The PEM Web Interface

After installing a PEM server and agent, you can configure PEM to start monitoring and managing PostgreSQL or Advanced Server instances. The PEM server installer installs the PEM web interface. You can use the interface to review information about objects that reside on monitored servers, or to review statistical information gathered by the PEM server.

After installing and configuring PEM, you can use your browser to access the PEM web interface. Open your browser, and navigate 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 Web Login window opens:

The PEM Web Login page

The PEM Web 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.

Click the Login button to connect to the PEM server.

The PEM Web interface

The PEM Web interface

Before you can use the PEM web interface to manage or monitor a database server, you must register the server with the PEM server. When you register a server, you describe the connection to the server, provide authentication information for the connection, and specify any management preferences (optionally binding an agent).

A server may be managed or unmanaged:

  • A managed server is bound to a PEM agent. The PEM agent will monitor the server to which it is bound, and perform tasks or report statistics for display on the PEM dashboards. A managed server has access to extended PEM functionality such as Package Management or Custom Alerting; when registering a server, you can also allow a managed server to be restarted by PEM as required.

  • An unmanaged server is not bound to a PEM agent; you can create database objects on an unmanaged server, but extended PEM functionality (such as Package Management or Custom Alerting) is not supported on an unmanaged server.

You must also ensure the pg_hba.conf file of the server that you are registering allows connections from the host of the PEM web interface.

To access online help information about the PEM web interface, select Help from the menu bar. Additional information is available in .pdf and .html format from the EnterpriseDB website

  • The PEM Getting Started Guide contains information about registering and managing servers, agents, and users.

  • The PEM Enterprise Features Guide contains information about using the tools and wizards that are part of the web interface.

  • The PEM Agent Guide contains helpful information about managing your PEM agents.

  • The PEM Upgrade and Migration Guide contains information about upgrading to PEM 7.8 from a previous version.

  • The PEM PgBouncer Configuration Guide contains information about using PgBouncer with your PEM installation.

  • The PEM EDB Ark Management Guide contains information about using PEM to manage cloud installations of Advanced Server and PostgreSQL.