About Cisco Business Dashboard
Cisco Business Dashboard provides tools that help you monitor and manage your Cisco Business network. Cisco Business Dashboard automatically discovers your network, and allows you to configure and monitor all supported Cisco Business devices such as switches, routers, and wireless access points. It also notifies you the availability of firmware updates, and about any devices that are no longer under warranty or covered by a support contract.
Cisco Business Dashboard is a distributed application which is comprised of two separate components or applications: the main Cisco Business Dashboard application, also referred to as the Dashboard, and one or more instances of Cisco Business Dashboard Probe, also referred to as the Probe.
A single instance of Cisco Business Dashboard is installed at a convenient location in the network. From the Dashboard user interface, you can get a high-level view of the status of all the sites in your network, or concentrate on a single site or device to see information specific to that site or device.
An instance of the Cisco Business Dashboard Probe is installed at each site in the network and associated with the Dashboard. The probe performs network discovery and communicates directly with each managed device on behalf of the Dashboard.
Certain network devices support being directly associated with the Dashboard and managed without a probe being present. When network devices are being managed directly in this way, all management functions are available for the device, but the network discovery process may not be as comprehensive as when a probe is present.