Console UI

These are the main components of the console’s user interface:

Ribbon Bar

File Menu

Clicking on the “File” button in the top left corner of the screen allows you to select the following functions

SETTINGS

Opens the Settings Window

ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT

This window allows you to manage common account information such as name, mobile phone number (for alerting), activation status, changing your password, etc.

MINIMIZE

Switches to tray mode, during which the main window is hidden. System tray bubble notifications may still be displayed, according to your settings.

SIGN OUT/SIGN IN

Sign Out terminates your current ControlUp session and switches to the sign in screen. If you are currently disconnected from the login servers, the “Sign In” option will be shown. The “Sign In” option may also be displayed briefly after you sign into ControlUp with the “Save Password” option enabled.

SAVE CONFIGURATION

Immediately saves the configuration. Especially useful for customers who work in offline/standalone mode and need to commit changes to the configuration before exiting the console.

EXIT

Terminates your current ControlUp session and closes the executable.

Home Ribbon

Here you will find a set of ribbons which include all the actions you will need when working with ControlUp. The buttons on the Home ribbon vary according to the current view and selected objects, while the Settings ribbon and the Help ribbon remain static regardless of the current view.

Settings Ribbon

For more information on ControlUp Settings, please refer to The Settings Window chapter.

Help Ribbon

Includes various help options.

Navigation Bar

Here you can switch between views, navigate between the recently visited views, and enter search queries for the Information Grid.

Information Grid

The main information display area of the console. This high-performance component can quickly display, sort, group, and filter information collected from the managed computers.

Monitors Panel

In this area you will see the status of all installed instances of ControlUp Monitor service in your organization. For more information on ControlUp Monitor please refer to this chapter.

Panes

The Outlook-style menu on the bottom left allows you to switch between panes, each of which deals with a distinct area of ControlUp’s functionality.

Actions Panel

Here you can find all of the available actions for the objects you select on the information grid. The actions available on the Actions Panel are also accessible by using the context menu (right-click) of the selected resource.

Folder Tree

A graphical display of all the computers currently added to the console, arranged in folders. There are two methods for managing the tree: right-clicking computers or folders, or by using the Folder area of the Home Ribbon.

In Enterprise Mode, your tree is shared with other ControlUp users on your team so that all changes made to the tree are replicated automatically between all team members with appropriate permissions.

For more information regarding ControlUp’s permission delegation capabilities, please refer to the Security Policy Pane chapter.

In Standalone Mode, every ControlUp user manages a separate Folder Tree which is stored in XML format in the “%appdata%ControlUp” folder of the user profile. These settings can be copied between users but cannot be synchronized automatically. Your stored passwords are stored in an encrypted form and will not be accessible to any other user, even if you copy this folder.

Status Bar

The status bar is a dynamic display that includes the following information regarding your current ControlUp session:

  • User Name – your current ControlUp username which you provided when signing in, or a shortened unique derivative of your email address, which can be used for login.
  • Organization – the name of your current ControlUp organization
  • Status – the following values are possible:
    • Online – you are signed in using ControlUp Cloud
    • Offline – you are signed in using an Offline License File
    • Logging in – displayed briefly following login if “Save Password” is enabled
  • Central Configuration connection status:
    • Connected –Indicates an active connection to the ControlUp Cloud.
    • Connected (with errors) – displayed when some of the changes could not be committed to the ControlUp Cloud.
    • Disconnected – in Offline Mode, or when communications with Cloud Configuration Servers are disrupted.
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