Cisco IP Solution Center Infrastructure Reference, 3.1
Structural Overview
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Structural Overview

Table Of Contents

Structural Overview

Overview

Product Category Tabs

Links

Common GUI Components

Service Inventory

Service Design

Monitoring

Administration


Structural Overview


Overview

After you log into Cisco IP Solution Center (ISC), the first window to appear is the Home window, as shown in Figure 3-1, "Home Window".

Figure 3-1 Home Window


Note The tabs and choices navigating within the tabs that appear depend on the user permission, explained in "Administration"(Administration > Security > User Roles). The choices shown in this manual are for all permissions (admin).


This overview includes the following sections:

Product Category Tabs

Links

Common GUI Components

Product Category Tabs

The organization of this manual is based on the tabs shown in Figure 3-1, "Home Window." Click either the specific tab or the name in the data pane:

Service Inventory An overview is given in the "Service Inventory" section and detailed information is given in "Service Inventory > Inventory and Connection Manager," "Service Inventory > Inventory and Connection Manager > Inventory Manager,"and "Service Inventory > Deployment Flow Manager and Service Inventory > Device Console."

Service Design An overview is given in the "Service Design" section and detailed information is given in "Service Design."

Monitoring An overview is given in the "Monitoring" section and detailed information is given in "Monitoring."

Administration An overview is given in the "Administration" section and detailed information is given in "Administration."

Links

In the upper right-hand corner additional links appear that function as follows:

Home When you click Home, you always return to the first window as shown in Figure 3-1, "Home Window."

Account When you click Account, you can change your password without the SysAdmin or UserAdmin privileges. This allows the user to edit the user profile, including changing the password.

Index When you click Index, you receive an overall picture of all choices from which you can click and jump to, as shown in Figure 3-2, "Index of all Choices."

Figure 3-2 Index of all Choices

Logout When you click Logout, you log out of the product.

Help A pointer to the documentation set once it is on CCO.

About When you click About, you are given the product name and version.

Common GUI Components

GUI components that are common on many windows are as follows:

At the top of many windows you can filter information that appears in the window. As shown in Figure 3-3, "Example of Filtering, Rows per Page, and Changing Pages," you can click the drop-down menu for categories, then in the matching field enter the search criteria, using * if you wish to indicate anything will be a match (you can enter only * or you can place * before other characters, in the middle of other characters, at the end of other characters, or in multiple locations), and click Find. In some cases you may also have a field after the matching field from which you can select or enter more specifics for your Find.

In the bottom left corner of many windows, as shown in Figure 3-3, "Example of Filtering, Rows per Page, and Changing Pages," you can change the number of rows shown on this window in Rows per page. Click the drop-down menu and you can select 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, or All. When more than one page exists, you can also use the arrow keys to move between pages of information.

In the bottom right corner of many windows, as shown in Figure 3-3, "Example of Filtering, Rows per Page, and Changing Pages," there is Go to page field of y. In the field, you can enter the page to which you want to navigate and then click the Go button to get there. The y indicates the last page for this topic. Another way to navigate to a specific page is to use the arrows. You can click the > arrow to navigate to the next page or the furthest arrow to the right >| to navigate to the last page. You can click the < arrow to navigate to the previous page or the furthest arrow to the left |< to navigate to the first page.

Figure 3-3 Example of Filtering, Rows per Page, and Changing Pages

At the bottom of many windows you can check the Auto Refresh field, as shown in Figure 3-4, "Example of Auto Refresh." This allows you to automatically refresh after n seconds, where n is the refresh rate set in the DCPL property: GUI.srRefreshRate, or you can uncheck this field and not automatically refresh.

Figure 3-4 Example of Auto Refresh

Service Inventory

Service Inventory contains tools to manage inventory elements, service requests, and devices. This is explained in "Service Inventory > Inventory and Connection Manager," "Service Inventory > Inventory and Connection Manager > Inventory Manager,"and "Service Inventory > Deployment Flow Manager and Service Inventory > Device Console".

From the Home window you receive upon logging in, click the Service Inventory tab and you receive a window as shown in Figure 3-5, "Service Inventory Selections".

Figure 3-5 Service Inventory Selections

The selections are as follows:

Inventory and Connection Manager (explained in detail in "Service Inventory > Inventory and Connection Manager")

The functions within Inventory and Connection Manager are shown in Figure 3-6, "Inventory and Connection Manager Selections," and are as follows:

Service Requests Create, deploy, and manage service requests (SRs).

Inventory Manager Bulk-manage inventory elements (explained in detail in "Service Inventory > Inventory and Connection Manager > Inventory Manager").

Topology Tool View topology maps.

Devices Create and manage Devices.

Device Groups Create and manage Device Groups.

Customers Create and manage Customers.

Providers Create and manage Providers.

Resource Pools Create and manage pools for IP address, Multicast address, Route Distinguisher, Route Target, Site of Origin, VC ID, and VLAN.

CE Routing Communities Create and manage CE Routing Communities.

VPNs Create and manage VPNs.

AAA Servers Create and manage AAA Servers.

Named Physical Circuits Create and manage Named Physical Circuits (NPCs).

Figure 3-6 Inventory and Connection Manager Selections

Deployment Flow Manager Create, manage, and monitor Deployment Flows (explained in detail in "Service Inventory > Deployment Flow Manager and Service Inventory > Device Console").

Device Console Download commands and configlets to devices and view device configuration (explained in detail in "Service Inventory > Deployment Flow Manager and Service Inventory > Device Console").

Service Design

Service Design contains management tools for creating and managing policies, templates, protocols, and service attributes. This is explained in "Service Design."

From the Home window you receive upon logging in, click the Service Design tab and you receive a window as shown in Figure 3-7, "Service Design Selections".

Figure 3-7 Service Design Selections

The selections are as follows:

Policy Manager Create and manage Policies for licensed services.

Template Manager Create and manage Templates and associated data. The available choices are shown in the TOC area of Figure 3-8, "Template Manager Selections".

Figure 3-8 Template Manager Selections

Protocol Manager Create and manage Protocols and Protocol Bundles, currently used only by firewall policy. The following choices are shown in Figure 3-9, "Protocol Selections":

Protocols Create new or manage existing Protocols.

Protocol Bundles Create new or manage existing Protocol Bundles.

Figure 3-9 Protocol Selections

Link QoS Manager Create and manage IP Link QoS settings, currently used only by QoS.

Network Objects Manager Create and manage network objects for security services.

Monitoring

Monitoring contains tools to manage tasks, ping parameters, and Service Level Agreement (SLA) probes and reports. This is explained in "Monitoring."

From the Home window you receive upon logging in, click the Monitoring tab and you receive a window as shown in Figure 3-10, "Monitoring Selections".

Figure 3-10 Monitoring Selections

The selections are as follows:

Task Manager Create and schedule tasks and monitor task run details.

Ping Perform Ping connectivity tests.

SLA Manage probes and view reports.

Administration

Administration contains tools to manage users and ISC configuration, servers, remote installation, and licensing. This is explained in detail in "Administration."

From the Home window you receive upon logging in, click the Administration tab and you receive a window as shown in Figure 3-11, "Administration Selections".

Figure 3-11 Administration Selections

The selections are as follows:

Security Create and manage User, User Groups, and User Roles. The following choices are shown in Figure 3-12, "Security Selections":

Users Create and manage Users to also access Inventory Manager, Topology, and Northbound API.

User Groups Create and manage User Groups. A Group is used to combine the privileges of all the roles contained within it.

User Roles Create and manage User Roles, which define a set of permissions.

Figure 3-12 Security Selections

Control Center Manage ISC configuration, servers, remote installation, and licensing. The following choices are shown in the TOC area of Figure 3-13, "Control Center Selections":

Hosts


Note From Hosts, you can choose Install. You can remotely install a Processing Server, Collection Server, or Interface Server. In this Remote Install, you must accept the default values, similar to the express install. If you want to do a custom install, this is only available through the Installation procedure explained in the Cisco IP Solution Center Installation Guide.


Collection Zones

Licensing

Figure 3-13 Control Center Selections

Active Users View users currently connected to ISC. Disconnect users.

User Access Log View the user access log.

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