To manage your Peakboard Boxes you have to add them to the Peakboard Hub. The procedure differs depending on whether you use a Peakboard Hub on premise or a Peakboard Hub online. Be sure to use the correct article.
Adding a Peakboard Box to the Peakboard Hub on premise
Click on [Add Peakboard Box] (1) under [Peakboard Boxes] to open the dialog that allows you to add a Peakboard Box.
To add a Peakboard Boxes to the Peakboard Hub on premise, you need the following information:
- Hostname or IP Address (2): You can find this on the Welcome Screen of your Peakboard Box or in the Peakboard Box settings in the Peakboard Designer.
- Username (3): Enter the username of the Peakboard Box user here.
- Password (4): Enter the corresponding password of the user here.
Manage Peakboard Boxes
In the upper right corner you can now choose in which view your Peakboard Boxes should be displayed.
The list view (1) is recommended if you already have many Peakboard Boxes connected to Peakboard Hub on premise. It gives you a quick overview of the groups, names and other data of your Peakboard Boxes. However, no screenshots are visible in this view. To display them, select small (2) or large tiles (3) for viewing. Now you can see at a glance which visualization is currently loaded on the Peakboard Boxes.
Besides the screenshots that are updated regularly (except in the list view), you will find other elements that the different view types have in common. In the tile view you can click on the magnifying glass icon to enlarge the current screenshot and the reload icon to refresh the screenshot. A green circle next to the name of the respective Peakboard Boxes indicates whether it is accessible or not (4). You can see the IP address (5), the user (6) and the version (7) of the respective Peakboard Box at a glance and can restart it by clicking on the [Restart] button (8). By clicking on the […] icon (9), you can open a context menu that gives you access to further actions. You can update, reset, delete or assign your Peakboard Boxes to a group. With the button [Web Access] (10) you can switch to the Peakboard Web Access.
Peakboard Boxes detail view
Clicking on the name of the Peakboard Boxes or on the screenshot will take you to the detail page of the selected Peakboard Boxes.
In the upper area Box Information (1) you can find general information about your Peakboard Box and identify existing problems by colored markings and status indicators. Some items can be adjusted by clicking on the pencil or gear icon.
Below that, the Visualization (2) area shows which visualization is currently loaded. By clicking on the drop-down menu (3) you can select which of the currently available visualizations should be displayed on the Peakboard Box. You can also delete (4) or stop (5) the visualization there. You can update the screenshot by clicking on the corresponding button (6).
In the Log Files (7) section on the right, existing logs on the Peakboard Box are displayed. You can filter them by different criteria (8). With the button […] you can also export the log files. You can either export the filtered logs with [Export] or all existing logs with [Export All]. In both cases the logs are exported in text format.
Below the current screenshot you can find four charts with which you can get an overview of the CPU (1), Memory (2) and Network utilization (3) of your Peakboard Box. In the Properties (4) section, the BoxID and the license of the selected Peakboard Box are displayed. You can also change the license there. Under Users & Roles (5) the users available on the Peakboard Box and their assigned roles are displayed. These can be customized in the Peakboard Designer in the Peakboard Box Settings. In the Certificates (6) section, you can store certificates for your Peakboard Box.
Peakboard Box Availability
In the section [Availability] you can see the run and downtimes of the last 24 hours of your Peakboard Boxes. The displayed timestamps show the time of the status change in each case.