Graphical User Interface
This chapter provides general information about the graphical user interface (GUI).
Logging In and Out
You can connect to the system by means of:
Step 1 Launch your web browser.
This user interface is best viewed using Microsoft Internet Explorer, version 5.5 or later.
Step 2 Go to the Cisco Configuration Engine URL.
For example: http://<ip_address>
Note If encryption is set during Setup, 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 ConfigService AdminID 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
To log out of the system, click the Logout button.
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).
After logging into the Cisco Configuration Engine, an Operator has access to the following functions:
–Query Device Inventory
–View Event Log
–View Image Server Log
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.
The Cisco Configuration Engine 1.5 GUI (see Figure 2-2) provides the following feature operations:
•Devices - Click this tab to conduct operations on Devices and Subdevices (see "Device and Subdevice Manager").
•Users - Click this tab to operate on user accounts (see "User Account Manager").
•Jobs - Click this tab to access background update tasks that have been assigned a Job IDs (see "Configuration and Image Update Jobs Manager").
•Tools - Click this tab to access the following features:
–Group Manager (see "Groups").
–Namespace Manager (see "Namespace Manager").
–Query Manager (see"Query Manager").
–Data Manager (see "Data Manager").
–Directory Manager (see "Directory Manager").
–Template Manager (see "Templates").
–Security Manager (see "Security Manager").
–Log Manager (see "Log Manager").
–Service Manager (see "Service Manager").
–Bulk Data Manager (see "Bulk Data Manager").
–Email Manager (see "Email Manager").
•Image Service - Click this tab to work with Images and Search Parameters (see "Image Service").