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About Management Server

The management server provides support for the following features:

  • Administrative Console
  • Session server load distribution domains
  • Authentication and authorization security (including LDAP directory services)
  • Web Services Explorer
  • Session pool scheduling

You can add more than one management server to your installation, creating a management server cluster, which provides replication and failover support. You can add a management server to an existing cluster during installation or, using the Administrative Console, add it at a later time. Data is automatically replicated between the management server peers in a cluster. Each management server is a member of only one cluster. See Configuring Management Servers for information on configuring failover.

Management servers also:

  • external directories that support LDAP as a source for authentication principles (users and groups).
  • Provide authorization profiles, which can be used by other Micro Focus products, and to which you can add users and groups from external directories.
  • Support secure communication via SSL.

Management Server Explorer

The Management Server Explorer provides a tree view of the management servers that are currently connected. Each management server has an associated overview that contains system information, including a summary, memory information for the process, and operating system and JavaVM data.

When the management server is initially installed it uses a default user name and password. You can change this password in the Management Server Explorer view, right-click on the Management Server, and choose Change Admin Password.

Viewing Management Server Logs

Logs are available for your management servers.

To configure and view management server logs

The management server uses Apache Log4j to provide logging services. Each service has server-specific logs available in their respective META-INF directory. For example, Micro Focus\Verastream\ManagementServer\services\authorization\META-INF\log4j-authorization.xml.

For information on configuring Log4j, see Log4j XML Configuration Primer.

  • Open Verastream\ManagementServer\conf\log4j.xml.
  • To view the management server logs, open Verastream\ManagementServer\logs. There are directory, server, and console logs available, depending on your configuration in the log4j.xml file.

Using the Console View

You can use the Console view to see a running collection of data associated with the Administrative Console functions. The Console view provides advanced debug and low-level diagnostic information.

The Console view displays a running collection of information regarding interactions with the Administrative Console. To open the Console view, from the View menu, choose Other views, and then, under General, choose Console.