Cisco Insight Reporter v2.0 User Guide
Settings Management
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Settings Management

Table Of Contents

Settings Management

Introduction

Global Settings

General

Local Database

SMTP

Logging

Localization

Remote Database Configuration

Configure a New Remote Database

Delete an Existing Remote Database

Collection Manager Database Connection Status

Device Configuration

Configure a New Device

Delete an Existing Device


Settings Management


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

Introduction

This chapter describes the setting up of main application parameters and configuring remote and local databases.

This chapter contains the following sections:

Global Settings

Remote Database Configuration

Collection Manager Database Connection Status

Collection Manager Database Connection Status

Global Settings

Global settings enable the user to apply general settings to the application, configure Global database and SMTP server, log debug messages, and localize the application. Global settings are configured during the installation process but can be changed at time by the administrator.

To access and display the Global Settings tab, click Setting Management icon on the module launcher.

The data structures that support the global settings application are:

General

Local Database

SMTP

Logging

Localization

General

The General pane of the Global Settings tab identifies the paths (application, templates, reports exported in PDF and CSV) created during the installation process on the Cisco Insight v2 local file system.

To create or edit the path information, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Enter the path in the Application Path field, to create or edit the base directory of the application.

Step 2 Enter the path in the Template Directory field, to create or edit the directory for the report template files.

Step 3 Enter the path in the Logo File Path field, to create or edit the directory for the customer logo to be imported into the reports.

Step 4 Enter the path in the PDF Directory field, to create or edit the directory for saving the reports in PDF format.

Step 5 Enter the path in the CSV Directory field, to create or edit the directory for saving the reports in CSV format.

Step 6 In the Services in Popularity Tree field, enter the number of top popular services to be shown as non-aggregated (all other minor services will be shown as a single, aggregated series).

Step 7 Enter the number of seconds in Session Time Out field to set the time to wait for a database connection.

Step 8 Click the Revert button to return to the previous page, or click the Save button to confirm.


After you select the General pane of the Global Settings tab, you see:

Figure 3-1 General Settings

Local Database

Local database is used to store application-specific configurations, global data, and so on. You must establish a connection to the local database.

Each local database requires a set of connections, thus you must define connection properties (IP address, port, schema version, and credentials).

To configure the local database connection, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Enter hostname (or IP address), in the Host Name field.

Step 2 Enter server port number, in the Port field.

Step 3 Enter schema, in the Schema field.

Step 4 Enter the username and the password in the respective fields.

Step 5 Click the Revert button to return to the previous page, or click the Save button to confirm.


After you the Local Database pane of the Global Settings tab, you see:

Figure 3-2 Local Database Settings

SMTP

To configure the application to schedule the reports and send them via e-mail, you need to configure an external SMTP server.

To configure the SMTP server, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Enter hostname (or IP address) of the SMTP server, in the Host Name field.

Step 2 Enter server port number, in the Port field.

Step 3 Check Enable Authenticated Access to the SMTP server.

Step 4 Enter values in the username and password fields, to get the access to the mail server.

Step 5 Click the Revert button to return to the previous page, or click the Save button to confirm.


After you select the SMTP panel of the Global Settings tab, you see

Figure 3-3 SMTP Settings

Logging

You can easily collect product logs by using the Cisco Insight v2 application. You can run first-level debugging. If you are a technician, you can debug online or offline. To store debug reports in the system or to retrieve logs, you must configure the logs.

To configure debug message logging, perform the following steps:


Step 1 From the Event Logging Threshold drop-down list, choose the level of verbosity range from DEBUG (maximum amount of details) to ERROR (only errors will be reported).

Step 2 From the Application Logging Threshold drop-down list, choose the level of verbosity range from ERROR (maximum amount of details) to ERROR (only errors will be reported).

Step 3 Enter the path in the Log File Path field, to create the logs folder under the application base directory.

Step 4 Enter the number of days in the Event Log items expires after field to set the time for the log existence.

Step 5 Click the Revert button to return to the previous page, or click the Save button to confirm.


After you select the Logging pane of the Global Settings tab, you see:

Figure 3-4 Logging Settings

Localization

To localize the system in your preferred language, you must configure the localization settings.

You perform localization configuration at the time of the installation but you can localize the configuration at any time. Any changes will affect the menu items, navigation elements, and the report output.

To localize your application, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Choose any available language from the Locale drop-down list.

Step 2 Choose the time zone from the Time Zone drop-down list.

Step 3 Click the Revert button to return to the previous page, or click the Save button to confirm.



Note The default localization of the application is English (United States). If you want a different localization, load that localization package and save it on the Global Settings tab.


After you select the Localization panel of the Global Settings tab, you see:

Figure 3-5 Localization Settings

Remote Database Configuration

The Remote Database Configuration tab enables you to configure a connection to a remote database. You can run the SCE discovery process, check the database connectivity, check the table status and database usage, retrieve the INI_VALUES table, and set the frequency of the polling process.

You should configure one or more databases that will be used as a source of data for generating reports.

Each database requires a set of connections, thus you must define connection properties (database name, IP address, port, schema version, credentials, and other connection options).

To access and display the Remote Database Configuration tab, click the Setting Management icon on the module launcher.

On the Remote Database Configuration tab, you can

Configure a New Remote Database

Delete an Existing Remote Database

Configure a New Remote Database

To configure a new remote database, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Select the New option in the Remote Database configuration tab. A New Remote Database Configuration dialog box appears.

Figure 3-6 Creating a New Remote Database Configuration

Step 2 Set the parameters of the remote database to be configured.

Step 3 Check the Synchronize database daily check box, if you want to synchronize the database on a daily basis.

Step 4 Set the time for synchronizing the database automatically, by entering the time in the provided field.

Step 5 Click the Cancel button to return to the previous page, or click the Save button to confirm.


Delete an Existing Remote Database

To delete a remote database, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Select the database from the list of remote databases.

Step 2 Select the Delete option in the Remote Database Configuration tab. A dialog box appears asking you to confirm the deletion.


Figure 3-7 Delete a Remote Database

Step 3 Click the Cancel to button to return to the previous page, or click the Delete button to confirm.


Collection Manager Database Connection Status

The UI shows the current status of the remote database connection in the Status column.

Device Configuration

Using the Device Configuration tab you can configure SCEs of a remote database. You can browse the remote databases, to get a list of SCE devices identified by their IP addresses.

The SCE devices can be populated by:

1. Manually providing the required information about a specific SCE.

2. Discover Devices option that retrieves the list of SCE IP addresses from the configured remote databases.

In this tab, a list of SCEs is displayed detailing the device information. lists the device information:

Table 3-1 Device Information 

Device Information
Description

Database

Name of the external database.

Hostname

Name of the device

IP address

IP address of the device.

Links

Number of links.

Model

Device type At present, only SCE1010, SCE2020 and SCE8000 are supported.

Description

Description about the device.

Location and Time zone (for example, city and address, optional)

Location and the time zone of the device where it is positioned.

Monitored flag (on/off)

Option to automatically monitor the device.

Master flag for service configuration (on/off)

Option to set the device as Master for service configuration.


To access and display the Device Configuration tab, click the Setting Management icon on the module launcher.

After you select the Device Configuration tab, you see:

Figure 3-8 Device Configuration

In the Device Configuration tab, you can perform the following actions:

Configure a New Device

Delete an Existing Device

Configure a New Device

To add a new device, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Choose the database in which the new device has to configure from the Database drop-down list.

Step 2 Select the New option.

After you select the New option, you see:

Figure 3-9 Configuring a New Device

Step 3 Enter the required device information such as host Name, IP address, links, and so on.

Step 4 Click the Cancel button to return to the previous page, or click the Save button to confirm.


Delete an Existing Device

To delete an existing device, perform the following steps:


Step 1 Select the device from the list of devices.

Step 2 Select the Delete option. A Confirm deletion dialog box appears asking you to confirm the deletion.

Step 3 Click the Cancel button to return to the previous page, or click the Delete button to delete.


The updated devices list gets displayed on the screen.