The Nodes view in the SEM console

To add and manage remote logging devices and SEM Agents, navigate to Manage > Nodes on the SEM toolbar.

This topic provides page-level help for the Nodes view in the SEM console. See also Send event data to SEM via Agents, syslog, and SNMP.

The following example shows the Nodes view in the SEM console.

The Nodes main view

The following tables describe the Nodes view elements.

Name Description

Sidebar

Hides and opens the Refine Results pane.

Refine Results
pane

Applies filters to reduce the nodes that appear in the Nodes grid based on your selection parameters (such as Manager or connector profile).

Nodes grid

Displays all Agent and non-Agent nodes associated with each Manager and appliance monitored by the SEM console. You can also add or scan for a new node.

Respond menu

Performs a selected action on a specific Agent. For example, you can send an Agent a pop-up message or shut down the host computer.

This menu is similar to the Respond menu in the Monitor view event grid.

Remote Updates menu

This menu lets you control the Agent’s automatic update status. Remote updates are a way for the Agent to automatically accept updated Agent software from the Manager when new software becomes available.

The gear button at the top of the grid opens commands that you can perform on multiple selections in the grid, and commands that do not require a grid selection. It includes commands for copying Agent information and for deleting Agents.

Nodes grid columns

The following table describes the columns in the Nodes grid.

Column Description
Add Node Displays a wizard to assist you with adding nodes.
Scan for New Nodes Scans syslog data sent to the SEM.

Displays a menu of commands you can perform on the selected item.

  • Select Connectors to configure an Agent connector.
  • Select Delete to delete Agent licenses from a Manager.
  • Select Copy to copy Agent information to configure the Remote Agent Installer or for analysis in another application (such as Microsoft Excel).

Status

The Agent’s current connection status:

Icon Status Description
Enabled The Agent is connected to a Manager.
Disabled The Agent is not connected to a Manager.

Node IP

The node IP address.

Node Name

The computer name that hosts the node. Typically, this is the computer name or host name assigned to the node.

Agent Node

The SEM Manager or Agent where the node logs are stored. This column is blank for SEM Agents.

USB

The current USB-Defender status of the node. A green icon indicates USB -Defender is installed on the node. If no icon is present, USB Defender is not installed on the node. This column is blank for non-Agent nodes.

Version

The node software version number. This column is blank for non-Agent nodes.

OS

The operating system of the computer hosting the node. This column is blank for non-Agent nodes.

Profile

The connector profile associated with the node (if applicable). This column is blank for non-Agent nodes.

FIM

The current FIM status of the node.

Icon Status Description
Operational At least 1 FIM connector is created and running for this node.
Non-operational At least 1 FIM connector or FIM connector profile configured for this node and driver are disabled. ‏
No icon Not configured The node is not assigned to a FIM connector or FIM connector profile. The connector is not configured or running.

Updates Enabled

This field indicates whether the node is enabled for receiving remote updates.

Icon Status Description
Enabled The Node is enabled for receiving remote updates.
Disabled The Node is disabled from receiving remote updates.

Update Status

This field indicates the current software updated status for the Agent.

Icon Status Description
Current The Agent software is current.
Outdated The Manager is running an update that is newer than the version used by this Agent.
Updating The Manager is sending an update to this Agent.
Queued

The Agent is waiting to be updated while other Agents are updated.

The Maximum Concurrent Updates setting located in the Manage > Appliances view in the Properties pane > Settings tab determines the number Agents that can be updated at the same time.

Unknown The Manager cannot determine the Agent software status.
Canceled The user canceled the update during the update process.
Error An error occurred during the update.

ID

The Agent unique identification number.

Manager

The Manager connected to the Agent. An Agent can only be connected to one Manager.

Install Date The time and date the Agents were installed and connected to the Manager.
Last Connected

The time and date the Agent was last connected to the Manager.

The Nodes Refine Results sidebar

By default, the Agents grid shows every Agent associated with every SEM Manager that is monitored by the SEM console. Use the Refine Results sidebar to limit the number of Agents displayed in the grid.

When you select options in the Refine Results pane, the grid refreshes to show only those items that match the refinement options you have selected. The other items in the grid are still there, but they are hidden. To restore them, click the Reset button or select All in the refinement lists you are using.

The following table explains how to use the Refine Results form.

Field Description

Reset

Clear the forms and the Agents grid to their default settings, displaying all Agents for all Managers.

Search

Performs a keyword search for a specific Agent in the Name field.

Manager

Select the Manager you want to work with. Select All to include Agents from every Manager.

Profile

Select the connector profile you want to work with. Select All to include Agents from all connector profiles.

Node Select whether you want to view Agent or non-Agent nodes.

Status

Select the connection status of the Agents you want to work with (Connected or Not Connected). Select All to include both.

Version

Select the Agent software version. Select All to include Agents of every version.

OS

Select the operating system of the computer hosting the Agent. Select All to include all operating systems.

USB

Select the USB-Defender status of the Agent (Installed or Not Installed). Select All to include both.

The Connector Configuration form

See The Appliances view