Cisco Configuration Engine Administration Guide 3.5
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Graphical User Interface

Table Of Contents

Graphical User Interface

Logging In

Logging Out

Levels of Access

Operator-Level Operations

Administrator-Level Operations

Feature Operations

Graphical User Interface

The Cisco Configuration Engine GUI is partially compliant with the Accessibility Design Requirements. This chapter provides general information about the GUI.

Logging In

Step 1 Launch your web browser.

This user interface supports:

Internet Explorer 6.0 and above

Step 2 Go to the Cisco Configuration Engine URL.

For example: http://<ip_address>

Note If encryption is set during Setup (see "Encryption" section on page 1-13), use https://<ip_address>.

The login window appears (see Figure 2-1).

Figure 2-1 Logging Into the Configuration Engine

Step 3 Enter your User ID.

This is the value for the Configuration Engine login parameter that you entered during setup.

Step 4 Enter your password.

Step 5 Click LOGIN.

For an Administrator, the full-function Cisco Configuration Engine Home page appears (see Figure 2-2).

For an Operator, a limited-function Cisco Configuration Engine Home page appears without access to user-related tasks.

Figure 2-2 Administrator-level Home Page

Logging Out

To log out of the system, click Logout.

Levels of Access

In Internal Directory mode, there are two categories of users who have access to device information:



An Administrator has full access to system administration tasks. An Operator has access to only limited set of tasks (see "Operator-Level Operations" section).

Operator-Level Operations

After logging into the Cisco Configuration Engine, an Operator has access to the following functions:





Update Device

Query Device Inventory


Change Password

View Event Log

View Image Server Log


Query Job

Cancel/Stop Job

Restart Job

Image Service

View Image

Administrator-Level Operations

An Administrator can access all of the functions provided by the Cisco Configuration Engine user interface in both Internal Directory mode and External Directory mode.

Feature Operations

The Cisco Configuration Engine GUI (see Figure 2-2) provides the following feature operations:

Devices - Click this tab to conduct operations on Devices and Subdevices (see Chapter 3, "Device and Subdevice Manager").

Users - Click this tab to operate on user accounts (see Chapter 4, "User Account Manager").

Jobs - Click this tab to access background update tasks that have been assigned a Job IDs (see Chapter 5, "Configuration and Image Update Jobs Manager").

Tools - Click this tab to access the following features:

Group Manager (see Chapter 6, "Groups")

Namespace Manager (see Chapter 7, "Namespace Manager")

Query Manager (seeChapter 8, "Query Manager")

Data Manager (see Chapter 9, "Data Manager")

Directory Manager (see Chapter 10, "Directory Manager")

Parameter Manager (see Chapter 11, "Parameter Manager")

Template Manager (see Chapter 12, "Templates")

Security Manager (see Chapter 13, "Security Manager")

Log Manager (see Chapter 14, "Log Manager")

Service Manager (see Chapter 15, "Service Manager")

Bulk Data Manager (see Chapter 16, "Bulk Data Manager")

Email Manager (see Chapter 17, "Email Manager")

Image Service - Click this tab to work with Images and Search Parameters (see Chapter 18, "Image Service").