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  • Page 1 ASWM Enterprise System Web-based Management User Manual...
  • Page 2 E6960 First Edition V4.00 January 2012 Disclaimer The manufacturer is not responsible for any damages, including loss of profits, loss of information, interruption of business, personal injury, and/or any damage or consequential damage without limitation, incurred before, during, or after the use of our products.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Contents ... iii About this guide ... v Audience ...v Contents ...v Conventions ...vi Reference ...vi Chapter 1: Getting Started Introduction to ASWM Enterprise ... 1-2 1.1.1 How ASWM Enterprise works ... 1-2 1.1.2 Supported OS platforms ... 1-3 ASWM Enterprise installation ...
  • Page 4: Contents

    Contents Server Configuration ... 3-13 3.5.1 SMTP Server... 3-13 3.5.2 Security ... 3-14 3.5.4 ASWM Group ... 3-15 3.5.5 BIOS ... 3-16 3.5.6 DataBase ... 3-16 Chapter 4: Client Monitor Information Monitor Overview ... 4-2 HW Sensor ... 4-4 4.2.1 Setting thresholds ...
  • Page 5: About This Guide

    About this guide Audience This user guide is intended for system integrators, and experienced users with at least basic knowledge of configuring a server. Contents This guide contains the following parts: Chapter 1: Getting Started This chapter introduces the ASWM Enterpirse, and tells how to install and uninstall it under Windows platform.
  • Page 6: Conventions

    IMPORTANT: Instructions that you MUST follow to complete a task. NOTE: Tips and information to aid in completing a task. Reference Visit the ASUS websites worldwide that provide updated information for all ASUS hardware and software products. Refer to the ASUS contact information for details.
  • Page 7 Chapter 1 This chapter introduces the ASWM Enterprise, and tells how to install and uninstall it under Windows platform. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 8: Chapter 1: Getting Started

    Introduction to ASWM Enterprise Welcome! Thank for buying our server products bundled with ASWM Enterprise System Web-based Management software. The ASWM Enterprise is a proprietary server management solution that gives a vital distinction to our servers. In server management, system stability is a major factor, with efficiency, cost- effectiveness, and convenience following close behind.
  • Page 9: Supported Os Platforms

    2003, Windows XP SP2, SP3 Windows 2000 SP4 +KB891861* Macintosh OS 10.4.11+ (Intel- based) *Microsoft Consumer Supprt ends July 13, 2010 for this product. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise Internet Internet Internet Explorer 8 Explorer 7 Explorer 6 � �...
  • Page 10: Aswm Enterprise Installation

    ASWM Enterprise installation You can install ASWM Enterprise in Windows platform. Proceed to the succeeding sections for the instructions that are applicable to your operating system. 1.2.1 ASWM Enterprise main server requirement System Requirement • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or above (Including Express version) •...
  • Page 11: Installing Aswm Enterprise

    ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise Edition. Ensure that your system meets the requirements metioned in the previous page. The ASWM Enterprise Setup program wizard appears. Click Next to continue. Click Next to start installation. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 12 The system is installing ASWM Enterprise. The system is checking the installation requirements. Click Next to continue. Select an Authentication type and click Connection Test to proceed. Chapter 1: Getting started...
  • Page 13 After passing the Connection Test, click OK and Next to continue. When the installation completes, click Close to exit the wizard. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 14: Uninstalling Aswm Enterprise

    Uninstalling ASWM Enterprise 1.3.1 Uninstalling from Windows To uninstall ASWM Enterprise from a Windows platform: Click Start > All Programs > ASUS > ASWM Enterprise > Uninstall. The system automatically uninstalls ASWM Enterprise. Chapter 1: Getting started...
  • Page 15: Login Aswm Enterprise

    Refer to Account Management if you would like to change the password. In additional to Administrator, You can also login as a User. Note that • users have only limited privileges. Login name: User; password: user. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 16 Limitation when logining as a User Only limited functions, including Monitor and Account Management are • available. HW Sensor is read-only. You cannot customize the threshold. • You cannot delete the EventLog, but you are allowed to use the Advanced •...
  • Page 17: The Main Page

    : The Group List shows the existing groups. It is more Models in the group : This area shows the computers and their general information ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise monitoring, account management, deployment management, centralized management, and server configuration. Refer to later chapters for details.
  • Page 18 1-12 Chapter 1: Getting started...
  • Page 19 Chapter 2 This chapter describes how to deploy ASWM Enterprise agents and remove agents through AD or manually. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 20: Chapter 2: Deployment Management

    Deploying new ASWM Enterprise agent Install new ASWM Enterpise agents on computer and add them the ASWM Enterprise server for convenient management, monitor and control. ASWM Enterprise client agent system requirement .NET Framework 3.5 Firewall Setting • Allow "Windows Management Instrumentation (WMI)" •...
  • Page 21 Click Deploy New ASWM Enterprise Agent. The wizard will guide you through the deployment process. Click Start to continue. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 22 Select Automatically Scan the Active Directory and click Next to continue. The system will automatically scan the directory for agents. Select a Domain and click Scan to start scanning. Click Enable Group and select a desired group to downsize the scanning range. Doing so shortens the time for agent deployment.
  • Page 23 Enter the Name and Passowrd to login as the AD Administrator. The system starts scanning. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 24 Click wanted computers to deploy agents and click Start. The computer must be listed as Support in the SupportStatus field. Click the computer that shows Not Support, the reasons will be shown below. If your wanted computers are listed as Not Support. Double check the followings: •...
  • Page 25 The deployment starts. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 26: Manually Deploying The Aswm Enterpise Agents

    2.1.2 Manually deploying the ASWM Enterpise agents To deploy new agents Click Deployment Management on the left. Click Deploy New ASWM Enterprise Agent. The wizard will guide you through the deployment process. Click Start to continue. Chapter 2: Deployment Management...
  • Page 27 Click Add Target PC. You can add the target PC through IP Address or Host Name. Fill in the required fileds and click Scan. Follow the instructions in the previous section to install the agent when the scanning result is shown. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 28: Removing Aswm Enterprise Agent

    Removing ASWM Enterprise agent You are allowed to remove the ASWM Enterprise agents from the main server or in Active Directory. 2.2.1 Scanning the self ASWM main server To remove the existing agents Click Deployment Management on the left. Click Remove ASWM Enterprise Agent. 2-10 Chapter 2: Deployment Management...
  • Page 29 The wizard will guide you through the uninstallation process. Click Start to continue. Click Scan the self ASWM Enterprise Main Server and click Next to continue. The system will scan the main server. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 2-11...
  • Page 30 Select the desired computers for agent uninstallation and click Start. You can easily select all computers, all offline computers or all online computers with the checkboxes on the bottom. The server automatically removes the agents on the selected computers. When done, it shows Success. Click Finish to finish the process. 2-12 Chapter 2: Deployment Management...
  • Page 31: Automatically Scanning The Active Directory

    Repeat the step 1—3 in the previous section. Click Automatically Scan the Active Directory and click Next to continue. The system will scan the Active Directory. All the computers in Active Directory are shown here, grouped by Support Status. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 2-13...
  • Page 32 Select the desired computers for agent uninstallation and click Start. The server automatically removes the agents on the selected computers. When done, it shows Success. Click Finish to finish the process. 2-14 Chapter 2: Deployment Management...
  • Page 33 Chapter 3 This chapter describes the Main Server Functions, including Monitor, Account Management, Deployment Management, Centralized Management, and Server Configuration. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 34: Chapter 3: Main Server Functions

    Monitor The overview screen gives you a quick overall status check for all the computers. You are also allowed to shut down, restart or start the selected computers. To see the monitor overview Click Monitor on the left. Select a desired group from the Group List. The group clearly shows the information of Client Counts, Connection, Health, and Utilization status.
  • Page 35 If the status of BMC WebGUI shows NO, the WebGUI is inaccessible. • When you click BMC WebGUI, a pop-up window appears. Ensure that your • web browser does not block the pop-up window. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 36 To shut down or restart the computer Right-click the desired computer. You can select Restart or PowerOFF if the computer appears online. PowerON is available only when the selected computer appears Offline and you have installed BMC card on that computer. You can also power off or restart the selected computer after entering the Monitor.
  • Page 37: Account Management

    3.2.1 Current Login Account Click Account Management on the left to display the Login Account, Account and Role Privilege tab, than click Login Account tab to display current Login Account. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 38: Account

    Editing the Login Account Click Edit Account to edit the login account. Click Save when done. The Account E-Mail shows in the Email Settings of Client Configuration. 3.2.2 Account Click Account Management on the left to display the Login Account, Account and Role Privilege tab, than click Account tab to display Account Role and Account Role members of the account information.
  • Page 39: Role Privilege

    Click Role Privilege tab to display every role owns right of every model’s function (a check mark indicate enable). Administrator also can Add or modify the Role’s right. (check / unckeck the role’s right of there’s function). ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 40: Deployment Management

    Click “Add New Role” shows as below. Deployment Management You can deploy ASWM Enterprise agents and remove agents through AD or manually. Refer to Chapter 2 for details. Chapter 3: Main Server Functions...
  • Page 41: Centralized Management

    Click Centralized Management on the left and select BIOS Flash Centralized Management. You can simultaneously on multiple Models for BIOS Flash. System will detect the latest BIOS files on ASUS official website and show the latest BIOS version in LaestVersion field. User can use check box to: Select all models which are online and can be update.
  • Page 42: Remote Control Centralized Management

    Click Upadte BIOS button to start BIOS Flash and show all models progress. 3.4.2 Remote Control Centralized Management Click Centralized Management on the left and select Remote Control Centralized Management. 3-10 Chapter 3: Main Server Functions...
  • Page 43 This show will follow the group under each Group based information. Click Connect button can remote control the model. You have to enable the Remote Desktop on your client computer before using the remote control function. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 3-11...
  • Page 44: Power Control Centralized Management

    3.4.3 Power Control Centralized Management Click Centralized Management on the left and select Power Control Centralized Management. You can simultaneously on multiple Models for Power Control. Click Start button to start Power Control and show all models progress. 3-12 Chapter 3: Main Server Functions...
  • Page 45: Server Configuration

    Email. Click Edit SMTP Setting to fill in the fields. Click Send Test E-Mail and enter a receiver's E-Mail to see if the SMTP server has been successfully set up. If so, click Save to save the configuration. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 3-13...
  • Page 46: Security

    3.5.2 Security You can set the Access Control List, which permits or denies the specific IPs’ access. The ACL settings is based on Cisco router settings. Fill in the blank fields and click Add New ACL Rule to add a IP on the control list. Use the ACL Rule Test on the bottom to test if it has been added successfully.
  • Page 47: Aswm Group

    You can add new ASWM Groups or edit the existing groups. The information of computers in each group is displayed when the group is selected. You cannot delete the DefaultGroup and all the clients will be regrouped under DefaultGroup when their groups are deleted. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 3-15...
  • Page 48: Bios

    The BIOS screen displays all the BIOS cache information. The ASWM Enterprise automatically detect and download the newest BIOS from the ASUS support site. It is more convenient to click the check box on the bottom to select the older version BIOS if you want to remove the older ones.
  • Page 49 Chapter 4 This chapter describes system status and information of the client. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 50: Chapter 4: Client Monitor Information

    Monitor Overview You can have detailed monitoring information of each client in realtime. Click Monitor on the left. Select a desired group from the Group List. Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 51 Select a desired client for monitoring in the Group The Client Information of the selected computer is displayed as shown. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise Click to show the model pictures Display the general client information Click to power off or restart...
  • Page 52: Hw Sensor

    HW Sensor Hardware sensors are responsible for voltage, fans, temperature and backplanes monitoring. You can have a realtime notification of each component with colored signals or customize your warning threshold. Return the previous Client Information screen Display the realtime value. The colored border shows the default or your customized threshold for sending critical, warning or normal notifications.
  • Page 53: Setting Thresholds

    Move the slider to adjust the threshold value. Click OK to save the configuration. The value of High Warning must be lower than High Critical and the Low Warning must be higher than Low Critical. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 54: Hardware Sensor Tabs

    4.2.1 Hardware sensor tabs Voltage Scroll down for more voltage dashboards or click Return to the previous Client Information screen. This screen displays the fan status. Click Return to the previous Client Information screen. Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 55 This screen displays the blackplane status, including Drive Presence, Drive Not Exist, Fault, and Rebuild. Click Return to the previous Client Information screen. This tab is only available when your system is equipped with backplanes. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 56 Chassis This screen displays the chassis status. If the chassis of the client computer is opened, the ChassisIntrusion Lock icon will appear unlocked. Click Return to the previous Client Information screen. Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 57: Inventory

    4.3.1 Disk Info Disk Information The disk information screen includes Name, Media Type, Status, Manufacturer, Size, S.M.A.R.T Support and S.M.A.R.T Status. Scroll down for more items. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise Click to show disk information...
  • Page 58: Partition Information

    S.M.A.R.T Information Partition Information 4-10 Click to show SMART information Click to show Partition information Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 59: Device Manager

    The Device Manager display all the devices installed on the client PC. To check the device property Click Device Manager tab on the top. Click the desired category to expand and show the devices. Click the device to show the device property. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 4-11...
  • Page 60: Event Log

    Event Log ASWM Enterprise automatically create and record all the significant events happening on your system in the event logs. Click the tabs (ASWM Enterprise, Application, System, and Security) on the top to browse different categories. The level types are Information, Warning and Error. Click a desired log to see the detailed information.
  • Page 61: Advanced Search

    If you select Filter by Counts of Record, you can decide the number of the logs you would like to see. Click the arrow buttons to increase or decrease the number, or you can enter a desired number directly. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 4-13...
  • Page 62 Clean EventLog Click Clean EventLog to clear all the event logs stored in your client PCs. 4-14 Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 63: Utilization

    This screen shows the CPU usage of each installed CPU. The number of the CPU here is the logical number of the CPU, not the number of the installed CPU. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise Click to show general information...
  • Page 64: Memory

    4.5.3 Memory This screen shows the total physical memory, used memory, the available memory, and the memory utilization status. 4.5.4 Network This screen shows the general information of the network and the network utilization status. 4-16 Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 65: Software

    Displays the status of each installed applications. Right-click a desired service and you can start, restart or stop the selected service. If the Start Mode of the selected service shows Disabled, you cannot control that service. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 4-17...
  • Page 66: Process

    4.6.3 Process Displays the process of the running applications. To end the process of the running application Right-click the application that you would like to end the process. Select End Process:XXXXX to stop the application running. 4-18 Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 67: Environment Variables

    4.6.4 Environment Variables Displays the environment variables. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 4-19...
  • Page 68: Remote Control

    Remote Control Remote Control allows you to open the Remote Desktop and control the client remotely. Click Connect to allow the Remote Desktop Connection. Cofirm the name of the remote computer and click Connect to start the connection. You have to enable the Remote Desktop on your client computer before using the remote control function.
  • Page 69: Bmc

    Only when there is an IP Address, you can click to access the BMC WebGUI. • Ensure that your web browser does not block the pop-up window. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise Click to check or delete the SEL information...
  • Page 70: Bios Flash

    BIOS Flash screen displays your current BIOS information and you can configure the settings of BIOS Flash. Click BIOS Flash Type and select Auto Detect ASUS BIOS FTP to flash the BIOS from the FTP or select Manual Upload BIOS ROM File to manually upload the BIOS ROM.
  • Page 71: 4.10 Configuration

    Click Edit Information to relocate this client computer to another group or change its Alias Name. Click Uninstall Client if you want to remove the ASWM Enterprise Agent from this computer. Add or delete groups in Server Configuration > ASWM Group. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 4-23...
  • Page 72: Network

    4.10.2 Network You can ueing remote control the network to Enable / Cancl the DHCP, IP Address, Subnet Mask, Default Gateway and DNS setting. When you are check the Enable connection failure recovery, then if the network configuration test fail, it will automatically recovery to the orginal setting. 4-24 Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 73: Notification

    SNMP Trap profile. Email Setting You can select the E-mail address from your contacts or manually enter the E-mail address. Use semicolons if you have more than one receivers. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise 4-25...
  • Page 74 Customizing notifications for each sensor You can the select the notification methods of each sensor, Hardware and Utilization. 4-26 Scroll down for more sensors Chapter 3: Client Monitor Information...
  • Page 75 Appendix This appendix includes a glossary of terms used in this document. ASUS System Web-based Management Enterprise...
  • Page 76: Glossary

    Glossary Community Users can define their own SNMP trap community for a clearer categorization and convenient management of SNMP traps. Backplane A circuit board with sockets in which additional devices can be plugged. Event Notifier This sends a message to administrators/users When sensors detect changes in the system.
  • Page 77: Asus Contact Information

    ASUS contact information ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. Address Telephone E-mail Web site Technical Support Telephone Online Support ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (Taiwan) Address Telephone E-mail Web site Technical Support Telephone Online Support ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. (China) Address Telephone Web site Technical Support...
  • Page 78 ASUS contact information ASUS COMPUTER INTERNATIONAL (America) Address Web site Technical Support Support fax General support Online support ASUS COMPUTER GmbH (Germany and Austria) Address Web site Online contact Technical Support Telephone Support Fax Online support 800 Corporate Way, Fremont, CA 94539, USA +1-510-608-4555 http://usa.asus.com...