Administration Console User Guide for Cisco Unified Intelligence Center, Release 9.1(1)
User interface
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User interface

User interface

Administration Console

Unified Intelligence Center is installed on a Cisco Unified Operating System platform as a cluster with a maximum of eight nodes: one Controller node and up to seven Member nodes.

The Controller node is mandatory and provides both the Administration and the Unified Intelligence Center Reporting web applications. A cluster can consist of the Controller node only.

Member nodes are optional and have the Unified Intelligence Center Reporting application only. (Unified Intelligence Center Administration is not available on a Member node.)

The Administration console manages all components in a unified deployment and also provides links to:

Access the Administration Console

The System Application User who is defined during the installation is by default the initial Super User who can sign in to the Administration Application.

This initial Super User can then create other Super Users in the Admin Users page.


Note


When you log in to the Admin Console site and you do not have any scheduled backup configured and enabled, Unified Intelligence Center returns the message "No active backup schedule is available. Set up a new schedule now." Unified Intelligence Center displays this message only for the administrator.
To access the Administration console:
Procedure
    Step 1   Direct your browser to the URL https://<HOST ADDRESS>/oamp where HOST ADDRESS is the IP Address or Hostname of your server.
    Step 2   Sign in using your Super User (system application user) ID and password. A successful sign-in launches the Welcome Page.

    What to Do Next

    The session timeout for inactivity is thirty minutes. It is not configurable.

    See also: Users in the Administration Console.

    Welcome page

    The Welcome page appears by default after a successful sign-in.

    The left panel of the Welcome page contains drawers.

    Drawers are similar to menus in that they group logically-related functional elements. Clicking a drawer in the left panel opens a panel on the right where you can define or display parameters for a function.

    Table 1 Actions from this page

    To

    Do this

    Display the values for a function.

    Click a drawer in the left panel.

    Open the cisco.com website.

    Click the Cisco logo at the top left.

    Select from the Navigation dropdown at the top right.

    Options are:

    Open the Unified Intelligence Center reporting interface on a member node.

    There are two ways to do this:

    • Choose Control Center > Device Control to open the Control Center page. Click the name of a member node to display the sign in page for that node.
    • Open a new browser window and enter this URL: http://<HOST ADDRESS>/cuic where HOST ADDRESS is the IP Address or Hostname of your server.

    Verify your signed on identity.

    This shows as protected text after Signed on as:

    Log out.

    Click Log Out in the menu bar.

    Return to this Welcome page.

    Click the About link in the menu bar.

    Unified Intelligence Center Cluster

    Unified Intelligence Center is installed as a cluster of at least one and up to eight nodes.

    Nodes in the Unified Intelligence Center Cluster

    The first node in the Unified Intelligence Center cluster is the Controller. For database replication, this node is referred to as the "publisher". This means that it publishes or replicates, its databases to Member nodes.

    The Member nodes are referred to as subscribers of the database replication. Members receive data from the publisher.

    Each node on which reporting functionality is processed (the Controller node and each member node) has a CUIC database which is constantly accumulating and removing records; for example, when a dashboard is added or a user record is removed.

    When all nodes are up, changes to the CUIC databases replicate synchronously among the Controller/publisher and all Member/subscribers by means of an "update anywhere" model. See Database Replication for more information.

    Database maintenance is performed by the Disaster Recovery System.