Hidden on the right side of the FM is the control panel. Clicking the more>> link opens the control panel and legend. The following figure provides an example of the control panel.
The control panel has four checkboxes that enable you to select what aspect of the switch is to be monitored. You can select to monitor:
Note - All checkboxes are enabled by default. By unchecking the boxes that are not necessary for your monitoring needs, you reduce the load on the interface and optimize the operation of the FM.
Poll All Data – Selecting this checkbox enables all polling. Consequently, all checkboxes are selected. When all checkboxes are selected, the added resource demand on the management controller slows its ability to display the information.
Poll Switch – Selecting this checkbox enables you to monitor the status of the switch hardware and the Subnet Manager. By checking this box, the System Info, Sensor Info, and Subnet Manager tabs of the status pane become active and are populated with information.
Poll I4 – Selecting this checkbox enables you to monitor the status of the I4 switch chip and the links its ports negotiate. By checking this box, the IB Performance and IB Port Map tabs of the status pane become active and are populated with information. Additionally, the Show Aggregate Bandwidth Chart link under the System Info tab becomes active.
Poll Connectors – Selecting this checkbox enables you to monitor the status of the connectors on the switch rear panel. By checking this box, the rear panel diagram becomes active and displays present connectors and their condition.