Manage your system

Use the features described in the following section to manage your appliance.

Set the clock and time zone

You can use the Clock and Time Zone menu for clustered machines. The time server should be set so that the clustered machines are always in sync.

  1. From the Appliance Management menu, type A and then T, Clock/Timezone.
  2. In the Clock and Time Zone panel, select a region. If you select Global, the Time Zone panel displays all possible time zones. If you select a different region, the Time Zone panel displays only time zones for that region.
  3. In the Time Zone panel, select your time zone. Use the tab key to navigate between panels.
  4. (optional) Display the correct local time. Type Alt+H to set the appliance hardware clock to UTC (Coordinated Universal Time.)
  5. In the Date and Time panel, you can select Change to manually manage the date and time or to synchronize the date and time with the NTP Server. Type A to accept the changes.
  6. From the Clock and Time Zone menu, select OK.

Switch between consoles

Console 1 is the Appliance Console Menu (blue); it is the first screen you seen when you power up the appliance. Consoles 2-6 allow you to log in directly to the operating system.

To switch from one virtual console to another, follow these examples:

  • From console 6 (Linux kernel) to go to console 1, use the key combination Alt+F1.
  • From console 1 to go to console 6, use the key combination Alt+F6.

Enable and disable serial console access

You can configure the appliance to allow access to the console from the serial port. Use the following procedure to enable or disable serial console access.

Note   Changing this setting requires a system reboot.
  1. On the Appliance Management menu, type C, Serial Console Access. (Physical appliance only)
  2. The active option is highlighted. The hot key for the available option is also highlighted.
  3. On the Serial Console Access menu, type E to enable or D to disable Serial Console Access.
  4. The appliance displays a message that the system will need a reboot and prompts you to confirm your choice.
  5. After the reboot completes, connect to the console again. If you navigate back to the Serial Console Access Menu, you see the option you selected highlighted.

Work with system log files

Note   This option provides you with access to system and Axway Appliance Platform log files. To access API Gateway log files, see View traces and logs.

The Appliance Console Menu provides you with access to system log files.

  1. Connect to the console. See Connect to the console for more information.
  2. The Appliance Console Menu is displayed.
  3. On the Appliance Console Menu, type A, Appliance Management.
  4. On the Appliance Management menu, type L, System Log Files.
  5. Use the up and down arrow keys to choose a log file to view and then the left and right arrow keys to choose one the following:
    • Live View — displays a read-only view of the latest log entries
    • Full View — displays a read-only view of the entire selected log file.

Default log file rotation specification

Log rotation is implemented on the files present in /var/log.

System logging is written to the file until the file size reaches 4MB, then the log file rotates out and is renamed from *.log to *.log.1. New log data continues to write to *.log.

Log rotation occurs for up to ten rotations. At the eleventh rotation, the oldest log file (*.log.10) is deleted.

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