Administrative console page features

This topic provides information about the basic elements of an administrative console page, such as the various tabs.

Administrative console pages are arranged in a few basic patterns. Understanding their layout and behavior will help you use them more easily.

Collection pages

Use collection pages to manage a collection of existing administrative objects. A collection page typically contains one or more of the following elements:

Scope and Preferences

These are described in Administrative console scope settings and Administrative console preference settings.

Table of existing objects

The table displays existing administrative objects of the type specified by the collection page. The table columns summarize the values of the key settings for these objects. If no objects exist yet, an empty table is displayed. Use the available buttons to create a new object.

Buttons for performing actions

The available buttons are described on the Administrative console buttons help panel. In most cases, you need to select one or more of the objects in the table, then click a button. The action will be applied to the selected objects.

Sort toggle buttons

Following column headings in the table are icons for sort ascending (^) and sort descending (v). By default, items such as names are sorted in descending order (alphabetically). To enable another sorting order, click on the icons for the column whose items you want sorted.

Detail pages

Use detail pages to configure specific administrative objects, such as an application server. A detail page typically contains one or more of the following elements:

Configuration tabbed page

This tabbed page is for modifying the configuration of an administrative object. Each configuration page has a set of general properties specific to the administrative object. Other sets of properties display on the page, but vary depending on the administrative object.

Runtime tabbed page

This tabbed page displays the configuration that is currently in use for the administrative object. It is read-only in most cases. Some detail pages do not have runtime tabs.

Local Topology tabbed page

This tabbed page displays the topology that is currently in use for the administrative object. View the topology by expanding and collapsing the different levels of the topology. Some detail pages do not have local topology tabs.

Buttons for performing actions

Buttons to perform specific actions display on the configuration tabbed page and the runtime tabbed page. The displayed buttons vary based on the administrative object. The available buttons are described on the Administrative console buttons help panel.

Wizard pages

Use wizard pages to complete a configuration process comprised of several steps. Be aware that wizards show or hide certain steps depending on the characteristics of the specific object you are configuring.