work. Limited support is provided for this tier. Red Hat Engineering will attempt to fix issues with browsers on this tier.
- Tier 3: Browser and operating system combinations that are not tested, but may work. Minimal support is provided for this tier. Red Hat Engineering will attempt to fix only minor issues with browsers on this tier.
Table 1.1. Browser Requirements
|Support Tier||Operating System Family||Browser||Portal Access|
|Tier 1||Red Hat Enterprise Linux||Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release (ESR) version||Administration Portal and User Portal|
|Tier 2||Windows||Internet Explorer 10 or later||Administration Portal and User Portal|
|Any||Most recent version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox||Administration Portal and User Portal|
|Tier 3||Any||Earlier versions of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox||Administration Portal and User Portal|
|Any||Other browsers||Administration Portal and User Portal|
- Tier 1: Operating systems on which remote-viewer has been fully tested and is supported.
- Tier 2: Operating systems on which remote-viewer is partially tested and is likely to work. Limited support is provided for this tier. Red Hat Engineering will attempt to fix issues with remote-viewer on this tier.
Table 1.2. Client Operating System SPICE Support
|Support Tier||Operating System||SPICE Support|
|Tier 1||Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7||Fully supported on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 and above|
|Microsoft Windows 7||Fully supported on Microsoft Windows 7|
|Tier 2||Microsoft Windows 8||Supported when spice-vdagent is running on these guest operating systems|
|Microsoft Windows 10||Supported when spice-vdagent is running on these guest operating systems|
1.2. Graphical User Interface Elements
Figure 1.1. Key Graphical User Interface Elements
Key Graphical User Interface Elements
- HeaderThe header bar contains the name of the currently logged in user, the Red Hat Virtualization Administration Guide.button, the button, the button, and the button. The shows information on the version of Red Hat Virtualization, the button allows you to configure user roles, and the button provides a shortcut to the
- Search BarThe search bar allows you to build queries for finding resources such as hosts and clusters in the Red Hat Virtualization environment. Queries can be as simple as a list of all the hosts in the system, or more complex, such as a list of resources that match certain conditions. As you type each part of the search query, you are offered choices to assist you in building the search. The star icon can be used to save the search as a bookmark.
- Resource TabsAll resources can be managed using their associated tab. Moreover, the Events tab allows you to view events for each resource. The Administration Portal provides the following tabs: Dashboard, Data Centers, Clusters, Hosts, Networks, Storage, Disks, Virtual Machines, Pools, Templates, Volumes, Users, and Events.
- Results ListYou can perform a task on an individual item, multiple items, or all the items in the results list by selecting the items and clicking the relevant action button. Information on a selected item is displayed in the details pane.You can choose to display or hide table columns in the results list. To do this, right-click any table heading to display the column control menu, and select or deselect the appropriate heading title. The column control menu can also be used to rearrange the order of columns by dragging and dropping the column to the required position within the menu.
- Details PaneThe details pane shows detailed information about a selected item in the results list. If no items are selected, this pane is hidden. If multiple items are selected, the details pane displays information on the first selected item only.
- System/Bookmarks/Tags PaneThe system pane displays a navigable hierarchy of the resources in the virtualized environment. Bookmarks are used to save frequently used or complicated searches for repeated use. Bookmarks can be added, edited, or removed. Tags are applied to groups of resources and are used to search for all resources associated with that tag. The System/Bookmarks/Tags Pane can be minimized using the arrow in the upper right corner of the panel.
- Alerts/Events PaneThe Alerts tab lists all high severity events such as errors or warnings. The Events tab shows a list of events for all resources. The Tasks tab lists the currently running tasks. You can view this panel by clicking the maximize/minimize button.
- Refresh RateThe refresh rate drop-down menu allows you to set the time, in seconds, between Administration Portal refreshes. To avoid the delay between a user performing an action and the result appearing the portal, the portal will automatically refresh upon an action or event regardless of the chosen refresh interval. You can set this interval by clicking the refresh symbol in top right of the portal.
1.3. Tree Mode and Flat Mode
Figure 1.2. Tree Mode
Figure 1.3. Flat Mode
1.4. Using the Guide Me Facility
Figure 1.4. New Data Center Guide Me Window
1.5. Performing Searches in Red Hat Virtualization
1.6. Saving a Query String as a Bookmark
Procedure 1.1. Saving a Query String as a Bookmark
- Enter the desired search query in the search bar and perform the search.
- Click the star-shaped New Bookmark window.button to the right of the search bar to open the
Figure 1.5. Bookmark Icon
- Enter the Name of the bookmark.
- Edit the Search string field (if applicable).
- Clickto save the query as a bookmark and close the window.
- The search query is saved and displays in the Bookmarks pane.