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OnCommand maintenance console menus

The maintenance console enables you to update Performance Manager, configure and maintain your Performance Manager network settings, and back up Performance Manager.

You access the maintenance console by selecting the virtual machine (VM) for Performance Manager in your vSphere Client, and then selecting the Console tab. When you first log in to the maintenance console, the Main Menu displays the following options:

Upgrade

Initiates the VM upgrade of Performance Manager.
CAUTION:
Upgrading Performance Manager can take a few hours because it involves updating all historical performance data. If you upgrade a Performance Manager instance that is older than the 1.0 GA release, all historical data will be discarded.

Network Configuration

Provides options for configuring and maintaining the network settings for Performance Manager. The following options are displayed:

System Configuration

Provides options for managing Performance Manager. The following options are displayed:

Support/Diagnostics

Provides options for sending information about Performance Manager to NetApp technical support and accessing the Performance Manager server on the VM. The following options are displayed:

When you generate the ASUP message from OnCommand Performance Manager, the following configuration and analytical data is included in the ASUP message:
  • Number of incidents that have a state of new or obsolete over the last seven days.
  • Top three cluster components with the highest number of incidents over the last seven days.
  • Configuration changes caused by HA takeover, policy group limit modifications, volume moves, or Data ONTAP upgrade.
  • Minimum, maximum, and average times for configuration and analytical data to be collected.
  • Minimum, maximum, and average times for incident analysis to complete.
  • Details about the virtual machine (VM), database, disk storage usage, and the number of errors and exceptions specific to Performance Manager.
ASUP or support messages that you generate through the maintenance console will not include the configuration and analytical data from Performance Manager.

Unified Manager Connection

Provides options for connecting OnCommand Performance Manager to OnCommand Unified Manager. After you establish the connection, incidents from Performance Manager are displayed in Unified Manager. The following options are displayed:

External Data Provider

Provides options for connecting OnCommand Performance Manager to an external data provider. After you establish the connection, performance data is sent to an external server so that storage performance experts can chart the performance metrics using third-party software. The following options are displayed: