Hardware Info

OnApp provides an overview of hardware that is used by compute resources and backup servers available in your cloud. On the Hardware Info page, you can view information on CPU, RAM, hard disk drives, networks and other hardware components. You can also create custom fields to provide additional hardware information that you find necessary. In this document, you can find information on how to view and manage your hardware info. 

Permissions

The level of user access to the Admin > Settings > Hardware Info page is controlled under the following permissions:

  • See all Hardware Info - the user can see all hardware information in the Settings menu
  • Any actions on Custom Fields - the user can take any action on custom fields

The access to the Hardware Info page for a particular compute resource or backup server is controlled under the See all compute resources/See all backup servers and Update any compute resource/Update any backup server permissions. For more information, refer to List of all OnApp Permissions.



View Hardware Info



To view the hardware information:

  1. Go to Control  Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Hardware Info button. 
  2. On the page that appears, you will see the list of compute resources and backup servers available in your cloud. Click the Show/Hide button next to the label of a resource to expand/collapse the hardware infobox.
  3. The hardware infobox provides the following information: 
    • Summary
      This section contains the basic information about the compute resource/backup server:
      • Current Uptime - the time the compute resource/backup server has been working and available, the number of its users, and the average load. 
      • Total CPU - the total amount of CPU (number of cores/frequency in MHz) allocated to the compute resource/backup server.
      • Memory - the total amount of memory (GB) allocated to the compute resource/backup server.
      • Type - the type of the compute resource, for example, Xen, KVM, etc. For backup servers, the type is Backup server. 
      • OS - the operating system of the compute resource/backup server.
      • Manufacturer/Model - the manufacturer and model of the motherboard.
      • BIOS/Serial Number - the system BIOS, its serial number and release date.
    • CPU - the manufacturer and model of the processor and the processor base frequency in GHz.
    • RAM - the list of memory slots that includes information on the memory type, speed, and capacity (e.g. DDR4, 2400 MHz, 16384 MB).
    • HD - the manufacturer and model of the hard disk drive and the hard disk drive capacity in GB.
    • Networks - the manufacturer and model of network cards.

To edit the hardware info and add custom fields, refer to the following section. 


Add Custom Field



You can add a custom field that will be displayed on the Hardware Info page as an infotip next to the default field, to which the custom field was added. 

To add the custom field to the hardware info:

  1. Go to the Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Hardware Info button.
  2. Click the Edit button next to a label of a compute resource/backup server.
  3. On the page that appears, you will see the list of sections available in the hardware infobox. Expand the section to which you want to add a custom field and click the + button.
  4. In the Properties box, provide the following information:
    • Custom field - the label of the custom field that you want to add
    • Value - the value displayed in the custom field
  5. When you have finished, click the Save button. 
  6. To view the custom field, hover over theicon that appears next to the default field, to which the custom field was added. 


Edit Custom Field



To edit the custom field added to the hardware info:

  1. Go to the Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Hardware Info button.
  2. Click the Edit button next to a label of a compute resource/backup server.
  3. On the page that appears, you will see the list of sections available in the hardware infobox. Expand the section where you want to edit a custom field and click the Edit button.
  4. In the Properties box, edit the following information:
    • Custom field - the label of the custom field that you want to add
    • Value - the value displayed in the custom field
  5. When you have finished, click the Save button.
  6. To view the custom field, hover over theicon that appeared next to the default field, to which the custom field was added. 


Delete Custom Field



To delete the custom field added to the hardware info:

  1. Go to the Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Hardware Info button.
  2. Click the Edit button next to a label of a compute resource/backup server.
  3. On the page that appears, you will see the list of sections available in the hardware infobox. Expand the section from which you want to delete a custom field and click the Delete button.
  4. Click the OK button to confirm the deletion.