Managing your servers

Before you begin to manage your site using the Site Management page, you must add the source and target servers to the Resource Manager portlet. After adding the servers to the portlet, you can edit and remove servers and manage access to the servers.

You manage your servers from the Site Management page. To navigate to the Site Management page, from the portal home page, select Administration > Site Management. You must be an administrator to use the site management functions.
Note: If you use the Portal Scripting Interface scripts to publish pages instead of the Resource Manager portlet on the Site Management page, you do not need to perform these steps for managing your servers. With the scripts you pass the configuration data as parameters .
Perform the following steps to manage your servers using the Site Management page:
  1. Log on as an administrator to the server where you will manage your site.
  2. Perform the following steps to add a new server:
    1. Navigate to the Site Management page by clicking Administration > Site Management.
    2. Click Manage servers > Add new server.
    3. Enter the fully qualified Host name for the server.
    4. Enter the server Port number.
    5. Enter the server Path. You can accept the default path, for example:/wps/mycontenthandler.
      Note: If you configure a virtual portal, then the path is as follows:
      • If the virtual portlet was created by defining the URL context: /wps/mycontenthandler/vpid where vpid is the URL context of the virtual portal. To determine that URL context, open the Manage Virtual Portals portlet and view the virtual portal by clicking its Edit icon.
      • If the virtual portal was defined by the hostname:
    6. Assign a unique name for the server.
    7. Check the Use Secure Sockets Layer option if the server is set up for SSL.
    8. Click OK to save your changes, or click Cancel to exit without saving your changes.
  3. Perform the following steps to Manage server access:

    Use the Manage server access option to provide or update the login credentials to servers that you are managing.

    1. Click Manage servers and then select Manage server access.
    2. Select the server that you want to access from the drop-down menu.
    3. Enter the User name for the server.
    4. Enter the Password for the server.
    5. Click Save to save the information, or click Done to exit without saving the information.
  4. Perform the following steps to edit a server:
    1. Click Manage servers and then select Edit > servername.
    2. Edit the fully qualified Host name for the server.
    3. Edit the server Port number.
    4. Edit the server Path.
    5. Edit the Assign a unique name for the server.
    6. Check the Use Secure Sockets Layer option if the server is set up for SSL.
    7. Click OK to save your changes, or click Cancel to exit without saving your changes.
  5. Perform the following steps to remove a server:
    1. Click Manage servers and then select Remove > servername.
    2. Click OK to delete the server or Cancel to exit without deleting the server.