This guide documents the IRISconsole software graphical user interface for a Silicon Graphics OCTANE, O2, or Indy workstation that allows it to control Origin, CHALLENGE, Onyx2, and Onyx systems. The IRISconsole software is included in the base IRISconsole option, which includes any one of the following IRISconsole multiplexers: ST-1600, ST-1616, ST-1620, ST-1032, EL-8, EL-16, or EL-32. Serial cables, which are specific to the type of system controlled, are provided by additional IRISconsole options and complete the IRISconsole package.
The OCTANE, O2, or Indy workstation communicates with the servers through the multiplexer, to which each Origin, CHALLENGE, or Onyx system is connected via a pair of serial cables. Each multiplexer has ports for eight or more Origin, CHALLENGE, and Onyx systems; additional sets of serial cables are available from Silicon Graphics. Optionally, an additional multiplexer can be connected to the workstation to monitor additional servers.
This guide was prepared for release 2.0 of IRISconsole.
This guide is written for system administrators and service personnel who are responsible for the configurations of two or more Origin, CHALLENGE, or Onyx systems that the IRISconsole controls and monitors. These persons can use the IRISconsole software to monitor the attached systems.
This guide contains the following chapters and appendixes:
Chapter 1, “IRISconsole Features and Capabilities,” introduces IRISconsole features and describes how IRISconsole works with Origin, CHALLENGE, and Onyx systems. This chapter explains how to use the IRISconsole security feature.
Chapter 2, “Configuring IRISconsole,” describes how to set up IRISconsole software in preparation for configuring and administering groups of systems.
Chapter 3, “Configuring Sites,” explains how to use the IRISconsole graphical user interface to set up groups of systems for administration purposes.
Chapter 4, “Administering Sites,” explains how to use the IRISconsole graphical user interface for administration tasks such as determining hardware status (voltage, operating temperature, and blower speeds), and controlling, shutting down, or restarting systems in a site.
Appendix A, “Error Messages and Warning Messages,” lists and explains IRISconsole error and warning messages.
An index completes this guide.
These font conventions are used in this guide:
Executable names, filenames, IRIX commands, manual or book titles, new terms, program variables, tools, utilities, variable command line arguments, variable coordinates, and variables to be supplied by the user in examples, code, and syntax statements
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