BMC Server Automation Console elements
The console contains standard GUI elements, which you can modify using the Preferences menu (Window > Preferences).
The following figure shows the console when you log on the first time. This is called the Classic perspective. The next figure is an exploded view of a Classic perspective.
In the exploded view, a server is open in the Folders view at left. You can browse the contents of the server in the content editor at right. The object title appears in a tab at the top left of the content editor. In this example, the object title is an IP address, 10.20.93.81. The tabs at the bottom of the content editor let you review different aspects of the server — Live Browse, Activity, Snapshot Results, and Audit Results. At bottom left, properties for the currently selected object automatically populate the Properties view.
The following table lists console elements and provides a brief description of each.
console title bar
Identifies the system name, the user, the user's role, and the Application Server pool to which the client is connected. Contains the basic controls to minimize, maximize and close the console window.
global menu bar
Contains commands that can be executed throughout the console. If a command is unavailable in a particular context, it is dimmed. The menus and menu options are organized for quick access to frequently used commands and tasks.
Contains icons for common actions such as open, search, and close.
A perspective represents a configuration of views, view tab groups, and editors. By default, the BMC Server Automation Console opens to the Classic perspective. The Classic perspective contains the Folders view, the Properties view, Permissions view, and Audit Trail view tab group, the Tasks in Progress view, and a space (upper right quadrant) reserved for content editors. The name of the perspective appears at upper right on the console.
Defines a logical grouping of information, objects, and actions in the console for ease of navigation and increased productivity.
Describes two or more views that appear in a tabbed notebook format called a tab group. You can move the views together as a unit or move each view independently in the tab group.
Serves as the area of the perspective where you perform an action on an object selected from a view. The type of editor that opens in the content editor depends on the type of object or action you select from a view.
For more information about the console, see the following topics: