You can use the PEM client in your browser of choice to access the PEM server. The client is distributed with, and installed by the PEM server installer. To open the PEM client, open your browser, and navigate to:https://ip_address_of_PEM_host:8080/pemWhere ip_address_of_PEM_host specifies the IP address of the host of the PEM server. The Postgres Enterprise Manager Login window (shown in Figure 3.1) opens:Use the fields on the Postgres Enterprise Manager Login window to authenticate yourself with the PEM server:
• Provide the name of a pem database user in the Username field. For the first user connecting, this will be the name provided when installing the PEM server.
• Provide the password associated with the user in the Password field.After providing your credentials, click Login to connect to PEM.If you are using PEM during the trial period, the Product Registration form will open, prompting you for a product key. You can either enter a product key and click Register, or click Cancel to continue to the PEM client (see Figure 3.2).The PEM client opens, displaying the Global Overview Dashboard as shown in Figure 3.3.The left panel of the PEM client displays a tree control that provides access to information about the database objects that reside on each server. The tree control expands to display a hierarchical view of the servers and objects that are monitored by the PEM server.The PEM menu bar provides access to commands and features that you can use to manage your database servers and the objects that reside on those servers. If an option is disabled:
• Use the File menu (see Figure 3.4) to access the following options:
The Object menu (see Figure 3.5) is context-sensitive. Use the Object menu to access the following options:
Use the Management menu (see Figure 3.6) to access the following PEM features:
Use the context-sensitive Dashboards menu (see Figure 3.7) to access the following dashboards:
Use the options on the Tools menu (see Figure 3.8) to access online the following features:
Use the options on the Help menu (see Figure 3.9) to access online help documents or to review information about the PEM installation:
Use the icons in the upper-right corner of each graphic on a dashboard to control and customize the charts, graphs and tables displayed in the PEM client for your current user session (see Figure 3.10).For more information about customizing the graphics displayed on the PEM dashboards, please see the PEM client online help.