Start here: Use the management GUI to run fix procedures

The management GUI provides extensive facilities to help you troubleshoot and correct problems on your system.

You can connect to and manage a system node as soon as you have created a clustered system. If you cannot create a clustered system, see Problem: Cannot create a clustered system.

To run the management GUI, start a supported web browser and point it to the management IP address of your system. Up to four addresses can be configured for your use. There are two addresses for IPv4 access, and two addresses for IPv6 access. If you do not know the system management IP address, go to Problem: Management IP address unknown.

After the connection is successful, you see a login panel. If you are unable to access the login panel, see Problem: Unable to connect to the management GUI.

Log on using your user name and password. If you are unable to log on, go to Problem: Unable to log on to the management GUI.

After you have logged on, select Monitoring > Events to view the system event log, then select the Recommended Actions filter.

An event in the log can be an informational message, or it can alert you to an error that requires fixing. Errors are prioritized by their error code, and each has a fix procedure that can be run.

A fix procedure is a wizard that helps you troubleshoot and correct the cause of an error. Some fix procedures will reconfigure the system, based on your responses; ensure that actions are carried out in the correct sequence; and, prevent or mitigate loss of data. For this reason, you must always run the fix procedure to fix an error, even if the fix might seem obvious.

To run the fix procedure for the error with the highest priority, go to the Recommended Action panel at the top of the Event page and click Run This Fix Procedure. When you fix higher priority events first, the system can often automatically mark lower priority events as fixed.

While the Recommended Actions filter is active, the event list shows only alerts for errors that have not been fixed, sorted in reducing order of priority. The first event in this list is the same as the event displayed in the Recommended Action panel at the top of the Event page of the management GUI.

If you find it necessary to fix errors in a different order, this can be done by selecting an error alert in the event log and then clicking Action > Run Fix Procedure.

After all the alerts are fixed, go to Procedure: Checking the status of your system.