Instructional video: Administration Tool Version 4.0
- Statseeker Administration (web version of command line tool – ssadmin)
- Date/NTP Configuration
- Email Configuration
- Network Configuration
- Software Upgrade
- OS Configuration
- Web Server Configuration
Statseeker Administration (web version of command line tool – ssadmin)
The ‘Display’ page of the Date/NTP section shows the current system time/timezone of the server, as well as the current NTP servers used. The first server on the list of NTP servers is the primary server, and the others are backup NTP servers. The NTP configuration can be tested by clicking the ‘test’ button. To change any of these settings, click the ‘Edit’ link in the top right of the screen.
The ‘Edit’ page gives the option of changing the system time as well as the timezone. NOTE: Any change to the time/timezone will require a server reboot (a warning will be given). NTP servers can also be added/removed on this page. NOTE: The primary NTP server must be at the TOP of this list. To save any configuration changes, click the relative ‘save’ button.
The ‘Display’ page of the Email section shows the follow items:
- SMTP server – The configured SMTP server (or ‘Not Set’ if no SMTP server is configured)
- Send Test Email – Only available from the ‘Edit’ page
- Mail Queue – The status of the mail queue
- Sendmail – The current sendmail status
The ‘Edit’ page of the Email section allows the following:
- SMTP Server – Configure/change the SMTP server
- Send Test Email – Send a test email using the configured SMTP Server (the SMTP server must be saved first)
- Mail Queue – Refresh/Clear the mail queue
- Sendmail – Start/Stop/Restart sendmail
The ‘Display’ page of the Network section shows the follow items:
- HTTP Proxy – The configured HTTP proxy server
- Network – The hostname, default gateway and name server currently configured. Also shows whether DNS lookups and Telnet/FTP connections are enabled.
- Interfaces – The current connected interfaces. Click ‘status’ to show more information about the interface.
The ‘Edit’ page of the Network section allows the following:
- HTTP Proxy – Configure/Change the HTTP proxy (username and password are optional)
- Network – Change the hostname, default gateway and name server. Also DNS lookups and Telnet/FTP connections can be enabled/disabled.
- Interfaces – Change the IP Address, Netmask and media type for any connected interface.
NOTE: Care must be taken when changing Network settings. Any changes to the default gateway or interface settings has the potential to cause problems with current and future connections to the server. If incorrect settings are entered, this may mean that physical access to the server is required to undo the changes. It also should be noted that any change to the hostname will require a server reboot.
The Software Upgrade section of the Admin tool allows upgrades to the Statseeker server through a web interface. This can only be done on the ‘Edit’ page.
To start an upgrade, click on the ‘Browse…’ button and select an image file, then click upload.
When the upload is finished, the above screen will be displayed. If there are any items on the list that fail, an upgrade will not be possible. Click the upgrade button to start the upgrade. This may take a few minutes. A message will be displayed when the upgrade is complete.
The ‘Display’ page of the Backup/Restore section shows the current backup configuration and a list of backups created using this configuration. To run a backup test, click the ‘Test’ button.
The ‘Edit’ page of the Backup/Restore section allows the backup configuration to be changed as well as performing a manual backup/restore/verify. For the backup configuration, if the ‘SSH’ method is chosen and the server has not yet generated an SSH key, a dialog will appear asking to create a key when ‘Save’ is clicked. The SSH key must be installed on the backup server in order for the configuration to be successfully saved. To retrieve a previously generated SSH key refer to the OS Configuration section.
To verify or restore an existing backup, click on the verify/restore button in the appropriate row. To create a backup, click the ‘Manual Backup’ button. NOTE: Depending on the size of the backup, these processes can take a long time.
The OS Configuration section of the Admin tool is used to view/change OS related settings. This can only be done from the ‘Edit’ page.
The follow settings can be updated on the OS Configuration section:
- Passwords – The root, Statseeker user and Admin (web) password can be updated by clicking on the respective ‘Change’ button.
- Shutdown/Reboot – The server can be shut down or rebooted by clicking on the respective button (a confirmation prompt will be displayed).
- SSH Keys – Click on the ‘Setup’ button to create a new SSH key or view a previously created key.
- Keyboard – The ‘configured’ keyboard can be changed by clicking on one of the displayed links.
Web Server Configuration
The ‘Display’ page of the Web Server section shows the following:
- Self Signed Certificate – Displays whether a self signed certificate has been configured.
- HTTP/HTTPS – Displays whether http/https connections are permitted as well as whether html compression is turned on.
The ‘Edit’ page of the Web Server section allows the following:
- Self Signed Certificate – Generate a self signed certificate by clicking the ‘Generate’ button and filling in the form.
- HTTP/HTTPS – Turn on/off http/https.
The Services section of the admin tool shows the status of core Statseeker services and allows certain processes to be run from the web interface. To restart a service or run a task, go to the ‘Edit’ page and click on the ‘Restart’ or ‘Run’ button on the desired row.