Cisco Virtual Network Management Center GUI Configuration Guide, Release 1.2
Cisco VNMC GUI Overview
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Cisco VNMC GUI Overview

Cisco VNMC GUI Overview

This chapter includes the following sections:

Overview of Cisco VNMC GUI

The Cisco VNMC GUI is web based and provides a GUI interface to the Cisco VNMC.

The Cisco VNMC GUI allows a user to configure the managed end-points, administrative operational tasks, and define various policies and artifacts. Administrators using the GUI component of the Cisco VNMC platform can manage and provision Cisco VSGs.

You can start and access the Cisco VNMC GUI from a computer that meets the following requirements:

  • Table 1 Operating System Support Matrix
    Operating System Internet Explorer 7.x and 8.x Firefox 3.x

    Windows

    Supported

    Supported

    Apple MAC OS

    X

    X

    Linux

    X

    X

  • Adobe Flash Player 10.1

Note


The title bar displays the name of the Cisco VNMC instance to which you are connected.


Logging in to Cisco VNMC GUI through HTTPS

The default HTTPS web link for Cisco VNMC GUI is https://VNMC_IP_address, where VNMC_IP_address represents the IP address assigned to Cisco VNMC. The IP address is the address for the management port.


Tip


If you login using HTTP, you are automatically redirected to the HTTPS link.


Procedure
    Step 1   In your web browser, type the Cisco VNMC web link or select the bookmark in your browser.
    Step 2   In the Cisco VNMC page Username and Password fields, enter your username and password.
    Step 3   Click Login.

    Cisco VNMC Protected by a Firewall and Permitted Ports

    For the Cisco VNMC GUI to work when Cisco VNMC is protected by a firewall, the following ports must be permitted to communicate with Cisco VNMC:
    • Ports 443 (HTTP)
    • 80 (HTTP/TCP)
    • 843 (TCP)

    Setting the Inactivity Timeout

    You use the Preferences dialog box to set the inactivity timeout.

    Procedure
      Step 1   On the toolbar, click the Preferences link.
      Step 2   In the Preferences dialog box, Idle Timeout field, set the number of minutes.

      The range is from 5 to 60 minutes.

      Step 3   Click Apply.

      Logging Off Cisco VNMC GUI

      Procedure
      In Cisco VNMC GUI, click Log Out in the Toolbar.

      Navigation Pane

      The Navigation pane displays on the left side of the Cisco VNMC GUI below the title bar. This pane provides centralized navigation to all equipment and components in the Cisco VNMC instance. When you select a component in the Navigation pane, the object displays in the Work area. The Navigation pane has four tabs.

      Tenant Management Tab

      This tab contains a basic inventory of tenants in the Cisco VNMC instance. A system or server administrator can use this tab to create typed organizational hierarchies and enable multi-tenancy management domains. The typed organizational hierarchies are Tenant > Virtual Data Center > Application > Tier.

      Resource Management Tab

      This tab contains the components required to manage the logical resource pools such as Cisco VSGs, VSMs, and vCenters.

      The subtabs below the Resource Management tab are the following:

      • Managed Resources
      • Resources
      • Capabilities
      • Diagnostics

      Policy Management Tab

      This tab contains the components to configure security policies and device profiles, and assign policies to those device profiles.

      The subtabs below the Policy Management tab are the following:

      • Security Policies
      • Device Configurations
      • Capabilities
      • Diagnostics

      Administration Tab

      This tab contains the components to administer Cisco VNMC.

      The subtabs below the Administration tab are the following:

      • Access Control
      • Service Registry
      • VNMC Profile
      • VM Managers
      • Diagnostics
      • Operations

      Toolbar

      The toolbar displays on the right side of the Cisco VNMC GUI above the Work pane. You can use the menu buttons in the toolbar to perform common actions, including the following actions:

      • View your username in the Cisco VNMC instance
      • Set your preferences for inactivity timeout from the Cisco VNMC
      • Log out of the Cisco VNMC GUI
      • View version details about the Cisco VNMC GUI
      • Access online help for the Cisco VNMC GUI

      Work Pane

      The Work pane displays on the right side of the Cisco VNMC GUI. This pane displays details about the component selected in the Navigation pane.

      The Work pane includes the following elements:

      • A navigation bar that displays the path from the main node of the tab in the Navigation pane to the selected element. You can click any component in this path to display that component in the Work pane.
      • A content area that displays tabs with information related to the component selected in the Navigation pane. The tabs displayed in the content area depend upon the selected component. You can use these tabs to view information about the component, create components, modify properties of the component, and examine a selected object.