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Systems

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Last Modified 2022-01-04 15:54 EST

Connecting Systems to TrueCommand

To connect a system to TrueCommand, open the Configure menu and click Systems. The Systems menu has two tabs: Systems and System Groups. The Systems and System Groups tabs contain all the options to connect and organize systems in TrueCommand. The Systems tab lists all added systems and their current connection statuses.

Systems List

Adding a System Manually

To connect a new system, click + NEW SYSTEM.

Enter the system IP address or DNS hostname, the nickname, and the password. If you make a mistake, you can reset the form by clicking RESET.

Systems Add

If the system has alerts or alarms, a blue circle with the number of current alerts displays to the right of the system name.

Adjusting Systems

Each TrueNAS system listed on the Systems screen has an options menu that allows you to edit, delete or modify configuration settings for that system. Click the for the system to display the options menu.

Systems Options Menu

  • Edit:
  • Users and Groups:
  • Update :
  • Launch TrueNAS Interface:
  • iSCSI Volumes:
  • Services:
  • Delete:

Clicking the edit button opens a panel on the right of the screen that displays the system setting fields you can edit. After making your changes, click Save Changes to update the system with the new values entered. Click Reset to clear the form and reset values to the previously saved settings for the NAS.

Systems Edit

Click the Users and Groups button to display the list of users or groups for the selected system.

Systems Users and Groups

If the system has Available in the Updates column, it has system updates ready to apply. Click the Update button on the option menu to open a dialog window with information on the update. Check the Confirm box, then click OK to update the system.
Click Cancel to close the window without updating.

Systems Update

Use the Launch TrueNAS Interface button to open a new browser tab with the TrueNAS dashboard for the system selected on the System screen.

If a system is configures with iSCSI volumes, click the iSCSI Volumes button to displays the iSCSI volumes page for the selected server.

Systems iSCSI Volumes

Click the Services button to display the Services window with a list of services running or stopped for the selected system.

The options for services are adding it to start on boot-up, stopping, or starting/restarting. Click the START ON BOOT checkbox to add the selection to the services started at boot-up. Click the stop icon to stop a running service. Click the start/restart icon to start a stopped service.

Systems Services

Clicking the button displays a popup window to confirm you want to delete a selected system.

Systems Delete

Deleting a system purges all collected data from the database.

Organizing Systems into Groups

TrueCommand administrators can organize systems into collections called Groups. Grouping systems lets you efficiently manage system permissions and reporting.

Open the System Groups tab to view the list of created groups and the systems they contain.

SystemsGroups

Create a group by clicking Configure   > Systems > + NEW GROUP. Type a name for the new group and click ADD SYSTEM to add a system to the group. After adding all the desired systems to the group, click CREATE GROUP.

SystemsNewGroup

Managing Groups

Each group has two management options:

  • Edit System :
  • Delete System :

Clicking the edit button opens a side bar menu. You can make adjustments to the Group in this manner. Add or remove systems from the group by using the Add System button or the remove button. Click Save Changes when finished with your changes to update the group to the new group settings.

Groups Edit

Clicking the button displayss a popup confirmation box to delete a group.

Groups Delete