Cisco VIM Unified Management Overview
Cisco VIM provides an Intuitive and easy way to deploy and manage the NFVI platform, reducing user-error and providing visualization deployment to manage multiple Cisco VIM Pods from a single portal. In Cisco VIM 2.2 and higher releases, a light-weight UI which is a dockerized application, supports multi-tenancy with local RBAC support and CiscoVIM Rest layer are integrated. The container-based UI platform manages multiple CiscoVIM pods from day-0, or above in the lifecycle of the cloud.
Cisco VIM UM can be installed in Standalone or non-HA mode: You can Install in a Standalone or non-HA mode (on the management node of the pod) or a standalone (BOM same as the management node) server. Migrating from one install mode to another can be done effectively as the UI interacts with each Pod through REST API and little RBAC information of the Admin and user is kept in the DB.
The UI has two types of views:
UI Admin: UI Admin can add users as UI Admin or Pod Admin.
Pod Admin: Pod Admin has the privilege only at the Pod level, unless Pod Admin is also a UI Admin.