Troubleshooting user interface issues
The following topics discuss troubleshooting issues with the BMC Server Automation Console:
Controlling the display of the quick start page
As an advanced user of BMC Server Automation, you are not interested in viewing the quick start page, which is displayed, by default, whenever you log on to the BMC Server Automation Console. Depending on the level of control that you want over the display of the quick start page, you have the following options:
|Who is affected||Functionality affected||How to control||Comments|
|Specific user logged on to the console||Display of the quick start page when the console is launched|
In Preferences, browse to BladeLogic > Display Options, and clear (to disable) or select (to enable) the Show quick start page on login check box.
|You can launch the quick start page manually at any time after logging on to the console, using the Quick Start Page option in the Configuration menu.|
|All users logged on to consoles connected to the Application Server||Any display of the quick start page (at any time)|
To disable the quick start page, start the Application Server Administration console and run the following blasadmin command with a value of
After disabling, you cannot open the quick start page manually.
Before using this blasadmin command (with a value of
Object name is not displayed correctly
You should not use non-displaying characters (such as alt-255, the null character) in object names.
Browsing an audit causes out of memory error
If browsing an audit results in an Out of Memory message for the console, increase the max heap size of the RCP client (the console) to 1024MB. (The default is 512MB.) Then restart the console. You can change the setting in the <installDirectory>/CM/rcp/launcher.inifile.
Custom command fails but does not display error message
In certain scenarios, a custom command could fail without displaying an error message. One example of such a scenario is when a managed host is resolvable on the Application Server but not on the client. The error message that the server is not resolvable appears only briefly and then closes.
Workaround: Examine the definition of the custom command. The default behavior for custom commands is to close the command immediately after completion. If the Command Options section has the Close the command window as soon as the operation has finished option selected, clear that selection and run the command again.
Help pages are not accessible when launched from the Console
On some Linux platforms, you may encounter a Connection terminated unexpectedly error while trying to access BMC Server Automation help pages from within the Console.
Enable the Use External Browser for help setting to launch the BMC Server Automation help pages with an external browser:
- From the Console, hover the mouse over the Window menu, and select Preferences.
- In the tree on the left, expand BladeLogic, and select Display Options.
- Enable the Use External Browser for help setting.