Using the PEM Web Interface

The PEM web interface is installed with the PEM server. When the server installation completes, you can open the PEM interface in your choice of browser by navigating to:

https://<ip_address_of_PEM_host>:8443/pem

Where ip_address_of_PEM_host specifies the IP address of the host of the PEM server. The Postgres Enterprise Manager Login window opens:

The PEM Login page

The PEM Login page

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.

The PEM web interface opens, displaying the Global Overview Dashboard.

The Global Overview dashboard, displayed in the client

The Global Overview dashboard, displayed in the client

The Browser pane 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:

  • The database server to which you are currently connected may not support the selected feature.

  • The selected menu option may not be valid for the current object (by design).

  • The role that you have used to connect to the server may have insufficient privileges to change the selected object.

The PEM Toolbar

Context-sensitive menus across the top of the PEM web interface allow you to customize your environment and provide access to the enterprise management features of PEM.

The File Menu

The File Menu

The File Menu

Use the File menu to access the following options:

Menu Option

Action

Preferences

Click to open the Preferences dialog to customize your PEM client settings.

Reset Layout

If you have modified the workspace, click to restore the default layout.

The Object Menu

The Object Menu

The Object Menu

The Object menu is context-sensitive. Use the Object menu to access the following options:

Menu Option

Action

Connect Server…

Click to open the Connect to Server dialog to establish a connection with a server.

Create

Click *Create* to access a context menu that provides context-sensitive selections.

CREATE Script

Click to open the Query tool to edit or view the selected script.

Delete/Drop

Click to delete the currently selected object from the server.

Disconnect Server…

Click to refresh the currently selected object.

Drop Cascade

Click to delete the currently selected object and all dependent objects from the server.

Hide…

Click to hide the currently selected group; to view hidden groups, enable the Show hidden groups option in Preferences.

Properties…

Click to review or modify the currently selected object’s properties.

Refresh…

Click to refresh the currently selected object.

Trigger(s)

Click to *Disable* or *Enable* trigger(s) for the currently selected table.

Truncate

Click to remove all rows from a table (Truncate) or to remove all rows from a table and its child tables (Truncate Cascade).

View Data

Click to access a context menu that provides several options for viewing data.

The Management Menu

The Management Menu

The Management Menu

Use the Management menu to access the following PEM features:

Menu Option

Action

Audit Manager…

Click to open the Audit Manager and configure auditing on your monitored servers.

Auto Discovery…

Click to open the Auto Discovery dialog to instruct a PEM agent to locate and bind monitored database servers.

Capacity Manager…

Click to open the Capacity Manager dialog and analyze historical or project future resource usage.

Log Manager…

Click to open the Log Manager dialog and configure log collection for a server.

Manage Alerts…

Click to access the Manage Alerts tab and create or modify alerting behavior.

Manage Charts…

Click to open the Manage Charts tab to create or modify PEM charts.

Manage Dashboards…

Click to open the Manage Dashboards dialog to VACUUM, ANALYZE, REINDEX, or CLUSTER.

Manage Probes…

Click to open the Manage Probes dialog to VACUUM, ANALYZE, REINDEX, or CLUSTER.

Package Deployment…

Click to open the Package Deployment wizard and install or update packages.

Postgres Expert…

Click to open the Postgres Expert wizard and perform a static analysis of your servers and databases.

Postgres Log Analysis Expert…

Click to access the Postgres Log Analysis Expert dialog analyze log file contents for usage trends.

Queue Server Startup…

Click to instruct the PEM server to start the currently selected server.

Queue Server Shutdown

Click to instruct the PEM server to shut down the currently selected server.

Replace Cluster Master

Click to replace the current master node of your replication scenario.

Scheduled Tasks

Click to open the Scheduled Tasks tab and review tasks that are pending or recently completed.

Server Configuration…

Click to open the Server Configuration dialog and update your PEM server configuration settings.

SQL Profiler…

Click to open the SQL Profiler dialog to capture statistical information about SQL query performance.

Streaming Replication…

Click to access the Streaming Replication dialog configure a streaming replication scenario.

Tuning Wizard…

Click to open the Tuning Wizard dialog to generate a set of tuning recommendations for your server.

The Dashboards Menu

The Dashboards menu

The Dashboards menu

Use the context-sensitive Dashboards menu to access dashboards:

Option

Action

Alerts Dashboard

Click to open the Alerts Dashboard for the selected node.

Audit Log Analysis

Click to open the Audit Log Analysis Dashboard for the selected node

Database Analysis

Click to open the Database Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

I/O Analysis

Click to open the I/O Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

Memory Analysis

Click to open the Memory Analysis Dashboard for the selected node

Object Activity Analysis

Click to open the Object Activity Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

Operating System Analysis

Click to open the Operating System Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

Probe Log Analysis

Click to open the Probe Log Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

Server Analysis

Click to open the Server Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

Server Log Analysis

Click to open the Server Log Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

Session Activity Analysis

Click to open the Session Activity Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

Storage Analysis

Click to open the Storage Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

Streaming Replication Analysis

Click to open the Streaming Replication Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

System Wait Analysis

Click to open the System Wait Analysis Dashboard for the selected node.

The Tools Menu

The Tools menu

The Tools menu

Use the options on the Tools menu to access the following features:

Option

Action

Add named restore point

Click to open the dialog to take a point-in-time snapshot of the current server state.

Backup…

Click to open the Backup… dialog to backup database objects.

Backup Globals…

Click to open the Backup Globals… dialog to backup cluster objects.

Backup Server…

Click to open the Backup Server… dialog to backup a server.

Grant Wizard…

Click to access the Grant Wizard tool.

Import/Export…

Click to open the Import/Export data… dialog to import or export data from a table.

Maintenance…

Click to open the Maintenance… dialog to VACUUM, ANALYZE, REINDEX, or CLUSTER.

Pause replay of WAL

Click to pause the replay of the WAL log.

Query tool

Click to open the Query tool for the currently selected object.

Reload Configuration…

Click to update configuration files without restarting the server.

Restore…

Click to access the Restore dialog to restore database files from a backup.

Resume replay of WAL

Click to resume the replay of the WAL log.

The Help Menu

The Help menu

The Help menu

Use the options on the Help menu to access the online help documents or to review information about the PEM installation:

Option

Action

Online Help

Click to open documentation for Postres Enterprise Manager.

EnterpriseDB Website

Click to open the EnterpriseDB website in a browser window.

About Postgres Enterprise Manager

Click to locate versioning and user information for Postgres Enterprise Manager.

Controlling and Customizing Charts, Graphs and Tables

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.

The PEM Client chart control icons

The PEM Client chart control icons

Select an icon to:

icon1

Refresh the content of a chart, graph or table.

icon2

Expand the chart or graph to full-screen.

icon3

Personalize the chart, graph, or table settings for the current user.

icon4

Download an image of the chart or graph

icon5

View information about the chart, graph, or table.

For more information about customizing the graphics displayed on the PEM dashboards, please see the PEM client online help.

Online Help and Documentation

PEM contains built-in help that provides assistance in using the tool. To access the online help for PEM, select Online Help from the Help option on the Help menu.

The PEM online help

The PEM online help

The Help menu also allows quick access to the EnterpriseDB website.