Cisco Insight Reporter v2.0 User Guide
Connecting to Cisco Insight v2
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Connecting to Cisco Insight v2

Table Of Contents

Connecting to Cisco Insight v2


Module Launcher

Widgets Controls and Main Menu


Connecting to Cisco Insight v2

Revised: December 22, 2010, OL-24156-01

This chapter provides instructions on how to launch the Cisco Insight v2 application after it is installed on a server and describes the various components that are available.

This chapter contains the following sections:



After the application is installed on server, you should be able to execute it using your browser.

The default home page to run the Cisco Insight v2 application is:

When you run the application, the login page shown in figure 2 appears on your screen:

Figure 2-1 Login Page

The default account created after the initial set up has Cisco as username as well as password with the Super Admin privileges.

Note Insight v2 supports the following browsers with the Adobe Flash Player v10 x or later plug-in installed:

Firefox, v3.0 and later

IE, v6.0 and later

Google Chrome

Insight v2 is best viewed with screen resolution of 1280 x 1024, 1680 x 1050, and 1024 x 768 (with scroll bars (up and down scrolling of screen))

Note You must change the default password at the first login for security reasons.


At the login, enter the Username and Password previously assigned to you. If you do not have them, contact your administrator.

Note User sessions automatically log off depending on the time period defined in the General settings of the application.

After log off, a new user authentication is required.

A user having super user role can have only one session at a given instance.

Figure 2-2 Opening the Default Page

After you log in, you can see the three main components of the application. They are dashboard, module launcher, and widgets.

It functions as a base for the report modules. The other components such as widgets and module launcher appear above the dashboard. The connected user can view all the saved and scheduled reports on the dashboard. You can load and monitor six widgets at a time on the dashboard.

Note When you log in for the first time your dashboard is empty.

A newly added widget is positioned on the top-right corner of the Dashboard and has to be manually positioned if multiple widgets overlap.

Module Launcher

Module launcher is the most important component. You can check the current status and process of the reports using the module launcher. It has the main menu of the application, which performs various operations.

After logging into the application, the following display will appear on your screen with module launcher at the bottom:

Figure 2-3 Module Launcher

The module launcher is divided into the modules described in Table 2-1.

Table 2-1 Module Description 


Settings Management

To set up application parameters and configure remote and local databases.

Network Wizard

To configure network topology on the application.

Account Management

To manage user accounts, roles, and visibility rights.

Report Wizard

To set up report parameters, schedule recurring reports, and share results.


To check status of the active reports, log messages, and debug reports.

My Favorites

To view and use the most-used reports.

Report Gallery

Repository of report output published by the user (private) or shared by other users (public).

Scheduled Report

Repository of reports which the user has scheduled for execution in future. The possible destination for such reports can be dashboard, email, or Report Gallery

When user opens the report wizard module a new icon (with dynamic bubble) appears as shown below:

Figure 2-4 Report Wizard

A bubble (embedded with counter) on the new icon shows the total number of report wizard opened in the current user session.

Widgets Controls and Main Menu

Widgets are components in which modules are shown to the user. Essentially all module windows are widgets. Widgets are equipped with the window controls such as maximizing, minimizing, tile, cascade, and so on. Widgets can be positioned, aligned, resized, launched, and closed.

Figure 2-5 Window Controls and Main Menu

All the modules which can be opened using module launcher can be opened using the Main menu option.

Multiple instances of report wizard could be open in the current user session however only one instance of wizards like Network, Account Management, Settings, My Favorites, Report Gallery, Schedule Reports, and Monitoring could be open in the current user session.

Modules other than Report Wizard if minimized can be opened again by clicking the respective icon on the launcher. Report Wizard can be reopened by clicking bubble on the Opened Reports icon on the launcher. This will show a list of minimized window which can be selected.

Note When using the Full Screen button of the Launcher bar, the keyboard input is disabled and only the mouse control is active: the application is in view-only mode. In order to use the application in Full Screen mode with active keyboard input, it is recommended to use the Full Screen option of the browser (that can usually be activated by pressing the F11 key).


You can log out from every page by choosing the Logout option of the Main menu on the module launcher. All sessions will be closed, the current user will be logged off, and the application will automatically show the login page.

Note When using the application, closing the browser tab or window, or refreshing the browser content, will terminate the user session. In this case, the operator will be prompted the login page and requested to authenticate again.